Sarah Palin to GOP: ‘Fight like a girl’


Sarah Palin unleashed a withering critique of congressional Republicans Saturday, lambasting them for not cutting spending deeper and faster, and saying the party needs to “fight like a girl.”

“We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic,” Palin said during a rally in front of the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison. “What we need from you, GOP, is to fight.” Pointing to the national champion University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, Palin said the GOP could learn from its resolve and “needs to learn how to fight like a girl.”

Palin took issue with the GOP leadership for promising $100 billion in cuts from the current budget, trimming that pledge to $60 billion and finally settling for $38 billion in the recent budget battle.

“Then after some politics as usual and accounting gimmicks we found out — ya know that $38 billion? We’re actually borrowing that $38 billion,” Palin said. “That is not courage, that is capitulation.”

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Greetings Curt,

For those who missed Governor Palin’s barn burner of a speech in Madison, WI here is a link:

I sincerely hope all of you avail yourselves of the opportunity to see it, for it was remarkable on many levels.

To begin with, let’s set the stage. The Madison “Tax Day” Tea Party was held amidst threats of violence and intimidation by thousands of local and astroturfed union members, who did everything in their power to drown out the speakers at the rally. The weather was cold and inhospitable with wind and snow occasionally whipping through the Capital and the crowd. Given the nature of the conditions, the speeches were kept brief and the rally was fairly subdued, that is until Palin took the stage.

I don’t know if I can accurately describe the change that took place in the crowd that day, from one of dogged perseverance to sheer excitement and joy, as if the sun finally rose on the beleaguered crowd. And Palin did not disappoint them either. She delivered what John Nolte describes as “the single best stump speech I’ve heard since, well, Palin’s ’08 convention speech”


As I said, the speech was remarkable on many levels, especially given conditions in which it was delivered, and that without a teleprompter. Not only was she clear and concise, but also humorous as well, as she took aim at the Union bosses , the GOP leadership, and of course Obama who certainly bore the brunt of her attack. There is simply too much red meat and great one liners there to get into detail, but suffice it to say that even Joe Biden couldn’t have slept through it. It was rousing, it was patriotic, and it was right on time.

One other observation. Palin’s presence at the Madison rally truly underscores the absolute fearlessness of this woman. Knowing that there would be thousands of union goons bussed in to disrupt the rally, (and who tried mightily to do so), she strode into that venue with the glamor of a beauty queen, but also with the poise of a warrior. She took the battle to the enemy, lest we forget that Madison Wisconsin has been the battleground between union corruptocracy and the taxpayers who have to foot the bill, where death threats have been frequently been made against the Tea Party members, the Republican legislators and the Republican Governor Scott Walker.

One commentator provided this observation. “While others flee, Palin runs toward the sound of gun fire.” Where I come from, we define it as courage; and that is the measure of a true leader. In the words of Sarah Palin as she defiantly declared amidst the din of union noise: We’re here, we’re clear. Get used to it!”

Ariel, wow yes, thank you for giving me the opportunity to visualyse