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Palin’s speech

NY Times article about Palin’s speech is hilarious. Her speech sounds, to me, like someone with an IQ of 95 trying to use smart-people language and failing at it.

Sorry for no link, I’m blogging from my iPhone.

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January 20, 2016 at 10:36 am

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  1. Listening to her speak is absolutely embarrassing. I want to like her, she even wrote an article about how great the National Front is a few months ago. But she is dumb, dumb, dumb.


    January 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

    • She writes well in her Facebook posts, and she’s given good speeches before, but the one yesterday didn’t sound good (one pundit on Twitter said Palin makes Trump sound like Thucydides). But it doesn’t matter: she has a huge amount of charisma. The thing that first struck me watching the speech live (and Rush Limbaugh just made a similar observation) was how long Trump let her speak. I’ve never seen him give someone else that much time at his mic.

      Dave Pinsen

      January 20, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      • If it’s well written then she has a ghost writer.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      • Trump is gracious. If someone helps him he returns the favor without embarrassment. Romney was apparently embarrassed about the tea party and didn’t want to court them. This was not helpful for turnout.


        January 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      • I’m surprised he went an entire post without calling her prole.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      • @Lion: You spent much of the 2008 election pointing out that Palin was stupid and Obama was smart. I agreed with you then, unlike most of your readers, but I have slightly changed my mind since then.

        People can differ enormously in speech and writing in terms of ability and style. Steve Sailer sounds boring, slow and not particularly interesting when he speaks. Jonathan Bowden on the other hand was an exceptional orator. He spoke extemporaneously with passion and deep knowledge about art, history, politics and current events and was able to weave them together seamlessly and compellingly. Bowden also published more than a dozen of books. His writing was atrocious and scatter-brained. It is almost unreadable.

        I still don’t think that Sarah Palin is sharp, however her speech may lead us to underestimate her somewhat in other domains. Some of her spontaneous speech patterns in a way remind me of disjointed black poetry slamming. Imagine some of the phrases the NYT made fun of with a black voice. Maybe she should stop trying to give profound political stump speeches and let it flow instead.

        Many european populist politicians do very well on Facebook. The Facebook format appears to be the sweet spot for middle brow politics.


        January 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      • I think that Palin’s speaking and schmoozing abilities are exceptional relative to her IQ.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      • “I think that Palin’s speaking and schmoozing abilities are exceptional relative to her IQ.”

        Didn’t you just say she sounds like someone with an IQ of 95? So what do you think her actual IQ is, 70?


        January 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      • Back when she was gov of Alaska, and she was not talking about anything intellectually difficult, she mad a good impression.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      • Contrarian: Sarah Palin loves the spotlight, I think. Remember how she went back to do SNL’s 40th anniversary special with all her ideological enemies?


        January 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm

  2. I’m surprised by your reaction to this, Lion. Since you’ve been reading Scott Adams, you should recognize that she’s doing what Trump does: implanting emotional imagery in the minds of her listeners.


    January 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

    • Surely there must be a way to do that without sounding like a moron…

      Is it really so hard to hire good speechwriters and then practice delivering the words they give you? (I always used to wonder about that with Dubya Bush…)


      January 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      • yep

        John Jones

        February 10, 2016 at 1:13 am

  3. Iowa voters don’t care about IQ. They’ll remember the one thing she said that will be important: “our politicians use political correctness like a suicide vest” if I remember correctly.


    January 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

    • Neither do Meriproles as a whole. It doesn’t take high IQ to enjoy bread and circuses!


      January 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  4. Sarah Palin = Peggy Hill.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    January 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  5. Offtopic: Are you still invested in oil? Any comments on oil markets at the moment?


    January 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    • Painful

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      • The markets are painful for everyone right now! But I don’t know that I’d sell oil here, At this point there’s a lot more room for it to go up than down. I have to look at it from the standpoint of the Saudis and WHY they’re doing it. I don’t buy the argument that it’s to crush American shale oil. The US doesn’t get its oil from the Saudis. I don’t think increased Saudi production has anything to do with squeezing American producers at all. Saudis are in a cold war with Russia and Iran. Saudi oil is much cheaper to extract than Russian and Iranian oil. The Saudis are still making a little money but Russia and Iran are getting killed. So dropping the price is the Saudi’s way of beating their asses over Iraq and Syria. LOL


        January 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    • I’m buying XES


      January 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    • Here’s a crazy strategy for you: buy what’s going up, and hedge against it going down. A recent example that includes a bet against oil:

      Dave Pinsen

      January 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    • I bought Vanguard Energy Investor Fund (VGENX) in Dec. ’14 anticipating a big run up in gasoline prices for summer ’14, and doubled up in Dec. ’15. I’m down 27%.

      E. Rekshun

      January 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  6. Elitist disgust for proles is more off-putting than proles themselves.


    January 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    • Agreed. Too often, elites want to trade their own proles in for a different set. This doesn’t engender loyalty to them, or unity in the country.

      Half Canadian

      January 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

  7. Pailin is nice, I totally like her. She means well, she is a patriot, she had more kids than anyone on this blog other then me. Stop attacking her already! It’s not her fault that the idiot McCain had picked her as a running mate.


    January 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    • She could have declined.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    • Hey not true, I’ve got eight.

      I like palin, sort of.

      slithy toves

      January 20, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      • You are heroine! All 8 are yours?


        January 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    • One redeeming quality of Sarah is her down to earthiness that separates most elitist condescending pigs.

      There is nothing to brag about Alaska other than natural resources in the 1st place!


      January 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  8. There is a reason it sounded like someone with a 95 IQ trying to sound smart: that’s exactly what it was.

    It’s got to be hard for her now – post public service career, with limited access to speechwriters to help communicate her gut level feels.

    That said, her gut isn’t all bad. She has people skills and good state-level political instincts.

    I wonder which other prominent politicians are legitimately sub-average in terms of IQ.

    My list:

    Luis Gutierrez
    Louis Gohmert
    Maxine Waters

    Who am I missing? Not people whose politics you disagree with. Humans who are below average in wattage.


    January 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    • Palin has had a huge impact in getting other people elected, including Ted Cruz (who, after hearing about her endorsement of Trump, said he loved her.).

      Dave Pinsen

      January 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      • Yeah. I agree. But could you answer my question? It’s a different discussion. One worth having. Identifying which politicians are dim is the first step towards understanding how they’ve exceeded expectations and how to co-opt their techniques and non-IQ-related gifts towards more worthy goals…


        January 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    • Hank Johnson. He’s the one who expressed concerns that Guam could capsize if it had too many people, IIRC.

      Sgt. Joe Friday

      January 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    • Rick Perry


      January 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    • Cynthia McKinney was particularly dumb, thinking that the CIA was behind the murder of Tupak.

      Her seat is currently held by another idiot, Hank Johnson. He has a law degree but it seems entirely possible he may be <90.

      Lion of the Turambar

      January 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      • OT: Hank Johnson, a black guy from the south, has the distinction of being the first practicing Buddhist to serve in Congress. Soka Gakkai, natch.

        Greg Pandatshang

        January 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    • Sheila Jackson Lee?

      My favorite:

      “In 2003, Sheila Jackson-Lee complained that hurricane names were too “lilly white” and said that “All racial groups should be represented.” She suggested Hurricanes “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn”.”

      I feel sad that Jackson-Lee did not prevail in that fight.


      January 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      • One..Two…Tree…Four…Five…Corrine Brown don’t take no jive!


        January 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      • @PerezHBD

        That video clip has been a social media phenomenenon among UF grads for years now.


        January 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      • As a UF grad, I’m hugely embarrassed! I have a coworker that speaks exactly like Ms. Brown (“Brown” tee hee). Not only does this coworker speak in ebonics, she writes in ebonics. She’s an affirmative action hire and, over three decades, promoted up to a $70K per year financial analyst position (w/o any degree, credential, or training). Fortunately, she does no analysis; mostly runs reports when requested, talks (loudly) on the phone to her friends and family, and reads her bible.

        E. Rekshun

        January 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    • Maxine Waters actually asked an astute question once of some Treasury official about the revolving door between Treasury and Goldman Sachs, IIRC. But she speaks in Ebonics so she doesn’t sound as smart.

      Dave Pinsen

      January 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      • She does not need to be smart to get 70% of the vote in a 70% NAM district.

        The only question is when will some aspiring Hispanic Democrat oust her? (Currently 46% Hispanic there.)


        January 21, 2016 at 8:15 am

  9. Its amusing that the Times calls the article “The Most Mystifying Lines of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Speech” when out of the 10 they list at least 8 are perfectly straight forward. Assuming you have at least passing familiarity with the history of the last 10 years, which I guess Times readers dont if they need to have someone explain to them about Obama’s apology tour and bowing.

    And the paper of record never reported on Obama’s “bitter-clinging” slur?

    Lion of the Turambar

    January 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

  10. Although most social conservatives would not want to denounce her in public, my guess is that they are, by and large, sick of the Palin family’s public melodrama and bad morals that embarrass the cause at every turn. The Palins are not like the Reagans, Bushs, Cheneys – basically normal families that have their moments or their one member whose behavior or life choices are regrettable. They are a freak show that the conservative movement has endured long enough. I’m sure most Iowa voters will not be influenced by Sarah’s endorsement. Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement, which surprised the hell out of me because I was sure she’d endorse Cruz, might have an effect.


    January 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    • Yes, they make those other families look normal or high class by comparison. They at least have the excuse of having lots of money and connections and being spoiled and living in more exciting areas with lots of more temptations. How do you raise such dumb, tactless losers living in Alaska? Aren’t there too many chores to do for the kids to end up like this?


      January 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      • “Aren’t there too many chores to do for the kids to end up like this?”

        I’ve heard several people from rural areas tell me that kids there turn to sex and drugs because “there’s nothing to do.” Then again, I lived in a quite suburban area where and kids there complained about there being nothing to do, so perhaps it’s a teenage universal.


        January 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      • @jasonbayz
        People who complain that they are bored because they have nothing to do are stupid. This is crystal clear.


        January 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

      • In the absence of work or asian-level dedication to school, that is what happens to people who doesn’t have intellectual pursuits or serious hobbies.


        January 21, 2016 at 2:06 am

      • The Palins live in Wasilla, which is a suburb of Anchorage. I’ve seen a photo of their house. There was a big boat on a trailer in the driveway, as I guess you’d expect, but it’s not like they’re out in the bush.

        ice hole

        January 23, 2016 at 2:33 am

    • most voters are total morons who don’t care about logical arguments. Schlafly’s endorsement will mean nothing but Palin’s is a big deal because she has some legit cred amongst Evangelical proles, even if smart Evangelicals hate her.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      • I haven’t seen surveys but shouldn’t we assume the number of people who would be influenced to vote for someone because Sarah Palin supported him/her is far lower now than it was even 4 years ago? Sarah got fired from Fox and has made a spectacle out of herself with weird speeches (like the one at CPAC.) The family brawl last year was a huge blow to the Palin image. Bristol’s second (acknowledged) unwed pregnancy was a total humiliation (abstinence advocate on second baby daddy?) I don’t believe that most socons want to see more of her. There’s probably a split between those who feel sorry for her and just wish she’d go away and those who feel betrayed by her. A lot of conservatives will applaud someone in public just to be polite. The Christian Right is not nearly as stupid as many believe. Many non-evangelical Republicans may be unknowingly accepting the media portrayal of the CR.


        January 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      • Honestly, I feel like this is such a symptom of the worsening class divide. Everyone commenting on Sarah Palin is almost by definition too far removed from the sort of people who would have politically consequential opinions on her one way or another. What do prole Evangelicals go for? I honestly don’t have a blue’s clue. I can speculate on what makes sense to me, but I’m limited by my own experiences and thought process, which I get the impression is vastly different than their own.

        I will note, however, that if you watch Palin circa 2008, for example her introduction speech at the McCain rally, it is striking to see how much she has decayed.


        January 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      • American voters don’t actually want to vote for the Joe-next-door candidate, or for that matter the Sarah next door. On some level, they know that while Joe may be a pretty good, pretty solid guy, he isn’t presidential material. Americans are particularly attracted to a candidate who came from nowhere and wound up somewhere. The appeal of Bill Clinton — and in a strange way Ronald Reagan as well — is that they came from humble, and actually troubled backgrounds, and rose to prominence.

        Clinton’s step-father was a sometimes drunken, sometimes abusive, car salesman. Clinton wound up at Georgetown, then Oxford, then Yale, and became a state governor in his early 30s. What voters saw in Clinton was someone who could understand their mundane frustrations and struggles, but who could also navigate through a complex political world they would be hopelessly lost in. In a sense, they saw a more capable version of themselves.

        While Reagan never had Clinton’s intellectual accomplishments, and was much criticized for it, he nevertheless came from a troubled family (alcoholic dad) and became a well-known Hollywood actor, then governor of America’s most important state. Had he remained a radio broadcaster in small town Illinois, Americans never would have been interested. You can see a similiar trajectory from nowhere to somewhere in the lives of Eisenhower and Nixon.

        There are certainly exceptions, such as FDR, but he went to great lengths to present himself as friend to the common man, though he could never be perceived as a common man, nor did he want to be. As he knew, Americans are secretly wowed by aristocrats, even though nobody wants to admit it. At the other end of the spectrum, Truman might be considered an exception, in that he started from nowhere and sort of stayed there. However, Truman never would have become president if he hadn’t landed in the job after FDR’s death. Anyway, I’m talking about a national predilection, not an iron law.

        ice hole

        January 23, 2016 at 3:23 am

  11. Yakov is right – you’ve got to respect the fact that Sarah Palin has had so many children. Also, I really respect the fact that she refused to abort a baby with Down’s syndrome.

    Palin’s family is a typical working-class/lower-middle class American family. It’s not unusually trashy. Most white trash Americans have family issues quite similar to the ones experienced by the Palins. My own family is quite similar. I have two cousins with out-of-wedlock children. That’s obviously not a good thing, it’s a very bad thing, but in white trash America it’s not uncommon, either. I also represent several former Navy SEALS and Special Forces soldiers pro bono, and they all have lots of family drama – messy divorces, custody battles, etc., etc. It’s very sad, but again, it’s common. Palin’s family is not unusual in that regard. If anything, her family seems pretty close. A lot of white trash people are estranged from their parents (I myself am estranged from my mom), but Palin’s family seems very tight.

    The thing about Sarah Palin is that she really is a genuine, blue-collar American. All politicians pretend to be “regular folks” — with Palin, it’s not an act. It’s real. To me, that means that Sarah Palin really IS in touch with the values and concerns of ordinary people. That’s very important. She isn’t a member of the political class, she actually could be my cousin or my next-door neighbor. That’s priceless in an era when politicians are increasingly out of touch. Now, Palin could be a phony too. Maybe she understands my concerns but doesn’t care about them. The fact that she comes from an underprivileged background doesn’t make her a paragon of virtue. But faced with a choice between elites who demonstrably don’t understand my problems and don’t care about them, on the one hand, and Sarah Palin, someone who does understand my problems and might care about them, on the other hand, I’ll take Palin every time.

    Next, people don’t give Palin nearly enough credit for her political skills. She’s obviously a very capable person. What she did — rise from blue-collar housewife working part-time at the snowmachine repair shop to Governor of Alaska in something like 5 years — is impossible. No one else has ever accomplished something like that. Also, Alaskans are very pragmatic people. They live in a state where mother nature can literally kill you. The fact that they elected Palin means that she is a capable person who can be trusted. Everyone knows one another (figuratively speaking, in that kind of environment there are only two or three degrees of separation) in a small state like Alaska, and if Palin didn’t have the chops, she wouldn’t have been elected. Palin was respected by her fellow citizens in a state where respect civic cooperation literally means the difference between life and death, and that says a lot about her.

    The media savaged Palin in 2008, and frankly destroyed any chance that she would ever become President, but I don’t think that was fair. She’s obviously a prodigious talent and very capable. Of course she’s not a policy wonk, she’s a blue-collar housewife who became governor of a rural state. It’s misleading to judge her by the standards of the Beltway.

    That said, I admit that I am somewhat disappointed with what Palin has done since 2008. I didn’t expect her to be a policy wonk in 2008. But after 2008, I expected her to hit the books. The GOP machine would have helped her do that. Plenty of policy wonks were ready to teach her anything she needed to know. But Palin never did that, and that does disappoint me.

    Second, I also think that white trash Americans who rise to a position of prominence have a duty to set a positive example and serve as role models. Palin hasn’t done that either. Her family drama has continued. Bristol should not be having a second illegitimate child, and she should never have appeared on “Dancing With the Stars.” Palin isn’t responsible for all of her kids’ mistakes, but they don’t reflect well on her, either.

    So while I like and respect Sarah Palin, i am disappointed with the fact that she didn’t rise to the occasion after 2008. But she’s not a trashy rube, that’s not a fair assessment .he’s a decent person who really does understand the concerns of ordinary Americans. She should not be ridiculed or written off. We need more people like her.

    Joe Schmoe

    January 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    • TLDR, but why should she be respected for having so many kids?

      D Meister

      January 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      • In general, I believe that children and intact families both good things. A child is a blessing, a gift from God, not just another mammalian organism. Also, it takes courage to shoulder the responsibility of having several kids. Finally, kids make you a better person because they require you to sacrifice for the benefit of others. More kids means more sacrifice. Sure, these are just generalizations and you can always find exceptions to the rule. But in general kids do make you a better person.

        I realize that in this day and age, not everyone is able to have kids. Also, a lot of people who do have kids have them in their 30’s or even 40’s. Please understand that I am not trying to diminish anyone who doesn’t have kids.

        Joe Schmoe

        January 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      • Because they are white kids, not mud people.


        January 20, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      • Wanting a large family is good. And yes, we need people to have children if society is to continue. But popping out babies is something animals do also. That alone doesn’t make one productive. Sarah obviously didn’t do the right thing with Bristol. For years they’ve been enabling her desire to have fatherless children. This little girl she just had is actually her fourth child. After the first pregnancy she should have been forced on a non-daily form of birth control and told that if she got pregnant outside of marriage again her family would continue financial support but cut off contact with her – all she’d get is a check. The fear of loneliness would have motivated her to stop. Track has been a delinquent for years – this is why he was shipped off to the military. A judge gave him the choice between the military and jail. And here is Sarah defending Bristol by saying that single parents have to work so hard and that Track’s behavior was caused by PTSD brought on by Obama’s failure to treat veterans properly. In any kind of normal society, people like Sarah Palin wouldn’t be able to find candidates who would accept their endorsement.


        January 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

      • MaryK, Cruz doesn’t have the foggiest clue about the family oriented social conservatism that you say you care about. Your candidate is Rick Santorum.

        Andrew E.

        January 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

      • “Cruz doesn’t have the foggiest clue about the family oriented social conservatism that you say you care about. Your candidate is Rick Santorum”

        I only wish Santorum were doing better! But I think Cruz is pretty sharp and you have to take your hat off to any conservative who could get a liberal like Alan Dershowitz to refer to him as “off the charts brilliant.” Say what you will about Cruz, but no one ever called him stupid or simple-minded. And since he went Ivy League, we know that he must have had SAT scores high enough to satisfy even our Lion (LOTB, that is.)

        I wasn’t aware that Cruz and Santorum differ in any important way on social issues/values. Are you referring to the fact that Cruz said he’d leave marriage up to the states? I hate to admit it but the gay marriage issue is settled. We are way past the point where a Constitutional amendment to limit marriage to one man-one women is possible. The only question now is whether we’ll be able to successfully argue against the eventual legalization of polygamy. If Santorum were more politically savvy he’d be warning the party about the polygamy threat, but people like him are too intimidated when the media refers to any prediction of future social upheaval as “hysteria” and “scare tactics.”


        January 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

  12. What do you think about her blaming her son’s arrest on PTSD and Obama’s lack of respect for veterans? You should blog about this if you have the time.


    January 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    • Embarrassing considering Republicans and their constant opposition to supporting the VA or any feasible alternative.

      Her base will eat it up though, because they’re morons.


      January 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  13. Palin’s endorsement is the first part of Trump’s campaign where I said to my self “What the hell is he doing?”. She’s an inbred loser with a loser family, and is famous for it.


    January 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    • Maybe he thinks it’s the way to Cruz’ voters in Iowa. The media narrative is that Trump’s supporters are all stupid, uneducated dupes but that’s of course less true than they hope — maybe the dupes are going to Cruz’ side and Trump is trying to lure them with Palin? I assume he knows what he’s doing and hope he will discard her once she’s been used for whatever she’s good for.


      January 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    • Not too hard to figure out.

      Trump brands himself as the anti-establishment candidate. Cruz is trying to take that mantle from him. Trump brings in Palin – who made her career hating on, and being hated by, the establishment – as the arbiter of who is the anti-establishment candidate.

      Advantage: Trump!


      January 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    • “She’s an inbred loser with a loser family, and is famous for it.”

      Lol, you’ve obviously never met true White Trash, much less NAM dysfunction. You’re living in a bubble.


      January 21, 2016 at 2:13 am

    • Loser? She got to be governor of a US state. I know she didn’t go to Harvard, but she did pretty well for herself. Better than a lot of people who went to Harvard.


      January 22, 2016 at 11:36 pm

  14. Seeing Palin speak with Trump is a disgrace. Trump is a real, principle national conservative whereas Palin is a classic right wing snake oil salesman.


    January 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

  15. Palin’s very first speech when she was introduced by McCain as his running mate was actually quite good. In the hours afterward, candidates Obama and Biden looked nervous on the campaign trail. In her first moment in the national limelight, she did well.

    Unfortunately, as she gained confidence, she quickly lost the instinct to rein in her vocal screechiness and verbal sloppiness. Her family became a liability as well. She wasn’t willing to make the effort that Margaret Thatcher made to eradicate the obvious markers of her class background.

    At times, Trump looked a little uncomfortable standing next to her yesterday, but he seems to know what he’s doing.


    January 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    • I agree about Palin’s first speech when she was picked as the running mate. I had never heard of her before so I had no preconceptions, and I thought she gave a great speech, far better than any I had heard McCain give.

      Mike Street Station

      January 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

  16. Robert

    January 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

  17. Trump desperately needs Palin to help bridge the gap between him and rural voters, since he risks coming across as an out-of-touch urbanite. (like Obama)

    He’s smart to give airtime to her endorsement, but he will be smart enough to pick someone else as his running mate.


    January 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  18. From the Palin speech:

    “What he’s been able to accomplish, with his um, it’s kind of this quiet generosity. Yeah, maybe his largess kind of, I don’t know, some would say gets in the way of that quiet generosity, and, uh, his compassion….

    The permanent political class has been doing the bidding of their campaign donor class, and that’s why you see that the borders are kept open. For them, for their cheap labor that they want to come in.

    That’s why they’ve been bloating budgets. It’s for crony capitalists to be able suck off of them. It’s why we see these lousy trade deals that gut our industry for special interests elsewhere.

    [H]e’s got the guts to wear the issues that need to be spoken about and debate on his sleeve, where the rest of some of these establishment candidates, they just wanted to duck and hide. They didn’t want to talk about these issue until he brought ’em up. In fact, they’ve been wearing a, this, political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.

    And enough is enough. These issues that Donald Trump talks about had to be debated. And he brought them to the forefront. And that’s why we are where we are today with good discussion. A good, heated, and very competitive primary is where we are. And now though, to be lectured that, “Well, you guys are all sounding kind of angry,” is what we’re hearing from the establishment. Doggone right we’re angry! Justifiably so! Yes! You know, they stomp on our neck, and then they tell us, “Just chill, okay just relax.” Well, look, we are mad, and we’ve been had. They need to get used to it.”


    January 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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