Skip to comments.Lame Duck President - Sarah Palin
Posted on 07/22/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis.
He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such.
His foreign policy strategy has been described as leading from behind. Well, thats his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that hes been left behind in the negotiations when hes been leading from behind on this debt crisis?
Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please dont get wobbly on us now.
2012 cant come soon enough.
Color you brown like the POS troll you are.
Her ORIGINAL phrase, “death panels” brought people’s attention to the true content and thrust of Obamacare. Yeah; she’s so not original. /sarc/
I won’t color you “cynical”; I’ll color you “fact challenged”. But there’s hope for you, and there’s still time for you to get up to speed.
“I believe with every fiber of my being that Palin will become OUR Iron Lady.”
I pray that’s true. Bachmann is polling high, but I believe that when/if Sarah declares, the Bachmann supporters will go to Sarah. Michele’s done a great job paving the way, and I hope she’s able to get behind Sarah when the time comes.
“However, I suspect Rita is just a troll.”
Agree. She probably has two browsers open at the same time — DU for grabbing pathetic ideas, and FR for posting the silliness. The ol’ cut-and-paste. She’s only been on FR since 2010, and probably in the DU cesspool for a decade.
“Why the hell are we excepting Facebook posts?”
Do you mean “accepting” or “excerpting”?
Those are two VERY strong reasons for the existence of female Sarah haters.
And the third is simply that they’re jealous. She “has it all” — accomplishments, beauty, personality/charisma, fierce independence (as do most Alaskan women), smarts, a supportive husband — and it drives them insane. Literally insane!
“Repeating the “This is the president who” is a rhetorical technique that causes the reader to focus on each point individually. A tool quite frequently used by politicians.”
That technique/cadence is a necessary tool of dictators as well.
And Disco Louis...
Rita’s going down in flames, so she tagged her teammate to come into the game.
I guess irony is lost on some folks, even when it's the 600 pound gorilla in the room.
Yeah. You are sorry. It's okay, though. In less than a month, when Sarah announces her candidacy, the roar from middle America will rise up to a crescendo that will drown out the feeble mewlings and piccayune criticisms of the nattering nabobs and drooling dunces like you once and for all.
You have to try to understand... there are things, of vital importance, that actually matter to the future of this great nation... and then there's you.
So if it comes down between Obama’s lame duckness and Palin’s “lame-duckness” in 2012, I’m quite curious as to who you would vote for? No caveats please just a straight up and down vote for you, Obama or Palin?
Mmmmm. It's also a tactic used by numb naysayers who sit on the sidelines trying to think up new reasons not to do what's best for America. Inbred imbeciles who actually want us to maintain this unsustainable status-quo, and petulant party hacks who still think Bob Dole was a smart choice.
Go buy some vegetables. Then you'll have some nice friends who you can relate to on your own intellectual level. I hear the rutabaga are especially sardonic this season...
That said, I absolutely believe that trademark is neither qualified nor electable.
And, her, I quit because the people of Alaska don't deserve a lame duck, because all they do is flit around, excuse was one of the funniest I've ever seen.
Please refer to my tagline.
2 : an elected official or group continuing to hold political office during the period between the election and the inauguration of a successor
In fact, The Trademark herself gave this as her reason for quitting.
From the resignation speech of Sarah Palin ():
And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldnt run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade as so many politicians do. And then I thought thats whats wrong many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and milk it. Im not putting Alaska through that I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? Thats not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old politics as usual. I promised that four years ago and I meant it.
I don't know how you can claim lame duck status when you have 16 months left in your term.
BTW, a few months later with Bill O'Reilly, she again cited the "lame duck" status as her reason for quitting.
See post 219.
And what are you going to do if she decides to not run?
Still stuck in your little queer/homo groove I see. Well, it’s about what we expect from you by now. No essence, just your little queer-obsessed mind doing what it does.
In the first part she stated that she was not going to seek re-election.
In the second she stated that she was quitting as if it were an after thought.
Now, if it were her intention to quit then why even bother to make the 'I'm not seeking re-election' statement?
Nope, Trademark (aka Godot) ad-libbed the I quit part.
Palin’s Ghost Writer is named Lynn Vincent. She has written all of Palin’s books for her.
I agree with your observation on this writing also. Palin supposedly writes at an 8th grade level and this writing is the result of a proffessional writer. Not Palin.
Also, a quote from the article; [”Vincent, 48, is tightlipped about working with the former Alaska governor, but she does talk about the criticism that came with the job. Muzzled by a nondisclosure agreement with Palin, Vincent had to stay mum while angry Dems rifled through her past for signs of zealotry.”]
You don’t follow instructions very well, I said “No Caveats, Just a straight up or down vote”. If you’re one of the unemployed, I wouldn’t be surprised why.
She was worse off than a lame duck but she did something about it.
Her usage of the phrase "lame duck" fits like a glove.
This is the definition of "lame duck" that applies to American politics: 2 : an elected official or group continuing to hold political office during the period between the election and the inauguration of a successor
Read the full context of what she said...
Now read the full context of what she said, this time inserting definition #1, from your link...
To begin with, to say that definition #1 should not be used to describe politicians is an absurd statement.
Continuing on, Palin described Obama as being left behind in the negotiations. Palin described Obama as somebody who is "leading from behind". Those ideas are synonymous with definition #1 of the term Lame Duck which describes somebody "who falls behind in ability". Palin used the term Lame Duck correctly.
Yet you insist that she got it wrong.
Sorry to say, you are beyond reason.
What you give as evidence of "fact" is instead false context.
Palin did not say she was resigning because she was a lame duck. Palin said she was resigning because of the law suites and she mentioned her lame duck status as an after thought.
Here is the full context of Palin's remarks concerning her resignation...
Palin describes the lawsuit problem.
Palin then talks about her choices given the lawsuit problem.
Palin then chooses a course of action from her choices, given the lawsuit problem.
Palin only then mentions her lame duck status as an after thought...
I already pointed this out to you last week.
You ignore the full detailed context of what she said and you remove from context what only fits your bias.
As I said in my previous post, at the very least when it comes to Palin, you are beyond reason.
I guess this is intended as a big “gotcha.”
Thank you. I’m quite well aware that Palin mentioned the lawsuits in her speech. I’ve watched it and read it several times. Why do you think I included the links?
However, she still gives the not wanting to be a “lame duck” excuse as her reason for quitting.
What? I'm not allowed to respond to you without my response being called a "gotcha". I didn't accuse your post of being a Palin "gotcha".
Thank you. Im quite well aware that Palin mentioned the lawsuits in her speech. Ive watched it and read it several times. Why do you think I included the links? However, she still gives the not wanting to be a lame duck excuse as her reason for quitting.
We'll have to agree to disagree.
I meant excerpting. Somehow, the “r” didn’t make the final edit.
I understand why newspaper and wire service stories are excerpted but has Sarah Palin’s lawyers sent a Cease and Desist letter to Jim Robinson or Free Republic warning them of legal action if we reprint in full one of her Facebook posts?
I think not.
Palin() quit because she claimed that she was a lame duck (with 18 months left to go). It was ridiculous then. For the quitter to call any other elected official a lame duck now would be the height of irony if it were not so pathetic.
Yeah, she quit to become a celebrity.
What was Clinton called,in the NEWSWEEK article about him,called "THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PRESIDENT"? Oh gee..........it was "LAME DUCK" and that was two years into his first term! Another article about Clinton, around the same time, asked if Clinton was relevant.
Unlike Governor Palin, neither Clinton nor Obama was/is being sued by cranks, political operatives, and having those cases disrupt the entire government. And please don't even think about bringing up Monica, since THAT mess came to the fore years later.
You're an anti-Palin troll, who twists facts and words to the point of unrecognizableness. Unlike you, we all know and understand what Palin's use of the term "lame duck" means, referring to Obama. And funnily enough, your posted definition proves that her use of that term is quite apt.
You see a "gottcha moment" in someone else' reply, when all of your replies are, in point of fact, supposed to be "gottachas" ?
When an elected official is incapable of carrying out his/her job, due to a political environment that precludes his/her ability to do so, that person IS referred to as a "lame duck".
What you don't seem to realize is that I know what I plan to do. You see, I am Sarah Palin. "Gargantua" is my FReeper logon.
Promise you won't tell anyone...
“Palin supposedly writes at an 8th grade level and this writing is the result of a proffessional writer. Not Palin.”
For the sake of your own credibility, you might want to run spell check if you aren’t able to spell “professional”. It’s elementary school stuff — not even rising to the level of eighth grade.
You obviously have me confused with your boy ObieOne (The One). Much like you think you have all the facts about Palin, I just felt I have all the facts about you, little puss indeed............that's Conservative antiObama little puss to you.
PF, this “8th grader” crap in beneath you, I would hope. Some damn scoring system rated Sarah’s e-mails an 8.2. The Failure’s SOTU speech was ranked at 8.4, and the Gettysburg Address was an 8.6, according to this system. It is foolish to say that Sarah is a poor writer, when even off-the-cuff e-mails rank highly.
Amazingly, Lynn Vincent’s writing sounds exactly as Sarah does when she speaks. I’m sure that Lynn helped edit and organize the stories. This is Sarah’s voice, unlike Dreams of My Father. Bob
For the sake of your own credibility, you might want to run spell check if you arent able to spell professional. Its elementary school stuff not even rising to the level of eighth grade. ... MayflowerMadam
As everybody knows, I do not support a Palin GOP nomination. However, I have to come to the defense of Palin on this issue.
Palin's e-mails were analyzed by the FleschKincaid test. The FleschKincaid score measures, not the writer's skill, but the educational level required by the reader to understand what is written. The test measures "readability".
When writing e-mails about nontechnical issues, a FleschKincaid at a lower educational level is the norm and, also, desirable.
There is no absolutely no need or desirability to write "I am going to induce anaerobic metabolism to the level of the lactate inflection point in the organism in my domicile of the taxonomic family of Canidae in order to accrue the resultant salutary consequences for the aforementioned" when you can simply write, at a FleschKincaid score of less than Fourth Grade, "I'm going to take my dog for a fast run because it's good for him".
As far as proffessional, professional, professionaal and profesionall is concerned, a typo is a typo, especially when you typr fastt..
That is right where they should be.
See Post 242.
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