Sarah Palin posted a Facebook rant days after Amanda Carpenter of CNN, former speech writer for Senator Jim DeMint and communications director for Senator Ted Cruz, released a list of people she thinks should be blacklisted for endorsing Donald Trump.
The list included the former Alaska governor, prompting Palin to write an extensive response on social media.
In the Facebook rant of the former governor, which consisted of more than 1,200 words, she refers to being on the list as getting “a badge of honor.”
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Sarah Palin started by posting a link to the article by Carpenter and wrote alongside it.
“Yippee! We’re blacklisted! Patriots who’ve had enough of Washington DC hypocrisy and ‘aint gonna take it anymore are now officially ‘blacklisted’ and ‘targeted.'”
In her Facebook post, she mocked the social media hashtag #NeverTrump, which was used in the blacklist article. The former governor said that the hashtag is like ammo to the groups and individuals who are attempting to thwart the will of the people.
Hooray For the Blacklist! Revelation “The Man” Was Either Lying Then or They’re Lying NowYippee! We’re blacklisted!…
Donald Trump has been the frontrunner amongst the Republican presidential candidates. A number of protests and oppositions have been staged to show dislike for the New York real estate mogul.
Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump in January. In her online post, she also asked the supporters of the frontrunner if they wanted to join her in being part of the blacklisted people in Washington, D.C. She even asked her and Trump’s supporters to make bumper stickers and maybe even send her one for her vehicle.
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In her rant, she also called out her “old friends” who have turned their backs against her by referring her to the blacklist. She has name-dropped Marjorie Dannenfelser, who tweeted last month that Donald Trump does not know how to handle even the most basic questions thrown at him.
Palin also said that Marjorie Dannenfelser used her name and her likeness for years in order to promote the anti-abortion organization called Susan B. Anthony List. The former governor went on to say that she was condemned by the person she thought was her friend. And all because she has started to support Donald Trump.
The blacklist article that Carpenter wrote was published on the Conservative Review. She referred to the GOP frontrunner as a megalomaniac who threatens his opponents and the press, as well as someone who raves about making members of the military adopt Islamic State tactics.
— Conservative Review (@CR) March 18, 2016
The presidential candidate and the author of the article have butted heads in the past after he called her an idiot last January. In the article, she said that people defending Donald Trump have lost their morals.
‘This is how he rolls’: Amanda Carpenter unfazed after Trump reportedly calls her an ‘idiot’ https://t.co/EMJgInRF6m
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Aside from former Governor Sarah Palin, other people named on the list are Dr. Ben Carson, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Maine Governor Paul LePage, Florida Governor Rick Scott, and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. They are among the most prominent public figures in current American politics. There are a total of 64 people on Amanda Carpenter’s list.
This is not the first time that such a list has been produced. Earlier this March, Red State contributing editor Ben Howe also released a similar article. Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, and Ben Carson were also named in Ben Howe’s list. Also targeted are Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and Laura Ingraham. He also named news agencies such as Fox News, Drudge Report, Breitbart, and many more.
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