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TDB’s Tina Brown Explains: Palin’s Confidence Based on Ignorance

November 27, 2009

I missed this earlier this week, as did most other conservative bloggers, but it seems that MSNBC once again enabled a Palin-basher to spew her hatred of the former Alaska governor on national television.

Tina Brown is founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast website and a convinced Leftist. Needless to say, she also hates Palin’s guts, which automatically makes her one of MSNBC’s all-time favorite bloggers.

“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Palin is closing in on President Barack Obama in the polls. Does this mean she is a viable candidate in 2012, they wondered? Brown’s answer:

What people are responding to is that great vitality, that confidence – it doesn’t matter that the confidence is based on a kind of total ignorance. The fact is that there is a vitality about her that people like.

Now, I’m not American, but even I am annoyed by Brown’s lack of respect for Palin and the American people. Sure, she may have made some mistakes last year and, truth be told, she didn’t always handle difficult questions well, but to label her – and indirectly her supporters – “ignorant” is both disrespectful and wrong.

If Palin was even half as uninformed as Brown and her ilk pretend, she would not have been as successful a governor of Alaska as she has been. There was a reason more than 80% of Alaskans approved of her handling of the job, when she became Senator John McCain‘s running mate last year. And that reason was that she was good at what she did. Have you ever heard of a total ignoramus who was a great governor nonetheless? Right, me neither.

But that doesn’t prevent fake feminists such as Brown from insulting one of the most successful women in America today. Brown’s recent insults only reinforce my belief that the Left fears Palin, because it sees her as an apostate — an Uncle Tom, if you will. They don’t hate and despise her because she’s not intelligent enough for their taste – because she is very intelligent indeed – but because she’s conservative. As usual, that and nothing else is the real problem of a prominent Palin-hater.

There is also good news by the way: the more Brown et al. insult Palin, the more conservatives like myself will rise up to defend her. Ironically, Leftists are actually uniting the Right by continuing their smear campaign. When push comes to shove, the Left really is the Right’s best friend.

  1. November 27, 2009 2:28 pm

    To be fair, Palin is in many ways vastly ignorant. That’s a good thing when she possessed equally vast amounts of determination and common sense and when most accepted knowledge is of how to best do things wrong or badly.

    Give me an ignorant person with principles, drive, and common sense wisdom over the educated fool or villain any and every day of the week. 😉

    • November 28, 2009 12:28 am

      When the leftist presidents surround themselves with brilliant people, what we end up with are brilliant rationalizations for failure – Thomas Sowell.

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:04 am

      A weeping zombie avatar with black lipstick advises me that the woman with the highest approval rating of any governor in the nation is ignorant.

      Well. What credentials do you have to compete with her?

      • Jonathan permalink
        November 28, 2009 5:07 am

        You know, now that I reread your post with a little more care, I see what you are saying. So I should tell you I’m sorry for my criticism. If Palin is ignorant in comparison to what passes for knowledge these days, then let her be ignorant.

        I’ve really got to drink more coffee in the mornings before I start posting.

    • Perry permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:47 am


      I don’t agree with your term “vastly ignorant” as Palin is not. Yes, she lacks experience in some areas but, as you say, she more than makes up for it in instinct, values, and heart.

      In spite of Sarah Palin’s shortcomings, she’s real, she is representative of America (as Obama is not), and above all, I TRUST her.

      I believe that TRUST is what is feuling Palin-mania.

  2. bruce nahin permalink
    November 27, 2009 2:28 pm

    Michael your analysis is right on…the left hates Palin beacuse she is not from an ivy league school, likes hunting, has five children, does not personally support abortion etc. All the things the lefties oppose. They have the view that they fought for the woman’s rights movement and the woman who benefits should agree with them and when she doesnt support their lefty agenda they vilify her

  3. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 27, 2009 6:17 pm

    Jealous woman can be the most vicious people, but unstable male commentators lag not far behind.

  4. Truthteller permalink
    November 27, 2009 7:31 pm

    Has Palin figured out yet that Africa is not a country?

    • November 27, 2009 10:04 pm

      Yes, but has Obama figured out that there isn’t 57 states. Apparently not since their stimulus report contains stats from congressional districts that do not exist.

      Chuck Norton

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:09 am

      I bet she already knew it, and so would you if you were honest.

    • Cas Balicki permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:11 am

      Has Obama figured out that the United States is not composed of 57 states yet?

      One would think Obama, to the extent that he learned any geography at all, learned it from a catsup bottle.

      • Juan Freeman permalink
        November 28, 2009 7:55 am

        …Just wish his face were on a milk carton…

      • Nash permalink
        November 28, 2009 9:44 am

        Chuckle – good one Cas.

    • Freeme permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:34 am

      oh!..have you been taking lessons from Couric, Olbermann or Matthews?

    • richard permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:37 am

      gee i don’t know. has obama figured out that america has 50, (not 57 states)?

      or was he really telling muslims that he was one of them. (57 muslim states).
      (since he is intelligent i’ll have to assume the latter)!

      it was either ignorance, or treason. (no inbetween).

      & don’t get me started with biden’s gaffes!

    • alan g permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:43 pm

      Is that the best you can come up with? Oh. Gee! That must mean she don’t know nuttin vern.
      Give me a freakin break.

  5. November 27, 2009 8:24 pm

    The daily beast is a smear site. I always find lots of name calling, half truths, and innuendo and almost never a piece of valuable information I can verify.

    Interesting that leftist women have so much self loathing that they make sexist attacks against women who would dare stand up to them.

    Brown couldn’t hang in a serious policy discussion with Sarah Palin.

    FACT: At election time, Sarah Palin had five years more experience in elective office then Barack Obama. Palin brought down a massive corruption machine that involved energy companies and the Alaska Republican Party. In fact Alaska’s corruption was so bad before she cleaned it up that only Chicago, New Orleans and New Jersey were worse.

    FACT: Palin played the crucial role in sending people in her own party to justice, fined or forced from office. She forced through new ethics laws and totally reformed the bidding, contracts and appropriations process that was wracked with cronyism. Obama was a long term member of the most corrupt political machine in the country and did nothing to clean it up.

    FACT: Palin was a very popular city councilman, and mayor who oversaw the tremendous growth of Wasilla from a village to the fourth largest city in the state and helped found its police department and all of the modern city services the city enjoys now.

    FACT: Palin took on her own incumbent governor and defeated him, stopped many wasteful appropriations, sold the governor’s jet, fired the personal chef, expanded state services while cutting the state budget and sent more money home to the Alaska citizens.

    Fact: Even with four to five kids trailing along with her she cut Governor’s expenses from the previous governor by 80%.

    FACT: The Alaska Governor gets regular national security briefings and has a role in defense policy because of the unique position Alaska is in our national defense.

    FACT: Sarah Palin is a recognized authority on energy policy.

    Speaking of energy policy, Mr. “Green Jobs” Obama may have just noticed that the last solar panel producer in the United States just had to close because the cost of doing business in America is too high, especially the price of government which the Democrats are furiously trying to make even higher.

    Chuck Norton

    • betty boop permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:23 am

      FACT: Sarah Palin is a recognized authority on energy policy.

      Yes, and as such, and with her quick wit, energy and charisma, perhaps we really COULD reclaim the respect of the rest of the world. A strong national security policy surely wouldn’t hurt that cause either… One can only give help and demand respect from a position of strength. I’m not a total Sarah Palin fan, but I do think she shows the most backbone of any politician I’ve seen in a long time (perhaps even since Reagan). I have high hopes for her future development. Another Iron Lady on the world scene would be a fine thing. Go Sarah.

      • Freeme permalink
        November 28, 2009 6:39 am

        you’re right! After all, that is EXACTLY how the empty vessel we have now WON ELECTION…oh…and the fact he is half black and diss’missing the white portion.

        • Juan Freeman permalink
          November 28, 2009 7:58 am

          Does that make Obsama Halfrican-American?

          • November 28, 2009 9:20 pm

            Before I answer, show me his birth certificate…

    • Freeme permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:36 am

      Chuck Norton?…were you in the USAF? curious.

      • November 28, 2009 8:43 am


      • Freeme permalink
        November 28, 2009 9:24 am

        HI CHUCK…i went to school with you in MI and later in the USAF

        • November 28, 2009 1:32 pm

          Hi, come to my web site and send me an email or tag me on facebook 🙂

    • WestWright permalink
      November 28, 2009 8:36 am

      Cheer up Americans, by the time Gov. Palin has finished her 2nd term in the WH the left will be a distant dismal memory!

      Agree the Daily Beast is a smear site run by the typical nasty guttersnips occupying the lower reachs of Manhatten’s bigoted society. Tina Brown is just plain evil incarnate…I expect her to go to meet her maker in a very grevious fashion. She will not be missed!

    • alan g permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:48 pm

      All that in a days work for a hockey mom.

    • Temunda permalink
      December 2, 2009 11:41 pm

      Chuck, Thank you for pointing that out. Why don’t more people look at her accomplishments. You know after I read her book it kind of help me better understand a little clearer about what was actually going on during that campaign. I had questions all along about the way that campaign was being run. Its almost like McCain’s Team or at least some of them weren’t exactly on his side for a lack of a better description. Sarah they used to cover themselves. They put her in that light.America, I don’t feel really got to know that real Sarah Palin. I would like to know more and hopefully will get that chance in the future.

  6. David Thomson permalink
    November 28, 2009 2:23 am

    “Has Palin figured out yet that Africa is not a country?”

    Sarah Palin never did embrace such a nonsensical opinion. This was a slander invented by her RINO Republican campaign “assistants.” They did just about everything to damage Palin simply to please their fellow secular elites.
    The politically correct and feckless John McCain hired a number of people who should been working instead on the Obama campaign.

  7. Freeme permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:30 am

    “What people are responding to is that great vitality, that confidence – it doesn’t matter that the confidence is based on a kind of total ignorance. The fact is that there is a vitality about her that people like.”….

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!! You mean the SAME KIND OF great vitality and confidence BARACK The ARROGANT won elected by his IGNORANT SHEEPLE? LOL… Dont ya just love it when it lifts his chin and looks down his nose at all his subjects? Makes one warm and fuzzy all over doesnt it? gag me with a spoon….

  8. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:43 am

    The Daily Beast is the perfect name as these people have the mentality of a beast (an animal) not a human being.

    Jon-How is Palin vastly ignorant? Can you be specific? I haven’t found anything really ignorant about her. In fact, I have found her to be one of the the least ignorant politicians in this country very much unlike her enemies.

  9. November 28, 2009 7:00 am

    Do you all really get it? The Communists, socialists, leftists, liberals, and Democrats, whatever you wish to call them, have a standard modus operandi – do everything they can to destroy, denigrate, villianize, and marginalize any conservative person who has any following or influence.

  10. November 28, 2009 7:04 am

    There is an excellent article by a former lefty about Sarah
    called the Wilding of Sarah Palin.

    The lefties hate all people they consider their demographic center leaving the plantation.
    A woman leaving ….them must be punished.
    They behave like a jilted lover. She must pay for that crime.

  11. Larry permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:12 am

    They are terrified of Sarah Palin because she electrified the world and saved McCain’s butt with her phenomenal campaign speech while being almost unknown in politics. Who would imagine this unknown woman from Alaska could be thrust upon the world stage in mere days and deliver for the repubs a performance that was inspirational, motivating, and captivating – in a word brilliant.

    • Nash permalink
      November 28, 2009 9:54 am

      Exactly. She did in two days what it took Obama two years to do – electrify a nation. That is power. And the power hungry don’t share their meat.

  12. del permalink
    November 28, 2009 7:32 am

    Hmm, where have I heard that a Republican candidate with a positive message and core set of conservative ideals was an imbecile? Ah yes, it was how the Left labeled Reagan for eight years (until he was replaced by the towering intellect of Jimmy Carter).

    How I pine for the return of a leader with such ignorance…

  13. Tom permalink
    November 28, 2009 8:20 am

    I would have swore Tina “Tan” {that is brown lite} was talking about Obama

  14. CRAIG CLOSE permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:21 am

    I also hate Sara Palin and what she stands for, she is an idiot of the first class. She is also a hypocrite because she says one thing and practices another with here own family. Anybody that preaches family values and then lets her 15 year old daughter get pregnant is a hypocrite. She has job or cannot support herself and is probably getting welfare from the State of Alaska. The even kicked Levi Johnson out after the election so he wouldn’t contact with there daughter or the baby. She quit her job as the Governor of Alaska and she is the epitome of being a quitter unless it brings big bucks to her. Or the other angle is the Peter Principle of which one gets promoted to there point of incompetence. If the Republican party wanted to give something away during the campaign they have helped someone that is homeless and need some help to get back on there feet. That someone should have been a single mother with two or three children to raise and gotten her a job and some clothes so she could go to the interviews to gat that job. The $100,000 spent on Palin’s Wardrobe is rediculous when she probably had the clothes already being that she was a governor of a state.

    • Freeme permalink
      November 28, 2009 10:39 am

      you have been drinking too much kool aid. Take the RED PILL to wake up!

    • Jim permalink
      November 28, 2009 3:07 pm

      Spellcheck won’t help you because you are virtually illiterate.

    • Allan permalink
      November 28, 2009 3:45 pm

      Craig, You think she can’t support herself? As Governor of Alaska she had to make a financial disclosure for the first 6 months of this year.
      One item $1.25 million signing advance from HarperCollins. That’s the equivalent of 10 years of her former salary as governor. And since them there will have been similar payments on delivery of manuscript, release of book, etc.
      I think she’s off Alaska state welfare for a long time to come.

      Oh and Bristol was 17 – legal in Alaska. But I realize facts are mutable to a 57 stater

      • alan g permalink
        November 28, 2009 5:55 pm

        would you mind if i use that 57 stater line? That fits so well for these goofballs who are against what is right.

    • Spartan79 permalink
      November 28, 2009 4:25 pm

      Jeez, Craig! I know what your name means. Craig Close has a case of PDS so severe that he’s close to clinically insane. I’ll bet the mental health department has a little van with a padded room in back and two attendants bearing a coat with really really long sleeves on permanent standby waiting outside his home. About the fifth week Palin’s book perches atop the NYT bestseller list they’ll hear a load pop (Craig’s head exploding) and will rush in to take him away for a long rest. They’re coming to take you away, ha ha! They’re coming to take you away, ho ho! Don’t worry. Nurse Ratched has lots of nice coloring books and crayola for you.

    • alan g permalink
      November 28, 2009 5:51 pm

      At least she’s not a communist like the one that idiots like you voted for.

    • betty boop permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:50 pm

      Somehow, Craig, I can’t see that you’ve really elevated the intellectual caliber of this argument one bit. I bet your teachers were unionized, weren’t they? Why not try taking an English as a second language class, honey. You might learn something. Especially if your classmates are from some God-forsaken Communist Hell-hole where they had to scrape for generations to come to the US. Where in God’s name do they go from here? Sarah Palin stands for the kind of America everyone else in the world wants, and we are giving away. Wake up, and pay attention.

    • November 28, 2009 7:41 pm

      Indeed you hate Sarah Palin. This was the only contextually accurate thing you said.

      You hate everything she stands for you said.

      Ok so lets see. She rooted out one of the biggest corruption rings in the country and brought it to an end and wiped out the Alaska Republican old boy machine to do it.

      So you are for more corruption, because as you said, you are against what she stands for.

      Sarah Palin cut the expenses of the governors office by 80% over her predecessor. So obviously you want more tax dollars going to comfort politicians.

      Palin sent more money home to the citizens while cutting the Alaska budget while maintaining state services. So you are against government efficiency.

      If Palin didn’t stand up for her values she and Bristol would have had an abortion. Here I believe you are being honest because I am quite confident that a modern women who chose to have 5 kids and no abortions truly offends you. Abortion is after all, the sacrament of the extreme leftist church.

      Palin left the governors chair for obvious reasons, she was going into her lame duck session in the legislature while people like you were exploiting a loophole in the state ethics law that was costing the state million of dollars investigating bogus ethics complaints. Palin also wanted to take on Obama directly and couldn’t do that from Alaska.

      On the other hand, Obama was a do nothing state senator who voted present 130 plus times, Obama was a do nothing US Senator who started running for president shortly after he got in the Senate by sleezy means (Jack Ryan). As a US Senator Obama had no significant legislation, was drunk on earmark spending and held exactly ZERO hearings for the subcommittee he chaired. So in other words, Obama quit being a state senator and a US Senator and just chose to milk it for the paycheck.

      The money spent on her clothes for the campaign was campaign money and the clothes were donated to charity afterwards. Most of the clothes she never saw because they had to buy the same outfits in several different sizes because they weren’t sure as to her exact size.

      By the way you sexist bigot, women are higher maintenance with clothes than men are, so this is in reality nothing more than an attack on women who dare run for office.

      Obama spent $293,000 PER HOUR in the month of October and took illegal overseas campaign contributions…. but that is ok because he is male right?

      Your hate is typical, but it pales in comparison to your ignorance, which you are obviously very proud of.

    • Paul permalink
      November 28, 2009 11:28 pm

      Um.. Craig, is it? Her daughter was 18 not 15. If you say, oh there’s no difference. Uh yes there very much is. When you turn 18 you can vote, smoke cigarettes, and a group of other things. At 15 can you do that? No.

  15. November 28, 2009 10:41 am

    What is truly sad is that this vermin, Craig Close, probably actually believes the ridiculous lies that it is spewing.

    That’s the greatest strength of the enemies of America; they can gull the subhuman vermin who lives amongst – and largely parasitically off of – Americans.

  16. Tom permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:45 am

    Question–Did Sarah impregnate her daughter? of course not.
    question–Did Sarah spend the money for the clothes? of course not.
    question–Is the epitome of a quitter one who writes a book about her recent experiences and answers to some of todays problems? I don’t think your definition fits.
    question–what are her family practices that you personally know of?
    the rest of your post is incoherent and the only truth I saw in the post was that you hate Sarah Palin. If you repent GOD will forgive you.

    • November 28, 2009 10:25 pm

      Craig Close..I started not to comment because your mind seems set already..but I will. I will not reply to all of your clap-trap statements, because let’s face it, you are an idiot if you believe all that you wrote. Just to cover a few,(1) As to her pregnant daughter and her stand on family values, did your parents have family values? If so, did you get their permission before you had sex?? Doubt it!! (2) You assume that she is on welfare. Where is the proof?? She got a $1.7million advance on her book and has since sold over 300,000 with the publisher planning to print around 1.5 million more. I don’t believe she would qualify for welfare. (3) Levi Johnson left because he couldn’t accept the responsibility of fatherhood, and though reconciliations have been attempted, he wants no part of it. (4) You really outdo yourself with the quitter comment of unless she sees “big bucks”. If this was why, then why would she need or want Alaskan welfare?? She resigned because of the frivilous lawsuits which she had to fight against. Unlike most other states, Alaska provides no funds for anyone in office and she was inundated with junk suits which cost her personally over $1.5 million. She felt that she could not do her job as governor and spend so much time in court. (5..and I quit with this one) Her campaign wardrobe was for the most part loaned to her or donated to her. The loans were returned and the donated things were given to charity along with the very few things which were purchased. I do hope that you learned from this…or do you just throw dirt and run??

  17. Charlie permalink
    November 28, 2009 12:18 pm

    There is something comical about Palin bashers, but at the same time tragic for all. They are the same people who, when asked during the Presidential campaign: “Tell me just one thing that OBAMA has done, just one?” got a blank stare on their face then stood silent and bewildered. However there were some few who might have ventured the bold response: “Oh Yah! Well what about Hope & Change?” Really thoughtful folks, eh?

    Ain’t it fun to watch them say “She’s nothing! She’s incompetent! She’s irrelevant! Then spend all their waking hours trying to counter what is screamingly obvious to the rest of the country, even the World? Actually, it shows how desparate they really are.

    She is somebody that can, and probably will, burst their bubble and shatter “their” liberal/Marxist future.

    Cheers, Charlie

  18. William Grubbs permalink
    November 28, 2009 2:51 pm

    The 2010 elections look like the Republicans will take the House and 5-8 seats in the Senate and will freeze all of Obama’s initiatives.

    By 2012, our deficits will be overwhelming. Even if we tax all income above $75K at 100%, we will only raise $550 billion — chump change in the face of trillion dollar deficits.

    If Palin stays the course of her conservative positions, she will be viewed as the “stop the insanity – back to basics” candidate and Obama will be positioned as a failed experiment, not to be repeated.

    As a registered Democrat for 34 years, I am learning to pucker up and say “President Palin”.

    • alan g permalink
      November 28, 2009 6:02 pm

      I am a also a registered democrat. I am getting fed up with the way the democratic party has been hijacked by a bunch of left wing radicals who have no clue what being an American means.

      • betty boop permalink
        November 28, 2009 6:58 pm

        Wooo Hoooo, Democrats – I’m a Libertarian through and through for many years, and have found much to be thankful for in the Conservative movement in recent months. Sarah may just be one of them. If the conservative members of the RNC can focus on returning this country to our strong, stable and proud origins, I think most of the populace would rally to the cause of our future. (PS-it was David Horowitz who first convinced me of the wrong-ness of the Left about 20 years ago).

    • Sapwolf permalink
      November 28, 2009 11:08 pm

      Excellent way to look at it. You get her.

      Commonsense Conservatism

      Stop the madness!

  19. Ron permalink
    November 28, 2009 3:15 pm

    I think Tina’s arrogance is based on her ignorance. She , against almost everyone in business world as well as foreign debt holders, seems to think Obama’s Great Debt Society is a sensible , forward looking idea. She won’t open her eyes to acorn, charlie rangel , murtha , climate gate but only keeps looking down her nose at Palin . A lot of people who wouldn’t care, hate bullies and stick up for Palin because of the pompous morons like Tina or Sally Quinn or countless others. You ought to try reporting on an actual story that benefits society not trivial gossip. She and Obama seems dumber than Palin to me.

  20. November 28, 2009 5:52 pm

    The background and “governing experience” of both Obama and Biden combined doesn’t begin to compare to what Sarah Palin has done in her years as Mayor, Governor and VP candidate. Both Obama and Biden remind me of the old saying, “neither of them could figure their way out of a paper bag”, unless they had cohorts like those with them now ruining our Nation in Washington, DC. Go Palin Go !!

  21. j c original permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:11 pm

    Note to Truthteller,
    The entire political world know’s the ‘africa is a state’ comment never happened, it was transmitted by a left-wing blogger and spread by rookies in the Media.
    When it comes to trust and experience, Obama embraced corruption, rejoiced in it, moving his redistribution agenda forward.
    Sarah saw corruption and literally shot it, As governor, all Alaskan’s received dividend check,not from printing or borrowing, but from staying within a budget. Imagine that..

  22. greg permalink
    November 28, 2009 6:35 pm

    Sarah Palin’s book has sold probably 1 million copies by now, thousands line up to get a book signed, and any event that she attends is filled to maximum capacity. Palin has common sense, and a great deal of first hand knowledge as to how things actually work, both in the private sector and in politics. She is not the cardboard cutout that we typically see propped up in front of a TV camera, she is a real, honest to goodness person. True, she hasn’t mastered the DC ability to spew out thousands of words which mean absolutely nothing, but then again, I hope she doesn’t learn that.

    Tina Brown on the other hand, probably couldn’t fill a tiny coffee shop with people who are willing to listen to her say anything. The fact that she appears on the low rated MSNBC shows gives me an idea of how big a crowd she’d attract.

  23. William James Ward permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:18 pm

    It is heartening to see so many Palin supporting comments. The
    revolting left will tear at her as long as she is on the political
    scene. The sorry part of her detractors is that they have no
    candle to hold up to her, only darkness and thus see nothing.
    I admire her accomplishments. For ten years I sat on a City Council
    with the last two as Mayor, small city and big problems. Fighting
    the State Government, County Government and wealthy business
    interests all the time to protect the citizenry from being
    trashed by jobbery , well it’s a long story, I prevailed.
    Being in the right is what counts, people do not miss that.

    My point is that unless you are similarly experienced in what
    she must have gone through, the stress is enormous, the personal
    attacks withering but she has come out on top and is doing fine.
    She has and enormous accomplishment, enormous. American voters
    were not understanding, to used to not paying attention and
    giving time to thought. Obama promised smooth and easy answers,
    one liners which have proven out to be one lie on top of another.
    He being a shuck and jive snake oil salesmen, not to degrade the
    snakes but hey what a con, that he was not seen for what he was
    by the majority of voters just put the screws to possibly four
    years of American life. Maybe there are enough cogent thinkers
    available to make the difference and prepare to get us out from
    under the pile of debris that is being laid on us. Obama is just
    one man and one on one he looses to Sarah Palin in a big way.
    Sarah Palin has earned our respect, Obama is destroying America
    and we need to pray that there are a whole lot Sarah Palins in the
    wings to help restore America so there will be a future. I have
    been in both political parties and now consider myself independent,
    I preach good cop bad cop, the parties have been playing us like
    fools all along…….WJW

  24. Rhodi permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:48 pm

    I am surprised by how many democrats and independents have turned away from Obama and are now willing to consider Sarah Palin…I personally think she’s great and refreshing–I always have since she hit the natl. political scene last year; but I’m wondering what the motive is? It seems to me that Obama is doing exactly what he said he was planning to do–at least, what I heard him say during the election. I’m just curious.

  25. Sapwolf permalink
    November 28, 2009 11:05 pm

    Finished her book.

    Great book.

    She’ll be President come Jan. 2013.

    Her numbers are already improving vs. Obama and everything is lining up perfectly for this lady.

    She’ll be a great leader of the country, and do her gender proud.

  26. Walt permalink
    November 29, 2009 12:16 am


    I don’t know what universe you have been living in when you say “Obama is doing exactly what he said he was planning to do … during the election”

    No one ever heard ‘exactly what he was planning on doing’, he never said! That is what made it so frustrating to folks like me who never understood how others could vote for anyone simply for (undefined) Hope and Change.

    Well, you have seen it now and I dare say you don’t like it – anyone with a bit of common sense wouldn’t. But the truly indoctrinated will still proclaim his greatness, even though (like Rhodi) they have no idea what they are talking about – and unwilling to accept that they have been had.

    NOW you have seen what this man and his administration are capable of, and in what direction it will continue to fester. If you are not worried for your country, our way of life and the future of your children and grandchildren, then there is no hope for you!

  27. betty boop permalink
    November 29, 2009 2:02 am

    Walt- I agree that we did not have Obama’s exact agenda before the election, but if you read his books, you had a pretty good idea of his driving philosophy (not unlike Mein Kampf). Ben Stein just published an article in NewsMax called I Fear The Angry President (or something like that). He quotes his friend, a psychiatrist, who picked up on this early on. Well, I read Obama’s book Dreams of My Father when it first came out (5 years ago?) and my first and major comment was that he wrote well (now that’s up for conjecture, too), and he seemed like an angry guy. But look around you at all the Libs you know…. the overriding motivation among all of them seems to be some grievance which they insist needs reprisal. True Conservatives, like Sarah Palin don’t have this rage-filled backdrop. Listen to a real Conservative, and you’ll hear about positives, dreams and concrete plans, not complaining about all the wrongs that have been done them.


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