Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin Bash GOP for Daring to Be Mean to the Tea Party

palin-hannityTea party Republicans remind me of bullies.  They like to intimidate, threaten and aren’t afraid to use force to try to get their way.   But once those they’re trying to bully rise up against them and stop putting up with their crap — they’re usually the biggest cry babies of anyone.

As many liberals are aware of, there’s a “civil war” going on right now within the GOP.  It’s the more mainstream Republicans vs. tea party Republicans.  Honestly, what this “war” really breaks down to is the Republicans who aren’t afraid to compromise and work with Democrats vs. radical right-wing Republicans who believe this country should be ran based on the most extreme conservative beliefs only supported by by a fraction of Americans.

Well, Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity recently got together to whine about how many Republicans are throwing the tea party “under the bus.”

Of course they addressed the growing momentum New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has gained since his overwhelming reelection.  It’s becoming increasingly clear that, outside of Hillary Clinton, Christie will be the primary target of tea party Republicans leading up to 2016.

Palin suggested that it’s troubling to see Christie gaining so much momentum as a possible GOP front-runner, while suggesting that she didn’t think the Republican party would back someone who might dare have some things in common with President Obama.

The most “praise” Christie was given came when Palin said that having Christie as governor of New Jersey is still better than having a Democrat in charge of the state.  Though that isn’t what I’d call a ringing endorsement of the New Jersey Governor.  Palin did have plenty of praise for Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for trying to stop “Obamacare.”

Basically, the attitude of tea party Republicans is that while Chris Christie might run as a Republican, he isn’t a real Republican.  He’s something many of them call a R.I.N.O. — a Republican in name only.

You saw evidence of this soon after Christie’s victory, when Texas Senator Ted Cruz walked away after a reporter asked if he thought Christie was a real conservative.

Even Texas Governor Rick Perry alluded to as much when he said, “Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country?  We’ll have that discussion at the appropriate time.”

You know, what this all boils down to is these people are still angry that last year, following Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie chose to put the people of New Jersey ahead of partisan politics and dared to praise President Obama for the quick response to the devastation.

For that moment, Christie put the American people ahead of the tea party agenda — and to many within the tea party, that makes him nearly as bad as us filthy liberals.

And this is exactly what you can expect to see going forward.  Tea party conservatives whining about other Republicans who might dare to rise against the radical tea party agenda.

But one thing is for certain — it’s going to be very interesting to follow leading up to next year’s midterm elections and beyond.

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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  • KyleZombie

    I love it. The best candidate that the GOP can produce is going to be torn to shreds by the Tea Party.

    • Marty Cox

      could this be what they refer to as “poetic justice” 😉

  • Marty Cox

    ahahahahha…well that goes to show ya..they have decided which side their bread is buttered on! Let’s show them how wrong they are come 2014!!!

  • Jeff Barber

    The more they fight within their own party the better I like it!

  • Robert

    This is what happens when politicians are voted in for their views on religion and not their competency to lead people with indiscriminate policy. The worst politicians in the world share something in common. Hardcore religious beliefs.
    Maybe someone needs to study the link between indoctrinated bullshit and the effect it has on idiots.

  • Jo Clark

    RE: Paragraph 1. Yup, that’s the classic definition of a bully. Bullies are really just cowards. One someone stands up to their intimidation, they fold into whining titty babies.

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    I love watching Republicans eating their own… entertaining.

  • Cheryl Jo Thompson

    Sarah who???

  • Evie Rodriguez

    Why would a successfully elected Republican governor listen to a quitter? Why does Palin think her opinion is relevant? Why do people keep on giving her the time of day? The only reason I think this woman is still someone who is actually listened too is because she is attractive. Thats it. Last time I checked, no one really worries about what a quitter and a loser have to say.

  • regressive rightwing trash

    tea party crybabies— white trash Christian scum who hate anyone NOT white and Baptist. Im thoroughly enjoying the collapse of this canard. Im even MORE enjoying how stupid the regressive rightwing is for buying tickets to any event sponsored by Hannity/glenn beck/ Oreilly/ michelle “no tits and hating life” malkin/ sarah palin and my NEW favorite piece if FOX “news” shyt— JUDGE Jeannie skanbagaro

  • Phil

    I can’t help but wonder if Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan have to stand in front of a mirror and practice making those frown faces so they can put them on automatically when they need to? I can’t seem to master it!

  • Tom

    What is kind of scary is the GOP keeps winning elections. Recent results in VA and LA are encouraging though.