Sarah Palin CPAC Speech 3-16-13 Transcript Video: Karl Rove Go Back to Texas Put Your Name on a Ballot

While the nation goes crazy about Sarah pulling out a Big Gulp and taking a sip, she also gave Karl Rove and other highly-paid political strategists and consulates a big gulp as she suggested they be furloughed, and particularly Karl Rove. Senator Ted Cruz, the Keynote Speakers, introduced Sarah Palin, who was one of the first big names to come out enthusiastically for him. Due to time constraints I’ve left the intro out, but you can see it in the video below. Toward the end of the transcript and video, Palin referrs to the “Architect” who is Republican strategist and moneyman who long ago decided he would be the decider of who candidiates would and would not be. Sarah suggest that if he knows so much and is worthy his millions, he should go on back to the Lone Star state and put is name on a ballot. Sarah begins with words of praise for Ted Cruz and says “Ted Cruz, he comes to town, he chews up barbed wire. He spits out rust.”


Begin Sarah Palin speech

…one reason I like Texans. They don’t mess around with our Second Amendment rights. All this stuff coming lately from the White House to take away the good guys’ freedom, and, the right to protect ourselves with the most naive notion that the bad guys, who ignore the laws, that all of a sudden they’re going to follow some new laws. It’s not about the bad guys. No , it’s all about the lead, like solely – that chunk of metal didn’t commit the crime. That’s like saying solely, that fork made me fat.

And background checks, yeah, I guess to learn more about the person’s thinking and associations and intentions. More background checks? Dandy idea Mr. President – should have started with yours. [audience going wild]

Well, it’s great to be back at CPAC. I’m so happy to be here and it feels like it’s coming home even though it is only my second time here, but I kinda feel like I’m getting the hang of it already, I can spot those Liberal media folk here to write their annual Conservatives in Crisis story. How many of you guys are here? Raise your hands…come on, raise your hands. Be proud. You’re loud. We’re used to it. Certainly you’re not ashamed to…raise it high. Don’t worry. We wouldn’t dream of making you wait outside on the party bus.

It is an honor to be here. We can come together folks for an adult conversation about the future of our country and heaven knows, we need this. So much of what passes for our national conversation is anything but.

Remember ‘No Drama Obama?’ If only. Now it All Drama Obama. We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television. It’s really bad reality TV and the American people tuned-out a long time ago. Entertainment TV is a good description of what is going on in DC because more than ever it feels like a put-on. Every event feels calculated to fool us somehow. Every speech feels like a con. Washington politicians, too many in both parties, have a bad habit of focusing on the process of politics instead of the purpose of politics, which is to lead and to serve. Even our guys in the GOP too often have a habit of reading their stage directions, especially these days. They are being too scripted, too calculated. They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the Middle Class? They talk about rebranding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people.

Now we can’t just ignore though, that…we just lost a big election. We came in second out of two. Second position on the dogsled team is where the view never changes and the view ain’t pretty.

We need to figure out then, our job. What will we do  next? As we go about that, as we talk to one another, and listen to what the speaker’s have to say, let’s be clear about one thing, we’re not here to rebrand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country. 

We’re not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from Washington, D.C. We’re not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We are not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government give-aways. That’s a game we will never, ever win. We are here to restore American and the rest is just theatrics, the rest is just sound and fury. It’s just making noise, and that sums up the job President Obama does today.

Now, he’s considered a good politician, which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman, the difference being the President is using our money.

You know I spend most of my time in heartland country, the heart of the heart of America and I have news for the permanent political class in Washington. While they’re busy worrying about their own political future, things are bad out here. Nearly 8% unemployment rate. It doesn’t begin to capture how bad things are. Even in the dismal rates announced of  .1% economic growth, that doesn’t tell the story of the pain that Americans feel.

Our president fancies himself as the champion of the Middle Class, yet since he came on scene, even those lucky enough to have a job, they’re working more for less. The median income for families has dropped over $5,000.00 since ’07, even as we work longer and longer hours. And job creators are being punished. Tell me how does punishing the job creators, create more jobs?

It cost nearly 100 bucks now to fuel up your truck. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to send your child to college. Man, the cost of a case of diapers today…these prices…the cost, the impacts on the American family budget, and the Middle Class Americans, while we’re breaking their budget, the Democrat-controlled Senate refuses to pass a budget. That was how many years ago that  they did? How many Trillions-in-debt-ago? All in violation of Article I Section 9, Clause 7 of our U.S. Constitution. No budget for 4 years. No budget for 4 years is not just bureaucratic bungling. Refusing to pass a budget is refusing to declare what it intends to do with the people’s money.

Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lied.

There is a direct correlation between the Senate stubbornly refusing to pass a budget, and the Senate selfishlessly agreeing to go ahead and spend our children and our children’s money. No budget is no leadership. It is time for America to get more outraged about this. Never before have our challenges been so big and our leaders so small.

Now when we were here last year, the words on everyone’s lips and the wish in your heart was for Barack to pack-her up and bubble wrap the Nobel and the clubs and the high-tops and head on back to Chicago.

Well, the election came and went  but the campaign never stopped, at a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign, but here’s the thing, leaders take risks for the good of our country. Campaigners make promises they can’t keep. Leaders reach across political differences. Campaigners double-down on those differences. Leaders seek to bring Americans together to confront our challenges and campaigners seek to divide and to conquer and to create crisis after crisis after crisis, to exploit.

Mr President we admit it, you won. Accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.

The permanent political class is in permanent political mode so where do we go from here? One of my idols, Lady Margaret Thatcher, she offered this advice after her party lost at the poll. She told fellow conservatives not to get lost in abstract debates and green-eye-shade accounting. Mrs. Thatcher advised conservatives to focus their concerns first and foremost on the people. She said, look at every problem from the grassroots, not from the top down. She also cautioned Conservatives not to go wobbly on their beliefs, to which I offer a hearty Amen Sistah! We can use a leader like Maggie Thatcher today.

But just think about it at a time when Washington is so powerful that seven of the ten highest income counties in the country ring the city, allow yourself to imagine leadership that deems to understand us little people, us clinging to our God, our Guns our Constitution and our grassroots – imagine leadership that actually takes seriously the idea of government of the people, by the people, for the people, and then imagine leadership that knows how to prioritize to ensure national security and to stop goverrnment waste. That’s leadership that would have as it’s guiding light, it’s great North Star, our U.S. Constitution.

Friends, it’s no accident that it’s opening words are We the People, and while you are dreaming, imagine leadership that respects the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The majority of Americans want this.

Is there any wonder there was such a run on guns and ammo for Christmas presents, considering the attack on the Second Amendment? A couple of months ago – oh you should have seen what Todd got me for Christmas. Well, it wasn’t that exciting. It’s a metal rack, a case for hunting rifles to put on the back of a Four-Wheeler, then though, I had to get something for him to put in the gun case, right? So this go-round, he got the rifle, I got the rack. (big applause and she pulls out her Big Gulp and takes a sip till the crowd calms down.)

Oh Bloomberg’s not around. Our Big Gulp’s okay. Shoot it’s just pop with low-cal ice cubes in it. I hope that’s okay. What did you think was in it? Yeah, you Young Republicans, especially you who went Greek – I am so proud of you guys, all of you. College Republicans, there on campus. You are so bold, in your…well [crowd screaming]. All right. You guys keep your courage up, and my only piece of advice, because I’m a Mom, to our young College Republicans is, ya gotta be thinking Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams. and that’s just a joke. I don’t want to hear from the CEO of some brewery accusing me of being anti-beer. It was joke. You guys just keep up your good work.

Seriously though, when we do see harm. When we see life snuffed out through violent, evil acts, imagine leadership that doesn’t seek to exploit the tragedy. Imagine leadership that seeks real solutions to the violence, not cheap political games. That would be leadership worthy of its name. That would be leadership worthy of those words “We the People.” Creating government of, by, for the people. It also means ending the poisonous practice of  treating Americans of different social, ethnic, religious groups as different electorates to be pandered to with different promises. If we truly believe the words of our other founding document, The Declaration of Independence, that yes all men are created equal, then there are no Hispanic issues or African American issues or women’s issues. There are only American issues.

Now CPAC in order to be effective, in order to have any power to change things for the better, as Conservatives, we must leave no American behind and we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens, even those who may disagree on some issues because there is solid common ground in fighting against government overreach and for independence. And those who may disagree with us on some issues, they are not our enemies. They’re our sisters and our brothers. They’re our neighbors. They’re our friends. It’s imperative to reach out and to share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes and individual responsibility.

It’s time we all stopped preaching to the choir and let’s grow. America already has one party that’s expert at pitting groups against one another. We’ll never win a contest of identity politics. We shouldn’t even try. If ‘Believe in America’ is more than just a catchy campaign slogan, then we have to believe in America’s exceptionalism, and her greatest achievement that no one is guaranteed success but everyone is guaranteed an equal opportunity at success.

The greatest lie that the government tells is that government is the way to realize this guarantee. There is a simple reason why Washington, DC is an island of prosperity in a nation mired in near recession. Whenever government expands, it’s the well-connected that reap the benefit. The more government intrudes into our lives and businesses, the more it picks winners and losers. The more crony capitalists win, the more the rest of us lose. Whether it’s green energy or free Obama phones or prophylactics, if you don’t have a team of lobbyists in DC or a cancelled contribution check, you’re not at the table – you’re on the menu.

If Mrs. Thatcher were with us here today, she would remind us, there’s a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. On this there can be no mistaking where free market stands. It’s time for We the People to break up the cronyism and put a stake through the heart of too big to fail once and for all.

That includes in these resource rich states like Alaska, my home state. Read your Constitution Alaskans. Realize that the natural resources that God has created for mankind’s use, are not owned by the big multi-national conglomerates and the monopolies. They’re owned by The People. They don’t own them, so don’t let them own you. You have a right for those resources to be developed for our use.

Ending the top-down approach of DC also means changing our top-down political process. The next election is 20-months away. Now is the time to furlough the consultants, and tune-out the pollsters, send the focus groups home and throw out the political scripts, because if we truly know what we believe, we don’t need professionals to tell us.

And if we truly seek to know the hearts and minds of the people, there is no substitute for going out and asking them – being one of them with real world experience, actual conversations with actual hard-working Americans, and that goes for finding candidates as well. Creating a government by, for the people. It means looking toward our communities, our PTAs, our service clubs, small businesses, Tea Party rallies and City Halls – for people who are willing to lead. Do you know someone who’s judgement you trust, someone who doesn’t just preach common sense, but who actually lives it? Well, encourage her or him to run for office.

Are you mad as hell and think you have a better way? Then run yourself. Don’t let the big consultants, the big money men and the big bad media scare you off. Don’t let them invalidate you when you no doubt have more real world, practical experience with family and real work. That’s real life, than those in the political bubble who try to tell you who’s worthy, who just doesn’t fit their bill. The last thing we need is Washington DC vetting our candidates.

If these experts who keep losing elections and keep getting rehired and getting millions , if they feel that strong about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck-up or stay in the truck. Buck up or run. The Architect  [Karl Rove] can head on back to the great Lone Star State and put their name on some ballot – though for their sakes, I hope they give themselves a discount on their consulting services.

Friends you have heard a lot of different voices, offering a lot of different ideas the past few days. I am just humbled. I am just so grateful to be just one of them. I have been so blessed to spend so much of these past years getting to know even more of America, not from the top down, but from the heart looking out, and this I know, there is more wisdom, more character, more grit and common sense in the soldiers and the Mom’s and the teacher’s and the laborers and the firemen and the fishermen and the students and the cowboys – and other extraordinary Americans that I’ve met along the way, than will ever be found in the cocktail parties of power across the river, and …

…if We the People have one message to send to Washington, I’m sure it would be this: Get Over Yourself. It’s not about you.


I’m leaving it there. There are two minutes remaining if you want to tune in the video below. Thanks for The Right Scoop for the video and the poster.

 Ted Cruz introduces Sarah Palin at CPAC 2013 – If Karl Rove Knows So Much About Candidates, He Should go Back to Texas and Put His Name on the Ballot (video)

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Rand Paul’s CPAC 2013 Speech

Tim Scott’s CPAC 2013 Speech

Allen West’s CPAC 2013 Speech

Marco Rubio’s CPAC 2013 Speech

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  • Big Gulp.. lol.. Loved this speech… I’d love to see her stick it down the liberals throat, and see her run for President..

    • David, since mid-summer 2012 I’ve been onboard for Sarah. I believe whe has found her voice and I agree with EVERYTHING she says. I believe if she became a candidate, she would be authentic.

      • I just had a stupid uninformed idiot ask me on this video’s comments area.. “Does Sarah still see Russia from her house?”
        I answered..
        It was actually comedian Tina Fey, who was impersonating Ms. Palin on Saturday Night Live, who uttered the line that is now widely attributed to the former Alaska governor.
        The basis for this line comes from a September 2008 interview with ABC News’s Charles Gibson, who asked Palin what insights she had from her state being so close to Russia. She responded: “They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”
        Boy the uninformed are all over the place..

        • David, Tina Fey is famous because of that line. Before that time she was an important on SNL but certainly not famous.

        • Ronald J. Ward

          If you look at the techniques of today’s arguments (brought to us mainly by conservatives) , perhaps half term Governor turned entertainer Sarah Palin actually did say she could see Russia from her house. It all depends on to what extent someone wants to manipulate the argument to acquire their desired outcome. I mean, Palin said “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska”. Okay, now we all know Alaska was where Palin lived and where one lives can be called their home. And it’s within the realm of reasonable intellect to deduce that since a house can be a home, likewise a home can be a house. So in fact, Palin actually said she could see Russia from her house.

          Does that make a great deal of sense? Not really. Is it honest? Hell no. But what does sense and honesty have to do with political debate today?

          • Geo

            Whew! That’s some hefty intellectual argument there Ron, talk about not supported by the facts.

            Your quote attributed to Palin:
            “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska”

            Hate to break it to ya, but that is a “FACT”. Let me help you out here:


            I would also venture to say, that if you [or anyone else] was perched on top of a mountain located on “mainland” Alaska with maximum visibility clearance, you probably could also see it from there, especially with binoculars.

            Wanna try and parse something else? If you don’t like her just say so, but at least base it on supported facts and don’t buy into the dopey lib talking points. It doesn’t serve anyone any good and may actually make someone look foolish.

            • Ronald J. Ward

              Geo, obviously humor isn’t your long suit. Why are conservative bloggers so angry? If you noticed, I even admitted the argument was baseless so I’m not sure why you’d feel I was trying to “base it on supported facts”. Considering the conversation that the “see Russia from my house” derived from (that Palin had international expertise due the proximity of Russia to Alaska) the satire is pretty much a product of her own making.

              Do I like Palin? Well, I don’t really know her well enough to say but I’ll give her the benefit of a doubt and say she’s probably a fine person. From an entertainment aspect and considering the money and fame she’s acquired, she’s obviously good at that. As a politician? Well, she didn’t do much for her state in what little time she governed and then when she saw an opportunity to cash in, she somewhat dropped her constituents as if they were a used condom. But in fairness, she was out of her league as a VP runner so why not seize the moment? Her selection for VP reminds me of the Brady Bunch when some promotion company selected Greg Brady to be their upcoming teenage rock star, Johnny Bravo. Greg wasn’t allowed to deviate from script or to play his own music. When Greg asked why he was even elected, the answer was; “you fit the suit”. Likewise, Palin was picked not because of her credentials but simply because she fit the suit.
              But I don’t dislike her. I think she’s funny.

              • Geo

                Oooooo, so I missed the funnie. Gotcha! p} I suppose I missed the maher factor.

                Her contribution to her State? How about exposing corruption even when it fell into her own parties lap. Then taking the benefits and returning it to the taxpayers of the State. That would be a good start. Just ask Lisa Murkowski about it.

                We certainly can discuss the reason[s] she was selected as VP, if you’d like. But all anyone really knows is how the rino heading the ticket needed to solidify the base that was leaving him in droves.

                “dropped like a used condom”? I guess that’s some more of that dopey lib, msPmsDncTv humor. got it!

                However any actual thinking person [not some pseudo intellectual lib] who has a hard on should just come out and state the obvious and stop trying to camouflage their real reasons.

                A natural logical conclusion would be why she was leaving office that one could make is. Facing some twenty personal ethics violations brought against her [by a handful of dims] the people of Alaska had no obligation to pay her legal fees, she was responsible for them.

                One would think that they could’ve at least gotten ONE charge to stick . . no? Amazing how all the ethics charges came to a end after her resignation and the final charge were thrown out. They could’ve been pursued if they were “actual violations.”

                Ron, believe me I got the joke/humor. It was quite obvious within the first two sentences of your post and just continued to get funnier from there on, not to be outdone by your follow up.

                Now that there is/was funny!

                [Geography 101 – You really can see Russia from Alaska. As long as your not slurping down the kool aid, that is.]

                • Ronald J. Ward

                  I never insinuated that you couldn’t find a positive quality to pump up a case with. But your admission that Palin was chosen because the “ticket needed to solidify the base” speaks volumes in support of my “Johnny Bravo” scenario. She simply fit the suit or presented the desire image to help the ticket, or so the McCain camp felt.

                  As for your “As long as your (sic) not slurping down the kool aid” comment”, you certainly give a strong impression that you indulge heavily in it. No joke.

                  • Palin was chosen because McCain was lack luster.. and was dying in his campaign. She was a spark of fresh conservative air, and that’s what has held her up for all these years.
                    You Ronald are just uninformed or you choose to be contrary. You come to a conservative website, to just banter with the true believers. Your full of crap and you love spreading it.
                    Why don’t you go and shovel your manure someplace else.
                    You see, we are informed, and we are clear thinkers. You sir stand out as a pile.

                    • Ronald J. Ward

                      “True believers” are not necessarily the ‘most informed” David. Likewise, the concept that one must agree to your every mindset without question lest they be “uninformed” is somewhat telling.

                • i fail to find much, if anything, redeeming in ms. palin, nor anything remotely consistent in her ideology, rhetoric or her interpretation of “traditional values”… for instance, the oil profits redistribution plan of which she boasted so proudly at CPAC sounds not like “creeping socialism” but like outright socialism, as defined by the GOP to me…

                  in fact, ms. sarah seem to not have much of a problem with socialism when it directly benefits her, as documented by ms. sarah herself in going rogue, in which she descrbes her family’s crossing the canadian border when she was a child to take advantage of canada’s national health services

                  over the past five years, ms. sarah has proved herself to be nothing more than a well-compensated charlatan — instead of engaging in a constructive conversation on issues, she insists not only on making birther jokes, but on hurling rocks from the porch of her stone house — after all, it was she who had a reality show, was it not? in the minds of most americans — independent, democrat, AND republican — that fact alone eliminates her from consideration for any elective post higher than street sweeper — as i’m not sure that a majority of voters could be persuaded to trust mamma grizzly with the post of dog-catcher…

            • Geo

              I’m moving this back out here, ’cause I’m getting cramped [note not the “cramps”, but cramped. I wouldn’t want to confuse Ron as the dopey lib here.]

              Only in the bizarro world of a uninformed, low information lib. . . would making a political selection to solidify ones base, be a cynical, suspicious move. Of course that would only apply to Republican and/or Conservatives [especially if they are women]. Yet in the lib world of reality, selecting the dumbest guy who ever served in the Senate as a VP, is a stroke of unparallelled genius [emphasis on the stroke part], Mr Gafftastic.

              Here are some more brilliant lib theory. Shadow your perverted husband around with dust pan and shovel in hand to clean up his sexual proclivities is a stroke of brilliance. In fact such a great career qualifier that we should skip the making the cookie part and move her straight to the top of the party ticket. If all else fails, we could always make her . . . . Secretary of State. Why not? “What difference, at this point would it make?” [great moment in dopey lib history here]

              I’m sure Ron as the drive by dopey lib here, you wouldn’t want to discuss that with only two years Executive experience under her belt as Governor, Palin was also exponentially more qualified than the other party nominee a.k.a., the community agitator. Who’s claim to fame was a “wet dream from his father” and one hundred and sixty-five “present votes”. [more dopey lib moments here] Nope let’s not go there.

              Nope, not in the dopey lib world, let’s talk Sarah and what the meaning of “is…is”. [and another dopey lib moment] I think that came out of the Brady Bunch also, didn’t it Ron? Or was it Aumy Bee in “Mayberry”? Better yet, let’s make a snl skit out of it, dopey libs could recite it for decades as actual fact.

              Ron I’ve thrown you several “life lines” here, but as usual when it comes to any looselugnut lib, you failed to grasp it. It’s been fun though, call me when you get a chance to remove your head from the stored upright, uptight, position and you’re able to smell the roses. Of course that would also require a temporary leave from your current residence of stuck in the 60’s along with a huge dose of reality.

              David had the information exactly right in his post, there was no need for a drive by, snide, idiotic, parsing of the statement. The statement stands on it’s own, it is factually correct. The actual joke started with the Byline in your original post, and it just got more hilarious from there.

              BTW, you may want to get some ice for that lip [another great lib moment in history], I’m sure the scars will clear up within a matter of days.

              Bottoms up!

              • Ronald J. Ward

                Geo, why are right wing bloggers, as a rule, so condescending and insulting?

                Regardless and aside from trying to see how many times you could squeeze “dopey lib” into your diatribe, you present a rather specious argument by comparing Obama’s run to Sarah’s. Remember, Obama went through the primaries, campaigned, debated, and ultimately was nominated by his party as a result of the people’s choice. Palin on the other hand had the luxury of simply saying yes or no to the invite. So you did little in your comparison to debunk my Johnny Bravo/fit the suit analogy.

                • Geo

                  condescending and insulting? Surely you jest, no? Or is this just another one of you pathetic jokes?

                  It’s duly noted that you haven’t rebutted anything that I’ve posted with actual facts. Just conjecture and hyperbole.

                  I suggest you go back and review previous post regarding your premise, I have answered and demolished it. But, of course that would require you to remove the cranium from the full upright position.

                  But, why would you start now?

                • Ronald J. Ward, one solution is to stick to ‘Left-Wing’ blogs where no one will counter your Left-wing rhetoric.

                  • Wisdom and truth Maggie.. lol

                  • Ronald J. Ward

                    So if you question Palin’s credentials, not as a person but as a high office candidate, you’re peddling left wing rhetoric?

                    • Ronald J. Ward, no not at all. We all question, and some of have watched and waited to see how Palin would develop. But you just keep on…you can’t leave it alone. Those interacting with here have given many reasons they disagree with you. Just move on. We feel like we feel. We’ve heard all you’re saying before – usually no hard facts, just more of the same. You haven’t given one fact that challenges her credentials. Neither of us are going to change, so move on.

  • Norma Brown

    I don’t know why it’s necessary to beat up on Rove; it doesn’t help. And he has the same right to back candidates as the rest of us. If you don’t like his choices, don’t give money and don’t vote for them. But we can’t get better by drumming people out of the ranks. Rove was as wrong in the last election as most of the rest of us, but have a heart.

    And as much as I agree with much of what Sarah Palin has to say, I still have to note — she needs a voice coach to curb that tendency to sound shrill and thin at high volume. It detracts from the message.

    • Norma, every time I see Rove now, I see that stupid white board of his, explaining why Obama Will lose.. sorry, his credibility died in the last election.
      As far as Sarah’s voice.. I want that shrill strong voice. It’s a voice that’s been missing in politics. That voice is of a self made, pull yourself up by your boot straps, woman, who went from housewife to where she is now, not on her voice but on her views of how this country could move ahead, on tracks laid down by our founding fathers.. if it bothers you.. just read her speeches.. don’t listen to them.. lol

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  • Norma, I agree that she needs a voice coach, (you’ll find that here in some articles) but I got over that a long time ago because of the meat and potatoes of her philosophy. The problem with Rove from the position of many of us is that he does influence the RNC and the whole party. As much as Sarah tells us to run and not to be intimidated, let’s face it, the RNC calls the shots today, and you might as well say that means Congress.

    Rove hates Teaparty thinking. He will never support term limits. It’s not how he makes his money or his power, and we don’t like it. We don’t elect him, but he gets the facetime, and he many of us see him as a problem to any kind of change.

    From those I know, I know no one that gives any Rove PAC money and they also don’t give money directly to the Party. It all goes to individual candidates.

    • Geo

      Rove has a deeply embedded dislike for anyone associated with the Tea Party. His credentials as this deep thinker and brain is way overblown and isn’t supported by any facts or historical events. He gave us one of the closest elections in American history [2000]. He has a genetic fingerprint of endorsing [and opposing] conservative candidates and sticking with a party inbred/rino.

      During the last Presidential Primary cycle “Crossroads” was running ads in primary states that was land blasting other Republicans. Most think primarily to neuter any opposition for the Party main stream candidate [Romney].

      During that time, he was also wearing two hats, one as a media talking head for Fox, while running his PAC Crossroads running opposing and issues ads. This was clearly a conflict of interest which often placed him in a precarious situation of having to “either” give a honest opinion or tow the company line. IMHO he severely damaged Republican Candidates with his analysis of certain candidates, while fulfilling his role in the media. He often went after Michele Bachmann and disparaged her and her opinions and ideas, not to mention destroyed Christine O’Donnell who won her primary race in Delaware, against a Rove “selected” rino, party repubic, who often voted like a weather vane.

      What Atkin and Murdock came out with was totally out of line and asinine. For the Republican Party and Rove to cut off all support was only the latest incident[s] of the party trying to take the “high ground” and being something better than the dimoCraps. It never works for them. The other party would’ve circled their wagons and “dragged” their “guy” across the finish line. Not Rove or the Republicans, they pulled their guns and executed their own candidate, therefore guaranteeing a dimoCrap win. Hell the entrenched Republican Candidate in Indiana even refused to campaign for the primary winner. How did that work out?

      I can recite numerous other examples of where they have gone wrong. Rove and party elitists love to throw around the old Buckley adage “elect the most electable conservative possible”. They should try to live by the Creed and stop damaging actual conservative/Tea Party candidates. Most of all they need to remember the ultimate Republican Creed, Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment . . . .”Never speak ill of another Republican”. It would go a lot further than anything else they have tried recently.

      The dinosaur thinking rino republicans like Rove, McCain, Gramham, Boehner and numerous others need to get the hell out of the way and let the process happen, their continual meddling hasn’t accomplished anything constructive for the party in decades. Rand Paul did more for the Republican Party in thirteen shorts hours, than the party elitists has ever done, then got blasted by the Rove wing of the party right on the U.S. Senate floor, not to mention the msm.

      We may still have a two party system, but being the other party “lite” isn’t what I or most Republicans are looking for. If they don’t change they be gone the way of the Whigs. . . .real soon!

      • inadvertent honesty in advertising: apparently everyone but karl rove knows that the only one reason anyone goes to an american crossroads is to sell one’s soul to the devil?

        i couldn’t think of a more appropriate name for his PAC…

        oh, and i have to disagree with your historical analogy — not the way of the whigs — the whigs at least left a meaningful philosophical and political offspring in the form of the republican party of the 1860s (which lost its soul in the corrupt bargin of 1876 that returned home rule to the south) — today’s republican party is quickly moving in the direction of the federalists… even the recent republican-dominated state-house attempts to re-apportion electoral votes by congressional district, instead of by popular vote, in states such as florida, michigan, virgina, wisconsin, ohio, and pennsylvania — all states obama won in 2012, but which have republican controlled state-houses and governors — thereby making the electoral college system even more unfair than it was originally designed to be… ironically, such a plan was proposed after the election of 1800 by alexander hamilton in federalist controlled states, but hamilton was disuaded from persueing his plan by john jay, thereby preserving hamilton’s eventual place on the ten dollar bill…

  • Thanks for the transcript, linked it over at my Palin speech video piece.

    • Hi Susan, thanks for linking! Appreciate it much. I believe Palin is the one sole person that doesn’t shift gears at inconvenient times.

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  • don’t undersell old turdblossom… i’ll grant you that he got lucky the first time, and a tremendous amount of credit for gore’s failure in 2000 rests squarely on gore’s own shoulders, not to mention those of the supreme court, who were afraid to let florida actually perform a definitive recount (thanks, sandra day o’connor – i hope you enjoyed the parting gifts)

    however, he did earn his reputation when he managed to hoodwink enough of the nation to get a vietnam-dodging president, vice-president and secretary of defense — who had engaged the U.S. in a completely unnecessary war in iraq that not only led to the death of almost 5000 american troops, and easily over 100,000 iraqis, engaged in gross human rights violations, and which has cost an estimated 2.4 to 3 trillion dollars (without the interest which will have to be paid) and which led to the deriliction and, hence, protraction, of the real war on terror (against those who had actually attacked the U.S. on 9/11 and those who had given them sanctuary and material support) re-elected against a highly decorated war hero, using a fake front group – the swift boat veterans for truth — all of whom have recanted their false testimony against kerry and whose testimony was directly contradicted by official U.S. military documentation in any event… since rove managed to get a parcel of obviously incompetent draft-dodgers re-elected in the midst of one of the worst military and foreign policy mis-adventures in this country’s history, by running a campaign based solely on fear and lies, he’s proved to me, at least, to be quite a capable political operative, and someone not to be underestimated…

    oh, and then there’s that small matter of the rove-originated, t. boone-pickens-sponsored 2000-primary attack on john mccain’s “interracial love child” during the south carolina republican primary… the man will stop at nothing, and no one is willing to (or bold enough) to stop him — that is a dangerous and potent combination… the grass-roots may despise him, but the corporate money still flows to him, and as long as the big money continues to flow towards rove, he will be a factor with which the GOP will have to deal…

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