Isn’t this why we grassroots conservatives love Governor Sarah Palin so much?
For the last few months I have been fielding many of your emails to Eagle Rising, and by far the questions asked most often are: Why isn’t anyone doing anything about (Blank)? Why hasn’t anyone started impeachment proceedings? How is President Obama getting away with all of these illegal actions?
She has her finger on the pulse of the grassroots -- when we get riled up about an issue, she hears us. The media may gloss over thousands of Americans marching on the monuments in D.C., but she understands that our hearts are breaking. She understands that our military veterans are the soul of our nation and that grassroots conservatives guard our veterans jealously.
Sarah Palin gets us.
So when I read that she warned the President that he was treading on ground that could get him impeached, I was not surprised. Because all of you, dear readers, have been saying the same thing for months. Here’s what Governor Palin wrote on her Facebook page just a few days ago.
Obama’s Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses
Apparently the president thinks he can furlough reality when talking about the debt limit. To suggest that raising the debt limit doesn’t incur more debt is laughably absurd. The very reason why you raise the debt limit is so that you can incur more debt. Otherwise what’s the point?
It’s also shameful to see him scaremongering the markets with his talk of default. There is no way we can default if we follow the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 4, requires that we service our debt first. We currently collect more than enough tax revenue to service our debt if we do that first. However, we don’t have enough money to continue to finance our ever-growing federal government (with our $17 trillion dollar national debt that has increased over 50% since Obama took office). That’s why President Obama wants to increase the debt limit. He doesn’t want to make the tough decisions to rein in government spending. So, he’s scaremongering the markets about default, just as he tries to scaremonger our senior citizens about their Social Security, which, by the way, is funded by the Social Security Trust Fund and is solvent through 2038.
It’s time for the president to be honest with the American people for a change. Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense. A default would also be a shameful lack of leadership, just as mindlessly increasing our debt without trying to rein in spending is a betrayal of our children and grandchildren who will be stuck with the bill.
The Republican Party elite, the leadership, the moderates, the Beltway Republicans, could learn many things if they’d give Governor Palin a serious thought. However, unlike the grassroots, the Republican Party leaders can’t be bothered to spend any time on Mrs. Palin. They don’t respect her, and they don’t take her wisdom to heart. If the Republican Party had followed her for the last 4-5 years instead of the D.C. moderates, we’d be in a much better place today.
Sarah Palin is the Republican Party bellweather. If the people in D.C. want to know what the energized, grassroots base is thinking… they just need to ask her.
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