Fresh off an appearance in upstate New York where she drew 20,000 people and the Beltway Republicans told her to shut up, Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin will appear on Sean Hannity’s show tonight to blast the Obama Administration’s economic policies:
HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now…
PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’
"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."
PALIN: Well, that is where we are headed. (i.e. Socialism – Phineas) That is where we have to be blunt enough and candid enough and honest enough with Americans to let them know that if we keep going down these roads… nationalizing many of our services, our projects, our businesses, yes that is where we would head. And that is why Americans have to be paying attention. And we have to have our voices heard. And ultimately it need to be our will, the American people’s will imposed on Washington, instead of the other way around.
In Liberal Fascism, Jonah Goldberg conveys his faith in what he calls the "libertarian antibodies" of the American body-politic to react and stop these periodic "fascist moments." The tax-day tea parties were the first signs; this is another, and this time from the only political leader on the Center-Right with a personal appeal to match Obama’s.
2012, baby. It’s on.
(Note: Yeah, mentioning Hannity and linking Drudge … I know, I know. But I did it for you! )