Donald Trump decided just before primary season the best thing for his campaign was to drag in another nutcase, that is Sarah Palin, and let her give a bizarre, rambling endorsement in front of the whole world. "In God's name why?" you may be thinking, and so are most Republicans -- as well as anyone with a a working brain. Is he trying to lose? Is he completely insane? Perhaps.
But Trump loves all things loud and showy, and Palin did not disappointment. Her crazy shirt looked as if she had run into a chain-link fence and brought it with her. Her rolling syntax puts the emphasis on the wrong word every single time so that no one can understand a word she is saying. Her loud shrieks about ISIS and "bitter clingin'" to guns and ammo were priceless.
Only time will tell whether her endorsement will attract the Tea Party voters or drive everyone away screaming. But even I will admit it is a very entertaining reality show.
Excerpts via New York Daily News transcript
“Thank you so much. It’s so great to be here in Iowa. We’re here just thawing out. Todd and I and a couple of our friends here from Alaska, lending our support for the next president of our great United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
Mr. Trump, you’re right, look back there in the press box. Heads are spinning, media heads are spinning. This is going to be so much fun.
Are you ready to make America great again? We all have a part in this. We all have a responsibility. Looking around at all of you; you hard-working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and teamsters and cops and cooks; you rockin’ rollers and holy rollers! All of you who work so hard, you full-time moms, you with the hands that rock the cradle. You all make the world go round and now our cause is one.
When asked why I would jump into a primary — kind of stirring it up a little bit maybe — and choose one over some friends who are running and I’ve endorsed a couple others in their races before they decided to run for president, I was told left and right, 'you are going to get so clobbered in the press. You are just going to get beat up and chewed up and spit out.'
You know, I’m thinking, 'and?’
You know, like you guys haven’t tried to do that every day since that night in ‘08, when I was on stage nominated for VP, and I got to say, 'yeah, I’ll go, send me, you betcha. I’ll serve.'
And, like you all, I’m still standing. So those of us who’ve kind of gone through the ringer as Mr. Trump has, makes me respect you even more. That you’re here, and you’re putting your efforts and you’re putting reputations, you’re putting relationships on the line to do the right thing for this country. Because you are ready to make America great again.
Well, I am here because like you, I know that it is now or never.
Congrats to the GOP for having your biggest embarrassment endorse your second biggest embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/pLTVLf2GKE— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) January 21, 2016
. . . Only one candidate’s record of success proves he is the master of the art of the deal. He is beholden to no one but we the people. How refreshing. He is perfectly positioned to let you make America great again. Are you ready for that, Iowa?
No more pussy footin’ around! Our troops deserve the best. You deserve the best.
He is from the private sector, not a politician, can I get a 'Hallelujah!'
So troops, hang in there, because help’s on the way because he, better than anyone, isn’t he known for being able to command, fire!
Are you ready for a commander-in-chief ... you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS' ass?
But now, what they’re doing is wailing, 'well, Trump and his, uh, uh, uh, Trumpeters, they’re not conservative enough.'
Oh my goodness gracious. What the heck would the establishment know about conservatism? ...
. . . How about the rest of us? Right wingin’, bitter, clingin’, proud clingers of our guns, our God and our religions and our Constitution. Tell us that we’re not red enough? Yeah, coming from the establishment. Right.
Well, he being the only one who’s been willing, he’s got the guts to wear the issues that need to be spoken about and debated on his sleeve. Where the rest of some of these establishment candidates, they just wanted to duck and hide. They didn’t want to talk about these issues until he brought them up. In fact, they’ve been wearing a, this, political correctness kind of like a suicide vest. And enough is enough.
. . . He’s a multi-billionaire. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But, it’s amazing, he is not elitist at all. Oh, I just hope you all get to know him more and more as a person and a family man. What he’s been able to accomplish, with his, um, it’s kind of this quiet generosity. Yeah, maybe his largess, kind of, I don’t know, some would say gets in the way of that quiet generosity, and, uh, well, his compassion, but if you know him as a person and you’ll get to know him more and more, you’ll have even more respect. Not just for his record of success, and the good intentions for America, but who he is as a person. He’s not an elitist. And yes, as a multi-billionaire, we still root him on because he roots us on.
. . . Now, finally friends, I want you to try to picture this. It's a nice thing to picture. Exactly one year from tomorrow: former President Barack Obama.
He packs up the teleprompters and the selfie-sticks and the Greek columns and all that hopey, changey stuff and he heads on back to Chicago, where I’m sure he can find some community there to organize again.
There, he can finally look up. President Obama will be able to look up, and there, over his head, he’ll be able to see that shining, towering, Trump Tower. Yes, Barack, he built that. And that says a lot.
Why is Sarah Palin wearing a shirt made of wind chimes?— Angry jazz fan (@AngryJazzFan) January 20, 2016
Breaking: Sarah Palin releases a more coherent statement. pic.twitter.com/evHwjdlUb2— Jade Helm Commander (@Anomaly100) January 21, 2016
Sara can now see Trump's hair from her backyard..."at first I thought it was a Wolverine"— Herman (@Lastmangoinfla) January 20, 2016
I thought they were going to make out for a second. pic.twitter.com/Vl3qEdSNjj— philip harris (@pharris830) January 20, 2016