Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)
July 28th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
3 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. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Boner and his teabaggers are making their corporate masters turn flips worrying this weekend and then they will raise the debt limit as instructed to do. The owl from Kentucky has his white flag waving and he is ready to cave in to Reid. Snooki Palin and the wingnuts know it's coming so they are begging wingnuts to hold on. The teabaggers are about to find out who REALLY owns the GOBP just in time for 2012. Snooki Palin is desperate for Bachmann's money and media attention since "Undefeated" tanked big time at the box office. President Obama wins another landslide in 2012.

    July 29, 2011 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  2. johnmenacherjr

    What little people is she talking about? The only people in her camp are the murdoch bunch of creeps and the Koch bros – again creeps!!! And shes so cool with her little diatribe on face book how hip oh geez. go sleep under a bus please!

    July 29, 2011 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  3. Saint Louis, MO (Palin Sit Down)

    First and Foremost, Palin's 15 minutes of fame as long been over with in the peoples eyes. The media (Lamestream) as kept her front and center for free while she pretending to be running. She is most hateful, vindative, lying person ever – notice I didn't put politician because she is far from what she has pretended to be all this time a POLITICIAN! She will forever be known as the Bimbo Person with looks that John McCain picked as his runnning mate. Palin, your clown show is up and it's time for the grown ups to step up! Palin has offer nothing but palm notes, and hatefulness to our politicial discourse. Take your snookie daughter and family back to AK and Please stay There!

    July 29, 2011 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  4. help

    To the Media. Please, please stop wasting time reporting this drivel. There are so many more important things to report. She is insignificant.

    July 29, 2011 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  5. TheZogNJ

    Who is John Galt?

    July 29, 2011 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  6. Rachel

    Yeah, remember your 'values' but screw the rest of the US population.

    July 29, 2011 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  7. bob

    name one financial periodical, book, article, anything. She can't because she's never read anything about finance in her life.

    July 29, 2011 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  8. Joe Plum

    Republicans "better get something out of it." How about America, our country should get something out of it, we the people not we the republicans! I expected my government to care about my quality of life not some lobbyist or corp.

    July 29, 2011 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  9. CTYank

    Thank you again, Bill Kristol, for foisting this twit on the gullible and uninformed. Without you recommending this one to McCain, one would have to wonder what would have been different now. The national debate on many issues certainly would have been much more intelligent and honest.
    I'd love to hear what would have been Bill Buckley's appraisal of this gold-digger barbie. Or, is she a hobbit? Major force for the dumbing-down of the USA.

    July 29, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  10. Let's Not Forget

    Let's not forget she quit as governor and left the state with a $1.6 BILLION budget deficit. Her solution was to take money from the state's savings and to use magical math to correct the problem. Things like projecting greater revenue to make the projected deficit look smaller, etc. Hardly the person to listen to.

    July 29, 2011 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  11. Randy

    She's old news lets move on.

    July 29, 2011 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  12. DA

    Okay here is the real joke in this whole Tea Party crap she is crying about here, her use of the words 'little people'. Now mind you I don't know about you, but didn't Ms.SP just come into a great deal of money over the last two years since the campaign? So when she is talking about 'little people' is she talking about her new found buddies of millionaires or the real little people ie...the poor and almost poor middle class? I swear people who sit here and support these crazy people like Pailn, Huckbee, and all the rest of those morons that got rich after their tanked campaigns should really see the bigger picture!! They don't give a crap about you, they have money and that is the bottom line!!! The more they, along with money bags Rush and Rove keep you crazies stirred up the more money they get!!! When the government tries to get a grip on the wealthy in this country you hear them running to the mic and you know why because it cuts into their pocket!!! So, I say this to all the stupid Tea Party and Far to the Right GOP supporters wake up before you and the stupid people you are listening to TANK this Country!!!

    July 29, 2011 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  13. mike

    It always so funny to see a story about one of the Palin's on the ticker here. It's almost daily and the fascination, or the threat, of someone who holds no political position gaining so much attention is hiliarious. I love how the left kepps giving her webspace. I guess the thought of her running for some politcal office in ther future has got them all riled up....lol. Cant wait to see see what Bristol or Todd say tonight and will be headlines on here tomorrow.

    July 29, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  14. Louis in Wisc.

    This has to be the dumbest b-itch that everwalked the planet.. nobody except the other nut cases even listen to her except to see how uttlerly stupid the next words are that come out of her mouth. This shows how smart the people are in the TEA PARTY when this is their leader.

    July 29, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  15. Diana

    I don't even read the stories about her any more. I see her picture and reach for the list of words that have similar meaning to the word 'Rogue' that she chose to describe herself.
    Today's words are...imposter, pretender and fraud.

    July 29, 2011 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  16. Misha manek

    the country is waiting to hear from her. Now the congress will pass the bill. What a wisdom, what a woman. Kepp it up
    the next president of this great country.

    July 29, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  17. keith A. sillsbury

    yeah Remember your values, like giving tax breaks to the rich and subsidies to banks and Big oil.

    July 29, 2011 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  18. Biggins

    My question is: why is she still talking? Oh, that's right, it's the ONLY thing that she can do.....

    July 29, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  19. Maya

    Why is this person even still talking? She is not a member of Congress. She couldn't even finish her term as governor of a sparsely populated state. Her fame is by the grace of McCain's misguided attempts to not look quite so old and stuffy. She has had nothing intelligent to say about politics or any other matter. Now she continues to waste our time by running her totally unqualified self around the country in a circus-like attempt to garner support for a presidential run. It is somewhat amusing that the people who share her ideology also believe that a woman should never hold power over men.

    July 29, 2011 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  20. Yeah Right

    Sarah, take care of your home first. You now have a second grandchild on your hands because your children clearly have no clue about what a contraceptive is. Oh, and your Tea Party is creating an economic disaster, not averting one in case you hadnt noticed.

    July 29, 2011 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  21. PK California

    As Thumper once said,"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". Palin picks a current topic and rips it to shreds. She has nothing constructinive to say, because she knows nothing about anything but thinks she knows everything about everything. It doesn't take brains to do what she does. People do it every day. We find fault with our leaders but know nothing about what's really going on. She just has a big mouth and a mike!

    July 29, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  22. Bagwan

    This chick still does not get it. These so called freshman will not be re-elected. Palin is a twit and has no clue about politics or she would not be spouting off all of this jibberish. Have you noticed that she and her daughter have raked in all this money for doing nothing. These people are nothing but trailer park trash.

    July 29, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  23. Mark L.

    Ah, Sarah Palin...My dear Sarah Palin, what happened? Did Hugh Hefner not make you the offer to you for a photo-shoot in Playboy magazine? Geez, that's a real shame, as I would have loved to see the pictorial and throw darts at your centerfold spread...ROFLMAO...

    July 29, 2011 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  24. YourSoStup_id

    Sarah Palin your the most obtuse person that Amercia has seen. I suggest that you and your daughter who has pimped her pregnancy out to get money please stay away from the meida. Sarah you have no brains and have wasted your 15 minutes of fame and we are not interested in your thoughts. You quit your service job to make cash and your still attempting to think Amercia actually cares about your ideas fueled by the five Universities that it took to get your coveted Broadcasting degree that most sport jocks take to maintain their playing status. Please keep off the airwaves and tell Bristol to keep off the couch with Levi..

    July 29, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  25. Nostradamus

    It's funny that she has been on tv longer than she held office. who actually listens to her? as you see...her own daughter doesn't. ba-zing.

    July 29, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
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