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Sarah Palin Threatens To Blow Up The GOP Over Amnesty In The Name Of Ronald Reagan

June 30, 2013 9:59 am Category: LOL Of The Week, Memo Pad, Politics 90 Comments A+ / A-
Sarah Palin Threatens To Blow Up The GOP Over Amnesty In The Name Of Ronald Reagan

If you’ve ever watched A&E’s Intervention, you know exactly what’s going on with the Republican Party.

Near the end of each episode, the addict is finally cornered by friends and family. They each take a turn laying out how the addiction has hurt both the addict and them. They explain that they have an amazing opportunity for their beloved addict, a way out. Treatment and forgiveness is available if the addict can say just one word: “Yes.”

Then — if it’s a good episode — the addict blasts each loved one for betrayal, tears off the microphone and bolts off toward some strip mall to call a dealer.

In the aftermath of comprehensive immigration reform passing the Senate, House Republicans are bolting. In fact, that retreat into their addiction began before the Senate passed their bill with 68 votes.

“The House has no capacity to move that bill,” said Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), the GOP’s deputy whip, Thursday morning. “It just won’t happen. It’s a pipe dream to think that bill will go to the floor.”

And it only got worse from there.

Sarah Palin — appearing on Fox News Thursday from some location where they didn’t have lighting — scored one of the LOLs of the year after bashing Republicans for going along with a bill that she said was “Pelosi’d” through.

Asked if she and talk show host Mark Levin were willing to start a third party, the Freedom Party, to show their displeasure with the GOP, the half-term governor said:

I love the name of that party — the ‘Freedom Party.’ And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent,’ kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have.

Palin added on her Facebook page that amnesty doesn’t respect “the rule of law.”

LOL.

Of course, the one president who ever granted what the GOP calls “amnesty” was Ronald Reagan.

Conservatives say that the Gipper was tricked! He was promised border security, which he, and later President George H.W. Bush, never bothered to enact. And when House Republicans were shutting down the government in the 90s, they never mentioned border security.

Securing the border didn’t become a Republican obsession until the 2007 immigration fight, as news of America becoming a minority-majority country had seeped into the water table.

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  • sunmusing

    And I should be concerned? No, let her go…let them be free, to be dumb…

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      All the Republican Party has to do to capture the Latino Vote is to get them “religiously” orientated against any issue. And, they, Latinos and Hispanics, are mostly all Catholic.

      It works every time. That’s how the right wing got Prop 8 on the books in California by manipulating people of color to not vote for equality and vote for discrimination against the gay population.

      Get people by their religions balls and you got them to vote for nearly anything and it’s usually against freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

      • Dominick Vila

        The illusion that Hispanics support Democratic principles is as elusive as a mirage. Cuban-Americans are overwhelmingly Republican. The only segment of the Hispanic populace that support Democratic policies is the Puerto Ricans. Most Latinos are Democrats, but not by as wide a margin as some people think. On issues such as abortion, most support GOP policies. They are on our side on social issues such as the benefits derived from programs such as Social Security, MEDICARE, and ACA.

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          You hit this right on the head.

          Counting on the Latino/Hispanic vote for democratic party agendas is very elusive, always has been. And like you said, the ONLY time they support any democratic policies is IF it effects them directly.

          This is could be one of the biggest problems with the Democratic Party too and why we have so much trouble trying hold together a solid voting block on major issues.

          It don’t take much to tip a democratic voter republican. It’s really sad to see people swayed by their bigotries and hatreds. We are not as enlightened a society as some people believe.

          And, Republicans are EXPERTS at the Tipping Game.

        • JSquercia

          Indeed Cuban Americans especially those in Florida are staunch Republicans and the main reason we don’t deal with Cuba .It is INSANE that we deal with Red China but can’t do the same with Cuba .

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            The reason the US won’t deal with Cuba on a realistic level is because Big Business still wants their money back they invested in Cuba.

            Castro won’t let them have it back. And, big business has been pouting about it ever since. Waaaaa Waaaaa Waaaaa.

            Most of the Cubans down there are original refugees or siblings of these people who got kicked out of Cuba or ran or swam as fast as they could upon the threat of death. Most of them were huge landowners with US support. Here was where the term Agrabusiness was first termed. Many peasants got forced off their land, some were paid, some were even murdered if they didn’t leave.

            Many of these cubans in florida even up to today still have death warrants on their heads if they ever stepped foot on Cuban Soil.

      • Allan Richardson

        There is a good reason that Cuban Americans are so conservative: they are the largest group that came here to escape from an avowed COMMUNIST nation. Also they were the business owning and professional class in Cuba, which gave them a conservative bias to begin with. Of course, there are OTHER Cuban-Americans whose ancestors came over during the American occupation and after Batista gained power and turned Cuba into a Mafia tourist playground. They were peasants in Cuba and became cigar workers and other working class people in Tampa. I have been informed by several Tampa Cubans that their community is not as totally anti-Castro as their Miami brethren, nor as Republican.

        The African-American community seems to have changed its opinion slightly about gay marriage since Proposition 8, and voted for Obama’s re-election by a large margin. Of course, they may have been so much in favor of the rest of his policies that they let the gay marriage slide; but WHITE evangelicals seem to consider that issue enough to vote against anybody (possibly even Reagan in a “fantasy” race). As gay individuals and couples begin to be personal acquaintances of more voters, and more prominent characters on screen and celebrities off screen, this issue will gradually fade also.

        The population of Hispanic refugees from the professional class who defected from countries which THEY considered Communist (such as Nicaraguan anti-Sandinistas and Venezuelan anti-Chavez partisans) is a small part of the total Hispanic population. Mexican-Americans may be religiously conservative, but most are more concerned about immigration than theology.

        Also, a growing number of Hispanics have been attracted to the evangelicals recently, but I am not sure whether they believe all the political stuff that their Anglo parent congregations do. Since many Hispanics are of darker skin, being descended from slaves in their home countries, they suffer racist policies as much as Anglo African-Americans. In our county in Georgia, Democrats have had a great deal of success among Hispanics, especially Brazilians (using a loose definition of “Hispanic”).

        It may be a tossup in the long run, but in the short run it seems that the GOP has been so anti-Latino that it will hurt them for a long time, unless they can SUPPRESS the votes of Latinos who are already citizens, and stall the citizenship of “dreamers” and other “illegals.” Of course, when American-born children whose parents have had to live in the shadows, or actually WERE deported, reach voting age, will probably add to the Democratic vote for some time, and it will be hard to suppress THEIR votes.

        As for the extremists bolting from the GOP, the sooner they leave the better. Republicans will have better luck in the general elections if they can nominate more rational candidates, but they also have to worry about the new party stealing GOP votes and giving Democrats a plurality even in “red” states and districts.

  • KarenJ

    I wonder how much longer it’s going to take for the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson to find a way to shut Sarah Palin up? Nah…if any of them were concerned for the viability of the Republican Party, they would have leaned on or threatened to publicize dirt on Roger Ailes, to keep him from re-hiring the loon from Lake Lucille.

  • elw

    The best thing that could ever happen to the GOP is for all of its members from the Radical Right to leave it and start a new Party. That will leave them with people who make sense, love their Country more than their personal agenda and maybe just maybe we can start moving this Country forward again. A Party full of Sarah’s will never get National attention, but only the attention of the late-night comedy shows.

    • Jo Hargis

      Yeah, except the “people who make sense” have all been run off by the GOP. Oh what delicious irony.

      • elw

        It does rather taste good, doesn’t it?

    • Sand_Cat

      Yeah, all 100 of them.

    • 1standlastword

      Where men fail (and quite frequently) nature has a way of solving our most vexing problems.
      This Tea Party scourge is the activation of a self destruct code in the social genetics of troglodytes who persist everyday to hold this country back from its height of enlightenment
      Time will wipe them away from the face of governance

      • plc97477

        And good riddance.

  • midway54

    To mention Reagan’s name with Lincoln’s is just obscene, but not surprising when Shrieking Sarah does it in another of her noisy displays of pure ignorance. As a matter of fact, Lincoln should never be associated even indirectly with the plentiful supply of political psychopaths comprising the current GOP spokespersons and policy makers and its crazed redneck and yahoo dupes.

    • idamag

      You did a very good job of describing the tp.

    • Allan Richardson

      Today Lincoln would be a Democrat, and Sarah would be calling him a socialist. Recently (2012) a Tea Party Republican office holder claimed that the REAL Lincoln was a socialist! His reasoning was that freeing the slaves was “stealing” property from the masters and “redistributing” the property to the slaves themselves! One guess which state he represented (hint: put the middle letter on a triple letter square and one of the others on a triple word square for a really good Scrabble score).

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      • plc97477

        I doubt most of us needed the hint. Thanks for your post.

      • midway54

        Thanks. I had not heard about this nitwit.

        These rightwinger political idols of the Teabaggers, just become worse daily if not hourly in their shameless displays of mendaciousness and pure deceit in their successful recruitment of the mentally vulnerable yahoos and rednecks to join in cheering the plutocracy. Driving along a highway the other day, I saw a pickup truck ahead of me that seemed less than reliable in its appearance. A bumper sticker told us all that “I don’t believe the liberal media.” Of course, the dawg and the rifle were along, as well. Incredible! Fox and Limbaugh love it.

  • idamag

    Does that small town mayor and half-term governor realize that amnesty was granted by Reagan during his term and it was his idea?

    • neonnautilus

      In all fairness, amnesty was probably granted because the people were fighting on the side of the CIA and other thugs and they needed protection from their own freedom fighters.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        THAT would not surprise me.

      • idamag

        Amnesty was granted because the problem has become so big. Big corporations contact a coyote and tell the coyote they need x amount of workers and he brings them in. Case in point was Tyson Foods who were actually cited for it. After they are all here, then amnesty looks like the only solution. However, it did not work for Reagan and it might not work again.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

      Sarah Palin has never let the facts interfere with her imagining what actually happened. They only get in the way of her fantasy world.

      • stcroixcarp

        But Sarah is right about one thing, “amnesty has no respect for the law”. Amnesty is all about grace, abundant wonderful grace! I’d pick grace over the law anytime.

    • Lovefacts

      Of course not. Republicans raise their leaders to exalted status without “flaw.” And any flaws–such as Reagan raising taxes 11 times and granting amnesty to illegals–is overlooked or blamed on the Dems.

    • plc97477

      Of course not she barely know how to spell her name.

  • Dominick Vila

    Did Sarah forget who is responsible for the emancipation? Is she aware of the fact that the largest influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central American took place when Reagan was in office, and that he did absolutely nothing to stop it? Cheap rhetoric works fine when the audience is limited to obtuse Tea Party supporters incapable of rational thinking, it does not get you very far when claims such as hers are directed to a national audience.
    In any case, neither Sarah nor the rednecks that think like her, need to lose too much sleep over immigration reform. If anything happens, and that is a big if, it will be so limited and trivial it will not be worth the paper it is printed on. Not only is amnesty dead on arrival, the root causes for illegal immigration, ranging from immigration laws that don’t address our needs for semi-skilled workers to ensuring the financial interests of those who fund political campaigns are not compromised will prevail and the status quo will remain as is for many years to come. No future president will have the courage to address this issue after seeing what happened in 2013, at least not in the foreseeable future.
    Regarding Sarah, I hope she starts a third party, and I hope she is their nominee in 2016. I can’t wait to watch a debate between her, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. One can always dream…

    • jmprint

      I would vote for Elizabeth Warren in a heart beat.

      • Dominick Vila

        Me too. Needless to say, comparing the intellectual acumen of Sarah Palin with that of Elizabeth Warren was an unfair decision on my part.

        • ArchiesBoy

          Measuring the “intellectual acumen” of Sarah Palin would be like trying to examine a shadow with a flashlight.

          • Dominick Vila

            :-)

        • BDC_57

          Sarah Palin would not come close to Elizabeth Warren in the brain department.

          • plc97477

            I think I know rocks smarter than palin.

          • JSquercia

            How many years did she take to get her degree ? I think it was 6 with multiple schools .

            As Bob Dole said Reagan could not be a Republican in this time of the Tea Party

          • idamag

            At least the rocks, I know, have sense enough to be quiet.

    • Jim Myers

      The one interesting thing about Palin is that even if Hillary and/or Elizabeth make mince meat out of her intellectually, she would still think she “won” the debate.

      It is impossible to insult a rock. It does not have the ability to understand that it has been insulted.

      • BDC_57

        Yeah she is not very bright in the head.

        • Jim Myers

          Thanks for the comment.

          Jim

          • BDC_57

            your welcome I just don’t get why she is still opening her big mouth.

          • Jim Myers

            Because, that is what she does.

            She will never learn when to shut up.

          • plc97477

            She has a mental illness. She believes she can think.

      • plc97477

        But it is fun to watch.

        • Jim Myers

          Thanks for the comment.

          Jim

      • ArchiesBoy

        Or, as an old friend of mine says, “She’s too stupid to know she’s stupid.”

        • Jim Myers

          All the comments are appreciated.

          Thanks,

          Jim

    • RobertCHastings

      Ass with all things in the republican universe, Time will alter and rewrite history, science, education, theology, etc., etc.
      As for the history of the Republican party, if Sarah Palin actually makes it to the debates in 2016 as anything other than an observer, the Republican party will already be in its death throes.

  • docb

    Who?—isn’t that the broad that was fired by fux and the half term quitter..? With the tea bagger numbers dwindling..her jabs are playing to those of her dim -witt small tent!

    • idamag

      She is a narcistic dimwit whose every action is screaming, “Look at me.”

  • Lynda Groom

    Lord that woman is dumb. She still does not understand the difference between the two houses of Congress. What a dolt.

    • BDC_57

      She will never know how the goverment works

      • plc97477

        Unfortunately there are a lot of gopers that have a hard time with that concept.

      • idamag

        I guess not. When her claim to validate her foreign experience was thaqt she could see Russia from Alaska.

  • Teto85

    Please proceed Governor-quitter.

  • John Pigg

    Please stop giving this “attention seeker”, attention.

  • 4sanity4all

    Only Fox gives her air time, because no one else is interested in anything this ignorant person has to say.

    • ArchiesBoy

      Yes, please ignore her. This is hard to do, but a complete ignoring by everyone is the only way to shut this harpy down.

  • charleo1

    I was not quite 6 years old, when a family emergency required that I stay with
    my Great Grandmother for a time. A wonderful person. She was a devoted
    member of the United Pentecostal Church. Now, if you don’t know about,
    The United Pentecostal Church. It is definitely not one of those religions, you
    put away after the Sunday morning services, along side your Sunday suit, and
    shoes. At least, not the way Grandma practiced it. Now, she didn’t read to me
    out of the Bible so much, as she would tell me stories from it. Then, she would
    tell them again! Word for word, as if she had completely forgotten about telling
    me the first time. One that stands out with me, even after all these years.
    Started out with a question. Do you know, God knows exactly how many hairs
    you have on your head? I knew I had no idea. So, I ask, how does he know
    that? Some times they fall out. God knows everything. He sees everything you
    do. Hears every word you say. And every lie you tell, is written in The Book of
    Life. if you cheat, it goes in there. Take something that don’t belong to you.
    It’s all written down. And on Judgement Day, St. Peter is going to read all that
    back to you. And you have to be able explain all that to St. Peter, before he’ll
    let you into Heaven. Now, I’ll readily admit, my turn in the box is not going to
    be no picnic, as they say. Might get sent straight to Hell. But, I would sure
    like to be a fly on the wall, when some of these rat bastards in the GOP take
    their turn.

    • FredAppell

      Their not worried, they think St. Peter is really Roger Ailes in disguise.

    • plc97477

      Me too. I want to be standing right palin, bachmann, perry, walker, etal.

  • Catskinner

    Personally, I consider Ronald Reagan to be the second worst president of my life time, mainly because of the 1986 amnesty.

    • Lynda Groom

      Agreed he is among the all-time worst, however Iran-Contra for me was the last straw with that man.

      • Catskinner

        I thought signing the 1986 amnesty bill was worse than Iran-Contra.

        • Sand_Cat

          That’s what you get for thinking when you do it so seldom and so badly.

          • Catskinner

            Still, Kitty-Litter, without the 1986 amnesty, we wouldn’t have the enormous problem we have now.

          • Sand_Cat

            Ah, the infantile toilet humor. Thanks for confirming my estimate of your [lack of] intelligence.

            You obviously have enormous problems, though I doubt they have much to do with anything the Federal Government did. And the most obvious of those problems is claiming a president’s exercising his Constitutional duty in signing a law passed by Congress according to their Constitutional duty, is “worse” than a bunch of executive department persons sworn to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States forming an unconstitutional and illegal “shadow” government organization accountable to no one but themselves specifically to violate a law passed by Congress and signed by the very same president they claimed to serve, and funding this organization – the purpose of which was terrorism – by breaking further laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. You are quite right that we have at least one enormous problem: there are a frighteningly large number of delusional morons out there with the same non-thought processes and complete lack of moral judgment you exhibit regularly on these pages.

          • Catskinner

            Are you talking about the things Obama has done, and continues to do, by executive order, Kitty Litter? Or are you just out there someplace, all adrift and ungrounded?

      • Allan Richardson

        Not only Iran-Contra, but promising it to Iran before he was elected in order to sabotage ongoing release negotiations. Reagan probably didn’t know what Bush and his CIA buddies were up to, but he didn’t bother to ask either. The hostages stayed captive several months longer so that Reagan could get in the White House and proceed to break the law.

  • Lovefacts

    Oh, God, please leave and form a new party, Sarah. I’ll pray she follows through. Maybe then commonsense and reality return. Then Capital Hill can govern, putting the country ahead of fear/hate-based ideology. Then again, it was Republican standard-bearers who started this the day Obama was elected. Well, at least it divide their party and, maybe, give the Dems a better shot at office.

  • FT66

    My buddy Sarah, what are you waiting for? Blow the Party in thousand pieces. Your Party has proved they know nothing. Together in collaboration with Fox News, they threw you out. Now they have brought you back without thinking the consequences. Blow them apart Sarah. They think they know, while they don’t know anything. You know better than they do. We are behind you. They have to learn through the actions they take.

  • ococoob

    I can’t understand the thinking of the GOP party. They should stop and think that they’re ancestors were immigrants too and they benefitted. Why allow for that and not for today’s immigrants? GOP fools.

  • ococoob

    Palin needs to go back to school and learn American History and Political History. She sounds like an ass when she speaks.

    • BDC_57

      She probably party during collage and didn’t learn anything.

  • howa4x

    This is turning into a Hatfield/McCoy type shoot out in the repugnant party, where the tealiban is going against the center. Palin is the perfect spokesperson for that wing of the party that is anti abortion, women, minorities, Latino, LGBT, science, children, and pro gun, better know as the Base. Sarah Barracuda is her nickname and she goes for the throat, and what could be better than to go after Rubio who the mainstream Repugs are going all in behind him. Palin of course shouldn’t cite history since she doesn’t know why Paul Revere made his famous ride, and should never mention a president who could never win in todays repugnant party, Lincoln. Rubio is not the strongest candidate having won his senate seat in a 3 way race where more votes collectively where cast against him than for him, so Palin taking jabs at him surely isn’t helping. I think the main stream GOP is secretly hoping that Palin, Bachmann and a few other tealiban leave the party for good since they are like an anchor around the neck of the GOP. Any candidate coming out of them has to move to the center to win but has to make enough Anti statements to win the primary since the lug head base is the most negative group in the country. Not to worry Sarah, the house repugs are not too bright either so they will probably not pass immigration reform and will make enough derogatory statements against Latinos to loose that vote forever. Your white Christian party will be safe.

    • Sand_Cat

      If those idiots leave, then so do most of their voters.

  • JDavidS

    I’d like to point out what obviously has to be a misprint. In the 8th paragraph it says “…the half-term governor…” I’m quite sure the author meant to say “…the half-wit ex-governor…”

    • Sand_Cat

      Stop insulting half-wits!

  • Yvette White

    ScottL Ladd u are a stupid ass conservatives and a Racist dickhead to boot why dont you and all your stupid party just do us all a favor and just die no one would miss not one of you assholes.just shut the hell up you are as stupid as pallin,and sound just as stupid

  • JDavidS

    I’ve read and re-read this article and can only come to one conclusion… Palin has to practise being stupid… ’cause you can be born that dense. Jeezus, she couldn’t fart and chew gum at the same time.

  • marysolvel

    why are we paying attention to this moron and trash? what is the importance of Sarah Palin? To me I dont even want her as a neighbor.

  • Sand_Cat

    Where are the insulted Libertarians complaining that this idiot claim’s she’s one of them

  • coxel

    I just found a old poster of McCain/Palin, thing it might be worth anything in 100 years??

  • silence dogood

    BS is short for Border Surge.

  • Bojorco

    How come the media don’t just say, “sorry, this just isn’t a priority right now” whenever she demands the attention of cameras and microphones?

  • Bojorco

    The article is right on, except in assigning responsibility for the dropoff in illegal immigration to Obama. He took office just as the economy was tanking and construction and other industries were grinding to a halt. Hundreds of thousands of people who would otherwise have come here illegally stayed home, and tens of thousands of illegal aliens who were already here went home, at least temporarily. Obama really didn’t do much, other than speed up the frequency of deportations beyond what we saw in the Bush years, but that’s different from keeping people from coming here.

  • old_blu

    I hope she does start her own party it could be the Tea Baggers, and it would be doing a favor to us if she did.

    • neeceoooo

      I like your picture, now that is some ale that I don’t think would be very good. It might just stab you in the back and lie to you about the taste.

    • idamag

      Hey, what a coincidence. One of my friends brought me back a label from Alaska. He said it was pretty good beer. The small words under “Sara Pale Ale” says “You Betcha.”

  • RobertCHastings

    What Sarah Palin DOESN’T know would probably fill up much more than the open space of the hard drive for the new computer I hope to purchase in a couple of years, somewhere in the vicinity of terrabytes. Her ignorance is consistently amazing. I really, at one time, had great respect for John McCain, until just who it was that he chose for his running mate became known to people. And she hasn’t got any smarter, only brassier.

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