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Posts Tagged ‘Restoring America’

Palin Laid Out a 5-Point Plan to Restore America’s Economy in her Indianola, Iowa Speech

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 30, 2012

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On the third anniversary of her amazing RNC speech as the 2008 vice presidential nominee, Governor Palin delivered a compelling speech at the Restoring America rally in Indianola, Iowa.  At that time, she appeared to be considering a run for the Presidency, and her remarks during the speech led many to believe that.  Natalie Nichols gave a firsthand account of that day and the meet-up of Palin supporters the night before.

Sarah Palin arrived to a packed house in the farm-themed “Machine Shed Restaurant” in Urbandale, IA Friday night. The ever-amassing crowd began arriving at about 6:30 p.m. to congregate and socialize with fellow “Palinistas” from across the country. Supporters stood around talking and catching up, many long time online-friends were meeting for the first time in person. The atmosphere was more like a family reunion than a political gathering. There were children playing, doting parents, young professionals, and the elderly maneuvering through the crowd with the assistance of canes. I encountered people like myself and my family, who had driven in from Dallas, TX, those who had flown in from Virginia, some who hailed from Florida, Georgia natives, Iowa hometown fans, and even a woman from the president’s neck of the woods, Hawaii.

The meet and greet went on for an hour and a half when the front entry way suddenly began to buzz. When the camera crews darted for the doors, all eyes turned to see that those “Guess who’s coming to dinner” rumors were true…Sarah was in the building. She had a twinkle in her eye as she greeted those whose lucky positioning had placed them in the right place at the right time. She shook hands and held mini-conversations with her loyal supporters. She asked people where they were from and asked about their families…and she waited for the answers.


Palin continued to make her way through the crowd to the dining room which was already full. She worked the room and visited with those who had come out to join together to support her in her endeavors. Unlike the typical “politician,” Palin held real conversations with those present.

Saturday morning saw the arrival of even more Palinistas to Indianola for the Restoring America Event, featuring Governor Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker. They began arriving around 6:30 a.m. At that point the weather was great. As the morning wore on, they felt a sprinkle or two. And around 11 AM it started raining, and raining, and raining. One might have assumed that there would have been a mass exodus. But to the contrary, those who came prepared with a poncho donned the vinyl suits. Those with umbrellas held them high. Those who could fit, huddled under one of several open tents for shelter. And those who did none of the above just put on their best patriotic smiles, awaiting the arrival of the keynote speaker, Sarah Palin. The crowd was so dedicated that many of the people stood in the torrential downpour. All of those I asked quickly forgot about how soaked they were when Sarah Palin took to the stage. They repeatedly interrupted her with chants of “Run, Sarah, Run!” and “Sa-rah, Sa-rah!”

“We’re not celebrating red America or blue America! We’re celebrating red, white and blue America!” said Palin of a conversation she and husband Todd Palin had after leaving supporters at The Machine Shed in Urbandale, Iowa the previous night. She spoke about some of her own experiences, referring to the “sudden and relentless reform” she brought about during her tenure as Governor of Alaska early on in the speech. Those who don’t follow Palin closely may not realize that one of the sections of the documentary, The Undefeated, was called ‘Sudden and Relentless Reform’.

As the speech went on, a very notable correlation was drawn between the person Sarah Palin thinks is needed to restore America and the one she just described as having fought crony capitalism in Alaska since entering public service 20 years ago. Palin began to describe what she believes is needed in this way, “It’s not enough to change uniforms. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country…we need sudden and relentless reform…and that requires deeds not just words.”

Palin has been criticized in the past as being simply a political celebrity, not qualified to run the country, and someone lacking a real plan. On the 3rd anniversary of her famous RNC speech accepting the Republican Vice Presidential nomination, Sarah Palin sought to put those criticisms to rest. She gave a hard hitting speech which hit on some of what she calls “real reform” and was able to accomplish during her tenure as Governor. She spoke about her years as a public servant and highlighted her specialized experience in the energy sector, while at the same time contrasting that with what she says are failed policies of the current administration. And finally she laid out a five point plan of “real solutions” and “the way forward.”

Palin explained, “We’re going to speak truth today. It may be hard hitting, but we’re gonna speak truth today. Because we need to start talking about what hasn’t worked and we’re gonna start talking about what will work for America…So let’s talk about real solutions.” She went on to say “I wanna tell you what my plan is!”

With those eight words, Palin announced what many believe is the beacon of hope for America; the staple of a potential Presidential campaign, her plan.

1st Let’s enforce the 10th Amendment! Devolve powers back locally where the founders intended them to be.

2nd We must repeal Obamacare and reign in burdensome regulations that are a boot on our neck. Let the private sector breathe and grow.

3rd We must prioritize and cut. Cancel unused stimulus funds and have that come to Jesus moment where we own up to the debt challenge that is entitlement reform. The status quo is no longer an option. Entitlement reform is our duty now and it must be done I n a way that honors our commitment to our esteemed elders today while keeping faith with future generations.

4th It is time for America to become the energy super power. The real stimulus that we’ve been waiting for is robust and responsible domestic energy production. We have the resources. Affordable secure energy is the key to any thriving economy and it must be our foundation. Drill here, drill now, let the refineries and the pipelines be built stop kowtowing to foreign countries and dictators… We need to move on tapping our own God given resources that are part of our reserve. I promise you this will bring real job growth. There are enough…projects just waiting in the wings, waiting for government approval that could create more than a million high paying jobs all across the US and this is true stimulus. America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.

5th To make America the most attractive and competitive place to do business, to set up shop here, and hire people here, to attract capital from all over the globe that will lead to an explosion of growth instead of chasing industry offshore. I propose to eliminate all corporate income tax, and hear me out on this…this is how we create millions of high paying jobs, this is how we increase opportunity and prosperity for all. But here’s the best part to balance out any loss from this tax cut we eliminate corporate welfare and all the loopholes and we eliminate bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare which is just socialism for the very rich. We can change all of that. The message then to job creating corporations is that ‘yeah we’ll unshackle you from the world’s highest taxes, but you stand or fall on your own just like all the rest of us out on Main Street.

Let us seek that hand once more…We will fight for freedom, we will fight for America. We are at the tipping point. United we must stand and we shall nobly save, not meanly lose this last best hope on Earth!


As she exited stage right, Tea Party of America’s Judd Saul took us back stage for the final moments with the Governor. She made sure to spend some time with a few men in uniform before she and Todd got into their black SUV and rode away. But I had one final question that I just had to ask. I had to know if all the critics and haters in the media were having their desired effect on her, or, as I suspected, was it actually having an opposite effect and making her want to fight back even harder? She put her pen down, her eyes brightened up, a smile spread across her face and in her usual feisty manner that so many have come to love, she said “Heck ya! That’s that independent Alaskan, pioneering, fighting spirit pushing back!”

She didn’t say the words, but in what she did say and the excitement with which she said it, I swear I could almost hear her recite a line from one of her famous speeches:

“Mr. President, Game On!”

Also see Tony Lee’s discussion of Governor Palin’s Indianola speech here:



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Governor Palin Unveils Her Plan

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 3, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

I was not in Indianola today, but I was glued to the television as Governor Palin addressed the “Restoring America” tea party attendees. I continued to watch, too, as she made her way through the crowd afterwards to greet as many assembled as she possibly could–shaking hands, signing autographs, posing for pictures. I was far away in New York, but I’ve had the privilege a couple times of seeing, up close, the Governor interact in these types of settings, and I can tell you there’s a reason people will weather the rain as they did today in Iowa, and the snow as they did in Wisconsin, for a personal moment with her. Indeed, she has all the characteristics and qualifications of a president, yet she has an uncharacteristic ability to connect to people, something Americans increasingly desire to see in their leaders.

Governor Palin’s detractors are never short on criticisms, and I imagine they will work hard to come up with something today to feed their various and sundry narratives. One thing no one can accuse her of, however, is presenting a speech rife with vague generalities. On the contrary, she laid out a plan for America that reveals serious time invested in evaluating the best way to move America forward.

I marvel, however, that despite this plan, so clearly articulated, some people continue to worry-wart (Yes, I’m turning “worry-wart” into a verb) about the fact that she has yet to announce she’s running for President. I spent some time on Facebook today communicating with some who say they listened to the same speech I listened to, yet it seems they did not receive the same sense I received. You’ve encountered these people before. They are compelled to believe that Governor Palin must do things their way and in their time. These are the same people who quote polls and pundits who say she shouldn’t run, probably won’t run, and couldn’t win if she did run. Obviously, they missed what the Governor told us about strippers and skiers! The worrying is followed by statements of how much they love her and believe in her. I suppose their worrying is their way of demonstrating that affection.

After going back and forth a few times, I finally had to let them go, quoting the saying, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” Some people are simply determined to worry. To those people, you sometimes have to say, “Have at it” and continue on, with the hopes that they will follow.

Of all days to worry about whether or not Governor Palin is running for President, as far as I can tell, today would not be that day. I can’t say for sure, as I certainly have no inside information, but I do have common sense. Common sense tells me that unless one has an incredible amount of free time on her hands, she doesn’t devise a specific, detail-laden plan for America like the one Governor Palin delivered to the country today, if she weren’t planning to implement that plan. Perhaps there are some out there who have that kind of free time, with nothing better to do, but we have all seen what kind of schedule the Governor keeps; she’s not one of those people sitting around looking for something to do. Common sense also tells me that she doesn’t have to do things our way. In fact, she won’t do it anyone’s way but her own. Common sense says that if Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton could make their presidential intentions known in November and October, respectively, September is not too late.

So here’s my question: Should not common sense tell the worry warts the same thing?

Governor Palin’s plan for America, she tells us, is all about empowerment. It is, she adds, “the first step in a long march toward fundamental restoration of a strong and a free market economy, and it represents the kind of real reform that we need.” As a summary, her plan involves:

1. An end to expanding the federal government via a respect for the Tenth Amendment.
2. Repealing Obamacare.
3. No more runaway debt. This necessitates prioritizing and cutting spending.
4. Energy independence, an “all of the above energy policy.” She distilled it down to this: “America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.”
5. Making America the most attractive country to do business. Included in this is eliminating all federal corporate taxes, which frees up job-creators but requires that they “stand or fall on [their] own.”

I can’t say I understand those who at the end of the day, at the end of this day, continue to worry-wart about how “late” it is to get into the 2012 race, for I didn’t come away from the speech thinking that her plan was the plan of a run-of-the-mill person with no desire to lead this country to a place called Restoration. Today isn’t the day to draw that conclusion. It isn’t the day to walk away and start talking about getting behind another candidate. And perhaps more importantly, as one soul discovered today, it certainly is not the day to suggest to this American–me–to get behind Rick Perry, or anyone else, for that matter. I’ve been in this fight for three years, and I’m not about to jump ship now. To those who are feeling their worry-wart temperature rising, I encourage you to remember that she said she’d let us know her plans by the end of September. If you’ve truly been in her camp this whole time, surely you can wait another few weeks.

One thing I’ve learned about crunch time over the years is that there will always be people who choke. If you don’t believe me, ask Lebron James. Seriously, though, whether in sports, business, or politics, some people simply have a penchant for not finishing what they started–and often it’s in the final hour that they lose hope. If this were not so, the poem, “Don’t Quit” would never have been written:

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit —
Rest if you must, but don’t quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow —
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a fair and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out —
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, —
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

— Author Unknown —

Governor Palin has absorbed the darts and arrows thrown at her in her service to this country. It’s not time to quit. She has stood while having her intelligence insulted, her family derided, and her record distorted. It’s not time to quit. Governor Palin has supported our military and their families. It’s not time to quit. She has embraced special needs children and shouted their worth from the rooftops. It’s not time to quit. The Governor has said, as recently as today, that we must take care of our senior citizens and give them what is rightfully theirs. It’s not time to quit. She has endorsed candidates who later showed her none of the respect she had given them. It’s not time to quit. She arrived in Iowa and took the time to stop by a gathering of people who support her and have her back. It’s not time to quit. Governor Palin has laid out a plan to empower America and get Americans back to work. Again, it’s not time to quit. I believe she’s running for President of the United States, but that’s her decision to make. I’m certain that no matter what announcement she delivers, she will have made it with much prayer, reflection, and wise counsel. And I believe that desite all the spin that’s been thrown at us, history will tell the true story: whatever path she takes, she has never quit on the American people. She has never turned her back on us, and we must not turn our backs on her.

To those who are getting antsy, perhaps you should remember all she’s done and how much she’s given of herself. Go back over the plan she unveiled today, and evaluate what it tells you about her commitment to this grat nation. Then stiffen your spine and plow ahead.

Cross-posted at MotivationTruth.

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