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. CedarRapids

    'She called on members to "apply time tested truths"
    Whcih are what exactly?
    You notice its another load of hyperbole with little actual substance, seems to be becoming par for the course.

    October 18, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Dave

    You think you're having problems? If Rand paul is voted into senate, if O'Donnell is voted into senate, if the woman who is
    trying to take Reid's seat in Nevada is voted to Senate, do you think your problems are going to get better? These are all
    extremist. If you think you are angry now, let these zealots get control of things like your social security and cut out
    everything the middle class stands for. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people to cut off their noses to
    spite their faces based on their prejudices and propaganda. None of these extremists is capable of finding jobs, only obstructing progress of the ones who are actually doing something. Harry Reid has done more for Nevada in its history.
    President Obama has done more in two years than the republicans messed up in eight. Before you follow ignorance over
    the cliff, you had better first of all VOTE democrats, secondly ask yourself at the polls are you voting your own interests
    or are you reversing the progress taking place by voting for people who have no answers at all. If not , only blame the
    person in the mirror.

    October 18, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  3. Tina in NC

    I also meant to add that while CNN is busy gushing over Palin they could have reminded her that Repubs haven't tried those "common sense", "time tested proofs to put the economy back on track" since Eisenhower. FACT: Eisenhower was the last repub President to have a balance budget and a surplus.

    October 18, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. kara

    'I might as well close up shop and not do anything else'
    What else does she actually do?

    October 18, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  5. CaliforniaBC

    Wow! It seems Palin is having delusions of grandeur. She really thinks she's going to be some sort of leader within some new political paradigm (Oops was that too big of a word for her?). It seems like she's trending into the dangerous ground like glen beck did verging on giving himself prophet status during his last rally.

    And "...time tested truths that could put the economy back on track..." WHAT time tested truths is she talking about. Conservative Republican strategies for the economy?? She really has no knowledge of history does she. Look at what the last Bush admin did, look at what the Reagan admin did. Massive debt and deep recessions. What truths did she have in mind??

    October 18, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. rashinal

    Palin and her followers seem to forget that is was these "time tested truths" that put our country in this mess to begin with.

    October 18, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  7. vgal

    Ha – I am a moderate – and she completely turns me off. I don't know any moderates that would listen to the babble coming from her idea-less head. I am sad to see the moderate republicans go. My only choice will be moderate dems – I don't care either way. I am solid and committed to being a MODERATE (which, BTW, is totally different than an Independent. I'm no Lou Dobs fan.)

    October 18, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Romas

    What intrigues me is that there is this so-called Tea Party that really isn't a party but a divisive force within one. Why doesn't Palin and all her followers run on the Tea Party ticket. Then they can find out how much support they really have and the rest of us can figure out if we have to take them seriously or not.

    October 18, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  9. Buster Bloodvessel

    The GOP is through.

    October 18, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. Coherent1

    Just noise. Very loud and vindictive lady. Her speech is crafty and misleading. She's cute so her following believes she's logical and truthful. The simple fools associate by her beauty with knowledge. They get high off her wittiness and sassy liberal jokes. They embrace her not because she a great leader, but because of they're hatred towards Obama. Mark my words, it's not his policy, not matter what they say. If it were policy, they wouldn't have to lie and look like uneducated unicorn worshippers. What angers me more, is that the GOP used her as a pawn to gain women voters and tried to make her their puppet. They showed their disdain for women and effectively offended most of us by using an airhead who so happened to out wit the crooked leaders of Alaska. When they lost, they ran her through the mud, now they created a monster. Well I hope their mess spills over on them and them only. Get out and vote!!!

    October 18, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. Normal woman

    I love Sara. I work hard and don't have time for soap operas so she is the best entertainment I have. Keep up the garbage Sara!

    October 18, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  12. William A. Klatt

    That's Right, Sarah! You Tell Them! Get The Country Back! They Lost It, Now It's Up To Us To Get It Back! Keep Up The GOOD WORK! You're Like A "Force" That Can't Be Stopped! "You're Gonna Win", You Can Count On It! You Have Everything We Need & Want To Carry Our Winning Victory! And I'm Behind You 1000%+++...!!! VOTE AMERICA SARAH!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Bill Klatt-Saint Joseph, MI

    October 18, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. FedUpRepublican

    Well this is one moderate Republican that the “message” certainly isn’t resonating with, and I can assure Ms. Palin that I’m far from being the only one that shares this view. Apart from shared values in support of fiscal conservatism, Palin and her narrow-minded ilk don’t even come close to representing moderates. At some point these pandering fools are going to come looking for the support of the people they’re now marginalizing, and that’s the day when they’ll once again end up being on the outside looking in. And it will happen.

    October 18, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  14. beth mobley

    who the heck is she to warn ANYONE about ANYTHING???not only an idiot but a liar as well.Got top give her credit, though–she lies better than most.

    October 18, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  15. Danny Cali

    Sarah Palin talking like a Homeless women and fighting with food on the street that's why she not qualify for President. LET VOTE FOR DEMOCRATIC AGAIN.

    October 18, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
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