Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Palin: Tea party shifted debate and won

On Fox News last night, Sarah Palin called the debt ceiling battle a victory for the Tea Party, but wasn't ready to spike the ball in the end zone.

"I think that we shall take this victory and make sure that our politicians in office today are learning from this victory, realizing that it's not a 100 percent pure, genuine victory, because realize, Greta, we just handed the most liberal president, I believe, in U.S. history a $2.4 trillion debt increase.

We're allowing him to increase the budget even more and without guaranteed cuts and without guaranteed reforms.

And we have to make sure that we realize that, yes, this is a victory, because Tea Party patriots did shift the debate. However, there's so much more work to do in order to get the economy back on the right track and to restore the exceptionalism that is America."

She later called it a "step in the right direction" but noted that Barack Obama scored a victory in making sure the issue wouldn't be on the table again in 2012.