Skip to comments.Palin on Trump-Obama-Birther Controversy.....(Transcript)
Posted on 04/27/2011 3:13:02 PM PDT by Clyde5445
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, you talk about out of office -- let me ask you about 2012, not about you specifically. I may get to that. I don't know. But in terms of (INAUDIBLE) I'm sure you've seen all the controversy surrounding Donald Trump. What do you think about Donald Trump?
PALIN: I respect what he's doing in putting his money where his mouth is. He's actually investigating his speculation there on Obama's birth certificate and Obama's college records and all those things that Obama, though he promises to be a transparent official, he certainly isn't because he could certainly reveal many of these documents and put many of these issues to rest.
But here's -- here's the point with Donald Trump, though, which I hope that he will seize this opportunity. Right now, he's got the spotlight. He's got the megaphone. Now is his opportunity to really force a shift in debate and discussion in this country, get his media friends or his media enemies to really start listening to the other issues that Donald Trump really wants to talk about, and that is the high cost of fuel, that is our relationship with China. That is the bankruptcy road that we are on and what we can do to get off that road. Those things that Donald Trump can talk about I really hope that the media will start shifting with him now that he has the megaphone and the spotlight to the more important, very, very important issues.
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Palin on Trump-Obama-Birther Controversy: Media Trying to Make 'Curious Americans Sound Kind of Crazy'
It sounds like Palin is endorsing Trump.
Didn’t she always say she’d run unless someone stepped up that she considered worthy? (That’s an extremely loose paraphrase, so forgive me if you can’t find that exact quote someplace.)
I listened to Trump’s press conference today, and he controlled it. He put the news pukes in their places. He even asked one reporter if the reporter considered himself an intelligent human being. I LOL’d!
No she’s not endorsing Trump. She’s acknowledging he has the spotlight now and is encouraging him to use it to all our advantages.
And I don’t see her ever endorsing his candidacy, given his record, his stated positions and his political contributions.
You can like that he’s taking it to Obama without supporting a presidential run.
Those words are more than an acknowledgement, although they certainly do acknowledge him.
She is encouraging Trump to go get'em.
“She is encouraging Trump to go get’em.”
I agree. But encouraging Trump to keep up the attack does not equate to endorsing a potential candidacy.
For instance, I encourage Trump to keep up the attack and I would never support a presidential run by Trump. Anything that takes Obummer off his stride is a good thing.
She knows when to relinquish the lead and when to take it back. She's accenting Trump's attacks by acquiescing to him when it's his turn to take the lead.
She's playing GOOD music politically.
Bingo. She doesn;t want the target on her right now and prefers Trump get the spotlight. It was an endorsement of support for being there...not being the front-runner. Big difference.
Sarah knocked it out of the park here imho. BTW...she is the only politician or group on our side that haven’t hit me up for money in the past few weeks! We are getting calls from every tom dick and harry lately! I think I’ll send her a little money tonight just to say thanks for not asking....lol! I’ve heard from Palenty,Gingrich,Huckabee, the NRCC,the Senate republicans, the NRC,and on and on and on! I wish she would go ahead and announce soon. I am ready to jump on her bandwagon! The only candidate that might give her any competition in this house would be Paul Ryan and it doesn’t look like he is running.
Solid clip. On Palin, I respect anyone who prefers a different candidate.... but she’s on my short list, except I think women won’t vote for a woman as president, sadly. But what I don’t get is thinking she is stupid. She sees exactly what Trump can do, while the big-brained Rove and Krauthammer and so many others are lost in the mists. Palin gets it.
Trump has “a microphone” i.e. the ability to penetrate the media’s shields & bubble. Trump could be a huge gift, not as the eventual nominee but as a guy who slaps the patient out of their hypnotized stupor.
“like a professional Musician”
More like a point guard, distributing the ball. That cannot be taught, and most of the conservative world cannot even SEE what she is doing. I am stunned, because Palin is ROCKING and her support of Trump is pitch-perfect. Oops, I slipped back into the music metaphor.
Barry O. tried to pass of something that was inconsistent with what the rest of have and know to be a Birth Certificate.
The so called COLB has many flaws with it:
The best part and even more confusing is why he didn't release any of the three Birth Certificates we know already existed before 2007.
Those were most certainly BCs and not a COLB. There is no reason to create confusion but, for the fact he is hiding something. That something will be discovered, though and this is a long process. I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school. Its a short piece, with a photograph of him. No mention is made of my mother or me, and Im left to wonder whether the omission was intentional on my fathers part, in anticipation of his long departure. Perhaps the reporter failed to ask personal questions, intimidated by my fathers imperious manner; or perhaps it was an editorial decision, not part of the simple story that they were looking for. I wonder, too, whether the omission caused a fight between my parents. From Dreams From My Father (Pg. 26 last paragraph) So with all these Birth Certificates lying around, why did he feel it necessary to produce a "Certification of Live Birth" that is inconsistent with a Birth Certificate and wholly lacking all of the information you would find, in you know, a Birth Certificate? He seemed to have some emotional attachment to the Birth Certificate found among his mothers belongings. Why wouldnt he just slap that one up, for all the world to see? It seemed important that he found a document that is called a Birth Certificate and it is highly unlikely he would not know what one looks like.
I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school. Its a short piece, with a photograph of him. No mention is made of my mother or me, and Im left to wonder whether the omission was intentional on my fathers part, in anticipation of his long departure. Perhaps the reporter failed to ask personal questions, intimidated by my fathers imperious manner; or perhaps it was an editorial decision, not part of the simple story that they were looking for. I wonder, too, whether the omission caused a fight between my parents.
From Dreams From My Father (Pg. 26 last paragraph)
So with all these Birth Certificates lying around, why did he feel it necessary to produce a "Certification of Live Birth" that is inconsistent with a Birth Certificate and wholly lacking all of the information you would find, in you know, a Birth Certificate?
He seemed to have some emotional attachment to the Birth Certificate found among his mothers belongings. Why wouldnt he just slap that one up, for all the world to see?
It seemed important that he found a document that is called a Birth Certificate and it is highly unlikely he would not know what one looks like.
Hope no one brings up some house fire that vaporized his BC. That was in 1972 and none of the documents listed here would have been affected by that fishy event.
I think this is a two-step by Palin trying to share in Trump's success without ever having to do the heavy lifting of attacking Obama himself.
I think the smart play is to call Obama goofy for withholding it for two years, and moving on to the college records. I’m not saying there is or is not something still there on the BC, but I think the best political move is to ADVANCE!
L’audace, 1’audace, toujours 1’audace
Yesterday’s interview (4/26)
Why did he mess with the American people on this issue and force a decorated Lieutenant Lakin to ask for a court martial as a matter of conscience?
Is is unacceptable that he thinks this covers it. It doesn’t and he let a man lose all he worked for and suffer over this dumb thing.
Yep..we have gotten lots of phone calls from her folks ever since we gave during her re=election campaign. It must work though, because she has raised a whole lotta dough. We are just sick of it all right now. It’s too much! Every night we get about 3 or 4 calls from one candidate or group or another. Palin is the only one we haven’t heard from, which probably means the pubbie elites haven’t shared the republican lists with her like they have with everyone else. It makes me dislike the republican elites even more.
Link to video of the interview.
Why do you think women won’t vote for a woman as president?
Huck’s pulling out today was a plus for Palin. If she’s going to run, I wish she’d hurry up and do it.
What a load of crap! Sarah Palin has been doing the heavy lifting against Obama for two and half years. where has Trump been? How many conservative candidates did he help in the 2010 midterms?
Furthermore, poll after poll after poll shows that the majority of voters like Obama personally, but they are overwhelmingly opposed to his policies. Swing voters especially are turned off by personal attacks.
You won’t beat the man in 2012 by attacking him personally, but you can beat him by attacking his policies. Voters realize that his policies are making their own lives more difficult.
Asking voters if they are better off now than they were four years ago is how you get the Obamunist out of office. You won’t get him out by attacking his pastor, his radical associates, his socialist past, etc. That was tried in 2008 and it didn’t work.
“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” - George Santayana
“The economy, stupid” - James Carville’s reminder to himself and other campaign workers in the Clinton War Room
“Hucks pulling out today was a plus for Palin.”
I must have missed that announcement. Got a link?
Great interview. Sarah Palin is a straight shooter and is fearless, I love her!
It is possible that a better candidate will emerge but she is 100% Presidential material.
“Why do you think women wont vote for a woman as president?”
Good question. If you look at pools for either Palin or Bachmann or Hillary, there is/was a gender gap. I’d read things over the years that suggested this might be the case, and it looks accurate to me. I hope I am wrong.
Nope, Obama is NOT that popular, and his plummeting poll numbers show it. He hasn't been over 50% in a Rasmussen poll in a year, often reaching 55-56% disapproval.
Rush has it right. The first conservative to stop playing footsie with Obama and go after him wins.
Never mind. I found the blog post claiming that Huck had released his SC team. His spokesman has denied the rumor to two independent sources.
Almost had me in a party mood there.
Exactly: Republicans gave this guy two years’ worth of free passes. Had they been attacking him as much as the Tea Party, his popularity rating would be in the very low 30s by now.
Planned Parenthood has DEEP pockets. Any girl or parent of a girl that has had a statutory rape abortion should recognize that now is the time to sue those bastards.
So who else besides Trump is taking it to Obama? Personally I’d like someone that fights for my beliefs for a change. The reason Trump is doing so well is because HE FIGHTS. He and Sara are the only two fighters in the entire GOP. Well maybe the Az/NJ/Wi govs too.
At least we see it... it’s a beginning.
I hope you are asking these groups to put your number on their “don’t call” list. That has worked very well for us.
I did with Huckabee,Palenty and Romney. Gingrich can still call, but he won’t get any money unless by chance he gets the nomination.
“We are going to do to obama what the left did to Bush...”
THATS what we want to hear!
“And I dont see her ever endorsing his candidacy, given his record, his stated positions and his political contributions”
I didn’t see her campaigning for Juan McStain but she did so I would not rule out an endorsement for Trump.
Another FOX talking head brushing by the possibility that Palin may run.
she called him a flash in the pan talking about stupid stuff.....far from an endorsement
Maybe she is considering Trump as a possible VP candidate...
“... Palin is still stuck in “policies” are the problem”
Policies are the problem. One can say that Obama’s character is behind the policies, but his decisions, not his character, directly relate to the policies. Sarah regularly says she’s attacking Obama’s bad decisions, not his character.
No. Obama is the problem. If you talk policies, you’ll end up with Mitch Daniels. Only Trump right now has isolated OBAMA as the issue to be dealt with. He’s the one running in 2012, not his “policies.” We (and Palin) better wise up.
It’s a start. Remember Alinsky/Jerry Rubin. Once they meet one list of demands, hit ‘em with 10 more.
“No. Obama is the problem”
We are both correct. Obama and his team are the source of numerous bad decisions and policies. If there’s evidence he’s been dishonest then you could say that Obama himself is a problem.
Trump is proving it. Alinsky again: "PERSONALIZE the attack."
“It’s irrelevant whether he’s dishonest.”
Just watch how Palin evaluates Obama and his policies. Watch Trump too if you like.
Bravissimo!!!! This is Palin. She is out of the Spotlight enough for folks to miss her while cheering Trump for standing up and doing what she has been up until now, fighting and taking arrows.
However, Palin has a plan and Trump doesn't. Palin has a clue and Trump doesn't really. But, she had become over exposed, and this breather gives folks a chance to hear her voice perhaps for the first time when she re-enters the stage seriously.
I am shocked that I find her core issue is going to be the one that she will lead with, oil independence. It seemed like a bit of a side issue, but I believe it is core now to fending off this attack on American sovereignty and escaping the trap that Obama and the left have worked so hard to set for the last 50 years.
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