Sarah Palin On The Road To Ruin

Sarah PalinRonnie Reagan wannabe Sarah Palin is shrieking for attention again. The New York Times is giving it to her … and so are we (sorry, but her repugnancy is of the highest order):

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Sarah Palin opened a celebration of Ronald Reagan this weekend by declaring that the United States was lurching toward a “road to ruin,” saying the nation had become so weighed down by debt and excess government that a new direction was urgently needed in Washington.

She did not, however, provide any clues as to whether she would join the Republican primaries and seek to challenge President Obama or simply continue to offer commentary from the sidelines.

For Ms. Palin, a speech here Friday evening at the Reagan Ranch Center offered an opportunity to connect herself to the most iconic figure of the Republican Party. She used the appearance — one of the highest-profile Republican platforms in months — to rally conservatives by drawing parallels between government expansion under President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Obama administration.

“Reagan saw the dangers in L.B.J.’s Great Society,” Ms. Palin said. “He refused to sit down and be silent as our liberties were eroded by an out-of-control centralized government that overtaxed and overreached in utter disregard of constitutional limits.”

There is, of course, outsize curiosity surrounding Ms. Palin. And in recent weeks, there has been frustration from some Republican activists that she is not making more overtures…

[continues in the New York Times]

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  • Jordan

    I could have never imagined saying this, but she’s not entirely wrong, however she _is_ crazy.

    • grooveboss

      Sometimes they mask lies with a little bit of the truth. She makes america look corny and repressive. This is supposed to be the best place in the world but political memes are ruining it.

  • Jordan

    I could have never imagined saying this, but she’s not entirely wrong, however she _is_ crazy.

  • mrtastycakes

    LBJ was the last great American president. Now, post-Reagan, I’m taxed at the same rate my father was in the 1970s, make the same amount of money and live in a country with phenomenally higher foreign debt and budget deficit, but no social safety net and significantly more bureaucracy and executive power. Nice work.

    An amusing response to the LBJ vs. Reagan debt claim would be this:
    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/downchart_gs.php?year=1960_1990&view=1&expand=&units=p&fy=fy11&chart=H0-fed&bar=0&stack=1&size=m&title=&state=US&color=c&local=s

    It’s also a fun toy to play around with, easily destroying any concept of Reagan as financial wizard or reducer of bureaucracy. And also how incomparably out of control things got under Bush.

  • mrtastycakes

    LBJ was the last great American president. Now, post-Reagan, I’m taxed at the same rate my father was in the 1970s, make the same amount of money and live in a country with phenomenally higher foreign debt and budget deficit, but no social safety net and significantly more bureaucracy and executive power. Nice work.

    An amusing response to the LBJ vs. Reagan debt claim would be this:
    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/downchart_gs.php?year=1960_1990&view=1&expand=&units=p&fy=fy11&chart=H0-fed&bar=0&stack=1&size=m&title=&state=US&color=c&local=s

    It’s also a fun toy to play around with, easily destroying any concept of Reagan as financial wizard or reducer of bureaucracy. And also how incomparably out of control things got under Bush.

  • Blamma

    Ronald Reagan was a tool, plain and simple.

  • Blamma

    Ronald Reagan was a tool, plain and simple.

  • DeepCough

    See, more and more 2012 is becoming a truly apocalyptic date, because, make no mistake, unless her underage daughter is found doing a lesbian sex tape, she will get the nomination for president in the upcoming general election, and the United States will be graced with another Reagan-esque presidency that will invalidate the dollar the second Palin gets inaugurated.

  • DeepCough

    See, more and more 2012 is becoming a truly apocalyptic date, because, make no mistake, unless her underage daughter is found doing a lesbian sex tape, she will get the nomination for president in the upcoming general election, and the United States will be graced with another Reagan-esque presidency that will invalidate the dollar the second Palin gets inaugurated.

  • Haystack

    There’s only been one president during my lifetime who has reigned in spending and reduced the national debt, and the Republicans tried to impeach him.

  • Haystack

    There’s only been one president during my lifetime who has reigned in spending and reduced the national debt, and the Republicans tried to impeach him.

    • Bud Bundy

      You nailed it Haystack

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Reagan saw the dangers in L.B.J.’s Great Society,” Ms. Palin said. “He refused to sit down and be silent as our liberties were eroded by an out-of-control centralized government that overtaxed and overreached in utter disregard of constitutional limits.”

    Wheeew…thats a mouthful of misunderestimation, right there. Someone needs a refresher course on the Reagan legacy…since over the top spending, higher taxes for working families, massive debt growth and deep intrusion into the personal lives of citizens was pretty much the hallmark of the 80s. Take it from someone who was old enough to remember the era as it happened…big government and big taxes (except for mega-corporations) never had a better friend than Reagan. Others may be continuing the tradition…but the Gipper set the standard for failure that others aim toward.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Reagan saw the dangers in L.B.J.’s Great Society,” Ms. Palin said. “He refused to sit down and be silent as our liberties were eroded by an out-of-control centralized government that overtaxed and overreached in utter disregard of constitutional limits.”

    Wheeew…thats a mouthful of misunderestimation, right there. Someone needs a refresher course on the Reagan legacy…since over the top spending, higher taxes for working families, massive debt growth and deep intrusion into the personal lives of citizens was pretty much the hallmark of the 80s. Take it from someone who was old enough to remember the era as it happened…big government and big taxes (except for mega-corporations) never had a better friend than Reagan. Others may be continuing the tradition…but the Gipper set the standard for failure that others aim toward.

  • grooveboss

    Sometimes they mask lies with a little bit of the truth. She makes america look corny and repressive. This is supposed to be the best place in the world but political memes are ruining it.

  • Connie

    Yes, Sarah Palin is on the road to ruin.

  • Connie

    Yes, Sarah Palin is on the road to ruin.

  • Valerievelvet627

    WHOA…Ms Palin wasn’t paying much attention in current events class,and she was most likely not called on because I doubt she raised her hand.L.B.J. kicked ass and then took names,Reagan sat on his ass and could not remember anyone’s name…

  • Valerievelvet627

    WHOA…Ms Palin wasn’t paying much attention in current events class,and she was most likely not called on because I doubt she raised her hand.L.B.J. kicked ass and then took names,Reagan sat on his ass and could not remember anyone’s name…

  • Bud Bundy

    You nailed it Haystack