September 17, 2010, - 3:49 pm
I’m having a good laugh at the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of Sarah Palin, many of her Tea Party followers, and all of the conservative pundits who are now lecturing us on how it’s better to support a real conservative than a Republican who is electable and a likely vote with the GOP in the U.S. Senate.
While that’s always been my philosophy, it hasn’t been theirs in any other races. In fact, they supported establishment GOP candidates and betrayed real conservatives in most other races. For example, when I called out Sarah Palin for endorsing Jesse Jackson-friend, Islam fan, and Iran-enabling, previous Barbara Boxer donor, Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination for California’s U.S. Senate seat, I was attacked at by screeching Palinistas, most of them Tea Party fans, who told me “Chuck DeVore didn’t have a chance,” and “Sarah Palin went with the Republican who was electable.” The same thing happened on Tuesday, when–as I’ve pointed out–Palin and many of her Tea Party followers supported illegal alien-enabler Kelly Ayotte against Ovide LaMontagne for New Hampshire’s Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, the same thing happened. Ayotte was the “electable” Republican establishment candidate. If you believed in the anti-establishment, pro-conservative reasons given for supporting Christine O’Donnell against Mike Castle in Delaware, you should have also embraced those with DeVore and LaMontagne. If you didn’t, you’re a hypocrite.
Apparently, if true conservatives don’t have vaginas (and, as far as I know, DeVore and LaMontagne don’t), they don’t count when it comes to Sarah Palin’s faux anti-establishment, “real conservative” endorsements. In the 1970’s they called people with that kind of attitude a “chauvinist pig.” And, make no mistake, that’s exactly what Sarah Palin is, nothing more, with her “mama grizzlies” BS.
True, some Tea Partiers supported Chuck DeVore, but had Sarah Palin endorsed him and had the other conservative talking heads now lecturing me about the virtue of true conservatives versus “electable” Republicans also endorsed DeVore, he’d be the Republican U.S. Senate nominee from California, and he’d be beating Boxer in the polls by the same scant margin as Fiorina, probably more.
The same goes for LaMontagne, who was the Tea Party candidate. But enough Tea Partiers voted for Ayotte, because they blindly follow what queen Sarahmessiah tells them to do. The results were close, and her endorsement of him over Ayotte–rather than the other way around–would have pushed LaMonatagne over the top to victory. But, hey, six years in six different colleges and a journalism degree trumps anything that anyone else knows, right? I better not try to “refudiate” her unparalleled wisdom on all things.
So, the next time you hear any conservative, any Palinista, any Tea Partier lecture you on how we need real conservatives to take over the Republican Party and that it’s better to lose with one than to elect an “electable” moderate Republican, ask them where the heck they were on Chuck DeVore v. Carly Fiorina, and Ovide LaMontagne v. Kelly Ayotte.
If you support Sarah Palin, then you were on the side of the “electable GOP establishment,” NOT conservatives. Because, except for Delaware and Alaska’s Senate primaries, that’s on whose side she put herself.
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