Palin to Congress: Remember your values (and what I said last November)
July 28th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
11 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. robertg

    I hope memories of these tea party stays in voters minds and reject them forever......Its seems that the republicans got a hold of something they can't control!!!! It seems that they went from complete idiots to brain dead

    July 29, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. paul

    Sarah, you are not "little people" anymore. You have conned (much like Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, etc.) the actual little people in this country to believe you are one of them. All of the above mentioned are making millions and millions of dollars by scaring the conservatives and real blue collar people into funding their causes–which are to oppose Obama because he might raise taxes a little on the millionaires. I can just see you so called "conservative" commentators laughing all the way to the bank. What's the saying: "there is a sucker born everyday"!!!!!

    July 29, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Aaron

    So, now the Repubs in Congress are working for this lunatic? They have made so many deals with the devils from Norquist to the billionaire Koch brothers, not sure they're intelligent enough to keep all of their masters straight. Their masters definitely are the American people.

    July 29, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |

    OH, like Palin knows what she is talking about.
    Sure, go ahead, stick to what you preach and watch a worldwide financial problem get EVEN BIGGER!
    These newbees have no clue what they are really doing. It is easy to have these ideals is one thing, BUT bringing them into the reality of how things truely work, is another thing.

    July 29, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. flatsix

    It amazes me that this dingbat continues to receive airplay...

    July 29, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Bill

    Ms Palin, go teabag a Russian that you can see fro your house.

    July 29, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Loubies

    I agree with Silas. Clever screen name too.

    July 29, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. wishing

    No clue.

    July 29, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Gemini Girl

    Why is she still in the picture?? This Wasilla Barbie should just go home (Alaska, please), and TRY to be good mother and good grand-mother! If she moves to Arizona (heaven help us), she'll just be a thorn to the good people there, as well as to old man McCain....

    July 29, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. BodySnatcher

    Sorry, but you have no standing in what congress does or doesn' You are no better than anyone else who votes. Get over it.

    July 29, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  11. Laura518

    The fact that this woman keeps talking about vaules is sickening. Bush and his wars and tax cuts for his wealthy friends got us in this hole and now they want to cut social security and medicare to fix it! Yes, Palin, THOSE are the "little people" you want to screw over. I don't see you advocating tax hikes for the very wealthiest of us. Values my behind! And for someone to talk about family values, she was pregnant out of wedlock, her daughter was pregnant out of wedlock, and now her son got his girlfriend pregnant and THEN got married. And to say they were "death panels" in the health care bill was the biggest lie from this so called values person. But her robots are in lockstep behind her and can't do their own thinking.

    July 29, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  12. d

    So who put Palin in charge? Last I heard you didn't win her bid for vice-president and she quick her job as Governor of Alaska for no reason.

    July 29, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    @ Founders1791

    Sarah Palin is the QUEEN MAKER and her support, with cash and manpower, in the 2010 MidTerm Election blowout resulted in 67% of her endorsements WINNING.

    (( NOW is the time for honest leadership in Sarah Palin' ))

    She is the STAR of the Fiscal Conservatives and the Tea Party that have "had it" with Washington, DC and decades of "go along to get along corruption".

    THE GAME IS OVER Liberal Socialist Democrats. President Sarah Palin will "clear house" with the Republican Rino's and the Socialist Democrats of the endemic corruption of malfeasance and failed fiduciary responsibility with the "peoples money".

    Nice speech. Now, what is her solution that will actually pass, or do you intend to endorse plunging the country and the world into the abyss because you don't want to pay the tab you've run up?

    I thought so, as usual no response, but a lot of meaningless references to the Founding Fathers. By the way, do you know that Hamilton saw the best way out of our country's first fiscal crisis was to have a managed debt? We had a government that was solvent within a few years because some people decided to take bold steps to pay off the debt, rather than default.

    July 29, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. dgkdgk

    How do I put this politely? STFU and go away, Sarah Palin. (Thank goodness I have manners.)

    July 29, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. chuck

    I've got a sharp demand for her.................."SHUT THE HE11 UP!!!! 99.9% of America is sick of you – you idiot. Somebody needs to put some duct tape on her grand canyon size yap.

    July 29, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |

    WOW! 516 comments thus far. Here's one more: messaging the public via Facebook is puerile. Doesn't she know how to write Op-Ed pieces? What a dolt.

    July 29, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    I love that photo of her, leaning into the mike with that smirk on her face. You can tell she's saying something that will infuriate Liberals, Independents and moderate Republicans. She must be doing something right if 78% of Americans are scared of her!

    July 29, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  18. GSMITH

    Chuck 99.9% of the people think you are nuts

    July 29, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  19. Gee

    She needs to be tossed into the harbor with the rest of the tea baggers.

    July 29, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. EdgarX

    Wow, what a horrible looking, bat-like creature.

    July 29, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  21. Carolyn

    Sarah Palin is nobody's pawn. She's her own idiot with her own self-centered agenda. She'll claw at anything for attention.

    July 29, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  22. Veni Markovski

    Ms. Palin is right, of course – the newly elected... and in fact ALL the representatives have to keep their promises. But somehow I don't remember the candidates back in 2010 promising that they will risk the credit rating of the United States. Or that they would risk not paying the money that the country has already spent. Or that they would perform in a way so clearly allowing Mr. Obama to not only behave, but in fact be the only adult in the room. Or that because of their lack of action, the social security checks or the military salaries won't be paid.

    So, instead of wasting more time, and risking much more than just a credit rating, I suggest the republicans read the wonderful piece by Fareed Zakaria, "The Damage is Already Done". Perhaps this may ring a bell for them. But I doubt it.

    July 29, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
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