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

Palin: Tea Party is 'the future of politics'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="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.

Filed under: Sarah Palin • Tea Party movement
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  1. Mom of 3

    Let's hope that the angry, ignorant, and completely unrealistic Tea Party is not the future of our country or we are in real trouble. With people like the perpetually ignorant and idea-less Palin as well as Rand Paul who would like to undo civil rights legislation, Angle who would like to get rid of Social Security and Medicare as well as have armed uprisings when her preferred candidate does not win our democratic elections, and O'Donnell who has illegally used her campaign money to live off of since she hasn't had a job in so long and who "wasn't sure" if it would have been OK to lie to Hitler to save Jews, the Tea Party has been scraping the bottom of the barrel for candidates. Our country can do much better than the ignorance, bigotry, and lack of solutions that the Tea Party serves up.

    September 21, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |

    common sense and Palin do NOT belong in the same sentence.

    September 21, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. Michael

    Not until both parties realize that the country, as a whole, is still suffering due in no small part to Dubya's policies, and that the needs of he many outweigh the needs of the few, will politics become relevant again. It's time to stop the madness – eliminate all loopholes in the tax code; stop policies that let the rich get richer on the suffering of the poor and ever-disappearing middle class; eliminate the handouts to Big Oil and Corporate Farming; stabilize the tax code so that all income over the poverty level is taxed fairly. I'm not against paying my fair share but it irkes me no end to pay a larger percentage than those that can afford the quirks and lawyers ...

    September 21, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Irma in North Carolina

    What is wrong with the american people that they want this bunch of racits to run our country. And have the american people gone completly out of their minds wanting the republicans to run the country again. I guess the blame starts with Palin. What did the american people do wrong that they are getting punished by having Palin around.

    September 21, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Damian

    Ugh for the love of god why is this bubble head still even talking ! She couldn't even finish one term as governor, ruined John McCain's campaign, is dumber than dumb, and is not well versed in anything.
    She's a hillbillie in lipstick!

    September 21, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. chachibald

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh, that's rich! Oh Sarah, you tell such funny jokes!

    September 21, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Jesus

    Sarah Palin is the Anti-Christ!!!!

    September 21, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. TS

    Fortunately majority of us are not as dumd-down and retarded as you and your followers. They make up less the 25% of the electorate you moroon

    September 21, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Linda

    If the Tea Partiers are the "future" of politics in this country, we are in for a bleak future.

    Fiscal responsibility? Ok. I can get with that. But this "party" of "fiscal responsibility" is being infiltrated with kookmeisters like O'Donnell and Angle, to say nothing of Palin, who want YOU to adhere to their brand of Christian fanaticism, like it or not. It is their goal, as they increase in number and power, to make conservative hard-right Christian "values" the law in this country. You don't want Muslim Sharia Law? Neither do I. But neither do I want to live in a country where Biblical Law holds sway instead of common sense.

    September 21, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. bravado in boston

    i wonder what is in her wheaties?


    September 21, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. LINDA

    The future of Politics? God help us. The Tea Party = Hitler's Nazis Party!!

    September 21, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. JEANNE

    God help us if this movement goes anywhere – What the hell happened to common sense!!!

    September 21, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. John

    The TEA PARTY or SARAN PALIN is not future of politics,80% American are not that dumb too vote the people you and the tea party back. I hope Saran Palin run in 2012,it would be the biggest land side victory for one side in history when you lose and lose big.

    September 21, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Marge

    Boy if CNN couldn't glorify this absolute POS that is running around the country collecting money for herself, they wouldn't have a website now would they. She must be paying some body to keep her in the news. Because her statements and actions lead more to a bunch of crap than news.

    September 21, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Scott

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

    And now Christine O'Donnell will lead us in Satanic prayer from the necronomicon. "Lord Satan please make sure that we are always the people with money and that no one else has a chance. In other words please renew our frivolous tax cuts."

    "Good job momma grizzly, Palin out!"

    September 21, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  16. Mitch

    This is like a bad dream that is taking entirely too long for me to wake up from...

    September 21, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. Stan McGuire

    Sarah, we don't want the future of politics. We want responsible government.

    September 21, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. Chip

    McCain should be shot for unleashing this dog.

    September 21, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. The Unsub

    wow she is one crazed person

    September 21, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  20. Four and The Door

    Sarah Palin is showing Washington politicians what a real leader looks like. She is making a lot of good things happen within her own framework...on her schedule and firmly in her control. Things around her ( like for instance, the November elections ) are falling into place because of the strong base of support she is building. This is what leadership looks like and how it works. You won't find people this enthusiastic in support of Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

    September 21, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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