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. Anonymous

    Mr. President get your pin in hand and paper sign what papers you have to sign so people can mo ve on their life on. history will put you with the there to grate me Jesus Christ and President Abraham Lincoln they gave their all today well look back for their words which keep our hearts and minds working we forget how much pain they carry the for they took on and accepted their person love for man kind

    July 28, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  2. NW

    Someone please put duct tape on her mouth so we don't have to listen to her. She spews stupidity.

    July 28, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  3. Gary

    Note to Sarah... You are irrelevant… you missed the boat… your movie bombed at the theatres and is going to Pay-Per-View (if anyone will risk it)... no one cares what your opinions are... You need to stay in Alaska and be quiet… real quiet.

    July 28, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  4. Time to Think

    Hey Sarah, did you see what the mama grizzly did to the four teenage boys? Yep, you sure are a mama grizzly! We know what you will do to America with your rabid GOP freshmen in congress. That's the nature of the beast.

    July 28, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  5. Bob in Pa

    Oh goody its bash Sarah time again !
    Get a life people.

    July 28, 2011 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  6. Pablo695

    Yes, we certainly remember the values of this narcissistic lying quitter loser...

    "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. I'm sure the citizens of Alaska ask that very same question every time this air head opens her mouth.

    Looks like Congress and Palin are cut from the exact same cloth – remnant's taken from the Emperor's new clothes!

    July 28, 2011 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  7. Italian Nonno

    So Hollywood diva Palin makes an appearance,.. no doubt smarting from her movie flop,.. last i heard they were averaging 15 people per theater. ,.WOW!!!,.. a certified blockbuster from a certified cojone buster.

    July 28, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  8. Rick

    Somebody offered her a million if she acts in a pron film. Why doesn't she just take up on that offer and spare us this pain.

    July 28, 2011 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  9. Psychologist

    "Us little people" don't write silly books and give pathetic speeches while charging outrageous amounts for them, let alone produce autobiography movie flops about our contradictory lives. We roll up our sleeves and show action versus simply critiquing others while doing absolutely nothing. Half-term ex-governor Palin who holds a four-year bachelor"s degree in journalism (the one it took her six years to earn, transferring around from institution to institution) ought to know it should spell "these GOP freshmen," and not "these GOP Freshman," it is plural versus singular, but hey, what can you expect from such bird brain...

    July 28, 2011 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Sarah who? How does she stay relevant?

    July 28, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  11. blither blather

    We don't need to hear anything anymore from this cartoon character of a moron . Nothing more than a shrill , hate filled , bigoted , stupid , loser who couldn't even finish the job she was elected to do for the people of Alaska . She and the tea klan pukes deserve each other and ....... we deserve to not hear from those people anymore , they are a dangerous , fringe , extremely small minority that needs to be isolated and ostracized for their fascist , anti – American views , and if that don't work , well , there is always that 2nd amendment solution !!!!!

    July 28, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  12. Portland James

    SHE ROCKS! quotes to piss you all off. : "Government is not the solution to our proble m. Government is the problem." -Ronald Reagan , Republicans we work so you don't have to.-my Dad. "I notice that everybody who is Pro-Abortion has already been born."Great General George S. Patton Jr. quote: "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
    James Madison Quote... “Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.”

    July 29, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  13. TeeDeeDubya

    Sarah Palin is 100% right. We should be fiscally responsible and pay for our expenses like she did in Alaska when she instituted ACES (Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share) so that others (you and me) would pay for her welfare program for Alaska.

    July 29, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  14. Rob Johnson

    I honestly think that Palin, like many of her ignorant and uneducated followers, doesn't even know what the "debt ceiling" is.

    As usual, the pro-Palin comments on this thread are self-evident proof of how dumb you have to be to support her.

    July 29, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  15. Anonymous

    who gives a crap what she said!

    July 29, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  16. mesamick

    With no skin in the game Sister Sarah is all for detonating the country's credit rating...She's just your typical sniping enabler that will deny any responsibility when the US economy crashes...

    July 29, 2011 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  17. Paul Ernest Show

    Who the heck is Palin? Leader of the rowdy party?

    July 29, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  18. Leigh

    The only thing that may come out of this is the doom of the Republican Party, mostly because of the wealthy-backed, backward-thinking T-baggers.

    July 29, 2011 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  19. please stop!!!

    If Sarah Palin is in favor of something, doesn't that automatically make it a foolish proposal?

    July 29, 2011 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  20. Knucklhead

    She is advocating creating a fiscal disaster "to avoid a fiscal disaster." It is a sad sign that this woman gets any attention.

    July 29, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  21. polite centrist

    Since this country doesn't have a Centrist party, we moderates Have to vote for Democrats. There is no other choice! The Republicans don't want us. (Can you say RINO?)

    July 29, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  22. chuck

    Now your son't girlfriend is pregnant??? sarah, why don;t you sray home and take care of your family. Next your you ng daughters will be having sex and boozing it up-ot don;t you care/ Money, money money ...

    July 29, 2011 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  23. CD

    Dear Lord – please just make her go away – "rapture" her, whatever, just make her go away!

    July 29, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  24. Paco Taco

    Someone needs to take her to task for abuse of a corpse.

    July 29, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  25. Paco Taco

    There is no spoon.

    July 29, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
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