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Who would have guessed that Sarah Palin could teach Ted Cruz anything? As voters go to the polls in Iowa today, Ted Cruz should be calling Sarah Palin to get tips on hitch-hiking. It seems that Ted Cruz’s bus, like his campaign, got stuck. The campaign appears to have reversed direction. The bus tried to go in reverse but still wasn’t strong enough to pull itself out. Hopefully at the end of the day, the Cruz campaign will also find itself mired in the muck.
It seems that mud follows Republican candidates whenever they leave home.
Sarah Palin explained that her son beat and kicked his girlfriend due to PTSD. Never mind that Track had a drug problem before going to war. Never mind that Track has been home from service for over 5 years. Never mind that his father and role model is a pimp.
Never mind that his mother has explained that “Boys will be boys.”
Nevermind that Track had just come from Bristol’s house where he got drunk. Maybe Bristol’s best friend Marina was there.
Maybe that helped define Track’s views of women.
When Sarah referenced the “elephant in the room” she wasn’t talking about the GOP elephant.
She wasn’t talking about these.
She was talking about Track’s abuse of women, his substance abuse problem, his dangerous threats with guns, and the fact that his parents didn’t care enough about him to go home to help. Instead she blamed his problems, and violence, on President Obama, and suggested that Track was suffering from PTSD. Nothing could be further from the truth. Veterans, of both political parties, took offense at Palin’s remarks.
If you think Sarah was genuinely concerned that Track was suffering from PTSD, listen again to her remarks. When endorsing Trump she spoke with venom in her voice. She was in attack mode. As she explained the “ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM” it was clear. Her tone didn’t change. She didn’t get choked up when talking about the tragic problems that occurred in her home, with her oldest son. There was no grief, no emotion, no sorrow, and no sympathy expressed for Track or any soldiers suffering from PTSD. It was simply another opportunity to attack Obama.
Not only was Sarah Palin telling lies about Track suffering from PTSD, but she was also telling a bigger lie about Obama not trying to help soldiers who suffer from PTSD. It was Senate Republicans who withdrew funding for our soldiers.
Veterans have a 50% higher rate of suicide than the general population. Instead of using this opportunity to focus attention on that problem Palin attacked Obama. Every 9 seconds in America, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Instead of using this opportunity to focus attention on this tragic problem for women in America, Sarah Palin chose to announce her support for Donald Trump, one of the great misogynists of our time.
Remember is 2012 when she Voted for Gingrich?
She was impressed with Herb Cain.
She endorsed Mitt Romney.
The advice given by Sarah to Carly Fiorina was to be more like Trump. She didn’t tell Fiorina that she should stop telling lies. She didn’t suggest that Fiorina was lucky that she didn’t have a daughter who got pregnant out of wedlock, repeatedly. She didn’t tell Fiorina that she was lucky her husband wasn’t a two-toned, peeping tom, pimp.
Gloria Steinem identified Fiorina as worse for American women than Palin.
Palin also previously endorsed Ted Cruz.
Palin supported Marco Rubio.
Palin said that Trump is the “best thing to happen to the permanent political class since, oh, I guess the beauty of the Tea Party genuine movement rose up and shined light on crony capitalism, and then pulled the rug right out from under status quo politicians who just kind of embrace that permanent political class. ”
She praised Jeb Bush’s sensitivity to special needs children.
She has ignored Trump’s mocking of the disabled.
The unmistakable conclusion is that Sarah Palin has no moral compass. She goes in the direction of anyone she thinks might win, regardless of their positions, leadership, education, or ethics.
The New York Daily News features a story that has the Republicans lined up to distance themselves from Donald Trump. The controversy surrounds Donald’s call for a “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the country. A statement posted to his campaign website on Monday cited “great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”
Friedman went on to detail a timeline of atrocities and restrictions carried out by the Nazis against the Jews leading up to the Holocaust.
“Trump has not proposed any of these restrictions, although he did seem to support registration and a database for all Muslims or all refugees,” Friedman, a historian specializing in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations, wrote. “However, by saying on Monday that all Muslims overseas, even U.S. citizens who are abroad for business or pleasure, will be refused re-entry to the United States, he would effectively deny them their citizenship rights. Like Jews in Germany, they would be rendered stateless.”
Yesterday’s post reflected my astonishment at the vile nature of Trump’s comments regarding disabled people, along with Hispanics, women, and Muslims.
This was not something that Donald Trump just did. November 21st, I posted an article highlighting that the positions of Donald Trump were a blatant violation of our Constitutional right to Freedom of Religion.
It isn’t astonishing that the Republicans are speaking out and condemning Trump’s remarks. The astonishing thing is that Sarah Palin still supports him. We might understand that she doesn’t care about Hispanics, Muslims, or women. However the one thing she has always worked hard to pretend to care about are the disabled. Even after Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter, Palin still supported Trump.
Perhaps the Republicans should not only condemn Donald Trump? After 7 years it’s time to admit that the nomination of Sarah Palin could only by described as “FUBAR.”