The DNC Responds to Sarah Palin’s Embarrassing Iowa Gibberish with Two Words

obama-bidenAs I’ve said plenty of times in the past, Sarah Palin is the person voters on the left should be hoping gets as much media attention as possible and becomes one of the leading faces for the GOP.


Listen, I’m not saying that hearing her voice isn’t akin to hearing nails screech across a chalkboard. I fully agree that she’s absolutely deplorable and can test the sanity of even the most sane human being. But she also exemplifies the true idiocy of the tea party so perfectly that all we really need to do is sit back and let Palin be Palin. It’s not just that she’s a babbling fool spouting off complete nonsense almost every single time she opens her mouth, it’s that she’s still very popular among tea party conservatives and many on the far right. When independent voters think of the Republican party, I want Sarah Palin and all of her absurd ridiculousness to be one of the first things that comes to their minds.

Her speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit is a perfect example. I could write 500 articles blasting the Republican party for all of the ideologies they stand for with which I disagree, including linked sources supporting every single point I made – and those articles wouldn’t have near the impact as just one speech from the tea party queen herself that lasted just over 30 minutes.

Her incoherent rambling not only managed to overshadow every single other person that was at that summit, negating any national exposure that many of these presidential hopefuls hoped to gain with their attendance, but she did more damage to the Republican party nationally than any attack ad from the Democratic National Committee could have possibly dreamed of doing.


Which probably explains why when DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee was asked to give a response to Palin’s speech at the Iowa summit, he simply said, “Thank you!”:

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And that’s exactly what I felt after watching her speech. I’m being perfectly honest when I say that had I not seen her give this speech with my own eyes, and someone had only given me a transcript of what she said, I could have easily believed it was a Saturday Night Live skit with Tina Fey. While I know suffering through 30+ minutes of Palin speaking is unimaginable for many on the left, I still would highly encourage anyone who has the time to watch the video. There simply aren’t enough adjectives in the English language to properly describe the train wreck it really was. If you can take your personal feelings about the woman out of it, and simply watch it for the disaster that it is, it’s actually 30 minutes of some of the best comedy you might see anywhere.

But I absolutely loved this response from the DNC. In two words, they essentially confirmed that nothing they could say about that speech could embarrass the Republican party as much as what the tea party hero did all by herself.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    I’m always amused at the great lengths the people who elected Joe Biden VP (the guy they won’t consider as a Presidential candidate) will go to besmirch the GOP VP candidate who didn’t get elected. Its like, “Hey!!! Look over there!!”

    • sherry06053

      That is exactly what you are doing with your post. YOU are saying, “Hey!!! Look over there”!

      • Jim Bean

        Actually, what I’m saying is “Hey!! Let’s look all the way around before we shoot our mouth off!!”

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        A quote from Socrates sums you up perfectly Mr. Bean. “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser”.

      • Dennis Harris

        In all fairness… are we not “slandering” Palin? The difference…. just as in the 2nd Amendment… lies in the introductory clause: “when the debate is lost.”

        WE are not losing the debate.

      • DavidD

        Slander is defaming or degrading someone’s charecter.Palin is doing that all on her own We are commenting on the process because she is being touted a a Presidential candidate at an event put on by one of the two major parties in this country..
        She is not the lady on the corner who has to many cats and who drinks a bit but a public figure who does not hesitate to resort to slander or invective when it suits her purpose.
        She loves to dish it out but she has proven when the chips are down like an investigation into her personal misconduct as governor that led to her resignation that she cannot take it.

      • markmac123

        Perfect!

      • Jim Bean

        And a quote from Jim Quinn (still living) ‘s Laws of Liberalism fits your bunch. #2. If you want to know what liberals are up to, pay attention to what they accuse the conservatives of.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        ya mean like when liberals accuse regressive republicans of attempting to bring JE$US into American laws ?/ya mean like when liberals accuse regressives of attempting to ruin a womans ability to CHOOSE? ya mean like when a regressive GOP scumbag legislator spends American taxpayer monies on such luminary excursions as another Benghazi commission or another (known beforehand) failed attempt at repealing the ACA?
        ,,,,,,do I need to go on with MORE of these???

      • Jim Bean

        “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”

        Je$us has ALWAYS been at the center of American law. What turnip truck did you just fall off of?

        Besides, you Liberals are all just fine when you want the wealthy to love you as they love themselves. Its only when Je$us threatens to critique your depraved genital impulses that you want to get all secular.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        I have NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Problem with a concept of GOD
        =======================================
        jeeeesus is NOT god; nor is Buddha or any other man made falsehood
        ======================================
        But; I digress: as you ( above) have attempted another classic JIM BEAN spin away from what I wrote; cherrypicking what U want to cry about
        “what they accuse conservatives of”
        I replied; U spun…………
        CLASSIC jim bean alcohol- laden shitbag stuff

      • Jim Bean

        Now you’re disrespecting my sensibilities.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        well; stop drinking and stop spinning
        ( see: impossible)

      • Bonta-kun

        Yeah, it’s nice when that happens, isn’t it? You might want to try not doing it yourself.

        Do Unto Others and all that, like.

        Your very presence here offends everyone else’s sensibilities. Now smeg off.

      • Jim Bean

        Sorry, but this is a public forum. When you make a statement on a public forum that statement is open to being challenged. If being challenged irritates you, don’t post your opinion. If you don’t like my opinions, don’t read them. Its called ‘personal responsibility.’

      • Bonta-kun

        You think you irritate?

        Pfft. You wish.

        I pity you.

      • Jim Bean

        Well, I appreciate that. I don’t know what I’ll do with it but, considering who it came from, I suppose I should at least make a record of it, no?

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        there u go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        annoying jim bean with FACTS

      • Linda Anderson

        No one is slandering Palin. It is because she is so ridiculous and so sold on herself. She deserves every joke and comment made against her.

      • sherry06053

        I am not one to put words in peoples’ mouths, but it sounded more like you were saying, “Who else can I point my finger at to take the focus away from the subject of this article”. Although the comparison doesn’t quite cut it, because Biden is intelligent…remember our last conversation on the difference between intelligent and educated?

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        jimbo didn’t reply here
        ………..that’s typical jim bean strategy

      • Dennis Harris

        Okay. I’ve looked around, and I can’t see anything that would cause me to compare Biden to Palin. Sure… he makes a gaffe now and then, but… as YOU say… he’s much more qualified than MOST candidates of either party.

        I’ve said before that I consider you level headed. So, why can’t you admit she’s a train wreck? This is an article about HER… not Biden. Even with the magnitude of the Fauxnews propaganda machine… you can’t find anywhere NEAR the criticism (by either party) of Biden that you find re: Palin.

      • Jim Bean

        I apologize. For the record, I think she’s a train wreck of unparalleled proportion. Pubs give her time on stage because she does appeal to a tiny cluster of folks.

        I never bothered to say it because most conservatives and centrists feel the same way about her that I do, so I didn’t see the point.

        She is taken much more seriously by the Left who takes notes on every sentence she utters than the right who watches her tongue in cheek with one eyebrow raised.

      • Ellen H.

        No, I don’t think she’s taken that seriously. I think what most people can’t believe is there are people out there who think she’s intelligent and a great candidate for president.

      • Darren McLellan

        It’;s called ‘Making fun of her and the morons who still think she has something important to say”
        I suspect that this is much to complicated a process for you.

        Keep trying, you may actually succeed some day.

      • Jim Bean

        What do you get out of doing that? Have you asked yourself “What drives me to make fun of people?”

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        perhaps those people who leave themselves OPEN 2 be made fun of???
        ,,,,,,,,this includes: musicians….athletes….entertainers,,,,,,,,,, POLITICIANS,,,
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,and most relevant:
        people (here) who post stupid stuff without having the ability to back it up

      • Jim Bean

        Perhaps they do. The question though is, ‘of what character level are you if you derive emotional satisfaction and amusement by inflicting pain on others?’

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        (a) what ‘pain’ does sarah palin and michelle Bachmann and glenn beck and rush LIMP-baugh suffer from my– or anyone elses — aspersions aimed at them??? in fact; the financially capitalize on it ( PRAI$E JE$U$)
        (b) Im willing to wager an entire US dollar that YOUR insipid ass N..E..V..E..R.. goes on regressive republican rightwing sites and bemoans the white trash regressives who do the same thing to idiots such as al Sharpton and jesse Jackson,,,,,
        Hmmmm? do ya james???? Hmmmm?
        NO?
        geeeeeeeeeeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ya might be a crybaby hypocrite

      • Bonta-kun

        Probably the same thing that causes a regressive right-wing nutball to endlessly troll a progressive blog’s comments section?

    • Nic Valle

      That’s right, deflect the idiocy of dear Sarah with something, anything and it might as well be Biden. A man twice elected who actually serves his terms.

      • Jim Bean

        It was not a slam against Biden. I’d vote for him before Hillary, because he’s better qualified as you’ve already eluded to and he’s not a quitter like Hillary and Sarah.

        It was a slam at the two-faced, forked-tongue, flip-flopping, head-standing, hypocrisy of Liberals that caught my attention.

      • Dennis Harris

        Why do you assume that every Democrat or Independent (or even Republican) that finds Palin to be a joke is a “Liberal?”

        And why does your side use “Liberal” as such a pejorative? Are we to consider all “Conservatives” to be TeaBaggers… or Rightwingnuts?

      • RabidVT

        Yes.

      • Jim Bean

        Easy. Conservatives who find Palin to be a joke will exercise discretion and bite their lip in silence. The ones openly and frantically slinging turds at her are the liberals.

      • Ellen H.

        My brother is a conservative and you should hear what he says about her along with a lot of other conservative people I know. They don bite their lips in silence.

      • robingee

        She’s an idiot. Anyone who doesn’t make fun of her is also an idiot.

      • Jim Bean

        Can’t agree with the latter. Will agree that anyone who thinks the latter is an idiot.

      • Linda Anderson

        Nope, not true! I totally believe she is a joke, and I am very conservative. Can’t stand her.

      • robingee

        So we should take insane lunatics seriously because Joe Biden has made a couple of boneheaded statements in the last 6 years?

      • Jim Bean

        A couple? When did you awake Rip?

      • Darren McLellan

        Let’s see,
        Palin is making stupid remarks every time she opens her pie hole. Every Freaking Time.
        Biden makes some stupid remarks occasionally.
        Palin makes stupid remarks when she following the script.
        Biden makes stupid remarks when he adlibs.

        Of course they are the same!

        FAIL. Thanx for playing. Do try again sometime.

      • Linda Anderson

        I am a Republican conservative, and I can’t stand Palin. She is an absolute fool!

      • Jim Bean

        I agree.

      • mjhoop

        Better to revise than to never change course. Circumstances alter cases. Except for the Cons.

    • DerpDestroyer

      Change the subject much? Always a guaranteed losing position.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        jimbo is a “fred Astaire” spinner on these sites; but all in all he is a good man
        ==============================================
        ok jim,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,wheres my dollar???

    • LadiDD

      Joe Biden is WAY more coherent than Palin.

      It’s like comparing apples to maggot infested oranges.

      • DerpDestroyer

        I wonder if there’s any maggot infestation inside of Palin’s hollow skull? Plausible theory.

      • LadiDD

        It could possibly explained the nonsensical excrement spewing out of her mouth

      • Carlos M. Morales

        In order for those maggots to live inside her skull , they would need a brain to feed on ,They would starve to death..

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      And I am always “amused” by the stuff that comes out of troll’s mouth!

      • Dennis Harris

        I don’t consider Jim Bean a troll. If we can’t disagree with him without deamonizing him… are we any better than “them?”

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        jimbo is certainly not a troll; but he does lather a ton of idiotic stuff

      • DavidD

        He is provocative by design and comes on with the sole intent of disrupting the post.
        He usally suceeds because people feed in and then he tries to manipulate the thread.
        He knows he is not going to change minds and can’t stop the articles but he can wreck the comment section by the sheer volume of replies if nothing else.
        Don’t play his game and boycott this troll.Don’t read his comments and reply and he will go away.

    • Avatar

      That last sentence doesn’t come without irony that regarding… You!

    • Dennis Harris

      We didn’t “elect” Biden as V.P. He was chosen to be on the ticket we DID elect. And we DID “consider” him. He came in third in the 2008 primaries. Palin, has never actually thrown her hat into the ring. Probably because she would poll behind Huntsman (a viable candidate,) and Oops Perry. In fact, it is not out of reason to think that McCain MIGHT have won the office without making the colossal mistake of choosing her. Face it… she WAS and remains… a “game change.”

    • Ellen H.

      I think Joe Biden makes loads of gaffes; however, I don’t worship the ground he walks upon as many people seem to do with Sarah Palin.

    • XaurreauX Pont DeLac

      One of the things Joe Biden has going for him is that, unlike most of those in the Republican clown car, he’s actually read a book.

      • Jim Bean

        I like Joe. Certainly more qualified (from an intellectual perspective) to be POTUS than Hillary.

  • Epsilon_Center

    To listen to the wing nuts, you’d think only Obama used a teleprompter. Guess they won’t be hauling that out any more.

    • Bill Grant

      Just remember, they’re Republicans….their thought process is, “It’s ok for me to do this, but when you do it…f•ck you, you Communist.”

    • Dennis Harris

      I haven’t watched the video yet. Saw a few clips on the “lamestream” media lol. Was she using a prompter? Haha, that’s funny, cuz… IIRC… SHE was the one that started that whole meme about Obama using one.

      • isome

        She used a binder full of notes. lol

      • mjhoop

        Her followers have short memories and are able to revise their own history on demand. Seems the rest of us come up short in that capability.

  • Epsilon_Center

    Liberals put “Run Sarah Run” stickers on their front bumper.

  • Bill Wanner

    This far right clown show has so many members that it’s pretty hard to single Palin out. But I guess she was going for the “most idiotic of all” award, so congrats to the biggest bird-brain of them all. All Hillary will have to do is put together a campaign ad of Palin, Cruz, Carson, the Huckster, Christie, Perry, Trump, and Santorum sound bites to illustrate the sheer stupidity of the tea baggers. And they’re not smart enough to nominate somebody like Bush, whom I can’t stand either, but at least he has a functional head on his shoulders, unlike his totally dufus shithead of a brother. All the better for us Democrats. Rave on, Palin. Rave on. ROTFLMAO!!

  • Michael Luckenbach

    When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others.
    It is the same when you are stupid.

    • phoebequeen

      Snort!

    • John Boyd

      No offense but I’m stealing this.

  • bestfriend

    The wingnuts are always going after the bleeding hearts but will no doubt get angry about the crazy lefties poking fun at them

  • Rudewaitress

    Many Republicans had comments about ramblings this had been a common occurrence..I think she is doing drugs again!!

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    I watched as much as I could stand but I only made it to about 8 minutes!! It was just way too painful!!

  • RabidVT

    The entire time I was watching the video (Seven minutes and twenty five seconds…I had to stop, my head started to hurt) all I could think of were the mindless drones lapping up her idiotic rhetoric. You know damn well most of them were impressed by her vocabulary. (“Hey Billy-Bob what’s a hypocrite? Is that some kind of African gator?”) Her followers love her. They think she is some sort of pioneer scholar coming down from the Alaskan tundra to rid America of all the teat sucking liberals. Stupid is forever.

    • Linda Anderson

      I am from Iowa and it embarrassed me to see so many Iowans there hanging on her every idiotic word. She is pathetic.

      • mjhoop

        Does not bode well for the next election.

    • decreator

      My head was starting to hurt! I felt like I’d imagine Bruce Banner would feel, just before he would turn into The Hulk..

  • signalfire1

    It’s either alcoholism, early onset dementia or drug use. Could someone please call Child Protective? Her children are at risk.

    • Carlos M. Morales

      ” Risk ” from her ? they’re the same as her

  • Carlos M. Morales

    She is too stupid to realize , she is ,and her followers don’t know the difference.

  • Carlos M. Morales

    Only idiots understand what she says..

  • John from Texas

    She certainly helped get Obama elected the first go round. Could explain why she was not invited to speak or appear at the next GOP convention.

  • phoebequeen

    I got 5 minutes into video . I found myself actually, physically moving away, away, away, from the screen of my laptop. There is only a certain distance you can stretch to. Yikes.

  • Bill T

    I’m not sure that you could pay me enough to watch that mess. Saw a transcript of a bit and it was incomprehensible. Did one of her children write that gibberish?

  • towercam

    I tried to watch the whole amazing mess, but had to stop before I put a crowbar through the screen.

  • Dave

    If we have Hillary running, we know that she will get the nod, so in the primary, all the Dems should vote for Palin, or the biggest assclown, to screw them up….just sayin’…

  • bpless

    I can’t bear to watch or listen to her voice. Every time I hear her, I wonder what drug she’s on.