Former President Barack Obama wrote in his new book “A Promised Land” that the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) selection of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), as his running mate in 2008, ushered in a shift in the Republican Party that McCain himself “abhorred.”
“It seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party – xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks, were finding their way to center stage,” he wrote.
During an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Monday, host Sean Hannity questioned Palin for a response after reading her bits from the excerpt and asked Palin to respond. “There’s proof after proof after proof that he is a purveyor of untruths,” Palin told Hannity. “Our country has to love truth. We have to be seekers of truth. We have to be willing to follow truth. And there are so many untruths that Barack Obama is leading people to still.”
Palin said that Obama, as one of the lead voices in the Democratic party is still leading many people in America towards “untruths” still. “For instance, a truth is that only law and order will usher in peace and prosperity,” she said, appearing to refer to President Trump’s platform following months of unrest sparked by the killing of Black Americans this summer.
Palin also cited the “sanctity of life” as a truth that Americans should protect. “The Democrats’ platform is the antithesis of that,” the former governor said, referring to many Democrats’ support for abortion and reproductive rights. “The provisions about it is ok to kill a baby in the womb, there are so many things that Barack Obama stands for still and he just doesn’t get it. The solution to our issues in this country, it all comes down to simply loving truth. He does not represent nor love truth,” Palin said.
Earlier this month, Palin also expressed her displeasure with Obama’s book in a post on Facebook. “Dear President Obama, Hi! Media reports that your new book blames me for a drastic shift in the GOP twelve years ago. Just wanted to drop a line to thank you, and say how honored I am,” Palin wrote before expressing that she is impressed with the growth that she has seen in the Republican party since her 2008 run.
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