Sarah ♥ R&R

Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which includes keeping our promises to our veterans.

When I think about the direction our country is rapidly drifting in, I can’t help but look at California as a cautionary tale. The Golden State once boasted the entrepreneurial innovation of Silicon Valley, the American creative engine of the arts, economically powerful and beautiful cities from San Francisco to San Diego, and fertile farmlands that helped feed the nation. Now it is descending into financial ruin accompanied by an exodus of middle class Californians leaving for other states. As one writer put it, California’s “fastest-growing entity is government and its biggest product is red tape.”

Obama’s vision for America will make the rest of the country look like California, minus the beautiful scenery and warm weather.

Obama’s America is today’s California – complete with $100 billion taxpayer funded bullet trains to nowhere; out of control environmental extremists who have destroyed family farms and left some of the most fertile farm land in America fallow in order to protect a three inch fish; permanent high unemployment; government policies hostile to small business job creators; crippling high taxes; an abysmal real estate market; bloated government that wastes taxpayer money; endless budget shortfalls due to massive unfunded liabilities; city after city declaring bankruptcy; and a state government run by, in the words of one Wall Street Journal writer, “a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums.”

We can’t afford Obama’s vision. Our children can’t afford it. Today we are over $15 trillion in debt and running up trillion dollar budget deficits year after year for as far as the eye can see. And our “leaders” have no plan to stop it! President Obama and this Congress don’t even have the fundamental blueprint—a budget!—to outline where they intend to take us as they merrily roll along with their out of control spending and constant increases of our debt “limit.” Our debt to China alone is more than we can ever hope to pay off in multiple generations. Such debt and dependence on foreign nations weakens us in countless ways. And yet our government keeps on spending despite the risks and despite conscientious, hardworking citizens telling them to just stop it. Our debt is growing by $3 million per minute. This debt, in conjunction with Obama’s massive government over-reaches like Obamacare, has strangled the private sector, which in turn has stifled job growth and slowed all economic growth. The only way to get our country moving again is to get back to basics like normal people do with our home and small business budgets! That means we must live within our means, get government out of the way of our job creators, develop the God-given natural resources we have been blessed with to provide real jobs and real energy security, and stop growing government and wasting taxpayer money on D.C. cronyism and useless stimulus kick-backs for favored donors.

Barack Obama’s record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn’t talking about it. He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents. The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration.

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago. So, let’s take a moment to remember what candidate Obama said just four short years ago.

Candidate Obama promised us fiscal prudence. But President Obama’s reckless spending and lack of fiscal leadership has led to the downgrading of our nation’s credit rating for the first time in history.

Candidate Obama decried reckless spending and promised to cut the deficit. But President Obama and those in Congress who control the purse strings and “go along to get along” have tripled it. President Obama’s proposed budget was so absurdly and wildly irresponsible that not one member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, voted in favor of it. And yet the Democrat controlled Senate still refuses to pass a budget itself, and this refusal has been going on for years now. That is irresponsible and, much more, it’s unconstitutional.

Candidate Obama promised us a “smarter government,” but President Obama has created a government that’s not too big to fail, but too big to succeed.

Candidate Obama promised us a plan for American energy independence. But President Obama has forced American taxpayers to subsidize bankrupt green energy companies with ties to his campaign donors. And when it comes to the energy we actually use to fuel our economy, President Obama’s administration blocks drilling and drags its feet on the permitting process. Meanwhile, he supports foreign energy developments, but not American made energy development. His administration opposes everything from drilling in ANWR to building the Keystone Pipeline to coal plants, but he’s all for subsidizing offshore drilling in Brazil and sitting back on his thumb while China moves in to pursue oil deals with Canada because his administration blocked responsible energy infrastructure development.

Candidate Obama promised us “the most transparent administration in history.” But in addition to refusing FOIA-requested documents, President Obama’s administration regularly holds meetings outside the White House and off the official White House visitor list with lobbyists and corporate interests they don’t want us to know about.

Candidate Obama promised to unite all America, but President Obama has cynically divided us again and again in his efforts to win reelection by playing identity politics and class warfare and pitting one group against another.

Candidate Obama promised us a “fundamentally transformed” America, and that is the only promise he’s delivered on. We can see now what his idea of “hope” is. Now we want change. He has failed to lead, so We the People must lead. And our leadership starts at the ballot box on November 6th.

Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!

Sarah Palin


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30 Responses to Sarah ♥ R&R

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I guess you could call that an endorsement.

    • DandyTiger says:

      LOL. I think that’s as close as you’re going to get given her experience with Mitt’s people four years ago. Good enough.

      • angienc says:

        Oh, I think its a straight up endorsement in no uncertain terms — she actually says Mitt Romney’s name, not just “ABO” three times. And Romney *made* that happen without having to give her anything in return. The more I think about the Ryan pick (and, as I’ve always stated, I didn’t care who Romney picked, I was voting against Obama no matter what) the more I think it shows that Romney co-opted the Tea Party with it, not the other way around. He really is *that* smart — he not only earned, he deserved, every penny he has.

        • jeffhas says:

          I would wager her speaking slot at the Convention has already been decided, but will not be rolled out until just before. I’d also wager her Tea Party influence is why Mitt HAD to choose Ryan or Rubio. They need her on the team… No doubt…. And they want the crowds she could pull in when she speaks… She is definitely not done yet.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Sarah is a loyal Republican. There is an old saying:

          “Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line.”

        • carol haka says:

          Sarah is a loyal American! 👿

          She named Ryan an excellent leader years ago. She’s always ahead of the curve.

      • votermom says:

        I think the Ryan pick was partly an olive branch to her & the Tea Party.
        I hope she gets to speak at the convention.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Sounds like.I like 🙂

  2. myiq2xu says:

    “a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums.”

    We pronounce it “Sac-ra-men-to”

    • DandyTiger says:

      I never made it out that way in all my years there. Don’t think I missed much.

      • myiq2xu says:

        The Train Museum in Old Town is pretty cool.

      • DM says:

        The American River is fun if you like rafting. There’s so much to do in California. I like SP, but her views of CA is shaded by what she’s heard.

        • DM says:

          Correction: views are shaded.
          grrrr.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Like many conservative politicians, she’ll talk about hollywood and the like. Otherwise I don’t know what you mean. She made it perfectly clear in this bit she was talking about economics and the recent city bankruptcies. Though perhaps she’s talked about CA some other times, I don’t know.

        • DM says:

          DT, Hollywood is a huge industry. Hollywood employs artists, and there are few industries that employ writers, and all sort of creative people. She’s really a dimwit sometimes. She doesn’t like the people in Hollywood, well, that’s too bad. I have issues with them too, but as a business, I have no issue with Hollywood, one of the great employer in the state.

        • carol haka says:

          Sarah Palin is not dissing anything about California other than their absurd economic policies and environmental issues to the detriment of the Human Race.

          Ideals are fine until they start to gut human life and it’s sustainability.

          A tiny fish caused a major drought, 40000 people out of work – 200,000+ people without homes or income, price of agriculture in the US escalates …………. In Texas, we eat our tiny fish. We don’t cause an environmental crisis or research them walking on treadmills!

          My son’s in the Entertainment industry. He has created some of the most well known projects. The “stars” make most of the money and do the least amount of work. His brilliance has “made” many a career and his check is a pittance comparatively speaking.

          👿

  3. yttik says:

    Did anybody see this ad?

  4. DeniseVB says:

    No, Sarah wasn’t giving a slobbering endorsement, but she put out our options and definitely putting country before party.

  5. DM says:

    Obama’s America is today’s California

    Really? Sarah doesn’t know what she’s talking about and that’s why so many people think she’s a dimwit.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Really? I thought she was very clear when she was talking about CA’s economic troubles and how CA goes, so goes the rest of the country if we’re don’t turn this around. CA cities going bankrupt has been in the news of late.

      • DM says:

        If she’s talking about CA cities, then she should say that (I think three had problems), not the state. Romney said (repeating Fox News garbage). We have an economy (GDP) that ranks 9th, right behind major European nations. Our tax base is also very good. Income in CA is around $57K per capita, there are better states, in the NE, but not even TX is that high. If the income is large, the potential for generating revenue is good.

        So no. California is not like the federal government. The state debt to GDP ratio is 4.6%.
        http://www.bondbuyer.com/issues/120_85/california_budget-1026250-1.html

        The cities that have gone bankrupt are small, and it has nothing to do with the state. Just like when a household goes bankrupt, it doesn’t mean that the city is going bankrupt.

        • DM says:

          Romney said that California was like Greece (repeating Fox News garbage).

        • myiq2xu says:

          Lots of CA cities are in deep financial trouble. Public Employee pensions are a major problem – they are underfunded by something like $30 billion. Sac’to is in permanent gridlock – they can’t raise taxes or cut spending. Our population is now shrinking as more people move out than in.

          On the bright side Gov. Moonbeam wants to build a $100 billion bullet train to nowhere.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Here are the 20 most economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their January 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

          1. Imperial County, Calif., 31.34

          2. Merced County, Calif., 28.09

          3. Lyon County, Nev., 27.91

          4. San Benito County, Calif., 26.58

          5. Yuba County, Calif., 25.47

          6. Stanislaus County, Calif., 25.07

          7. Sutter County, Calif., 24.92

          8. San Joaquin County, Calif., 24.68

          9. Boone County, Ill., 24.64

          10. Marion County, S.C., 24.60

          11. Lapeer County, Mich. 24.44

          12. Iosco County, Mich., 24.13

          13. Nye County, Nev., 24

          14. Cheboygan County, Mich., 23.81

          15. Lake County, Calif., 23.72

          16. Taney County, Mo., 23.12

          17. Clark County, Nev., 22.97

          18. Marshall County, Tenn., 22.89

          19. Chester County, S.C., 22.69

          20. Union County, S.C., 22.64

          7 of the worst 8 are in California. I live in #2

          http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/were-number-two/

        • DM says:

          Myiq, “lots of CA cities” may have debt issues, but can we separate the state from the cities? San Francisco’s debt, has nothing to do with LA’s debt. It’s like two independent households.

          I agree about Sacramento being a gridlock, but that’s a CA constitution problem. Cities depend on property taxes and the housing bubble really crushed their revenues, just like it did with so many people that depend on that industry, e.g. carpenters, home builders, RE agents. Back in the late 80s, TX and AK had huge budget problems because the oil industry went into a recession. It happens. I don’t back off from my statement: SP sounds like a dimwit sometimes because she talks about stuff she doesn’t know anything about.

          • myiq2xu says:

            I’m guessing that Sarah Palin has a pretty good idea how local and state governments are organized and financed – she was a mayor and a governor. Just because you don’t agree with what she says doesn’t make her a dimwit.

        • DM says:

          Myiq, you know, because you live in CA, that all those cities are in the Valley. Their economies are agricultural and to increase revenues, lots of agricultural land was turned into housing. Stockton is the worst, I think. The cities thought that those revenues would not go into recession. Too bad. It happened. Let them go bankrupt. I stand on my statement that cities are independent and not to be put in the same bag as the state. The Bay Area and Los Angeles economies are doing very well. Much better than the Valley cities.

        • DM says:

          About that train. Yes, Jerry wants the state to go ahead with the train, but the voters were the ones that passed that bond measure. Sacramento could not do it without the voters approval.

          I’m not against it. I’ve ridden bullet trains in Europe, and they are excellent methods of transportation. Right now we can fly, but airplanes are very inefficient. If flying gets extremely expensive, we’ll be happy to have the train.

      • DM says:

        According to the Daily Beast, CA has a better debt/GDP ratio than AK.

        CA is 7.12%, and AK is over 14.42%
        http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2010/06/14/50-states-in-debt.html#slide18

        California has a problem in Sacramento. It’s a huge gridlock because the state constitution requires 2/3 of the legislature to pass a budget. It’s almost impossible to get the minority, the Republicans, to agree to pass a budget. We have a huge Democratic majority, but it’s shy of one or two votes to complete the 2/3.
        It’s crazy.

  6. insanelysane says:

    CA voters vote down tax increases with regularity so the minority , by stopping tax increases, seems to represent the majority of voters. No?

    The voters choose not to raise taxes and thank gawd for Jarvis Prop 13. If we didn’t have that in place, people who have been in their homes for decades would have been pushed out during that housing bubble.

    The Governator brought insurance reform to Work Comp and as a small business owner, that was a tremendous help. I could afford to fimy employees a raise. So, my small business compensation to WC is based on wages. When I give my employees a raise, I also am giving a raise to the Insurance companys.
    Lower taxes do help small business grow the ecomomy.

    Government worker pensions are killing us. For 40 years as I watched, the Prisons grew and the money was being sucked into it.
    I watched the other public unions bully for power and money. It is not sustainable.

    War on a WEED sucks up big bucks. Weed is a huge part of the economy and we could really do a wonderful thing if weed was completely deregulated. Hemp products alone and as a fuel would save the state. Not to mention all the medical research Stanford could do.

    CA needs fixing, sure, CA is always 1st. We lead, the nation follows.

    Perhaps R & R will make head roads in CA this election.
    Cut spending, don’t raise taxes seems the way to go.
    More people are realizing it.

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