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Palin! Palin! Palin!

Posted by cann0nba11 on September 3, 2008

If you missed Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC, you missed a speech that was both entertaining and effective. In plain English, as only a mother of five can deliver, Palin called out Obama. She said what so many Conservatives have been saying without the benefit of media coverage. As the first Republican female VP candidate she delivered several direct and unmistakable shots into the gut of Barack Obama. Sarah Palin has energized the Republican party like no one else. I can’t wait to see her debate 35-year insider Joe Biden.

Here are the barbs that Palin shot at Obama. I wonder if any of these sent a tingle up Chris Matthews’ leg:

  • “… I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involved.”
  • “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”
  • “I might add that, in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they’re listening and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. No, we tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.”
  • “Our opponents say again and again that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems, as if we didn’t know that already. But the fact that drilling, though, won’t solve every problem is no excuse to do nothing at all.”
  • And now, I’ve noticed a pattern with our opponent, and maybe you have, too. We’ve all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers, and there is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform, not even in the State Senate.”
  • “This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word “victory,” except when he’s talking about his own campaign.”
  • “But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot… when that happens, what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet. The answer — the answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money, and give you more orders from Washington, and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.”
  • “America needs more energy; our opponent is against producing it. Victory in Iraq is finally in sight, and he wants to forfeit. Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay; he wants to meet them without preconditions. Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights.”
  • “Government is too big; he wants to grow it. Congress spends too much money; he promises more. Taxes are too high, and he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan. And let me be specific: The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, and raise payroll taxes, and raise investment income taxes, and raise the death tax, and raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.”
  • In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change. They are the ones whose names appear on laws and landmark reforms, not just on buttons and banners or on self-designed presidential seals.”
  • “Harry Reid, the majority of the current do-nothing Senate… he not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee. He said, quote, “I can’t stand John McCain.” Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we’ve chosen the right man.”
  • “My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.”
  • This world of threats and dangers, it’s not just a community and it doesn’t just need an organizer. And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they’re always, quote, “fighting for you,” let us face the matter squarely: There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you.”
  • “For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words. But for a lifetime, John McCain has inspired with his deeds.”

For some reason I envision Joe Biden quivering beneath his hair plugs. He may have a high IQ, but his track record as a lifelong Washington insider makes him a prime target for Sara Barraccuda in the upcoming debates. Sure, he will jab at her ‘lack’ of experience, but Palin dismissed that issue tonight. Game over Joe, thanks for playing.

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