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. A Grown Up

    I don't understand the Tea Party candidates' fascination with other people's sexuality. "Man up." "Put your man pants on." "Be a man." What is it about disagreeing with tea party candidates that makes one any less of a man? These are barely veiled accusations of impotence. I am a woman and I'm offended. It seems Tea Party candidates and their supporters are also concerned with unmarried mothers teaching, gays marrying or serving in the military, and other social issues that have nothing to do with the economy and job creation. I'm not certain that candidates who seem so distracted by what goes on in other people's bedrooms have the focus needed to address the serious issues that should be at center stage in this election.

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

    That dumb witch! If a MAN told her to 'WOMAN UP' she would tweet her little fingers to the nubs! She is a hypocritical, lying grifter who the MEDIA can't stay away from. It's like watching a train wreck.

    October 18, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Dave

    Palin is 10 times smarter then the marxist from the "pay to play" chicago machine we have as president right now. She fought corruption as governor whereas obamaa used it to get ahead. He can't form a coherent sentence without a telepromter and Palin can deliver a 45 minute speech from a few notes. She is exactly what America needs right now and witnessing the nervous breakdown of the obamabot crowd is hilarious. They danced in the streets of chicaog saying awesome things like "he gonna pay ma mortgage! he gonna pay ma bills!" and those morons are still waiting for those checks to come. hahahahaha

    October 18, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. Jesus was a Liberal

    Matthew: that person does not exist. People don't go into politics because they really care about people. Unfortunately, many of the sheeple in this nation REALLY believe that, and this goes for both parties.

    Too bad Mrs. Palin wasn't on the "man-up" diatribe when she resigned :-/ hypocrite. But is anyone surprised?

    October 18, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  5. rick Leyba

    I can't believe people admire or listen to Palin, I see her the same as any realty star. 'SHE QUIT' for the money, but that's her business, But to think her opinion means anything is totaly ridiculous. She say's oh I can do more for my party if I am not an official, but what she meant to say is " I can do form my party " and get paid " if I am not an official.
    and like John says, FOX news has definitely created a hateful discourse in this country. They are AMERICAS POISON.!!

    October 18, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  6. Me

    Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame I just wish we'd known that Palin's would be spread out to a minute a year.

    October 18, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    And her buddy, the Alaskan Chuck Norris, just literally told a crowd today that we should be just like East Germany with respect to the southern border. Lovely image. Of course, the Teaptards would also be the first to suggest selling tickets at the new US-Mexican Wall, where you can rent a sniper rifle and a bucket of ammo for $12 and then fire at will at any stray Mexicans or animals you can site....just like going to the driving range, but even MORE racist.

    October 18, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. jeff, alabama

    Once again, as the media makes fun of Palin and all the mindless
    liberal sheep call her names, she is right again.
    Palin......2012 !!!

    October 18, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Chandler02

    "Man up" is a completely sexist comment. It was when Angle used it against Harry Ried, and the same is true for Palin. If someone had told her to "act like a lady", she would call it sexist. So tired of this uneducated woman and her Paris-Hilton-like acts of desperation. Stop talking trash and actually do something that benefits America, Palin!

    October 18, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    Sarah Palin globetrotting across the nation raising cash for the GOP and also for Sarah HERSELF. One reason I am NOT impressed with Palin is she claims to be a "mama grizzly", well what about her own cub? She has a special needs child in Trigg who although I'm sure she can afford to pay a nanny now to look after him I would think needs his mother. With all the money she is hauling in I have YET to hear offer anything to assist parents of special needs children, the special olympics, or heck even start a "Sarah" fund for kids with special needs. Of course her fans and groupies don't see this, but I bet if it were Michelle Obama doing it and had that type of child the right would be all over her. It's really shameful.

    October 18, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Dave

    To all of the obamabots posting that the teaparty is racist, just remember the Democrat party stands for the 4 S's (Slavery, Secession, Segregation, Socialism).

    October 18, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. Palin

    Palin...I would man up in you

    October 18, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. commenter

    Obviously she didn't do well in math and comprehension, and thinks that her 78% disapproval rating means she's ahead!

    October 18, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Why are Rush and his Mafia in hiding all the time?

    Shes in the dictionary next to the word,Fraud.

    October 18, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  15. Jesus was a Liberal

    Sarah- Trig's nanny called. They need you.

    October 18, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. Me love you long time John McCain

    Shes almost as smart as someone from Alabama.

    October 18, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. Jesus was a Liberal

    @ Dave. Segregation AND Socialism? Log off, come back and try again sport *pats Dave on head*...

    October 18, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. Drew

    O'Donnell would be the perfect candidate for the tea party, as they are the magical party. How are they going to solve all of America's problems? They're going to stop spending money on EVERYTHING (except nuclear missiles), and then, because the government is spending no money, ALL the problems of American will go away! Everyone will have a job! Everyone will be rich!

    Sounds like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    October 18, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "She hampers the ability of this nation to actually have an intelligent debate about policy and the direction of the Country."

    Indeed. She's doing exactly what they want her doing and the media is complicit. Just look at the Ticker today. CNN is basically trying to lure some of that sweeet sweet Crossroads money into their ad department.

    October 18, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Sounds to me like Granny Sarah Grizzly is looking for a man!

    October 18, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. Sogeking

    From one moron to another, "Man up!"

    October 18, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  22. Monster Zero

    Speaking of manning up – Why do all liberal women look like men? Seriously, at least Palin is a hottie, she is great at getting donations and revving up the right to stand up against progressive liberalism in their crusade against the private market. I saw and heard last night on a CNN financial report (see I monitor all networks not just FOX) that Lehman brothers had over 400 SEC Federal regulators monitoring them all the way to their failure. So it doesn't matter who is in power when they do not uphold our laws and regulations; the laws and regulations are the governor on the engine and that is what makes our system work! (work – english meaning the amount of energy to move an object from one location to another, (woik in ebonics, but it has a totally different meaning).

    I am Monster Zero and I know nothing of governance or political science and game at response to idiocy and I approve this message...

    October 18, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  23. E

    I am American and the Tea Party do not represent MY ideals, nor do they represent most people's ideals, keeps repeating the same lies over and over do not make them true. She really has gotten quite delusional, I do not understand why people pay to hear her spout this crap.

    October 18, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  24. sssssss

    i just hate her

    October 18, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  25. Angry in Alaska

    Hey Palin. How' that Joe Miller thing working out for ya? He's such a train wreck up her that you don't want to admit that you can see him from your house anymore. Are these the kind of "men" you are referring to when you want us all to man up and embrace the Tea Party? Huh?

    October 18, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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