“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything."
She continued, "Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters."
Palin responded to Breitbart News's request for comment about an interview she did earlier on Tuesday with John Gibson on Fox News radio in which she said Rubio and Ayotte "turned their back" on voters and should be primaried to be held accountable. Rubio and Ayotte will be up for reelection in 2016.
"Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises," Palin said during an interview on the "John Gibson Radio Show" on Fox News radio. "They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?"
Palin said Rubio had promised that "border security would come first," and he would not support "legalization of illegal immigrants" and "amnesty" before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were "no excuses" not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.
"I think that they should be challenged. I don't have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants," she told Gibson. "I don't have a problem at all with contested primaries. In fact, competition makes us all better and makes us be held accountable and I'd like to see them held accountable and answer as to why it is that they flip-flopped."
"Marco Rubio has blatantly flip-flopped on his position on immigration, on amnesty, and border security," Palin said to Gibson, before noting the Senate's Gang of Eight bill he orchestrated would reward law breakers and give President Barack Obama "a victory in his mission to fundamentally transform America economically."
You know it is at times like this that I almost wonder if Palin is not a liberal plant. However being a liberal from Alaska you would think SOMEBODY would have put me in the loop.
I rarely agree with Palin, as is well documented, but I am in 100% support of her idea to primary the popular Rubio and Ayotte, and possibly replace them with even more outrageous Right Wing knuckle draggers. Because in my opinion that could do nothing but help the Democratic candidates in those races.
Here is the thing about Sarah Palin. MOST adults make a mistake and learn a little something from it. But not Palin.
She is that kid running around with a safety helmet on in the house, Bouncing off of walls, sticking metal items into the outlets, and having to have her bathwater prepared for her so that she does not scald herself.
Like I said, keep up the good work oh Grizzled One. The Democrats could not ask for a better conservative spokesperson. And the more ignorant, simple minded Right Wingers that take her advice as divinely inspired the easier it will be for the Democrats to get and maintain a majority for many years to come.
(P.S. If you want to hear the entire Palin interview with Gibson, just click here.)