Sarah Palin to Washington: ‘Get Over Yourself’
Sarah Palin spoke to a riled crowd today at CPAC, and she brought the “red meat” comments she is known for delivering.
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, who is tonight’s keynote speaker at CPAC 2013, came out after the volunteer introducing Sarah Palin to provide a second intro, informing the audience of the various elected officials Palin supported in the 2010 and 2012 elections who are now in office. “I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Sarah Palin.”
As she came out, a Shania Twain song played:
She’s not just a pretty face // She’s got everything it takes // She has a fashion line // a journalist for “Time” // Coaches a football team // She’s a geologist a romance novelist // She is a mother of three // She is a soldier she is a wife // She is a surgeon she’ll save your life
It seems the lyrics to this song would be true — it seems the CPAC crowd believes that Sarah herself has “everything it takes.” Thanking him, Palin said Cruz “chews barbed wire and spits out rust.”
Her speech was filled with zingers, but they certainly all seemed to be accurate. First tackling the idea that President Obama believes that gun ownership should require additional background checks, she said:
Dandy idea Mr. President — should’ve started with yours.
About Obama, she said he’s “all drama Obama,” said he’s “reality television … and the American people tuned out a long time ago,” and that Washington is a “put-on.”
Palin acknowledged that “we lost a big election … came in second, out of two!” But she explained that we are “here to rebuild a country” not rebrand a party.
Comparing Obama to Bernie Madoff, she shared that Obama is a good politician just like Madoff was a good salesman — except Obama is using our money.
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of our Constitution has been violated for the past four years by the United States Senate. It’s not just “bungling,” Sarah Palin said, it’s the government refusing to tell us what they are doing with the people’s money. Of course, Obama said he would make this the most transparent administration in history. She firmly stated, “Barack Obama, you lied!”
The Democrats like to remind us repeatedly that we lost the election in 2012. And, Palin encouraged Obama to acknowledge this himself, saying, “Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.”
“Imagine leadership that knows how to prioritize…” It starts with the U.S. Constitution, Palin explained, and it’s difficult to imagine right now what many of our elected officials in Congress are using as their “guiding light.” And, we need leadership that is worthy of its name — that creates government of, by and for the people, and “not treating Americans like we’re all different electorates to be pandered to with different promises.” It would also start with a president who can figure out how to open up the White House for students and families to visit ‘the people’s house’ when they’re in Washington, D.C.
In a shout out to the many College Republicans present, she said she was proud of them for being bold, and told them “you gotta be thinking Sam Adams not drinking Sam Adams.”
If you listen to The Brenner Brief Radio Show, you’ll know that I have been saying that my 2013 goal through this site, my show and on social media is to reach others and not just conservatives — because, we have to grow the base. Palin clearly agrees, telling us today:
“We must leave no American behind … We must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens … There is solid common ground in fighting against government overreach … Those who may disagree with us on some issues…are our sisters, and our brothers … It’s imperative to reach out and share that message … It’s time we all stop preaching to the choir, and let’s grow!”
Unfortunately, I sometimes see on social media that conservatives instead ostracize people who agree with us 90-95 percent of the time, rather than loving one another for our individuality and coming together on our common conservative principles.
In addition, Palin said we must “put a stake through the heart of ‘too big to fail’ once and for all” to end cronyism in government.
“Furlough the consultants,” she said, “because if we truly know what we believe, we don’t need professionals to tell us.”
Do you know someone whose judgement you trust, someone who doesn’t just preach common sense but actually lives it? Encourage her, or him, to run for office …
Some in the crowd cheered, “Run Sarah!”
Are you mad as hell and think that you have a better way? Then run yourself! Don’t let the big consultants…and the big bad media scare you off. Don’t let them invalidate you when you no doubt have more real world practical experience.
Referencing Karl Rove, she said “the architects can head back to the Lone Star State and put themselves on some ballot.” Many conservatives do not support Rove’s newest initiative, the Conservative Victory Project.
Her message to Washington?
Get over yourself. It’s not about you.
With a motivational ending, she encouraged the audience to work together, and with God’s grace, to save this country.
Watch Sarah Palin’s entire speech below.
VIDEO: Sarah Palin at CPAC 2013