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>> and now form republican vice president candidate sarah palin offers her perspective on some of the issues being discussed this weekend. this lasts about an hour. [applause] >> i'm so glad to be an american. thank you for being here tonight. we love your freedom. if you love your freedom, think of that. any of you here serving in uniform past or present, raise
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your hand. we are going to thank you for our freedom. god bless you. we honor you. thank you. i am so proud to be an american. thank you. >> happy birthday, ronald reagan. [applause] a special hello to those c-span viewers. you may not be welcome to those healthcare negotiations but you are welcome to the tea party. very good to be here in tennessee, the volunteer state. the home of good south music and barbecue. great to be at the tea party convention. up in alaska, we have a smaller version of the tea party. we call it ice tea.
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i am a big supporter of this movement. i have a lot of friends and family in the lower 48 that attend these events and across the country knowing that america is ready for another revolution. and you are part of this. look forward to attending more tea party events in the future. it is so inspiring to see real people, not politicos, not inside the beltway professionals -- it is great to see you speak out for common- sense conservative principles. i want to start off with a special shout out to america's newest senator, scott brown. [applause] in many ways, scott brown represents what is beautiful movement is about. he was just a guy with the
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truck and a passion to serve our country. he saw that things were not quite right in washington and he decided he was going to do his part to put our government back on the side of the people. it took guts and a lot of hard work. with support, scott brown carried the day. it is so interesting to watch the aftermath of the massachusetts'revolutions. the white house blames the candidate, their candidate. nancy pelosi blames the senate democrats. rahm emanuel criticized upholstered -- a pollster. yet again, president obama found some way to make this about george bush. [laughter]
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considering the recent concerted that elections --conservative elections, when you are 043, stop talking and start listening --when you are 0 for 3, stop talking and start listening. we have some advice for our friends on that side of the aisle. this is what got you into this mess. the obama-pelosi-reid agenda will leave us more under the thumb of big government. it is out of touch and out of date. if scott brown is any indication, it is running out of time. [applause] from virginia to new jersey to massachusetts, voters are sending a message.
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in places like nevada, connecticut, colorado, michigan, north dakota doss the liberal left is running scared. the bottom line is that it has been a year now. voters are going to hold them accountable. out here in the cities and towns across this great country , we have some big problems to solve. we have gotten tired of looking backwards. to look forward --we want to look forward. the future looks really good. if there is open massachusetts, there is hope everywhere. he --" in massachusetts, there is hope everywhere. [applause] brown's victory is exciting and is a sign of more good things to come. they are going to put it all on
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the line in 2010. this year there are born to be some tough primaries --going to be some tough primaries. i think competition is good. i hope you will get out there and work hard for candidates who reflect your values and priorities. despite what the pundits want you to think, this is democracy at work and it is beautiful. [applause] i was the product of a competitive primary where running for governor i faced by guys. -- faced five guys. we put our ideas up for dead by -- debate. it is a healthy process. in 2010, i tip my hat to anyone with the courage to throw theirs in the r and made -- in the
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ring, and made the best candidate win. understand that the candidate is human and they are born to occasionally disappoint. when they do, let them know, but do not get discouraged and sit it out because the stakes are too high. the stakes are too high and your voice is too important. work hard for these candidates, but put your faith and ideas. in that spirit, i caution against allowing this movement to be defined by any one leader or politician. the tea party movement is not a top-down operation. it is a ground-up call to action forcing both parties to change the way they do business and that is beautiful. [applause]
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this is about the people. this is about the people and it is bigger than any king or queen of but tea party and a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter. [applause] the soul of this movement is the people, everyday americans to grow are few, run our small businesses, teach our kids, and fight our wars. people saw what was happening and were concerned and they got involved. like you, they go to town hall meetings and write op-eds, they run for local office. you have the courage to stand up and speak out. you have the vision for the
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future that values the conservative principles and common-sense solutions. if that sounds like you, you are probably feeling a bit discouraged by what you see in washington, d.c. in recent weeks, we have grown even more uneasy about our administration's approach to national security. it is the most important role ascribed to our federal government. it is not politicizing our security to discuss our concerns. americans deserve to know the truth about the threats we face and what the administration is or is not doing about them. let's talk about them. overseas contingency operation instead of the word "war" reflects a world view that is out of touch with the enemy we face. we cannot spend our way out of this. it is one thing to call a pay raise a job created or saved, it
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is quite an other to call the devastation of homicide, can inflect a man-made disaster. national security is the one place where you have to call it like it is. [applause] in that spirit, we should acknowledge that on christmas day the system did not work. umar farouk abdulmutallab passed through airport security with a bomb, intent on killing passengers. he trained in yemen with al- qaeda. his visa was not revoked until after he tried to kill hundreds of passengers on christmas day. the only thing that stopped the terrorist was blind luck and brave passengers. it was a christmas miracle.
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that is not the way the system is supposed to work. [applause] what followed was equally disturbing after he was captured. he was questioned for only 50 minutes. we had a choice in how to do this. the choice was to question him for only 50 minutes and then read him his miranda rights. the administration says there are no downside or upsides to treating terrorists like civilians. a lot of us paid to differ -- beg to differ. there are questions we would have liked him to answer before he got a lawyer. before we gave him the constitutional right to remain silent. [applause] our u.s. constitutional right.
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[applause] >> our right that you've bought and were willing to die for to protect in our constitution. my son, as an infantryman in the united states army, is willing to die for. the protections provided thanks to you, we're going to bestow them on a terrorist who hates our constitution and tries to destroy our constitution and country? it makes no sense. we have a choice in how we are going to deal with terrorists. we do not have to go down that road. there are questions we would have liked to have answered before he lawyered up. who were you trained by? when and where will they try to strike again?
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the events surrounding the christmas day plot reflect the kind of thinking that led to september 11. the threat then our embassies were attacked was treated like an international crime spree, not an act of war. we have seen that mind-set in washington. that scares me for my children and your children. treating this like a mere law enforcement matter places our country at great risk. that is not how radical islamic extremists are looking at this. we need a commander in chief not a professor of law standing at a lectern -- the lectern. [applause]
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>> it is that same kind of misguided thinking that is seen throughout the administration's foreign-policy decisions. our president spent a year reaching out to hostile regimes , writing personal letters to dangerous dictators, and apologizing for america. what do we have to show for that? here is what we have to show. north korea tested nuclear- weapons and long-range ballistic missiles. israel, a friend and critical ally, now questions the strength of our support. plans for a missile defense system in europe have been scrapped. relations with china and russia are no better proof relations with japan, that he is an ally,
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are in the worst shape in years. are around the world, people seeking freedom from oppressive regimes wonder if we are still the beacon of hope for their cause. the administration put forth democracy program. with the president has been unclear, i@@@@@ @ @ @ @ @ #r@ @a >> in his state of the union address discussing national security policy because there weren't a whole lot of victories he could talk about that night. there have so many challenges in front of us. it can seem only overwhelming.
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we have hope we can move things in the right direction. it's going to require the administration to change course. we need a foreign policy that distinguishes americas friends from her enemies. we need a strong national defense. i think he would agree with me, as ronald reagan used to talk about that. in that respect, i applaud the president for following at least a part of the recommendations made by our commanders on the ground in sending reinforcements to afghanistan. we must spend less time according our adversaries, more time working with our allies. we must build effective coalitions capable of confronting dangerous regimes like iran and north korea.
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it is time for more than just tough talk. you probably get tired of hearing that talk. [applause] tired of hearing the talk. it is time for some tough action like sanctions on iran. in places of the world where people are struggling in the press, america must stand with them. we need a clear foreign policy that stands with people for democracy, that reflects our values and interests. it is in our best interest because democracies do not go to war with each other. they can settle their differences peacefully. the lesson of the last year is this. foreign policy cannot be managed through the politics of personality. our president would do well to take note of an auburn --of an observation of john f. kennedy
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that all of the pop world problems -- all of the world's problems --the problems with base in the real-world require will solutions. we better get to it. the risks they pose are great and grave. as barry goldwater said, we can be conquered by bombs, but we can also be conquered by neglect, ignoring our constitution, and disregarding the principles of limited government. in the past year, his words rang true. washington has replaced private irresponsibility with public irresponsibility. the list of companies in industries the government is crowding out and bailing out and taking over continues to grow. first it was banks and mortgage companies, financial institutions, automakers. if they had their way, health
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care, student loans. in the words of congressman paul ryan, the $700 billion t.a.r.p. has morphed into crony capitalism and is becoming ua slush fund, just as we had been warned about. people on wall street are collecting billions of dollars in bailout bonuses. among the top 17 companies that receive your bailout money, 92% of senior officers and directors still have their good jobs. every day americans are wondering where the consequences are. where are the consequences? [applause] when washington passed a $780 billion stimulus bill, we were
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nervous. they just spent $700 billion on wall street. on the state level, as a governor, we knew that money came with that strings attached. the federal government was going to have more control. there were going to disrespect the 10th amendment of our constitution by bribing us to take the federal money and they were going to be able to mandate a few more things. i join with other conservative governors around the nation in rejecting some of those dollars. legislators -- [applause] it turned out to be nothing to applaud because legislators then were threatening lawsuits if governors did not take the money. i do it --vetoed some of the funds. these were borrowed up and printed dollars out of nowhere. even in alaska, a republican-
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controlled legislature, might be to -- my veto was overridden. the federal government will have taken more control over the people living in our states. i understand wanting to believe this is free money. for some it is tough to tell -- people know in tough times --it is -- for some, it is tough to tell people no in tough times. president --and vice-president joe biden was put in charge of a tough oversight. nobody messes with joe. [applause] this was all part of that hope and change and transparency. a year later, i have to ask the
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supporters, how is that stuff working out for you? i tried to look into that transparency thing, but joe's meetings with the transparency and accountability board were close to the public. -- closed to the public. they held at transparency meeting behind closed doors. i do not know if anybody is messing with joe, but here is what i do know. a lot of that stimulus cash ended up in some pretty odd places, including districts that did not even exist and programs that really do not have a whole lot to do with stimulating the economy. nearly $6 million was given to a democrat pollster who had already made billions during the presidential primaries. nearly $10 million was spent to update this the milles website
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--the stimulus website. as someone put it, this was a million-dollar effort using your money to tell you it is spending your money. it did not create a single job. these uses of stimulus funds do not sound targeted or timely as we were promised. they sound ways all. in the case of those signs, kind of relax --the sound wasteful -- they sound wasteful. in the case of those signs, kind of ridiculous. did you feel stimulated? it turns out that washington got the price tag wrong. these programs cost billions of dollars more than we were told. it is closer to $860 billion. the white house cannot even tell us how much jobs were created.
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it is anywhere from thousands to 2 million. whenever we are sure of is the unemployment number at 9.7%. that is well above the 8% mark we were promised. unemployment --under employment is now 16.5%. people are just giving up and not even enrolling in some of these programs pri is tough to count them. i will not go into all of it, but the list of broken promises is long. candidate obama pledged to end closed-door deals and no-bid contracts once and for all, but just last month his administration awarded a $25 billion contract. it is not hope,. . it is same old, same old.
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we got a cornhusk your kick back, the louisiana purchase -- cornhusker kickback, the louisiana purchase. they handed out waivers to lobbyists and left and right. more than 40 lobbyists work at the top levels of this administration. most members of congress do not get to read the bills before they have to vote on it, but less to pledged that a bill would not be signed into law until we have a five days to read it online. it is easy to understand why americans are shaking their heads when washington has broken the trust with the people that these politicians are to be serving. we are drowning in national debt. many of us had had enough. -- have had enough. [applause]
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>> now, based on principles in all of this, it is easy to understand, it really is. the seat would just love for us to believe this is way over our heads. somebody in tennessee, and alaska, she will never understand what we're talking about here in washington, d.c. when our families, small businesses --we start running our finances into the red, what do we do? we cut back and tighten our belts. we teach our children to live within our means. that is what todd and i do. we have to plan for the future and use a budget. in washington, why is it the opposite of that? this week, the unveiled a
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record-busting, mindboggling $3.80 trillion federal budget. they keep borrowing in printing the dollars and keep making us more beholden to foreign countries. they keep making us take steps towards insolvency. what they are doing in proposing big new programs with giant price tags --they are taking -- they are sticking our kids with the bill. that is immoral. that is generational debt. we are stealing our children's future. [applause] freedom lovers need to be aware that this makes us more beholden to other countries, less secure, less free. that should tick us off.
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with all of these serious challenges ahead, we have private sector job creation that has to take place. economic woes, health care, the war on terror. as the saying goes, if you cannot ride to horses at once, you should not be in the circus. here is some advice for those in washington, d.c., who want to shine in the greatest show on earth. too often when big government and big business get together and cronyism steps in, it benefits insiders but not every day americans. the administration and congress should do what we did in alaska when the good old boys started making backroom deals benefiting big oil and not the citizens of the state. the citizens of the state -- alaskans put government back on the side of the people. bigwigs started to get in trouble. some of them went to jail over
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their backroom deals. [applause] our government needs to adopt a pro-market again that that does not pick winners and losers but invites competition and levels the playing field. washington as to lower taxes or smaller businesses so that our mom and pop can reinvest and hire people so that our businesses can thrive. they should support competition, innovation, and reward hard work. they should do all they can to make sure the game is there, without undue corrupt influence. they need to get government out of the way. [applause] if they would do this, if they would do this, our economy would
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roar back to life. for instance, on health care, we need bipartisan solutions to help families, not increase taxes. remember the red reset button that secretary clinton gave to putin. we should@@@@@@i1@ @ @ @ @ @ @ >> it seems like insurance pumps across the state lines and tort reforms we talked about. [applause] jo those things that the white house and leaders on the democrat side of the aisle, they don't want to consider. it makes you wonder what is
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their intention if they wouldn't consider these common sense broad based support ideas that would work. and i will say it now, we need and all of the above approach to our energy policy. proven, conventional resource development and support for nuclear power. i was then all that the president mentioned nuclear power in the state of the union. we need more than words. we can pave the way for projects that will create jobs -- those are real job creators and deliver carbon-free energy. let's expedite the legal processes for on an offshore drilling, instead of paying billions of dollars, hundreds of
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billions of dollars that are now being sent to foreign regimes. we should be drilling here and now instead of relying on them to develop their resources for us. [applause] what we have to do is ask that plan for capt. tax -- cap-and- tax, it was going to pass the burden of paying for it to our families. we have to make washington start walking the walk. after putting us on track to quadruple the deficit, perhaps the spending freeze is a start, but it is certainly not enough. it is like putting a band-aid on a self-inflicted gunshot wound. we need to go further, cut spending. do not just slowed down the spending spree. we have to ask for a second stimulus when the first has not
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even been measured for success yet. kill the plan for the second stimulus. [applause] be aware that the second stimulus is being referred to as a jobs bill. these are not the only ways to reduce spending. they are not enough. they are not enough to tackle the insane debt and deficit that we face. they are a good way to start and show that we are serious about getting our financial house in order. i have spent the last year thinking about how to best serve the and help our country. how can i make sure that you and i are in a position of nobody been able to succeed when they try to sell us to --tell us to sit down and shut up? how can we best serve. in 2008, i had the honor of a lifetime, running alongside john mccain. i look at him as an american hero. nearly 60 million americans voted for us. --16 -- 16 million americans
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voted for us. while our boats did not carry the day, it was still a call to serve our country. those voters wanted us to keep on fighting in take the gloves off. they want a common-sense, conservative solution and for us to keep on debating. each of us here today is living proof that you do not need an office or title to make a difference. you do not need a proclaimed leader as if we are all just a bunch of sheep looking for a leader to progress this movement. [applause] that is what we are fighting for and fighting about. what we believe in. that is what this movement is about. people are willing to meet half
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way and stand up for common- sense solutions and values. we want to work with them. in that spirit, i saw independents and democrats like bart stupak who wanted to protect the rights of those who are unborn. i applaud that. [applause] when we can work together, we will. when the work of washington by late our conscience -- violates our consscience -- conscience and constitution, which will stand up and be counted because we are the loyal opposition. we have a vision for the future of our country and it is anchored in time tested truths, that the government that governs
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least governs best. it is the constitution that provides the best road map for the more perfect union. [applause] >> bad only limited government can -- only limited government can expand prosperity and ought to --opportunity for all. it is worth fighting for. god bless you. [applause] america's finest are our men and women in uniform are a force for good in the world and that is nothing to apologize for. [cheers and applause]
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these are enduring truths that have been passed down from washington to lincoln to reagan and now to you. while this movement's roots are in our spirit, they are historic. the current form of this movement is fresh and young and fragile. we are the keepers of an honorable tradition of conservative values and good work. we must never forget it is a sacred trust to carry these ideas forward. it demands stability and requires decent constructive debate. opponents of this message are seeking to marginalize this movement. they want to paint us as
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ideologically extreme and the counterpoint to liberal intolerance. outrages conspiracy theorists. unethical shameless tactics like considering a candidate's children fair game. unlike the elitists who denounce this movement, they just do not want to hear the message. i have travelled across this country and talked to the patriotic men and women who make up the tea party movement. they are good and kind and selfless and deeply concerned about our country. i ask this -- let's make this movement a tribute to their good example and make it worthy of their hard work and support. do not let us have our heads turn from the important work before us. do not give others an excuse to turn their eyes from this.
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let's not get bogged down in small squabbles, let's get caught up in the big ideas. to do so would be a fitting tribute to ronald reagan. he would have turned 99 tonight. [applause] no longer with us, his spirit lives on in his american dream and doors -- endures. it is here in our communities where families live and children learned -- and children with special needs are welcomed and embraced. [applause] thank you for that. [applause]
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[applause] >> the best of america can be found in places where patriots are brave enough and free enough to be able to stand up and speak up and where small businesses grow our economy 1 job at a time. we know that america is still that shining city on the hill. i believe that god shed his grace on thee. we know our best days are yet to come. tea party nation, we know there is nothing wrong with america that we can not fixed as americans -- cannot fix as americans. from the bottom of my heart and speaking on behalf of those who would encourage this movement, this movement is about the
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people. who can argue a movement about and for the people? the political power is inherent in the people and government is supposed to work for the people. that is what this movement is about. [cheers and applause] from the bottom of my heart, i thank you for being part of the solution. god bless you and god bless the usa. thank you. [cheers and applause]
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>> i am going to -- are we on? >> god bless you. thank you. >> i could be wrong here, but i think you all like her. [applause] >> let's sit down. >> a few weeks ago, we worked out something where there would be a brief question and answer session. we ask the folks on tea party nation to submit questions to ask governor pailin tonight. she has graciously agreed to ask
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a few --answer a few questions. we're going to take a few minutes and asked and answered a few questions. is this your first time in ask bill? >> it is. i brought one of my daughters with me. she wants to find miley cyrus. my first time here. >> mcaleese idriss lives not to -- miley cyrus lives not too far from where we live. i am sorry we could not work that out. next time. how do you see the future of the tea party movement? do you see this movement becoming part of the republican party or becoming a third independent party? >> the republican party would be start -- smart to strike and try to absorb this movement. it is the future of politics.
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it is a beautiful movement because it is shaping the way that politics are conducted. you have both party machines running scared because they are not knowing what we are going to do if we do not have tea party support. they know they will not succeed. >> outstanding. [applause] at the convention here, we have at least three people who are running for congress. if you had the chance to interview some of these people, what questions would you ask them to determine whether or not he would support the? >> are we taxed enough already? if they say yes, i'm going to ask what are you going to do about it. we want to know they walk the walk. via a record that proves to us. i want to encourage people without elected office experience, not some of an elite resonate in their back pocket, i
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want them to come out and run for office. start changing the world. if they feel they have been taxed enough already and they make a commitment that they're born to do something about it, and they believe --and they are going to do something about it @@@ vm@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ m >> they have the basics down. m i think it would be wise for tuesday be suppose pour tiff. >> i'm going to have to learn to wait to let people applaud. ia! [applause] jo it goes without saying. the end game for 2010 is a
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conservative house and senate. acid the chance to tell some people earlier today, we node to see the title former speaker nancy pelosi and former senator harry reid. [applause] successful and have a conservative house and senate, as soon as that happens, what are the top three things that have to be done? >> rein in spending. we cannot just breeze a couple programs. we have to rein in spending, jumpstart energy projects. it is ridiculous that we have warehouses here in the united states of america, rich resources, oil, gas, coal, we
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have to actually walk that walk, to and allow them to come to development. it is tougher to put our arms around, but allowing america's spirit to rise again. do not be afraid -- did not be afraid to go back to some of our roots as a god-fearing nation where we are not afraid to say, especially in times of potential trouble in the future, where we are not afraid to say, we do not have all the answers. we are callable men and women. it would be wise of us to seek divine intervention again in this country, so that we can be safe, secure, and prosperous again. to have people involved in government who are not afraid to go that route. people who are not afraid of
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political correctness. -- political correctionists. >> amen. we know conservatives are never harassed in the media. the following is clearly a hypothetical question. in the instance that there were ever to be a conservative who were harassed in the media, what would you say to them? >> plow right on through it. at the end of the day, who cares what and irrelevant, mainstream media is going to say about you? the political pot shots they want to take that you for standing up and saying what you believe and proclaiming the patriotic love you have for your country. they do not want to hear that. at the end of the day, it really does not matter what they have to say about you.
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i really believe there are more of us, than they want us to believe. that should and power and strengthen us -- empower and strengthen us. plow right on through it, please. [applause] >> we have mentioned today is ronald reagan's -- or would have been the 99th anniversary of his birth. one thing he did in the white house was create this great majority that was based not on republicans and democrats but he had a conservative majority in congress. what can we do to get conservative democrats, libertarians, independents on board with the tea party movement so that in 2011, it is conservative? >> it is pretty cool to see some
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of the blue-dog democrats peeking under the tent. i am scared if i am not a part of this. the nice thing about the tea party movement is that it is not just a bunch of hard-core, registered republicans. i make a confession, my husband is not a registered republican. he is much too independent, but probably more conservative than i am. he is an example of many others who do not choose to be part of a registered party because they see the problems within the machine. they see some of the idiosyncrasies of the personalities who control the political machines and they do not want to waste time dealing with that. they are independent, but they are believers in the movement. i think you'll see a whole lot of independents and more conservative democrats who are emboldened and will say they will come out of the closet. i believe in it, too, they will
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say. [applause] as i talk about todd, and claim he is not a registered republican, i need to apologize to the republican party. some people have said, you are a pretty weak republican spokesperson if you cannot get your husband to convert. he is much too independent. >> my wife left the republican party, too. we hear about the obama plan. what is the pailin -- palin plan? >> it is quite simple. i get a kick out of that. it drives some of the elitists crazy. they say i am too simple-minded and too plain spoken. my plan is to support those who understand the foundation of our country, when it comes to the
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economy. it is a free-market principles that reward hard work and personal responsibility. [applause] when it comes to national security, as i ratchet down the message on national security, it is easy to --to some oedipal -- to sum it up. bottom line, we win, they lose. we do all we can to win. [applause] >> for you, national security is a more personal issue. how is your son in the army doing? but he is doing awesome and i am so proud of him and a decision
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-->> he is doing awesome and i am so proud of him and the decision he made. these people could be doing anything or nothing else in our world, and they have chosen to serve something greater than themselves. they are not just wasting time in the young years of their lives. they get it. they understand the need to protect our security and to really be willing to die for our freedoms. when i talk about my son -- and he does not like me to talk about him. he looked to me out if he hears about this. >> he may be watching. >> i do not think he has ever turned on c-span and his entire even life. [laughter] i am proud of him and the decision he has made. they are serving greater than themselves. as he would tell me, do not pick me out to the end me -- to thank
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me. thank those i serve with and those who have gone before me to allow me to do what i am doing. [applause] >> 2010 is an amazing year. it is an election year. we just got through illinois primaries. are you going to be endorsing specific candidates? >> i will. i will attend as many events for these candidates as possible. i will probably tick off some people as i get involved in the primaries. i want to encourage contested primaries -- this is how we find the cream of the crop. let's not be afraid of contested primaries . i will get out there and campaign.
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this common sense, a conservative message. >> i can think of two words that right and liberals -- that frighten liberals -- preisdent -- president palin. [years and applause] -- [cheers and applause] >> sarah! gorun, sarah! run, sarah! >> we may not get to finish this. it seemed to be two words that get everybody on their feet. this is going to have to be our last question. if you are president tomorrow, what the three problems would be the first you tackle?
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>> we talked about the energy projects that have to be introduced. we're not just talking about them and we talked about the spending cuts that have to take place and the growing debt we need to get our arms around. i am all for the bipartisan work ethic --effort that is needed in washington d.c. one issue that has to be tackled is to not make the promises about bipartisanship if the promise cannot be fulfilled. if there is no intention to work with the other party --there are so fundamentally disagreeable. .
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>> i appreciate the opportunity to be here. i have to apologize if i had anything to do with some of the couldn't row versey the media spun up. >> what couldn't row versey. >> i am happy, honored, proud to take any speaking fee and turn it around and give it to the cause. this is not about money or a
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teetal or a position. it is about the people. i will live and die, whatever i have to do for the people of america. this party. this movement is the future of politics in america. i am proud to be able to get here today. thank you so much. [applause] ♪
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