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This is ‘uuuuuuuuge! “Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives“:

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses.

“I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign.

Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far.

“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in a statement trumpeting Mrs. Palin’s decision. “She is a friend, and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”

I’ll bet he is. 🙂

Earlier, her daughter got into the act too. Reacting to the rumors that this might be coming, the Cruz camp had blasted Palin. This elicited a blog post from Bristol : “Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz?

After hearing what Cruz is now saying about my mom, in a negative knee-jerk reaction, makes me hope my mom does endorse Trump. Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!

America doesn’t need that. We need someone who has a vision for economic prosperity, who won’t let us get kicked around in the world, and who will fight for our future.

I didn’t go to Harvard Law School, but I know this: You can like two people in a race, but there will only one president.

The audacity to suggest that because she chooses one over the other will somehow “damage” her just shows arrogance.

You’ve also said, “She can pick winners!” I hope you’re right, and that she endorses Donald Trump today for President.

Ouch! One would think her mama might have been a Grisly. 🙂

In any case, I remain hopelessly enamored with Sara, so this settles the question once and for all. If this conservative goddess has chosen Trump over Cruz, who are we mere mortals to question her wisdom. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º


27 Responses to “Palin on Trump”

  • Chris says:

    Can’t say I’m not disappointed but then an opportunity to jamb a thumb in the republican party’s eye might be just too big a temptation no matter who is running in it. Can’t say I blame her.
    BTW the article you quoted by Bristol is a bit dishonest or at least the quote as it stands alone. She is quoting unnamed staffers then goes on to make out like Cruz said it. Seems like unnamed staffers are always the safe bet. If you didn’t read the whole thing check it here.

    So Trump it is. Be tough for Cruz to get past this.

    • That is the same link I provided above. Dishonest? Although she blamed Cruz for the sentiment later, she did specify that it was staffers up front:

      That’s the rumor, and I’ve been too busy with diapers to delve too much into politics these days. But the rumors were enough to cause staffers from Ted Cruz’s office to slam my mom.

      She had linked to the the Washington Times article that was the source of her quote, which itself specified that it was specifically made by Cruz campaign spokesman, Rick Tyler, on CNN’s “New Day” program. This is hardly ‘unnamed staffers.’

      Your musing about her motive has validity, and I do agree with your conclusion that Cruz will find it tough to get past this blow. â—„Daveâ–º

  • Chris says:

    Oh and the suggestion that backing Trump will hurt the Palin brand? Facebook and twitter is on fire with things like “she’s dead to me” soooooo maybe at least if it was said it was at least correct.

    • Which only goes to show his supporters do realize how devastating this turn of events is. Since on a national scale, Trump’s poll numbers more than double Cruz’, her decision was by far the wiser move for her to have made, in terms of pleasing or displeasing her own supporters. No? 🙂 â—„Daveâ–º

  • Chris says:

    Watching Sara now.

    • Thanks, Chris! I wouldn’t have wanted to miss that. Fortunately, I was able to rewind my DVR to the beginning. Wow! She almost has me wanting to get on the bandwagon! The lady sure knows how to motivate a crowd! â—„Daveâ–º

  • brauneyz says:

    Honestly, I’m so disgusted with all things GOP right now I cannot even comment. If I can stand it I’ll follow through the IA caucuses but probably read the tea leaves then and check out from politics. I fear we are going to get the gov’t we deserve. Get it good and hard.

    Eff ’em all!

    • Chris says:

      Step right up folks the show’s about to begin. All I can say is WTH??!!

      • Oh, good grief… This is why I am glad I never had any kids, although the two I raised turned out well. Poor Sara…

        Is this to be considered good news for Cruz, that this 26-year-old man, born to the woman who just endorsed his opponent, got drunk and threatened to commit suicide? Of course, the family lawyer then cleverly leaves the impression that he might be afflicted with PTSD. Talk about entertainment… â—„Daveâ–º

        • Chris says:

          Good or bad for Cruz I don’t know. Not good for Sara though. I used to believe in coincidence but sometimes it just plain gets too freaky.

  • brauneyz says:

    Can’t imagine anyone already in Cruz’s camp suddenly jumping ship because of this endorsement. Can’t really see any undecideds braving the cold on caucus night because she swayed them either.

    So calculated. So narcissistic. So transparently opportunistic. She & The Donald make a great team. They ought to take this circus on the road, makes boatloads of $ and let the grownups try to right the ship. I fear it’s too late, but this distraction is proving one thing. The Establishment hates Cruz, their circle is wider and their long knives sharper than I’d ever imagined.

    That they (supposed limited gov’t conservatives) would prefer a President Trump (or Hillary) over a Ted Cruz shows us yet again – The Fish Rots From the Head Down. The Art of the Deal is coming.

    • I can’t speak to what might motivate the Piously Correct voters of Iowa, whom both camps are frantically pandering to at the moment; but “calculated?” “Narcissistic?” “Opportunistic?” Are you speaking of Palin, Trump, or Cruz? These fairly common characteristics would easily apply to all three. Add ‘driven’ and ‘ambitious,’ and you would have a pretty good outline for a Cruz biography. 🙂

      You reckon she is not a grownup; but the arrogant Harvard lawyer, with the frequent smirk on his face, is? Are you seriously implying that Trump and Palin are undercover agents, engaged in a concerted and coordinated effort to destroy Cruz, because the GOPe “hates” him? Please, Mary, you have always been more rational than that. Personally, I really see nothing out of the ordinary for Party Politics, going on here. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º

      • brauneyz says:

        Well that didn’t take long. You totally misinterpret what I said, add your own slime, then accuse me of be irrational.

        Yes, the memories this evokes…

        • brauneyz says:

          Dammit, more coffee! Where’s my edit button?

          “… being irrational”.

        • Mary, one of the things I was taught in my NLP course, is that the meaning of a communication is the results achieved. For instance, it matters not that I didn’t intend to offend you with my innocuous remarks, the apparent result I achieved was to have done so. I could whine about your misapprehension of my meaning, or accept responsibility for the miscommunication and try to clarify my remarks.

          I have reread your second paragraph above several times. Even without employing the foreknowledge I had that you were a Cruz supporter with a disdain for Trump, I don’t find my original interpretation unreasonable. To me, it seems to suggest that Palin and/or Trump are part of a GOPe effort to destroy Cruz’ candidacy. Yes, knowing what I think I know about these two individuals, I would regard such a conspiratorial belief as irrational, although it perhaps was a mite impolite to have said so.

          If my original interpretation was in error, then whose fault was the unfortunate miscommunication? Would you care to clarify what you actually meant to communicate to us? Thank you. â—„Daveâ–º

        • Chris says:

          I think the bottom line is that Palin will have little effect on the outcome. The lines of support have already been drawn between Trump and Cruz. Those aligned with Cruz are merely wondering what the heck happened to Palin. (I’m one) Everything she said needed doing in her speech is exactly what Cruz has done in the senate. (still scratching my head) Anyway the ones with Trump were already there and a good portion of them not even being conservative have a poor opinion of Palin.

          I have posted in my sandbox a 25 year old documentary on Trump. It’s over an hour long. It gives some insight into Trump in the 80’s and 90’s. I wish the heck we had something like that on every candidate. Some insights from people he worked with including politicians in the past. He’s really not that much of an “outsider”. LOL until he tried to bring his Manhattan attitude to Palm Springs. 🙂

        • You may be right in respect to Iowa, Chris; we’ll likely know from the polls next week. I think I disagree on the national level, however. We political junkies often forget that most voters aren’t even tuned in yet, let alone have their minds made up. As for the reported 20% of Democrats inclined to vote for Trump, those would be the ‘Reagan Democrats,’ better known as blue collar workers, who defied their union bosses to support the Gipper. I doubt these guys have as poor an opinion of Palin, as the media likes to portray. We’ll see…

          As for her motive in making the tough choice between two men she has consistently stated that she admired, one can only conjecture. I have no problem assuming self-interest probably had something to do with it. As I already suggested, nationally, her decision probably disappointed about half of the number of folks that the opposite choice would have done. You never know, she might just be a ‘birther,’ who thinks Cruz should stay in the Senate where he can continue to do some good. 😉

          I will watch your Trump documentary later; but your mention of his debatable “outsider” credentials, reminds me of my confusion over everyone trying to claim Cruz is an outsider. Did you ever look at his resume? He has been hip deep in government and political positions, ever since he got his law degree. He even met his politically connected wife, while working on the Bush 43 campaign. I’ll give him contrarian, and royal pain in the ass to many in the GOPe; but he is not even close to being an outsider. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º

        • Chris says:

          New poll I saw today had Trump slipping 5% and Cruz gaining 3%. Of course that was before Palin. Rubio took a big hit. Be interesting to see how it plays out.

        • Thanks for sharing the Trump documentary, Chris. I actually enjoyed it and found him to be a likable rogue, as a young essentially self-made man. Nothing shocked me, struck me as disqualifying, or more odious than any other typical politician.

          His political influence depicted here, is entirely consistent with his recent frank discussions regarding how his political donations over the years bought him the access and influence so necessary to his profession.

          One thing it showed in spades, was that he has the necessary cajones, leadership, and serious executive experience necessary for the office he seeks. I would like to see a similar documentary, depicting how he recovered from the low point they appeared to be cheering. I bet it too, would be interesting and informative. 😉 ◄Dave►

        • Chris says:

          Probably much more so than the one available.

          I guess we live in a world where character means nothing. Conservatives have railed that Obama is a narcissist yet they embrace someone that by my measure could make Obama look down right humble. Meme’s all over the internet about Obama saying “me” and “I” X amount of times in a speech without giving Trumps speeches a second thought.

          I know your delighted at the thought of somebody coming in and just blowing the whole system up. Some portions of it he might. Just not the parts that would matter. He likes and uses them way too much.

          I guess if someone lived in NYS it lends a different perspective to what actually goes on around here. They hand out tax breaks like candy to “spur development”. If a 40 year tax deal is cut on a billion dollar plus piece of property who makes up the difference? Who is paying for the infrastructure that service that property? The problem is state wide and is alive and well in my home town which happens to be the state capitol. The taxes my father at 86 pays on on his life long properties is obscene because of the tax free properties that the state maintains. Most of which lay unused and they are building more. Five years ago the state gave away huge incentives to a company that wanted to build a microchip factory north of Albany. It was going to be the best thing since GE came to Schenectady. High paying tech jobs for all. They built it. Now a few years later it’s being sold off in parts. Some to GE, and some to Chinese companies. How long do you figure before the jobs go elsewhere? The tax breaks are about to expire.

          Sorry for the somewhat off topic rant but if you think Trump will end crony capitalism you might as well figure Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream wants to ban refrigeration. Yea, that would put them out of business.

          • As I keep pointing out, he played by the well-established rules of the game – rather successfully. If the people of New York don’t like the rules, they should change them. For the most part, they elected or hired the government functionaries he had to manipulate to achieve his creative goals. He avoided taxes? Oh my, how un-American!

            Are the multitude of New Yorkers, who earned a living building and managing his projects, as unhappy with him as you? Don’t they end up paying their share of the taxes for the infrastructure too? Were the buildings themselves paying higher taxes, wouldn’t it just be the New Yorker tenants actually paying them, through higher rent?

            Raise business taxes high enough, and direct personal taxes could be eliminated; but can’t you see that ultimately it is the consumer who pays the business taxes through higher prices? Taxes are just another expense item to a businessman, which must be included in his costs, when calculating the price he charges for his goods or services. He is only being forced to be the middleman for the collection of hidden taxes on consumers. The sheeple ultimately pay all taxes. It could not be otherwise.

            I know your delighted at the thought of somebody coming in and just blowing the whole system up.

            Precisely. Let’s try anarchy and end all taxes. Then everyone will only be required to pay for the goods, services, and infrastructure that they actually use. Their providers will then be required to focus on maintaining satisfied customers, rather than appeasing a voracious bureaucracy with the power to destroy them on a whim.

            I repeat, if sheeple don’t like the rules of the game, it is in their power to change them. I suspect that is one of the reasons Trump is doing so well in the polls. Most may not quite understand why; but they want a real change in the system itself. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º

        • Chris says:

          LOL just as a side note as you probably know I am in the specialty food industry. There is a supermarket in the area of that chip factory I mentioned. Five years ago there was no demand for Indian food in the store. My space allocation in there now comes close to the Italian food allocation. Just say’in.

          • Were it not for governments, you probably wouldn’t have that shelf space, Chris. The government in India undoubtedly is responsible for the conditions which encourage emigration, and of course ours is responsible for encouraging them to immigrate here. 😉 â—„Daveâ–º

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