Sarah Palin came to the defense of Newt Gingrich — who she is not endorsing, she wants you to know, she’s just urging people to vote for him — against attacks from their fellow wingnuts, comparing the attacks on him to the actions of *throwing dice with terrible dictators from history on it* Stalin.
“This week a few handpicked and selectively edited comments which Newt made during his 40-year career were used to claim that Newt was somehow anti-Reagan and isn’t conservative enough to go against the accepted moderate in the primary race,” she wrote. “What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.”
Except that opposition dump came from the same people who support Palin. The attacks are coming from other conservatives, many of whom, unlike Palin, actually know Gingrich and worked with him for two decades in Congress. But hey, if you wanna compare those people to Stalin, I’m not gonna stand in your way. After all, you can see Russia from your breakfast nook.
Even some of her own followers on Facebook are in revolt over Palin’s support of Gingrich.
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