So Palin delivered her speech at CPAC. You can watch this part of it at Breitbart …..
She then credited Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his hard work and called on voters to get all of Congress on “Cruz control.” Palin even channeled her inner Cruz by breaking out a copy of Green Eggs and Ham, but she rewrote the Dr. Seuss classic.
I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his healthcare scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals. I do not like their crony deals.
I do not like this spying, man. I do not like, ‘oh yes we can.’
I do not like this spending spree. We’re smart, we know there’s nothing free.
I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies.
I do not like this king of hope and we wont take it… nope, nope, nope.
Palin’s version brought down the house.
Palin was doing what she does best. She fires up the troops. There were some things she stated, which I’d rather her not have stated. But, that’s me.
You can read more of what she stated at the link above and here, at Breitbart.
Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin closed out closed out[sic'] CPAC on Saturday and blasted the Republican establishment for marginalizing conservatives and the Tea Party after the historic 2010 elections in which the Tea Party gave House Republicans back their majority.
Palin, whose endorsement carries the most weight in GOP primaries, had a simple message for the “Beltway Boys”: “You didn’t build that. The Tea Party did.”
“Dance with the one that brought you,” Palin said. “And you want another sweep, then grab a broom and join us at the party.”
Palin said the Tea Partiers are stronger, smarter, and hungrier and that is why conservatives must not retreat.
I’m glad she said that, it needed stated, and in the phrasing that she stated it in. However, I wished she’d used a more conciliatory tone. Don’t get me wrong, I know and understand the angst and the animosity, but, time is short and getting shorter. If we’re to take the Senate away from the Dems, we need to address the reality that we can’t do it without the establishment Repub party. And, so, we have to explain it to them in a firm, but, conciliatory manner. You have to understand, this is a new reality they’re awakening to, and they’re not the sharpest tacks in the box, so we have to push them in the right direction, but, we can’t afford to push them away, just yet.
She called the GOP establishment a “different breed of cat” and said they should be confronted in 2014, 2016 and beyond when they tell conservatives to “lay low” when the country is being destroyed.
She also gave a “hat tip,” like she did to the Internet while reading her Dr. Seuss riff, to the NRA when she said only a good guy with a nuke can stop a bad guy with a nuke.
The crowd roared, “Run, Sarah, Run!” If Palin does not run, as Breitbart News has reported and documented, Palin’s endorsement may be the most influential, as was proven during the 2012 cycle – as candidates Palin praised before Iowa and South Carolina voted won: ….
Sigh. Yes, Tea Partiers are stronger and smarter and hungrier, but, their hunger is clouding their thinking. Look, I oppose what Putin is doing in the Ukraine, and I’ve made this abundantly clear. But, opposing, and then using the rhetoric like what Palin did in reference to nuclear weapons is two entirely different things. And, for a potential presidential candidate, even if she’s thinking this, it’s best left unstated. It isn’t presidential and it won’t score any foreign policy points. Speak softly and carry a big stick, not speak loudly about your big stick. More than that, it isn’t as if the Ukraine is an American interest. I’ve stated it before and I’ll state it again. It’s a Ukrainian matter in which about half of them wish to identify with Europe and the other half with Russia. We’ve nothing to gain or lose, one way or the other. You take note of the behavior, and prepare for the worst and hope for the best. You call out tyranny when you see it, but, let’s be honest with ourselves. There’s nothing Putin and Russia can do in the Ukraine which could be seen as a reasonable rationale for the US to involve itself militarily. To do what? Force the ethnic Russians to like us? Or force them to hang out in the EU? We’d war with Russia for that? Of course, not. Quit rattling sabers!
Now, this is just my opinion, and nothing more, but, I don’t believe Palin should run for office. Not yet, anyway. Even if she were to win the GOP nomination, she’d lose in the popular vote. Not so much because of the bad press she’d be sure to get from the LSM, but, because establishment Repubs wouldn’t turn out for her in the general election. And, for right now, there’s not enough of the conservative unaffiliated to defeat a Dem candidate without establishment Repubs. 6 years from now? Who knows. Much of that depends on who wins the next presidential election and much of that depends on the showings in the upcoming mid-terms.
For those who believe we need to be fighting the establishment Repubs, we need to understand the dire position I see the US in. Can we withstand another 3 years of Obama? Sure. But, is the next presidential election a slam dunk? Not by a long shot. If Hillary runs, she will be a formidable campaigner with a formidable propaganda machine behind her. Can the US last another 11 years with an Obama and Hillary back to back? Maybe. It would be a lot easier to say “yes”, if I knew the House and the Senate weren’t going to be lapdogs for either one of them, like it was in 2009-2011. And, that’s the goal for right now. One step at a time, a relentless and tireless march back to sanity. It’s a long journey and wishing and hoping don’t make things come true. I think for now, Palin, doing what she does best, getting the troops fired up, is the greatest service she can do for this nation.