April 3, 2016

Sarah Palin Laments Blacklist of Trump Supporters in Washington DC

Sarah Palin (pictured with Trump in January) wrote about being blacklisted after supporting Donald Trump in 1,200-plus-word Facebook post on Monday.
[From article]
Sarah Palin has claimed she has been blacklisted in Washington DC because she supports Donald Trump.
She wrote about the apparent snub in a lengthy 1,200-plus-word Facebook post on Monday.
'In setting aside "real life" this morning, I took a minute to google news of the day and saw this blacklist,' she wrote. 'It immediately reminded me why millions of Americans across party lines are coalescing to reject Washington DC's politics-as-usual.'
Palin then linked to a Breitbart piece that referred to an 'enemies list' compiling names of Trump backers.
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The Breitbart story, written by conservative journalist Patrick Howley, referred to an actual list published by the Conservative Review last week.
Amanda Carpenter, a CNN political commentator and former communications director to Ted Cruz, published the list, writing: 'I’d like to remember who supported Trump so I never give any kind of credence to their judgment. “Never Trump” means never those who support him as well.
'Each and every one of his endorsers should be held accountable in their future elections or political ventures.'
Carpenter's list includes more than 60 names, including Ben Carson, Chris Christie, nine senators, seven governors and dozens of state representatives.
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The former Alaska governor added: 'So the clever DC herd that's created the cutesie social media hashtag (because Twitter handles are just so doggone intimidating and powerful in battle, I guess?) are attempting to thwart the will of the people and the power of electorate with their #NeverTrump ammo.
'Well, kiddos, quick history lesson – our founders had their own hard copy kind of hashtag. It looked like ‪#‎WeThePeople‬. And #WeThePeople are turning out by the millions, smashing voter participation records to fight against exactly the sort of hypocritical elitist games you are playing with our Republic.'
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Palin blasted some of her 'old friends', saying they had turned their backs on her by relegating her to the blacklist.
She listed Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of anti-abortion organization Susan B Anthony List, who supported Palin during her 2008 vice-presidential bid.
Dannenfelser said in a statement last month in response to Trump's evolving stance on abortion: 'Trump cannot handle the most basic of questions, begging off and claiming everyone knows the answer.
'Palin and Trump should know what happens when you are ill prepared. You will be squashed and the cause you purport to support will suffer for it.'
Palin hit back at Dannenfelser on Facebook Monday, writing: 'The leader of a DC pro-life advocacy group who raises 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 and passionately joined our fight for LIFE years ago and has campaigned to shut down government in order to defund Planned Parenthood.'
She also encouraged her readers to 'drop out of that professional political class and rise up on the right side.
Palin called Trump 'a commonsense conservative Republican' in her message and wrote: 'All it takes is finally recognizing that in the needed revolution, we've found a revolutionary.'
Palin in March: No time for 'punk ass thuggery stuff' at rallies


Sarah Palin launches extraordinary Facebook rant claiming she has been 'blacklisted' in DC because she is a patriot who won't join the 'Never Trump' movement
Palin wrote about being blacklisted in a 1,200-plus-word post
She referred to a Breitbart article about an 'enemies list' for Trump backers
This Breitbart story linked to a list posted by the Conservative review
Amanda Carpenter, a CNN political analyst, compiled the list and said the endorsers should be held accountable in the future
Palin called being on the list 'a badge of honor' in her Facebook message
PUBLISHED: 14:29 EST, 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:50 EST, 21 March 2016

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