Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president last Thursday. As if his speech at the Republican National Convention didn’t paint a fearful enough portrait of America in 2016, his #1 fan Sarah Palin is here to manufacture some more controversy in an op-ed against former opponents who now want to jump on the Trump bandwagon.
Written with her typical incoherent folksiness, Palin’s op-ed for the Independent Journal is a warning “about a bunch of belated mea culpas with which we’ll now be inundated.” Don’t understand what that means? Don’t worry. As she goes on, it’s clear that this op-ed is merely about how Sarah Palin supported Trump before everyone else did.
Palin writes about the vitriol she and her family experienced after going public with her support of Trump, and that she even lost out on jobs for doing so. Yet Palin stayed the course. And as more voters flocked to Trump, the dirty donors who supported Ted Cruz also went to Trump after Cruz’s “suicide vest detonated at the GOP convention,” supposedly. Palin wants everyone to know that this was just to get off a sinking ship and save face, though. Soon, they will apparently resume their anti-Trump and anti-Palin attacks in order to impede progress. How do true Trump supporters deal? By rising above it all:
So now we must rise to the challenge of becoming better, not bitter, in the midst of what the obstructionists tried to do. You who knew we needed a revolution ignored the haters to find a revolutionary, and we nominated him to help make America great again. Now, validated, productive, joyful people will get our messenger over the finish line so we can begin the fight to restore America.
Writing an op-ed that draws attention to these “obstructionists” seems like a counter-intuitive way to “ignore the haters.” That does seem less important, though, than acknowledging how much Sarah Palin put on the line to be an early supporter of Donald Trump. One could argue that she wasn’t that early, endorsing him about six months after he became popular, but who would dare be called a hater for bringing that up?
(Via Independent Journal)