Palin calls Obama a liar in speech to conservative activists

WASHINGTON Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:06am EDT

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, called President Barack Obama a liar and urged her party to stand by conservative values, rousing the crowd at a conservative conference on Saturday.

"Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie," the former Alaska governor said in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington.

She was echoing a line from a Republican member of the House of Representatives who shouted at Obama during a speech to Congress in 2009 and accused him of lying about healthcare for illegal immigrants.

Palin's line drew a big round of applause from the audience, made up of Republican lawmakers and conservative activists.

She took aim at Obama's plans to push gun control legislation through Congress, including background checks for gun buyers.

"More background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should have started with yours," she said in a speech peppered with one-liners and folksy language.

Palin called on Republicans to stick to conservative principles as they learn lessons from Obama's 2012 election victory over Mitt Romney.

"We're not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We're not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government giveaways. That's a game we will never, ever win. We're here to restore America," she said.

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Comments (29)
JBltn wrote:
The “quitter” calling the President a liar. ROFLMAO
The clinical psychiatric diagnosis for ‘this’, one of her many,problems is projection.

DAYUM, Are those 2 AA Ever Ready batteries EVER going to run down?

Mar 17, 2013 1:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:
Isn’t the the fruitcake who was going to stand by North Korea; the same loon who has no idea of ANY global events or facts outside her own village; the same numpty who thinks the world is about 500 years old……and who importantly is the very definition of Ditzie Blonde…yet wanted to be US President…THAT would be scarey….and I’m not even in the US.

Mar 17, 2013 2:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:
I watched her speech at CPAC…she looked and acted as if she was “hammered”. What exactly WAS in that Big Gulp?

Mar 17, 2013 3:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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