While slamming the “extreme hubris” and “naïveté” in what she said was President Barack Obama’s rehashed State of the Union address, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin emphatically called out Obama for claiming to care about inequality, job creation, and American workers while pushing for amnesty that will reduce their wages and make it tougher for them to find jobs.
On Tuesday, Obama again called on Congress to get immigration reform done this year, right before the House GOP leadership is set to release its “immigration principles,” which are expected to push for “legal status” for millions of illegal immigrants.
“While claiming to be concerned with job creation for American workers, our government is trying to ram through amnesty, which will result in a flood of foreign workers competing with Americans for the few jobs there are,” Palin wrote in a Facebook response on Wednesday morning.
Palin also quoted Ronald Reagan’s famous maxim that the nine most frightening words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” She mocked all of the “help” that “a bloated bankrupt federal government has given us”:
- In an attempt to “fix” our health care system, government has taken away our health insurance and forced us to buy worse plans we don’t want and can’t afford.
- To “stimulate” the economy, government blew a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus scheme that sunk us deeper into such a pile of debt that our great-great-great grandchildren won’t be able to pay it off. And our government still wants to blow more money we don’t have on “investments” that will incur more deficits year after year.
- To “lead” us to energy independence, government throws billions at bankrupt boondoggle green energy gimmicks that conveniently reward campaign donors. Meanwhile, the President stymies development of conventional resources that we actually use and he kills a pipeline that’s guaranteed to provide jobs and reliable energy.
- To “create” jobs, government has created more burdensome regulations and requirements and sat back to watch as a record number of Americans simply quit the workforce and gave up trying to find jobs that government can never create.
“These examples prove that growing government isn’t the answer; rather, it’s the problem. It’s tempting to tune out rhetoric like last night’s naive promises that this time will be different, but we must not ignore it!” she wrote. “Between the hubris of an executive branch governing by fiat, to the arrogance of believing it can spy on citizens’ communications and unleash the IRS to harass people who happen to disagree with the President, it’s now more important than ever for us to press in and pay attention.”
Palin said that though America is “obviously on a dangerous path… ‘We the People’ don’t have to be ‘We the Sheeple’ and just get shepherded towards a fundamental transformation that’s against America’s will.”
“There’s another way! This nation can shine again with the elbow grease we as individuals can provide! But we mustn’t let a statist-leaning government dull our dedicated efforts,” she continued. “So pay attention. Get involved. Understand the way words are manipulated by politicians who practice to deceive, so that we can DO something about it.”
Palin mentioned it was ironic that Obama used the phrase “fairness and equality under the law” during his speech while Obama has been “arbitrarily amending his signature legislation, Obamacare, practically every other day to give breaks to his cronies and leave the rest of us without ‘connections’ out in the cold. I guess some of us are less fair and equal under Obama’s laws.”
Palin said she was fortunate that, like many Americans who “skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve heard it all before” and “were just busy with life,” she did not watch the speech on television.
“Putting the real world on hold to watch the fantasy declaration of ‘utopia’s-on-its-way’ just isn’t efficient,” Palin wrote.
She said her “truck radio was tuned in though” and that “driving kids to and from ball games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me to hear what I’d forebodingly anticipated.”
“Later, reading the President’s remarks on my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate parents’ sore backs) that much more uncomfortable. It was all confirmation that we HAVE heard it all before – how more government is supposedly the answer,” Palin wrote. “But the extreme hubris and naïveté that emanated from that speech was something new and alarming.”