Sarah Palin is being blamed for what is seen as a dysfunction in the Republican party by Obama’s former chief of staff, William Daley. Apparently Daley believes that Palin has opened the flood gates for candidates who he paints as characters, like Todd Akin and Donald Trump.
The Speadit reports on October 28, Daley is pointing the finger at McCain to for putting Palin on his ticket then “to let her go rogue and say outrageous things.” Whether you like Palin or not, it is hard to believe that she needs anyone to “let her” do anything, as she has a mind of her own.
As far as who Daley calls the “controversial figure,” Trump, he just might be the person to fix this broken nation because the administration that Daley just stepped out of didn’t. Daley’s drawn-out Op-Ed in News Day puts Palin as the beginning of the “dysfunction” and “circus” that is taking place today among the candidates in the Republican Party. He is actually assigning a lot of power to Palin if he truly believes this.
Trump, who is anything but a follower, is in no way as popular as he is today because Palin paved the way. The only one who has ever had a great influence over Trump was his father. That’s not the way Daley sees it, he describes the chain of events as if there’s a Palin-like syndrome that spread.
“The Republican establishment’s 2008 embrace of Palin set an irresponsibly low bar. Coincidence or not, a batch of nonsense-spewing, hard-right candidates quickly followed, often to disastrous effect.” Daley went on to say that by the time the campaign ended the GOP party was shielding Palin from even the simplest of questions.
Daley writes in his News Day offering, “Once McCain put Palin on the ticket, Republican ‘grown-ups,’ who presumably knew better, had to bite their tongues. But after the election, when they were free to speak their minds, they either remained quiet or abetted the dumbing-down of the party.”
There is a world of difference between Palin and Trump in both personality and with what they can bring to the GOP candidacy. Daley goes on to paint Palin as a person looking for fame listing her accomplishments in the literary and TV field. He also reminds the world that her status never wavered despite her countless gaffes. Maybe Daley doesn’t understand the concept of people actually liking politicians who don’t put on a false face for the public?
As far as Trump goes, Daley can call Trump’s charisma whatever he wants to because what Daley sees as a circus is what folks are calling a breath of fresh air today. Daley didn’t stop there, besides Trump and his clown show, the former White House chief of staff puts Ben Carson in the mix of characters that wouldn’t be there if Sarah Palin hadn’t opened the flood gates. Daley claims Trump and Carson are the “direct results” of Palin’s candidacy.
Anyway you look at this if Daley really believes that Palin started all of this, then he has to admire Palin for having this much power over people. Trump and Carson would be right where they are today with or without a Sarah Palin in this world. With that said, it looks as though Palin has an admirer in Daley for assigning this much finesse and charisma to one woman who he believes changed the course of stuffy-shirt history!