Sarah Palin (R-TV) tried to slam Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his turn on the RNC stage last night, during which he made a humiliating show of refusing to endorse Donald Trump. Palin, who is an expert in career-ending moves, predicted this would end Cruz’s career.
“Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending “read my lips” moments,” Palin told Breitbart in an exclusive interview.
Palin, who launched her political career by stabbing other Republicans in the back in a much more devastating way than Ted Cruz did, said this is why the American voters don’t like “typical politicians.” She blamed Ted Cruz’s “political status quo” for “the mess we’re in with America’s bankrupt budgets and ramped up security threats.”
That makes no sense, because of this cast of crazies, Ted Cruz is as far from a typical politician as Sarah Palin. They are, in fact, very similar in the sense that both are primarily focused on their personal gain rather than the party or the people. Both have used toothless showboating as a way to enrich themselves by grifting from their followers.
Though it’s fair perhaps to blame Cruz for “bankrupt budgets” if Palin means his role in the 2013 government shutdown which cost the American public an estimated $24 billion and 120,000 jobs. He did, however, pocket almost $2 million off of his show, and that is exactly the kind of “businessman morality” (aka, “greed is good”) Donald Trump is pushing right now.
A real typical politician actually knows how to do their job, and has some passing familiarity with security threats. They also know who is running the United Kingdom, unlike Palin when she was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Glass houses.
Palin, who quit her term as governor halfway through and thereby broke her bond with Alaskans, said, “It’s commonplace for politicians to disbelieve their word is their bond, as evidenced by Cruz breaking his promise to endorse his party’s nominee…”
What we have here is Sarah Palin, who quit her job to avoid ethics scandals and cash in on a huge government subsidy she signed into law as Governor for the government to fund part of the cost for reality TV shows shot in Alaska, calling out Ted Cruz for also being selfish. Sarah Palin’s Alaska took $1.2 million in subsidies from the state. Government handouts for Tea Party leaders are nothing new (see Michelle Bachmann).
Remember when Sarah Palin tried to ruin Senator John McCain’s concession speech by hogging the spotlight? Sarah Palin knows all about stealing the show. She did it at the 2008 RNC, with a shockingly charismatic and mean performance. Republicans fell in love. But Palin couldn’t handle the heat, and began to turn inward during the campaign, stabbing McCain in the back numerous times.
Sarah Palin is no stranger to self first.
So it’s Sarah Palin calling out Ted “Green Eggs and Ham filibuster” Cruz over his refusal to endorse the reality TV show star who now owns the Republican Party and sadly as their nominee, knows absolutely nothing about government. Of these three narcissists, it’s fair to say that Ted Cruz is the most knowledgeable about government.
Ted Cruz is no fool. He knows that anyone who wants a chance at the White House past 2016 should not be seen endorsing Donald Trump. It’s not a surprise that Sarah Palin is trying to egg Cruz on to ruining his career like she did hers. But Ted Cruz has always been far more savvy about long term paths to the money machine than Palin. He’s made a lot of establishment enemies, but Cruz doesn’t care.
Because just like Donald Trump, Cruz knows the real gold is in the misinformed, angry base that is currently frothing “Lock her up!” at Donald Trump’s convention.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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