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ULTRA-FOLKSY SARAH PALIN BRINGS CPAC AUDIENCE TO ITS FEET (Introduction by Ted Cruz w/video)
The Blaze ^ | 3-16-2013 | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 03/16/2013 11:40:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing

March 16, 2013

ULTRA-FOLKSY SARAH PALIN BRINGS CPAC AUDIENCE TO ITS FEET

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.

Palin’s 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. “That’s 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. That’s what we need.”

But Palin herself seemed to be in a chewing out mood, as well. She started off with the president’s recent attempts to restrict gun owner rights.

“That chunk of metal did the crime? That’s like saying, ‘that fork made me fat,’” Palin joked about the idea that guns are responsible for violence. “Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should’ve started with yours.”

Palin wasn’t close to finished. She moved on to attack the calls for “rebranding” of the Republican Party.

“Let’s be clear about one thing: We’re not here to rebrand the party. We’re here to rebuild a country,” Palin said. “We’re not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from DC. We’re not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical point on our party…We’re here to restore America, and the rest is just theatrics. The rest is sound and fury. It’s 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 Palin’s speech was devoted to blasting the Washington and GOP establishment, including a not-so-veiled jab at Republican “architect” strategist Karl Rove.

“If you don’t have a team of lobbyists in D.C. or a canceled contribution check, well, you’re not at the table. You’re 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. It’s 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.


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To: smoothsailing

——— It was ultra folksy, and there ain’t 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.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 12:09:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: smoothsailing

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!


22 posted on 03/16/2013 12:09:54 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing
” . . .you certainly could have titled this a different way than sounding like a northern liberal writing another hit piece on Sarah Palin.”

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?

23 posted on 03/16/2013 12:11:06 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: smoothsailing
I love that pic! My Senator - who gave credit to Sarah for his being in the Senate - and Sarah. Thank you for posting ♥ ♥ ♥.
24 posted on 03/16/2013 12:11:52 PM PDT by Jane Long ("If there's no debt crisis, why does the pResident want to raise taxes?" - TGO)
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To: smoothsailing

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.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 12:12:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Impala64ssa

Love her. Always have, always will. She will be back. Saving all my eggs for her basket!


26 posted on 03/16/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing

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”.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: WilliamRobert; 2ndDivisionVet

As will I.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 12:17:45 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Makes my heart pitter patter! And the 2 nannies have BOTH been struck down by the courts!


29 posted on 03/16/2013 12:19:05 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: KC_Lion

That’s our Sarah!!!


30 posted on 03/16/2013 12:20:08 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing

Was that a Star of David pendant on her neck?


31 posted on 03/16/2013 12:22:27 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: KC_Lion; ex-snook
Sarah haters CANNOT simply help themselves. They are like the commies, lefties, socialists that absolutely MUST respond.....to a little gal from Alaska whom is deemed “irrelevant". But yet, lives inside their heads 24/7....hehehe.
32 posted on 03/16/2013 12:24:19 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing

God bless Sara Palin! And God bless Ted Cruz!


33 posted on 03/16/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: KC_Lion; onyx
Great speech. Spanked Obama, the GOPe, the DC elite and Karl Rove. Loved the BIG GULP and the rack and rifle double entendre comment. This was grass roots kitchen table conversational discussion talk about the stark contrast between the founding documents theme phrase of the people, by the people, for the people vs. the cynical, devisive and destructive nature of identity politics being practiced by BOTH parties and yet, only mastered by one party. No teleprompter, no Rovian white board lecture, no scripting to market branding talking points- just from the heart. Class act on Ted Cruz's part too.

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.

34 posted on 03/16/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: PotatoChop

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.


35 posted on 03/16/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Norm Lenhart; smoothsailing

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.


36 posted on 03/16/2013 12:29:11 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing
God bless we have the likes of Sarah. She is the real spirit of America and hopefully this spirit will somehow hit the GOP. We do have a few Republicans that are conservative Constitutional driven. And we must make sure that we all call King Obama for what he is, a communists black Muslim and his only effort is to destroy America. We have many good black gentlemen and women and pray that they realize what King Obama has done and work to overthrow this tyrant.
37 posted on 03/16/2013 12:33:00 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Impala64ssa
I love it! That is how you Alinsky them back!

So much said and she didn't say a word.

38 posted on 03/16/2013 12:33:16 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: smoothsailing

I love that woman! She’s the sister of my heart, and I love her gutsiness! GO SARAH!

(Alaska rules!)


39 posted on 03/16/2013 12:41:26 PM PDT by Monkey Face (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. ~ Ben Franklin)
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To: ex-snook
Did she just bitch or offer solutions? Today’s problems are jobs, immigration, wars, nation building, taxes - any supporters hear anything?

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.

40 posted on 03/16/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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