Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump two days ago, culminating a journey that began shortly after her ticket lost the 2008 presidential election. Conservatives that had been supporting or defending her for eight years finally broke with her when she broke with conservatism.
It wasn’t hard to see it would happen. Trump and Palin had a pizza summit together in 2011. Palin did a painfully fawning interview with Trump in 2015. Palin’s speaking skills and logical arguments had long been dumbed down. It may be they got even worse as she increasingly tried to create a celebrity brand for herself, or that Republicans overlooked some of her flaws when she was running for VP, but it was probably some of both.
At any rate, Politibunny, a grassroots conservative with 58,200 followers on Twitter, has had enough.
Said no sane or even mildly coherent conservative… ever. https://t.co/B6xUn3D4o4 Sarah Sarah Sarah. smh
— TheFOO (@PolitiBunny) January 21, 2016
In a longer post on her blog, she said,
So I guess this is good luck with the Trump show because I, like many of your defenders and supporters, am done with you.
Many professional conservative pundits and intellectuals have already broken with her. Few of them liked Trump in the first place. With the Palin endorsement, it’s all coming together. Grassroots are losing respect for Palin, and conservatives from all sides of the movement are trying to stave off Trump. A new issue of National Review is dedicated entirely to being “Against Trump.”