Gov. Palin speaks at Voter Values Summit in DC today (roundup)
Posted by Dr. Fay on September 26, 2014
Video retrieved from TheRedEye
Loved that latte salute! Governor Palin spoke at the Voter Values Summit today, and that salute and Governor Palin’s use of 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue as the address for the White House were the takeaway lines for the mainstream media. Governor Palin later humorously addressed her inadvertent error on Twitter:
Doggone it! That explains why my Christmas cards keeps getting returned! pic.twitter.com/j4M35K963i
David Sherfinski at the Washington Times writes:
Palin slams ‘Alinsky-lovin’ … elitists’ at Values Voter Summit
– The Washington Times – Friday, September 26, 2014
“It is time to stand and fight like your country’s future depends on it, because it does,” she said.
She derided “these Alinksy-lovin’, Orwellian, out-of-touch command and control elitists who’ve been running the show” who used to rail against big government — but have now actually become “The Man.”
“Their M.O. is to play the politics of personal destruction against anyone who they would deem a threat to their power,” she said.
She said Friday the left screams racism just to end debates and urged the crowd: “don’t retreat — you reload with truth.”
“We can survive this president — the question is, can we survive the people who voted for him a second time?” she said.
She told the “values voters” in attendance that they “scare the bejesus” out of opponents because voters in the audience value things such as life and equal opportunity — issues people can’t argue against.
“Friends, the accuser would say that you are the divisive ones, the media trying to say that our basic core values divide, that truth, liberty, and opportunity, and courage, and life,” she said. “Do they divide? Only under screwed up Orwellian leadership would they be considered as something to divide.”
But, she said, a positive, optimistic outlook is key.
“Go not as prophets of doom and fear, but messengers of vibrant life and real hope,” she said. “We are value voters. And our values were our founders’ values, they are America’s values. And our message is the message that America wants to hear and needs to hear.”
Maya Rhodan at Time wrote:
Sarah Palin Knocks Obama’s ‘Latte Salute’
Fred Lucasa at The Blaze reports:
Sarah Palin Gives Obama Coffee Cup Salute in Passionate Speech
Sep. 26, 2014 7:00pm
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took at jab at President Barack Obama’s coffee cup salute from earlier this week.
“Our honored military — when we talk about these national security issues, our honored military, on behalf of all Americans who do support you — and we honor you, we respect you,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said Friday speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington.
“On behalf of all Americans to your commander-in-chief, we then will salute him,” Palin said, raising a styrofoam cup, to laughter from the audience.
Palin mistakenly identified the address of the White House in providing advice of how to handle attacks form the left.
“Well, don’t retreat, you reload with truth – which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue anyway, truth,” Palin said. “ The media’s favorite president, he just can’t stop telling lies.”
She also jokingly ripped media outlets for reporting about a divorce that isn’t happening.
She said her husband Todd jokingly said, “Is it still that same $20 million divorce? Well, write me the check.”
“It’s kind of tragic to say it, though, at this point, what difference does it make?” Palin said, clearly mocking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”We are used to it. Sure as the sun will come up tomorrow, we expect it.”
Palin also spoke in favor of abolishing the Internal Revenue Service.
Palin made news earlier this year when she advocated for the impeachment of Obama for executive overreach. While she did not mention impeachment in her speech Friday, she called Obama a “lawless and imperial president.”
Pam Key at Breitbart TV wrote:
Palin: Media’s Favorite President Just Can’t Stop Telling Lies
26 Sep 2014, 2:57 PM PDT
Friday in Washington D.C. at the Family Research Council’s 2014 Values Voter Summit, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) called on conservatives to “get back to work,” and “to save our country.”
Palin was on a roll as she mocked Obama‘s “latte salute,” slammed his “false promises and messianic oratory” and blasted his “dense liberal elite” attitude.
She rallied the audience saying, “All Americans, rich and poor, men and women, every race, every background, it is time to end the politics of division. The politics of demographics and identity groups under attack except distraction. So the status quo has got to go. United we will be able to stand.”
“The media’s favorite president, he just can’t stop telling lies,” Palin added. “You know, he just said that the Islamic State, ISIS isn’t Islamists. You know who that’s news to? The Islamic State who calls themselves Islamic and Muslims to join their death cult.”
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