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Is Palin Actually Helping Trump?

Sarah Palin has been blasting Republicans who oppose Trump, most recently calling them “TRAITORS.” (In 2014, Palin herself endorsed the de facto Democratic candidate against the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska.)

If she really wants to help Trump win the election, I think she should drop this message. Here’s how Allahpundit puts it:

“We don’t need you treacherous #NeverTrump dirtbags” is a coherent approach. That’s a kiss-off. “We need you and we’re pleading with you as patriots to help us stop Hillary” is another. That’s earnest outreach. “We need you treacherous #NeverTrump dirtbags” is a co-dependent ex-boyfriend/girlfriend clinging to your ankle while sobbing. It won’t work.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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