In an interview with CNN, Sarah Palin said she doesn't think the Tea Party will split the Republican Party but noted the GOP would be "through" if it strays from its core values.
"I think the machine within the GOP will realize the 'we the people' within message is rising and is resonating throughout with independents, with moderates, with hard core conservatives because it's so full of common sense," Sarah Palin said, adding: "And time tested truths that could put the economy back on track that heaven forbid the GOP machine strays from this message if so, the GOP is through."
Yeah, that's not a "join me or else" threat by somebody who believes she is the anointed one in 2012 or anything. To all the moderates out there who think the GOP will become more centrist when put back into power, Sarah Palin has just declared war on you (if you haven't figured this out already by the number of moderates stripped out of the party in the last year.)
We're in a two party system: Democrats and Teabaggers. Might want to keep that in mind this election.