Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Palin blasts Romney for lack of leadership on debt ceiling debate

Sean Hannity interviewed Sarah Palin tonight about several topics, including the debt ceiling debate, Biden's derogatory comments toward the tea party, and 2012.

She also called out Mitt Romney for his lack of leadership during the debt ceiling debate. The following is a transcript of the exchange.
I have respect for Mitt Romney but I do not have respect for what he has done through this debt increase debate. He waited until it was a done deal that we would increase the debt ceiling and more money would be spent and more money borrowed and then spent on bigger government. And then he came out and he made a statement that oh he didn’t like the deal after all. You know you can’t defer an issue and assume the problem is going to be then avoided.




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68 comments:

TexasConservative said...

If there was a like button, I would like this post.

Kudos to the Cuda for calling Romney out on his lack of courage and his political expediency.

For all the Rombots who thought that Palin would be jumping on the Romney bandwagon. Think again. She will be giving straight talk about Romney.

Anonymous said...

I dont see palin endorsing romney, but if she doesnt run, i think a bachmann endorsement is likely

Anonymous said...

"but its got to be all about job creation"

well i guess its doomsday for romney now that the queen has spoken. blah blah blah

And RW had butterflies and tingles up his spine when palin put that royal finger on her tongue and into the air.

Anonymous said...

i can see romney saying, "jump in the race bitch, and bring it on, please come debate me"

too bad she wont run.

Anonymous said...

Texas, I was never a Rombot who thought Palin would endorse Romney, and I don't think it would help him. In fact, in the general, I'm sure he would rather not be tied to her.

But I've noticed these days that your only comments at race are about Romney. He seems to be your main target. Why? Considering the options are limited, who will you support?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Anon, really? You can see Romney saying that? Cause that's about the last thing in the world Romney would ever say.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't listen to Palin interviews anymore. I lasted as long as the Romney part, and then my eyes and ears needed a break.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

be effective? hahaha..youll be effective back in wasilla.

she is like donald trump, threatening to jump in the race if the wrong candidate wins?? Who the hell does she think she is? queen palin? she is less qualified than any of the current candidates running.

Anonymous said...

martha, TC is still bitter that tax hike mike is not in the race, and he's chosen to take it out on romney. Let him heal.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Tex Con is stil smarting over Huck taking a pwder in 2012.

Never a Romney fan, she finds solace in tweaking him, just enough to assuage her pain, but enough to be disloyal should he be the nominee.

A tough needle to thread and a tougher emotional place to be day in and day out.

Pick some one else and get over Huck.

Anonymous said...

Dis is tru.

Rit Monrey shoot have intervered vit de process like me so dat ve would have gotten an eververse deal.

Sarah was very goot for us. If she ditnt cause all dose problems, ve vood have de boyner bill today.

Anonymous said...

Doug, I have to admit that if Romney was out, and Huck was the frontrunner (perish the thought) I would be taking shots. Oh yeah, baby.

Boy that would be tough. A race between the prophet, the Huckster, and Bachmann. Sheesh, I might have to vote for Hunstman.

-MArtha

Doug NYC GOP said...

I'll borrow from Willy Shakespeare on this.....

Much Ado About Nothing.


Anything else I have to say can found in the comment box.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Martha,

I wasn't trying to be snarky, just assessing how I see it.

If Romney was out, I'd be bumming and be as cantaerous as RWN, knowing I don't have a dog in the race.

Anonymous said...

Doug, I know.

Texas Conservative is a great commenter, and I wish she would come around more. It stinks that she doesn't have Huck to support in this race. I know how she feels. So far she has not given any indication of who she could support. I ask her all the time.

-Martha

What About Me? said...

I guess she didn't like Mitt's short list.

Christie, McDonnell, and Rubio.

Anonymous said...

She's getting ready to endorse Perry? dun dun dunnnn
MikeZ

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that Palin has not decided if she's getting in or not. I really don't know what's gonna happen when she disappoints all her fans by not running after all. There's been this 3 year buildup to this announcement, that the pressure to run is enormous, but she has to know that she'll be killing her brand by running and losing because of similar candidates to herself and other reasons...
MikeZ

TexasConservative said...

One reason I have not been posting much of anything this summer, is I am very busy getting one kid off to college, one who just got her license, and one who's room we were painting tonight. So my energies are with my kids.

But to be honest, I still do not have a dog in the hunt. I have been listening and reading up in my spare time.

I will admit, that I was beginning to be resigned that it might be Romney. He isn't my first choice, but he is better than Obama. But, and it is a big but, I really feel that Romney lacks political courage.

I would have jumped on the Romney bandwagon and been singing his praises if he had put his career on hold and put the country first during the healthcare debates. Imagine where our country would be right now if Romney came out against Romneycare and told America why it was a bad idea to model Obamacare after his own plan. He could have put a stop to it, and the discussion would have been about what Romney did right in MA, and how we could improve on those ideas.

But Romney was MIA. Just like in the debt ceiling debate.

Am I disappointed Huckabee did not run? You Betcha.

But I am not bitter about it nor am I finding solace in tweaking Romney.

If Perry jumps into the race, you will see me point out his negative attributes as well.

I am planning on writing some issue related posts, but not until September.


Well, that was way too long. Just wanted to clear a few things up.

Anonymous said...

screech screech screech, yeah im sure romney lost sleep over this one. NOT!

wow, its august already and she hasnt decided if she wants to serve her country and run for president yet? Whats to lose? Get in already if your so confident you can win, stop stalling and yakking from the sidelines.Let me say it for all you queen loyalists, SORRY TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS BUT SHES NOT RUNNING!!!

Anonymous said...

only stubborn fools still suggest romney should have apologized for romneycare. They refuse to accept that the two plans are not similar, romney had a state right to fix a problem with his state and stop the freeloaders. Romney says it wouldnt have been honest for him to apologize for it when he didnt mean it.

And listen, if there was no romneycare, Obama and his people still would have created obamacare and shoved it down americans throats. If you believe the frequent obama administrations line that they "created obamacare after romneycare" your an idiot.

Anonymous said...

So brave of Palin to sit on the sidelines and criticize others on their lack of “leadership”. Mitt Romney is currently trying to compete in what will soon be one of the most challenging election cycles in recent memory. He’s trying to win an election, she’s trying to collect a paycheck.

Anonymous said...

mikez,

she has decided,and shes not running, but her spotlight will dissappear when she does announce and what fun is that. So just string them a long a little bit longer.

Once she does announce she isnt runnning, i predict a backlash from her loyal fans and they will turn against her.

Anonymous said...

Texas, your life sounds a lot like mine!

-Martha

Anonymous said...

and what could romney have done for the debt celing talks? huh? really? he is not a sitting official....he is not prevy to the debats on the hill or the info being strewed...good grief! didn't someone tell sarah to quit sending little notes to the guys on the hill? really notes...to do what...she really think she has control over them...queen screech bee? cheer leader at best here...sending bnotes like a teenager and worse here!

Anonymous said...

The Alaskan witch can pound sand for all I care! Who the hell does she think she is? I laughed when Sean asked her which of the candidates has been involved in the debt discussion and Palin said "well Bachmann has!". Thanks genious but she's a sitting Congresswoman! THAT'S HER FREAKIN' JOB!!! Romney stated his his position - Cut, Cap, and Balance. He wasn't required tovwrigh in during the nonstop Congressional chaos!

Anonymous said...

Palin is a liability that Romney will be better off without anyway.

And to correct her... Romney DID state his position... which was that he felt the issue would find room for movement.... for correction.

It's funny she calls him out on it now when HE has already stated that the deal they got was not a good one.... one that he wouldn't/couldn't support.

Anonymous said...

Since lady blah blah has spoken. Now, she' has proven the old adage of keeping one's mouth shut, for fear of being thought a fool, or open her mouth and removing all doubt.

Anonymous said...

105 was me. Ellie.

Anonymous said...

Mike Z. Maybe she's pushing a new reality show based around her non-announcement?

Ellie

Anonymous said...

What's with the copycat hair-do? The big mouth quitter has it all slicked down, just like Michele Bachmann's. In fact, she's even dressing like her.

Anonymous said...

What's with the copycat hair-do? The big mouth quitter has it all slicked down, just like Michele Bachmann's. In fact, she's even dressing like her.

craigs said...

I watched Palin last night. I try and watch her as often as I can. The pretentiousness of her absent intellect adds a humorous side note to an evening Drambuie. But, she talks to merely occupy air space. She obviously listens often to herself and is mesmerized by her own vapid intellect. Her comment about Bachmann participating in the debt discussion and taking a position was a classic example. I remember even Bill O’Reilly being non -plussed, a couple of weeks ago, when Michelle said she would vote against the developing legislation, regardless of what was in it. Since Bachmann has missed most of the votes in Congress since she announced her presidential run, she has obviously not been helping Boehner and the GOP draft the legislation. Nor, as she said on television, would she. So………………what parallel universe is the Wizard of Wasilla in now? Does Palin truly believe, does anybody truly believe, that saying NO at the outset of congressional debate on any important issue, is leadership ? Does anybody think that position , announced on national TV, is helpful to GOP congressmen dealing with the reality of holding 1/3 of the cards in a debate ? Air mailing a post card with NO written on it, from Iowa, is not too helpful. Romney, at least, had the smarts to wait until the legislation was complete, before voicing an opinion. Always smarter to diagnose an illness after the lab tests are complete, rather than before you see the patient.

CraigS

Anonymous said...

Amazing....twist, turn, shake it all about....nothing....I say...came out Palin's mouth of substance..as far as Mitt was concerned...He signed the pledge....did Bachmann?? It is her job to state where she stands...She is a congress women...Mitt jumping in??...enough distraction...more political grand standing...and he commented on the decision..Did not muddy up the waters..Would anyone have listened? I say damned if he did...damned if he didn't...Romney is the adult...Haste makes waste...this hung in the balance way too long...Insight...years before...ya think???......need business heads in DC...

Anonymous said...

Another example Palin is running that the beard scratchers over at Race will ignore. I wish she didn't have to applaud Bachmann but it makes sense since Bachmann has been entertaining some of Palin's guests for the past month or two. Palin knows that Bachmann is no competition but Romney is. She delivered a thoughtful blow that will be heard and discussed all over the blogosphere in the coming days.

jerseyrepublican

hamaca said...

Anon, I think you need to get some sleep.

DanL said...

Blah, blah, blah...she doesn't have any skin in the game so I don't care what she says, even if I agree that Romney sucked on the debt ceiling.

Anonymous said...

Sure JR. Tell your queen to either poo or get off the pot.

Doug NYC GOP said...

"She delivered a thoughtful blow that will be heard and discussed all over the blogosphere in the coming days." - JR

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Another "gamechanger," no doubt.

Anonymous said...

Dan, will you care what she says if/when she announces? There would be no reason for her to come out against Romney so hard if she wasn't going to run. She has never really sad anything negative about him in the past...even during the health care debate.

I will admit that being a Palin supporter has been a roller coaster ride...especially the past few months. I have gone from believing she will run, to not being she will, then knowing she will, then thinking she won't, to believing she might and now to believing she will.

I know people think that Palin running and losing would hurt her brand but not running would hurt it much more. She has a faithful following that would be very upset if she didn't run. Her career could absorb a loss but it cannot absorb the obscurity of irrelevance...which is where she will be if she doesn't run. She has flirted too much with it not to at this point.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

Doug, I never said the bus tour or the movie would be a game changer so why don't you sign up at C4P and talk to them about it. All I ever said was they they were evidence that she was going to run.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

I will commend Ellie for the first funny she ever made...Lady BlahBlah was a pretty good one.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

Also to combat the new meme that Palin is getting ready to endorse Perry...that is just ridiculous, Palin is too powerful amongst the grassroots to endorse someone so early in the game if she wasn't going to run. Also Perry keeps pushing his announcement timing back so I'm not even sure he will end up running.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

According to the Romney supporters, Palin cannot win the primary anyway...so who cares what she says? To quote Meatballs the movie...It Just Doesn't Matter...

jerseyrepublican

DanL said...

Jersey, I still stand by my statement that I will give Palin a fair shake if she enters the race. But we are into August and still no entry by Palin. To be fair I really don't care much about what Huck has to say at this point either, except when his criticism undermines Perry with Socons. I wouldn't give a crap what Romney had to say if he weren't running.

Anonymous said...

Jersey, I feel for you if Palin is truly out. I hope she runs--if only so her supporters can get the satisfaction of seeing what will happen.

I do think she has to take these potshots to try to remain relevant. The train seems to be leaving the station without her.

I also wouldn't rule out her endorsement of Perry. 50-50 if you ask me.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha, thanks but no need to feel for me. Politics is a pastime for me...nothing more. I support Palin but if she doesn't run...oh well.

I guess you can argue that the train is leaving the station but that train is taking a long time to load.

This entire primary season feels incomplete...

If Palin doesn't run and Perry does...I am not saying Palin won't endorse him...she is just not going to endorse him before January. Her endorsement would mean too much.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

Dan, Palin has been pretty consistent about when she said she would announce. Earlier in the primary season, she said she has not made a decision. A month ago she said, August or September. She obviously has already decided and this statement to Hannity, I think, is further proof that she will run. There would be no reason to attack Romney if she wasn't.

jerseyrepublican

Ohio JOE said...

Marvelous post. It is entertaining to watch the Romneyites go nuts.

Machtyn said...

@TC: At the risk of derailing this thread, "Imagine where we would be if Romney denounced RomneyCare."

Yes, let us imagine: Every single republican would be calling him a flip-flopper. Every one. And they would be correct. I believe it is disingenuous to claim RomneyCare was wrong for Mass. I believe it is very correct to say it is wrong for the nation. I won't rehash, in detail, the reasons why RomneyCare is not so bad, because you are smart, have been around for a long time, and, I suppose, have researched this for yourself. Here's a short list:
* If Romney hadn't gotten ahead of the debate, the liberal state reps would have dictated the talking points, raised taxes, and drained coffers at the same time for a health plan that Romney would have had to veto and would have been overruled.
* He enacted RomneyCare without raising taxes and creating a plan that off-loaded the free-loaders
* Parts of the so-called RomneyCare were vetoed by Romney, but he was overruled by the state reps.
* There may be parts of ObamaCare that are similar to RomneyCare, but there are ~2630 other pages to ObamaCare.

Ohio JOE said...

"If Romney hadn't gotten ahead of the debate, the liberal state reps would have dictated the talking points, raised taxes, and drained coffers at the same time for a health plan that Romney would have had to veto and would have been overruled." Haha, you expect us to believe that bed time story at face value?

Anonymous said...

Someone made the point at GOP12 that no one worked harder for McCain/Palin than Romney, and that Palin is ungrateful when she takes these swipes at Romney.

I have to agree. If she's not running against Romney, then maybe she should show a little more class. (Not that she would or could.)

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha, I thought that was you but either way that was 3 years ago and she probably is running. It's just a campaign...no reason to take it personally...I'm sure Romney isn't.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

There really are some classy comments on that GOP12 post. Martha's was actually the "nicest" one...go figure :). I thought that site was GOP12 not DNC12.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

AJR, how do you know which one was mine? Here it is:

Sarah Palin, my dear. We appreciate your efforts, but your services are no longer needed--bless your heart.

We need to win, and you're an anchor, so see ya!

I thought some of those comments were pretty terrible. But libs are like that.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha,

I could tell which one was you because you don't use vile language that most of those posters were using. I was just joking around with the go figure comment. :)

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

Ellie,

I will second what jersey said earlier....Lady BlahBlah was funny.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

Palin isn’t running, never was. Her “movie” is a dismal failure and it looks like Fox has slashed her wardrobe and makeup budget. The only reason she appears on the air is to fulfill her contractual obligation. She’s a washed up has been, and looks like it.

Anonymous said...

The mere screeching sound of this woman’s voice will prevent her being elected, regardless of the content – her voice does not have presidential gravitas – and the media will tear her apart for this

Anonymous said...

Palin coming out and criticizing is just getting plain old. AND it is always in her own little protected zone. She also now comes across angry – I truly believe she is still mad that she and mccain lost in 2008 and now Undefeated appears to be a big flop, Like Obama, her little enemy list appears to be growing. HAD a great deal of respect for her in the beginning – and now NONE!

Anonymous said...

AJR, yeah, I figured people can tell comments are mine over there.

Who will you vote for if Palin doesn't run?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha,

I don't know. I will probably just declare my neutrality and wait to see what happens. I will support the GOP nominee whomever it may be. I do think that if Palin doesn't run then Romney wins the nomination in a cake walk. Romney is certainly preferable over the majority of the other GOP candidates in my opinion..but I do think that Palin is going to run.

A.J.R.

CF said...

Palin on Obama, "All talk, no action".

Look in the mirror, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

palin is a stupid cunt who has no idea what the hell she does. she is a money hungry mediawhore who should be locked up in alaska for being the bitch that she is. She needs to watch her kids before another one has an out of wedlock baby.This stupid bitch lacks the intelligence to even be a janitor in the fuckin white house. Fuck sarah palin and if you have a problem with that, then Fuck You too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:30,

Aren't you a piece of trash?

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

BTW,

I don't want to see Trash Anon 2:30's statement deleted. I want everyone to see it and know what trash these Liberal trolls are.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

2:30 Troll--you aren't welcome on this site if you can't communicate with fewer expletives and in a more civil manner!

AJR, I agree with you that the troll at 2:30 should not post again. That comment was despicable, and I didn't even read it all!

I often don't even get a chance to defend you guys from the trolls, but I managed to today!

You guys could do us a favor and defend us against the anti-Mormon Romney trolls who occasionally make it to this site. They are really obnoxious, as well.

AZ

Anonymous said...

AZ,

If I see them, I will. I have no patience for trashy liberal trolls.

A.J.R.