For Conservatives, Palin a Symbol of Media Bias

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 7:19 am
Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) (WDCpix)

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) (WDCpix)

?The crowd of about 100 people sits in the dark, hushed, mouths agape, as Gov. Sarah Palin watches clip after clip of 2008 presidential campaign coverage. She peers at a laptop and watches Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey, as “Sarah Palin,” answer a question about moral values.

“I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers,” says Fey. Briefly, we see the hosts of The View, laughing along with the skit.

“How’s that make you feel?” asks John Ziegler.

Image by: Matt Mahurin

Image by: Matt Mahurin

“The mama grizzly rises up in me,” says Palin, “hearin’ things like that!”

It is the final hours of the Conservative Political Action Conference, and Ziegler is piggybacking off the event by screening, for the second consecutive day, the interview he conducted with Alaska’s governor for his documentary “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” The crowd shrinks little by little as the interview — 43 minutes long — goes on. Those who remain let out gasps at the clips that Palin is forced to watch, and cheer when she fires back at the voices on the laptop screen.

Palin watches Katie Couric ask her what she reads, then a clip of David Letterman laughing about how Palin’s non-answer was a ploy for the illiterate vote.

“Even in the post-election interview stage,” Katie Couric tells Letterman, “nobody has asked her: Why didn’t you answer that question?”

Palin shakes her head. “Because, Katie, you’re not the center of everybody’s universe. Maybe that’s why they didn’t think to ask that question.” The crowd goes wild.

The governor of Alaska skipped out on CPAC, giving a two-week notice of her non-participation two months after her office hinted that she’d be there. This decision dented her image in the halls of the Omni Shoreham Hotel — she tied Ron Paul for 13 percent support in a straw poll of potential 2012 presidential candidates — but a CNN poll released on Friday gave Palin an early lead among Republican voters who’ll chose the party’s next nominee. Twenty-nine percent of them supported Palin, to 26 percent for Mike Huckabee and 21 percent for Mitt Romney.

Of course, a CNN/USA Today poll taken exactly four years ago gave contender Rudy Giuliani a 34 percent to 29 percent lead over Sen. John McCain. The number is still illustrative. Just as the Republicans of four years ago concerned themselves with national security credibility and war-on-terror heroism, the Republicans of 2009 are looking for a candidate who will run as a diehard conservative while sticking it to the mainstream media. The narrative of Palin’s mistreatment by the press permeated CPAC, spilling over not only into Ziegler’s event, but to the “Conservatism 2.0″ conference held in the hotel by PajamasTV.com.

At the “Washington Tea Party,” a panel of conservative and liberal women modeled after “The View,” Democratic Fox News pundit Mary Ann Marsh fretted about the media’s treatment of female presidential candidates.

“After watching this last presidential campaign,” said Marsh. “I’m not sure how long it will be before a woman can run and win the presidency.” Several voices in the crowd shouted out “2012!”

“It’s worth debating,” said Marsh, “but for all the hue and cry over the treatment Sarah Palin got, Hillary Clinton got it just as bad.” The audience erupted with boos. “Well, we can disagree.”

Ziegler’s documentary is the purest distillation of this outrage. The long interview with Palin is a complement to footage of Obama voters incorrectly answering questions about their candidate and correctly answering questions about Palin and Republicans. The thesis, as Ziegler explained at the screening and as he’s explained elsewhere, is that liberal media bias turned a Republican star into a joke by lying and manipulating the public.

“The worst mistake the McCain campaign made,” said Ziegler, “was not making sure that every interview Sarah Palin did was live. Having her do taped interviews was the worst mistake. It gave the enemy the opportunity to edit her words, and it let them ask questions they wouldn’t have dared ask her on live TV, because if she got them right they’d look like morons.” The campaign should have booked Palin on Larry King Live. “Larry would have been slobbering over himself, as usual, but with a beautiful woman in front of him he would have been helpless. And she would have looked spectacular.”

The Sarah Palin who appears in Media Malpractice is a rorshach test. To reporters who had seen clips and talked to the filmmaker, the governor wallows in the lost campaign and comes off looking sore. To Ziegler, and to the people who watched the screening, she is a likeable, real person who’d be within her rights to hold grudges against those who destroyed her image.

“I saw that Katie Couric interview when it aired,” one man told Ziegler. “I had to turn it off… it was causing bile to rise up in my throat.”

In the film, Ziegler argues that Couric was unfair to Palin in the series of interviews she held with the governor during the campaign by “taking off the table” Roe vs. Wade and asking Palin to name another Supreme Court decision. In the Q&A Ziegler pondered what it meant that Joe Biden, given the same question, had handled it more adroitly. “Joe Biden had so many other gaffes in the campaign that he could have said anything and it wouldn’t have mattered.”

As this argument goes, no candidate could have fared better than Palin. Any conservative who runs for high office will be pummeled by a liberal press that loads its questions. In the Palin interview, Zeigler explains that the media’s questions are so slanted that conservatives must think through every trap and every trick, and even that little pause can make them look ill-informed.

“What would have happened if Barack Obama had been asked the question, “‘What do you read?’” asked Zeigler after the screening. “Would they have gone after Obama if he took six seconds to think about it? No, the question wouldn’t have even been asked. [Couric] would have been fired for being a racist.”

Late into the Media Malpractice interview of Palin, Ziegler asks whether the treatment of Caroline Kennedy by the political press reflected a class bias; Palin partially agrees that it does. But in the weeks after the Ziegler-Palin conversation, Kennedy was pilloried in the media for perceived elitism, for not voting in multiple elections, and for saying “you know” to fill gaps in her conversations. She tumbled in public opinion polls and lost her shot at New York’s open Senate seat — if she ever had one.

“Certainly, Kennedy did get some criticism,” said Ziegler after the screening. “You should compare it not to Sarah Palin, but to the what the reaction would have been if she’d been a conservative. I think it’s pretty clear.”

As Ziegler walked out of the screening, to a table where copies of the film were selling two for $20 (“our send one to a liberal campaign”) TWI asked Ziegler if he felt the documentary had helped or hurt Palin’s chances for 2012. “I know I didn’t hurt her image,” said Ziegler. “I thought she was very good. You don’t think she was good in the interview?” No matter how the rest of the press interprets the interview, the lesson that conservatives need to take on the press and be ready for its bias is indelible.”

“George W. Bush decided not to fight back, and look what happened to him. He crawled up into the fetal position the moment Katrina hit and from then on.”

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401 Comments

blast3r
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:51 am

This is just so bizarre. Those that stayed behind to listen to the Palin stuff is the lunatic fringe of the party. Ziegler must be a total whack job if he seriously thinks that Sarah Palin didn't screw up her own interviews without the help of the media. Putin rears his head, shoring up the economy snafu and tons of others. Come on people, come back to reality already.


John
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:27 am

It is still amazing how much the spin of the left wing media did a number on Sarah Palin and her family.
The courage Sarah Palin displayed against all the hate and ridicule is quite amazing.


Tse
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:59 am

What courage please explain. That of ignorance?
Please you people should stop giving her excuses. Obama was better than both of them combined in every aspect except from experience.

Gosh!!!


allison
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:03 am

What would have happened if Obama were asked what newspapers he read? He would have listed the ones he reads. It's simply not that hard. Most of us can do.

Palin wasn't skewered because she was conservative. Or because she was a woman. Or because of class. She walked into the campaign firmly advocation abstinence-only sex ed for teens with her 17-year old pregnant daughter standing next to her. She launched her VP campaign by childishly deriding community organizers – the backbone of our citizenry. She defined herself by bashing her opponent's character and claiming that he “palled around with terrorists”. She couldn't demonstrate any knowledge of world affairs, much less American history or it's legal system. Yet, she unblinkingly stated that she's ready to be in the oval office, while a man who is a constitutional scholar, majored in international affairs and had a long history of getting tough and highly acclaimed legislation passed in his home state and at the federal level. Weeks before accepting the VP nomination she is on record stating that she didn't even know what the VP job was and it was clear in her debate with Biden that she had never actually read the description of the job in the constitution. This wasn't a matter of a bias media. It was a matter of a weak candidate. She was a McCain campaign stunt gone bad because they didn't do their homework. But, really, get behind her. I hope she runs in 2012. Perhaps when she gets about 10% of the popular vote, the party will finally get serious about being mature and debating ideas rather than bashing characters.


Indieone
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:11 am

Why is it constantly referred to as the “Liberal Media” when the industry is almost wholly owned by Republicans. This never ceases to amaze me. This need for the extreme right to divide people into camps is actually quite pathetic and childish. Now is not the time for “divide and conquer”. We are all Americans. The repudiation of an uneducated self-absorbed greed maven was nothing more than just that. And this is coming from a “Midwest” girl with a lowly college education….


El Pinche
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:12 am

allison, that was a brilliant assessment!

And as far as the rabid wingnut idiot Ziegler,:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQqLPJvk3gM

It's apparent that he's a self-loathing, misogynist do*chebag.
If he wants to get into Palin's pants, he'll have to go through the Snow Machinist, first.


NYCityer
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:14 am

Tough to say who is a bigger clown. Palin, or the ludicrous Ziegler who idolizes her

Yeah, live interviews would have been wise. She would have been revealed for the low-level, uninformed wannabe sportscaster that she is on an even deeper level. Boy, do I wsh she had been interviewed live!

Please run in 2012, sarah, and ensure the GOp is finished.


glavester
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:33 am

Yeah John,
The “liberal media” put words in ol' Sarah's mouth. Even all her cramming with her teams of coaches could not make her look more like the fool that she is. Her qualifications for national office are no more worthy than ANY ill-informed soccer mom she so wanted to impersonate. Has your partied made you sign an oath to NEVER admit that your idols did anything wrong??


Dolmance
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:36 am

These people are absolutely unhinged. And whenever their being unhinged can be made public, the better it is for Uncle Sam.


Crissy
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:36 am

Stop making her a victim, she got in the game and tried to play and failed! I am a republican and there was no way I could vote for her. She was the one supplying the hate and “division” by saying, “they are not like us”, “he pals around with terriost”. I found her to have no character and looks can only get you so far in life, your brain has to eventually kick in and work. She was not ready and I had to put my country first. Yes, I did vote for Obama!


dose
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:41 am

I like how Palin says it is Couric's fault that she didn't have an answer for the newspaper question.


Karen VC
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:44 am

My favorite Sarah Palin unscipted moment is her remark at a joint rally with John McCain, as you know he was know to say that Sarah “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America”

“Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know, the molecules, where it's going and where it's not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it's Americans who get stuck holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It's got to flow into our domestic markets first.”


Lily
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:53 am

This is really sad. Sarah Palin does not have the knowledge nor intelligence to be Vice President of President. Katie Couric asked appropriate questions during her interview with Palin. Sarah just did not have the knowledge to answer them. People just want to play the poor Sarah game. I am not buying it. John McCain thought that just because he selected a woman, that all women would vote for her. That is not the case. I would thought about voting for him if he would have chosen a person like Olympia Snowe or Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Those are very intelligent and have extensive knowledge.


Janet Greene
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:56 am

It's amazing that the GOP manage to blame the person asking the questions (and they were incredibly easy, softball questions) and not the person who was consistently unable to even string together a coherent sentence, let alone answer the question or say anything of substance. Her verbiage was a robotic rambling of memorized and indoctrinated nonsense. Palin, and those who hung their hats on her star, is angry because the world took note that not only is she an empty vessel (by that I mean uneducated, uninformed, uncurious, unread) but she is also immoral (lying, treatment of animals, censorship of books, treatment of rape victims, utter lack of compassion or human feeling – remember when Biden talked about losing his family during the speech? There was a dry eye in the house – it was Palin.)


needfreshair
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:00 am

For the moronics that think Republicans have owned the media industry, think again stooges! The Democratic lefties have had the full control of the three major news medias (NBC, ABC, CBS) for more years than I have age to recall. When cable came into its own, liberal media latched onto and held those: CNBC, CNN, MSNBC. Unless you folks are totally unable to add, the numbers of liberal media outlets VS conservative media outlets is greatly overpowering. YOU folks are just numb by the sheer fact that the few cable conservative news outlets PLUS the conservative radio talk shows, have a ROBUST audience! People who think clearly have always been a threat to those who are totally reactive (i'm referring to the dems being the reactors in case you were unsure of that statement).

Now, Sarah Palin is hated by you liberal folks because she's honest. Hasselbeck gave us an insight into how the Obama's work. Michelle handed the folks at the View a list of those subjects they were ALLOWED to talk about. Hmm, what would have been said if Palin did the same? Also, did hussein tell us about the “57″ states he had visited? Should have asked him to list them all. No, that would be mean (he, he) and didn't he brush it off as being tired. Awwww. Hmmm, I wonder how Palin would have been treated if she had said something so insanely stupid? Oh, oh, lets talk about asking hussein how it felt to be a Senator who's voting record was “present” 143 times (basically, the whole time he was Senator). Hmm, wonder how Palin would have been treated if that was her and her entire Senate experience? Oh, oh, oh, lets talk about asking hussein how he was able to fly to Pakistan during a time when Americans weren't allowed to fly there. Wonder what kind of answer he would give since he hasn't given one yet. And of course we can't forget about the payment to ACORN for some $800,000 + dollars to “go out and get the vote” (can we say criminal activity here) and certainly at no other time in history can a president say that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were one of many animals that helped put him into office! Hmm, how would the media have treated Palin if the situation were reversed? Gee, here in Indianapolis, folks were paid pretty good to get as many votes as possible. Well, actually, they didn't get paid on time and were quite miffed when two or three weeks after the election they were still waiting for their pay check. WOW, wish I'd known the $$ amount cause I'd volunteered to help get the vote — for the other candidate!!!

Your liberal media helped get this clown elected and I can't wait till he embarrasses the socks off you dingos!

Bottom line — you've got an elected Chicago hoodlum with his back covered by all his little MidEastern thugs! Can't cover up that cat-crap with all the liberal hoopla in the world! And I'd venture that my nine year old grandson has about as much qualification for the office of Pres. as hussein does! Ah, but now we ALL get to enjoy his communistic/socialistic/marxist mentality. And he and his bevy of Democratic convicts (yes, all the ones who can't seem to figure out how to pay their income taxes LOL; the list keeps growing) are clueless on what to do! At least Sarah Palin has been running a state for crying out loud and they are still hanging in there (if you don't remember the list of a small handful of states that are managing to stay afloat financially, Alaska is one of them)! Hussein might want to call up the gov. and ask her what to do cause he and his unholy trinity (pelosi, madme frank and reid) are gonna help bury him and our country!!!!

Hey, wonder if that joker, Chris Mathews, is still feeling the tingle up his leg? LOL, LOL, LOL

p.s. go ask Biden — gafalympics lol, lol, lol, —– way to go dems


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lulu9999
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:20 am

Your utter lack of knowledge about Sarah as written in Janet Greene's post is almost comical and when they call you libs sheep that is what you really are.She never tried to ban books, Killing wolves is called culling it keeps nature in balance and they do that in every state and federal park across the country and if watch the video the media pieced together portions of there interviews with her and as far as rape victims also a lie and let's talk about compassion unlike most of you posters here she is against abortion. At least judging by your comments the media and there lies did there job. Sheep


NormaJ
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:23 am

Talk about a blundering idiot that can't string 2 word together and does not know US geograpyy!! Check this embarrassing video out. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEIzEfm6N6Q


MCW
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:23 am

It is unbelievable that everyone actually thinks you saw the entire interviews. You saw the liberal biased interview taken out of context to try and raise her ratings (which has not worked as the main stream network media continues to fall by the wayside along with biased newspapers). Gov. Palin is more qualified to be vice president then the memorizing voice of the person elected President. A man who has managed to spend more money in his first 60 days then all the wars combined in the history of the United States. She spends within a budget (yes liberals do not understand that concept). She has family values and accepts responsibility (not looking for handouts).


Missbehaved
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:26 am

The Sexism shown in this campaign both to Senator Clinton and Governor Palin was unacceptable. Join NOW and revive the fight for ERA ratification.


no longer blind
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:29 am

“W” did not fight back? Sure he did… he kicked ass => he allowed for his cronies to make billions off of Katrina. That is the way Republicans fight. They raise distractions over gays, abortion, prayer in school, flag burning, etc… and while you are fighting those battles, they steal you blind.


Nj
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:31 am

Palin??? Who is she??? The disgraced Alaska Gov who has like 3 or 4 ehics sits against her???
PAALLLEEESEEE. She is so dumb my 4 year old reads more than her


aunt
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:35 am

I also find disingenuous Zeigler's retort about how the media would have treated Mr. Obama had he not been able to answer the newspaper question. Zeigler is ignoring the obvious, because if there is one thing we can be confident in, it is that President Obama can read and has read volumes. In fact, my guess is that Mr. Obama could have spent the entire interview talking about what he has read and currently reads, as well as why reading is important. Mrs. Palin gave the impression that reading is less than fundamental.


Susan
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:38 am

If Obama said that 2 + 2= 5, the media would report it, stand by his calculation, present people to confirm that he was indeed correct, get celebrities and music stars to sing about the New Math, mass produce a bunch of “feel good” emblems, logos, t-shirts and buttons to promote the New Sum, manipulate some polls to convince the people that HE IS RIGHT, and lo and behold, 2 + 2 would now equal 5. Sarah Palin did not stand a chance. I would encourage everyone to disconnect their brain from the cult-like mass movement of the media, and do their own research on the Governor of Alaska before you believe everything the media presents to you. Otherwise, you will soon be believing that 2 + 2= 5


blast3r
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:40 am

Folks, believe it or not but Fox News just posted a negative article about Sarah Palin's clothes. I about fell out of my chair when I saw this.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/03/rnc-…


Guy P
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:40 am

“She spends within a budget”? Today the Alaska state Budget under Palin is based on $75 oil … (can you say 45% short fall)
By the way when what was the last time Republicans controlled the Presidency and one house in congress when we had a balanced budget?
A. President Ford
And who can't spend with in a budget?
Family values? is her daughter Married yet?


JBird
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:40 am

Governor Palin is a true American. She does not speak Obama's language. Words you will never hear from her :”social justice” and “shared sacrifice” These are the new buzz words of the socialist Obama revolution currently under way in this country, People feel ok with this because Obama can read a teleprompter well enough to deliver a feel good speech. Hitler could do the same. Wake up America. Listen to substance, and ignore all these stupid people who want you to believe Governor Palin is stupid. 2012 can not come soom enoutg. I hope this country survives Obama tyranny until them.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:40 am

All those LIES have been debunked. Its your lousy war based on lies Obama is trying to fix. Its your lazy lying pres bush who destroyed this country as he obviously tried to turn us into a dictatorship. Of the liar, for the liars,we the liars. She is an uneducated chillbilly racist like everyone in your party. Bush was the worst pres in the history of the world and our countries state is the result. Also, buy a calculator cause bush spent 18 KAJILLION on his lie war in Iraq and never included war costs. Kinda convienent for the liar party.


Piney
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:43 am

Good heavens! Ugly comments once again :(

BO, is putting our economy in the tank, he is spending money we don't have (the ink is still wet!). He suffers from illusions of grandeur and/or identity crises since he thinks he is Reagan, FDR, JFK and Lincoln.

Alaska is still running in the black, we don't pay for things with IOUs, we are not pleading for relief. Nor do we have state income tax or state sales tax. Still in the BLACK. This is due to Sarah's acumen and forethought with regard to possible drop in oil prices. She has a couple of billion in reserve!

What is the financial situation of your states?


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:44 am

your delusional. Research ownership and research their political affiliations and you'll find you are 100% wrong, like your parties values.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:49 am

The party of its never our fault. Spoiled rich kid mentality. You pick TOKENS meant to defuse cridible Democratic candidates and when the nation recognizes your “puppets” for what and who they are, then you blame the msm for your failure. Steele/black like Obama. Palin/female like Hillary. Jindal/funny name,like Obama. Your party is a pack of LYING FOOLS. Educated independants and democrats laugh at your stupidity.


needfreshair
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:49 am

Dear Nj,

It's a good thing the name Palin is easy for you to spell. Me thinks your four year old might actually compose a better sentence for you too.

Trying to recall a so-called “ethics” attack against Palin is worthless as she was cleared of any and all acusations. Hussein, on the other hand, has yet to account for some money that he and Bill Ayers accumulated (to the tune of $200,000+ ) while they both worked on the Annenberg Challenge. Oh yeah, and while hussein was a Senator, he made certain that dear Michelle got a BIG fat raise right. And he also helped a friend get some money (can't recall exact amount at this time but can go back to the notes and find it) for a “garden project” — some sort of beautification. Well, the dude got the money and the folks got no garden! And I hear that hussein hasn't paid for the Chicago park he used to house his accceptance speech the night he won. Hmmm, the mayor of Chicago would like to know when he gets paid!

So, if you REALLY want to talk “ethics”, be prepared to defend the UNethical means by which hussein has operated his life.

Hey, the news is now reporting that some 14 Dems are “choking” on all the PORK that is trying to be pushed in the omnibus bill! WOW! They want OUT—vote it down!!! Hussein is going too fast for cronies and they're gettin' nervous! He's out of control!!


NotFooled
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:51 am

I don't get it. Was it the medias fault that Ms Palin couldn't verbalize what publications she read? Was it the media's fault that she didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was? Was it the media's fault that she thought she had foreign policy creds because she could see russia from her front porch?

C'mon. Time to lay the blame where it belongs – on Sarah “not ready for primetime” Palin. It has nothing to do with liberal/conservative, man/woman, dc insider/outsider she wasn't up to the task and it was glaring obvious when she went unscripted. It's her fault. Couric and Gibson were lobbing softballs and she just wasn't up to it. Ziegler is delusional if he thinks the media is at fault. I personally felt sorry for Couric and Gibson – how they made it through the interviews without laughing in her face was beyond me! – that had to be the toughest part of both interviews.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:52 am

You and the other 17% of the country. That 13 year old kid is your party's only hope and he still has years before he is age qualified.


Piney
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:54 am

LOL These weren't “Sarah Palin's clothes”. They belong to the RNC. She didn't buy them, the RNC bought them.

So, while Corbin gets her 15 minutes of fame yesterday (sorry, old news, not a 'just posted item) the bashers get their 1 minute of finger exercise, the mucks at the RNC may be scrambling to come up with excuses why they haven't done something with the clothes that were RETURNED to the RNC 6 months ago.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:56 am

Sorry. When Obama says 2+2=4 the media says he said 2+2=5. Marsh mouse in SF was a gop lie.
Hi speed train from Vegas to LA was a gop lie. The msm ran with those for DAYS after they had been proven as more gop DISHONESTY. Your still the party of uneducated LIARS. Rush flunked out of his 2nd semester of college. LOL he is your leader.


needfreshair
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:58 am

Dear garymc8,

I'm trying hard to read your posts — help me out!!! They don't make sense!


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:58 am

The very least he knew the job of the VP and his responsibilities.


Iron Will
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:01 am

So because Palin acted the fool during interviews and was obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer, it was the media's fault? Why because Couric and Gibson didn't make the interview into a scripted infomercial trying to sell Palin to the country like Hannity?

I'm sorry, but Obama had just as much negative criticism in the media, he was black, had a muslim sounding name, etc… difference is, he was smarter and rose above it all, where as Palin was completely out of her league intellectually and was drowned by the same exposure.

If she couldn't handle the media softballs that struck her out, she would never have been able to handle the hardballs hurled at Obama.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:01 am

Very insightful. But I whole heartedly disagree. The gop will never become mature their greed and self-serving dna will prevent that from ever occuring.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:02 am

THANK YOU


NotFooled
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:04 am

Good Lord – “all the hate and ridicule” ??? Did you see the videos of her campaign stops? Some of them were one step away from Klan rallies. You're delusional.


garymc8
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:05 am

SURE THEY DO. Can you read?


allison
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:11 am

well, that's not a very mature response, itself. “self-serving dna”? What kind of debate is that? Right now, the GOP is reaping the results of being drunk on power that they achieved with very ugly tactics led by the extreme wings of their party. It's always a pendulum swing, one that we'll push right back into their territory if we don't rise above this kind of childish rhetoric.

I have a completely different philosophy about what a government is for and how it serves the common good than those in the conservative party. I'll debate those views ad infinitum, but resorting to name-calling is useless. Resorting to characterizing an entire group of people as having flawed DNA is de-humanizing and there's no place for that in a civil discourse. If want a civil society, we must exemplify civility.


Guy P
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:12 am

Alaska gets more federal money per cap then any other state in the union . .They are running in the black because Blue states are shoveling buckets full of money at the state. (for example :the federal study on a pop in Bethel Alaska is around 70 cents a can)
As I wrote before her budget is based on $75 oil .


greg
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:12 am

If anyone actually looks at Sarah Palin's record as governor, instead of believing all the smears and lies, they would be quite impressed. What other elected official has turned down a pay raise? How many governors jet around in a private plane, Palin sold the plane she could have very well kept. She flies commercial, how many governors do that? Palin walks to work or drives herself to work, and now she has given up her state car, how many other governors have done that. She got rid of the cook, and cut her security detail. Just those things alone have saved the Alaskan taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Recently she signed a $500 million deal to get a natural gas pipeline built through Canada to the lower 48, and is working on getting an in-state gas pipeline built as well. Her response to the falling price of oil was to cut her state budget, and impose a hiring freeze, common sense approaches to a financial crisis. At least she knows that you cannot spend your way out of a financial crisis. She has rejected about 50 percent of the so-called stimulus money, accepting only that which will go for infrastructure projects which will actually provide jobs, while rejecting the money that is designed to increase dependence on government, and will end up costing the state money in the long run.

By the time 2012 comes around, and 0bama and his crowd have driven the country into bankruptcy, we will need Sarah Palin to set things right.


patco13
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:21 am

Alaska is in the black because the have oil, not because of any great decisions by Palin. Please


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:25 am

Alaska is in the black SOLEY due to oil revenue. Anyone and I mean anyone could run a decent budget with that kind of nest egg. Sara's only success is that she has managed so far to stay out of the way. I have been a life long Alaskan and Alaska's economy has been a series of boon and bust evolutions. Whether gold, timber, salmon or oil…it eventually fades away and Alaskans are always left wondering what happened when they are the ones who have abused what they have. But Alaska must realize….its not theirs. Alaska belongs to America…not to the sad sacks who happen to live here.


needfreshair
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:31 am

Gov. Sarah Palin has a track record of continuous work; constantly trying to work out the best she can for her constituents; any other governor would do the same for their state. Hussein has 143 “present” votes while a Senator; great skills to take into the office of president don't ya think. Oh yeah, and he also got involved in Raila Odinga's power struggle. Did anyone ever ask Senator hussein (aka Bary Soetero) where he got the money to go back and forth to Kenya to discuss politics with Odinga? After all, it was on the Illinois taxpayers dime! Didn't hear any of the media talking about it?


lib4
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:34 am

Republicans yet again shy away from taklng repsonsibility for ANYTHING. Pathetic. When all else fails blame the media, liberals or the poor. Wash rinse repeat.
I guess its Katie Couric's fault Palin spent $150,000 of RNC money on clothes and make up for her family
I guess its Couric's fault the Abstinence only plotician had a pregnant un wed daughter
I guess it Couric's fault that Palin the fiscal goverment crusader accepted billions in earmarks and federal dollars
I guess it Couric fault that Palin personally appeared on Saturday Night Live to mock herself

Yeah its all the media's fault that Palin/McCain lost the election, the media never ever ever ran any stories about Jerimiah Wright or Bill Ayers, or Obama madrassa or Obama bitter comments or Obama most liberal senator or Obama bowling score or Obama arugla…yep that Katie Couric sure hood winked the American public into voting for a “socialist” who is now going to raise her own taxes.


lib4
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:34 am

Republicans yet again shy away from taking responsibility for ANYTHING. Pathetic. When all else fails blame the media, liberals or the poor. Wash rinse repeat.
I guess its Katie Couric's fault Palin spent $150,000 of RNC money on clothes and make up for her family
I guess its Couric's fault the Abstinence only politician had a pregnant un wed daughter
I guess it Couric's fault that Palin the fiscal government crusader accepted billions in earmarks and federal dollars
I guess it Couric fault that Palin personally appeared on Saturday Night Live to mock herself

Yeah its all the media's fault that Palin/McCain lost the election, the media never ever ever ran any stories about Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers, or Obama madrassa or Obama bitter comments or Obama most liberal senator or Obama bowling score or Obama arugula…yep that Katie Couric sure hood winked the American public into voting for a “socialist” who is now going to raise her own taxes.


Guy P
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:37 am

Alaska gets $1.85 for every buck they send to the federal Government. In may remote towns in Alaska 90% of the homes are built at a great loss by the federal government and over half the cost of shipping grocery's to may town in Alaska is paid for by the federal tax dollars.

And Alaskan bragging about the state being in the Black is like a welfare mother bragging about how little she has to pay out of her pocket for food.


IheartAlaska
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:41 am

Greg, you're obviously not from Alaska. She is the worst thing that ever has and probably ever will happen to us. She turned down the pay raise because she wouldn't accept it during a current term (no reason for her not to accept it should she be foolishly elected again) and because she's taken a lot more than the $25000 she turned down in the form of $18000 in per diem payments for living in her home, $50000 on travel for her family, and the unadulterated use of a state vehicle. She sold the jet at a loss. If we're lucky, she'll leave only leave the State in the $20 some million debt she left the city of Wasilla in when she was mayor instead of more. She needs to pack up her brood and move back to the trailor park. The only thing Palin is interested in is how things benefit HER. She doesn't care about anything else, so quit deluding yourself into thinking that twit has more intellect and financial responsibility than Madoff.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:47 am

God your boring fresh air. This stuff was old months ago. Still fighting a long lost war I see. What I hope we see on the horizon is the end of the fear based republican party. I hope it can be replaced with a logical group of differing opinions, the country needs the give and take. If Rush is in charge of your crowd, however, you and your ilk are heading right over the cliff..


Guy P
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:47 am

She is now has to paying back the state of Alaska for illegally charging the tax payers to live in her own house.
She is now paying back the state for illegally charging the state travel expenses for her children.
She is paying the State back for charging the tax payers of her state when she was interviewed on Fox.
She ran the city of Wasilla 24 million dollars in debt.
She didn't fly commercial out to Russian Mission recently..
What she did do is fly food out to a village that had food (real smart) for a PR shot


IheartAlaska
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:48 am

Are gas prices in the Lower 48 between $3 and $10 gallon?? I don't even want to start talking about heating oil prices. The few dollars Palin gave away didn't do much to help families here, well, unless you have 6-7 people in your houselhold. hmmmm….


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:50 am

If your talking about the Permanent Fund that has been around for decades and she had NOTHING to do with it….Sorry


Jean
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:57 am

lheartAlaska,

Not if you are truly from Alaska you know why the gas prices are so high. Stop harping on the same stupid talking points.

It was a one time rebate the Guv give out to help cover high gas prices and had nothing to do with the Permanent Fund.


Jana
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:58 am

My God….get over the “poor litle woman” treatment. Sarah was the pinnacle of media ridicule because she was hopelessly unqualified and unworldly. She was picked because she IS a woman, by her own party. She was intended to be the Hillary of the Republican party. Sarah Palin is uncapable of answering a question without being prepped in advance. As an independent, there are things I used to admire about both parties. I now think the Republican party is a bunch of misguided Rush Laimbaugh spouting hicks who seem to be C-blocking President Obama at every turn, they would rather have our country fail than support new ideas and a democratic President. Sick stuff here.


Iowa Hockey Mom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:03 am

Donations also skyrocketed to the Obama campaign after Sarah's selection. David Plouffe recently said that Sarah Palin was the Obama campaign's biggest fundraiser during the fourth quarter.Get it? It was pretty obvious early on that she wasn't ready for prime time.

She has no appeal to moderates which is what the Repubs will need to win in 2012. I'm sure when she's on the “national stage” she'll trip down the stairs once again.


Jean
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:05 am

Three trillion dollars of personnel wealth lost since Obe took office. Another 5.425 trillion and counting added to our debt and you loonies are worrying about Gov. Palin.

You kooks have elected the most incompetent POTUS this country has every seen.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:06 am

ooops missed that rebate…I have been out of state for most of the Palin years…military service and all


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:08 am

No that title goes to the man looking at his scrape books in Crawford…and after all the deficit my and your kids will be paying off comes from this mans war of choice….


aks
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:11 am

Ziegler is ridiculous. Palin live is no better than Palin taped. The only Palin that passes muster is one that is completely scripted. You can't run a state or a country based on a script. Anyone who listens to her live interviews will see a woman who has a superficial knowledge of what she is talking about, and a frightening habit of spewing giberish and words to take up space. She is a joke, unless the only issue you care about is abortion, then she is your savior.

And, she is not a hard-working Governor. She is barely in Juneau, instead having Alaskan's pay her extra to live in her home or pay for her family to travel around with her. Her hiring freeze was recently revealed to be a sham. She recently dropped the ball on the heating and food crises in rural Alaska, and called in the religious calvary to try to make herself look better. If hard-core conservatives want her to embark on a losing big for President in 2012, my only hope is that they get her out of Alaska after her first term so Alaskans will not have to suffer any more.


Jean
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:15 am

b430skel,

No babe, the title belongs to Obe and his 5.4 trillion dollar debt. The wars were billions, Obe is trillions.

The man has no clue. RUsh had to tell your guy to go out there and tell the people to invest in stock market, buy guess what? Obe was listening. His people are clueless.


Jean
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:21 am

aks,

Obe is running a country based on a script.

China is increasing their military spending by 15%.

Obama is increasing handouts and cutting the military.


IheartAlaska
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:28 am

Obviously you're as bright as my Gov. I didn't mention PFD.


Mary Lou Welz
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:48 am

I need to look up a copy to buy.
We are waiting for Sarah Palin to publish her POSITION PAPERS for the 2012 ELECTION.
She is very consistent and acts on her position statements. She will not be a candidate who gets tripped up and has to flip flop to meet the poll of the day.
I am studying her videos and major speeches. She walks the talk in her governing style (very conservative) and her proposed legislation in Alaska . She will not have to defend for example a prolife position with sending in money to Planned Parenthood or state demanded health care like Romney. This is not a negative opinion on Romney I am just saying…


Jana
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

Wow Jean….being handed the wheel of the Titanic after it's hit the iceberg will take more than a month and a half to sort out.

You… I am sure voted Bush in both times so sweep your own unsightly porch.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

Unsure as to what your trying to say due to atrocious typing errors. Rush Limbaugh? you mean the convicted drug addict? You mean the alleged sex holiday taker? Yea Rush is the guy EVERYONE in the know listens to. I am glad Rush L. has become the face of the dying GOP…couldn't ask for a better gift.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

Gee….I didn't have any problem reading garymc8's post. Made perfect sense to me.

needfreshair….you are the one who is posting blubbering posts. Do you have a crush on Palin? Sounds like it….just like Bucannan, Hannity, Ziegler and most of all….the drooling Greta. She may be married….but her husband needs to watch out.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

Got news for you D.A. the US military could never defeat the Chinese in conventional war fare. No where is Obama reducing the military…the worst thing to happen to the U.S. armed forces was George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld….I know of which I speak having lived it for the last 20 years


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

Bravo and amen!!!


Jean
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

Jana,

It is how you handle that Titanic. So far Obama's handling has caused the stock market to lose 3 trillion dollars and he has increased our debt by 5.4 trillion dollars.

Come on 5.4 trillion dollars.

If I am lucky, I may get $400 dollars of that 5.4 trillion dollars.

That is not right, that is not far.

I voted once for BUsh, his second term and yes I voted for Palin not McCain.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

Romeny doesn't exist. He is a creature that morphs into whatever shape he thinks people want to see. Palin isn't quite that clever. Her greatest trick is keeping people from seeing what she really believes. She would be this nations greatest calamity….


tmcmahan
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

There is no doubt that Media Malpractice occurred in regard to Governor Palin. Andrew Sullivan is still saying that Trig is not her baby even though it is biologically impossible for Trig to be Bristol's. Governor Palin arouses fear in liberals because she is real and lives the principles she espouses. In addition she is a masterful administrator as can be seen by those following closely the politics of Alaska. She has the intellect, grit, character, and charisma to go all the way to Pennsylvania Ave in 2012 if she chooses. Obama surely won't be a factor by then. He probably will have been impeached if there is enough money left to finance it.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

Hussein?

You don't seem to have any respect at all. Yes, it is President Obama's middle name, but you use it as a demeaning thing. What is your middle name? A person can't help what their parents name them.

And NO….Palin wasn't cleared of all ethics wrongdoings. Read the news.

She has proved herself to be an extremely unintelligent, whiny, crabby, race inspiring witch that can't handle even the simplest of interviews….but…oh, I forgot. It was the media's fault that she couldn't answer questions.

She is a dip, and if you want her..you can have her. Please take her away….make her go home to Alaska and leave the lower 48 alone.

I feel sorry for the poor Alaskans that have to deal with her. She was voted in because of her ties to the oil companies and could get them more money. Now that the oil prices have gone down and the oil companies are laying people off….we'll just see how her popularity diminishes up there.

You, on the other hand need to have some respect for the President of the United States.

Your attitude will come back to bite you someday. I'm glad I don't know you.


1Elder1
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

Can't wait to get the tape. Not because I didn't recognize the media bias before John's taping but because I find it refreshing to listen to a politician who walks the talk.
Governor Palin is very consistent and what she said two years ago she applies this year. Nit- picking on what color her boots are and if they add to the global warming in Alaska is a worthless past time. Democrats do not need their teeth in Alaska as there is nothing to chew on ,nor is anyone biting their crys of wolf. Phony attacks die down after one or two days and these grown up Palin Haters melt in the rain.
People in the Lower 48 are laughing at the Alaskans attacking Governor Palin's saving millions for the state How many of you besides Elton and French are getting paid for their nonsense.


Greta
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

She is a flaming idiot. I saw interviews & clips of her before she was slected as VP and interviews & clips of her after by various news organizations and she always sounds like a blundering idiot. And I know we all heard what Obama reads, and was reading, on the trail. The books sold through the roof after he commented on them. She's a bonehead and could never win the R the White House. She's done.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

And then you woke up.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

Tell me another story……one with pony's this time………That last submit was pure tripe


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

Let's not forget this all happened and started during Bush's term.

Obama is only trying to fix what Bush did.

So I guess YOU have admittedly contributed to the downfall for being that uninformed to as vote for the same awful choices, over and over.


Jojo
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

I agree with Greta 100%. Palin knew nothing. And their sales pitch on all she's done in Alaska was BS. That gas line? Not even on the table! I could go on for hours… she was a made up figure with no substance and has nothing to offer.

Even if she WAS smart, she is a Bible thumper, creation science, no abortion in rape/incest, end times wackjob. The middle won't have it. She's even right of the right.


Karla McGowan
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

Oh Yeah, Ziegler hurt her image by showing Palin again being unaware, uninformed and blaming everyone for her screw-ups.


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

The last decent legislator in Alaska was Jalmar Kertula (though only state)…..I give you Ted Stevens, Don Young, Mike Gravel.

Now talk to me on how advanced Sara Palin is in Alaska politics


b430skel
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

Thanks JoJo…her religion is an important issue and a terrifying one at that. She is the kind that will force her millennial ideas on everyone


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

You know….I am so tired of hearing about the high gas prices in Alaska.

Everytime I see an average gas price up there, I can top it where I live. Ours is always more.

Besides that…..Alaskans are given an oil company stipend to offset it. Quit your bitching….it isn't as bad as you think compared to other places.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

Yes, I live in Ca, and I can say that our prices have topped your prices.

We pay high oil prices, high gas prices, high electricity…..and we don't get a stipend to offset it.


Onewhoknows
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

Palin is a light weight media hog who throws anyone under the bus who does not show allegiance to her. Not all Alaskans adore her since she is known for cronyism of the highest level and is very vengeful.
She is Zeigler's wet dream and I hope their 15 minutes of fame are soon over. Also, She is NOT SMART!


karen
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

Palin – that's the governor from Alaska who doesn't care about education – her kids are drop outs and she had no problem keeping her kids out of school for her own political gain. Didn't she have to go to 4 or 5 schools to get a degree in COMMUNICATION? And then couldn't name a single newspaper 'cause it was too unfair a question.


Onewhoknows
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

Saving millions for the state. What kool aid are you drinking??? There were Alaskans starving and freezing with no help from the Ice Princess until the bloggers sent out the word and she got embarrassed. There is PLENTY to chew on in Alaska and the Lower 48 is watching VERY carefully. Don't fool yourself.


Onewhoknows
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

She “arouses” disgust and her “principles” are negotiable. Oh, and where are her medical records??? She never did complete that little project.


Wallflower
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

The only reason John McCain wasn’t completely blown out of the water is Gov. Palin. Donations to his campaign skyrocketed after Sarah’s selection. Even with all the negativity from the MSM they took the lead in the polls. If it wasn’t for the banking callapse and the ridiculous suspension of his campaign he would be president today. You can try and Dan Quail her all you want. it’s not going to work. She has to many supportes. Sarah is a true conservative and God willing we have not seen the last of her on the national stage!


Becky
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

Those who bash Palin have no clue what she has accomplished for the state of Alaska. She knows more about energy in her little pinky than Obama will ever know. But since the media was not at all interested in interviewing her on issues on which she has expertise, Americans who received their news from ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN,MSNBC, Jon Stewart, Bill Mahr, or even SNL, were left with the erroneus view that she is stupid.


zoica
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

Katie Couric and Charles Gibson did this country a huge favor. They exposed Palin for the phony, uninformed know-nothing that she is. Had the same questions been asked of Obama or Hillary Clinton, there would have been intelligent, thoughtful and informed answers. Why is exposing a phony considered “media bias”? Isn't that what the media is supposed to do — get to the bottom of things?

Why would a live interview of Palin have made any difference? She obviously has trouble giving coherent, spontaneous answers whatever the situation. Take the vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden — she frequently didn't answer the question that had been asked, and instead talked about something different that she had rehearsed. Her answers belied the fact that she didn't even know what the official duties of the vice-president are, as dictated by the Constitution. Joe Biden, however, did, and he exposed her ignorance.

Now Palin is being petulant about it all, and actually appears to be whining, instead of taking her lumps like a man. She only has herself to blame. She was unqualified, and should never have accepted the vice-presidential spot on the Republican ticket. It still makes me cringe to think that Sarah Palin got that close to the Presidency.


Dan (Ron Paul 2008!)
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

John “Conrad” Ziegler.

Ha!

Republicans (Authentic Republicans; i.e. Ron Paul, William F. Buckley Jr., My best friend Mike) do not want Sarah Palin to run for President. The only people who wish for that are…

#1.) The Media
#2.) The Neo-Conservatives
#3.) Every Democrat in the United States

The media would like Sarah to run because they (media) know that the average American schmuck loves nothing more than watching car accidents and explosions, and Sarah Palin is the most gosh-darned sexy car accident ever dontcha know!

The Neo-Conservative movement would like to see Sarah run (and win) for the same reason that they supported George W. Bush; That is to say, both Sarah and Georgie are both so fucking retarded that they'd do nearly anything that they were told to do. Good doggy!

The Democrats would love to see Sarah run for President because they want to retain the White House for another four years.

*Note

The Republican (err… Neo-Conservative) love affair with Governor Bobby Jindal is going to be a short-lived one. Lets face it, if Bobby Jindal was the Republican nominee for the office of President nearly 75% (or more) of their own “base” would not even leave the house to vote. In other words, Bobby Jindal would be seen as “too ethnic” for a viable Republican nominee. Sorry Robbie. “Thank you, come again!”

That means that there is only one douchebag whom is doucheirific enough to be the next Republican nominee for El Presidente, and he just so happened to win the CPAC Straw Poll; Whom is Mitt Romney? Answer, the masochist of the Neo-conservative party. Masochist? Yes. He must really hate himself to throw away all of that personal wealth that his father had left him. If he isn't careful, his 5 sons might actually be forced to get a real job on their own merits. Eek!


FoundingFathers
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

Post to Allison below – will not let me post directly:

Apparently you have not read the 1st article of the constitution where it specifically states that the VP shall be the president of the senate… silly me – liberals are merely emotional and judgmental and all that matters is elitism and an ivy league degree to make you qualified for a job, forgetting how many of these so-called ivy league institutions have been caught cheating. I guess you also forgot that you need experience for a job first and foremost (would you promote an employee w/ less than 200 days on the job to the level of CEO?)

I hope to God Allison, that your children never wind up pregnant, on drugs, alcoholics, or flunk out of school for that matter – because we can all call you a horrible parent and a hypocrite since your child did not listen to you. My, what small mindedness we have on this website… I don't know about you but my parents did the best they could with what they had and def. taught me right from wrong but I didn't listen – that's not my parents' fault… (Always love the hypocritical tenet of liberalism – tolerance)

What's so funny to me is that Gov. Palin's quote is in fact true about Ayers and palling around w/ terrorists – Not only was his campaign started at Ayers' and his wife Bernadine Dorhn's (also a member of the weather underground – quoted as once saying that Charles Manson was great) house but even on Good Morning America after the election he said they were closer than what Obama had disclosed in the debates. This man was unrepentant and made his statements that he wished he would have done more after 9/11! Let's also not forget that he was also friends and colleagues w/ Rashid Khalidi (PLO) – hmm… I think that's more than 1 terrorist – ding, ding, ding (but facts just confuse you don't they?)

Atlas is truly shrugging – you have now elected a person into office who has never had any executive experience and it is showing. He has never taken a business class nor does he understand the markets, but since he had that elite degree all is well. How blind you are and how incredibly disheartening it is that priorities have been lost in this country – where a person who has had to pay their way through college since they couldn't afford it, has become the head of a PTA, then head of a state committee, a mayor for 2 terms and turned the entire city into a business hub of Alaska, then the head of a gas and oil commission and next a Governor, would be looked down upon – I don't know about you but I come from middle class America and hope to one day be as successful and prob. won't – but this is what our founding fathers envisioned as the leaders of this great country. They envisioned people coming here and working their way up from nothing, embodying the American Dream.

You ask what world affairs she knows about – well I ask you what exactly did Obama ever do in the land-locked state of Illinois – what foreign or world affairs did he have knowledge of or actually have experience in while only serving 143 days in the US Senate? Please let me know because several of my favorite Obama gaffes have to be “We need more Arabic Translators in Afghanistan” They speak Pashto there but – silly me… just overlooked that or shall I say the media did. And my very favorite “I campaigned in 57 states and I still have two more to go.” Good one Obama what other states were you planning on adding to the country?

It's still amusing how people compare Gov. Palin to Obama when McCain was the one running on the top of the ticket. Let's not even get started w/ Joe Biden's gaffes in regards to the decision he made on foreign policy and foreign relations (i.e. splitting Iraq into 3 states) or his comment that he remembered when we kicked Hezbollah out of France – dear lord. Oh – how about this Gem… Jobs is a 3 – letter word – J-O-B-S. “Gird your Loins” Allison because you are in for one big surprise and one big let-down but it appears you have def. been chugging that “kool-aid” so one never knows…

Onto Sarah Palin, she is the executive/commander and chief of the Alaskan National Guard which protects our airspace and is one of, if not, the only National Guard Post with missile capability – could come in handy if Russia or North Korea act up – the AK National Guard is also the only one that is on active duty 24/7 in the entire United States… Oh and let's also not forget that she deals w/ heads of state for exportation of natural resources and food (i.e. salmon) to Canada, Chile, Japan, Russia etc. She has also negotiated the largest contract ever approx. 40B between oil companies and I do believe Canada was also involved in that one – But I forgot she has NO EXPERIENCE.

We are already off to a great start with Obama's diplomacy, sending $900M in aid over to Gaza/Palestine with the stipulation that none of it will be funneled through to Hamas… That's quite laughable – but apparently I only know that because I work in defense… I know, I know – probably is a paltry significance to you w/out my Ivy League degree.

The wool, I see, is still pulled tightly over your eyes, being as gullible as you are, via the media as well as Obama's palaver and grandiosity. The issue is there is no substance, in him, or his words.

I assume that economics, business, free markets and finance are not your strong suit. You probably have never picked up an economics study or statistical study that shows the size of govt. and the affect it has on the economy. In developed nations, when the public sector overtakes the private sector, which we are moving towards at a rapid clip, the economy will slow, stagnate or depress… Have fun in you nanny/welfare state where the govt. cares for you cradle to grave… the issue is Atlas is shrugging and while your man rails against Lobbyists (whom he has appointed to his cabinet) and rails for Change (meanwhile appointing Clinton retreads to his post) – I will be figuring out a way to campaign for a woman or anyone who campaigns against lies, and has character, integrity and morals… something, you obviously and unequivocally, have lost sight of.

I'm all for small govt. which does not dictate what healthcare I get, if can or cannot say God in the Pledge of Allegiance, if I carry a gun, if I work hard for my money and may have more than others. I also believe in tax cuts, production and growth in this country and free market capitalism and strong national defense. I don't believe in handouts, entitlement or enabling anyone.

The issue, Allison, is that we are now a society that has spent too long living beyond its means via individuals, govt. and big business and have forgotten how to save (a key ingredient left out of Keynesian economics). It appears you have never had much adversity in your life to know that entitlement and enabling are worse and more cruel to someone with a problem (this particular addiction being govt.) than giving them the tools to succeed on their own accord. Govt. is stifling and will continue to be that way – it does not produce and it can only obtain money through taxation of others – what happens when there is nobody else left to pay for the govt's excess? I guess over $3T in his first 50 days is fine by you since he feels the need to use “crisis” at every turn. Markets are run by fear and greed – guess which one it is suffering from w/ the new administration's agenda? I would also be concerned about children and grandchildren at this point because they will be the ones left holding the bag to pay for this unconscionable debt – don't use the Bush excuse with me either – not only is he more than doubling what Bush spent last year, by rewarding failure – he is implementing the same mentality that cause the subprime bubble that began this mess (It didn't begin in the last 8 yrs. either – it has been quite a while in the making and everyone is to blame). Your children and grandchildren will have to pay this off for the rest of their lives… Just food for thought if you even care.


Alan Mack
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

Jean, you sound as radically idiotic as your buddy Rush and the rest of the so-called Republicans. Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln must be gagging in the toilet bowl at the tripe you reactionaries are spewing. In truth, it is you and other right-wing fanatics who represent the greatest threat to our democracy. You only want things your way – everything for the rich and to hell with the serfs! Kind Georgie certainly made that happen for 8 long, long, long, long years and look where we are.

As for Palin, she is a highly dangerous religious fanatic who would gladly do away with our first amendment, as Bush contemplated. Shame on you, you conservative Republicans. Perhaps we could ship you to some uninhabited island in the south Pacific…then you could have things your way without screwing the rest of us.

I have always thought moderately in my life, willing to compromise with different views, but I gotta tell you, Ms. Republican Radical, the more I hear from people like you, the more left-leaning I am becoming.


Sam
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

All Deomocrats are stupid! So there, what has that proved?? When I read blogs and the Democrats response to anything, all I see is criticism of the person and no inteligent argument. Whenever you run out of facts you resort to ridicule.
Sara has spoken eloquently about issues with factually good ideas. All the high brow blogging democrates think they are so smart and everyone else is dumb. That alone tells you how foolish they are… Give us some reasons not just – your dumb, your dumb, your dumb…….
Sam


Piney
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

LOL she isn't the president, there was never a reason to offer up HER medical record.

Perhaps you also want to know what brand toilet tissue she uses?


needfreshair
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

Gov. Palin has made it possible for Alaskans to get paid for excesses accumulated and that’s a far better deal than what us folks in the lower 48 are getting!


Kenton
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

IheartAlaska:You're a maroon AND a liar…You're not a friggin' Alaskan…I can spell non-Alaskans 1000 miles away…Oh,by the way,I'm from the planet Pluto…Its got to be true because I anonymously blogged it…Prove I'm wrong,dung-head1


no to socialism
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

As the liberal socialist agenda is exposed and continues to drag down this country, people are going to start to get very angry. Liberals know this, even thought on the surface they are fiercly defending Obama. When it becomes impossible to continue defending this losing administration, they will revert to an even more outrageous smear campaign on anything that threatens them, and of course Sarah Palin will be in the forefront. If you can't defend your party, you must crucify and denigrate the enemy. As the libs get more desperate over the next 4 years, this behavior will intensify. Look how threatened they are of Rush Limbaugh, and it only makes him more popular. By election time, Americans will be wise to the propaganda and smear tactis, and be tired of hearing it. Obama STRONGLY DISAPPROVAL rating is at 30% and rising!!! Very high, almost unheard of for a new president. Liberal know there is much discontent and anger brewing towards Obama. What can they do but go after Governor Palin.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

Ok ,Sam ,give us some illustrations of when she “spoke eloquently” and had “good ideas “.Instead just complaining that Democrats are dumb and don”t give facts.


Fairbanks Pete
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

IheartAlaska: Come on babe…Tell ole 'Fairbanks Pete” here where you're REALLY from…You're not an Alaskan


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

Such an ironical screen name for such a dummy!

Actually, Governor Palin has a higher approval rating than Obama! She is expected to win re-election in Alaska by 2:1. She is wildly popular up there.

Of course, she is wildly popular all over. Almost every poll will have her at the top.

And since you claim to be one who “knows” on what are you basing your theory that she's not smart?

Sarah Palin is the only governor in any of the 50 states who knows how to compute the Net Present Value of Cash Flow and relate it to a state's budget, and she doesn't even have an MBA.

She is the only governor in the union who had the foresight to save some of the state's money, and cut spending!

And her state's budget is 90% derived from volatile oil revenues. Meanwhile, most other Governors preside over horrific deficits and have stable and predictable tax bases.

Alaska has no state income, or sales tax.

You don't hold these positions, many after being chosen by her peers, other mayors, other Governors, by being dumb!

Mayor, Wasilla , Alaska. Two terms, term limited out.

President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.

Chairman. Alaska Oil And Gas Conservation Commission. The largest oil and gas regulatory board of it's kind in the nation. STRONG ETHICS REFORM

CURRENTLY:

Governor Of Alaska.

Chairman of The Interstate Oil And Gas Compact Commission. As voted in by other Governors.

Chairman. National Governors Association's Natural Resource Committee. As voted unanimously by the other 49 Governors.

Palin is a recognized authority on energy, and environmental issues.

Vice Chairman. National Republican Governor's Association.

Commander in Chief of the only National Guard in the nation that is on permanent deployment.

The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. Sarah Palin has shared strategic command over the 49th Missile Defense Battalion.

As Governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism.

As Governor Palin's position as CIC is rather unique, she has a high national security clearance as well. Something Barack Obama and Joe Biden never had before.

She's also the Commander-In-Chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans. Members of the ASDF fought the Japanese bravely, without pay in WWII. Alaska was the only American territory that was occupied during the war.

As a side note, the Obama administration looked to stop paying the last of the Native Americans of the ASDF who fought in WWII. (the government only recently started paying them a soldier's pension)

Governor Palin fought back against Obama and made sure these war heroes get their due!

Any one of the positions she's held gives her more experience than Obama ever had.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

Not really…if you are working, you don't have the time to indulge in TV watching, and only a narcissist like Obama would continually watch themselves over and over.

Get a life twerp!

I'm a big Palin supporter, and even I hadn't seen some of that before. (of course I've seen all of Ziegler's move, too.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

Food for thought–would you hire the manager of a Qwik Mart to to run a Fortune 500 corporation ?No ? Why would you want GINO( Governor In Name Only) to run the nation ?


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

Greta actually never said that. If she thought that, she wouldn't have Sarah on her show all of the time. Should wouldn't have meals at the Palin's home, She wouldn't have flown to Alaska from DC to watch Todd finish the grueling 2000 mile Iron Dog race!

Oh and the gas pipeline, signed sealed and being delivered. Others tried for 50 years, she did! Trans Canada is building it. It will be the largest infrastructure project ever.

So stop with the bullshit troll!


IheartAlaska
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

I'm a lot closer than you think for Fairbanks is my home as well. And I shudder at the thought that so many folks out there still support Palin after all the of questionable acts she's been a part of as well as how many lies she spouts.


IheartAlaska
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

Your cost of living is much lower than ours. I bought fruit and veggies for the week and left the store $65 lighter than I entered.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

Point out one instance, one policy, one action, that Governor Palin has taken that suggests what you say is even remotely true!

The fact is, if you study the record, her religious beliefs don't come into play. Her conservative beliefs do.

In fact, if she was so “religious”, not that that is a bad thing, by any means, why did she VETO a bill that would have denied state benefits to homosexual couples?

At least in her church you won't hear the preacher scream “God Damn America!”


Whatever
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

You spelled her name wrong!!! The theme of your statement is Democrats are dumb and then you spell her name wrong. Way to go Sam!!! What a champion for the republican party.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

As a former Republican who left the party because of McCains choice of Sarah Palin and didn't want McCain either, I feel certain that someone must come forward and fill this vacume of leadership before 2012 .I would fight tooth and nail to keep Sarah Palin from being elected, I would not be thrilled with Romney but not terrified of the results for my country,the same for Huckabee and Jindal.But there must be someone out their who is better than these choices.Ron Paul may have good ideas,but I feel he is unacceptable to the majority and could not get elected.As a resident of Louisiana I respect Bobby Jindals intelligence and feel he is better than he seems,but he will not be elected.


estherlyt
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

your dumb, your dumb, your dumb…….
Sam

Intellectually speaking, ahem, that would be you're dumb, you're dumb, you're dumb….


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

Obama has to read. He couldn't even introduce someone the other day without reading his teleprompter! He's the blooming idiot!

In contrast, Palin gave the most important speech in her life a week after she was picked, at the RNC, when she accepted the nomination. More people watched her that watched Zero's ridiculous “Greek Tragedy” reenactment in Denver, the week before.

This was a make or break deal. She walked out there in front of 70 plus million people and gave an incredible game changing speech, from memory. As only a handful of people at the time knew, and she knew all too well, the teleprompter was broken! Again, she gave the speech from memory, only ad libbing the line about hockey moms and pitbulls.

That speech woke up a completely disinterested conservative base, that is still fired up, and growing. It also set a 3 day fund raising record.

Ever hear Obama try and speak without the aid of a teleprompter?

Makes Caroline Kennedy sound smart!


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

What DID she accomplish ?


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:05 pm

How about you get some facts before you talk your noise.

You have no idea what goes on in the wilderness in Alaska, and the root of their problems. Governor Palin is the ONLY Governor who has ever addressed the root causes.

Again, spend less time blogging nonsense, and more time learning facts


gloria
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

Check out a website and find out about the real Sarah Palin,its Conservatives 4 Palin. This is a very informative and you get real insight into the Governor of Alaska.glori


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

I thought she had scholarships frombeauty pageants ? Also,too,I'm pretty sure that dropping out of highschool refers to starting highschool and not finishing it ?A GED can be sought and received after dropping out of school,but you were still a dropout.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

You people scare me. Seriously. The party of personal responsibilty yet again appears to have none.

“no to socialism” you need to look in the mirror. YOU are what you proclaim others to be. Nobody is scared of Rush. They're defining you by Rush. These are the games they play and they're winning with that one right now.

“Founding Fathers” needs to go get a room with the woman.

It's past time for you people to get what an air head this woman is all on her very own. Katie did NOTHING to this lady and if she can't run for highest office and answer what her preferred reading material is then we have problems. Perhaps she doesn't read is all I can figure. I could care less if she's up on “energy in Alaska” as that isn't the end all to run this country. She's a ditz that didn't cut it and just keep on trying to put her back out there and we'll be stuck with more liberal rule than you can fathom. She will NEVER take. Got it?


vchris
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

Sarah Palin will be our next president, and from the slams I see on here from o-bots, it looks as if they are worried BIG TIME. Oh no! The nation might just find out she ISN'T stupid after all. So, all that junk Katie, Oprah and Tina Fey did will be for nothing.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

Where is Obama's birth certificate?.

Do you know that there are now active duty military from every single branch, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, that are now demanding proof of Obama's qualification to be POTUS?

These include an officer who is serving in Iraq, a Major General, and a Lt Colonel, plus dozens more.

Oh, and Governor Palin released her medical records, it's Obama that only had a “note from the doctor”!

FOOL


36763
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

We owe MSM big time. Palin in 2012!

I'm a proud membr of
Sarahpac
TeamSarah.org


threalReginald
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

Do it Sarah! Do it!
You go and show those Democrats a thing er two in 2012 why don't cha!


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

Let me remind you it was your side that limited her interviews.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

Actually she would have done all of that,because Greta's husband calls Sarah “his girlfriend” and would have insisted .He was their at the Iron Dog staring at herlike a stalker.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

No,but you will hear him exorcise witches from Sarah Palin


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

As her state heads into a recession, and the money dries up, it will be interesting to see if this popularity remains. I'm going with “nope.” Funny thing – how it's easy to be popular as long as you don't have to make nasty decisions.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

Sarah Palin is a whore…… for the Republican Party….. and she lost what little respect she had…. being a token…. and dumber than shit…


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

Check the facts on your teleprompter story,it was another of her lies.Just because it has been repeated,does not make it true.

This struck many of us — who, as she spoke, followed along with her prepared remarks, and noted how closely she stuck to the script — as an unusual claim. (Especially those of my colleagues on the convention floor at the time, reading along on the prompter with her, noticing her excellent and disciplined delivery, how she punched words that were underlined and paused where it said “pause,” noting that “nuclear” was spelled out for her phonetically.)


vchris
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

Ignorance ALWAYS fails, especially when it has to resort to using foul language. Sounds like worry is getting the best of some folks.


Angelo
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

Governor Sarah Palin has become the target of the mainstream media, the liberal elites, die-hard Obama supporters plus some elite republicans like Romney who have personal interest for 2012 presidential election. Most of the left and the MSM will do anything to smear down this good governor inorder to protect the president they elected. President Obama has not yet reached his 100 days in leadership and slowly but surely, he is starting to make grave mistakes like the secret letter to Moscow which most americans and jews feel they are being slowly sold out to America's silent enemies. Everyday and every week, there are a lot of negative blogs and issues against this good governor and contrary to this, the Governor is getting more and more supporters from the right and the independents. THIS IS GOOD NEWS!! By 2012, she will surely has millions of Sarah armies from both right and independents, just enough to win the presidency. I am one of the independent voter who blindly voted for Obama because of McCain flip-flopping style. Now, I am more leaning to the right in favor of this great Governor who has done great things for Alaska.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

You should be shot for being an asshole!


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

Actually a lot of bloggers from the Lower 48 know a lot about Alaska now.We have made fast friends with many in Alaska,and a lot of us were the first responders to the crisis in the villages.You obviously have no idea what is going on in Alaska and should spend some time talking to real citizens and politicians who really care about Alaska.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

What part of she lost this last race “dontcha” get? McCain could have taken the WH if he had made a better choice. Keep on propping her up tho. If you want to make sure we have a full 8 with Obama.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

To “No to socialism”… You're ignorant, so very scarily ignorant…… If you voted for Bush EITHER time,you should shut up and sit down….


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

I believe that Trigg is her son,and that she purposefully and recklessly risked his safety at birth.I do not however understand why you think it is biologically impossible for him to be Bristol's ?If you do believe that,you need to get some education.It may be unlikely,but it is certainly possible to get pregnant again immediately and to have a baby at 8 months term.I don't believe it happened but it certainly could.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

So you admit Palin is ignorant…she FAILED, ya know


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

Evidently the democrats that elected Obama want a socialist and possible communist or facist country. Some of these people are too young to remember the atrocities associated with these types of leadership. We have been blessed with freedom in our country and most of us take that for granted. We will have change but no hope when Obama is finished with us. Oh I'm sure the poor will do just fine, they will keep their welfare, food stamp and medicaid programs. The rest of us will be on the dole too, because either no or very low paying jobs will be left. The rich (old money) will still be rich (and democrat politicians will still be rich). Hard work, ingenuity, fortitude will no longer matter because the good ideas and broken backs belong to everybody. No one will have any rights to make their lives better because that isn't fair to the lazy who don't want to make their lives better.

Sarah Palin, like many other true conservatives (and know George Bush was a nice man, but not a conservative) understand what our founding fathers meant when they created a republic called the USA. The gov't becoming involved in our free market system to the extent that it is will doom it to fail. The collapse of the housing market was forewarned by Bush, McCain and other republicans in congress, but Frank and Dodd refused to accept their concern. This has been well documented, so please don't bother to spin this any other way. Most of us conservatives seen this coming when Clinton propped up the economy and it fell like a house of cards late 90's. Then 9/11 happened and GWBush brought us back from total economic failure. The white house and congress then became spend-happy and brought us to this point. Obama is continuing this spend and spend some more policy that will surely fail. This is what I truly think Obama wants, for the country to fail. We will then be ripe for a socialist takeover.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

Uhhh, that's the argument for not wanting Obama, moron.

The man has never run a city, never run a state, never run a lemonade stand.

And looking at the DOW, It damned sure shows.

GOVERNOR Palin:

City Council Woman, Wasilla, Alaska

Mayor, Wasilla , Alaska. Two terms, term limited out.

President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.

Chairman. Alaska Oil And Gas Conservation Commission. The largest oil and gas regulatory board of it's kind in the nation. STRONG ETHICS REFORM

CURRENTLY:

Governor Of Alaska.

Chairman of The Interstate Oil And Gas Compact Commission. As voted in by other Governors.

Chairman. National Governors Association's Natural Resource Committee. As voted unanimously by the other 49 Governors.

Palin is a recognized authority on energy, and environmental issues.

Vice Chairman. National Republican Governor's Association.

Commander in Chief of the only National Guard in the nation that is on permanent deployment.

The 176th Wing, of the Alaska Air National Guard train with and is part of the United States Air Force. They are vital to our air defenses, and are the first line of defense should Russia, North Korea, or China decide they want to become aggressive.

Sarah has shared strategic command over the 49th Missile Defense Battalion.

The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.

As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism.

As Governor Palin's position as CIC is rather unique, she has a high national security clearance as well. Something neither Obama nor Biden had prior to their win.

She's also the Commander-In-Chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans.

Sarah Palin was the only candidate running in the general election that had any sort of executive experience. She's the only one who had ever had to sit and make hard decisions. To actually run a state, balance a budget, deal with ethics issues, and so forth.

Governor Palin also has extensive foreign trade experience. Governors, that have something to export, routinely meet with foreign heads of state and work on extensive trade agreements. Again, something Obama and Biden have zero experience at.

Governor Palin recently hosted a delegation from nations that are direct trading partners with Alaska, including Sergey Kislyak is the newly appointed ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, who said:

“I am so pleased to be here this weekend. “As discussed in my meeting with Governor Palin, it is encouraging to note the similarities between Alaska and the Russian Far East. Our EXISTING commercial connections and the mutually beneficial nature of our professional partnerships can only help provide a measure of stability as, together, we face the global economic challenges that lie ahead”

Also at the meeting were Consuls General from the Russian Federation, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hungary, Norway, South Korea, The Philippines, as well as representatives from Canada and China.

“Members of the Alaska consular corps also participated, including: Karen Matthias, of Canada; Hideo Fujita, of Japan; Hee-chul Kim, of South Korea; and Jose Luis Cuevas, of Mexico. They were joined by honorary consuls of the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Seychelles, and Norway”

Now, this is what Governors, who are the CEOs of their state, do on a fairly regular basis.

In fact, in this one meeting alone, Governor Palin did more actual foreign trade policy work than Barrack Obama has done in his entire life!

Governor Palin just signed the license to build the TransCanada natural gas pipeline. Something Alaska has been trying to do for 50 years.

She went in, cleaned up the process and got it done. This is the largest infrastructure project in history.

Environmentalists love this.

Alaska is sitting on 400 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas. That is more than all of the world's oil reserves!

And natural gas is the cleanest burning fuel there is. It's almost zero emissions.

Even better, every major car manufacturer makes cars that burn compressed natural gas, and have for decades.

There are millions of trucks, cars, and buses in use daily.

While every other politician TALKS a good game, Governor Palin just put the wheels in motion to make the United States completely energy independent, as well as clean and green!

Just a few weeks ago, Governor Palin announced that Alaska will not only meet the plan Mr Obama has for renewable energy, she will DOUBLE it!

Obama wants to see America get 25 percent of it's energy from renewable resources. well, Alaska already gets 25 percent of it's energy from renewables! So, she has pledged to have Alaska get 50 percent of it's energy from renewables by 2025.

She comes from a middle class background, and knows what Americans face on a daily basis.

This is what a leader looks like.

Obama is what Epic Failure looks like!


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

But it is OK for Rush Limbaugh to say whatever he wants to say, huh?


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

This type of language and name-calling to so typical for a liberal. They don't have any constructive things to say so they resort to the gutteer.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

You are so full of crap.

You were never a Republican. Don't try to bullshit a bullshitter!


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

Most of us conservatives seen this coming when …….. THAT negated everything else you just posted.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

A “true conservative” will be turning down this money coming up, right??? A “true conservative” would most likely not hold the title of the state with the highest amount in pork for 9 of the past 10 years, right? A “true conservative” would not have paid to build a road to a coast with no bridge? Thus completely wasting money, right?


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

I guess you can say what you want and how you want, but using vulgar language only shows your ignorance and desparity.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

TeamSarah is a website for those who are already sycophants,to get together and socialise on the web and prop each other up.It will never make a difference because it is closed and only open to those who are already Palinistas at heart.They will never be able to convince anyone to go over to the dark side because they are afraid to let the public see the racist,hatefilled,classless ,uneducated discussion on their site,


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

I see your in the club “saying something makes it true club”.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

Wow…someone is really delusional.

What exactly did Katie Couric do?
What exactly did Oprah do?

Tina Fey was doing comedy. But…..she was doing Palin…word for word. So if she made Palin look like an unintelligent dipshit, it is because she is.

I think if the nation was going to find out that Sarah Palin isn't stupid, that would have happened during the campaign. She doesn't have it….never will.

I guess I am one of those O-bots….but I'm not worried at all. Obama will take care of us.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

Good reply KIDDING….wink


Angelo
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

You are right on this!! You have shown your great common sense. This is a real fact! These mainstream media and liberal elites will have to pay the price and will feel sorry for smearing down this good governor. anyway, thanks to them, everyday and every week, Gov. Sarah Palin's potentials are increasing. Before 2012, she will have millions and millions of armies, enough to win the election. I am one of the independent voter who blindly voted for Obama. Now, I have second thoughts about Obama's leadership. Look what he did when he made a secret letter to Moscow. Is he slowly selling the american people to their real enemies??


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

Its truly amazing that most of Palins supporters know less about her than her detractors,and most of what they do think they know are not true.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

Go mommom! Your posts are cracking me up! :) Excellent post.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

This is my first post on this article today, so what are you saying? Conservatives have seen this economic downturn coming for years. You can't have the type of growth we have had without a downturn. This is a business cycle. Actually, the economy has take a real nose dive after Obama became elected. It has lost over 2,000 points in just a few weeks.


myfavmartain
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers,” says Fey. Briefly, we see the hosts of The View, laughing along with the skit.

“How’s that make you feel?” asks John Ziegler.

Image by: Matt Mahurin
“The mama grizzly rises up in me,” says Palin, “hearin’ things like that!”

To be fair I think Sarah Palin was responding to the jeers and teaunts from the cast of The View. SNL makes jokes like that but the jumping up and cheering from Joy and Whoopie was rude.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

Who are you talking about momomoomomomomo?


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

What type of growth? Bush's record on jobs growth is about 3 million in 8 years – compared to about 26 million from Clinton. So, what growth?


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

Your not really a mom mom are you. No mom I know talks like you do.


Elaine
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

yes, aloha43, you are 100% right. Obama-san will take care of us. That is why he started to sent secret letters to Moscow and Tehran. He is starting to betray the american people and its most loyal allies in the middle east and the east european allies. Yes, President Obama will take care of us. Slowly but surely, he will redistribute all american citizens to all parts of the world and bring all african people to the mainland USA. How do you like this, huh??


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

“Obama will take care of us” Now that is REALLY scary.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

Nice Elaine, you go girl.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

When I was the manager of a Qwik Mart,I had lots of titles like Manager of the month,best display s of the year,cleanest store,best inventories for district,along with being the assistant to the district manager,call store manager,etc etc.I would still not be able to run a Fortune 500 company–unless–I had the excellent education and intelligence that would be required to make that leap.Sarah does not.

When exactly did I say I was for Obama,by the way ? Just being against Sarah Palin does not make me for anyone else. It simply makes me an astute intelligent observer of the facts.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

What drives your anger NO KIDDING, seems like you might not have been loved by your mommy. Maybe getting a dog will help with this anger.


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

You should stay out of Rush's medicine cabinet, cause……….Whoa ,……..Daddy!!!!!!!!!!!


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

Oh you don't want to go there mommmmm


Marie
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

It never, never ceases to amaze me how some people simply cannot take responsibility for their own mistakes. Instead they use pawnse like John Ziegler to do all the blaming of others for their shortcomings…Was not Sarah Palin culpable at all – in any way – in the Couric interview??? Was not George Bush culpable at all in his Administration's horrific handling of Katrina and its victims??? Please don't insult us and blame the media for their excesses…look at the subjects.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

That's pretty crude. Now on to personally attacking the commenters, another libtard game.


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

But from what I saw during the campaign…..they all lied, and lied, and lied.

Why on earth would I believe anything a site called Conservatives4Palin would have to say?

Maybe you need to go to real news sites and read some of the informative insight that was reported about her during the campaign? Oh, I forgot….the media was to blame for her stupidity.

You betcha….winkety wink wink!


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

I agree with you Your Kidding.

She'll never have it.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

Its pretty easy to take that stance when the dems have control of the media, except Fox and Talk radio. Obalma can't say anything wrong in the media's eyes ….even when he said we have 57 or 58 states. Don't get me started with Biden


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

With each posting, they are making it more and more unlikely that their Republican Party will ever be respected again…. you fools need to think of your party, be quiet and stop embarrassing the actual Conservatives who DO have some sense


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

FOX is not NEWS MEDIA


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

Dagney – Try Google and in MANY places you can find job growth under Presidents. GWB had the fewest jobs since WWII.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

No….your grammar negated anything else you said…. you SEEN it coming,huh?


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

Oh, now it is Obama-san. When I see stupid names like that I can always tell what kind of person you are.

Oh, I see. You make comments about him bringing in african people……..figures.

You must be one of the Ultra conservative racists that can't stand having a black man as your president.

Get over it racist.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

Dear Sarah has requested that Alaska be given the money that other Republican Governors turned down. The funny thing is,most of her Plainistas actually think she turned the money down.In reality,she was in Texas one week saying she would turn it down ,the next week back in Alaska preparing her request for the additional funds the next.


Raymond
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

This is a fact. These are the reasons why Obama won the presidential election:
1. Since 4 years ago, MSM media, arabs and Hollywood elites were planning ahead of time on how to make Obama become the nex president of the United States. This is four years in the making!!
2. Bush's last four years of failed leadership gave liberal elites and democrats a great chance of capturing the 2008 presidential election.
3. McCain flip-flopping style during the start of wall street crisis was another factor. It is not Sarah Palin's fault. She just became the scapegoat of some elite republicans.
MY QUESTION NOW TO YOU IS THIS: If you reverse the situation where Obama is a candidate of the republican party, do you think he would have still won despite of a stain dirt from Bush's administration?? Well, if your answer is yes, it is either you are a stupid person or a black racist.


TLR
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

The negative comments here about Governor Palin simply floor me. How can media malpractice even be a question? It is a self-evident FACT. If you don’t want to take John Ziegler’s word for it, take the word of Deborah Howell, ombudsman of the Washington Post. In a little-noticed mea culpa after the election, she compiled a belated expose of the paper’s bias. Some tidbits from her piece, “An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage”:

– “Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama's acknowledged drug use as a teenager.

– “One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama's running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right; it was a serious omission.”

Straight from the horse’s mouth. The media did the same thing to Ronald Reagan thirty years ago – when they retained far more trust than they have now – and he still won two terms as president. I would not be surprised if Governor Palin accomplishes the same feat. Forty-seven percent of the American people already appreciate her talent, integrity and executive acumen. That number will only continue to grow.


sandra in oregon
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

How does SP's handling of the Mat-Su creamery indicate she is a true conservative? She had the opportunity to desocialize the institution but she got more government funding for it and merely replaced those in charge with her friends. How did the bail out of the lenders indicate the conservative values?


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

Look, It can't be helped, you guy's must have all taken the short bus together!


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

Job Growth Rates
under recent presidents:
President % Growth
in # years
Johnson (D) 3.8% in 5
Carter (D) 3.1% in 4
Clinton (D) 2.4% in 8
Kennedy (D) 2.3% in 3
Nixon (R) 2.3% in 5
Reagan (R) 2.1% in 8
Bush-I (R) 0.6% in 4
( Bureau of Labor Statistics


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

There you go again….can't you just type Obama's name instead of the childish way you keep changing it?

You should have at least some respect for him…he is the President whether you like it or not.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

O.K. you do understand how we all fully knew Biden as he had been in national politics for years – as compared to Sarah? That any new face propped up as VP under the really old guy that might die needs some vetting?

Palin will not accomplish the same feat. But keep on putting her out there if you want to fail again. I am honestly telling you this as a favor. I know too many centrist's and republican's that can not stand the woman.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

Listen…If I ask you what you read….. you would have several answers….. If you asked me about Supreme Court rulings, I'd have at least 2 examples for you…. There simply is no excuse for her NOT being ready to answer 2 questions that you could ask most people, randomly, and get an answer,with no charges of unfairness. It's just incomprehensible to defend her on that.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

No mom you know speaks the truth ?No mom you know prefers non-racist,non-hatefilled,classy,educated discussion over the hate that is spewed at that website?

Guess again-I am a mom of a mom,and have raised an educated,tolerant,thoughtful child who is raising her children to be kind,thoughtful, and educated,

I ,myself ,am a highschool dropout.I do not claim to be perfect,but neither do I lie about who and what I am or have done.I just try to make the future better for my family.I am happy to be who I am ,but I want someone better for my President,better educated ,better spoken,better experienced,better at raising children,better at everything.Why would I want someone who is not better than me to be my leader ?That is just foolish.


36763
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

So tolerant of others. Such an open minded person you must be.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

The difference is, that was an error in speak. You know very well, he knows how many states there are. That's a stupid example. it just makes you look desperate.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

How could she not know about Exon Valdez ?


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Interesting….notice a pattern?


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

Sorry,,,but that's just plain dumb….. That is not an analogy……. If my pig was green and it ran for Mayor but was an independent in a non-partisan race,would it win if W. Bush sucked as President?


Dede
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

Journalism is dead…………..it died during the 2008 campaign and election process. Why are so many newspapers / magazines going out of business? Could it be that the American people are a lot smarter than the media give them credit? I form my own opinions, and am not swayed by the likes of Katie Couric, Dan Rather, Matt Lauer, Bryan Williams, Chris Matthews, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, et al. A hatchet job was done on Sarah Palin and her family by the MSM. Anyone who couldn't see that is either blind or ignorant!! Gov. Palin is intelligent, attractive, and has values that are to be admired.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

She did stupid, she was the one who got the case to SCOTUS. If you actually watch Media malpractice, instead of flapping your ignorant liberal lips, You'd know that by the time that crap rolled around, she was ready to bitch slap Couric, and more interested in suppressing the urge, than asking dumbass question from a moron.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

I didn't know we had english teachers on these sites.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

Well they must have been some damn good jobs not the kind that pay min wage huh???


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

Then why couldn't she name it when she was asked?


aloha43
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

And Rush isn't an “entertainer”. LOL


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

Yes,,,, she did STUPID pretty darned well too.
If she gets nomination (and I hope she does) there may NEVER be another Rebublican elected as President….indeed, it may kill the party entirely.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

Then tell me why she leads the polling with independents and conservative democrats.

Tell me why some of the most fervent Sarah Palin supporters are actually democrats.

In fact, one of the loudest is a gay and lesbian group that love Hillary Clinton, but went nuts over Sarah, and her entire family. They get serious with Palin haters! More so than even some pro-Sarah Groups. They have a Sarah story daily!

Come 2012, if this nation is still standing, the people will demand Sarah Palin. Too many are already.

Let's remember something. No less than Ronald Reagan's son, Michael, has said she his father in a skirt. (Being compared, even slightly to Reagan, is the highest honor any person can receive in their life)

John O’Sullivan, a former speechwriter and senior advisor to Margaret Thatcher, says that she is Maggie Thatcher.

I just read a delightful blog out of England that compares her to France's great Charles de Gaulle.

I know you idiot liberals try and compare Obama to Jesus. But I know Jesus, I have met Jesus, I have studied Jesus, and Barack Obama is no Jesus!


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

This blog is pathetic. All the liberals want to do is attack and personally belittle other posters. I'm not a walking encyclopedia or grammer teacher, but I have social consconious that is able to fight with people over this kind of stuff. Iguess it makes some of you feel pretty superior to spout your crap. What do you do in the real world anyway? Do you sit at your company's computer and spout this filth? Are you on welfare? Do you sit here after your $8,26/hr job and bitch because life has supposbly handed you a bowl of pits?


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

Please explain the good values. I would not want her to even dog-sit…. well,obviously, she'd probably have my dogs shot from the air….


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

Your right DEDE


TLR
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

A) Not true, as you'd learn from watching the documentary.
B) I'm frankly far more concerned about a President who did not know there were 50 states in the union. The only group that has 57 member states, as Obama said of America, is the ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

How REPUBLICAN, to accuse anyone liberal of being on Welfare. I'm wondering how you make a living at all. On this blog, the only way to combat your misconstrued ideas regarding Sarah Palin, is to wonder how a sane person could support her. Ergo, out doubts to YOUR sanity and YOUR thinking process.


gary4205
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

You sure have the right screen name, because you are a failure!

Fox is the 3 most watches channel on cable, beating out ESPN, Disney, and others.

Fox has more viewers in ALL age groups than CNN and MSNBC combined, at every hour, of every day.

Fox viewers know the actual facts of the stories, and are more intelligent, than the viewers of other newsers.

There's a reason why more democrats, more independents, and more Republicans watch Fox. And those three groups are split evenly among the viewership.

You've been pwned. I'm sure you are used to that though!


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

He knows how many states there are. It was a mis-statement….she made no statement,just garbled words that had everyone I know shaking their head in awe.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

Obammi,oblamorama,nobamaram,obomarom,oblabandblab,obliealie,rearatobamdaram,barfmeobama,husseinbombdebombdeboob,…this is fun. I WILL NEVER RESPECT HIM I SPIT IN HIS UGLY BLACK BIG EARRED LYING FACE


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

LOL,LOL,LOL,LOL…..I'm literally laughing so hard…… Please tell me you are being facetious!!!!


TLR
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

You do understand that the American public at large has a very short attention span, and that the media did not remind them –for the ones paying attention, over the years, in the first place — of Biden's…uh, colorful…career. Plagiarism? No, not dear old Joe — watch Ziegler's exit interviews with Obama voters on this. Biden stole from a politician across the pond, even. In addition to being unethical, it was a big diplomatic scandal. The Brits haven't forgotten; they still roll their eyes at Biden.

You're also saying that no vetting is required for a “really old guy that might die”? I *would* ask you to tell that to John McCain — except that I like the man, and he might die laughing.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

NOPE NO FACTS AT ALL whoops have the caps on. I'm just a dumb woman that loves her “FREE” country while shes got it.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

Then how do you explain the THINKING conservative journalists that threw their support to Obama because they were embarrassed by her.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

I'm typing from the nut house as I speak, missed the Xanax today so I'm a little hyped up.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

GO MY FRIEND GARY, MEOW!!


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

I'm a centrist. I'd rather go commie than this ugly far side of right your Palin represents. I'm a horrible person that doesn't feel the need to blame all the woes of this nation on gay men, doesn't need to rule a woman's womb, and sure as hell doesn't embrace this false religion of smug I seem to see so many going with. I don't love either option – but just try me.

I had facts. You did not. All you have is whining.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

Or could it be one suck ass economy compliments of 8 years of Bush rule?


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

Well, old woman,,you've finally shown your TRUE COLORS for ALL to see…… you're pitiful.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

I'm sitting her smellimg te fumes of varnish,geesh gay men I can't have sex with them can I, too old for babies, JESUS SAVES

Oh some one needs a hug


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

Democrats watch FOX for laughs. Republicans watch because they only want their side expressed. It's an entertaining channel, but NOT NEWS,not journalism,at all.


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

Your a very confused person MR. your kidding. You don't want commie rule. Why don't you try living in China for a year and then come back and tell me you want commie rule.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

You're just a classic example of a true Palin supporter. Or should I say class act?


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

yup, I'm a racist….just say it. At least I didn't vote for him because he was black. It is just too easy to bait you libtards. Actually, I am black.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

You mean FREE for WHITES….. I saw your other post…


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

I said I'd take it over your type of freaks running it into the ground. I believe you've been sniffing varnish for some time.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

I don't believe that either. You are just trying to cover your ass….


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

what that i'm a racist?


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

Well this is old. see ya another day


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

Charles de Gaulle . . . . . AH HAHAHAHAHAHA Thanks for the laugh. Gosh darn that beloved BLOGGER in England there.

You really don't get it, do you? Besides the fact she seems to represent those “mean girls” I still hate from high school? Well, I am just sure I am smarter than her. My only problem is I don't look quite as good in a skirt with that rifle in my hand. Let's face it – men love her because she's hot. Women? She must attract her own types is all I can figure.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

Karen, you are nothing but stupid, and a liar. For one, NONE of Sarah’s kids are dropouts. For two, she had to pay her way through college, she didn’t have wealthy foreigners paying for her education like Obama did.

How about we talk about issues and leave the lying off.


Zabotis
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

Actually, the market was in great shape two short years ago…through 6 of 8 Bush years. It wasn't until Pelosi and her dem congress became the majority that the economy started it's dive. Obama is only making the problems more severe because he's not smart enough to not follow Pelosi's moronic lead.


David
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

The Palins = The Grifters

People are tired of the idiocy called politics and the idiots who are our representative politicians. Rush Limbaugh ?- this piece of sludge wouldn't be allowed into a decent home. Bill O'Riley? – if this is what passes for journalism and intelligence in the US, we have BIG PROBLEMS. Time to move on and stop treating these things like celebrities – it is just too demeaning. We now have old white men running around with hairpieces from 20-yr-old men, men wearing pancake makeup and sporting phony tans. My God. talk about looking and sounding ridiculous. Time to get educated, serious and get the old IQ and EQ raises several notches.


David
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

You betcha! That's not shallowness or vapidity – she's just been blinded by her elongated 15 minutes of FLAME, accompanied by Mr. Stepfrod, the First Dud.

What next? Britney Spears for VP? What does attractive have to do with qualifications for office? The woman probably has average intelligence (I'll give her maybe 110 IQ – no more) and her values might be admirable to someone with lower values, but she comes across to many of us as trashy, embarassing, and attention-seeking. I think she'd bore the hell out of many people after 15 minutes.


Zabotis
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

She put in for the infrastructure funding that other states may not qualify for because those states may not meet the stimulus' shovel ready guidelines. Alaska is a huge, remote state – there's always infrastructure projects going on in the relatively new state. She's turning down Alaska's portion of the social programs in the stimulous package that will lead to unfunded mandates of state financing after the fed stimulous money runs out. She's being very conservative, but sensible too, since Alaskans are going to be taxed on the huge debt just like everyone else. They might as well get the infrastructure out of it since it's her constituents money too.


David
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

And this, folks, is a typical example of how devolved the republican party has allowed itself to become – polluted by ignorance, foul words, and shouting down anyone who disagrees. The more sane Republicans have fled the party in horror, not wanting to be tarred with the likes of Palin, Limbaugh, O'Riley or that orange fellow (Boehner?)


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

You left out vindictive, hypocrite, DIShonest, etc. etc.


David
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

Lol – and I guess the “Dems” had control of the entire world's media. Don't be assinine. The republicans made total asses of themselves without any help from anyone and the world saw it, remarked on it , and printed it up. They are still laughing!


Dan
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

So basically this guy Ziegler thinks that Palin should have been put in positions where her looks and not her brains would be used. Priceless!!!


David
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

And there it is again, folks. This is how a racist looks and speaks. So very sad to see creatures like this, tied in a knotted straight-jacket by their own ignorance and inablility to evolve into a more intelligent being. Usually, little man, people will listen to someone who speaks quietly and with fact-based knowledge over a foul-mouthed and bigoted screamer. Turn your caps off – you are acting like a child. And base your remarks on a person's innards, not on the color of his skin – you just show the world how totally uneducated you really are.


TLR
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

“foul words, and shouting down anyone who disagrees” –

Are you kidding? You can't be serious!

gary4205's post was positively lovely — demonstrating the broad appeal Governor Palin wields among an incredibly diverse audience. Gay and lesbian Democrats. Brits. Even — quelle suprise — the French! De Gaulle is a fantastic comparison, and I have also heard French friends refer to the governor as “Sarah Jeanne d'Arc.” Which is perfect — de Gaulle of course having used Joan's Cross of Lorraine as the symbol of his Free French Resistance.

I am sad for liberals who, when presented with a broad cross-section of humanity in all its beautiful diversity, can only call it…UGLY. Unfortunately, this skewed worldview seems to be the rule, rather than the exception.


Whatever
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

Hey Clueless. She wasn’t even the most popular Repug in the straw poll at CPAC. They only place she is wildly popular is your house.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

Please give your references for the first two statements.
Michael Reagan is a known right-winger,of course he'd say that….and a lot of people do not agree with your assessment of President Reagan…… a lot, in fact blame him for the start of this mess now.
Maybe Sarah could get Jesus to be her running mate,, you could talk him into it,perhaps? No, wait…Jesus would be a Democrat… you may need to look again.


Paine In The Thomas
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

Shhhh…don't tell them. It appears they haven't figured this stuff out yet. As a great man once said “Never give a sucker an even break, and never smarten up a chump”.


TLR
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

“Thinking” conservatives supported Obama? Sorry but it's just not so, Mr Ignorance. They are drowning in shame, at the moment, over having SUSPENDED thought to vote for Obama. Here's but one example — yesterday, David Brooks of the New York Times:

“Those of us who consider ourselves moderates – moderate-conservative, in my case – are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice.”

They drank the Kool-Aid. And they know that they will never be taken seriously ever again.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

Nope, it all started with one James Earl Carter, and the Community Reinvestment Act.

Your precious “Dear Leader” played a huge part in this as well. As Dr Stanley Kurtz from the Ethics and Public Policy Center reports, Obama trained the ACORN thugs who went out and physically threatened bankers. Dr Kurtz documents his stories very well.

Bill Clinton is the one who allowed Fannie and Freddie to do what it did. Will Barney Frank, Franklin Raines, Chris Dodd, and of course Obama leading the charge.

In fact, our economy was doing damned good until the DEMOCRATS took over Congress after the 2006 election. Our economy has been in free fall since!

Why is it liberals are so incredibly stupid?


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

Nope, it all started with one James Earl Carter, and the Community Reinvestment Act.

Your precious “Dear Leader” played a huge part in this as well. As Dr Stanley Kurtz from the Ethics and Public Policy Center reports, Obama trained the ACORN thugs who went out and physically threatened bankers. Dr Kurtz documents his stories very well.

Bill Clinton is the one who allowed Fannie and Freddie to do what it did. Will Barney Frank, Franklin Raines, Chris Dodd, and of course Obama leading the charge.

In fact, our economy was doing damned good until the DEMOCRATS took over Congress after the 2006 election. Our economy has been in free fall since!

Why is it liberals are so incredibly stupid?


trueblue
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

geez guy, you are so filled with hate – get a life. If you are so desperate to herald Sarah’s intellect maybe you ought to listen to yourself wildly insulting others. you look like a lunatic not an informed blogger.


trueblue
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

geez guy, you are so filled with hate – get a life. If you are so desperate to herald Sarah’s intellect maybe you ought to listen to yourself wildly insulting others. you look like a lunatic not an informed blogger.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

I am in a very small town on the coast in Northern California. Our cost of
living compares to yours. The cost of living in Hawaii is really
high….and we were pretty even with that.

I know exactly what you mean by leaving the store that much lighter. It is
awful….sounds like what I go through shopping here.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

I am in a very small town on the coast in Northern California. Our cost of
living compares to yours. The cost of living in Hawaii is really
high….and we were pretty even with that.

I know exactly what you mean by leaving the store that much lighter. It is
awful….sounds like what I go through shopping here.


Shane Vander Hart
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

You know she didn’t “pull out of CPAC” she was invited, but never confirmed that she’d be there. Get the facts right.


Shane Vander Hart
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

You know she didn’t “pull out of CPAC” she was invited, but never confirmed that she’d be there. Get the facts right.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

Palin also,too,had a note from her doctor,no actual medical records.Obam’as birth certificate is available on the web,it was settled long ago,only losers grasping at straws are keeping it alive.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

Palin also,too,had a note from her doctor,no actual medical records.Obam’as birth certificate is available on the web,it was settled long ago,only losers grasping at straws are keeping it alive.


Don
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

Boy people are sure slagging on poor Sarah's performance. Admittely if I were her, I might be more reflective but then again I don't know what it's like under the lights. I mean pro's like Ted Kennedy were undone by Roger Mudd and Ed Muskie was undone by an emotional breakdown, I mean we are not always at the top of our game. Sarah did well for a newcomer. The media of course doesn't like Sarah because they see her as some kind of rustic. Obama fits their mold more easily. There is snob appeal. The right schools. The right friends. The Best and the Brightest. Oh to be involved in such clever banter. Sarah is who she is. Journalists of a by gone era would have understood that.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

This is true, and over her objections. McCain had the poorest run campaign in history.

Palin won’t make that mistake in 2012, you can bet on that deal.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

This is true, and over her objections. McCain had the poorest run campaign in history.

Palin won’t make that mistake in 2012, you can bet on that deal.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

A true conservative would not have requested the money turned down by the the other governors.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

A true conservative would not have requested the money turned down by the the other governors.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

WELL SAID!

Thank You!


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

WELL SAID!

Thank You!


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

Both words are in the dictionary…..


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

Both words are in the dictionary…..


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

If the blame game is what the left wing of this forum wishes to discuss, shall we begin with FDR? The Great Society Programs? Clinton? This issues that plague this nation are ones that have sprung from the dissolution of the American family–in values, faith, morality, character, and importance. It has been written that chaos within society is the result of chaos within the home. What changed? Shall we focus upon individual concerns or the American family as a collective? While individual familial concerns do have an effect to a degree, the collective chipping away and degradation of the American family can quite easily be traced to FDR and the “New Deal,” it was energized and hastened by the “Great Society” programs, and the Clinton era placed a solid heavy boot upon the throat of American families. Are all of these conservative or liberal occurrences? Hard left liberal of course–teetering upon the leap into socialism–what we are witnessing now with the Obama administration is the swan dive into the tepid freedom-less pool of socialism. What Palin means to the conservatives of this nation, who have not had a true conservative leader in office since Reagan, is that the American family survives, it thrives, and there is hope for this nation (real hope, not manufactured for the klieg lights “hope”) in respect to the resuscitation of American values, morality, character, and the importance of that same “American family.” Palin's family is not perfect, as no family is, but there strength lies within their faith in the Lord, their steadfast beliefs in life and each other. Their strength does not lie within a government hand-out or values of convenience. The Palin family has displayed character, fortitude, and resilience and for these reasons the liberal media has targeted them time and again. The far left has built their dogma upon the destruction of the American family–its roots lie in the government entitlements of the New Deal. But the true liberal “flowering” of entitlements and government control over the people of this nation–and the beginning of the usurping of power from the American family–began with the Great Society programs. With the increased and over-powering tax burdens incurred through a massive inflation of government more families than ever before were unable to have a mother (or a father in more recent times!) stay home and raise the children. Notice I did not remark “watch” but “raise.” To raise a child means to pass on family values and morality, to imbue religious beliefs and a love for and service to our Lord, to teach lessons of character on a daily basis, and to simply “be there” as mother or father–as only they can. It is a fact through extensive research (please don't question, just look it up, it does exist, please look) that the children of families who have a parent stay home to raise the children wind up with children who are far more stable and have fewer social, emotional, and psychological issues–in a nutshell, they are stable. And stability for a child is the key. Of course there will be exceptions, as there always are in cases where human behavior is at play, as behavior is not static, but what I am discussing here is the “average” the norm” not the “exception.”
The Great Society Programs placed more children into daycare and out of the primary influence core of the family. These programs, as well all know, also spurred forth a greater dependence upon government in the form of a rise in a disincentive to work and to be self-sufficient, the rise of welfare–and the chipping away of freedom–replaced by greater government control over one and all.
Of course, the National Organization of Women (NOW) also played a role in the decrease of women raising children within the home, and while women's rights is a good thing–demonizing women who stay home to raise women and strengthening a culture that looks down upon stay-at-home moms–is villainous and is actually an attack upon the American family as a whole. So, with the Great Society programs and the influence of organizations such as NOW, we now have more children being “watched” by government-run programs and daycare centers. Places that do not, no matter how much money is shoveled at them, do not provide the same stability and nurturing as a mother or father would provide. Who suffers? The American family suffers. The children suffer. And when an entire generation suffers–the results will not be fully realized until decades later (1990s, 2000s and beyond).

Now, by the time the Clinton administration strolled along the American family was already in a fair amount of chaos. Decades had passed since the 1960s and the wave of children being placed into daycare and government-sponsored “head start” programs. If you research the social and criminal aspects of the generations that were stripped of familial connections and trace their paths through the 1990s, you will most certainly see a rise in socially irresponsible and criminal behavior–among other negative aspects. The 1990s saw a rapid decline in the importance placed upon the American family in relation to trust and faith as the children of the “daycare wave” grew and entered society. Less influence by the family, more influence by the government and the mass media. The explosion of the mass media in the late 90s, with the spread of the Internet and greater access to news via enhanced cable and satellite media, placed an even heavier burden on the family. By the time the Clintons strolled onto Pennsylvania Avenue, the stage was set for a drop off. The lightening quick dissemination of the lies uncovered in the Clinton impeachment hearings, the casual sex and irresponsible behavior of the Commander-in-Chief in relation to what “is” really means, etc. had an enormous ripple effect throughout society. With fewer families able to withstand the crimson tide of negative, sexually explicit media–the President's casual nature in relation to oral sex became the “standard” for the youth of that time. The American family appeared to no longer stand a chance against the constant barrage of reports of the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton, the media that made light of the behavior, and the constant onslaught of socially irresponsible behavior. Now, if one looks about it may seem that all is lost. Obama effectively used Rules for Radicals as his guide and stealthily hood-winked many Americans into believing that he is the “one” that will “save” America. Save who this country is–”repair” us. “Rebuild” us. What really happened? Without the concrete stability of the American family at the heart of society–without the unshakable belief in God, Life, and the irreplaceable roles of Mother and Father as the people we most count upon–so many in this nation were lead like sheep into believing that their problems as a nation were entirely ones of economy and international prestige. That Obama could wave his hand and that government, with him at the helm, has the cure for what is ailing this nation. I am sorry, but those that believed in those promises, you were lied to. Obama knows he cannot fix what is ailing this country with tried and failed economic policy and social engineering. No, what he knows he can do and will try to do, is interject the role of government more and more into the lives of Americans. He appears to care little for what is happening to the stock market. Why is that? Because a stock market is a tool of the free marketplace and has no place in a country soaked in socialism. He does not care if it fails, and it will at the current pace, as he has no use for it. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Co. care only for the power that they can accrue via entitlement programs, etc. they care only for the taxes that they can collect from each American, adding to their power. And they also care for attempting to destroy anyone or anything that gets in the way of their agenda and accumulation of power. A good example of Obama usurping the final bits of influence that the American family may still have is the expansion of the Head Start programs to include 2 year-olds. The younger the government gets their hands on the children of this nation, the earlier they will begin the left-wing ideological indoctrination that is occurring in our nation's public schools. The global warming lie (all done in the name of more power and control over the American people), Al Gore telling 3000 12 and 13 year-olds in an assembly in January of 2009 not to trust “your parents because they once thought racism was okay and you guys know more than your parents. Sometimes they are wrong.” The example are many and they are becoming more and more obvious as the hard left agenda of socialism is becoming more brazen with increased power.

No, Obama cannot and will not “fix” what truly ails this nation as he is a part of the machine that brought the illness to pass. The disease is the destruction of the American family and the last thing an Obama or a Pelosi wants is to return any measure of power to the American family when the long-term agenda of the democrat hard-left party has been to replace the family's role with that of government influence and dependence upon entitlements. A strong American family equals freedom and liberty, character and a love of Life and the Lord. A weak American family equals a government that has its hand into every aspect of your life, a culture of death and convenience, and a loss of freedom and liberty..a loss of character.
The Democrats do not want someone like Sarah Palin to succeed as she represents all that they have been working against for decades upon decades. For a Sarah Palin to succeed would mean that the American family has a chance to regain footing and that freedom and liberty will be protected for one and all. Conservatives like Palin want more freedom, not less. More speech, not less. A greater role for the American family, not less. More emphasis upon a culture of life, not death. And a focus upon our Lord, not evil. Sarah Palin will continue to be attacked as that is what the hard left does, they will not stop, and they will not relent. What we as Americans, we Americans who love and cherish our freedoms, our liberty, our self reliance and spirit, our love for our families and the strength and character they provide–what we must do is stand strong, be vocal, educate those that do not know or believed the lie of the Obama administration–and be vigilant. I love that quote from Washington (not exact wording, but you get the point): Government is like fire. When small and controlled it can do great things. But when it is allowed to become too large and uncontrollable–it will destroy you. Washington, a great man who could have been king–but declined as it would not have served the best interest of this nation. If someone asked Obama to be king–would he decline? I think we all know the answer to that one and if you interpret the liberal media correctly–that question was asked–and he accepted. God Bless America and God Bless Palin, Jindal, and our truly conservative leaders. And of course, God Bless the American family.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

Then Limbaugh is really showing his ignorance and disparity.

Ignorancefails said this in a small comment here…..Limbaugh is spewing to millions of people spreading racial hate and divisiveness.

Funny….just like Palin did during her rallies.

When the shoe fits.


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

But give her SOME credit,,,,she lied about the jet and the bridge to nowhere….she’s got that conservative ideal down to a tee…..well actually, she couldn’t even lie convincingly….strike 3 Sarah


ignorancefails
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

But give her SOME credit,,,,she lied about the jet and the bridge to nowhere….she’s got that conservative ideal down to a tee…..well actually, she couldn’t even lie convincingly….strike 3 Sarah


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

You Really don’t know what you are talking about. She wouldn’ have a chance in hell. Even woman hate her!


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

You Really don’t know what you are talking about. She wouldn’ have a chance in hell. Even woman hate her!


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

Facts are such silly little things. Where to you get yours? The Huff post or DailyKOs


DagneyTaggert
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

Facts are such silly little things. Where to you get yours? The Huff post or DailyKOs


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

There’s this thing called the truth Sam…………………..


Token12ga
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

There’s this thing called the truth Sam…………………..


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

Alaska gets 24% of its electric power from renewable resources,mostly hydroelectric power form dams built long before Palin set her sights on Alaska becoming her own personal pocketbook.Her energy goal of 50 % renewable for electric power by 2025 is laudable,but would have been nice if she had actually produced a plan,instead of a list of projects that some bush villages might want to consider doing for themselves,and no actual plan.Its easy to speak in talking points,but she is way short on delivery.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

Alaska gets 24% of its electric power from renewable resources,mostly hydroelectric power form dams built long before Palin set her sights on Alaska becoming her own personal pocketbook.Her energy goal of 50 % renewable for electric power by 2025 is laudable,but would have been nice if she had actually produced a plan,instead of a list of projects that some bush villages might want to consider doing for themselves,and no actual plan.Its easy to speak in talking points,but she is way short on delivery.


Kid
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

You have got to be kidding. Palin knows about drilling for oil, she does not know about the environment. Against overwhelming evidence of climate change from legitimate scientists, she still believes it does not exist. Conservatives are mostly for big oil and big money and would kill the planet in order to maintain the status quo.


Kid
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

You have got to be kidding. Palin knows about drilling for oil, she does not know about the environment. Against overwhelming evidence of climate change from legitimate scientists, she still believes it does not exist. Conservatives are mostly for big oil and big money and would kill the planet in order to maintain the status quo.


Jack
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

I agree completely! Governor Palin is an expert on blaming other people and never taking responsibility for her own actions. It is so obvious that I don't understand how many people don't see that at all!!!


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

It is amusing, if you think about it, Lincoln and many of the early greats of this nation would have never been close to the Presidency in today's society as they would be called “ugly” and “ignorant” as perhaps they did not receive an ivy league education. And who does Obama attempt..mind you attempt and fall miserably short..of trying to emulate? Lincoln! Would the self proclaimed “intelligent” left wingers in this room had supported Lincoln? Or would you have proclaimed him to be “ignorant” and “folksy?” Mr. Lincoln was known not to be a tremendous orator, in fact it was not until the Gettysburgh Address was released to the public and circulated, did the true brillance of his speech become known. Or how about that pillar of Democrat-dom, JFK. A true devout Catholic that believed in Pro-Life policies and a strong national defense–how many Democrats of today would tear into his Pro-Life beliefs, his Catholicism, and his conservative-like emphasis upon a strong national defense?

The attacks flow in relation to Palin and conservatives–but it simply shows the duplicity of those who proclaim their devotion to figures such as Lincoln and JFK–and others, many others. The more the attacks continue, the more it seems the support for Palin grows. Could it be that conservative America is awakening ( a tad late in a sense) and is ready to do battle with the noxious media and the blindly devoted lemmings of the Obama cult? Again, conservatives have not had a leader “in charge” since Reagan and I do believe the ideology of true conservatism survives and will soon be blossoming forth once more. We need education and brave conservatives that will stand against the tide of vile, mis information and display the noble and uniquely American qualities that conservatives proudly display. With courage, a bold and proud love for the Lord and a culture of Life, and the strength of conservative convictions it is possible to overcome the hard left machine. Palin offers possibilities for all conservatives, all Americans who have fought and still fight for this country–not for what a radical wants to warp in to–but what it was created to be–what it was meant to be through divine intervention.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

You want a list? Here ya go:

AGIA License bill signed August 27, 2008

House Bill 3001 for awarding a contract to TransCanada Alaska for developing and building a pipeline stretching for 1,715 miles from the Prudhoe Bay treatment plant to Alberta Canada.

Natives of Alaska have dreamed of a pipeline for more than 50 years. Sarah Palin in less than two years got the bill passed and the framework is now laid for them to move forward with the project.

Energy Package signed August 25, 2008.

House Bill 4001 and Senate bill 4002 were signed into law by Governor Palin on August 25, 2008. SB 4002 pays $1,200 to each resident who qualifies. The money for these payments comes from the state’s natural resource revenue. This bill also suspends the state’s tax on gasoline.

“Alaskans who signed up for direct deposit will see these funds on September 12, along with their dividend,” said Governor Palin. “In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are facing a choice between feeding their families and heating their homes, and they could use this payment from the state’s energy-generated surplus to cover some of those bills.

AND BEFORE SOME IDIOT CRIES “SOCIALISM” THE ALASKAN PEOPLE OWN THE OIL, NOT THE STATE. THEY ALSO RECEIVE YEARLY DIVIDEND CHECKS, LIKE STOCK HOLDERS.

WESTWIND II

The jet was purchased on payments by the former governor as a person would buy an automobile. Payments of $62,492.79 were made quarterly.

t was sold to a businessman from Valdez named Larry Reynolds, who paid $2.1 million for the jet.

The Chef

Upon entering office as Governor, the first thing Palin did was fire the chef. She said she is able to make meals for her children and the chef is no longer necessary.

One thing she is against, is wasteful spending of taxpayers dollars. She also drives herself to work, in her own car, and flies commercial.

Special Needs Education

Palin tripled the funding for special needs children education.

Back to the natural gas pipeline:

Alaska is sitting on 400 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas. That is more than all of the world’s oil reserves!

And natural gas is the cleanest burning fuel there is. It’s almost zero emissions.

Even better, every major car manufacturer makes cars that burn compressed natural gas, and have for decades.

There are millions of trucks, cars, and buses in use daily.

While every other politician TALKS a good game, Governor Palin just put the wheels in motion to make the United States completely energy independent, as well as clean and green!

Just a few weeks ago, Governor Palin announced that Alaska will not only meet the plan Mr Obama has for renewable energy, she will DOUBLE it!

Obama wants to see America get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable resources. well, Alaska already gets 25 percent of it’s energy from renewables! So, she has pledged to have Alaska get 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables by 2025.

She comes from a middle class background, and knows what Americans face on a daily basis.

She and her husband, Todd still own a small commercial fishing business. The season is quite short. But as time permits, you’ll see her out there working the nets with the men. She’ll bring in those big fish with the best of them.

Once, she even refused to take it easy after her fingers were crushed in an accident when two boats collided. She went to the doctor and was back at it the same day. Hauling in 100lb salmon by the net full!

She also took her high school basketball team to a state championship, she was injured during the game. It turned out to be a broken foot. She played hard, scoring the game winning points!

She knows exactly what hard work looks like, and isn’t afraid to take refresher courses from time to time!

Now this is just a small example of what Palin is about.

Remember, the man that liberals elected into office has never run a city, never run a state, never run a hot dog stand.

That doesn’t exactly instill tons of confidence. Ask Wall Street!


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

You want a list? Here ya go:

AGIA License bill signed August 27, 2008

House Bill 3001 for awarding a contract to TransCanada Alaska for developing and building a pipeline stretching for 1,715 miles from the Prudhoe Bay treatment plant to Alberta Canada.

Natives of Alaska have dreamed of a pipeline for more than 50 years. Sarah Palin in less than two years got the bill passed and the framework is now laid for them to move forward with the project.

Energy Package signed August 25, 2008.

House Bill 4001 and Senate bill 4002 were signed into law by Governor Palin on August 25, 2008. SB 4002 pays $1,200 to each resident who qualifies. The money for these payments comes from the state’s natural resource revenue. This bill also suspends the state’s tax on gasoline.

“Alaskans who signed up for direct deposit will see these funds on September 12, along with their dividend,” said Governor Palin. “In rural Alaska, particularly, many people are facing a choice between feeding their families and heating their homes, and they could use this payment from the state’s energy-generated surplus to cover some of those bills.

AND BEFORE SOME IDIOT CRIES “SOCIALISM” THE ALASKAN PEOPLE OWN THE OIL, NOT THE STATE. THEY ALSO RECEIVE YEARLY DIVIDEND CHECKS, LIKE STOCK HOLDERS.

WESTWIND II

The jet was purchased on payments by the former governor as a person would buy an automobile. Payments of $62,492.79 were made quarterly.

t was sold to a businessman from Valdez named Larry Reynolds, who paid $2.1 million for the jet.

The Chef

Upon entering office as Governor, the first thing Palin did was fire the chef. She said she is able to make meals for her children and the chef is no longer necessary.

One thing she is against, is wasteful spending of taxpayers dollars. She also drives herself to work, in her own car, and flies commercial.

Special Needs Education

Palin tripled the funding for special needs children education.

Back to the natural gas pipeline:

Alaska is sitting on 400 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas. That is more than all of the world’s oil reserves!

And natural gas is the cleanest burning fuel there is. It’s almost zero emissions.

Even better, every major car manufacturer makes cars that burn compressed natural gas, and have for decades.

There are millions of trucks, cars, and buses in use daily.

While every other politician TALKS a good game, Governor Palin just put the wheels in motion to make the United States completely energy independent, as well as clean and green!

Just a few weeks ago, Governor Palin announced that Alaska will not only meet the plan Mr Obama has for renewable energy, she will DOUBLE it!

Obama wants to see America get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable resources. well, Alaska already gets 25 percent of it’s energy from renewables! So, she has pledged to have Alaska get 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables by 2025.

She comes from a middle class background, and knows what Americans face on a daily basis.

She and her husband, Todd still own a small commercial fishing business. The season is quite short. But as time permits, you’ll see her out there working the nets with the men. She’ll bring in those big fish with the best of them.

Once, she even refused to take it easy after her fingers were crushed in an accident when two boats collided. She went to the doctor and was back at it the same day. Hauling in 100lb salmon by the net full!

She also took her high school basketball team to a state championship, she was injured during the game. It turned out to be a broken foot. She played hard, scoring the game winning points!

She knows exactly what hard work looks like, and isn’t afraid to take refresher courses from time to time!

Now this is just a small example of what Palin is about.

Remember, the man that liberals elected into office has never run a city, never run a state, never run a hot dog stand.

That doesn’t exactly instill tons of confidence. Ask Wall Street!


NormaJ
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

Wasn't it Obama that campaigned in all 57 states? Talk about looking stupid, and then there is the plethora of youtube video of the bumbling fool without his teleprompter. What other president ever had to have his press conferences scripted so he could read the answers to the reporters questions from his teleprompter!! You are all hypocrits to say Governor Palin can not speak. Uhhh Uhhh and Uhhh


RDZ
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

Here's the problem with Sarah Palin – she scares the crap out of the liberals because she's known for her corruption busting – so, the have all of these groups paid for by people like Soros and others who want to see the United States fail – honestly, what DOES Sarah Palin stand for? Ladies, let me say this to you – in 1920-something, you were given the right to vote – about 60 years prior to that the slaves were freed – if I'm black – I would be embarrassed to have Americans vote for Obama to offer some sort of negotiation on balancing race. Sad, Americans – very sad – now, this Michael Steele or even Condi Rice, they have experience and wouldn't be whining about what they were left with – they would just fix it. Now – ladies – Hillary – I know many of you were for her because she was female – but, think about this – she stayed married to a man who openly had affairs on her – is she REALLY your role model? The reason Sarah was hit so hard was – the Liberals are afraid of her and convinced the rest of the country she was clueless – wrong – give me the same two days with Couric, Gibson and a couple of hours in the video room and I'll make them look like Gibbs, Obama's press secretary – stupid! So, ladies – get behind this gal and she'll do things for you, your families and weed out corruption in DC – where we really need the work done!


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

That can’t be blamed on Obama. It was already happening….started by Bush.

Funny how you guys will try to blame Obama for anything.

And all the experts are saying that it will take more time than 2 months to get out of this hole. More like years….so he is not to blame.

I just don’t understand why you guys don’t let off and let him try to do his job.


Anonymous
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

That can’t be blamed on Obama. It was already happening….started by Bush.

Funny how you guys will try to blame Obama for anything.

And all the experts are saying that it will take more time than 2 months to get out of this hole. More like years….so he is not to blame.

I just don’t understand why you guys don’t let off and let him try to do his job.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

Excuse me? The nano I see somebody call democrats “libtards” I am fully aware of what it is I am dealing with. You’re just embarrassed because you really don’t have any facts, and your name calling doesn’t work. BTW, my husband earned half a mil last year. Good try.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

Excuse me? The nano I see somebody call democrats “libtards” I am fully aware of what it is I am dealing with. You’re just embarrassed because you really don’t have any facts, and your name calling doesn’t work. BTW, my husband earned half a mil last year. Good try.


Missouri Girl
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

I beg to differ with you – she did not fail miserably. I watched the vice presidential debate. When it first began, I was a little bit worried as she looked nervous. The longer into the debate, the more comfortable she became and she actually appeared to be enjoying it. She whipped up on Joe Biden in that debate!


Carolyn LeBeauf
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

Ziegler, is a fool just like the rest of the GOP. Palin couldn't win dogcatcher. Ziegler saw his opportuinty to make some money selling his tapes for 20 bucks.


navy
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

sarah will be next potus–they smeared but no good–she comes out stronger


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

Actually if you do some recent research you will find she is becoming know for her corruption-not busting.


JBird
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

No one listens to or reads the liberal media anymore anyway. Look at MsNBC, CNN, and all the liberal newspapers They are turning to the internet, and Fox, whose ratings are going through the roof. If you want the story, tune into FOX. As the country goes down the toilet, people will get more hungry for real news, and FOX will continue to grow. This is great news for conservatives, because if people get the real story, conservative win. Only the left wing nuts believe this vile stuff about Governor Palin, her image remains untarnished with logical people.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

Excellent post!


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

She never answered the questions asked,she stuck to her memmorised script that was prepared for her,she even announced her intent to do so.She appeared to enjoy herself halfway through because she was able to remmber so much without her little note cards.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

I guess you can just take your crayons and go home !!


formlessness
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 12:40 am

The funny thing is, the thing that conservatives don’t seem to be understanding is that the geopolitical landscape has been changing drastically and they haven’t even tried to notice. It may be a fundamental flaw of their political theory, to keep things the same, to stop change. I don’t need F. Scott Fitzgerald to tell me that you can’t relive the past, that trying to stop change is as futile as trying to control it. Things change, in this new political landscape the party that wins, is the one that realizes what the people want. Sorry Conservatives, but that wasn’t you this time. Jindel’s popularity is 15%, Rush Limbaugh’s is less than George W. Bush’s. While Limbaugh may be a popular force with the 13 million listeners he has, that number is still less than 5% of the population. What his favoribility rating says is that while almost 5% of the country listens and loves him, 95% don’t listen to him, and of that 95% I’m willing to bet more than 5% think his radio program is disgusting. Letting bigots run your political party at this time in history is the wrong move, strategically speaking. As for Sarah Palin….. she scared people, her intelligence or lack there of, forget what the media said about her.. her show of stupidity during the debates was proof enough she hadn’t a clue what she was doing or talking about. Media aside, the debates weren’t scripted or filled with gotchya questions, and she failed miserably. This whole article and all of these comments just seem like sore losers to me. get over it, your tired old political party needs an update, and rush limbaugh is not it.


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

Could it be that the internet is free and immediately available ?


mommom
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

Anyone who would have voted for Hillary and then changed to Palin was not voting on issues,obviously,as they are miles apart.It is obvious that they were only voting for either one because they were women.Understand this–Voting for someone because they are a women is exactly the same as not voting for someone because they are a woman.


TiredofPalinNuffSaid
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

Unbelievable how people are still trying to defend this right wing loon. She knows absolutely nothing. Stop trying to blame the media for everything, people form their own opinions. There was no puppet up Palin's dress when she gave stupid answers and winks. She did that all on her own. All she had to do was name something she read instead of the stupid answer she gave and there would be no grief. Who is going to trash her saying she read the Washington Post or NY Times ? It's better than standing there like a doofus….If Hillary Clinton would have gave all the winks and acted like a beauty queen- country bunkin during the Primary debates she would have gotten the same grief. Palin deserved what she got (except the remarks about the children-off limits)..She came out swinging and should have been woman enough to take the hits back. I don't want my President to be some mush who would cry foul at every critic…If she can't take the media and American criticism, how the heck will she take it from threats from Ahmadinejad.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

“Say it ain't so Joe!” Yes she was good at her practiced sound bites. That stuff that is scripted. She could give the same fired up speech over and over to get her crowds to cheer. “I told them thanks, but no thanks! To that Bridge to Nowhere!” However, when you ask her a real question? Such as “what do you read?” Well, she appears to have trouble.

Gee golly.
P.S. Try going back on old You Tube tapes of her and you won't find all that cute “shucks” talk either. It was fake.


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

Unlike what she told you – they did find her to have an ethics violation with that whole Trooper-Gate probe. That is your clue she doesn't scare liberals over corruption busting. She represents corruption.

I have a question. What's with the party of “responsibility” dogging on Hillary for staying with her man? While they try to accuse too many of not putting the kids first? Not putting family first? Is that only good for conservatives or men they approve of?


You're kidding - right?
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

I'm a centrist. I'm going with what the Iranian diplomat recently said. Comparing republicans to democrats? Like comparing Coke to Pepsi.

I suppose what I am trying to say is they're all really about the same up there. We're simply discussing different gift wrap they come in.

If Palin wants to control my womb and birth control? I'm going with she's not really for all the freedom she says either.


revbob
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

Is she going to push her campaign about media bias on the, you know, media?


ana
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

She scares the crap out of liberals because she has a hard time forming a coherent sentence, and we're tired of seeing the POTUS lose respect because of it.
Why would I be scared of corruption busting?
Heck, maybe she'll be able to take care of Mitch.


PH
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 3:36 am

Palin 2012!


treetracker
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

Hate to spoil your fun, but a lot of the left are watching Fox with popcorn in hand and laughing their butts off at the nonsense they spew. And, they are turning to the Internet to find non-partisan information (like you should be doing) to get to the facts before assuming (do you know what that means?) that anything being spewed by a talking head no matter what channel it's on does not mean its anywhere near truthful. The talking heads are in this for one reason – ratings. Ratings means advertising and advertising means they get a fatter paycheck. Stop being a chump, use your brain, surf the net, find those sites that really don't have an agenda – and Think Tanks sites are not them – and then back it up with more research. Apparently no one teaches logic anymore!


treetracker
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

And Jedd Gregg! – She scares the hell out of me because she believes the planet began 6,000 years ago. There is a litany of other reasons, but there wouldn't be enough room on this entire page to list them all.


treetracker
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

The uh, uh, uhs are followed by some carefully crafted responses that can go on for 7 long minutes dissecting the various parts of the issue and coming up with an intelligent response. Much better than “bumper sticker,” talking point responses that got so confusing they completely disregarded what the question was that was asked. And then, of course, there is my all time favorite – What is the Bush Doctrine?” “In what way, Charlie.” THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTRINE of our time – and she had no idea what Gibson was talking about. God help this country if this woman ever becomes President.


Mitchell
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

Yeah, because no question more unfair than, “What news do you read normally?”
And as for her response: If you had better things to do than answer Katie Couric's questions…why did you agree to an interview with Katie Couric?


treetracker
Comment posted March 4, 2009 @ 11:23 pm

Are you kidding me? Lincoln became VERY well known due to his debates with Douglas when he ran for his seat in IL, – In fact, historians (and Lincoln) contributed his rise to the Presidency due to those debates that were reprinted in almost every state in the country at the time. Lincoln was a self-made man and very much a pragmatist. And his speech at Gettysburg did not receive the praise it deserved at the time. That came later. There are several (hundreds) of books on Lincoln and on the Civil War. Try reading one or two,

As far as JFK is concerned, the country was in a very different place socially at that time. Social values have changed, but more importantly, abortions were taking place illegally across this country from the time the country was founded. Rather than having back alley abortions where people ended up dying, the consensus of the population determined, people were going to get them regardless, so make them legal so people would get the proper care.


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 12:21 am

I'm not going to respond to the majority of this dribble because I'd break the keys on my laptop!

But I am going to say a few things about FDR – again you need a history lesson. The social programs you are so dead set against are Social Security (enacted 1935, signed into law by FDR) – Medicare did not come until much later – 1965 and was signed into law by LBJ. But let's go back to Social Security shall we? The nation was primarily made of poor and rich – there was basically little to no middle class. When they got old and couldn't work anymore, they were cared for by their families or, if they had no family, they went to the “poor house,” which were often supported at public expense. The Social Security system transferred that expense from the local governments, to the the workers. So the first workers to receive from the system had not really paid into the system. But those that followed, who had paid into SS, were then supported by the next workers. All of this would basically be continued without a problem, until three things that have happened. 1) The government has raided the SS fund and 2) soon there are going to be more retirees than workers. Had the money been left alone, compound interest would have worked it's magic. It's not a hard fix, however. Deposits into the fund stop today when a worker reaches $100K – after that no deduction is taken. Since the government has squandered that money and never replaced it (surplus anyone?), a correction will need to be made so that workers making over $100K will have to continue to contributed once they reach that maximum and, quite probably, the retirement date will once again be increased, 3) people are living longer.

Now let's get to the women working issue, shall we? We are not all little Stepford wives – some of us have brains and thank God for that, because when our husbands dump us for younger women, we really need to be able to earn a living!

Women came into the work force big time during WWII – why – because there were NO MEN to run the factories, they were all at war. Remember the female baseball teams? And a whole hell of a lot of men died in that war leaving behind widows with children who had to go to work or starve.

Now I know you and your party would not have felt it was necessary to help those women, because they didn't – they suffered from terrible discrimination and especially wage discrimination (we're still make 78 cents to a man's dollar) – hopefully the Ledbetter bill will soon change that! The bill that YOUR party voted AGAINST. And Ms. Ledbetter was completely screwed over by the Supreme Court reversing the lower court and taking a position that is completely a reverse of civil law.

And then the economy went nuts, inflation was rampant for several years – it took two people going to work to be able to live comfortably – not great, but with some of the creature comforts, not to mention the rising cost of college, if you had kids you wanted to send to college.

You and the GOP live in utopia land, the rest of us live in a real world and some of us don't have men to take care of us. My kids went to day care and I guess they're the exception to your rule, My daughter and her husband own – yes OWN their home – and guess what, she runs a daycare!

And you wonder why people on the left think people on the right are bonkers? Please turn off the soaps and Fox and get out of your house and go forth into the world. You'll find it's not nearly as bad as you think it is.

One last thing – Obama didn't come from a rich background. His mother and grandparents would have been considered middle to upper middle class. He got student loans to go to college – no one paid his way and he paid his and Michelle's loans off after he sold his book. He loves his wife, obviously, and his children.

Contrary to Fox, we are not being taken into a socialist society, Just more pundit nonsense.

What he is is trying to do with his budget, however, is truly a beautiful thing even from a conservative point of view,

Education – get it finally right – educate our children so they can grow up to find good jobs and become “responsible” citizens, Not to mention being able to compete with the rest of the world now that the GOP & DEMS have given us a global economy. And, yes, they are BOTH at fault.

Health Care – provide preventative health care so people can take “responsibility” for their health and decrease the rate of diabetes, heart disease, etc., which will end up reducing the overall cost of health care.

Energy – creates jobs (and entire new industries in the private sector) so people can become “responsible” WORKING citizens in addition to weaning the country off oil. China is out there buying up oil contracts right now – we will have to compete for this oil, if we don't come up with an alternative. And “DRILL, BABY, DRILL” is a joke. Oil is sold on the world market and oil companies have a fiduciary duty to their stockholders to get the best price. Patriotism plays no role in their decisions. And right now China has (and will continue to have) the money. So just who do you think is going to get the oil? Especially in the amount we currently require. Unless you'd rather go to war with them to get the oil? Oh wait, we tried that in Iraq and oh darn, the Iraqis won't let them have it. What was it Cheney said, the Iraqis would pay for the cost of the war? I won't hold my breath waiting for that check!


dpriced
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 1:36 am

Palin is always talking about family values. Where were her family values when her 16 yr. old child was been sexually active with her boyfriend. You can't just talk the talk, you have to walk the walk. My hope is that in 2012 he will stay home with her children and her grandchild to make sure that she teaches the moral values to her children that she trying to teach all other parents children . A second mistake may not be that easily forgiven if it happens again.


SouthernYankee
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 3:32 am

I love it when republicans are in doubt blame the media. You fail to look at your own. She did it to herself no matter who you blame. The words came out of her mouth. Couric gave her plenty of times to answer simple questions. Zeggie fails to realize she was and is a bad selection for president. She wasn't able to be quick on her feet. Saying I can see Russia from my back door isn't enough to get you elected president.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 4:37 am

The hard-left media and their legions of Obama zealots will attack Palin even if she did stay home with the kids. It has already been reported that the Obama crew are scrambling to find new blame-targets with Bush, Rove, and the gang disappearing from the public consciousness. So the smallest “Story”–perhaps GW Bush not having exact change at the corner store will be cause for the zombies on the hard left to start cawing like a bunch of magpies about his “poor economic policy” and how Obama “inherited a mess.” LOL The latest “Limbaugh Project” with that smarmy James Carville at the helm is yet another vile, toxic plan by the hard left to run from the blame of their own actions and find a scapegoat–for the moment it is Rush–all the time it is Palin. The Democrats busy themselves with squawking about Pailn and what she did in the washroom and how they can continue to try to deceive the American people that they close their ears as to what the American WANT and NEED. People are seeing their 401Ks disappear–many with only a year or two before retirement and will have to keep working well past their retirement date in hopes to regain footing (would that count as a “job saved” by Mr. Magic Obama? LOL) The people see that Obama's administration picks do not pay their taxes–but they sure as heck want YOU to pay YOURS. (if they wouldn't pay taxes under Bush and his real tax cuts, how will they manage under the crushing taxes of their dark master Obama? lol) The people do not want or need corporations to be bailed out–but Mr. Magic and San Fran Nan keep on bailin'! The people know that if you don't provide a service/product and/or you don't have an effective business plan then you should fail–go bankrupt! And the market will recover all by it's little old self–with a helping hand from Magic O and his band of merry theives. The people do not want government intruding any more in their lives–but Magic O wants to control even how much toilet tissue you use on your bum. The people are sick and tired of the public schools being hard left indoctrination centers where the myth of global warming is taught as the new gospel according to the dubious deceiver Gore and where the basics of education are glossed over or ignored–replaced with “go green” indoctrination and liberal clap-trap. The people are ….TIRED of the hard left machine and are truly seeing the lies, the deceit, and the vile, noxious garbage the Magic O crew spew at anyone who “dares” to oppose his lofty declarations. Sarah is good, clean and decent–these are virtues that make the hard left siver with anger as such virtues threaten the core of their mass media-driven deception upon the American people. Why else do they continue to attack Palin–when she is simply doing her job as Governor as she always had before the election of 2008? Prior to 2008 the Magic O crew paid no attention, no mind–but now they are obsessed and driven by a blood lust to destroy anything that is good, clean, and moral. We the people will not be cowed by the vile hard left media and we most certainly will no longer be shackled by the deception of slick Boy Band politicians that offer nothing but hidden socialist agendas wrapped in hollow promises. Spew all you wish, it is your right–your freedom of speech as an American–and we conservatives advocate for more speech–not less. More freedom–not less. More liberty–not less. Can this be said for Magic O and his crew? They want to restrict freedom, restrict and control free speech (ala Cuba), curb your liberties, and cow the American people with crushing taxes and place a heavy yoke of socialist entitlement programs about the neck of every citizen of this nation. Make no mistake, this is reparation time for the hard left–but not for the descendents of slaves–no, this is all about reparations for a group of embittered, toxic people that care only for the enslavement of the people of this nation and the power that they can accrue for themselves. The filth and attacks spewed in forums such as these–attacks upon the American family, Palin, and any idea that does not fall into lockstep with the hard left mantra–will continue but the voices of the American people will prevail, that I am sure. The heavy jackboot of socialism will not squelch the spirit of this nation and the will of the American people–and not the Magic O agenda of socialism and the enslavement of the American people–will prevail.


Jones
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 4:54 am

Tonight there was a TV show on the 20 most stupid things that people did last year. Top of the list was Sarah Palin's nomination. It was an Australian show, screened in Australia. They just don't tolerate fools Down Under.


Carl Rose
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 5:39 am

I liked Sarah. Then the truth about … “the bridge to nowhere” came out. Then “I can see Russia.” Note to candidates: You can make yourself look stupid, even if you aren't, by saying and / or claiming things that are NOT TRUE!


John
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 5:57 am

Good God ladies and gents.

You CAN'T Fix stupid. End of case.


John
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 6:08 am

treetracker. You know you are right on the money and thank you you for the history lesson. I did indeed glean information from it.

There are so many in this country that would like to drag the US back into the 50's. Yes they would still like to have all of the benefits of modern technology, but sticking to a 50's mentality. Now there certainly was not anything wrong with the 50's except the current right wing movement would demand the entire world operated on their beliefs. The world is not standing still and if we want to keep being the leader the world expects, then we must move socially towards a agreeable medium. Problem for the republicans is their scorched earth policy. With Rush Limbaugh as their new leader, they will wallow in the mud for many years to come. As a political movement, the republican party is no longer relevant.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 6:15 am

John, that's right you can't fix ignorance either–obviously–and it seems we can't bring sight to the dazed Obama lemmings and bleeting liberal sheep either–so thus we will not try to change you or the rest of the zombies–we will just wave at you while you drop, arms flailing, into the fiery abyss come 2012. It is terrible to see fellow human beaings lead so easily, perhaps your dark master will give you a cookie for your rantings. Have a nice day!


Sandra
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 6:57 am

When are these people going to get it through their thick skulls, it was Sarah Palin and her poor performances and stupidity, not the media's fault for her unfocused and moronic interviews. Why does the Republican party always WHINE AND PLAY VICTIM? They are obsessed and fixated over Sarah Palin, but not a single one of them has anything constructive to contribute, anything intelligent to say, or offer up any solutions. If this continues, there will no longer be a failed GOP in the toilet.. There will simply be NO GOP!!! That might be a great day in coming.


ANON
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:04 am

Palin is a joke. She's dumb, lies flow out of her mouth like air.

The media is not at fault for her dumbness.

Why couldn't she name one publication she reads? Obviously she does not read.

She lied about the bridge to nowhere.

She lied about not taking stimulus money. She is the first one with her hand out.

You could write a book on her lies.

She though Africa is a country.

She does not know what Bush's political stance was.

She did not know the countries that represent North America.

She is JOKE! A LAUGHINGSTOCK'….BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


ANON
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:08 am

Exactly. She is dumb and stupid. And the shocker is, she had the gall to think she can be VP of this nation. When she didn't even know the countries of North America. When she can't even name one publication she read. When she thinks Africa is a country. She's a JOKE!


ANON
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:13 am

Palin is not a symbol of media bias. She is a symbol of the failure of our education system. It took her 6 years, and 5 colleges to get a journalism degree, and she's still uneducated.

Besides the media is run by and controlled by rightwingers.


ANON
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:14 am

Ziegler is one angry, venomous rightwinger.


karen r.
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:09 am

Sarah's blabbering mouth and limited brainpower are the reasons she looked like an idiot in nearly every interview . She is a 5-watt bulb who was trying to do a 100-watt job, and there was no way that math was going to add up, even if she did look like (__________). Choose one:
Folksy, Winky Sexy Barbie / A paragon o'family values / A good Islam-hatin' Christian / A Neiman Marcus advertisement / Mother of the Year / A woman you could shoot endangered species with / An Abstinence Before Marriage Advocate (well, with a few exceptions. But YOUR family should do it.)

Palin has repeatedly showed a histrionic, narcissistic need for praise and adoration, despite the fact that she can barely speak a coherent English sentence. Her lack of genuine interest in ANY part of the world outside of her own backyard (and of course, Washington) was horrifying. The starstruck gee-whiz reactions she had to meeting leaders of other countries looked juvenile and was inappropriate for anyone seeking a national office.

She can whine for the rest of her life about how unfair Katie Couric's questions were, or say now, “of COURSE I read….stuff.” However, Palin's own clearly visible cluelessness from the beginning about anything outside Alaska, including the Vice Presidential office she was running for, is what did her in.

Long before Couric asked Palin, “What do you read?”, thousands of educated American voters could have told you the answer was “nothing”.


sam greenfield
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:13 am

what absolute crap. she was asked what does she read,not to translate the codes of hammurabi. trick question?please.if she had said the local wasilla paper and the anchorage paper,that would have been a better response than”all of them”. spare me. “all of them”? muhammad speaks? jerusalem post? cut the crap. we have had eight years of a CIC with no intellectual curiosity. enough!


karen r.
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:21 am

I'm not scared of much. However, poorly educated Americans, especially ones who have no self-awareness about what they don't know, and/or exhibit NO desire to learn any further, are truly terrifying.


karen r.
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:22 am

I think that would be the Miss America Pageant.

Or maybe television ads for a really big car dealership.


aloha43
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Who is thinking with his “other head” because of his extreme crush on her.


aloha43
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:34 am

So. If they are so sure that it was the media that made her look stupid, then why doesn't she do some REAL interviews instead of just Fox bias.

Sarah…I double dog dare you to do some interviews with Maddow, Olberman, King, Wolf, The view…..anything but FOX.

Let's do some REAL interviews and just see how well she fares.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:10 am

I “double dog dare” Obama to be interviewed by Hannity or Megan Kelley or how about debating Limbaugh? Surely Mr. Eloquent isn't afraid of such media entities, is he?

The bile in this forum is a testament to the lack of heart and character the supporters and lemmings of the hard left and Obama display. The more venom they spew the stronger the conservative movement is becoming. So please, spew like Linda Blair–crank your heads about 360 degrees and display the raw putrid fragments of what is left of your souls–it fertilizes our cause and turns the American people against your baseless, unworkable platform of enslavement. For that is what this President is peddling–and the American people are becoming more and more aware–Magic Obama is peddling the financial and social enslavement of the American people. He has already backed out of multiple campaign “promises” for he cares not for the plight of the American people–only for his own accumulation of power.
The blind sheep in this forum who are attacking Sarah Palin bleat for their master–they see bleating for their master as a way of pleasing and supporting him. We are thankful for their vile claims and attacks, truly we are–as the mask has been stripped away and the true Americans of this country are seeing such creatures for what they are–blind, easily lead sheep who will snarl and snap at anything that displeases their master Obama. Their inner rage twists their soul and gouges their visage–they have no intelligence of their own, no unique humanity for such things of beauty have long since been washed away by their ignorant devotion to a lying master, their twisted inner hatred and rage.
They do not support the American family, they do not support American values for they do not love this nation. They want only to please their lying master and lie face down in the dirt beneath his heavy heeled boots.
Yes, spew your venom as it fertilizes our cause and shows those who were deceived by Obama in 2008 that their is a better way–a truly American way–a way without hatred and disgust, a way that is clean and of the Lord and believes in a culture of Life and not death. A way that is far, far from the enslavement that is being peddled by Obama.


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:36 am

John, you're welcome. Every time I read these blogs, it reinforces my belief that the education system in this country is a complete failure. And mine back in the 50's wasn't particularly astounding, but better than now. History was, in particular very lacking as, as the saying goes, history is written by the victors. Fortunately, there our other resources rather than a text book. It is particularly interesting to read old court records and newspapers.

We've come a very long way over the last 200+ years of this Republican Democracy but, unfortunately, there are some who are still stuck on “Leave It To Beaver” and can't figure out that those days (if they ever did), do not exist anymore. This country will be well served, if these socially insecure zealots never return to power. Those like Colonel Mustard would be happy to have all the women running around in Berkas and the African American community returned to the fields. It really is truly frightening. They have no curiosity outside their own domain or community and anything that does not fit within how they believe life should be, should be crushed. They have been dumbed down so much that the propaganda they swallow from their parties and ministers has to be reduced to a bumper sticker (or the mantra continually repeated until it soaks in) so they are able to repeat it.

The rail about social programs, but fail to remember it was the GOP, who in the dead of night added a Trillion dollar big pharma bill to Medicare, that gave the government no right to negotiate (all the while adding millions to their PACs).

They are raising their children to grow up just like them – that's why they are so afraid of education taught by others – they fear their children will learn enough from an outsider to reject their theocracy. They do not understand that you can have Christian values and a belief in science at the same time.

The Bible (old Testament) is a collection of books complied into one book at the direction of Constantinople who's goal was to incorporate both Pagan and Christian beliefs into that book to end the fighting between the two factions. And, other than the obvious problems there are with that, there was not one woman in the room to participate. Hence, women have been relegated to their position as chattel for thousands of years. Notice there is no Book of Ruth?

The reason I go on these blogs is merely an attempt to educate with the hope that some light bulb will go on and they will begin a path to curiosity.

But when people like Palin come on the scene with their bumper stickers slogans – “drill, baby, drill” and the “real America” and on and on, it sometimes makes me wonder if it's worth the effort. I have yet to come across one of them willing to debate the issues with me. Their only response is childish name calling.

The intellectuals in their parties you notice, don't come to these blogs. I guess they're too busy trying to come up with the next bumper sticker slogan to control the masses.


RabReb
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:46 am

Sarah Palin is unafraid of the media. It was only Tina Fey and two taped interviews, all of which were handled by liberals with an agenda before released, that made Sarah Palin appear unprepared or unintelligent. If you've seen everything she's done then you cannot say anything other than she is a sharp, intelligent woman who knows who she is and where she stands. If you've read anything other than liberal fish wrapping then you know the truth about all the so-called scandals the frightened left has tried to stick on her.

If the media doesn't like her as a person, so what? She is confident in who she is. If they don't like her policies, that is fine, she will tell you exactly why her policies are what they are. She is politically transparent, especially when she sees the media leaking out just enough to make her look bad. She'll release the rest and let the public decide. She is fearless and she is class under fire. Our country will be lucky to have her in the Oval Office!


eatyourfeedback
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:50 am

Thank you for personally verifying that you are ignorant, racist, and unworthy of listening to/arguing with – in other words, a typical representative of what your party has become. No class at all. Don't you realize that you basically dismiss yourself as a reasonable human being when you post such ugliness? Do yourself and your party a big favor – don't publicly post your personal vents.


eatyourfeedback
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:05 am

That's rich, considering the ugliness that spews out of your mouth. What a hypocrite!


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:21 am

Please remember that the GOP, in the dead of night (without notifying the Dems they were going to vote), passed a Trillion dollar big pharma bill to add to that bad old socialist program called Medicare, with no right of negotiation by the government to control the costs of the drugs. In the meantime, the GOP added millions of dollars to their PAC's in contributions made by – guess who – BIG PHARMA!

So when Bush & Co who began the bailouts did it, it was okay? But it's not okay for Obama to continue to try to save this economy? You'd rather it just crash and burn? What do you think the stock market would be like if that happened? We could not borrow or print enough money to solve the problem. And that domino effect would spread worldwide putting not just our nation into an economic depression, but other countries as well. And who would they blame? It was, after all, our toxic assets that were spread like a virus all over the world. What do you think our security would be like after that? And, with no money and no ability to borrow money, how would we be able to support our military to provide that security? You do know that at some point, we will run out of bullets?

So you must believe in Darwin? Only the stronger of the species survives? Those that have the ability to adapt?

Hmmmm, maybe that's not such a bad idea after all!

Can you please define socialism? You don't seem to have a very clear understanding of the theory.

You preach freedom of speech and claim the liberals are the ones who want to control it. Yet it was your President who, without legal authority (at least one based on the laws of this country), chose to wiretap its own citizens, thereby restricting their freedom of speech for fear they might be arrested, but never charged, and denied the right of habeous corpus (look it up). It was your party who used McCarthyism (not to mention Hitler's) tactics to drown out the protest of others by calling them “unpatriotic, appeasers, traitors, the enemy within,” etc. And now we learn, using this same “legal” authority, that the President of this country was given the green light, if he so chose, to attack it's citizens using military force!

Hitler scapegoated the Jews. The GOP wants to scapegoat the liberals and the media, while rewriting the history we have all just lived through, rather than accepting the blame for their complete incompetence.

It is your party who has the audacity (and hypocrisy) to say they don't won't government to make decisions for people, yet wants to take away their right to choice. Who choose right to life, but support the death penalty. Life is sacred before birth, but not after? How do your heart and mind make those two positions mesh?

Personally, I'd much prefer the freedoms provided by the Constitution and laws of this country over those we have lived under for the previous 8 years, I cannot wait to see that all your party has done over the last 8 years is undone. Unfortunately, it will take decades.

And lastly, I could care less whether Bush has the “exact change at the corner store.” My preference is that he be locked up and the keys be thrown away for his crimes against not only the citizens of this country, but all over the world.


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:24 am

Ignorance can be fixed, it you'd bother to go to the library and open a book to read something other than a romance novel. Stupidity, on the other hand has no resolution.


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:28 am

Please read your own words. The only venom being spewed on this site seems to be coming from your own posts.


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:30 am

Oh, and I double dog dare YOU to debate me on this site!


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:37 am

What's the matter eatyourfeedback? I guess you don't like to hear what the world sees when they read the hard left rants and attacks. I suppose the truth does indeed hurt. Racist? Please enlighten me as to where I posted a racist comment. Ignorant? Hardly, quite educated and with self awareness enough to recognize when someone such as yourself is taken aback by anyone who calls you for what you are. Someone who points to the ugliness of what is left of your soul and proclaims it for what it is: a simmering heap of mindless carbon.

You and the rest of the Obama zealots cringe when you encounter fearless defense and a love of God and country for it is what you fight and claw against. You mindlessly follow your dark master (by the way, not racist, please allow yourself a thought outside of what is drilled into your head day after day minute by minute. “Dark master” refers to the culture of death Obama leads, the darkness of his being, his lack of soul)–but you mindlessly follow your dark master and when your attacks do not do as you intend you rear up on your battered hind legs and flail your hooves about—lodging false, baseless claims that those who do not fear or bow to you are “racist,” “ignorant,” and “without class.” Your weak arguments are old and without merit. Your charges have expired beyond their usefulness.

Perhaps it is the lack of free thought and individuality that causes you to be unable to break free from tired, worn charges and accusations. Perhaps , perhaps. As a conservative that values love of country, God, and family–I am unable to see through your tired and lifeless vision of how you perceive the country, the world. How sad it must be to be a creature that is seen as expendable and as a device in which to accumulate power by a mortal master. How sad it must be to have a lack of love and joy for one's country. How sad it must be to live day in and day out knowing that what few worldly pleasures you are allowed by your master Obama can so easily be flicked away with a swipe of his crimson pen. How sad to find joy and entertainment in launching false claims, attacks, and slander against a woman who loves her country and would do anything for it, loves her family, and who would do nothing but offer you a blessing and encouragement should she you in full rant on the street. How sad and lonely for you and all of the wraiths that blindly follow Obama–without free thought and emotion–scraping for whatever crumbs he throws your way. No you not of how little you matter to him? How you are nothing but a tiny, insignificant device by which he peddles his enslavement and gathers his own personal power? If only you would be alllowed to open your eyes for just a moment, you would see the truth.

Myself, my fellow conservatives, Sarah included show blind love and faith to only one Lord and that is the Lord Almighty. Conservatives advocate more speech, not less. More freedom, not less. More rights, not less. More liberty, not less. Conservatives like Palin want every single American to have as much of your own money and freedom as possible. She does not want to tell you what charities to give to. She does not want to tell you how you should save or spend your money. She knows that she is an elected official of this mortal world and holds no more control over you than the Lord provides.

Sarah Palin wants every American to be truly free, free to achieve your dreams and hopes–and not be a faceless, thoughtless tool in a large government machine. Sarah Palin wants you as Americans, even the ones that presently attack her, to live free in this country and know that government is here only to protect you from enemies foreign and domestic–and not to take away your freedoms and liberties. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave–and conservatives like Palin know that, understand that, and want nothing more than to protect and preserve those principles.

No attack, no false claim, no vile words can dampen the resolve and love of country that conservatives like Palin have. We expect your negativity, we expect your evil words. And what is more, we would fight for your right to say them as that is what free speech is all about. We will continue to provide truth and rationality in a world gone temporarily irrational. And the time will come when America will once more decide who the leader of the free world will be–will it be someone, Obama, who looks to place the heavy yoke of financial and social enslavement upon the necks of the American people and bring decay to the values of this nation–or someone who will bravely defend all that makes America great and prosperous–someone who will fight and defend your rights even to spew verbal attacks as it is your right to free speech. And someone who will do all she can to aid America in reclaiming her freedom liberty and loosen the choking manacles of heavy taxation and entitlements.

God Bless America and God Bless the Conservatives–they will bring this country back to what it was created to be by our brave founding fathers! Long live freedom and liberty!


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

So based on your assessment of us, we were what – lumps of clay waiting for the Messiah? LOL Believe it or not we were born with brains and hearts and souls. Do you think we do not love this country! My guess is more than your selfish lot.

So what is your tax rate? You think you have it bad now? Check out what the previous rates were in this history of this county at http://www.truthandpolitics.org/top-rates.php.

During WWII the rates were 94% on $200,000. We were at WAR!! We are now involved in two wars, just like then -Japan & Germany. Bush hid the cost of our current wars off the accounting books and now it has come to light that he ran up a Trillion dollar debt off the books!

Who the hell do you think is going to pay for that? We can't “grow our way” out of that debt! And cutting taxes will not pay off the debt, while the interest on that debt continues to compound. We have to have an alternative economy that does not produce “bubbles” to break again and again.

Not to mention all the laws the GOP pushed (and many Dems went along with) that created the financial mess we're in. That's already over the Trillion dollar mark.

You claim to love your country, but you're not willing to pay more taxes to save it? No one complained about their taxes during WWII – they were true patriots who really did love their country.

You hypocrisy is boundless.

And as far as the founding fathers are concerned, their goal in creating the Constitution was to completely separate church from state, after having lived at the hands of a King who ruled through his church. They would roll in their graves to see what has become of the GOP.

Still waiting on that debate!


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

Here's a list of almost two dozen smears and lies the MSM engaged in:

http://24ahead.com/s/sarah-palin-smear

For an example of how the MSM approached things, see the “Fired up!” entry. That reporter solicited things to ask Palin at the same time as she simply transcribed what BHO said.

Don't expect a hack like Weigel to look into those.


David
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

Double-dare! What are you? A child? Suggesting Obama lower himself to 'debate' some of these ill-educated boors such as Rude Lowbrow and others of his ignorant ilk is ridiculous. Lol – Lowbrow has deteriorated into a laughable Jabba the Hut! These faux shock jocks deal with the lower echelons of the world. These are not serious journalists and if you could get out of your incestuous American cocoon, you would realize how truly bad these goons are when compared to the real pro and respected journalists around the world. Obama on one of these shows would be like asking Tony Blair to be on Entertainment Tonight or Dr. Phil – that's more cheezy 'old-boy' republican style. Hopelessly outdated and irrelevant. Move on or writhe into oblivion. Dinosaurs are not making a comeback anytime soon.


eatyourfeedback
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

Yes, you’re a dumb women alright. Glad you recognize!


eatyourfeedback
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

Yes, you’re a dumb women alright. Glad you recognize!


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

Still waiting!


alberta treadway
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

I was insulted as a woman that mccain picked palin as his running mate. I don't think she got any harder questions than mccain,Obama or biden. She was ignorant of the international and national stage. If Mccains crew would have vetted her better, they would have known that. she drug in to much baggage with her. Abuse of Power, a pregnant teen, who know says it's stupid to tell young teens to abstain from Sex, with out allowing ways to prevent it! I do believe a woman can step into the presidency. Michelle Obama is a shineing example of the kind of honest,down to earth, smart, intelligent femal who if was interested could lead this country! That is the type of woman us republican woman could vote for. Right now a woman looks good, compared to how irresponsable and childish the men in this party has been. but do give us credit! Palin was no where ready to be V.P. She was for show as far as mccain felt. She wouldn't shut up and conform to his inner circle as they thought she would for the party. Although, she had a mind of her own, she just wasn't ready to go it alone. Obama took Biden along for the ride. As mccain thought he could with Palin. They both used somebody. But Obama was better at it than mccain. Now the party has RUSH as a leader, and all the republican men are bowing down and kissing his shoes, instead of standing against him and finding a true leader for the party. Palin has no one to blame but herself, for takeing a possition she knew she was not ready to take, and Mccain is at fault for trying to use a out spoken, wild cat who wouldn't play follow his lead, an do as I say woman. But , than it's to late for a do over, and sense Palin didn't go to CPAC and kiss Rush's rear they no longer want her to lead the party! The GOP is getting more bazare every day, and some one should tell them so, before they lose all their at least smart,intelligent voters.


alberta treadway
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

Colonel Mustard, while I sit here tonight and cry because my husband is dieing of cancer, and if he had better care as some rich person like Ted Kennedy who champions Health Care Reform, ——I call you out sir. My nephew served in that useless war that Bush got us into, and this idiot voted him in not once but twice as I listened to him lie about that war and followed him blindly! don't tell me how Obama is throwing away this country, while we sat aside an allowed Bush to torture humans, and inlegally wire tape american citizens. That's when we threw away the American way of life Sir! And I'm ashamed to say because I voted for him, I did as much harm, as every one who allowed him to lead this country into a recession that Obama had nothing to do with! To a war that made us broke giveing Billions a month to for years and years. For the human Blood spilled on that foreign soil of our american soldiers that our republican party backed. Don't tell me obama is throwing away our country! We did that for eight long years. He's been in office less than 2 months sir, and when he's in office as long as our last chosen president than you can judge him on his merrits. Untill then you should give him a chance to undo what Bush did to this country and the like of Channey and Rove. Don't stand by their and tell me you to would kiss and annoint Rush as our leader of the republican party! Maybe it's time us women step up to the plate and take over this party from the idiots who can only spew hate, and throw love of country in the face of anyone who don't agree with Rush and the likes in this party. You sir, need to learn what working together means! You need to listen, instead of following the likes of Rush, Hannity's of this world. You need to lern to give some one a chance to change our direction, and give encouragement rather they agree with all your little mind sets or not. That is what Obama is trying to do, if the republicans on the hill will only stop saying they want Bush's failed policies to lead this country, as it has in the last eight years it put us into a darn recession, and spilled thousands of human blood on a battle field that was all based on lie's. If you as a republican can swallow what bush did, than your party means more to you than our country, the love of our children,fathers,uncles and counsin who gave up their lifes for Bush lies and our country.


JBird
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

Lead the way Colonel Mustard!! Bravo!! Your army is forming behind you and we're ready to take back our country. Out with the comrades, and back to American values!!!


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

Alberta: try not to buy into everything the mainstream media and the Obama campaign is feeding the public. It has now been widely reported that Rahm Emmanuel and James “Clinton Hitman” Carville have been working with CNBC personnel on a project entitled the “limbaugh project.” What could that be? As Bush and Co are now out of the public eye–the Obama crew and the hard left media know that they need a side-show diversion to distract the public from the Omnibus spending bill, the social enginneering that is being put into place, the the debt that Obama has more than tripled in one month, and all of the non-tax paying administration wannabes that are rolling into Washington every other day. but who to target? Who to target? Hmmm.. Well, they discovered that Rush has low ratings in the 39 and under demographic so the “limbaugh project” was born. Let me be the one to tell you that “No” Rush is not the “face of the GOP” and never has been. Is Rush vocal about his opinions? Yes. Is he a die-hard conservative? Yes. Does he run the GOP? lol No. If Rush “ran” the GOP McCain would never have been the nominee. if Rush ran the GOP Michael Steele would not be doing his interview “2 step” as of late. If Rush ran the GOP the GOP would be doing things much differently–some for the better, some maybe not so much. Believing that Rush is the “face and leader” of the GOP is buying into the toxic porridge Obama and Co are serving–they count on the administration issuing a statement and the public lapping it up like so much kool aid at Jonestown. Michael Steele is the head of the GOP–and not all in the GOP are thrilled with that selection, but perhaps he will redemm himself soon, perhaps, perhaps.
As for MIchelle Obama being a “shining example” of anything, well I have trouble thinking positively about anyone that has only just begun to be “proud” of this nation. The charity, the peacemaker roles, the fact that we have been a lone superpower for so long and have truly not abused that status (now, here we go as the hard left jumps on the hate-America rants, lol) –can any other nation in the world say the same? If China had the same power, stability and clout as the USA for as long as we have–would they have kept themselves in check? Why don't we ask Tibet that one–or maybe Taiwan. Back to the point–all of the good that America has done and this woman has never been proud of this country until her husband won the election and started his socialist agenda? (I guess I just answered that, didn't I?) There is a reason why the campaign had her “disappear” for a time toward the end of the election–she has a gaffe problem, an anger/self control issue-that lead to many a soundbite that ended up biting her hubby in the bum during the campaign. Yes, she may now be seen as a fashionista that struts about smiling–but this is a woman whose husband won the election–and it is a woman who knows that cameras are trained upon her. Somehow, I and many others, believe that behind closed doors Ms. Obama is a different story–one of control and co-presidency–one of anger and retaliation–and the past soundbites will soon be seen as a precursor for what we will see in the next 4 years as she becomes accustomed to the pop of the flashbulbs and adoration of the hard left media. Time will tell…won't it.

As for Palin–I can agree that McCain wanted to use Sarah and winded up with a VP that was more popular than he was! She brought new voters and excitement to a ticket that many in the GOP were still scratching their heads over. Conservatives had long ago threw their hands up in the air with the McCain nomination–could the guy be any closer to a liberal if he tried? (it was a complete joke) When Plain entered the ticket she was ready to fight, as she had always done, and win–as she has always done. McCain just did not have the fight in him–at the end he sort of pricked up his ears–but for the most part he just reacted to everything as if he had a wet sock in his drawers–wishy-washy-wishy-washy. Who could get excited about this guy? lol But Palin, she was ready to go and go fast–the trouble is that the McCain crew placed handcuffs and legcuffs on her right away and pushed her off balance. They set her up with obviously hard left hostile interviewers, over-coached her to the point where she appeared to almost not know what she was supposed to say as compared to what she wanted to say in response to many questions. It was like the McCain camp fitted her with the best sneakers, gear, and nuttrition–told her to run a marathon–then at the starting line hobbled her ala Kathy Bates in Misery! Who could do anything but stumble with that sort of “support?' To truly and fairly measure Palin one must look to her record and accomplishments–without the distorted prisim of the mainstream media–and see what she is doing now–just the facts and figures. None of the nonsense about her daughter–even the best parents can't be with their kids 24/7 and even the best kids have bad judgement once in a while–their frontal lobe isn't fully developed until something like age 20–can you tell me that you as a teenager never did anything that you were not supposed to do? The difference is that some of them get caught (or pregnant) and others (perhaps you, perhaps the guy next to you) don't and never have to deal with the stigma of doing something “bad.” But the daughter is neither here nor there, as is the clothes (blown wayyy out of proportion by the MSM and the bitter “insider” in the McCain camp who wanted to ensure themselves a job in the future), or any of the misquoted and misrepresented nonsense that the hard left and the MSM have cooked up in order to smokescreen the American people away from the real issues. Remember the “limbaugh project?” How about the “Palin Project?” Not really far-fetched and it continues to this day–I have seen actual articles that have been written about J-Lo that have managed to drag Palin's name into the mix–now that is not only absurd it is also an insult on the intelligence of the American people. The focus on her is obvious and blatant and if you push the manufactured smoke away from your eyes you will see it for what it is.

Now, is the woman perfect? No. And who would want her to be? I would rather have a leader who I can identify with and know is human rather than one that projects a false image of being more than human and above reproach. Is the woman “dumb?” If you listen to the MSM you will say yes. If you make up your own mind and look into this woman's accomplishments and daring–it is quite obvious she is not dumb, far from it. It is a matter of looking past what is being fed to you and asking why they are doing it. It is a matter of researching facts and figures for yourself and forming an opinion of woman that has come very far and has doine much in her short time in politics. It is a matter of wondering why the hard left continues to target Palin–even as she does such tremendous things as nominate the first female Supreme Court justice in Alaskan history–how many news outlets have reported that? If you are fair and able to see beyond the deception being fed to you it will be clear that yes, she has done much for women in politics and continues to do so–and yes, she is fair, stable, humble, and intelligent leader.


navy
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

sarah palin 2012–they are so scared of the next potus—and they should be because she is real –one of us


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

What's sa matter??? I'm still waiting for that double down debate! No courage to go with your convictions?

LOL


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

Personally, I don't want “one of us” to be President. I want someone who has more intelligence than anyone posting on this site, including myself.

This country is way to complicated to be run by “one of us.”


treetracker
Comment posted March 5, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

Oh, by the way, while the Dems are LAFLMAO over Rush, the GOPers are pushing their theory that the public has lost trust in Obama when even their own polls show otherwise. So while we have a little fun at the Limpballs expense, your team is spinning up (yet again) the FEAR FACTOR!!!

I much more prefer to get out my popcorn bowl and enjoy the show, even on Faux — 'cause they don't and NEVER have scared me.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 1:02 am

Alberta, you have my deepest sympathy for you situation. We're a smarter population than we were when they pushed the Harry and Louise ads and killed universal health care back in the 90's. This time, I feel sure it will get done. The Chamber of Congress, small business, doctors, nurses, hospitals and the public are all supporting this. I know it is of no help to you and your family now in your current heartbreak. I will pray for you and your family. Have faith, have hope. We are on the road to restoring this nation to its past glory. It's just going to take some time.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 5:32 am

First of all Treetracker: is debate not what we are doing in this forum? Or are you blind to the give and take of facts and the democrat's misfigures in this forum? Or perhaps you are so caught up in your self loathing ( I love the dig at your intelligence and self cowing to the Elitist crowd, do they give you a pat on the back for that self humilation or does it simply spring from the deep recesses of feelings of inadequacy from your youth?) Anyway, perhaps you are so caught up in said self loathing and feelings of inadequacy that “calling someone out” and giving into feelings of rage and paranoia, those dear friends you clutch as tightly as a well worm security blanket, that you are blind to what is presented before you. We ARE debating and as for having to “wait,” it's called having a life and a career on my part–or do you not understand such notions? Perhaps in your spasmatic revelry of devotion to your dark master you lost sight and care for such things because cash, health care, bills paid, cookies and hugs were all promised by Magic O during his campaign. Barney Frank and ACORN got you a mortgage you could not afford and now Obama has promised to pay for it–you're livin' large my friend! LOL

Alberta: Anyone would feel sadly for someone who has a loved one who is ill and facing their mortality. Of course, condolences are in order. As for anyone who has fought in Iraq and/or Afghanistan are you forgetting that the United States has an all volunteer military? No draft, no conscription here. Anyone who fights in the military for this proud nation does so on their own accord and love for one's country. To pity the fine soldiers of this nation for their being “forced” into a war is to belittle their accomplishments and love of country. The military is not jam-packed with people who support Obama and are aching to get out of Iraq and the military–on the contrary. Most (of course their will be the exceptions) of the military want to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan until we as a nation have completed the mission and WIN. They do not want to settle and withdraw, they do not want their efforts and the efforts and lives of those that have fallen to have been in vain. They are proud and strong and love their country and have willingly signed up to fight for the United States. When the hard left laments for the “poor ignorant soldiers” they may as well be handing a rifle to the enemy and kicking the soldiers and sailors of this country in the teeth. Just last year a monumentus event occurred in the Middle East: the single largest re-enlistment in our country's history. To aid in the celebration thousands of pizzas were ordered and delivered from a pizzeria (in Chicago I believe). Was this incredible display of patriotism covered with gusto by the MSM? No. What was covered? The enormous amount of pizzas ordered–but for whom they were ordered–who would know? I guess that detail was insignificant to the MSM. Nine years have passed since 9-11 and the begining of the Iraq war–a war that was supported by Clinton, Britain, etc. As a conservative I do not agree withn Bush's “compassionate conservatism” (liberal) economic policies–in fact I am disgusted by them–but no American should begrudge the fact that GW Bush did whatever was necessary to protect this nation from another 9-11 occuring on his watch. How important is that? Why don't you ask one of the widows or widowers of the people that had to willingly leap to their deaths from the top of the World Trade Center how important that is.

Torture? Water-boarding is not pleasant but it is not exactly the methods used by Saddam Hussein and his son–such as placing men, women and children who got in their way or offended their “laws” into a woodchipper feet first so as they could feel every bit of pain before death released them. But of course, why stop that kind of behavior? lol Water boarding is has been used to obtain information that has halted impending attacks on this nation–a grand total of 3 times out of thousands of interrogations. Is it worth it? Why don't we ask the family members of the passengers of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and that lonely field in Shanksville, PA. Why don't we ask them is it is worth it to use water boarding–a practice that will not kill the terrorist–if knowing that the last moments of their loved one's lives were spent in sheer terror and helplessness is enough to want to obtain information to halt any more 9-11 events from happening. How quickly this country forgets the pain and horror of that day. But of course the hard left and MSM wants us to collectively forget and turn our attentions to a return to a pre 9-11 mindset where the United States is the perpetrator of world-wide evil and must pay for our “crimes.” I guess those people working in the trade center that day really “asked for it” and “deserved it.” The footage of those innocent souls and the towers buring should be played on a continuous loop on a seperate channel so that we as a nation should never, ever forget. We must never let go of the horror of that day and allow ourselves to fall asleep at the wheel again. Rights for terrorists? Civilian trials for non-citizens? Such notions should spark an outrage in this country that should result in marches on Washington and any “leader” proposing such nonsense to be “run out on a rial” like in the old days.
Did iraq get mishandled by Rumsfeld in the beginning? Yes. Not enough troops and no exit strategy past the initial incursion. Was the war in Iraq necessary? Yes, absolutely. Iraq will ulitmately go down in history as a positive for Bush, that I am sure. Democracy has a foothold in the middle east now and has a chance to spread. To have fought only in Afghanistan, while Saddam made multiple threats against this nation and Israel, violated every single UN resolution, and steadily supplied money, care for wounded, weapons, and a reliable training ground–would have been fool-hardy. The terrorists run from one country to the next in that region–and to eliminate a major supplier is a significant blow to their operations. And of course one cannot discount (although the hard left will try) the fact that we as a country are fighting the terrorists where they train and where the regroup–and not simply reacting to their attacks in this country. Bush has kept this nation safe and that is a fact for which I am truly grateful. As for Magic O, when your own VP predicts disaster, how can anyone feel confident? It is no mistake, although not highly reported, that Obama has kept many of Bush's national security policies–but we will see how much damage he will do in the long run. Bush kep this nation safe, will Magic O? Time will tell–and so will any victims of future attacks.

Okay, enough for now. JBird–soldier on! Soldier on! lol Never allow the shouts of negativity and straw man arguments to distract you from the ideals we conservatives hold close. God, country, family. Such things are foreign and are seen as the enemy by the hard left. Their dark master has cowed them with empty promises and slick sound bites. You could make the case that Obama is the first Boy band president–he needs a teleprompter for everything (good morning Michelle, wait, let me check that), has proclaimed a “rock star” by the teen media, he is full of slick arrangements, giant absurd set designs, a mindless bomp-bomp-bomp rave-style chant of hope-change-hope-change-hope-change, and soaring rhetoric that would make any Baptist preacher blush. He is the Kool-Milds kinda guy President that morphs himself to his audience–chit chatting about this and that with coal miners one day and the next day ripping the middle class apart for clinging to their guns and religion.

That's enough for now as my life and career are calling. Always remember: get educated beyond what is being spoon-fed to you by the MSM and socialist politicians, get educated about what this country was created for, and be vigilant in relation to those persons who will use whatever tactic they can drudge up to take away your freedom and liberty, degrade this nation and her people, and accumulate more power for the eltist master that demands total allegience. God Bless the United States of America, God Bless her sons and daughters who strive for continued liberty and freedom, and God Bless leaders such as Palin who have the courage and strength to withstand the MSM and hard left attacks and become the leader this nation longs for. Cheers!


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 8:35 am

What exactly did 9/11 have to do with Iraq ? If Bush wanted to invade Iraq to save Iraqi citizens from genocide by Sadamm,he should have made his case for that and done it honestly.Many soldiers enlisted and supported the war based on the lies that link Sadamm to 9/11 . Maybe they are the ones that some feel sorry for.

By the way,what exactly would you consider a “win” in Iraq ? Total economic collapse ? Death to the leader ? Election of Iraqi officials to run the country ? What exactly would constitute a “win” .that in your mind would allow the soldiers to come home ?


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 8:37 am

I agree completely, if any of “us” is qualified to be POTUS ,why are we all sitting here acting all highschool–oh ,wait,thats what Palin would do. Guess she is “one of us “.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 8:48 am

GINO has never been a conservative leader,her budget cuts have always been smoke and morrors that resulted in more spending,not less.She is now coming out in favor of a ruling that would require parental notification of minors getting abortion in Alaska,but at the exact same time has appointed a new judge to the state supreme court that will virtually guarantee it being overturned.She has shown herself to be a tax and spend liberal throughout her career,and only during the VP campaign has she had more support from conservatives than she did from liberals.

Isanyone afraid of Palin becoming President some day-maybe,it looks like she managed wink and smile her way into the sycophantic brains of many conservatives who should do their own research and not rely on information from those who have already become enamored of her.Dont go to any media sites for info,look up facts and figures for youself.Just because someoone smitten with her repeats some mantra of how wonderful she is does not make it so.

Dont come back with a bunch of crap about Obam to deflect- Being anti-Palin has nothing to do with Obama ,it just has to do with intelligence and common sense.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 9:05 am

God bless you and your husband and son ,you are the face of the American people.A young man lied to and drawn into a war that was based on those lies,who wlould gladly fight for his country and has been deceived into undergoing experiences that can be necessary to protect our vountry,but in this cse only bolstered a weak Presidents ambitions. I hope the consequences of his time at war do not unduly effect him all of his life.
As someone who cared for and watched their father die from pancreatic cancer during the same time that a hollywood star was treated for and survived the same disease ,it struck me as odd that my dads doctor was very fatalistic that his cancer would not be of benefit to treat .Did that have something to do with the catastrophic costs that would have been incurred ? I don't know,but it is hard to see that proper treatment can work miracles for some.

I .too ,was a Republican who voted for Bush and supported him until i learned how we had been led and lied to. i don't even recognise the GOP anymore.It is not a party of caring,informed,intelligent public servants anymore.It has become a party all about me ,me,me. It seems fitting that the giant toddler shoud become their poster boy.
Some act as though it is a huge conspiracy that Rush has been said to be the leader. I guess what hurts is that it seems so patently obvious to be true. If Rahm Emmanuel is able to cause this much upset in the GOP by proclaiming the CPAC headliner to be the GOP golden boy , the truth hurts. Proclaiming someone a leader does not make him so,but having the effect on his fellow GOPers that he does makes him one.When was the last time that someone groveled before a Republican leader to say they were sorry.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 9:10 am

iF you take this word for word and turn all refernces to liberals,consrvatives,Palin ,and Obama and their supporters ,turn them around,they apply completely to you and your rantings and ravings here.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 9:22 am

I have made the ffort to watch interviews,debates ,and speeches given by SP over the years.I can not for the life of me figure out what it is that some people see inthis women.I have always been a good judge of others,if you watch the show “Lie to Me” I maight be called a natural when it comes to judging if others are truthful and what their true feelings are. Sarah Palin just screams out at me -Liar! Narcissist ! Sefl Interest ! Uncaring ! Uneducated !! Its just so obvious to anyone who would lokk with unbiased eyes.

In fact ,if there is an “Anti-Christ” alive today ,I believe it to be her. Thats what scares me.She speaks lots of words about religion and her faith,she gets followers and converts willing to “wear her mark” ,but she in no way leads a Christian and Godly life.It seems her religion is expedient to what she wants to accomplish ,not a force in her life.

If I were well educated I would love to put this in better words,but this is what i have to work with.

I just hope my grandchildren will be able to be educated enough to see the truth,and articulate it,better than I can. That hope would be unfounded under the leadership of someone with such an obvious disreguard for education and intelligence as Palin.

Being anti- Palin does not automatically make anyone Pro-Obama,it just makes them intelligent.


Hawaiianstyle
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 10:20 am

Conservatives would have more credibility about their complaints with the press if they would include all the right wing talk show nuts that dominate the radio spectrum.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 11:50 am

LOL Dominate? Please compare, seriously compare, the number of far left “news” programs that slam every single conservative every chance they get to the point where they have lost all credibility. Please include The View, Today Show, etc as well as the major networks, –especially NBC and its off-shoots, CNN, and so and so on. Oh, yes and also include almost every single major newspaper outside of perhaps 1 or 2.

Now, compare the shows hosted by Hannity, Rush, Laura, Bill Bennet, and Glenn Beck–and maybe, just maybe 1 or 2 more, maybe. Gee, doesn't look so even now does it? What gets more regular “viewership”? Television combined with newspapers or radio? Come on, it is not even close–it is a mighty weak statement to say that conservatives have equal voice on television and print media, pretty weak.

Also, one more note: what is stopping the hard left from dominating the airwaves (well, at least until “Son of Fairness Doctrine” comes stomping into the public focus once more)–what is stopping the hard left from sweeping through the fields of talk radio and setting is ablaze with witty, hard left commenrary? Nothing! Well, nothing except the fact that people do not want to listen to what hard left radio has to say. How can I say such a thing? A little ol' thing called Air America–which was dedicated solely to hard left liberal commentary and viewpoints. If Americans wanted to listen to what the hard left had to say on radio they had every oppotunity to pull up a chair and set the dial to “Air America.”

Now, did they? Nope. Air America gave it their best shot and no one cared to listen. Thus, it struggled to survive and it passed into the great radio beyond. In a capitalist society it is the people who call the shots as to what succeeds and what fails. If you provide a good or service that the people want or need–you succeed. If you provide a good or service that the people do not want or need–then you don't succeed. Simple as that.

The same applies to the banks and the automakers–if you have a bad business plan–you fail, you lose, you file bankruptcy. The end. No passing go. No 200 smackers. Yes Virginia, the market will survive, believe me it will. When a hole is left in a free market someone else with a better business plan, a better product/service will fill in the gap and replace the jobs lost when the “old” business went bankrupt. It's the circle of life (watch the Lion King, same principle, lol) and we as a society should not get caught up in sentimentality when it comes to certain businesses surviving. For example: Yes, Coca-Cola is an “all American” product, but if it fails to deliver what the people want–then it will go kerflewy and die.

Propping up businesses with taxpayer cash only staves off the inevitable–and throws good money after bad. A good example is GM–they want MORE newly minted taxpayer dough! Thank God it looks as if they will reorganize under bankruptcy protection–which should have happened in the 1st place–and they will finally be able to seriously renegotiate those ridiculaus UAW contracts that leech the life out of American auto plants.

But anyway–back to the point: if hard left radio could succeed it would be on the air spreading more of its misinformation and false “facts.” But the American consumer has spoken and it did not succeed. Now, with Son of Fairness Doctrine coming down the pike to strangle free speech as we know it–all of the hard lefties will be ever so happy as the wants of the American consumer will be ignored and the shows they want to tune into are forced off the air.

Ah yes–the hard left. Conservatives want more speech, not less. Conservatives want more freedom, not less. Conservatives want more liberty, not less. Conservatives want the American taxpayer to have as much of their own hard earned money as they can–certainly not less. The hard-left with Magic O as their leader? They want as much of your money as possible because you can't be trusted with it. (look into the YouTube video of John Kerry proclaiming this very thing on the Senate floor, good entertainment!) The hard left wants to squash anyone who disagrees with them and have them silenced in the name of “fairness.” They want control–control over you–and they will do anything, say anything and pervert any fact to their advantage to obtain their objectives. Which way is more “American?” More in line with what the founding fathers wanted when they risked their very lives to sign the Declaration of Independence? When they stood by an army of 5000 farmers and militia compared to an empire and a highly trained army of 25000? Did they want the American people to be free? Or to be controlled? There is only one right answer and it is as it will always will be…to be free.


cat
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 11:52 am

PALIN: “Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions.”

Media malpractice & bias or self-incrimination??!!


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

Mommom: A good person to ask what would be considered a “win” in Iraq would be any soldier or seaman as they are the ones on the front lines and have willingly signed up, many for re-enlistment, to take the battle to the terrorists. Ask any soldier why they fight. Ask them why they love their country. Ask them if they are doing a “good job.” I could give any answer and it would not satisfy you one bit–it could be the most rational answer in the world, but I doubt it would satisfy your lust for argument. So I defer to my fellow Americans who are fighting the good fight and do so willingly. Please, ask them why they fight and what a victory to them will be–would that quench your thirst for what you feel is the truth?

As for why we invaded Iraq–it is quite well documented, as I stated in a previous post, that the terrorists run from country to country for aid and supplies–and training–in that region. Iraq was a major force in the region and provided all of those things–and would have continued to do so–should we not have invaded and set the people free. Try not to swallow too much of the toxic kool-aid being served on the MSM as they will lead you to believe that none of the Iraqis want the Americans there–and never did.

Again, ask any soldier who has actually fought in Iraq about how they are treated by the people and if they are wanted–and were wanted–in that country. Bringing freedom and democracy to a people who were terrorized by their own leader in an effort to bring the fight to the terrorists and shut down where they find safe harbor is not a bad thing in my book, nor the book of many, many others–many soldiers included I am sure.

Yes, I know the response now: The WMDs! The WMDs! Crawk! Crawk! lol If you go through and research the facts, not just what the MSM lumps into your tin tray at night for you to gobble down, you will see that many countries, including Britain (one of our greatest allies) believed in the same intelligence that indicated the presence of WMDs in Iraq. Many “top democrats” including the ” all-knowing” Clinton believed that invading Iraq was just and that there were WMDs in Iraq ready for use against western interests.

The fact that Saddam had violated almost every single UN sanction did not support the case against the absence of WMDs. The fact that Saddam himself threatening to use WMDs in the past did not aid in the case against the absence of WMDs. The fact that Syria has been known to aid Iraq and Saddam–and most probably did serve to hide away any WMD that may have been there at one time or another just across the Syrian border–also does not aid the case against the absence of WMDs in Iraq.

Now–that being said–we had intelligence that indicated the presence of said WMDs, politicians on both sides of the aisle believed in their existance, allies believed in their existance, Saddam's behavior and lack of regard for UN sanctions pointed to the presence of WMDs—what would have happened if we ignored all of those factors and trudged merrily along as a nation and Iraq did end up using a WMD against Israel, a European nation, any American interest or military installation, or used the byproducts to set off a “dirty bomb” in NYC, LA, Chicago, etc.? What would have happened? Do you even want to think about it? Again, why don't you ask any widow or widower of a victim of 9-11 if doing anything and everything to protect this nation and her allies is a “good thing.” Ask them if Bush, despite his bad economic decisions, kept this nation safe after 9-11. Summon up the courage and ask them yourself. Tell them how you do not beleive taking the fight to the terrorist enemy where they live and train is a good thing. Tell them how you do not beleive that invading and taking out a dictator that further distabilized the region and harbored their kind was a “good thing.” Tell them how you would rather run the risk of more attacks here on American soil instead of keeping the fight away from American soil. Summon up a ball of courage and ask them. And when you do–please summon up a little more courage and let us all know how that conversation went.


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

One more thing about Palin: if she “doesn't matter,” then why do continue to attack her?


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

LMAO Are you kidding–take notice of the quotes around the “dare” comment-I was quoting one of your own ilk! LOL Wow the kool aid must be good as I see it is being swallowed as fast as moonshine on the mountain! lol (watch out, that MSM koolaid moonshine has been known to blind a few–well, more than a few, to the facts!) lol


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

As the wife of someone who served honerbly and the aunt of someone who is now serving honerably,as well as the friend of several current and former sildiers and airmen both male and female,I have asked those questions.Maybe you should seek out someone who has been there and ask them the same.most of them have one answer-its their job,the one they signed up to do ,and as good soldiers they will do what they are told,and the war would be won when they are told that it is won by their superior officers.Thats the life of a soldier,its what they do.No one could give me a personal answer as to what would constitute a win,all of them expected to go to war and liberate a populace that would greet them with open arms from the beginning.The realty was much different.One young man I know has had a really tuff time because he was unable to handle the fact that his job was to kick down doors and search through the homes of citizens he was there to liberate,only to in reality be haunted by images of women and children actually killing themselves to try and kill him.He has gone from an outgoing hardworking young man,to someone haunted by the ghosts of war in country where he was not wanted .All because our then POTUS was either a liar,or incompetant.Who exactly approved and provided the intelligence that convinced so many to join us ?
It has been shown that the terrorists were able to become stringer in the region due to the invasion of Iraq.There was no one to oppose them ,and a people who got there news from clerics ,state run news outlets,and word of mouth only knew that their friends and family were being bombed,killed,left homeless,injured,without adequate water,sanitary facilities,and unable to carry on their daily jobs.The war created a force of young people no longer going to school,living with deprivation and violence on a daily basis ,who have become willing converts to the terrorists agenda.

You see,I have given it a lot of thought,I do not get my facts from what you call the “MSM”. Where exactly do you get your facts from the Right leaning media ? You would do well to evaluate all media using your own God-given intelligence instead of regurgitating right wing propaganda.

What was I thinking spending all those years as a Republican ? Is this what I supported ? All Americans should give a strong look at becoming independent.-


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

The View is a news program ???

Whoopi Goldberg is an anchorperson ,I guess.

The difference seems to be that Liberals and Moderates recognise the difference,while Conservatives seem to believe commedienns and talk show hosts are reporting hard news.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

A debate, my friend, requires at least two participants. And, indeed, now that you have responded, we have a debate!

My devotion is to the issues and to this country, not your so called “Dark Master.” My loathing is for those who have nearly destroyed this country by thier lies and greed. Bush had my complete support after 9/11. Then he (and his party, who walked in lockstep with him and many Dems, as well) took that support and trust and turned it on the American people to advance his agenda. Using fear mongering, lies, and brow beating by calling people who began to question him “unpatriotic, appeasers,” and, in so many words, “traitors.” He stood in front of the American people and made a joke out of looking for weapons of mass destruction. He spread his venon throughout this country for the apparent goal of helping his base, the “haves and have mores,” as he put it.

He shredded the Constitution to increase his power and began spying on Americans, over-ruling treaties and laws regarding torture, over turning habeas corpus, etc. And now we have learned, recently he got himself a permission slip from John Yoo that he could, if he so chose, attack Americans.

You seem to think YOU have a PhD in psychology or are you attempting to transfer your own lack of self worth and self loathing onto others?

Hate to disappoint, but I've worked for 35 years of my life. I bought my own home after my divorce, with my own money with no help from either Barney Frank or ACORN (those of you on the right have been brainwashed yet again by those attempting to demonize them). I sold that home after I retired and downsized to a smaller home that I could afford on my reduced income. No one is paying for my home and considering I owe less on it than it's worth, even after the near complete collapse of our financial institutions, I would not qualify for any help from the government. I have never had to be helped by any government entity, other than a short time I qualified for unemployment 35+ years ago, And since I paid unemployment insurance, I don't consider that a handout from the government.

You are, however, are inclined to blame the poor of our society for all your ills and assume everyone who does not support the GOP must fall into that category. You overlook the polls taken throughout the campaign and the election that proved otherwise.

You also overlook some very critical information as to how we arrived in our current morass. Let's begin with Phil Gramm and his lovely wife Wendy. Through their generous support of critical legislation, we got ENRON. I haven't checked into as yet what their role might have been in MCI, so I won't assume the legislation that caused that debacle could be attributed to them.

Mr. Gramm, with the generous support of his benefactors in the banking and insurance industry, put together a wonderful little bill – the Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act that overturned the Glass-Steagall Act. Glass-Steagall was put in place following the Great Depression when it was learned that unfettered free markets would not self-regulate and become wild speculators (sound familiar) and to prevent them from getting “too big to fail” required banking entities be separated from investing entities. Mr. Gramm's bill also required no oversight for that wonderful new investment opportunity, cdo's (collateralized debt obligations). Many Dems voted for this legislation, so they, too, are to blame. None of them, including (maybe) Gramm, probably had no idea what course they had set the country on when they passed this legislation. We were doomed at that moment.

Let the party begin!!!

Additionally, there was no regulation on independent brokers who, it turns out, some were former car salesmen and pizza deliverers, and who knows who else. Having no regulation, their goal was to make money, and all the money they could make. The took no risk whatsoever on the loans they originated because they in turn sold these loans to the banks for a wonderful little loan origination fee. And they made billions across the country. The produced liar loans, ARMS and all the rest often using their pushy sales techniques to convince people they could do something that probably many knew in their hearts they could not. Many were told, we'll get you in and refinace you to a lower rate later. All the while Bush was on his bully pulpit pushing home ownership. State governments began getting concerned and attempted to reign in these wild wild west brokers, and the Bush administration shut them down stating states had no authority over them. Bankers/investment houses knew many of these loans were bad, but turned a blind eye to them because they were slicing and dicing them to spread their toxic virus all over the world. The fed helped by allowing them to increase their debt ratio to as high as 40/1. Greenspan was warned this was getting out of control when the mortgage to rental rate ratios were showing alarming figures. He chose to ignore it. His free market ideology overrode his good sense. His model, as he testified, was “flawed.” He thought his free market buddies would self-regulate – he forgot in include in his computer module the human factor – GREED.

Fanny and Freddy stayed out of this market until Raines took over. He was arrogant and his investors were clamoring to get into this billion dollar market that was passing them by. The rest is history.

Legislation was attempted in Congress (controlled at that time by the GOP) and, yes, it was split pretty much along party lines, but there were GOPers who sided with the Dems and Fannie & Freddie were on board.

When you peel away alll that happened, it comes down to this. The financial institutions lobbyied and contributed to BOTH parties to get what THEY wanted. They had enormous power (and still do) over Congress. They hold us hostage because they have the money.

Let's not forget the CRA's (Community Reinvestment Act). Bernanke, in a speech in 2007 praised the CRA's stating this law had opened up avenues of investment that were turning out to be good investments for the banks that were REGULATED under this act. He did, however, express concern over those getting into that market who were NOT REGULATED by the laws of the CRA. The independent brokers, who were under NO governance, had began preying on that market as well.

The GOP needed a scapegoat and who better to choose that Barney Frank (he is gay, after all) and those bad ole ACORN people, who may not be prefect, but work tirelessly to help the disadvantage poor, regardless of their color. But since the GOP has sucessfully associated them with “lazy people” and voter fraud, they will always be a target.

Hilter had the Jews, the GOP has the 'lazy” class to blame. Their euphuism for anyone who is not white. Lee Attwater put the party on that path to get the southern vote after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and they have (until this year) successfully played that game since.

Many Dems know their house needs cleaning of those who have put their own interests ahead of those they represent. But, it seems, the GOP, who do not like change, are willing to keep the status quo for those who are doing nothing to protect the interests of the majority of their constituents. They do and always have represented the business class. And they continue to use the tried and true bumper sticker slogans to keep the uninformed of their party in line. The American public watched in disgust, as it all played out in front of them on C-Span at the Palin/McCain rallies.

Your response to Alberta is nothing but appalling. Yes, these men and women signed up to do their patriotic duty for this country. They are wonderful human beings who have put themselves on the line, and 4255 to date have given the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq alone. Additionally 176 have died of self inflicted wounds in Iraq. That does not count those who have come home and committed suicide. Another 661 have died in Afghanistan.

But that does not absolve their Commander in Chief of his guilt in putting them in harms way becaused he was ticked off that Saddam had once attempted to kill his father, or whatever the hell is moronic reason was – no one really knows for sure since the reason for the mission has changed with the winds of time. I'd have to create a time line to determine what the reason of the moment was. That does not absolve him or Cheney from their goals of increasing the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned against and parting it out to vendors such as Halliburton, KRB, Blackwater, etc with no bid contracts. It is obscene that we paid these entities horendous amounts of money under no bid contracts, compared to what our military is paid. Soldiers gave up their assigned duties to private contractors who were being paid more than they were to do the same job. The military takes an oath when they sign up, one to the Constitution of this country and their Commander in Chief takes that same oath. Yet while our troops continue to live by that oath, their Commander in Chief, regarded it as nothing more than words on a piece paper with no meaning. The troops remain faithful to their ever changing mission (and still do) even though their Commander in Chief sent them into harms way to advance his agenda, not that of the naton's. The troops made one mistake – they assumed the CIC would not put them in harms way without good reason. Instead the administration ginned up intelligence they knew was false (not faulty) – they demanded the intellegence information support their agenda and when they got called out on it, they destroyed the career of Valerie Plame. They took this false information to Britian and according to the Downing Street memos, colluded with Blair to support their lies.

Saddam was a very evil person and at some point taking him on was probably inevitable. But this was not the time. We were already embroiled in Afghanistan where the terrorists were. They were not in Iraq any more than the WMD were there. They came there after we did. That's fact. Even military and intelligence leaders have confirmed it. What we have done is unleashed the power of Iran. Iraq kept Iran in line – they were mortal enemies of Saddam. So for all his evil, he served a purpose.

At the time, I asked – who are we going to send to Iraq and who's going to pay for it? Lincoln was embroiled in the Civil War when the northern Navy captured a southern ship who had on board British ministers, that they took captive. The Brits threatened war, if the diplomats, who had been negotiating with the south for cotton, were not returned. Lincoln knew he did not have the resources to engage in yet another war and for that reason he sent them home, even though they had broken their treaty with the North. Unfortunately, Bush & Co had little curiosity for history (which, as the saying goes, repeats itself). I'm by no means a military expert, but even I recognized we did not have the troops necessary to embark on this mission. My son went to Iraq in the Gulf War and Bush 41 did the right thing – we went in, we got out. His son was either stupid or reckless or both.

You go on about how Bush has protected us using illegal methods to do so. Are we a nation of laws or are we a banana republic? We have laws, we make treaties that we are bound by law to uphold. Those laws and treaties were broken and, we must clean up our own house Clinton signed the treaty to establish a permanet criminal tribunal (the World Court). Bush renounced it. I won't be surprised to see the World Court step in, if they can, if we don't do it. I hope they do, if our Congress declines to do so, but that's not looking too good for Bush right now.

You also seem to forget his total lack of disregard for the Intelligence report that was entitled, “Osma Bin Laden Determined to Strike America.” His response to that report when it was brought to his attention was, “Okay, you've covered your ass, now you can go.” Where was his all out effort to put the resources of this country into full red alert to take steps to stop it? Why was the FBI agent who expressed concerns over mid-easterns who were getting training to fly planes, but not land them, disregarded? Because Bush sat on his hands and took no action to prevent it.

And, you expect us to believe, after all the lies he has told, I repeat, to believe, he has prevented further attacks? Sorry, I'm going to need to see the paperwork on that – as well as the back up data – because he LIES! Now he and his ilk are out there trying to rewrite history so his legacy will be protected. Excuse me while I go throw up. Other than the milleninum bomber, who was stopped (mostly by luck) in 1999 (before Bush's watch), there has been little evidence to support Bush's claims of stopping anything other than bunglers. And Ressam was tried in a criminal court of law and sentenced. There is no evidence he was tortured. He was, in fact, very cooperative initially,

No one knows, as yet, what the outcome of Iraq is going to be. Only time will tell whether the moronic decision he made to go there in the first place ended up being a good decision in the end. Considering Bush's luck so far, I seriously doubt he will be lucky enough to come out on top in one either. So don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

In the meantime, Osma Bin Laden remains on the loose somewhere between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Probably still making plans to hit us again. So the question is this, if Bush was so determined to get Bin Laden, then why did we more our resources away from the location where Bin Laden was located? Hmmm, we will ever know the true answer to that question?

But you go ahead and blame the MSM who regurgitated all that Bush spewed for years and years and brought on all those retired military advisers whose agenda was to gin up the war for their employers. It was done on EVERY network. So now that the truth has come out and they've got egg on their faces and have turned away from Bush (who, by the way, refused to allow them access to the press briefings, or refused to call on them – Helen Thomas, anyone? – if they questioned him seriously, and required them to submit advance questions), they are now the bad old MSM.

You either lack knowledge or logic, perhaps both. Or, like Bush, if it doesn't fit your agenda, it should be vilified.

And this country was created (I do know my history) to benefit ALL the people in it, not just the few. But since it's creation, finding balance between the haves and have nots, has always been a difficult task. Teddy Roosevelt recognized it and when on a trust busting mission. Since him, it appears the GOP has really lost it's way and sided with the business class. To counter that, the Dems have sided with the working class. That has kept the balance until Clinton moved to the middle because the GOP gained control. The GOP has had control since then until recently. Unfortunately, with the damage that has been done, it will be difficult to return to balance again. The pendulum has now swung to the working class and I hope we make the most of it! It is really too bad that both parties cannot find balance within their own parties to work for the people on both sides, the workers and the business class. But that's politics!


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

Oh, here we go again with the Fairness Doctrine – you get ever get you facts straight? Well here's the story on that – hot off the pages of Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/20… and the Accuracy in Media website: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/the-obama-fairnes… Obama does not support it, and it remains to be seen whether Dems in Congress will be able to make changes to it.

Air America is still on the air, contrary to you past tense belief. I personally don't listen to radio. I much prefer to get my news from various sources over the Internet – from site that give BOTH sides of the story so I can make up my own mind about an issue.

Perhaps the difference between conservatives and liberals – we search out the issues and make up our own minds – rather than accept the facts as facts from someone who clearly has their own agenda?

And, if you really want to make a comparison, consider this – the number of progressive/liberal websites on the Internet far outnumber the conservative ones. Ya'll need to do some catching up – but then I'd guess you rather pull up a chair and be spoon fed than waste your time rooting out the truth of an issue.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

mommom – you have it exactly right. Colonel Mustard has neither the courage or the apparent wherewithal to question the actions of government. It was perfectly worded in the Declaration of Independence: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

As citizens, we have a duty to question our government and unless we accept that responsibility, we will fail as a nation. Colonel Mustard would rather be spoon fed the talking points, rather than question (unless it's a Dem in power, then everything should be questioned) the leaders of the GOP. They apparently are Gods, not humans, who can do no wrong.

The argument about Britain's support of our intelligence omits the Downing Street Memo that shed much more light on that subject that Col Mustard chooses to ignore,

It is truly sad what the GOP has become because to keep the nation in the balance that is necessary to properly govern a country, you do need ideas and push back from both sides. Unfortunately, they no longer have ideas, just the same old tired talking points that have in the past advanced their agenda. The public, however, has moved on, deciding that the GOP is just a bunch of white guys that, rather than doing anything to bring this country together for its betterment, want to continue the divisions of the past in order to regain power. Absolute power begets power absolutely, as Franklin said, and now that it has been taken away from them, they are writhing in the throws of withdrawal.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

And please make sure the young man you spoke of gets the treatment he requires. The new GI Bill (but not supported by even McCain, who spoke against it and did not return to D.C, to either vote for or against it – how could he stand there and say he supported the troops?), I understand will provide much more in the way of services, especially psychological. I remember the damage done to so many from Viet Nam and now we will have another generation, that this time cannot tossed aside like so much fodder, to help.

There is an excellent site that may offer help; http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

Because she is the perfect example to remind us what putting stupid in the White House has already gotten us. A lesson learned that should not be forgotten. We thank you every single day for the reminder. I hope she stays in the news all they way to the next election cycle. And, if she runs, we'll bring out all the transcripts and tapes to remind everyone again just for good measure. Please, please bring her on!!!


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

I wish I had more time to comment, truly I do, but life calls. But I think the perfect words for your lack of sight past what you are fed by the far left media is: “baaa baaa baa baaaa.” The hard left has cowed you quite easily is seems. The democrats have worked steadily to erode the values of family and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for quite some time–especially since The Great Society Programs. Of course you will claim to be a “Christian” I am sure–just as Pelosi does. (laughable especially after her meeting with the Pope and zero photos were released by the Vatican, which was a first, as the meeting was a clear rebuke for her support of abortion) The democrats feel they can support the killing of innocent babies and still call themselves “Christians.” (and laughably attempt to support their wicked rantings with the Bible and Jesus himself!)
You seem to have quite a good hold of the talking points of the shills at NBC–like I said previously, the kool aid must be yummy as it seems you have gone back for thirds and fourths.
What you see as the failure of the government and blame GW Bush alone for–I see as a complete failure of the democrat controlled Congress, (and the tossing of regulations and the gutting of agencies like the CIA and FBI by Clinton). Bush could not spend a dime without their approval, but how simply you all forget that. And I see you like to defend Barney Frank and his crew of socialists that destroyed Fannie and Freddie. I guess you are going to overlook the actual video and audio evidence of Barney himself angrily retorting when requests for inquiries into the stability of both companies a year–even just months before–were made by several Republicans, including GW Bush and McCain! Barney angrily proclaimed that there was nothing to inquire about, nothing to see, and that both entities were “sound.” I guess it is just conveinient for you and your ilk to just bypass those pieces of actual fact–audio and video evidence. But keep on defending him and blaming one man alone for the entire enconomic crisis–it just uncovers further how irrational you and the rest of the Obama zombies truly are. I am not nor have I ever been a big fan of Bush and his economic policies–but I am not so blind as not to see that Congress had a good deal to do with a lot of it–yes, Virginia–even those “squeaky clean” democrats! lol
Well, that's all for now as life is calling. You know, it is okay to have an actual non-angry thought that does not revolve around a total preoccupation with GW Bush. I guess you will be one of the many that will have a “total look of shock” as Obama strips you of your freedom of speech, to bear arms, etc. But of course, you will defend that too, saying that that was what the founding fathers wanted: less freedom, less rights. You proably sat there and agreed with Eric Holder when he called Americans racists–Americans who just elected an African American president and now have an African American Attorney General! lol (I guess we aren't suppose to mention Mr. Holder's past “accomplishments, one of which being his ties to terrorist organizations in central america and a certain pardon of Mark Rich….hmmmm) As for the “Stimulus Porkulus” Bill–I guess you are happy that Obama and Pelosi used fear mongering (we will never recover his you don't approve this bill!” Sounds like what you said Bush did, right? lol) to cram that pile of junk down the throats of the American people. No one was allowed to read through the very bill that was to “save” America! lol And why? Well, let's see: how much to do with stimulus of the American economy does giving $900 million to Hamas have? I guess they can kill Israelites quicker–but how does that create jobs here in this country? It is called a stimulus bill–not a give newly printed taxpayer cash to terrorist bill. But I guess that is Bush's fault too… LOL

Have fun at the kool aid bar and remember, that stuff will make you blind–or rather it already has. Cheers!


Hawaiianstyle
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 6:27 pm

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen, or stay in the snow.


Bob D
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

An interesting neocon zionist pig this Palin is. First Sarah Palin gets pregnant outside of wedlock and has a baby girl. And 16 years later the little girl grows up to be a teenager, screws at 16 and gets pregnant herself, starting the same cycle all over again. Only she doesn't even get married after she's pregnant like her maw did. Fine. People make mistakes. But then after you screwed and got caught please don't come and judge me.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

Obviously, you don't rear very well. I clearly stated in my posts that BOTH Dems and the GOP were BOTH at fault for what has become of our economy. I don't drink the kool-aid – I find the facts.

As for no one reading the stimulus bill – do you really HONESTLY believe that no one read that bill? What do you think their staff does on a day in and day out basis – read the bills, compile summaries. And for not having read it, they sure appeared to know a whole bunch about it didn't they?

But, let's say your are correct (which I will not agree to, but let's assume) – what is your excuse for the GOP when they – in the dead of night – passed the Big Pharma bill spending a trillion dollars of taxpayer money. It's okay for the GOP to pass these bills, but not Dems. And guess what – that bill was an add on for Medicare – that bad socialist program of which you disapprove.

You like the GOP, are a hypocrite.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how the meanest,angriest of posters claim that evryone elase is mean and angry. Go take your meds.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

I know he is in good hands with his family,but he has me worried because he has left his job working with the public that was kept for him while he was in Iraq,to take a job driving a train ! A good job,to be sure ,but I worry about him alone so much.His aunt is very protective of him and I will pass the website along to her,thank you for your caring and assistance.


mommom
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

I understand that the view of all mortgage holders who are having trouble as being people of poor judgement and greed is a false one.My own DD bought a home after her divorce for herself and her boys.She was promised a particular rate of interst and told what her payments would be.She gave notice on her apartment,they rented it to someone else.The mortgage company then started postponing settlement,until it ended up 2 days beyong the guaranteed date on her paperwork.She had to be out of her home that day,so she went to closing with my truck and a Uhaul full of their belongings.At closing,she was presented with an adjustable rate mortgage and a second mortgage that she was never told about.She was backed into a corner ,had already given up the only 3 bedroom apartment she could find,had already spent her savings on this home. She signed the papers.She made the payments even though they were going up,then had to spend 3 months in and out of the hospital,Her disability ins was small and slow to arrive.She almost lost that home,her pride would not let her tell me how bad it was.Well,she managed to hang on,she is well now and caught up with some help,but she treads a thin line in case of another illness. Exactly how was this all her fault ? How many others were baited and switched this way ? What would someone do who was not as strong and determined,or who had no one to help ? This was no palace.It was a VA owned fixer upper.The extra money for the adjustable mortgage has kept a fixer upper,to be sure,but everything she can spare goes into her home.


treetracker
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

My ex husband worked for the railroad – road maintenance – There will be a brakeman on the train with him, so he won't be alone. It was my experience that those working for the railroad are a pretty tight knit community. Hopefully, he will find a friend with whom to confide – they main thing is he should never keep it bottled up inside. I just got my woot bag of crap that included a talking Donald Rumsfeld doll. I'll be happy to send it to you – it would be a great item for him to throw against the wall when he feels the need! :-)


Jones
Comment posted March 6, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

“Certainly, Kennedy did get some criticism,” said Ziegler after the screening. “You should compare it not to Sarah Palin, but to the what the reaction would have been if she’d been a conservative. I think it’s pretty clear.”

No, it's not clear at all. That is no argument. And whatever Bush did post-Katrina is no argument, either.

And why did the Wiegel not report that people leftt the venue during the showing of Ziegler's documentary? I was there filling in time before my flight, and I left, too. I thought it would be interesting. It wasn't.

If Sarah Palin doesn't have better support than Ziegler, she doesn't have a chance. Where is the big-time support that other candidates are getting?


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 7, 2009 @ 5:23 am

I suppose you are going to defend your dark master's broken campaign promise of “transparency.” Hmmm…let's see: “Before I sign any bill while in office I will post it online for 5 days so that everyone may read the content of that bill! There will be transparency in my administration.” Remember that one? Or has your dark master reprogrammed you so well that you no longer can tell fact from fiction? Just to remind you: no, none of these bills have been posted online and as for tranparency? The only thing that has been tranparent so far in this administration has been the obvious lies and agenda-fueled rhetoric this boy band president uses whenever he speaks.

How about that teleprompter–which has become a joke even on hard left websites. One envisions Magic O using one just to say good morning to his wife. I always chuckle whenever someone says that Obama is such a fine orator–oh, he can read aloud very well–so can a seasoned librarian who does storyhour. But does he have the brains and wit to react off the cuff and in response to questions he has not been purposefully prepared for? Ahhhh..hmmmm…lets see…look…listen…LOL And you all talk about Palin? LOL True, she has her share of “umms” and the media jumps on her immediatly–but Magic O? If the media were truly unbiased they would also skewer Mr Teleprompter in the same fashion–and when those prompters aren't there–even just to simply introduce a member of his cabinet, lol—he goes off track, makes numerous gaffes, and produces comments that are less than soaring. But will this be reported? Will all of you O zombies make comment of this? Not one bit as you are programmed quite well. What a waste of carbon. LOL


treetracker
Comment posted March 7, 2009 @ 9:30 am

Are you really, really so anal that what you have written above is more important to discuss than the serious problems this country is now facing? And, please, he is not my dark master. He is my president and I'm going to give him, like I gave Bush, a chance. I did not wish for his failure when he took office. He was elected the President, so be it. Buish had my full support after 9/11 until he blew it.

You, on the other hand don't want to give Obama a chance to see what he can do. You are so afraid of him that you cower behind you're keyboard spewing your hate because that is the only thing you can do to keep from peeing yourself.

And as far as a teleprompter goes, Bush should have used one – maybe he wouldn't have looked like a fool so much of the time, At least Obama can stand in front of a town hall meeting without one and not end up saying some fool thing like ob-gyns sharing their “love.”


treetracker
Comment posted March 7, 2009 @ 10:04 am

Oh, there is another site that is really good. http://www.communityofverterans.org


Colonel Mustard
Comment posted March 7, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

LMAO Wow, give her a hand everyone! It must be hard to be such a hypocrit and still have time to scratch your bum! LOL Is Rush hard news? Is Laura Ingraham hard news? Is Hannity hard news? LOL You people kill me, you are like your dark master–you speak with both sides of your face and forget both conversations. LOL


Praying for the party
Comment posted March 7, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

Perhaps if a good number of native Alaskans weren't starving and freezing this winter while she hadn't even bothered to fill the position of Rural Advisor, she might not look like such an shamelessly incompetent self-aggrandizing car wreck on borrowed heels.

There are smart accomplished Republican women who were kicked to the curb in the High School Musical-like swoon over Gov. Palin. It's time for them to throw a few elbows themselves and save this party from itself.


overcat
Comment posted March 9, 2009 @ 9:27 am

Right. It's the media. She's a supremely qualified genius who was tarred and feathered by malevolent liberal media liars. Her words are the fault of others. The people responsible for reporting on her mistakes are the people who actually caused them. She's being persecuted. Lifelong republicans abandoned their party because they're obviously too dumb to understand the brilliance of the McCain Palin campaign. People who didn't vote for the republican ticket aren't “real Americans”. There's no room for reasonable people to disagree with her presence on the ticket and say so with their vote. Americans who dislike her and what she stands for just don't understand.

Right.


J.B. Books
Comment posted March 9, 2009 @ 11:51 am

The Liberals are scared.

Scared that a Hockey Mom Governor, Gun Owner, Conservative will be the First Woman President!

Otherwise why would they still be attacking her?


Bob D
Comment posted March 9, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

Put paleocons like me into that “scared” catagory too. And add also warmonger, hypocrite, and shotgun bride into your adjectives describing your paragon of a first woman president.


Senior Observer
Comment posted March 9, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

The Lib's Aren't Scared That She Will Run, They Are More Concerned She Won't. Face It, She Got In The
Big Leagues & The Amateur That She Is Became Very Evident. Nobody Had To Make Here Look Bad
She Did That All On Her Own. Knowing That Her Daughter Was In A Fragile Situation & Her Disrgard
For Her Daughter's Well Being Says Tons About Her Character & Family Values. I Refer To Her Exposing
Her Family To The Circus. To Think That It Wouldn't Happen Is To Be Very Naive, Not Ready For The
Big Leagues & Never Will Be.


alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

I lived in Alaska my entire life. I have gone through each and every governor since statehood- she is the worst! she is a narcisstic lying woman who would walk on the tops of the heads of her kids to get ahead. YOU are welcome to take her off of our hands. I promise you one thing- she is as dumb as a stump and the nation can lay claim to being under the helm of the least qualified person EVER. she is a fool you are welcomed to- she wasn't abused by the media- YOU saw what she is- simple


alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

I am certainly not scared of her becoming president- I am scared that she THINKS she is qualified to be there. SHE has a mediocre education, she has no history or geography skills, she can't talk, she can't speak without sounding like a bumbling idiot. SHE is as she appears- an idiot- as for the gun owner- she SHOT one moose in her 40+ years- so did I, she had a hot-tempered son who was always thrown out of the hockey games within minutes of starting and YOU think that qualifies her as a hockey MOM? get real


Terrirotial Alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

Per the last post by “alaskan”

I was born and raised on a homestead, I was 9 years old when Alaska become a state, that, I regrett.
For “alaskan” their entitled to their opinon. As they, I have lived through ALL the Gov. of Alaska. Sarah Palin is not the worst we have ever had! “alaska” isn't being truthful here, slanted to the left to the point of being horizontal. Ms. Palin is great Governor, she's not perfect, she is human just like you. I am sick and tired of all the Bais BS the main stream media pumps out. Truth? You won't find it on main stream media. Go Sarah 012


Terrirotial Alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

And your perfect right, well cast away with those stones moron.


alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

I lived in Alaska my entire life. I have gone through each and every governor since statehood- she is the worst! she is a narcisstic lying woman who would walk on the tops of the heads of her kids to get ahead. YOU are welcome to take her off of our hands. I promise you one thing- she is as dumb as a stump and the nation can lay claim to being under the helm of the least qualified person EVER. she is a fool you are welcomed to- she wasn't abused by the media- YOU saw what she is- simple


alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

I am certainly not scared of her becoming president- I am scared that she THINKS she is qualified to be there. SHE has a mediocre education, she has no history or geography skills, she can't talk, she can't speak without sounding like a bumbling idiot. SHE is as she appears- an idiot- as for the gun owner- she SHOT one moose in her 40+ years- so did I, she had a hot-tempered son who was always thrown out of the hockey games within minutes of starting and YOU think that qualifies her as a hockey MOM? get real


Terrirotial Alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

Per the last post by “alaskan”

I was born and raised on a homestead, I was 9 years old when Alaska become a state, that, I regrett.
For “alaskan” their entitled to their opinon. As they, I have lived through ALL the Gov. of Alaska. Sarah Palin is not the worst we have ever had! “alaska” isn't being truthful here, slanted to the left to the point of being horizontal. Ms. Palin is great Governor, she's not perfect, she is human just like you. I am sick and tired of all the Bais BS the main stream media pumps out. Truth? You won't find it on main stream media. Go Sarah 012


Terrirotial Alaskan
Comment posted March 12, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

And your perfect right, well cast away with those stones moron.


lv purse
Comment posted August 7, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

sn't being truthful here, slanted to the left to the point of being horizontal. Ms. Palin is great Governor, she's not perfect, she is human just like you. I am sick and tired of all the Bais BS the main stream media pumps out. Truth? You won't find it on main stream media. Go Sarah 012


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