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Posts Tagged ‘op-ed’

Palin — Bombs Away on Obamacare; Cruz Is over the Target

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 23, 2013

Cruz_palin_cpac2013_APThe following is an op-ed by Sarah Palin that was published at Breitbart.com yesterday. In it she accurately describes the will of the people to defund Obamacare as well as the House of Representatives budget vote to fund other aspects of government.  Palin also calls out establishment Republicans for their cowardly attacks on Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

 

Americans who are fed up with Obamacare won a victory yesterday. The House voted to defund Obamacare while still funding the federal government to avoid a “devastating” shutdown. (I shall not digress, but it’s beyond distressing to hear liberals try to convince Americans that any government slowdown is comparable to “terrorism.”)

Now the battle goes to the Senate, and we’ll find out if Harry Reid is so committed to the horrendous “Un-affordable Care Act” that he’ll be the one to shut down the government to fund the unworkable Obamacare.

Let’s be clear. Republicans in Congress aren’t advocating a government shutdown. That’s why they voted in the House to fully fund our bureaucracy while defunding Obamacare. The conservatives in Congress are listening to the majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare.

Following the will of the people is apparently a novel idea in D.C. these days. Just ask Senator Ted Cruz and his liberty-loving posse on Capitol Hill who have led the charge to defund Obama’s train wreck.

Those of us who hang in there supporting a major political party with our energy, time, and contributions would like to believe that that party would praise principled conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for following through on campaign promises. We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way these bold leaders have rallied the grassroots to their cause. But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless.

We’re now, once again, subjected to the “anonymous sources” backstabbing game. The Capitol Hill cowards are rushing to anonymously denounce Senator Cruz to any reporter with a pad and pen.

Welcome to our world, Ted. The same people have been denouncing conservatives like me for years (right after they ask for help fundraising for themselves or endorsing the latest candidate they’ve suckered into paying their exorbitant consulting fees). We can compare shiv marks next time we meet, my friend.

If the Senate doesn’t get behind Ted Cruz’s efforts to defund Obamacare, it won’t be because of any failure on Ted’s part. It’ll be because there weren’t enough principled leaders to stand with him, and that would be a tragic loss, not for Ted, but for America.

More and more Americans are waking up to the nightmare of Obamacare as its rollout continues. Hardworking families are losing their employer-provided health care coverage. Businesses are cutting back their employees’ hours to skirt Obamacare’s mandates. Americans barely scrapping by are discovering that Obamacare has made health care completely unaffordable. Those who aren’t part of a protected special interest group have been left in the cold.

When you’re living on a fixed income, having to pay hundreds of dollars more each month for health care will cut into your ability to pay for basic necessities like food, electricity, or gas (which has increased 90% under Obama). Open your eyes, America. When the full reality of Obamacare strikes home, we’ll thank God that principled leaders like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took a stand to stop it in its tracks.

But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!

I want no pity. I need no empathy. But use me as a barometer. Over the years, the leftwing media has falsely and irrationally accused me of everything from faking a pregnancy to abetting murder. They lie. Deal with it.  More

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Palin writes op-ed about the maverick of the Senate

Posted by loricalabrese on March 28, 2010

Sen. John McCain is facing the hardest election fight of his Senate career as he faces off against J.D. Hayworth, former congressman and conservative talk radio host, who claims McCain is too moderate for Arizona Republicans. Because of the tough fight, Sarah Palin is lending her star power to the man who chose her to be his running mate.

Palin appeared with McCain for the first time Friday at a campaign rally since the pair lost the 2008 presidential election. Many were looking forward to the speech Palin gave, but the former governor also wrote an op-ed in Friday’s Arizona Republic, asking supporters to send John McCain back to the United States Senate.

“It was one of my life’s greatest privileges to serve as Sen. John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 Republican ticket as he sought to lead us as president of the United States,” Palin wrote. “And it’s an honor to stand beside him now as he runs for re-election to the United States Senate.”

The op-ed titled, “A Desire to Serve Defines McCain,” examines the maverick of the Senate and points out some of the qualities Palin observed as they traveled across the country together.

“In 2008, I firmly believed that John McCain was the right man for America,” Palin said. “Today, I know he’s the right man for Arizona. Your state deserves more than rhetoric; you deserve a leader with a real record of accomplishment. That’s why, on behalf of Sen. McCain, I’m asking for your vote. For the good of our entire country and the future of your state, please send John McCain back to the United States Senate.”

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