Well, I didn’t get what I was hoping for at this weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit. That Sister Souljah moment where one of the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls tells the far-right faithful what they don’t want to hear, but need to hear. Considering that the host was anti-immigration hothead Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), I was hoping some brave soul would tell him and his followers where to go on the issue. Alas, I was disappointed.

But the gathering didn’t disappoint on ridiculous rhetoric. And Sarah Palin is the reigning queen of ridiculous rhetoric. Her 34-minute routine was delivered in her usual irritating wannabe folksy cadence and filled with her customary caustic one-liners and incoherence. The only difference this time is that conservatives appear to have tired of her shtick.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner described Palin’s speech as part “extended stream-of-consciousness complaint about media coverage” and “a free-association ramble” on a host of topics, including President Obama, former secretary of state and looming 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and “The Man,” otherwise known as establishment Republicans she doesn’t like. Palin followed Carly Fiorina, the brainy former chief of Hewlett-Packard who failed in her 2010 run in California for a U.S. Senate seat. As York pointed out, “The contrast with Palin could not have been clearer.”

“Another Latin word ‘status quo’ and it stands for ‘Man, the middle class, everyday Americans, are really gettin’ taken for a ride,’ ” Palin said, softening the coarse definition she gave to ABC News a day earlier. “That’s status quo. And GOP leaders, by the way, you know, ‘The Man,’ can only ride ya when your back is bent. So strengthen it. Then The Man can’t ride ya.” That kind of talk defies her mumbling about being “seriously interested” in running in 2016. She’s not serious at all.

Palin loves to combine snark with props. So, she held up a copy of the Jan. 27, 2014, issue of Time magazine, whose cover features a pantsuit, a tiny man trying to hang onto an outsized sensible black pump and asks, “Can anyone stop Hillary?” The reality television star had an inane question in response. “The press asks, ‘Can anyone stop Hillary?’ ” she said. “This is to forgo a conclusion, right, is to scare us off and convince us that a pantsuit can crush patriots?” Palin also went after Clinton’s age when she asked, “Is Hillary a new Democrat or an old one?” And combining a slam on Clinton with a dig at Obama, Palin asked aloud, “Don’t you wonder what the White House thinks of their peeps out there prancing around squealing that they’re ready for someone else?”

“Peeps”? “Prancing around”? “Squealing”? Oh, perhaps I’m being too sensitive. (Insert side-eyes here.) But Palin’s choice of words when talking about the president skated a line.

We also have to school our president, I guess, on the rules. An impatient president doesn’t just get to trample our constitution and ignore Congress just because he doesn’t get exactly what he wants anytime he wants it. It’s, hmmm, with all due respect to the office of the presidency, it’s like an overgrown little boy who is acting kinda spoiled. And, moms, we don’t put up with that.

“Overgrown little boy.” Forget the use of “boy” in relation to a black man. Let the infantilization of that black man who also happens to be the president marinate for a little bit. You won’t hear the Obamas talk about the racialized disrespect they have endured. No need to. We have seen it and heard it since he walked into the Oval Office.

Palin’s bizarro remarks took a turn to the absurd when she invoked the name of the late and legendary British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

So we have to be careful going through the primary process not to marginalize any independent common-sense conservative. Hey, let’s also take the sign off the door to the Oval Office, you know the one that says ‘No girls allowed.’ Take that off the wall, okay. And, we remember what Margaret Thatcher would always remind her constituents anyway that if you want something said, you ask a man. If you want something done you ask a woman. And America is ready to get stuff done. So we take the ball and we drive to victory and we give real hope and real solutions grounded in time-tested truths these solutions that will be brought to you by a competitor with a record to prove it.

If Republicans want something done, they won’t be asking Palin. The 2008 vice presidential nominee was only governor of Alaska for half a term when she resigned in 2009. She knows nothing about the “real solutions grounded in time-tested truths” she preaches about. Palin knew nothing when she was almost a heartbeat away from the presidency. She has done nothing in the intervening six years to change that. And her performance in Iowa is further proof she doesn’t intend to.

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