Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrote on Sunday to urge Americans to vote for Mitt Romney and other “commonsense conservatives” running for office in Tuesday and indicted President Barack Obama’s false promises and failed first term agenda and warned a four more years of Obama would bring the country more predictable horrors.
“Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards,” Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page. “On Tuesday, please vote for Governor Mitt Romney and the commonsense conservatives running for office in your states.”
In a race expected to be won by razor-thin margins, Palin, whose words carry a lot of weight among Tea Party conservatives, Evangelical voters, and independent Reagan Democrats–the very voters that could tip the election for Romney in Midwestern battleground states–can motivate people to go to the polls like no other person on the right, and her Facebook note will help the Romney campaign.
She wrote that in “2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. And for all his failures and broken promises, that’s the one thing he has delivered on. He’s transformed us from a nation of hope to one of anxiety.”
“It doesn’t have to be this way,” Palin wrote. “Tuesday is our chance to turn things around.”
Palin wrote that “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have offered a credible alternative to Barack Obama’s failed policies.”
“Governor Romney understands how the free market works. His pro-growth economic policies will benefit all Americans,” Palin wrote. “He has promised to move us toward energy independence, deficit reduction, and responsible entitlement reform that honors our commitment to our seniors and keeps faith with future generations.”
She wrote that because “what’s past is prologue,” “we know what we will get from a second Obama term because we’ve all endured his first term”:
Do we believe the word of a man who promised he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class, but then slammed the middle class with a massive tax hike in the form of Obamacare (and don’t forget that his own lawyers argued before the Supreme Court that the individual mandate is a tax)?
Do we really believe he won’t raise taxes even more on every American in order to pay for his wasteful spending and his crony capitalism?
Do we believe that the same president who increased the debt in his first term by more than all the first 41 presidents combined will suddenly decide to cut the deficit in his second term?
Do we believe that the president whose reckless spending led us to the first credit rating downgrade in our nation’s history will suddenly become a responsible fiscal manager if we reelect him?
Do we really believe that a president who promised us that job creation was his number one
priority despite month after month of dismal job numbers now has a credible “plan” for the job growth that eluded him for the past four years?
Do we believe that the same president who shut down the Keystone Pipeline and blocks domestic oil and natural gas development at every turn is somehow going to reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and lead us to energy independence?
Do we really believe that our country’s national security is safe in the hands of a president whose administration denied security and assistance to our consulate under attack on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on America, and then blamed that consulate attack and the death of our ambassador on a “spontaneous” protest over an obscure YouTube video despite all the real time evidence to the contrary?
Do we believe that a president who was caught on a hot mic telling the Russian president that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection is being honest about his plans for a second term?
Palin then gave a more detailed preview of what four more years of Obama would look like:
We know what we will get from a second Obama term. We will get the same failed policies. We will get Obamacare locked into law without any chance of undoing this dangerous legislation and any chance to seek real patient-centered health care reform. We will get a debt crisis. We will get more inflation and higher gas prices. We will get tax increases. We will get fewer jobs. We will get more small businesses collapsing under the weight of higher taxes and unfair regulation. We will get more corruption and crony capitalism favoring the Obama administration’s friends. We will get less domestic energy development and increased dependence on terrorist sponsoring foreign regimes for our energy needs. We will get a “blame America first” foreign policy that bows to our enemies and snubs our friends like Israel and leaves America and the world less safe. We will get less opportunity and security for ourselves and for our children.
Palin then reminded voters to note forget about down-ballot races, especially at the local levels of government and the importance of the franchise:
We must also remember the many good Republican candidates who are running for the House and Senate this year. They deserve our support as well. If you are like me, you have watched these campaigns, learned about the candidates, and know where they stand despite the skewed lens of a partisan media bent on keeping liberal leadership in power. We saw the destruction a Democrat controlled White House, House, and Senate brought us after the 2008 election. Our country can’t afford that again. Your vote is the only safeguard against that happening.
Voting is our duty and our right. We must never forget the immense sacrifices generations of Americans, including our brave men and women in uniform today, have made to give us this right. And we must never forget the duty we owe to generations of Americans yet to be born to exercise our right to vote prudently. The White House and control of the Senate is in the balance in this election, and every vote will count.
“I firmly believe it is our responsibility to restore this country and secure the blessings of liberty and prosperity for our children, just as it was secured for us,” Palin wrote. “This is our sacred duty to the past and to the future. We will succeed in this so help us God.”