Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. I am going to allow Greg Gutfeld to express my views
Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld stated he was “glad that we were suckered” into covering former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over “Hillary Rodham Clinton having top-secret classified information on her email” and the endorsement “shows in a way the opportunism of a lot of top conservative leaders” on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Five.”
Gutfeld said, “Palin’s endorsement is massive, because it will definitely get Palin’s vote. And I think that’s really important, and I think it is bigger than Hillary Rodham Clinton having top-secret classified information on her email. So I’m glad that we were suckered into leading with this huge, huge announcement. But the rub here is you have a staunch religious conservative tossing aside a staunch religious conservative for a Rockefeller Republican. And it shows in a way the opportunism of a lot of top conservative leaders, when they see the bandwagon, they jump on the bandwagon.”
He later stated, “I do see a lot of religious conservatives and hard-right conservatives going to Trump, because they sense he might be a winner and Cruz isn’t. Why would you be sacrificing your ideological beliefs otherwise?”
After the discussion turned to the feud between Trump and fellow candidate Texas SenatorTed Cruz (R-TX)Cruz, Gutfeld stated, “Well, it’s interesting because you were talking — you talked about how important is pro-life. Well, you have seen some conservative commentators just totally abandon that. There was one famous one, who saidshe didn’t care if Donald Trump would perform abortions in the White House. She said that. We know who that is.
“It’s the people who are religious, who are suddenly abandoning their religion for him.”
S.E. Cupp writing in the New York Daily News:
Back in December, I was at a small event in a Las Vegas bar; CNN’s Jake Tapper was interviewing Sarah Palin. He asked which candidate she’d most like to grab a beer with. Her answer? Donald Trump.
Trump, of course, has been sober his whole life. But the moment perfectly encapsulates the Palin-Trump romance. Because in addition to endorsing a beer run with a man who doesn’t drink, she also just endorsed for the presidency a man who is neither a committed conservative nor an anti-establishment rogue.
Trump’s long history of liberalism is well known. He was once a registered Democrat who supported Democratic candidates, from Bill de Blasio to Hillary Clinton. He has said publicly that the economy usually does better under Democrats. At times he’s supported legalizing drugs, raising taxes on the wealthy and embracing isolationist foreign policies.
But what’s most jarring is the positions he’s held on a number of issues that are particularly important to Palin.
In the past, he called himself “very pro-choice.” Yet Palin — who made the very courageous and compassionate decision to have a baby she knew would be disabled — is unbothered.
On guns, he once supported a ban on so-called assault weapons and longer waiting periods to purchase a firearm. That should be deeply disconcerting to Palin, a Second Amendment firebrand who once said, “If you control arms, you control the people.”
And Trump has supported universal health care — expressing admiration for Scotland’s single-payer system as recently as last year. Palin spent years denouncing Obamacare, which is many steps short of a single-payer plan, as “socialized medicine.” These aren’t minor policy differences. The beliefs long embraced by Palin and long eschewed by Trump are fundamental to conservatism. That Trump has suddenly gotten religion — on issue after issue — should be met by Palin with suspicion.
Yep, Cupp is right. I fear that Palin is simply going for the maximum benefit for herself on this. Damn I hate saying that but…………