The Sugar Daddy has hypoglycemia?

posted at 12:00 pm on July 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Margaret Thatcher distilled all the problems of central planning into this one quote*: “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.”  Last night, Sarah Palin gave us a new version of the argument, saying that the sugar-daddy government — and President — has run out of sugar, and we need to cut off the supply of sucrose:

To paraphrase Hemingway, people go broke slowly and then all at once. We’ve been slowly going broke for years, but now it’s happening all at once as the world’s capital markets are demanding action from us, yet Obama assumes we’ll just go borrow another cup of sugar from some increasingly impatient neighbor. We cannot knock on anyone’s door anymore. And we don’t have any time to wait for Washington to start behaving responsibly. We’ll be Greece before these D.C. politicians’ false promises are over. We must force government to live within its means, just as every business and household does.

We can’t close our $1.5 trillion deficit overnight, but we must get as close as we can as soon as we can. Little nibbles here and there over 10 years (spun to sound like they’re huge budget cuts) aren’t anywhere near enough. I know from experience that cutting government spending isn’t easy. As governor, I made the largest veto cuts in my state’s history, and I didn’t make many friends doing it. But we will never recover, we will never get free of devastating debt, unless we make tough choices now. We don’t hear talk like this from leaders in D.C. or from those running for office because they say what they think we want to hear rather than what must be said.

We are in desperate need of real leadership, but President Obama’s solution to everything is to grow government by borrowing more money, spending more money, printing more money, and taxing our job creators. He once said that he “believes in American Exceptionalism…just as the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” Well, the path he has us on will make us just as “exceptional” as Greece – debt crisis, stagnation, permanent high unemployment, and all.

As we approach 2012, there are important lessons we can learn from all of this. First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong. Second, the office of the presidency is too important for on-the-job training. It requires a strong chief executive who has been entrusted with real authority in the past and has achieved a proven track record of positive measurable accomplishments. Leaders are expected to give good speeches, but leadership is so much more than oratory. Real leadership requires deeds even more than words. It means taking on the problems no one else wants to tackle. It means providing vision and guidance, inspiring people to action, bringing everyone to the table, and with a servant’s heart dedicating oneself to striking agreements that keep faith with our Constitution and with the ordinary citizens who entrusted you with power. It means bucking the status quo, fighting the corrupt powers that be, serving the common good, and leaving the country better than you found it. Most of us don’t see a lot of that real leadership in D.C., and it’s profoundly disappointing.

The mention of Greece should remind people that while we’re begging for more sugar from China and sovereign-wealth funds around the world, we’re also loaning sugar to Greece through the IMF.  We’re bailing out a country that has so far struggled to change course and operate without deficits, while we’re failing to learn the lesson from their collapse.  And this is the same government that ran three trillion-dollar-plus deficits in a row thanks to a massive uptick in spending, and insists that the problem is revenue.

The Obamas have fought a public battle against childhood obesity.  It’s time that they start dealing with federal-government obesity.  Time to cut off the sugar instead of accepting the idea that all we need is a trillion more donuts for government to finally start its diet.

* – It’s often rendered as “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money,” but that’s a paraphrase; it’s easy to see why the paraphrase is more often remembered.

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Philly on July 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Can this thread break 1000 comments on a Sunday afternoon?

STAY TUNED.

Jeddite on July 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I just love you Sarah! You tell the truth and do not have a problem going after bho or the dc bunch. Thank you, we need lots more saying the same thing. Palin/West R’s.
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letget on July 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Here we go…..

BallisticBob on July 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Can this thread break 1000 comments on a Sunday afternoon?

STAY TUNED.

Jeddite on July 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Yeah but most of the comments will come from 4-5 of the usual suspects droning on and on with the same blather that they use over and over.

darwin-t on July 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Starve the beast.

Stop the spending.

ajacksonian on July 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

The mention of Greece should remind people that while we’re begging for more sugar from China and sovereign-wealth funds around the world,

70% of QE2 was simply one branch of the government buying debt from another branch of the government. We’re already past begging loans from abroad or at home.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

I like kat.

wheelgun on July 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Last night, Sarah Palin gave us a new version of the argument, saying that the sugar-daddy government — and President — has run out of sugar

I would like to draw your attention to this line:

Hard working taxpayers have been big government’s Sugar Daddy for far too long, and now we’re out of sugar.

She didn’t say “government” was the Sugar Daddy, she said that the taxpayer is the Sugar Daddy.

Count to 10 on July 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM

This proves she`s not running…err uhh I mean she is , uhhwell either way she`s irrelevant. and she should should just be a king/queen maker, or maybe a cheerleader or something. Besides at the end of the day she`s just in it for the $$$$$$$$$$$$$, oh and she`s polarizing and stuff. Who cares anyhow, she does`nt stand a chance and if she runs and gets the nomination it will guarantee another four years of 0bama….blah blah blah blah blabbetty blah blah……………/

Now that the troll`s work is done for the day, show me ONE other candidate or potential candidate who has/is and WILL take the socialist to the woodshed with such biting accuracy.

NY Conservative on July 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Now you’ve done it!

Incoming, man the poop deck!

Knucklehead on July 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Let’s all stay calm and polite….in the end, we’re all on the same team.

(Does anyone else picture Ed rubbing his hands together in anticipation?)

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Cause anyone with half-a-brain knows that Sarah Palin had absolutely no record or media presence before Rebecca Mansour was brought on-board.///////////

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

As I said elsewhere, David Gregory and Mushmouth Robinson and UpChuck Todd lingered over Sarah Palin’s new Newsweek cover, her 6th or 7th. Pretty much like a hot cover from “Runner’s World”. No, not the old Newsweek cover of her in short shorts; this one is a tight gray tee. Oh you Tina Brown!

Marcus on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Knife check,pistal check,assault rifle check,grenades check,flame thrower check that ought to be sufficient for a Sunday afternoon,besides i’ll only be reading the thread.

heshtesh on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

70% of QE2 was simply one branch of the government buying debt from another branch of the government. We’re already past begging loans from abroad or at home.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Not quite. It was one branch of government printing money to take wealth from those who have cash to reduce the cost of another branch of government’s spending.
Oh, and transfer a little extra wealth to the bond holders, too.

Count to 10 on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Let’s all stay calm and polite….in the end, we’re all on the same team.

(Does anyone else picture Ed rubbing his hands together in anticipation?)

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Are we really, Tim? I don’t want to be on the same team with the unprincipled poll-o-philes.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Whether she is running or not, Palin is the Republican who most consistently and articulately calls out Obama regarding his America-destroying policies. I appreciate her constant work on behalf of us, our kids, and our grandkids, and I wish other Republicans were as strong and steadfast.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

(Does anyone else picture Ed rubbing his hands together in anticipation?)

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Nah. I mainly wanted to use the “Daddy ClassWarbucks” tag line on the post. ;-)

Ed Morrissey on July 10, 2011 at 12:20 PM

70% of QE2 was simply one branch of the government buying debt from another branch of the government. We’re already past begging loans from abroad or at home.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Not quite. It was one branch of government printing money to take wealth from those who have cash to reduce the cost of another branch of government’s spending.
Oh, and transfer a little extra wealth to the bond holders, too.

Count to 10 on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Both technically correct, actually. QE2, when you get right down to it, was the government printing money by using accounting tricks that allowed them plausible deniability.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Now you’ve done it!

Incoming, man the poop deck!

Knucklehead on July 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Just left a big Obama for you guys, now get busy.

wheelgun on July 10, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Whether she is running or not, Palin is the Republican who most consistently and articulately calls out Obama regarding his America-destroying policies. I appreciate her constant work on behalf of us, our kids, and our grandkids, and I wish other Republicans were as strong and steadfast.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

There are a couple who come close, but I’m not going to automatically assume that they will do what they say they’re going to do just because they use some pretty words while they’re running for president.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:22 PM

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:19 PM

How are ya gryph?

For god sake get some kevlar on!

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Drudge has this Facebook post linked with a photo up to go with it.

dforston on July 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM

For god sake get some kevlar on!

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Naw. I’ve been sniped at so many times, I’m used to it. And if I don’t fear Obama (as much as I do certifiedly loathe the man), why should I fear a few jock sniffing poll-o-philes?

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Go Sarah, get in the mix and be quick about it.Your country needs you.

Sandybourne on July 10, 2011 at 12:27 PM

I suggest Boehner put this on the table – raise the debt ceiling by 2 trillion, allow them to raise taxes on folks $500k a year or more. We get 4 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years and the immediate shutdown of the EPA, NLRB and open up all lands to drilling and other sources to develope our own domestic energy.

Sorry for the re-post but the other thread died out and I was kinda hoping to get sniped by some of our regular trolls.

VegasRick on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Cause anyone with half-a-brain knows that Sarah Palin had absolutely no record or media presence before Rebecca Mansour was brought on-.///////////

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Interesting claim. Do you have proof of that?

Count to 10 on July 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

‘Cuda: please stop teasing me and RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!

Khun Joe on July 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Hey, hypoglycemia is a serious illness and should not be taken lightly for making jokes. You guys are sick sick sick. /sarc

astonerii on July 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Okay. And on what basis do you assert that? I’ve seen some of Mansour’s Emails, and it doesn’t seem like the same writing style to me, but I could be wrong. And hasn’t Palin been doing the same type of FB posts since about a year before she brought Mansour onboard? What’d I miss here?

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM

The mention of Greece should remind people that while we’re begging for more sugar from China and sovereign-wealth funds around the world, we’re also loaning sugar to Greece through the IMF.

True, but we’re going to have to mention Italy in the same breath as Greece soon:

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has called an emergency meeting of top officials dealing with the euro zone debt crisis for Monday morning, reflecting concern that the crisis could spread to Italy, the region’s third largest economy.

The West is going to have to learn that the type of economics that Obama and the democrats advocate destroys nations.

Weight of Glory on July 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Mansour’s been writing Palin’s facebook posts? Wow, I didn’t know that. It said Sarah Palin at the end of the post, though.

Dongemaharu on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I suggest Boehner put this on the table – raise the debt ceiling by 2 trillion, allow them to raise taxes on folks $500k a year or more. We get 4 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years and the immediate shutdown of the EPA, NLRB and open up all lands to drilling and other sources to develope our own domestic energy.

Sorry for the re-post but the other thread died out and I was kinda hoping to get sniped by some of our regular trolls.

VegasRick on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Any sort of compromise on a debt ceiling increase will be disastrous going into 2012. If Boehner is going to find the will to stop being a cry baby and grow a pair of little witnesses, now would be the time to do so.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

The federal government is greedy. That’s our problem. We have to break that greed if we are to ever recover.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

NY Conservative on July 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Good post.

Wouldn’t it be grand if we could just find the real Author of all these Articles and those 24,000 emails? Palin’s plagiarism would be exposed once and for all. /

All kidding aside, there are some tantalizing hints in that piece that will no doubt cause a sleepless-night-pandemic among her more ardent detractors.

Geochelone on July 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

‘Cuda: please stop teasing me and RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!

Khun Joe on July 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Agreed

dforston on July 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Stop Spreading the wealth around.

Either that or we become the next Weimar Republic with the same consequences

Kuffar on July 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

The federal government is greedy. That’s our problem. We have to break that greed if we are to ever recover.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Where have you been, Willie? The federal government is incapable of greed. It’s the businessmen and -women who don’t want to pay more taxes that are greedy and unpatriotic./

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Prove it.

rrpjr on July 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

DickNeringer hardest hit.

wheelgun on July 10, 2011 at 12:38 PM

70% of QE2 was simply one branch of the government buying debt from another branch of the government. We’re already past begging loans from abroad or at home.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

QE is like going to every US dollar in existence, real or electronic, and scissoring off a slice of it to glue together to make ‘more’ dollars.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

It’s this kind of empty-headed nonsense that gives PDS sufferers such creedence.

You, of course, have proof of your claim, right?

turfmann on July 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

As we approach 2012, there are important lessons we can learn from all of this. First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong. Second, the office of the presidency is too important for on-the-job training. It requires a strong chief executive who has been entrusted with real authority in the past and has achieved a proven track record of positive measurable accomplishments.

Sarah Palin: The Emperor had no clothers and now we see he can’t even dress himself!

I’m glad she is calling a spade a spade. Obama is the most ignornat unexperienced poseur to ever be POTUS and our woeful situation shows it. Obama and his corrupt leftist idealogues are truely baffled that everything they’ve done, without the consent of the majority of the governed, doesn’t work. They should resign in mass. Were this Taiwan the Right would have beat up the Left in Chambers!

CCRWM on July 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Prove it.

rrpjr on July 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Ask Tammy Bruce who does most of the Facebook postings and Tweeting.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Leaders are expected to give good speeches, but leadership is so much more than oratory. Real leadership requires deeds even more than words. It means taking on the problems no one else wants to tackle. It means providing vision and guidance, inspiring people to action, bringing everyone to the table, and with a servant’s heart dedicating oneself to striking agreements that keep faith with our Constitution and with the ordinary citizens who entrusted you with power. It means bucking the status quo, fighting the corrupt powers that be, serving the common good, and leaving the country better than you found it. Most of us don’t see a lot of that real leadership in D.C., and it’s profoundly disappointing.

Things that SP did, yet she was a “joke” as VP while BO running for POTUS was left unexamined by the media. And I don’t believe he can point to a single thing he ever managed without failing miserably. Like the Annenberg Challenge, Chicago Edition.

disa on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

The federal government is greedy. That’s our problem. We have to break that greed if we are to ever recover.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Slick that is great. Wold make a great counter sign to thedems.

Talk about Gready politicians stealing honest american’s wages to finance their special interests.

William Amos on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

I can’t wait till next week when Mansour will become Palins brain ala Rove/Bush,but then you have to start somewhere.

heshtesh on July 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Boy, it doesn’t take much to get folks here all excited about SP. To those who arguing over who it was that wrote this piece, I say that whoever it was should be fired ASAP!

Don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly agree with the tweet-sized message that we need to cut spending. In fact I would love to smack a big high D’uh on her for saying it. It reminds me of the trite “doctrine” on the use of force that struck so many of her fans as profound. A nice plate of warmed over d’uh, it was.

I do have to admit that the soliloquy on real leadership was moving. Yes, we need people who are prepared to take on the problems we face. So thanks for nothing by avoiding any proposals for what to cut, where to cut and how to cut spending. We all join you, Sarah, in stamping our collective feet and shrieking STOP! But where’s the beef … er … leadership about which you so waxed so eloquent?

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

This prooooves she’s running!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha !! She’s running!! MY DE-CODER RING IS BUZZING!! I’ve been instructed, with millions of others, to prepare for action! Man the phone banks! Walk door to door,……wait…… I’VE been selected to go to California and cover the Hollywood sign with a “Mama Grizzly” banner! Hot dang!

cartooner on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Mansour takes her roles seriously. She uses social media skillfully to broadcast Palin’s messages on an array of topics. She is suspected by many to be the true author of Palin’s tweets and Facebook posts. (Mansour told [journalist Robert] Draper, “The governor reads, checks and approves everything that’s under her name.”)

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Sarah keeps pounding bo for complete economic incompetence and the question is “Does the lame stream media have enough strength to hold up teh one until Nov 2012?”

tim c on July 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Ed, I think you mean Rebecca Mansour gave us a new version of the argument.
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Prove it.

rrpjr on July 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Well even if Mrs. Palin DIDN’T write it herself, at least she was smart enough to hire the person who did. I think that is a pretty good executive decision.

LegendHasIt on July 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Any sort of compromise on a debt ceiling increase will be disastrous going into 2012. If Boehner is going to find the will to stop being a cry baby and grow a pair of little witnesses, now would be the time to do so.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM

For which side? Also, I think now is the time to start eliminating all of the “letter” departments that strangle our economy, the folks have taste for it now.

VegasRick on July 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

But first and foremost we must cut spending, not “strike a deal” that allows politicians to raise more debt! See, Washington is addicted to OPM – Other People’s Money. And like any junkie, they will lie, steal, and cheat to fund their addiction. We must cut them off and cut government down to size.

This is the real money line from her piece.

OPM ! I love it !!!

singlemalt 18 on July 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Un;ike most POTUS candidates Palin is rock solid consistent:

Because let me tell you what isn’t courageous: It’s politicians promising the American voters that, as we drown in $14.5 trillion debt, that they’re going to cut $100 billion out of this year’s budget. But then they cave on that and they reduce it down to $61 billion after they get elected. Then they get in there and they strike a deal and decide, nah, they will reduce that down to $38 billion. And then after some politics-as-usual and accounting gimmicks, we find out it’s not $38 billion in cuts. You know that $38 billion – we don’t have it; we’re borrowing it. We borrow from foreign countries to give to foreign countries, and that’s insanity. We find out it’s not even $38 billion; it’s less than $1 billion in real cuts. Folks, that $352 million in real cuts – that’s no more than the federal government is going to spend in the time it takes us to hold this rally today! That is not courage; that’s capitulation!

Now, there’s a lesson here for the Beltway politicos, something they need to understand; the lesson comes from here in Madison. So, our lesson is to the GOP establishment first. And yeah, I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?

So, to the GOP establishment: if you stand on the platform, if you stand by your pledges, we will stand with you. We will fight with you, GOP. We have your back. Together we will win because America will win!

We didn’t elect you just to re-arrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you to just stand back and watch Obama re-distribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight. Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team—those champions—maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders they need to learn how to fight like a girl!

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Where have you been, Willie? The federal government is incapable of greed. It’s the businessmen and -women who don’t want to pay more taxes that are greedy and unpatriotic./

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Funny how that has become the underpinning of this administration’s reelection meme.

It really is all they’ve got.

Yeah…we told you that if we spent @ss-loads of taxpayer money on the political class, croney bailouts, and public sector unions that all would be fine…..but wait….look over here….it’s those darn “Rich People” that are causing the problem.

Yep…go run on that….see ya in 2012.

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Hey on the plus side for the ABPP and the Bachmann supporters. Rollins now has more talking points to steal

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Mansour takes her roles seriously. She uses social media skillfully to broadcast Palin’s messages on an array of topics. She is suspected by many to be the true author of Palin’s tweets and Facebook posts. (Mansour told [journalist Robert] Draper, “The governor reads, checks and approves everything that’s under her name.”)

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Only in your world does “She is suspected by many…” constitute proof that Mansour wrote a particular post. Nice try.

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

For which side? Also, I think now is the time to start eliminating all of the “letter” departments that strangle our economy, the folks have taste for it now.

VegasRick on July 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

For Republicans. We need leadership that will go General Patton on the Democrats’ collective ass and say to Obama, “The line is here. We dare you to cross it.”

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

We are in desperate need of real leadership, but President Obama’s solution to everything is to grow government by borrowing more money, spending more money, printing more money, and taxing our job creators. He once said that he “believes in American Exceptionalism…just as the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” Well, the path he has us on will make us just as “exceptional” as Greece – debt crisis, stagnation, permanent high unemployment, and all.

As we approach 2012, there are important lessons we can learn from all of this. First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong. Second, the office of the presidency is too important for on-the-job training. It requires a strong chief executive who has been entrusted with real authority in the past and has achieved a proven track record of positive measurable accomplishments.

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when Barack Insane Obama and his toadies read this latest Palin post.

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

GrannyDee on July 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Aww, people are having too much fun. MJBuzzkill’s not happy about that.

Dongemaharu on July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

So thanks for nothing by avoiding any proposals for what to cut, where to cut and how to cut spending. We all join you, Sarah, in stamping our collective feet and shrieking STOP! But where’s the beef … er … leadership about which you so waxed so eloquent?

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Uh, what’s YOUR beef? Simply showing any leadership to cut something would be a huge step, and it is currently too much to ask for from the straw-man-in-chief.

The key is to actually do it, it DOESN’T MATTER WHAT !

singlemalt 18 on July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Dongemaharu on July 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Don’t let me harsh your mellow.

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Nah. I mainly wanted to use the “Daddy ClassWarbucks” tag line on the post. ;-)

Ed Morrissey on July 10, 2011 at 12:20 PM

You do remind me of Little Orphan Annie with your big Shirley Temple curls, Ed.

Blake on July 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Liberals are now claiming that Palin’s use of the term “sugar daddy” is raaaaaaacist. Really?

cannonball on July 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

But first and foremost we must cut spending, not “strike a deal” that allows politicians to raise more debt! See, Washington is addicted to OPM – Other People’s Money. And like any junkie, they will lie, steal, and cheat to fund their addiction. We must cut them off and cut government down to size.

This is the real money line from her piece.

OPM ! I love it !!!

singlemalt 18 on July 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Agreed. OPM junkies need to be stopped. We need an intervention.

Dongemaharu on July 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Maybe Palin announces if and when the Republicans cave? (I know many could quibble with the word “if.”)

GaltBlvnAtty on July 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

…and Obama and all the other politicians write all of their own stuff, don’tcha know…

trollin’,trollin’, trollin’

SurferDoc on July 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Borrow a cup of sugar from an increasingly impatient neighbor? What a great image. I don’t know if Sarah comes up with these herself or if that one lady who works with her has a hand in it, but wouldn’t Obama kill to get word pictures like these? All the kings horses and

MaxMBJ on July 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Boy, it doesn’t take much to get folks here all excited about SP. To those who arguing over who it was that wrote this piece, I say that whoever it was should be fired ASAP!

Umm…okay?

Don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly agree with the tweet-sized message that we need to cut spending. In fact I would love to smack a big high D’uh on her for saying it. It reminds me of the trite “doctrine” on the use of force that struck so many of her fans as profound. A nice plate of warmed over d’uh, it was.

So where does Mitt “Peacetime” Romney (et al.) stand on all of this? What is Michele Bachmann’s or Herman Cain’s doctrine for the use of force? Maybe they should all fire their entire campaigns, since they don’t seem to even bother to address the issues the way Gov. Palin does.

I do have to admit that the soliloquy on real leadership was moving. Yes, we need people who are prepared to take on the problems we face. So thanks for nothing by avoiding any proposals for what to cut, where to cut and how to cut spending. We all join you, Sarah, in stamping our collective feet and shrieking STOP! But where’s the beef … er … leadership about which you so waxed so eloquent?

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

She has said repeatedly over the past few years that she believes everything should be on the table. I guess it wasn’t clear enough for dullards like you. By the by, where do Romney, Bachmann, Cain, etc., believe cuts should come from? Why don’t you stamp our feet every time other candidates leave you with questions? (I suspect it is because you don’t question other candidates).

steebo77 on July 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry.

This is why Palin connects..she isn’t afraid to mock the Left’s Golden Boy. She isn’t afraid to smack him around and throw his lousy governance in his face… Had these results been from a Republican we would have seen the Hatefilled Left and it’s LSM in full vulgar vicious attack on the POTUS.

Everyone knows my early and vocal opposition to that mother of all unfunded mandates known as Obamacare starting back in August 2009, and many recall my objections to the Federal Reserves’ inflationary games with our currency known as QE2 from November 2010. It’s a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add.

Neither did I. I can add too and that just possessing a BS in Bus. Admin.

We want to fight the takedown and destruction of our country. No one with a record of doing this as a govenor except for Sarah gets us into the fight!

CCRWM on July 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

This is the real money line from her piece.

OPM ! I love it !!!

singlemalt 18 on July 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

she has been using this line for awhile now. As far back as her address to the Tea party nation. if not longer. I think it was in her first book….

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Things that SP did, yet she was a “joke” as VP while BO running for POTUS was left unexamined by the media. And I don’t believe he can point to a single thing he ever managed without failing miserably. Like the Annenberg Challenge, Chicago Edition.

disa on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Don’t forget, little Bammie is also The Hero of Altgeld Gardens!

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t come up with a phrase like that (borrow another cup of sugar from an increasingly impatient neighbor) if their lives depended on it.

MaxMBJ on July 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Just remember folks that debating and asking questions somehow puts you in violation of HotAir’s TOS, at least according to bayam:

Let me remind you that you’re in violation of HotAir’s TOS and that can result in account suspension if I bring this situation to Ed’s attention.

bayam on July 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

So be careful.

Chip on July 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Just when I don’t think gov Palin could get any better. she ups her game and delivvers a home run grand slame clearing the upper decks.

Is that the skin of the baseball I see laying on the field?

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Yeah but most of the comments will come from 4-5 of the usual suspects droning on and on with the same blather that they use over and over.

darwin-t on July 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Yep… and unfortunately when that starts there is no one to stop it and most of us leave and that is a pity… This site used to be so much better. I learned so much about politics in 2007, 2008 , and in 2009 it started to change and it is just getting worse.

CCRWM on July 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM

BJBrutus shows up to give this thread a Lewinsky.

wheelgun on July 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t come up with a phrase like that (borrow another cup of sugar from an increasingly impatient neighbor) if their lives depended on it.

MaxMBJ on July 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

lmao….tru dat!

But remember “Recovery Summer”? Oh wait…that one’s one year old now.

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Ask Tammy Bruce who does most of the Facebook postings and Tweeting.
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

What? “Most” of whose “Facebook postings and tweeting”?

No. I’m asking you.

rrpjr on July 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Cause anyone with half-a-brain knows that Sarah Palin had absolutely no record or media presence before Rebecca Mansour was brought on-board.///////////

gryphon202 on July 10, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Don’t take the bait.. this is just the most recent “lets try to take down Sarah” meme… The Undefeated shows this Palin style and more… Don’t take the bait any of us…

CCRWM on July 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I didn’t say that. But Mansour’s been the one writing the majority of the Facebook posts. I’m sure Gov. Palin has to approve them but still.

SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Interesting claim. Do you have proof of that?

Count to 10 on July 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

He gets it from his invisible six-foot tall white rabbit.

trigon on July 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Liberals are now claiming that Palin’s use of the term “sugar daddy” is raaaaaaacist. Really?

cannonball on July 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Unbelievable… but it shows their desparation; the race card is the second to last move they can make when faced with political checkmate.

The final move is “hollering uncle”… but that would be raaaacist.

singlemalt 18 on July 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Margaret Thatcher distilled all the problems of central planning into this one quote*: “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.”

The problem is that the Oppressive-Left thinks that that they haven’t run out of other people’s money and that they can use this “Serious Crisis” as a means to seize more.

In other words: They want to have to non-taxpayers Share in the Sacrificing of the economy and the taxpayers.

Chip on July 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM

So thanks for nothing by avoiding any proposals for what to cut, where to cut and how to cut spending. We all join you, Sarah, in stamping our collective feet and shrieking STOP! But where’s the beef … er … leadership about which you so waxed so eloquent?

MJBrutus on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

hmm you must have missed her hong Kong speech back in 2009 and all of her speeches and comments since than.

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM

He gets it from his invisible six-foot tall white rabbit.

trigon on July 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Harvey’s here?

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Palin gets right to the meat of it.

Just like Reagan used to.**

** The use of the word Reagan was not to infer Palin is Reagan. Any use of the word Reagan in this post is to show the similarities of Palin & Reagan’s ability to speak straight to the people and not over them. If by using the word Reagan & Palin in the same post has caused you mental grief, go get some Kleenex or call your momma because I don’t care.

portlandon on July 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Ask Tammy Bruce who does most of the Facebook postings and Tweeting.
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

consideirng that this facebook post lines up pretty much with her off the cuff, no notes no telepromter speech in Pella IA I know the answer do you?

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Cannonball…that is not exactly a liberal site though I am sure they will will run with the meme.

CW on July 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM

portlandon on July 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM

ROTFLMAO…!

Classic. My attorney recommends the following line:

void where prohibited, lib trolls need not apply.

Tim_CA on July 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

First, we should never entrust the White House to a far-left ideologue who has no appreciation or even understanding of the free market and limited government principles that made this country economically strong.

Daddy, why are the blood vessels bulging out on your neck?

petefrt on July 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

consideirng that this facebook post lines up pretty much with her off the cuff, no notes no telepromter speech in Pella IA I know the answer do you?

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM

I am sorry but wasn’t this answered in one of the Todd Palin emails revealed in that sorry Joe Miller fiasco? I can’t believe that the trolls are still going back to that canard. They’ve to do better.

promachus on July 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Yeah but most of the comments will come from 4-5 of the usual suspects droning on and on with the same blather that they use over and over.

darwin-t on July 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Pretty much. It’s like having a picnic and dropping a piece of watermelon…the ants converge and then you go home because there are too many ants!

scalleywag on July 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM

the problem with the ABPP is they are still living in 2008. So when a facebook post like this comes out they are totally unprepared for it. Palin just gave the best response to the debt crisis debate than all the present POTRUs candidates and GOp leaders in congress. She outshined Obama and she destoryed the narrative the media is trying to start.

Palin proved once and for all she is the leader we need for these trying times. She just outclassed the people like Bachmann who is still trying to explain her poorly thought out response to the high unemployment question among other boneheaded calls over the last day or so.

Palin the only leader on the stage. read the post again folks this is what leadership looks like.

unseen on July 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Audit the Porkulus and find out where all that money really went. Then say good bye to the DemProg party for the next Century or ten.

Key West Reader on July 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Mansour takes her roles seriously. She uses social media skillfully to broadcast Palin’s messages on an array of topics. She is suspected by many to be the true author of Palin’s tweets and Facebook posts. (Mansour told [journalist Robert] Draper, “The governor reads, checks and approves everything that’s under her name.”)
SnarkVader on July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

This statement is only proof that the Governor “reads, checks, and approves everything that’s under her name.” It is not proof that she does not write her own work, but only that if anyone else writes anything for her signature, that she authorizes its distribution.

Besides, is the implication that the Governor is incapable of thinking for herself? Govenor Palin has done countless interviews, speeches, and even extemporaneous ones such as the recent one after the movie premier in Pella, Iowa. The 24,000 emails offer plenty of proof that the Governor is an able executive. She also has written two best selling books, and it was alleged that perhaps she did not write the books either; but after investigations by the media, there was no basis for these allegations.

This reminds me of when it was alleged that President Reagan was incapable of writing his own thoughts and ideas, only to discover all of his handwritten notes years later, capturing the essence of his thinking which drove his policy positions. My suspicion is that if Ms. Mansour quit tomorrow, Governor Palin would still be making policy arguments. Goodness, the woman has been in public service for 20 years, and used to be a broadcast sports journalist.

It always seems interesting that Republican candidates, such as Reagan, GW Bush, and now Palin, always are somehow incapable of stringing a few sentences together, or thinking on their feet. This narrative is never associated with Democratic candidates. I was youthful and uninformed about Mr. Reagan and bought the “script reader only,” “idiot” narrative at the time which was propigated by the main stream media. I am not youthful and inexperienced any more. I can tell you from personal experience, that if you can make a 30-minute speech with notes and not a telepromter, you have to know the material, uunless you plan to never look at the audience, a posture that would indicate you do not know your own material.

Watch the speech and interview below. She appears to be more than able as a communcator and articulator of her own ideas and policies. If she can speak on these matters, she can certainly pen them.

http://www.youtube.com/user/michellefron#p/a/u/0/J4JtCGFqk5M

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/06/governor-palin-on-fox-news-sunday-2.html

SheetAnchor on July 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Palin gets right to the meat of it.

Just like Reagan used to.**

** The use of the word Reagan was not to infer Palin is Reagan. Any use of the word Reagan in this post is to show the similarities of Palin & Reagan’s ability to speak straight to the people and not over them. If by using the word Reagan & Palin in the same post has caused you mental grief, go get some Kleenex or call your momma because I don’t care.

Hehe. Did you notice SP invoked Thatcher?
Better add that to you footnote too, before heads explode.

portlandon on July 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Geochelone on July 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM

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