Sarah Palin

Palin mocked in 2008 and now her prediction has come true

Sarah Palin was easy to mock and a compliant left-leaning media did mercilessly.

In 2008 she predicted that a vacillating Barack Obama could lead to the situation where Russia could invade the Ukraine.

Well…guess what…Russian troops have landed in the Crimea and have taken over several airfields.

Breibart.com reports:

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.

Palin said then:

After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.  Read more »

Trump sticks his oar in to give the warmists a good paddling

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He might be an ignorant chump at times, but Trump doesn’t always get it wrong. Last month he mocked fired journalist Martin Bashir over his comments about Sarah Palin, but this month he’s been giving the fruit loops stranded in ice a good shellacking on Twitter.

Via Michael Bastasch @ The Daily Caller:

Real estate mogul and billionaire Donald Trump spent the holidays ridiculing climate scientists headed to the South Pole to document global warming who instead got stuck in sea ice.

Trump made his opinions known on Twitter.   Read more »

Margaret Thatcher: The Good Reactions

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This is a selection of good reactions to the death of Margaret Thatcher. There are some real nasty reactions surfacing out there, I will expose them in a seperate post.

Mark Steyn has this wonderful quote:

In 1990, when Mrs. Thatcher was evicted from office by her ingrate party’s act of matricide, the difference she’d made was such that in all the political panel discussions on TV that evening no producer thought to invite any union leaders. No one knew their names anymore.

Daniel Hannan says Baroness Thatcher took a ruined, dishonoured and bankrupt Britain and left it prosperous, confident and free.

Margaret Thatcher, almost alone, refused to accept the inevitability of decline. She was determined to turn the country around, and she succeeded. Inflation fell, strikes stopped, the latent enterprise of a free people was awakened. Having lagged behind for a generation, we outgrew every European country in the 1980s except Spain (which was bouncing back from an even lower place). As revenues flowed in, taxes were cut and debt was repaid, while public spending – contrary to almost universal belief – rose.

Mitt Romney, defeated by Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election, hails Thatcher as a “transformational leader”.

History will enshrine Margaret Thatcher as a transformational leader who helped defeat communism, promote freedom, and bring hope to the oppressed. Her penetrating words and compelling vision will last for generations.  Read more »

Why they didn’t see it coming

Many conservatives bought into the partisan spin around Mitt Romney and his Mittmentum that failed to materialise. They bought into all the bullshit about dodgy polls. And they followed other conservative pundits blindly down the wrong alley.

It is easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber. And right-leaning outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh’s show are far more intellectually closed than CNN or public radio. If you’re a rank-and-file conservative, you’re probably ready to acknowledge that ideologically friendly media didn’t accurately inform you about Election 2012. Some pundits engaged in wishful thing; others feigned confidence in hopes that it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy; still others decided it was smart to keep telling right-leaning audiences what they wanted to hear.

But guess what?

You haven’t just been misinformed about the horse race. Since the very beginning of the election cycle, conservative media has been failing you. With a few exceptions, they haven’t tried to rigorously tell you the truth, or even to bring you intellectually honest opinion. What they’ve done instead helps to explain why the right failed to triumph in a very winnable election.

Why do you keep putting up with it?

Conservatives were at a disadvantage because Romney supporters like Jennifer Rubin and Hugh Hewitt saw it as their duty to spin constantly for their favored candidate rather than being frank about his strengths and weaknesses. What conservative Washington Post readers got, when they traded in Dave Weigel for Rubin, was a lot more hackery and a lot less informed about the presidential election.

Conservatives were at an information disadvantage because so many right-leaning outlets wasted time on stories the rest of America dismissed as nonsense. WorldNetDaily brought you birtherism. Forbes brought you Kenyan anti-colonialism. National Review obsessed about an imaginary rejection of American exceptionalism, misrepresenting an Obama quote in the process, and Andy McCarthy was interviewed widely about his theory that Obama, aka the Drone Warrior in Chief, allied himself with our Islamist enemies in a “Grand Jihad” against America. Seriously?

Conservatives were at a disadvantage because their information elites pandered in the most cynical, self-defeating ways, treating would-be candidates like Sarah Palin and Herman Cain as if they were plausible presidents rather than national jokes who’d lose worse than George McGovern.

 

The Romneyshambles

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Mitt Romeny is standing for President of the United States. That position is often described as leader of the free world, but his efforts in london suggest he might just be a tool. Not only is he tone deaf, but he said some silly things and did dumb things like on take questions from pommy reporters.

One of those pommy reporters hashtagged it #romneyshambles:

Maybe he was just trying to make up for his adviser hyping his “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” On Thursday, rather than displaying his affinity for the British, Mitt Romney insulted them by questioningthe professionalism of their Olympics planning.

“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting,” he told NBC’s Brian Williams. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.” The British press was unamused. The Telegraph’s website screamed: “Olympics: David Cameron rejects Mitt Romney’s suggestion Britain is not ready,” while The Times of London headlined the story “PM rebuffs Romney over readiness for Olympics.”

Cameron himself told reporters: “This is a time of some economic difficulty for the UK, but look at what we are capable of achieving as a nation even at a difficult economic time,” he said. “I think we will show the whole world not just that we come together as a United Kingdom but also we’re extremely good at welcoming people from across the world.”

Clearly, the same can’t be said for Romney.

“I will obviously make those points to Mitt Romney,” Cameron added. “I look forward to meeting him.”

I bet. Way to keep that “special relationship” special, Mitt.

I’ve called Romney “gaffe-tastic” before, but I found myself shocked by his tone-deaf, condescending remarks in London. I mean, we expect it in this country. Romney’s Olympics gaffe made me think about when, campaigning in Pittsburgh, the candidate insulted a local bakery by disdaining its baked goods. “I’m not sure about these cookies. They don’t look like you made them,” Romney said to the woman next to him. “No, no. They came from the local 7/11 bakery, or whatever.” In fact they came from the local Bethel Bakery, whose owner later told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell he was offended by Romney’s remarks.

Quote of the Day

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“The only person who has seen Romney’s taxes is John McCain and he took one look and picked Sarah Palin.”

– James Carville, interviewed by CBS News.

Jon Stewart on Palin

Palin won’t run

Sarah Palin has announced she won’t be running.

Sarah Palin has today announced she won’t run for the US presidency.

The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 has been sending signals that she would not run and she confirmed it in a letter sent to supporters, saying “my family comes first”.

“After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president of the United States,” she said.

The GOP looks bereft of decent candidates.

Where is the left-wing outrage over this?

Remember in the aftermath of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting many left wing journalists and bloggers blamed Sarah Palin for the actions on moron because she had put out a brochure that purportedly had targets on it. Never-mind that Democrats has similarly published “target” brochures.

Raving looney bloggers in New Zealand like Martyn Bradbury and lap-bloggers at The Standard also joined in in blaming the right wing and the Tea Party for the shooting.

I wonder though of they will be blogging against the latest left-wing viral campaign where players in an online game actually get to shoot characterisations of right-wing politicians, including Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, broadcasters Bill O’Reilly and Glen Beck amongst others.

The online first-person shooter game called Tea Party Zombies Must Die, gives players the chance move around a decaying Fox Newsstudio, killing zombie versions of presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, star of the Tea Party movement Sarah Palin, speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and right-wing broadcaster Glenn Beck using an array of weapons.

Other undead creatures players may encounter include likenesses of the former Senator for Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

They can also target a series of generic characters, of which the descriptively-named “Expresses racist views anonymously on the internet modern klan zombie” and “Factory-made blonde Fox News Barbie who has never had a problem in her life zombie”.

The game, which was created by StarvingEyes Advergaming who make games for online viral campaigns, has attracted criticism from some conservatives.

But why hasn’t it attracted the same outrage fromt he left that Sarah Palin’s campaign  brochure did?

Brent Bozell, president of Media Research Center, a right-wing media analysis organisation, said: “The liberal media have been preaching for years that conservatives are the ones who invoke violent imagery and rhetoric. Yet in the space of two days, the radical, pro-Obama left calls us ‘son-of-a-bitches’ and says they want to ‘take us out.’ And they follow that with a hideously violent game where they do just that – depicting ways of shooting prominent conservatives, presidential candidates and journalists. The news media would be in an uproar if violence had been incited against liberals. Their silence disgusts me.”

Their silence disgusts me too. Let’s see if Martyn Bradbury will publish a vitriolic laden post about the left-wing nutters who made this game or will he just explain it all away as “just a funny game”.

I’m picking he will just remain silent and continue his mad rantings about the latest baby recipes he found in John Key’s wheelie bin.

Has Palin got Pauline Hanson on her campaign team?

Very strange developments in the Sarah Palin camp. It appears they have hired Pauline Hanson.

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