This week on The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla: Governor Palin says the Obamacare ruling has fired up the troops! America’s eyes are opened! Today Congressman Ben Quayle joins Kevin to talk about the SCOTUS ruling, immigration, his reelection campaign in Arizona, Vice President Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, and more! Plus, along with weighing in on Obamacare, Sarah Palin also talks death panels three years later and Alaska's strategic location! Listen NOW!
The Supreme Court ruling "re-kindles the fire for everyone who is opposed to ObamaCare, and I think we're going to have to just re-double our efforts both in the House, then in November so we can keep the House, take the Senate, and get somebody new in the White House, so that we can actually repeal it," Rep. Quayle said.
Mandate as Tax Far-Fetched Even by the Government's Brief
"The decision just didn't make any sense to me. All throughout the whole legislative process, nobody called it a tax. They kept saying that it wasn't a tax, and if you read the dissent, they said that only 21 lines within the brief by the Government dealt with it being a tax. So, even the Government thought it was a far-fetched idea to base Constitutional criteria and Constitutional grounds on this, and yet that is the straw that the majority grasped and it didn't make any sense to me," he said.
Mission: Keep the House, Take Back Senate, Take White House, Completely Repeal ObamaCare
Scholla asked if Rep. Quayle believes there is a silver lining in this cloud - "that down-ticket candidates can run against this?"
"Well, I think this becomes our rallying cry. This becomes the conservative rallying cry that we need to take back the White House and take back the Senate and keep the House, so that we can actually have full repeal of this disastrous law. And, you're going to see. You saw the market tank [June 28], but you're going to see how businesses will continue to sit on their hands, because they don't know if these mandates are going to go through, and be fully implemented in 2014, so we need to have the ability to repeal it in total, and replace it with something that is market-based and makes common sense," Rep. Quayle said.
Obama Administration Targeting AZ
Scholla noted that Arizona has been a hotbed of news with Gov. Brewer, Obama, the immigration issue and Gov. Palin's ties to the state. "Can you feel the spotlight burning stronger in the desert?" he asked.
"Well, the administration has targeted Arizona, and has attacked Arizona on a daily basis, and this latest thing that they had when the Supreme Court upheld the core portion of SB-1070 and instead of trying to work with Arizona, and help us with the illegal immigration and drug smuggling problems that we do have, they decided it was basically better to tell us as Gov. Brewer said, 'to drop dead,' and not actually help us, revoke our 387G program with ICE and others, and saying they're not going to apprehend illegal immigrants if our state and local law enforcement officials actually apprehend them."
Gov. Palin to be a Conservative Voice for Many, Many Years to Come
"Sarah Palin has backed your run for Congress before. What's your take on the Governor? I think a Quayle has a unique perspective on the unfair treatment the Palins have endured," Scholla said. Rep. Qualye is the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle who served in George H.W. Bush's administration.
Laughing, he said, "I think we were the first ones through it."
"Gov. Palin was a great spark in 2008, and she continues to be a strong conservative voice and really energizes our cause and speaks for our cause, and I think what my family went through is very similar to what her family went through. Just she went through it on a much bigger scale, because of the way the media acts, and the way the media treats conservative women. And, so she took the brunt of it, but she came out on the other end looking great, and will continue to be a voice for conservative causes for many, many years to come," Rep. Quayle said.
Rep. Quayle on his father, Former VP Dan Quayle
"Your dad was a huge reason I jumped into politics. You and I are about the same age. I just started high school when he was elected Vice President and I have been a backer ever since. I even ran a group called 'Dan Quayle Diplomats' that we tried to drum up support for a Quayle '96 Presidential campaign. How is that for you, having a former VP as a dad? A heck of a resource when you have a question?" Scholla asked.
"Yes. It's great that you have somebody who's been through this. He's been in the House, he's been in the Senate, he's been Vice President. Having somebody who you know always has your best interests at heart and you can trust implicitly to bounce ideas off of, to talk to him about the political process and also the legislative process as well....he gives great advice, but he lets me come to him, rather than him coming to me. He's always there, but only if I need him," Rep. Quayle said.
Rep. Quayle is running for re-election. "The race is going very well, though in Arizona, we have this crazy re-districting," he said. "This independent commission with hijacked by the Democrats who drew this Democrat dream map in Arizona that violated the Arizona Constitutional criteria for how the map was supposed to be drawn. We've got a tough race, a tough primary, but we're feeling very confident about coming out victorious in August, and winning in November," he said.
Most Pivotal Election in Our History: A Stark Choice
"Now you haven't been shy in your comments about about Obama and a number of issues," Scholla said. "People have come down hard on you. Do you think it's your age, your [surname], or just the fact that you are conservative?" he asked.
"I think it's a little bit of all of it, but anytime you have the last name 'Quayle,' you're going to have the arrows of the media pointed at you, and I've taken some strong stances, and I'm not going to sugar-coat how bad this president has been, because every day, it seems to get worse. Going through, I thought he was actually going to listen to the American people after the 2010 election, but no. He doubled down on liberal policies that have failed us in the past and will fail us in the future. And so, this is the time. I really think this election is the most pivotal election in our history and is going to see the American people make a stark choice where they want the country to go. Do they want to go to this social Democrat route of Europe? Or, if they want to return to the Constitution, return to our founding principles that made us strong, where it is about our individual liberties; it's about our families; it's about our churches, our synagogues, our communities; rather than a powerful federal government that is trying to dictate what we do with our everyday lives."
SCOTUS Ruling Will Wipe Away Voter Apathy
Scholla asked how to get our message out to the apathetic and those who are unaware of the ramifications of ObamaCare and the Supreme Court ruling on it.
"You know, this decision, I know the liberals might be happy about it, but I think their glee is going to be short-lived, because I think this just lit a fire under the vast majority of the American people, because the popularity of ObamaCare is dismal. People still don't like and they're going to continue to not like it. I think there was a lot of confidence that it was going to get struck down by the Supreme Court, and now that the Supreme Court has voted to uphold it via very contorted logic, I think this is really going to get that apathy and wipe it away, and bring people back out. We're going to have TEA Party rallies; we're going to have people at town halls just irate over this ruling, and knowing that the only way we can repeal ObamaCare is via the legislative process, and that means we have to get the Senate, we have to keep the House, and we have to take back the White House," Rep. Quayle said.
Rep. Quayle's website is: http://www.quayleforcongress.com. His primary is August 28.