Monday, March 29, 2010

Palin: "We're Not Going To Sit down And Shut Up"

That's what Governor Palin had to say in front of 10,000 tea party activists gathered in Harry Reid's home town of Searchlight, Nevada.

I swear, sometimes I feel like Sarah Palin has more guts and common sense than half the Republican Party put together:

Sarah Palin told thousands of tea party activists assembled in the dusty Nevada desert Saturday that Sen. Harry Reid will have to explain his votes when he comes back to his hometown to campaign.

The wind whipped U.S. flags behind the former Alaska governor as she stood on a makeshift stage, holding a microphone and her notes and speaking to a cheering crowd. She told them Reid, fighting for re-election, is "gambling away our future."

"Someone needs to tell him, this is not a crapshoot," Palin said.

At least 9,000 people streamed into tiny Searchlight, a former mining town 60 miles south of Las Vegas, bringing American flags, "Don't Tread on Me" signs and outspoken anger toward Reid, President Barack Obama and the health care overhaul.{...}

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, appeared after spending Friday and Saturday morning campaigning for Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who led the 2008 ticket.

Now a Fox News analyst and potential 2012 presidential candidate, Palin faced criticism after posting a map on her Facebook page that had circles and cross hairs over 20 Democratic districts. She also sent a tweet saying, "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!"

She said Saturday she wasn't inciting violence, just trying to inspire people to get involved.

"We're not going to sit down and shut up. Thank you for standing up," Palin said.

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louielouie said...

the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, appeared after spending Friday and Saturday morning campaigning for Sen. John McCain,

i threw-up in my mouth a little bit........

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi Louie,
Gotta look at the big picture.

McCain did make her a national figure, even if he was a something of a sh*theel towards her afterwards. Also, he doesn't control people like Steve Schmidt.

Plus, if Governor Palin has campaigned for Hayworth,she would have looked small and vindictive.

And I think at this point the two of them have developed some rapport on a personal level, which I could understand.


louielouie said...

so let me see if i understand you here.........
mccain's 22 point lead is now 7, according to the rasmussen i looked at.
so if hayworth closes further and wins, how does that bode for her clout?
and if hayworth does close and win, will he remember her alignment come 2012?
it's all politics i know.
but this sounds like lose/lose to me.
my point would be that she should have passed on going to AZ at all.
and will the people of AZ remember he campaigning for an established deecee icon?

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi Louie,
If she had 'voted present' by not getting involved, she would, as I mentioned, have looked small and vindictive.

And if McCain has become a friend as I surmise, sh eprobably didn't feel she could refuse if he asked her. Also she got props as a party loyalist.

IMO, it was a no lose proposition for her. Even Cindy McCain is admitting that the crowds in AZ are there to see Sarah Palin, not John McCain.If he wins, he will owe her big time. If Hayworth wins, trust me he's going to understand why she did this and she's such a powerful presence at this point that he's not going to snub her - the reverse, in fact.

At least that's my opinion.