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. TommyTT

    Never mind the majority of Americans. These fringers want to force their agenda on everyone and they're willing to hold your country's well-being hostage. (Don't tell me they're saving America from the deficit. They were instrumental in creating it and now they're banging the rest of us over the head with it. That's chutzpah!)

    July 29, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. john locke

    She sent a letter to GOP freshmen?

    How could she be any more pretentious?

    July 29, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. JakeW

    Palin's latest ghostwritten tweet seems to imply that she had something to do with the tide of Tea Party friendly candidates elected in 2010. However, we in Alaska, who know Palin best, remember all too well how Palin's heavily endorsed pick for the Republican Senate Seat was humiliatingly beaten in a write-in vote by Lisa Murkowski, against whom Palin heavily campaigned. Palin herself would never run for Congress for Alaska because all polls show what she knows herself, she would lose.

    July 29, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  4. AKSean

    Republicans "better get something out of it." Pretty much sums up her view of things and the unfortunate view of many of the hyper-partisans from both sides. She doesn't seem to get that this attitude is what is turning everyone in this country against the government and against her party in particular. We need compromise and not just ingratiating platitudes and unyielding positions. She just doesn't seem to be adult enough to grasp that need or that concept.

    July 29, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. Fixer2010

    The Tea Party (Palin followers) continue to make trouble in Washington. Get a grip Palin and forget running to the White House – ain't gonna happen.

    July 29, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  6. James B.

    It amazes me that anyone listens to Sarah Palin at all. She is less than bright, shrill, and an incompetent quitter. She is not qualified to give advice to anyone but fools and other less than bright followers.

    July 29, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  7. Mike

    Sarah Palin has a chri=onic ailment....athletes foot of the mouth.

    July 29, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  8. SNAPPA

    What I don't get is why, why, please tell me why, anyone reports on this woman anymore? Her 15 minutes are up and she does nothing but make herself sound like an ass, so please STOP!!

    July 29, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. onelinerix

    is it me or does she look like she's rapping in this pic. either that or she avoided a flying egg by leaning to the right (no pun intended).

    July 29, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  10. JohnRJ08

    Yeah! Remember what Palin said last November?
    Can't manage that?
    OK. How about last week.
    Nothing?
    OK. Maybe, yesterday?
    Hmmmm... Never mind.

    July 29, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. GoAwayTeapots

    Obviously she is confused about the meaning of the word 'avert'.

    July 29, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  12. Jason

    Sarah- do you even know what the debt ceiling is? You are basically saying that after we have accumulated a huge credit card bill that not paying it is fiscally conservative. Did they make weed legal in Alaska or something?

    July 29, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  13. JayDeeT

    This idiot needs to get her former employer (Alaska) to raise her IQ level so she can communicate with her neighbor's pet dog! Why does the media keep giving her this by-line day after day, when we all kn ow that she has absolutely NOTHING of any value to offer anyone???

    July 29, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. COlady

    Yet another example showing that this nutjob is totally CLUELESS!!!

    July 29, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. Vern

    The first thing that bought my eye.... The republicans had better get something out of it..... Whoa, just a minute there little lady, screw the republicans and the democrats, how about the american people. what a waste of 15 minutes

    July 29, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. Anonymous

    She is a quitter. Nothing More. Don't listen to quitters.

    July 29, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. JB21

    Please stop reporting anything this wicked woman has to say. Not till something relevant comes out of that mouth of hers. It means, never.

    July 29, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  18. No common sense ever from Sarah

    She will destroy us all.

    July 29, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  19. Chuck

    I got a sharp demand for Palin. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 29, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  20. SV

    Good grief Sarah Palin. Are you trying to channel Tammy Faye Bakker? Or single handedly keeping the cosmetics industry in the black? I can't remember anything she says, I'm too distracted by the growing layers of makeup on her face.

    July 29, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  21. Voiceinthewind

    Who care what this Bimbo wants. She is a total waste when it comes to brains for poli-ticks. How she ever even got to be a govenor is incredible and if I were a voter in Alaska I would deny being from Alaska.

    July 29, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  22. pirooz

    Why would anyone care or listen to what this woman says she is crazy. These people are playing games to get elected again along the way they are going to take all of us down.

    July 29, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  23. Peter

    America's sharp demand of Palin: GO AWAY!

    July 29, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  24. Indy

    Attention Wal Mart Shoppers, Sarah Palin has spoken need large shovel and wheel barrow for clean up in isle 13

    July 29, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  25. Donald in CA

    Yea, its folk like palin and her tea party that will bring the country to its knee's. People should have known that when they voted these tea party crazies in office what would happened. They even promised up front what they were going to do, wrech the country and you are seeing it in prime time.

    July 29, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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