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. stonedwhitetrash

    Cigarette smokers often light one up after sex, Hannity ask Sarah during an interview if she ever smoked after sex her reply was "Don't know i never looked down there to see?

    July 28, 2011 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  2. Jack

    ha ha, like anybody cares what she thinks.

    July 28, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  3. NoTags

    Why does anyone listen to this woman who has demonstated publicly in her interview with Katy Couric that her IQ is that of room temperature.

    July 28, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  4. L4Legend

    Hey woman, go somewhere and sit on your behind. America is tired of you, don't you know that?

    July 28, 2011 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  5. lstro

    Why ANYONE would listen to this woman is a mistery to me. She claims to be so constitution driven but, doesn't the constitution say we must pay our bills?

    July 28, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  6. Diane

    She may have "balls", Steve, but she's lost her marbles.

    July 28, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  7. F. U.

    I"I can see default from my house..."

    July 28, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  8. Jake

    Sarah Who? Who cares what she has to say? Move on.

    July 28, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  9. shortmememories

    Ok Palin, if you want to own putting those idiot tea party freshman in there, then I Blame you for this whole debacle!!

    July 28, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  10. Mike

    The truth is republicans have secret war plans to make extraordinarily amounts of money, excluding the libertarians who want isolation from the world. Neo-conservatives in office just want to take advantage of all the different situations in the middle east to interfere with big oil.

    July 28, 2011 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  11. JW

    Well, this is just some wannabe president giving her opinion, which everyone is entitled to, but it isn't worth a nickel to me. But I guess if CNN thinks it is important enough to put on their website, they can do it. I think this lady needs a real job.

    July 28, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  12. Dr Matrix

    Let's start by cutting entitlements to Alaska. Next Minnesota and see how they like it then. Most of the people calling for cutting entitlements mean entitlements for other people, not themselves.

    July 28, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  13. timz

    I'm not sure Palin and her Tea Party playmates in Congress, realize that raising the debt ceiling is required not to allow new spending, but to cover money Congress has already spent.

    July 28, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  14. Joshua Ludd

    The idea that Republicans should get something for raising the debt ceiling is disgusting political opportunism of the worst sort. This woman is petty, partisan, and corrupt and cares more about the welfare of her party than about the welfare of her country.

    July 28, 2011 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  15. Michael

    Her words are worthless. She is worthless. The Tea-Baggers are worthless. If you believe in any of these things - you are worthless.

    July 28, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Soon she will be doing porn...

    July 28, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Sarah Palin: Please, oh please, for the love of God, go away.

    July 28, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  18. Gigiastro

    oooh, this is why the vote on Boehner proposal has been delayed. Everybody is busy reading Mrs. Palin's letter to crack the code and learn how to solve the deficit crisis, defeat cancer, save Hearth from falling asteroids and get their dimwit daughters on TV,

    July 28, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Can' t stand my activist Republican Congressman deadbeat and he is probably toast in the next election. Good luck selling this extremist agenda when 80% of the people are against you.

    July 28, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  20. OpenMind1st

    Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be any more insanity than the Jim Jones mass suicide about to take place in Washington, in comes Palin with her looney tune clown car and big shoes.

    July 28, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  21. WANDA

    I love what Amazing said: Palin, remember what we said last November, shut up and go sit down. Palin is a wannabe Prez but she knows she will never be. If she would shut her mouth up sometimes and try and learn a thing, she would be better off. She does not have the intelligence, poise, and insight in to worldly issues. Prez Obama is doing an excellent job under the circumstances. He has done more in 2 1/2 years than other presidents have done in their 8 terms. If the grand ole party of NO would stop trying to block him on every policy decision, he can get a lot more done. Palin needs to take notes than running that mouth of hers.

    July 28, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  22. Post American

    Palin has said Republicans "better get something out of it." UH what happened to Country First?

    July 28, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  23. MarineDad05

    There are people who want her to say the stupidest, and most inane things, and she does have a following (all 8% or 9% of Conservatives).

    All she, of course, just has to do is to open her mouth, blather anything that comes to her mind – and there are 'people' in these United States that are willing hear her prattle, and also pay for it.

    I only wish, I had her gift – I too would blather for the millions she makes every year.

    July 28, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  24. Russ139

    This campaign will be measured by Palin-isms. Today was a good one – lecturing about keeping promises. She does a better parody of herself than Tina Fey.

    July 28, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  25. No common sense can get you elected

    Sheet for brains Sarah Palin. What is next? Declaring war on Canada? Go stick your head in the out house where the sun don't shine and where you get your satanic messages.

    July 28, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
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