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Sarah Palin Isn't Cooperating
American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2010 | Phil Boehmke

Posted on 02/13/2010 12:38:27 PM PST by rhema

e One of the things that the Obama administration and the Main Stream Media really hate about Sarah Palin is her unwillingness to cooperate. Even when she gets caught on camera during a speech with "Energy", "Tax" and most damning of all "Lift American Spirits" written in her own hand on her own hand, she refuses to cooperate.

After the palm-gate story broke, Obama's inner circle more than likely consulted their most holy of holy texts to devise a cunning strategy in their ongoing war against Sarah. There on pages 137-8 of the sacred "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky was the answer that Team Obama was looking for.

It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.

Bingo! We have a winner! Robert Gibbs, the comic genius of the future former president's staff would get to deliver the blow. The UK Guardian reports.

The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said he also had something written down on his hand. Breaking off from a question on healthcare reform, he said he planned to make pancakes for his son if the snow in Washington continued. "I wrote ‘eggs', ‘milk', ‘bread', but I crossed out ‘bread'. Then I wrote down ‘hope' and ‘change', in case I forgot."

The increasingly irrelevant MSM was delighted by Mr. Gibbs cutting edge (not to mention topical) humor. All that remained for Team Obama to do was just to wait for Sarah to react with "irrational anger" in fulfillment of Saul Alinsky's prophecy.

O.K., lights, camera, action! Again the UK Guardian provides the play by play.

Full credit to Palin for making fun of the whole thing. In her next public appearance-backing Texas governor Rick Perry in the Republican primary against Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchinson-Palin showed up with the words "Hi Mom!" clearly written on her palm. At least she's got a sense of humor.

Obviously Sarah had failed to cooperate with the Alinsky plan. No "irrational anger" was forthcoming, she countered the strategic mocking of Obama's crew and the MSM with genuine good humor. What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; gibbs; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 02/13/2010 12:38:27 PM PST by rhema
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To: rhema

*What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?*

Vote them into office!


2 posted on 02/13/2010 12:40:40 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle

Amen!


3 posted on 02/13/2010 12:44:59 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: rhema

Her joy and peace make them nuts.. Go Sara


4 posted on 02/13/2010 12:45:42 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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To: rhema

Yes, but Hussein is being laughed at—during his State of the Union, for example.


5 posted on 02/13/2010 12:48:08 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (,)
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To: rhema

The White House fears Sarah Palin. And they should.


6 posted on 02/13/2010 12:48:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Caleb1411

7 posted on 02/13/2010 12:49:18 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
Is that the correct time line? I thought it went: Sarah writes on hand / media goes ape / Sarah writes hi mom / Gibbs makes an ass of himself.

I forget where "loggers rock" fits in the time line, but I think I have the others correct.
8 posted on 02/13/2010 12:49:57 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: RnMomof7

They tried to twit Sarah and she twitted them right back.


9 posted on 02/13/2010 12:51:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: rhema
Related...
10 posted on 02/13/2010 12:52:06 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: rhema

Funny...Not Sarah, the imbeciles in the White House.


11 posted on 02/13/2010 12:52:40 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: rhema
What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?

If you're a leftist, you claim she is too stupid to be president, even though the left can't figure out how to destroy her, much as they never were able to destory Ronald Reagan despite relentlessly calling him 'stupid', 'senile' and 'dangerous' for the better part of a decade. No, Sarah Palin isn't Ronald Reagan but as Mark Twain noted many years ago, "history may not repeat, but it does rhyme".

If you're a pure, unadulterated ultra-conservative, you claim she isn't 'presidential' enough or that because she endorsed John McCain she is now a pariah, thus helping the left, with their barely-concealed totalitarian tendencies, destroy a conservative politician that actually has a following, instead of some 'perfect' conservative candidate that no one ever heard of and that has no chance to ever be elected president.

12 posted on 02/13/2010 12:53:56 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Robinson
The White House fears Sarah Palin. And they should.

What really would send liberals into paroxysms of paranoia would be Palin's doing something like the Minnesota Twins' Gary Gaetti did for player introductions in an All Star game: write (and show to the camera) "Jesus is Lord" on his batting glove. The poor libs would crash every one of their lib-blog websites.


13 posted on 02/13/2010 12:58:21 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

GOP Caucus report from Washington States 47th district 2-13-10

At the door they had a 2012 Presidential Preference check off sheet. I took a look at it before leaving and Palin was way out in front. Romney was second followed by Huckabee and several other names that got just a vote or two each. Why Mitt and the Huckster had as many votes as they did is beyond me - but even on FR we see a number of them that just won’t give up on the old horses from 2008.


14 posted on 02/13/2010 12:58:29 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: sodpoodle
*What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?*

Vote them into office!

Wasn't that the late President Reagan's modus operandi? Reagan's sense of humor drove the Left totally nuts half the time.

15 posted on 02/13/2010 12:59:28 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: rhema

I mean, you cannot put Sarah Palin in the same room with Robert Gibbs, you cannot put Ms. Palin in the same universe as Robert Gibbs. Roberts Gibbs may indeed be the second dumbest person in the entire universe. My vote for the dummy of all times still goes to Joe Biden, but VP Biden has much competition from POTUS Obama on down. And....one must include the nation’s number uno terrorist protector, Janet (asleep at the wheel) Napolitano.


16 posted on 02/13/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: rhema
For all of those who talk about how Palin does not have the gravitas to be President, please remember this: Character goes a LONG way. Gravitas can be hired. Ronald Reagan was an actor who became California Governor without much if any foreign policy experience and I would have followed him through hell. Harry Truman was a second term Senator from Missouri before becoming President, yet he brought WWII to a conclusion with a bang. Theodore Roosevelt had been a governor for only 2 years before he becoming President, yet he is fondly looked upon as one of the greatest Presidents to ever hold the office.

Gravitas is an elitist, liberal, concept. Do you really think Carter had gravitas? Carter was governor of Georgia and Captain of a nuke sub. How different is that from being Governor or Alaska? Clinton? Clinton made $35k a year as the Governor of a small, backward, mid-western state and was a pot smoking draft dodger in the 60's and 70's yet he is looked at by both sides as having been a decent President.

What about BIDEN? He can't talk because of the feet in his mouth. GORE? You really think Gore has Gravitas? If he was a Republican the criticism from the MSM would be whithering.

Let's all remember that the founding fathers were mostly FARMERS. The President was meant to be representational of the PEOPLE. Why is Palin as popular as she is? She doesn't have to try to relate to the people, she is one of us and those with fake "gravitas" are NOT.

Let me tell you, I am far more concerned with finding a person who has Principals I can count on than I am a person with experience with the political machine.

17 posted on 02/13/2010 1:04:58 PM PST by politicalmerc (Let's send the Halfrican back to Africa.)
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To: rhema
Meh. I don't care that Palin wrote notes on her palm. I think it's curious (and maybe a little clueless) that she did it before making a speech, which was on typed out on paper and placed on a lectern right in front of her, in which she ridiculed Obama for using a teleprompter and then thought that nobody would photograph and point out that, Hey, she's got notes written on her hand!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: The whole Obama uses a teleprompter thing is just stupid. It's so nonny nonny boo hoo.

18 posted on 02/13/2010 1:04:58 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: rhema

It would be lots of fun to watch President Palin and the first dude pointedly ignore the dims and the msm types while they actually do the job that WE THE PEOPLE hired them to do. A bunch of heads would publicly explode a la martians when exposed to Slim Whitman. I’d pay $1 to watch Rachel, Chrissy & Olby do it simultaneously in front of their entire combined audience of less than 65.


19 posted on 02/13/2010 1:08:12 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Sarah wrote the “Hi Mom” on her hand the next day at a Perry rally in Texas. You’re right about that. The White House and Gibbs were a little slow on the uptake. Sarah’s beating them at their own game. The woman’s got moxie. She can not be Alinsky-ized.


20 posted on 02/13/2010 1:12:15 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: rhema

“Rules for Radical” works BOTH WAYS, Gibbets......


21 posted on 02/13/2010 1:13:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Jim Scott
"history may not repeat, but it does rhyme".

I'm not as well read as I'd like to be; I never heard that one before now. Thanks, and I agree with the rest of your post.
22 posted on 02/13/2010 1:18:17 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO! Just FUBO.)
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To: rhema

She also showed up a day or so after for a speech to the tiber industry with “Loggers Rock” on her hand.


23 posted on 02/13/2010 1:19:02 PM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin,: accept no substitutes!)
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To: RayChuang88
" Wasn't that the late President Reagan's modus operandi? Reagan's sense of humor drove the Left totally nuts half the time. "

The reason for that was,

From a famous movie line ( Jack Nicholson )

" YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH "
24 posted on 02/13/2010 1:20:23 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: mapmaker77

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MhgnMX73Pw&feature=PlayList&p=C1173A1B35088CD4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=54


25 posted on 02/13/2010 1:20:26 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rhema

Sarah should write some words in bold print on her back hand and give it to the MSM.


26 posted on 02/13/2010 1:22:38 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: politicalmerc
" Gravitas is an elitist, liberal, contemptible, condescending concept. "

There now, fixed...

Gravitas is the very essence of condescending elitist snobbery
27 posted on 02/13/2010 1:26:26 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: rhema

I love Sarah’s instincts. She is a natural and not a construct.


28 posted on 02/13/2010 1:28:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Roll back Pelosi" Rush Limbaugh, 2/12/10)
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To: rhema

Sarah Palin: “Alinsky, you offensive bastard! I read your book.”

- JP


29 posted on 02/13/2010 1:28:47 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Biden is Obie's impeachment insurance. Nothing more, nothing less.
30 posted on 02/13/2010 1:29:08 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: kittykat77

Please note she did not have a lectern or paper notes during the Q&A. I think that’s why she had notes on her hand. Worked out well.


31 posted on 02/13/2010 1:33:02 PM PST by Josephat
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To: italyconservative; Piers-the-Ploughman; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; ChicagoConservative27; ...

(((PING)))


32 posted on 02/13/2010 1:33:59 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
" Gravitas is an elitist, liberal, contemptible, condescending concept. "

There now, fixed...

Gravitas is the very essence of condescending elitist snobbery

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Not only could I have not said it better myself, I didn't ;-)

33 posted on 02/13/2010 1:35:18 PM PST by politicalmerc (Let's send the Halfrican back to Africa.)
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To: politicalmerc

I agree. A huge part of the President’s role is to inspire the nation toward greatness. This requires moral certitude, integrity and charisma. If Palin has difficulty understanding nuclear physics or the finer points of NATO treaties, she can rely on her advisors, as all Presidents do.

I would rather have someone like Palin in office than Obama with his academic credentials, who is using our country to experiment with his socialist philosophy, or McCain with his military expertise, who is too eager to compromise in an effort to reach accross the isle. I think Palin would inspire us to move in the right direction, and would hold her ground.


34 posted on 02/13/2010 1:36:18 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: rhema

Make that “collaborate”.


35 posted on 02/13/2010 1:36:43 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: kittykat77

I didn’t think she used it for her speech but rather the Q
& A after...


36 posted on 02/13/2010 1:38:12 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: kittykat77

Obama doesn’t just use a teleprompter, he can’t function without one. A man who can’t function without the words scrolling in front of him is an idjit. I’d like to see him give a speech with just a few words on his hand.

Sarah always says that they don’t get involved in drama. I think her natural instinct was not to get mad, but to have a laugh on herself and the whole ridiculous drama.


37 posted on 02/13/2010 1:40:22 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Biden is Obie's impeachment insurance. Nothing more, nothing less.

Well put.

38 posted on 02/13/2010 1:40:41 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: kittykat77

—The whole Obama uses a teleprompter thing is just stupid.

No. It is not stupid. Part of the Obama marketing was his unexcelled oratorical skills. Yet occasionally on the campaign when he was off the teleprompter he made gaffs and sounded like a common 18 year old.

He is not the one. He is not out of the ordinary. He is not qualified to be President, and it is obvious on his reliance on this high tech teleprompter spoon feeding.


39 posted on 02/13/2010 1:42:30 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: kittykat77
I think it's curious (and maybe a little clueless) that she did it before making a speech, which was on typed out on paper and placed on a lectern right in front of her, in which she ridiculed Obama for using a teleprompter and then thought that nobody would photograph and point out that, Hey, she's got notes written on her hand!

You're getting there. Keep thinking about it.



as an aside on The West Wing (yeah. I watched it I'm Unclean!), Josh Lyman and Donna are showing a new member of WH Legal to his office
Donna (perkily) "So, You're the new sawbones"
Lawyer "A sawbones is a doctor, I'm a shyster"
Donna (turns to Josh) "Pay up"

40 posted on 02/13/2010 2:00:40 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: sgtyork


41 posted on 02/13/2010 2:01:37 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Gravitas is the very essence of condescending elitist snobbery

and it can never lay a glove on levity.

42 posted on 02/13/2010 2:07:48 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: rhema

The left has no sense of humor. How can they when they are nihilistic self-loathing opportunists?


43 posted on 02/13/2010 2:08:26 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: RedMDer

Thank You Mr. President!


44 posted on 02/13/2010 2:11:51 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: rhema

45 posted on 02/13/2010 2:12:02 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: kittykat77

That’s fine. You can say it as often as you like. Doesn’t mean you are right.

The teleprompter is a story for one reason only. One of Obama’s main quailifications that people used to decide him fit for office was how eloquent he was presented to be. Not like that dimwit Bush who couldn’t prounounce words smoothly or even correctly. Their narrative not mine. If people are going to make speech a main factor in whether they vote for someone or think they are intelligent, then we’re going to showcase how less then perfect he is without his crutch. And if making that crutch a focal point causes him to doubt himself and stumble even with the teleprompter, so much the better.


46 posted on 02/13/2010 2:13:20 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: rhema

When an insane person laughs at you for being normal how else would you react? Sarah Palin is acting like a normal person...the idiots in the WH are looking like insane childish kooks!!


47 posted on 02/13/2010 2:20:10 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: kittykat77
Ya think?


48 posted on 02/13/2010 2:31:00 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: RayChuang88
I remember a story about Reagan back then. Supposedly, he was taking a journalist on a tour of the White House. They came to a hallway in which Reagan had hung on the wall many political cartoons which lambasted him.

The journalist asked him why he did that. And his answer was (paraphrased) "Well, that's just in case I get too impressed with myself."

49 posted on 02/13/2010 2:43:15 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah not being the standard talking points, and usual
person, pol, candidate.
It is the thinking outside the box
individual is what draws the thinking Conservative to
Sarah Palin.


50 posted on 02/13/2010 3:15:39 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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