Who would have ever thought that a single speech in Iowa would have been the thing that finally brought down tea party hero Sarah Palin. Granted, she’s been a running joke for the majority of Americans for years, but following the embarrassing speech she gave a few days ago even many conservatives are running from her as fast as they can. Though the most embarrassing part of that entire speech wasn’t really the gibberish she spouted out, it’s the fact that as incoherent as that speech was, conservatives in attendance still stood up and cheered almost every single incomplete sentence she spouted out. It just goes to show that conservatives don’t care if what someone is saying makes any sense, as long as it sounds like something they want to hear. I don’t know anyone who could watch that speech and come away from it thinking, “You know, she made some very solid and articulate points.”
It was such bizarre drivel that it was nearly impossible to even transcribe. I’m not even sure how someone would go about transcribing a 30+ minute speech full of horrific grammar and sentences that lacked nouns or verbs. I watched her speech and it didn’t make any sense; I couldn’t imagine trying to read that train wreck.
Well, while speaking about the Iowa Freedom Summit (where this speech occurred) earlier this week, Bill O’Reilly made a joke about the fact that Palin and Donald Trump were “potential 2016 candidates” and how that would make for some riveting reality TV.
Apparently, Sarah Palin didn’t get the joke. During an interview with Sean Hannity, she went on another rant full of gibberish and incoherent thoughts about how conservatives need to stick together and how Bill O’Reilly is a big meanie.
“Even there on Fox, you know kind of a quasi- or assumed conservative outlet. And we have all day listening to the tease of Bill O’Reilly’s, he’s talking about the guests on his show tonight, or the commentary on his show, and that would be, ‘Oh, all these uh GOP contenders thinking about running for president like Donald Trump, Sarah Palin,’ and he names them off – he says, ‘Oh, what a reality show that would be, yuck-yuck.’”
If you can decipher her nonsense, that comment alone proves how delusional this woman is about her standing in politics. She hasn’t been an elected official since 2009, and since quitting her position as Governor of Alaska she hasn’t even come close to running for another political office. For all intents and purposes she’s now basically a reality show “actress” who dabbles in political commentary every once in a while. But it’s clear she thinks she’s something more than that, as you can tell by the extreme offense she took to O’Reilly’s essentially harmless comment.
Naturally, O’Reilly took the opportunity to respond to the former vice presidential candidate. After essentially being forced to explain how television works to Palin, the Fox News host said of her remarks, “If no offense is intended, don’t take offense. Your life will be happier.”
And while he might be claiming he didn’t mean to offend her, it’s clear that he (like most Americans) doesn’t take her seriously as a 2016 presidential candidate. In fact, it was essentially O’Reilly saying that Palin and Trump are one and the same – just two well-known individuals trying desperately to remain relevant. Which explains why both have a fondness for starring in their own reality TV shows that are basically nothing more than pathetic attempts to feel relevant in a world that would easily forget about them. Though at least in the case of Palin she’s still seen as a political figure to many, whereas Trump is just, well …Trump.
O’Reilly’s comments also seemed to be a jab at the fact that if there wasn’t truth to what he was saying about her potential 2016 candidacy essentially turning into a reality show, Palin wouldn’t have been offended by his remarks.
But if last week’s speech was any indication as to what a Sarah Palin presidential campaign might be like, sign me up – because I would love to sit back and watch this woman self-destruct in front of millions of Americans.
Watch the clips below via Fox News: