In today’s American Spectator, I ask why Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin are encouraging GOP primary voters to drive their party off a cliff by supporting the braying billionaire:
Four years ago, I called the GOP “The Thelma and Louise Party” because its primary voters were determined to nominate a presidential candidate who couldn’t possibly win the general election. The weirdest thing about Romney’s doomed candidacy was the support he received from people like Ann Coulter, who had spent years vehemently denouncing such transparent RINOs. This year, Coulter supports another RINO who can’t win—Donald Trump. Now, Sarah Palin has endorsed this sure loser.
Coulter and Palin have thus become the Thelma and Louise of the Republican Party.
Why would these erstwhile scourges of RINOs everywhere endorse a candidate who bills himself as an outsider determined shake up the Republican establishment, yet is so desperate to win the Iowa caucuses that he pathetically panders to the state’s ethanol lobby? Even Rush Limbaugh, who has been supportive of Trump, has pointed out that his position on this issue exposes him as a cynical fraud.
To extend the Thelma and Louise metaphor, Trump is the corollary to “JD,” the sociopathic grifter who “has his way” with Thelma and leaves the two women broke and desperate.
Will Coulter and Palin help Trump to do the same thing to the GOP? To read the rest of the column, click here.