I'm glad Palin spoke up. I'm glad that she's passionate about the lack of care our vets get when they come home. I'm glad that she used her spotlight to go off script and use her annoyingly shrill voice to raise awareness of a serious issue that's been plaguing this country for over a century.
Now that Trump has added Sarah Palin to his ticket, I suppose the bullying will get even more severe, and it seems highly unlikely that the media, or evangelicals, or Conservatives in general, will say anything at all.
For months, the pundits have gotten it wrong by focusing on the candidates. It is the electorate, the Republican primary voters, who are driving this train. Trump is leading an existing movement, not creating one.
I blame John McCain more than anyone else for the fact that Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner of the Republican pack right now. McCain's pick of Palin as running mate truly set the stage for where the GOP finds itself now.
Whether Palin coupled the two terms knowing she swam against the current of her own religious tradition is probably beside the point: she aims to appear part of particular religious milieu, but feels no apparent obligation to be well-informed about it.
Today's topics include: Can Bernie Sanders win the general election? Bernie's single payer plan revealed. Sarah Palin endorses Trump. Trump bungles his Liberty University speech. Ted Cruz did another JFK impression, and much more.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump might have fueled controversy among his supporters. Young adult supporters, who attended Trump's rally this morning in Norwalk, Iowa, held very different opinions about Sarah Palin.
A politician who wanted to become a Reality TV star endorses a Reality TV star who wants to become a politician. This is what we have come to. And it is no surprise.
Polls show that Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are neck and neck in Iowa; so securing just a few additional votes may mean victory. That is where former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin comes in.
Intrinsically tied to John Wayne's rugged portrayal of various white hero tropes were his political views. Wayne was a hard right conservative whose views on race mirror those expressed by Trump's supporters.
A country in crisis will always search for outsiders. And if we look at what Donald Trump suggests, to deny Muslims into America, we must admit that this is quite an extreme proposal -- even for Republican standards.
The phenomenon of Trumpism remains ascendant in the Republican Party, though the paunchy bully boy has yet to win a vote.
The week since the bloody terrorist attack on a San Bernardino holiday party hasn't gone well for American politics. It's mostly been a disconcerting combination of the uncertain and the shrill, the latter crossing the line into outright fascism.
This coffee cup doesn't tell us anything about Jesus, Christmas, Starbucks, or evangelical Christians. But I'm hoping it does teach us something about how quickly imaginary problems can become reasons to stereotype entire people groups.