Via Facebook Tuesday, Sarah Palin warned her 2.3 million online fans that 'moderate" Democrats can't be trusted to vote down a Cap and Trade bill. The only way to stop such job-killing legislation, she insisted, is for "rust belt" and energy-producing states to elect fiscally conservative candidates:
Energy Producing and Manufacturing States Must Send Job Creators to D.C.- JP
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I think cap-and-tax could potentially be more disastrous to our economy than Obamacare because it would devastate our businesses and cripple our energy and industrial sectors. Cap-and-tax would put the nail in the coffin for our manufacturing jobs and our resource development. That’s why it’s crucial we fight any and all efforts by the Obama administration to push for it. The only sure way to thwart this legislation in Congress is to send commonsense conservatives to D.C. After all, there were many so-called “moderate” Democrats who claimed to be against a European-style socialized health care takeover, and yet when push came to shove they voted in favor of Obamacare. We can’t trust them to consistently vote for fiscal sanity when their party leadership (who they voted for, though they now conveniently pretend they’ve never heard of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid!) pulls them in the opposite direction.
Senate races in particular have national significance when it comes to legislation like cap-and-tax. Our Senate is the most prestigious deliberative body in the world. One vote there has consequences extending far beyond that chamber. That’s why “rust belt” and energy producing states must get behind good candidates like John Raese in West Virginia, Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Joe Miller in Alaska, Rand Paul in Kentucky, Sharron Angle in Nevada, John Boozman in Arkansas, and Carly Fiorina in California. Your jobs depend on their ability to hold the line against job-killing legislation.
People in these states have a clear choice on November 2nd. They can vote for jobs or vote for unemployment.
- Sarah Palin