Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)
July 28th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
7 years ago

Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)

(CNN) - Sarah Palin reminded Republican freshmen members of Congress Thursday of the promises they made during their 2010 campaigns and encouraged them to remain true to their fiscally conservative values as Congress debates an increase to the debt ceiling.

On her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor reprinted a letter she sent the then-newly elected members in November 2010 that called on them to tackle the deficit and entitlement programs to "avert a fiscal disaster."

"Republicans campaigned on a promise to rein in out-of-control government spending," Palin wrote in 2010. "These are promises that you must keep."

In her new post, Palin asked the representatives who received backing from the tea party movement to remember those who propelled their candidacies.

"I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us 'little people' who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes," Palin wrote. "This new wave of public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this."

Palin, who is considering a bid for the White House in 2012, has said raising the debt ceiling is inevitable, but that Republicans "better get something out of it." She has also been a proponent of the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" pledge passed through the Republican-controlled House and failed in the Senate.

Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Sarah Palin
soundoff (522 Responses)
  1. Rick

    Pedantic cow.

    July 28, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |

    Yeah, advice from a quitter. Go sit down somewhere, Ms. Palin.

    July 28, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. AEK

    I guess now that Sister Sarah has become an expert on global fiscal policy, you know like her amazing grasp of world geography, instead of just criticizing the process she could provide some viable solution to the problem?

    July 28, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Guess what Sarah? They are CREATING a financial disaster by renegging on the debt we already owe. Keep up those reminders though: we need to be reminded why we need to vote them out in 15 months

    July 28, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. robert

    yeah! i would love to see palin call obam to task in a debate – i think she is the only one person with the "balls" to say it as it is.....whether you like her or not – she can deliver – and democrats are scared of her because they know she has the "balls" to say this in full view of the nation watching thier prez get schooled – don't get me wrong – obama is very well edumicated – but come on – the media did not do thier job otherwise we would not be having this conversation right now.

    July 28, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. DB

    Sarah, nobody remembers what you said last November and nobody will remember what you said today because nobody cares. When you have something useful to say like real solutions to real problems then let us know. Until then just keep your nonsense contained to Twitter and Facebook.

    July 28, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Michael in Houston

    Geez this woman gives me the creeps man.

    July 28, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    All this sermonizing coming from someone who quit on the people of Alaska. Palin abandoned the "little people" of Alaska to make a fortunue on the lecture circuit.

    July 28, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  9. ABM

    She is a quitter and no one should listen to her.

    July 28, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Movie Guy

    Palin is such a loser. Her movie, "The Undefeated", has been defeated. Costing $1M to make it has grossed only $101,000 in sales; half of which go to the theatre owner.

    July 28, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)"

    "News" media to Jaberwocky Barbie: "Don't worry, JB, we'll uncritically help you disseminate whatever latest nonsense you decide to spew."

    July 28, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. Brandt Hardin

    Sarah may be dumb as a box of rocks but hey, she’s H-O-T and that’s all that matters, right? Help Sarah help herself and keep reading and looking. She’s making millions off selling her image, because it sure isn’t her wit that’s getting her this far. You can see just how scandalous she can get at

    July 28, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Mary Ann

    Your crowd is dwindling, Sarah. Maybe they figure you liied and the death panels you told them about was really Boehner
    McConnelll and your teabagging twin, Michelle Bachman, who are really the ones who are after their medicare and
    social security check.

    July 28, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  14. Me

    Who gives a good gosh darn what Sara Palin says now or what she said last November. She has played Republicans and conservatives for FOOLS by pretending she is running for president. I hope you all know by now that wasn't a bus tour to gin up support for a run at the Whitehouse, THAT WAS A FAMILY VACATION...and nothing more. I swear, ignorance, greed and hate will be the forces that destroy this country

    July 28, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. vic , nashville ,tn

    Go Sarah Go let Boehner bill fail in the house

    Boehner bill bipartition and compromise bill ( between tea party and republicans)

    July 28, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. silas

    When ever she speaks now I"m starting to think that there is a hidden separatists movement that is trying to allow our country to default to create a corporate state. Looking at who backs them it makes me wonder if the South is trying to rise again, and Win back what they lost during the cival war. Look up the talk the tea party is using and you will find direct ties to other separatist movements throughout time. Starting a new game with the corporations in control sure does sound like communism to me. Smaller Government and Bigger Corporations who stands to win from that.

    July 28, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. BC

    CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, and all other respected media (that does not employ her); PLEASE STOP POSTING THIS LADY'S NONSENSE! STOP TALKING TO HER! STOP TAKING HER CALLS! STOP SPYING ON FOX NEWS TO POST HER FOOLISHNESS! STOP...STOP...STOP! Do America a favor and stop paying attention to her!

    July 28, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  18. Kenneth

    Why is this dumb broad still being talked about?

    July 28, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  19. Alex in Wisconsin

    How sad. That some well intentioned conservatives are being drawn to neo-cons and airheads who say what they want to hear while delivering the opposite. So distressing that conservatives choose to follow people who aren't as principled as they act. I can only pity the average conservative who is probably too busy making a living to actually pay attention to the hypocrisy of their political leaders. You know, those conservatives who think Obama is a nice-hearted man, but disagree with his policies. Their reasonable voices have been drowned out by talk radio, Fox News, the Tea Party, the radical right, and the racists(yes I separated them).

    July 28, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. Kevin Quail

    Really, really starting to look like a transgendered male- for all supporters of Palin, that means a man who has undergone an operation to become a woman.

    July 28, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  21. lgpony

    Your stupid

    July 28, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  22. Kim

    Lady, reigning in out-of-control government spending does not mean don't pay off debts due. That's idiocy.

    July 28, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Amazing

    Sarah, remember what I said last November; Shut up!

    July 28, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  24. bassman

    While Romney is silent, Palin is out front showing the freshman the way. Like the Marines she runs towards the fight.

    July 28, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. ART

    Moron says what

    July 28, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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