Sarah Palin was Trump Before Trump!


 Ms. McCain is commenting on the obvious difference in “conservative principles” and the”cult of personality and celebrity.”  Salon makes these observations:
“The myopia here is staggering. Although she didn’t respond, I asked Meghan if she remembers an obscure, half-forgotten figure named Sarah Palin? I asked because, in so many ways, there is no Trump without Palin. Palin was Trump before Trump. The rambling incoherence, the vacuousness, the reality TV theatrics, the ghastly marriage of ignorance and confidence – Palin brought this to national politics long before Trump did.”

Like Trump, Palin had no governing philosophy, no vision, and lacked a basic understanding of political life. But she was greeted as a rock star by conservative pundits, who were convinced they could sell her to the base. Trump no doubt noticed this, and took from 2008 an obvious lesson: Win the headlines and Republican primary voters will follow.”

 

“Palin proved, beyond any reasonable doubt, that “personality” and “celebrity” trumped conservative principles in today’s Republican Party. She proved that a substance-free media-centric strategy could work at the highest level of politics. Palin was dangerously unlettered, and yet the attention she received propped her up to an extraordinary degree. If they weren’t facing an historical candidate in Obama, they might have succeeded. That we came this close to that reality ought to have been a turning point for the country and for the Republican Party. But it wasn’t. And Trump confirms it.”

 

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The comparison is unmistakable.  Donald Trump has hosted 14 seasons of the Apprentice.  His celebrity has catapulted him to the top of the GOP ticket.

Sarah Palin and Bristol have hosted only a couple of seasons of reality shows, so Sarah was relegated to the Vice Presidential spot, instead of the top of the ticket.

John McCain is totally responsible for putting Sarah in this position, so it is ironic that Meghan now complains about the GOP promoting personality and celebrity.

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6 thoughts on “Sarah Palin was Trump Before Trump!

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  1. I guess I was the only one that didn’t laugh at her answer to Jerry Seinfeld on the SNL 40 Anniversary Special; just an overwhelming sense of dread as she fired the shot at what was coming down the pike. Maybe I’m too smart for my own good.

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  2. 2806 days ago, part of an interview was aired on CBS, where Sarah Palin told Katie Couric that Sarah would get back to Katie about what newspapers Sarah regularly reads to stay informed.

    It seems that either the list Sarah is compiling to give to Katie is either exceptionally long – and therefore has taken 7 years 8 months and 7 days days and still counting – OR that Sarah will not be getting back to Katie because there is no newspaper that Sarah regularly reads to stay informed.

    Narcissists do not read newspapers to stay informed, they just keep turning godlessly to themselves.

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  3. Ha… I read this story online this morning and thought Meghan McCain WAS talking about Sarah Palin when I first read the Tweet. Then I realized what it was about. I think political hopefuls or their handlers think (or hope) most of us have short memories. You are right on the money Malia.

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  4. Don’t look now, but the Screechy Wretch, aka the once and future standard bearer for today’s GOP, aka FrankenSarah, is again headline news over at CNN, having pledged to take Paul Ryan down.

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  5. Maybe I’m reading between the lines here. Megan may be suggesting who was really responsible for the Wasilla Wendigo. Sen. McCain was dedicated to the GOP, swallowed his pride, and remained silent.

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