Like many conservatives and American workers, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that the Republican establishment’s embrace of amnesty for llegal immigrants is the one issue that is making her think about renouncing her ties to the GOP.
Palin has always spoken for American workers who are pro-free markets and against the permanent political class. And amnesty, as Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) said after he ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week, is the biggest issue that divides the bipartisan Wall Street elites from Main Street.
Palin, echoing the voice of blue-collar workers who sit at home when establishment “Wall Street” Republicans are nominated, said the amnesty “issue is just about driving me to renounce my Republican ties because, see, even leaders on the RIGHT side of the aisle haven’t exerted all Constitutional power to stop the madness.”
“A few have tried, but until they’re sent reinforcements, then atrocities like the child abuse and exploitation you’re now getting wind of will only get worse,” she said in a recent Facebook note.
She has also said that Congress lacked the guts to impeach “tyrant” Obama over his lawlessness on immigration and accused the Obama administration of exploiting illegal immigrants and putting their lives in danger to shamelessly push their political agenda. She has often said that amnesty legislation would “decimate” Main Street and lower the standard of living for American workers of all ethnicities and backgrounds, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also determined.
Palin has always been the North Star for exurban voter and blue-collar American workers of all backgrounds, especially conservatives who call themselves “independent” or “unaffiliated” because of their disdain for the GOP establishment.
In fact, Palin took on the GOP establishment and the permanent political class in Alaska — and crushed them. Since she has been on the national stage, Palin has relentlessly battled both establishments in the permanent political class, most significantly in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 in a landmark speech in which she said: