Tag: Sarah Palin

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I know many of us have been waiting impatiently for the Tina Fey impersonation of AOC that might equal the totally fair and unbiased job she used her talent for when inspired by Sarah Palin. (There is now supposed to be an SNL version with a lesser-known I haven’t seen). But, until the well known […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a laugh out of Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s attack ad, in which he exposes Democratic Senate challenger Jacky Rosen for lying about owning a business that never existed. They also call for Senate Republicans to act on hundreds of bills that the House of Representatives has passed but lie dormant in the upper chamber. And they think it’s time for a widespread rebuke of Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy show where he impersonates a disabled veteran.

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Following the Times malicious and demonstrably false attack on Sarah Palin after the shooting of Republican Reps and staffers in Virginia, Sarah Palin has filed a libel suit against the Times. The interesting part, her legal team includes Kenneth Turkel and Shane Vogl who were part of Hulk Hogan’s team in his successful suit against Gawker. […]

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Why Aren’t More Conservative Leaders Embracing the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

 


Nelson Lund has a thought-provoking piece at the Daily Signal on how the individual right to keep and bear arms is an integral part of our Constitution, and he as a companion piece that calls out conservative commentators by name for their statements in favor of gun control.

Why are some leaders of the conservative movement so hesitant to acknowledge the reality of today’s gun owners? We’re not rural hicks with our shotguns and deer rifles: We’re urban professionals who like to go target shooting and carry a pistol for self defense. We’re of all races, creeds and colors, and the number of women inside our ranks is growing every day. The one thing that unites us is our commitment to keeping ourselves and our families alive, no matter what may happen around us.

Sounds exactly the demographic that Republican presidential candidates want to court. Why, then, are they so lousy at it?

An Alaskan’s View of Palin’s Trump Endorsement

 

trump_palin-copy-800x430I was moderately surprised that Palin made an endorsement at all, but not surprised that she endorsed Trump. During the last gubernatorial election, she turned against the incumbent, Sean Parnell, who succeeded her after she resigned, and she endorsed a moderate Republican, Bill Walker, who was running as a third-party candidate. She was mad at Parnell because she didn’t like the way he was dealing with the oil companies and the proposed gas pipeline.

Walker won in a close-enough election that Palin probably put him over the top. Since then, he has implemented Medicaid and Obamacare expansion, similar to what John Kasich did in Ohio, and has proposed a state income tax. He ran on the Medicaid expansion, so it’s not like she didn’t know what he was about. As for the income tax, Alaska’s state government is mostly funded by oil taxes, and oil prices have dropped since the election, so he’s turning toward more taxes. Although in fairness, he’s also cutting the budget. It’ll be interesting to see if it actually passes the legislature.

So now conservatives are pointing out the inconsistencies between what Palin used to stand for and what Trump stands for when you look under the covers. (He’s not that far off of being a Silicon Valley liberal.)

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.”

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Based on circulating news and rumors, and a blog post from Palin’s daughter Bristol, it could be happening later today. As one of the more outspoken supporters of both Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz on this site, I must admit that this puts me in quite a quandary. Preview Open

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Tense, Boring, and — Squirrel!

 

IMG_2862It seems the natives are getting restless again, and you can trust me on that, speaking as the least restful nativist ever to grace these pages with thoughts from my viscera (thanks, Mona!). Like any place on the Internet, we have skillful trolls and blunt-force trolls, and here we pride ourselves on quality. It’s money well-spent.

The U.S. News and World Report cites a survey that has Trump pulling almost 20 percent of Democrats, as Hillary’s Hail Rodham play peters out at the fifty-yard line. Many people will say that this is inconceivable. “Inconceivable!” There, I said it for you.

In 2008 and 2012, what was inevitable for the GOP is exactly what happened, but the Democrats have some experience that we lack. In 2000, inevitable blowhard Al Gore was ensconced and lost, and in 2004, the inevitable wooden bore Kerry did the same. So when the inevitable no-man Hillary stepped up in 2008, a different whirling blade mowed her down. I do believe that Hillary would have lost to McCain-Palin and an energized, unified establishment-conservative party. Can’t prove a counterfactual, so it’s offered for your consideration.

Sarah Palin vs. Ernie Chambers

 

In January 2011, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a “Congress on Your Corner” constituent meeting outside a Tucson Safeway supermarket. Though the gunman murdered six others, Giffords survived, but eventually had to resign her seat due to brain and bodily damage. As is usually the case, the shooting became a political debate over gun control and mental health. Many on the left blamed the shooting on the political rhetoric of the right. Many specifically blamed Sarah Palin, even though she was not in Tucson, has nothing to do with Arizona, and didn’t pull the trigger. Palin was blamed because of this map:

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DES MOINES — Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is “seriously interested” in running for the White House in 2016. “You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Palin said, when asked to clarify her thinking about a possible presidential bid. Haters going to hate, […]

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