Thursday, April 28, 2011
Birth This: She Ain't Dead & Buried Yet, America! Talk About a REAL Three-Ring Circus: Trump & Palin in 2012?!?
It just hit me like a ton of bricks today. I was listening to the 1 p.m. news on 980 KMBZ in KCMO and Sarah Palin's latest tweet proclaiming, "Media: Admit it. Trump forced the issue" (link at bottom).
This was in reference to Donald Trump's recent "birther" push aimed at appealing to the deranged right-winger tea party types who still subscribe to the now long completely debunked and "Trumped up" theory that Obama was born in Kenya.
Obama lowered himself to the "birther" level on Wednesday and gave the issue legitimacy by releasing some new form of his birth certificate that he had previously not released. Obama said it's now time to focus on serious and important business, such as taping appearances on "Oprah," which he did later on Wednesday.
Obama's release of another version of his birth certificate provided Trump with a grand opportunity to fly in on his Trump chopper, go on national television, and declare victory ("I'm very proud of myself," raved Trump as only he can) about having forced Obama to do something that he had previously refused to do. The Donald adds, "I'm really honored to have played such a big role" in the new version's release:
The intended effect of Obama's move -- to pull a big "Gotcha" on Trump -- is not what I saw occur on Wednesday. I didn't see Obama putting any dent in Trump at all. I think Obama would've been better served politically to stick to his proverbial guns on this issue and bitterly cling to the prior form of the birth certificate that his minions released. But I digress. Let's get back to Palin.
We've seen this repeatedly from Palin in recent weeks. Every time Trump pulls one of his crazy stunts or antics, Palin chimes in with approval on Twitter or elsewhere like some sort of Rush Slimebaugh dittohead.
Actually, a better comparison would be to a sidekick, a flunky, a lackey, a second fiddle, a lapdog. The Ed McMahon of the new millennium! I fully expect Palin's next Tweet to say something like, "You Are Correct, Sir Donald, YES! HiYoooo!"
And so as referenced above, it finally hit me today: Palin's likely angling for a Vice President selection should Trump grab the GOP nomination. That seems perfectly clear to me, and it also makes perfect sense. Palin is damaged goods. The combination of an endless left-wing (media and otherwise) barrage against her plus her own incessant dumb behavior & sound bites has resulted in completely tanked polling numbers -- so much so, that I say no way she even runs for the GOP nomination.
Which leaves a vice presidential selection as Palin's best future hope. But what GOP candidate in his/her right mind would ever select her? Nobody. But the one GOP candidate who is clearly not in his right mind is Trump. I could see him actually selecting Palin. He's just that crazy. And as noted previously in this space -- crazy like a fox just as much as he is legitimately crazy (Trump dangerously wraps both into the same package). I mean, This Man Is Sick -- He Needs Help!...
In short, Trump typically appears to do crazy things, but for a reason. Why do you think Trump's been pushing the ridiculous "birther" issue? Because it's garnered him huge favor with the GOP's far right wing -- the people necessary to garner a GOP primary nomination.
And Trump has a problem: Does he really stand for much of anything? He's flip-flopped on various issues more times than Al Gore in a massage parlor ("Take Care of This!"). That fact will only be exploited in the GOP primary by Trump's opponents, which may well make it to his advantage to have a close allegiance with Palin (who likely won't be running). Such an alliance would help Trump shore up the GOP's right-winger base, since that "Crazy Bitch" preaches the gospel to those fools. (Plus, she is hot).
The price of Palin having The Donald's back in the primary may just be a promise of vice presidential selection if Trump wins the GOP nomination. Now, I'm not saying all of this is necessarily going to happen. I'm just watching Palin and telling you what I think her angle is.
[Aside note: Maybe in a couple of weeks, Charles Krauthammer will tell you the same thing. Two weeks after I said the very same thing in this space (link at bottom), Krauthammer was on the "O'Reilly Factor" on 4/26/11 comparing Trump's potential candidacy to that of Al Sharpton on the democrat party side years ago. Get your own damn material, you deranged right-wing freak! And "here comes my left blow (since I fight from a southpaw stance)..."]
As for Palin: Sorry leftist 20 percenters. Sorry GOP establishment fat cats. She ain't dead and buried. Not just yet, leastways. And how 'bout ol' Trumper?! I still say he's crazy and I doubt I could ever vote for him -- but he's damn sure entertaining the hell out of me these days. What more can you ask for?