Sarah Palin takes on progressive superstar Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a new video, responding to the Massachusetts Democrat’s Netroots Nation speech, which the former Alaska governor dubs “progressive commandments.”
The video—distinguished by lighting as low as its production values—offers Palin’s “common-sense conservative take” on a number of issues after short, blurry clips of Warren’s speech.
In the clip, which was published late last week, Palin sticks to her usual attacks on “crony capitalism,” big government, the “hypocritical” president, taxes and a variety of “government needs to butt out” quips.
But after footage of Warren voicing support for workers striking against minimum wages at fast food jobs, Palin goes completely off the rails, mumbling for 30 seconds about how much she thinks liberals hate fast food.
“Wait, I thought fast food joints, hruh. Don’t you guys think that they’re like of the Devil or somethin’ that’s what. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go vegan and, uh, wages and picket lines, I dunno they’re not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because,” she said her voice trailing off. Palin, seemingly remembering that she’s being videotaped, returns to her actual point, which is that minimum wage jobs are ”not lifetime gigs they’re stepping stones.”
The bizarre rant comes via SarahPalinChannel.com, the former vice presidential candidate’s new online website for videos and discussion. The channel costs more than a Netflix subscription, and will serve as be a digital home to Palin’s unique brand of ferocious conservatism. For instance, she kicked off the project with a video about impeaching President Obama, a position most of her more influential Republican peers have distanced themselves from.
Since calling for the president’s removal from office over the immigration crisis at the border, Palin has remained extremely outspoken in recent weeks. However, a July NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll found that the public overwhelmingly wants to hear less from the former GOP vice presidential nominee.