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. arapikos

    "Failin Palin" needs to go and fly a kite!!

    July 29, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Sarah who??

    Who is this person and why do the words coming out of her mouth mean anything? Sounds like another wannabe...

    July 29, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. gandoman


    The Tea Party is really the ..... TEA POTTY ..... & I am not talking about the BOSTON ACCENT.
    The TEA POTTY is where all good ideas get washed down the toilet, leaving only a few skid marks to be turned into TEA POTTY rhetoric.
    The TEA POTTY sect wishes to relive a certain incident which occurred in Boston Harbor on Dec.16,1773.
    They somehow equate the American Colony's protest against a 'tax on tea' with the current political situation.
    In other words, they wish to overthrow the current Government & set up a White Supremacist Nation where Liberals, Gays, Blacks, Jews, darker skinned Latinos, Muslims, Buddhists & all NON-Christians will have some semblance of democracy until they are slowly & inevitably exterminated.
    Except of course for those UN-EQUALS who are unusually well trained & educated & can become useful in the new America.
    Professional Athletes for example!
    The TEA POTTY movement (think bowel) needs to be flushed down the proverbial sewer where it sprang up from.
    Like a new infectious disease which gathers strength quickly & mutates, the TEA POTTIERS will eventually be destroyed by a combination of disinfectants such as the MAJORITY of the American People will supply.

    Sarah Palin ..... Has anyone ever noticed that from the moment John 'Maverick my Ass' McCain introduced Palinitis (She is a minor infection) to the world, she has not once, never even come close to having an original idea. After 2+ years of listening to her defend yourself, she appears less likely to be a political candidate & much more likely to be the defendant in a murder by stupid case.

    July 29, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  4. Chuck Ladouceur

    Once again it is moments like this that i am Canadian.You Americans are stuck with her wow a real joke.

    July 29, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  5. Name

    "Repubs better get something out of it"??? Is the nutcase kidding? Raising the debt ceiling isnt for the deems, it's for the WHOLE COUNTRY!! 10 years of tax cuts aren't enough for those greedy b*stards? Repubs voted for the illegal war in Iraq so now it's time to pay your bills deadbeats.

    July 29, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  6. Born Again, not Born Yesterday

    Her cronies' policies currently have us on that very brink! I have a strong feeling that her beloved freshman won't be around after their first semester.

    July 29, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  7. suzanne

    Im so sick of seeing her on tv. Enough enough enough. They are all criminal and if they let this happen they should be behind bars. With there highsalaries and huge perks that WE pay them that is right WE they would all be fired in the public sector. There salaries should be taken they and there families should be tossed out on the grass ans their bank accounts seized. There fraudulant and are no good. Put them behind closed doors with ice water no food and lock them down and force them to not act like childern and get this done this weekend. If we did this in the orivate sector we qould be fired. They dont care about use. They are watching their careers they wouldnt care if we all we down the toilet.

    July 29, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Karg

    A woman that doesn't even know basic American history, let alone how to handle matters of the federal government, giving advice on how to run this country? This woman couldn't even run the state of Alaska for a full term before she outright quit, but I guess we should be listening to her on issues she has absolutely no clue about.

    July 29, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. James V.

    CNN – I call shenanigans on your headline (Ticker: Palin's sharp demand)

    The only thing sharp about Sarah Palin is her piercing voice. May I recommend other, alternative, words like: blunt, hollow, infantile or perhaps irrelevant. All of those alternatives can, in good conscience, be used in the same sentence as Sarah Palin.

    July 29, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. Billy, NYC

    The "Little People" are sufferring from the freshmen TEA bagger congressman's stupidity and lack of ability to compromise.
    Sister Rich Sarah is NOT included because of your dumb listeners who are willing to pay big $$ to your trash speech. Your "little people" in Alaska are disgusted by you, the quitter.

    July 29, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. BigJim

    Palin to lame stream media – OK thats enough about the silly old debit ceiling, lets talk about me now.

    July 29, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Popcorn anyone


    July 29, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  13. gevers3

    If Sarah is so concerned about America, why did she quit her job as a public servant so she could get a reality TV show?

    And, by the way, Sarah, us "little people" don't spend $150,000 a pop on a wardrobe outing. You are small in the minds of every thinking American, despite your huge income from shameless self-promotion.

    July 29, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  14. ShowSomePity

    Come'on people, we all know she is just one step from being considered an idiot.

    Just humor her & ignore her. She will go away.

    July 29, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  15. james - St. Paul, MN

    Yet another vague threat from the master (mistress?) of vague threats. Every time Ms. Palin opens her mouth, she reminds us why she is unqualified and inappropriate for managing anything, much less the nation. Please, please stop already...

    July 29, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |

    President Obama,US Senators, & Congressmen. I make you this promise. I will never vote for any of you as long as I may live if u do not comprise and pass meaningful deficit reduction NOW! !! NOW!!!!
    Grow up!

    July 29, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  17. Alas

    Palin speaks gibberish or maybe Hobbits from middle earth language

    July 29, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  18. kayainaat

    Yup, listen to this "true American" FB post... you should not worry about your country because you will get what you want... you can prove that "OBAMA is not the right president. What else you should care for, right???

    May God provide common sense to these common people and may God hide this female under snow somewhere... FOREVER!!!

    July 29, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  19. Carol

    Here comes the comic relief again. Always good for a laugh. She’s a political giant in her own mind.

    July 29, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. Andrij P

    Since when are millionaires like Sara Palin considered the little people? On the contrary, THEY are the ones with the agenda to fatten their wallets on the backs of the true "little people". The president of their party took us to war and now we have to pay for it. Wars are not free. Corporations are showing strong earnings, hoarding cash but are still cutting back rather then hiring. There are jobs out there but you have to move to China, India or the Philippines to get one. Take away the outsourcing and tax breaks and make it enticing to the bring the jobs back to America.

    July 29, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |

    I love that picture.....Oh, you want this boob for president?

    July 29, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  22. Dave

    And this is coming from someone that quit in the middle of her job as Governor? LOL. Who should we take advice from next, Richard Simmons?

    July 29, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  23. carlos

    sp please sit very tight, your brain will thank you

    July 29, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  24. ChuckB

    Can we assume that she will take whatever blame may ensue if not raising the debt ceiling causes an economic calamity. Oh, wait a minuute, Sarah never takes accountability for her actions, and quits when the going get tough. I guess not.

    July 29, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  25. Paul Willson

    Keep out of this mess. Tea Party types will be judged by the American people soon. And ig GOP can not manatge a compromise they are un fit to lead.

    July 29, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
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