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And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is…
Haaretz Daily ^ | March 1, 2014

Posted on 03/02/2014 6:17:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The was a time when everyone loved making fun of GOP vice presidential canidate Sarah Palin. It’s her turn to get the final laugh.

As CBS recounts, in October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “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.”

Just as amusing was the response to Palin’s comments by foreign policy experts, Foreign Policy magazine, which said, “As we’ve said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario. And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine’s pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don’t see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel.”

Coming just a few months after subprime turned out not to be contained despite everyone’s fervent belief that it was, this is not all that surprising.

And now it’s time to gloat: “I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine,” Palin wrote Friday.

“Here’s what this ‘stupid,’ ‘insipid woman’ predicted in 2008,” she added, before rehashing her prediction.

Talk radio host Mark Levin tweeted, “Palin not only knows where Russia is, but she knew what Putin would do to Ukraine with Obama as president.”

Then again, back in 2008 a lot of people were also talking about hope and change. Five years later people have to look up the definition of hope, as for change, the best place to find it is in the 11 million people who have dropped out of the labor force in that time.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2008; obama; palin; poeticjustice; putin; russia; sarahpalin; schadenfreude; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 6:17:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too bad for America there was a backstabber helping Obama in 2008.

"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?"



2 posted on 03/02/2014 6:19:32 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
w/o sayin' so, the liberal media (morons) are really, really p!$$ed but good!

3 posted on 03/02/2014 6:19:45 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: Diogenesis
yeah..the cr@p-weasel (pictured).

4 posted on 03/02/2014 6:21:17 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama tells Putin ‘if you like Ukraine you can keep Ukraine’


5 posted on 03/02/2014 6:24:22 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes when one is close to God, you may have a certain intuition that others don’t. Kind of like a doctor diagnosing a patient just by looking at them. It is all knowledge funneled in by the Holy Spirit. That is why America is in big trouble. God is being removed from our nation.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 6:32:29 PM PST by doc maverick
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To: doc maverick
Like King Solomon, the Prophets, the Judges, John the Baptizer and the Apostles?
7 posted on 03/02/2014 6:34:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Sarah, but she has always needed to go to a speech therapist. If it change Margaret Thatchers career...it might just help Sarah.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 6:40:28 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: doc maverick
God is being removed from our nation.

Baloney.

He might be being removed by the secular humanists who are now in office, but He is held even tighter by those of us who love Him.

Obama and his fellow socialists have done us a favor...they have identified themselves...exposed themselves.

When your enemy stands up and says "here we are"...that is a positive thing.

9 posted on 03/02/2014 6:44:12 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t everyone ignoring the fact that there was a revolution?


10 posted on 03/02/2014 6:45:54 PM PST by firebrand
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To: RoosterRedux

interesting


11 posted on 03/02/2014 6:46:42 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: RoosterRedux

I daresay that I learned more in 12 weeks at the now defunct Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Ben Harrison (Indianapolis, Indiana) than most so-called “broadcast journalists” learn in four years. Mr. Runda’s enunciation class was a lesson unto itself. If he’s still around, he’d be perfect. He’d get “Mushmouth” from the Cosby Kids a network job in weeks.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 6:51:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ncalburt
Sarah would make a great president...but she has to get by those who would paint her as a provincial.

Maggie Thatcher was just a grocer's daughter (a provincial)...but she learned how (with help from a speech therapist) to project her potential for greatness. She learned how to make her ideas resound.

This is what Sarah needs.

13 posted on 03/02/2014 6:53:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I watch Streep in "Iron Lady"...I see Sarah.

Sarah is fighting a war on several fronts...but she can win if she captures the heart of America.

She can do it...but she has to broaden her appeal by tuning her persona.

Not by changing who she is...just making sure that a broader audience sees who she is.

The majority is conservative...but they have to have a champion. And that champion has to be clearly recognizable.

That is Sarah...but she has to reach a broader audience.

She needs a voice/speech coach...and she needs to consider the ways in which to approach her potential followers.

They are not all soccer moms. But they will still identify with Sarah when they come to know her.

14 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:02 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

true


15 posted on 03/02/2014 7:07:03 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: RoosterRedux

What, did she have a stroke? Traumatic brain injury or tumor affecting speech or motor functions especially speech and or swallowing?

Aphasia or paraphasia?

Second deviation lisp or hyponasality or hypernasality?

Or just a regional accent you’re not familiar with?

No, I’m not a speech therapist I’m just married to one. Accent reduction therapy is less than one percent of what they do. Typically ESL adults with her strong foreign accents. Treating an american regional accent as some sort of speech disorder?

She hasn’t done it in 30 years of practice nor taught such a thing to any of her graduate students. That’s not what speech therapists do. They have people with real problems to treat.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 7:11:27 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: OKSooner
She is considered unelectable at this point. Just as was Maggie Thatcher before she listened to her speech therapist (and hair stylist).

And frankly, I consider Maggie a bit higher than Sarah because she did what she had to...she went on to greatness.

Sarah is still trying to make a mark.

Potential greatness is not greatness...it is only potential.

If Sarah doesn't get the job...it is always only potential.

17 posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: OKSooner

I appreciate the work you wife does...but study Maggie Thatcher’s bio and you will see the change.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 7:18:47 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

see my new tag line


19 posted on 03/02/2014 7:19:35 PM PST by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: RoosterRedux
I don't know about the speech therapy thing, but Palin is definitely missing something. I personally think she needs a focused and realistic advisor.

Back in 2008, I saw Palin as Reagan's natural successor. In many respects, I still see that today. Her type really is the last hope for America. But something is missing.

20 posted on 03/02/2014 8:04:24 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: RoosterRedux

She is considered unelectable at this point
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Only by the lemmings and fools that need the media to tell them good from bad. The same media that fawns over Hillary Clinton. So presumably, according to you, Hillary is very ‘electable’ and therefore has Thatcheresque speech. Please tell me just what you applaud about the way the shrill hag Hillary SPEAKS? And exactly how does it differ from the way Sarah speaks?


21 posted on 03/02/2014 8:20:19 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bramps
Only by the lemmings and fools that need the media to tell them good from bad.

And they comprise what percentage of the American electorate?

22 posted on 03/02/2014 8:30:20 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: bramps

“I ain’t ...in nooo waaaays tiiiired...”
-Hillary clinton

Now lets talk about someone that’s hard to listen to...


23 posted on 03/02/2014 8:33:10 PM PST by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: bramps
So according to me Hillary is "electable"?

Talk about a loose cannon...you are a wobbly dude.

And you ask me to tell you what it is about Hillary that I applaud?

Hillary?

When did I ever mention Hillary?

Just once...when did I mention Hillary?

Well, except in this comment?

24 posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:19 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Are you helping groups like ACLJ in donations to FIGHT the atheists and the Liberals who are WINNING at every turn to kick GOD out of our country?? Are you standing up at City Council meetings when they are deciding to take a CROSS out of the City Seal because of the ACLU (anti-Christians LOVE us)?


25 posted on 03/03/2014 1:24:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So she could see the Ukraine from her house too! s/


26 posted on 03/03/2014 5:26:07 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Fine. I'll take your word that Mrs. Thatcher did some work with someone who worked with her on the tom-ay-to / tom-ah-to thing, which might be important in Great Britain, but that ain't what any speech therapist I'm married to does for a living.

Besides, suppose that Sarah showed up someday with a new, perkier hairdo and talking like JF'nK... (he served in Vietnam, you know...)

Wouldn't she get branded as a poseur?

27 posted on 03/03/2014 6:11:43 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Leaning Right

Palin has been smart enough to keep her name out there while still managing to stay in the background. She’s smart enough to know that if she put herself out there as a candidate for 2016, the media would spend their time trying to tear her down and ignoring all the other candidates.

Sarah has mad it clear that she is focused on 2014 elections. If they go well, that puts her in a position, if she were decide, to step forward for 2016.

She’s also pragmatic. She knows that the big GOP donors are not available to her because she can’t be bought. None of these donors give money to a candidate for altruistic reasons. They want a return on their money and they won’t get it with Sarah. If she were to decide to run in 2016, she’d have to raise at least $800 million from individual donors and that’s a tough task.

Your comment about needing a focused and realistic advisor shows that you really don’t understand what she has accomplished with nothing much more than her FB platform. It is rare that one of her FB posts doesn’t result in at least 5-7 articles about what she posted. Many of the so-called “conservative” sites like Hot Air and National Review try their best to minimize her, but they have made her stronger, not weaker. She reaches millions of people just by posting anything on FB. So far, her advisors have out-performed the advisors of any of the “really, really smart” GOP dopes.

Perhaps you need to review Palin’s Social, Economic, And International Political Positions; http://palin4president2016.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/sarah-palins-social-economic-and.html
and review her FB posts; http://sarahpalininformation.wordpress.com/sarah-palin-on-facebook/sarah-palin-facebook-notes/
Name me one prospective candidate/politician with a more comprehensive approach to the issues that are important to the “little people”.

Over the next few months, every appearance and every speech she gives in support of a 2014 candidate will also give her a chance to rehabilitate her as a viable candidate for 2016. She knows her enemies are the left, the media and the GOPe and she’ll use these opportunities to get her message to the people.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 6:24:44 AM PST by RefudiateObama2012
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To: RoosterRedux
What gauge did you use to decide Sarah Palin is not electable?
What does that gauge say about Hillary Clinton's electability?
29 posted on 03/03/2014 6:39:30 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: RoosterRedux

As a person from fly over country I like her accent and speech pattern. She is not a conceited ivy league moron. She is plain spoken in message and that is enough. I am fed up with double talking, soft soaping liars.


30 posted on 03/03/2014 6:44:15 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

“As a person from fly over country I like her accent and speech pattern. She is not a conceited ivy league moron. She is plain spoken in message and that is enough. I am fed up with double talking, soft soaping liars.”

Agreed...Anyone who would mention the speech/accent that Palin speaks with doesn’t get the core appeal she has with millions of supporters...She’s real, can’t be bought, a patriot, who gives a s### what accent she speaks with?....If you do, that’s superficial crap and as you stated in your post, the over educated crowd in Washington are fake, can be bought, and could care less about the country or the constitution.....


31 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:45 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t know what you’re smokin, but I’d sure love some of that. Palin’s problem is the Rinos and Karl Rove, they have millions to blow on every Rino campaign. Sarah talks to her constituents live, Rove floods the media airways.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 8:34:12 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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