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!
——— 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.
She hit all the key issues of the day in her unique style. The Big Gulp was a great image, and is a wonderful example of government gone wild under the socialists/progressives in both parties.
As someone said above, the solution is Conservatism - lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. It works every time.
It sure looks like it could be! That would be great! I hope someone can get a clear closeup pic.
When you look at what has been done to education, that is the direct result. Years ago Kruschev said ‘we won’t get you, but we’ll get your children’...and the communists kicked their academia effort into overdrive. Today we have a ‘whirled’ filled with people with no sense of history and no ability to think critically.
It’s been said repeatedly but the genpub just can’t grasp it for the reasons above. the Left uses 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as how to manuals. And in those books, the public were those sheep who were spoken AT. It was all they knew because that’s all there was TO KNOW.
Palin has the ability to speak plainly and despite the best efforts of the left, we are not so totally gone that we recognize the kernels of what she’s getting at. Almost but not quite totally gone. That’s a problem for the left.
I have had hundreds of fights on FR with the PDS crowd who claim we Palinistas are all idol worshiping cultists. But the bottom line is that it’s Palin’s message, not she herself that causes such strong reactions. For us it’s the reaction of identifying with a kindred soul who shares our beliefs and has the will and the megaphone to spread them. It could just as easily be Joe Jones off the street. The ideas are what matters.
But some people are very much threatened by those ideas...dangerous things that they are. So one does not have to stretch their imaginations very far to understand why the PDSers and the MSNBCs of the world share their own common cause and ‘values. It’s because they are the same people.
Only when combined with one liberal quality - equal time:
Bring back US production.
With this timely reminder from Sarah Palin that conservative principles are as relevant and needed as any time before, one takes heart that perhaps, America is not yet ‘lost’ to leftist politics and all the negative, destructive elements it brings with it. Ted Cruz is also inspiring and gives one a glimmer of hope for the future of the GOP. Its now clear that the Roves and Kristols are steering the Republican party into the shoals of failure as it is subsumed by liberal policies slightly altered with the GOP brand. This way lies the party’s destruction. Palin and Cruz represent the future of the GOP. If they do not - and the nitpickers and whiners will always be with us - not only the party but, ultimately, the nation and our way of life are doomed as they cannot survive the depredations of liberal policies carried to their inevitable conclusion.
It may surprise you but I had high hopes for her among the other palookas during the debates. But she took off and gives just gasbag cheerleader speeches. Sorry I expected more. I will read it, however low it sets the bar.
Agreed, and it was an in-your-face slap at the mediots who pilloried Rubio for drinking water in the middle of his speech. Sarah rocks!!!
In reading your post and then your tagline I am overcome with envy at your ability to disconnect from your own reality.
You are impressive indeed.
Thanks! That is a great picture! FU Bloomberg!
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