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Palin's Privilege
American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | Tom Thurlow

Posted on 04/14/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the Today show last week, and she did very well. It was an enjoyable show, and she handled the occasional barbs against her with class. But don't mention that in mixed company (liberals and conservatives), or anywhere online.

Palin's appearance on Today was met with an avalanche of criticism from the left. Websites like Democratic Underground and Huffington Post stewed in their hatred for Gov. Palin. Lefty mocker Jon Stewart ridiculed her. Former Today host Bryant Gumbel even said he was "embarrassed by Palin's appearance on the show," and he complained that she lacked the capability of reporting or interviewing, or having "a degree of gravitas."

In these people's attacks against Gov. Palin, the familiar refrain is that she is stupid, but that doesn't sound quite right. When liberals criticize Sarah Palin is being stupid, they have a real anger in their voice or urgency in their blog posts.

If the commentariat were really concerned about a public figure who is stupid, they would focus on Vice President Joe Biden. To those who pay attention to the news, if they are honest, they would agree that Vice President Joe Biden is a real buffoon. This recent rambling explanation regarding gasoline prices was yet another proof of Biden's foolishness.

But it is Sarah Palin for whom liberals have a special hatred when they assert that she is stupid. Why is this?

The last time the left in this country had such a full-throated denunciation of someone as stupid, it was of Ronald Reagan. I remember it so well because I too was a liberal during Reagan's first term as president. It was very frustrating to denounce someone as stupid even as he was winning two landslide elections...

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TOPICS: Alaska; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: palin; reagan; sarahpalin; television
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1 posted on 04/14/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the communists always tell us who they fear the most


2 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:40 PM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no gravitas needed on the Today show, as to the DUmpers, who cares what is said on that useless board.
3 posted on 04/14/2012 4:43:13 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The psychopathic hatred of Gov. Palin began with ... Team Romney.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



4 posted on 04/14/2012 4:48:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, the last time the libs hated anyone this much it was directed at Ronald Reagan. She should be so honored; she is a lovely woman. Satan hates the cross.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 4:48:56 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Goop can’t do any better than Rhino Romney I will be voting for Sarah


6 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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Bryant Gumbel even said he was “embarrassed by Palin’s appearance on the show,”

Oh that’s rich. Of all people to be bitchin.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never saw any numbers on how many watched the program that morning versus any other morning or even versus Katie. Would be interesting to see. She was absolutely great on the FOX Pain at the Pump special last night. Would love to see her with her own prime time program - but not on FOX.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:42 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The last time the left in this country had such a full-throated denunciation of someone as stupid, it was of Ronald Reagan.

What rock was the writer under from 2001-2009?
9 posted on 04/14/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Fighting the Left does not mean that we have to adopt all of their tactics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“But it is Sarah Palin for whom liberals have a special hatred when they assert that she is stupid. Why is this? “

Libs twist and contort everything to make themselves feel superior. It’s a sickness. They can’t deal with the reality of their own flaws so they adapt by trying to make their flaws acceptable. Palin is their enemy - she doesn’t accept their false narrative.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 4:57:43 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But it is Sarah Palin for whom liberals have a special hatred when they assert that she is stupid. Why is this?

Q: Do Leftists care about people they don't have to run against?
A: No.

Then Leftists believe they are going to run against Sarah Palin - soon.

Q: Do Leftists contrast attributes on behalf of their candidates?
A: Yes.

Then Leftists believe they will run a 1) Woman; for whom they can claim superior 2) Gravitas, 3) Intelligence and 4) Experience, since this is what they constantly shriek Sarah Palin doesn't have.

Therefore,

Leftists believe Hillary will run against Sarah, and are ritualistically pounding out the memes they plan on using against Sarah, on behalf of Hillary, so that they are perceived as "common knowledge" about Sarah before Hillary steps onto the stage.

P.S.,

You're not supposed to noticed you're being pre-programmed. Because they have superior intellects.

And mind control bugs. (Or is it bugs with controlled minds?) Whatever. Just think what you're told to think. Or else.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 4:59:23 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, we’re back to “gravitas” again. They said Bush didn’t have gravitas. Rush played a long, long list of the libs saying that Bush didn’t have gravitas. It was so obviously the word commanded for the day by the libs.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: onyx

Good article for your ping list.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 5:18:55 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; Lilpug15; Lilyjuslan; lainde; maggief; Mama Shawna; ...
Sarah Palin's New Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

14 posted on 04/14/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark

Thanks very much. I put the list temporarily out of alphabetical order to ping you first.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The flak is heaviest when you’re bearing down on the target.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Romney crowd is stinking up FR. This place needs an enema.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting lectured on gravitas by Bryant Gumbel? That’s pure hilaritas. Bry, what you’ve got isn’t gravitas, it’s constipation.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 5:30:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: kitkat

A well worn narrative. It didn’t start with Palin or Bush. Reagan, Nixon and even Ike, who saw us through D Day, didn’t measure up to their lightweight counterparts.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: kitkat

A well worn narrative. It didn’t start with Palin or Bush. Reagan, Nixon and even Ike, who saw us through D Day, didn’t measure up to their lightweight counterparts.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL These silly people are just talking about themselves.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:40:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
****The last time the left in this country had such a full-throated denunciation of someone as stupid, it was of Ronald Reagan****

When I read Rendevous With Destiny a book about the 1980 election I was struck how similar the criticisms of Reagan from leftist as well as establishment northeastern republicans sounded earilly similar to what one years now about Palin.

22 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:14 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: Grams A

I don’t remember the numbers but Palin beat Katie big time. She was good on the Pump show, but she was great on the Today show.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:37 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former Today host Bryant Gumbel even said he was "embarrassed by Palin's appearance on the show," and he complained that she lacked the capability of reporting or interviewing, or having "a degree of gravitas."

ROTFL! Like Bryant Gumbel, or his co-horts on the "Today Show" ever had any gravitas at all.

I think it's great that Sarah helped co-host the show. I'm sure there were many Americans who had heard about her, and it was mostly negative, but were able to see and make the determination about her for themselves.

24 posted on 04/14/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sorry, but I have never been too thrilled with Palin.

Bush, McCain and Palin may not have directly given us Bambi on a silver platter, but they could have prevented him from ascending the WH throne if they would’ve only questioned his eligibility back in 2008, but they didn’t for political reasons.

His eligibility is still being questioned today but we shall never get an answer because it is too late now. Bambi holds all the cards today, but he did not back in 2008.

Ask Palin point blank if she believes in Bambi’s eligibility today and hear her stutter and stammer and pass the buck just like every other politician does.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 6:10:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Talisker

Q: Do Leftists care about people they don’t have to run against?
A: No.

Then Leftists believe they are going to run against Sarah Palin - soon.


Very interesting. Exactly - if they think she was out of the picture why the insane rabid hatred?


26 posted on 04/14/2012 6:12:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: mtnwmn

The patronizing, back patting and “what a good girl you are” attitude by some on the Today show about made me ill. I really detest TV programs that have no substance. I don’t care about Flay and his latest recipes or the latest line of cosmetics - way too many other important things in life right now. I suspect that Sarah found herself thinking “who are these people?”. But she did go into the lions den and I think she did a superb job. If nothing else, it further illustrated the wide chasm between Liberals and a true Conservative. Too bad we don’t have a true Conservative TV program for any of them to appear on so they can see how totally screwed up their thinking is.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 6:13:28 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Don@VB
Yup, Ike was a "do-nothing" president who just played golf all the time. It never occurred to the idiot democrats that he was good enough, like Reagan, to make it look easy.
28 posted on 04/14/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: little jeremiah

Very interesting. Exactly - if they think she was out of the picture why the insane rabid hatred?


Because they correctly view her as the leader of TEA, and they still can’t internalize what TEA did to them Nov. two years ago.

They are rightly concerned it will happen again, in November, and Sarah is underneath all their beds at night.

They’ve been schooled by Commies that constant BS anti-right drip drip will demoralize ALL America, and this new species named Sarah who can call the lightning to mobilize the dreaded right is something to pitchfork.

That Sarah won’t show herself out from under their beds really terrifies them! mwuhahahaha

Keep running silent, Sarah and Rick P.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 7:02:21 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“But it is Sarah Palin for whom liberals have a special hatred when they assert that she is stupid. Why is this?”

Ahem . . . This is NOT about Sarah . . . This is about you and me and all who share the core values as Sarah!

When they sneer at Sarah, they are sneering at YOU who believe as she does. When they mock Sarah, they are mocking YOU who might think in the manner she does. When they trash Sarah, they are trashing YOU for talking in the manner as her.

Hell they hate EVERYONE who is like minded. Think about it . . . If you removed all the time being spent talking about Sarah on TV, radio and internet . . . how much “empty air” time their would be.

Kinda represents their minds! hey?

30 posted on 04/14/2012 7:14:24 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Diogenesis

The caption of that comic rings sooo true. I have literally heard a liberal say that exact thing. Well guess what!? If you don’t know why you don’t like her, maybe you ought to think about that a bit - like what continual barrage of {expletive} you’ve been exposed to. Like maybe look at the facts (the real facts, not those you find in liberal drivel) about her. Guess what!? You’ll find you really don’t have any reason to hate her. You may disagree with her on a few things - heck, few of us are in 100% agreement with anyone else. But overall, you’ll find that ill-defined hatred of her is in fact groundless. Wake up King Theoden, the liberal MSM has been playing Gríma Wormtongue to you!


31 posted on 04/14/2012 7:33:24 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Palin, the familiar refrain is that she is stupid, but that doesn't sound quite right.

Bill Manure made an interesting comment defending his attacks on Palin...He defend himself by saying "Palin gives back as good as she gets"....

Interesting that the "best" "smartest" and "wittiest" (as they think they are) of the whole lib world can attack non stop one "stupid" women but can not take her out and instead she "gives back as good as she gets"

32 posted on 04/14/2012 7:46:30 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Palin, the familiar refrain is that she is stupid, but that doesn't sound quite right.

Bill Manure made an interesting comment defending his attacks on Palin...He defend himself by saying "Palin gives back as good as she gets"....

Interesting that the "best" "smartest" and "wittiest" (as they think they are) of the whole lib world can attack non stop one "stupid" women but can not take her out and instead she "gives back as good as she gets"....

Maybe that why they hate her so much...she fights back...

The left are bully ...it time to stop taking they crap and just kick them in the nut ever time they start running their mouths

33 posted on 04/14/2012 7:55:49 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: ak267
What's the difference between Sarah Palin and Bryant Gumbel?














One is a pretty former TV sportsreporter who hosted the "Today" show, and the other kills her own food.
34 posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:00 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With leftists, Rabies is never curable.
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35 posted on 04/15/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Grams A

She beat Couric soundly.
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36 posted on 04/15/2012 1:29:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

The limp-wristed courtesy ‘hate’ they showed for W was just for show, because they knew that on the big picture he was one of them.

No such thing can be said for Palin; she is the true antithesis of W.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: onyx

The tune just never changes.
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38 posted on 04/15/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 353FMG

>> “I am sorry” <<

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Yes, you are!

Palin had no control over the McCain campaign Troll.

Your PDS glows in the dark.
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39 posted on 04/15/2012 1:39:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

So sorry I offended you.

If Palin had no control over the McCain campaign, she had no business joining a loser.

Don’t you want to know who your opponent or your bosses opponent is before you get on the bandwagon? I guess you wouldn’t.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

You have zero grasp of American politics.


41 posted on 04/15/2012 4:58:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Today Show is too stupid to watch. At least they might have picked up a few viewers who like her or love to hate her.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 5:06:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: bboop

“...the last time the libs hated anyone this much it was directed at Ronald Reagan.”

George W. Bush was a potted plant?


43 posted on 04/15/2012 5:39:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: editor-surveyor

Then perhaps this article will shed some light on American politics.

http://ppjg.me/2012/04/12/vote-all-you-want-the-flight-plan-doesnt-change/


44 posted on 04/15/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

The idiot doesn’t understand that Fascism is as necessary a facet of socialism as the ‘mandate’ is of Obamacare?


45 posted on 04/15/2012 6:06:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: EDINVA; bboop

>> “George W. Bush was a potted plant?” <<

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Pretty much.

Remember the border agents Ramos and Compean? Jailed by Bush for doing their job?

I saw that as the defining moment for Bush. He never disappointed aftewr that; he just stayed in character to the end.


46 posted on 04/15/2012 6:15:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: tophat9000

Certain people really get under Democtat’s (THIN) skin. Palin for sure because of IMHO her making fun of 0BAMA in her acceptance speech. “Being governor is like a community organizer only it ‘s real work “. Nixon and Reagan did it too with their own pokes in the eye. Slaying their sacred cows! Great fun.


47 posted on 04/15/2012 8:37:23 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah made fun of Obama in her acceptance speech, just as Reagan joked about the idiots in the Soviet Union.

Communists and leftist like to think that they have superior intellect, but are really the stupid ones.

Check out Reagan communism jokes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjv082CPz9g&feature=related


48 posted on 04/26/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by garjog
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