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Palin Slams Debt Panel’s Proposal In Op-Ed

December 14, 2010 by  

Palin slams debt panel's proposal in op-edIn a Dec. 10 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin condemned the recent recommendations made by a bipartisan commission that aim to reduce the national debt.

The former governor of Alaska called the report "a disappointment" and claimed the proposal "implicitly endorses the use of 'death panel'-like rationing" of healthcare funds. Recommendations on reducing the Federal deficit were released last month by President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which is co-chaired by Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson.

Palin argued that the plan leaves Obama's healthcare laws intact, which she believes will lead to a "public option being introduced by the backdoor." She warned that the proposal would allow for "bureaucrats, not medical professionals" to serve as "the ultimate arbiters of what types of treatment will (and especially will not) be reimbursed under Medicare."

She praised the deficit reduction plan made by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), which would replace Obamacare with a new system that would give citizens greater control of their own healthcare spending.

According to media reports, the bipartisan commission has urged senior administration officials to incorporate a sweeping debt-reduction proposal early next year. Bowles and Simpson said a deal with Congress should be reached quickly to avoid a political showdown, because some Republicans have threatened a government shutdown if Obama and Democrats do not agree on aggressive spending cuts.

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  • PRISCILLA

    SARAH PALIN OBVIOUSLY KNOWS WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT AND SEEMS TO HAVE A FIRM GRIP REGARDING OUR ECONOMY IN GENERAL. THE TEA PARTY, I UNDERSTAND, IS THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE; IT HAS ITS PLACE. JUST SO LONG AS NO PARTY OF ANY KIND GOES OVERBOARD TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT. WE’D ALL BE OF A SAME MIND IF WE SIMPLY FOLLOWED THE GUIDELINES OF OUR CONSTITUTION, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A WASTEBASKET!

    • HFlashman

      Ah yes, the Bimbo speaks and says ….nothing. She throws out words without substance, claims which are easily refuted should anyone read what she refers to, has a backroom hack send out inane “news releases’, and rakes in the cash laughing at the way people think she is anything but a brainless bimbo.

      Her own former Dir. of Fundraising calls the experience ‘one of the most unpleaof my life”. A former staffer sstates she is vindictive, two faced and an opportunist”, and no one spending any time around her gives her anything but a “vacant’ mentality.

      She states she reads “major newspapers’…but can’t recall the latest article she read. Can’t cite any major news writer, and can’t pull off an impormptu conversation of substance.

      And she’s a quitter.

      Giving her two cents worth of time or thought is a waste of money. Twp ets would be wasted.

      No wonder TPers adore her.

      • David

        Flashpants, you’ve just described obama, reid, pelosi and many of your other liberal stooges. How about the major blow in Va yesterday….it’s a snow ball and it’s just starting to roll downhill.

        • Bruce D.

          I agree with you on that David. HFlashman always has this obscure view of reality.

        • HFlashman

          Dave…a bit off topic but to have a Bush II appointed Fed District judge issue a ruling against Health Care Reform bill isn’t a surpirse. It would have been had it not been ruled as he did. He was cherry picked for the ruling fer chrissakes.

          And…i believe it was hoped by this admin that the mandatory purchase requirement to be ruled unConstitutional. If you know any history, then you know how Eisenhauer used the SCOTUS dealing with the McCarthy faction in Congress.

          • Dan

            Big Boo freakin’ Hoo, have a margarita and get over it.

          • Tin Can Sailor

            To HFLASHMAAN
            Hmmmm……. Personal attacks and can’t spell. Yup, you’re a liberal.

          • http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/the-california-water-v-delta-smelt-war/ Gorba

            Flashman,
            You don’t seem to understand, that the Constitution is what should rule here. That Judge is merely applying the Constitution in his decision. All I see from you is trash talk about Palin & the Judge. Whatever you may think of Sarah Palin, the progressives that you worship have been instrumental in the banckrupting of the country and she is just supporting the restoration of sanity to our government. If you cannot see that, sorry, you are beyond help.

          • Jag

            Flashman, you are very likely to know little about Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Senator that was vilified for trying to rid our government of Communists. How do you think China fell to Mao’s Communist Revolutionaries? If someone, anyone had started a crusade against Communists in our State Department at the end of the Second World War, America would be in a far better position today. When the Soviet Union crumbled, the truth came out on who the Communist agents were in our government; Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Whitaker Chambers, just to name a few, since if you are interested in the truth, you can do your own research.

        • Dick Gazinia

          They are BOTH idiots. Palin’s opinion about anything is just her puking out what her handlers try to teach her in keeping with her cerebral limitations. How can anyone take her seriously as an authority on anything beyond skinning caribou and the effectiveness of “abstinence only” for teenagers.

          Conservatives need a strong intellectual voice. Ms. Palin would do the world a favor by keeping to reality shows.

      • Carol

        Sarah Palin might be the answer to get America going again!

        She is fit & feisty and seems to have alot of Commom Sense!
        That’s not a bad thing! She also has good moral values , which we all could use!

        It might be good to have a woman in the White House to get things done! Look at Margaret Thatcher in London! She was great!

        Nobody knows everything, but we all can learn fast, it we have to.
        She has the smarts to do it !

        She left The Governorship of Alaska in good hands, in order to
        prepare to run for President of America! Wouldn’t you do the same?
        America needs change, but not from Obama & the Dems.Sarah Palin could
        do it! Let’s give her a chance!

        Carol~

        • Don

          Carol, i agree with u 100%, she is exactly what this country needs, but can she win with all the voter fraud?

        • http://johngroll816@comcast.net John S. Groll

          Sarah Palin resigned her governorship because she couldn’t handle the pressure of the office once she acquired national notarighty. Of coursen she the main motivation could be to captalize on her fame by doing ghost written books, and preforming at T.E.A. party carnivals at @ $100,000 a pop. I will vote for her in 2012 if she is the Republican Nominee, but not for her in the Republican primary, for for to defeat Barack Hussien Obama, the Republican Party needs to feild the best “man” for the job.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            john,
            Wrong! She quit because the progressive news reporters started digging up false crap on her and the resulting lawsuits were draining the state coffers! Oh, and BTW she was cleared of ALL charges except one MISDEMEANOR!! I wonder if any of your progressive heroes could stand up to that kind of scrutiny and come out that well. Rangle sound familiar????

          • JC

            Joe = 100 points
            John -100 points

            Goes to show that Media trained opinions are shallow and weak.
            Good one Joe! :)

          • who cares

            Stop picking on Sarah Palin if she saids she can see Russia from Alaska i believe her. Because i can Russia from Phoenix. Her beady eyes are eye of truth, and honesty.

        • Dick Gazinia

          Sarah Palin the answer?… Please. We have had enough likeable dunces in the White House lately. Let’s elect a conservative with a 3-digit IQ.

          Being cute and feisty is hardly a qualification for President.

          Do you really think her capable of being Commander in Chief of the most powerful military in the history of our planet?

          Where is your common sense? There are brilliant conservatives out there. Palin is NOT one of them.

          • JC

            I doubt very much that you could keep up with Palin on any level.
            Obviously you are biased and media trained because you’re comments are so shallow they’re barely worth acknowledging.
            Have a nice day…watching TV. :)

      • David

        And how about your peoples’ death tax? Really? That is about as fundamentally wrong as it gets. Take, was 55%, 35% of someone’s wealth when they die to give to other dumb a$$es who have never struck a lick? Force the next generation to sell the farm just to pay the taxes?

        This is another blow to reduce the strength of our people and make more dependents. You wonder why we are so polarized now……

        • HFlashman

          David….you’re being called on that statement. Cite one instance a “family farm’ had to be sold to pay estate taxes. Go ahead. You can’t because IT DOESN”T OCCUR !

          So you understand the Estate tax. Know who pays it? Guess. Not the deceased. Not the beneficiaries. The estate pays it.

          Now explain how someone like Paris Hilton deserves to inherit billions from an untaxed estate. What work has she done to earn it?

          But answering so many questions and having to admit you’re spouting about an issue you know only what lies you’ve been told hurts and shames you. So just concentrate on the first question…name one “family farm” or “Family business” which had to be broken up to pay the estate tax. LOL …

          • Conservative at Birth

            Your ignorance is deafening. It is none of your business whether or not someone who inherits wealth did anything to produce that wealth. It is stealing, pure and simple, which by the way is a violation of two of the Ten Comandments. Thou shalt not Steal and Thou shalt not Covet. You are a Confiscatory Redistributionist Totalitarian. Why do you bother posting your inane coments on this site? Get Lost!!!

          • ValDM

            Flashy,
            In case you aren’t familiar with history, you might want to go back a few years and remember what happened to family farms in the late 70s and early 80s. Do some research. Incidentally, you are SO wrong about the death tax. The “estate” does pay the tax; but this money was alreay taxed thruout its entire life by the person who left the estate. Why should it be taxed again? Also, just a little more information for your little pea-brain: why does the tax-man get his before the estate’s liabilites are paid? In that situation, that isn’t even good accounting practice. Get educated, or get gone.

          • Teresa

            Flash, a lil note for you…my best friends father murdered her mother and she had to deal w/the farms estate. A rather large estate. I was raised on this farm and to let you know the outcome of this it was divided into two sections. One in her name the other she had to sell off and the government could actually come into the home and take the plants if they wanted. They had to sell the land in order to pay the taxes, so yes I know all about the government “getting their share” of what is not theirs! I find it rather sad a farm to be in the family for over 300 yr. worked every day to be left to the children then the government has got to have their share you know, even though taxes were already paid time and time again…so please do not argue this case w/me.

          • Bruce D.

            Of course it happens. Joe Robbie heirs lost the Miami Dolphins because of the inheritance tax. Farmers have to borrow to pay the tax and if they cannot pay they lose their farm. There were many concerts by Willie Nelson to save family farms. The rich pay more than their share of taxes. People should not have to pay taxes on something that has already been taxed. It is out of control spending, poor leaders in government, and people like you HFlashman who expect more than you deserve that is the problem. We need responsible spending not lust and greed for other peoples money. We are at the point of no return where if you tax the rich 100% of what they make it will not be enough.

          • Kim

            Flashman, I have to ask you what makes you feel that the government deserves a share of any estate? I keep hearing the argument that the heirs didn’t earn it so they don’t deserve it. (The same could be said of many government giveaway programs, btw) What makes people think the government deserves it when they didn’t earn it? The deceased have paid their taxes, what is left belongs to the heirs. These politicians are like vultures circling the dead for their pick at the carcus. It’s just plain offensive to pick the pocket of the dead at the expense of their heirs – I don’t care how much money the estate has. It’s political greed. Our politicians are not lacking funds, they are lacking conscience. They continue to waste and give away borrowed money and then scream that the house of cards are about to fall down unless we shaft another segment of our society. I think it’s high time we hold our elected officials accountable for their actions or lack thereof!

          • Vera McCurley

            Here is a flash for you! It hasn’t occurred recently because the ‘death taxes’ was abolished for that very reason. Now the money-grubbers who want to destroy personal capital and change it to ‘State capital’ are using this to re-instate. IT SHOULD NOT BE.

          • HFlashman

            First..the estate tax kicks in at $3.5 mil. value below $3.5 mil is not taxed…not one dime. Next…estate value can easily be diminished with a few simple estate planning items. Third, I believe (though on this I may be mistaken) the rate begins at 35% and rises to 55% for the larger values. So if someone complains about having to sell “the family farm’ to pay the estate taxes…they ain’t exactly having one foot in the poor house to begin with. Fourth…the IRS doesn’t just ‘come in, kick the door down, and begin grabbing stuff’. Closing up an estate with that value takes a period of time. And then there is the negotiation period and challenge period with the IRS. Then there is time to decide how the tax is to be paid and choices are made.

            I’ll gladly debate the efficacy of the estate tax. Not a problem.

            Oh yeah…how our tax system works. Every time money changes hands, it is subject to taxation. thus, a person kicks the bucket. His/her assets had been taxed. The new holder of the assets…the estate, now has a taxable event. Money changed ownership.

            Finally…if someone has more than $3.5 mil in assets…(actually more since the tax doesn’t touch the first 3.5)…not having estate planning performed tells everyone a) they were incompetent and foolish, or b) they really didn’t care how much they left and robably wanted the heirs to work for a living instead of a free ride.

          • Bruce D.

            Flash I will say this for you, you are consistent. You never fail to miss the point.

          • john phillips

            what a frekin idiot..!!
            who the hell created the estate and why is it in the form of an estate?
            to keep people like you and your comrades from gettin their hands on it and to be anle to leave it to the people that have supported and backed you while you were creating it

            keep you hands off other peoples money and as for all this crap that has been fermented under this missadministration .

            the people dont want it, get it ? the people do not want it .
            so why are you and yours trying to force it on us.
            you need help understanding this or do you just think this whole thing is funny??

          • Richard Pawley

            There must be some other reason that a million acres a year are lost to farming in this country. New York alone has lost a million acres since 9/11.

          • Dan

            Let it be known….HFlashman is a TROLL!

          • karen

            Flashman you are closed minded. Paris Hilton will inherit but she will inherit an amount that is so huge that the tax won’t matter. And take the reins of some trust set up so it avoids taxes and helps the progressives control the country i.e. just like George Soros and all the progressive orginizations he funds.

          • David

            Flash-rip-rock, it hasn’t even been implemented yet. So there is ONLY a supposed small percentage of the population that would be affected. My question remains the same, what right does the gov have to property that was purchased with taxed dollars? I’m calling you out, and you won’t have a viable answer.

          • HFlashman

            David:

            It hasn’t happened because it doesn’t happen. Only 2010 has the Estate Tax not been in force. Going back to the 70′s and 80′s is off point…unless you also want to speak about rising oil prices, rising debt due to reagan’s disasterous giveaways to the rich and the begining of the War on the Middle Class etc.

            However…why should it occur? Why not? Under our current tax system, every time money changes hands, profit gets taxed. A dollar is taxed once. That’s it. If you have a dollar..it gets taxed one time. When it goes to someone else, the exchange creates the taxable event.

            Why shouldn’t the exchange be taxed just like every other exchange? Why should the ultra rich be given even more welfare than they currently have? How many people do you know have estates that are even close to an Estate Tax? Why should we not encourage people to work for their gains instead of living off like a leech of what their ancestors did?

            You guys sure seem almighty in a hurry to give your money to support the welfare to the wealthy.

          • JC

            http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/us_constitution/news.php?q=1270570457

            The sheriffs are also demanding that federal agencies immediately cease the seizure of private property and the impoundment of private bank accounts without regard to due process in Wyoming state courts.

            Sheriff Mattis said, “I am reacting in response to the actions of federal employees who have attempted to deprive citizens of my county of their privacy, their liberty, and their property without regard to constitutional safeguards. I hope that more sheriffs all across America will join us in protecting their citizens from the illegal activities ofthe IRS, EPA, BATF, FBI, or any other federal agency that is operating outside the confines of constitutional law. Employees of the IRS and the EPA are no longer welcome in Bighorn County unless they intend to operate in conformance to constitutional law.”

            Gee I guess they didn’t have to sell the family farm…just have it taken instead. Thank God for Constitutional Sherriff’s.

          • Bruce D.

            Nice post JC. Articles like that give me hope for those generations who will follow us in America.

          • http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/the-california-water-v-delta-smelt-war/ Gorba

            Duh!! If the estate pay’s the tax, they have to get the cash to pay it. That means sell the business, farm, whatever to pay that tax.
            Why should hard working people be taxed on their income and then taxed again just because they die. It’s just plain wrong. I’m amazed at your thinking. It is a Communist mindset.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Hey flushedinthepants,
            400 acres is a medium sized farm. Land around here is going for about 20,000 an acre. I’ll lower it to 5000 an acre as it’s farm land so 400 acres times 5000.00 per acre is 2,000,000 dollars. now you start adding the equipment, outbuildings, house, mineral rights and you could very easily go over 5 million dollars and the farmer is not considered rich cause all of his capital is tied up in the farm!! Now what???

      • kenneth

        If we can survive person most of us did not know and who hid his past and now is lying about what he promised he would do if he were elected president, there is no doubt that Sarah Palin is light years ahead of our current bimbo president. If you want to find something bad in a person anyone can do that. We are all human, so are you. If you really want to know Palin you don’t have to ask someone who doesn’t like her to find out who she is. She has put it down in writing, the good and the bad. That is way more then any other Political figure has done that I know of. Your ignorance and your decision to belittle her says way more about you than her. You don’t have the courage to step out and be identified for your own merits of hate. You fear her because she has popularity and more truth then you can handle. Grow up.

        • HFlashman

          Ken….not many in her past will give her credit for anything concerning intelligence. And everyone who interacts with her these days rolls their eyes at the thought anyone would give her credit for a swift mental agility.

          She’s a bimbo…straight from the definition in the dictionary. And not a very good looking one either.

          • Bruce D.

            If you want to do a lot of name calling like you have been HFlashman you are as easy target a target as any.

          • mickey

            Really, and you think being a puppet is any better? And yes, the death squads are there, the only difference is the government will tell you when enough is enough instead of your insurance company. I watched as my sister died, one organ at a time, until the insurance ran out and she was given morphine to kill her off. Of course, she was given every drug under the sun but now the government will make the decision to withdraw drugs or to harvest organs earlier than she had.

            And yes, family farms are urban sprawl. They have to sell them all the time. Guess what, ag fields are not as expensive as urban sprawl communities so what tax basis do they use?

            You do realize big farms are gobbling these smaller ones too, only to drench them in poisons that you eat. Forget all the black and white statistical data and start watching some documentaries on your food supply. You only hope that cow was free range instead of the vaccine fed, deformed one you probably do eat. And guess what, the dear old government wants to make sure you keep eating that garbage by limiting small farms, including your back yard, in SB510.

          • HFlashman

            Mickey….noting your comment on the family farm situation. What you speak of has nothing to do with estate taxes. It has to do with poor land use planning. As to the comments of the ‘death panels’…good drugs today eh?.

          • Bruce D.

            What are you saying Flash – that family farmers should all start building condos.

          • HFlashman

            Bruce;

            Not at all. I’m saying they should be more active in getting local land use boards to imlement policies designed to save the farm. One can look at Oregon and how the family farm is protected from Urban Sprawl and development drving them into non farm activities.

          • john phillips

            yeah shes not good looking ..
            and i guess you would pick helen thomas or gloria allred or maybe nancy the pig over her.
            weve all seen your choices.

            its people like you that are infested in this buncha commie/marxist goons in the first place.

            only one thing you need to get through your thick head here dumbass.
            if it aint yours . it dont matter whose it is , keep your theiving hands off of it

            and if they dont imply they need your mentaly challanged opinion in the first place just shut up

            you appear to have the iq of a box of rocks , maybe and this is stretchin it a nancy pelosi or reid , and really taking it to the limit, an illegal that could weave their way into a dc addres on pa av.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            flushedinthepants,
            Thanks you just told me a lot about yourself. either you are about 12 years old or you are gay!!! Personally I consider you gay if you think Palin is ugly!!! At least now I know why you support the removal of DADT!!!!

        • eddie47d

          Kenneth; To say Sarah is light years ahead of Obama is quite a stretch.She has some remarkable qualities and sure is spunky but not too bright in the political arena. Her constant obsession of “death panels” shows that she will govern through fear rather than through a brilliant mind or in depth knowledge.

          • ValDM

            The death panels will be REAL, she’s giving us ample warning. Are you or any of your loved-ones retired or getting close to retirement? If not, then why would you be concerned about death panels? But it’s coming soon to a city near you. BTW, that’s not ALL she speaks about, but it seems that’s ALL you can hear. Clean the wax out of your ears and start LISTENING for a change.

          • HFlashman

            Val….ever try to learn about Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act? So much for the argument about death panels. just more hype from the controllers of your mind telling you lies

          • marvin

            eddie47d
            she could do like obama did call cigar bill clinton for help,but old bill would be trying to lick her and stick her,and to hell with work less play helle won,t care

          • eddie47d

            More slap-sick comedy from the king of smut. Ya, that’s you Marvin!!

        • Richard Pawley

          Much truth in what you say Kenneth. What some are looking for is a smarter person to run everything and even the Bible implies that the eventual world leader that the masses may be clamoring for in the future will be the smartest person who ever lived, as well as the most diabolical. Sadly, some believe like Hitler that if you tell a lie long enough and if it’s a big enough lie, most will believe it. Those who long for a one world government, a dictatorship of the super-rich, who will control everything, can’t stand the idea of someone who is not an egghead, running the country. They believe in the deity of mankind and not of God, and are terrified of someone who like Sarah Palin, who actually believes in a Supreme Being who cares about mankind, who loves us, BUT WHO WILL STILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS. Some believe they are already God and as I pointed out in my autobiography, “LEAVING SOUTH CAROLINA”, it is really a common disease (that we can eventually be God). An older American sent me a item recently that pointed out that no soldier in this country (or marine or airman) has ever joined the service to defend socialism, and even Castro says socialism (or communism) isn’t working in that glorious worker’s paradise, Cuba, where the average salary is below $50 a month. If we do not stop the spending and the waste in our government, then the TRIPLING of prices is guaranteed by the inflation that is fast coming upon our shores, and then sadly, you will see the riots and the looting that are becoming commonplace in Europe, in our major cities as well, fires out of control in our major cites, and more. Our government has already been training thousands of troops to quell this for years now according to The Army Times. This is all so predictable but there are non so blind as those who will not see. What we surely DO NOT NEED at the helm is another theorist, another lawyer, or another egghead. We need a person who is down to earth and not part of the status quo or Ivy League. Every person reading this is going to be affected in their pocketbook and in other ways by what has already happened in Washington and what is happening there now. It is not hopeless but putting one’s head in the sand because we hate this one or that one will not solve anything. Our nation is broke, BROKE, as in no money, and while we can just print money at a whim (and we are doing that right now, to the tune of 75 thousand million a month) this has never ended well for any country that has done it as a means of paying off their debt. I do not know all the answers but the combined spending of all governments in the USA is now equal to the combined INCOMES of all Americans, so even raising taxes to 100% for everyone will not solve the problem. The whole idea of a progressive income tax was an idea invented by the founder of Communism, Karl Marx and because there is always a segment of the population who want something for nothing and others who want to lord it over them and be the givers so they can play God, well, all I can prayerfully suggest is that one and all get ready for massive inflation in things we actually use, because it is coming, though probably not in housing. Ignore this and you may live but you will regret it to your dying day! In my autobiography I begged people to buy gold at $500 and $600 an ounce but most did not and I have heard them cry that they wished they had listened to me. A few prayed and took action and got out of the stock market before the crash that I also warned was coming, but all the investments in the world are not going to be any good if you can’t afford to buy food. Those who are sponging off the government and collecting unemployment benefits for two years and more had better be spending their time trying to figure out how to survive when prices triple and there is no more ‘free money’. The terrible inflation that is coming is going to affect the George Soros of the world even though he personally has purchased hundreds of millions of dollars worth of what Jimmy Carter once called a useless relic, gold. Some is probably a good idea but if you are not a millionaire (and I’m not even remotely close) you had better be thinking about non-perishable foods and water and extra sleeping blankets and a thousand more everyday items that make life easier. Will all this happen in 2012? I have no idea but smarter men than I believe it will and others say it is just a matter of time. No one, not even Sarah Palin, can solve this mess by herself but we are going to need a down to earth person who can be a spiritual leader as well, to give the country hope, when the balloon economy of never-ending debt does, in fact, end. We are going to need what Glenn Beck has called another George Washington to inspire the people. 750,000 people a year (on the whole planet) commit suicide but that is not really a solution either. Some of the most progressive of the liberals want war or anarchy so the population can be reduced and many believe that we have entered the beginning of those dark times known in the Bible as the “end times”. I don’t think we have but many of the things suggested in the cryptic book of Revelation, a one world money system, a mostly one world government run by someone who is not a military man, incredible food prices or shortages, seem to be in the making. It will be an interesting time but not for those who refuse to do anything to prepare and who will do nothing to help themselves. Those who are looking to government are going to be sorely disappointed because government has just about run out of solutions. Remember what Howard Ruff once said, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark!” and in my latest book I quote one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite people who said “Doing nothing is a poor excuse because you cannot do a lot.”

          • who cares

            Lets get George w. bush. let him finish what he started, war with N. Korea, war with Iran. Finish destroying the the U.S.A, middle class, thats anyone makes a Million a yr or less. When it to being smart Sarah is about a million ligth years behind a light switch. State’s taxes the wealthy should pay there way. stop calling it death taxes.

      • zmb

        Ah yes! Spoken like a typical “mindless” Marxist LIBERAL LEFTIST Mr. Flashman.

      • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

        Hflashman,

        Amen!

      • Michele

        It is obvious to me that you are so much more intelligent than Sarah Palin?, You obviously must very successful, you also must be make out like a bandit? It take so much intelligence and smartness to recognized how awful you say Sarah Palin is. Ya you sound very smart. just through out insults..BO has done so well, I am sure you adore him… Your mind seams to be closed, wake up, you are loosing your liberties, from under your nose, but you are too smart to see that, right.?????

        • who cares

          We are losing our liberties, jobs, and wealth because of some of you continuing to vote against you’r interests and for republican.

      • barbm

        i’m part of the tea party, and i do NOT adore palin. she came to texas and campaigned for rick perry, the incumbent governor. the tea party had a candidate, republican debra medina, whom she should’ve been supporting instead of the establishment. between glenn beck’s back stabbing of medina and kissing up to perry, whom he actually stated he’d like to “french kiss,” and palin’s backing of perry, medina didn’t have a chance. i think palin is hoping for a perry/palin or palin/perry ticket in 2012. neither will get my vote. i want ron paul or lou dobbs, but i haven’t yet heard any suggestions for the republican nomination in 2012 that i would support.

        • Pete

          Well there’s a real pair of losers.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          barbm,
          show me a site that says that Glenn said he’d like to french kiss perry!!

      • marvin

        HFlashman
        flash[clueless]fit you better, why not go to my credit maniger hellandwait that is go to hell and wait you morron

      • Conservatives United

        FLASH IN THE PAN…….BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,

        • who cares

          You are about a dumb ass. the conservatives Democrats and Republicans have been running the country since 1980 it started with Reagan to present day 12/16/10. GOP, republicas OBSTRUCTIONIST they held back and refuse to vote on bills, Benefits for the unemploy, 9-11 first responders and lots other bills. Now they’re doing a boehner a cry baby act and complaining because they have to work through the weekend. this is nothing wait till the CULTURE WAR starts.

      • patriotpartisan

        Aaaaaah, another bitter liberal, who can’t stand a woman’s voice.
        Still think they belong barefoot and in the kitchen? Urks you to hear a woman who’s smarter then your beloved messiah? I find it difficult to believe, in the 21st Century, a woman still has less rights then other ‘minorities’; if anyone sais anything racial, they are quickly shut down, but call a woman “bimbo”,”bit**” or “c***” and it’s laughed at or ignored. It’s a shame when the economy is in the toilet, the leader is about to flush, and terrorism is nothing but the modern boogey-man, sending our entire defense budget in after the economy, and the left only cares about what’s in it for them and who looks better on camera… if that’s the “substance” you refer to, you can keep it, thought police.

        • HFlashman

          Patriot….should palin be barefoot and in the kitchen/ never thought about it, but now that you brought it up…yeah. At least she’d be doing somethng instead of waltzing around pretending she’s something.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          patriot partisan,
          flashinthepants is just jealous that she is more important than him. Immagine that! A woman more immportant than flashedinthepants!!!!

      • Dogma-Free

        Hahaha…how anyone takes Palin seriously, is beyond me…haha…and I wouldn’t be surprised if her ‘op ed’ piece was either written in crayon, or maybe lipstick.

        hahaha…oh, too funny…well, except for the fact that she’s trying to destroy the country…

        • Pete

          And you probably think Obama is trying to save us….And crayons are to eat.

        • http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/the-california-water-v-delta-smelt-war/ Gorba

          For all the BS talk, perhaps Palin is not the right person for President yet, however, she loves this country unlike the current POTUS, also she has an amazing affect on rallying people. I did not agree with either Palin nor Beck regarding the Rick Perry choice, but nobody’s going to be perfect.
          At least Palin would easily pass a security clearance to be able to serve in the role. I doubt whether Obama could have passed a security clearance to work at an arms manufacturer. Never mind serve as destroyer in chief.
          Everyone is focussing on the Wikileaks dude. Where do you think those leaks came from? I would bet we will discover that this unvetted administration that has radicals all over the white house has leaked these documents. That’s what you call not qualified to run the country.

      • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner
      • Pete

        Spoken like an empty headed liberal. You need a spell checker Lumpy.

      • Larry C.

        Hello,
        Hey Mr. Hater why don’t you do everybody a big favor and shut up, and crawl back into your liberal crap hold that you crawled out of to write on your computer,a nd try to get attention for your self. BYE-BYE.

        Larry C.

    • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

      Priscilla,

      Jesse Ventura,

      “I felt she was completely unqualified. I had more qualifications than she did. I had served as a mayor of a town [Brooklyn Park, Minn.] of 60,000 – hers [Wasilla, Alaska] was 10,000. I had served as governor for two years when everybody wanted me to run for president in 2000, and I said I’m not prepared to be the president. I haven’t even completed office as a governor yet. Now, she never completed her office as governor. She didn’t even get two years in hardly! And she quit to get money. Jesus, how do people not see that! She saw greener pastures, said, Screw the people of Alaska, and went on to collect”. Jesse you are right.She not only a quitter,she also a shy of few bricks in the intellectual department.

      • Bruce D.

        Obviously you think a bit more of yourself than others do.

      • Pete

        She quit because the frivolous law suits were costing Alaska so much to defend that it was creating too much debt. You need to check your facts. Ask the people of Alaska. They think she was doing a great job. And she shared to proceeds with the citizens. I’d vote for her in a hot second because she has a mind of her own and has fresh ideas,
        and doesn’t let anybody push her around.

        • Larry C.

          Hello Pete,
          You cannot compete with the logic of “IDIOTS”, and that is what you see in the negative comments of these idiots that do not know what they are speaking about. My God Almighty–Jesse Ventura was hit to many times on the head in Pro-Wrestling, and he thinks he is smart. May God help him as he is surely to many bricks short of any intelligence at all. Sarah Palin does not need me to say nice things about her–I DO SO BECAUSE I AM FED UP WITH ALL THE “IDIOTS” FROM SO-CALLED ONE TIME GOVS. TO OTHER “IDIOTS” THAT DO NOT HAVE ANY SENSE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS NATION, AND THEY BELLYACHE ABOUT HER SAYING WHAT SHE DOES. GET THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR EARS, AND LISTEN TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU, YOU IDIOTS. Maybe some day you might be smart enough to be able to actually make some smart, and decent comments about subjects on this web-site.

          Larry C.

  • http://hobbytrem.blogspot.com Cristiano

    Sarah Palin for president of Brazil. Please SOS!

    • Katwoman

      It seems like some people just love to hate Sarah and the Tea Party. But what tey do not know is that Ron Paul has acknowledged that the real Tea party needs the support of the pseudo Tea Parties and other groups…..yes, even Democrat groups! This nation is on the brink of financial chaos like no one has ever seen and we can no longer afford to assail people who are out their taking the heat to push an agenda of fiscal responsibility and limited constitutional government. While this will cost some people their unconstitutional “entitlements” funded with fiat money it will save our nation and preserve liberty which is more important to the future of this great nation and our posterity.

      • CJ

        Kat, the ‘tea party’ is NOT a party, but a concept. Because of that, no ONE person can represent it. Until the movement puts its ideals into writing, and makes itself a true ‘party’, everybody will take credit for it, ‘claim’ to be a representative, and mislead the masses… just like your darlin’ Palin. Look through the smoke screen. I believe in conservative ideals, but the best ideal is for government to stay out of our lives, not give us alternative rules. Don’t change the laws, REMOVE them.

        • beachbear2012

          Of all the hyperbole I have read and seen, your comment about not substituting laws but removing them is the most succint, rational, on pint, dead on balls accurate statement I have read. Thank you and thank whoever raised you.

        • kenneth

          So what party would that be. Republicans? How do you think a party is started? Palin isn’t taking credit for this idea, but she was one of the first to take the slam for it. Our wonderful media has made her into whatever anyone wants to believe about her, but I would bet most haven’t read anything she has written. I agree with you about limited government, so does the tea party is you haven’t notice and that would also mean Palin. Palin has more leadership qualities then half the current Senate and Congress have. Why? Because she lives what she says she believes in. You can see whatever you want, but the truth is what will put our country back on it’s feet, and a whole lot of prayer. Don’t believe what you hear in the media unless you can see also.

          • Richard Pawley

            A ‘lot of prayer’ says it all. Our form of government was, according to our founding fathers, made for righteous believers, honest men and women who give God his due. It is not likely to survive for any other kind of ‘citizen’. God even had to allow His chosen people Israel, to be led into captivity for 80 years in Babylon to teach them a lesson that their stubborn hearts would not accept. It seems to me that many of us today are just as stubborn. Even if we refuse to believe in Him or His precepts we are still bound by them. You don’t have to believe in gravity to be affected by it and those who refuse to consider what God said through one of His prophets, “Come let us reason together” will still be held accountable for their actions.

          • Don

            Right on Kenneth, glad to see some people have their eyes open.

      • http://marcum@wildblue.net coal miner

        Kat,

        You want to elect her president? God help us.Ha Ha ha Ha Ha
        Sarah Palin,
        ‘Obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies,’ she said, mistakenly referring to the rogue communist regime that has been one of America’s biggest foes in recent years.

        Her mistake came after North Korea launched an unprovoked shelling attack on a South Korean island, killing four people, and the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to help the South.

        The fact that she bungled her geography not once but twice seemed to suggest it was more than just a slip of the tongue.Her mouth is her worst enemy, we don’t want people thinks she is stupid.She should quit while she is ahead.What do you think?

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1332876/Sarah-Palins-North-Korea-gaffe-We-gotta-stand-allies.html#ixzz1875XJXDY

        • Teresa

          Much better than standing and praising Muslims of whom have killed us on our on soil wouldn’t you say? And not afraid to say terrorist for that is what it’s called right? I mean if it comes down to moral and political correctness, I will take morals any day.

        • Teresa

          And BTW, at least she knows how many states there is.

          • HFlashman

            Only if it’s written on her hand…

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Teresa,
            That’s better than Nobummer! He wouldn’t know unless somebody put it on his prompter!!! He’s clueless!

        • JC

          The recent attack by North Korea on the South on Yeonpyeong Island was deliberate, calculated and designed to send a clear message that can be summed up best in four words “BACK THE HELL OFF”!
          South Korea has been conducting military exercises recently in the “disputed zone”, near the island and engaging in such provocative acts as firing artillery shells in the direction of the North Koreans then claiming that their shells fell inside international waters. This has happened on numerous occasions.
          In response North Korea has repeatedly warned the South against conducting military exercises too close to it’s territory, especially near the disputed areas. The South for whatever reason ignored those warnings time and time again….

          http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7429112-north-korean-artillery-attack-may-have-been-provoked-by-the-south

          Don’t believe everything you read CM.
          It wouldn’t be the first time US Intel has been behind subversive and straight up false flag manouvres.

          • Pete

            Some people will believe anything. Especially when it comes from a Communist.

        • Pete

          It sure is refreshing to hear from someone that never made an error isn’t it. Oh to be perfect.

  • Pat Mason

    Nice to see Neocon Puppetress Palin thieving from the ‘Book of Ron Paul’ again.

    • Katwoman

      Palin thought Ron Paul was cool long before was the darling of the neocons.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqjdY1w8NVA

      • Bruce D.

        I like Ron Paul but according to the definition he would be considered a “neocon” not Sarah Palin.

        • JC

          Ron Paul is an advocate of Constitutional values. How in the world does that make him a “Neo-Con”? He is exactly the opposite, a small c conservative with traditional American values as his platform.

          • Bruce D.

            If I am not mistaken Libertarians take a more open view of morality such as homosexuality and the use of drugs and that they should be left unfettered. It is my opinion that this makes them neocons. Conservatives believe these types of things have a negative impact on family and society as a whole. Homosexuals who are conservative in many ways and vote conservative in my opinion would be considered neocons.

          • JC

            Ok, fair enough Bruce. I have a slightly different opinion though…
            Libertarians aren’t necessarily like minded on the subjects in particular, drug use and homosexuality. What we all agree on though is
            that people have the right to choose what they do with their own property. How some individuals will read that is an individual thing and rightly so, as long as their activities do not encroach on the rights of others.
            For example, I don’t really care if homosexuals want to be the way they are. they aren’t hurting me. I’m not at all crazy about them screaming at me about “their rights” though as their rights are no different, nor are they more special than my own. And that applies to ALL minorities of whatever stripe.
            As for drug use…as far as I’m concerned, people can go right ahead and fry their brains, I really don’t care. But if they break into my house to support their habit…well the Darwin Theory will arrive with a bang. End of problem.

            I see Neo-Cons as a group masquerading as conservatives but towing us towards globalism. AKA – RINO’s. They are the bought and paid for politicians who’s allegiances are to the New World Order.
            Which is why I see our entire Democracy as a sham. It doesn’t matter who you vote for…they’re all (most) bought and paid for and are no longer patriotic to our Constitution.

            I have trouble putting RP in that category. I think he is a patriot.

          • Bruce D.

            I understand what you are saying JC and I understand your viewpoint. There are three elements of conservatism. Economic conservatism, social conservatism, and strong national defense. Rinos are not considered to be economic conservatives so you can consider them neo conservatives. The Tea Party was successful and attracted independents because social conservatism was not made an issue. Many independents are not social conservatives as libertarians are not. Economic conservatism is the focus right now and it is uniting everyone. If republicans start getting into social issues the vote will begin to fragment. We should close the border, create jobs, get the debt under control, repeal Obamacare, and create a new health care policy before some of these other issues are addressed.

          • JC

            I’m with you on all those points Bruce.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            JC,
            Say they legalize ALL drugs. You know we will never get rid of all progressives whether repubs or liberals. When these druggies fry their brain and can’t go an hour without crapping their diaper, who do you think is gonna be charged for their up-keep??? Why the holy hell should I or anyone else have to care for the problems of a druggie that self inflicts all their problems on themselves??? That’s dam well Bull$h!t!!!!

          • Bruce D.

            Interesting way to put it Joe H. Funny!!! That is the problem with socialism. It allows a safety net for reckless behavior. More and more people are getting Alzheimer’s. Many are hooked on prescription drugs and teenagers are getting hold of their parents drugs. Drugs are a lot more serious problem than druggies like to believe.

          • JC

            Joe, there should be no reason for you to support them. I’m speaking from a “Libertarian” scenario and in that scenario…there is no “mandated” welfare. If communities or churches want to engage in welfare, that would be by general consent. But no one should be FORCED to pay for the irresponsibility of others. Don’t you think?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            JC,
            Be that as it may, we will never have a 100% libertarian government and you know it! we will always have the progressives here and there in government! Therefore there is always the chance we will be taking care of them!!!

    • Katwoman

      Palin thought Ron Paul was cool long before she was the darling of the neocons.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqjdY1w8NVA

    • Bruce D.

      Sarah Palin is far from being a “neocon””. She is a true “conservative” woman. Nothing “neocon” about her.

      • Norm

        Bruce D.
        She’s pretty good with a shotgun too. To her credit, she does know how to make a buck (as in dollar).

        • Bruce D.

          It is to her credit Norm.

    • Katwoman

      I never said Sarah was a neocon I said she was the “darling of the neocons” who love to use her to the best of their ability. I also did not say she was not clever enough to see what the neocons are using her to the best of their ability. She is an opportunist and she will take what she can get from them and use it to her own advantage.

      • Bruce D.

        I believe Sarah Palin is sincere and is doing what she believes is right.

        • kenneth

          Amen! That and telling the truth about how our government should be ran.

    • Ken

      Pat, do you know what a “Neocon” is? Or is that, for you,just shorthand to mean “someone who likes the younger George Bush or the Iraq war”? Have you ever read anything by Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, or any of the other neoconservatives? Do you know what caused neoconservatism to develop?

      I have yet to see anyone use the expression “Neocon” who had any idea what they were talking about. But they’ve seen the phrase used in some left-wing journal or website and picked it up as a term of insult. A few just use it to mean “influential Jewish conservative.”

  • Leon

    I have been on SS for 11 yrs now and don’t really know what I will do without it but I would gladly give it up to get the country back on the right path. My grand children mean more to me than that. The states should have more control than they do. The federal Government should have a whole lot less. The only way to get our national debt down is to reduce spending. This Government does not know how it do that! We are entitled to life,liberty, and the pursuit of happiness not everything else. The Government should not be free to take our money and waste it wisely,which is what they do now. They are not capable of wise spending! I don’t mean to go on and on, but why don;t Government get out of the way so we can get on the road back to prosperity!

    • Deano

      In the 1950′s I saw what the Democrats were doing with Social Security. They were expanding it greatly to buy votes. It was originally only for low paid workers on the assembly lines. Others – farmers, small business men, professional, tne college educated were not included – it was expected that they had income and education enough to forsee the future and prepare for it. It became a Ponzi scheme, and Ponzi schemes always fail – witness Bernie Madoff. I did prepare and for a lesser percentage of my paycheck that SS required (not counting company match) my savings are provideng more than quadruple what I get from SS. I would give up SS benefits in a heartbeat if the whole Federal Government scheme, and all other unconstitutional spending anc control were terminated. The Declaration of Independence did not ask for happiness, only our life and liberty to persue happiness, and only I can define my happiness, and determine how to persue it.

      • Deano

        I forgot to proof read before submitting comment – I showed my ignorance in spelling, but the thinking is right.

      • JC

        Deano says:
        December 14, 2010 at 8:17 am

        “In the 1950′s I saw what the Democrats were doing with Social Security. They were expanding it greatly to buy votes. It was originally only for low paid workers on the assembly lines.”

        The beginnings of American Communism? Sure looks like it.

        • Bruce D.

          Earmarks are used in the same way. What is really bothersome is that politicians do not even hide it anymore. It seems to be acceptable.

        • HFlashman

          Ask SSI recipients about whether the COLA increases should be done away with permanently.

          It’s OK that everyone suffers but you…right JC?

          • JC

            SSI? Oh you mean that pittance given back to the elderly after they’ve been robbed blind all their lives? here’s a thought…stop robbing people and let them actuall build enough savings to look after themselves…they’d be 10 times better off.
            Bite me you ignorant communist. :)

  • CJ

    Another opportunity to put herself in the limelight. She may have a couple of good ideas, but she only does this for attention. She finds a hot topic, and just throws out a different option. Many seem to be not well thought out. If she was serious, we wouldn’t see the whole family showing up on every channel, from sports to news to arts and travel. We need someone who excells in one area, not dabbles in many.

    • Bruce D.

      Yes she does through out a lot of different options. Ones that a lot of us agree with.

      • CJ

        And your opinion she is not a ‘neocon’ shows she has many fooled. Obama is liked by many, too, and he has just about pushed this country over the edge of no return. Popularity doesn’t make it right, just popular.

        • Bruce D.

          She praised the deficit reduction plan made by Representative Paul Ryan
          Nothing to hate about that. Find something else to complain about.

        • Norm

          CJ
          Obama nearly pused the country over the edge?
          Were you asleep for the previous 8 years?

          • CJ

            Norm, I can’t change where we ended up with Bush and the Democrats who controlled it all in the latter stages. We were close to the edge, the dems took over and pushed us closer, and Obama came in and put the peddle to the floor. Get out of the past and face the problem in front of us. Regardless of how we got here, we are here. We can’t have irresponsible dems telling us to spend more to reduce the deficite when they should stop spending. Now back to the point, Palin has counter opinions, but is still not what we need to get us on the right track.

          • mickey

            I too blamed the repubs for this until I learned the repeal of Glass-Steagall and other protections came under Clinton.

        • marvin

          CJ
          obama is liked by people that voted skin tone and handouts i will let you draw what ever from my post,i have been around a long time,and never saw so few tell the majority what is right ,you can hate palin or not but she speaks her mind like her or not,and a lot of the people agree with her,

    • mickey

      And just what would that one “area” comprise? I’ve not seen much out of teleprompter obama that doesn’t use words, or changes the meaning of words, just to take us off the main track. You call that a leader?

      Try owning a small business and see how many hats you have to wear. An expert in one area is usually the worker, not that they aren’t good at the job, just they can’t see a full picture.

  • Norm

    I wonder why Sarah isn’t bothered when insurance companies decide what they will and will not pay for. Sounds a little like death panels for those who can’t afford out of pocket health care (most Americans).
    After seeing a few clips of her Alaska TV series, I am more convinced then ever that she is mentally challenged.
    She’s surely from another time and place far from today’s realities.

    • Katwoman

      You can change insurance companies and pay as you go now. Once a government run program is established there will be less if any competition for you to turn to.

      • Norm

        Katwoman
        I am retired and have a Medicare supplement from a former employer (multi-billion dollar corporation) and it offers no options.
        Before retirement this same insurance was my only coverage. It was an average policy and had many rules and regulations including a max lifetime benefit, exclusion of “experimental” procedures and incentives to use “in plan” doctors.
        The company offered this insurance in several levels of deductibles and percents of coverage, but it was essentially all the same and was supervised by the insurance co., with the actual costs paid by the corporation.

  • Doc Sarvis

    I think Sarah Palin quit her governorship because it was too hard. As governor, one is required to work on somewhat tough issues and deal with details. Ms. Palin is great at making sound bites (some of them wacky) that poke at various issues from a safe distance and she never deals with the complexities of those issues. Perhaps she is incapable of dealing with complexities (as is the case with most “reality” tv show stars).

    • Katwoman

      That is the most nonsensical statement I have ever heard. Sarah was doing a fine job of running Alaska. She left to devote time to the Tea Party movement when it was still in its infancy and this has proved to be a brilliant move as we have watched her enthusiasm help to inspire many people and breath new life into the movement. If we see a return to constitutional government and sound monetary system this woman will have played and important role in that success so please stop wasting your breath assailing her unless you are actually out there doing more and better.

      • Doc Sarvis

        I agree that she has been inspirational to many who are attacked to the one liner, or the “zinger”, or the wink and smile. Still, she has not displayed any grasp of complex issues, she has not provided details on any topics she is criticizing others on, and she has not displayed discipline or toughness in a challenging position including governor of AK.

        • kenneth

          Truely you just hate her. What more detail do you want, then that we need to get the federal government out of our lives and back doing what it’s suppose to do. Protect us. How dang difficult is that to comprehend? You don’t have to be a rock scientist to understand that. Limited government with the power given to the states. This is what she says over and over and over. Making it more complicated does not make her or you look smarter. Try having Obama or any of the other lefist or elitist right try to explain it,and you will get all of the words you want to hear, but then it won’t mean any thing more.

        • oldtimeyman

          Sarah Palin faces her issues head-on. She doesn’t have Czars, a cabinet and “presidential advisors” to coach her on every issue. She also doesn’t have a teleprompter with her everywhere she goes. So, she occasionally makes mistakes or sounds out of touch. But who could be more out of touch than Obamba.

          As for resigning the governorship of Alaska. Good for her. I would much rather see politicians resign their office to run for another than to use Air Force One to campaign, raise funds and take vacations on the taxpayer tit.

          She doesn’s give lip-service to the Second Amendment – she lives the principle. She doesn’t give lip service to the environment – she practices good conservation – she lives it. So she shot a caribou. Big deal. So she goes out on a fishing boat and clubs Halibut to kill them, then sticks them to bleed them. She knows and appreciates what it takes to put meat on the family table unlike most of the panty-waist libs who think all meat comes pre-packaged and fish comes flash frozen without an animal having to die.

          She is an earthy, pioneer-type real woman and faces what life gives (such as a daughter pregnant out of wedlock) with charm and wisdom. She cares for and respects her elders and loves her father for what he is. She is a loyal and loving mother and wife. Small wonder the so-called progressives, Socialists, Communists and liberals hate and despise her and grasp at every opportunity to put her down and insult her.

          Would she make a good president? Let me say this. She has been a governor, commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard units, and made many executive decisions. Unlike the current occupant of the White House whose experience was as a “community organizer” and state senator who is best known for voting “present” instead of letting his leftist leanings be known.

          I think she would make a great president ala Ronald Reagan and with she and Todd in the White House, maybe we could all witness the restoration of America’s greatness.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            oldtimeyman,
            these progressives need to be reminded every five minutes that Palin didn’t quit to go make money, SHE QUIT TO STOP DRAINING THE STATECOFFERS FROM ALL THE FALSE LAWSUITS THAT WERE BEING RAISED BY THE LYING PROGRESSIVES!!!!! BTW she was cleared of all charges except one misdemeanor!! I WONDER HOW MANY OF THEIR PROGRESSIVE HEROES COULD COME UNDER THE SCRUTINY SHE DID AND COME OUT THAT CLEAN?????

    • CJ

      Doc, keep it up. Maybe we can get some sense into these lemings who oggle the glitz and glamor. Palin has made many good suggestions, but I think she would make a better survival show host than a president. Her ideas may be good on the surface, but putting them into action will be too difficult for her.

      • Andy

        If we continue on our present path to oblivion you may be glad to have a survivalist at the helm.

        • Bruce D.

          That was a good one Andy. It made me laugh and a lot of truth in that.

    • JC

      Have you bothered to take a look at her track record as Governor of Alaska? The woman totally cleaned house. Got rid of cronyism and corruption and axed the perks that go with being Governor. The Limo, the Security Detachment, the Plane….she’s totally pragmatic.
      She quit because it was “too hard”…I don’t think so.

      • kenneth

        She didn’t quit because it was too hard. She quit because under Alaska law (and you can find this all out in her book, she doesn’t hide it) anyone can sue a political figure. The political figure can not use political money to defend themselves. The left knew this and were putting her in court and using up all of her own money so she was going to go broke and also not have time to do her work as governor. The left just found a way to take her out. She sacrifice her position for the good of the state and for her family or they would of lost everything while they were fighting these ridiculous suits. The person who did her the most harm is in jail. A son of a leftist organization hack into her e-mail and created nothing but trouble. So the left couldn’t defeat her with out doing unhand b/s. The loss was Alaska’s. From that she had to find a way to stay in politics and make a living, and she did. Try and do something like that in your own life.

        • mickey

          This was the version I understood too. The same as the government ACLU is doing to any state that opposes immigration–keep them in the courts until they run out of money. I think it was Massa (rahm emanuel’s naked finger pointing target) that stated that was the reason he was leaving too.

          Our own government is taking states to court for defending the Constituion–until they run out of money.

          And BTW, soon the government will have my entire SSA money via one insurance plan or another. They will have everything I provided myself to keep solvent and if not needed for myself, will supercede in my kids inheritence. Tax, tax, and more tax.

    • Joyce from Loris

      Doc, I have read many articles that stated that Palin quit the position of governor of Alaska because of the amount of frivolous law suits that the taxpayers of Alaska were going to have to be responsible to pay. I understand her doing that, and compliment her on putting the people of Alaska and their financial well being first. I am not sure that Palin would make a good president, but I do NOT know of ANYONE in America that is in politics that I would be excited was running for president. I don’t trust any of them. But I do admire the way that Palin has taken advantage of her situation, and turned it into millions of dollars for her family, by way of published books, speaking arrangements, etc. You have to admire that ingenuity, that proof of capitalism works. I just wish she would keep her daughter off the air!

  • LiarsMustBeDefeated

    Support them as long as their actions match their words. When they vote the wrong way, you’ll know where they really stand. It is helpful if there is a track record to support your view. Ron Paul has a track record. So does McCain, etc.

    • kenneth

      McCain would be president if he wasn’t so wishy washy. Palin has lived the life she is defending. That is more then either one of them have done. Actions speak louder then vote records or words. There are other ways to make a difference then by being a pilot and a lawyer. We need to stop charactering who can be a leader. If she is about the constitution and limited government and a lot of every thing else then all we need to know is that she can work with other people. That is way more then we know about the current CEO of our country.

      • mickey

        Paul Ryan would have made McCain blush. He just wasn’t given the chance, given we had an avalance of “color” in the mix. There are tons of blacks I would have trusted before I ever would have voted for obama. Just checking his web site, no one found anything disturbing said, couldn’t answer the HC (remember it was supposed to be paid for by the current subsidies to oil companies), yet, on Hillary’s site, it was “b****” line after line.

        The media got obama in, along with Pelosi not vetting him properly, not because he had any great leadership skills. As far as Palin, she has disrupted both parties, lol, I would say those are far better leadership skills than either side had (excepting Ron Paul).

  • Patriot

    We are losing our way when great Americans that respect the Values and Principles of our founding fathers and understand the economic and social damage this current adminstaration is doing are demonized by some. This fight is just at the beginning stages and history will prove that this lady is a true Patriot with principles and class! It would Rock the establishment if she were elected, this is going to be good entertainment none the less!

  • Leon

    To CJ and Doc the too of you together would have difficulty in a debate with her. She Has run a state. What have you run, besides your mouth?

    • Joyce from Loris

      Good one!

    • kenneth

      Amen to that. You both just sound like haters.

    • Doc Sarvis

      I do expect that I would have a hard time debating Ms. Palin. The reason is that I understand and appreciate the complexity of various issues AND I value truth as opposed to sound bites.

      • Bruce D.

        That is funny also. I got a good laugh out of it. Probably none of us see ourselves as others see us.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        doc,
        In otherwords you can throw out a lot of good sounding BS but you can’t face the facts and a strong willed woman!!!

  • Angel

    “She praised the deficit reduction plan made by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)…” – something that will explode the deficit even worse than extending the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000. If Sarah wants to be a serious candidate for the presidency, she needs to lead – not be suckered in by these phony plans that don’t add up. What a waste! If we have a serious candidate, we can win in a landslide in 2012!

    • Bruce D.

      Paul Ryan is not someone who should be taken lightly. He has solid viewpoints that cannot be undermined by the class warfare of the left. Business owners are not your enemies. Even Castro is second guessing himself now for having that viewpoint.

  • OldFart

    @ “ALL PALIN BASHERS”

    Sarah Palin has read and supports the U.S. Constitution, just like most American citizens do and unlike most of the “Numbnut Yahoos” who continue to bad mouth her without any facts to backup their rants!

    Palin vs Obama???? NO CONTEST!!

    Here are a few “quotes” from some other great Americans (which Sarah Palin is) for all of you out there!

    I’m sure you never took the time to look at history, (try it sometime) so you’ve probably never seen or heard them before! Pay close attention to the words! You might even learn something!

    “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” – James Madison

    “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven, where they don’t need it and Hell, where they already have it.” -Ronald Reagan

    NUFF SAID!

    • zmb

      You are sooo spot on!! We need more people like you to help bring us out of the “Liberal Dribble” that seems to have lulled the Majority of us responsible thinking Americans to sleep!

    • Bruce D.

      Nice quotes!

  • http://www.box.net/shared/bt5uxqm113 Arcadia CA once

    I don’t really like Palin but she is probably correct to praise Ryan’s plan. I’m curious about Ryan’s plan. I heard some general points about what he wanted to do for the country and it sounded right-minded to me, like finally someone has got a good plan. I’d like to hear philosophical and budget office analysis of the details.

    • mickey

      You can see most of Paul’s responses on Youtube.

  • http://comcast.net Jim

    Why doesn’t Sarah complain about the republican death panel who voted against providing helath care for the 9/11 responders?

    • karen

      I think that the first responders are already well cared for by their insurance plans etc. Just another ploy to make big buck because they did their jobs happens to millions of americans every day and they suck it up and get through it. This is a chance they took when they signed up to do the job.

      • 45caliber

        I agree.

  • bill b

    the best possible news for Obama will be the nomination of Sarah Palin for President in 2012

    • mickey

      Oly if he can ramp up more ALCU, ACORN, and Union thugs. Oh, and lest I forget, the illegal vote.

      • OldFart

        You didn’t forget the illegal vote! You included that when you mentioned A.C.O.R.N.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          OLDFART n Mickey,
          now you both know there isn’t anymore ACORN!!! They have been made to disband permanently! Course nobody said they couldn’t come back under another acronym!!!

  • http://www.u-BayFleaMarket.com Vertner Vegon

    All this hoo ha dealing with periphery problems. Unproductive in the long run. Get to the meat of ALL our problems: THE BIG CORPORATIONS.

    They own and control the country, are sucking it dry and are the cause of our national debt.

    The existing law of PUBLIC DOMAIN can be used to NATIONALIZE THE BIG CORPORATIONS. Their profit can be used to retire the national debt and
    reduce taxes. No need to make the average American suffer with cut backs.

    For details read “WAKE UP AMERICA — NOW.

    They are a cancer that should be removed. Not the physical body just the owners.

    • 45caliber

      There is no “existing national law of the public domain” that I know about. And how do you expect a government that can’t even handle something simply like SS to manage large businesses? Basically, we might as well shut them down. And we can use the corportations’ profits to pay off the debt? Sorry, they don’t make that much profit. I do believe you failed your economics courses when you were studying how to be a good little Communist.

    • Dale on the left coast

      Isn’t that what Hugo . . . you know Bama’s buddy in Venesula has been doing? Not workin out too well . . . even with all that oil. But you socialist/marxist clowns never figure it out. They say vegans have diminished brain power . . . lack of protein and animal fat I suspect.

  • Conservatives United

    I am wondering why we let FLASH IN THE PAN and the rest of his LIBERAL IDIOTS, control this blog all the time??????? Almost all of the comments are centered around his irrational crap. I for one will stay on topic from now on and IGNORE THIS LIBERAL IDIOT, that has no idea what he is talking about.

    • HFlashman

      Yo CU….anytime any day…when you finally figure out something worth saying, let me know. You might have a hard time keeping up with anything other than simplistic sentence structure after cutting and pasting from an article, but I’ll make allowances for you.

    • JC

      CU, they control nothing. They’re here for entertainment only. That and they need to justify their welfare checks by providing a service to their masters. (I mean when they aren’t too busy goose stepping around in their mom’s basement) LOL

  • ojd

    I like Sarah Palin.. I am not certain she should be te next president
    but She would always find answers for the people and not work only for
    her best interests as is happening now.
    I don’t understand the liberal concepts..Don’t they EVER read the newspaper , can’t they understand America is being burried with debt
    and bad policy. There must be a lets destroy America club out there somewhere that is supporting the liberal phylosophy along with many union organizations. Wake up liberals , at least consider a moderate position. I for one do not want to be burried along with my children because of poorest of poor policies.

    • OldFart

      There is a “Let’s destroy America club” out there! It’s called the “Progressive Party, aka, “Liberalism or Democrat Party”! Call it what you will, they’re all of one mindset!

      They want to totally transform America! Remember what the “Great one said in his first speech after the election was over! Not a direct quote for, sure but, he said in effect that we live in the greatest country in the world, please help me change it! Change it to what? A third world country is what he want’s to change it to!

      Obama and his Liberal followers hate this country and especially hate our Constitution! They won’t rest until they have destroyed both and then they will blame “Big Business”, “Free Enterprise” and the “Conservatives” for the mess that they leave in their wake!

      It’s what they live for! It’s what they dream about at night! They want to “share the wealth” so they can squander it on lazy SOB’s who have no initiative and no desire to contribute anything to their own support or wellbeing!

    • HFlashman

      Oh gawd…an easy search turned up some nice tidbits about palin which belie any semblance of purity. She’s playing the game harder than anyone out there and making y’all sound and look like idiots.

      Palin criticized the End of Life Counseling i the Health Care Bill. Fact is..she termed it a “death panel’. Guess what? A year prior to quitting her office..she signed a proclamation stating such was needed !

      Her last year in office, she gave then Sen. Stevens a list of earmarks she wanted. The list had 31 items on it…six more than Stevens had requested in the Senate budget version. Palin went ballistic at Stevens for not fighting for her “pets’.

      She foght for the “Bridge to nowhere’ but then killed it in the state legislature. Guess what? The $400 plus million of federal money? She kept.

      She cut a sweetheart deal for oil and gas pipeline with the company which funneled thousands of dolars into her campaigns. And…comitted Alaska to fund the first $500 mil of the deal.

      Se denied she ever put pressure on a state official to quit because he wasn’t pursuing her x BIL. Guess what? 13 state officials acknowledged she or her husband wrote emails and made calls pressuring them. All 13 are lying as she states?

      In June 2010, Palin’s defense fund was ruled illegal and will have to pay back $386,856 it collected in donations because it used Palin’s position as governor to raise money for her personal gain.

      On the debut of her FOX program, Two guests that she was shown to have interviewed claimed to have never met her. Guests LL Cool J and Toby Keith stated that footage shown on the segment was actually taken from another interview with someone else, but was used in Palin’s segment.

      When she gave her speech at the TP convention, she demanded a “speaking fee’ of $100,000 or she would not show.

      And on and on.

      And y’all think she’s a saint. Jeesh …

      • http://?? Joe H.

        flushedinthepants,
        That speaking fee??? It was donated to the TEA PARTY!!!!! Chase down your “facts” a little farther!!! Oh, and that deal she got from the oil companies?? Every citizen that lives in Alaska gets over 1200 a year in payments from them!!!

  • David A Davis

    Palin has been raked over the coals ever since she was picked by McCain as a running mate against the idiot “Obama”. I must say that it was uncalled for too. This country is going to hell in a hand basket. One day, we might be waking up to muslim prayers and be a slave to another nation. People should wake up and realize that Obama is destroying the constitution the founding fathers wrote to protect our liberties. Palin stands behind the constitution. Just like these past elections in 2010 where Obama took a “Shalacking” as he put it, he can look forward to his exit in 2012. In fact, he should be impeached. Rock on Sarah! May God Bless you for standing up for our freedoms. I also thank the men and women of our armed forces for protecting our freedoms abroad. To the far left liberal nuts, find another country to move to. You are not worthy of America.

    • patriotpartisan

      Please, people, stop saying the Troops in harm’s way are fighting for our freedoms. That is NOT true!! Not since our Revolution has a soldier died for our freedom. These days it’s for corporate gain…
      “war is business and business is good.” Although they are brave for risking life and limb for rewards they will never receive, they are NOT freedom fighters.

  • patriotpartisan

    In this day n age when ur preacher can shove his hand down ur kid’s pants, but still tells you who ur able to marry…just doesn’t seem right. When Liberals spend ur money to give their friends more beni’s…just doesn’t seem right. When conservatives are spending on themselves as if the world is ending and no budget will ever be balanced again…
    What on this Earth is going on? Party lines are so blurred, by back-room deals, that we are the one’s who are divided by ideals…we are taxed when we earn it, taxed when we spend it, the person we give it to is taxed for receiving it, then taxed again when they spend it, and on and on and on it goes! Yet, there’s never enough to get things done! Also, the ‘tax man’ isn’t held accountable like we are… forget who looks good on stage and ur favorite Party; we need a real person who’s saying good things are due us! No more empty slogans and speeches that don’t define the process to be taken…We need results!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      patriot,
      No preacher will ever put his hands down my kids pants nor tell me who I can marry!! I don’t know of any religeon here in the states that can tell you who you can marry! Let’s not exaggerate and make the problems worse than they are, they are bad enough already!!

  • jopa

    Sarah Palin is a nice lady but her political savvy has a lot to be desired.She is not up to par with todays world and we would end up with the mentality of or even less tham GW which was almost the end of America as we know it.Her handlers on the tv show are not doing her any justice either.Her and her father claim they hunted together all their lives but the way she carries a gun and doesn’t carry a gun shows a person totally unfamiliar with guns.She didn’t even know how to eject and chamber a round ,much less hit her target.She is being over-exposed and looking silly.From what i have seen of next weeks show it looks like she should get a dog.They know when to get out of the rain and not consider it a good day for a picnic.Great scenery in the show and has always been one of the greatest places I have ever visited.There tourism should have an increase due to the show which is great for their economy.

  • Claire

    I will not demean Sarah or call her names. I think she would be a lot of fun, and I would like to meet her. I would like to meet a lot of people. Especially some on this site. She is simply taking the opportunity to make as much money as she can while she can. Wouldn’t any of us do the same? If she ran for POTUS, what would she do about the illegals? What would she do to create jobs? What would she do about the healthcare system? The economy? Afghanistan? Politicians say a lot of things, and it is one thing to go around complaining about everyone else, but in reality what would they do about the situation at hand? This is what I want to hear. I just don’t think she is presidential material. Ron Paul is. It is sad to know that some of the good people cannot afford to run for POTUS. The MSM have their favorites and they will promote them first. Talk about missed opportunity.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Claire,
      she already said she would do everything in her power to seal the border. That sounds pretty honest and straight forward to me! I hate these pols that promise to do something they know they won’t be able to unless they get the 2/3 majority!!

      • Claire

        JoeH– I agree with you on your comment.

  • http://sbcglobal.net Alan

    I think all of us American People, and voters need to do much research on our next president. We can’t have any who belong to ANY organizations whom promote NWO! These organizations include Bilgenburgers, Trilateralists, CFR, and Bohemians Grove perverts! Right now it is extremely important to have someone with a broad spectrum
    knowledge on foreign policy, fiscal responsibility ( Economics ) and
    things that matter. We also need a proven leader that will fight for our Constitution and our laws without tampering with our sacred guaranteed rights as in our Constitution. We need someone who understands the people come first, then corporations next. This does not mean giving freeloaders a free ride as we have now. We can’t survive in our Democracy as we’ve been muddling through lately.
    We need a strong military for defense, we need fair free trade or none at all. We need to restrict our immigration, especially illegal and prosecute / deport all illegals. After all, this is the law. We must reaffirm America as a Christian Nation as our Pledge Allegiance reads. If needed we must force Corporate America to bring back jobs here through tax incentives or if necessary tariffs! This may not work as the former American Corporations sold us out here for the market share over there in Asia. If necessary, we can file bankruptcy on the Federal Reserve as they’ve made plenty on us tax payers already! Filing bankruptcy seems to be fairly common with corporations and banks lately anyway! We’ve been footing the bill for all this. America has funded most every nation and war in the past. Most, if not all this debt was forgiven. This debt we have ( $14.3 Trillion ( NEVER CAN BE REPAID ANYWAY ) would be a new start for our nation. Also it doesn’t have to be the “AmeriDollar” either. I believe “FORTRESS AMERICA” may be necessary for our ” SURVIVAL”.
    People who need to travel go through Canada or Mexico, back the same way. Diplomats would fly special military charter flights! This is only till we eliminate the THREAT from terrorists whom could harm our beloved USA! I know it may sound radical. I think something along these lines could help bring about normalcy here in the USA!My thoughts on Sarah is she is a great speaker obvious to her popular demand in speaking engagements and command of upwards of $100K per.
    As a retired veteran who visited 2 wars from Vietnam up to IOF. Iraq. I had the opportunity to meet one very qualified individual. This man whom I’ve had only a few emails with since I was with him in Iraq. He since has won the 22nd District in Florida this past Nov. 2nd 2010. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to see him, and converse with him in action. Yes, he is a Conservative and I consider myself a Moderate. He has two MBA’S and as I said was elected. To hear him is to believe in him. As my former Commander(Colonel)stated to all, ” he’s the real deal”. We’ll I knew that when I was in conversation with him. I wanted to campaign for him, couldn’t get away! Next time I will! He, Allen West 22ND District from Florida, watch him and listen to him. He’s got a big hammer, as in leadership. No one is more qualified IMHO! This is the type of leadership needed in these very dangerous times! Not someone who sound bites everywhere. He knows what needs to be done. He’s a true blue patriot. I know a leader and someone who has their head screwed on right, Thanks for reading, Alan

  • chuckb

    people who raise the question about sarah taking advantage of her position to make money should consider something, she peobably intended to run for the presidency a long time ago. there’s no soros out there to give her large amounts of money and i doubt if the old republican guard are going to be very generous until after she is nominated, they will most likely be backing someone like romney. so sarah, i believe is raising as much cash on her own. i don’t see anyone that has the experience and is any sharper, she’s very patriotic and knows what end of a rifle the bullet comes out, some of the other repub candidates leave me doubting on that issue. alan west is also very charismatic and a good military man, however, he needs to get his feet wet in the field of politics and see what direction he would go, maybe rubio or west could run with her. the demos know who to fear, that’s why the constant verbal attack on her.

  • GotSense

    Beautiful and smart too!!
    God Bless America!!!

    • who cares

      Good looking maybe, Smart matter of your opinion. in her case the lights are on no ones home.

  • jopa

    All the republicans like to have Sarah at their fund raisers due to the big crowds with money that she draws.Then the minute she is out of the room they call her demeaning names and she becomes their joke.I believe Sarah is laughung all the way to the bank as she should with the oppurtunity that came her way.

  • who cares

    Everything palin say’s is wrong. How anyone take her seriously she call her self “Sarah Barracuda” but she realy likes caribou barbie. To understand these obstructionist reverse everything she (they) say. they are the walking dead you know!!

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