Sarah Palin gave what Donald Trump supporters are calling a great speech to people who are likewise inclined to follow a megalomaniac into the depths of Hell. She hit all the usual Trumpian notes, but there is one thing in particular that she said – a choice she offered conservatives that oppose Donald Trump – that is actually super easy to respond to.
Folks we’re talking about our sovereignty here, our solvency and security, our entire invaluable system of law and order in a republic bought with patriots’ and vets’ blood, sweat and tears.
This isn’t a game, nor some drama to be played out on the convention stage. No they’re playing with dynamite and arming those opposed to the planks in the platform upon which Lincoln and Reagan stood. We’re talking about the direction of our country, our children’s future, the direction of the Supreme Court, all of this hinging on the next election and at such a time as this, you cannot be lukewarm. We’re gonna take our country back and you’re either with us or you’re against us.
Governor Palin. Sarah. Ma’am. I’m against you. With every fiber of my being.
The platform Abraham Lincoln stood on was one of unity and inclusion. It was about taking a divided country and making it whole again. Ronald Reagan saw a broken country and sought to unite it, working with Democrats and Republicans alike on real, common sense ideas. Reagan’s belief on social issues are far more conservative than Donald Trump has ever pretended to be. To claim that one is anything like the other is complete and total intellectual dishonesty.
The Supreme Court? The guy you’re backing said if he were in charge, the decision would’ve gone the other way, because he can’t understand math at all – Scalia or anyone he would appoint that (probably by mistake) would be conservative wouldn’t have made a difference – it was a 5-3 decision. So, that argument is rather pointless.
Solvency? Are you kidding me? Donald Trump businesses have filed for bankruptcy four times. On what planet does that make him qualified to solve the issue of solvency in the U.S.?
So, yes, Sarah – I’m against you. I will remain against you. For the remainder of this election, I refuse to support Donald Trump. And I’m not the only conservative who will do so.