John McCain is worrying that Donald Trump heading up the GOP ticket may doom McCain's own re-election effort. The irony is that one of Trump's loudest supporters is the lunatic from Alaska that McCain had tapped as his own vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. In many ways Palin embodies the insanity and embrace of ignorance that has swept the Republican Party and ultimately lead to Trump being the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Now, Palin is threatening to try to rally the GOP base to defeat Paul Ryan in a primary contest in revenge for Ryan's reluctance to support Trump. Crooks and Liars looks at Palin's anti-Ryan rantings. Here are excerpts:
Just when you thought this election couldn't get any crazier....Crazy Sarah inserts herself into the mix, guaranteeing there won't be enough popcorn to go 'round.
Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January.
"I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a shocking upset in 2014 when challenger Dave Brat ran to his right in a Virginia primary.
"His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his," Palin continued.
Palin deserves to be in a mental institution, in my view, yet she remains a heroine of much of the knuckle dragging, ignorance embracing GOP base. If McCain is defeated in November, perhaps it will his just reward for giving the nation Palin back in 2008.