Has it really been ten years already?
Last night I ran across the article below at the NeverTrump mothership, aka NRO. I spent at least an hour talking (muttering) to myself afterward.
How numerous the parallels! Both arrived suddenly and unexpectedly on the national scene. Both caught the attention in part because of youth and attractiveness. Each became extremely famous overnight and started driving her political opponents nuts. Each comes from an area of the country that is seen as something of a punchline to political opponents. And each proved embarrassingly gaffe-prone in interviews, causing opponents to question her basic competence and knowledge while on her side of the aisle supporters continued vigorously to defend her.
Well, gee, let’s see.
1. They are both politicians.
?. They both have ladyparts.
That about does it for the similarities.
The fact is the two women have very little in common. For example, the media loves Ocasio-Cortez and despises Sarah Palin. And Sarah, despite her reputation for being gaffe-prone, gets her facts straight before she opens her mouth. Her enemies do not do the same. A perfect example is when Sarah told a Tea Party rally “Don’t party like it’s 1773 yet” Democrats in and out of the media jumped on it as proof of her historical illiteracy. “What an idiot! She doesn’t know that the American Revolution started in 1776” they crowed.
Yeah, well, except the Revolution started in 1775, at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. So what happened in 1773?
The Boston Tea Party.
What bothered me about the article, though, was the casual way a Leftist lie was used by an alleged conservative magazine. The National Review was where NeverTrump was born. But way before NeverTrump was pushed out of the National Review’s vagina they were bashing Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.
With friends like them, who needs enemies? Fuck NeverTrump. They are snakes in the grass, waiting to bite us on the ass again.