If the choice is between standing with Palin or standing with the “GOP,” I’ll stick with Palin. She has a history of fighting corruption, regardless of party.
Frankly I wish Palin would bolt the GOP entirely and help initiate a new party. I’d go with it at the drop of a hat, and never give the Republicans my vote again. The GOP keeps caving on every single issue that ever caused me to support them in the first place.
The one big beef I have had with her is that she didn’t tell them to FOAD after they used her like trash. But that’s her call. I too wish she would leave that diseased party and be the leader she is.
It will be interesting to watch the Party First fairweather friends bail on her though. Dead wood should be cleared before 16.
The "Republican" Party is now a government party. The deal was made long ago. The "Republicans" accept the No.2 spot in return for very safe seats and enormous cuts of the swag. They have no governmental responsibility, the bureaucracies being firmly in Democrat hands, leaving them free to craft sweetheart deals for major contributors and to work the crony capitalism scene. (Which is what is happening in Alaska). The "Republicans'" only obligation: pretend to oppose Democrat socialism, especially when campaigning in their home districts, but always leaving the default majority party with the final word. Result: John Boehner. Mitch McConnell. Mitt Romney. Bob Dole. Huge spending by W and his Republican-for-a-a-while Congress.
Why do we vote for them? Simply because the "Republican brand" has come to mean "The Lesser of Two Evils," to "Republicans" anyway. Third Party? Oh sure, look what that gets you. A Democrat winner every time.
The "Republican" Party actually died long ago. It's just that the funeral ain't over and we haven't come up with a suitable heir. Maybe it is Sarah. Perhaps what's left of ideological "Republicans" can combine with what's left of patriotic Democrats to form a viable Third Force in America. I don't expect that it could possibly be a majority party nationally, given the new demography. But perhaps it could have enough seats in a Congress to force both the Republicans and Democrats to accommodate it.
I don't know how things will work out. I do know that we cannot continue to operate in the world using something like Team Obama as our model.
That would be the quickest way for her to be marginalized.