Sarah Palin’s Insane Response to Brexit is a Horrifying Look Into Modern Day Conservatism

Yes, I know, many people reading this headline are already complaining about the fact I’m writing about something Sarah Palin said or did. While I know she’s loathed, it’s naive to discount the fact that, like it or not, she’s still a big influence with a good chunk of conservative voters — many of whom are Donald Trump supporters.



The value of Palin is her stupidity; she’s such a bumbling idiot, incapable of being witty, crafty or clever (at all), that she says a lot of really moronic things which many conservatives with her level of celebrity and influence won’t say publicly. Let’s not kid ourselves, there’s not a whole lot of difference politically between someone like Palin and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Sure, they’re very different people, and Ryan is a hell of a lot more intelligent than the babbling fool from Alaska, but you’re being naive if you don’t think Ryan agrees with about 95 percent of the same things she does.

So, let’s pump the brakes on dismissing what she has to say because her special brand of stupidity does provide some great insight to the horrifying reality that is the modern-day GOP.

For example, her response to the Brexit vote she posted on Facebook:

The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America’s shores!

Congratulations, smart Brits. Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me.

America can learn an encouraging lesson from this.

It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.

Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a former vice presidential candidate, key Trump endorsement and former governor of Alaska using InfoWars-level conspiracy propaganda about “one world governments” trying to control everything. You know, the same sort of people who believe in things like “chemtrails,” or that mass shootings like Sandy Hook or what we saw in Orlando are “false flag” attacks planned and carried out by the government.

While sane, rational people can see the EU and the UN as political alliances which benefit everyone involved, crazy people see this as all being part of a nefarious scheme by some murderous, diabolical group of people trying to establish some sort of supreme rule over the entire planet. Basically, these folks think Hydra from the Marvel comics is based on an actual group of people led by an over-the-top villain like you’d see in an old James Bond movie.



But this is legitimately what millions of conservatives actually believe. That’s why someone like Donald Trump, a presidential candidate who lies through his teeth constantly, has managed to become a superstar among tens of millions of Republicans by doing nothing but simply pandering to the same type of conspiracy-style idiocy as Palin posted about.

Many of these same people still don’t believe President Obama is an American or a Christian, and think he’s actually working with terrorists to destroy the United States from within. These are also many of the same people who believed he was going to confiscate all of their guns using a military exercise and had been plotting to change the Constitution so he could run for a third-term. Remember, Trump’s big “claim to fame” was the fact that he was one of the leading birthers in the country — a racist conspiracy that the president faked his birth announcement and two different birth certificates.

The list of conspiracy theories against President Obama is absolutely absurd.

This is why I’ve said over and over for the last year that we cannot let the Republican party win the White House this November. We’re on the precipice of either keeping the White House and seeing the GOP self-destruct because they failed to win another presidential election, or empowering the fanatical right-wing crazies to a level we’ve never seen before.

And if the latter happens, I’m legitimately terrified for the future of this country.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • cruisersailor

    The very idea that Trump could win in November scares the $#!& out of me. Bernie supporters who don’t vote for Hillary will help make that happen.

    • Sam Brosenberg

      I’m still waiting for Secretary Clinton to prove to me that anything she says can be taken at face value. I’d be happy to vote for her, if I believed she was in any way trustworthy to follow through on the things she says she’ll do.

      It is not my responsibility to “get in line” and vote for your candidate because the alternative is scary. It is your candidate’s responsibility to convince me that she won’t throw me and everyone else like me under the bus, if instructed to do so by her paymasters on Wall Street.

      • Wildkitty

        Talking about taking stuff at face value, Sam.
        Can ANYTHING that the Republican candidate be taken at face value?? Seriously!

      • Harry Tomas

        I, for one, would say, “No.” But that is a fact true of all republicans, all conservatives. The problem is Clinton is running as a not-conservative. She originally labeled herself a “pragmatist”. She claimed she would be pragmatic, which I understood to mean she’d only do things republicans allowed her to accomplish. What things? TPP, Keystone, Obama/Romneycare, tax cuts, senseless war (not all wars are senseless)….0

        And so…..I will vote for Trump as a show of contempt for the DINOcrat party and their candidates, no different from republican voters who rejected all the other gopp (sic) establishment candidates.

        Sanders was not a perfect candidate but his positions and his following required Clinton to begin sounding like a democrat.

      • davey08

        Maybe you have the luxury of living through a Trump presidency, but millions of Americans do not. A Trump Supreme Court = further erosion of voter rights, women’s rights, and the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. Your show of contempt could affect an entire generation.

      • Carol Lynn

        You know, I’ve heard that a lot. I am still trying to figure out how people expect that to happen at all. Last time I looked, the President is still hamstrung by having to get an agenda through Congress and not able to simply kowtow to a ‘paymaster’ by fiat. Now Trump on top of a rubber stamping Republican congress, who really ARE in debt to a cadre of wealthy paymasters, that scares the shit out of me. It also matters to me who gets to appoint the next Supreme Court justices. Again, a Trump presidency on top of a Republican Congress could ruin all the gains we’ve made in human rights not just for 4 years but for a generation or more.

      • Linda Kellison Jaeger

        The thing is, no one can really prove any wrong doing. For 30-35 years “They” have been trying to get her arrested. She’s either way smarter than all the Republicans or they just make shit up. Either way, she’s a better choice. Hi

  • P.Yew

    The list of conspiracy theories against President Obama is absolutely absurd.

    But it pales in comparison to the list against president Bush. How soon the loons forget.

    • The Klandidate

      What are you babbling about? Can’t you just let that poor sap, Dumbya, just go away into the dust bins of history and go down as our worst President without mentioning him anymore? He doesn’t even want to be remembered at all. He literally got nothing right for 8 long, miserable, disastrous years. Am I right?

    • Linda Kellison Jaeger

      Yeah like serving in the military. That was a good one.

  • ORAXX

    Sarah Palin’s thoughts on the subject of the Brexit, are about as relevant as her thoughts on dark matter and string theory. The word ‘thoughts’ being used in the technical sense only.

  • Eg Kbbs

    If it is a bad thing for smaller governments to give up some of their sovereign powers to cooperate for the common good, shouldn’t we disband the USA ?

    Can you imagine a food producer having to produce different packaging for their food to meet differing state standards ? (One of the reasons for the heavy use of the interstate commerce clause).

    And does Palin realize that many European Countries are smaller than many of the USA states ? Without the EU, a trucker moving goods would have to deal with an entirely new set of regulations with every time they crossed a national border.

    Of course, though, I’m sure that from her home in Alaska (or house in Arizona), Palin just looks at the ocean and can see Europe.

  • The Klandidate

    She knows as much about “Brexit” as she did about Paul Revere:

    “He who warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells and making sure as he was riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”

    Huh? She is a walking and talking punchline.

    • lyndaaquarius

      Turned out she was right about Paul Revere. Remember?

      • The Klandidate

        LMAO….No, she wasn’t right about anything and she clearly is no scholar. HTH

  • amersham1046

    Sarah Palin does not fully understand the American political system , therefor she is totally clueless trying to understand European politics

  • Teresa Ratcliffe

    This is not a discussion. Its just bashing! If ya’ll dont support your constitution and we got rid of it, you would no longer have the right to free speech which you are savagely enjoying right now. Talk about stupid some more will ya?! Go hug some radical muslims and see where that gets you.

  • John Meyers

    I love reading all your comments. If I had a choice between Bernie or Hillary then it would Bernie. Not because he is better then her but he is in some ways, he is not a liar like her or turned his back on his job and let Americans die in front of the world and lied about it. I served my country for over 20 years she committed treason. Now we have the choice of Clinton or Trump. I have watched both sides for years, Palin may be a flake, but the truth is the truth. I will walk with Trump in many ways and against him. The main factors is Clinton has no problem letting American die for own agenda and lies. She is no protector of the American way as Trump goes off on ways many people don’t like, the truth is Trump will protect America first of all,l the other stuff will get worked in Congress and will make America stronger in the long run, much stronger then we are right not. You who vote for clinton vote for destruction of the American way. Semper Fi