Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin likened the GOP-run Congress to "our abuser" and those who voted for them to a "battered wife" in a column for Breitbart published Saturday.
"They did it again," Palin wrote, referring to the just-signed $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill. "But like a battered wife, we keep going back because every four years they bring us flowers, beg our forgiveness, and swear they’ll never hit us again."
"The GOP establishment in Congress is our abuser. We can’t hide the black eyes any more. The whole neighborhood knows," Palin continued. "The Democrats are gloating. Obama thanked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) effusively – and why shouldn’t he? Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) couldn’t have given him more."
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And where was the famed House Freedom Caucus – those stalwart conservatives who spearheaded Boehner’s ouster? They were shrugging and handing us a bag of frozen peas to put on our black eye. If we’re lucky, maybe they’ll call 911 for us when the beating starts up again.
This is shameful, and it has to end. No mas!
For the last seven years, grassroots conservatives rallied to action under the belief that change starts at the ballot box. As I’ve said many times: there is nothing wrong with this country that a good old-fashioned election can’t fix.
People put their own lives on hold to send these Republicans to Congress to take back control of the House and Senate, to get a handle on our bankrupt federal government, and put America on the right track. I think of all the cross-country redeye flights I took away from my young son in order to campaign for Republican candidates, so full of promises, over the years. Others gave up a lot more than I did to elect a “conservative” majority.
Together, we grassroots conservatives gave the GOP historic electoral victories because they promised us they would stop Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America.”
Instead, they abetted it. They are Obama’s accomplices.
Palin went on to say that with Omnibus bill, the Republican Congress "broke every promise they made to us. Every single one. They’ve reached a level of brazen duplicity previously known only to Democrats."
"This is why people hate politics and politicians," she later wrote. "This is why they tune out and stay home. Reading through chunks of this bloated spending bill that drives us further into bankruptcy I steamed, 'That’s it. They can’t be trusted. I’m outta here because they do not stand on the planks of the GOP platform, not one iota.'”
Palin then claimed that the "GOP establishment" actually wants conservative voters to "leave the Party or just sit out elections" to make their political lives easier — and that the elected body "doesn’t care about winning national elections. As far as they’re concerned, Hillary can have the White House – just so long as they can keep their cushy jobs on Capitol Hill."
The former governor added that a Democratic president gives the GOP an easy excuse to not lead while keeping "all the crony capital cash" as well as "the perks of office" while the "country continues to crash and burn."
Thankfully, not everyone with an “R” after their name is happy with the corrupt status quo. And there are a lot more good guys in Congress now thanks to the Tea Party.
So, no, it’s not time to leave the GOP. We’re going to make our abusers leave.
We’re not going to let them hit us again.
It’s time to kick our abusers out of the House, change the locks, and keep a loaded shotgun next to the bed.
(H/T: The Huffington Post)