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On Why I Was Wrong About @SarahPalinUSA

11 March 2016 @ 09:02

From late 2008 until fairly recently, I spent a great deal of time here encouraging Sarah Palin to run for President [my last appeal from 2014].

Despite her quirks, I believed that she would have made a damn fine President, that she had that special something which could rally all true Americans to the work of Restoring America to being a Constitutional Republic once again.

I was wrong. My judgement was quite faulty.

The final confirmation of this came with her Facebook posting of yesterday, which I quote in full:

GOP Majority Voters in Primary are Wayyyyyy Beneath Cruz, So Says Cruz…/cruz-says-trump-backers-have-relat…

Calling GOP frontrunner supporters “low information” disengaged voters, Ted Cruz’s insinuation reeks of all the reasons America knows “the status quo has got to go.” The arrogance of career politicians is something at which the rest of us chuckle, but Cruz’s latest dig strays from humorous into downright nasty. Cruz is right, though – independent, America-first, commonsense conservatives supporting Donald Trump ARE “low information” when it comes to having any information on Cruz’s ability to expand the conservative movement, beat Hillary Clinton, unify and lead the nation.

* Where’s information on any Cruz success whilst in his short, half-term U.S. Senate seat, proving his resume’s advantage over another career politicians’s lawyerly executive inexperience that includes never having created a single private sector job, but boasting of his constitutional law teacher creds? (Remember America experimented with that resume before; how’d that work out for the country?)

* Where’s info on his reasoning in inviting more illegal aliens to flood our porous borders by enticing families with benefits and literal gifts (like teddy bears and soccer balls)?…/ted-cruz-visits-texa…/

* Any info on why he won’t denounce his highest-profile campaign buddy, despite Glenn Beck’s proclamation that he “hates” America’s innocent victims of 9/11 and calls the families crybabies?, nor hold accountable his campaign manager for abhorrent tactics that mirror Alinsky’s Politics of Personal Destruction?…/ted-cruz-adviser-admits-to-makin…/

* Info on why he continues to stand on stage with that most prominent supporter who slurs millions of patriotic Americans supporting the GOP frontrunner, calling them Nazi “brown shirts”?…/glenn-beck-loses-fans-an…/

* Info on consistency with his big endorsement this week, as Carly tells it like it is so very recently?
“Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa. He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he’s going to do as he pleases. I think people are tired of a political class that promises much and delivers much of the same.” – Carly Fiorina 1/2/16

* Info on his support for his crony capitalists’ insistence that he fast-track Obama’s unbalanced trade agenda, then lied about it?…/yes-unfortunately-te…/

* Info on why he’s fine with increasing U.S. debt?…/

* Info on how it helps make America great again by arrogantly disenfranchising this Primary season’s majority voters who are fed-up, inspired, optimistic, and engaged? How does it help unify the party or the nation when that holier-than-thou narcissism manifests itself through negative, biting, deceptive tactics… when he’s had so many opportunities to disavow his campaign’s shenanigans and apologize for his own?

The information we’ve sought is nonexistent, thus “low information voters” comprising the GOP majority support Cruz staying in the Legislative branch, while hopefully gaining understanding of the private sector’s need to reduce the big government he’s a big part of.

Trump’s energized, positive campaign has led to this record setting stat: of all 24 states that have voted so far, ALL smashed previous GOP turnout records! 4,347,317 votes nationwide for Trump already. Now THAT’S “enlarging the tent.” Any info, Ted, on where you think that “disengaged” momentum will take us?

We often speak derisively of those people who have ‘drunk the Kool-Aid’ of Leftism, people who have decided to reject Truth and, thus, Reality and embrace the Surreal-Reality of an Ideology that has the Hubris to oppose Human Nature. But there is more than one flavor of Kool-Aid [see ‘Libertarians, the’].

Donald J. Trump has been selling, not so much a different flavor of Kool-Aid [he is not really an Ideologue], but, rather, a different brand of flavored drink-mix sugar-water [‘Kool-Trump’?].

The Ideologues of the Left seek Power And Control in order to impose their System Of Ideas on a reluctant World. They are committed to seeing their Sur-Reality become THE Reality, the only one allowed under pain and penalty of being declared an Unperson and, ultimately, eliminated.

Donald J. Trump seeks Power And Control because, like Caesar and Napoleon before him, he believes he – and only he – can save America from itself. He has convinced himself of this. And, because his Monomania and rabid Narcissism are so strong and because his belief in his prowess is so deeply felt, he has been quite willing to do whatever it takes to create mobs of people to support him and work passionately for him in his quest to gain the Presidency. In other words: he has sized up the Democracy that we have become and realized he can use it to subvert it [a strategy that all Despots understand so well].

As the modern Presidency is free of most of it’s Constitutional Checks [thanks primarily to ‘Barack Obama’, but with the often hearty contributions of nearly every President since Teddy Roosevelt] and the majority of the American People accept this as Legitimate, as the ‘New Natural’, Trump believes he will be able to implement his Vision relatively easily. So long as he is able to keep the Loyalty of the mobs he has created, Trump is convinced he will triumph in the end. But he knows that the mobs have to be constantly supplied with food, drink, and entertainment [ie: bread and circuses]. He also understands that he has to constantly stoke their fears, their jealousies, their resentments.

Caesar funded and encouraged the formation of gangs that terrorized their fellow Romans on his orders or on the orders of his henchmen.

While Donald Trump and his minions have not gone as far by directly encouraging violence, they have encouraged it indirectly or turned blind eyes to the acts of some of their mob groups [ex: the vicious trolling of those who oppose Trump on Social Media], while camouflaging themselves under the cover of those of his supporters who are not thuggish, who are, as I wrote recently: ‘fed-up with the political situation and have made the calculation that Trump is the best person to bring about the changes necessary to save America from it’s further decline into a Tyranny’. [This may be changing to more direct encouragement, if the Michelle Fields assault incident is any indication.]

That Sarah Palin, as you can see from her post above, is not simply turning a blind eye to such tactics, but engaging in them proves to me once and for all that I was wrong in my positive assessment of her character, her fitness to serve honorably in an elected capacity. With her decision to pursue and practice the same tactics as, Mrs. Palin has shown herself to be unworthy of any further Respect, any Loyalty, or any serious consideration as a Defender of The American Republic.

For this severe error in judgement, I apologize to you all.

  1. 11 March 2016 @ 10:36 10:36

    Palin has shown her soul to the world in selling out to Trump…and actually excusing in him the very things she falsely accuses Senator Cruz of doing. Her sources are laughable and unreliable. I do believe that makes Palin a low information voter along with the other Trump supporters. Mr. Trump himself is a low information candidate which was very obvious again in the latest debate. How could his supporters be anything other than low information as Mr. Trump doesn’t possess any knowledge of the issues to help educate them. Palin is as despicable as her rants.

  2. Susan permalink
    11 March 2016 @ 11:05 11:05

    I too apologize for my bad judgment in believing in Palin’s fitness to serve honorably. The day she endorsed the very entity whom she formerly railed against for seven long years was the day I threw all her books into the garbage.

    Her hypocrisy is so rife with rotted stench that she is actually defending and supporting a man who thinks highly of Planned Parenthood, he thinks that they “do good work”. Sarah Palin, the work that Planned Parenthood has done since its inception is to kill little babies like your precious son; your man Trump believes in Planned Parenthood ergo your man Trump believes in killing your son.

    My disgust towards you and your betrayal Sarah Palin is far greater than my disgust for the candidate you support.

    • 12 March 2016 @ 00:21 00:21

      I hadn’t even considered the Planned Parenthood angle. Thank you for bringing that subject up. Perhaps this is the biggest stain on her Soul for her endorsement.

  3. 11 March 2016 @ 12:59 12:59

    I’m with you. I too supported Palin up until this point. However, I don’t think that she was false up until now. I think that something changed, much like something changed with Jeb. As a governor, Jeb was quite good. As a presidential candidate, he was completely the opposite of the man I knew as governor.

    • 11 March 2016 @ 13:42 13:42

      When a politician doesn’t really believe in anything except themselves, they will parrot whatever needs to be said to advance their career. Believing in no cause for which to sacrifice themselves, they sacrifice the cause to their own momentary advantage. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Ben Carson… They are all of the same stripe.

      • 19 April 2016 @ 15:37 15:37

        Uh, Limbaugh has made it fairly clear that he prefers Cruz, and indeed, he just dismissed Trump’s complaints about state election rules this morning.

    • 12 March 2016 @ 00:23 00:23

      I can’t believe this corruption of her Soul happened overnight. Perhaps – I’m only speculating here – it’s merely that she’s, as they say, ‘gone Hollywood’ – I don’t know.

  4. John permalink
    11 March 2016 @ 14:13 14:13

    You are about 8 years too late on Palin just like on Iraq the hippies were right

  5. Adobe_Walls permalink
    11 March 2016 @ 14:42 14:42

    Cruz is probably the closest we’ll ever get to President Ruthless Hardass.

    • 12 March 2016 @ 00:24 00:24

      In these times, yes.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        12 March 2016 @ 14:31 14:31

        In any times for the foreseeable future. Not even Reagan was President Ruthless Hardass.

  6. 11 March 2016 @ 15:02 15:02

    Thoughtful post as usual Bob. I also, was a rabid defender of Palin. Especially when the attack was coming from the right, who should know better when the media and establishment republicans consistently try to demoralize conservatives. Palins recent attacks on Cruz, a man who praises her as the reason he was elected to the senate, points me to that she never really had any principles. She just has a mob mentality school of thought, based on sticking it to the establishment, with no real solution of how to do it and bring these establishment types back to real conservative principles. She and the Trumpettes just want to burn it all down, laugh and point at what they accomplished without any rational thought of what they want this country to be. We should always build from freedom and a rule of law, but they are going the route of anarchists.

    • 12 March 2016 @ 00:28 00:28

      -She certainly seems to have embraced the ‘burn it all down’ mentality.

      -One Small Quibble: They are going the route of Despotism. This is where Populism always leads.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        12 March 2016 @ 14:34 14:34

        By definition Populism is incompatible with conservationism, or progressiveism for that matter.

  7. 11 March 2016 @ 18:01 18:01

    I lost trust and faith in Palin back in 2011, when she played her will she/won’t she game about running for president. She lost her way, and she was more about hokey ramblings on TV than policy. She wanted to be the Queen personality, a king maker, but there really was no substance.

    Now she supports Trump? She’s sold her soul to a snake oil salesman simply because he claims to be an outsider.

    Great post, Bob.

  8. 11 March 2016 @ 22:40 22:40

    I’m not hesitant to admit my support for Donald Trump. Why, you ask?

    Because DT is not a politician. Because DT has never held elective office. Because DT, like me, is a businessman, well-versed and preferring life outside the corrupt confines of Washington DC, where even good people go to lose their souls.

    What Mr. Trump is doing is exposing with glee the crony corruption of the Ruling Class, UniParty system that’s hijacked everything good about the political process of this Republic; not that there’s been much of anything good about it of late.

    Please read, if you haven’t, already Dr. Angelo Codevilla’s “The Ruling Class”. While it does seem Mr. Trump to be as acidic as, say, Barack Obama, he has a lifetime of business successes to draw from.

    Don’t compare Donald Trump to Ted Cruz. Cruz never had a chance to get the nomination; if not for Trump ‘breaking the ice’, we’d be staring at Jeb Bush as nominee already, and the Ruling Class settling down for another meaningless ‘race’ in November.

    Donald Trump has stirred this nation more than Ted Cruz could ever have done; Ted lacks the charismatic capacity to stir more than a small handful of dedicated voters. If that’s untrue, then why didn’t he, why can’t he, draw many supporters until after Donald Trump cleared out the deadwood?

    • Adobe_Walls permalink
      12 March 2016 @ 14:37 14:37

      I’d quibble with the assertion that JEB would have got the nomination under any circumstances.

      • 12 March 2016 @ 15:00 15:00

        I see Donald Trump as the only 4500-ton icebreaker in the GOP field, driving against Establishment Ice that’s held captive the nomination process for decades now. And even with so many supportive voters behind him, he’s struggling mightily.

        Ted Cruz? Not even an icebreaker. He would be stuck fast, immobile; if not for The Donald having crashed the party and broken up the ice, he’d not have budged in the process.

        Of course, that’s speculation. But as it stands today, Cruz is puttering about only because he’s had the ice broken by Donald Trump.

        We should credit DT with Jeb’s scalp (figurative speaking, of course), at the very least.

        • Pablo permalink
          12 March 2016 @ 15:31 15:31

          The electorate did not become anti-establishment because of Trump. He’s just exploiting it.

  9. Dr. Strangelove permalink
    12 March 2016 @ 07:54 07:54

    Great article. Palin has been a real disappointment. Glad I was turned on to this site, I’l be back.

  10. theebl permalink
    12 March 2016 @ 09:16 09:16

    They are not drinking Kool-aid, it Brawndo, it’s what plants and Trump supporters crave…

  11. Pablo permalink
    12 March 2016 @ 15:30 15:30

    Yes, the American political system has cancer. However, you don’t cure cancer with Ebola. Trump will kill the patient. America was never meant to be run by a megalomaniac strongman type.

  12. first gen american permalink
    13 March 2016 @ 03:24 03:24

    i see trump as the ONLY hope we have at this point, he is the only one who has a chance of subverting the demo/repub conglomerates choice for us , which is/was jeb or hil-liar-y. as if thats not bad enough the demo’s have doubled down on letting every person who can swin crawl or jump our border staying here forever and being given citizenship down the road. the demo/repub crime families all support giving amnesty to any that can get here – we will no longer be a nation, we will be converted in to serfs forced to work for lower and lower wages as we fight with others arriving daily from countries where poverty of which we have never known will work for less the we can survive on. and all the later arrivals will drive wages down even more
    in answer to pablo : you sir are correct ; our system truly has cancer and if you dont remove all of the cancerous tissue the patient will surely expire.

    we need someone very much like trump – he has 25.000 people working for him everyday in many different companies,every week his companies meet payroll and his employees pay taxes on that money earned and also spend their paychecks which employs 10s of thousands more.
    which politician currently offered has ever done the same ?
    none is the only answer possible.
    and my last point, We the citizens of this country would be insane to continue to believe that the people that created this huge mess we are in, will actually fix it.
    they (the political class) have been promising for all of my life (53 yrs) that they will make the changes necessary to correct the failures they have foisted on us BUT NEVER DO.
    and one major issue that everyone see,s everyday is illegal aliens flooding our country
    flooding our schools flooding our hospitals and undercutting wages for citizen and legal immigrants (note; my father immigrated to this country LEGALLY) they cost us billions
    and send billions out of the country, that is money that would have been made and spent by citizens and legal immigrants IN this country which would add much to the tax coffers, but which is now leaving the country giving us little to no benefits other then costing the dwindling taxpaying sector even more trying to keep schools,hospitals,jail,prisons funded
    we are losing the battle and every year it gets a little worse.
    we will very soon be over the tipping point and the country will not be sustainable, the system will fail
    i see in donald trump hope for a possible course correction
    in all the other politicians i see carbon copies of the failed policies of the past
    as bad as trump may seem he is our only hope

    • Pablo permalink
      13 March 2016 @ 15:28 15:28

      Trump went bankrupt in the casino business. What politician has ever done that?

      • first gen american permalink
        11 April 2016 @ 03:52 03:52

        EVERY politician thats every been elected and promised to fix the mess they helped to make – look at our countries debt of 19 TRILLION dollars of debt !!! ALL brought to us by POLITICIANS – it pays better for politicians then any casino and in case you didnt notice WE ARE BORROWING FROM CHINA MONEY TO GIVE AWAY TO EGYPT AND MEXICO and it seems most of the rest of the world
        that is the classic definition of BANKRUPT all brought to us by politicians !
        how you can continue to believe the liars that got us to this point and who still continue to PROMISE to fix it by allowing more debt and more illegals into our country is beyond me,
        we have tried many times, believing the promises of politicians and in every case, in the end we have been lied to.
        they retire wealthy with great health care and a pension i could never even dream of ,
        and i and everyone like me who has spent his whole life working and paying into the system – will get little or nothing of what i was promised (and payed for)over the years ,,,
        and as for your remark about trump going bankrupt in the casino business,
        you do realize that 4 of the companies went bankrupt not trump himself
        And ifrc a bunch of casinos went bankrupt in atlantic city – yet only trumps is the one pointedly refered to ??? why ? is it to try to say that trump is a lousy businessman – i will again refer you to the fact that he has RIGHT NOW 25.000 employees working for him in private business
        how many politicians have ever done that ?

    • 19 April 2016 @ 11:33 11:33

      Mister 8, you can have what’s “in infamous ‘Black Swan’ philosopher Nassim Taleb’s case,” or what the lovely Marla Maples has behind the sofa cushions.

  13. Christina permalink
    16 April 2016 @ 11:06 11:06

    I believe, that for Sarah Palin, this is a matter of vengeance against the Republican establishment. I have never seen anyone savaged the way she was savaged, and by political operatives in her own party. Looking at you, Steve Schmidt. When I remember to do so, I pray for her.

    • 19 April 2016 @ 07:52 07:52

      Yeah. Let’s pray for Sarah Palin, and for anyone savaged for their political opinions, by those who disagree so fervently that they would cut their own mothers’ throats for daring to disagree with their own.

      This primary season certainly has exposed the megalomaniacal control freaks, hasn’t it ?

  14. guinspen permalink
    19 April 2016 @ 11:22 11:22

    As it turns out, sadly, slewfoot was right, but for all the wrong reasons.



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