Reality TV Star Endorses Reality TV Star

 

trump_palin-copy-800x430Sarah Palin, the host of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” has endorsed the star of “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice”:

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

“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.”

In Iowa, where Ms. Palin spent years developing support, the endorsement could be especially helpful.

“Over the years Palin has actually cultivated a number of relationships in Iowa,” said Craig Robinson, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa and publisher of the website The Iowa Republican. “There are the Tea Party activists who still think she’s great and a breath of fresh air, but she also did a good job of courting Republican donors in the state,” he added.

Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, added, “Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower.” It is equally as gold at that calf below Mount Sinai, I presume.

The convergence of Wasilla values and New York values shows just how hard Trump is wooing the religious right. Monday he spoke at Liberty University, where he was given a glowing introduction by Jerry Falwell Jr., who spoke of Trump’s Christlike life:

Falwell lauded Trump’s generosity and worldly success; he called him “a breath of fresh air.” He compared Trump to his father and to Martin Luther King Jr., who also “spoke the truth, no matter how unpopular.” Trump, he said, “cannot be bought—he is not a puppet on a string like many other candidates.” Though Falwell’s comments were, he said, not an endorsement, he repeatedly imagined a Trump presidency as a boon to America. “In my opinion,” he said, “Donald Trump lives a life of loving and helping others, as Jesus taught in the great commandment.”

For his part, Trump boasted about his polls, boasted about his business success, and boasted about his bestsellers, much like Jesus would have done:

TRUMP: I wrote The Art of the Deal, I wrote many best-sellers, like The Art of the Deal, everybody read the — who has read The Art of the Deal in this room? Everybody. I always say — (laughter) — I always say, a deep, deep second to the Bible. The Bible is the best, the Bible. The Bible blows it away. There’s nothing like the Bible.

But The Art of the Deal was about — in fact, there are a few of them right over there. But The Art of the Deal was the best-selling business book, and Obama didn’t read it and Kerry didn’t read it. But we can do things with our country that will be so good. But I’ve always used that word, incompetent, they’re incompetent. Now I don’t care anymore. I don’t care.

We’re going to protect Christianity — and I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct or…

AUDIENCE: (applause, whistles)

TRUMP: We’re going to protect them, you know? And I — I asked Jerry and I asked some of the folks because I hear this is a major theme right here. But Two Corinthians, right?

A few in the crowd shouted that Paul’s epistle is called Second Corinthians, but forget it, he’s rolling…

TRUMP: Two Corinthians 3:17, that’s the whole ball game. “Where the Spirit of the Lord…” Right? “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” and here there is Liberty College, but … Liberty University. But it is so true … I’m a Protestant; I’m very proud of it. Presbyterian, to be exact. But I’m very proud of it. Very, very proud of it.

Pride is a sin, but forget it, he’s rolling…

TRUMP: And we’ve gotta protect, because bad things are happening. Very bad things are happening. And we don’t … I don’t know what it is. We don’t band together, maybe? Other religions, frankly, they’re banding together and they’re using it…

If I’m president, you’re going to see “Merry Christmas” in department stores, believe me.

St. Donald of Mar-a-Lago was thrilled to get Palin’s endorsement since in 2012 the former Alaska governor, former VP candidate, and former Tea Party darling had endorsed Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate race.

Over the weekend, a spokesman for Cruz argued that it was in Palin’s interest to endorse the Texas conservative. “I think it [would] be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” he said.

This rather meek advice prompted an ugly response from Bristol Palin that mom dutifully promoted to her millions of followers on Facebook and Twitter:

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 [sic] that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!

…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.

Bristol’s furious response closed with a boldface pitch for readers to buy her mom’s devotional. And the piqued will inherit the earth…

In response to the personal and political slight, Ted Cruz was exceedingly polite:

Humility and grace. What a concept.

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  1. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    The day after her son is arrested and being held without bail for domestic assault on a woman and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, according to dailymail.co.uk.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:15 PM PDT
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  2. HeartofFLA Inactive

    I am watching this…this…I don’t know what to call it…odd press conference with Sarah Palin. Frankly, I think she’s kind of gone off the deep end here.

    I’ve always liked Sarah but there is something going on here that I can’t put my finger on. Trump is standing there like he’s not sure what she will say or do next.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:18 PM PDT
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  3. Lily Bart Inactive

    …..turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him ……

    Did Bristol write this while her mother was in the air on the way to Iowa to support Trump?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:19 PM PDT
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  4. Lily Bart Inactive

    HeartofAmerica:I am watching this…this…I don’t know what to call it…odd press conference with Sarah Palin. Frankly, I think she’s kind of gone off the deep end here.

    I’ve always liked Sarah but there is something going on here that I can’t put my finger on. Trump is standing there like he’s not sure what she will say or do next.

    Oh, dear. They’re both loose cannons.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:20 PM PDT
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  5. Fred Houstan Member

    I fear this will lock it in for the Donald. I weep for our country.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:21 PM PDT
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  6. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    I posted about this earlier this afternoon in the Member Feed.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:25 PM PDT
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  7. Lily Bart Inactive

    I want to see Sarah say she’s in agreement with Trump’s comments on ethanol mandate.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:27 PM PDT
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  8. livingtheLoneStarlife Inactive

    Sarah who?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:34 PM PDT
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  9. TKC1101 Inactive

    I just knew the heads would start exploding…

    first we get the Trump will be impeached post moved to the main feed, now this one.

    If only those damn Americans were not so awfully stupid….

    Is it true the tears of elites can cure the heartbreak of psoriasis?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:36 PM PDT
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  10. Hammer, The Member

    … because he stands directly opposed to those things that I have always claimed to support.

    Makes sense, Sarah.

    That’s too bad.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:40 PM PDT
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  11. AQ Member
    AQ

    Good endorsement for Trump.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:48 PM PDT
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  12. Done Contributor

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, added, “Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower.” It is equally as gold at that calf below Mount Sinai, I presume.

    lol

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:49 PM PDT
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  13. Quake Voter Inactive

    Hey, I hear, that despite what you may hear or read, he’s a big, big supporter of the Two Amendment as well.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:55 PM PDT
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  14. Jimbo Member

    I’m afraid for me this is an endorsement by someone for whom I have no respect of a person for whom I have no respect. The title says it all.

    Pray for America.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:58 PM PDT
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  15. Douglas Inactive

    Mike LaRoche:I posted about this earlier this afternoon in the Member Feed.

    Yeah, but you didn’t belittle it. Makes all the difference in the world.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 4:58 PM PDT
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  16. WI Con Member

    Wow, just when you think Megan McCain is the dumbest Republican’s offspring.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:00 PM PDT
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  17. Jim Kearney Contributor

    St. Donald of Mar-a-Lago

    Pretty funny, Jon. Maybe he’ll build the top of a giant needle on the front lawn, with the eye in front of the entrance.

    Saw where Cruz picked up Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson’s support.

    The battle of endorsements is thus engaged and escalated. Tough to read whether the escalator is going up or down.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  18. Instugator Thatcher

    Self redacted – duplicate post

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  19. Douglas Inactive

    TKC1101:I just knew the heads would start exploding…

    first we get the Trump will be impeached post moved to the main feed, now this one.

    I thought perhaps the impeached post was a sign that they’d reached the bargaining stage, but apparently not.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  20. Instugator Thatcher

    You know – If I weren’t so versed in the vagaries of the CoC and if I (or Doc Jay or Simon or BDB) had written the OP it would have been redacted in its entirety for the various personal attacks therin.

    Seriously, if one is not permitted to mention the various names that a Ricochetti has used (in a post written by the very same Ricochetti decrying the use of pseudonyms) or if one is redacted for pointing out that a Ricochetti is being deliberately obtuse in a specific thread then certainly a post by a Ricochet editor should not contain

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, added, “Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower.” It is equally as gold at that calf below Mount Sinai, I presume.

    or

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: St. Donald of Mar-a-Lago was thrilled to get Palin’s endorsement since in 2012 the former Alaska governor, former VP candidate, and former Tea Party darling had endorsed Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate race

    or

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: For his part, Trump boasted about his polls, boasted about his business success, and boasted about his bestsellers, much like Jesus would have done:

    I believe the phrase commonly used when I have been called on the carpet is “play the ball, not the man”.

    Editor, redact thyself.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:03 PM PDT
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  21. Brian Watt Member

    Whoa, this is yuge! Donald could now perform abortions wherever he wants without having to wait to get to the White House. (I believe this is how the Ann Coulter logic works).

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:08 PM PDT
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  22. jonsouth Inactive

    Well that’s nice, but who is Joe the Plumber endorsing?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:09 PM PDT
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  23. Lily Bart Inactive

    jonsouth:Well that’s nice, but who is Joe the Plumber endorsing?

    Thanks for the reminder. I was just thinking that this election cycle was getting to be a real circus, but really, they’re all that way, aren’t they?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:19 PM PDT
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  24. MACHO GRANDE' (aka - Chri… Coolidge

    So Democrats get a Bernie, and a Hillary. This pings way left on the Insane-O-Meter.

    In order to counterbalance this vicious onslaught, Republicans counter with The Donald and The Sarah.

    I think that makes things just about even.

    balance-beam-scale1

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:19 PM PDT
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  25. Zafar Member

    Did she say squirmishes?

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:26 PM PDT
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  26. Chirp Inactive

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: It is equally as gold at that calf below Mount Sinai, I presume.

    Wow. I actually laughed aloud!

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:27 PM PDT
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  27. Hoyacon Member

    Someone please tell Sarah that auditions for wife #4 are closed.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:32 PM PDT
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  28. Hammer, The Member

    Instugator:You know – If I weren’t so versed in the vagaries of the CoC and if I (or Doc Jay or Simon or BDB) had written the OP it would have been redacted in its entirety for the various personal attacks therin.

    Seriously, if one is not permitted to mention the various names that a Ricochetti has used (in a post written by the very same Ricochetti decrying the use of pseudonyms) or if one is redacted for pointing out that a Ricochetti is being deliberately obtuse in a specific thread then certainly a post by a Ricochet editor should not contain

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, added, “Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower.” It is equally as gold at that calf below Mount Sinai, I presume.

    or

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: St. Donald of Mar-a-Lago was thrilled to get Palin’s endorsement since in 2012 the former Alaska governor, former VP candidate, and former Tea Party darling had endorsed Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate race

    or

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: For his part, Trump boasted about his polls, boasted about his business success, and boasted about his bestsellers, much like Jesus would have done:

    I believe the phrase commonly used when I have been called on the carpet is “play the ball, not the man”.

    Editor, redact thyself.

    What??

    Pretty sure the difference between naming ricochet members and making fun of trump should be clear…

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  29. Valiuth Member

    I expect more lime light seeking hucksters will be endorsing Trump soon. Got to get on that bandwagon if you want to cash in.

    Poor Cruz, got all the moxie but none of the fizzle. Maybe he can still pull it off with good old fashioned political ground game. Maybe that still counts, but he ain’t going to out glitz the Donald.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  30. Boss Mongo Member

    Quake Voter:Hey, I hear, that despite what you may hear or read, he’s a big, big supporter of the Two Amendment as well.

    Well said, sir.

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    • January 19, 2016, at 5:41 PM PDT
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