Make no mistake. Sarah Palin is not a Republican. She is a Tea Party “patriot”. There is a huge difference between the two. People think of her as a Republican because she ran on the Republican ticket in 2008 with John McCain. However he has been shown to have made a huge mistake in selecting her as his running mate.
However the Palin nomination was a disaster not only because Palin was totally unprepared to serve as the President, not only because she was ignorant and uneducated, not only because she was married to a pimp, and not only because she told a story about the birth of her fifth child that was totally unbelievable. It was also a disaster for the Republican Party.
Who could forget the Alaska Race for Senate, when Palin confused Republican voters and endorsed Joe Miller? Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican Senator, had to win the general election by an historic write-in election.
There was her endorsement of Vaughn Ward the eloquent speaker.
She endorsed Christine O’Donnell, the non-witch candidate.
Palin endorsed Sharon Angle, who was possibly the only conservative candidate that didn’t know the difference between Hispanic and Asian children, and who could lose to Harry Reid.
To my horror, Sarah Palin will venture to the state of Texas once again. This time it is NOT to be introduced by Governor Rick Perry as “one of the great Americans of our time.” She won’t be campaigning for Rick Perry for Governor.
Instead she’ll be coming to Houston to raise support for Ted Cruz who is running against David Dewhurst in the GOP primary for the Senate in Texas for the seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. This rally in Houston comes after Rand Paul and Mike Lee appeared at the basketball arena in Dallas for Cruz. In case Senators Rand Paul and Senator Mike Lee were not able to draw enough conservatives to the AA Center, Glen Beck and Texas Rep. Dick Armey chairman of Freedom Works, will also be in attendance. This excitement and support for Ted is directly contrary to the best interests of the GOP. Dewhurst has served as Lt. Governor to Rick Perry since January of 2003. Perry has endorsed Dewhurst and it was presumed that Dewhurst would win the GOP nomination without much trouble. Even though Palin endorsed Perry for Governor, and Perry has endorsed Dewhurst for Senate, Palin now endorses Dewhurst’s opponent Ted Cruz.
Dewhurst won the May 29 Texas primary by 10 percentage points but fell short of an outright majority in a nine-candidate GOP field. He and Cruz square off Tuesday in a runoff, with the winner seen as the overwhelming favorite to win November’s general election.
The Texas primary senate race is the most expensive in the country so far this cycle, with more than $37 million spent so far. Dewhurst spent $11 million of his own money alone. Dewhurst is estimated to have a net worth of $200,000,000.00 . Dewhurst probably knows some of the same NASCAR owners that Mitt Romney does.
Todd and Sarah Palin know that Payback’s a Bitch. Perhaps the Republican Party is learning the same lesson. When they were unwilling to distance themselves from Palin after the loss in 2008, they empowered Sarah and Todd Palin to gain national recognition, and respect from some, that is now coming back to bite the GOP. The Palins voted for and endorsed Gingrich,
but have still not endorsed Romney for President. Romney hasn’t yet asked Palin to speak at the RNC. The GOP is spending millions of dollars in primary races like the Cruz/Dewhurst race which could have been used in the general election to ensure success over the Democratic challenger. The result is clear. Sarah Palin is making the Republican Party pay dearly, … but for what? It’s as if the GOP and the Democratic Party have become targets. We both seem to be in her crosshairs. It seems that Palin has no regard for the ultimate result of her support of Tea Party candidates at the expense of the Republicans. When Obama won in 2008 we thanked Sarah Palin for her help in that election. It seems that we may have to thank her once again in 2012.