October 18th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin to GOP: 'man up'

(CNN) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had a message for the GOP Monday – "man up" and support the Tea Party.

"The bigwigs in the machine they're driving me crazy because they're too chicken to support the Tea Party candidates," Palin said at a Tea Party kick-off rally in Nevada. "The ideas of the Tea Party movement are the American ideals that will put us back to work."

Palin told the crowd they need to support Tea Party candidates for the good of America's future.

"We don't work for you anymore, Mr. Reid enjoy your retirement. We don't work for you anymore Nancy Pelosi, you're fired," Palin said. "And Mr. Obama and your czars you're next because now we can see 2012 from our house."

Monday's speech in Reno was another stop for Palin as she travels the country supporting the Tea Party movement. She was in California with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Saturday.


Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express
soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Mike, Albany

    The only contribution this idiotic woman is making to our society is to the bitter divisiveness and partisan politics with which we are now plagued (like a disease). It's hard to imagine how much better off we would be as a nation if she and people like her would just disappear. One thing is clear about Sarah Palin: The 2008 GOP campaign slogan, "Country First" means nothing to her. They were just empty words. The promise of "Country First" has not been fulfilled by the Palins out there or by most of the GOP. I guess what they really meant was "Country First" only if we win. Otherwise, it's "Party First" and to hell with the rest of you.

    October 18, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  2. Video Guy

    I have not heard one idea of how to fix anything from a tea bagger. They will call the followers "Real Americans" and how we need to lower taxes and make government smaller, but they do not know how to do it, I love may country, I am not voting for any body from the tea party or the GOP. I hope nobody tells the Military since I am a 20 year vet. born of American parents in the USA. If the Air Force finds out I am not a "Real American" I am in big trouble.

    October 18, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. shadysider

    If the GOP were to truly 'man up' they would admit the mistake they made by giving the VP nomination to a divisive, highly partisan, under-educated, straw-man waving, victimization garnering light-weight and admit that the only Republican who truly is pushing for fiscal responsibillty is Ron Paul, the same guy they booted from their national convention. Unfortunately, his independent, non neo-con views and positions prohibit him from gaining their trust.

    October 18, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Ted

    I'd love to start using The Tea Party's ideas. That way Sarah Palin will speak when spoken too and will have my dinner on the table when I get home from work and we'll never have to listen to her opinion again.

    October 18, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Danny Cali

    TEA PARTY still same as the party of big "NO" and I still vote (NO) for GOP and TEA PARTY.

    October 18, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. John in Dayton

    "Man up" is such a sexist comment. Think about it – if we challenged anything about Palin's femininity (or that of Sharron Angle or Christine O'Donnell) we'd be toast.

    October 18, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    If Palin wants folks to "man up," she should lead by example and go back to her jobs as Governor of Alaska and mother to a special-needs child.

    What's that? No multi-thousand-dollar speaking fees? No special wardrobe? No hair stylist and makeup artist? No flying around in a jet? No celebrity? No losers hanging on your every word?

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

    Palin was, is and never will be anything other than:

    A Quitter, a Liar and a Mooch.

    October 18, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  8. thomas

    Queen Palin !
    Trump / Palin 1012 !!!!!!!!
    what a show , what a ticket !

    October 18, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. cisco4

    Sarah Palin... Can you someday wear soemthing other than Red clothes?..Come on what kind of Comunnist symthyser are you anyway?.. Tell me I am wrong girl....That thing you call death panels.. News for you the private Health Insurance Companies have or had death panels for a long time.. They cancelled my grandmothers health Insurance in the 50'S.. cause she had a stoke.. Then she died.. So Sarah death panels have been around a long time.. Just cal up your local Health Insurance company and ask them if they still canell out policies of older people who have their Insurance when they have a stroke or some expensive condition..... Will ya?

    October 18, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  10. shadysider

    She needs to 'man up' and realize that the media isn't against her because of a liberal bias, it's an intelligence bias.

    October 18, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. Chrisco

    Yeah, man up! All you need to do is TALK TOUGH! You, and only you, are the defenders (and interpreters) of the Constitution.

    October 18, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. Michael

    The "ideas of the teaBAGGERS" are the ideas that lead to America's high umemployment and economic collapse.

    TeaBAGGERS support "smaller goverment"
    For those of you who haven't been paying attention, "smaller goverment" means fewer regulations on business.
    We have allowed business to operate without regulations and gave them tax breaks to create jobs, and what did we get?

    We got the collapse of the financial system because "business" cannot be trusted to regulate itself, and we got higher unemployment when big business took their tax breaks to the bank and outsourced our jobs.

    C'mon dimwit sarah, put up or shut up............!

    At least TRY to support your non-sense and lies with some sort of proof.

    Americans are sick of "slogans" and they need real jobs.............not "imaginary" republican jobs.

    October 18, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Palin's and all the teabaggers are nothing more than a bunch of imbecile puppets being used by the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and Grover Norquist.

    Wake up, America, man up and start using your heads! These people would sooner sell you down the river than actually DO something for the average Middle Class American!

    October 18, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  14. annoying

    I would rather get my skin scraped off than to listen to this dumb bimbo! this woman and her like are about as sharp as a plastic knife!

    October 18, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  15. Nick

    Me to Palin, go away!

    October 18, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  16. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Even though the GOP has repeatedly demonstrated possessing a collectively lower I.Q. than your average field rock, even they aren't stupid enough to back a bunch of pickled-brained morons like the Tea Party.

    October 18, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  17. Mike - Las Vegas

    Hey Quitter Palin: Grow Up!

    October 18, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. stufthis

    Come on Boner, man up and reject this domestic terrorist.

    October 18, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  19. A. Goodwin

    Sarah needs to stop putting lipstick on a pig (the Tea Party)! Here's a question for you Palin – how many Democrats do you know of in your racist little Tea Party? Oh yeah – nobody. So, you're going to take what and how? From the party with the SUPER minority – yeah, don't think so. Go back to soccer camp, you half-baked pie. We're sick of you and your Tea Party.

    October 18, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  20. carlos

    LIP.....the worm is waiting for you under his rock.............

    Is this woman s husband on unemployment, oh,I forgot, he is one of the LAZY ones that she refers to all the time, then she should tell him to man up......hypocrites of the first kind

    October 18, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. johnrj08

    How's it feel, GOP, having this vacuous, grossly uninformed political celebrity order you to "man up"? Sarah Palin doesn't know what she reads, or why there is a North and South Korea, but she knows enough to boss around the Republican Party. She doesn't know that Africa is a continent and not a country, and she doesn't know that George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers, but she has the witless gall to tell others to get some balls. Good luck with her GOP. She's like a ticking time that's going to blow up your entire organization.

    October 18, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  22. JD in Moraga, CA

    Sarah Palin to GOP: 'Man Up'

    GOP to Sarah Palin: "SHUT up."

    October 18, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. stufthis

    'Balls,' cried the bagger queen. If she had two, she could be king.

    October 18, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  24. go green

    I'd like to see how the libs would get along with no money to fund the feel good programs they so crave. Palin is right on in her thinking, plain speaking and too the point. She is one who understands top heavy gov't for the sake of votes sponsored by Baryy, Pelosi and Harry. If the various gov't departments were collapsed we would have money enough to have the libs dancing in the streets. As of now there is no money. The country is almost bankrupt and the libs on this blog throw darts at those who understand the dangers of big gov't and less freedom. Go figure!

    October 18, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  25. carlos

    I wish they would take her to a bull ring wearing red.................she will not be missed!!!!

    October 18, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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