Peak stupid: Sarah Palin formally endorses Donald Trump for president

Tuesday afternoon, I was reading gossip and thinking about the next day’s stories, as I often do. I came across Bristol Palin’s sad Patheos blog, and a blog post she wrote just this week. Bristol was throwing a hissy fit because Ted Cruz had the audacity to “slam” Sarah Palin after reports were circulating about Palin possibly endorsing Donald Trump and not Ted Cruz. Bristol bristled because, “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!” Guess what? Sarah Palin just endorsed Donald Trump. So… it wasn’t so much a false narrative as Ted Cruz reacting to something that was happening.

Donald Trump just landed a very special deal – a presidential endorsement from Sarah Palin.

“I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America,” Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign on Tuesday.

“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Trump said in the statement. “She is a friend, and a high quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate will officially make her allegiance known Tuesday night during a Trump rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She will also join Trump for two events on Wednesday, in Norwalk, Iowa, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Palin and Trump have long admired each other, and the billionaire businessman has said he would “love” to have her as a member of his Cabinet. (“She’s really a special person,” he said in a July interview.) The two expressed their mutual respect for each other in August when Palin interviewed Trump for One America News, and they joined forces again in September to protest the Iran deal with a rally on Capitol Hill (along with Ted Cruz and others).

[From People]

As for the actual endorsement of an orange buffoon by a cut-and-run governor, I think this one is pretty obvious. I mean, I would have been shocked if Palin had endorsed Jeb Bush or Chris Christie. But vapid reality-star famewhores stick together, so of course Palin endorsed Trump. And when they fall out (probably two months from now or less), it will be epic and televised and half of the beef will be on Twitter.

And I don’t think it was ever a realistic possibility that Palin would have endorsed Ted Cruz. I’m not trying to start a flame war or anything, but I’m sort of a Ted Cruz Birther, and I suspect Sarah Palin is the same way (aw, similarities). I don’t think Cruz is eligible to be president of the United States, simply because he was born in Canada. I’m not saying his citizenship is in question or anything, I’m just saying that if you were born in another country, you don’t get to be POTUS. And after eight years of birther nonsense about Barack Obama being born in HAWAII, it’s hysterical for the worm to have turned so magnificently.

PS… Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, was arrested in the Palin family home in Wasilla on Monday night for assaulting his girlfriend and possessing an AR-15. You can read about the incident here at Gawker.


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  1. Snazzy says:

    Dumb and dumber
    Please please please please just don’t get elected

    • vava says:

      Perfect comment!

    • Denisemich says:

      I worry about his year’s elections. On the republican side it is dumb, obviously self serving and prejudice. On the democratic side it is status quo and social progressive.

      I think the democrats are going to nominate Sanders. I hope to hell he can beat Donald cuz Cruz, the canadian (wink), is definitely out.

    • HH says:

      Slate had the best caption on their Facebook post of this story ” Breaking News: Hot mess endorses dumpster fire”. HA!

      Also, ummm… I didn’t initially read that as “cut -and-run governer”….. I put an extra ‘n’ in there…somewhere. Somewhere not good.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I’m hopeful that this endorsement will sink the ship once and for all.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Never would the T-shirt, “I’m with Stupid ⬅️” be more appropos! SMH

  2. leigh says:

    It is really courageous of her to continue giving that very long speech, when it is clear she had multiple strokes while giving it.

    Republican pundits must be suicidal.

    • genevieve says:

      Lol, I was thinking last night, what if she truly had a stroke? No one would react, because it wouldn’t look any different.

    • Fallon says:

      This is 100% accurate. I felt like I was watching someone get instantaneous seratonin injections.

    • Kirtten says:


    • T.Fanty says:

      When I see things like this, all I ever think about is how our society is inching closer and closer to living the movie Idiocracy.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        It’s really scary.

      • Janet R says:

        Me too – every time I watch the news. Terrifying.

      • Anne tommy says:

        It’s not only Americans who are incredulous and worried by the prospect of this gruesome twosome holding the reins of power. Incidentally, the Only reason anyone has heard of Palin was because McCain – wrongly – chose her as a running mate; and now She’s cuddling up to a man who was most offensive about McCain’s military service to his country. Loyalty is obviously one of Sarah’s many strengths….

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Anne Tommy, good points. If Palin was anywhere near the supporter of veterans as she claims to be, she would be outraged by Trump saying that he likes people who don’t get captured. Those comments were so out of line.

    • Pandy says:

      Honestly! She was screeching and mispronouncing words and just went on and on and on …. Priceless. I thought she was drunk. And that orange turnip just stood there kind of laughing at her. Hilarious.

      • SydneySnider says:

        Thanks, Pandy, for confirming it wasn’t just me. I caught our news last night when this story came on. I’d never heard this Palin woman speak before. God, she sounded like a bloody banshee, screeching and shrieking as she was. Does she know yet how stupid she sounded, mispronuncing words and coming across as a completely embarrassing ninny? It also made me wonder if she’d taken a few swigs beforehand… I’m Down Under, so am observing from afar, but boy, I really feel for Americans.

      • Brittney B. says:

        The “base” probably didn’t catch any of those gaffes, which is the most depressing thing.

        Trump is a guy who resides firmly in the upper-upper-upper echelon of Western society… yet his vocabulary consists mostly of phrases like “very boring” and “high quality” and “low rated” and, of course, racial slurs. –

      • Mojoman says:

        Orange Turnip! I just died.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      This is my favorite comment of the day, so funny! 😀

  3. Pinky says:

    Meanwhile, her son socks his girlfriend in the face.

  4. Lisa says:

    How anyone could consider her an asset is beyond me. Oh wait, she’s hoping to be his running mate, right? Ugh. They deserve each other!

    • Esmom says:

      “How anyone could consider her an asset is beyond me.” Come on, we’re talking Trump here. Although it was funny to me that the best adjective he could come up with to describe her was “high quality.” What does that even mean? Lol.

      • Shambles says:

        She’s a “high-quality” woman because she doesn’t care about any of those silly things like facts or logic like those other broads, and speaks fluent word-salad wingnutism. Trump’s kind of lady.

      • Esmom says:

        Lol, got it.

      • Kirtten says:

        @Shambles-Also, she’s not overweight and is considered attractive by most men (Trump’s kind of woman).

      • Shambles says:

        Kirtten (I’m confused), exactly.

        Trump-logic says,
        “F*ckable? High quality!”

    • lilacflowers says:

      Actually, she is hoping for a cabinet position this time around. She thinks she can actually run something.

      • Esmom says:

        I have no words. Someone who can’t name a single newspaper she reads would want a cabinet position? Such delusion.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        She couldn’t find her way out of the cabinet below my kitchen sink.

      • Kirtten says:

        That would be fun to watch: the blind leading the blind.

      • Esmom says:

        Kitten (Kirtten?), actually I think it would be beyond painful to watch.

        Please wake me and tell this Trump candidacy was all a nightmare.

      • Susan says:

        The Hillary camp already released a Palin meme introducing Trumps potential Secretary of Energy but hoping it’s a SNL skit. I can hardly wait for Saturday night tv again.

      • anne_000 says:

        I can’t wait for Trump to appoint her Secretary of Re-education.

        Like someone said in another post here, it’s going to be like the movie Idiocracy.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Susan, thank you. Secretary of Energy. Palin herself has said that is the position she wants. Pipelines everywhere.

      • Naya says:

        Why wont you let Sarah be great? The woman can keep an eye on Putin from her backyard, she should totally be Secretary of State.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        She thinks she’d be great for the cabinet. There’s a lot of wood in Alaska.

      • Citresse says:

        When Palin said she can see Russia from her house, she meant Canada.

      • whatthe says:

        The only thing Sarah Palin can run is a marathon.

      • Carmen says:

        The only thing Sarah Palin can run is her mouth.

    • ERM says:

      The truly disconcerting fact is that she has helped quite a few individuals get elected in Iowa and other States. Unbelievable that so many people believe that she is an advocate of the truth or whatever….

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Take comfort in the fact that she has also been the death knell to several campaigns in Alaska and nationally.

      • sherry says:

        My husband is a conservative blogger/writer for the Washington Times (I’m an Independent). He has stated numerous times that Palin will only endorse people she thinks will win. If you’ll notice, she waits until it’s clear who the winner will be in an election so it looks like her endorsement means something, when it’s already been decided. Take Dave Brat in Virginia. She claims to have helped him win that seat over Eric Cantor. She didn’t even contribute to his campaign until AFTER the election.

        The best headline I saw about Palin yesterday said, “Sarah Palin endorses Sarah Palin.”

        She’s irrelevant and will do pretty much anything to stay in the spotlight and right now, that spotlight is on Trump.

    • JudyK says:

      Might be difficult for Palin to be Trump’s running mate, since one can’t just quit his/her position as V.P. right in the middle of his/her term as she, as the Governor of Alaska, was able to do.

    • Pansy says:

      Moving to the Caribbean, stat.

  5. Betti says:

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  6. Naya says:

    Sarah can always count on her trashtastic family to steal her big moment, cant she. Apparently when the cops arrived at Tracks home, they couldnt find the girlfriend because she was hiding under a bed in fear of Track who was searching for her, riffle in hand. Just visualise that for a moment.

    • Cecada says:

      The stupid, pointless drama around this family never ends. What if somehow this idiot had made it to the White House with McCain? What if McCain had died, and this idiot made president? It just boggles.

      • Snazzy says:

        The thought makes me want to hide under my bed and never come out

      • Pinky says:

        @Snazzy You mean like Track’s girlfriend did when he was stalking her with a gun?

      • Truthteller says:

        Sounds awful! Just like…what if Hillary Clinton won the presidency and her RAPIST husband was back in the White House?! *Gasp* Look, I’m no fan of any of the Palins but the liberal hypocrisy is pretty thick in this thread.

      • MoodyBlue says:

        @ Truthteller….. Are you referring to the Bill and Monica scandal? First, he is not a documented rapist, and to my knowledge not even accused of it. Secondly, how is it hypocritical to discuss the shame that is “Palin”, I would hope for ever good and decent conservative out there, that the Palin way is not acceptable to them.

      • Tina says:

        Bill Clinton has been accused of rape by, amongst others, Juanita Broaddrick. I don’t think it should matter, though, as Bill Clinton (a) isn’t running for anything at the moment and (b) hasn’t been prosecuted, let alone convicted, for it. I think you can criticise a candidate’s children if they commit crimes as that does have some direct bearing on a candidate. But a candidate didn’t raise his or her spouse, and so shouldn’t share blame for acts that they commit (see also Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner).

      • ISO says:

        Yo @truthteller. Thank you for your PalinEsque and comical (mis)understanding of both sexuality and presidential succession. Thank You.

    • Shambles says:

      Ugh, that mental picture gives me chills. She raised such wonderful children, really. Got a problem? Smack her in the face and chase her down with an assault rifle. Big guns. Donald Trump. Bald Eagles. Merica.

    • sherry says:

      That truly is a terrifying thought. You know what else has crossed my mind? Abuse is cyclical, which made me wonder if Todd Palin has done something similar.

      I am truly thankful this family is nowhere near the halls of power in DC.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Honestly, I think Sarah is the one with the hair trigger temper in that couple.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp says:

        Really? It made me think Track is doing meth. I mean, have you SEEN him? hollow tweaker eyes, al the way.

      • Citresse says:

        Here I was thinking Track was the reasonably normal one of the bunch. WTF happened?

    • Brittney B. says:

      It’s almost like unchecked privilege and toxic masculinity and gun culture make a bad combination…

  7. Sixer says:


    (Palin, not you, Kaiser.)

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The other day when the UK had the hearing about banning Trump, someone called him that. I looked it up, but spelled it “Wassick”…which has a very different meaning, per the Urban Dictionary. Your spelling (and definition) makes much more sense. LOL!

    • antipodean says:

      @Sixer, I loved that lady in Parliament this week who used that as a description of Trump. Not sure who she is but I thought she sounded like a Geordie. It’s a word that is not used enough and needs to be revived to adequately describe this passel of plonkers and tossers. Also, buffoon was noised around quite a bit, and seemed to be the preponderance of opinion, suitably apt!

      • antipodean says:

        I couldn’t help myself, and looked it up. The lady is Victoria Atkins, and she was born in London, went to Cambridge (of course), and is the Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle, where she maybe picked up a bit of an accent, you know after dealing wit’ locals.

    • Sixer says:

      You can spell it either wassock or wazzock since it’s slang! I was hoping someone would notice why I said it! He can be wazzock and she can be wassock.

      That debate made me laugh.

      • antipodean says:

        They really pulled no punches, on either side of the House. I used to love listening to the sessions in Parliament on Radio 4, sometimes the wit and repartee was hilarious, and mostly exactly on point, with no blushes spared!

      • Sixer says:

        Well, you’d have loved today! They were debating legislation limiting use of legal highs. The former prison minister Crispin Blunt declared himself an enthusiastic user of poppers and was thoroughly outraged that they might become illegal. I almost fainted! It wasn’t so long ago he was firmly in the closet. He’s Emily Blunt’s uncle, BTW.

      • antipodean says:

        These politicians really are a bunch of wags (in the old sense, not the modern sense), it is sobering to think that they have the power they have, but I think the checks and balances of the parliamentary system seem to work well to ensure that generally speaking sanity and good sense carry the day. Glad to hear they are still all up to their usual high jinks! Thanks for the update Sixer.

  8. EM says:

    Well he can certainly kiss his hopes goodbye now. Any shred of hope that is.
    The minute America’s most stupid woman enters the stage, just walk off the stage and count your loss.
    Palin is one numbnut.

    • Kat says:

      But you have to admit, EM, it’s a beautiful time to be a comedian — there’s a marvelous bounty of material available, and many of the jokes will begin writing themselves…OK, I kid, but in bleak times you have to look on the bright side of life *begins whistling the tune from ‘Life of Brian’.

      As an aside, is anyone actually surprised that Bristol doesn’t proof-read her writing? “…. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!” I guess the incoherent word salad doesn’t fall too far from the buffet.

      • Maria A. says:

        Bristol doesn’t write anything. Some Christian blogger named Nancy French is her ghostwriter, a deal set up by Sarah.
        Bristol is less coherent than your average teenager, much less actually.

      • Kat says:

        What?!?! Are you telling me that the Palin family’s ghost writer is not only incoherent, but can’t even proof her own work before clicking the ‘submit’ button? Yeesh.

  9. lowercaselois says:

    I was watching for a few minutes , while I was making dinner and the first thought came to mind was that Saturday Night Live is going to have a field day with this. I hope to see Tina Fey this weekend.

  10. Tate says:

    I watched in amazement with my 10 and 12 year old as Sarah tossed up one of her biggest word salads while endorsing Chump last night.

  11. Belle Epoch says:

    Is she wearing bullets?

  12. Lindy79 says:

    I’m still hoping that Trump’s whole campaign is a massive glitch in the Matrix and Laurence Fishburn and Keanu Reeves will save us all

    • Prairiegirl says:

      This is an excellent theory. Gold star for you!

    • M.A.F. says:

      I keep thinking Aston Kutcher is going to pop out somewhere.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Ha and yes! Can the Matrix reset now, please?

      Also, my expert body analysis skills tells me that although they’re engaged in mutual ass-kissing they don’t actually find each other all that tolerable.

      • Ankhel says:

        Mhm. They are two donkeys trying to ride each other. “Special” is rarely a compliment on it’s own, not necessarily “quality” either. Those words are ambiguous.

  13. PHD Gossip says:

    I don’t recall Palin being this shrill and stupid. Sheesh.

    • Esmom says:

      I think she’s just showing her true colors more now that she doesn’t have an entire team of handlers to manage, prompt and stifle her when necessary.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Isn’t shrill and stupid her raison d’être?

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      She always was, but not always simultaneously as she has become in recent years. It’s like a perpetual going off of the deep end.

  14. Arock says:

    Initial reaction to this news yesterday
    “I hated her so much…flames, flames burning on the sides of my face…breathing…heaping heavy breaths …”
    Her son was arrested for domestic violence (and there was an AK-47 involved) so there’s that.

  15. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    If I weren’t so nervous that Trump might actually win, this would tickle me to death. The world’s biggest hypocrite endorsing the world’s biggest buffoon. Another country, not my own.

    • Snazzy says:

      it scares the living daylights out of me, and I am not American.

    • grabbyhands says:

      Same. Unfortunately, no one should be laughing this off anymore. People are dangerously stupid these days.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Frighteningly true. The true dumbing down of democracy- he who shouts lies loudest and with greatest frequency gets traction.

    • Mgsota says:

      +1. Everyone keeps saying there is no way he could be elected, but I’m scared! I told my husband that if he wins, I’m moving to Finland. I love the U.S. But I just can’t with this ASSH*LE.

    • Kirtten says:

      I think if he goes up against Hillary, then she’ll win.

      I hope I didn’t just jinx it…

      • SugarQuill says:

        I think there might be more of a reason to worry about Trump possibly winning the election if he goes up against Hillary. While there have been polls showing that both Hillary and Bernie would beat every Republican candidate in a general election (not that hard to imagine considering the clown car that is the GOP), Bernie would beat them all by a far larger margin. Think landslide victory. So based on that alone and bearing in mind the margin of error of such polls, I’d rather he go up against Bernie and get ‘schlonged’, as Donald the Magnificent so eloquently put it.

      • Mgsota says:

        @sugarquill…your last sentence had me choking I was laughing so hard.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        @sugarquill – Is it wrong that Bernie’s accent makes me want to claw off my ears? I just can’t get past it.

      • SugarQuill says:

        @Size Does Matter, don’t let the accent deter you! Just like I haven’t let my irrational annoyance with Trump’s pronunciation of the word ‘huge’ and Palin’s penchant for g-droppin’ get in way of my completely rational dislike of both of them. 😀

      • Tina says:

        I don’t think Bernie can get out the votes of people of colour the way Hillary can. The only Republican candidate I’m actually worried about is Rubio. People vote for the best looking person. That’s not a problem with Trump or Cruz, but Marco is halfway decent looking and can pretend to sound reasonable, which will benefit him in the general.

      • Esmom says:

        Tina, I agree that Rubio is the one who stands a reasonable chance.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. It really is scary. People seem to think Rich = Smart, and it is terrifying that he is given so much support when he can’t articulate a single legitimate policy idea.

    • Veronica says:

      I don’t find him particularly funny, honestly. A lot of his claims for what he’d do with the position of POTUS are legitimately terrifying.

  16. JKL says:

    God Trump is just so physically repulsive.

    • Jwoolman says:

      How exactly does he do that weird thing with his mouth? It’s so characteristic that I have a hard time recognizing him with his mouth shut. What is he saying when he does it? Serious question, not snark.

    • Christin says:

      What is going on with those little white circles around his eyes? Is it goggles for a tanning bed? Just where the orange self tanner wasn’t applied? A guy I work with thinks it’s some type of highlighter attempt.

      It’s terribly obvious, all the time.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      And, I know it’s so obvious, but seriously, that hair?!? What sane person has that hair?!?

  17. cannibell says:

    The Wingnut Dream Team.

  18. Esmom says:

    So many great headlines and tweets about this. I laughed hysterically when I opened the Huffington Post and their massive main headline was “Confederacy of Dunces.” Indeed.

    Back to Ted Cruz (and I agree he should be ineligible to run, why is this not a bigger thing??), why he’d even want her endorsement is beyond me. Although I guess if it gets him even a couple more votes from the wing nuts he’d consider it valuable. Sigh.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Really, the rules are clear. I don’t necessarily agree that you should have to be born here, but you DO have to be born here. Why is he even in the race?

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t understand this at all. I have no idea why this law exists or what its purpose might have been once. But my understanding was always that nobody who was clearly not born in the U.S. wouldn’t even think of running. Can he be … I don’t know, sued or something? I have no idea what else could be done.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Lots of Presidential candidates have been born elsewhere, but with at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen. Obama, for instance, could have been born on the Moon and it wouldn’t have mattered because his mother was a U.S. citizen. Cruz’s only difficulty seems to be a dispute over whether or not his mom was still a U.S. citizen at the time he was born. Being born on Canadian soil is not a problem in itself.

      • lilacflowers says:

        The original purpose of the Constitutional requirement that the President be a natural born citizen was because, although they recognized his intelligence and skills, the founders could not stand Alexander Hamilton and did not want him to be President and wrote the provision to exclude him from eligibility.

        Several people have tried to sue to remove Obama from office on the grounds of not being a citizen. Their cases have been thrown out of court for lack of standing.

    • Kirtten says:

      “What’s the Huffington Post? I’ve never even heard of The Huffington Post. Nobody reads The Huffington Post. Obviously, they’re a bunch of losers. Oh, and Arianna Huffington is ugly and fat.”

      (Trump’s response to the Huffington Post headline. Not really but wait for it!)

      • Christin says:

        I thought this was a real quote. You nailed it.

      • SugarQuill says:

        The ugly part is. Trump’s already been there, done that on Twitter in 2012.

        But yeah, this definitely sounds like it came straight from the doofus’s mouth.

    • doofus says:

      so the story goes…

      you have to be a “natural born citizen” which I, and many others, were always taught means that you were born on US soil.

      however, it’s never been challenged/decided by a court what, exactly, “natural born” means, so the FEC has allowed people who were born, on foreign soil, to a person who was a US citizen at the time, to claim citizenship. Cruz’s mother was a US citizen so, unless someone challenged his eligibility in the courts, he can claim citizenship. same goes for McCain, who was actually born in Panama. however, McCain was also born on a naval base, which the US gov’t considers “American soil”, so McCain was covered that way, too.

      but yeah, I also don’t see how this isn’t a bigger deal, esp with the people who went apesh*t over Obama’s eligibility.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ooohhh. I see. Thanks.

      • Betsy says:

        I was thinking of McCains’s Panamanian/American birth, too. Were Cruz’s parents Americans working for the USG in Canada? But, yeah – Obama was called into question for eight years despite all evidence to the contrary, and Cruz is for sure not born in the US, and crickets from the birthers.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m waiting for Trump to ask for the “long form” certificate, and send his people to Canada to uncover “amazing things”. Just like he did for Obama. Actually, I’m still waiting to see what amazing things his people uncovered in Hawaii.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Yes, typically “natural born” is a term to describe US citizens who were citizens at birth, irrespective of where they were born. Natural-born citizens simply means people who did not get citizenship through the naturalization process. Most Constitutional scholars agree that was/is the meaning, though the Constitution could always be amended to change the definition or say that only “US-born” citizens are eligible.

        Source: Born in Canada to an American mother and I have had US citizenship my whole life. That’s where the similarities end between me and Cruz, though 😉

      • TotallyBiased says:

        @Doofus–That confuses me, when you say you were always taught ‘natural-born’ means born in the US. Perhaps it’s from growing up overseas and attending DoD schools (Army brat), but I’ve always understood natural-born citizen to be (as another poster stated) a citizen from birth. And if you are born to at least one US citizen, no matter where you are born, you are yourself a US citizen.
        What I didn’t realize until all the research into Ted Cruz’ birth was that someone could lose US citizenship without formally renouncing it, simply by living too long in another country. That doesn’t seem right to me.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        It’s a little more complicated than just having one U.S. citizen parent. The normal criteria for passing your U.S. citizenship to a child born abroad can be found here: You can’t lose your U.S. citizenship just by length of time living abroad, but you may not have the ability to pass it to your child if you didn’t spend enough time in the U.S. prior to that child’s birth.

  19. Anname says:

    I watched Game Change with my 15 yr old last night, just to help her understand the full-Palin-awfulness. How anyone can continue to admire or support that woman is absolutely beyond me. I detest Trump, but I don’t think he is a fool like Palin is, he is more dangerous because he is not stupid.

  20. LAK says:

    I’m glad you’ve come out so strongly as a birther because i’ve been increasingly puzzled by Ted Cruz’s run for presidency because I thought birth LOCATION was ironclad as far as running for president ie it wasn’t enough to be an American citizen or to have american parents thus giving you american citizenship despite being born abroad. You had to be born on american soil to qualify.

    And it’s especially puzzling as Ted Cruz AND Donald Trump were such birthers on Obama – sidenote: how come Donald isn’t birther-ing Ted Cruz? Easiest way to run him off.

    Back on topic: Sarah Palin endorsing Donald. Well, if that isn’t idiocy endorsing idiocy.

    • Esmom says:

      ITA, and I also wonder why no one is making a bigger deal of Cruz’s birthplace.

    • Arock says:

      Im totally confused by the lack of inquiry into this, as well. Most of the candidates support base were from the tea party, birther movement. Trump was one of the most outspoken conspiracy theorists, why hasn’t his campaign latched on to this. This was the platform trump used to insert himself into the political landscape and here, right here is an opponent clearly born in another country and they’re arguing about Sarah Palins support. My heads going to explode.

      • H says:

        Actually there is a guy suing Cruz in Florida about his eligibility to be President. I’m with Kaiser, if you weren’t born on American soil, you shouldn’t be eligible to run. Maybe I’m just hoping that will eliminate Cruz, because he’s too incompetant and scary to hold that office.

      • Esmom says:

        Yeah, Cruz scares me about as much as Trump, maybe even more so.

    • Scal says:

      Actually the recent interpretation has been that you have to have been a natural citizen from birth-aka born to American parents. If you are born to a US citizen you are eligible.

      This was applied for John McCain who was born in Panama, and Mitt Romney who was born in Mexico. The whole Obama birther movement is so stupid-1) he was born in Hawaii 2) his mother was a US citizen and so he was automatically was one. I’m sure we can all guess why it mattered for Obama and not McCain or Romney.

      The real issue with Cruz isn’t that he was born in Canada. The issue is that his father wasn’t a US citizen, and his mother had renounced her citizenship and taken Canadian citizenship (she’s on voter registration rolls) Cruz’s argument is that she never formally gave up her US citizenship and so the ‘natural born’ thing still applies to him. Except it clearly doesn’t and he shouldn’t be able to run. He was born a Canadian.

      • jc126 says:

        She renounced her citizenship, rather than have dual citizenship? Then Cruz really shouldn’t be considered eligible. I guess there are only “questions” when the person in question has a Dad from Kenya. @@ (And birther nuts were – are – SO vehement.)

      • GiGi says:

        Oh, wow! I did NOT know those details. I was thinking that Ted Cruz would absolutely be eligible because of his mother’s US citizenship. I have many friends who are “natural US citizens” even though they were born abroad. It’s not birth place that determines it. My friends were automatic citizens of the US because their parents were citizens. That’s it.

        But if Ted Cruz’s mother had become a Canadian before his birth? He’s out, right?

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        From something I read recently, it may depend on the laws that were in place at the time of his birth.

        Today, you can be a dual citizen of both countries and you would have to actively renounce one or the other citizenship, as Cruz did with his Canadian citizenship. (A move that did nothing to reinforce his claim of “natural born” US citizenship. Should a court determine that he is not a US citizen, natural born or otherwise, then could, conceivably, he become stateless and have to start naturalization proceedings? Get in line, Ted. Ha ha.)

        If Canada and/or the USA did not allow for a dual US-Canadian citizenship in 1970, then there might be something IF she had naturalized to become a Canadian citizen by 1970 AND that automatically revoked her US citizenship before he was born. But this is all murky and they’re not required to do any more than they feel like doing at this point. If there is a court case, that might settle it. Until then we’ll have to live with the glorious mystery of it all.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Romney was actually born in Detroit, MI. His father George Romney, who ran for President in 1968 was born in Mexico to US citizens.

      • CK says:

        Actually, McCain was born in the Panama Canal zone which was a U.S. territory during the time of his birth so his location did matter. He was on U.S. soil. Unless Cruz was born at the U.S. embassy, location could be an issue for him.

    • BendyWindy says:

      Last I checked, the requirement is that you be a natural born citizen and there is slight ambiguity to what that means.

      • Sam says:

        That is correct. The general idea is that “natural born citizen” means somebody who is born within American borders. However, that is not the only way to get citizenship. A kid born outside the United States can still be a citizen if the parents register them with the correct authorities. I have German citizenship despite the fact that I’ve never lived there. My mom is a German citizen and when I was born in California, she just took my birth certificate, sent it off to the right place, and I got my citizenship. That’s basically what Cruz contends his parents did. There’s an issue about whether his mother intended to give up her American citizenship, but it’s generally understood that she was still a citizen when he was born.

        The way most conservatives read it, to be qualified to run, you have to not only be born here, but you also have to be born to citizen parents. This is really restrictive, because it would also disqualify Marco Rubio – who was born in Florida, but his parents were recent immigrants who were not yet citizens, just permanent resident aliens. If we only care about where the candidate themselves were born, that means a child of an illegal immigrant would qualify to run – something most conservatives abhor. So they want to impose a lot of restrictions.

        I’m in the camp that birthright or “natural born” citizenship is an old, xenophobic idea whose time has come and gone. American citizens should be able to run. Cruz is a lousy candidate and screwball with scary ideas. That’s enough reason not to vote for him. His citizenship is beside the point.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Yay Sam, spot on. It’s nice to see that in Canada, birthplace is no impediment to public office at all levels. If anything, it’s especially important to see people who emigrated to this country take their place alongside people born here. Makes it less of an us vs. them issue and more clear that everyone has a stake.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      As a Canadian I’ve been reading up a bit on this and it seems to come down to whether someone interprets the Constitution in its original 18th Century context or as a “living document” which allows for flexibility of interpretation.

      So “natural born citizen” could mean “you are born on US soil” OR it could mean “you are a citizen by nature because at least one of your biological parents is a US citizen.”

      The former would disqualify him. The latter would qualify him. He’s presenting the latter case, because his mother was a US citizen who gave birth to him in Canada (though there may be some question about her US citizenship or at least how long she had lived in the US or something like that; it goes by the rules at the time of his birth? Bearcat Lawyer where are you? I’m not a lawyer.).

      What’s funny is that in every other way, he speaks as an originalist, as a backward-looking radical who wants the courts to interpret the Constitution through the eyes of, apparently, an 18th century white male property- and slave-holder (who is a late-20C-style fundamentalist Christian).

      So he’s flexible when it comes to his own political self-interest.

      The Supreme Court has never ruled on this, but what are the odds this court would rule against a Republican candidate if it came down to it? The phrase won’t be tested without a lawsuit and there’s no reason for a lawsuit without some kind of contested decision.

      He’d have to pass through a lot of gates to get to that point.

      Donald Trump actually did go after this — he doesn’t miss a trick.

      They’re all nuts.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes the irony of how he wants flexibility on this but is so utterly absolutist about things like his interpretation of the Second Amendment, for example, and marriage equality is breathtaking.

      • lilacflowers says:

        His citizenship is through his mother, a US citizen, who apparently did meet whatever criteria was in place for having resided sufficient amount of time within the US borders after age 14, (those rules have changed multiple times and, for some reason, are always stricter about the mother’s residency than the father’s). The thing that has always bothered me about birthers, well, in addition to their mere existence, is that, in the case of Obama, they always look only to the father’s status and completely ignore the right of a woman to pass citizenship to her child. Stanley Anne Dunham spent her life in Kansas and Hawaii before her pregnancy. She could have given birth to Barack on Mars and he would still be a natural born US citizen.

        By the way, why must one be a “natural born citizen” – a law created by a bunch of men who until just a few years before creating it had been British citizens? Because the group of men who wrote the laws all hated Alexander Hamilton and didn’t want him to be President and came up with that based on his birth in Nevis.

      • Sam says:

        The issue is that there has never been a definitive court ruling that states, once and for all, what “native born” citizen means. There are basically two ways to get US citizenship, right now: Be born here OR be born to an American parent somewhere else in the world and get registered as a citizen. Ted Cruz is the former.

        The reason why the laws tend to be stricter on the mother is because people have an irrational fear of “birth tourism” – basically, pregnant women entering the United States and giving birth here in order to 1.) obtain citizenship for their children and 2.) making it harder to deport them, since they have citizen children. But here’s the thing: plenty of immigrants try to make it to the US before giving birth, and it has nothing to do with birth tourism. They just know that it’s easier to be born here and not have to go through the naturalization process later. Wanting your kid to be born in the country you wish to reside it permanently isn’t really that weird. It’s funny because Republicans by and large have never questioned their own for this stuff. Bobby Jindal ran for president twice and nobody ever raised the issue that he was born shortly after his parents arrived in the US and his mother came through pregnant. But nobody ever accused him or his family of trying to game the system. And what a stupid system it is.

      • Tina says:

        I completely agree that Cruz is a complete hypocrite on the issue, given that he is a “strict constructionist” on everything else and believes in a liberal interpretation of this particular clause. (I actually think Scalia is similarly hypocritical on a number of different issues).

        But I am somewhat sympathetic to the strict constructionist argument on this particular issue. The meaning of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment has changed over time, so that while no one would have thought that “equal protection” meant that two people of the same sex could get married at the time the 14th amendment was passed, our present-day notions of equality demand that they be afforded that right.

        But the meaning of “natural born citizen” hasn’t actually changed over time. I am sympathetic to Lawrence Tribe’s argument that we have to look at what the jurisprudence at the time would have said about it, and I think that supports the argument that one has to have been actually born in the US.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      He just recently made somewhat oblique comments about Cruz’s eligibility.

  21. Who ARE these people? says:

    You are judged by the company you keep.

    : )

  22. Neelyo says:

    What the hell is she wearing???

  23. Mellie says:

    After this announcement I’m anxiously awaiting Tina Fey on SNL ….

  24. grabbyhands says:

    Unfortunately, the extreme right has eight years of constantly stoking the fires of hatred for Obama, which is why Trump hasn’t been completely laughed off the stage by now as he by all right should have been long before now. The knuckle dragging mouth breather contingent of the voting public has increased exponentially, paving the way for someone like Trump-someone who is advocating for the return of Fascism in this country. It is frightening. So as much as I do roll my eyes in disgust at this “endorsement”, it isn’t as much of a joke as it was when she doomed McCain.

    I can only hope that all the people currently banging the drum to return to the glory days of when white men ruled all and women and minorities knew their place are too lazy to actually get out and vote.

  25. Hestia says:

    The phrase “high quality person” really sums up just how Trump views other people, doesn’t it? They’re all commodities that are either useful to him or not.

  26. Eggland's worst says:

    I think the primary season has gotten way out of hand. All primaries and caucuses should be on the same day, no further away from the National conventions than 90 days. Then again, it could be the desire to hurl my tv out the window having to listen to these buffoons and seeing their ads. I live in Iowa and the only bright side is, in less than a couple of weeks we’ll caucus and the candidates will go away and stop pretending to care about us, including the ones who can actually locate Iowa on a map.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh geez, I feel for ya. Your last sentence — I don’t know if I should laugh or cry.

      Your name made me laugh, btw. 🙂

      • Eggland's worst says:

        Just keeping it real. You have to have a sense of humor to live here. I have a t-shirt that says: Iowa, wave the next time you fly over.

    • lilacflowers says:

      My sister and cousins live in New Hampshire. My sister has not answered her landline in months. She used to pick it up and hand it to a toddler but her kids are out of toddler stage now so they don’t answer the phone at all and she turned off the voice mail. As we’re not far from the New Hampshire border, many of them use Boston radio and television ads to reach southern New Hampshire voters. My 87 year old aunt thinks she is voting on February 9 because the commercials keep telling her to vote on February 9. Our primary isn’t until March.

    • Giddy says:

      I was talking to a friend recently who resented what she felt was undue weight given to the voting choices of Iowa, New Hampshire. My attitude is that I feel that Iowans take the hit for the rest of us with all the candidates crowding your airwaves. So I sincerely thank you. I have such low patience with these yahoos that I’m afraid I would be rage filled during the whole season.

      • Eggland's worst says:

        My feeling is that the President is supposed to represent the nation, not this small group in this or that state. I think having them on the same day makes it more difficult for certain candidates to say certain things in certain states and then back pedal much later on in effort to get elected.

      • Giddy says:

        I completely agree with you. But as long as the current system holds, I will continue to be grateful that I don’t live in an early primary state. If I were in Iowa or New Hampshire I would probably become a recluse to try to avoid political hacks. I know that as the season progresses I will be watching a lot of Netflix in order to avoid their commercials.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I found it hilarious that Iowa’s Gov. Branstad endorsed Trump over Cruz because Cruz is against subsidies for ethanol. Subsidies SHOULD be against everything that a conservative is about, but because of state politics and money, both Branstad and Trump are all about it.

  27. Tig says:

    My take on this was- how exactly does this help Trump? He already has her “base”- can there be a base “base”?- so other than shock value, what? I have no doubt Trump can win some primaries, but winning the nomination? No way.

  28. AntiSocialButterfly says:

    Excuse me a moment while I hop on over to the immoral minority dot blogspot dot com to get the dirt straight from Wasilla…

  29. Bejkie says:

    The “birther” shizz has confused me to no end. But then, I despised my country’s last PM & wished his being born in the UK had made him ineligible (I’m talking about the embarrassing Tony Abbott, & I’ll never forgive my fellow Aussies for voting for in that misogynistoc, racist, numbskull) so I envy your “born in the US” rules.
    Also, Track (why is that a humans name?) just assaulted a woman. Palin is a horrid human being & it looks like her kids follow in her footsteps

    • Sam says:

      The “Birther” stuff is because the United States, sadly, has a long history of being hostile to foreigners. People tend to believe that if you were born somewhere else, you can’t be fully loyal to the United States and thus, you should not be allowed to run for President. I know, it’s dumb. There’s no way to make it smart. Do people think that because Ted Cruz was born in Canada, he’s going to sell out the US to Canada first chance he gets (Cruz has not lived in Canada since he was about 3 or 4, btw). Like, really? I don’t get it. The whole premise is based upon xenophobic ideas and ignorance. I support letting citizens run, regardless of birth place.

      The problem is that no court has ever made a definitive ruling on what “natural-born citizen” means. Does it mean a person born in the US? Does it mean any person entitled to citizenship at birth? Cruz is banking on the second one. I just don’t get, in any way, how this becomes an issue. Unless there are people are truly believe Cruz is some kind of covert Canadian Manchurian candidate?

    • frivolity says:

      Tony Abbott … I’ll never forget the Daily Show segment on gun control in Australia where a young boy proclaimed that his mother referred to the PM as “Tony dumb dumb.” 🙂

    • Tiffany says:

      I always thought naturalized citizenship fell on your parents. An example being you are born in another country with American parents via military, job, etc. If Cruz has one parent that is not a citizen and one that renounced it before his birth then, see ya.

      Also, Hot mess is making what Tic Tac’s did an Obama issue. Yeah Hot Mess, Obama is the reason your kid is a a-hole.

  30. SusanneToo says:

    No words, other than two public people I loathe the most together at last.

  31. Susan says:

    I can’t even get past her jacket!

  32. Giddy says:

    I’m getting truly frightened that Trump will win. He probably promised Palin a position if he is elected, so that’s another nightmare.

  33. bondbabe says:

    These two clowns scare the bejesus out of me because of supporters. While the catchphrase, “Let’s make America great again” SOUNDS good, there is no explanation behind how that is going to be accomplished. Just saying it won’t make it happen.

    And…”great again” is a reference to a prior period–so which period in time? When we had slavery? When we had the Depression? When we had a civil war? When we had ciivil liberty inequities? When we had the recession of the ’70’s? When the banks overextended and people lost their homes?

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Thanks for saying what needs to be said. America was always great and terrible at the same time, or at least cycling in and out of these. Trump probably has no real knowledge of US history and probably means “Make American great for white men again.” Hey, that’s already true, so what is he yammering about?

    • Dom says:

      I think it’s annoying when politicians say they are going to “make things great” or “do the right thing” and then don’t lay out their plans. What exactly are they going to do? You’re right just saying it doesn’t make it so. Trump is terrifying (IMO). But I blame Congress and the POTUS. Things are such a cluster right now and people are upset with government. Upset enough to back Trump as president.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, saying “It’ll be great” is woefully in adequate when discussing national policy.

        I disagree with blaming POTUS for the current state of things. There was a lot of hate brewing over the last 9 years, and it was really kicked off by the nasty tone of the McCain-Palin campaign. I don’t think there is anything Obama could have done, they hated him for merely existing. Should we really have expected him to not implement policy ideas as he was elected for, simply because that hate was out there?

      • Dom says:

        Some people may have hated him for simply existing. But not everyone. Some of his policies like leading from behind, not enforcing immigration laws because he doesn’t agree with them have been a source of a lot criticism from both sides of the aisle. I for one am still waiting for that hope and change he campaigned on.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “Leading from behind” is a platitude with no meaning. He has deported a record number of undocumented immigrants. The fact that he would rather focus deportation efforts on criminals instead of families is pragmatic. Sending away productive members of communities instead of criminals would be counterproductive and harmful to our country.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s my reaction anytime someone longs for the “good ol’ days”. It’s easy to look back fondly when you weren’t part of an oppressed group, isn’t it? These are the people who see the progress that women, minorities, LGBT, etc have made, and feel threatened, even though the progress of others takes nothing away from them.
      I used to work with someone who was a big Sarah Palin fan, and was always going on about the founding fathers. I finally reminded her in those days, neither she or I (or Palin) would have been allowed to vote or do much else, and slavery still existed, so idealizing that era might not be the best.

      • doofus says:

        “These are the people who see the progress that women, minorities, LGBT, etc have made, and feel threatened, even though the progress of others takes nothing away from them.”

        oh, but it has taken something away from them. the freedom to openly mock and brutalize and oppress and discriminate against these groups. their privilege is taken from them and they see that as persecution. they don’t get that not getting preferential treatment does NOT equal persecution. it means fairness.

    • Tina says:

      President Obama talked about this in his first book. The post-WWII economic boom of the 50s and 60s, that carried on through the 70s and 80s and even 90s, was caused by the fact that the US was in a unique position, physically untouched by war and with huge manufacturing capacity and a well trained and educated (thanks to the GI Bill) workforce. Then when women came into the workforce, that also added to the economic growth.

      But other countries have caught up now, and it’s a different and much more competitive world. It’s never going back to where it was. Which is a good thing from an equality perspective, but people don’t want to hear it.

  34. OhDear says:

    Why do people care about this woman’s opinions?

  35. greenmonster says:

    In Germany we call Donald Duck’s nephews Tick,Trick and TRACK. So, I imagine Donald Trump-Duck pantless, in a sailor suit and dead guinea pig on the head, quacking and yelling. In the meantime Sarah McQuack-Palin tries to hide the mess her ducklings have created.

  36. EscapedConvent says:

    Where are the nutjobs shouting about Ted Cruz not having been born in America? Does anyone want to see his birth certificate? Remember how Barack Obama “can’t be President because he wasn’t born in America”?

    Oh, that’s right. Ted Cruz is white. Different set of standards entirely.

    • jc126 says:

      I think it’s partly racial, but I think the main reason for the birther nonsense was that President Obama is a Democrat; the Republican “noise machine” would’ve beat the same dumb drum if there were a white Democrat candidate who had a foreign-born father.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Teabaggers aren’t exactly known for their intelligence or fairness.

  37. Jaded says:

    You know you could pick the whole Palin family out of their lavish mansion, put them in a disreputable trailer park and they’d fit right in – complete with a pack of mangy, growling hounds tied up on the front lawn and a few wrecked trucks as lawn ornaments.

    She can’t string 3 words together to form a coherent sentence, her family is the spawn of the devil, and Trump is an orange, vitriol-spouting misogynist who hates everyone who isn’t white. Won’t they just lead ‘Murica bravely into a new world order with the ongoing respect of all other world nations….*SIGH….Reaches for wine*.

  38. Sadezilla says:

    I was hoping for some word-salad snippets and related commentary from Kaiser. The last post on cb about word salad was priceless!

  39. Dana m says:

    Can someone please hand me a barf bag.

  40. Janis says:

    So glad I live in Canada.

  41. kri says:

    Her endorsement of him is the equivalent of when your cat stops and barfs, runs a foot away, barfs again and then looks at you like “what?” Ugh. Ugh.Ugh.

    • Kitten says:

      Your analogy is perfect but you also reminded me that I heard my cat throwing up somewhere in my bedroom at 3AM and I have yet to discover where the Puke Surprise is hiding.


  42. frivolity says:

    She’s really stuck in the 80’s, isn’t she? (Along with her IQ…)

  43. Rockin Robin says:

    I really hope they run together. It will be Mccain all over again. Lmao!

  44. Twinkle says:

    They’re locking up the idiot vote.

  45. Who ARE these people? says:

    As if our own witty comments don’t amuse us enough, here’s The NY Daily News front page:

    • Esmom says:

      I saw that, lol. The little headline about the guy loathing the Eagles music was kinda funny, too, albeit too soon.

  46. themummy says:

    Who is she to be endorsing anyone? That’s no different than me calling a press conference to endorse someone. I mean, who the hell am I? LOL. And how is she relevant, either? At this point she’s not in politics, doesn’t have any sort of career…she’s just some nutty lady from the back woods of Alaska opening her dumb, irrelevant mouth and letting words fall out. Meaningless endorsement, for sure.

  47. mollie says:

    Sarah will spin this as “poor Track, ptsd sufferer”.
    He had known trouble with the law before he enlisted, he was a real troublemaker which is why Sarah and Todd forced him into the military.

    The guy was already messed up.
    PTSD is real, but did not start this guy’s issues.

    • Sam says:

      Firstly, my impression has always been that Track was not a combat soldier, so it’s hard to believe that he ever had the chance to develop PTSD in the first place. But even if he did, and I’m not discounting that possibility, that makes Sarah look really bad!

      The police report stated that the home Track lives in is owned by his parents – so obviously, they are still active in his life. They haven’t written him off. So why is she out giving Trump an endorsement when her son is clearly going through some serious stuff? I hate to sound like a sexist, but “where are his parents?” I could get if she was still an elected official and had duties she simply couldn’t get out of. But an endorsement rally? Really? That took precedence over your son, whom you claim is suffering from a serious mental condition? If Track does have PTSD and an alcohol issue, he needs his family around him. And maybe his father is (Todd seems smart enough to lay low most of the time). But Sarah seems like she just doesn’t give a crap.

      • Angelica says:

        That story about her son is just sad. That poor girl getting scared and hiding from him….just scary sounding. The first thing I thought was, with all her “family values” talk and her being a steady hypocrite, it doesn’t surprise me but she needs to carry her a$$. I’m sure the paycheck was all she wanted for endorsing Trump, oh and some overdue attention for her, of course, but go home Sarah. Take care of your kids! Her whole family’s a mess.

      • Sam says:

        I should add that Sarah updated her Facebook to show that Todd is with her, so that means that whatever Track is dealing with now (and I make no presumptions about what he’s dealing with), his parents can’t be bothered. The family rep certainly is suggesting he has PTSD or at least some form of adjustment issues. But if that’s true, how awful that his parents aren’t there with him. It sounds like he needs some serious interventions, including for alcohol abuse. That report was terrifying – hiding under a bed, etc. I’m glad both of them are alright, really. It would be easy to imagine a mentally compromised person, drunk, with a powerful weapon – god, that could have ended so many bad ways (for him, for her, for the cops, etc.). And it seems like the parents just don’t care about any of them at all.

    • Tiffany says:

      Yes Mollie, she has and said that Obama is at fault for it. I kid….you not.

      • Esmom says:

        She sure did — getting in her little “hope-changey stuff” dig in. And she did spin it as PTSD. If she’s so concerned about her son, as Sam said, then why the heck is she out campaigning with Trump. She makes my blood boil.

      • mollie says:

        Yes indeed she did. I knew it.
        Well, what she effectively did was throw her son right under the bus. Now the backlash bites him harder. Now his past is going to be dredged up.
        Rumors about him vandalizing vehicles, taking part in sinking a boat, throwing a baby bottle at his child, being violent to his ex-wife Britta on multiple occasions. Allegedly.
        A mom who is concerned about her child getting emotional care would not have done this. No.

  48. Linda says:

    I am glad I dont have to figure out who to vote for in the US. Maybe Cruz can run for prime minister here in Canada. My province of Alberta has a premier and cabinet that are totally clueless. They make decisions by the seat of their pants. Our prime minister is equally clueless about how to run our country. But he is good at vacationing and taking selfies.

    • Kitten says:

      Look at you, Linda, so generous with your use of the phrase “figure out.” There’s nothing to “figure out” when your choice is a plethora of aholes. You chose the least awful one in the bunch and if you’re religious you say a prayer. If you’re an atheist, you head to the local pub for several rounds of beer to numb the pain.

      (Religious people are welcome to join me at the pub too–not trying to exclude you guys)

  49. iheartgossip says:

    She is super scary. And the people that follow her are even more scary. Her IQ though, dang. Even Trump seemed like he’d changed his mind 1/2 way through her ‘speech’.

  50. LouLou says:

    A theory on another site stated that Trump is looking for a way out that allows him to save face. Choosing Palin is a kiss of death that will guarantee that the GOP will write him off publicly, which enables him to slink away and save his ego. Aside from the huge ego trip this has been for him, I don’ think he wants to do the actual work of being president. Same for Governor Half Term. She just wants the spotlight and continued lucrative speaking fees. This “speech” was, even for her, a total sh*t show.

    • anne_000 says:

      Good point. It’s like the Ross Perot strategy. I don’t think he wanted to be president either and thus picked a VP that didn’t want to run and win. I think Perot did it for the ego-boosting.

      Why would Trump want to actually be president? That job automatically comes with people who won’t say ‘Yes’ to him and whom he can’t fire. It’s also a day-to-day, 24/7 job. Is he going to give up his cushy lifestyle for that? I doubt he has that kind of work ethic. I think that even if he does accidentally win, he’s going to come up with an excuse to quit.

      And if anyone was truly serious about winning, why align yourself with Palin? She was one of the reasons why McCain didn’t win. She’s a laughingstock and a big ol’ ham. Obviously Trump must know this.

    • word says:

      Great point and most likely true. Trump loves to blame women for everything so this is the perfect scapegoat. The horrific thing is that there are people in America that support Trump. These people should never be allowed to vote…ever….everrrr.

  51. Jessie says:

    They’re in my town (Tulsa) right now and Trump is going to speak at the Mabee Center. Ugh. Wish I could’ve gone but it’s too packed. There are also a lot of protesters and the state governor (blah!) is also going to be there. His campaign is just one big circus.

  52. My Two Cents says:

    Palin is an idiot but then so are many voters in all parties. The sad thing is, while the media and voters are focused on Trump for entertainment, I’m not getting much information on what any of them would do to help this country. Anybody that doesn’t believe it is in trouble isn’t paying attention. I feel the same way about people who want Hillary for Prez as I feel for somebody that thinks Palin has a functioning brain.

  53. Dangles says:

    My biggest concern about Trump is that he thinks climate change is a beat up by the Chinese to make America less competitive. If I was his political opponent I’d be reminding the public of that every time I spoke about him.

    I just saw Palin endorsing him on TV. How embarrassing.

  54. Donna says:

    She blamed Track’s PTSD on the President.
    I’m not sure how she is going to explain how he was such a hellraiser BEFORE he joined the military.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Yeah, he only joined because it was that or jail because of his little stunt of draining antifreeze from the Wasilla school buses resulting in frozen, cracked blocks and thousands of $ in repairs. Should have thrown his a$$ in jail and made him pay repair bills. What a family of turds.

  55. Pabena6 says:


  56. word says:

    People hate her more than Trump. Please I hope she’s his running mate. This will ensure he won’t get elected.

  57. Donna says:

    Yikes, vets are not taking kindly to her using the lamestream media and PTSD to get her son off the hook. She’s getting shredded on twitter.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Good, as they should. They should also be outraged that she put her support behind a candidate who said he like vets who “don’t get captured”. What an insult to POWs.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Yeah, esp considering what McCain went through in order to abide by the POW code of conduct we are required by UCMJ to follow. He was known to be the son of an important US figure, and that brought even more hell down on him as a captive — for OVER FIVE YEARS!
      Drump couldn’t even bring himself to actually serve, he took the rich boy deferments.
      As for Track, he is a clearly disturbed individual who needs help. His service may have exacerbated issues he already had. And any external blame due should go to the parents and family members NOT seeing to his welfare.

  58. Tw says:

    The Palin’s make the Kardashians and the Manson family look like saints. Let’s round up Abstinence-Only-Bristol and her kids, the wife beater son, and the mama bear who quits her job as governor midway though, and start a brawl at a snowmobile party. Nice sequin blazer, btw.

  59. Nah says:

    I read somewhere:’
    It’s a politician turned reality star endorsing a reality star turned politician.