Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'
June 28th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked Senate Republicans in a biting statement Friday over the Senate's passage of an immigration bill this week.

Her Facebook and PAC website feature a photo of Palin and her husband, Todd, with people sitting behind them–all of whom have a serious look on their face. Superimposed on the photo was her statement: "Great job, GOP establishment."

The bill, which includes a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented workers in the country, cleared the Senate Thursday in a 68-32 vote, with 14 Republicans voting in favor of the measure. It now heads to the House with an unfavorable future.

"You've just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill," Palin's statement read. "It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politicians must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks and crony capitalists' pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law."

Palin, who returned to her role as a paid pundit at the Fox News Channel earlier this month, has been outspoken against the measure, even offering criticism of Republicans she has previously praised, such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.


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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. rs

    She's right. The GOP disrespects Women, minorities and Blacks too- although not for the reasons she gives.

    I wouldn't think too much about this however- remember she and Toddster were members of the Alaska Secession party. These two anti-patriots hardly know whats going on unless it makes them money.

    June 28, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. Bob

    The Wassillabilly keeps popping off with her nonsense.

    June 28, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Bob

    I wouldn't think too much about this however- remember she and Toddster were members of the Alaska Secession party. These two anti-patriots hardly know whats going on unless it makes them money.
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    Well said!

    June 28, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. Bob

    Gee, Sarah, I thought all those brown people were free-loading moochers desperately searching for the next handout.

    Which is it?

    June 28, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    She is a joke.

    June 28, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Winning

    Must be nice to have a megaphone and never have to face even the slightest bit of consequence for what you say. Image the good she could use that kind of power for. Instead, she does things like this.

    June 28, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    You disrespect Hispanics
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    In the same way that you disrespect Hispanics, Blacks, women, patriotic Americans, motherhood, our intelligence, our pride as a nation, our political system, our President, our Founding Fathers.....

    June 28, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Bootstomper

    Last of a dying breed.

    June 28, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    ALL of those who passed the Senate bill by voting for it, committed treason against America, no matter which party they belong to, politically.

    June 28, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Keep talking numbskull.

    June 28, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    "You've just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill," Palin's statement read. "It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote.
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    What sense does that make? None. It's a false equivalence. The classic bait and switch. Get people angry enough to oppose immigration reform by reminding them about what the middle class has endured in recent years.

    June 28, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Boomer in Mo

    Why do the news media hang on her every word? She is just a backwoods, under educated redneck.

    June 28, 2013 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Jinx9to88

    Ah yes what would a Friday be with out the loud mouth from up north.

    June 28, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    With the help of FOX news, Palin will hasten the demise of the GOP as a national party.

    June 28, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  15. 1twinsfan

    I doubt Palin can even correctly define Hispanic. "Yeah, all those Mexicans. You know, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas."

    June 28, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. Steveo

    So let me get this correct , even when Palin says something you agree with, you want her to shut up. If a lib said what she just did, you'd be ready to throw a parade! Yet you accuse GOP for being party blind? Look a little closer at your party!

    June 28, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  17. Bejoy Thomas

    Senator McCain, what do you have to say for giving her a national stage spotlight?

    June 28, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. ST

    I do not understand why Fox News brought this woman back to make noise again. In their thinking, do GOP think they can win with this woman spitting out her poison day in day out? The woman has no brain at all and will take the whole GOP along with her.

    June 28, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. rs

    Randy, San Francisco

    With the help of FOX news, Palin will hasten the demise of the GOP as a national party.
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    Precisely! If the GOP is survive their own stupidity, they need to pass a gag order on their members and spokesmodels.

    June 28, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. Winning

    Steveo, I am honestly trying to figure out what you are talking about. I've read her statement over and over and can find nothing a liberal would likely agree with. I can't see any liberal throwing a parade if any liberal had made her statement.

    June 28, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. rs

    Steveo

    "So let me get this correct , even when Palin says something you agree with, you want her to shut up. If a lib said what she just did, you'd be ready to throw a parade! Yet you accuse GOP for being party blind? Look a little closer at your party!"
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    Her conclusion in this case "GOP disrespects Hispanics" is correct. Her reasons are fiction. Remember math class where you had to show the work on how you got your answer? This is like that.
    As far as GOP being party blind, man, party is al they see. Not the United States, not the citizens they represent, not he problems to be solved. No, sir they just see the game.

    June 28, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  22. eobrien2013

    she is trying to make sure that if she so chooses she could run for something at a later date. i'm not buying it.

    June 28, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  23. Donkey Party

    Strange how Snow Snooki brings up Saint Reagan's name, who actually granted amnesty to millions, while the proposed bill does NOT grant amnesty, but a very stringent pathway that makes it a very long and tedious way to achieve citizenship. As usual, Palin opens her ugly mouth (which is the portal to the pea-sized grey-matter that sloshes around in her inflated cranium), before any of her adult handlers give her an inkling of history or facts. What an incredibly stupid, embarrassing woman she / it is.

    June 28, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  24. California Gary

    Ah yes.......John McCain's little gift to America. She is truly the gift that keeps on giving. By the way Rick McDaniel......you might want to look up the definition of treason before you go accusing people of committing it.

    June 28, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  25. David

    But Reagan granted amnesty to millions??? Her comments make no sense.

    June 28, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
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