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Politico Hack Who Ridiculed Palin in '08 Whines and Moans at Her Ukraine 'I Told You So' Moment
NewsBusters ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 03/01/2014 4:30:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

During the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made what has turned out to be a prescient remark about the relevance of a U.S. president's resolve and its potential impact on Russia's posture with the old Soviet Union's satellite states. She observed: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next."

Many in the press ridiculed that notion. Among them was Blake Hounshell, who was then blogging at Foreign Policy Magazine. Characterizing Palin's notion as "strange," he wrote: "As we've said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario." Hounshell, now a deputy editor at Politico Magazine, has handled Palin's self-effacing Facebook "I told you so" ("I could see this one from Alaska") and pile-ons by center-right blogs too numerous to mention with tweets demonstrating the class, dignity, and good sportsmanship you would expect from the high-brow commentariat, i.e., none (HT Twitchy)...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blakehounshell; epicfail; hounshell; palin; putin; russia; ukraine
Hilarious.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 4:30:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Funny...Sarah didn't whine and moan with ALL the attacks from this guy and others like him.

Sounds like he needs to hike up his big girl pants.

2 posted on 03/01/2014 4:34:23 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see this guy get accused of murder like Sarah Palin did, and have his family get constantly attacked and death threat after death threat and see how he handles it..bet he cowers in the closet..Sarah Palin never did, she keeps on fighting


3 posted on 03/01/2014 4:35:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stopped reading Politico about 6 months before the 2012 elections and I hear others have at some point too.

They really started stretching to and joined in on the media GOP bashing.

Why be a Progressive? It’s gotta be hard to keep all the lies straight.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 4:38:07 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 03/01/2014 4:40:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 03/01/2014 4:41:22 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123; mountn man; Usagi_yo; Jane Long; 2ndDivisionVet
Look at what network that putz is on.

AL JEEZERA!

Sarah has made all the right enemies.

7 posted on 03/01/2014 4:44:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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8 posted on 03/01/2014 4:44:18 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TigersEye
Sarah has made all the right Enemis.

That Putz from Politico and Al Jeerza.

Good Job Sarah, I am proud of you.

9 posted on 03/01/2014 4:45:03 PM PST 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

Look it was a logcal call ...it was just adding US weakness and Russia natural tendencies and geopolitical interest..


10 posted on 03/01/2014 4:45:28 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I have seen Ms. Hounshell, she's not a very pretty little girl.
11 posted on 03/01/2014 4:46:00 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I particularly liked the one comment...

If Putin invaded Miami Beach, Obama would draw the
red line at North Carolina.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 4:46:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mature, adult, and prescient experienced reasoning makes a lib child’s head explode. Nice.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 4:50:28 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL That guy should be the managing editor for a classified ads circular.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 4:50:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Strobe Talbott (@strobetalbott) tweeted at 2:22pm - 1 Mar 14:

“Sticks & stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” There’s a Russian version of that ditty, & Putin’s humming it now.

(https://twitter.com/strobetalbott/status/439858265074462720)


15 posted on 03/01/2014 4:52:02 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha — I love it.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 4:52:06 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These attacks originated with .... Romney for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



17 posted on 03/01/2014 4:52:30 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...demonstrating the class, dignity, and good sportsmanship you would expect from the high-brow commentariat...”

Because the left is all about good sportsmanship. Oh, and forbearance.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 4:54:16 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Did anyone else ever realize that there's a 1994 treaty that had Ukraine remove all of its Soviet-era nuclear weapons?

Who was president in 1994?

Democrats are gonna get us all killed on foreign policy.

19 posted on 03/01/2014 5:01:36 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: jimbo123

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 5:07:00 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

In all fairness, we don’t know that he’s a drunk.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 5:13:10 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no shame and no penalties for liberals


22 posted on 03/01/2014 5:14:02 PM PST by BRL
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23 posted on 03/01/2014 5:16:32 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk about hilarious (or sick)! This idiot is lecturing Stephen Hayes over Obamas failure on Russia. Because everyone knows it’s not Obamas fault.

Gordon G. Forbes
Government Relations Specialist

He is a graduate of Long Island University with a degree in Theatre Arts (Directing), magna cum laude. As an undergraduate, he founded the University’s Experimental Theatre Company and was its Producing Director.

In 1997 Mr. Forbes was elected to lead the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers (“ATPAM”) as its chief executive officer, a position he held until 2008. During his tenure he oversaw the modernization and re-branding of this venerable national professional association/trade union originally chartered in the 1920s. In that capacity he was also a founding member of the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (“COBUG”) a consortium of eighteen labor organizations in the entertainment industry formed to advocate for the interests of working people in the performing arts.

https://mobile.twitter.com/stephenfhayes/status/439769511001325568

Gordon G. Forbes (@ggforbes) tweeted at 8:39am - 1 Mar 14:

@stephenfhayes @murphymike your glee is palpable, and sickening.

(https://twitter.com/ggforbes/status/439771808632668160)

Gordon G. Forbes (@ggforbes) tweeted at 8:56am - 1 Mar 14:

@murphymike @ggforbes @stephenfhayes @murphymike really? The GOP chorus of “Obama is weak” will be full throttle by Sunday shows.

(https://twitter.com/ggforbes/status/439776180187963393)


24 posted on 03/01/2014 5:16:46 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Belteshazzar
In all fairness, we don’t know that he’s a drunk. Stealing from Churchill:

He can also always lose weight; if he does, he'll still be stupid.

25 posted on 03/01/2014 5:32:49 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leftist explodes with racist comments...

V. Hussein Savage @Kennymack1971
“True Patriots” kissing the ass of a Russian dictator and attacking this President. But don’t call them racists or they’ll get mad. LMAO.
Twitter3/01 15:19:25

http://twistar.cc/Kennymack1971/faved

V. Hussein Savage @Kennymack1971
So desperate to smear the Black President...White folks out here embracing a wannabe Bond villain over in Russia. Muhfukkas are funny.
Twitter3/01 13:23:27

V. Hussein Savage @Kennymack1971
We really need to stop coddling White working class voters. You can’t vote for shitty RWNJs then be shocked at the things they do and say.
Twitter2/20 08:17:02


26 posted on 03/01/2014 5:35:03 PM PST by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

Looks like he doesn’t know jack-squat.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 5:35:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One thing you'll never see the likes of Blake Hounshell or Philip Bump admit is that Sarah Palin clearly has a far more perceptive and realistic view of America's foreign policy challenges and a far more consistent, values-driven framework on how to meet them than the current Obama administration's White House and State Department.

I don’t know if it is necessarily that Palin has a particular insight to America’s foreign policy challenges or that she understands the typical Russian Strong man thought processes that Putin has displayed and how the weak posturing of Obama would encourage Putin’s empire rebuilding agenda.

Regardless of which way Palin thought about it, it should have been obvious to anyone but a pacifist Leftist ideologue what would happen without a strong response from the only world power that mattered at the time.

Given Obama’s weak response to the invasion of Georgia all Putin would need is an excuse to invade the Ukraine. I give Putin credit he tried to pull in the Ukraine by less militaristic methods first but when the people of the Ukraine saw through his ploy and rose up against his would be puppet president he was ready to send in the troops as any strongman emperor wanna-be would do.

I saw it coming why didn’t this so called Foreign Policy expert. (Because he didn’t want to and he ideologically had to so he could ridicule Palin)

28 posted on 03/01/2014 5:36:03 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John Nolte (@NolteNC) tweeted at 10:13am - 1 Mar 14:

NEVER change, CNN. Don’t ever g**damn change —> pic.twitter.com/6FVL7SGgPm (https://twitter.com/NolteNC/status/439795661777932288)


29 posted on 03/01/2014 5:38:23 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

30 posted on 03/01/2014 5:42:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Navy Patriot

If some guy has the name of Blake, you have to ask yourself, “Does he walk or does he shashay?”


31 posted on 03/01/2014 5:49:12 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: kcvl

I’d like “V. Hussein Savage” to show me even one instance in world history where a mostly impoverished 12% minority conquered a much better-off 72% majority.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 5:54:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

blake hounshell doesn’t fool me with his two-day “beard. He has a fat-slob neck. That said, he’s a ignorant political hack who has an inability to think clearly.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 5:59:24 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

!


34 posted on 03/01/2014 6:36:08 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; Nachum; jimbo123

Fat, balding, chin-beard, lying, liberal extremist hate-filled liberal facist?

Yeppers - He’s got all of the “bear” traits that the homosexual community calls for.


35 posted on 03/01/2014 6:39:19 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Stealing from Churchill:”

Well, if you are going to steal, steal from the best.


36 posted on 03/01/2014 7:11:31 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wit swounds wik bwake iz a wittle wupset.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 7:38:10 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have always said that you have to take anything from Politico with a grain of salt


38 posted on 03/01/2014 8:05:32 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Politico has always been a spin-off of the Washington Post, claiming to be non-partisan but secretly being the usual MSM.

-PJ

39 posted on 03/01/2014 8:07:06 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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