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Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]
The Inquisitr ^ | August 20, 2013

Posted on 08/20/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky agreeing with Sarah Palin?

In an interview with Democracy Now, the influential MIT linguistics professor, author, and prominent left-wing political activist admitted that Sarah Palin was right about Barack Obama in that there was no substance to his presidential campaign.

Palin also recently received validation from former Gov. Howard Dean, a prominent liberal Democrat, about what she termed Obamacare death panels, otherwise known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

In these latest comments about the president, Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey changey stuff,’ she was right; there was nothing there. And it was understood by the people who run the political system, and so it’s no great secret that the US electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza… it’s sort of a marketing affair.”

Although Chomsky and Obama would seem to be natural allies at least initially, the professor has previously denounced among other things Obama’s civil liberties record in connection with domestic surveillance and the deployment of lethal drones overseas.

He has also said previously that “I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors.”

You might also recall that Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, was subject to widespread scorn after a 2009 Facebook posting about death panels that would ration healthcare treatment.

However, writing in the Wall Street Journal late last month, without mentioning Palin Howard Dean wrote that “One major problem [with Obamacare] is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them. There does have to be control of costs in our health-care system. However, rate setting — the essential mechanism of the IPAB — has a 40-year track record of failure … getting rid of the IPAB is something Democrats and Republicans ought to agree on.”

Are you surprised that Sarah Palin is receiving support in her views from those on the opposite end of the political spectrum?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; chomsky; deathpanels; howarddean; noamchomsky; obama; obamacare; palin
Maybe they can read the handwriting on the wall that 30% of the people here can't see?
1 posted on 08/20/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hope and change... TO WHAT???

fundamentally changing this country... TO WHAT?

in 6 years not one whore-nalist was curious enough to ask?


2 posted on 08/20/2013 5:06:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, but if you watch the video you’ll see that he puts Reagan in the same “form over substance” category as Obama. Of course, there have been few presidents with as much substance as Reagan and as little substance as Obama. So Noam remains an idiot notwithstanding that he got some of it right this time.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MIT professors sure do catch on quick!!!


4 posted on 08/20/2013 5:14:57 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: KevinB

He’s had a Reagan fixation for decades.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 5:16:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chomsky is everything the Left had hoped for America, and more...

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6 posted on 08/20/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Mr. K

None of us here needed to ask. We knew it would be some unworkable statist lunatic fantasy that would bring us to the brink of a second civil war. Even the Commies at DU are starting to question it.

For the record; for the statist lurkers from DU that believe that government is the benevolent paternal/maternal figure who always means well, and whose missteps can be easily corrected by the popular will, you will burn in the camps* alongside us- if you make it that far. The willing dupes are always the first to go.

*v.Solzhenitsyn


7 posted on 08/20/2013 5:22:36 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!

“THAT’S RACIST!”


8 posted on 08/20/2013 5:22:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Bigtigermike; MestaMachine; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; ...
I Can Ping Only One!

Thanks to 2nddivisonvet and BigTigerMike for their threads for Sarah's Awesome List!

Noam Chomsky still has a soul darker than the Marianas Trench though.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 5:25:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 08/20/2013 5:25:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Be dipped...


11 posted on 08/20/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: KC_Lion

Sarah is normally right


12 posted on 08/20/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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13 posted on 08/20/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A shame that it takes a Noam Chomsky to say that Sarah Palin was right meanwhile you have GOP-E goons who go on TV to constantly trash her..gee if only the GOP would grow a damn brain


14 posted on 08/20/2013 5:54:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand, there were people alleging to be Freepers here last night insisting that Palin was irrelevant and that her words had no power.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 5:55:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

There’s quite a few here who have a problem with women in power. There are others who are jealous of her. Many just want to ape what the “cool kids” in the media and arts say about her, so as to be acceptable. Then there are some who find her “not conservative enough” and others who just like a good argument.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 6:00:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is the truth.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 6:17:18 PM PDT by clashfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin..."

Yeah you do, Noam. You're just now getting around to admitting it.

I wonder how it feels to be an icon of the Left and suddenly realize that you're the Establishment you've made a career of cursing. I wonder how it feels to look in the mirror and realize that you're The Man you've always posed as hating. And that for all the pompous, self-righteous diatribes you've made a living off of over the years, you're stuck with a cardboard cutout of a human being you've elevated into the Oval Office and the real thing is standing there, looking at you, knowing you to the very soul.

It can't be pleasant. I wish I could feel even slightly sympathetic. Well, no, I don't.

18 posted on 08/20/2013 7:06:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheesh, agreement with Putin, Howard Dean, Dershowicz on Zimmerman, Saudi’s on Egypt, now Chomsky on Obama. Heck, I’ll bet even the moon has changed color ...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, it’s Orange!

What color will be the sky tomorrow?


19 posted on 08/20/2013 7:31:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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20 posted on 08/20/2013 7:33:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mylife

Yeah, I kinda figured someone would beat me to it.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 7:33:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About Obama (video)
The Blaze | May 15, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
Posted on 05/15/2012 2:40:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2884122/posts


22 posted on 08/20/2013 8:39:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The change we should all hope for!


23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:45:37 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“the US electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza… it’s sort of a marketing affair.”

That’s right Naom, thanks to folks like you we have a very ignorant populace. You elitist professor types have done a great job of moving us towards American Idol elections. You should pat yourself on the back.

“Although Chomsky and Obama would seem to be natural allies at least initially, the professor has previously denounced among other things Obama’s civil liberties record in connection with domestic surveillance and the deployment of lethal drones overseas.”

And here you show your own ignorance. This is the NATURAL result of heavy handed, top down, centrally powerful governments. It gets out of control and tramples civil liberties at every turn. It is as you wish, enjoy your just reward moron.


24 posted on 08/21/2013 5:10:23 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

An excellent point which cannot be trumpeted enough. I read an article on Mises.org (or something like that) that spoke about the natural chain of economic conditions that follow from attempts to deny the inescapable reality of free markets, one of which was the development of black markets as compensation for the failure of top down command economies. The truth is, leftist theory is a kind of idiot savant. It is brilliant at the destructive processes required to dislodge existing, working systems, but it is abysmal at providing anything of value in replacement of what it destroys.


25 posted on 08/21/2013 7:26:39 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Mr. K

whore-nalist


great descriptor


26 posted on 08/21/2013 7:28:46 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: clashfan

Sarah is brave, not afraid nor intimidated by political threats. (Personal ones, especially against her family might be cause for carrying a bigger stick than the enemy.)

She is a rare gem of ‘what you see is what you get.’

This world is aimed at most every level, to get what you can, while we can. Sarah is making monies via writing books, TV programs about Alaska and her family, and now broadcasting the Fox News. All admirable ways to make a living. Those that see her integrity do not want her to see and relate their own graft, or under the table profits from their positions.

GO SARAH! THANK YOU FOR THE HOPE OF HONESTY AND ‘COMMONSENSE CONSERVATISM’ FOR THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA. KEEP IT GOING. GOD BLESS SARAH PALIN AND HER FAMILY, PLACE THE PROTECTION OF GOD AROUND THEM, IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.


27 posted on 08/21/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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