Sarah Palin delivered another one of her great campaign speeches for Steve Lonegan today at his campaign rally.
Sarah Palin told Breitbart News that Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte should face primary opponents.
“I think they should be challenged.”
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate’s immigration bill.
“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything.”
She continued, “Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters.”
Palin responded to Breitbart News’s request for comment about an interview she did earlier on Tuesday with John Gibson on Fox News radio in which she said Rubio and Ayotte “turned their back” on voters and should be primaried to be held accountable. Rubio and Ayotte will be up for reelection in 2016.
“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Palin said during an interview on the “John Gibson Radio Show” on Fox News radio. “They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?”
Palin said Rubio had promised that “border security would come first,” and he would not support “legalization of illegal immigrants” and “amnesty” before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were “no excuses” not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.
“I think that they should be challenged.”
Read the rest here.
We don’t need liars!!!
SARAH PALIN: THE NSA ‘COULDN’T FIND TWO POT-SMOKING DEADBEAT BOSTONIANS WITH A HOTLINE TO TERRORIST CENTRAL IN CHECHNYA…REALLY?’June 17, 2013
Maybe the NSA wasn’t looking for terrorists?
Sarah Palin Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road To Majority. FULL SPEECH 6/15.2013
Sarah Palin addressed Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference Saturday morning, skewering Obama voters, the NSA, and Washington culture in general, and throwing a good-natured elbow to her “friends” at Saturday Night Live while she was at it.
“It seems so Orwellian around here,” Palin said. “Before 1984, terms like ‘leading from behind’ meant following. The other day the White House testified before Congress, bragging that they used the ‘least untruthful statement.’ Where I come from that’s called a lie.”
“Yes, officials lied, and government spied,” Palin rhymed. “In Benghazi, government lied, and Americans died. These scandals are coming at us so fast and furious.”
“It reminds me of a comedy bit from my really, really good friends at Saturday Night Live,” Palin said. “They should think of me as a friend, for a while I was supplying more job security for the Tina Feys of the world and doing more for those employment numbers than Obama’s ever done.”
Palin proceeded to do her best Amy Poehler impression.
“Our government spied on every single one of your phone calls,” she said, “but it couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya. Really? And it’s built apparatus to sneak into all of the good guys’ communications, but oopsy-daisy! It missed the Fort Hood mass-murder of our own troops, despite this Islamic terrorist declaring his ideology in numerous army counseling sessions and on his own business cards. But no red flags there. Really?”
Palin also asked Reed to sic her on any protestors outside the conference. “Easy to spot them in the parking lot, in their itty-bitty purple Volts,” Palin said. “What gives them away is that Reelect Obama bumper sticker. That bumper sticker might as well say, ‘Yeah, I’m still dense.'”
May 3, 2013 – Taking the stage in a t-shirt that read “Women Hunt” in pink lettering, Sarah Palin riled up the crowd at today’s NRA convention in Houston, Texas. Palin spoke for more than 12 minutes about her strong defense of the Second Amendment and other conservative principles. She even attempted to recreate her popular “Big Gulp” moment from her CPAC speech earlier this year by pulling out a tin of chewing tobacco and threatening to “dip” on stage.
Like Michele Bachmann did on the floor of the House last week, Palin quoted her own version of Shakespeare during her speech. As paraphrased from Henry V, “Those who are asleep in their beds,” Palin said, you know who they are, they tend to go by acronyms–CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NYT–one day, they will think themselves accursed that they were not in this fight with us.”
Palin also went after President Obama for “exploiting tragedy” by bringing the Newtown families to Washington in an attempt to pass the Senate gun legislation. At the same time, she accused the president of ignoring a separate tragedy. “We could use a bit more emotion, by the way,” she said, “of what goes on every single day on the streets of cities like Chicago and New York.”
Later in her speech, Palin turned her ire towards Mayor Mike Bloomberg, recalling her “Big Gulp” stunt at CPAC. “Now I see that the mayor of New York now wants to ban public displays of legal tobacco products,” she said, referring to the mayor’s push to keep cigarettes and other tobacco items hidden in stores. Palin then pulled a tin of what appeated to be chewing tobacco out of her pocket and said, “Don’t make me do it.”
After the Washing-post ran a parady post as real news, declaring Sarah Palin had gone to work for Al Jeezera Sarah had to get her snark in …
What started as a condescending “cautionary tale” about Sarah Palin’s mixing of celebrity and politics quickly became a cautionary tale about mixing contempt for Sarah Palin with desperation for the traffic her name will generate.
Suzi Parker of the Washington Post‘s She the People blog reported Tuesday that Palin, in an attempt to “stay relevant,” would join the Al Jazeera America network, to “reach millions of devoutly religious people.” The only problem is the report comes from “The Daily Currant,” a parody site whose lead story today is “Catholic Church considering Jerry Sandusky for Pope.” A sampling of the original “report:”
After leaving Fox News, Palin said she was hoping to reach a broader audience with her message. When contacted by phone, Palin said Al Jazeera – with its extensive international network – offered her the best opportunity to broadcast to millions of people.
“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin said. “But I met with the folks at Al-JaJizzraa (sic) and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”
Now, the original item has this correction appended to the top:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.
The article clips out the erroneous bits, but John Hayward has reproduced them as they were, with the silly quote and all:
Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network.
“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”
The good news is, the Washington Post is still interested in digging up the hard news on failed Vice Presidential candidates from five years ago. They’re really that tenacious in their reporting. And you have to be in this day and age of the Internet and technology and smart phones and whatever. You really have to be at the top of your game on things that happened in 2008. They are important to the face of political discourse in America. And if you stop reporting them, Julianne Moore will have absolutely no reason to do a sequel to Game Change.
And, they’re dogged about it. More than an hour after other media reported the mistake, the Washington Post Twitter feed sent this out:
Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera wapo.st/Y6Bt7A
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 12, 2013
Iowahawk takes the downside:
Leftwing satire headline: “Palin to work for Al Jazeera.” Rightwing satire headline: “Al Gore sells CurrentTV to Al Jazeera.” #SatireisDead
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 12, 2013
Sarah Palin responds:
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 12, 2013
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 12, 2013
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 12, 2013
Tea Party now has a home … Romney has set a course to solve our problem. Commie Obama has to go. And then the work begins.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday she‘s excited about Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, and predicted that it will invigorate Tea Party voters who were lukewarm about his candidacy.
“I think a lot of, maybe Tea Party patriots have understood, wisely, that they’ve had no choice — of course they’re going to go with anybody but Obama,” Palin said on Fox News. “And now yes, I believe there will be a strengthening, more enthusiasm.”
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said a Romney-Ryan ticket “will certainly offer an alternative to the vision that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have for America.”
Palin said Obama’s philosophy is based on “growing government and taking away personal freedoms” while Romney and Ryan offer a “sound and secure vision for America that understands the free market, it understands what it takes to get the economy roaring back.”
“With Paul Ryan, who’s known for his conscientious concern for our budget and for getting America out of debt, this makes it tougher for Obama to do his continual distracting and dividing and pivoting off the economy because this ticket represents this campaign is about the economy,” she said.
Asked what Ryan and his family have to look forward to in their introduction on the national stage, Palin said he will be scrutinized and vetted, but that “there are a lot of us who will have his back and we will call out the media for their lies, for their distortion as they try to thrash his reputation and his record.”
Echoing themes she’s raised before, Palin said she felt Sen. John McCain‘s campaign staff didn’t always support and defend her in 2008.
“I felt, Shannon, that when I was thrust into that spotlight, didn’t have a whole lot of people in the McCain campaign who had my back and would correct the media because they had a lot of friends in the media and they wanted jobs with the media afterward — they didn’t really defend what I really stood for,” she said.
Watch Palin’s full appearance below:
During her debut on NBC’s “today” show, Sarah Palin didn’t sound too gung-ho about Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate, but she insists that anyone is better than Barack Obama in the White House. And NBC‘s Matt Lauer didn’t mind making her feel welcome in his own special way.
Anybody “would be infinitely better than what we have today,” Palin said Tuesday during an interview during the show’s first hour before she co-hosted the second hour.
The 2008 vice presidential candidate was responding, sort of, to host Matt Lauer asking if she is happy with Romney as the presumptive Republican nominee.
When Lauer asked her why voters should put Obama out of office when recent signs suggest things are improving under his economic policies, Palin replied: “They aren’t getting better fast enough.”
She also made sure to repeat the mantra “failed socialist policies.” And Lauer made sure to remind her that as co-host she’s now part of the “lamestream media.” In fact, he even asked if the GOP nominee should pick a VP that has more experience than she had when she was “plucked from obscurity.”
We‘ll update the story with more video from Palin’s debut as it becomes available.
Today has posted additional Palin clips. There’s a compilation, which features Palin having some fun at her own expense: