She’s baaackkk. Sarah Palin is making waves in the Republican Primary today with her endorsement of fellow birther Donald Trump. Since the McCain/Palin ticket lost in 2008 and she cut short her governorship, Palin has been a fierce advocate for the right wing Tea Party agenda, while endorsing extreme conservatives like Richard “pregnancy from rape is ‘something God intended'” Mourdock.
Palin also endorsed Ted Cruz in his 2012 senate race, which was another great fit. But when you think about it, Palin’s endorsement of xenophobic demagogue Donald Trump makes even more sense, given how out-of-touch the Republican Party has become.
Here are a few things Palin and the GOP frontrunner have in common:
- They’re Anti-Immigrant. Both Trump and Palin are opposed to anyone speaking Spanish while in the United States. Trump said Jeb Bush should “set the example” by speaking English, and Palin said immigrants need to “speak American.”
- Very Anti-Immigrant. Of course, Trump also despicably said that Mexican immigrants are “rapists,” and that the U.S. has become a “dumping ground.” Palin, for her part, has suggested immigrants are lazy, and that Obama should be impeached because of his opening of “our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate.”
- They Like Putin. Both Trump and Palin think very highly of Vladimir Putin — though Palin’s also inexplicably called him a “silly little man.”
- They’re Both Birthers. Trump’s been a birther for years, and Palin not only defended him, but said, “there is something there that the president doesn’t want people to see on that birth certificate.”
- And They Don’t Like The Minimum Wage. Trump’s said that “our wages our too high.” And who could forget Palin’s nonsensical, anti-minimum wage rant during which she touched upon Purgatory, picket lines, veganism, and “fast food joints” — on which she riffed: “Don’t you [liberals] think that they’re like of the Devil or something?”
So, if you’re looking for a pro-Putin, anti-immigrant and minimum wage presidential candidate, Sarah Palin just made sure you — and her 4.5 million Facebook followers — know Donald Trump’s your guy. But, if you’ll settle for any old anti-immigrant opponent of raising the minimum wage… well, you have a bunch of other options in Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Ben Carson.
Published: Jan 19, 2016