Speaking at a centennial event by the conservative Young America’s Foundation honoring Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin gave the opposite of a “morning in America” speech.
Revisiting themes familiar from her 2008 campaign, she said the nation was being shackled by high debt and taxes, dense government regulation and rising spending, often for programs that don’t work. She said a rush toward green energy was overlooking the nation’s oil and natural gas reserves, a choice that will cost jobs and drive up pump prices.
She blamed Washington leaders – an apparent reference to the Obama administration – for doing “everything in their power to stymie responsible domestic drilling.”
“This is dangerous. This is insane,” she said. “This is not the road to national greatness, it is the road to ruin.”
Palin seemed to equate our current direction with socialism, whining, “We could choose one direction or the other, socialism or freedom and free markets.” Not everyone present thought she invoked the spirit of the late president, particularly Reagan’s son Ron.
“Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,” Ron Reagan says.
“She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,” said Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left.
- Ron Reagan: Sarah Palin has nothing in common with my dad (telegraph.co.uk)
- Sarah Palin is no Ronald Reagan, says Reagan’s son Ron, Jr. – Examiner.com (news.google.com)
- Sarah Palin is a soap opera, says Ron Reagan (salon.com)
- Sarah Palin: America Needs to ‘Reconnect’ With Reagan’s Values – ABC News (news.google.com)
- Ronald Reagan Uncovered: New Documentary Uncloaks Myths (huffingtonpost.com)
- Exclusive: Governor Palin Visits Reagan Country (biggovernment.com)
- Sarah Palin’s Alternate Reality (pinkbananaworld.com)