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Sarah Palin encourages GOP crowd to unite the Republican Party at Lincoln Reagan dinner

Sarah Palin encourages GOP crowd to unite the Republican Party at Lincoln Reagan dinner

February 11
15:37 2018

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin spoke about President Donald Trump, undocumented immigrants, media bias and uniting the Republican Party during her speech at the Denton County Republican Party’s 2018 Lincoln Reagan Day dinner Saturday night.

The dinner was hosted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center. Texas State Senator Jane Nelson led the reception as the master of ceremonies. Nelson welcomed Palin on stage with a request to the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” for Palin, whose birthday is on Sunday.

“[Palin] is a warrior for everything the Republican party stands for,” Nelson said.

In her speech, Palin said the three greatest threats facing Trump are Democrats, people within the Republican Party and the media.

Division within the Republican Party is threatening society, Palin said, encouraging guests to hold the Republican Party accountable.

Palin said Trump does not know who to trust in the White House and there are “vipers in Trump’s own staff” who gossip to the press in order to make him look bad.

“Trump is attacked because he represents an awakening,” Palin said.

She said Trump represents a fundamental transformation for the United States and people are tired of establishment politics.

Palin emphasized media bias, saying the press publishes propaganda, which is a tragedy because America’s finest are fighting and dying for a free press.

“What the press likes to focus on is labeling us conspiratorial,” Palin said.

The former Alaska governor said jumping on the Trump train feels like a gut punch because of the attacks on him.

“We use that stuff as fuel,” Palin said. “The harder they hit, the higher the octave.”

Palin also criticized “pink pussy-hatted fake feminist Lena Dunham” for saying white men do not understand what it is like to be attacked. She said white, male, straight Christians are who a lot of people want to see on the endangered species list.

Palin said undocumented immigrants disrespect the rule of law and “disrespect those following the law.”

“After the Democrats’ temper tantrum, they know Americans won’t vote Democrat, so they’ll import people who will,” Palin said.

She thanked everyone who is running for office and emphasized the importance of midterm elections. Palin said she thinks these elections will be monumental.

Palin said Texas, which she called Alaska’s little sister state, will save the nation.

Notable Republicans in attendance included Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, former representative of Florida Lt. Col. Allen West and Representative Michael Burgess.

Governor Greg Abbott addressed the audience with a recorded video message.

“It is you all in Denton County who help elect Republican leaders and keep Texas the premier state in America,” Abbott said, encouraging continued involvement from guests.

Texas Auctioneer Myers Jackson led a live auction during dinner. Items auctioned off included a framed Tax Reform H.R. 1 Bill signed by Trump which sold for $7,500 and an AR-15 with a one-year membership for Crossfire Defense Academy and Range which went for $3,600.

Palin ended her speech by saying the rest of the country looks to Texas as elections come up.

“Texas, we’re counting on you to revitalize America’s identity,” Palin said.

Featured Image: Sarah Palin, ninth governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, addresses a crowd at the 2018 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner hosted by the Denton County Republican Party. Sara Carpenter

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  1. Neil Nevins
    Neil Nevins February 12, 08:33

    idiot couldn’t even get elected with McCain and now she’s just trying to stay relevant

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    • Wooters
      Wooters February 12, 23:42

      She proves how relevant she is when you haters seek out every single article written about her, to say how irrelevant she is! She’s living in your head rent free.

      Palin Derangement Syndrome is a mental illness. Seek medical intervention. I will pray for you. Bless your heart.

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