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Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’

Gov. Palin: Watch this video to see which Vice President referred to Africa as a ‘nation’

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 7, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:

Photo: #TBT – Can you imagine a Vice President not knowing that Africa is a continent, not a nation? Think of how embarrassing this could be for our country if this Vice President actually referred to Africa as a "nation" while speaking to the very leaders of the sovereign nations that make up the diverse African continent. Imagine how truly embarrassing this would be if it actually happened and was caught on tape... instead of just being a lie based on false anonymous "leaks" from losing and disgruntled campaign consultants. Man, I bet if this ever REALLY happened in real life the media would be all over the story, right? Well, watch this video to see which one of us actually thinks Africa is a nation (hint: it's not me!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7S3Aq51II  #throwbackthursday - Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin
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#TBT – Can you imagine a Vice President not knowing that Africa is a continent, not a nation? Think of how embarrassing this could be for our country if this Vice President actually referred to Africa as a “nation” while speaking to the very leaders of the sovereign nations that make up the diverse African continent. Imagine how truly embarrassing this would be if it actually happened and was caught on tape… instead of just being a lie based on false anonymous “leaks” from losing and disgruntled campaign consultants. Man, I bet if this ever REALLY happened in real life the media would be all over the story, right? Well, watch this video to see which one of us actually thinks Africa is a nation (hint: it’s not me!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7S3Aq51II #throwbackthursday

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– Sarah Palin

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UPDATED! 2008 VP debate numbers far exceeded those of 2012; Paul Ryan’s ‘Sarah Palin moment’

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 13, 2012

UPDATE:

From a particularly good writeup by Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, at the Washington Times:

SAN DIEGO, October 13, 2012 – Whether you think Joe Biden got the best of Paul Ryan on Thursday night or not, they were no match for Sarah Palin when it comes to ruling the TV ratings.

And so far, Palin has gotten the better of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, too

The total number of viewers for Thursday’s vice presidential debate when adding all 12 broadcast and cable network audiences together is 51.4 million viewers according to the Nielsen company, the organization that measures television ratings. This is far below the 60 million some people breathlessly predicted.

It pales in comparison to the 70 million people who tuned in to see the much-anticipated showdown between Joe Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah “Can I call you Joe?” Palin in 2008.

Palin and Biden’s debate audience also topped the 67 million who watched the first presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

Fox News drew the largest overall audience with 10 million viewers for the 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern debate. This is just slightly less than Fox’s audience for the first Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. CBS claims the largest broadcast audience with 8.31 million viewers, just edging out ABC’s 8.29 million viewers. NBC was third with 7.85 million viewers. MSNBC recorded 4.37 million viewers, followed by CNN with 4.14 million.

Overall, the viewership is down significantly from the network audiences for the Biden – Palin Debate. ABC drew 13.1 million viewers, NBC 12.8 million and CBS 11.1 million.

Most viewers on Thursday were over 55 years old, 26.7 million, compared to only 7.1 million between the ages of 18 to 34.

It’s important to note that Nielsen does not measure the number of people watching the debate on television in offices, bars or other locations; and it does not measure anyone watching online, which would add millions of viewers to the total. Many of these viewers were likely in the younger age group not watching in great numbers on TV.

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The numbers are in for viewership of the Ryan/Biden debate.  And they don’t compare to those of the Palin/Biden debate in 2008.

Scott Collins at the Los Angeles Times writes:

Plenty of viewers wanted to see Vice President Joe Bidenface off against GOP challenger Paul D. Ryan Thursday night.

But neither man has the pull of Sarah Palin.

According to Nielsen, a total of 51.4 million total viewers watched the 90-minute Biden-Ryan debate moderated by Martha Raddatz and carried on 12 networks.

That was an impressive number but nowhere near the nearly 70 million who saw Biden and Palin duel in 2008.

Fox News came out on top of all the networks offering this year’s sole vice presidential debate, with 10 million total viewers.

That was more than MSNBC (4.4 million) and CNN (4.1 million) combined.

Among broadcasters, CBS was No. 1 with 8.3 million viewers.

From the Associated Press article at the Washington Post:

Paul Ryan debating Joe Biden wasn’t quite the same television draw as Sarah Palin versus Biden was four years ago.

An estimated 51.4 million people watched Ryan, the Republican challenger, debate Vice President Biden, a Democrat, on Thursday night, said Nielsen, the company that measures television audiences.

Four years ago, just under 70 million people watched Palin debate Biden. But that was unusual; it was a debate that had more viewers than even any presidential contest dating back to 1992.

Excluding 2008, the Biden-Ryan debate had a larger audience than any other vice presidential debate since George Bush was matched up with Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Nielsen said.

Last week, an estimated 67 million TV viewers saw President Barack Obama in his first debate against Mitt Romney.

Paul Ryan also had a moment similar to one Sarah Palin had during one of her debates as a gubernatorial candidate in Alaska.   During that debate, when her opponents were squabbling between themselves, she said the following, as reported by Joel Millman at the Wall Street Journal.

“Binkley and Murkowski went after each other, almost ignoring her, bickering back and forth,” Mr. Clark remembers. Finally, he continues, “Ms. Palin interrupted and said ‘Don’t Alaskans deserve a better discourse than that?’ It became the defining moment of the campaign.”

A similar memorable moment during Thursday’s Ryan/Biden debate was this one, as reported in the Associated Press article at abc13.

“I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t interrupt each other.”

We applaud Ryan’s performance on Thursday night as he demonstrated grace under pressure and presented the facts against repeated lies by Biden.  However, Governor Palin’s performance against Biden was a stronger win, and of course, no one else has her charisma and the ability to deliver zingers with a smile.

Here is a compilation of moments from some of her debates as a gubernatorial candidate in Alaska in 2006 that also demonstrate Governor Palin’s prowess in the debate arena.

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See also:

Palin Proved to Be Formidable Foe in Alaska Debates

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UPDATED! Gov. Palin talks to O’Reilly, Cavuto, and Hannity about the Ryan/Biden debate

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 12, 2012

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Paul Scicchitano AT NewsMax reported on the O’Reilly interview:

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin recalled thumbing through a stack of note cards, mostly on foreign policy issues, in preparation for her 2008 debate against Joe Biden. An attached note from the McCain campaign instructed “Memorize these.”

Therein may have been one of the problems for the ill-fated campaign.

“It all had to do with for the most part (with) foreign policy issues which were not top of the ticket in terms of issues at the time,” recalled Palin, appearing on Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” in advance of Thursday’s vice presidential debate between her former rival and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

“We should have talked more about the economy and how Barack Obama would lessen opportunities for economic recovery at the time,” Palin told host Bill O’Reilly.

“Instead, I was asked to memorize a whole lot of things about foreign policy that weren’t as relevant in the voters’ minds as the economy would.”

After looking at the note cards for a number of days, Palin tossed them aside “finally realizing how inconsistent and a bit convoluted some of the answers were,” she explained.

“You know at some point the candidate just has to kind of chuck those and decide ‘I will stand on my own record, my own philosophy, my own principles, making sure that they coincide with the top of the ticket’s views and we’ll go from there in the debate.’”

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Although her interview with Hannity has been more widely reported on, Governor Palin introduced her musk ox analogy of the Ryan/Biden debate in the Cavuto interview.  She went on to respond to questions about economics and Biden’s mention of her name with his “death panels” remarks.  Gov. Palin clarified that the “death panel” of 15 bureaucrats is different from what Ryan had been talking about when Biden interjected his remark.    Governor Palin also critiqued Ryan’s and Biden’s performances and described Biden as the “attack dog” sent out by the Obama camp to raise some of the issues  that Obama failed to do in his interview with Romney.

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Excerpted from the FOX News transcript:

SEAN HANNITY, HOST OF “HANNITY”: We’re live in Danville, Kentucky where just a short time ago the first and only vice presidential debate concluded. Joining me now is somebody who was, well, mentioned by the vice president tonight and that is former Republican vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin. Governor, welcome back to the program.

SARAH PALIN, FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: Thanks so much, Sean.

HANNITY: All right, let’s get your initial thoughts. I don’t think Joe Biden smiled as uncontrollably in your debate and nor do I think he was as rude and condescending. I’m hearing from a lot of people, on Twitter, e-mails all over the place that this did not go over very well tonight. Your thoughts?

PALIN: Well, I believe that Joe Biden was sent in as the attack dog in this debate to compensate for President Obama’s atrocious showing in his own debate where he was aloof and arrogant and disconnected and really disengaged with what is very important to the American voter.

That was the representation of Obama in his own debate last week. So I believe that Joe Biden was sent in to try to compensate for that, but really tough format, Sean, for someone like Paul Ryan or anyone else up against Joe Biden when the moderator allowed one candidate to absolutely run rough shot over the conversation over the opponent.

That’s a tough format. It reminded me I just told Neil Cavuto of watching a Muscat run across the tundra with somebody underfoot and in this case when it came to style it was Paul Ryan underfoot because of the moderator allowing Biden to do the interrupting, to kind of take control of the conversation.

HANNITY: I would say that maybe there is a lesson to be learned here is that if Martha ever gets married again that probably Paul Ryan should go to her wedding, which I thought was wrong in the first place. Because there’s obviously a conflict of interest.

And it was interesting that every time she seemed to interrupt was well, to bail out Joe Biden and shut down Paul Ryan. But I don’t think it impacted the debate. Some things might have gone unnoticed, governor that I want to get your thoughts on.

When Joe Biden talked about they’re down on America. They bet against America. Holding hostage was another term that he used. Now this is a — he’s working for a president lecturing the country on civility. I wanted to get your take on those particular terms that he used tonight meaning the vice president.

PALIN: You know that inciting-type rhetoric that did not go over well. I believe with those who are rational American voters just wanting to deal with facts and what the true state of the union is and we know the state of the union is not very good right now because of the failed policies of Obama and Biden.

I think what you’re going to see tonight is along with that inciting rhetoric of Joe Biden’s what you’re going to see as a result of that is the mainstream media tomorrow morning will probably want to give a quote/unquote “win” to Joe Biden based on style.

Because Joe Biden came across as passionate having used rhetoric like you just mentioned. Unfortunately, Joe Biden is quite passionate about all of the wrong things. He’s passionate about growing government assuming government is the answer.

Whereas Paul Ryan, more subdued perhaps, I believe more pulled together. But what Paul Ryan was trying to explain is that Republican platform is built on this notion of empowering the individual, middle class.

Just the average everyday American who isn’t looking for government to come in and take more and more of what the fruits of our labor is then redistribute it according to some far away, faceless, politician priorities.

HANNITY: Well, you know, but there are certain lines that I thought were very, very interesting, actually got some audience reaction tonight. And you know we’ve got to build our cars in Finland? You know, have our windmills built in China?

The $90 billion that were wasted on so called green energy jobs? Where are the five million jobs that they had promised? Unemployment rate in Scranton, Pennsylvania went up significantly 8.5 percent to 10 percent.

You know, it’s very interesting. The piggy bank ObamaCare line. Hand in cookie jar. Then, of course he laid out the facts America’s not better off than it was four years ago.

Fewer Americans working, $6 trillion in debt and that he’s offering a very different vision and very serious, very methodical, very intelligent way to the American people. What does the country want?

PALIN: Right, what you’re suggesting there is the substance of the arguments made tonight. How important the substance was, not so much the style. I honestly think at this stage of the race, people are not so obsessed with who’s going to come across more intelligent or more passionate based on words, terminology used, but what is the substance?

What is behind their beliefs, their policies? What is their own record? What I was hoping is that Paul Ryan would have the opportunity to bring up Joe Biden’s energy record and how he’s been so opposed to domestic drilling of our resources and development here on and within our own shores.

You know, it was Joe Biden who 30 some years ago actually voted against the TransAlaska Oil Pipeline, which has dumped 18 billion barrels of good, clean energy into American markets.

Yet, Joe Biden opposed it back then and opposes capping our own resources today. That is why you can see the cost of energy so sky high affecting every good, every service in America.

HANNITY: Well, all I can say is I can’t wait to get back to our studio tomorrow night and montage Joe Biden and his facial expressions all throughout the debate.

I think that’ll be a big story by the time we get back. There is was instant poll I saw that had Ryan ahead. Every focus group I’m hearing from did not like the tone, the condescension, the arrogance, and the interruption of the vice president.

So we’re going to watch very closely. Governor Palin, great to see you as always. Thank you so much for being with us.

PALIN: Thank you, Sean. Let me remind you one thing too though. The truth told can’t be all lies when can invent. When Joe Biden told some truths about debt panels, but he told it out of context with an intention to skew what the true meaning and the truth behind the policy issues are. That’s as bad as actually telling a lie so just keep that in mind when you talk about the verbiage that Joe Biden chose to use tonight.

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Sarah Palin thinks Obama has reason to be nervous about the VP debate tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 11, 2012

Video retrieved from sarahnettoo.

Governor Palin talked with Megyn Kelly this morning about the Ryan/Biden vice presidential debate tonight.  Laura Byrne at the Daily Caller has a good writeup of the interview:

“I think who’s nervous tonight is Barack Obama,” Palin told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. ” [Obama] certainly wants to see the debate shift in terms of attention being deflected from his poor performance, his arrogance, his aloofness, his disconnection that he really exuded in his own debate performance last week.”

The former Alaska governor admitted she does not reminisce about her own debate with Vice President Joe Biden four years ago.

“I’ve never seen clips of the debate. I’ve never watched any of those reruns from four years ago, from the acceptance speech to the debate or anything. No, life goes on. You move forward, and I don’t rehash the past,” Palin said.

Palin said her debate prep was intense, with aides handing her stacks of cards filled with information about running mate John McCain’s voting record.

“Campaign operatives wanted me to memorize many, many, many, in fact all of those facts and pieces of data,  so that my message would coincide with John McCain’s. At the end of the day, though, that VP debater has just got to be themselves.”

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As the 2012 debate approaches, there has been a lot of speculation on how Ryan’s performance will compare with Governor Palin’s in 2008.  Politico posted what appears to be a flashback article on  the 4th anniversary of the Palin/Biden debate.  In his review of past vice presidential debates, David Jackson at USA Today wrote:

2008 — Perhaps the most anticipated debate in political history, certainly among vice presidential contests.

The fascination with the suddenly famous Sarah Palin — going up against veteran Biden — drew some 70 million television viewers, the largest audience ever for a vice presidential debate.

“Can I call you Joe?” asked the first-term Alaska governor during the opening handshake.

But there is nothing like seeing the Palin/Biden debate for oneself.    Here is the full Palin/Biden debate as shown on CSPAN1.

Video retrieved from CSPAN.

The transcript of the 2008 vice presidential debate can be found here.

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CSPAN1 will air the 2008 Palin/Biden vice presidential debate at 4:20 PM today

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 7, 2012

Our friend Benyamin Korn at JewsforSarah.com has the scoop on the airing of Governor Palin’s 2008 debate with Joe Biden this afternoon.

2008 SARAH PALIN-JOE BIDEN VP debate: Today 4:20pm ET

Posted On October 7 , 2012
Category – Opinion

The debate will be shown

Sunday, 10/7/12 at 4:20pm ET

on C-SPAN-1

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Palin Kneecaps the Democratic Party

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 17, 2012

Never one to mince words, Governor Sarah Palin spoke with Greta Van Susteren about Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” remark  to which she replies “The strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary.”

BOOM!

Replacing Biden on the ticket is not a new idea as is evidenced here, here, and here; however, if you take a look at Palin’s Facebook wall even supporters are critical of her comment and they are suggesting that Palin is giving the Democratic party good advice.  If you’ve lost track of Biden’s gaffes, here’s a good summary.

In discussing this with a friend, she referred to the comment as “Palin playing 3-D chess”. I agree and I truly believe that the “replace Biden” comment was a Palin strategy.  In case you had not noticed, she’s very politically savvy.  After all, would President Obama really want to accused of taking political advice from Sarah Palin?

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Study: Gender Stereotypes in Media Coverage of Palin in 2008 Election Could Have Affected Voter Decisions

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 7, 2012

Scientific validation of what we already knew to be true.  From an article by Stacy Forster at University of Wisconsin – Madison News:

News coverage of Palin, then the Republican governor of Alaska, not only significantly outweighed that received by Biden, then a U.S. senator from Delaware, was markedly different in substance and across media, according to a new study of media coverage of the vice presidential candidates.

Coverage of Palin was more likely to include references to her family, physical appearance and social issues, particularly in newspapers and by political blogs, while coverage of Biden dealt more with foreign policy and the economy.

“Each of these differences could have had important influences on public opinion formation and the public’s voting decisions in this particular race,” write Leticia Bode, a former graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is now an assistant professor at Georgetown University, and Valerie M. Hennings, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, in the study published in the journal Politics & Policy. She conducted the research while at UW-Madison.

“Without an examination of vice presidential contests, our understanding of the intersection of political communication and the experience of women as political candidates is incomplete,” Bode and Hennings write. “If gender stereotypes in media coverage have the ability to negatively affect women candidates, this calls into question the American political system’s ability to produce elected representatives in a fair and democratic manner.”

Bode and Hennings tested three theories: The amount of coverage Palin received was greater than Biden; gender stereotypes would be reflected in the substance of coverage and emerge on such issues as family, electability, policy issues and physical appearance; and the amount and substance of coverage Palin and Biden received would differ across media.

They performed a content analysis that included coverage from Aug. 16 to Nov. 11, 2008, the period just before the Democratic National Convention to the week after the general election. News coverage mentioning the candidates was gleaned from the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today; transcripts from the three major broadcast networks’ evening broadcasts, as well as the equivalent periods on CNN and Fox News; and entries on nearly 400 political blogs.

The research showed that the vice presidential race in 2008 was in itself unique because of the attention it received. Discussion about McCain selecting Palin accounted for 7 percent of all television election coverage of the 2008 campaign, while the debate between Palin and Biden was the most-watched vice presidential debate in U.S. history, attracting nearly 70 million viewers.

In addition, the authors said, the race was especially novel because of Palin’s selection as the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket.

The high level of interest in her candidacy was reflected in the volume of coverage that went her way. The authors found that the average number of stories a day in overall coverage was 36 for Palin, compared with 14.9 for Biden. On television, Palin was the subject of 8.8 stories a day compared with 4.6 for Biden; in newspapers, it was 15 compared with 8.2 stories a day, and on political blogs, 14.2 compared with 3.2 stories a day.

In that coverage, the authors found evidence of gender stereotypes, with stories mentioning her family, physical appearance and positions on social issues; this trend was more pronounced on television. However, on issues that might be considered “women’s issues,” such as health care or education, Biden received more coverage.

“Each of these differences could have had important influences on public opinion formation and the public’s voting decisions in this particular race,” the authors write. “If future research finds similar differences in coverage in other races, the implications could significantly affect the election process, particularly for female candidates.”

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Gov. Palin: $20 Million Contract for Obamacare Propaganda is Crony Capitalism on Steroids

Posted by Dr. Fay on May 23, 2012

Governor Palin talked to Greta Van Susteren  On The Record last night.  Greta asked her opinion on the $20 million contract HHS has awarded a PR firm to promote and explain Obamacare.  They both agreed that this should not be done before the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare,  a decision that should be forthcoming in about 4 weeks.  Governor Palin described the propaganda piece as  “one of the stupidest things I’ve heard coming out of the Obama administration.”   She thought that it probably violates procurement  and other laws pertaining to government contracts.   She said the “head honchos” of the firm awarded the contract are Obama surrogates and that the contract is “payback for their support of Obama”.

Gov. Palin  responded to Greta’s question about Biden’s accusation of the Tea Party Congressment as “obstructionists” by  saying that the Tea Party fiscal conservatives’ goal is to obstruct more government growth and to awaken America to the road to bankruptcy that Obama and Biden have us on.    Asked about the Texas race, she predicted that Ted Cruz would win.  At that point, she announced her endorsement of Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah and referred to him as “Mr. Balanced Budget.”   She also predicted that Governor  Scott Walker will win in Wisconsin and that Wisconsin will be just fine because of his leadership.    Gov. Palin further predicted that the outcome of the June 5 election in Wisconsin will be indicative of how the state will vote in the general election.

Read the full transcript of Gov. Palin’s OTR interview here.

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Oh Noes! Sarah Palin Is Human!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on July 1, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

Yes, yes, I know when we see Sarah Palin we see a strong, powerful woman. We see a warrior. A woman who takes no prisoners and gives no quarter. We see an accomplished leader with an incredible record of reforming and streamlining government.

Knowing all if this, and much more, it’s sometimes easy to forget she’s only human. Yes Sarah, like the rest of us, is capable of making mistakes, especially when speaking off the cuff. Having done it for years, I can tell ya, it ain’t as easy as it looks.

It seems that when Sarah visited California State University at Stanislaus last week, she miss-spoke while talking about her hero, and mine, Ronald Reagan. During her speech, while talking about Reagan, small town values, and trying to tie that together with the fact Reagan moved to California, and how that shaped him, she got ahead of herself. Sarah was talking about Eureka College, which of course is in Illinois, but it came out “Eureka, California” as you’ll see in the video below:

Now obviously, as a student of Ronald Reagan, Sarah knows he went to Eureka College in ILLINOIS. How do I know this for a fact? Well it’s easy, not that long ago Sarah was in Illinois, speaking at Five Points Washington.

Karen McDonald from Peoria’s Journal Star reported at the time:

Palin commented on the Land of Lincoln having a “most diverse political scene” and referenced the “Will it play in Peoria?” cliche.

Nobody here is ordinary. … Much of the eyes of America are on this part of our nation because this is a representation of good, hard-working, grounded, unpretentious, patriotic Americans,” she said.

One of those people, Palin said, is former President Ronald Reagan, a Eureka College graduate, who believed in limited government in order to expand opportunity and prosperity. Reagan was a Midwestern boy who understood the importance of work ethic, not entitlement, she said.

We need a dose of that Midwestern common sense now more than ever,” Palin said.

John Morris, director of development for the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program and Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College, said remarks about the college by a potential Republican candidate for president in 2012 are “thrilling.”

Eureka College is a national living legacy to this story that in America you can come from anywhere and with the right values you can go on to help change the world. Eureka College is the living legacy to the story of Ronald Reagan,” Morris said.

You can read the entire article here.

Now that should be that, end of story, but of course, it isn’t.

Evidently the left wing in this country is just as shocked as we are to find out that Sarah Palin is indeed human, and capable of miss-speaking. Now I get that, considering she has been kicking their tails from one end of this country to the other for the last year or more.

The woman has laid bare their Dear Leader for all to see. She’s exposed Obama for what he is: a corrupt, Chicago street thug, and nothing more.

So shocked are the Marxist-progressives to learn Sarah Palin, their  bête noire, is but a mere mortal, they can’t stop talking about her gaffe. It’s understandable.

Of course, it just might be a bit of misdirection on their part. You see for all of the insanity, brought on by the left before her incredible speech that night, in the end, Sarah Palin raised more money than any speaker in CSU Stanislaus history!

After the dust settled, and all bills were paid, the university netted $200,000. That’s big money in anyone’s book, and again, a record for the university.

Now this is Northern California. The university, which is located in Turlock, is less than 100 miles from San Francisco. I mean this is right in the belly of the communist beast! This is serious business.

How would the Marxists in San Francisco ever be able to explain how that moose huntin’ hockey mom from Wasilla, Alaska was such a hit in own their backyard?

Think about it. If Sarah Palin can raise more money than any speakier in history, in the shadow of the most Marxist-progressive city in the country, that means come 2012, Barack Obama wouldn’t have a prayer against her in the state, IF (more like when) she runs for President.

One can only imagine the cold sweats Marxists all over the country broke out in once they realized this.

Now this is before we even talk about the speech itself! A lot has been made about the “reporters” caught on tape after the speech, but again, that’s just mis-direction. The radicals will do absolutely anything to keep you from actually listening to Sarah Palin’s words.

This was a great speech. Different than some of her latest. She wasn’t there to rip Obama apart, she would do that the next night in Tyler, Texas and over the weekend in Virginia! No, this was a speech about American values, American exceptionalism, and the need to get back to the basics in education. Three more things that make the left break out in a cold sweat.

So …. it’s kinda understandable that the Marxists and their media partners would make a big deal out of all of this.They absolutely must take your mind off the fact that Sarah Palin kicks ass!

Of course, the Dear Leader, Captain Kick Ass, and his lovable side kick, Vice President Smart Ass would never screw up, ever …. or would they.

Here Obama says he’s been to 57 states, with one, possibly two, that he wasn’t allowed to see.

Here’s the most gifted speaker that ever breathed not only speaking rather incoherently, because he was working without his trusty TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) by his side, but also claiming a child, suffering from an asthma attack, needs a breathalyzer for treatment. In all fairness, after stumbling, he gets it right, but this still makes for great TV!

And who could forget when this genius claimed that doctors were taking out children’s tonsils to make more money.

Even better, here he accuses doctors of allowing obese people to become diabetics, so at some point, they can make $30,000 …. $40,000 …. or possibly $50,000 by amputating their feet!

According to Cheryl Clark, at HealthLeaders Media:

President Obama got his facts completely wrong,” according to a statement from the ACS, whose 74,000 members make it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

In fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation,” sais ACS, which is care that includes evaluation of the patient the day of the operation and follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation.

Private insurers pay a variation of the same amount, said the group, adding that it is “deeply disturbed” over the President’s “uninformed public comments.

Of course who could forget that Obama thinks people in Austria speak “Austrian” (about 1:33 in)

For the record, Austrians speak German!

Here’s another classic from the Harvard educated President. Obama thinks Europe is a country!

Now right about now, any left wingers reading this are going to shout: “Oh yeah! Well that crazy moose lady didn’t know Africa was a continent …. So there!

One thing wrong with that, as Frank James noted in the Chicago Tribune, on November 13, 2008, a whole bunch of people, including Fox New’sCampaign Carl” Cameron, owe Sarah Palin a HUGE apology. (Of course, as of this writing, June 29, 2010, she is still waiting for it)

You see the whole thing was a HOAX uncovered by, of all places, the New York Times!

It was among the juicier post-election recriminations: Fox News Channel quoted an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.

Who would say such a thing? On Monday the answer popped up on a blog and popped out of the mouth of David Shuster, an MSNBC anchor. “Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks,” Mr. Shuster said.

Trouble is, Martin Eisenstadt doesn’t exist. His blog does, but it’s a put-on. The think tank where he is a senior fellow — the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy — is just a Web site. The TV clips of him on YouTube are fakes.

And the claim of credit for the Africa anecdote is just the latest ruse by Eisenstadt, who turns out to be a very elaborate hoax that has been going on for months. MSNBC, which quickly corrected the mistake, has plenty of company in being taken in by an Eisenstadt hoax, including The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times.

BTW, “Martin Eisenstadt” was the source of a few more BS stories about Sarah, including the one about her greeting people in a bathrobe at her hotel. It’s sad enough the media fell for the Africa story, but as anyone with any amount of experience, or has ever seen a movie or TV show, would know, the Secret Service would never allow a protectee to open their own door, especially not in a hotel.

Read more here.

Now I promised you some Joe Biden, and God love the man, if we tried to show you all of Joe in his gaffetastic splendor, I fear our servers would explode, so here’s just a few of the thousands that will live on as classics forever.

First off, remember the Vice Presidential debate? The moderator Gwyn Ifel, alluding to the fact that Dick Cheney had been a strong Vice President, asked Sarah if she would carry on in that vein, which she said she would. This caused Biden (and the media) to lose it, as she cited the Constitution. Biden, who actually teaches the Constitution, got it all wrong. They chastised Sarah for weeks though.

Article I, Section 1 makes it clear that the Vice President is the President of the Senate, and while only having a vote in case of tie, has actual powers within the Senate. In fact, during the last hours, when the Marxists were shoving ObamaCare down America’s throat, Biden stood ready, in his capacity as President of the Senate, to overrule the Senate’s parliamentarian, had the Marxists’ plans been thwarted by him.

Of course, that’s heavy stuff, and why should a man who had only been in the Senate for 35 years, and taught the Constitution on weekends, know all of this. Of course, Sarah Palin, the Governor from way up there in Alaska knew it!

Again, that’s heavy stuff. Sheriff Joe does a lot better when you just let him talk!

Here’s Vice President Smart Ass talking about that three letter word J-O-B-S

And who could ever forget Chuck Graham? Stand up Chuck!

While we could do this for hours!

I want to leave you with one of my all time favorites. Knowing she would be interviewing Sarah Palin, and taking a break from her anti-Palin advisers former Senator Sam Nunn and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas, who coached her for the Palin interview, the Perky One did a softball interview with Joe Biden. This is Joe at his absolute gaffetastic best, just makin’ it up as he goes!

As Couric stares lovingly into his eyes, Good old Joe says:

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed,. Look, here’s what happened.

Now I love this one on many levels. First, you got a two-fer. Both Biden and Couric are as clueless as they come. Can you imagine if that was Sarah Palin babbling that nonsense? Couric would have lost her mind right then and there! Instead, she studied up hard on Sarah and was aided by top Marxist-democrat operatives. It’s was almost like the Perky One worked for the DNC. Oh, wait ….

Anyhow, back to the fun. Biden got this so wrong it’s truly phenomenal. I mean a lesser person would have to work hard to do what just comes natural to Biden.

First off, when the Stock Market crashed, in 1929, Herbert Hoover was President. FDR was still the Governor of New York. Roosevelt wouldn’t take office until March of 1933. (presidential inaugurals used to happen in March)

Second, while television was in the concept stage, no such thing, in workable form, existed. FDR’s famous “fireside chats” were all broadcast over the radio. Radio was the way most Americans got their news and entertainment at home. This was true into the 1950’s.

Roosevelt would indeed go on to be the first President to appear on television though. On April 30, 1939 NBC started broadcasting. This was opening day of the New York World’s Fair. This was a weak signal, and there were around 1000 viewers total.

NBC’s experimental New York City station was licensed for commercial telecasts beginning on July 1, 1941.

Read more here.

In case you are wondering, the first televised presidential inaugural was Harry S Truman’s in 1949

As one can see, as shocking as it is to learn that Sarah Palin is a mere mortal, and stumbled while speaking, in the grand scheme of things, others have done far worse.

Don’t let the left wing and their media partners distract you from Sarah Palin’s strong and powerful message, or the positive contributions she is making to our world.

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Surprisingly Not Very Surprising: Sarah Palin More Respected Than Joe Biden, Al Gore

Posted by Gary P Jackson on December 22, 2009

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has some very interesting bits of data scattered within. As expected in this poll, Barack Obama’s favorable/unfavorable numbers are upside down, and support for his unconstitutional “health care reform” has collapsed.

Being an NBC poll, the internals are about what you’d expect:

Out of the 1008 questioned, democrats are over sampled by 6 percentage points over Republicans, though those who claim to have voted for Obama vs McCain are closer with only 3 points between them. So that sort of brings it back a little closer to reality.

Ninety percent of those polled are registered voters, not always the most reliable sample, as out of those polled, only sixty-seven percent voted. So one would have to consider this a soft sample. In other words those polled may, or may not reflect the mood of the nation as well as a sample that contained a higher percentage of likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent.

What is interesting though is what is down further into the poll. Half of those polled were asked who they respected the most and half were asked who they respected the least. This yields some remarkable findings:

Now I’m going to mention some people who have served in public life at some point in the past decade. Please tell me which one or two of these people, if any, you have the most regard and respect for

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE

Barack Obama………………….28

Colin Powell……………………..27

Bill Clinton………………………..21

George W Bush…………………17

Hillary Clinton……………………14

John McCain…………………….13

Sarah Palin……………………….13

Dick Cheney………………………9

Al Gore……………………………..8

Joe Biden…………………………..3

None…………………………………3

Not sure…………………………….3

Knowing the sample, that doesn’t seem all that unreasonable. What is simply remarkable is Joe Biden, the Vice President, with almost four decades in Congress is tied with “none of the above” and “I don’t have a clue” for dead last on the old respect-o-meter.

This next question is where it gets a bit more interesting:

Now I’m going to read you some people who have served in public life at some point in the past decade. Please tell me which one or two of these people, if any, you have the least regard and respect for.

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE

George W Bush…………….33

Dick Cheney…………………27

Al Gore……………………….19

Barack Obama……………..19

Sarah Palin…………………..16

Bill Clinton…………………..14

Hillary Clinton………………10

Joe Biden……………………..9

John McCain…………………5

Colin Powell………………….1

None……………………………3

This is interesting to me mainly because it shows how just wording a question differently can yield somewhat different results. While in the first question Barack Obama is the most respected out of the bunch. When a different group is asked to name those who are least respected Obama has the dubious honor of finishing rather high in the ranking here as well. In fact, on the old disrespect-o-meter, more people have little regard for Obama than Sarah Palin.

What does this really mean? Practically nothing! But it tells us that in the grand scheme of things Sarah Palin may have a little work to do yet, when it comes to repairing her image, after being savaged by the media non-stop for a year. Of course, she has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

On the other hand, Barack Obama has done all he is ever going to do. While folks tend to like him personally, he consistently earns poor marks for actual job performance, which is what matters. So, for Obama, it’s all downhill from here.

You can check out the entire poll by clicking here.

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