Palin part of the tea party movement?

United States
March 26, 2010 6:03pm CST
According to Sarah Palin she is a part of the tea party movement. Do those of you that support his movement really think that her history of managing the state of Alaska supports your cause? Do you agree with getting other states to pay for your states expenses?
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• United States
26 Mar 10
Palin has proved herself NOT to be rogue or part of the Tea Party movement.She has endorse and rallied for candidates like Rand Paul who is a Tea Party candidate. But the fact that she is endorsing McCain says it all for me. She is just a rank and file republican who is trying to pull the tea party into the republican party.
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• United States
26 Mar 10
Totally unlike the rank and file Democrats who are screaming bloody murder because the teapartiers, including their fellow Democrats who have joined the party want nothing to do with their party. However, the Republicans haven't been a shining beacon of late either.
• United States
26 Mar 10
Most tea party people are mad as heck at BOTH parties right now. They don't feel either one has been a "shining beacon".
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• United States
26 Mar 10
I thought it was funny when Pelosi came out and said "tea party people have more in common with democrats than republicans". Both sides are fighting over who is going to "get" the tea party people. They need to figure out that the "tea party" people really don't want either of them.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Yeah, right...Palin is bought and paid for by the Tea Party Express, which is part of a GOP affiliated PAC. Before they paid her to speak at their "convention", she showed no interest in the movement. In fact, nothing about Palin supports the ideals of the tea party, in my opinion. The only thing she trying to do is to pull the wool over the eyes of those who do support the movement and try to win some votes for the GOP.
• United States
27 Mar 10
Actually I thought it was funny she got picked for VP with how she dissed McCain during the primary. Before she was a huge blip on the national radar (or a VP candiate) she was asked in an interview about the primary. It was early in the primary. When asked who she liked in the primary guess who she said... Ron Paul.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I didn't know that. I do know that McCain did seem to be having a hard time looking thrilled with her sharing the stage with him at the campaign rally.
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• United States
27 Mar 10
I don't think either of them liked each other very much. That is why I was shocked she actually was stumping for him for his re-election.
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• United States
26 Mar 10
I suppose if the Dems can do the cornhusker kickbacks and all the other politicians can make it possible for one state to get $300,000,000 for their vote, just about anything goes. Did we agree with those? Did it matter? Nope.
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• United States
26 Mar 10
You do have a point there Mystic. I just had this thought that the tea partiers might be above this kind of act. But, you do make a great point.
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• United States
26 Mar 10
By the way, did you read her book? I did and recommend it. It explains a lot of things, like why she left office early. Had I been in her shoes, I would have done the same thing.
• United States
27 Mar 10
I have not read her book, and I really don't have much of a desire to do so. I don't read books by people I like, it would have to be exceptional for me to read one by someone I don't like.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I'm not a tea partier but I'd like to add my two cents anyway...lol! Let me put it this way...if you saw her stumping for McCain yesterday you heard her say McCain and all his supporters are part of the tea party movement. Hmmm...a movement that's supposedly anti-establishment and anti-Washington includes a Senator of 30 years? Annie
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• United States
29 Mar 10
Kind of funny isn't it. I really would love to hear someone ask her what the tea party movement is about, and see how vague she can be.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Sarah is going to be a part of ANY right wing movement that is getting publicity. Doesn't surprise me a bit that she has latched on to the tea party folks and I can't honestly judge them badly because she's there. It's not their fault. Wherever the media coverage is, she's there.
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• United States
27 Mar 10
Kind of funny how that works isn't it? She never has a problem finding a camera, or her twitter account.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
27 Mar 10
You can't put that on Palin regarding the earmarks. Those earmarks were brought to the state primarily by Ted Stevens and the governors that preceded Palin. I'm sure you are well aware that she cut earmarks to her state heavily from $352 million in Murkowski's last year to $69 million in her final year. That's more than an 80% cut in earmarks. I say that you're aware of this because I've told you before when you've brought up the earmarks in Alaska. http://gov.state.ak.us/omb/10_omb/budget/10%20PDFs/FFY07_Approp_Requests.pdf http://gov.state.ak.us/omb/10_omb/budget/10%20PDFs/FFY10_Approp_Requests.pdf Aside from that I do feel that as governor of Alaska she was a good proponent of state's rights. She was pro 2nd Amendment, and she had a budget surplus, something this country hasn't seen in nearly a decade.
• United States
27 Mar 10
Taskr, I know I don't need to remind you that Sarah also hired someone to find earmarks. I know you know this because I have told YOU this many times before. You can talk all you want about who to blame for the earmarks, the fact is that they receive $2.34 per $1 of federal money. The most in the country!! The state of Alaska has a budget surplus BECAUSE you and me are sending hundreds of millions to them in federal welfare. The one thing that makes me laugh is when republicans complain about the deficit, but take every dime of earmark money they can find, and when they can't find anymore, they hire someone to find more. If you want to pay down the debt, then stop asking for money.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Debater, you tell me a lot of things, and many of them are lies. I've caught you in lies more than once including just recently in another thread of yours. Now I've given you PROOF that she's decreased the earmarks by 80% and like usual, you're ignoring the facts. I shouldn't be surprised, proof and facts are something you've always been at odds with. Blaming her for earmarks that were there before she took office and have been decreased by 80% is like me blaming Obama for getting us into the Iraq war.
• United States
28 Mar 10
Taskr, Like I said in the earlier thread, I misheard what McCain said. I see that you are NOW IGNORING the facts that your earmark hawk, HIRED someone to find EARMARKS. So please explain to all of us how it is that we SHOULDN'T blame her for taking earmarks that she PAID someone to find for her????? She may have decreased them by 80%, but her state is still THE NUMBER ONE STATE WITH THEIR HAND OUT. So maybe she should have done BETTER!!!!! And those are all FACTS!!!!!!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Mar 10
Her history of managing her state (up till she quit) was quite good, I would have traded my spineless governor for her any day. As a governor, she was good, very good. Then the RNC got a hold of her.... She is not part of the tea party...she is endorsed by The TeaParty(c), aka TeaParty Express.. the Republican group that has been hijacking the movement, but she is not tea party material by any stretch of the word, she has become another establishment republican.
• United States
27 Mar 10
X, I challenge you to look at all of the federal money that came into her state, along with all of the oil money coming in. I am sure that your spineless governor didn't have a quarter of the money coming into your state as Sarah did. It is much easier to find out WHERE to spend money, then where to FIND money to cover bills. Alaska receives the most federal money per person in the country, and it isn't even close. And, remember Sarah can talk all about turning down earmarks, but she did hire someone to find more earmarks. Where I am from that is called talking out of both sides of your mouth.