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If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.

Palin’s complicated relationship with GOP leaders over the past eight years is a microcosm of the party’s broader struggles with its most restive members. What started with an embrace by party leaders evolved into wary tolerance, followed by a potentially irreparable split.

 So it’s perhaps little surprise that Palin is re-emerging on the national political scene at this moment of reckoning for Republicans.

Palin’s endorsement of Trump is seen as a knock against Cruz, who has been on the rise in Iowa for several weeks. She campaigned for Cruz when he ran for the Senate in 2012, and he’s said her support was instrumental in his victory.

 

Posted by Libergirl

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