During an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night, Sarah Palin shared her take on a criticism Vice President Joe Biden reportedly directed at the Tea Party earlier this week.
According to Politico, Biden suggested that Tea Party-backed lawmakers "acted like terrorists" in contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling in a meeting with House Democrats.
"If we were real domestic terrorists," Palin explained to host Sean Hannity, "President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn't he? He didn't have a problem palling around with Bill Ayers back in the day when he kicked off his political career."
When it comes to harsh rhetoric applied to the Tea Party the former Alaska governor said "enough is enough." She asserted, "I'm not just going to roll over with a sticker plastered on my forehead that says, hit me baby one more time, call me a terrorist again, call me a racist. Those things that Tea Party patriots have been being called over these months. It is unfair, it's hypocritical of the other side doing that. And enough is enough. And I'm going stand up for those fiscally conservative patriotic independent Americans who wants the best for this country.”
After Palin sought to connect Obama to Ayers, a 1960s Weather Underground member, during the 2008 presidential campaign, the AP reported:
No evidence shows they were "pals" or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.
Asked if likening members of the Tea Party to terrorists is appropriate discourse in the eyes of the president on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "No, he doesn't and neither does the Vice President." He added, "I think the Vice President spoke to this and made clear he didn't say those words... It was a product of an emotional discussion, very passionately held positions in this debate. But that does not mean this is appropriate and it's not."
Below, video of what Palin had to say on Fox News on Tuesday night.