Caribou Barbie knows a thing or two about bad reality television, but that irony was apparently lost on the knuckleheads wildly cheering this crap during her CPAC 2013 speech this Saturday:
In her big CPAC speech on Saturday, Sarah Palin threw out her usual snappy one-liners (like giving Margaret Thatcher an “Amen Sistah!”) and crowd-pleasing gags (like when she pulled out a giant cup of soda and took a dig at Michael Bloomberg: ”Bloomberg’s not around, my Big Gulp’s safe.”).
On gun control, Palin was of course against it, arguing that saying that “'that chunk of metal did the crime' is like saying that fork made me fat.” She added: “Background checks: A dandy idea, Mr. President, should have started with yours!”
“We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington, we have reality television,” she continued, saying that “they’re being too scripted, too calculated. They’re talking about rebuilding the party, how about rebuilding the middle class?”
“We’re not here to re-brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country,” Palin added.
On Obama, Palin said: “Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever: Barack Obama, you lie!” And no Palin speech these days is complete without a teleprompter joke: ”Mr. President: We admit it. You won. Accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.”
Update: Here's the full transcript of Palin's remarks in the clip above:
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.