Sarah Palin Raises Money For GOP In Oregon – Sarah Palin had great things to say about Eugene, Oregon, last night praising republicans in the liberal state for having the boldness to invite her to speak at a fund-raising dinner. Palin, the former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate has been doing a large amount of campaigning and fund raising in recent weeks. She headlined the Lane County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day dinner in Eugene. While she was in attendance nearly 150 demonstrators had gathered outside of the building where the event was being held waving signs and singing chants.
“You guys are so bold to have invited us,” Palin told the crowd. “We are of the same ilk.”
Palin went on to highly praise the tea party movement, and said that she would like to see more local republicans run for office in an effort to take the country back from the democrats who have secured a majority in the federal government and have continued to gain ground in local and state governments as well.
“Many of us are saying we’ve had enough, and it’s time to take it back and put government back on the side of the people,” Sarah Palin said to applause from the 800 people who had paid $250 to listen to her speak. There was also an overflow room full of individuals who paid to watch the speech on a television screen at a reduced price. During her speech Palin made it a point to criticize the Obama administration for its latest legislation that has passed including the recent landmark health care reform bill and the allowance of off-shore drilling on the east coast.
“We have to make sure this Obamacare is short-lived or it will put us on this path toward insolvency,” Palin said.