Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sarah Palin in Iowa: The Defining Moment
By Gary P Jackson
Sarah Palin showed us Saturday how she will run her presidential campaign. Just as she did in Alaska, Governor Palin will take on the establishment, in both parties. There is corruption and crony capitalism everywhere in government. The American people know this and want it stopped. This will be a winning message that will attract Americans from every walk of life.
Unlike other candidates for high office, Sarah has an actual record of fighting corruption that goes all of the way back to her earliest days in elected office. As a member of the Wasilla city council, she went up against Nick Carney, one of the people who recruited her to run for office. Carney a fellow council member, owned a waste disposal business, and wanted to create a new law that would have required residents of new sub-divisions to pay for weekly garbage removal, by his company. Sarah fought him hard on this and defeated his plan.
What she did to the "Corrupt Bastards Club" is legendary. She turned a highly corrupt Alaska Republican Party on it's ear. I look at what she did in Alaska as a dress rehersal for what she will do as President. This is why you see so many in the Republican Establishment™ doing everything possible to stop her from even running. They know Alaska was just a warm up, as well! They also know the current so-called front runner is the absolute king of crony capitalism and will not survive with Sarah Palin in the race.
Sarah's speech in Iowa was great. She laid out a solid outline for restoring America. Besides talking about the corruption that has consumed government at every level, she gave a very specific tax proposal. Eliminating corporate income taxes, as well as closing loopholes in other taxes is a solid plan. Corporations don't really pay taxes as it is, as they simply build that into the price of their goods and services, so it's the consumer who ultimately pays this tax. The benefits of eliminating this, along with draconian regulations, could see one of the biggest booms in manufacturing that we've seen since WWII.
Speaking at the Liberty and Freedom Foundation in San Jose, California, in October of 2010, Sarah elaborated on her plan, why it would attract business to America, and how it all makes sense.
Sarah also talks about energy security and how it would benefit our nation. Her plan to make America energy independent, would create millions of good, durable, high paying jobs. It would also make us more secure. She calls on us to use our God given natural resources, and to build new refineries to process them. This is bold and decisive.
She has been saying these things for years, well before she was chosen as John McCain's running mate in 2008. No other candidate knows the energy sector better than Sarah Palin, and our untapped resources are the key to America's future.
The weather in Iowa was bad, thunderstorms rolled through the area in the mornming, and until Sarah Palin took the stage, it was raining. Still a crowd of between 2000-3000, the largest, by far, of any political event this season in Iowa, witnessed the speech in person.
After her speech, Sarah joined the crowd, sining autographs and posing for pictures with her supporters.
There are several good write-ups about the event, all with the same basic theme: Sarah Palin fired a shot across the bow of the Ruling Class. Both parties are in deep trouble with Sarah Palin in the race. Check 'em out.
From John Nolte:
Root Causes: In Iowa, Sarah Palin Lays Out a Governing Philosophy that Should Worry Both Sides of the Aisle
From Jedediah Bila:
Sarah Palin rocks Iowa: ‘The status quo is no longer an option’
From Scott Conroy:
Palin Sends Shot Across GOP Field's Bow in Fiery Iowa Speech
Photos from the event:
There are some crowd shots here, here, and here.