Sarah Palin is urging Florida voters to vote for Newt Gingrich on Tuesday in their state’s Republican primary.
“Vote for Newt,” Palin told Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News weekend program “Justice with Jeanine.”
Palin made a passionate plea for Republican voters to reject Mitt Romney in Florida to keep the primary process going forward.
The former Alaska governor made it crystal clear that she favors former House Speaker Gingrich, suggesting that the Republican establishment in New York and Washington is trying to anoint former Massachusetts Gov. Romney the GOP nominee.
“And I say, you know, you’ve got to rage against the machine at this point in order to defend our republic and save what is good and secure and prosperous about our nation,” Palin said. “We need somebody who is engaged in sudden and relentless reform and is not afraid to shake up the establishment. So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal, vote Newt, keep this vetting process going, keep the debate going.”
Here are key points Palin made on Fox:
- “Ronald Reagan wasn’t afraid to take on sitting members of his own party who were in office. He challenged a sitting Republican. He knew politics of personal destruction hurt the cause of conservatism. What we see today what happened there in Florida this past week — it’s gone beyond the pale, gone beyond aggressive and fair campaigning against an opponent.”
- Rick Santorum pointed out that Romney “drew first blood, and at first, Newt Gingrich didn’t respond — he wanted to take the high road . . . [Newt] announced his intention to take the high road, but when you’re continually hit and bombarded with negative rewritten history about yourself and your record, you have to hit back. And that’s what you saw Newt Gingrich engage in . . .”
- “I’ve been the proponent of continuing this vetting process and aggressive debate. It should be fair though the healthy debate that our country the electorate will benefit from . . . We see these pundits and politicos and elites and the far away Washington, D.C., beltway telling the electorate that by Florida it’s going to be all wrapped up and we’ll have our nominee.”
- “Well, look at the players in the establishment who are fighting so hard against [Newt]. They want to crucify him because he’s tapped into that average everyday American tea party, grass-roots movement that has said enough is enough of the establishment that tries to run the show and tweak rules and laws and regulations for their own good and not for our nation’s own good.”
- “Both party machines and many in the media are trying to crucify Newt Gingrich for bucking the tide and bucking the establishment. That tells you something. I say you have got to rage against the machine at this point in order to defend our republic . . . Vote for Newt, annoy a liberal. Vote Newt. Keep this vetting process going.”
- “Which candidate is most passionate about the sudden and relentless reform that’s needed? Which candidate understands that government is not the answer? Not on a state level — same when it comes to mandating what level of healthcare you must purchase? . . . I’ve appreciated again Newt Gingrich. His style in debates, his thinking, his way of explaining what he stands for, so I think that in a debate Newt Gingrich would clobber Barack Obama. That’s one step closer to the voters being able to have a tool to make up their minds whether it should be Obama or the GOP nominee.”
Rev. Widmon and Sarah Palin say it best about Newt Gingrich and vicious attacks by the republican establishment.
CNN did a brilliant job covering the launch of the Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated.” As CNN notes,
The film’s distributor, ARC Entertainment, said the film averaged $5,000 per screen Friday and Saturday night, with sold-out screenings at several locations. ARC Entertainment said in a statement “… with the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month.”
In fact, the Palin film is dazzling people by just how well a film of its type is doing with no traditional promotion. Even movies like The Passion of the Christ, which largely relied on alternative publicity mechanisms, still had a great deal of traditional promotion, studio support, and media buzz.
“The Undefeated” is different. In addition to being a political documentary, it is not backed by a studio, does not have major media buzz, and continues to sell out in showings around the country.
More impressive, there are continued reports of people who didn’t care for Palin or had no opinion of her (the few that remain) who came out impressed with her in the movie.
The movie is going to be expanding its presence around the country. It’ll be interesting to see just how much of a demand it can keep.
In a Wall Street Journal article Sarah Palin unveils the Ryan’s “Roadmap For America’s Future,” prepared by Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Ryan Roadmap is excellent and contrasts dramatically to the Deficit Commission’s Report. Republicans have better ideas which lead to lower deficits and much lower debt.
For more reading: Palin and the Ryan Roadmap – HUMAN EVENTS.
It’s sad that this needs to be brought up, but it must: it would appear that the Netroots – as per their continuing habit of acting as if the American political system was identical to a pre-Giuliani Times Square peep show emporium – has gotten themselves in a bit of a scrape, again. Specifically, they spent several cheerful hours hooting and hollering over the way that THAT WOMAN suggested that the Tea Party not “party like it was 1773″ before they noticed that… well, that the Boston Tea Party was in, well, 1773.
A couple of things: first, this storyboard; which is both cruel and accurate.
Second, while I understand and expect that your average online progressive blogger has about much awareness of American history as, say… Oh, this is awkward. An online progressive blogger would be the actual yardstick for ‘abysmally ignorant about American history.’ Nonetheless, while I understand that the Online Left is dumb… really, Gwen Ifill. You’re supposed to be one of the bright talking heads.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: THAT WOMAN is LAUGHING at you, netrooters. And you DESERVE it
Commentary: Palin Derangement Syndrome is ugly, isn’t? And, THAT WOMAN refers to what? It seems there’s something missing! Does Gwen Ifill’s book, Hopenchange, have these references? Netroots … boo!
In the final part of my interview with Rep. Steve King of Iowa’s 5th Congressional District we discuss the effect of the tea party on the national political climate. As Congressman King explains in the video, the Democrats are scared of what this Tea Party can do.
“I go to these rallies and I call it a privilege to stand on the same soil as the people that are here defending America. I’ve looked grown men in the eye and watch the tears run out of their eyes at what they’re are seeing happen to our country.”
Commentary: The Tea Party has a strong effect on the Democrats.
- Alaska Republican Sen. Murkowski concedes (reuters.com)
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Concedes (alan.com)
- How the Tea Party Pulled a Huge Upset in Alaska (cbsnews.com)
- Cornyn congratulates Miller on primary win (thehill.com)
- Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska Concedes To Republican Joe Miller (realestateradiousa.com)
- Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Concedes To Tea Partier [Endnotes] (jezebel.com)