[See full speech here Palin @ CPAC 2014]
Insulting liberals, demeaning Barack Obama, denouncing establishment Republicans and waving the flag is no way of taking power from an entrenched regime. It may sell books and draw crowds, it may even get a few people elected to the House or the Senate. However, it is not the basis for a sustained effort to undermine the power of the machine that controls Washington, DC.
She’s been in her cocoon for too long. Her speech is an incoherent series of slogans and phrases borrowed from bloggers and rabble-rousers. Since leaving Alaska, she has learned that enthusiastic applause and passion translate to power and money. She has become a hero and a character actor. She will cause a stir, but no one ever signed up for a revolution, no king overthrown, because he was about to “bankrupt our nation.”
She and many of her cohorts are fools to think that her targets, your elected officials, will voluntarily put down their guns, or that all will be well in the land if only we might find a man with (R) after his name to be POTUS and elect 51 or 60 of his ilk to the US Senate.
America’s decline began long before January 21, 2009, and no number of election cycles will stop it. The only way to win is to make elections irrelevant. If enough of us ignore their unjust laws, stop sending the checks, stop wasting time listening to cutesy speeches and attending pep rallies, stop looking for freedom in its antithesis - politics and state power – the kings will either (1) be honest about their objectives and come for you with guns (shoot back!) or (2) leave their no longer cushy perch in Washington to find real jobs to feed themselves. Either way, you’ll win unless you surrender, unless you fear them or worship them.
She does not want less power to reside in Washington, she wants people who will listen to her to hold that power. Who do you want to own your life?