Sarah Palin Joins the List of Conservatives Who Made a Fool of Themselves at CPAC

palin-cpacOh how I wish we could have CPAC once a month.  Seriously, I mean that.  It’s like how I felt about the 2012 GOP primaries.  You don’t get a better look at the idiocy of the Republican party than when Republicans are out publicly pandering to conservatives.

I just knew when I saw that Sarah Palin would be the last featured speaker at CPAC that her stupidity wouldn’t fail to disappoint.

And I was right.

Basically this was your typical Sarah Palin “you bet’cha'” kind of speech.  Lots of “folksy” sayings and endless shots at President Obama taken right out of any list of right-wing talking points you might find.

She attacked the media for dismissing the Benghazi and IRS “scandals.”  Perhaps because both have been debunked several times already?  I love how if the mainstream media won’t perpetuate these made up right-wing conspiracies, then they’re “dismissing the truth.”  No, they’re just ignoring conservative paranoia and lies.

She then attacked Obama for showing “weakness” with the crisis in Ukraine, essentially advocating for possible nuclear war by using a version of the popular (and moronic) NRA saying, “The only good thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke!”  I wonder, what would she say if both countries (good and bad) decided to just fire all their nukes toward one another at the exact same time?  In that scenario (you know, nuclear war) it won’t matter who has nukes – because we’ll all be dead.

But she had plenty of praise for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  She applauded him for his filibuster (which wasn’t really a filibuster) to raise awareness of the “horrors of Obamacare.”

The “star” of her asinine speech was clearly her rendition of Green Eggs and Ham where she reworded parts of the story to bash President Obama and Democrats.  Am I the only one who finds it funny that a children’s book has been such a fixture for Republicans lately?  Shows you the kind of mentality these people possess.  Except most 6-year-olds I know have a little more compassion for humanity than any speaker you’ll find at CPAC. 

Palin also made it a point to remind people that Obama’s run as president is coming to an end.  And she’s right.  Slightly less than three years until his second term is finished.

But I don’t think in 2016 Palin’s going to be much happier – because that’s when Hillary Clinton will become our nation’s first female president.  Not Sarah Palin.

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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  • James Worcester

    Joins the list? Hells Bells, she STARTED the list!!

  • skepticgirl

    I love the fact that we live in a country where free speech is valued. It sure adds amusement to my day! I love that Ms Palin has now flapped her jaw so much that even the republicans that were somewhat supportive of her in the vice presidential election run are now cringing when her name appears. I would love to see her run for president so Hilary would not have to stay up late to watch the election outcomes, it would be too obvious……

    • Jesse Vincent

      Best comment ever.

  • DaltonOriginal

    Palin is a disgrace to America! She should be ashamed to even show her face much less foam at the mouth as she does. The only thing I see that she is good for is to make a fool of herself and the party she stands for! Wish they would realize she just makes them look even dumber than they are (if that’s possible) and would mute her!

    • Sunny Ray

      I wouldn’t say it better!

  • bailey78

    Hillary Clinton 2016 ! We need a Leader that will listen to the demands of the People.

  • Dennis Speek

    For 5 years they have been claiming he is a dictator and even made a movie.. 2016 claiming he was going to remain POTUS… now suddenly his term is nearing it’s end! So much for keeping a good talking point going… What are they going to do now?

    • ziggywiggy

      first he was a dictator now he’s weak what’s it going to be next month? He’s an alien…. from a liberal, feminist, African planet

  • DavidHP1

    Clinton is another DLC inspired right of center, pro war, free trade corporate capitalist, not a progressive. She listens to Wall St as most millionaires do, not the people.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Yeah, and I’d like to see Elizabeth Warren as prez, but I think she can do more damage to Wall Street as a Senator. They need to be on a REALLY short leash.

    • Paul Julian Gould

      Very much agreed. She is what in former days would be called “Republican.”

      To be clear, though, as is likely, should she decide, she’ll be the juggernaut that will likely roll over any of the usual suspects gets the nod on the Republican side. The R’s have permitted their most dogmatic, willfully ignorant, misinformed, rigid, stiff-necked and pissed-off members to speak for the party. They, possibly much to the chagrin of the at least more seasoned legislators, are the ones brought to the dance…

      Palin, Cruz, Gohmert, and the rest of the clown parade mirror many in my past and present life, who, among so many other things, misunderstand the word “conservative.” Reactionary is nowhere near the same thing.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    “I just knew when I saw that Sarah Palin would be the last featured speaker at CPAC that her stupidity wouldn’t fail to disappoint.”

    Uhm, technically… Since she DID act as stupid as you DID suspect she would, that means she DIDN’T disappoint.

    If you’ll pardon the focus on semantics.

    “Am I the only one who finds it funny that a children’s book has been such a fixture for Republicans lately?”

    Oh come now, the works of Ted “Dr. Suess” Geisel are some of the most wonderfully accessible parables for modern-day society available and contain many messages progressives hold dear. “The Butter Battle Book”? Argument against nukes. “Horton Hears a Who”? Standing up for the little guy. “The Lorax”? Conservation.

    Besides, what _I_ find funny is that when they quote “Green Eggs &Ham”, they’re sympathizing with the character who keeps saying he would not like “it” here, there or anywhere, “it” being whatever Obama happens to be doing*… While forgetting in the end that same character turns his opinion around once he actually gives it a try.

    *And brother, I mean WHATEVER!

  • shane98

    Sarah Palin seems to suffer from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Read the following from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.

    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

    (1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

    (2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    (3) believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

    (4) requires excessive admiration

    (5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

    (6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

    (7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

    (8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

    (9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
    Now, does this sound like someone we know?

  • suburbancuurmudgeon

    Don’t they realize at the end of Green Eggs and Ham, he decides to try them and LIKES THEM???

    • The Feral Pundit

      The Tea Party, as a collective, comprehend the delicate nuance of children’s literature as much as they do US History.

    • James Scott

      Maybe they didn’t get that far…

  • rossbro

    In the dictionary there’s a picture of Palin at the location for ‘ dumb bitch’. Palin and Bachmann take turns making the most stupid comments imaginable.

    • Malfouka Malfouka

      Using sexist slurs isn’t cool. It’s possible to insult, mock, and deride a woman without resorting to misogyny.

  • casey

    Well, if the only way to stop a bad nuke is with a good one, I hope the bad one which she can see
    from her house lands on her porch!

  • Kenneth Browning

    Why don’t writers give Cruz the same treatment the likes of fox news give Obama? His name isn’t Tsd, it’s Rafael. I wonder how many republicans would like him if they knew his real name?

  • Archie

    “I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not …. Benghazi !!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • MrThoughtful


    If you will let me be,

    I will try them.

    You will see.


    I like this uncle Sam, Affordable healthcare isn’t a scam!

    I like that everyone is covered rich or
    poor, now show the republican’s the fuckin’ door!

    I don’t like the spying man, string up
    the whole god damn bush clan!

    If it wasn’t for the Patriot Act, we
    would all have our freedom back!

    I like “oh yes we can”, if it makes the
    top 1% pay taxes again!

    I like it when reporters show how dumb,
    how all the republicans have become!

    I do so like Affordable healthCare!

    Thank you!

    Thank you,

    Sarah you bitch!

  • Jesslee22

    Maybe she should read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Suess and see how a nuclear arms race works…

  • surfjac

    I appreciate your optimism Mr. Clifton. I hope the next President isn’t a republican’t. I’m hoping the only reason we’re talking about a Clinton presidency now is to drive the wingnutz crazy. You know, offer up that shiny object for them to be captivated by. We have three years; I’d rather not concede the next election to Mrs. Clinton just yet.

  • Dan Bourne

    Keep the boobs & morons coming GOP – You are helping to seal your own demise – Its funny how all the rats come out when the ship is sinking 🙂