Sarah Palin BETRAYS Trump; Rips Carrier Deal In Scathing Op-Ed
Sarah Palin had a true epiphany
It seems like just yesterday that the worst thing we leftists had to deal with in this country was the prospect of Sarah Palin succeeding John McCain as President of the United States. The 2008 presidential election was one of the scariest cycles in US history solely because Palin had proven herself to be completely incompetent and idiotic when it came to policy issues. Her tenure as Governor of Alaska was filled with disastrous environmental policies and hidden scandals, and her subsequent obsession with Benghazi hinted at signs of delusion. It literally took mainstream conservatives over seven years to realize how wrong they were about her, following a humorous, bumbling speech she gave in Iowa in 2015.
Palin took this to whole new heights in January of this year when she announced that she would be endorsing Donald Trump. Being one of the first people to openly support him, especially at a time when the Republican candidates were still fighting for control, ensured that she would be given a higher-up position in his potential administration. With Trump having won the general election, it was reported that Palin was being contended for Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.
However, something appears to have happened between that last news bit and now as Palin has officially turned on Trump. As you may know, Trump negotiated (or did he?) a deal with the refrigeration Carrier Corporation that ensured they would keep less than half the jobs they were going to outsource to Mexico in exchange for $7 million in taxpayer money. While any reasonable person with a basic understanding of commerce would tell you this was an economically horrible plan, one would not consider Palin to be either reasonable or understanding.
To our surprise, though, she did. Writing an op-ed for the right-wing millennial site ‘Young Conservatives’, Palin chastised the deal as an example of crony capitalism (a word often thrown at the Obama Administration) and an infringement on the purity of the free market:
“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember?”
Palin’s words echo a puzzling observation journalists Ylan Q. Mui and Max Ehrenfreund made in “The Washington Post” about the lack of conservative upset over an anti-Laissez-faire move (turns out Fox News is doing the exact opposite). At the same time, it does seem strange that Palin would sabotage her future political career over an action not even done by President Trump. Unless, of course, Trump pulled the rug out from under her and gave the Secretary position to someone else. After all, this is playground politics.
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