Palin to GOP Establishment: ‘Knock Off the Gloating’

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had a message for Republican establishment operatives who could not resist slamming Tea Partiers and the conservative grassroots after candidates favored by the establishment won Tuesday’s primary contests from Ohio to North Carolina: knock it off!

“Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections,” Palin wrote on Wednesday. “Now, knock off the gloating.”

After House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) won his primary, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis avoided a runoff to secure the GOP’s Senate nomination, and other incumbents prevailed against underfunded Tea Party challengers, establishment Republican consultants gloated and showed their disdain for conservatives and Tea Partiers who are the party’s foot soldiers.

“C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground,” Palin wrote. “I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat.”



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