Palin Mixes Faith And Politics In Convention Speech

by Gabe Bullard on September 16, 2010

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke at a gospel music convention in Louisville Thursday.

Several thousand attendees filed into Freedom Hall for the event, which was part of the annual National Quartet Convention. Palin’s speech was mostly a collection of anecdotes about faith, but she occasionally worked in jabs at the media and political commentary.

“Free market principles work. When it comes to national security issues, like Reagan used to say, we win, you lose. Simple things like that. I don’t know why that’s considered extreme, those positions I have and those whom I choose to endorse and help support as we head into these midterms where we can take it back, we can take back our country,” she said.

Palin later she believes in God-mandated American Exceptionalism, and implored the audience to stay close to their faith.

“It’s in times like these that we must proudly stand up and speak out for what we believe in, not be ashamed of the gospel but remind America that that is what we need,” she said.

Before the conference, Palin addressed a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul. That event was for donors only and drew several dozen protesters.

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Terry September 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Why is it faith is so important to politics? I would much rather have government get out of the faith business altogether, especially the faith-based initiatives started under Bush and continues under Obama.

Daniel Morgan September 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Having faith implies you believe in a greater power than yourself. Therefore you have a standard, are humble to the greater power, and can accept that you could be wrong and change.

PhilipJames September 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Is this a liberal paper? Is the reporter a biased liberal person? As usual, one eye closed and squinting with the other…
several thousand people???

Even AP was a lot more honest about the numbers…

“Palin thrilled by tea-party political upsets

By BRUCE SCHREINER (AP) – 49 minutes ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sarah Palin on Thursday praised tea party-backed politicians for “shaking up the good old boys” with new faces and ideas that she said will help restore the nation’s prosperity.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor talked about her faith and motherhood, sprinkling in her conservative political views in a speech to an enthusiastic crowd of about 10,000 people at a gospel music convention in Louisville.”

So, Gabe Bullard, you lame stream media biased reporter who probably votes Democrat …. you are pretty useless when it comes to accurate reporting. How about using the right number? 10,000 seems a little more than a couple thousand (or did you not do well in math?)

Binkley September 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

The Courier-Journal reports that about 8,000 people were in attendance. There seems to be a discrepancy between the available sources regarding an accurate count. Still, it can be agreed that several thousand people – certainly more than a couple thousand or a few thousand – attended.

Carleton Beamer September 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

When we are in the middle of the worse position that our United States of America has been in since the founding fathers started this county, we need “God faith” in Government – since faith in Government is not working. I am convinced that when we understand the meaning of a God Blessed country, we have to include active acknowledgement of our relationship with God … He is like a founding partner in the orperation of this country’s governent – if you do not include Him, or rather if you purposely exclude Him and All that He stands for and all that He controls, in the process the business ( This country ) goes down and hard!

I say “Go Palin” and bring God back into the picture. Palin you have my vote in 2012!

– Carleton Beamer

ryan September 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Now we are watching the gospel music industry cashing in on politics. I just shake my head and watch these religious wackos embrace a politician who who is an embarrasement to the GOP. A lot of your gospel music executives are snobs who tote religion on their sleeves and in their Singing News publication; which is the printed voice of Southern Gospel. I personally believe a Democrat speaker should have been invited to balance out out the evening. But on the other hand, it’s a music convention…not a political convention. I am glad I was not in attendence this year and will never attend another NQC.

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