"How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for ya?"

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin received a rousing welcome at the Tea Party conference in Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend receiving 12 standing ovations in the process.  One of the longest standing ovations came after she asked her audience:  "How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for ya?" not backing down from using down-to-earth language that her legions of fans have grown to love.  Her question to her audience followed her statement that "The Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda will leave us less secure, more in debt and under the thumb of big government."

When running for president, Barack Obama ran on the slogan of hope and change.  He promised bipartisanship.  He promised there would be no lobbyists in his administration (there are at least 40 top-ranking officials who were lobbyists.)  Obama promised transparency in governing.  Indeed, he promised that C-Span would cover the negotiations of his ObamaCare medicine scheme so Americans could see who was asking for what and who was getting what, or words to that effect.  Obama kept none of these promises.

So when Governor Palin asked her audience, "How's that hope-y, change-y stuff workin' out for ya?" she knew that her audience and television audience, including those watching C-Span  --  which she welcomed in her speech  --  have not seen the change nor the hope Obama promised during his campaign.

Americans know that the president has not delivered on his promise of producing jobs having seen the abject failure of his nearly trillion dollar (with interest) "stimulus" bill.    Indeed, while putting huge pressure on the Democrat-controlled Congress shortly after his inauguration, Obama stated that unemployment would go above 8% if the Congress did not pass his stimulus bill.  With great reluctance, some moderate Democrats provided the pivotal votes and Obama's stimulus bill became law.

However, Obama's promise fell flat.  Unemployment went to 10.2% and is expected by most economists to average above 10% for the rest of this year.  It is doubtful that his second stimulus bill, which he promoted during his State of the Union speech, what he calls his jobs bill, will do any better than his first stimulus bill.

Governor Sarah Palin in her Tea Party speech, seen by over a thousand enthusiasts who kept interrupting her speech with "Run Sarah Run," blasted the president for his big-spending initiatives including the utterly failed "stimulus" bill.  She accused Obama of making the economy worse.  She accused the Obama administration of giving a huge no-bid contract to a "big Democratic donor."

Sarah Palin told the Tea Party activists that: "America is ready for another revolution, and you are part of this."  She also delved into the realm of foreign policy saying that the Obama administration needed to impose "tough actions like sanctions on Iran."  And regarding the War on Terrorism, she said that "we need a commander-in-chief rather than a professor-at-law at the lecturn."

She also referred to the huge victory Republicans had in Massachusetts with Senator Scott Brown's election following landslide victories for new Republican governors in New Jersey: "Scott Brown in many ways represents what this beautiful movement is all about.  It's about a guy with a truck and a passion to serve our country, who looked around and saw that things weren't quite right in Washington ... and decided he was going to do his part to our our government back on the side of the people."  Perhaps, candidates such as Scott Brown, will provide the hope and change for which America is looking.

 

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