Sarah Palin Likens Obama to Bernie Madoff, Drinks From Big Gulp, Jokes About Gun Rack

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Sarah Palin spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday and certainly did not disappoint the faithful who came out to see her.

Among the highlights of her 26-minute address:

  • Likening President Barack Obama to Bernie Madoff.
  • Mocking New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his support of a jumbo soda ban (and busting out a Big Gulp in mid-speech for effect).
  • Talking about her new gun rack from Todd.

Palin also railed against her own party for trying to "put on a fresh coat of rhetorical paint" instead of “restoring the trust of the American people.”

“Now is the time to furlough consultants,” she said, echoing a commonly-heard refrain. “If we truly know what we believe we do not need professionals to tell us.”

She broadened her criticism to include the government as a whole, chastising the “permanent political class” who are in “permanent campaign mode.”

Sarah Palin saved her most vitriolic quotes for Obama, of course.

“He is considered a good politician,” the 2008 Republican VP nominee said, referring to Obama, “which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman."

"The difference being, the president is using our money.”

“Step away from the teleprompter and do your job.”

She even waded into the most polarizing of policy debates: gun control.

“Background checks? Yeah, I guess to learn more about a person’s thinking and associations and intentions. More background checks?” she said.

“Dandy idea, Mr. President ... should have started with yours.”

The former Alaska governor declined to run for president last year and decided against renewing her contract as a political commentator on Fox News.

Her influence within the party is subject to debate now, but she said she speaks for “the heartland of America" in saying "things are bad out here.”

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Less cutesy anecdotal rhetoric, less empty mud slinging, and more substance please. Not impressed with "hate generators".....that's old school politics. I vote for intelligent "doers" who care more about others than themselves. Is this really the best the GOP can do?

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This ignorant, sniping twit is still nothing more than an example of what you get when you tie a twenty dollar bill to a string and drag it through a trail park.

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Sometimes, it's just better to kill yourself, it's just the right thing to do.

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@ Mr. Ackbar Snowps

You do it first, Ackbar. Only your fleas will mourn you.

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White Trash.

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If Sarah Palin thinks Bloomberg's Big Gulp campaign is government overreach...wonder what she thinks about FORCING an adult woman who wants an abortion to view a sonogram of the fetus BEFORE the procedure. I wonder what they would do if the woman refused to view the sonogram or closed her eyes when they tried to show it to her.
Do you think they would force her eyelids open??

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Sarah Palin is a twat.....

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Right on Sarah! You tell it like it is. The truth hurts sometimes, therefore when you expose the raw truth, the wining liberal's never cease to make their moron comments against the truth of their exposure. They don't like it when their true ugly agenda is unveiled. Thank you Sarah for standing up against this fraudulent corrupt Obama government regime.

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SARAH is just looking for some attention, like any other 50 yearold... And she's clueless when it comes to politics, REPS better start shaping up the party and refraining her from further representation is a good start.

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She is dissrespectful and pathetic. She needs to go somewhere and sit down. She makes me nauseated. Thats why the GOP will surely become nostalgic. So sad!

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Palin is a comedy act ... I am a feminist and have been since my teens ... I am now 70 ... and she is a joke ... makes me cringe whenever I hear her open her mouth. It's has nothing to do with politics or political parties ... she's an embarrassment and if you readers don't see that, well ... you know what I mean!