Sarah Palin opened her appearance on yesterday’s Your World by ripping Republicans who don’t want to hold the budget hostage in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). She came waving flags as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was beginning his doomed-to-fail faux filibuster against the ACA.
Palin’s answers to Neil Cavuto’s questions were almost as lengthy as Sen. Cruz’s floor speech.
Palin said about Cruz:
Bless his heart. … What Sen. Cruz is doing is he’s waving this flag (she waved the Stars and Stripes) Neil, and he’s saying, “Hey, what is the alternative here?” and fighting for our economic liberty in the United States of America. What his colleagues, too many of them are doing, they’re waving this flag (a white flag), and they’re saying, “Oh, let’s surrender until we win.” That’s their tactic? This is nonsense. More power to Sen. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, others who are standing up for what they campaigned upon.
Cavuto replied, “Your old running mate Sen. John McCain said it will be a cold day in Arizona when we defund Obamacare, a very cold day. In fact it may be a snowstorm.”
Palin didn’t let a little thing like reality stop her from her hammy hate mongering. She replied:
I think anyone who wants to wave that white flag right now in this battle for economic liberty in America is forgetting what America was built upon. America was built upon those willing to say, politically speaking, "Hey, I’m going to do what’s right for freedom, for liberty, and if I die, I die.”
Stirring words coming from a woman who, as News Hounds Ellen previously wrote, walked out of her job as governor of Alaska, quit the bus tour that was teased as a precursor to a 2012 presidential candidacy, quit her job at Fox News because it was supposedly important to broaden her horizons and then quit her own quitting to return to Fox, as a sometime contributor. Yeah, she’s fighting the good fight, alright. On Twitter and Facebook.
Cavuto, of course, ignored Palin’s bailin’. He asked, “Are you surprised, Governor, the resistance he’s encountering within his own party?”
Palin replied with another serving of word salad:
Am I surprised that those within the GOP establishment, that machine would turn on one of their own who has a record… a reputation for standing up strong on the planks and the platform, that being freedom and capitalism and economic equality and, gosh, for work ethic. All those things that are planks in the Republican platform. Am I surprised that RINOs would turn on one who would stand strong on those planks? Noooo.
Then the quittingest politico in history went on to suggest she is just as hard working and strong standing as she was painting Cruz:
Many of us have lived through that. We’ve come out stronger, I think, and being able to hold our head up higher.
Later, after a discussion about John McCain and his 2008 campaign advisor, Steve Schmidt, who now openly despises Palin, Cavuto asked, “Maybe you’re running for President. Are you?”
In a word, no. In Palin’s words:
I’m up here in Alaska raising a family, running some businesses, just wrapping up moose hunting, doing a lot of productive things on a personal level and not thinking about 2016. …We already have a third party. We’ve got the liberal Democrats, we’ve got the GOP machine, and then we’ve got the good guys. That’s the third party. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, some of these guys working so extremely hard for, again, standing strong on at least what used to be the planks in the Republican platform.
Cavuto said, “Sounds like you’re inching away from the Republican party at least as we knew it.”
Palin replied, “I’ve always been very independent. Up here in Alaska, that’s why I’m not in the good graces of the Alaskan political party perhaps when it comes to Republican machinery. I’ve taken on city Republican governors, mayors.”
Sure she did… before she quit her job as governor, halfway through.
As the saying goes get your popcorn ready. A GOP family feud is just getting going!