October 18th, 2010
05:16 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN's New Palin Interview

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - In an interview with CNN, Sarah Palin said she doesn't think the Tea Party will split the Republican Party but noted the GOP would be "through" if it strays from its core values.

"I think the machine within the GOP will realize the 'we the people' within message is rising and is resonating throughout with independents, with moderates, with hard core conservatives because it's so full of common sense," Sarah Palin said, adding: "And time tested truths that could put the economy back on track that heaven forbid the GOP machine strays from this message if so, the GOP is through."

Palin said if the Tea Party continues to tout "free market principles," the movement will have no problem attracting independent voters.

She called on members to "apply time tested truths" and prove they work.

Palin also responded to critics who say she is divisive.

"They're going to say what they're going to say," Palin said. "If I spend all my time just answering the critics I might as well close up shop and do nothing else."

Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express • Tea Party movement
soundoff (140 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    The GOP is through if they listen to a quitter who knows nothing about politics and tries to get completely unelectable people elected. O'Donnell isn't losing because of lack of GOP support, genius. She's losing because the general public DON'T WANT HER. Just like we didn't want Sarah in 2008!!!

    October 18, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. stufthis

    Warning to CNN, "No Gotcha Questions." Do not expect Sarah to 'man up,' and admit that the way she vetted her bagger candidates was worse than McCain's vetting of his running mate.

    October 18, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  3. stufthis

    Is it just me, or is Sarah's rear getting big? Must be a that republican gourmet food.

    October 18, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  4. carlos

    why does she have body guards???????and who pays them????...man, that voice is creepy...

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

    cnn, do you call it an interview?????? and she can not even answer the questions.....UGH and PHEW

    October 18, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Kinda of a real Palin day for CNN. You haven't had as much since the tards got Christine O'Donnell to vent their drug addled hatred on. I note that the viscious, name calling dope heads are out. These products of the NEA education system, went straight to the from high school to the union bosses or to unemployment and really don't know much better. We ended up with a poor president because the were not able to "vett" a president. What is a bagger candidate, is that just a demeaning, demonizing, disparaging, nasty way of saying TEA party candidate? I guess these nice drug addled libertards just cannot resepct humans with a different point of view with out calling then racists or ridiculing them. That is what the union bosses teach them.

    October 18, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. Hannah

    She's just a creepy lady. I wouldn't trust her with my dogs. How in world can anyone support this lame, lying, quitter who is totally uneducated. It this is what the Republican party has to offer I would say they are done. Stick a fork in and let's move on. I bet people will be leaving the party in droves in the next few years with the O'Donnels, Palin's, Angles. They are just unscrupulous to the bone. And then you've got Bobby Jindal and Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich. What a mess.

    October 18, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    The GOP is through anyway. The Tea Party just killed it faster.

    October 18, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    wow if CNN can get an interview with Sarah maybe this obsession with her her can subside. But beware if she says something that can be considered "not too bright" it will be YOUR fault and not hers. It NEVER is her fault as long as the evil left wing media is there.

    October 18, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  10. stufthis

    I just made another contribution to the democratic party. I do not want to wake up on November 3, and find that we have turned our country back 80 years by electing the right wingnuts who want to eliminate : social security, medicare, VA, government regulations on food and safety, police, firemen, teachers, health reform, regulations on the big corporations, and American jobs.

    October 18, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. Rose

    Please, just close up shop, do nothing else, and go back home to Alaska!!!

    October 18, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. stufthis

    Sarah has body guards to protect her from the dangerous right wingnuts and baggers.

    October 18, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  13. annoying

    the idiot shouting "will u be our next president"...they try and make themselves sound like they're filled with spirit like Obama enspired us in 2008...these tea partying idiots are a joke! they don't speak for this TRUE AMERICAN!

    Obama 2012! and see you idiots on nov 2, 2010!!!

    October 18, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  14. johnrj08

    The problem is, the Tea Party and morons like Sarah Palin are trying to redefine the core values of the GOP. And, to a large extent, they have been successful at doing that because the elder statesmen of the conservative movement have been too cowardly to speak out against their lunacy.

    By the way, this was NOT a real interview. The questions all dealt with politics and there were no "correct" answers". Palin was just spewing an opinion.

    October 18, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. Bob, Virginia

    Wow, Sarah Palin might be responsible for killing a political party that has survived for 150 years.

    Well played, dipwad!

    October 18, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  16. thomas

    Its hard to beleive that all the news organization take this quitter seriously, she is a race baiter , the tea party is the most polarizing group in this country and she must thinks we are blind. Remember the 2008 election according to all the polls the President was suppose to lose by a large margin. The election wasn,t even close.

    October 18, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  17. Joe

    I fondly remember all the Tea Party activists who wre so vocal during the Bush administration. I recall their protests when the federal government expanded by adding a whole cabinet-level position and bureacracy. I also fondly remember their fiscal vigilance in protesting funding wars by adding to debt.

    October 18, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  18. stufthis

    Conservatives embrace the same failed economic policies that led to the big collapse of 1929, the great depression, and the near depression that President Obama inherited and has averted. Their answer for extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy is to cut spending in social security, medicare and the VA, while increase spending for out military.

    October 18, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  19. HSNP

    Did Sarah make any clear, concise, sentences during her interview? I didn't read any.

    October 18, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  20. Joe

    I also remember all the Tea Party's libertarianism when it came to decrying all the excesses of the Patriot Act.

    October 18, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  21. mrhapiguy

    What does it mean for us when these less than intelligent people gain more and more popularity?

    October 18, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  22. stufthis

    Sarah has earned the right to run for president on the bagger party ticket in 2012. Since she has worked to make sure there will be no republican party, she should be their first candidate.

    October 18, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  23. JustSayin'

    Is it just me, or was Sarah's quote incoherent?

    October 18, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  24. Me love you long time John McCain

    Thanks to Johnny McCain for bringing on the pain,and he should know about torture,its torture just listening to her sqeaky voice,hahaha

    October 18, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |

    Just more meaningless catch phrases without any substance from Half Gov. Palin. Pleases explain if you can which "time tested truths" you may be talking about. Half Gov. Palin would probably call that a gotcha question, but it not, it's called having an idea and a plan instead of just a catch phrase that means nothing. This woman is destroying America by constantly trying to dumb down America and unfortunately her and Beck are doing just that.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    October 18, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
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