Cruz spokesman: I’d be “deeply disappointed” if Sarah Palin endorses a progressive like Trump; Update: Is this why people don’t like Cruz, wonders Palin? Update: I love Palin, says Cruz

posted at 11:21 am on January 19, 2016 by Allahpundit

This makes me think it is Palin who’s going to endorse Trump today and that Team Cruz knows it. Otherwise Rick Tyler would have answered this question differently, in spokesman-ese. You know how it goes: “Oh, listen, I’m not going to speculate about who’s endorsing who. Ted Cruz admires Governor Palin, she and Ted Cruz have been allies since he joined the Senate, but endorsements aren’t going to win this race. Iowans are going to decide based on who has the better record standing up to the Washington cartel and that’s obviously Senator Cruz.” He doesn’t say that. What he’s doing here is a sort of “prebuttal” — surely, surely, an icon of populist conservatism like Sarah Palin isn’t about to throw in with the biggest RINO in the race, a guy who was busy praising Barack Obama in the media on the very day that the tea party was born. If her endorsement’s still in play for Cruz, why would Tyler antagonize her by saying backing Trump would be a blow to her credibility instead of saying something flattering instead? He must know something.

Leon Wolf’s own “prebuttal” is less diplomatic than Tyler’s:

It is one thing for people like Rush, or Hannity, or Palin or whoever, to jump on board with a likely ideological weathervane like Mitt Romney after the die had already been cast for his nomination, especially in a 2012 field without viable challengers. But the 2016 field was loaded with genuine conservative stars, and the speed with which they were abandoned by almost every major conservative personality who earns their money directly from either ratings or book sales was dizzying and depressing. Limbaugh, in particular, has been a depressing listen for the last year for me and a whole host of other people who have been listening to him for over two decades – my only hope is that he has some as-yet-unplayed ace up his sleeve…

By all accounts, there is literally no excuse for Sarah Palin not to endorse Ted Cruz, if she believes even half the things she’s been saying over the years about mavericks and people who have taken on entrenched Republican interests. Donald Trump has done none of this. In fact, he specifically attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend on the basis that the Establishment does not like him…

And after it is all said and done, Palin will always have a cachet in terms of people who are willing to buy her books and watch her on TV, because they like her so much that the quality and content of her words don’t actually matter. But for those who expected or thought that Sarah Palin was about something larger than herself, today will be the bitter culmination of a long, slow, sad descent.

There’s no excuse for Palin not to endorse Cruz if she believes half the things she’s said over the years: That’s pretty much the size of it. For the first time in the Obama era, the tea party’s got a guy running who agrees with them on virtually everything, especially the propensity of Beltway Republicans to sell out. And he’s brilliant! And he’s preternaturally good at articulating their concerns! And he’s running a superb campaign, better than anyone expected! Here’s the grassroots right’s chance to deliver Iowa to him and make a “true conservative” the GOP nominee for the first time since Reagan. And now Palin, after eight years of preaching “constitutional conservative” solutions to the mess in Washington, is going to turn around and endorse … Donald Trump? Neutrality is bad enough. But this?

We’ll see. If it happens, I wonder how Cruz plays it. He could address it directly, echoing Tyler’s disappointment or even attacking Palin herself as a conservative sellout, but there are bound to be Palin fans in Cruz’s base. He doesn’t want to antagonize them. Maybe he’s stuck ignoring it. Or maybe he’ll take a “last man standing” approach, referring obliquely to how other unnamed conservative tea-party heroes may have abandoned the movement (a knock on Rubio as well as Palin) but he remains a lone proud champion of the cause among the political class. Either that or he’ll duck it entirely and leave it to his surrogates to call Palin a has-been in the media. Coming soon from an anonymous Cruz advisor to a Politico article near you: “Hey, it’s not the first time she’s endorsed a Democrat.”

Update: This is really happening.

That link takes you to a post by Bristol Palin, who noticed Rick Tyler’s comments this morning and didn’t care for them.

After hearing what Cruz is now saying about my mom, in a negative knee-jerk reaction, makes me hope my mom does endorse Trump. Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!

America doesn’t need that. We need someone who has a vision for economic prosperity, who won’t let us get kicked around in the world, and who will fight for our future

The audacity to suggest that because she chooses one over the other will somehow “damage” her just shows arrogance.

You’ve also said, “She can pick winners!” I hope you’re right, and that she endorses Donald Trump today for President.

So there you go. In vintage Trump-ian fashion, Palin’s going to act like Cruz and Tyler started a fight with her when, to all appearances, she was already on her way to endorsing Trump over Cruz.

This is really happening.

Update: Here’s Cruz trying to de-escalate before Palin gets a chance on national TV to really lay into him on Trump’s behalf.


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…and replacing them with Republicans who campaign and govern like fascists.

TDStormfronter on January 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Hey, it worked for the Libertarian Party!

Joseph K on January 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

WordsMatter on January 19, 2016 at 3:29 PM

You don’t say? Yeah, I was playing along with you :-)

MJBrutus on January 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz?

This is an unnecessarily tacky thing to write for public consumption.

I’m agnostic about Trump and Cruz (neither is my ideal, but I could support either over Hillary). However, if Palin really wrote this, she’ll slip considerably in my estimation. No class.

LilyBart on January 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM

“Palin wrote it”. Not Sarah Palin, but her daughter, Bristol Palin. Deceiving headline. By AllahPundit:

Is this why people don’t like Cruz, wonders Palin?

Why would AllahPundit write such a misleading headline? He doesn’t like Sarah Palin. Again, why is that a legitimate reason? It’s not. It just is what it is.

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

WordsMatter on January 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Hehe. No Muslim outreach. (:

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 3:33 PM

John Wayne’s Family Endorses Donald Trump

whatcat on January 19, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Who cares, not unless they are in psychic communication with the Duke, and he told them who to endorse, this means nothing.

WordsMatter on January 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM

You underestimate John Wayne’s legend and who still honor what he represents…a practical no nonsense, man of his word at taking care of business and his woman…a time gone by.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 19, 2016 at 3:34 PM

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 3:29 PM

What, the nasty Cruz who isn’t able to be Pres? I think there is a less then 1% chance he picks Cruz. This idea has lost its potency.

KMav on January 19, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Why they don’t care that Trump is not a conservative is bewildering to me.
KMav on January 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Well, Since it has been explained many times, {that most Conservatives and (small L) libertarians who choose Trump, choose him as a weapon, to kill a rampaging behemoth, not a preferred peace-time leader}…… I’d wager that you are also bewildered when the bagger at the grocery store says “Paper or Plastic?”.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 3:35 PM

And this is the part that libtards are incapable of learning. People change their behavior in response to tax policy. That means the there is a vast difference in economic response to the alternatives of raising taxes and reducing government spending.

Increasing tax rates leads tax avoidance leads to slower economic growth because productive activities are taxed more.

Reduced government spending leads to confidence that taxes will not be raised in the future to pay for increased deficits while leaving money in the economy for productive uses. The incentives are for productivity not preservation.

Idiotic liberals just can never learn that people change their behavior in response to the incentives provided. Static, simplistic analysis like increasing taxes means more revenue and lower debts and deficits without great loss of economic activity are simply wrong for this reason.

MJBrutus on January 19, 2016 at 2:56 PM

You did this whole spiel about raising taxes and I didn’t mention anything about raising taxes. I merely pointed out that tax revenue is increasing and that is reducing the deficit. I said tax revenue is increasing because the economy is growing. However, increasing taxes does increase revenue up to a certain point. Idiot conservatives would make a better argument if they could argue at what point that occurs instead of making the silly argument that no matter how low taxes are that it will still increase revenue. You might as well say if taxes were at 0%, we’d be pulling in tons more tax revenue! An obviously stupid argument when you take it to its illogical end.

proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Gov Branstad IA came out against Cruz today as he is bad for ethanol…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Gov Branstad IA came out against Cruz today as he is bad for ethanol…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Ethanol is bad for America. But great for Iowa.

portlandon on January 19, 2016 at 3:39 PM

This site is anti-Trump, that is why Allahpundit would make a misleading headline. That is why this is post #4 in about 24 hours that has mislead, misquoted, inflated, or otherwise distorted thing about Trump.

TexasDude on January 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Phil Robertson’s Cruz endorsement trumps Palin’s of Trump. Nothing in it for Phil, other than a stronger America.

can_con on January 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Increasing tax rates leads tax avoidance leads to slower economic growth because productive activities are taxed more

MJBrutus on January 19, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Pure hogwash. The only thing that really matters to businesses is profit. Revenue/income isn’t taxed. Only profit is taxed. Sit and think about that one for a while. Your argument doesn’t even make sense.

proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Well, Since it has been explained many times, {that most Conservatives and (small L) libertarians who choose Trump, choose him as a weapon, to kill a rampaging behemoth, not a preferred peace-time leader}…… I’d wager that you are also bewildered when the bagger at the grocery store says “Paper or Plastic?”.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 3:35 PM

There is little evidence from Trumps past that he will do anything except make deals, and make nice with Dems. If that is what you want, that is likely what you will get.

KMav on January 19, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Hey, meet Bob Barr, 2008 Libertarian Candidate for President!

CIA past? Check.

War on Drugs warrior? Check.

Authored legislation to prohibit medical marijuana? Check.

Wrote Defense of Marriage Act? Check.

Voted for Patriot Act? Check.

Voted for Iraq Resolution? Check.

Extra-marital affair while working to impeach Clinton? Check.

Lobbyist for loathsome Fascist Baby Doc Duvalier? Check.

And my personal favorite: Endorsed Gingrich over Ron Paul in 2012!

Joseph K on January 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM

proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM

The economy is growing SLOWLY. Barely enough to keep up with an increasing population. It is not growing at anything close to what it should because we have a stifling tax and regulatory policy from Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, and out of control EPA and the rest.

Art Laffer characterized the optimal rates of taxation to maximize revenue with his famous curves. Your strawman is a desperate way to avoid the central fact that people change their behavior in response to tax policy. Your comments that I refuted were an incorrect attempt at condescension that lacked any recognition of the central premise of economics. That people will do what is in their best interests.

MJBrutus on January 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM

“Palin wrote it”. Not Sarah Palin, but her daughter, Bristol Palin. Deceiving headline. By AllahPundit:

Is this why people don’t like Cruz, wonders Palin?

Why would AllahPundit write such a misleading headline? He doesn’t like Sarah Palin. Again, why is that a legitimate reason? It’s not. It just is what it is.

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

No, Sarah Palin tweeted “Is this why people don’t like Cruz” from her own twitter account. Nice trick if AP can pull that off.
SP’s own tweet links you to Bristol’s comment.
This is not a misleading headline from AP you’re just unable to comprehend it.

Buttercup on January 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Michael Savage has been a supporter of Trump since the beginning.
On the radio today, he doesn’t think an endorsement from Palin is a good idea.
-“Her time is gone”
– “She’s not going to help him.”
– “Where’s her base?”

Belle on January 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM

…the economy is growing…
proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Anyone who actually believes that invalidates anything else they may have to say about economics.

The only economy that is actually growing worldwide is for those heavily invested in the production of smoke and mirrors.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM

proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:41 PM

When profits are taxed enough, businesses will not take the risks to hold on to the smaller profits they could capture. Profits come through risk and the risks are not justified when they are made to settle for less of the profit. Instead they use their capital for less productive, and less risky purposes. For example, they merge rather than expand. Or they buy back shares rather than hire or invest in capital equipment. That is why we have so little growth.

MJBrutus on January 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Everyone knows that poll is only accurate when Trump’s leading.

Back to work….later y’all.

dallasalice

No no, everyone knows all the polls are wrong EXCEPT the one with 138 respondents that shows Cruz leading, lol…the one that is probably wrong because the results don’t match the headline which says “Trump maintains hefty lead over GOP field”.

Meanwhile, interesting how neither you nor tossedsalad mentioned this one:

2016 National Republican Primary – Trump 39%, Cruz 13% (Morning Consult 1/14-1/17)

I wonder why…..

xblade on January 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM

How soon you forget. Palin supported the biggest faux conservative evah!!!!!! And she was raped by his staff and advisors. Why the hell wouldn’t she want some pay back.

they lie on January 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Hey, meet Bob Barr, 2008 Libertarian Candidate for President!

CIA past? Check.

War on Drugs warrior? Check.

Authored legislation to prohibit medical marijuana? Check.

Wrote Defense of Marriage Act? Check.

Voted for Patriot Act? Check.

Voted for Iraq Resolution? Check.

Extra-marital affair while working to impeach Clinton? Check.

Lobbyist for loathsome Fascist Baby Doc Duvalier? Check.

And my personal favorite: Endorsed Gingrich over Ron Paul in 2012!

Joseph K on January 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM

You forgot to mention that Bob Barr looks like a Nazi prison guard, but he’s a hero to TDS.

bw222 on January 19, 2016 at 3:52 PM

No, Sarah Palin tweeted “Is this why people don’t like Cruz” from her own twitter account. Nice trick if AP can pull that off.
SP’s own tweet links you to Bristol’s comment.
This is not a misleading headline from AP you’re just unable to comprehend it.

Buttercup on January 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM

She tweeted the title of Bristol’s piece. It’s not Sarah’s words, it’s Bristol’s. You’re as disingenuous as AP. She even mimicked Bristol’s punctuation perfectly:

Sarah Palin Verified account [email protected]

Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz? http://fb.me/YFOzCjNN

9:41 AM – 19 Jan 2016

Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz?
January 19, 2016 by Bristol Palin

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Lashrambo, Sarah retweeted her daughter’s tweet.

Grace B. Withue on January 19, 2016 at 3:58 PM

No one cares who Rick Perry endorses?

Not even the Perry girls?

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Why does anybody put any weight behind what Sarah Palin says? List of accomplishments please?

I got small town Alaska mayor, 3 year Alaska governor who resigned in failure, failed VP candidate, took on Big Oil something something one time, fired Fox news contributor, reality tv star.

tdarrington on January 19, 2016 at 4:05 PM

Lashrambo, Sarah retweeted her daughter’s tweet.

Grace B. Withue on January 19, 2016 at 3:58 PM

I get that. The thing is, AP’s headline is “Is this why people don’t like Cruz, wonders Palin?”, implying it was Sarah who was “wondering”. It wasn’t. She just tweeted a link to Bristol’s Patheos piece.

If you want to know what the Palin camp thinks about it, a report (maybe Politico) says some unnamed person in the Palin camp blames the Cruz staffer for trying to “drive a wedge” between Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. Then Bristol takes it a step further and blames Cruz.

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 4:07 PM

She tweeted the title of Bristol’s piece.

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 3:55 PM

She being Sarah. Sarah tweeted that line. Regardless of who she was mimicking, or linking to, Sarah sent it, she owns it. Take it up with her. If I tweeted it I’d own it.

Also I didn’t read Bristol’s piece, didn’t even click on the link. Why would I and I’m not hating on her either.

I’m not even taking issue with SP tweeting it or that she defended her daughter. Who cares? It’s just petty of you to make it out to be a hit piece on SP when it isn’t. SP can take care of herself, she doesn’t need thin-skinned anonymous posters to defend her honor.

Buttercup on January 19, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Buttercup on January 19, 2016 at 4:08 PM

In this political world of person A said crap to person B about person C, and that’s all anyone talks about anymore, I think it’s important when AP writes a headline “Is this why people don’t like Cruz, wonders Palin?” it’s BRISTOL Palin who’s wondering, not SARAH Palin. It’s misleading. What Sarah thought in tweeting a link to Bristol’s piece, you’d have to ask her.

LashRambo on January 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM

It’s Paln, no doubt about it.

idesign on January 19, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Palin had a chance in 2012 and she bailed on America by not running against someone she railed about 24/7.

Bristol should probably keep to raising all her kids and leave the politics to someone else.

Besides that Palin is just a joke at this point. I was a HUGE Palin fan back in the day. Not so anymore.

I want a Limited Government CONSERVATIVE to be the nominee…..and it’s NOT TRUMP.

Not voting for someone that praised Obama and voted for him in 2012.

And why is Palin who was so anti-ObamaCare going to endorse SINGLE PAYER ADVOCATE Trump?

PappyD61 on January 19, 2016 at 4:19 PM

I like Sarah Palin, and had much goodwill for her and her ‘projects’. However, I’ve been disappointed at how it all turned out. I like how one Ace poster put it:

41 Sarah could have been a contendah.

Should have gone home and done homework, got some polishing. She had all the potential in the world.

LilyBart on January 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Palin gave us Cruz. She also gave us Rubio, McConnell, Hatch, Alexander, Nikki Halley and others that turned out to be RINO’s.
I’ve taken the slings and arrows defending Palin since 2008. I am deeply disappointed in her.
Bristol should shut up and take care of her 2nd abstenance induced out of wedlock child.

RWRFAN on January 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Iowa governor blasts Cruz amid Trump, Palin speculation – MarketWatch http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iowa-governor-blasts-cruz-amid-trump-palin-speculation-2016-01-19

Wow. Iowa gov corn holes Cruz

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Iowa governor blasts Cruz amid Trump, Palin speculation – MarketWatch http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iowa-governor-blasts-cruz-amid-trump-palin-speculation-2016-01-19

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:24 PM

I was brought up with the advice, “Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do”.

I’m as frustrated with the current Republican party as anyone, but Trump makes me nervous. He talks one way, but has supported quite the opposite for most of his life. Trump is a wild card – in the end, he really could be anything. And we wont not really know until its too late to do anything about it.

LilyBart on January 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Palin endorsing Trump.
Iowa governor smacks down Cruz on same day.

Yikes.

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Just think if Cruz was President, he could have all these deliciously indelicate dolts populating the WH. Teddyboi can pick um,huh??

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Palin endorsing Trump.
Iowa governor smacks down Cruz on same day.

Yikes.

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Tommy Devito Cruz, always the last know

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Whoa. Thought we were being trolled.

wolfsDad on January 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM

No one cares who Rick Perry endorses?

Not even the Perry girls?

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Perry’s already onboard with the Rosemary Lehmberg for prezzy campaign.

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:33 PM

The Cruz campaign response to Palin ” you bitcha”

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:35 PM

So I guess the whole Tea party movement was never about shrinking government.

TBSchemer on January 19, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Palin officially endorses Trump:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/us/politics/donald-trump-sarah-palin.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

bw222 on January 19, 2016 at 4:23 PM

WOW! I don’t recall Sarah ever endorsing anyone in a Presidential Primary before. Glad to hear it though.

bluefox on January 19, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Whoa. Thought we were being trolled.

wolfsDad on January 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Old times, new times:-) Hope all is well with you!!

bluefox on January 19, 2016 at 4:37 PM

The Cruz campaign response to Palin ” You biatcha”

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:38 PM

It’s a sad when Salon turns out to have been right about something.

TBSchemer on January 19, 2016 at 4:41 PM

So I guess the whole Tea party movement was never about shrinking government.

TBSchemer on January 19, 2016 at 4:35 PM

And the “piss on the party” wing shows up

rik on January 19, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Sad day*

TBSchemer on January 19, 2016 at 4:41 PM

It’s a glorious day.

SpongePuppy on January 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM

rik,

You better get used to it. There are a lot more people out there who want to piss on the Party of Trump.

TBSchemer on January 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM

bluefox on January 19, 2016 at 4:37 PM

All is well, thank you. And hoping all is well with you. Quite good to see you again.

The ride never ends, it would appear.

wolfsDad on January 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Anyone mind if I eat a mountain-sized plate of schadenfreude right about now? :D

How about you, LashRambo? ROFL!

Anti-ControI on January 19, 2016 at 4:48 PM

I know some of the tea party did care about shrinking the government and the long term liabilities entailed by not doing so, but apparently Sarah wasn’t one of them.

Such a sad day to realize one of the people you thought had some principles is and probably always was a phony.

georgefnix on January 19, 2016 at 4:48 PM

…the economy is growing…
proverbs427 on January 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Anyone who actually believes that invalidates anything else they may have to say about economics.

The only economy that is actually growing worldwide is for those heavily invested in the production of smoke and mirrors.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Maybe he meant George Soros’ economy, his always grows at the expense of everyone else’ especially with help from his minion, Obama.

Neitherleftorright on January 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM

All is well, thank you. And hoping all is well with you. Quite good to see you again.

The ride never ends, it would appear.

wolfsDad on January 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Glad to hear that and it’s fine with me also, thanks. Better, since Trump + Sarah..what more can we ask for? Awesome!

I thought it might have been the Gov. of Iowa, since I read that he’s not fond of Teddy.

bluefox on January 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Trump calls for higher ethanol mandate

Trump, Trump! He’s our man, if he can’t do it, no one can!

Neitherleftorright on January 19, 2016 at 5:01 PM

This is disgusting. I cannot believe she would side with Trump over an actual conservative. If she really does go attack dog on Cruz, she’s dead to me.

You can endorse without maligning a fellow conservative who has a proven record. Trump does not, by any stretch of the imagination. I might be tempted to vote Trump against Hillary as a lesser of two evils, but I’ll never tell you that man is a conservative. Opportunist, yes. Real conservative? Hell no.

Bee on January 19, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Maybe he meant George Soros’ economy, his always grows at the expense of everyone else’ especially with help from his minion, Obama.
Neitherleftorright on January 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Soros owns two of the three largest Mirror factories in the world, and all three of the largest Smoke factories too.

As far as I am concerned, Soros is the oldest living minion of Satan here on earth, and 0bama is less a minion of Soros than he is a minion of Satan with less seniority, but on a faster promotion track than Soros. Obama helps Soros out when he can, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their common master’s direct orders.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 5:14 PM

This is an unnecessarily tacky thing to write for public consumption.

I’m agnostic about Trump and Cruz (neither is my ideal, but I could support either over Hillary). However, if Palin really wrote this, she’ll slip considerably in my estimation. No class.

LilyBart on January 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Well, I know Bristol actually wrote the piece, which I think was over the top for the ‘insult’ from Cruz’s spokesman, but as much as I admire Bristol for taking responsibility for her actions and letting her children live, I’ve never thought she was particularly insightful or classy. Her mother, on the other hand, I did think was very bright and I just loved her. She tweeted that and tweeted it as she did, for a reason, and I find it tacky, as you say. Very disappointed in her. I am not a Cruz supporter, but I don’t know why she would go out of her way to attack him like that, even if she is endorsing Trump. It’s like a bunch of thugs ganging up on the poor geek.

I really thought if Trump selected someone like Sarah as a running mate I would be far more likely to warm to his candidacy, but now… I don’t know. This leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

pannw on January 19, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Sounds to me like the Media are trying to make something out of this and are failing.

Woody

woodcdi on January 19, 2016 at 5:32 PM

In fact, he specifically attacked Ted Cruz over the weekend on the basis that the Establishment does not like him…

If you’re a senator, you work with colleagues to move legislation in your direction. That’s the way it’s always been in the senate. Cruz tried to increase H1B visaholders and more legal immigration, as well as amend the Gang of 8 bill, which would have granted amnesty to all illegals. Luckily for the citizens, he was too incompetent a senator to get his stuff passed.

cimbri on January 19, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Obama helps Soros out when he can, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their common master’s direct orders.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 5:14 PM

True which explains Obama’s love with Islam, satan’s most diabolical counterfeit faith ever.

Neitherleftorright on January 19, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Trump and other people say Cruz is unpopular in Washington

KW64 on January 19, 2016 at 1:18 PM

I must be missing all the love the Republican establishment in Washington and the Democrats in Washington are lavishing on Trump.

Sure I am. Trump is still my fallback, but the man is taking on a lot of flack, as a “racist”, dilettante on policy, comics act like their won’t be any Hispanics within the borders of America after Trump–and before you discount that it’s all just comics, just remember what (inordinate) influence comics have over lofos and the left.

And so what is the answer: “Big deal if they like me or not”, right? So he’s either making a non-point, or a point that applies more to his current negatives than it does to Cruz. And the one dilute of this is that the people in Washington want to work with him, knowing that he’s not as conservative as Cruz.

How does that help conservatives again? That “Ted Cruz is not liked in Washington” has any effect over people may be an indicator of how few people will analyze anything anymore.

Axeman on January 19, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Cruz tried to increase H1B visaholders and more legal immigration, as well as amend the Gang of 8 bill, which would have granted amnesty to all illegals. Luckily for the citizens, he was too incompetent a senator to get his stuff passed.

cimbri on January 19, 2016 at 6:04 PM

And Trump wants to “invite the good ones back” as far as aliens.

Inviting “the good ones back” is roughly equivalent to H1B visas, isn’t it? That’s why we have H1B visas–to invite the IT skilled foreigners into this country. So both Trump’s walk-back on deportation and Ted Cruz’ waffle on H1B visas are functionally equivalent.

Axeman on January 19, 2016 at 7:33 PM

….That’s why we have H1B visas–to invite the IT skilled foreigners into this country….
Axeman on January 19, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Speaking of that, File THIS STUDY UNDER “NO $#!7 SHERLOCK:
Foreign guest workers in U.S. found to earn less than others in same job
Study by liberal think tank finds little evidence of labor shortages

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 7:42 PM

….That’s why we have H1B visas–to invite the IT skilled foreigners into this country….
Axeman on January 19, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Speaking of that, File THIS STUDY UNDER “NO $#!7 SHERLOCK:
Foreign guest workers in U.S. found to earn less than others in same job
Study by liberal think tank finds little evidence of labor shortages

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Sorry for the double post. The first one must have gotten slowed by the filters, but not rejected… then I did a TinyUrl link, and it went right through.

LegendHasIt on January 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Gov Branstad IA came out against Cruz today as he is bad for ethanol…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2016 at 3:38 PM

One of Cruz’s positions I support 100% – if he loses Iowa for it, good riddance.

AesopFan on January 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM

I like Sarah Palin, and had much goodwill for her and her ‘projects’. However, I’ve been disappointed at how it all turned out. I like how one Ace poster put it:

41 Sarah could have been a contendah.

Should have gone home and done homework, got some polishing. She had all the potential in the world.

LilyBart on January 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Agreed.
Sadly, she didn’t do the work needed.

AesopFan on January 19, 2016 at 8:02 PM

xblade on January 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Yep, you were right. The sample size in the Reuters poll was way off and they’ve changed the numbers now. Cruz is closer to Trump but not in the lead. Oh well, nice while it lasted.

dallasalice on January 19, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Palin has always been loyal to McCain and we know McConnell hates Cruz. If Trump is telling the truth about the “Establishment reaching out to him,” he should name names. Based on Palin’s speech yesterday, it comes off as a personal vendetta and a way to get back in the limelight. Her family is going through legal problems, she lost her income at Fox and has recently sold real estate. It does take the focus off the birther issue in the media. Cruz knows how just how much rope these people need to hang themselves.

lea on January 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM