I usually don’t like to write about every stupid thing a Republican says – especially when that Republican is Sarah Palin. But today’s antics are just too delicious to resist.
As I write this, the possibility that Sarah Palin will endorse the candidacy of Donald Trump is still just a rumor. But her daughter, Bristol Palin, has already weighed in. Apparently Bristol is too busy with diapers to actually know whether or not her mother is going to endorse Trump. But she’s obviously not too busy to write about it. And she’s mad that the Cruz campaign said this in response to said rumor.
“I think it [would] be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said on CNN’s “New Day.”
Apparently in the world of Palin victimology, that rather innocuous statement translates into a “negative knee-jerk reaction” in which Cruz shows that he is a “typical politician” by being “rude” to her mother. Oh, and it also shows Cruz’s audacious arrogance. My, oh my!
Almost within minutes of that being published, Momma Palin tweeted a link to it.
Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz? https://t.co/Qv3iih071S
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 19, 2016
But of course, none of this was part of a coordinated plan of attack on Ted Cruz in support of Donald Trump. Nah…not a chance.
Meanwhile, Jeb Bush has been reduced to giving an exclusive interview to Breitbart in his effort to gain some relevance with the Republican base. His message basically comes down to: “Marco Rubio is a lefty.”
Consequently, my position today is that I totally endorse this tweet:
I’ve been stocking popcorn like a doomsday prepper but clearly I’m going to have to up my game
— ProChoice Sneak (@word_34) January 19, 2016
Update: It’s official.
— Slate (@Slate) January 19, 2016
And no. When I wrote this, I had no idea that today is National Popcorn Day. How very appropriate though.