Sarah Palin: Christian conservatives are ‘the most slandered group in America’
Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R) portrayed Christian conservatives as victims of progressive prejudice during a speech on Friday, Right Wing Watch reported.
“I’m speaking to the most slandered group in America today,” Palin said during her appearance at the Value Voters Summit. “Join me in telling the lamestream media, then, that we wear your scorn with pride.”
Palin accused critics of “pulling the race card” to avoid debating conservative ideas regarding economic and political policies from not only herself, but former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his father Rafael, and Fox News contributor Ben Carson.
“You can’t defeat our argument, so all you can do the subject,” she said. “So we win.”
Palin also attempted to allude to the White House, but botched the address.
“You don’t retreat — you reload the truth,” she said. “Which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, anyway, truth.”
The actual address for the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. A local hotel, the Willard, stands at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The event is hosted by the Family Research Council, which is listed as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Watch Palin’s remarks, as posted by Right Wing Watch, below.