October 18th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin to GOP: 'man up'

(CNN) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had a message for the GOP Monday – "man up" and support the Tea Party.

"The bigwigs in the machine they're driving me crazy because they're too chicken to support the Tea Party candidates," Palin said at a Tea Party kick-off rally in Nevada. "The ideas of the Tea Party movement are the American ideals that will put us back to work."

Palin told the crowd they need to support Tea Party candidates for the good of America's future.

"We don't work for you anymore, Mr. Reid enjoy your retirement. We don't work for you anymore Nancy Pelosi, you're fired," Palin said. "And Mr. Obama and your czars you're next because now we can see 2012 from our house."

Monday's speech in Reno was another stop for Palin as she travels the country supporting the Tea Party movement. She was in California with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Saturday.

Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express
soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Jerry

    Palin talks about firing politicians when she herself quit as one, a governor. Hypocrisy. Woman up, woman!

    October 18, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. CNN watcher

    Haha! This woman who constantly plays the victim role for political points is telling others to "man up". She's whiney and childish, and wears way too much makeup. How about you "shut up", Sarah? The GOP establishment hates you because you ruined their chance of a GOP Senate takeover with your horrible unelectable teabagger candidates.

    October 18, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. No Tea For Me

    Why doesn't her husband man up and get a job. Republicans with any sense won't support the tea party.

    October 18, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. gt

    i am glad she is not a democrat,,,barney frank would be excited to hear " man up "...

    October 18, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Yea, GOP, listen to Sarah. Why won't you throw money behind great tea-bigot candidates like Christine O'Donnell, who's 20 points behind in the polls? This woman knows nothing about politics and has only helped out the Democrats, if anything. We can see November from our house and it looks like Democrats will still control the Senate, thanks to your help.

    October 18, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Man up , Man up. Does Palin have a Freudian slip about how she wishes she was man? I don't get her fascinating using such fancy words as limp, man up...or other such intellectually challenging words. Wow I need to do some homework and learn some more of those new words she keeps inventing that are not in the English dictionary.

    October 18, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. NancyRose

    Hey Palin... And just exactly what are those American Tea Party ideas that will put people back to work??? You always seem to stop short of explaining this... And by the way, Palin... the obvious fact that you've botoxed the hell out of your face, wear two pounds of make-up, and talk like a high school dropout does not cover up the fact that you are, in fact, a middle-aged hag pushing 50!!! Nice try, though...

    October 18, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only thing Palin is working for is to separate your husbands money from you and your children and in return you get to see her Reality show, her daughter on dancing with the stars and her daughters baby daddy Levi in the movies. Ladies tell your husbands to "Man Up" and stop supporting this lazy family in other words "fire" them, no man wants to support another mans family because he quit his job and then go around pandering for money. Fire them.

    October 18, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. Tea Party Patriot

    Palin is good at talking and terrible at personally accomplishing anything. LESS PALIN, MORE SKILTON. Skilton is the TRUE patriot of the Tea Party!!

    October 18, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  10. kayla

    they are all birds of a feather.

    October 18, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  11. Yugo

    What would Sarah do? QUIT. That's manning up for Sarah. Go ahead spineless republicans, "man up."

    October 18, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. Hannah

    If this is the face of the Republican Party, I suspect there will be a stampede of people leaving it, going to independent and some to the Democrats. Where is the middle these days. It seems to be all or nothing for the Republicans. McCain ran on a right to right campaign where he used to try to be more of a centrist. But he is whatever the tide brings in, never true to any one belief.

    October 18, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. LIP

    As a man and one who supports this movement, I will man up and vote for Palin in 2012. Now, are there more of you out there ready to take our country back and support the first Woman to become President?

    October 18, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  14. C Smith

    Maybe its because they are crazy, and they are losing?

    October 18, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. Ted

    I think Boner and McClownell are shaking in their boots as the Tea Party wackos steal the limelight.

    October 18, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Clint, Wa.

    Boy look at that picture, if that is not a witch, what is?

    October 18, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Jane

    Hey S A R A H......Woman up sister. You quit, and you lost. Woman up and leave gracefully now.You are scarey, woman!

    October 18, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. Fixer2010

    Advice for Palin "Shut Up" and go back to podunk.

    October 18, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  19. Jean2

    It is a sad state of afairs when thinking Americans allow ourselves to be influenced by insults and bulling.
    To the press we deserve better.

    Our service men and women as well as those of us that sacrificed for the best of this country, it all is in vain when we continue to allow and promote thes kinds of remarks and behavior.

    October 18, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  20. Alistair

    Hey Sarah you need to be back home in Alaska in the kitchen.

    October 18, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    "The ideas of the Tea Party movement are the American ideals that will put us back to work."

    This statement DRIVES ME CRAZY and Palin continues to say it!!! The Tea Party DOES NOT represent all Americans and she NEVER explains HOW everyone is going to 'get back to WORK!!!

    Palin can KEEP ON "Woofing" (that's barking @ in Ebonics) at the GOP but is it NOT getting her anywhere. The Tea Party WILL NOT and NEVER WILL be a 3rd Party – PERIOD!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 18, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. Dante

    The GOP needs to "man up" alright. They can do this by repudiating the tea party extremists.

    October 18, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  23. RN

    This sort of talk from Ms Palin does nothing to help solve any of the problems we face as a nation. She complains and points her finger at someone and says it's their fault. But, that is not a solution, that is not a plan.
    If she wants to secede from the union – let her. Alaska and most of the conservative states are the ones that get from Washington more than they send to Washington. Let's see how they do once they leave the nest and need to fend for themselves.

    October 18, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  24. Voice of Reason

    'Man up' is redneck code for, "get some backbone". This from the wannabe-quitter-in-chief? What irony. Pathetic.

    October 18, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  25. patnamm

    What a shame!
    What a shame!
    John McCain,
    you are to blame.

    October 18, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
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