Palin unloads on Obama: Stop whining about Bush’s policies

posted at 6:34 pm on August 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

A response to the extended dump he took on the GOP today in his speech to the AFL-CIO, replete with that dopey driving metaphor which he seems to think is so clever. Accusations of hypocrisy, a defense of small business and the Bush tax cuts, even a plug for Paul Ryan: There’s enough here that I feel a bit like a waiter in a steakhouse. I have so much red meat to offer you…

Barack Obama was part of the problem while in Congress. Senator Obama pushed the fiscally irresponsible measures that Democrats, who held the majority, advanced while holding the government’s purse strings. And now, as President, he’s not just one of the pack anymore as a mere contributor to the problem – he now leads the problem. We are sick and tired of President Obama pointing his finger and screeching through his blame game about what he “inherited.” Up until 18 months ago he was fully engaged in that Congressional herd mentality of the Left as he just went with the flow, adding to the debt and deficit, instead of bucking his party’s leadership to stop the recklessness. (Did you ever hear him as an independent voice standing up and speaking out against his Democrat party’s overspending and over reach? Come to think of it, did you ever hear of his congressional record at all? For the life of me I can’t think of any time he used his bully pulpit as a sitting U.S. Senator to lead free market, equality-respecting pro-private sector efforts, nor to change up actions he now conveniently condemns. He could have refudiated them all.)…

Regardless of what the Democrats want you to believe, this is a tax increase on every American who pays taxes. Families will suffer because the Democrats’ tax hike will reinstate the marriage penalty, cut the child tax credit in half, abolish various personal exemptions, and impose limits on itemized deductions like home mortgage interest and charitable contributions. Investors and savers would suffer through increases in the top rates in long-term capital gains and qualified dividends. And the Alternative Minimum Tax would end up hitting 15 million taxpayers – up from 4 million in 2009.

We’ll all be feeling the pinch, but the ones who will be hit hardest by this massive tax hike will be America’s small business owners – the businesses that create up to 70% of all jobs in this country. According to a recent report by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, small business owners will pay over half the taxes raised when the Democrats increase the top two tax brackets. In an already anemic jobless recovery, the last thing government should do is to impose even higher tax burdens on job creators. Instead of hurting “the rich,” such measures would end up hurting the unemployed.

That … sure does sound like a campaign speech. Speaking of which, according to a new poll of tea partiers, she leads the GOP pack with 23 percent. No one else is even close; Romney follows with 9.2 percent and then Chris Christie(!) at 8.7 percent. A sign of things to come? Maybe — but check out PPP’s back-of-the-envelope sketch of how the 2012 primary would play out if current polls held. Huckabee wins in Iowa, Mitt takes New Hampshire, and then it’s do or die for Sarahcuda and Gingrich in South Carolina, where it’s currently too close to call. Exit question: Nikki Haley to the rescue?


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Either way, stop playing dumb as to why no one else is spewing this sort of rhetoric.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

We know why no one else is. They’re trying to preserve a good name with the MSM. Palin’s been left with nothing to lose. None of them were talking about “styrofoam columns” either, but it didn’t hurt McCain’s standing in the polls. Quite the opposite.

ddrintn on August 4, 2010 at 7:24 PM

On Barry Soetoro’s supposed birthday yet! You betchya!

BHO Jonestown on August 4, 2010 at 7:24 PM

The “blame Bush” message is because nobody likes the actual bills passed and pushed by this administration.

By definition, he is on the defensive.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Barry the Moderate….

BigWyo on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Most of what Palin says is extremely partisan and will never EVER be embraced by moderates,

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Stupid. Name one thing she says that’s “extremely” partisan.

Secondly … what the hell is a moderate? Someone who only goes to war halfway? Or partially supports unions? Do moderates support only partial abortion?

darwin on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

but she’s tough precisely because she has nothing to lose and probably knows deep down that her refusal to be part of the game means she’ll never win the presidency, let alone a lower office.

I’ll agree somewhat with you on this one. I believe that “being part of the game” means acting in such a fashion so that you get reelected, and invited to parties and such. It’s a good case for term limits. Heck, if there were term limited folks in Congress, we’d see a lot more of what we’re seeing out of Sarah from others. They’d act as if there was no tomorrow, the demand for rhetoric/debate/and logic would be high, and the voters would be far more engaged in normal times than they are usually. These, however, are not normal times.

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I personally think the next two elections will define the direction for the next decade, and I’m sure it’s going to be GOP-driven.

Now, the real question is are they prepared? If not, we’re truly sunk as a nation.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM

How can Mittens, Huckleberry and the rest of the neutered Republican contenders be so invisible?
And, isn’t it obvious that McConnell and Boehner are totally irrelevant except for the clubhouse drinks and inhouse jokes in the Republican Establishment?

PhilipJames on August 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I’ve been saying the same thing, Philip. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time any republican has actually stood up to Obama’s lie about “inheriting a mess” and pointing out that it was democrat policies that caused the failure of fannie mae and freddie mac. Democrat policies of giving loans to unqualified people that eventually came back to create the mess our country is in now.

I’ve even commented on this here before. No republican has stood up and fought back against this lie. Sarah has the “huevos” that the other republicans don’t have. They sit in silence, worried more about their jobs, than fighting for what is right.

While everyone else is failing to do anything, Sarah continues to stand up for what is right and hold democrats accountable for their dishonesty. That’s leadership.

BruthaMan on August 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Now, the real question is are they prepared? If not, we’re truly sunk as a nation.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Palin’s prepared, not sure about the rest.

darwin on August 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Stupid. Name one thing she says that’s “extremely” partisan.

Secondly … what the hell is a moderate? Someone who only goes to war halfway? Or partially supports unions? Do moderates support only partial abortion?

darwin on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I’m definitely a moderate, support abortion rights, and trust that Sarah will compromise on that issue and break the hearts of those of you who make that a central issue in your lives.

I just don’t sense that she’s on your side. Pro-choice? Oh yes. But she’s not as nuts as some people are about this issue.

Thankfully.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 PM

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Umm Obama has never had any testicular fortitude… ever. No one denies this! And yet no one says it either.

Maybe you should figure out the truth and stop freaking out when someone points out the obvious!

upinak on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 PM

So, you guys can laugh at statements about Obama’s lack of genitals, but that’s the sort of thing that guarantees she has no chance. If you want a facebooker who talks tough but has no chance, feel free to stick with the half term governor. If you want a serious candidate who CAN’T talk about what Obama might or might not lack between his legs, get behind a serious candidate.

Either way, stop playing dumb as to why no one else is spewing this sort of rhetoric.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Well maybe you’re right that she cant be elected. But at least she clear the bushes and move the center more to the right , and opens a way for a more conservative president than if she played it safe. It’s a job that’s needs to be done either way.

the_nile on August 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Her timing was right, anyway. That speech he gave about Iraq was like chalk on a blackboard to me.

I couldn’t believe his speechwriters didn’t come up with some real acknowledgement that Bush was right and did the right thing.

It was unseemly.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Huckabee wins in Iowa, Mitt takes New Hampshire, and then it’s do or die for Sarahcuda and Gingrich in South Carolina, where it’s currently too close to call.

Gingrich won’t win a single state, or even be close. Get real.

ddrintn on August 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM

I’m definitely a moderate, support abortion rights, and trust that Sarah will compromise on that issue and break the hearts of those of you who make that a central issue in your lives.
I just don’t sense that she’s on your side. Pro-choice? Oh yes. But she’s not as nuts as some people are about this issue.

Thankfully.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Uh … that’s not moderate. You’re pro-abortion. Also, it seems to be the central issue in your life. I just don’t like seeing babies butchered because someone can’t accept what life throws at them.

darwin on August 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

If Sarah Palin is not the first female president then whomever is will have Sarah Palin to thank. She has certainly shattered through the glass ceiling and has had the president shaken and responding to her both during the campaign and during his presidency on a regular basis. They have not figured out how to handle her (ie, silence her) yet.

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Too bad Obama doesn’t have cojones because S P just kicked him squarely between the legs!

chickasaw42 on August 4, 2010 at 6:52 PM

…and it happened to get caught on camera!

slickwillie2001 on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

upinak: Thanks for the whole FB link. And don’t worry about Rep. Paul Ryan. He is an excellent economic policy wonk, who took ObaMao to the woodshed during the Health Care Summit. Ryan has done his homework and repented over his former votes. He is not playing politics with his plan.

Interestingly, I received a solicitation from the RNC with an invitation to contribute from Sarah Palin. I imagine that the RNC coffers will grow through her efforts.

“Refudiate” is officially part of Palin’s charm now. It has the same catchiness as W’s “stategery.” “Refudiate” does not take one iota away from her targeted critique of ObaMao.

Someone needs to point out to John and Jane Q. Public how the sunsetting of the Bush tax cuts will affect their pocketbooks. Other than the Divine Ms. P., no one else in the political class is making the case in real bread and butter terms.

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

shhhhhhh on. I want them to be Shocked and Awed!

upinak on August 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Huckabee likely won’t win in Iowa. Romney won a recent DesMoines Register poll with an admittedly flawed sample heavy on Mittens lovers.

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/06/11/the-unhelpful-iowa-poll-of-gop-2012-presidential-prospects/

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Barry the Moderate….

BigWyo on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Barry the Progressive Failure.

/I bet Alinsky is rollin’ in the grave. Perhaps Frank Marshall Davis (his potential father) is as well.

Key West Reader on August 4, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Personally, I’m done with Palin after she endorsed Ehrlich’s opponent in Maryland. It’s friggin’ Maryland and she doesn’t think Ehrlich is “conservative” enough.

Go away.

Ian on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

ugh, old poll cited, disregard.

ted c on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

I’m not her biggest fan but I’ll say this, she has balls. I mean that in a complimentary way. Wish a lot of conservative men had her moxie.

Hummer53 on August 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Personally, I’m done with Palin after she endorsed Ehrlich’s opponent in Maryland. It’s friggin’ Maryland and she doesn’t think Ehrlich is “conservative” enough.

Go away.

Ian on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

What? It’s usually because she endorses some “RINO” or other. Oh well.

ddrintn on August 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I’ve been saying the same thing, Philip. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time any republican has actually stood up to Obama’s lie about “inheriting a mess” and pointing out that it was democrat policies that caused the failure of fannie mae and freddie mac. Democrat policies of giving loans to unqualified people that eventually came back to create the mess our country is in now.

I’ve even commented on this here before. No republican has stood up and fought back against this lie. Sarah has the “huevos” that the other republicans don’t have. They sit in silence, worried more about their jobs, than fighting for what is right.

While everyone else is failing to do anything, Sarah continues to stand up for what is right and hold democrats accountable for their dishonesty. That’s leadership.

BruthaMan on August 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Informing and reminding people that Obama was on the crime scene of the economic disaster before it struck is whats needed to refudiate his inheritance myth.He too had his hands on the wheel steering the car into the ditch.

the_nile on August 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Once again, Sarah leading…she is the one out front, while the others cower in the corner waiting to see if what she says “resonates” and if it does, well they will make a minor statement or two just to show they are in the race.
Think about it, all of us are tired of the “blame Bush” we all make fun of it…and she is the first candidate to come right out and challenge Obama.
And still the “haters”, even though she is echoing your thoughts (the only one), you don’t see her as a leader…so you look in the mirror and see a loser?

right2bright on August 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Most of what Palin says is extremely partisan and will never EVER be embraced by moderates,

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I guess I would need to know your definition of a moderate then. I am thinking it may not be the same as mine.

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

What most of you don’t seem to get is that the biggest reason the others aren’t out there screaming Obama has no testicles is because it’s politics. Most of what Palin says is extremely partisan and will never EVER be embraced by moderates, and you can say goodbye to EVERY single democrat with a Palin ticket. It’s nice to see someone being tough, but she’s tough precisely because she has nothing to lose and probably knows deep down that her refusal to be part of the game means she’ll never win the presidency, let alone a lower office.

Moderates win elections. Getting some democrats to vote for the GOP candidate wins elections. Palin would never bring the country together, her rhetoric is testament to that. She’d be a bigger failure in terms of actually running things than Obama, as she’d never get a consensus on anything.

So, you guys can laugh at statements about Obama’s lack of genitals, but that’s the sort of thing that guarantees she has no chance. If you want a facebooker who talks tough but has no chance, feel free to stick with the half term governor. If you want a serious candidate who CAN’T talk about what Obama might or might not lack between his legs, get behind a serious candidate.

Either way, stop playing dumb as to why no one else is spewing this sort of rhetoric.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I knew you were a USDA certified moron, but good LORD, do you have to display it in such a public way???

Moderates don’t win a friggin’ thing. They are SHEEP. Not leaders.

Name me ONE SINGLE MODERATE that ever won a presidential election.

BTW, Ronald Reagan was no less “partisan”, “divisive”, or “polarizing” than Sarah, and he won two landslides.

Here’s you moderate:

http://www.americanromney.org/

gary4205 on August 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

replete with that dopey driving metaphor which he seems to think is so clever

Yes, his repeated use of the inane crack, smirking away, has been annoying. In the wake of the description in the media of his 10 foot halting crawl in the Volt I have to wonder if it’s actually yet another glimpse into his insecure psyche and if he personally knows how to drive (yes, I know he’s had cars—did he drive them?) and he then projects this inadequacy onto his foes, evil Republicans. Just musing …

KittyLowrey on August 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Go away.

Ian on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Grow up and realize, most people aren’t “one issue”, there are hundreds of decisions and issues to side with.
“You don’t play by my rules, I am taking the ball and going home”…things haven’t changed much in your world, have they?

right2bright on August 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

replete with that dopey driving metaphor which he seems to think is so clever

Didn’t he use that metaphor at Ted Kennedy’s funeral?

right2bright on August 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Informing and reminding people that Obama was on the crime scene of the economic disaster before it struck is whats needed to refudiate his inheritance myth.He too had his hands on the wheel steering the car into the ditch.

the_nile on August 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Yes, so true! Being able to hit send and reach 2 million people FOR FREE certainly helps as well. Said FB posts being picked up by the MSM and written about or talked about on TV, again FOR FREE, smokes anyone else right now.

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

As for Palin, she nails it. Thank God she’s saying what many of us knew and thought all along and is willing to say it in an arena that will garner attention since so many go along to get along R’s have failed us so far.

KittyLowrey on August 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I’m not her biggest fan but I’ll say this, she has balls. I mean that in a complimentary way. Wish a lot of conservative men had her moxie.

Hummer53 on August 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

That’s the point, a lot of time people don’t like a leader, they can be irritating…the old analogy of the sheep not liking the sheep dog.
Leaders create followers, and make enemies because they take a stand and make decisions…not all decisions are right, but they make them with conviction.

right2bright on August 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Moderates win elections.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Presidents Dole and McCain concur….however that Gipper fella…you know, the uber conservative guy who won two massive landslides…would like to have a word with you.

powerpro on August 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

(yes, I know he’s had cars—did he drive them?) and he then projects this inadequacy onto his foes, evil Republicans. Just musing …

KittyLowrey on August 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

If he drives the way he sits , i e with his thighs wide shut,
he doesn’t drive

macncheez on August 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Careful with BlueSite, he believes PBHO is more qualified for the Presidency than Palin. He also said he would vote for Obama if he were running against Palin. It’s a Palin thing for him.

Bishop on August 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Personally, I’m done with Palin after she endorsed Ehrlich’s opponent in Maryland. It’s friggin’ Maryland and she doesn’t think Ehrlich is “conservative” enough.

Go away.

Ian on August 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

WTF?

There’s one of you boring fools every time she doesn’t endorse their boy. Had she endorsed Ehrlich you’d be shouting in the streets and peeing yourself in joy.

I love the fact she isn’t afraid to wade in waist deep into the primaries to back who SHE thinks is the good guy!

gary4205 on August 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Allah,

Palin maybe trailing in New Hampshire & Iowa right now but maybe we should look at how many visits she’s made to Iowa & NH compared to how many visits the rest of the wannabes have made.

She maybe trailing but its not like its unrepairable

Chrisin206 on August 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Way to go Sarah!

tinkerthinker on August 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Barack Obama was part of the problem while in Congress. Senator Obama pushed the fiscally irresponsible measures that Democrats, who held the majority, advanced while holding the government’s purse strings. And now, as President, he’s not just one of the pack anymore as a mere contributor to the problem – he now leads the problem. We are sick and tired of President Obama pointing his finger and screeching through his blame game about what he “inherited.” Up until 18 months ago he was fully engaged in that Congressional herd mentality of the Left as he just went with the flow, adding to the debt and deficit, instead of bucking his party’s leadership to stop the recklessness

Zing!

love it…someone finally calling out SENATOR Obama’s history….

own it buddy

cmsinaz on August 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I like it that in her complete FB smackdown, she reminds hardworking union people who might simply toe the line of their union bosses of their loss of earning power if the Bush tax cuts are ended. Palin is fighting on behalf of all taxpayers, and she has no patience with class warfare games.

onlineanalyst on August 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Sarah is setting up the fall elections and maintaining her rent free flat in bo’s head.

tim c on August 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

This and Chris Christie in the same day.

Gophergirl needs a ciggy

gophergirl on August 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

One thing that the PPP and all other polls don’t and can’t measure and that is the her ability to motivate people to work for her, vote for her…and get others to vote for her.

Dan Pet on August 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Almost to a person, when an elected Republican speaks about the president, they start their remarks with how great or smart the president is. He’s neither. If Sarah Palin doesn’t do another thing in her life but show you can disagree with this man and stop sucking up to the race baiters, she’s done her job. And if she gets rich being a flame thrower, bonus.

Cindy Munford on August 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I’d like to see Sarah take on the tone of Cristi, too. She and he are soulmates in terms of talking straight.

He has more details that really click with me.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Seriously, what planet do you live on?
Oh I hate that I bit on the troll.

Willie on August 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

A wonderous and delicious smackdown delivered by the brave and courageous Sarah. Happy Birthday, Barry.

BetseyRoss on August 4, 2010 at 8:24 PM

If only Mitt had a pair like Sarah…

Metanis on August 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Once upon a time
THIS used to be a presidential birthday .
BORING!!!
These days, its
THIS
Luv it luv it luv it !!!!!

macncheez on August 4, 2010 at 8:42 PM

D*mn, this woman is good.

I gotta tell you, she’s been making serious inroads on my skepticism lately. I’ve always liked her, but haven’t been too keen on her as the nominee. Times are a’changin’, though, and if I’m not careful, I might find myself a Palinista.

Heck, she’s coming to my state on Monday. *contemplates playing hooky from work*

Animator Girl on August 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM

…and it happened to get caught on camera!

slickwillie2001 on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

I found myself mesmerized. I could watch that all day.

tru2tx on August 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Oh Sarah!! Can I cast my absentee ballot for 2012 NOW????

Dan Pet on August 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

A wonderous and delicious smackdown delivered by the brave and courageous Sarah. Happy Birthday, Barry.

BetseyRoss on August 4, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Awesome way to “brighten up” his “Birthday”. Now he won’t fully enjoy his trip to that all-male bathhouse in Chicago.

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 8:57 PM

There’s enough here that I feel a bit like a waiter in a steakhouse. I have so much red meat to offer you…

Then dish, girlfriend!

disa on August 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Sarah is on Hannitty trashing Obama now.

bw222 on August 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Dear Barry,

Happy Birthday……

Love,
Sarah

TeresainFortWorth on August 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Awww. I feel your pain.

katy the mean old lady on August 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM

…and it happened to get caught on camera!

slickwillie2001 on August 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM
I found myself mesmerized. I could watch that all day.

tru2tx on August 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Oh, me too. I laughed like a loon, then watched and watched. Love that Sarah’s wearin’ black gloves, too…like the Sarahnator or something…lol

Grace_is_sufficient on August 4, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Sarah is on Hannitty trashing Obama now.

bw222 on August 4, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Cue the Batman soundtrack: “Thwock!” “Bam!” “Pow!” “Smack!”

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM

The Boss Emeritus (Ms. Malkin) up next on Hannity. Trifecta?

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM

The Boss Emeritus (Ms. Malkin) up next on Hannity. Trifecta?

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Yes!

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM

“The momma grizzly defending her cubs. You’ll see that footage when the documentary comes out that we’re making on Alaska.” Hannity: “Did you have a firearm with you?” Palin: “Of course! You have to when you’re out there”.

GO-o-o-o-o-a-a-a-a-llll!

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Extremely partisan?

Was Barack Obama in Congress? Yes. How is that Extremely partisan?

Did/does Congress control the government’s purse strings? Yes. How is that Extremely partisan?

Is Obama, as a Senator responsible for the
Bills he wrote or didn’t write?
Votes he made or didn’t make?
The only answer to all the above is Yes!.

So what did he inherit that he did not help to create? Nothing.

How is that Extremely partisan?

There is a reason no member of Congress, elected to President has ever (before Obama) used the “I inherited” excuse!

Obama has whined about endlessly “I inherited”. You do him and the country no favor by allowing him to continue to whine.
It makes him look small, pathetic and childish.

DSchoen on August 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Ouch Obama has no common decency or common sense as he vacations endlessly while the people suffer. raising taxes on business will cost jobs so either he lies about wanting create jobs or his is a fool!
paraphrasing here for the most part but Sarah Cuda just bitc. slapped Pinnochio into next week.
A birthday beat down!

dhunter on August 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Moderates win elections. Getting some democrats to vote for the GOP candidate wins elections.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

That’s what moderates keep telling themselves.

Right, President McCain?

tom on August 4, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Sarah is the one and it appears the ONLY one.

The rest are still consumed with playin nice with those who are merrily going about destroying our way of life and burning our constitution and flag!

Palin/Cheney (Lynn) 2012

dhunter on August 4, 2010 at 9:27 PM

SP is the bomb

though she may run into trouble with the transgender as they attempt to defend one of their own I feel that fear is as insignificant as obamas masculinity

Palin/West

Ryan for treasury

Sonosam on August 4, 2010 at 9:29 PM

And some people think this woman can’t be president??

royzer on August 4, 2010 at 9:29 PM

And some people think this woman can’t be president??

royzer on August 4, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Sure, there are less and less each day though!

bluemarlin on August 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM

2 million face book pals in one year!
maybe 500,000 more by Nov. 2009 and 3 million by Jan 2011 when she declares?

She can do it if she keeps this up.

But, but, but IA, New Hampshire, unelectable, snowbilly!

I’m an Iowan and we will not nominate the Huckleberry.

He played wingman for McCain when he had NO chance and blew Mitt out of the race. Mitt would have fought at least of course then we may not have seen Sarah’s convention speech that even the libtard press was peeing their depends over.

Sarah is The only One takin it to the usurpers thus the only one qualified to REFORM this corruptocrat mess.

dhunter on August 4, 2010 at 9:40 PM

The word in her note that made me sit up straight and guffaw at her audacious slap down of Obama? “screeching”

Using that word to describe Obama’s oration is equivalent to the governor ripping off his testicles with her teeth.

TeleL on August 4, 2010 at 9:41 PM

I love this woman; in a admiring kind of way… It’s refreshing to see a Republican fighting back against the machine, and giving voice to the rest of us. The one thing that drove me absolutely crazy about GW, was the fact that he remained silent while the media lied through their teeth endlessly. GW displayed great courage against terrorism, but acted like a wounded puppy-dog against the Progressive machine here in America. And don’t get me started about that effing McCain!

Palin, Brewer, and Bachmann have courage and conviction; I love that about these three woman.

Keemo on August 4, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Back that car up Barry Sotero!
Baaaaacccckckkkkk Barrack baaaaacccckkkk to the days you did nothing in the Senate but spend money!
Out the rear view mirror Pinnochio to the days when unemployment was 4-5 %.
Back when W. was President and you were votin Present.
Back to the good old days Pinnochio!

We all will REMEMBER TOGETHER IN NOVEMBER!

dhunter on August 4, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Maybe for his 49th Birthday Michelle will take off Barry’s Training wheels. It’s been 20 months and he really ought to be able to pedal and steer by now.

roflmao

donabernathy on August 4, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Come to think of it, did you ever hear of his congressional record at all?

Not one of the bills for which Obama was the chief sponsor ever was signed into law.

J_Crater on August 4, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Maybe for his 49th Birthday Michelle will take off Barry’s Training wheels. It’s been 20 months and he really ought to be able to pedal and steer by now.

roflmao

donabernathy on August 4, 2010 at 10:11 PM

This.

Who is John Galt on August 4, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Great stuff. Two attacks on his manhood in a week. Why can’t anybody else pull this off? McConnell, Steele, Romney — anybody? Not a chance.

Her tone and style are remarkably similar to Reagan’s when taking on Carter — sober yet occasionally lighthearted, detailed without being dry, dismissive without being condescending — but she’s two years ahead of Reagan in the election cycle.

rrpjr on August 4, 2010 at 10:19 PM

HELLLLLLLLO.

People big assumption here that America even exists as we know it today when 2012 rolls around.

The DOTUS has every intention on not leaving office unless he gets a promotion (President of the North American Union).


AND ON TOP OF THAT POLLS MEAN NOTHING TODAY……nothing.
Everyone knows that this whole Hillary as VEEP is nothing more than Palin insurance in case she gets the GOP nod then they can bring Hillary in as VP or if Obamas owners think he can’t deliver then they’ll back Hillary.

PappyD61 on August 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM

I can just Picture the big eared liar sittin across the table from the lovely and gracious Sarah in a debate.

She calls him a liar or foolish and his devil eyes appear and smoke rolls out those gigantic jackass ears!

dhunter on August 4, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Palin takes Barry to the woodshed while Allah cites another PPP poll and Mitt, Huckaphony and T-Paw are busy putting together focus groups that will tell them what to say and what tie to wear while saying it. I know who I’d rather have in my corner….

Redneck Woman on August 4, 2010 at 10:26 PM

It’s 102 outside and reading Sarah is like a cool north wind. It suddenly occurred to me-she is the only Republican politician that carries the fight to the Dems. All the others are so intent on looking wise and all-knowing they then say NOTHING, just so the media types will say nothing bad about them. We complain about the media never getting conservative message out is because the only person who possesses any cajones is our defender—-SARAH——-You go girl, we are with you!!!

Herb on August 4, 2010 at 10:33 PM

and trust that Sarah will compromise on that issue [abortion] and break the hearts of those of you who make that a central issue in your lives.

You are absolutely delusional if you really believe that. Her views on abortion are pretty damn clear and found pretty easily with 3 seconds of research. When you state that you oppose abortion even if your daughter is raped, I don’t think that leaves any room for compromise. When Republicans compromise their views on abortion when running for President they always compromise on the side of pro-life. In case you haven’t been paying attention for, say, your entire life, it’s part of the party platform because there would be a loss of enough votes to lose the election.

slug on August 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

She maybe trailing but its not like its unrepairable

Chrisin206 on August 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Wasn’t it last year she had to turn down an Iowa event and told them she’d come back this year to do the event for them?

heshtesh on August 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Guys/gals, c’mon: this is not about the 2012 GOP nomination. Too bad Sarah is the only one who knows that.

This is about dictating the discussion, and nobody is even trying to do that vs. this petty tyrant like Mrs. Palin. Are Mitt & Co incapable of posting on Facebook?

If we don’t start dictating the terms of discussion, we will have much more work to undo regardless of who wins in 2012.

Even if it does come down to Palin vs. Obama for 2012, with the way she gets under Barry’s skin by calling him out like she does, he wouldn’t stand a chance in any head-to-head conversations. She is more logical than him, more inspiring than him, more attached to reality than him, personally connected to more various victim groups than him but yet refusing to pander to them like he does, and yet more willing to engage the common values that we share with liberals than any other conservative is.

Can’t reach moderates? You’re crazy. That’s so 2008. Have you seen any of the Mama Grizzly stuff? She isn’t trying to reach moderates as much as trying to return common sense to the liberal-moderate-conservative debate; when Moms agree on common sense issues, it will be amazing how fiscally conservative their common values are.

rwenger43 on August 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Sometimes I wish we could have a dignified President again, maybe we can’t go back to the past, but I hate having a jive-talking would-be comedian as President.

I like Sarah, for a nominee there are others I prefer. But come 2012, if the GOP nominates Bullwinkle the Moose I’ll vote for him, support him, work toward getting him elected. At least Bullwinkle was sincere. Hope to God nobody sits out the next couple elections because they don’t like the candidate.

jodetoad on August 4, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Cojoines!!!!!!!

Captain America on August 5, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Whether you hate her or love her, is unimportant, she’s a leader, she’s out front pushing the envelope, identifying the issues and addressing them in a direct, forthright way.

There’s only one way to negotiate with liberals and that’s to defeat them.
Holding back to keep the peace is a waste of time and effort and makes liberals think they’ve won the argument.

No more unanswered lies.

Speakup on August 5, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Palin is our dangerfield. and we all know how Caddyshack ended.

unseen on August 5, 2010 at 4:25 AM

So, you guys can laugh at statements about Obama’s lack of genitals, but that’s the sort of thing that guarantees she has no chance. If you want a facebooker who talks tough but has no chance, feel free to stick with the half term governor. If you want a serious candidate who CAN’T talk about what Obama might or might not lack between his legs, get behind a serious candidate.

Either way, stop playing dumb as to why no one else is spewing this sort of rhetoric.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Mitt is that you? ROFL…..because Obama never ever ever went after Bush or the GOP. and of course the dems never once in 8 years of bush ever attacked the sitting president or the GOP Congress.

You sir are what we in flyover country call an idiot that if left alone for very long will hurt himself.

unseen on August 5, 2010 at 4:34 AM

I’m definitely a moderate, support abortion rights, and trust that Sarah will compromise on that issue and break the hearts of those of you who make that a central issue in your lives.

I just don’t sense that she’s on your side. Pro-choice? Oh yes. But she’s not as nuts as some people are about this issue.

Thankfully.

AnninCA on August 4, 2010 at 7:29 PM

She’s already said it shouldn’t be a federal issue, but should be up to the states to decide.

As much as I’m opposed to the practice, that is the right decision.

John Deaux on August 5, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Moderates win elections.

TheBlueSite on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM

What is a moderate?

Saltysam on August 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM

What is a ‘moderate’ position? If it is half-way between the two parties, then it squarely is IN the two party system and allows them to make the choices FOR YOU.

Stepping outside the two party trap to find a different way to approach problems that relieves the Nation of political overburden and shift that burden directly to the hands of the competent, namely you and your fellow citizens, is extremely ‘moderate’ in that it does not see the two party system as an ‘answer’ but a ‘problem’ that can only be solved by less power to it and to government.

Abortion, by a federalist view, is a matter for the States and the people. A system that supports the ‘right to life’ also supports the responsibility of those who involve in such activities as to get new life in this world: an accountable system where those who take actions are held responsible for what they do is ‘moderate’ not extreme in any way, shape or form. Mind you the extremists what a purely government fix, on both ‘sides’, which empowers government and removes responsibility from individuals and punishes, only. On the flip side the SCOTUS decision clearly demarcates one other thing, which is what you get when you are ‘viable’ as a fetus, that is able to be born: citizenship. If you support that ‘right’ of abortion then, in the same breath, also support the right to be born and extend those rights to the ‘viable’ unborn so that we may care for all of our citizens. That, to me, seems ‘moderate’ and yet these combined positions can dovetail and work together to slowly push back the ‘viable’ stage by learning more about sustaining life and nurturing it so that it goes to the moment of conception. That answer satisfies no ‘extreme’ and yet puts forward much of what they both want… and is an issue for the States to decide, just as they do on the requirements of legal birthright for their State. Yet no one talks about that, either, as the two parties deftly create a pre-defined way to think and act based on what they do… and push out any alternative as ‘extreme’ when working with what we have in a civil way to enhance our citizenry is, by all definitions, ‘moderate’.

There is no ‘moderation’ between two parties that take up very similar stances and then offer minor choices between them. That is a political spectrum of two colors so close to each other they blend into each other, not Red/Blue but darkred and maroon: only a spectrometer can tell the difference. Is it ‘moderate’ to spend a lot more or a whole lot more? That is the two party choice for some decades and that has become the Evil of Two Lessers and there is no choice to ‘spend less’ or ‘spend a whole lot less’ or ‘austerity in all things, only essentials funded’ because everything becomes ‘essential’ and, thusly, nothing is.

It isn’t that 51-52% that showed up voted for Obama, though that is horrible. It is that 49% didn’t vote: that is the vote of no confidence and no choice worth making between the two parties. Lows like that were once reserved only for the Congressional election cycle (which fell into the sub-40% participation range decades ago). This is not a representative democracy at work as a vital republic would offer other choices than moderately bigger government or hugely bigger government. Offer a choice that isn’t stuck between the two parties and… well… look at the Tea Parties. If their outreach extends into the non-voting plurality, then it will change the face of US politics by not being pre-defined ‘moderate’.

Instead of ‘moderates’ think ‘Independents’ and the disenfranchised adults who don’t vote as they are not represented by the system any longer. There is a swath of Americans that don’t give a hot damn about D or R or ‘moderates’ or ‘conservatives’ and just want less government and less costly government and less intrusive government. When they get their voices heard we will no longer hear about old-fashioned, between the parties ‘moderates’ any more. That is a species about to become extinct as it is vested in the two parties and their un-choices. Representative democracy can be immoderate and very civil… and that is what the current two party investors never, ever want you to find out.

ajacksonian on August 5, 2010 at 8:58 AM

That’s gonna leave a mark.

She tore the One a new One!

That … sure does sound like a campaign speech.

Yeah it does, doesn’t it? A pretty good one too.

After these midterms are over and we are heading into the holidays, the political landscape will be shifted for everything.

There will also be another book from Palin, and national book tour to promote it.

If she runs, she is going to take Iowa from Huck.

Once she goes to Iowa and starts shaking hands at the State Fair, she will leave Huck in the dust.

Nobody is as good at retail politicking as Sarah Palin.

I also think she will do better than many predict in New Hampshire, for the same reason. She may or may not be able to overcome regional factors and pull off the upset there, but you know she isn’t going to skip trying.

She will hit the ground like a tornado and give it all she can, chips fall where they may. Sarah Palin will not concede any ground before the contest, I am convinced of that.

I also think she wins South Carolina in a walk.

After that, we’ll see how it shakes out on the first Super Tuesday. She will have the most motivated volunteers in those states, and that means a lot.

Brian1972 on August 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Secondly … what the hell is a moderate? Someone who only goes to war halfway? Or partially supports unions? Do moderates support only partial abortion?

darwin on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Nice –
Moderates: “Mr Gorbachev, Lower This Wall!”

wkgdyw on August 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I love the way Sarah is completely indifferent to the Dowds, Weigels, and all the other Lefty ” opiners” who write pieces about her that are supposed to demoralize, humiliate, depress, mock, or bring her down so she sits down and shuts up… they must pull their hair out and scream when she smacks Barry in the mouth with one of her FB post “doesn’t Sarah know who we are doesn’t she know that we have been lying about her and smearing her so she should be done?” This last post pulls the fig leaf off of Barry and reveals him to be the Emperor with no clothes that he is… I can’t wait to volunteer for her POTUS run! Oh and send this post to everyone on your contact list… no one else has articulated Barry’s hypocrisy about his involvement in this mess like she has… It’s been working for me as I see a lot less hostility towards her lately… People’s eyes are opening…

CCRWM on August 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Can’t reach moderates? You’re crazy. That’s so 2008. Have you seen any of the Mama Grizzly stuff? She isn’t trying to reach moderates as much as trying to return common sense to the liberal-moderate-conservative debate; when Moms agree on common sense issues, it will be amazing how fiscally conservative their common values are.

rwenger43 on August 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM

True. Listen to Sarah Palin for any length of time, and I guarantee you’ll hear her talk about common sense solutions and common sense conservatives. That’s how she’s going to appeal to moderates: by talking about common sense approaches.

There Goes The Neighborhood on August 6, 2010 at 3:15 AM