Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'
June 28th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked Senate Republicans in a biting statement Friday over the Senate's passage of an immigration bill this week.

Her Facebook and PAC website feature a photo of Palin and her husband, Todd, with people sitting behind them–all of whom have a serious look on their face. Superimposed on the photo was her statement: "Great job, GOP establishment."

The bill, which includes a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented workers in the country, cleared the Senate Thursday in a 68-32 vote, with 14 Republicans voting in favor of the measure. It now heads to the House with an unfavorable future.

"You've just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill," Palin's statement read. "It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politicians must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks and crony capitalists' pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law."

Palin, who returned to her role as a paid pundit at the Fox News Channel earlier this month, has been outspoken against the measure, even offering criticism of Republicans she has previously praised, such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

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  1. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Everybody already knows this, what else would you expect from the GOP garbage of America and the party of stupid voters,the GOP losers, you lost the election in 2012 , In case you forgot being stupid and all!!!!!!

    June 28, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Dan5404t

    Unfortunately for you, Miss Icebrain of 1980, you are the one that is "disrespected" by most Americans. Maybe global warming will thaw out your frozen mind and make your front-porch view of Russia more accessible.

    June 28, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    Last of a dying breed.


    Hope springs eternal!

    June 28, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Jabberwocky Barbie s comic gold. Anyone who characterizes as "amnesty" a 13 year path to citizenship that involves paying all back taxes, paying fines, and whole host of other prerequisites, is just telegraphing that they're not really concerned with pro-actively solving the immigration problem, but rather are more concerned and focused on with "solving" (more like delaying) the GOP/Teatrolls' demographic Armageddon.

    "It was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote"

    Whatever helps you sleep at night, dear. Now, stop eating your fingerpaints and go get ready for naptime.

    June 28, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. Data Driven

    Yeh, the "Messicans" took all the good jobs. Right, rednecks? Secure the border! Put a glass dome over America, just like that crazy TV show! Grrr! Grrr!

    June 28, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. Mike B

    See then followed-up her statement with some fancy pageant walkin'.

    June 28, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. Mike B


    But Reagan granted amnesty to millions??? Her comments make no sense.
    And you're surprised by that?

    June 28, 2013 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. smith

    Its funny listening to all these liberals on saying the end is near for the GOP. Really?. One fact is the end is near for obama in 2016. As soon as Obamacare goes fully into effect, everybody`s taxes will go threw the roof and businesses will cut payroll hrs so they don`t have cover all their employee`s. People will wake up

    June 28, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. Floyd from Illinois


    But Reagan granted amnesty to millions??? Her comments make no sense.

    Dave – Reagan was 25-30 years ago. Today's Republicans wouldn't let him in the convention.

    June 28, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    tom l.

    You guys are so cute. The sniffmeister was the one that had to answer for the Dutchman, as he clearly can't speak for himself. From Data, to Lynda, to Domincan, to Sniffit, to Dutch, to guys are all like bullies on a playground and gang up, throw out ad hominem attacks and never ever would dane to actually listen to another's point of view
    You must enjoy coming on this thread and getting jumped then.
    Tell the truth. You do don't you? I'd go as far as to say that this is how you validate your internet existence trying to engage people in banal conversation with you when they clearly do not want to be bothered by you.
    You remind me of a person that invites themselves to places they are not wanted.
    Give it up and move on.

    June 28, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  11. Name Uche Agonsi

    And yet Palin still does NOTHING suggestive of a lee way out of Immigration. Coming from Alaska too does not help her course, with little or no understanding of the Hispanic effects. Her sniping habits at crucial issues also are devoid of any intellectual flavour as they sound more lobbyist concoct rather than radicalisticism intellectual display. She is a conduit for Conservative political erraticism.

    June 28, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  12. Dumb dumb dumb dummmmmmb

    Once again showing that although she claims Reagan as a hero, she hasn't a clue about what he did.

    June 28, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  13. us_1776

    Criminy !!

    The gibberish that comes out of this lady's mouth is incredible.


    June 28, 2013 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
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