Radio talk show host, author and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham delivered some zingers at her book signing Saturday, July 17 at the Hilton hotel.
In town to promote her new book, “The Obama Diaries,” a tongue in cheek look at the Obama presidency, Ingraham said, “I want to do to the Obamas what they did to Sarah Palin.” Humor and satire, like Saul Alinsky’s recommended tactics, are her vehicles to achieve this. “I can assure you,” she said, “that there is more truth in these diaries than in any Robert Gibbs press conference – ever.”
“The Obamas don’t like you,” she told a Tea Party/Republican audience. “You drive them crazy because you’re effective. The first sign of a successful movement is when you’re demonized,” she continued.
Commenting on the Obamas’ vacation in Maine (“the little people go to the Gulf” don’t you know) Ingraham wondered if coercing Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins might possibly be on the menu along with the lobster.
“The first public pictures of their vacation were of the First Family getting ice cream. I recall Michelle Obama saying ‘dessert is not a right. We don’t have it at every meal.’ Apparently not,” Ingraham said. “Since they have it between meals.”
“I object to the White House using the obesity issue to get more money from Congress, nine billion of which will include what’s in school vending machines. I don’t need them to tell me how to cut the pork,” she quipped.
Calling the Health Care Reform bill “terrifying,” Ingraham noted its ill effects are already starting.
“More doctors are leaving. More are not taking Medicare patients. And insurance companies are raising premiums, not lowering them.”
Ingraham sees a bitter fight ahead for us. “They’ve done serious damage to the country. But we must be warriors for America.”
But comfort comes to her in remembrance of her exit interview with Ronald Reagan.
“I was 23. I was shaking and nervous going into his office. I was going onto law school. I was the last one leaving when President Reagan called out to me. ‘By the way, Laura,’ he said, ‘make it matter.’
“I always take that with me. As long as I am breathing I will do everything in my power to stop those like Obama who want to make us into a version of their more perfect union and lose our freedom.”