Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's Triple Whammy: Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Bill O'Reilly
Posted on 03/05/2011 2:18:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In front of an Alaskan backdrop of mountains and a lake, Sarah Palin had a busy, busy night on television Friday. She found time to tweak a fellow Republican, dismiss the president, and scold a top rated Fox News talk show host.
Palin opened by questioning New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's toughness and attacking President Barack Obama for naivete. After that, she preached about cutting various government programs to Bill O'Reilly before telling him not to interrupt her. All in a night's work.
On America's Nightly Scoreboard, host David Asman informed Palin that Christie had told Fox Business News that he didn't see any politician as inspiring. "Do you?" Asman asked Palin.
"Heck yeah, I am so thankful for all these common sense conservative politicians to serve and cut for the right reasons," she said. "And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he's broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend, spend, spend other people's money, and you still choose to rein in government to let the private sector soar."
Palin said as governor she trimmed Alaska's budget, although it had a surplus. She put a hiring freeze in place, reduced earmarks by 86 percent and vetoed the largest amounts of spending in the state's history, she said.
Without mentioning potential 2012 Republican candidates by name, Palin said, "I find inspiration in tea party patriots [and] those with common sense who aren't playing a lot of games."
On the same show, she said President Obama didn't understand the labor situation in Wisconsin because he is "so inexperienced in the private sector and in goverment, and in actually running anything and making any kind of budget."
She added that Obama has a "naive and destructive and terrifying anti-oil agenda" that "is going to bring our nation to our knees -- and his agenda must be stopped."
Wearing the same fleece and faux fur jacket, Palin appeared later on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss future plans for government entitlements such as Social Security. "Yeah, entitlement programs have to be reformed," she told the host. "They are going to eat our lunch. They will certainly consume our entire federal budget by 2035. unless we reform."
Palin cited Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's plan, "A Roadmap for American's Future" as one way restrain Social Security costs. She said his proposal "can nail it quite accurately, as when he talks about age 55 being a cut-off age" in the future for traditional Social Security payments.
Ryan's plan would preserve the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older but offer workers younger than 55 the option of investing more than one-third of their Social Security taxes in personal retirement accounts.
Palin chastised the hard-charging O'Reilly for interrupting her: "I really apologize that up here in Alaska we have this four-second delay so it's not an easy exchange to try and get my point across to you if you interrupt." O'Reilly let her make points on raising the retirement age and the possibility that safety net programs for the poor will have to be reduced.
"If we had a robust economy here and all across the country then we wouldn't have to be looking at these insolvent entitlement programs that, yeah, when we start pulling the plug on some of them there is going to be a shared burden across the country," she said.
Watch Palin's interview on budget-cutting.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
If one can be judged by one’s enemies, Sarah is cool.
Well; that's the case here on FR with SOME, who play the games and continuously post any fishwrapper/pundit/wannabe articles derogatory to Palin.
In fact: "pissant.....pick up the House Phone....."
Three henpecked men picking on a Mama Grizzly!
ha ha ha ha ha ha
You didn’t have to do that, did you? Do the html flags carry from one post to the next?
This was great SARAH!! Tremendous giveback to the putzes.
Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012
Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016
That’s our girl!
It was lovely....:)
If O’Blowhard wasn’t constantly interrupting and talking over her, she would be the first one!
With or without a 4-second delay.
And I guess I didn’t really see that as any kind of jab at Christie either.
She’s not cool, she’s a loser, politically speaking.
I've seen times where somebody put a GIANT font in their post and left it there accidentally, and we'd have 2 dozen subsequent posts trying to end it.
They used to. People who would forget to close their HTML tags would cause havoc on some of the threads in years gone by.
They use to, eons ago.
Two outa three have ZERO credibility, so I’d just move along.
In sports that would be a trifecta. Three for one. Hahahaha. Go Sarah go.
I like Sarah but I’ll hold my vote ‘til she defines her “Path to Citizenship”.
Moe, Larry and Curly?
Did Christie say anything about Palin that warranted the cheap shot she took at him?
Ah, so many targets for the cluebat. So little time.
Sarah did very well in her interviews yesterday. She’s looking more presidential all the time. Well done.
Yes he did.
Christie: Palin needs ‘unscripted moments’ to prove she’s serious
Ted is a Buffoon.
You are on the wrong website.
Palin’s response to the Mssrs.:
Reg $3.44 Mid $3.64 Prem $3.74;
What are you going to do about it ?
Those were some funny threads. Italians OFF!
YES... that was beautiful and it immediately shut that rude jerk down.
Glad to see her FINALLY smack BOR down.
He has been rude and interrupting to her since she started at Fox.
Areo Fritto! Looser!
She took this interview out of the park. She kicked butt on every level outlined in the post.
I love this woman. I want her to run and when she does she will have my support through money, talking to my neighbors and most importantly she has my vote.
Sarah has no problem standing her ground with ANY OF THEM...she runs circles around them all. I am happy to see her now calling Christie what he is...a fake republican...stopping BOR’s big mouth...now it is time for her to go after NEWT...another big fat RINO...
Pissant’s day will come 11/2012 when he has to vote either Palin or Bambi. HAHAHAHA ... Let’s all remember him that day.
thanks for the ping!
Hey Barry, Sarah already knows whose ass to kick. That was a Palin triple.
That's your opinion.
Ted Baxter isn't very friendly to her, anyhow, so no great loss. He's been cuddling up to Mr. Obama for some time nowI think BOR has a Chrissy-sized tingle up his leg every time he sees/hears The One.
Who loves ya baby?
(wardaddy when u give em hell ma’am)
How anyone can consider themselves a conservative and love this country find anything negative about Sarah Palin astonishes me.
Run Sarah Run
Go Sarah Go
Win Sarah Win
Drill baby drill
Heck, I would give her a quadruple.
The PDS'ers around here have really been out of sorts (Extra, extra nutty), since her appearance on BOR :^)
O’rielly hard on Sarah soft on zero, keep up the good work
I watched Sarah Palin on the O’Reilly interview and was very pleased. She not only shut O’Reilly up for a few minutes (a rare feat worthy of acclaim) but made some good points. Her comments about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were factual and because he is no conservative and has made condescending remarks about Palin, her comments were well deserved, in my opinion. Sarah Palin is always interesting and doesn’t change her views to suit a particular audience. She is ‘authentic’ in a positive way. Sarah Palin remains my choice as the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Others may disagree but in my opinion, we need her. Most of the ‘contenders’ for the GOP nomination are political re-treads that leave me cold. Good on one or two issues but otherwise, RINOs. Sarah Palin is no RINO. Not ‘perfect’ but certainly a true conservative with brains and guts who hasn’t been intimidated by the leftist media onslaught against her. That matters to me. The other wannabes don’t impress. Palin does.
She could sneeze and they’d be out of sorts. ;)