February 7th, 2010
06:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin blasts Democrats in Tea Party speech

Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drew many standing ovations from a friendly crowd Saturday night as she blasted Washington Democrats and the Obama administration in a keynote speech for what was billed as the first national Tea Party Convention.

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

Palin sought to hold Washington accountable as she took on a number of issues, including national security, the economy, and the recent election of Republican Scott Brown to the Massachusetts Senate seat left vacant by the late Ted Kennedy.

"America is ready for another revolution and you are a part of this," Palin said.

She called the Tea Party movement a "ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way they're doing business."

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  1. JonDie

    Sarah Palin = the stupidest woman in American...by far.

    February 7, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. rin

    he cnn why dont you report the notes palin had written on her hands during her Q&A session! she is a pure joke..... and no that is no rumor or consipracy...... looked at the video from her QandA on your website atleast 5 times... and there is clearly notes on her hands.... other sites have enhanced it to reveal what it says!...this woman is a joke if her speech was to reach a broader audience she failed that mission. She talks about transpareny and fiscal responsiblities what a hypocrite. and shame on cnn for giving this fake tea party movement and palin a platform and not investigating these frauds

    the best political news in tv do your investigation

    February 7, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. Dao

    Someone Who cares about this country
    Not just someone like OBAMA
    A soon to be one Term President

    February 7, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Larry

    The only people who care what Palin has to say is the very dysfunctional Republican party.

    February 7, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Tom in Wheaton, IL

    The best thing this nation could do for itself is to marginalize (even further) this ridiculous "movement". First, it's not a "movement" when only 600 people show up at the "convention". Second, every single thing these people say is utter nonsense and won't stand up to any kind of informed inspection. Third, if any of these people is really afraid of "big government", where were they when Dick Cheney was running the country like a tin-pot dictator for 8 years? I know it is impolitic to say, but these people are retarded.

    February 7, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  6. Jim

    Typical Palin – negativity!!! How about offering solutions. O yeah the Republicans have not put that yet into talking points!! This woman will destroy this cause -the key to wining elections is independents – she has a net unfavorabilty with independents. Have not heard Scott Brown thank or even mention Palin, wonder why.

    People that support this woman are uneducated, fat, smelly, white, 12 sandwich eating rednect – yeah you know who you are and I going to Palin you – trash talk you fat pigs

    February 7, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  7. nr

    Sarah Palin: modern day cultist.

    February 7, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  8. Seattle Sue

    Mrs. Palin said, We have to take our country back. My questions are: who are they taking our country back from? and what year was our country taken from Mrs. Palin? Please answer Mrs. Palin.

    February 7, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  9. Terry from West Texas

    "America is ready for another revolution and you are a part of this," Palin said.

    The teabaggers are full of "revolution" talk. Palin's husband was member of a group that wanted Alaska to secede from the US. I hope that this "revolution" talk is all metaphor and that no one in the US wants his state to secede from the Union. We fought one Civil War and I would not want to see us go through another one. I, for one, am a veteran who would be willing to pick up his rifle again to keep the union intact.

    Sarah Palin is (1) not smart at all, (2) a pathological liar, and (3) a real loose cannon. No one should take her seriously.

    February 7, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    Palin = I love her to death = but she is not the solution = start of a revolution to fire everyone who disagrees with her = has a hard time understanding N and S Korea = clueless about W1 and WII = do U really trust her with pushing blue, green, yellow, purple and orange and red buttons?

    February 7, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  11. Dianne

    Palin is not a joke nor is she stupid, that is way the democratic party is so aftraid of her. It is her common sense conservitive ideas that scare you so much?. What you should really be afraid of is the direction in which this country is going – the complete opposite of what our founding Fathers wanted....and look at the mess we are in now.

    Stop worrying about Palin – Scott Brown will be our next President in 2012...God help us until then.

    February 7, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  12. Lee

    did she pay a democrat to write her speech for her again and then fill it with her ridiculousness?? you betcha

    February 7, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  13. Daniel

    It's unfortunate and sad to see the ignorant pied piper leading the wretched in the wrong direction. PALIN = Pathetic and Lame Ignorant Narcissus.

    February 7, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  14. annette papaccio

    she is full of hot air. she makes no sense. feel sorry for her followers when they find out the real sarah – not paying taxes, not coming clean about her properties, her husband ran her governor position and then she quit. she talks bad about the president. who the hell does she think she is?????????? she quits at everything because it was too much for her so tell me sarah what makes you think you can run our country? go back to wasilla and take care of your house, children and grandchild – oh i forgot – you quit doing that too.

    February 7, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  15. mike

    CNN + Palin + a 600 person convention filled with fools = a match made in heaven ...

    Still giving this much attention to these idiots isn't worth me even logging onto CNN anymore ...

    I'm finished with CNN ... buh bye ...

    February 7, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  16. Doug - Dallas

    Sarah Palin had better clean up her own house before throwing stones. It's easy to be critical of others and a lot harder to do it yourself. She has already proven she can't do it herself so she quit; that's not leadership, that's saying"I can't handle the job".

    What was with the pre-submitted questions? Was she afraid she might be asked a tough one like what do you read? Palin is good at delivering a general speech but once you scratch the surface, there's nothing there. Leadership is dealing with the unexpected and I'm sure that those who look to do harm to our country, both internal and external, won't be submitting their plans ahead of time!!

    February 7, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  17. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Palin is a stupid and delusional woman. Can't these dumb tea baggers see that all she wants in a platform, a national stage? She's a liar, a hypocrite, and she'll do anything for power, even use the lunatic fringe, to get that spotlight.

    Where are the CNN reports on her not paying property taxes on luxury cabins in Alaska?

    Where are the CNN reports about her misuse of confidential information while she was governor, sharing info with her husband, emailing all kinds of stuff OUTSIDE the state email system so they wouldn't get caught?

    Palin is such a hypocrite. Notice the total difference in her responses to the use of the word RETARD. For the Dems, she pitches a holier-than-thou fit, for Limbaugh, she backs off and shuts her stupid mouth.
    Of course before the Downs Syndrome baby, she probably never uttered a word about the handicapped.

    February 7, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  18. jim

    more foolishness for the far right.

    i hope and pray this woman never gets elected to any position of power. she is clearly NOT intelligent.

    February 7, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  19. rdepontb

    CNN and MSNBC are as responsible as anyone for foisting this "tea party"-pee party?-on the country. You need to stop giving such disproportional coverage to this relatively tiny group of malcontents, as sincere as many of them seem to be.

    February 7, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  20. MT

    tea party wants to get rid of govt so who going to run the country them

    February 7, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  21. fedup

    Paling around with Palin doesn't do anything good to tackle the big problems our beloved country is facing. If she quit the Alaska Governor when the going got tough, she has no idea to solve our problems. People who paid to listen to, and paid her $100,000, her provoking speech just so their hate and anger are satisfied in their own mind.

    February 7, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. j

    its funny you only have haters of sarah palin writing in. how come that is. maybe because all the people that want fair and balanced news watch fox. at least they don't cut sarah palin down on every article about her. how low can people go.

    February 7, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  23. Rick in AZ

    Smear, jeer, sarcasm and zero solutions. Vintage Sarah Palin.

    February 7, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  24. DA

    OMG...why is the media still trying to build this lady into something she is not? This lady is just an opportunity junkie!!! She and her husband are out for the next buck and if folks can't see that then it says a lot about the American people in general!!!

    February 7, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  25. kyra

    I hope Sarah Palin does lead the Tea Party and becomes the Republican front runner in 2012. The Republicans deserve her.
    Obama 2012

    February 7, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
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