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. johnrj08

    Dear Ms. Palin.

    Agree to appear on one... JUST ONE... mainstream news program, such as Meet the Press or This Week in Washington, Good Morning America, or even the Today Show where you have to answer unscreened questions and I will stop posting negative comments about you. Just do it one time. I'll even agree to let you write answers on the palms of your hands.

    Otherwise, Ms. Palin, you have no right to tell anybody to "man up". You're the one who needs to show courage for once.

    October 18, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. patnamm

    For a person who has the child she has, you would expect her to be more sensible, reasonable, and compassionate on her utterances. I am no psychologist but I am sure that this has something to do with her vitriolic language and character. And by the way, shouldn’t she be spending time promoting causes and programs that have to do with her son’s condition, than running around the country spewing hate? Does she spend time with him?

    October 18, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Jesus was a Liberal

    She is distancing herself from the GOP as much as possible in preparation for a Tea Party or Indie ticket in 2012. God helps us all

    October 18, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. Big_D

    The lie of the Tea Party is exposed by its GOP leader, no different than the GOP of Bush. They should have to go back and report all their donations including the millions FOX spent starting this charade.

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

    Sara Palin, plucked from obscurity to babble catch phrases for Fox News.. Don't retreat reload, Man up..Really??
    Fox News is dividing America and Americans twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Fox should get credit for creating the hateful discourse in this country. We need to turn off Fox, move to the middle and put programs in place to fix America even if it hurts Wall Street profits.

    October 18, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. *sigh*

    hmmmm . . . . "man up" is an unfortunate and polarizing term from a woman who purports to be an ideological trailblazer. Seems that it alienates EVERYBODY.

    October 18, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. Republicanscan put an end to this freak show Palin!

    This message is for Independents and Morderate Republicans how did you let the person with the least amount of talent hyjack your party and message! Are you really willing to let Sarah Palin take credit for all the hard work you did for years serving in local govt, state govt, fedral govt, educating yourself with various degrees and what comes along Sarah Palin to steal your thunder. And on top of that you have go through her if you want a sit a the table. I would rather die standing up, than to live on bent knees to Sarah Palin. You are better then that and you are smarter then her. Put an end to the freak show and restore the proud Republican that can work and solve problem with the Democrats. "Man up" means working together for the good of the country.

    October 18, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. maybe

    she calls him Mr Obama. It is Mr President you fool

    October 18, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. dajackg

    Am I the only one who finds it inappropriate, all this talk from Sarah Palin about "cojones" and "manning up"? If she said that in an office environment, it would amount to sexual harassment.

    October 18, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  10. JimS.

    I love the "take back our country" bulls**t. Who it's being "taken back" from is always subtly implied....from those "other" minorities, from anyone who doesn't want to give a free pass to the plutocrats, from anyone who supports and end to DADT, or equal rights for G/L people; Basically, from anyone who isn't a white, right-wing, so-called "Christian" fundamentalist.

    Drop dead, Sarah, youand your bigoted, uneducated kind can't have it "back". It was never yours to begin with.

    October 18, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  11. Matthew in Wisconsin

    I would consider voting for a moderate Republican that is interested in governing our country. And that means compromising in order to have Republican input on a Democratic sponsored bill. Like it or not, that IS how our government functions. Consistently voting NO on every single bill brings our government to a stalemated standstill. These right wing republicans and Tea Party extremist are not interested in a functioning government. And that is bad for everyone.

    October 18, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. Ed Fl

    Most real real women usually do not have to remind men to MAN UP, just the presence of A REAL REAL LADY is enough to make a man get up. Unfortunately she doesn't qualify in any aspect in this manner. Get a lif and TRY to raise your Family.

    October 18, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    VP Joe Biden showed some respect for this dumb bunny Palin during the debates. She's still breathing now because she didn't have to debate Hillary Clinton who would have wiped the floor with her dumb but. I believe Hillary will run in 2012 and I believe the Republican party will tell Palin to run and hide.

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

    Man Up! Man Up! This "Woman" is an idiot.

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

    15 Days until Socialism dies in the United States, TOTAL FACT, Henry Miller and all the others that are having like a field day of lies and such – Did you took the day off to post baseless claim after baseless claim? For instance, you guys say that all we (non Palin followers) do is call her names and smear her reputation... with what? PROVEN FACTS? Plus the simple fact that imput a negative behavior on a whole group of people is, in itself, a stupid generalization.
    Let's face it, for the FOURTH time around she and all Tea Partiers are out to claim that they are the REAL Republicans/Conservatives and therefore they are the ones that have to be remembered by the voters in 2 weeks. Dems are doing the same. Who will win? The one that manages to bring out more supporters to the ballots in 2 weeks. Till then... is fireworks from both sides.

    October 18, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  16. Florida Joe

    What a CLOWN SHE IS.......Palin is giving the Tea Party a BAD Name........Really glad Marco Rubio decided to appear with her & Steele in FL......That just may be the lift Charlie Crist needs...........Rubio is out of his mind to appear with these two losers

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

    As I said in one of my blogs, it is amazing the the network (Fox) created by an immigrant ( Rupert Murdoch from Australia) is dividing America with their hateful shows, programs and talking points.
    Talk about the Trojan Horse!

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

    me to palin: brain up!

    October 18, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  19. Jason

    Obama is the best person ever as president for a second term who can help America get back up ....

    October 18, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "she calls him Mr Obama."

    Please. Even certain people in the "news" media...even here on CNN...insist on using the "Mr. Obama" instead of referring to him as the POTUS because it's their little passive-agressive way of referring to him in ways that diminish him. You didn't hear these idiots blabbering about "Mr. Bush" all the time or using his full name, including his full middle name, in order to avoid acknowledging his position. Count it tonight though. Watch CNN or one of the others and listen to how many times you hear a "Mr. Obama" instead of "President Obama." It's been going on from the get-go and the subtext is crystal clear.

    October 18, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  21. david speranza

    Hitler taught his nation to hate and now, tea party trying to teach us to hate.

    October 18, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  22. Jack

    Mrs. Palin;

    I am afraid you and your tea partier's have not convince this independent conservative. I have seen too many undesirables attached to your base of support!

    October 18, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  23. Matt

    The Tea Party is just a collection of the many fringe groups in American politics. They all have different agendas and views and cannot possible remain cohesive in the long term. Expect the tea party to largely dissolve post election. The only brand of Tea Party I can respect (even though I'm more liberal than it overall) was the original one that Ron Paul pioneered. Fiscal responsibility, government limited when it comes to social issues and no pandering to specific groups whether it be ethnic groups or corporations. His views were actually quite sound and rooted in simple ideological principles. The 'new' tea party is just a bunch of hypocritical, shallow thinking wayward souls who don't have any sound principals behind their beliefs, they just believe whatever is convenient at the present.

    October 18, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  24. Jamie

    Obuma quit his senator job to run for president also. Palin is twice the man obuma is.

    October 18, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  25. Georgia, Joe

    Please tell me the specifics of tea party positions that are going to put people back to work. I hear nothing but hollow rhetoric, usually stated in poor grammar, from this women. She hampers the ability of this nation to actually have an intelligent debate about policy and the direction of the Country.

    October 18, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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