Palin: “You Either Get Free Stuff Or Freedom”
Most know I’m no longer a big fan of Sarah Palin, but, she mostly makes sense during an interview with Bill O’Reilly
(CNS News) “We’re not explaining to the rest of America, who thinks that they’re going to get a bunch of free stuff from Obama, that you have a choice. You either get free stuff or you get freedom. You cannot have both, and you need to make a choice.
“And if we could explain and get that message through to people that there is no such thing as a free lunch — and that we are an insolvent nation when you consider us being $16 trillion in debt, we’re broke. We can’t keep continuing down this path.”
Of course, the problem with this is that a lot of people (read: Liberals) like free stuff, ie, other people being taxed heavily so that Liberals can get stuff they didn’t work for, and are willing to give up freedom to get the free stuff. These are called “moochers”, and that’s who the Democrat Party mostly represents.
If the party can’t light a fire under its base — “and get them convinced that Barack Obama’s lack of a plan to get us out of these economically woeful times — if you can’t get your message through that filter of the media, then we’re in a world of hurt.”
On this I have to disagree: it’s not the base which is the problem, it’s getting the message through to the Independents and squishy Republicans and Democrats who can switch their votes.
(Mediaite) Then speaking more specifically about campaign strategy, O’Reilly questioned whether Romney should go after President Barack Obama “in a more personal way.” Whether he should use “buzz words” like “incompetent,” “dangerous” and “socialist.” Palin argued those aren’t buzz words – they’re the truth. And yes, he should: “He needs to be severely aggressive in his articulation.”
Well, Mitt is sort of going after Obama in that manner, and the race card is pulled for ever attack, such as the “Obama Isn’t Working” one. Mitt has tried to portray himself as the adult in the room, interested more in Getting Things Done rather than play petty political games. But, his campaign is going to have to get a bit nastier, because you know that Team Obama will. Half of what Team O has offered has been direct personal attacks.