Full Text Of Sarah Palin’s Trump Endorsement Speech – BuzzFeed News


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  1. Avatar Roland Dodds says:

    How much of this rambling mess was written before hand, and how much was typed up after the fact?Report

  2. Avatar James K says:

    That reads like it was written by a neural network, and a badly trained one at that.Report

  3. Avatar Kazzy says:

    I think it is interesting that she — and a few others I’ve seen — are co-opting the language of “change”. Especially after so many on the right derided that message… either under the guise that America did not need to change or that Obama was incapable of enacting change.

    It is also interesting that she is championing Trump’s deal-making ability when so much has been written about the base turning on anyone they forsee making deals.

    I just don’t know what to think about the right anymore…Report

  4. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Trump-Palin: An Alliance of the Aggrieved (David Frum, The Atlantic):

    Radio talkers Rush Limbaugh, circumspectly, and Mark Levin, more explicitly, have made clear that although they like Trump, they prefer Cruz. The Texas senator has collected endorsements from Glenn Beck, James Dobson, Brent Bozell, and Ginni Thomas, among many other conservative luminaries. In the contrast between Cruz’s support and Trump’s, one sees something truly new and disrupting—a battle between those for whom conservatism is an ideology, and those for whom conservatism is an identity.

    That’s exactly the same feeling to which Donald Trump speaks, and which has buoyed his campaign. When he’s president, he tells voters, department stores will say “Merry Christmas” again in their advertisements. Probably most of his listeners would know, if they considered it, that the president of the United States does not determine the ad copy for Walmart and Nordstrom’s. They still appreciate the thought: He’s one of us—and he’s standing up for us against all of them—at a time when we feel weak and poor and beleaguered, and they seem more numerous, more dangerous, and more aggressive.

    Talk radio uses those feelings, too, of course, and has used them for years. But the more ideological stars of conservative talk—the Limbaughs, the Levins—try to use those feelings in service of a more-or-less coherent set of political ideas. Speaking to the feelings of persecution is only a means; some vision of a revitalized free-enterprise system is the end. For Palin, though, her personal grievances were always what the whole commotion was all about. She was effective, to the extent she was, because millions of people agreed that her personal grievances sometimes also represented theirs.


  5. Avatar Damon says:

    Trump amps up the annoyance factor with the establishment Repubs and the “ARRRGGGGH” factor for the Left with this endorsement. (Palin also hitches her post to a guy and stays in the news)

    The Trumpening continues.
    Well played.

    Can’t wait to talk to my VERY LIBERAL friends. The wailing will be deafening.

    Most Entertaining Primary EverReport

    • Avatar North says:

      I can’t imagine why your very liberal friend would be wailing; a Trump nomination would be a politican gift that no Democratic Politician or liberal in, what- two generations now, could ever dream of enjoying.Report

      • Avatar Mo says:

        Because a Trump nomination could lead to a Trump presidency if things break the right (or wrong) way. Those things are not really in our control, things like a massive recession due to contagion from a Chinese depression would doom the party in power.Report

        • Avatar North says:

          I will agree that a Trump nomination could result in an X% chance in a Trump victory.

          I will assert that the X% chance of a Trump victory in the general is smaller than the X% ov victory chance of pretty much any other GOP potential nominee. Thus Liberals and Democraric Party partisans should hope for a Trump nomination.

          I would further assert that a Trump presidency would have the highest chance of the GOP President bucking his party on the various ruinous horrible policies they’d want to enact (social policy, ripping up the safety net, etc) while a GOP Congress could be expected to stop most of a Trump presidency’s worst attempts at excess in its tracks. Any of the other GOP candidates could be expected to be a rubber stamp for the GOP congress (note that any rational analysis of GOP behavior assumes at the start that the filibuster would be chucked the moment the new GOP president was inagurated). Thus, again, Liberals and Democraric Party partisans should hope for a Trump nomination.Report

    • Avatar Kim says:

      The Patron Saint of Lost Causes is now working for Jeb!
      That ought to tell you… something.
      [He claims he’s actually giving good advice… not that anyone, ever, listens to his good advice. Except Spirit Airlines].Report

    • Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

      Yes, we’re sooooooo worrrrieddd about Trump. Please, keep Palin on the trail. Every dang day. It’ll scare usssss sooooo mucchh. Please don’t nominate her to be VP again. That’s be horribleeee!Report

  6. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    I don’t think there is any utterance by Palin that doesn’t sound like it should be done by William Shatner, accompanied by bongos and a muted sax.Report