Don't Get Demoralized.
Stand Tall, America.
Real Change is Coming.
November is Coming.
With a type, type, type, send, Sarah Palin made us feel good even when we felt lousy.
This is just the beginning of our efforts to take back our country. Consider yesterday’s vote a clarion call and a spur to action. We will not let America sink into further debt without a fight. We will not abandon the American dream to government dependency, fewer freedoms and less opportunity. Change is made at the ballot box. If we work together, we can renew our optimistic pioneering spirit, revive our economy, and restore constitutional limits.
It kind of makes you want to pick your tired bloodied body up off the dirt and march forward in a haze of inspiration and glory even as you are sickened by watching your country crumble around you. She tells us there's real hope. She tells us there can be real change. We believe her. We move on to the next battle.
The day before John McCain announced Sarah Palin to be his running mate, I was the most demoralized I had ever been since following politics as a teenager. I came of age during the Reagan years. I loved the shining city on a hill more than anything else in this world. My country was a beautiful place, a proud place. It gave me inspiration and it gave me hope. It made me strive to be the best that I could be in business and in life.
But that world was gone in August 2008. John McCain at best could be a bridge to the next era in America, I thought. He could stop the bleeding, maybe push back on the socialists a bit. But he was not the "great one" we had been looking for since Ronald Reagan's passing. The prospects of an Obama presidency loomed large in a political environment where a regular generic Republican was about to go up against a tide that was going against everything Republican.
I wish you could have been on the phone calls with my friends to get a sense of how down I was. I wish you could have heard the conversations about "idiocracy" and "going to hell in a handbasket." It would have been most depressing to hear me tell my friends "the best days are behind us."
On August 29, 2009, all of that changed.
From that moment, I knew we had found her. I knew we had a leader again. I knew Ronald Reagan's hard work and legacy was not for naught. She brought him back to us. She lives and breathes Ronald Reagan. It is as if he is here again, helping us save his shining city through her.
I've said it every day since Obama was elected. I could not fathom getting through the Obama years without Sarah Palin. This health care reform bill would have wrecked me. Where would I turn for hope? Who could I count on when the chips were down?
This health care reform makes me feel like crap. But it could be worse. Imagine if there was no Sarah Palin.
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