Here are some stupefying excerpts from her speech of a couple days past, where she introduces the wonderful, enlightening Michael Reagan. Enjoy if you can.
"So Ronald Reagan spoke to us then, with us, here in our hearts is where he reached us and that's where he won the arguments and then -- this was the good part -- and then we, the American people, through him, we imposed our will on Washington, and that is the way it is supposed to be. Our government is supposed to be working for us. We are not to be working for our government...(Applause)...and our will is to be imposed on them."
She then goes on to say:
"He captured our hearts so he could effect positive change by, what he did, he focused on our kids, on our children, on their future, on the future of America; and when he fought socialism and any sort of tyranny that he knew would ruin us, he stood strong on his knowing that the framework through which he believed, that positive change, that framework, for our kids, it was freedom."
As the child of educators, I stand in awe of Ms. Palin's lack of grammatical skills. AWE, I tell ya!
Hey, she even had more to say:
"Washington would do to take away our freedoms, it's absolutely astounding, and we would do so well to look back at those Reagan years as he championed the cause for freedom and then he lived it out as our President.
Cheerfully, persistently and unappologetically Reagan knew that real change -- real change requiring "shaking things up" and maybe ticking off the entrenched interests thwarting the will of the people with their ignoring of our concerns about future peril caused by selfish, short-sighted advocacy for growing government and digging more debt and taking away individual and states' rights and hampering opportunity to responsibly develop our resources and coddling those who seek to harm America and her allies."
Oh hell ..... I don't even know where to begin. I think my favorite part is the "thwarting the will of the people with their ignoring of our concerns." Geez, I do that all the time, don't you? Thwart and ignore. My credo.
Oh but she does continue with her words of wisdom:
"What Newt had written in this article, he wrote, remember how refreshing it was with his outrageous directness that Americans loved and craved and deserved that Reagan dealt with, with then the troublesome Soviet Union. Remember this? His vision for the Cold War? We Win! They Lose! (Applause.) And with detente. Speaking of detente, he used two words: "Evil Empire." He called it like he saw it."
Hey I like that: "We win! They lose!" Good one. Brilliant! Concise! Uh .... but followed by something about detente? Ok ..... so she sandwiches "troublesome Soviet Union" with "detente" and "evil empire". Wonder which she hoped would win.
Hold on, there's more:
"And now, why today, I have to ask, why today do we feel we have to kind of pussyfoot around our troublesome foes, say, for example, the terrorists, who still seek to kill Americans and destroy our allies. They haven't changed their tune. Terrorists are still dead set against us and are set on destroying Israel and against our freedoms, against our security, and I've got a kid over there fighting for our country and our country's freedom right now. It is war over there so it will not be war over here and it had better still be our mission that "We win! They Lose!" (Applause.)"
Yes, she got Republican applause for this highly eloquent speech. One of her best, don't you think?
It's the "we" and "they" attitude that dang near sums up the Republican way of thinking. "We good" ..... "they bad."
Hey. I can be eloquent, too.
Oh ya ...... one more thing. She plagiarized much of this "speech" from Newt Gingrich.