It’s hard to write rationally about the clownish acts of Sarah Palin.
Hard, hell: Impossible.
Her endorsement Tuesday of another political clown, flamboyant billionaire and former TV reality star host, is typical buffoonish effort by a laughable political has-been to get publicity.
Some of those who watch and write about the failed American political system claim her nod to Trump is noteworthy. They claim her endorsement will mean something to conservatives.
If so, then those right wingers are as brain dead as Palin and Trump.
Trump goes into the Iowa primary caucuses in less than two weeks as the presumptive front runner for the GOP nomination for President. The sad fact that he is even on the ballot is a indictment of Republicans as a whole.
Others who write about politics say the incredibly stupid mistake of naming Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 created the “Twilight Zone” atmosphere that opened the door for Trump in the 2016 campaign.
GOP consultant Steve Schmidt hangs his head in shame for his lamebrain idea that bringing Palin onto the McCain ticket would, somehow, bring the “star power” to match Barack Obama to a race where celebrity meant more than substance or leadership.
All it did was confirm national awareness that Palin was a nimwit who could not name critical foreign leaders or even a news source she watched or read on a regular basis.
Palin was a political fluke in Alaska, a state where flukes are common and flakiness is considered an asset. Photos appeared of her as a college coed wearing t-shirts making fun of her tiny breasts and stories emerged that, as a TV sport reporter, she had a fondness of bedding star athletes in one-night stands.
Other stories told of cocaine parties at her home. She bragged about her “family values” home life and then her daughter turned up pregnant by a boyfriend.
It was both odd that right-wing, Bible-thumping Republican zealots flocked to Palin because she, in reality, is the epitome of everything they claim to despise. Stores of her adultery emerged. She lied on the campaign trail. She was caught in scandals as Alaska governor.
Then again, the love-in by those who now support Trump is even more hypocritical.
He leads the polls for a Presidential nomination in a party where religious conviction is a litmus test, yet Trump is evasive about his religion, if he even has any faith except towards his perceived “greatness” and the pursuit of money.
He claims to be “sort of” a Presbyterian and often admits that he goes to church “sometimes” around Christmas or New Year. He claims he has read the Bible but can’t provide a single Biblical quote as a favorite.
“Oh, they are all good and important,” he says.
Trumps morals are somewhere south of the border — that place where he claims all Mexicans are “drug dealers” and “murderers.”
Affairs led to divorce. He brags about coveting his daughter, who he says he would like to bed. He owned gambling houses (casinos) and went bankrupt trying to turn Atlantic City into a gambling paradise.
Then he claimed he didn’t go bankrupt. It was his wholly-owned casino empire that filed some of his several bankruptcies that left investors and creditors holding empty moneybags.
“I did all right,” he claimed. He lost a yacht, homes and other things because of his massive debts.
Trump lies just about every time he opens his mouth. His claims of greatness are never backed with any citations of face or substance. He started rich with money from his real-estate mogul father and it has been daddy who has bailed him out time and again,
This is Presidential material? According to his zealous followers, yep he is the person they think should be President.
And he is now endorsed by Sarah Palin, another Republican monument to ignorance and stupidity. Has anyone else of substance endorsed Trump?
They deserve each other and the rest of us deserve a chance to wake up from the nightmare of Campaign 2016.
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