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Hurts so bad that Palin was right and Obama-Media Industrial Complex wrong

Hurts so bad that Palin was right and Obama-Media Industrial Complex wrong

For Politico and others, “sorry” seems to be the hardest word.

Please see Mandy for more coverage of the crisis here.

As Brian and Neo have previously posted, during the 2012 campaign Mitt Romney was mocked by President Obama and his cheerleaders for highlighting the Russian threat to American interests.

Romney wasn’t the first Republican mocked for suggesting that Obama wasn’t ready or willing to stand up to Russia’s leader.

In 2008, vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin warned of Russian troops invading the Ukraine.

In October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”

Her prediction was derided by Foreign Policy magazine  as “strange” and “extremely far-fetched,” but Palin, frequent media antagonist that she is, couldn’t resist crowing about how events have played out.

Twitchy, it seems, never forgets. (In this case aided by Jammie Wearing Fool.)

Gov. Palin is enjoying the vindication on Facebook.

Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as “an extremely far-fetched scenario” by the “high-brow” Foreign Policy magazine.

Twitchy (again) notes that the editor in question is digging deeper.


Earning himself an appropriate rebuke.


Speaking of the “Court Media,” here’s a line from the Washington Post’s endorsement of President Obama in 2008.

And we find no way to square his professed passion for America’s national security with his choice of a running mate who, no matter what her other strengths, is not prepared to be commander in chief.

I am still waiting for the comeuppance of the mainstream media. While they are losing readers and viewers, they still seem to set the political agenda. Their mindless shilling for Obama – in both foreign and domestic policy – should have damaged their credibility as unbiased observers beyond repair. It still hasn’t happened. Though I expect that stories like this bring that day closer.

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Sarah cut and run as Governor so she could gather PAC money as a victim of the Left’s slanders. Given the suffering manifest in Ukraine, the appeal of this little victory dance exposes our own wounded egos for having supported Sarah. She’s a private citizen; there’s a lot of private citizens that predicted this.

    Ragspierre in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

    My ego has never been wounded over my very proud support of Gov. Palin.

    And, yeah, anybody with common sense HAS predicted the FUBAR that is the Obamic Decline.

    But it is VERY worthwhile to note that common sense is ANYTHING BUT common in our current “culture”.

    And Palin has it. Which, of course, is why she was so reviled, even by people like yourself.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

    How many of ‘us’ do you pretend to speak for? Are ‘we’ allowed any input or will you do all ‘our’ talking for ‘us’?

    gasper in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Yet you voted for the organizer, who was eminently qualified to be CIC in 2008. As the saying goes: “What color is the sky in your world?”

    raven in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Fail. She wasn’t a private citizen when she predicted it; she was the candidate for vice president.

    The rest is a debunked trope. She quit to save her family from financial ruin after multiple defamatory and frivolous lawsuits, all of which were ultimately dismissed (after costing her half a million dollars in legal fees).

    Obama, however, is another story. He cut and run after PROMISING not to all for the sake of his personal ambition and in the process exposed his constituency to a protracted governing fiasco. So he’s a quiter AND a liar.

      Ragspierre in reply to raven. | March 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

      She also quite because the twisted Lilliputians had essentially made acting in her office impossible, all out of plain, unadulterated meanness because she is a “victim-class” member who joyously was not on the Plantation.

        Phillep Harding in reply to Ragspierre. | March 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

        This is something even some in Alaska did not know, or did not believe even if they did know.

        Sort of fun to watch how many of Obama’s supporters up here are having second thoughts. Or, it would be if he had not been elected to a second term.

        The Republicans could dump Begich with ease if they played up how he supported so many stupid ideas the Dem’s have pushed. Oddly enough, they are doing no such thing and Begich will probably be reelected.

    CrustyB in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Sarah Palin was victimized by corrupt Democrats who filed fraudulent lawsuits in an attempt to bankrupt her. Her personal legal bills totaled $500,000 a year. Her salary at the time was $120,000 a year. In other words, it was costing her $380,000 a year through no fault of her own to be Governor. It was also taking up 80% of her time so she could not be effective as Governor. She therefore did what any rationale human being on planet Earth would have done — quit rather than send her family into lifelong bankruptcy.

      exodus2011 in reply to CrustyB. | March 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      with the political landscape shifting against the CORRUPT Ruling Class, Palin’s resigning, due to political targeting by CORRUPTOCRATS, in order to fight back on a different front, will be understood and agreed with

      as info about the Big Govt corruption and abuse continues to spread, Americans will be searching more and more for a Leader they can trust

      someone who VALUES keeping their word

      someone who has a record of fighting corruption successfully

      someone whose Admin emails are in the Public domain

      someone who didn’t feel the need to destroy their hard-drives

      someone who is not reluctant to present personal documentation or all Tax Returns

      someone who is transparent in all dealings

      and America will see the Leader they need, waiting in the wings …

      #BeClingers ———————-> #AmericaRISING

    Phillep Harding in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm


    You spout the DNC/ leftist/ RNC line and say you supported Palin?

    Yes, I am lumping the DNC and RNC together on this one.

    SmokeVanThorn in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Spare us your crocodile tears. The suffering about which you claim to be concerned is the result of the Obama policies Palin correctly criticized. Had her advice been followed, you wouldn’t have to pretend to care about Russia invading Ukraine.

    huskers-for-palin in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    to Mark 30339

    Everytime I heard the same of anti-palin tripe, it comes down to this….

    Musson in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Boy! Being right sure makes people angry!

    Freddie Sykes in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Alaska’s did not allow for the formation of legal defense funds. She spent TWO FULL YEARS of gross family income defending herself from groundless charges before turning over the governorship to a like minded Republican.

    How many years of your family’s income would you spend before deciding you would not play their games? The answer is a number not an opinion.

    PersonFromPorlock in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Those who taunt Palin for ‘quitting’ don’t understand that one sign of a brilliant general is knowing how and when to retreat to keep your forces intact. Such people think that Hitler showed good judgement at Stalingrad.

    exodus2011 in reply to Mark30339. | March 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    no, Sarah Palin resigned to free her Administration from the paralysis caused by having to defend against a never-ending flood of fear-instigated bogus ethics complaints, and to help America out of a very bad situation

    she completed 3 full legislative sessions before resigning – and all her promises to the Alaskan people fulfilled in that time … you could even think of it as an athlete completing a middle distance race 1 lap ahead of all the other runners! .. , or like a person completing a 3 hour examination in only 2 hours! ….. so efficient and productive was her time as Governor

    in fact what Gov Sarah Palin produced for her Alaskan constituents in 3 full legislative sessions, most Governors would not be able to deliver in two full terms!

    She is a marvel …one of a kind indeed … a Gift to America by Divine Providence, in her hour of extreme need …



    here she is with that other Leader who put the welfare and interests of fellow Americans before his own career … just like she did

    These 2 MIGHTY Conservative Leaders both put the interests & welfare of their fellow Americans B4 their own careers ~>

    McGehee in reply to Mark30339. | March 3, 2014 at 9:47 am

    The folly of trying to down-rate a comment on an obsolete tablet: the browser decides which button you touched, not you.

    On a Disqus I could rescind the erroneous vote but alas, not here.

      exodus2011 in reply to McGehee. | March 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      McGehee? – you were trying to downvote my comment? (sorry if I have misunderstood … )


      just studying Gov Sarah Palin’s history reveals that she is truly one-of -a-kind

      I mean – the mere fact that the Palin Admin emails from her Governorship in AK are available IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN and have received full and intensive SCRUTINY is UNPRECEDENTED

      which other Leader could withstand such a BLOWTORCH?

      HA! … the answer is NOBODY

      (Romney *destroyed* the harddrives from his tenure as Governor in MA remember … as did Huckabee)

      Hey – won’t it be GREAT if after this terrible oppressive period in America’s history, We The People DEMAND that any future Candidate for POTUS not only make available ALL their personal documents for scrutiny but ALSO THEIR ADMINISTRATION EMAILS!

      LOL x 1000!

      now, won’t that be **upsetting**? **__**

      After the terrible corruption of this Obama Regime is fully exposed Americans will be crying out for TRANSPARENCY in Governance …. the only thing that will be able to restore the Public Trust

      #BeClingers ————–> #AmericaRISING

      teapartydoc in reply to McGehee. | March 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      So this is the one and only up vote?

    RickCaird in reply to Mark30339. | March 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Mark it is difficult to come up with adequate words to describe your nonsense without becoming obscene. Suffice to say, Palin was forced out of office by a couple of far left, activist Democrats who used an obscure portion of Alaskan law (since changed) to attempt to bankrupt Sarah Palin.

    I am assuming you are unaware of what actually went on. Alaskan law, at the time, said that anyone could file an anonymous ethics complaint and the state had to investigate and the target had to defend with his/her own resources. Filing the ethics charge was cost free to the filer whether the charge was upheld or not. The couple of hate filled Democratic creeps started filing ethics charges willy nilly. Within a couple of years, Palin was $500,000 in debt from defending these charges and spending most of her time on the defense, not on being Governor.

    So, my question to you Mark, is: “Do you approve of these politics of personal destruction or do you think there are some lines that should not be crossed?”

    David T. LeBlanc in reply to Mark30339. | March 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    You just can’t stand it that she was right and this growing disaster was preventable if we had a President with a clue. She understood, he didn’t.

    Repeat, she understood and he didn’t. That’s important; our president understands little and has no interest in learning anything beyond what his voice sounds like.

    Next up, you will call his failure, yes, get used to that word, failure, for it will just be part of anything describing Obama, racist.

    Kerry likes to call Putin’s actions are of the 19th Century and unacceptable in the 21st century. Whatever. Our president is now Chamberlain in the 21st century. We all know what his failure to understand the world lead to in a few short years.

    Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Or is that too 20th century for the 21st century?

    platypus in reply to Mark30339. | March 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Okay, I believe it. You’re a complete fool. I’ll get over my grief about it.


    dacrushah in reply to Mark30339. | March 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    “the appeal of this little victory dance exposes MY own wounded ego for having supported Sarah.”

    Fixed it for you.

    Viator in reply to Mark30339. | March 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    What a bunch of crap.

The 80s are calling.

At 3 am.

And MT Chair is fast asleep. Seems to be kind of a trend, dunnit.

    David Gerstman in reply to Ragspierre. | March 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Brilliant Rags! And remember the New York Times wrote that he couldn’t be bothered with briefings on Syria. I guess that’s what makes it a trend, as you wrote.

      Estragon in reply to David Gerstman. | March 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Syria? Obama couldn’t even be bothered with briefings on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine yesterday.

      Friday he gave a tepid statement which even Democrats found to be weak tea, then attended a Democratic fundraiser where he declared it to be “Happy Hour.”

      This worthless buffoon should resign for the good of the country and the world.

    Phil_GA in reply to Ragspierre. | March 2, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Yup, it does.

    Those who don’t learn the lessons of history are clearly doomed to repeat them.

    Maybe this time around history lessons could be put into multimedia format for much more interesting access?

    I really hate the idea that every 30 – 40 years we have to go through the same mess every time.

      Ragspierre in reply to Phil_GA. | March 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      “I don’t think that Obama and his people really understand how others in the world are viewing his policies.”

      That would be because they are cocooned in their Collectivist ideology from the 60s.

      Remember: America bad. Must fundamentally transform.

        So how does Obama come to grips with the fact that Putin is everything the Democratic Party despises .. a racist homophobe

      Sanddog in reply to Phil_GA. | March 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      The left doesn’t believe that history has any lessons for today. That’s their greatest weakness and the greatest threat to the rest of us.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to Sanddog. | March 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Essentially, yes. They point to history – but it’s a revisionist history and worthless as harbinger.

    Nov_Cubed in reply to Ragspierre. | March 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    MT Chair – got it on the 2nd read – LOL!

A little dose of Sarah Palin went a long way to raise wife’s, granddaughter’s, and my spirits here yesterday.

joethefatman | March 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

While I can’t and wont say I’ve ever been a Palin supporter or fan, she was right. And she should shove it right in O’s and the medias face. HARD.
Romney could do the same, but he’s too worried about offending someone and being called a meanie head or something.

Another Voice | March 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Sarah chose the right course when deciding NOT to run in 2012. She has continued to keep the dialogue focused on the issues which matter to conservative Americans. Sarah has shown herself to be a voice which tries to be dismissed by MSM, as pointed out here, yet she keeps hitting homeruns with her prognostications. I believe she realized this early on where her strengths are and it remains to be seen whether her continuing strong track record will win her a seat at the table.

The Lame Stream and its incumbent trolls believe it will taste better if they complain while they pick the feathers off their crow.

It’s like a marinade for them.

I think we can confidently assert now that this leader has very sound judgment….. she correctly read what kind of leader Obama would be way back on the 08 Campaign trail …. nothing she has predicted yet (wrt Obamacare, wrt Economy QE policy etc etc )has been proven false, which is quite remarkable.

btw – if you want to hear some extremely eerie ‘fortune-telling’, listen online to Gov Sarah Palin’s RNC speech, sep 3rd 2008 ….

America needs this TRUTH TELLER and Corruptocrat FIGHTER, Gov Sarah Palin, in the Oval Office – look at her record in AK ! She dismantled the *Corrupt B*stards Club* up there ….

now, does America have a Corrupt B*stards’ Club in DC, operating on STEROIDS???

Send her to DC and watch the RATS squeal as they try to RUN and HIDE!

Also, I think it would be best if this NOT4SALE Proven Reformer is directing things from the WH as the IMPLOSION hits America in the future (we are ticking over toward 120% of GDP in debt = Greece territory)

she is a born Exec Officer/Manager with > 20 years of experience, her most VITAL trait being, she is NOT4SALE

that quality ALONE is the single most important one if the US Govt is to be successfully reformed and Constitutional America rescued

imagine what a POTUS could do, if they were beholden to NOBODY, no Lobbyists, no special interest groups, no big donors … a POTUS with a SINGLE ENTRY on her IOU list = “The American People”!

at the same time she is the most experienced Leader wrt Energy Issues and will also manage the EXPLOSION of American energy development

both the IMPLOSION/Reform of Govt and the EXPLOSION of American energy development must kick in at exactly the same time, if Constitutional America is
to survive and thrive again


In these dark days of frustration with the world situation these comments are a shining light. Sarah is just what we need in the Whitehouse. Unfortunately Mordor has created a negative barrier in the electorate that will be very difficult to penetrate. She is certainly worth the effort but it will not be easy. I have full confidence that if it is possible she will decide to make it a go. I have been in full support of her since the morning that McCain announced her as his choice.

Jane the Actuary | March 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

Schadenfreude is fun, isn’t it? But the problem is that, 5 years after the Reset Button episode, there’s no easy answer as to what Obama should do next, only what he should have done earlier. And all the awareness that Obama was foolish in the past doesn’t really get us any further.

How aggressive a posture could we, or should we take against Russia? What would the consequence be of a regime of sanctions against, not a small-time dictatorship, but a former Superpower? And should Crimea have been allowed to go its own way? As this all plays out, I’m not going to believe anyone who offers an answer in a blog post, much less in a tweet.

The NYT editorial board has a different take …

There was a lot to criticize about the way President Viktor Yanukovych’s government was thrown out in Ukraine and hurriedly replaced with an interim team. The victorious opposition should have known how critical it was to reassure all groups in that country that their rights would be respected in any new order; instead, one of the Parliament’s first actions was to abolish a law that ensured a legal status for Russian and other minority languages, thus raising fears among Russian speakers that Ukrainian nationalists were taking over.

… thank God that we never made English the official language of the US, as we might get invaded by Mexico (wait a second .. that is happening now).

Not once during the weeks of death in the streets of Ukraine were language preferences mentioned.

Jonathan Silber | March 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

So-called elites can’t see Russia, period–
not from Harvard, not from Yale.

[…] Related: “Hurts so bad that Palin was right and Obama-Media Industrial Complex wrong,” David Gerstman writes at Legal Insurrection. “For Politico and others, ‘sorry’ seems to be the hardest word.” […]

Maybe she can see Russia from her house.

Being a Leftist means never having to say you’re sorry.