In the middle of her rambling, barely coherent speech endorsing Donald Trump last night, Palin addressed the (obviously true) contention that Trump is not a conservative. She didn't really address the contention with any evidence at all, other than to basically say, "What does the establishment know about conservatism?"
And then, funny. Ha ha. Not. Funny. But now, what they're doing is wailing, well, Trump and his, uh, uh, his Trumpeters, well, they're not conservative enough. Oh my goodness gracious. What the heck would the establishment know about conservatism?
The implication of this question, of course, is that she, Sarah Palin, does know about conservatism, and you can trust her that when she endorses someone, they are a conservative.
Well, let's take a recent track record. The last person Sarah Palin endorsed was independent candidate for Alaska governor Bill Walker (along with his Democrat lieutenant governor), who ran against Palin's former running mate Sean Parnell. Well, if Palin endorsed him over a Republican, then surely he must have been a super conservative person, just like her, right?
Wrong. Bill Walker has been a liberal disaster from day one in Alaska. One of his first major policy moves was to unilaterally ram the Obamacare Medicaid expansion down Alaska's throat, over the objections of the Republican Alaska legislature, who were so opposed to it that they unsuccessfully sued him over it.
For those of you who are keeping score, this is exactly the same maneuver that basically torched John Kasich's presidential ambitions, and undoing this move basically propelled Matt Bevin to office in Kentucky.
To pay for his foray into the Obamacare expansion, Walker is now trying to impose a massive state income tax on Alaskans.
So if there's one thing you can trust, it's that Sarah Palin knows what a conservative is and what they look like, and that if she endorses someone, they are conservative. Because nothing says "conservative" like a massive Obamacare government healthcare expansion paid for by a massive tax hike.