Sarah Palin turned up the heat on Beltway politicians of both parties by deeming D.C. “one hot mess” in a wide-ranging speech today before the Faith & Freedom Coalition that touched on all the hot-button political issues and scandals. In a specific reference to the NSA PRISM issue, she declared Americans should not silently acquiesce to a totalitarian surveillance state.
The former Alaska governor (2006-2009) and 2008 GOP presidential candidate just rejoined Fox News as a contributor after separating from the network in January.
Palin joked that as a frequent target, she helped save jobs on Saturday Night Live. “They should think of me as a friend. For a while there, I was providing more job security for the Tina Feys of the world and doing more for those employment numbers than Obama’s ever done.”
In focusing on domestic eavesdropping on phone calls and internet content of ordinary Americans, the former governor observed that ” ..Our government spied on every single one of your phone calls, but it couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya. Really? …”
She also highlighted the irony of putting the IRS in charge of Obamacare given the scandals that have engulfed the federal tax collecting agency. She also noted 95 percent of IRS attorneys donated to the Obama campaign.
Palin also make it clear she does not support providing weapons to the rebels in Syria. On that general subject, she said “I say until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander and chief who knows what he’s doing, well, let these radical Islamic countries who aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line, ‘Allah Akbar,’ I say until we have someone who knows what they’re doing, I say let Allah sort it out.”
In her speech, Sarah Palin stressed that both sides of the aisle are at fault for the hot mess in D.C. “The scandals infecting this city, they are a symptom of a bigger disease, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Republican or a Democrat sitting atop a bloated boot on your neck, out of control government, everybody gets infected, no party is immune. That’s why, I tell you, I’m listening to those independents, those libertarians, who are saying, it is both sides of the aisle, the leadership, the good old boys in the party on both sides of the aisle, they kind of perpetuate these problems.” Then Palin gave a shoutout to firebrand US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas: “You know what I wish the Congress would do? Just for a week, perhaps, put themselves on Cruz control — Ted Cruz control … I think we’d see some solutions.”
As far as Jeb Bush’s controversial fertility comment, Palin said “I think it’s kind of touchy territory to want to debate this over one race’s fertility over another, and I say that as someone who’s kinda fertile herself. I don’t think that’s where we want to go in deciding how will we incentivize the hardworking responsible families who want to live in the light, follow the law, become Americans, versus those whose very first act on our soil is to break the law?”
She concluded by wishing a happy Father’s Day to our Founding Fathers, “and in their honor, let us do better for the country that they’ve bestowed upon us.”
Regardless of your feelings about Sarah Palin, do you agree or disagree that D.C. is a hot mess?