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Sarah Palin Was Sort of Right on One Thing in 2008 (Consider the source)
The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 7, 2013 | Philip Bump

Posted on 08/07/2013 10:15:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The former governor and perhaps future senatorial candidate of Alaska is using her Twitter account to make one thing clear. Ever since she emerged on the national stage, basically everything she has said has been right.

She was right about Fannie and Freddie.

The tweet:

Sarah Palin ✔ @SarahPalinUSA

Hey media, now do you get it?

11:29 AM - 7 Aug 2013

218 Retweets 100 favorites

The issue: The "it" to which she refers is her argument in September 2009 that the mortgage companies had "gotten too big and too expensive" for taxpayers.

The vindication: The president's announcement on Tuesday that he planned to wind down government ownership of the two agencies, which, in his words, "were allowed to make big profits buying mortgages, knowing that if their bets went bad, taxpayers would be left holding the bag."

The truth: At the time Palin spoke, the government had only announced its planned takeover of the two agencies a few hours previously — a takeover that hadn't yet gone into effect. At the time, the Huffington Post spoke with several economists, who disagreed with Palin's assessment.

Ultimately, the takeover did cost taxpayers a lot of money — in part because of their confidence while making bad bets before the economic crash that they would be relieved by the government.

Rating: Palin was partially right.(continued)

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; obama; obamacare; palin

Got that? Obama's scandals aren't scandals.

1 posted on 08/07/2013 10:15:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must really piss off libs to have to admit that Sarah Palin was right about everything she said about Obama

2 posted on 08/07/2013 10:19:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Interesting to read the comments. Pro-Palin: in most cases bring up policies or statements, anti-Palin: either runs with the “Palin is stupid meme”, or show real signs of disturbed sexuality.

3 posted on 08/07/2013 11:32:14 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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Boy, some people really do have psycho-sexual problems! The comments are as revealing as they are nauseating.

4 posted on 08/08/2013 4:09:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The "Atlantic Wire's" conclusions: Palin was wrong, Palin was wrong, ... are illogical, poorly stated and improperly argued.

Palin was RIGHT in all the issues documented, including Death Panels, on which the magazine is deathly silent.

5 posted on 08/08/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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