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Palin taken aback by Obama 'superpower' remark
AP (via Breitbart) ^ | Apr 17, 2010 | CHRISTOPHER WILLS

Posted on 04/17/2010 10:49:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Sarah Palin criticized President Barack Obama on Saturday for saying America is a military superpower "whether we like it or not," saying she was taken aback by his comment.

"I would hope that our leaders in Washington, D.C., understand we like to be a dominant superpower," the former Alaska governor said. "I don't understand a world view where we have to question whether we like it or not that America is powerful."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; elections; government; healthcare; islam; israel; military; obama; palin; politics; teaparties; veterans; waronterror

1 posted on 04/17/2010 10:49:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Touche on the Bummer!


2 posted on 04/17/2010 10:51:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Mr. Mojo; 2nd Amendment; 2ndDivisionVet; 9YearLurker; andy58-in-nh; Arizona Carolyn; Armaggedon; ...

Keep on hitting him Sarah!
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3 posted on 04/17/2010 10:52:37 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Drip drip drip goes the jabs.


4 posted on 04/17/2010 10:54:30 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What a limp-wristed Red Diaper Baby!

I wonder if Michelle dresses him.
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5 posted on 04/17/2010 10:54:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
PALIN 'NUGGET' FROM a ADN ARTICLE BACK IN 2006:

'Still, no national consultants have been brought in to hone Palin's message or protect her frontrunner status with carefully scripted appearances.

"It's the most remarkable campaign I've ever seen," said Babcock. "She's just running as Sarah Palin and talking about what comes up."
6 posted on 04/17/2010 10:56:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Bigtigermike
"It's the most remarkable campaign I've ever seen," said Babcock. "She's just running as Sarah Palin and talking about what comes up."

You mean not speech-reading from a teleprompter???


7 posted on 04/17/2010 10:58:44 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: editor-surveyor
Heck, I've been wondering if he dresses her, lol.
8 posted on 04/17/2010 10:59:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Niteflyr

Yes, No carefully scripted appearances by TOTUS!


9 posted on 04/17/2010 11:01:17 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Mr. Mojo
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10 posted on 04/17/2010 11:01:44 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: editor-surveyor

Obama leaves himself open for it once again. For being such a brilliant speaker, he certainly has trouble presenting himself as the leader of this great nation. As he would say “like it or not” he is. And I don’t like it.


11 posted on 04/17/2010 11:08:58 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Even on this story, the AP Goebelsesque strain shows through.

Look at the headline: “Palin taken aback by Obama...” That is placing her in a shocked subservient position, an LSM fantasy. Disgusting.


12 posted on 04/17/2010 11:13:11 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sarah Palin is great. But................

I JUST WISH SHE WOULD STOP THE CONSTANT RADIO ADS IN ARIZONA PRAISING McCAIN.


13 posted on 04/17/2010 11:13:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Brugmansian
After seeing your post I saw this Sarah Palin packs Five Points. I guess she could be "packing" four point too. Very dangerous woman, if your a liberal.
14 posted on 04/17/2010 11:21:27 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“I would hope that our leaders in Washington, D.C., understand we like to be a dominant superpower,” the former Alaska governor said. “I don’t understand a world view where we have to question whether we like it or not that America is powerful.”

Hoo-hoo! The title for this story *should* be “Sarah takes barracuda-sized bite out of Barry’s backside”

Man, I love that gal.


15 posted on 04/17/2010 11:23:19 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
America is a military superpower "whether we like it or not,"...

When he says "we", he's speaking of himself and his communist and muslim brethren.


16 posted on 04/17/2010 11:23:32 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: Mr. Mojo

As a wise man one said “There may come a time when the lion shall lay down with the lamb, but I still want to be the lion.”


17 posted on 04/17/2010 11:24:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

There’s a perfect example of how Sarah dances around an assertion, rather than going in for the kill.

Instead of her over-generous “hope” that Obama wants America to be powerful, she should have said: “I hope all Americans will ponder what it means, for an American President to say that we are a superpower, ‘whether we like it or not.’ I hope all Americans will ask themselves, ‘Do I want, as Commander-in-Chief, a President who considers it doubtful that America ought to be a superpower?’”


18 posted on 04/17/2010 11:33:17 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I have to say I disagree somewhat here. Being a superpower is an expensive burden. Why should we involve ourselves so heavily in domestic disputes in other parts of the world? Why do we keep military bases all over europe and japan? These are rich countries that can defend themselves. If our close allies are attacked, then we should send aid, troops, whatever-—but why should we have part of our paycheck taken every week for the defense of Germany when Germany isn’t at war?


19 posted on 04/18/2010 12:07:36 AM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: Mr. Mojo

20 posted on 04/18/2010 12:24:59 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: editor-surveyor
I wonder if Michelle dresses him.

Well, he does wear Mom jeans...

21 posted on 04/18/2010 12:26:06 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ChurtleDawg
"...but why should we have part of our paycheck taken every week for the defense of Germany when Germany isn’t at war?"

I'm coming to agreement with you on this one. Germany doesn't need my granchildren's money. Last time I was there the youts were yelling that they even wanted the American toruists to go home....so be it.

22 posted on 04/18/2010 12:29:20 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; SoCalPol; rintense; onyx; Arizona Carolyn; mnehring; euram; ...

Palin Ping List Ping

Palin taken aback by Obama ‘superpower’ remark


23 posted on 04/18/2010 12:38:45 AM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Life would be so much easier for Ozero if we were some podunk EU country with no global presence or clout.

Hey, he has to have goals huh?


24 posted on 04/18/2010 2:23:32 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: eggman
For being such a brilliant speaker,

0's not a brilliant speaker, he's a brilliant presenter. Take away the prepared remarks and the teleprompter, and it's all, "Uh, . . .", "Mmmm, . . .", and off-the-mark banalities. Even in many of the "interviews" he does, with the questions and answers prepped ahead of time, he comes off as being lame and vague.

Without the teleprompter, he's the goofy almost-"professor" who doesn't really understand the material, but has a desparate need to convince the students he's smarter than they are.

25 posted on 04/18/2010 2:35:54 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Windflier

Those look like the ruby slippers.


26 posted on 04/18/2010 4:12:59 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: ChurtleDawg

I want USA to be #1, so SP is still spot on but I agree that a little more George Washington in foreign policy would be very nice.

In some ways, our military all over the earth is like another entitlement, only for the whole world. Years ago after WWII and before fall of USSR, it could be more justified. But conditions have changed.


27 posted on 04/18/2010 4:52:56 AM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: ChurtleDawg
Why do we keep military bases all over europe and japan?

Because they are staging areas for trouble spots in those regions.

28 posted on 04/18/2010 4:56:39 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Quiller

yes the MSM didn’t even get this right. He is no orator. He has a “pleasant” voice that would work well reading the news for NPR.

It is amazing how clueless he becomes as soon as he goes off teleprompter.


29 posted on 04/18/2010 4:57:48 AM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I have a feeling the msm will slowly ignore Sarah and begin to attack the talk show hosts. It’s already begun with bubba being sent out to reprieve his THE OKC BOMBING WAS RUSH’S FAULT.


30 posted on 04/18/2010 5:18:57 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Reagan: “We win; they lose.”

Obozo: “We lose; they win.”

Palin” “Re-load!”


31 posted on 04/18/2010 5:29:43 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: ChurtleDawg

“Being a superpower is an expensive burden. “

The British thought the same thing and disarmed. Not a good result for them.


32 posted on 04/18/2010 5:33:58 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

“Life would be so much easier for Ozero if we were some podunk EU country with no global presence or clout.”

His strategy of course.


33 posted on 04/18/2010 5:34:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: eggman

Obama believes in his own superpower presidency, but wishes out nation to be a humble, bowing empty shell of its former self.

As Samuel Adams said: No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.


34 posted on 04/18/2010 5:51:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The past few speeches I’ve seen her give, her intro music has been Kellie Pickler’s “Red High Heels”.

= )


35 posted on 04/18/2010 6:23:04 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman
What in human nature has changed? The reasons the “circumstances” have changed is BECAUSE of all those military bases around the world. You take those away and the “circumstances” will quickly revert back to the norm.

Human nature never changes and never will. The only way to ensure peace is through strength. The only way to project strength throughout the world is those military bases, that Navy, those missiles, that air force that the USA citizens pay for. A world war will cost 20-100times more than any amount we are paying now for defense.

36 posted on 04/18/2010 6:48:55 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Arthur McGowan
Unlike the dems and the GOP elites Gov Palin does not think the American people are too stupid to think for themselves.

You can call that “dancing” I call it refreshing that a national leader understands the people are smart enough not to need 2nd grade level discourse,

37 posted on 04/18/2010 6:51:42 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Carley
IT really doesn't matter what the media does anymore. They are toothless. Palin’s message will get out through facebook, blogs, talk radio etc. And if the media does not cover it those eyeballs will leave faster and make the media even less powerful. Failure to cover Palin ensures that the media will lose power. The only way they can hope to direct the flow of information is to cover what the people want to be covered.

further, the media already tried to ignore Palin after she resigned. Palin’s book tour brought that effort to a halt. Palin has a way about her that ensures she will not allow herself and her message to be ignored.

38 posted on 04/18/2010 6:56:38 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Mr. Mojo

I expect an Obama backtracking “what I meant to say” moment at any time.


39 posted on 04/18/2010 7:41:59 AM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: unseen1

But they are and they do.


40 posted on 04/18/2010 11:50:02 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

nope the American population is one of the smartest on the planet


41 posted on 04/18/2010 12:01:03 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: Irish Eyes
I JUST WISH SHE WOULD STOP THE CONSTANT RADIO ADS IN ARIZONA PRAISING McCAIN.

No need to shout, we 'hear' you ..... those would be McCain ads, not hers.

McCain's needling her, imho .... using her endorsement, and using it enough to erode her popularity in Arizona at the same time. Little bit of venom there from the old man.

Face it, McCain: You're old, you've made big mistakes (like palling around with liberals and other people who didn't respect you), you've alienated the people, and your "constituency" is going to be reduced to your family, by the time you die. And yes, Sarah's the future, and you are not.

42 posted on 04/18/2010 2:34:56 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Windflier
Good graphic -- instantly stolen! 8)
43 posted on 04/18/2010 2:38:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: editor-surveyor
Well, Obama simply doesn't like the fact that America is not only 'a' superpower, but in fact 'the' superpower.  I'm sure he would want nothing more than to show the world that America can't attack anyone nor defend itself.

When he announced to the world that America will not be using nuclear weapons no matter what weapons others might use against us, pretty much eliminates us a superpower in the eyes of the world.  It was this deterrence that kept our enemies away. However, Obama views America as inherently bad and thus he seeks to weaken her without even taking into consideration the safety of our international friends and allies in Europe and in NATO. Eliminating our nuclear arsenal in Europe will put our allies in serious danger.

44 posted on 04/18/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Mr. Mojo

Pound on him Sarah. Every chance you get.

It is getting harder and harder for the drivebys to ignore you.

Palin bump!


45 posted on 04/18/2010 3:23:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Get the Moslem rookie out of the White House!)
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To: All

The lefty spin is that Palin misconstrued what Obama said and that she’s too stupid to understand someone that smart.

These people are amazing.

They’ll say literally anything to defend this idiot.

Of course, the MSM is now starting to say the same...

So predictable.


46 posted on 04/18/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Joe Biden on the passage of the health care bill: "This is a big f**king")
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To: editor-surveyor

Thank you, Governor Palin, for continuing to say the things that can only come from a true leader guided by uncommon wisdom.


47 posted on 04/18/2010 6:59:28 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Show me one example where the results of Democrat policy are not the opposite of what they promise.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Good graphic -- instantly stolen! 8)

Good job! That's why I post 'em.

48 posted on 04/18/2010 10:20:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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