‘Emotion is not leadership’: Sarah Palin tweaks Obama, Bloomberg in NRA speech

Sarah Palin took the stage at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas, this afternoon wearing a “Women Hunt” T-shirt and left soon after to a standing ovation. (The Right Scoop has the video.)

“Women hunt” certainly doesn’t seem to be that controversial of a statement, but we’ve seen before just what sort of hateful comments (and even death threats) a photo of a woman and her hunting trophy can inspire.


Palin’s speech was less than 15 minutes, but she managed to fit in jabs against the poodle-skirted lapdog media, emotional exploitation of gun violence victims, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s runaway nanny state and more.

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  • CatHerder

    Sarah Palin is RoundUp for liberal weeds.

    • angeleyez

      Do some of the comments from the Progressive Liberals sound like death threats ?
      What would happen if the same comments where made with a different person’s name used as the subject ?
      Do these hateful people own pressure cookers ?

      • BlueDiamond62

        They sound like it to me….

      • V the K

        Unless there’s a a Federal Program to provide pressure cookers to the lazy and greedy, probably not. They’re not going to blow their weed money on a pressure cooker.

        • freeinaz

          Good gosh don’t give the Feds anymore ideas or they will have a pressure cooker give-a-way along with your Obama phone.

          • $4356589

            Do yourself a favor and research the history of the “Obamaphone.” It was a program started under…wait for it…RONALD REAGAN.

          • TarHeeled67

            Do yourself a favor and research it again. The 1996 Telecommunications Act was under Clinton, not Reagan. The point isn’t that Reagan promoted the idea through the FCC after the AT&T breakup, or that it was made into law under Clinton, or that Safelink Wireless was created under that evil, poor-hatin’ Bush, it’s that the vast majority of those using one of these phones think Obama IS responsible for it. When they say “God Bless Reagan, Clinton, and Bush for my phone” then we can stop calling them “Obamaphones”

          • freeinaz

            The whole reason for “government phones” was for poor/ elderly people to have a means of calling for help when needed. As with most government programs it got expanded for a whole host of reasons; to find work, to keep in touch with welfare agencies, etc. It’s now been morphed into a free phone (cell) being used for a multitude of reasons way past the original intent and given to more than one person in a family which the taxpayers pay for. What’s next free cable TV because they have to keep up with current events? If the phone program were scaled back to it’s original intent would be a huge savings.

          • $4356589

            Look again, lemming. The Lifeline program was begin in 1984. The Lifeline program is the origin of free telecommunications support to the poor. You lose!

      • stillinthe60s

        Nah, that’s just the usual liberal tolerance you’re reading.

    • Tony0920


    • $4356589

      It’s cute how conservatards rally around a quitting half-term governor who isn’t capable of anything more than spouting scripted schoolyard jabs. Palin isn’t relevant anymore…only she thinks she is.

      • CatHerder

        It’s cute how the mere mention of her name induces agonized wailing from every libtard in earshot. Amazing how such an ‘irrelevant’ lady can make them upchuck their pablum, too.

        • Red Fred

          And their pulling out the big, bad C word. In the South that can get your head spun around.

        • Judy B

          And watching that is way better than cable TV (except for Fox)

      • almarquardt

        Yet you’re here taking time to make snarky comments about her. If she were truly irrelevant, you wouldn’t be here.

        • thetreyman

          they cant help themselves but pay attention to her, then call her irrelevant. they jump at the chance to comment on her every time her name is mentioned. HEY LIBTARD HATERS, THAT IS NOT THE DEFINITION OF IRRELEVANT.

      • Judy B

        You aren’t seriously bringing up “scripted jabs” when we have a pResident whose teleprompter goes EVERYwhere with him?

        • Paul

          he sounds like a complete moron without it. know why? because he is a complete moron.

    • Zorro

      Love it!

    • Judy B


  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    Love Sarah Palin.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Sarah continues to drive libs even more nuts than they already are.

    They have no one like her. She speaks clearly and plainly so even the simplest lefty can understand, and common sense is something they hate.

    • Victoria Rau

      Finally another with common sense :)

    • $4356589

      She speaks plainly and clearly? Are you effing kidding? Woman can’t even put together a complete sentence without a scriptwriter and dice with incendiary buzzwords etched on them.

      • LightSabre

        No, that’s Obama.

        • trixiewoobeans

          Yeah, Mr. Teleprompter! “Now, let’s see, what did they tell me to say?”

        • WVS

          Who’s light years ahead of Biden.

          • Paul

            drunken uncle joe has had syphilis for decades

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I see the OFA trolls are here today. She is so irrelevant they have have to continuously attempt to discredit her. Irony, no?

      • Orpheus75

        you mean like your lord and savior that can’t utter two words without his teleprompter?

      • thetreyman

        4 comments from you in this story’s comment section alone. what would it look like if i went through your entire history of comments? sarah irrelevant? apparently not to you. your secret fixation is not so secret.

        • GaryTheBrave

          Zeke has a crush on Sarah…I mean Todd.

      • Judy B

        All done without a telly prompter!

  • trixiewoobeans

    She is EXACTLY what my young idea of a “feminist” was, back in the day, before the femininnies made it a dirty word.

  • CombatDiver

    I’ll take Palin over Michael Moore and Al Gore any day of the week.

    • Billie Slash

      Yes! In this case a queen beats two jokers.

      • John (it true me am)

        I would have gone with a pair of jack(ass)s. 😀

    • GaryTheBrave

      These two ought to start their own TV network showing only horror films. It would be named the Moore/Gore network. They could show the Friday the 13th series, The Texas Chainsaw Murders, Cujo, the Democratic National Convention,…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726283890 Natalie Light

    Liberals are so full of hate… it is sickening. I do not like the liberal ideology but I have never went on such a nasty rampage against any of them. It is sickening.

    • $4356589

      You ought to surf around Twitchy and look at the hateful comments from all the conservatards on here. Are you really that dense? Oh you’re here railing against liberals, so yes, yes you are.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        and Zeke here proves Natalie’s point quite well

      • Frustrated Teacher

        See, conservatives really don’t make any bones about calling out idiocy and hating those who would tear down our country in the name of Progressivism. It is the left and progressives that are constantly railing about the evils of hating, who then spew hatred. This is called hypocrisy and is the bread and butter of the hard left.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Wow, reading some of the post in here by the left makes me wonder why I don’t say what I think more, Like when does Liberal hunting season open? Or maybe where is a good sniper when you need one. Liberal Tolerance is busting out all over, good thing they voted for O or they would be getting a visit from the secret service like one friend of mine did just for insulting Dear Leader.

    • blueniner

      Well said Sandra…….

    • Judy B

      LHS may be here soon, just sayin’

  • forcryingoutloud

    Are we sure these people actually hate Sarah Palin? She and I belong to the same political party and I don’t follow her around and tweet about her activities like a soft-headed groupie.

  • Al Gagnon

    these filthy , abysmally ignorant lef-tards are the violent scum of America , just read some of the rabidly retarded ass-hats remarks

    • Victoria Rau

      Tell them Al :)

  • $45875941

    Sick bunch, aren’t they?

    • BeautifulAmerica

      I’ll bet many of them are “teacher”/communist-indoctrinators, in cushy, college jobs. Their hate-rants pay their mortgages, while their heads are safely in the sand.

      • $45875941

        Probably so. It amazes me that they can espouse so much hate for a woman, and an organization, neither of which they know nothing about.

      • Judy B

        Don’t think the sand is where their heads are…just sayin’

  • oo

    Sarah just took all the leftist…put them in a can…shook them up…and throw them out on the floor …and they are just running around going nuts…GOT TO LOVE IT…YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • Drivingtheview

    “Emotion is not leadership” Speeches are not work. The 2 staples of Liberalism

  • TocksNedlog

    Remember, THEY hold the moral high-ground.
    Because they don’t want ANY innocents to be killed.
    AFTER they’re outside the womb.
    And ONLY if they don’t join the NRA . . . or the GOP.

    • thetreyman

      well…i think that “outside the womb” thing may be a bit fungible for them as well. i mean if gosnell’s safe, legal and rare, state licensed, family planning center doesnt make them reevaluate their views on “clumps of cells” then nothing will. his own lawyer in court said that this is what abortion looks like. you “pro choice” folks just dont want to know how the bread is made. yea, that has a double meaning.

  • http://twitter.com/Juliethejarhead Julie the Jarhead

    Gawd, I just LOVE the way she gets inside their heads!

    • CountryGirl

      I loved your comment. Made me laugh. Good one. LOL Sarah has a knack of saying what others can’t say because they don’t have the brain processing ability too. lol

  • Mandy in SC

    If they “don’t care about her” so much, and think she’s so “irrelevant”… Then why do they even pay attention to her? Pretty sure most conservatives feel Al Gore is irrelevant, and the only time we ever bring him up is, for example, when it’s freakin 40 degrees in Texas in May… or, when he blames Obama’s incapacity on high altitude or other such idiocy. The fact that they are so irritated just by her presence means she still matters, whether they like it or not.

    • Billie Slash

      You can tell who threatens the Left (Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz) because the hate-mongering trolls come out like roaches on cake crumbs.

  • Section 9

    The difference between Palin and the Bushtards is that Palin fights back and keeps peeling back the Progressive onion to expose the fact that there is no there There. The Bushie establishment just rolled up into a foetal ball. Palin fights.
    That’s what leftists hate about her. She points out that leftists will lie to get power and hold it.

  • David Atherton

    I don’t recall “MY” NRA condoning murder, violence, or giving guns to 4 year-olds. Where do those idiots get their information? Their hatred is second only to their ignorance. Calling for drone strikes and mass shootings shows what a putrid pile of roadkill they have for brains.

  • Steve_J

    About twenty pissy comments and not one original thought amongst them.

  • deTocqueville1

    Ain’t it grand to see Sarah explode progressive heads?

    • http://twitter.com/RedZhenia Zhenia Oleynik

      Yes~ it’s like they are unable to form at least one sentence without using profanity.

    • Arbiter Friday

      3 months on the national stage. occupying space in the heads of drones for a lifetime

  • alvin691

    Noted that most of the insults came from tweet with low follow counts. Possible newly hatched eggs.

  • Orpheus75

    Man, the comments in those tweets. And they have the unmitigated gall to accuse the Right of “hateful” comments. The Left truly is a mental disorder!

    • MisterIncredible

      Mental retardation*

    • Arbiter Friday

      got that right

    • Jay Quiring

      More proof liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

  • Exodus2011

    Gov Palin is LEADING once again, by asking the important Qs about the moral culture needed to PRESERVE FREEDOM

    she echoes the Founding Fathers and gets to the core of the issue of America’s decline really

    to restore Constitutional America, the degradation of America’s culture must be reversed

    #BeClingers —————> #AmericaRISING

  • michael s

    her hero was pro abortion. i agree emotion isnt leadership. neither is qutting.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      If you agree, vote GOP.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

      You really keep a special area in your head for Sarah Palin don’t you @michael_s_1:disqus. You state the same talking points, all of which are lies, and just can’t let her or her family go can you? Damn

      • michael s


        • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

          Whatever? Are you a 12 year old little girl? Truth hurts doesn’t it @michael_s_1:disqus and the best you can say to defend yourself is “whatever”. Grow up

          • michael s

            Once again what are lies about stating she quit? Only to you palindrones can a person leave her job and you dont call it quitting.Even disgraced Gov Sanford didn’t quit. Also what about stating her hero Margaret Thatcher was pro choice is a lie? No im not 12 im only 3and a half yrs old

          • Jay Quiring

            It shows.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Um, Pot meet Kettle. Obama quit his job to campaign after only 1 year but to you Obamadrones he’s your savior. You’ve stated other lies about Sarah Palin and her family in other threads on Twitchy. You do a search for her and BAM there you are posting about her. For someone who you hate so much, you certainly do speak about her a lot. Also, don’t put down 3.5 year old’s, they are better at expressing themselves than you are.

  • Gordon Waite

    Wow! Reading all the vile, hateful, and profane comments about Palin and the NRA just prove the left is where all the sick and violent people reside. Well, on the left, and in prison!

  • Victoria Richardson

    The left always try to bring up Gov Palin resigning and calling her a quitter. While the leftest worship Anthony Weiner who had to resign over a scandal. If you leftest would have left her alone and not threw a bunch of ethics complaints against her for no reason, which all were dismissed, then maybe she could have finished her term.

  • nc
  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Why isn’t she teaching at a university or president/chancellor of a public or Ivy League school?

    Man, she’s witty and smart!

    No wonder why the haters can’t keep up!

    • TexSizzle

      Ivy League? Really? She’s way too conservative for any Ivy League mis-educators to want her as president or chancellor.

  • kim

    I love the posters who say they don’t care what she says, or that she doesn’t matter because it is fun to point out how much they seem to care after all

  • $23293071

    C’mon Sarah, you sipped a Big Gulp, what harm could a pinch between your cheek and gum do?

  • Aruana Zeelie

    As a liberal I need to ask: you accuse the left that Sarah “lives rent free” in the mind of liberals, but don’t you guys do the same thing when Michael Moore tweets or makes a comment? Here on Twitchy, Breitbart etc. I’ve seen some horriible tweets from the right on the man. Also, if you type in “Obama hate” into Twitter search you come up with the most vile comments. Isn’t that hypocritical?

    • BAW

      I wrote a response to your question but it was so long I was embarrassed to post it. So with less explanation, although there is rudeness and obscenity coming from both sides (nobody and certainly no group is perfect) most of the criticism of Obama and even Moore strikes me as legitimate arguments against what they say and the ideas they promote. While the vast majority of comments about Palin are nothing but ugly personal attacks or baseless “talking points” nonsense. “I can see Russia from my house” was a funny line. But the left continues to repeat it, using it as if it were something she actually said – proof of her stupidity – when it is neither. I don’t know of anything similar that the right has falsely attributed to Moore or Obama or anyone else, much less had it accepted and repeated as if they actually said it.

    • kateorjane

      Not really – most conservatives might comment if his stupidity is shoved in their face but libs seem to seek out Palin to rag on her. Libs seem to be much more aware of where Palin is and what she is doing than the average conservative is regarding Moore.
      Actually I find it hard to believe you’ve seen many conservatives make the level of personal, crass insults libs do about Palin. Moore gets your standard “he’s a fat whale, etc.” jokes – Palin gets called a c**t, a wh**re, etc.

  • BAW

    It seems to me she does bring out the ugliest of the insane hatred on the left. Sad, but the more they show it, I can’t help but believe, the better it is for everyone.

  • arrow2010

    Sarah Palin is like a dog whistle for libs.

  • WVS

    Every time she speaks and a liberal hears it, it’s like saying “it” to the Knights Who Say Ni.

    • deTocqueville1


    • $23293071

      Oh those libtarded Pythons, fu(king hilarious.

  • Jason Call

    I replied on Twitter to all the libs above. Does anybody else do this? I mean, is that the point–Michelle Malkin sicking me on them? It’s enjoyable anyway.

  • AmericanMom

    Leadership is also not forcing people to follow a leftist agenda of gun control, amnesty for ?million illegal aliens, the encouragement of immorality of 15 year old girls, the wholesale abortion of human babies, giving speeches vilifying Americans as hateful and intolerant to countries invading America, giving wads of taxpayer dollars to muslim countries that hate us and want Americans dead, etc. etc. etc.

  • Robert Patrick Moscato

    The sheer flat out ignorance and stupidity of some of these tweets is brighter than the sun at high noon in the Mohave Desert. It makes one wonder if it is possible to have a negative IQ number?

  • $472942

    God do I love this woman…

  • Zorro

    Run Sarah Run! Our country needs you.

  • Judy B

    Can anyone else on the face of the earth get the libs fired up better than our Sarah?

  • ldazzle

    Gotta luv Sara, she can lite up the ‘Bleeding Heart Liberals’, you go girl!!!