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Giuliani’s Exploring N.Hampshire.Romney’s Nightmare/Palin’s Hope Media Missing Boat Looking At Christie

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on September 30, 2011

The media, with their flavor of the month attempt at a political reality show, as Sarah Palin so rightly described what is happening, is flitting from candidate to candidate, trying  to drum up excitement and sell whatever media they work for.


Daniels/Pawlenty/Bachmann/Perry have come and gone, to one degree or another, after massive media puff ups. This is happening because the putative front runner, Romney, adds no color or excitement that they can work up, so friend and foe alike are raised into some level of lather or excitement. They have even dragged up the political dead end of Mike Huckabee today, with  another in the series of “will he run-he’s seriously considering it” nonsense, which was shot down straight away.


The media beat up du jour is of course Chris Christie. He has denied that he will run so many times that it is embarrassing to see the level of degradation of journalism that has ensued, as they try to make “No” into “Yes.” Some have milked this scenario by advising that if Christie succumbed to their siren song it would be unfair to him. This because it would “endanger his health.” So they will have been a significant party to that scenario, and would of course have plenty of articles to write about, like “The tragedy of Christie.” It’s all very  sad.


What is also very sad is that the media are missing the true story. It was hardly remarked on that Giuliani’s team is in New Hampshire making a final exploratory bid. Final, because time is running out due to the need to register as a candidate. Giuliani himself stated clearly on Fox that he was still thinking of running and would decide by the end of October, which is the cut off date for entry in reality, due to the process requirements.


It is Giuliani who is the nightmare candidate for Romney, not Perry or Huckabee. If Palin declares and picks up the support that initially went to Bachmann in Iowa and pulls off a win there, she would be very strongly placed for South Carolina. 


The tenor of this article was, most interestingly, promoted by the uber-Palin supporting site “Conservatives4Palin” There is, I believe, a significant advantage for an eventual Palin/Giuliani ticket as set out at the link.


Romney would expect to win New Hampshire handily, but if Giuliani, as a fellow East Coast establishment-centrist representative, was in the mix, Romney and Giuliani could very well split the establishment vote (with Huntsman also taking votes from Romney). This result could give Palin the win if she was, after Iowa, the last true conservative left standing. In one New Hampshire poll Giuliani was highly placed, as he was also when added to the mix in Florida, another key Romney state.


With all three states in the bag then, with the large industrial states on a proportional allocation basis, thus blunting a Romney advantage further, Palin could be well on her way to the nomination. If Donald Trump, as seems very possible, endorses her too, she would have it sewn up.

REFERENCES:
Perry 20%/Giuliani 14%/ Palin13% Marist Poll

Huntsman campaign moves to New Hampshire after gaining traction

Rudy Giuliani sends a key emissary to New Hampshire to test a possible run

Top Giuliani advisor meets with New Hampshire Republicans

Enter Palin/Giuliani stage right and stage left

Trump run will ensure Obama election unless he endorses Palin
ORIGINAL POST AT:M.JOSEPH SHEPPARD’S “A POINT OF VIEW”

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Jon Stewart Descends Into The Palin Derangement Syndrome Pit-The Sorrow & The Pity

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on September 30, 2011

I watched, until now, Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” as, even though he presents in general a left-wing point to of view, he does have, on occasion, conservatives presenting their side. He gives them a harder time, in  my opinion, than he does leftists, but so does e.g. Bill O’Reilly when talking to conservatives. Fair enough, people should be able to defend their point of view in the face of hard questions.

Stewart is genuinely funny sometimes, and genuinely childish at other times. The latter reflecting what appears to be the average age of his studio audience, but he has a job to do, so you take the good with the bad. He can be totally fair and balanced, for example he has denigrated the administration’s involvement with Solyandra (whilst walking  it back a bit in discussing it with Bill O’Reilly,  unfortunately).

What I have particularly admired has been his, as I have judged it, fair treatment of Sarah Palin. When other leftist sites have ranged from near insane, to snotty-nosed dismissive, Stewart has been genuinely fair to her. In fact, when the media went PDS insane over the 24,000 emails that were released concerning her term as governor, he mocked them relentlessly for their ridiculous witch hunt.

However, sadly and strangely, just when it appears that Palin may not run and poses no threat to the Democrats, Stewart’s show engaged in a distortion which one would expect from the likes of Daily Kos. Why would he do this? After all this time, could he not resist a cheap shot at Palin?  Perhaps he sees that if she does enter the race she might have a strong effect on it to the Dems’ (or the GOP establishment’s choice) prospects? It is puzzling and sad to see someone whom I respected for intellectual honesty descend to the level of PDS.

In this clip, “Moment of Zen,” which Stewart uses as a funny ha ha  piece to close his show, he has Palin  appear a hypocrite by, in one shot, denigrating polls  -“They are for strippers and skiers” -and in the next clip appearing to laud her poll result where she came in the top three.

If that were the truth of the matter, Stewart would have just cause to make the presentation. However. if the entire interview with Palin is viewed uncut, as it is in the Greta van Susteren interview below, it is clearly seen that he took her comments entirely out of context.

From 6:38 on in the interview the truth of the matter is clear. Greta is discussing Herman Cain’s excellent poll result in Florida and suggests it was a surprise to the media. Palin responds by saying it is “humorous the way the media covers  these candidates as flavor of the month” and builds them up only to tear them down. She then uses as an example of media distortion that the media uses polls in that quest:  showing that one television station showed her way down in the polls but ignoring another which had her way up in the polls. Stewart took the end bit of that and contrasted it, disingenuously I think, with the speech in Iowa where she decried polls in general.

If someone of Stewart’s previous stature and character can resort to such distortion so early in the piece, it is frightening to contemplate to what levels the Obama support team, in the overtly leftist media, will go to in attacking Palin if she does run.  The right must maintain total vigilance and answer these attacks with the truth, over and over, till they, the progressive left and their enablers in the MSM, are shamed and cowed.

 

ORIGINAL POST AT;M.JOSEPH SHEPPARD’S ” A POINT OF VIEW”

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Gov. Palin on Freedom Watch: Will Not Tip Hand on 2012 Plans

Posted by Ron Devito on September 29, 2011

“I hold my political cards close to my chest. Don’t look for a decision in 24 hours. I am still in deliberations,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said in her interview tonight with Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch from her Wasilla, Alaska studio. Fox Business had promoted the segment as being a possible venue where Gov. Palin could announce her intentions. In Titles, Shackles, Decisions, and Respect, I discussed Fox trying to get Gov. Palin to tip her hand for the past nine months.

Gov. Palin had heard the prior segment in which colleague Juan Williams said that he thought “it was nasty of Gov. Palin to refer to Herman Cain as ‘flavor of the month.'” Judge Napolitano informed Williams that she never referred to Cain in that fashion and he accepted the correction. But, Gov. Palin fired back during her segment, “I think it’s nasty when a colleague says something without knowing what he’s talking about! I never said ‘Herman Cain is flavor of the week.'” Gov. Palin said the media was ginning up the “flavor of the week” cycle that has afflicted the 2012 GOP field of declared candidates and hopefuls.

When asked about the value of debates, Gov. Palin said that they “do offer a window into what a candidate stands for” and a means by which to vet candidates, but emphasized it is the voters’ responsibility to do their homework and study the candidates. A 10-second soundbite, or even interviews such as she does with Fox do not provide sufficient information on candidates, she said.

Judge Napolitano asked Gov. Palin which candidates she preferred: “the big government compassionate conservatives or the small government types.” “I’m with whomever understands that smaller, smarter government is best and that the government which governs least governs best,” Gov. Palin said. She recounted how in her experience local government tends to be more responsive and more efficient. As the government gets more remote and larger, it becomes more dismissive of people’s needs, she said.

Gov. Palin said the permanent political class in both parties needs to be retired. She said crony capitalism and corporate welfare are bi-partisan problems, as both parties have embraced them. Solyndra is a the poster-child of Crony Capitalism on Steroids.

In the first segment, NY-13 Rep. Michael Grimm – one of Gov. Palin’s endorsed candidates in 2010 – spoke about the FBI investigation of Solyndra’s activities. Congressman Grimm also advocated for a smaller government that provides an opportunity for everyone to thrive, thus he shares in Gov. Palin’s Reagan Conservatism.

Gov. Palin Talks to Judge Napolitano, 9-29-2011 retrieved from SarahNET.

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Which Title Doesn’t Governor Palin Need?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 29, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Since Governor Palin’s On the Record appearance Tuesday night, the blogosphere and media outlets have been buzzing with opinions that she’s not running for president in 2012. Her conversation with Greta Van Susteren left some to ponder, perhaps more than ever, if she has decided not to relinquish her freedom–not to be shackled–for the sake of a title. Comments left in various and sundry places revealed that some people were angry, some were confused, some were frustrated, while some remained encouraged. No one was unmoved, however. No one was without some type of reaction. No one was neutral. It was, quite simply, that consequential an interview, if for no other reason than that viewers deemed it so.

I saw the same interview everyone else saw. I saw the full interview twice, and I saw portions of it several times. Allow me to offer my perspective. Please note that this is just a theory. It is one that some will dismiss immediately, and perhaps that’s the deserved response. However, it may also be a theory that some will think long and hard about, and I’d like to think there’s merit in that as well. Which category you fall into remains to be seen.

Last night, as I rewatched the Governor’s exchange with Greta, something jumped out at me that had not caught my attention the first time. It begins at 9:25 into the video. Please watch it again. Governor Palin says:

Through my process of decision-making with my family and with my close friends as to whether I should throw my name in the hat for the GOP nomination or not for 2012, is a title worth it…does a title shackle a person? Are they–someone like me who’s maverick, you know, I do go rogue, and I call it like I see it, and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively and to find solutions to the problems that our country is facing, somebody like me–is a title and is a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what political pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to effect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.

So here’s my theory, which I offer in the form of a question: Is it possible that Governor Palin is contemplating a third party/Independent run for the presidency in 2012? Is it possible that the title she’s referring to, that she repeatedly says she doesn’t need, is not the title of President of the United States, as some are fearing, but rather the title she mentions in the above quote: GOP nominee? Again, some will dismiss this idea automatically because 1) it doesn’t make sense in their political minds, 2) success would be a nearly impossible task, or 3) she said previously she wasn’t in favor of such a strategy.

To point one, I offer this: she’s unconventional and has prognosticated, “Mark my word, it is going to be an unconventional type of election process.” What would be more unconventional than what I am theorizing?

To point two, Neil Cavuto offers this perspective on the prospects of a third party success story:

How many outside-the-Petri dish candidates would have made it if so many weren’t so busy insisting they couldn’t possibly make it?

Me? I can’t take it.

Remember, no one has voted.

So I hardly think it fair anyone’s voted off.

Besides, we could do worse than looking for our next leader outside the usual Petri dish…

More here.

Furthermore, Governor Palin told Greta she believes she can win. She said she wouldn’t even be considering running without that confidence. Does that confidence disappear when she contemplates a third party run? I think not. I submit, rather, that she believes she has the name recognition, the record, and the boots on the ground to win period.

To point 3, let’s have Governor Palin speak for herself. She told Sean Hannity as recently as June:

You know what? A year ago, I would have said, “Please don’t even consider a third party. We’ve got to sure up what is good and strong and principled within the Republican Party, and we’ve got to run on a Republican ticket, stand strong on the planks and a strong platform that is the GOP.” Well, I think conditions have changed in this last year…Well, too many in the GOP are still resistant and resisting that movement of this new crop of common sense conservatives. And if they’re not careful in the GOP, there will be a third party rise-up, just like back in the day when the Whigs finally went away and Republicans rose up. That is what the GOP should be fearing today: the electorate will get fed up with business as usual in the GOP, and a third party will rise up–not that I want to see that because I still have belief, strongly, that the GOP planks are best for our country, but just the machine that runs the GOP has got to be very careful.

See that video here.

This takes us back to her conversation with Greta Tuesday night. Her biggest contemplation–perhaps what she’s been struggling with and what’s been delaying her decision–is whether securing the GOP nomination title is worth the cost of being shackled to the machine, to the establishment–with all its cronyism, permanent middle class pandering, and resistance to common sense conservatism. In other words, there’s too much business as usual going on. Perhaps this is Governor Palin’s struggle. And yes, Greta did go on to discuss that one could be more effective as President than on the sidelines. And yes, the Governor responded to Greta by insisting she could have an impact regardless. But what did the Governor then say? She commented that one must decide, “Which is the place for that candidate to be?” She spoke about the process of decision-making a candidate endures, not a private citizen simply deciding whether or not to be a candidate. Is it possible she and Greta were having two different conversations? You decide.

Some supporters went to bed discouraged after the interview, and some were furious, for they thought Governor Palin, when talking about “which is the place” to be, meant inside or outside the race altogether. I’m suggesting that maybe “the place” she’s pondering is something completely different. I’m suggesting she might be pondering whether she should fight this battle for America’s future inside the Party or outside, if she should take the road less traveled, as Robert Frost would say, or go the way most others have gone and all are expected to go.

Governor Palin intends to do things her way, for her previous national experience as a GOP candidate left her with a bad taste in her mouth. Did she not mention to Greta the 2008 VP campaign in which she was “being molded, being shaped…being caricatured by those around [her], which prohibits the freedom that one needs to really make a difference, and influence, and begin some aggressive debate that is needed”? Indeed, she did.

Again, this is simply my theory, for I certainly have no inside information. Each of you must weigh its value for yourself. If nothing else, it should provoke some thought and hopefully some conversation. As for me, upon watching the interview the second time, I no longer felt the suffocating blanket of heaviness that rained down via social media comments Tuesday night. Instead, I felt encouraged that Governor Palin is in a struggle to decide, not whether to right America’s ship, but the best possible method she should use to do so–and this is as weighty a decision as the first.

Is it possible I’m wrong about this whole thing? Sure it is. But is it possible that I might be on to something? The answer to this is the same as the first. I don’t know which road Governor Palin will take in all this, but I am certain of this one thing: wherever the road leads her, she’ll find me still walking beside her when she arrives.

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Happy Rosh HaShanah 5772 – “L’Shanah Tovah”

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on September 29, 2011

Today is the first day the Jewish New Year, which began at sundown last night.  One of the important observances of Rosh HaShanah is the blowing of the shofar:

The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the shofar). The holiday is instituted in Leviticus 23:24-25.

Shofar: Click to hear it blow!The shofar is a ram’s horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet. One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue. A total of 100 notes are sounded each day. There are four different types of shofar notes: tekiah, a 3 second sustained note; shevarim, three 1-second notes rising in tone, teruah, a series of short, staccato notes extending over a period of about 3 seconds; and tekiah gedolah (literally, “big tekiah”), the final blast in a set, which lasts (I think) 10 seconds minimum. Click the shofar above to hear an approximation of the sound of Tekiah Shevarim-Teruah Tekiah. The Bible gives no specific reason for this practice. One that has been suggested is that the shofar’s sound is a call to repentance. The shofar is not blown if the holiday falls on Shabbat.

Rosh HaShanah is celebrated around the world by people of the Jewish faith.  For a more complete description of the meaning and customs of Rosh HaShanah, the first two of the ten Days of Awe, or High Holy Days,  leading up to Yom Kippur, see here  and  here.

Recognizing their roots in the Jewish faith, many Christians celebrate Rosh HaShanah also.  CBN will broadcast their annual Rosh HaShanah celebration tonight.

On behalf of the authors at the Sarah Palin Information Blog, I want to wish all of our Jewish friends and readers “L’shana tovah tikatev v’etahetem.”   We wish you all the blessings of this holiday season.  May your year ahead be good and sweet.

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Titles, Shackles, Decisions, and Respect

Posted by Ron Devito on September 29, 2011

Many so-called supporters of Gov. Palin are aghast that she suggested a title could shackle and take away her freedom. There’s quite a bit of “she owes us,” “she’s not running,” and “she better run” being thrown around the comment boards on all the Palin sites.

Our Support is of Our Own Free Will

Nothing in her statements with Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night indicated a GO/NO GO on a POTUS run – nothing that is, except words that supporters who should know better put in her mouth.

We want Gov. Palin to run for President and have been egging her on for three years now. Many of us wanted her to run when wanting her to run was “not cool.” We supported her knowing that she might not run.

Second, no one forced anyone to support Gov. Palin. She did not extort, bribe, con, or cajole our support. We gave it willingly of our own volition. She does not owe us anything and people who think they’re owed need to get over it and get over themselves – especially those who think they did so much that she owes them a paid position. For those “supporters” who didn’t get the memo, Gov. Palin is not for sale, does not run a pay-to-play operation and is not a crony capitalist.

Respecting Gov. Palin’s Decision-Making Process

Third, Gov. Palin will make her decision on her terms after carefully considering all the factors, including – and especially – whether she can be more effective doing what she does now, or more effective campaigning for – and hopefully – winning the Presidency. Support means respecting her decision whatever it may be. It’s mind-boggling that some of the same supporters who want her to run for President and announce right now are ready to jump ship if she doesn’t do things their way and on their schedule. We’re back to some people needing to get over themselves.

Gov. Palin Will Not Tip Her Hand

Fourth, Gov. Palin made a promise on at least four different occasions to a local Alaskan radio show that they would be the first to know of her decision to run or not. Every interviewer on Fox News has tried to get Gov. Palin to tip her hand or announce on their shows in practically every airing over the past nine months. They have asked just about every permutation and combination of the same question. I learned to expect it long ago when watching these shows to write my synopses. This was discussed at length in Gov. Palin’s September 12 interview with Greta Van Susteren where she said she was tired of “giving the same dopey answers” to the 2012 question. Gov. Palin does not break promises and she is not going to betray her own confidence. Newbies are not expected to know this, but veteran supporters should know better. This should be old news to any long-time supporter of Gov. Palin’s. Fox News is simply not going to be the first place of her announcement. Bob and Mark is.

Gov. Palin’s Actions Suggest a POTUS Run

Fifth, Gov. Palin’s actions over the past year point squarely to a POTUS run. The epic Facebook Note to the 2010 Congress was a 16-paragraph Presidential position paper. She traveled to India and Israel and is set to travel to South Korea. In her travels, she met with heads of state. She hired a chief of staff, replaced her prior neo-con foreign policy advisers with a Reagan Conservative, developed five-point military and economic policies, and conducted bus tours in the Northeast and Midwest. She has developed substantive and sophisticated policies on health care, national security, quantitative easing, and entitlement reform. She has thrice been to Iowa in as many months. She has withstood the harshest media scrutiny of any candidate in well over 100 years. These are not the actions of a high-profile activist who just wants to make noise and money. The people who are latching on to the “title/shackle” line and getting ready to jump out of windows missed the other line which clearly indicates a possible intent to run:

“I would not have gone this far if I didn’t think I could beat [Obama].”

I don’t think she has beer summits in mind and Gov. Palin does not play golf.

About Those Titles and Shackles

Gov. Palin knows full well what she can do without a title versus what she can do with one. She only has a couple of decades experience. She also knows very well what could happen to her influence if she chooses not to run. But, Gov. Palin understands that yes, a title can shackle. She’s been there and done that.

The matter of handlers trying to mold and shape Gov. Palin would probably not be much of an issue during the primary campaign. After all, she would be the boss. If handlers try to insult her intelligence, Gov. Palin could simply show them the door and tell the handlers in question to go handle themselves. The general election is where she could lose that autonomy. The GOP establishment would be an integral part of a Palin campaign (or anyone else’s for that matter) and could make demands that she would have to comply with as a condition of their support. Remember that George H.W. Bush was not President Reagan’s choice for Vice President. The party forced his hand. Gov. Palin has intimate and extensive knowledge of this having been McCain’s running mate. She knows what goes on in national campaigns, because she was in one. Her heart-felt concern is legitimate. Gov. Palin is a stateswoman and a citizen public servant. She is not a machine politician.

Absent a title, Gov. Palin enjoys unbridled freedom to shape the political debate on her terms, but quite possibly with much less influence. The next title gives her the ability to sign or veto legislation and treaties, and make decisions about war and peace – that is lead this nation.

The Summons and Finishing Some Unfinished Business

Gov. Palin is carefully considering this for all the right reasons. She’s not pursuing a title or power. She knows the Presidency is a calling. She knows she’s been summoned. It’s public service and sacrifice. She wants to do what’s right for this country and discharge the duties of that office unbeholden to anyone.

Yes, we want her to run. None of the other candidates possess a single one of her leadership traits. The others simply fail to inspire. But, we cannot let our zeal for her running turn into petulant demands, whining that “she owes us,” and putting words in her mouth she never said. It was NJ Gov. Chris Christie who said he was not running on Tuesday night, not Gov. Palin.

Gov. Palin knows that if she runs, failure is not an option.

There’s also an historic element should she run that amplifies failure not being an option. You see, Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton left some unfinished business.

Somehow, I think Gov. Palin is going to show little girls of this country exactly what they can do…

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RedState Poll; June Palin 27%/Perry21%-September Palin 50% Perry 8%

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on September 29, 2011

The results speak for  themselves don’t they, and reflect, once again, and poll after poll, that the rank and file activists at major activist sites want Palin.


Red State Poll in June:



And after the Rick Perry/Michele Bachman hype collapse (and now the Cain hype) in September too date;







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L’shanah tovah! Happy New Year!

Posted by Ron Devito on September 28, 2011

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

We wish our friends in the Jewish community a shanah tovah u’metukah – a happy and sweet new year!

 

Rosh Hashanah is the time for new beginnings and, for me personally, I’ve always considered the new season as providing an opportunity for clear thinking about priorities.

 

God bless our Jewish friends, and may Israel be blessed with peace and strength as she continues to innovate and prosper and befriend our own great nation.

 

May this new year be filled with manifestations of our respect for our ally Israel and our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundations.

 

- Sarah Palin

 

Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150312330948435.

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Palin: L’shanah tovah! Happy New Year!

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 28, 2011

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page earlier this evening:

We wish our friends in the Jewish community a shanah tovah u’metukah – a happy and sweet new year!

 Rosh Hashanah is the time for new beginnings and, for me personally, I’ve always considered the new season as providing an opportunity for clear thinking about priorities.

God bless our Jewish friends, and may Israel be blessed with peace and strength as she continues to innovate and prosper and befriend our own great nation.

May this new year be filled with manifestations of our respect for our ally Israel and our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundations.

- Sarah Palin

Cross posted to Sarah Palin Blog

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Now He’s Blaming Europe

Posted by Ron Devito on September 28, 2011

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

On Monday, during a fundraiser in California, President Obama declare that Europe’s debt problems and their inability to solve them was “scaring the world.” He went on to explain that Europeans “have not fully healed from the crisis back in 2007 and never fully dealt with the challenges that their banking system faced” and that “they’re trying to take responsible actions, but those actions haven’t been quite as quick as they need to be.”

This of course is coming from a President who has done nothing to deal with our own country’s enormous debt crisis and who is in fact eager to incur even more debt with another useless stimulus bill (now called a “jobs bill” though the last stimulus failed to produce the jobs it promised, which is perhaps why Harry Reid doesn’t seem too eager to bring this new bill to a vote despite the President’s demands to “pass this bill”). Yes, Europe has serious debt problems, but for President Obama to be lecturing our allies about not being “quite as quick” in dealing with a debt crisis is downright hypocritical.

When his all-too-common finger-pointing is directed at Republicans, President Obama’s search for a scapegoat is swallowed as merely the typical Beltway politics of our permanent political class. But pointing fingers at our allies when they are working to get their own financial house in order is counterproductive and can have a serious negative affect on our ability to lead the free world.

One German newspaper denounced the President’s comments as “overbearing, arrogant, and absurd.” Another wrote: “The gloomy state of the economy is putting a damper on Obama’s future prospects. The optimism of the past is gone, replaced by a cheap search for a scapegoat.” And still another wrote: “That’s not how friends talk to each other. That applies particularly to friends who have themselves failed to get a handle on their own, self-made crisis.”

Can we blame them for feeling this way? Keep in mind this was a President who was supposed to make the rest of the world “like” us again.

It’s about time the President showed some leadership and took responsibility rather than campaigning on blaming everyone else for the financial mess his policies have exacerbated.

Between President Obama’s hypocritical lecture poking our allies in the eye again and one Democrat governor’s call to postpone lawfully mandated elections for two years, I suppose nothing should surprise concerned Americans anymore. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept these misguided memes. 2012 can’t come soon enough.

- Sarah Palin

 

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