Palins stump for Ted Cruz
Sarah Palin attended a rally with Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint yesterday in Woodlands, Texas.
Reader duchess of kitty attended, and sent this report, video and photo:
This was just one of the many “Get Out The Vote” rallies the Tea Party (the TX Tea Party as well as the Tea Party Express) are doing across the state on behalf of Ted Cruz in this runoff. At the Town Green Park at the Woodlands, attendance was probably between one and two thousand, with most arriving just as it began. The sun was still scorching hot at 6 pm, but the people who showed up didn’t care. They were from all walks of life and many ethnic backgrounds.
A few of the leaders of the Tea Party locally and in the state of TX were present with Ted Cruz and Sen. DeMint, including those from the Dallas area – exactly the ones David Dewhurst swore he was going to meet with the same day, in Dallas!
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) spoke for about seven minutes. His take: his job in Washington, DC is a lonely one. He needs more help – more Conservatives in Washington to help him get things done.
Then, Ted Cruz spoke. I must say that I didn’t waste my vote, either in the May primary or my early runoff vote. He’s the real deal. He spoke of Dewhurst’s attack ads. He said that his wife, who was present, said she did not know her husband was that nasty. Even their children were surprised they were “Chinese”! Throwing everything plus the kitchen sink at this man has risen to levels never before seen in TX. Personally, those ads turned me cold from ever voting for Dewhurst, and I will not be surprised it was the same way for many of Cruz’s supporters. It is obvious from the crowd’s response that they will support Cruz until the bitter end.
He vowed to repeal Obamacare. “Every last word of it,” he emphasized. He also directed his message to the small business owners present there, emphasizing the need for the entrepreneurial sector to be unleashed in this country, with as little red tape as possible. As I said before, they are furious at Obama, and it showed. One man in the crowd even called The One a “Traitor!” That “didn’t built that” wound is still bleeding profusely: it may never heal.
Then, the Mama Grizzly spoke. Sarah Palin looks a hundred times better in person than on TV. Can you believe she’s a grandma in her mid-forties? Get outta here! She wore cowboy boots, which she said were a gift from Governor Rick Perry. “That was one good thing he did, right?” she pointed out.
There were words of warning for the GOP establishment in Washington, who love to “go with the flow” of things. The warning came in an analogy to Todd’s work as a fisherman at Bristol Bay, and she didn’t mind to repeat what he has learned: “Dead fish always go with the flow.”
(Todd was there as well. Ladies: he is a hunk. That’s all I have to say.)
Sarah is right where she’s needed. She understands that, in order to restore a fully functional Constitution-based government, leadership and enthusiasm must be built from the ground-up, among the American people who take pride in their freedoms, the Constitution, their work and every-day lives. I think she knows in her heart that the Presidency for her would be a very bad idea right now. She is needed to work her magic and her sticking-with-it drive under the radar, while few people in DC notice. This way, she will accumulate ten trucks full of IOU’s for later, if she ever seeks national office in the future. But right now, it is in each local and state race where the tide must rise. Slowly, but it must.
I do believe Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Ted Cruz was the decisive factor for this GOP primary election to go into runoff mode. What I saw at this rally confirmed that. Ted Cruz is not just another politician and it shows. This is the kind of leadership the Tea Party is trying to and must cultivate – the same kind the establishment in DC fear the most. This type of work is not easy, but it must be done, if sanity is ever to be restored into our body politic.
Oh, did I tell you people also voted with their stomachs? Some went to the rally with their drinks from Chick-fil-A. Even Sarah said she wanted to catch a bite there before she departed. Who knows? She probably did.
Actually, she did stop by Chick-fil-A. More on that in the next post.
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Here’s to hoping for some fireworks!
It just occurred to me as you wrote “Sarah’s just where she’s needed”.
The guy on the one hundred dollar bill never held elected office on the federal level, either, in fact he was governor.
That said, let’s hope that her stay in the political wilderness isn’t too long.
We need her in places where policies are constructed and decisions are made.
At the rate the Progressocrats are pushing civility over the edge and encouraging violence against dissenters, Sarah Palin may be riding on the first M2 Abrams that rolls across the Anacostia River.
A man like Ted Cruz could do more for the cause than Coleen Dewhurst ever would.
Why couldn’t she have done that for Tea Party conservative Chuck Devore here in CA? He was ahead in the polls! Nope. She went with the establishment Democrat liberal Carly Fiorina killing Devore’s chances and now CA has no Republican holding a statewide office for the first time since 1932.
I just can’t figure her out. Sometimes she kills Tea Party mojo while other times she comes in to put someone over the top. I wish she would make up her mind.
Fair critisism. In my home state of Missouri, Palin has endorsed Sarah Steelman over both Todd Akin and John Brunner in the primary. Steelman was, at best, a moderate early in her career. SEIU and other unions donated to her campaigns and she voted accordingly in the state legislature. Then when the Tea Party movement sprang up, she suddenly got religion and now fancies herself a constitutional conservative.
I’m voting for Todd Akin. Akin has served in Congress for the past 11 years and has a lifetime ACU score of 97.5. Think about that for a moment. During most of the time he served, the House, Senate and Presidency were all in Republican hands. Tom DeLay and Karl Rove were twisting arms to get conservatives to vote for liberal programs like Medicare Part D and No Child Left Behind. Yet Akin defied his party leadership and racked up one of the most conservative records of anybody during that period. Akin is not even the nominee and McCaskill is running ads attacking him as “Missouri’s most conservative Congressman is just too conservative for Missouri” — claiming he’ll vote to abolish the federal Education Department and Energy Department and privatize social security. Good!
I met him at one of the caucuses I attended. He’s as rock solid as you can get. He’s a former Army commissioned officer and all four of his sons have served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (I’m not sure if they were deployed there, but they have all served).
I love Palin, and I appreciate all that she’s done to support the Tea Party and Tea Party candidates. But endorsing Steelman over Akin is a mistake.
I also think she made a mistake endorsing Hatch over Liljenquist. Whoever wins the Republican nomination in Utah is likely going to win the Senate seat. But the trend has been for liberals to destroy states like California and New York, then migrate to nearby states and destroy them. Look what they’ve done to Nevada. Even Arizona is no longer deep red but pink. Who knows what the composition of Utah’s electorate will look like when Hatch finally decides to leave office. I just think it would have been better to hand the torch off to a conservative who is young enough that he could be a fixture in the Senate for 30+ years if all goes right than just defer to Hatch’s seniority and let him have one more term.
Thanks for the report, duchessofkitty!
Great citizen journalism!
Crazy bad boots .
I liked the “foo foo – chi chi’ DC crowd.”
Thank goodness for Jim DeMint too.
Thanks for the report, Miss Kitteh!!
We were stuck on I45, if you can believe that!
I kept checking to see if there was anyone else of our chatting group there, so we could compare notes. But it felt a little sad I was alone.
Yet, the crowd I witnessed was very friendly, even to the media. I noticed one lady dressed in a black summer dress, next to me. I did a quick study of her: it turns out she was a reporter for the Austin American Statesman. I didn’t bother her at all because I figured she was on the job, but whatever junk you see in that newspaper today, don’t believe it.