Skip to comments.Pick your foreign policy expert: Palin or these creeps?
Posted on 12/21/2010 5:33:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Senate Democrats have decided the way to muster public support for President Obamas START treaty with the Russians is to present the issue as a choice between rational, experienced, calm foreign policy heads . . . and an airhead.
Specifically Sarah Palin, or at least the Saturday Night Live cartoon version of Sarah Palin.
On their web site, Senate Democrats pose the question thusly:
In supporting ratification of the New START Treaty, Democrats are siding with the cross-party consensus view of virtually the entire foreign policy establishment including former President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Gates, Secretary of State Clinton, and the secretaries of state from the last five presidents. In opposing ratification, many Senate Republicans are siding with the position supported by Sarah Palin. The individuals in the first group have over a century of foreign policy experience between them, and have worked closely on U.S.-Russia relations for decades. On the other hand, Palin can see Russia from her house. Apparently, thats good enough for many Senate Republicans.
Of course, Sarah Palin never said I can see Russia from my house. That was from a Saturday Night Live sketch. But since when can Democrats tell the difference between truth and fiction?
Lets consider some of the oh-so-respected establishment types to whom they want us to genuflect:
James Baker III and Brent Scowcroft? These two patron saints of the foreign policy realist set are bastards who were perfectly happy to let people die at the hands of brutal dictators in the name of global stability. Screw them. They are evil men.
George H.W. Bush may be a good man, but when he was making foreign policy, he serially took the advice of the aforementioned bastards.
Hillary Clinton? Do you need a reminder of who this woman really is?
Colin Powell? Hey, wait a minute . . . isnt that the guy who was sent to the UN by George W. Bush to lie us into the Iraq War? Or so Senate Democrats have been telling us for the past eight years? But were supposed to listen to him now?
Appeals to the authority of the establishment are particularly amusing given the current political environment, but judging from the pork-laden spending monster Democrats tried to cram through last week, theres little evidence theyve caught wind of how the nation is feeling about things.
At any rate, this isnt a hard decision: Ill side with Sarah Palin (the real one, not the SNL version) and her reality-based notion of the real stakes on the issue of geopolitical influence and nuclear proliferation, as evidenced by her thoughtful piece today in USA Today on the threat posed by Iran.
Palin is a bright, knowledgeable source of information and insight on foreign policy. Anyone who doesnt think so should become more familiar with her actual thinking, not just the pop culture notions about her.
And if you would side with monsters like James A. Baker III and Brent Scowcroft on just about anything, honestly, you really ought to go to hell.
Sarah Palin’s top foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, whom she inherited from John Judas McCain, is a Washington, DC lobbyist who has been, and still is, as far as I’ve been able to discern, on George Soros’ payroll.
Oh cripes. We went over all that a month ago when it came out! KEEP UP!!
Alan Keyes read that Salon article too, I see.
Yep, that’s about all we have to look forward to after this week.
You’re a freak, troll. I’m not Alan Keyes.
Man, what is it with you and the personal attacks when you troll on the Palin threads, what caused that nasty outburst?
I never said you were Alan Keyes, I only said that I see that he has read that Salon article too, you know that is true.
Hmmm...if I want to be informed I'm supposed to follow all your pro-Palin posts?
Or maybe, I should simply believe the public record, which clearly shows Scheunemann taking Soros' money to lobby on his behalf.
I have no idea if he’s read the story.
Do you deny that Scheunemann takes money from Soros?
HE'S RIGHT! READ IT!
As Alan Keyes Party Chairman, and his chief cult leader, you know very well everything that he does, especially his anti-Palin articles. and goofy conspiracy theories and attacks.
“Keyes blasts Sarah Palin on Soros ties”
Citing Salon’s reporting, Alan Keyes questions whether a link to George Soros undermines Palin’s credibility
I am not interested in diverting the subject of this thread. That lame charge was refuted within one day. Sheesh.
I was always waiting on an answer about that. We never had one.
It is important. An official remark on that could clear a lot of doubt.
It’s public information.
That’s just one small payment out of many. Dig around, you’ll find lots more. The Soros Left kept McCain’s top people going financially when everybody was writing McCain’s presidential candidacy off because the campaign was broke.
It’s not “lame.” It’s a fact.
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