September 21st, 2010
02:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin: Tea Party is 'the future of politics'

Sarah Palin released a new web video on Tuesday.
Sarah Palin released a new web video on Tuesday.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has struck a campaign chord again, so to speak, with a new web video replete with sweeping images of Tea Party rallies and orchestral music usually reserved in politics for the glowing profile ads candidates use to kick off their campaigns.

The 80-second video, entitled "Tea Party," primarily features clips of Palin's speech in March to Tea Party rally-goers in Searchlight, Nevada.

"This party that we call the Tea Party is the future of politics," Palin proclaims as the video concludes.

The web video highlights Palin's continuing efforts to establish herself as a leader of the conservative movement. It comes one week after Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party-endorsed, Palin-backed candidate in Delaware's GOP Senate primary, secured a major upset victory over Rep. Mike Castle, the party-backed establishment politician. No politicians–other than Palin–appear in the video.

"It is just so inspiring to real people-not politicos, not inside the beltway professionals-come out and stand up and speak out for common sense conservative principles," Palin says.

Palin tweeted about the video in similar fashion to her first campaign-style video, released in June: "Enjoy the video! And please support commonsense conservative candidates who will work with you, and for you…"

The video Palin released in June celebrated women in the conservative movement and touted her support for "Mama Grizzlies," a term she coined for female politicians who exhibit toughness and stand firm for conservative values.


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  1. Transparent.

    The hell it is.
    Tea extremes = The same hatemongering of Palin rallies past

    September 21, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Troy

    To Baiin Pailin,
    shut up quitter.

    September 21, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. thomas

    Dancing with the stars , the world is laughing at us as we let our great country flounder to the insane !
    CELEBRITY !

    September 21, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. gt

    its all about the sorry bunch we have now in washington...it could be called anything ,,its a about change,,,,yep... change,,,remeber that battle cry...

    September 21, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. deschl

    were her followers to listen – just once – rather than stand stupidly in rapture like the lynch mob they are – they'd notice one glaring fact – no solutions for this suffering nation's problems ever brought up, or tweeted or well – whatever – just rallying cries of "don't retreat just reload!". One-liners meant to incite and fan the flames of hatred, but not hatred she'll stand and fight because you're on your own with that while she's behind an iron gate safe from the gunfire she constantly advocates. And don't think – just keep clapping and waving your flags and stomping your feet screaming to take back a country stolen in greed and bloodshed and great loss of life from the innocent and unprotected owners here first and was never yours to begin with. Why bother with the truth, or rationality or even common sense. Keep admiring the mindlessness so that you don't ask what happens with the money PAID to her or otherwise she wouldn't bother spitting on you to put out the fire. Oh – and no brains allowed either because you won't need them as no one is allowed to ask any questions about qualifications or proposals or anything that contributes any good at all because she couldn't care less about your damn country just give money, please. "Now blahblahblah and to conclude don't retreat, reload!" The difference between the rallies of Palin and Beck and people like them and those with actual political skill and qualifications is they engage in question and answer sessions with those attending, and it's free! not hate-spewing one-way dialogue rallies about countries and guns in the same sentence and nothing in between.

    September 21, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. ficheye

    I think that she has watched too many episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies.

    September 21, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. oracle

    Another excellent video by Sarah Palin, who unlike Colin "crapweasel" Powell, does not endorse illegal aliens as "needed." What an idiot he is!

    Palin 2012!

    September 21, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Good grief. Did the crowd put their hands out straight and chant "heil hitler"? Sorry, but the absolute deluded hyper-rightwing stupidity embodied by this crone and her slack-jawed suporters, is VERY reminicent of that time period. And I will fight it with my every ounce, just as we would all now wish that Germany's citizens had done in the 1930's.

    September 21, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. JOhn

    The entire T bagger movment is a short lived fraud. These are republicans lieing about being republicans, making the same old promises republicans have been lieing about for years.

    Anyone that thinks Sarah Palin is an answer is asking the wrong questions.

    September 21, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. daniel

    so the future of politics is politics of the stupid? the u.s. not only becoming a third world country, but also the butt of the other nation's jokes.

    September 21, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. Elliott

    Okay Sarah, your 15 minutes of fame was over 2 yrs ago..and no I do not have $75K and a private jet to have you tell me what I know already...that like others before you, i.e. Ross Perot, you bring no solutions, you only bring division, and thanks to your leadership, this country is not only divided, which we've been before, but we're now mired in over a billion dollars worth of debt for a war started on a lie/mis direction, along with failed banks, financial institutions that took advantage of the 'no or low oversight' that Bush Jr. drove home for his 8 yrs..no thanks Ms. Sarah.unless the Tea Baggers are 'decafinated' ones...my doctor has warned me against drinking too much 'TEA' because it/you/them, make my blood boil and with the (thank god past now) status of this countries, your parties, position against Universal Health Care...I can't afford to see my doctor to check my blood pressure....

    and the lines at CVS for free use of the blood pressure machines are around the block...and down the street.....

    Please ...can anyone in Corp America i.e. Steve Jobs, Billl Gates or Warren Buffett..if you don't want to be our President...PLEASE RUN FOR CONGRESS..all we've been able to get to run are old and getting older politicians or ex-ball (foot and base) ball players who were great at their older profession but STINK at their current one...and thank you

    September 21, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    FYI: 10 women Presidents & this ain't no beauty contest: Pratibha Patil (India) – law & master degree in political science and economics; Dalia Itzik (Israel) – Minister of environment,industry,trade & communications; Gloria Arroyo (Phillipines) – masters & doctoriate degree in economics; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Liberia) – master degree public admin. & economics & acctg.; Mary McAllese (Ireland) Prof. of criminal law, criminology & penology; Michelle Bachele (Chile) – Pediatrician & epidemiolist w/military studies; Christine Fernandez de Kirchner (Argentina) – Law degree; Luisa dias diogo (Mozambique) – master & bachelor degree financial econmics; Phumzile Mlambo (So. Africa) – masters in philosophy, bachelor in social science & educ.; Joyce Murure (Zimbabwe) – master degrees. They have educated themselves and worked as professors at universities and held many cabinet offices.

    September 21, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. vette gal

    If the Tea Party is the future of America, I'm moving to another country where a bunch of over zealous conservative old christians can't tell me what to do. Our country will go backward if they get in power. And.....why the media is giving constant credit to Palin for these dumbed down idiots being elected during the primaries is beyond me. Just goes to show you that our country is dumbing down big time!

    September 21, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. Lori in St Pete

    What happens in November when the teabags all get sent home? Are they planning to rely on the second amendment when we the people send them packing on November 2? If the teabags have anything to do with the future of politics, we're in for a violent future.

    September 21, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  15. Living in America

    Tea party is the future of politcs. Let's see she can see Russia from her house and writes her speech on her hands. Angle had a sudden breakout but all gunho befoe the debate and O'Donnell dabbles in witchcraft and cancels 2 primetime spots Sunday to state her position. You can see that the government has already been dumbed down already.

    September 21, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. joe dokes

    When the Tea Party is the future of politics, the United States is in for some dark, dark years ahead! Most reasonable people realize that they are nuts. What they may not realize is that they are DANGEROUS nuts who want to remold American in their extremely narrow, reactionary vision.

    September 21, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. bob

    They are T-Pines. Tea Party in name only. They are Republicans in sheep's clothing.

    September 21, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  18. Rightwingevangelicalconservatism is a disease

    haha...Palin we love you. You are like a freak show on the Discovery channel.

    September 21, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  19. Jacob

    um, no. it's not. and neither are you, Sarah!

    September 21, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  20. Laura

    Where's the common sense??
    Which one of the tea party canadates has common sense?

    September 21, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  21. mark

    She still looks better from behind

    September 21, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  22. dna

    teaparty is yesterday's politics. look all those old, they represent the past.

    September 21, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. DagnyTag

    You will simply not believe this. Our 8th District US Congressional representative, the Hon. Gabrielle Giffords, in a meeting of the House Armed Services Committee, asked General David Petraeus the following question: "General Petraeus, what are you doing to reduce carbon emissions in the war on terror?"

    Wow. I had to read, and re-read this several times to believe it. Folks, there are American sons and daughters dying every week on the foreign battlefields of southwest Asia. The nation is completely bankrupt and ... quite literally, borrowing 43 cents for every dollar in federal spending.

    We have the largest environmental disaster in the nation's history in the Gulf of Mexico, and we have Mexican drug armies invading our nation.

    And yet....A member of Congress from Arizona's 8th congressional district took the time to ask our battlefield commander what he is doing to curb carbon emissions in the war.

    Gabrielle Giffords is the poster-child for what is wrong with the US Congress. We are being led by imbeciles. To the rest of America reading this blog, and to Gen. Petraeus if this e-mail makes it to your inbox ... my sincerest apologies for the stupid question asked of you by my US congressional representative.

    General... I am sure you have better things to worry about than carbon emissions on the battlefield. I assure you, as a registered voter in Arizona's 8th congressional district, I will do everything I can to ensure Rep. Giffords is voted out of office in November, and I pray you'll get back to business of fighting the war on terror without worrying about such petty and nonsensical matters as your carbon footprint in the war. -Mark Beres, Maj. USAF (ret.) -Tucson, Arizona

    September 21, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  24. Jamey

    I think a third party would be great for the tea party, that way the moderates could break free from the liberals and form their own party... goodbye 2 party losers.

    September 21, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. Stan

    Why all this Tea Party stuff when under George Bush the country was ready to collapse and no one was talking about anarchy or tea party.
    I feel this movement is very hypocrytical. George Bush did more damage in 8 years than multiple presidents have done in over 100 years. If this country can't get beyond race we are headed for trouble as a nation. President Obama is both black and white but the powers to be can't get beyond the black that's in him. We still have alot of growing up to do as a nation!

    September 21, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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