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Palin Tells Hannity: Tea Party Should ‘Take Over’ GOP (video)
Fox News ^ | Feb. 26, 2010

Posted on 02/25/2010 10:30:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

“There’s no easy answer, but there is a simple answer.”

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1 posted on 02/25/2010 10:30:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep...and endorsing McCain is a great start!


2 posted on 02/25/2010 10:32:21 PM PST by teg_76
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To: teg_76

Maybe she’s challenging the tea party to take on the elites. And we know she can’t do anything but endorse McCain. What I don’t understand is why Romney is endorsing McCain.


3 posted on 02/25/2010 10:35:15 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the “old Party” WON’T push it’s Incumbents to debate their Primary Challengers, Palin will survive. The RNC may not.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 10:36:40 PM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: teg_76
"Yep...and endorsing McCain is a great start!"

She wouldn't have the audience she has if McCain hadn't made her his running mate. So you can't blame her for endorsing McCain.

And while McCain may not have done anything else for conservatives, he did introduce the nation to Sarah.

5 posted on 02/25/2010 10:36:48 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: teg_76

McCrazy is a ball and chain on her leg. I know about returning political favors, but this is tantamount to suicide on her part. I hope he goes gently into that (political) good night before long.


6 posted on 02/25/2010 10:37:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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We wouldn't know about Sarah if Johnny Mac hadn't picked her.
Sarah is awesome.

Cut her some slack on the McCain "loyalty" process.

Hopefully she's speaking some sense into McCain (and his daughter and wife Cindy who are so politically lost).
and hopefully she'll also support Hayworth, too. Let the best man win............

7 posted on 02/25/2010 10:41:14 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Mamzelle

Yes she can she can stay neutral. This B.S. that she has to be loyal is going to cause problems for her.

Endorsements are coming nationwide from Tea Party organizers for Hayworth.

This idea that the MSM will question her loyalty will be couched in a manner that she will look like she isn’t loyal to the Tea Party but to McCain.

And she will not have a leg to stand on to argue against it.

She took her support for granted as did McCain.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 10:41:18 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: teg_76

Other than “endorsing” McCrazy, I haven’t heard one word from her about supporting his policies, or for that mater trashing JD. Have you? I suspect that we won’t...


9 posted on 02/25/2010 10:42:13 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: teg_76
I wish people would think that through a bit more...there is no way she could have done anything else and stayed in politics with any clout.

Not endorsing McCain after he had her as his running mate would have made her look petty and little and would would have been used forever by the MSM to tear her down.

So she endorses McCain because she has to but on the same day as the Tea Party states that McCain has to go she comes out and states that the Tea Party needs to take over the party. Not hard to figure that one out in the least. How much you want to bet there will not be many stops in Arizona during this election season at large rallies.

What I do not understand is the Rand Paul endorsement if he holds his fathers beliefs....now that is worrying.

10 posted on 02/25/2010 10:42:47 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Palin went around with the Repub good ole boy network up here in Alaska; and she won. They really went after her in the beginning though. In the end she straightened everything out up here. It was her integrity and demand for good, responsible, efficient government that the people connected with Palin on. They could believe what she said; wasn’t all that much of a debate when we had been living with corrupt Repubs for years.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 10:44:08 PM PST by Eska
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To: DannyTN
She wouldn't have the audience she has if McCain hadn't made her his running mate. So you can't blame her for endorsing McCain.

And while McCain may not have done anything else for conservatives, he did introduce the nation to Sarah.

it can be argued that in 2008 sarah palin did a heck of a lot more for mccain than he did for her.

12 posted on 02/25/2010 10:44:41 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: theanchoragedailyruse
I think she knows she's going to get a lot of flak for supporting McCain.

Remember when she said in Nashville that the tea party shouldn't put too much faith in individuals, but in the movement itself? I think that was the most visionary we've seen Palin. She was reminding us that there are political expediencies that trap individuals, but won't trap movements. I think it was a remarkable message to send.

We've got a long time until the AZ primary. McCain is bringing out his big guns, hoping to take out JD early. Notice that Sarah hasn't said one unkind thing about JD.

13 posted on 02/25/2010 10:45:29 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
"And we know she can’t do anything but endorse McCain."

I know no such thing, and don't want to hear anymore excuses.
14 posted on 02/25/2010 10:48:12 PM PST by JoSixChip (HOPE = Have Obumber Prove Eligibility)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain would save the Republican a lot of trouble if he were to drop out of the race. That way, Hayworth would not have to spend his warchest fighting McCain in the primary, which August 24, 2010. Hayworth then would have a money bomb to take out the DemonRAT.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 10:48:58 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fascism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is what the hard left has done to the once honorable Democrat Party. If we, the tea party people, run as a seperate party we will do nothing but assure the election of the demonic-rats.

We must run our candidates as “Constitutional Republicans.” We must also adopt the logic of patience. It took the hard left 50 years to take the party of JFK to its present position of Socialism. Actually the party of JFK is to the right of the present GOP.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 10:50:51 PM PST by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR)
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To: JoSixChip

Who cares whether you want to hear it or not. You can stick your fingers in your ears and shut your eyes to avoid truth it doesn’t take from the fact anyone with the slightest knowledge of politics understands why she’s stuck where she is. It’s why even Michelle malkin not known for pulling punches with Republicans hasn’t gone heavily after her for it. Most of the conservative and Tea Party movements haven’t gone after her for it.

Endorsing McCain and campaigning for him won’t destroy her or seriously wound her.

Attacking J.D. on the other hand...that would hurt her. If she’s smart, and usually she is, she’ll stick just to singing Maverick’s praises and leave the mudslinging out of it.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 10:54:59 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Soul Seeker
"You can stick your fingers in your ears and shut your eyes to avoid truth"

Excuse me, I did not realize you had a monopoly on truth.
18 posted on 02/25/2010 10:58:01 PM PST by JoSixChip (HOPE = Have Obumber Prove Eligibility)
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To: Mamzelle

Then you had better play this video over and over in your mind, because she is going to get hammered and she will lose support.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3r5sBgk5tM&feature=player_embedded

People will just look at her as just part of the gang. For political expediences as you say. Especially when McCain is out there lying about his record.

It tarnishes her brand doesn’t it?

The news on tha national movement endorsing Hayworth is a game changer and it serves notice to those that endorse McCain.

When Sarah palin is out there stumping for McCain what will be the reaction?

Cheers?

Only if it is a group that is hand picked. The same thing that Obama did.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 11:00:13 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: teg_76

I blame McCain. He put her on the spot. He should have left her alone. Unless he did it on purpose.


20 posted on 02/25/2010 11:01:54 PM PST by roving
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To: Soul Seeker

By campaigning for McCain she is campaigning against J.D.

Waht you suggest is what?


21 posted on 02/25/2010 11:02:27 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: HiTech RedNeck
...but this is tantamount to suicide on her part.

Hyperbole, perhaps?

I assure your Mrs. Palin is very much alive and with us. She is kicking butt and taking names. Perhaps she should have yours?

22 posted on 02/25/2010 11:03:57 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: JoSixChip

Soul Seeker does have a monopoly on the truth; we traded for Park Place and Boardwalk.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 11:06:40 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: theanchoragedailyruse
So, she gets hammered.

And?

24 posted on 02/25/2010 11:08:31 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: teg_76

She plays so far above your simple head it’s not funny.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 11:09:03 PM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: Eska
Palin went around with the Repub good ole boy network

Palin went around the Repub good ole boy network

Fixed it for you

26 posted on 02/25/2010 11:11:48 PM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: Mamzelle

Really? Try thinking about what you just said..


27 posted on 02/25/2010 11:14:57 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: John Valentine

She can’t keep it up indefinitely or a lot of her current support will go away.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 11:18:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Royal Wulff

“..Palin went around with the Repub good ole boy network”

She is in good company in endorsing McCain - Romney, Pawlenty, etc.

There fixed it..


29 posted on 02/25/2010 11:18:32 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: roving

McWeasel threw the fight for the ‘bama. Sarah Palin gaing support for the GOP was not in the cards, so she was sabotaged by his minions..


30 posted on 02/25/2010 11:28:08 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sarah Palin has to continue her support for McCain until the Arizona election runs its course. She can not withdraw her support for McCain, especially after McCain’s effective performance during the healthcare summit today. Can you imagine Sarah Palin pulling her support now. The spin would be that Sarah is less conservative than McCain.
People who hated Sarah prior to the endorsement still hate her, people who liked her still like her. This entire McCain Palin controversy has been trumped up in order to undermine Palin’s support and it has little effect on her true supporters. Sarah’s supporters examine her entire record and also consider situational context. I am not going to be turned against Palin over a circumstance, which I entirely understand.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 11:30:13 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It is also important to notice that almost every thread about Sarah Palin, regardless of the subject, turns into a thread about Palin’s evil endorsement of McCain. The people spamming the Palin posts with laments about her endorsement have an agenda, and it smells like mitt.


32 posted on 02/25/2010 11:33:38 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

the tea party should take over the GOP but we have to make sure the tea party won’t be taken over by paultards just as they have taken over CPAC


33 posted on 02/25/2010 11:33:44 PM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: Sarah-bot

“Can you imagine Sarah Palin pulling her support now. The spin would be that Sarah is less conservative than McCain.”

she should the second mccain tries to call for something stupid again.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 11:37:18 PM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: Sarah-bot

Mitt and Palin are supporting McCain so get your nose fixed.

Mitt wasn’t mentioned on this thread Palin was.


35 posted on 02/25/2010 11:38:30 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: teg_76

>> Yep...and endorsing McCain is a great start!

Two forward, one back. She’s still ahead.


36 posted on 02/25/2010 11:38:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: ari-freedom

You mean like Rand Paul, the one Palin supported...


37 posted on 02/25/2010 11:39:37 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: Mamzelle
And we know she can’t do anything but endorse McCain. What I don’t understand is why Romney is endorsing McCain.Dont' know but maybe, because Sarah did?

What a mess; IMHO in Palin land. As for Sarah's hopes; reading tea leaves; and right now; things looking a bit blurry.

38 posted on 02/25/2010 11:40:02 PM PST by cricket (Proud to be the 'Party of NO')
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To: theanchoragedailyruse
Palin had it out with the Repubs up here after Murkowski tried destroying her political future; back around 2002 and forward. Palin survived it all and grew much stronger because Alaskans saw through the political garbage they tried pulling on Palin. Alaskans also realized how important it was for Palin to get her chance to solve all the problems up here; which she did. What I always remembered was the fact that Palin didn't try paying the Repubs back for their low life attempts at her. She just put the crooks in jail or sent them into political exile.

Remember how the editors at Anch daily worker use to bad mouth and ridicule Palin on Anch Edition on PBS. They don't even speak her name in whispered tones now that she is all over the country. It must drive them nuts being meek as church mice and all; when it comes to Palin; them bunch of scab whining losers. I'm going to have to complain that if they don't again start attacking Palin;;; I'm going to tune them out. I kinda enjoyed watching them besides themselves and all.

39 posted on 02/25/2010 11:41:31 PM PST by Eska
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

You snipers never mention who you support you just keep sniping at Palin from the shadows. The smart money says you are trying to undermine Palin in order to help you preferred candidate. Since Romney is the most prominent potential candidate at this point, it is smelling like mitt. The subject of the thread was not Sarah Palin’s endorsement of McCain, but it sure ended up that way.


40 posted on 02/25/2010 11:44:54 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: Eska

Palin had it good with the media before she signed on with McCain and I also know that we put Palin in the position to be picked.

Now the ball game has changed. She doesn’t owe the liar McCain anything and the fact that she does not only endosres him, she believes in him; tells me she isn’t ready YET.


41 posted on 02/25/2010 11:45:05 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: Sarah-bot

I supported Palin until she threw her endorsement to McCain.

No on Romney. It’s a wait and see with Palin.


42 posted on 02/25/2010 11:46:32 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

Sarah is supporting Paul in order to unseat a RINO named Grayson, and before you say — but she endorsed McCain and he is a RINO— I am going to say that Sarah Palin owed McCain one for bestowing on her the honor of running as Vice President of the United States of America. Yes it is an honor that deserves gratitude.


43 posted on 02/25/2010 11:50:54 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: Sarah-bot

B.S. Johnson is right in there.


44 posted on 02/25/2010 11:51:51 PM PST by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: Mamzelle

And why Brown is endorsing McCain and multiple others since a week, with no good reason whatsoever...at least Sarah has a good reason to do it - an understandable loyalty reason. That’s who she is. But I trust her. She know what she is doing. Her intelligence is there whatever people can think and her honesty to her principles is there too.


45 posted on 02/25/2010 11:53:58 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: All

Some things you may not know about Sarah Palin:

What A Fisherman Says About Sarah Palin
by Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman

As posted in comments on Greta Van Susteren’s article referencing the MoveOn.org ad about Sarah Palin.

The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you’re thinking, I’ll continue.

2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES”. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork”. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning-I imagine-that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers..

And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

I support Sarah Palin.

Dewie Whetsell, Alaska


46 posted on 02/25/2010 11:56:13 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

How is Johnson Polling I just looked on Real Clear Politics and I am not seeing his numbers.


47 posted on 02/25/2010 11:57:55 PM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this is funny....

warning language....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rSNGnYvF8k


48 posted on 02/26/2010 12:05:28 AM PST by unseen1
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

I looked at Johnson’s background and he looks like he could be good, but one thing people need to realize is that endorsements are a two way street. Palin can not go around and find each and every primary candidate. Candidates who want her endorsement need to reach out to her and get noticed. Also, we just because someone at the grass roots level claims to be conservative does not make it so. You could claim the same thing about Palin, but Palin has been extremely scrutinized. There are things that you and Palin do not like about Paul, but I bet Palin knows more about Paul than you know about Johnson. We don’t always see what is going on behind the scenes, so I am going to be slow to anger, and less reactionary.


49 posted on 02/26/2010 12:09:17 AM PST by Sarah-bot (Ball sprouts $0.10 a bushel)
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To: DannyTN

If every pol scratched all the backs that helped them get to where they are, we’d be, well, probably close to where we are!


50 posted on 02/26/2010 12:14:06 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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