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Palin Conquers the Storm
Human Events ^ | Tuesday August 9, 2011 | John Hayward

Posted on 08/09/2011 9:23:17 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin Facebook page is a battleship from which many powerful broadsides have been launched. On Monday afternoon, she wrote one of her longer posts, called “Conquering the Storm,” to address the Obama Downgrade.

It’s a big piece, but well worth reading in full. Compare it to the weary talking-point retread our clueless President delivered in his statement on the same afternoon, and you can see why the markets were nose-diving even as Obama spoke. Palin wrote the speech he should have given, but is utterly incapable of conceiving.

As Palin points out, the S&P downgrade wasn’t a surprise to people who were paying attention. She claims no great powers of clairvoyance. She was just reading the statements pouring out of the credit agencies, which is hard to Democrats to do, since they immediately roll those statements into clubs for beating the Tea Party. She was also paying attention to the European horror show that Democrats work very hard at ignoring:

One doesn’t need a Harvard Law degree to figure this out! Just look across the pond at Europe. European nations with less debt and smaller deficits than ours and with real “austerity” plans in place to deal with them have had their ratings downgraded. By what magical thinking did we figure we could run up perpetual trillion dollar deficits and still somehow avoid the unforgiving mathematics of a downgrade? Nothing is ever “too big to fail.” And there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Didn’t we all learn that in our micro and macro econ classes? I did at the University of Idaho. How could Obama skip through Columbia and Harvard without learning that?

Palin was an early and perceptive critic of the QE2 currency manipulation program, dramatically outperforming all the high-level wizards of the Federal Reserve.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; debtceiling; gopprimaries; obama; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 08/09/2011 9:23:20 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
And there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Didn’t we all learn that in our micro and macro econ classes? I did at the University of Idaho. How could Obama skip through Columbia and Harvard without learning that?

TANSTAFL ping!

2 posted on 08/09/2011 9:28:53 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Bigtigermike

The phrase that will never be spoken:

“Sarah Palen is far smarter than Barack Obama.”

And yes, it is true.

Admit it, libs, and you’ll sleep better.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 9:29:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Bigtigermike

I was kind of thinking the same thing this author was as I read Sarah’s facebook post. Is Obama even capable of writing something like this?


4 posted on 08/09/2011 9:33:12 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: Bigtigermike

ANY nominee other than Sarah Palin, is just unacceptable!!

The rest are all a joke!

Sarah Palin or Bust!!! She will run and will not let us down.

Those that think she would leave us with Perry, are not thinking highly enough of her!


5 posted on 08/09/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Da Coyote
“Sarah Palin is far smarter than Barack Obama.”

Certainly every bit of available evidence points to the truth of that.

In fact, we may be reaching the point where reasonable people would conclude that Joe Biden and Harry Reid are smarter than Barack Obama.

6 posted on 08/09/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: MulberryDraw

A very clear vision of what a Palin Presidency will look like. I have a question about the process of this. I know most have speech writers, etc. that assist a canditate in putting together their public announcements. While I understand something like this post is 100% pure Sarah, does that mean she actually sat down and wrote it all herself?


7 posted on 08/09/2011 9:46:51 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Friendofgeorge

Like or dislike, SARAH PALIN is the only candidate who can unite the right under one banner, and get MILLIONS out in the streets working for her.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 9:52:18 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Gadsden1st
does that mean she actually sat down and wrote it all herself?

I don't see why that really matters. Reading Reagan's autobiography, he naturally had speechwriters in his presidency, but demanded that the ideas conformed to his beliefs. I see no problem with speechwriters as long as the content reflects the person. Are you saying this may not be the case?

9 posted on 08/09/2011 9:53:19 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Gadsden1st
-"While I understand something like this post is 100% pure Sarah, does that mean she actually sat down and wrote it all herself?"

The question is totally irrelevant. We are not electing a "speech writer". If she did write it, she get's a few 'extra' points. If not, who cares - she 'signed' it, and approved the message as her own.

10 posted on 08/09/2011 9:54:50 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Bigtigermike

I have to say, the fawning adulation of John Hayward aside, Palin’s commentary was right on target.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 9:55:11 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: MulberryDraw
nope Obama wouldn't even think like this neither would 80% of those in Dc and that is why we are in the problems we are in.
12 posted on 08/09/2011 9:59:26 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Bigtigermike

This rising chorus of voices echoing Palin’s piece on the Obama Downgrade (OD) is the sound of a nation craving real leadership. They have looked for it in the Oval Office, and not found it. They have looked for it in the GOP leadership, and not found it. They have looked for it in the machine candidates of the GOP, the Democratic primary challengers, the third party threats, and it has turned up missing in action.

But in the voice of a frugal, honest hockey mom from a small town in Alaska, we recognize the sound of that leadership we so desperately need. And not because she is some alien superhuman commanding our obedience, but because she is an ordinary exceptional American, a wise elder sister, in touch with the truth about herself and about us, and willing to tell us that truth. That’s what real leaders do, and that’s the real reason everyone is listening to Sarah Palin.


13 posted on 08/09/2011 10:00:52 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bigtigermike
“I don’t think she could beat President Obama, but ... she’s always underestimated. So, I think – I think I shouldn’t say any more.” - Vice President Joe Biden
14 posted on 08/09/2011 10:01:25 AM PDT by McGruff (I am a Sarah Palin supporter and not afraid to say so.)
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To: bcsco

Not at all. She is my choice for President. I was just asking about the process. I have no doubt she could do it all herself. Just wondered if she had “staff” available or just used “spell check”.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 10:01:54 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

just herself from numerous reports.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 10:14:17 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Bigtigermike
Here we go again.

Yet another Palin rant that contains serious, substantive policy analysis and commentary. WTF? She's not even supposed to be a credible or effective communicator. She's only in it for the fame and fortune...you know, the "Palin" brand.

Man, this is getting tiresome.

17 posted on 08/09/2011 10:19:43 AM PDT by floozy22 (The Palin Brand 2012: For Such A Time As This)
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To: Gadsden1st; unseen1

Judging by unseen1’s remark in post #16, she was on her own on this statement. But either way, it’s pure Sarah, and the best example of leadership we’ve seen from anyone. Oh, pundits have made their points, but pundits aren’t potential candidates for the most part. Nor do they occupy the national stage. This is an important piece, well timed and hits most, if not all, of the points.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 10:20:20 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Gadsden1st
While I understand something like this post is 100% pure Sarah, does that mean she actually sat down and wrote it all herself?

It would neither surprise me to hear she had help nor that she wrote it all on her own. Given the staff she has, I'd be surprised if she didn't run drafts past at least some of them just to make sure she's coming across as intended.

In any event, it rings as "true" as being in her voice.

19 posted on 08/09/2011 10:22:03 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Gadsden1st

20 posted on 08/09/2011 10:22:33 AM PDT by corkoman (Steadfast and Loyal)
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To: Da Coyote
0's a phony phacker who never graduated High School. The nonsense about how smart the dumbazz is is simply a Fairytale.

Views to the contrary will require valid transcripts from legitimate academic institutions.

C'mon, show me!

21 posted on 08/09/2011 10:23:03 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Da Coyote

Smart doesn’t matter; you can buy brains. What does matter is character, and the ability to judge the character of others. And that can’t be bought, only proven.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 10:26:00 AM PDT by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: Mountain Troll

Perry and Bachmann couldn't sit down together and make as much sense as Palin. They could even bring in Mitt to help. Bachmann would have slogans and Perry would hold a prayer meeting and Mitt would advise caution.


23 posted on 08/09/2011 10:40:59 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, you will LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Gadsden1st
While I understand something like this post is 100% pure Sarah, does that mean she actually sat down and wrote it all herself?

My response to that would be "Yes, in the same way John Grisham or Steven King write their own books."

Does anyone doubt that Steven King wrote The Shining?

And yet, he uses editors who critique, review, correct, and restructure his writing as part of the process.

So when I hear about any politician "Well, yeah, but they use speechwriters" I always think, "Don't authors use editors?"

24 posted on 08/09/2011 10:46:40 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: bcsco

i agree an important piece and a marker laid down by Palin on her leadership skill


25 posted on 08/09/2011 10:53:31 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Mountain Troll
"Smart doesn’t matter; you can buy brains."

That's how we got Odumba. All the "brains" or czars and advisers he bought with our tax dollars helped get us into this mess.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 10:55:00 AM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Gadsden1st

Some certainly seem defensive about your simple straightforward question. As I recall, she was a journalism major in college, so it seems that writing might be high in her skill set. Also, it seems obvious to me that she has at least ten points over Obama on I.Q. points. It shows in her spontaniety, her dry sense of humor, her knack for summing up a situation in a few memorable words. She is very smart.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 11:13:51 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (I didn't say it was your fault. I said I am going to BLAME you.)
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To: Anima Mundi

Doesn’t Alaska have a 12 billion surplus now, because of Governor Palin’s policies?

Show me the records you’re hiding zero!


28 posted on 08/09/2011 12:29:26 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Gadsden1st

Did you read her emails that were released? If you had you would see she if very capable of composing an article with this breadth and depth.
Was it reviewed...I darn well hope so...I am sure Todd read it and commented on it, just like my spouse helps me.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 12:52:04 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Obie is deliberately and methodically destroying America. He is a successful man (at doing what he has been sent to do)

The new large truck fuel consumption dictation is the latest albatross intended to hurt American trucking and that which they carry, which is practically everything.

Coulter’s book title “Demonic” is accurate. She has him and his allies pegged.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s running. You can’t read that essay and not come to that conclusion.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 3:17:29 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tax-chick
In fact, we may be reaching the point where reasonable people would conclude that Joe Biden and Harry Reid are smarter than Barack Obama.

Holy crap! It IS bad!

32 posted on 08/09/2011 3:19:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tax-chick

My wife and I are owned by a Calico shorthair, that cat is definitely smarter than Obama.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: McGruff

Sometimes Biden breaks out of his fog and seems pretty damned smart.


34 posted on 08/09/2011 3:37:49 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: RipSawyer

All catz are smarter than Zero. I think Shannon is smarter than I am, because I have to get up in the morning, and she doesn't!

35 posted on 08/09/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Still Thinking

Horribly bad. Even Beverly Perdue, our Governor Sugardumplin’, maybe be cleverer than Zero. At least she can speak her idiotic comments in her own words, in something resembling sentences, instead of having to read them.


36 posted on 08/09/2011 4:45:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Tax-chick
But we'll know that it's really over when The Won's more ignorant than Rep. Debbie Stab-Me-Now (D-Space) who knows AGW is real because she can feel it when she flies! [facepalm]

(Have the radiator on the broom checked for plugged passages, Debbie.)

37 posted on 08/09/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: abcc2011
>>That's how we got Odumba. All the "brains" or czars and advisers he bought with our tax dollars helped get us into this mess.<<

You’re trying to convince us that the people Obumer surrounded himself with were intelligent and have brains? Do you want to rethink that position?

38 posted on 08/09/2011 5:24:04 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear

“You’re trying to convince us that the people Obumer surrounded himself with were intelligent and have brains? Do you want to rethink that position?”

Nope. I think they’re tanking the economy on purpose.

They have to have SOME intelligence such as how to tie their shoe laces and they obviously have brains. They may be made of mush, but they do have brains. LOL!


39 posted on 08/09/2011 6:11:21 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: bicyclerepair

She’s a genius


40 posted on 08/09/2011 10:31:28 PM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: bicyclerepair

She’s a genius


41 posted on 08/09/2011 10:31:41 PM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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