Palin’s peer pressure

Politico.com reported today regarding the major pressure in today’s political climate to conform to the two party system.  I just thought it was worth noting that even the more “maverick” candidates won’t entertain a political movement outside the party.

Sarah Palin to tea parties: Pick a side – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com

Excerpt:

“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged tea party activists on Tuesday night to “start picking a party.”

In remarks to a fundraising dinner for the Arkansas Republican Party reported by CBS News, Palin praised the anti-tax tea party activists for their independence, but urged the “grand movement” to start thinking about joining one of the two political parties.

“Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this tea party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party,” she said.

Palin suggested the grass-roots activists consider “Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you?”

“And then because the tea party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they’re going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: ‘R’ or ‘D,’” she said”

via Sarah Palin to tea parties: Pick a side – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com.

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One response to “Palin’s peer pressure

  1. I mentioned earlier that I hadn’t decided how I felt about Sarah Palin. It’s comments like that that make me despise John McCain for hoisting her into the public spotlight. What a ridiculous statement to say that people who are protesting the size of government and spending should be just pick the one that’s closest. To me the spirit of the tea parties is to say to the two major political parties. We aren’t changing what we believe for you anymore, you change to match what we believe.

    This just shows that she doesn’t truly understand the movement and is just trying to capitalize by aligning herself with the tea party movement to create a political base.

    Hopefully she loses in Iowa and she has no chance in New Hampshire and then she drops out.

    A guy can dream.

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