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.
——— It was ultra folksy, and there aint a damn thing wrong with that. -——
I didn’t take offense. It was a very fair representation of her speech, a speech that will be talked about a lot this week.
I watched the video, not live. When Ted Cruz came out I was like WTF??? But could NOT keep myself from clapping and woohoo’ing!!!
Absolute perfection. This was a man, who was at the end of the line......until our Sarah came in.
God Bless America. Perhaps, we do still have a chance!
The key words here are “sounding like” a northern liberal writing another hit piece on Sarah Palin.
I did not say it was a “hit piece!”
I don't believe that statement “ultra folksy” has been used to describe another conservative? Have you?
Yup. the only people ‘offended’ by folksy are elitists.
We collectively need to embrace each and every thing the MSM and the naysayers bitch about. Other than the fact it makes them batXhit crazy, the simple fact is that most people not only like but WANT a simple approach. Their lives are complicated enough as it is without ‘nuanced’ approaches to everything up to and including happy meals.
Love her. Always have, always will. She will be back. Saving all my eggs for her basket!
Full of great quotes.
One I would have given her:
“The biggest problem with Congress and a huge majority of
elected officals at all levels, except for a handful of true Conservatives and Independents, is that they can’t imagine the world of politics without them”.
As will I.
Makes my heart pitter patter! And the 2 nannies have BOTH been struck down by the courts!
That’s our Sarah!!!
Was that a Star of David pendant on her neck?
God bless Sara Palin! And God bless Ted Cruz!
I fully expect her to be the target of ridicule starting tomorow with the Sunday DC round table punditry and throughout the week from the usual mindless cable and network news bobbleheads.
I have no problem with the use of ultra folksy to describe Sarah Palin’s speaking style at CPAC today. I like it. She is folksy, also funny and feisty. It’s all positive in my opinion.
I’ll leave it to you to get uptight about it.
I believe the BIG problem is it stands with the “sheeple”.
They are used to being spoke AT, not spoke TO.
We recognize the difference. Those who bark, do not.
So much said and she didn't say a word.
I love that woman! She’s the sister of my heart, and I love her gutsiness! GO SARAH!
Short, quick and to the point. You betray your dislike for Sarah Palin with thinly layered sarcasm.
Her speech at CPAC was not one to propose or support policy. Her speech was inspirational and motivational.
Hopefully, even you can comprehend the difference between policy and motivation.