Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump"

NYT: “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 never expected this endorsement, not in a million years.

73 comments:

Methadras said...

The Death Knell for Trump begins with this endorsement. I lulz of course, but you can see the KosKids blowing it out of their asses right now at this.

bagoh20 said...

There is nothing conservative, and especially Tea Party about Trump. I'm going soft on him after getting a slight chubby over his complete perplexing of the elites. That's wearing out at this point, and I'm thinking how much I would probably hate a Trump Presidency He's different, but mostly in embarrassing ways. He's an accomplished, successful goofball. We never get any of the best to choose from.

deborah said...

Quid pro quo, or does Ms. Palin miss the limelight...or both? Cruz has been badly screwed.

Leland said...

I think this will hurt Trump, and I'm not kidding.

bagoh20 said...

The novelty has worn off. He can still win, because the Dems are a complete mess, but man, with such an opportunity we had to come up with this to take the low hanging fruit?

Palin did a good job of expressing exactly what his strengths are, but he's gonna wear thin. That said, it will be exciting for the first year, and either a huge surprise or a huge embarrassment after that. He won't be boring.

Methadras said...

This may actually help Cruz. Palin's family drama may be enough to push people to Cruz. It's possible.

john said...

How many real voters can she pull over to the Trump ticket? I'd guess not that many, but that's mostly because I have cooled considerably in my attraction to her.

As a commenter said "Politician turned reality star endorses reality star turned politician".

deborah said...

Yeah, but job one is to win over the religious right in Iowa, she could be the tipping point for that.

bagoh20 said...

Of course Cruz is the natural candidate for her endorsement, but Trump makes everyone crazy for hope and change.

Leland said...

Palin's family drama

That's inline with my thoughts.

chickelit said...

I'm not surprised at all. Palin is a natural fit for the Trump philosophy. Of course, this will drive some of the Trump crossover voters back to Hillary, but they deserve her.

Lem said...

Blinded by the Trump.

bagoh20 said...

Trump supported Obamacare, the Clintons, Kelo type theft, and overthrowing Qaddafi, and he's NY big city elite, among other things that are the opposite of what Palin has been about. It might be financial, or just dumb, but it's not ideological.

bagoh20 said...

I just want Trump to pledge that he will put Judge Judy on the Supreme Court. The alternative is that Bernie Sanders will demand reparations for the 10% of college graduates still flummoxed by child proof caps.

Lem said...

The only that can fix this is a Patriots winning another Super Bowl šŸˆ

G Joubert said...

Take a chill pill. Trump is the best thing to happen to the Republican party since Reagan.

Shouting Thomas said...

Palin was a prophet. Back when liberals kept insisting that we had reached Peak Oil and that we were on the verge of running out of oil, she said that we have unlimited reserves of oil and that all we had to do was to drill to tap those unlimited reserves. At the time, the liberal crusade was for "energy independence" and Palin correctly pointed out that we had the capability to achieve that. She was governor of the biggest oil producing state, so she was in a position to know. Fracking proved her right. Our oil reserves are practically unlimited.

A physicist friend has pointed me to research that shows that oil is not a finite commodity either. It is constantly being produced within the core of the earth. The vilification of Palin began with her statements that we have unlimited reserves of oil. She was supposed to be a crazy for saying that. Years later, we know she was right and her critics were wrong.

Amartel said...

So now we wait to see how much pull Palin still has after all these years, positive and negative. I still have a lot of sympathy for her after all she went through at the hands of both party establishments. She seems like a nice person. She was driven out of politics (resigned in order to avoid becoming a burden on her state due to all the frivolous leftard vengeance lawsuits brought against her) and turned to reality celebrity to keep the coin coming in. I don't hold it against her not do I blame her because some of the kids are silly. I do wonder about this endorsement, why she would abandon Cruz. They seem like fairly parallel ideologically. And, no, I don't think it's because he's a "nasty guy" who "doesn't get along with anyone." Thanks, Blowhard, for summing up your own approach and projecting it onto your nearest competitor. Anyway, Palin. I do wonder, given her fading celebrity, if this is an effort to renew her relevance and bank ability. There was a lot of drama surrounding and leading up to this announcement today.

Amartel said...

Palin was GREAT on energy and general conservative governing principles back when she was in office.

edutcher said...

Remember when Bob van der Plaatz was Cruz' Key to the State?

So much for endorsements?

Methadras said...

I lulz of course, but you can see the KosKids blowing it out of their asses right now at this.

Slide on over to Insta and listen to the experts, the gloomsters, the trolls, and the Cruzzers.

Leland said...

I think this will hurt Trump, and I'm not kidding.

How, exactly?

Methadras said...

This may actually help Cruz. Palin's family drama may be enough to push people to Cruz. It's possible.

Bob van der Whoever was supposed to do that.

The family isn't endorsing him, so I think it's a wash. The issue is Cruz is supposed to be the platinum standard, but he's slipping.

bagoh20 said...

Trump supported Obamacare, the Clintons, Kelo type theft, and overthrowing Qaddafi, and he's NY big city elite, among other things that are the opposite of what Palin has been about. It might be financial, or just dumb, but it's not ideological.

Cruz was for anchor babies, voted to fund PissyCare and TPP.

Tell me again about ideological.

rcommal said...

I want to ask you a serious question, Bagoh20, because I'm interested in and curious about how and why and what you're thinking about the endorsement, and this is so because of your 7:41 p.m. comment ("Of course Cruz is the natural candidate for her endorsement, but Trump makes everyone crazy for hope and change."), specifically with regard to the "Of course Cruz is the natural candidate for her endorsement" part:

Why do you think Cruz is "the natural candidate for her endorsement" and, also, why "Of course"?

Again, this is a serious question, because--and only because--I'm seriously curious and interested in the answer.

NP, and no hard feelings, if you choose not to answer.

bagoh20 said...

" Trump is the best thing to happen to the Republican party since Reagan."

I give that title to Obama, who long before Trump was a Republican was already putting Republicans in office all over the country,and swelling the ranks of Second Amendment patriots. Trump is a carpetbagger on the Tea Party bus.

bagoh20 said...

"Why do you think Cruz is "the natural candidate for her endorsement" and, also, why "Of course"?"

They go way back, as Cruz is saying tonight. He's saying on TV right this very moment that he owes a lot of his success to her, and that he is a big fan despite this endorsement. They were both big Tea Party darlings, and being Tea Party myself, I watched that. Trump was nowhere to be found back then, and is riding their wave now, so why Trump and not Cruz. You gotta wonder.

Methadras said...

Shouting Thomas said...

Palin was a prophet. Back when liberals kept insisting that we had reached Peak Oil and that we were on the verge of running out of oil, she said that we have unlimited reserves of oil and that all we had to do was to drill to tap those unlimited reserves. At the time, the liberal crusade was for "energy independence" and Palin correctly pointed out that we had the capability to achieve that. She was governor of the biggest oil producing state, so she was in a position to know. Fracking proved her right. Our oil reserves are practically unlimited.

A physicist friend has pointed me to research that shows that oil is not a finite commodity either. It is constantly being produced within the core of the earth. The vilification of Palin began with her statements that we have unlimited reserves of oil. She was supposed to be a crazy for saying that. Years later, we know she was right and her critics were wrong.


It's funny you mention peak oil because i was thinking about that when oil went below $30 per barrel and I kept going back to the studies the purported peak oil and how I laughed at them. I've always had an inkling that abiogenic oil production was at play, but had no way to prove it because no one has ever seen it, but there is enough circumstantial evidence to suggest that the earth is actually creating petroleum. Do I think that surface organics over hundreds of millions of years of subductive heat and pressure created oil and natural gas? Absolutely and you can see that in the organic molecular chains that created them, but if you believe that then why not that earth is creating it too?

Also, whatever came about from all of those Palin emails the leftists were drooling over? Did the leftists find anything in those 25k pages of emails from when she was governor? Nope. Not a single thing. However, Hillary on the other hand.

Methadras said...

Also for the record, I would bang the shit outta Palin. Just sayin.

bagoh20 said...

The whole anti-establishment, anti-elites, feed up with lies and RINOs insurgent zeitgeist pushing things today is all Tea Party wave started back in 2009,and slowly gaining influence and power. Trump is no dummy when it comes to opportunity. He saw an up and coming market and he's exploiting it. Palin is strategic merger.

chickelit said...

@rcommal: This new development has affected people strangely and unpredictably. I don't know if you still read Twitter, but Sissy Willis feels absolutely betrayed by Palin. She may be evolving into a sullivanist regarding the sound of Palin's voice. She must be a big Cruz fan.

Shrug.

Meade said...

"A physicist friend has pointed me to research that shows that oil is not a finite commodity either. It is constantly being produced within the core of the earth."

The _core_ of the earth, huh? Is your "physicist friend" sure about that?

chickelit said...

As i wrote in these pages before, Cruz lost me with his "brilliant" H1-B visa plan. Sorry to be such a one-issue voter. In any case, I won't be eligible to vote for any of the republicans in the CA primary as it is a closed primary and I'm a registered independent. Not that it matters in our one=party state.

chickelit said...

Trump is no dummy when it comes to opportunity. He saw an up and coming market and he's exploiting it. Palin is strategic merger.

That how I see it too.

Meade said...

Up from earth's core
Come a bubblin' crude.
Science fiction that is.
Jules Verne.

Meade said...

The Trump/Palin Hillbillies!
(banjo music here)

bagoh20 said...

Versus the Bernie/Hillary Dinosaurs, selling pet rocks and timeshares.

Shouting Thomas said...

You're a member in fine standing of the Judenrat, Meade.

Your tactics of stabbing other white men in the back to gain traction in a fag hag academic community are despicable and cowardly.

You're one of the lowest bastards I've ever encountered.

I used to have a fairly high opinion of your wife. I long ago decided that, if she can bear you, she is fucked up beyond redemption.

bagoh20 said...

Unfortunately, abiogenic petroleum is pretty much an old discredited theory. All petroleum is almost certainly produced from fossils like Sanders and Clinton, and socialism.

chickelit said...

It isn't necessary to postulate abiotic oil. It's enough to note that we just keep finding ingenious ways to get at more of it. Plus, we probably haven't tapped but a fraction of oil and gas trapped undersea. Look at California, for example. So much oil and gas offshore that it seeps out all on its own.

Meade said...

Afraid we're way passed Peak Pet Rocks.

bagoh20 said...

Despite what Trooper likes to say Trump is not in fact "OUR douche bag."

TRUMP: I LOVE OBAMA, CAN’T STAND THE TEA PARTY. SARAH PALIN DOESN’T MIND

Meade said...

Okay, but how about that abiogenic oil, Shouty? Won't you share your research papers with the rest of the class so we can give it a little peer reviewing?

Meade said...

And who is this "Trooper" you speak of, bag? Is he that old secret blogger who ran off with Cliven Bundy?

bagoh20 said...

"..we probably haven't tapped but a fraction of oil and gas trapped undersea".

And with 70% of the planet underwater, and technology advancing, it's a safe bet that we will still have plenty of oil long after we move on to something else.

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bagoh20 said...

I'm not trying to be contrary, although I can hardly resist it on most occasions, but we elected the current fool thinking he was something he was not, and ignoring his history and previous positions. I want us to look at it honestly this time and not vote for someone simply because he gives us a thrill up our leg.

Meade said...

I appreciate you not wanting to be fooled again. I really do.
Exactly what is it you thought he was that he wasn't? A community organizer? An establishment progressive socialist democrat?

rcommal said...

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/214989/right-stuff-ted-cruz

rcommal said...

Putting everything else aside, including my intervening comment not related to this one, part of what's bugging me about the narrative that, somehow, Palin has betrayed Cruz is what seems to me (and God and everyone else knows that I can be wrong! and don't I know it!) an underlying assumption that somehow, somewhere Cruz did a favor first for Palin, and then she did one for him, and then time passed on, and here we are in 2016, and he's gotten left with the short end of the stick, a.k.a. a favor short of being even, not to mention being the one left with a loyalty deficit. I'm having trouble squaring that narrative with the timeline since at least the turn of the century. I just am.

chickelit said...

Thanks for the NR article written by Cruz. I still think he'd be a valuable conservative voice on the SCOTUS. I just don't think his voice is mainstream enough.

Sarah Palin has always had middle America cred which is what might work for Trump in Iowa. Of course, she might have done the same for Cruz but she chose not to. Why? Maybe she assessed inchoate electibility factors.

Shouting Thomas said...

I suspect Trump asked Palin for his endorsement.

He's unlikely to have wanted to be surprised by it. He certainly knew about it and approved before she released the endorsement.

deborah said...

My holy roller sis couldn't bear her, and my silly lib sis thought she was ass, but I admired her. She had moxie and made her own path.

Chip Ahoy said...

I just want Trump to pledge that he will put Judge Judy on the Supreme Court.

[judge judy vs supreme court salary]

Chip Ahoy said...

One day I was sitting in the middle of the room, nicely vacuumed and steam cleaned with my legs pulled up like a Buddha sits with both feet pulled over my thighs, this is important because my chakras lined up and the Earth said, "Hi."

"sp, sp, sp, speaker sounds* " Hi, Bobby."

Earth called me Bobby, smallest of the diminutives.

"Wut?'

"I want you to get a message out to all the people living on me."

"Okay."

"Tell all the people thank you for removing the oil. That shit was gross. Ugh. The worst. I'm telling you. It's be ages in my pores. Now it's in the air and floating around to be grabbed and properly sequestered. I love that word. It's so green. Oh, Bobby, do tell everybody they're lovely. This is a wonderful development. I hope everyone don't stop until the last bit is dug out. It builds up you know. Like ear wax. Ugh, Except black. Ugh. I'm grossing myself out again. Tell everyone, Ta"

Bloody hell, I nearly forgot about that until you mentioned it. Here it is: People of the Earth, the Earth says thank you.

Dad Bones said...

The more the country - and the world - talks about Trump the closer he gets to the White House.

AllenS said...

A long time ago I heard about abiogenic oil, and it seems possible to me, and seems more possible than a bunch of old dead animals underground. That would be coal.

Lem said...

I wouldn't be surprised if McCain had his fingerprints all over this.

Lem said...

Or maybe this is Palin's revenge against the GOP establishment that has disrespected her since the day she was picked by McCain.

Meade said...

She disrespected herself. Oh and did you notice? -- Methadras is charitably willing to "bang the shit out of her". Such a prince.

chickelit said...


Meade wrote: She disrespected herself.

How so, Meade? I see the verb transitively, but not reflexively.

chickelit said...

Methadras is charitably willing to "bang the shit out of her". Such a prince.

It reminds me of Lena Dunham's panting over Obama and the continual attention paid to Lena Dunham.

Meade said...

Exactly. Meth is to Palin as Dunham is to Obama.

bagoh20 said...

I say we were fooled by Obama with the democratic royal "we". I wasn't, as I didn't vote for him. I heard many people who did though express complete ignorance of his past and his positions. There are many videos of Obama supporters who had no idea who they were voting for, even to the point of supporting Republican positions if you simply told them they were Obama's positions. I'm seeing that dynamic with Trump supporters. You can say anything about him, and they are fine with it because he says what they want to hear about the people they hate. It's disappointing to see that on the Right. Trump has a lot of resume that recommends him for the job, but also a lot that does not recommend him as what I'm looking for. I want smaller government - period. We will always have crooks and incompetents in the government. The only way to mitigate their disastrous effect is to reduce the number and the power they have. Trump has not shown any real passion for that, although he may do it once in office, but we have no idea, and he's not giving us one.

bagoh20 said...

Dunham said voting for Obama was like sex. Meth said sex with an attractive woman was desirable. One is confused at best, and the other is perfectly normal.

Meade said...

"Meth said sex with an attractive woman was desirable."

Oh that's what this means: "Also for the record, I would bang the shit outta Palin. Just sayin."

Perfectly normal. Thanks, bags.

AllenS said...

I've also looked at Sarah Palin and had impure thoughts. Thank God.

bagoh20 said...

You have to be pretty feminized through and through to not understand this about male sexuality. You already have a woman, you can stop pretending now. I abandoned that posing in 11th grade. I know what men are thinking, and we should keep it secret, but so should Dunham when she starts dropping the veil on the female mind.

Methadras said...

Meade said...

She disrespected herself. Oh and did you notice? -- Methadras is charitably willing to "bang the shit out of her". Such a prince


Hey, what's the problem with wanting to bang the shit outta Palin. She's hot. I'd do it if given the opportunity and thanks for elevating that sentiment to the level of nobility. Surely, coming from you that gives total street cred to horny inclinations towards Palin, you kingmaker you. *snicker*

Meade said...

Right, Meth — you're real elevated, bro.

Rabel said...

It's wrong to debate an issue without viewing the evidence.

MamaM said...

I'll say this: she exhibits a LOT of vitality!

The opposite of a propped up figurehead wearing a scripted, sewn-on smile.

MamaM said...

As for "real elevated", what more can be expected of a migration of splooge stooges who swam upstream during the heat of July, seeking a real elevated place to land as their comment home, before settling in with Lem's Levity, referred to in some circles as the bastard blog child of Althouse?

The Word Origin & History of elevate:
elevate late 15c., from L. elevatus, pp. of elevare "lift up, raise," from ex- "out" + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever).

All that talk of banging caused my elevated mind to consider drums, knuckles, doors and gongs, before veering into a full blown glam rock rendition of "Bang a Gong, Get it On", with enough vibration to start Sarah Palin's Sparkle Jacket swinging all over again, before heading over to Chuck Berry's to check out "Little Queenie",the supposed inspiration for all that banging, to cover the crazy energy the SP is releasing:

Well if she's in the mood
No need to break it
I got the chance and I oughta take it
If she can dance we can make it
C'mon queenie let's shake it

I said go, go, go, little queenie


Which I'm thinking has got to drive the Big Queenie (Who completed her debate ensemble this time around with a Royal Circlet of Jewels) closer to the edge of nuts.

Meade said...

Well then I give up. If MamaM is cool with "banging the shit out of Sarah Palin" then who am I to judge.

Methadras said...

Meade said...

Right, Meth — you're real elevated, bro.


You know, i had something witty and pithy all typed up as a retort to this little bit of sting that you tried and mustered up. I read it over and over again, I laughed at my own response to you because it was just that good and then I read what you have said: "Right, Meth — you're real elevated, bro." and I read it over and over and over again. And I pictured you sitting there in the glow of the screen as you typed that out and I suddenly was overcome with an image of you that was just sad and pitiable. Like a withered vine, with no potency or vitality. The life being drained from just the act of thinking up what you said to me and hitting the "Publish your comment" button.

I can see now why you have become a reviled individual in certain circles. The truth of it really. It wasn't all the drama over at TOP, well, some of it maybe, but not all of it. It's like your that small little kid, who stands behind the big bully kid like a lackey or a sidekick, doing the big bully's business. Like that little kid in The Christmas Story who's bully buddy gets his ass kicked and then runs away. You're that kid, but as an adult now. Dear God.

rcocean said...

"Hey, what's the problem with wanting to bang the shit outta Palin. She's hot."

Yeah, I guess. I assume you're over 55 and have your AARP card.

Methadras said...

rcocean said...

"Hey, what's the problem with wanting to bang the shit outta Palin. She's hot."

Yeah, I guess. I assume you're over 55 and have your AARP card.


Not even close. I just dig hot older women. Always have.