Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sarah Palin Blasts Moderate Republicans At Newsmax Event

I thought this was interesting - Sarah Palin spoke at an event organized by the conservative magazine Newsmax, where she had made a wide variety of comments (all short of her official announcement to run for president in 2012).

There was one particular statement Palin made that I found interesting because it is a topic that I write about frequently - the GOP's marginalization of moderate Republicans and willingness to ignore over half the electorate.

Johnathan Martin wrote the following for Politico:
Palin discussed the importance of keeping the tea party movement in the GOP but criticized establishment Republicans who she said weren’t listening to the party’s grass roots by supporting moderate candidates over conservatives. If the party recaptures Congress, she said, Republicans must govern differently than in the Bush years and show more fidelity to small-government principles on spending.
Considering there are more registered Democrats then there are Republicans, and considering not all Americans support a conservative platform - remember a small percentage of people support the right-wing tea party - Palin is essentially pushing for the GOP to try and get elected so they can ignore moderate Republicans as well as liberals.

I don't know about you but I do not want to live in a country with legislators like Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell writing the laws determining what I can and cannot do...


  1. The biggest problem with Palin is she believes in the myth of her own popularity. While she most definitely has a cult-like following, it is nowhere near as large as anyone who follows her would have us believe. She is such a polarizing figure and her favorability has been decreasing in numbers for months while her unfavorable ratings have increased.

    The GOP has lost favor with many because of their inability to attract more moderate Republicans. Swinging further to the right is only going to serve to alienate even more from the GOP.

    As for the Tea Party being a grass roots organization, that lie was put to rest a long time ago. It has been funded and organized by the Koch brothers, along with Dick Armey and other extremists. Their biggest problem is all these lunatics running for office. They don't seem like the type of people to listen to anyone else and will do whatever they want, especially Palin. Nobody in her past has ever said she's easy to work with or willing to work with others. Palin, anywhere near the White House, is a recipe for disaster. Just look at her past history and it's all there in black and white.

  2. The interesting thing is that the media reports on her absurdity and ignores her popularity numbers. She is highly unpopular and would never make a viable candidate for anything but she does make controversy which sells. The only problem is that Palin can't see that she is hated by most of America because she is an idiot who surrounds herself with like-minded individuals - a classic case of group think.


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