#NeverTrumpers like Meghan McCain can’t whitewash Sarah Palin’s role as the proto-Trump

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Like many of the so-called #NeverTrump crowd, Meghan McCain would like to airbrush history when it comes to explaining how and why Donald Trump came to be the bullying, dominating leader of the Republican Party—to paint Trump as an aberration who seized control of the party from the outside. Recently, she even tried to blame Barack Obama for the Trump phenomenon: “The culture war that I believe is real, and is raging in this country, I believe was ushered in with his administration,” she said, “and then exacerbated in the Trump administration.”

That, of course, is not what happened. The culture wars are a strategy that had its beginning during the Reagan Administration and were cooked into a concrete form by GOP “thinkers” like Patrick Buchanan and Newt Gingrich, but completely consumed the party beginning in 2008, when McCain’s father, John, selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. So I wrote a Twitter thread replying to McCain, laying out this history with video documentation.
Here’s the thread. So far, unfortunately, McCain hasn’t responded. Other “NeverTrumpers”—with similar ties to the 2008 McCain campaign—have in fact contacted me, and I hope to have a fuller report on their responses soon. In the meantime, enjoy the links and the videos.

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Sick of the Con
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Sick of the Con

Just hearing her name sickens me. Kinda funny this faux outrage over Obama while Trump commits every crime they pretend that Obama is guilty of. Its like they wrote the book on the response that dems should be using at this moment.

Hollie U.
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Hollie U.

Sarah I Can See Russia From My House Palin…god damn I wish her name would be struck from the books. I am an Alaskan (born in Anchorage, about 45 miles south of Wasilla) and her brother Chuck Heath was my fifth grade teacher. God help that poor man. I remember her so well it makes me physically ill to know she was real and not some fever dream I had doing shrooms with Ann Coulter on in the background for hate watching/poly Sci homework

chris whitley
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chris whitley

What’s this now. It’s bad enough that trump blames everything on Obama even though Obama hasn’t been there in three years. Now miss wannabe is trying to blame Obama to. If her dad was still alive he would be all over her. It sickens me to she this twit trade her little moment of fame by trashing his memory. She just doesn’t get it. You can’t fix stupid!