McCain campaign muzzled Palin in 2008

Palin forbidden from telling the truth about Obama

On The Record’s Greta Van Susteren talks to Sarah Palin who exposes that in her 2008 vice presidential run, she was forbidden from talking about Obama’s relationships with both Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, as well as his job experience.

“I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”

“What that got us, this kind of complacency and self-censoring of a campaign where we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who this candidate was –- Barack Obama -– what it got us was a list of these scandals,” Palin charged.

12 Responses to McCain campaign muzzled Palin in 2008

  1. Annie O. says:

    So this independent, tough talking politician allowed herself to be muzzled, not only in 2008, but again helping McNasty (his H.S.
    nickname) win re-election to his Senate seat in 2010. The great
    Sarah had a conservative candidate to support in that race, our
    J.D. Hayworth, one of our local heroes in the successful effort to stop the 2007 Shamnesty.
    Instead she stumped the state for the ‘Maverick’, begging us to send him back to Washington.
    TEA Patriots, write her off…..she obviously can be bought and
    is not our cup of tea.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh, you’re “Tea Party” rather than Conservative!

      I understand. Tea Party folks are sticklers when it comes to candidates’ ethics and upholding the standards and values of the political right. You’ve got to be right on the mark all of the time or you won’t have the Tea Party behind you!

      “Mark Sanford: Embezzler, Adulterer, TEA Party Hero????”

      “By Bob Russell on May 09, 2013”

      “I received this message in an e-mail from The TEA Party Express and was appalled at what I read.”

      “First Tea PMark Sanfordarty Victory of the 2014 Cycle”

      “Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, congratulates Mark Sanford on his election victory tonight.”

      “I thought this sounded odd and did some checking to make sure my instinct was on target. This is the same Mark Sanford who, as governor of South Carolina, essentially embezzled money from the taxpayers of his state to carry on an illicit affair with some Argentinian beauty. The fact that she is young enough to be his daughter is beside the point.”

      “Sanford intentionally used state assets to travel to South America to carry on this affair. Regardless of how this is spun, he stole from WE the People. He paid a fine and reimbursed the state to buy off an ethics investigation, but only did so after getting caught and to just make it all go away. Oh, he apologized in his best Jimmy Swaggart “Ah have sinnnnnned!!!” song and dance tear party, paid a fine, reimbursed the state for PART of the money and all of a sudden everything is fine. NO, everything isn’t fine!!!!!!”

      • pcrcPC says:

        I have to admit I was very disappointed in palin for supporting McCain and flake. I understand a bit of a quid pro quo kind of thing, but I think silence would have been a better choice for palin
        rather than full on support. she paid a debt she considered owed.

        I just hope breaking the silence with the new revelations will lead to more opposition to McCain and the other republican in name, democrat in deed politicians.

        I would also suggest, the tea party has seen an actual traitor in Rubio, he is by far the biggest betrayer of the tea party.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Well, she’s certainly paid any political “debt” she owned McCain. Maybe her revelations now are an indication that she’s telling McCain “paid in full” and that from here on out she’s gonna let him have it! Let’s hope so!

        At any rate, it’s good that she’s letting the “establishment consultants” have it for the 2008 campaign.

        I think that the biggest issue for J. D. was $$$. McCain is well known for being vindictive and any big donors to J. D. could count McCain making things as bad for them as he possibly could.

    • State Committeeman says:

      Sarah Palin is an ignorant McTool. When she came to Arizona and stumped the state to campaign for John McCain over conservative JD Hayworth, it was abundantly clear what this egocentric woman was all about, and it wasn‘t conservatism.

      McCain, his daughter Meghan and his strategists ridiculed her during and after the presidential race, and still she campaigned for him for US Senate. She needs to go home and take care of her husband and children, one of whom has Down Syndrome. They probably don’t even recognize her anymore. She’s too busy traveling the country and appearing on any show that will have her. In our home, we switch her off.

      • eubykdisop says:

        State Committeeman wrote: “Sarah Palin is an ignorant McTool.”

        “February 15, 2010”

        “BLITZER: You know that Sarah Palin who was his running mate says she’s going to support John McCain and try to get him that nomination instead of you. How do you feel about that?”

        “HAYWORTH: Well, I think we all understand the impulse of gratitude in politics and obviously Senator McCain, one of the decisions I applaud him for was putting Sarah Palin on the ticket. I think it gave great excitement to the Republican base and I can understand why she’s coming here. But what’s interesting, Wolf, in the social media, as I understand it, there’s a new page on Facebook, Sarah Palin fans for JD but in the final analysis, it’s not Sarah Palin from Alaska, It’s Sarah Boyd in Scottsdale and others like her. Arizonans will decide who will be the next senator from this great state.”

        Well, isn’t that something! You call Sarah Palin “ignorant” while J. D. Hayworth says, “…one of the decisions I applaud him for was putting Sarah Palin on the ticket.” So what you are telling us is that, in your opinion, J. D. Hayworth supported someone “ignorant” for VP. Apparently you don’t think much of J. D.’s judgment!

  2. pcrcPC says:

    off topic a bit, but completely disgusting.

    cantor implied that illegal aliens were comparable to holocaust victims. that kind of thing is disgusting beyond words, not much different than when they try to use the 14th amendment, intended for the children of slaves, to justify anchor babies.

    illegal aliens are illegal foreign invaders.

    the holocaust and slavery are two of the most horrific stains on civilization.

    illegal aliens are stealing American citizenship, there is no comparison.

    “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), a proponent of tenets of the “Dream Act” for young illegal immigrants spoke before attendees at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York on Saturday. Cantor and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) were the only two Republicans at the event, which was organized by the Faith & Politics Institute.”

    The stop at the temple was part of a bipartisan tour of New York City over the weekend in which members of Congress supporting comprehensive immigration reform participated.

    Other lawmakers at the Jewish Center in Jackson Heights were Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

    “I want to commend the institute today for seizing upon the issue of our country as a country of immigrants and giving us all an opportunity to try an set the political rancor aside and really just focus on the sense and the spirit on what immigration means in what it all means to us personally and what it means to America.”

    Cantor thanked Diaz-Balart as well as Congressman Crowley, whose district was the site of the day’s event. “Luis [Gutierrez],” Cantor said, “the leadership you’re providing through thick and thin right now as we try and navigate these very tough political times in choppy waters. My hat is off to you. I’m very grateful.”

    Cantor compared the current immigration debate in the United States to the experience Jews have had for thousands of years.

    “When I say ‘our people’ I mean our people do. And it is also testament to what the country is testament to but the way I look at it, as an American Jew, and it is different. And I say that, because first of all, as a people for thousands and thousands of years didn’t belong anywhere. We didn’t have a homeland. A couple of thousands of years exiled from the land of the Israel,” Cantor said.

    Cantor went further saying, “I imagine somewhere in the DNA it works on you and develops a sense of longing and so when you look at the history of this country–this country was the first country to do what Luis Gutierrez said yesterday when he said this country was always there with a helping hand. This country, and first by President George Washington, took a stand to say the Jews will be welcomed–will be welcomed as citizens–full citizens, equal citizens–of this country.”

    Cantor discussed Washington’s letter to the congregants of the U.S.’s oldest synagogue in Rhode Island, the Hebrew Congregation of Newport. Paraphrasing Washington’s letter, Cantor said Washington told them ‘The U.S. government [would] provide no support for bigotry or assistance to persecution.’ Essentially, that does put a marker down about what our country is about.”

    Cantor refused to take questions from the press, as he slipped out of the Jewish Center on to the tour bus. It should be noted that protesters advocating for immediate citizenship outside of the temple were not allowed inside to hear any of the lawmakers. Gutierrez, however, did talk to the press explaining that comprehensive immigration reform cannot pass without bipartisan support. He stressed to Breitbart News that he believes getting a House bill to conference is “essential and critical.”

    “Democrats are not in control of the House of Representatives and Republicans while they are lost the referendum on the immigration issue on November 6. The American people want us to stop picking winners and losers,” Gutierrez told reporters.” They want us to settle out our political differences. They want us to resolve the broken immigration system. We have the opportunity to do just that.”

    • eubykdisop says:

      Cantor is a Liberal who spews the usual, run of the mill, disingenuous Liberal “arguments” which don’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny. It’s a bunch of BS which is hardly worth the keystrokes to refute it.

      This immigration garbage is all about big business, cheap labor and the “New World Order”. All of the high-sounding rhetoric is nothing but baseless propaganda.

    • Jonathan says:

      This is not only outrageous, it is patently offensive!!! Eric Cantor should be ashamed of himself for making such a comparison. No one has put, or advocated putting illegal invaders in ovens. No one has advocated putting illegal invaders in concentration camps. No one has advocated turning their skin into lampshades or their bodies into bars of soap. They have not been placed before mass graves and shot. The Jewish victims of the Holocaust suffered in immeasurable ways. Many were the most educated in the towns in which they were rounded up for extermination up by Hitler’s Third Reich Nazis….doctors, scientists, lawyers, university professors. They were the victims of horrific “medical” experiments, and lined up naked, (men, women and children) for “showers” that spewed deadly gas. How dare such comparisons be made in an effort to promote legalization of invading hordes of uneducated criminals!! I find this appalling. It clearly illustrates the lengths to which liberals and RINOs like Eric Cantor will go to push for legalization of criminal invaders of the United States of America.
      We, the citizens of the United States, have an absolute right to expect to have our laws obeyed and our status as a sovereign nation respected.

      This is how Mexico treats its illegals:

  3. LEO IN TSN says:

    Sarah Palin was an absolute newcomer to national politics in 2008, and so of course she would follow the directions of the RNC so-called experts and McNasty. In 2010 she felt an obligation to McAmnesty in the primary and paid it off. That speaks to her good character.

    I agree with JD Hayworth – the only reason the Republican ticket stayed afloat for a day in that ’08 campaign was because of the presence and efforts of Sarah Palin. She has certainly matured politically since then, and now works consistently for a return to conservatism. She is a national figure who is not timid about criticizing the direction of the runaway government or a RNC that seems to have surrendered. And she still has time to take care of her husband and children, handicapped and otherwise. Oh yes, and lots of Tea Party people do appreciate her.

    By contrast, have you heard any such utterances from the AZ3 – McGosar, McSalmon or McSchweikert? I have not. Apparently they have not been told there is a crisis in this government. Maybe they should spend less time with their adoring handlers and more time listening to Sarah Palin and the like.

    God bless America.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      PS: It was the AZ special interests in the R-party and the R-voters who shot down JD in 2010, not Sarah Palin.