Sarah Palin weighed in on the filibuster rule changes on Sunday, suggesting that Senate Democrats are involved in a conspiracy to distract from other issues during Thanksgiving dinner. Or something. You be the judge – the translation is lost on me.
On Fox News, host Chris Wallace pointed out to the half term Governor of Alaska that President Obama has faced more than twice the filibusters on nominees than his predecessor.
Wallace asked, “Doesn’t any president, Republican or Democrat, have the right to be able to name his team unless a nominee is just wildly outside the mainstream?”
Sarah Palin calls it the ‘nucular option.’
Palin said, “As for this rule change that some people are calling the nuclear option under Senate rules, you know, I guarantee, this week, Thanksgiving Dinner, people sitting around their tables were not going to be talking about the president blessing this thwarting of a balance of power in Congress with new Senate rules. People are going to be talking about our failed big government policies that will bankrupt this country.”
“So, this distraction” she continued, “this new talking point in the media and with Congress and with Senators and with the president blessing this action, it’s a distraction and it’s a lot of, you know, double standard and Democrat hypocrisy because just a few years ago they were so anti, anti-nuclear option.”
Palin continued, “So American people, they don’t care about distractions like that. They’re not in the inside baseball Senate rules stuff. They want government to be back on our side. They want it to get out of our lives… So, this new rule change, it stinks.”
Which makes sense to no one.
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