Skip to comments.Coming Soon to An Election Near You: Sarah Palin's Right Wing "Freedom Party"
Posted on 07/15/2013 7:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin rippled political waters a few weeks ago when she said she would be open to the idea of a new right wing political party.
Palin was a guest on Mark Levins radio talk show, a popular venue for conservative audiences. A Twitter questioner asked, Would you & Mark Levin be willing to build a 'Freedom Party' if GOP continues to ignore conservatives?
"I love the name of that party, the 'Freedom Party. And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying, GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican."
Some Twitter responses that appeared later on the right wing Breitbart.com web site:
jwcody: Sarah is a conservative's dream woman. Konservative_Punk: Sarah Palin is the voice of patriotic Americans everywhere. patriot2013jrd: Sarah Palin speaks for conservatives. The GOP, not so much anymore.
Below the mainstream news radar Sarah Palin has tapped into a deep root of anger and frustration on the tea party right. The great majority of Americans want Congress to find common ground to deal with the nations problems. But not those on the far right, who would find any Republican legislator who compromises guilty of political treason.
That anger has been bubbling since last November's Republican losses. The heat really intensified after the Republican national leadership's election "autopsy" concluded that the party needs to be more inclusive.
Right wing priests (and priestesses) with the biggest microphones aren't buying all of that inclusiveness stuff and continue to fan the flames of discontent.
Ann Coulter weighed in with this message to House Republicans after the Senate passed its immigration reform bill: dont even consider acting on immigration reform until Republicans control the Senate. For any Republican who works with Democrats to craft a bill her verdict is clear: Punish them, voters.
Sean Hannity says Republicans would be suckers to work with Democrats. Every time theyve tried, says Hannity, the end result is something that contains a lot of Democratic ideas.
Michael Savage, who hosts the third most popular talk show among conservatives has called for formation of a "Nationalist" party focused on "borders, language and culture." Savage says "There is no Republican Party, it's an appendage of the Democrat machine."
This anguish from the right no doubt mystifies most Americans who already consider the Republicans in Congress intransigent and uncompromising. In fact, Republicans unwillingness to work with the President or the Democratic majority in the Senate continues to drive down the GOPs public support.
The latest Public Policy poll gives U.S. House Republicans only a 24-67 job approval rating. Even among Republican voters the job approval rating is negative, 40-51.
All of this pressure from the far right is clearly pushing House Republican leaders into decisions on the farm bill, immigration, the budget, taxes and the debt ceiling that they know deepens GOP unpopularity. Speaker John Boehner could get House approval for many of these important bills and lose the scarlet G (for gridlock) from his House jersey, but to do it he would need Democratic Party votes, which likely would be followed by his caucus tossing him out as its leader.
With each party primary election cycle we are seeing the battle between more mainstream conservative Republicans and the take-no-prisoners right wing playing out up and down the ballot. In 2014 battleground states will take on new meaning. At least 15, and as many as 20 U.S. Senate races are likely to feature bitter battles between candidates from the tea party right and more traditional Republicans.
If the far right loses most of these contests, as well as parallel campaigns in the U.S. House, and if the GOP nominates someone deemed less than Ted Cruz-pure for president in 2016 the political soil will be fertile for Sarah Palin's "Freedom Party."
The Republican Party can trace its roots as a national force to 1856, when it emerged with a dynamic program---end the expansion of slavery, build rails, roads, waterways and other infrastructure for the new nation, create a system of land grant colleges---and other forward-looking government action.
Lincolns election in 1860 was in no small part made possible by the partys openness to a flood of immigrants---from Germany.
The tea party rights vision of America would be unrecognizable to Lincoln and his co-founders.
Its getting near time for the uncompromising, self-righteous right to move on, let the Republican Party return to its roots, and create a political realignment thats long overdue.
(Joe Rothstein can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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>>>>Sarah Palin rippled political waters a few weeks ago when she said she would be open to the idea of a new right wing political party.<<<<
New right wing political party? Where did she say that?
That's true, and the statement has no meaning in today's political discussion.
America was such a vast, open land then and uncultivated.
It NEEDED bodies.
We're millions of people more in population now and the dynamics are way different.
She never said “Right wing party” she said that if the GOP doesn’t get their act together she and Mark Levin will create the freedom party
>>>>She never said Right wing party she said that if the GOP doesnt get their act together she and Mark Levin will create the freedom party<<<<
Exactly, and so the spinning starts.
the liberals’ platform and beliefs in 2013 would be unrecognizable to the democrat of 1960.
Freedom Party Here!
Freedom Party Now!
Many conservatives (as opposed to establishment GOPers) are fairly adamant against a third party. It is really a twiddle dee twiddle dumb situation in DC. Face it the banks and the folks at the Federal Reserve and the big banks are in charge. Obama is their mannequin as were all presidents since JFK. There are some good congress people but the senators are pretty much a group of douche bags (no insult to douche bags)....except Rand. When you look at the minority parties such as the Libertarians and Green they haven’t made much of a dent nationally. OK Ralph Nader (ran as a Green?) only got 4.5% because of high name recognition....but otherwise these folks right and left are pissing up a rope. Even if the Dems have pretty much followed Green party platform so there really is no need for them. The Libertarian viewpoint is still very viable, but no social conservative will touch them with a 10 ft. pole. If a Freedom party exists for lets say 8 12 16 years and the GOP losses all seats, maybe they will get the message...maybe not-—because their asses are tied to Wall St the Fed the banks and the globalists.
Do NOT fall for this lie. How many RINOs has she endorsed? She has NO moral compass.
2nd, I do understand you like SP, and I do too. I heard little of her before McLain nominated her but I initially liked and still do but FACT IS, the Liberal media and Tina Fey will be revived to CRUSH her again. I don’t think you realize this but most Americans really do think she said “I can see Russia from my back porch.
I do like the idea of a Freedom Party but I like SP as the cheerleader (Ted Cruz) and kingmaker. I live in Texas, state side we are OK we have a nice majority but we are losing our patience with the National government
Most Americans think the above is the factual story, too.
the republican party is dead. They have been bring knives to gun fights for at least 20 years now. The RATS have taken over, and quite honestly, play the game very well. They control the media, thus get all the votes and good press. If the new Freedom Party is a valid effort, they will call out the press at every single turn. I hope they do. I have been saying it for a very long time, the right needs someone to challenge the left at every turn. Make them explain themselves. More often than not we will see them paint themselves into a corner and get that deer in the headlights thing going on.
Good luck, Sarah, I will be one that will do what I can do to support your efforts.
the liberals platform and beliefs in 2013 would be unrecognizable to the democrat of 1960.
the exact same can be said for the republican party, except that they are the epitome of pitiful.
Anarchists are "right wing" and represent the extreme right. Libertarianism is right center. Conservatism is centrist. Then you have the democrats and go full blown into the totalitarian philosophies like communism, socialism and national socialism. The left owns both commies and nazis and acts like it.
It's irritating as heck when people buy into the leftist depiction of the political spectrum which is completely inaccurate.
That is one of the dumbest statements I've seen on this board in quite some time. Akin to calling the Framers a bunch of lame brain dipsticks.
No, our founders could speak and write with sound reason and deep convictions. Palin has proven to be TV for the easily led.