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. Spyderboyy

    Wow, Sarah is growing up a little. That sounded pretty reasonable. Still, if she wants to have us believe she is one of the little people who knows about selfless volunteering, she sure owes an apology to everyone Frank Bailey mentioned in his book.

    July 29, 2011 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  2. Mark Bivings

    May I remind Mrs. Palin of her promises to the people of Alaska and that she felt quite comfortable walking away for those!

    July 29, 2011 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  3. Nice

    If it weren't for all you people posting hilarious (and true) comments about this, as a poster before me put it, Jabberwockie Barbie, I'd be a lot more depressed all the time. Thanks to all of you for at least having brains enough to realize Palin is not a good person to get your opinions from. Really brightens my day knowing that I'm not the only one who is incredulous that she still has supporters.

    July 29, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. edpeters101

    Palin for Speaker of the House. As good as the one we have now, but with a bigger mouth!

    July 29, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  5. evelyn

    Just where does this twit get her information?!? Oh yes, that's right. She reads the New York Times and Wall Street Journal everyday....

    July 29, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  6. karmamaster

    "I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us 'little people'" What a hoot, she's a millionaire. If millionaires are the "little people" then what are the working class and unemployed? Insignificant? By the way the former CEO of BP used the term "Little people" when he apologized for the spill in the Gulf Coast and was ousted soon after. I respectfully ask the GOP freshmen to remember "the most important people" (the American taxpayer) as they plan how to spend "our" money.

    July 29, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  7. Gary Swanson

    Did you know that the USA has become one of the very few "first world" nations that robs from the poor to give to the rich? Are those the "values" that Governor Quitter is talking about? By the way, to the Palinites who keep claiming that Democrats are "afraid of Sarah Palin" I have a question. Are you guys drunk? Governor Quitter's endorsed candidate for US Senator was beaten by a write-in candidate and we're supposed to be afraid of her? Whatever you say, guys. Apparently, the people of Alaske have wised up to this woman's routine. It's about time that the country did as well.

    July 29, 2011 08:36 am at 8:36 am |

    Sara who ?

    July 29, 2011 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  9. GrogInOhio

    Hmmm... A "do your job" message from someone that quit half-way through theirs. The irony just drips...

    July 29, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  10. GSMITH

    Isn't she great, very much Presidential Material. Sarah Palin for PRESIDENT IN 2012 !!!!!!!!

    July 29, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |

    Obama 2012!!!!

    July 29, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  12. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    What was that after $?

    July 29, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  13. Frank

    Sarah Palin and Bachman are Nihlistic and fatalistic. Simple said, they are dangerous, unbalanced, spiritual zealots. Let me tell you, If Sarah Palin or Bachman becomes President we will quickly enter into the dark ages again. We all know what the dark ages was like. Anyone who makes claims about God as they do better check out their Bible, speak to a Rabbi, check the biblical facts, talk to theologians and scholars. Most of what they say is not Biblical. Like many religious zealots, they highjack the sacred books of the particular faith or religion to create their brand of political religious religion. Many tea partiers and conservatives for years have highjacked the Bible, distorted it principles, and many theologians and Biblical Scharlors sit on the sidelines in defeaning silence not defending the true faith of the Bible while they trample the Bible underfoot. Many of these outlandish polical zealots are not real christians anyway. They are no better than radical muslims.
    The tea party is better know as the KKK, and if they get their way, Slavery would be reinstutied. All minorities would be sent back to their homeland. Don't let zealots destroy America. Extreme zealots and people who have problems with race and based on recent studies, extreme racism, and mindset of tea party zealots, the medical community has identified that they may suffer from mental illness. Do you want people with mental illness running that country. It's time to get the zealots out before its too late. If they stay in power, the head lines will read, "The Late Great Planet Earth."

    July 29, 2011 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  14. Chas in Iowa

    If I remember correctly the montra during the election was JOBS. After they got elected they decided it was something different.

    July 29, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  15. ConservaFASCISTS/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    When did Silly Sarah become an economist?

    July 29, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  16. Irma in North Carolina

    The person who writes her speeches and what she says on here, must be someone from the tea party or one of her beloved folowers, cause she doesnt have the brains her self to say this. Wonder if she will still be sprouting off when the 2016 election comes around we know she wont shut her mouth for the 2012 election.

    July 29, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  17. Imbecile

    Sarah Palin sees herself more as a kingmaker and less of a king. She wants to be the power behind the throne without having to actually answer to anyone. It's how she prefers it: power without accountability.

    Anyone who takes her on as their kingmaker deserves their inevitable trip to the proverbial guillotine.

    July 29, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  18. OhBollocks

    Did anybody say something? Who is this echo out of the woods? Are scarecrows now elected to office? Strange... very strange!

    July 29, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  19. Stefan

    Hey Sarah, my snowmobile needs a new belt. Can you come over and change it out for me? That's all you are really qualified for.

    July 29, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  20. Stephen

    A fiscal conservative should still pay the bills for past purchases. These people are NOT fiscal conservatives, they're fiscal extremists. Get these idiots out of office ASAP before they destroy America.

    July 29, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  21. Gloria

    Falin' Palin shouldn't give advice to anyone about anything. Just go away, Sarah.

    July 29, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  22. J

    "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."

    Really? Did she just imply that the Republicans should get some sort of ransom out of this crisis? How is it not treason to try and destroy the full faith and credit of the U.S.... wasn't this Bin Laden's plan too?

    July 29, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  23. Dave, Ca

    "If I remember correctly the montra during the election was JOBS. After they got elected they decided it was something different." That's what you get from phony "contracts" and "pledges" they're not worth the lobbyist supplied paper that they're written on.

    July 29, 2011 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  24. Keep Following Blindly

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

    What??? This woman is NOTHING like a United States Marine. To compare her to one is an insult to every man and woman who is serving and has served our country as a Marine. She instigates the fight and she runs away. Did you forget she resigned / ran away as Governor of Alaska?

    July 29, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  25. jaimemichelle

    SP, please don't equate yourself with the "little people"...

    July 29, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
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