Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sarah Palin Upset with Trump

Second only to Ann Coulter, the former Governor of Alaska and former 2008 Republican vice president nominee Sarah Palin is probably one of the biggest Trump supporters out there.

Palin with her down-to-earth and folksy rhetoric always likes to use a liberal amount of hyperbole to get the crowds excited. I’ve posted a few quotes from her Trump endorsement speech in Iowa in January 2016 to show exactly how Palin's rhetoric works a crowd into a frenzy:

“He's a little bit different. He's a multi-billionaire, not that there is anything wrong with that. But, it is amazing. He's not elitist at all. I just hope you all get to know him more and more as a person and a family man.”

“You're ready for a Commander in Chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS ass!?”

“The self-made success of his [Trump] - you know that he doesn’t get his power, his high, off OPM, other people’s money, like a lot of dopes in Washington do. They’re addicted to OPM, where they take other people’s money, and then their high is getting to redistribute it, right? […] His power, his passion, is the fabric of America. And it’s woven by work ethic and dreams and drive and faith in the Almighty, what a combination.”

But today, she calls Trump out for “crony capitalism.” She railed against Trump for his deal with Carrier which would keep from sending 800 of around 2,000 Carrier jobs to Mexico.

Although she admits that she’s “ecstatic for the Carrier employees” she also admits that “she didn't yet know the full terms of the deal.”

In an op-ed on the conservative website YC: Young Conservatives on Friday (December 2nd) in a post entitled Sarah Palin: But… Wait… The Good Guys Won’t Win With More Crony Capitalism [sic] she rants:

“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets."
 "Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”

She continues with,

“However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses.”

Of course Palin can’t stay mad at Trump very long. As she nears the end of her speech, she gives an underhanded apologies of sorts with,

“Gotta’ have faith the Trump team knows all this. And I’ll be the first to acknowledge concerns over a deal cut by leveraging taxpayer interests to make a manufacturer stay put are unfounded – once terms are made public.”