Skip to comments.ULTRA-FOLKSY SARAH PALIN BRINGS CPAC AUDIENCE TO ITS FEET (Introduction by Ted Cruz w/video)
Posted on 03/16/2013 11:40:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing
March 16, 2013
by Mytheos Holt
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered a barn-burning, hyper-folksy speech to conservative activists Saturday, bringing the entire audience to its feet multiple times.
Palins speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference started in an unconventional way: After she was first introduced, the crowd was shocked to see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walk out onstage. Cruz said he was there to introduce Palin himself ahead of his keynote speech later in the afternoon.
The mainstream media wants us to be timid and hide in a corner. And the mainstream media is absolutely convinced that women cannot be conservatives, and if they are, they especially cannot shoot really big guns and hunt grizzly bears, Cruz said. Thats why Governor Sarah Palin drives the mainstream media batcrap crazy.
Cruz directly attributed his success to Palin, a key backer of his, saying: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Sarah Palin.
When Palin herself entered, the entire crowd surged for the first of many times. Palin waved energetically as she was welcomed, then immediately thanked Cruz.
The senator is the keynote speaker and he would lower himself to do an introduction for a hockey mom from Wasilla, Palin said in faux-wonder. Ted Cruz, he chews barbed wire, he spits out rust. Thats what we need.
But Palin herself seemed to be in a chewing out mood, as well. She started off with the presidents recent attempts to restrict gun owner rights.
That chunk of metal did the crime? Thats like saying, that fork made me fat, Palin joked about the idea that guns are responsible for violence. Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shouldve started with yours.
Palin wasnt close to finished. She moved on to attack the calls for rebranding of the Republican Party.
Lets be clear about one thing: Were not here to rebrand the party. Were here to rebuild a country, Palin said. Were not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from DC. Were not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical point on our party Were here to restore America, and the rest is just theatrics. The rest is sound and fury. Its just noise. And that sums up the job President Obama does today.
At one point, Palin reached under the podium and pulled out a Big Gulp and began drinking from it onstage. The action itself bringing large sections of the crowd to its feet.
But the bulk of Palins speech was devoted to blasting the Washington and GOP establishment, including a not-so-veiled jab at Republican architect strategist Karl Rove.
If you dont have a team of lobbyists in D.C. or a canceled contribution check, well, youre not at the table. Youre on the menu, she said. The last thing we need is Washington, D.C. vetting our candidates If we had one message to send to Washington, it would be this: Get over yourself. Its not about you.
But when Palin left the stage, for those few moments, it was all about her, leaving the audience roaring on its feet for several minutes straight.
Bump for tonight...
Heh, heh, heh.
When my senator introduced Sarah it still brings tears to my eyes. She is still the biggest brightest star the conservatives have, God bless her and I’ll help 2cd Division Vet raise that money he speaks about.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the line about the background checks, Obama would never be able to pass one
Did she just bitch or offer solutions? Today’s problems are jobs, immigration, wars, nation building, taxes - any supporters hear anything? I’ll read when speech is published.
GOD bless Sarah Palin.
Dink, clank, ping!
She proposed winning elections ~
WOOT! GO SARAH!
She is loved by most relevant Americans!
“Did she just bitch or offer solutions? Todays problems are jobs, immigration, wars, nation building, taxes - any supporters hear anything? Ill read when speech is published.”
Maybe Ted Cruz is going to do that and she did not want to preempt him. We’ll have to wait to see what he says.
That is what what Sarah is Speaking about.
That is what she has always spoken about.
I hope you do read it because you obviously couldn't hear her through your own inner Bitching going through your Mind when she was talking.
Saw it live. One of her best. Definitely her funniest. I would have killed to see Zippy’s expression.
Run Sarah. Please!
It was ultra folksy, and there ain’t a damn thing wrong with that.
If you actually read the article you would know it wasn’t a “hit piece” as you call it.
It was positive and complimentary throughout.
—— Did she just bitch or offer solutions? Todays problems are jobs, immigration, wars, nation building, taxes - any supporters hear anything? ——
What do you want, a white paper?
This was the perfect speech for this time and place.
I agree with you, it was definitely one of her best! When she’s feisty, funny, and in your face all at the same time-it just can’t be beat. The lefties will be hating on her the rest of the day. LOL!
LOL...right in the berries, Bloomberg!
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