(CNN) - Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin took a practical approach to this grassroots political movement Tuesday, telling Arkansas Republicans that Tea Party candidates will not win unless they join an established political party.
"Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party," Palin said at an Arkansas GOP fundraising event Tuesday, according to CBS News.
"Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you? And then because the Tea Party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they're going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: 'R' or 'D'."
The comments come 10 days after Palin addressed the so-called first ever Tea Party Convention in Nashville, where she praised the decentralized movement as consisting of "real people, not politicos, inside-the-beltway professionals."
"America is ready for another revolution and you are a part of this," Palin said at the Nashville speech.
OH I thought she was going to tell them how to "QUIT" or "LOOSE". These are two things she is good at
Honestly, the Tea Partiers could represent an actual shift in parties. About every two generations (more or less), the parties shift what they represent. Around 1900, for example, the Progressives fit comfortably in the Republican party (sounds strange now).
So... rather than "join" an existing party, they should probably create a party that suits them, then force one of the existing parties to take their positions. I think this is what they are doing. So I think Palin is wrong - the Tea Party does not need to join the Republicans, but vice versa.
BTW, I am not a member of either, just an observer.
Our was not designed to be a two patry system, it has become one and is ineffectual due to gridlock grinding everything to snails pace. LOBBY REFORM NOW!
The Tea Party is a wing of the GOP already...in spite of the FACT that the GOP under Bush made government bigger and more powerful than it has ever been and despite of the FACT that the GOP under Bush through away the U.S. Constitution and created HUGE deficits.
So they are herding these sheeple right back where they started, the GOP.
Wow, now CNN is giving us three daily editions of The Daily Palin. This is good news for really dumb people who like to hear politicians belch out slogans like "pick a party" or "common sense" or "smaller government."
Sarah Palin in October 2008 said she supports another investigation into 9/11.
JUST MORE BALONEY. A high School Graduate. Mayor of a small town in Alaska, Elected Governor and QUIT, my hero.
They have already picked a party. They should select Sean Hannity as their leader. Palin is a good face for them as well as she represents how much knowledge they have.
Palin: "You are the Revolution, the start of something new...Now, join an established party (hopefully the R's...." The difference before the first part and the second? $100,000 keynote speaker fee...
I guess the American people will continue to support so called real people. I believe when it comes to trying to cash
a $3 bill such as Sarah Palin there will be a rude awakening.
Her attempts to corral the Tea Partiests will fail. By definition, they stand for principles, not on party lines. They don't have to "pick sides" because they are on the side of ideas and don't answer to party leadership.
As soon as the leaders of the "parties" see this, they'll start to understand what real populist power is.
But good on ole Sarah for blabbing a bit more. She'll shoot herself in the foot.
So if you like a fundamentalist theocracy run by a woman with the moral slippery-ness of Bill Clinton, please, all Tea-Partiers, join the Republican ranks(as if you aren't there already) and vote for your conquering heroine.She couldn't even hack one term as Guv in a state with a population of 500 thousand, and that, of course, makes her prime presidential material.
In the U.S. all you have to be is physically attractive; it matters not that you can't mentally compete on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
Someone once said America deserves the government we elect, and when Sarah wins the Presidency in 2012, that goal will be reached. At that point, lets hope the Mayans are right. I guess it won't matter either way.
Here comes the push to get the tea bags to become "republicans"! Gee.. I didn't see this coming! All these games for POWER!!! It's sad what money and power can do to a human being... we will sell our morals, values, and even our souls just to have it!!! This is why human civilization will never progress as whole. Technology might change along with other tools we create, but our WANTS and will always bring us down!! Every great society in history has fallen and we are infants as a nation in the society game!!! History will always repeat itself!
Now that nutjob Palin is trying to get out of the fact she is the politico facto for the Tea Party. Not gonna work. The American people don't buy it. Just like Rush is the politico facto for the Republicans.
Normal thinking Amercians really could care less about her advice to anyone, why are you publishing stories about this retard and her retarded family , it's funny how nshe can't take the heat but quick to critize someone else...............
Q: What do Sarah Palin and Peter Griffin have in common?
A: They are both people who should never be president.
OMG, Here she goes again. We only have 2 political parties?
And thus the slide of hands.
True independants won't listen to this crook!we're 2 smart 4 her to trick. Go 2 the conservatives if u want sheep.
Who cares what she says?
If the media is so interested in irrelevant, radical, fringe politicians, why don't we see a bunch of Dennis Kucinich headlines?
Why does CNN care advise Palin gives the Tea Party.? Haven't we had enough of Caribou Barbie's opnions for awhile Enough is enough! Please do not give this celebrity gutton any more press. Please!!!
To Palin: What is wrong with professionals?
Smaller smarter government? She's so full of stupidity. Jesus woman, make a point and stick with it. Hypocrisy has a new face, and upon it, sit wide set frames.
Classy woman. Take the very tenets of these peoples' beliefs and use it to try to fool them into voting for your party. So what if they believe the system is broken and the Republicans are half the problem? Just keep voting for the party of not doing anything.