Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a fiery keynote speech this evening at the CPAC 2012 Conference. She began her speech honoring America’s veterans and exalted the virtues of the Conservative movement. Here are some highlights of her speech:
Our movement is bigger than one person…bigger than one candidate…bigger than one party. It’s about one country united under one God. We’re red, white, and blue, and President Obama, we are through with you.
Obama is transforming a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship. He has piled on trillions more in debt and has no plan to stop it. No budget for over 1,000 days.
This government is not too big to fail. It’s too big to succeed.
She listed the failures of Obama’s spending spree:
- 8 1/2% unemployment
- 13 Million Americans who can’t find work
- 46 Million living in poverty
- Government dependency has gone up 23%
1st time in our history folks are fearing our future will be worse than our past
Obama thinks we’re headed in the right direction. 7 out of 10 Americans think we’re headed in the absolute wrong direction.
President wants to raise taxes so he can redistribute the wealth. We want to cut taxes so we can create more wealth.
We know what to do with that debt…cut it, gut it, get rid of it.
Obama says he has a jobs plan to win the future…WTF. Obama’s WTF Plan.
We have a better jobs plan. It’s called the free market.
Keep your change. We’ll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.
We must replace Obama at the ballot box! When the ship is going down the last thing we need is a community organizer reorganizing the deck chairs while singing ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
Sarah Palin also said the divide between Washington and the rest of the country has never been greater nor more dangerous. It’s a “playground for the government rich” who are “content and immune to the realities of the rest of us”. There is a permanent political class, arriving as people of modest means, and becoming plutocrats. It is not the Washington of our Founders. It is a government of “crony capitalism and corruption…not the capitalism of free men and free markets”. Then she toasted the new TEA Party members of Congress who are working to restore Washington.
The last part of the speech emphasized the importance of unifying behind our candidate. That competition is a good thing and helps improve the person for the Presidential race. But our candidate must be someone who can “instinctively turn right to our Constitutional principles”. And the candidate’s true intentions can be found in that candidate’s view of government. It is about our “Charters of Liberty. They assert that all political power is inherent in the people. It is founded on their will only and instituted solely for the good of the people. The candidate who believes that is who I want to be our nominee.” And together we must stand behind our candidate to “get him over the finish line”.
Palin ended her speech honoring our troops who are sacrificing “so we at home can enjoy the blessings of liberty”. We mustn’t squander what they are defending. “We are the heirs of patriots who cast off the chains of tyranny.”
You can watch her inspiring speech below: