Sarah Palin laughs about ‘living rent-free’ in Obama’s head for 12 years in epic clapback
In dueling interviews with Fox News’ Sean Hannity and on NewsMax, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) clapped back at former President Barack Obama for calling her out as part of the so-called Republican Party’s “anti-intellectual” wing. She also labeled him a liar.
“He’s so still 2008,” Palin said of Obama. “It’s kind of pleasurable to know that I’ve been living rent-free in his head for 12 years.”
“The movement that he still cannot accept nor understand . . . that movement was all about giving the voiceless a voice, empowering people who are fed up, want accountability in their government, want a smaller, smarter government, things that he just hasn’t been able to grasp.”
Palin and NewsMax host Greg Kelly ridiculed Obama as “aloof and snobby as he’s ever been.”
She lambasted Obama and his former vice president, Joe Biden, for “how out of touch” they are with conservatives. She said the book’s title, A Promised Land, is “offensive” to her and asked Newsmax viewers, “Who does he think he is, Moses? God? He sure tries to make this all sound so scary and spooky.”
Also speaking to Hannity Monday night, Palin said: “Barack Obama with his 700-some-page A Promised Land book. I guess evidently he thinks that he is the one to lead us to the promised land, so let’s refer to him as ‘Moses.'”
“Moses is the master of the politics of personal destruction, which people were so fed up with that a movement began and they elected someone to hopefully get us on a path to get rid of that politics of personal destruction. But Barack Obama just doesn’t get it.”
Hannity asked Palin about Obama’s attacks on her: “First of all… in order to let a man’s opinion hurt, you have to give a little bit of value to that man’s opinion, so I’m good there, because he does not represent truth.”
Palin added again that Obama “just doesn’t get it,” arguing that “simply loving truth” was the solution to the problems facing America. She also said Obama was “a purveyor of untruths.”
Palin also said that neither party cared for her, or Trump, because they were “rogue” figures who challenged the establishment.
It was Sarah Palin, John McCain’s 2008 running mate, Obama said, who helped unleash the populist wave: “The power of Palin’s rallies compared with McCain’s rallies—just contrast the excitement you would see in the Republican base. I think this hinted at the degree to which appeals around identity politics, around nativism, conspiracies, were gaining traction.”
Obama’s book smears Palin: “Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage. She had no idea what the hell she was talking about.”
Newsmax host Kelly accused the Republican Party establishment of “not supporting [Trump] strong enough.”
“The GOP leaders were “not kind to you, not kind to President Trump,” he said to Palin.