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. Amandla7

    Oh my god, this woman's voice is just as sickening as what comes out of her hole....I just can't believe the people that follow such an embarrassment to women, I know the GOP leaders behind closed doors cringe everytime Sarah Palin says the next stupid comical statement...

    John McCain should be ashamed of himself for unleashing this attention craving stupid irritating woman on America...!

    October 18, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Jo

    Palin and her fellow Tea Partyers are the embodiment of the dumbing down of America. It's been slowing coming on and now the chickens have come home to roost. And they aren't laying eggs, they're laying you-know-what that doesn't smell to me like real Americans.

    October 18, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  3. idesign

    It is amazing how one woman from remote Alaska can send the entire socialist crowd into fits of anger, and terror, and its entire agenda into disarray. It is truly a marvelous achievement. We are currently watching a such a MASTERFUL Presidential campaign unfolding... ...that it will be studied in future Political Science classes for decades. :o)
    Libs, be afraid, very afraid……..

    October 18, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. bee

    The republicans even talk about this dizzy women ,running for President???? Just think, the new camp david would be an alaskan game reserve? The wild will call her back, half way through her 4 year term. I,m tired of being president,honey!!!!! Lets get in our new ski-doo and go home now" LOL

    October 18, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom(real one)

    I have a list of TeaParty/GOP candidates, and their stupid, ignorant or completely vile comments. The TeaPartiers will soon be a footnote in U.S. history, like the Christian Coalition, the Moral Majority, Joe McCarthy, Bush's Neo-cons,etc.

    What I want to know is WHY continue to give this irrelevant woman press?

    October 18, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    America is "through" if we follow Palin and the GOP is just a small population. Palin is so stupid to under estimate the power of the Republican party, but she will soon learn, the hard way.

    October 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. barry

    I wish Sarah Palin and Obama would both go away. They are both liars that just stir up ignorance to mis lead people. These two are a prime example of why nothing that helps the majority of American's ever gets done.

    October 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  8. johnmccain

    She bubbled the usual talking points, nothing else. Where are the real questions, CNN? Was the reporter intimidated not to ask intelligent questions? He probably would have been arrested by sarah's handlers...
    REpublicans have no solution, just blaaa blaa blaaa...

    October 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  9. johnrj08

    What "time tested truths" is she talking about? Cutting taxes doesn't create jobs, especially during a severe downturn. This woman throws out these platitudes and NOBODY calls on her to explain what she means.

    October 18, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  10. @why

    Wow, just remember republicans are made up of old man with no hair, blonde women who can't stop talking…please can someon shut this women up! Let go forward D and not back R...

    October 18, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  11. Wade

    You liberals crack me up. You are so scared of Palin, it's actually funny to watch. You will come up with any excuse to slam her personally, but never on the issues. That's because America sides with her, not with you morons. The dems will go down in flames in two weeks because liberal policies don't work. They never have and never will. Palin gets that and all you liberal wack-jobs writing on this post don't.

    October 18, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. Mark

    4 articles about Palin on the Politico page....what office is she running for again? Enough CNN, enough. Stop the madness before we start calling you PNN

    October 18, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  13. kimbo

    Please go away Sarah. You're scary to those of with brains.

    October 18, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  14. @why

    Wow, just remember republican are Old man with no hair, blonde women who can't stop talking…please can some shut this women up! lets go forward D and not back R...

    October 18, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  15. emma

    Predictions of the GOP being "through" suggests she thinks the T Party will flourish. Not so fast lady. The demise of the T Party has also been predicted, because if enough of them go to Washington, the American people will judge them by how well they preserve Soc. Security, Medicare and minimum wage. The T Party is a fleeting fringe of society.

    October 18, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    I see her English is still as bad as ever. Here's somebody who can't think and talk at the same time thinking they are not devisive. Do close up shop ahole. Most of us could care less if you ever take another step on Earth.
    The half term governor should be thankful that the stupid media still think that anything she has to screech about is worth anybody's time. If it wasn't for the botox and eye surgery (except nobody can help her with the cross eyed look) she would have been history by now.
    I blame mccain for pulling her out from under the slimy rock she crawled from and the media for continuing to ram this stupid, unintelligent, uneducated, clueless and sorry excuse of a mother, woman and human being down our throats.
    She is just an over the hill ex beauty queen who is a traitor a liar and a cheater (both of money and with her husband's friend). Then again that seems to be what some people are looking for in a woman nowadays. We have become a country where we elevated the bottom of the poop barrel. Here is the perfect example of a nobody airhead become a millionaire.

    October 18, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  17. ATL Guy

    What are the "time tested truths"? Which Republican was the last President to balance the budget?

    October 18, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  18. Jack

    Mrs. Palin

    Would you please tell me what the core values are, because all I seen and heard from you, the tea partiers, the republican party, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hanity, Pat Robertson and the rest of lesser known figures is that Obama is a socialist, a muslim and a hundred other atrocious claims.

    Just like Fahrenheit 911 was not a documentary, it was one person's view of another person. Celsius 911 was the same. I have seen as rush to the lowest common demeanator and unfortunately my conservative friends are leading the way and are way out in front!

    As a former republican and a independent conservative, I will not be represented by the likes of the defacto leadership of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hanity and Pat Robertson's Republican Party.

    October 18, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  19. Observer

    "If I spend all my time just answering the critics I might as well close up shop and do nothing else."

    So why didn't the quitter get the message?

    October 18, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  20. jim

    Go Sarah Go!!!! Keep it up, and it will happen!

    Obama 2012.

    October 18, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. MartiM, Plano, TX

    C'mon, CNN, was it an "interview," or was it CNN "reporting" on what she said?

    October 18, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  22. Mom of 3

    If the GOP DOESN'T stop listening to the ignorant Tea Partiers it will be through. The Tea Party has already done irreparable damage to the GOP. Look at all their wacky candidates who want to get rid of the Department of Education (some even want to get rid of public schools!), get rid of Medicare, get rid of Social Security, get rid of the minimum wage, and get rid of all business regulations so corporations can do whatever they want to our environment and we the consumers. The completely moronic Tea Partiers say they are devoted to the Consitution, but seem to be totally clueless about what it actually SAYS. They think anything they don't agree with is "unconstitutional" when that is far from reality. I have contributed more than ever to the Democrats this election season and am even going to volunteer to get out the vote. I do not want these backwards Tea Party idiots determining my childrens' futures. The Democrats may not be perfect (no political party is) but they are light years ahead of the GOP/Tea Party.

    October 18, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  23. Julie in CA

    And is there anyone out there who's crazy enough to listen to this hack?

    October 18, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  24. BD70

    She just might kill off the republicans but then we would be left with her choices. NOT! It isn't over until we vote.

    October 18, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  25. SZA

    I agree with Faux News about one thing; CNN is a joke. 5 stories on their "ticker" about Sarah Palin. This is not news, it's entertainment on par with rubbernecking at a fatal traffic accident. I may find Fox to be ridiculously biased yellow journalism, but CNN lately makes US Weekly look like the WSJ. They have earned their continued descent into irrelevance.

    October 18, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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