Yesterday at Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit in Iowa, Sarah Palin gave a speech that left many bewildered, others excited, and still more just plain flummoxed. Both conservatives and liberals agreed that it was an inarticulate mash of self-promotion and pep rally continually fraught with linguistic question marks. Those watching Sarah Palin’s speech on CSPAN live tweeted the event, and it’s clear that viewers loyal to either side of the aisle were confused. On Sarah’s own Twitter account, requests were continually made for Palin fans to send money to Sarah’s own political action committee (SarahPAC).
Sarah took to the stage in Iowa yesterday to the tune of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” Palin’s speech addressed all the “attacks” she has been subjected to as of late. Those attacks include the picture she posted on New Year’s Day of her son utilizing the family dog as a foot stool. PETA fed into Palin’s setup, and Sarah was quick to fire back at the animal rights group. Even more recently, Palin took on Michael Moore after the filmmaker made comments that snipers were “cowards” in response to the film American Sniper. In response to that, a picture of Sarah Palin surfaced of her holding a sign that read “F*ck You, Michael Moore.” Gun sights were drawn into the ‘O’s’ in Moore.
Palin’s speech then shifted gears, launching into attack mode. She went after President Obama for eating dog as a child in Indonesia, and she accused his administration of failing to save Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi.
Sarah then looked to the future, to the next presidential election. It was passages like the following that had most listeners scratching their heads.
“It is good that we have a deep bench and its primary competition that will surface the candidate who’s up to the task and unify and this person has to because knowing what the media will do throughout all of 2016 to all of us it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary… Things must change for our government! It isn’t too big to fail, it’s too big to succeed! It’s too big to succeed, so we can afford no retreads or nothing will change, with the same people and same policies that got us into the status quo! Another Latin word, status quo, and it stands for, ‘Man, the middle class and everyday Americans are really gettin’ taken for a ride.'”
During and after Sarah Palin’s speech, Twitter collectively looked at each other and said, “What was that?”
— Rod Thorn (@rodthorn) January 24, 2015
I’ve heard hundreds of Palin speeches and this is easily in the Top 5 laziest and most frenetically incoherent. — Jeb Lund (@Mobute) January 24, 2015
Following Palin, Rick Perry sounds like Pericles — Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) January 24, 2015
End of the day, some empty seats, media buzzing over Palin bizarro, Walker triumph stories filed – not an ideal slot for @GovChristie
— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) January 24, 2015
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