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. mike

    Message to Palin: we don't work for you. grow a pair and go back to Alaska, if they'll let you in.

    October 18, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. kyle from ohio

    @LIP ; great lip service the first Woman President indeed. The republican have many more qualified woman to become President other than the quitting EX-Gov Fallin Pallin

    October 18, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Chrisco

    The wars (Iraq, Afganistan, terrorism, drug) are part of the government, correct? How about cutting those wasteful money pits? How about that Tea Party? Time to 'man up'.

    October 18, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. stufthis

    I'm guessing that a lot of early republican voters are wishing they could take their vote back.

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

    "I have not heard one idea of how to fix anything from a tea bagger."

    Sure you have. These are the people who want to uphold the Constitution by deleting and ignoring parts of it, like the 17th Amendment...because, you know, why should individuals be casting those pesky votes for who represents them as a Senator when you can hand it over to the state legislature to APPOINT them after redistricting to marginalize your state's growing minority population? And who needs the 1st Amendment and its separateion of church and state when you can simply have a major text book purchaser like TX public schools rewrite the history of our country to exclude that interpretation by relegating Jefferson to a footnote? And why should the gov't be in charge of Social Security and Medicare when we can just hand them over to the financial industry, which clearly did such a bang-up job engaging in complex mortgage security shenanigans that we're now enjoying the wonderous economic fruits of their gambling, like a collapsed housing market, collap[sed economy and thousands upon thousands of foreclosures? You've heard their "ideas"...you probably just dismissed them almost immediately because you're not hopped up on fear, anger, resentment, religiosity and racism and are maybe even a bit informed.

    October 18, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. A. Goodwin

    Shadysider- no, people do not like either Paul's (Rand/Ron) because they are corporate, neo-con leaning Liberatrians who hold strong beliefs that even go against our own civil rights! Have you even heard them both talk? I suggest you take a moment to look into their pasts...what you might find will certainly shock you.

    October 18, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. Ernest Garcia

    Ha! First, the fact that this is "news" serves as an example to how low CNN has fallen. Second, my god this woman is truly the lowest of the low.

    October 18, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Char59

    Sure using big words for a quitter Sarah! Does "Man Up" in the vocabulary of Sarah mean get in office, then quit to make more money by writing a book, go on Fox News, charge hefty fees for gibber jabber speeches, and then get a reality show? Wow if it does, just think how many people would "Man Up".

    October 18, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. kyle from ohio

    @shadesider; Well said; I'm a Democrate for the most part but Ron Paul interest me. And i've heard him say; He knows it would take some time to have his policies work.

    October 18, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  10. Voice of Reason

    That's right: Man up and quit your term halfway through. Man up and go on the lecture circuit for ridiculous fees. man up and get your family a free wardrobe. Man up and start your own reality show to supplement your Fox News income. Man up and spread lies about 'death panels' and 'terror babies'. Man up and start namecalling people who have spent their entire lives in public service, instead of floundering in a half-dozen community colleges to get a journalism degree and a spot on the local town council. Man up and figure out which country can see what from where (not Russia).

    Sarah – the term 'man up' is absolute redneck-speak, but it rings true all the same. It means have some backbone and stand up for honesty. It means being able to see more of the world than your own narrow, hemmed-in myopic view of it. It means having the 'Cojones' to bow out of the public limelight when you see that your time has passed and you are seriously outclassed – instead of grubbing for every last moment of popularity like you were on the 'Jerry Springer' show.

    So I proudly say to Sarah: man up, shut up, and get lost.

    October 18, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. Chris Straw

    How will they put America back to work while spending 3 trillion on war? Cut back Social Security and Medicare? Seriously Sarah. You are a hottie, but you are no Presidential material. I prefer Mitt Romney to you.. Go back to hunting Moose.

    October 18, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  12. Joe

    I thought the Tea Party members wanted to or at least claimed to want to be a distinct entity, not beholden to either political party....

    October 18, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. Chris Straw

    But she gets a lot of money now. Her daughter is acting sluttily to cash in on her pregnancy. Trailer park trash.

    October 18, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  14. rc

    In the next couple of election cycles it'll sort itself out, the teabaggers will be the 20% right wing nuts, the Dems will be the 20% left wing nuts and the rest will be fiscally responsible not caring if gays marry or someone else has an abortion centrists independents .

    October 18, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. sanjiv

    It is unfortunate that McCain will be remebered not for his heroic deeds, P.O.W. status or the bi-partisan efforts he made during his time in Senate but for bringing S P to the national scene.

    October 18, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. Brian

    Hey Palin, the GOP is afraid of you because even Republicans can see that the teabaggers are NUT JOBS. I know there's a lot of pride in complete ignorance (since you don't have enough knowledge to be humiliated), but fortunately Republicans haven't quite learned to abandon their better judgment and embrace the dark ages like the teabaggers have. Go away.

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. Terry - Indiana

    Dear Sarah: Your latest bonehead statement explains, without compromise, that you and the Tea Party will go away, just as Ross Perot went away. As a fiscal conservative I can assure you that I have not bought into the Tea Party Story, because I believe, like you, the Tea Party is a joke.

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. DJ in TX

    As people are already saying, this from the woman who QUIT on her state. The reason some of the GOP don't support the Tea Party becuase some of the policies they support are EXTREME. Everybody wants fiscal responsibility and less spending, but nobody, even the Tea Party doesn't want to end social security or medicare. The Fed needs to be regulated, yes, but they are needed. Dept of Education – needs fixing yes, but without it.............some don't even want public schools. I also noticed Ms. Palin didn't really push these ideals when she was governor. She actually RAISED taxes on the oil companies while governor to the point that some were considering pulling out of Alaska. BTW – most of the ethics allegations she cite as her reason for quitting were unfounded, that's true, but that were some that were accurrate. It's easy to spout out all this rhetoric. It's another thing to actually do the things they are saying. Even Ms Angle has stated, she'll be a "moderate" politician once she gets in. Noticed ONLY 24 Representatives signed up for Ms Bachman's "tea party" caucus in Congress. That is very telling.....................

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. kevin

    If any dem said "woman up" sarah would go up in arms as the victim. Pure hypocryte.

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    4-5 stories about Jabberwocky Barbie in the space of 3-4 hours, but still not a single story about GOP voter suppression efforts all over the country. I guess now we can see what the Citizens United decision and the advertising revenue it is generating really do to our election processes, huh CNN? I mean, the keystone of a well-functioning democracy is an INFORMED public making INFORMED DECISIONS....but if you can keep the ad revenue rolling in by helping people disseminate their political MISINFORMATION, then who cares, right?

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  21. Monster Zero

    1. D. Patrick Moynahan bleeding liberal – known to spin a FACT to achieve a desired result, FACT
    2. The seeds of liberty must some times be watered with the blood of patriots – T. Jefferson
    3. A fool is born every minute – P.T. Barnum
    4. The Democratic Party is full of fools – Me
    5. Nice try with demonizing my posts beth, McVeigh was a nut job I am not.

    Monster Zero does not approve of violence or social disorder, Monster Zero believes in limited government and social responsibility and accountability. Monster Zero only believes in the use of violence when attacked by arch enemies Mothra and Godzilla. Lighten up people after November we may have some jobs again!

    October 18, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  22. joey

    Sarah palin can come across as a pretty good person away from politics, but am I the only person who thinks she might be a little psychologically screwed up otherwise??

    October 18, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. John

    SARAN PALIN AND THE TEA PARTY are RACIST, HATEFUL AND VINDICTIVE and if the GOP were too join the TEA PARTY and back candidates the REPUBLICAN PARTY would no longer exist. The TEA PARTY candidates are a bunch of nut cases just like you SARAN PALIN. 80% of AMERICA PEOPLE don't want nothing too do with YOU OR THE TEA PARTY. Harry Reid isn't much next to ANGLE she make him look like a genius.

    October 18, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  24. Big_D

    The defector leader of the GOP? So how does it feel to be back in the GOP there Tea Party supporters? You can't distance yourself from Bush with the same policies. You are Bush supporters and always have been and the economic disaster is a result of the policies you want back.

    October 18, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  25. ufadoof

    Attention T-baggies(GOP): Follow the lead of your dear leader Sarah "I Quit" Palin and quit. We need responsible adults in office. Not your toddlers knee jerk responses "No, no, no."

    October 18, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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