"We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic," Palin said during a rally in front of the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison. "What we need from you, GOP, is to fight." Pointing to the national champion University of Wisconsin women's hockey team, Palin said the GOP could learn from its resolve and "needs to learn how to fight like a girl."
By Gary P Jackson
Did Sarah Palin Just Announce Her Presidential Candidacy?
It certainly seems so!
We're here, we're clear, get used to it!
Sarah took on EVERYONE in her fiery speech today in Madison, Wisconsin. She took on the union thug bosses, the feckless GOP establishment, and everyone else destroying America! An estimated crowd of 13,000 braved cold, windy, snowy conditions to attend the event and hear her speak.
To the unions:
A pension is a promise that must be kept. Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs!
Sarah is on record saying Republicans have the fighting instincts of sheep, and today she said they need to learn how to "fight like girls"! This was vintage Sarah Palin. She came out swinging and offered no quarter, took no prisoners.
On The GOP's timidity while fighting Obama on the budget:
We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic!
What we need from you, GOP, is to fight!
She hammered Republican leadership. Leadership that promised to cut $100 billion in spending as an opening shot, then scaled back to $60 billion, then settled on $38 billion, which, as it turns out is all smoke and mirrors.
In reality the Republican's deal only reduces the budget deficit by a paltry $352 million. That's about the amount of interest accrued on our $14 trillion dollar debt during the time it took Sarah to give her speech! [give or take a million or two]
Then after some politics as usual and accounting gimmicks we found out — ya know that $38 billion? We’re actually borrowing that $38 billion.That is not courage, that is capitulation.
This, BTW, is why the Republican establishment is working so hard behind the scenes to undermine Sarah and a possible presidential run. She is going to be just as hard on them as she is the Obama regime, and rightly so.
We'll have more to say on this in an upcoming report.
Sarah went after Obama as being unserious about the debt crisis:
Our president isn’t leading, he’s punting on this debt crisis.
Win the future?
The only future he wants to win is his reelection!
Sarah said in no uncertain terms the battle for 2012 started today in Madison and told President Obama in no uncertain terms "GAME ON!"
While not officially an announcement, make no mistake about it, Sarah Palin just threw her hat in the ring.
Video of her speech courtesy of The Right Scoop: