On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama for caring more about fundraisers with wealthy “fat cats” over the border crisis and national security.
Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado, Palin said Obama must have “vertigo” from “spinning from one crisis to another.” Palin mentioned that Obama decided to shoot pool in Colorado recently and then went to the border state of Texas to attend three fundraisers without bothering to go down to the border. Obama attended fundraisers after a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down this week, and Palin mentioned Obama even preferred hanging out with his “fat cats” while the Middle East was “exploding into chaos.”
Palin said Obama “so disparages” the “fat cats” in public but in private “there’s a whole lot of cuddlin’ and purrin’ and tummy ticklin’ with the ones who feed him.” She noted that “fat cats” was “his term, not my term.”
“Politics isn’t a just passionate cause for these folks; it’s a money maker,” she said. “A business. And when the crony capitalists gather to wine and dine, the rest of us are on the menu. We’re not invited to the party.”
Palin said the permanent political class on both sides of the aisle just “eat it up” and are “just swallowing that largesse.”
But Palin said the “Forgotten Man” who does not begrudge wealth but will never get invites to mingle with Obama’s fat cats is left behind. Palin, as she has been doing since she entered the political arena, urged Republicans to fight for the “Forgotten Man” of all races and backgrounds. She said the Obama administration has decimated the “Forgotten Man” on Main Street by not enforcing its immigration laws and with its disastrous economic policies.