Sarah Palin is mocking the “deflated balls” of the GOP establishment in Washington for apparently being too timid to aggressively advance a conservative/libertarian agenda, despite capturing control of both houses of Congress in the November 2014 election.
She added that America is ready for “real change.”
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, Palin didn’t mince words about the shortcomings of her own party’s leadership during a visit to the Las Vegas SHOT Show while promoting the second season of her outdoors reality program, Amazing America, which airs on the Sportsman Channel on Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
While in Las Vegas, she also helped feed the homeless wild boar chili at a local Salvation Army center.
Alluding to the scandal that is currently engulfing the NFL New England Patriots over their handling or mishandling of game footballs, Palin offered this assessment yesterday about what’s happening on Capitol Hill so far in the early weeks of the new term, according to The Blaze.
“I’m not going to talk politics except to say the GOP had better go on offense. Man, they are not going to win any game on defense. Being in the majority there in D.C. — we’re blowing it if we just bend our back… That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together. I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.”
In the past, Palin has flirted with the idea of leaving the GOP in favor of a more populist third party.
As far as the 2016 presidential campaign is concerned, Palin admitted that “of course” she’s interested, but not necessarily as a candidate herself, ABC News reported.
“It doesn’t have to be myself, but yes… happy to drive that competition, because competition will make everyone better and produce more and be more candid regarding their solutions they will offer this country. I am very interested in that competitive process and, again, not necessarily me.”
She suggested that the best candidate to take on presumed Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton, or someone else for that matter, will emerge from a hotly contested primary, and in fact both major parties are making a big mistake if they prematurely “coronate” someone approved by the conventional political establishment rather than from the grass roots.
“Big competition, and that competition in the GOP… will surface that candidate who can take on Hillary, be ready for Hillary, and show the nation what it is going to take to get the country back on the right track — because we can’t afford status quo, because status quo lately has been Latin for, ‘We are getting screwed,’ and status quo has got to go.”
As The Inquisitr detailed earlier this week, Palin called out Hollywood liberals such as Michael Moore and Seth Rogen for dissing the box-office powerhouse American Sniper. Both men have since backpedaled on their criticism of the film. She also recently got into a feud with PETA over Facebook photos of her six-year-old son Trig standing on a dog.
Along with several potential Republican presidential hopefuls, Sarah Palin heads to Iowa tomorrow for the annual Freedom Summit.
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