(Updated) Gov. Palin: Really, Mark, Really?
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 11, 2013
Governor Palin posted this photo on Facebook this morning:
about an hour ago———————-
Begich’s voting record…
She followed up with this Facebook post:
Sarah Palin · 3,554,797 like this
Really, Mark? Really?
Margaret Thatcher used to say, “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” So, thank you, Mark Begich, for making me and others exceptionally cheery today! Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction. You have voted FOR Obamacare, FOR massive tax increases, FOR carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, AGAINST pro-life legislation, and there’s so much more. You even flip-flopped to oppose the nation’s balanced budget amendment. You agree with, and vote with, ultra-liberal Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid approximately 90% of the time. Mark, you recently said, “Alaskans pick who they want based on what’s good for Alaska.” Couldn’t agree more, Mark, which is why many hope to see great changes for our great state following the upcoming 2014 election. In the meantime, we suppose we’ll see much more playing of the ol’ Washington political game using those inside D.C. reporters each time you have to distract from yet another bad vote for Alaska in the U.S. Senate. It cheers us up and gives us good opportunity to remind Alaskans just how loyal to the Obama agenda you have been.
– Sarah Palin
Later in the day, she followed up with this photo:
about an hour ago [2 hours later]—————More on Begich’s voting record…
Also see Steve Flesher’s article at Conservatives4Palin:
After reviewing Begich’s voting record, Flesher goes on to say:
Even more ridiculous, Begich himself took opportunity to respond to the idea by questioning how much time Governor Palin has actually spent in Alaska. In other words, he’s either claiming clairvoyance or he’s been talking to the NSA.
For the rest of us out here in the unprivileged class, all we have to see is Governor Palin’s Facebook page to note a massive display of photos in Alaska that showcase her and her family to display their continuing presence in their home state. These have been posted over the last few years and certainly offer more proof to explain her heavy involvement in Alaska than anything Begich has offered up to claim otherwise.
Being a leader of the grassroots, of course she travels. But then again, so does Begich assumingly spending a lot of time in Washington D.C. In 2008, Democrats criticized her for not spending enough time outside of Alaska in the lower 48 and or in other countries. It seems that in 2013, they’re ready to criticize her for the direct opposite.
He goes on to criticize Governor Palin’s resignation by telling only half the story, repeating a continuous cheap talking point often used by the left and the establishment wing of the GOP. Obviously, these people have yet to catch up with the rest of us where the perils of career politics are concerned. Accordingly, Governor Palin refuses to fall into the permanent political class’s mold of acceptance. She didn’t “quit” on the people of her state. She selflessly resigned to prohibit further waste at the expense of taxpayers; waste created by a small-but-radical group of people who filed numerous frivolous ethics charges against her which were eventually dismissed. John Hawkins at Townhall described it perfectly:
Most people just note that Sarah Palin “quit” as governor of Alaska without pointing out the “why” behind it. Palin spent more than half a million dollars defending herself from frivolous ethics charges filed against her after she was on the 2008 ticket. Because of a since-fixed quirk in Alaska law, the Palin family had to pay all of these legal bills out of their own pocket. So in other words, it was COSTING Sarah Palin hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to be governor and without the financial resources she has today, it was putting a lot of financial strain on her family. Nobody should be put in a position where she has to choose between serving as governor or bankrupting her family fending off meritless, politically motivated lawsuits.
According to Hawkins, this is one of the “most despicable ways” that Governor Palin has been attacked by the left. And even though the facts of her resignation have been in the public domain for this long, Begich seems to miss them just as he’s missed the boat of true public service and voting in such a way that could help put this country back on the right track.
Whether it’s lame attempts to attack Governor Palin or a horrible, dead-fish Senate record ultimately allowing Obama’s fundamental transformation of America to ensue, Senator Begich has proven to be a shoddy character not fit to represent the people. As such, it’s time to send him home and I can promise we’ll all be there behind Governor Palin to make sure we support whichever road she chooses to make that necessity a reality for the good of the country.