Former Gov. Sarah Palin says it’s a “badge of honor” to be placed on the GOP Smart Set’s blacklist of Donald Trump supporters.
Palin is using Facebook to call out the back-stabbing, double-dealing ways of conservative-movement professionals who are more concerned with lining their own wallets than in putting up a serious challenger to Hillary Clinton. She called out commentator Erick Erickson, and also Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, in her epic Facebook post.
Palin linked to the Breitbart News report “Blacklisted: Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, Carson, Breitbart, O’Reilly, Christie Make GOP Smart Set’s List of ‘Ideological Hustlers.'”
Palin made it onto multiple “Blacklists” of pro-Trump conservatives.
The blacklists so far have been compiled by CNN’s Amanda Carpenter, a former Ted Cruz aide, and also The Blaze blogger Matt Walsh. Red State contributing editor Ben Howe said that he could hook up money and technology to create a high-tech blacklist. The conservative-movement professionals want to ban Trump supporters from the movement and prevent them from ever being able to return.
Rather than folding under the Beltway pressure, Palin took aim at the Blacklisters in an epic essay that called out hypocrisy and back-stabbing on the part of conservative-movement professionals.
“Yippee! We’re blacklisted! Patriots who’ve had enough of Washington DC hypocrisy and ‘aint gonna take it anymore are now officially ‘blacklisted’ and ‘targeted,'” Palin wrote.
The so-called “conservative” Professional Political Class has united against me and others for supporting our party’s frontrunner and refusing to join their #NeverTrump campaign that will ultimately elect Hillary Clinton. The self-appointed kingmakers don’t even hide the fact their efforts to destroy our winning candidate, while disrespecting the will of the people, ultimately bolsters the liberal left and fuels the insider’s shared gravy train that they all suck from. Many have actually promised to stop at nothing to thwart the electorate’s choice for a successful commonsense conservative who’s in perfect position to bust up the Washington cabal and return our government back to We the People.
“Want to join me on their blacklist? Sign here! Want a bumpersticker proclaiming it loud and proud? Make one, then send me one for my truck, eh?” Palin added.
Palin also went after idiotic attempts by the Professional Right to invoke the memory of William F. Buckley and other conservative icons to justify their Trump opposition. It is unclear just exactly how many Buckley pieces the millenial Republicans in Washington have actually read. But Palin isn’t having any of it.
“The political establishment collecting names to brand us blacklisted are exactly this – as spoken by William F. Buckley: “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” Obviously the same is true with our own party’s elitist political bullies who claim to be the only keepers of the conservative flame ignited by Buckley, Goldwater and Reagan,” Palin wrote. She went on, possibly taking a jab at Ted Cruz:
This Primary election has sifted out the self-appointed movers and shakers in the GOP who are up to no good, thanks to Donald Trump’s campaign exposing unprincipled politicos’ true agenda. For as much as these politicians, pundits, consultants, and “conservative” media types rant, rave and pontificate, there’s no denying they really don’t care who wins elections as long as they keep their perks, titles, ratings, and invites to their pal’s preachin’-to-the-choir venues.
Palin also courageously called out all of her fair-weather friends, who used to suck up to her only to stab her in the back during this primary:
I know personally that when it benefited their elections, their fundraisers, their poll numbers, careers and connections, they sure agreed with my conservative politics. For nearly a decade they’ve requested my endorsement, my social media shout-outs, my pro bono consulting and advice, and as much in-person support as my time allowed me to give them. They were either lying then, or they’re lying now about my judgment creds. I’ve never asked any of them for anything in return (they can all testify to that) except their integrity to shine. You’d think that at least in my respecting their right to endorse whichever Presidential candidate they choose, they’d reciprocate and simply respect my right to endorse a commonsense conservative Republican who just happens to not be top of their list.
Palin bashed Erick Erickson, without naming him, as a “’conservative commentator’ who thought I was a ‘really terrific lady’ when we jointly supported gubernatorial candidates… not so much anymore” and linked to an old Erickson Red State post, and also fingered Dannenfelser as “the leader of a DC pro-life advocacy group who has raised money with my name, likeness and personal efforts for years – so far as having my portrait in their lobby – now condemns me for supporting a candidate who saw the light…”
“#WeThePeople will be in Cleveland this summer for the GOP Convention to make sure your haughtiness doesn’t drive you to follow through on your asinine threats to do something untoward and silence the voice of #WeThePeople,” Palin said.
“If nothing else, remember the words of the prophetic Andrew Breitbart as I shout a hearty “AMEN” and encourage others to join me on the blacklist, for it is a badge of honor,” Palin wrote, before quoting and linking to the late Breitbart’s 2012 CPAC speech, in which he called for party unity in order to defeat the Left together that November. Breitbart died shortly after making that speech.