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  • http://www.twitter.com/hiramhawk HiramHawk

    All without a teleprompter

    • Marcus-UK

      Come on…did you actually watch ALL of the video? Didn’t you notice that Palin had notes in front of her during the entire exchange with Wallace? (Hence the close camera) Nothing is ever committed to memory in her head (with the exception of her trademark “it was a gotcha question” response). Watch it again (14:10) and (25:12) see if you can spot the sneaky shuffling of paper.

      Let’s not pretend she actually knows ANYTHING in any great detail. As Krauthammer has said on numerous occasions, it isn’t that she is not smart it’s that she is not schooled, and not that she didn’t go to right school but more that she hasn’t taken the time to school herself sufficiently on an array of subjects.

      I pray she does run…please please please Sarah…run for President…you are the gift that keeps on giving

      • Jaynie59

        At 14:10 Palin looked down while answering a question about her bus tour. At 25:12 paper can be heard rustling while she finishes up a sentence about stepping on toes.

        Are you that obsessed with Palin that you paid that close attention to her movements?

        Obama must drive you crazy. He’s not capable of putting three words together in a sentence without an “um” or an “uh” in between two of them unless he has two teleprompters. He really needs three for speeches. That constant head bobbing back and forth from one Teleprompter to the other is like watching the metronome on my grandmothers piano.

        • Marcus-UK

          I understand you attempting to excuse her…she needs it.

          But my observations were simply to point out that she needed help to remember issues that the VAST majority of politicians can recall without having to write them down.

          And contrary to your misconception Obama hasn’t ever needed paperwork during a live interview. Of course I would expect ANY POTUS Democrat or Republican to speak concisely and precisely with the help of notes and/or a teleprompter. Were any of you whining when Reagan used the same? I guess not.

          I expect the LEADER of the free world to be unbelievably well versed than those not seeking such high office.

          Palin needs schooling as Krauthammer has said. Pure & simple

          • Jaynie59

            Defensive much?

            Nowhere in my comment did I excuse Palin. I described what was happening in the video at the time stamps you gave in your comment. I also pointed out that Obama must drive you nuts because if she does he has to. There is no way anyone bothered by Palin’s manner could possibly not be bothered by Obama’s.

          • voted against carter

            THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF SARAH.

             they are all peeing in their pants at the thought of her running.

            Remember,.. the MORE they say how easy she will be to beat or how stupid she is etc,.. 

             one word.

            TERRIFIED.

            too funny a n OBAMA-TROLL attack in progress!!

            we hit a nerve people!! THEY ARE ALL TERRIFIED OF  Sarah Palin.

            So the are doing everything they can think of (not much) to protect their little barry.

            By the way,..

            how many people think little barry looks cute in his “BIG BOY” suit and tie??

      • K-Bob

        I love “analysis” like this: “Nothing is ever committed to memory in her head”

        You mindreaders are hilarious. Do they teach that at those psychic conventions?

      • kapdog

        Aren’t you on the wrong page Libtard?

      • voted against carter

        AAAHAHAhahahahahahahaahahahahaha
        too funny a n OBAMA-TROLL attack in progress!!

        we hit a nerve people!! THEY ARE ALL TERRIFIED OF  Sarah Palin.

        So the are doing everything they can think of (not much) to protect their little barry.

        By the way,..

        how many people think little barry looks cute in his “BIG BOY” suit and tie??

  • PK

    On key policy issues, clarity and brevity the soul of wit. Very seasoned and polished, she seems to have a ring of radiant glamour on her, very presidential.

  • Mike Allen

    I’ve watched this interview at least three times today and each time it only gets better. My favorite part is at the very end. Wallace almost accusingly says she stepped on Myth’s toes by appearing in NH and stole his thunder. That pout along with the non-apologetic apology was worthy of an Emmy.

    The GOP presidential field is finding out quickly what playing in the Big Leagues is really like.

    • badnewzbearz

      LOL, I liked that ending as well. It was classic Sarah:
      “I’ll step on the toes of those who are making poor decisions for our nation,” and . . . “I don’t have a problem stepping on the toes of those though who keep screwing up.” Watch your toes liberals and you GOP establishment gas bags!

  • KenInMontana

    All in all, not a bad interview. I would have liked a little more depth on her ideas on all three theaters of operations,as well as a bit more depth on the situation with Libya as to her take on the growing confrontation between Congress and the Administration. I liked her take on Afghanistan, however, it seemed that Iraq got pushed aside in the course of the Q & A on the other two. My own take on why our troops are still in Iraq is that the Administration is “eyeing” other “interventions” namely Syria and Iran.
    Addendum: I also feel that if she is going to run the announcement will have to come by September at the latest.

    • K-Bob

      Yeah, I don’t like how Wallace decided to drop those more serious items and focus on the happy meal fluff. She was trying to make some critical distinctions there and he just moved it past all that because he wanted a dumb, “yes or no” kind of answer.

      Fox just does not do deep discussion.

  • jamesdawon

    On policy issues, I love this woman. She just needs to learn when not to answer questions when out and about. She give to many sound bites.

    Very pleasantly surprised on her stance on the three wars. Good to hear someone on the right say that we must consider the cost of war. Would have liked for her to elaborate on health care plans on the Federal level (allowing policies across state lines and tort reform for example).

    All in all, very good interview. I would love to see a Palin/Cain or West ticket.

  • Cindy08

    Waow!!! Did I hear her say “what President Palin would do…..”??!!!

    • KenInMontana

      Wallace asked that and she repeated back the question. Nothing to get excited about, it was nothing more than a standard hypothetical question that he has asked of other candidates in past elections. Wait for it, still plenty of time.

      • PK

        A good dry run I say on friendly territory. There’s lot of articulation required on major issues as medicare, entitlement reform, energy, monetary, fiscal policies and foreign policies.

        I expect Sarah Palin will continue to do better and sharpen in articulating those key issues, as the vetting and debate will be much more rigorous, intense and brutal as primary draws near.

        Romney started his announcement on the wrong (left) foot focusing on the non-starter AGW and ethanol subsidies and bungled badly on both issues.

        The left media will use the global warming issue to grill and dismiss conservative candidates on the “settled science of AGW”. Senator Infohofe’s position on the “The Hoax of AGM” before the House Energy and Commerce Committee is a good stance.

        Comparatively to other candidates (save for Paul Ryan), fair and square, Sarah Palin has the most indepth articulation on major policy platform, but I do expect her to do even better.

        • RefudiateObama2012

          Paul Ryan articulates the financial issues in depth, but that’s all.

          • KenInMontana

            Being the Chairman of the House budget Committee, that is kind of his job,isn’t it? Financial matters are his strength, so to my mind he is doing exactly what needs to be done and exactly what he should be doing.

            • RefudiateObama2012

              That’s right, but it doesn’t make him a good candidate for POTUS.

              • KenInMontana

                For POTUS? No. But he would make an excellent choice for a cabinet position. To his credit he has repeatedly dismissed all suggestions that he should run as well.

          • PK

            Yea, on Hotair, I like Paul Ryan, but… he seemed to butcher the foreign policy. POTUS candidates’re expected to be well-rounded articulate on all fronts to compete for the top job.

        • KenInMontana

          My take away is this, as a better than average informed citizen, I already know what the problems are, I want to hear the plan. I want to hear how a candidate plans to correct the problem,not the “end result”. I know what the desired outcome of a given problem is, what I want to know is what steps,within that position’s Constitutional limits, they will take to solving it. Generalities do not impress me, I want to hear at the very least a summary of the plan. I am tired of hearing candidates telling me what I and everyone else already knows, then we get 2-4 years of “We are working on it”. I have yet to hear the real “meat” of a plan from any candidate.

  • MrX

    Nice interview. I like the way she affords the Left and the liberal media absolutely nothing.

    There’s been plenty of theories about why the Left hates Palin so much. I think the answer is much simpler than all theories out there. It’s simply that she doesn’t back down. It infuriates them that there’s a Republican that thinks for herself and doesn’t change her ways based on what the lamestream media says or does.

    The response about Romney was hilarious.

  • K-Bob

    I only caught the end of it, so far. Guess I’ll have to watch the replay at 2am (the fox news server just ain’t working fast enough for me to watch it here at the Boogie Southern Compound).

    What I saw was good. I like the total lack of fear she brings to the table. She complements that with an optimism that is clearly seen in her entire family, and is not just the fake “sunshine” of a jaded politician.

  • rjcylon

    Very noble of Obama to want to stay at the helm and go down with the sinking ship.

    Why isn’t this woman afraid of The One?

  • rjcylon

    It’s a great interview but I am getting tired of people asking her if she’s running. Why do they keep doing this? They already know she isn’t going to answer. Seems like a waste of time to me.

  • Ozzie

    She is getting a lot better. I like the more relaxed tone of her voice and the steady delivery. Her answers are more organized than I’ve seen her in the past where she seems to be scrambling to stuff her main points in.

    Dang video froze at 7:40– it’s happened before with other videos that use the same format (maybe FNC)- I’ll have to finish watching on another PC.

  • TexasVet

    She knows the left/media have placed a target on her back. I’m glad she is just out there staying visible, meeting people, getting more exposure in the grass roots neighborhoods. She doesn’t need to run, she is raising conservative awareness to a level that will drive Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich and Gary what’s his name out of the race to the whitehouse because of their records or current stand on social issues.

    And NO!, Ron Paul isn’t going to be president either.

  • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

    Gov. Sarah Palin is the only real choice. She is the only real Reagan Constitutional Conservative, who leads by example, and Governs with pragmatism, and with a laser beam like focus on the objectives and goals. And if the Republicans aren’t willing to work with her, then she works with the Democrats, which is one of the reasons the Republicans hate her as much as the liberals do, but as long as she gets the objectives and goals completed.. which is what she did in Alaska, for All Alaskans, which is why Alaska is now the best Financially and Fiscally footed States in the Union- because of her leadership.

    She has shown her enormous Executive leadership skills, as well as her intelligent and insightful ability, to talk straight to the heart of America, the American People, as well as to all of the People of the world.
     
    Gov Palin has emerged as the undeniable Major Political Force in American Politics, today, and tomorrow..  as the Patriotic American Tea Party Movement and People, roll forward, towards the era of a new American awakening, from the historic last 2 Nov. Election, now onto the next historic 6 Nov. 2012 Presidential General Election, that will release America, and all Patriotic Americans, from the shackles and evils, of Obama and Socialist-Marxist Obamaism..
     
    Her Tenacity, Intestinal Fortitude, Spirit, Political Savvy & Insight, and most especially her Faith, has allowed her to survive the far left Liberal media’s onslaught, as they fear her passion, charisma, charm, Political Savvy and Will, to completely dispower the Obamacrats, in 2012.
     
    Like the making of Steel, in the deepest depths of the hottest Fires, Gov. Palin has, and will continue to,. not only endure the wrath of the far left Liberal’ media crusade of personal assaults and attacks, of propaganda and lies, but she will emerge victorious, as she not only has intestinal fortitude and courage, but true grit, as a true American Patriotic Citizen, political general, and the next and 45th, and first Female President of the United States of America.!!

    The Palin Platform
    All Great Ideas Are Simple
    by Morgan Freeberg in ‘Politics’
     
    That her ideas possess currency is undeniable. In fact, just now there is a burst of energy behind her ideas. Which is interesting, because her ideas are rather plain; in fact, they are wholly lacking in anything remarkable at all. They are deficient in the irony people usually crave. These are quaint, bland, “up is up and down is down” ideas. If she were to announce a run for the Presidency, it would probably be along these lines:
     
    1. The Government should fear the citizens, not the other way around.
    2. If you want the economy to be stronger, do not fight the people who produce our nation’s wealth. Help them.
    3. If your plan will not get us the results we need, with all due respect I could care less how smart you are.
    4. If we have seen this scheme put into action before, and have yet to see it succeed; then let us shelve it until someone makes it work.
    5. Make it inexpensive to put people on a payroll, or to keep them on it. Then, maybe businesses will make cuts somewhere else during the lean times…and perhaps hire some more. We are not beating this any other way.
    6. Every move we make on foreign policy should send a signal to our allies that they made the right choice defending us; or, to our enemies that they made the wrong choice and need to reverse course. Those who are undecided about us, but watching, should be motivated in a powerful way to decide in our favor.
    7. Anyone who does something you might not be ready, willing or able to do yourself – regardless of what they pull down for an hour on the job before overtime – is deserving of your respect.

    Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments:
     
    Gov Palin was a successful City Council Member.
    She was a successful Mayor.
    She was a successful oil and gas commissioner.
    She was the youngest Elected Governor, in Alaska’s history.
    She cut wasteful spending.
     
    She has rooted out corruption in her own Republican Party, as well as the Democratic party, starting with defeating the Corrupt incumbent Governor, Frank Murkowski, the Father of the Corrupt  Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
     
    She had negotiated an Oil and Natural Gas pipeline deal that people said was impossible.
     
    She had taken on the big oil companies that are the most powerful companies in the world to make sure the people were not getting screwed over, making sure safety standards were top shelf, and while still maintaining the importance of continued and increased production, and getting the major share of the Oil Revenues for all the Alaskan Citizens, as evident in the Annual State Oil Revenue Dividend check, aka, PDF, that every single Alaskan Resident in Alaska gets once a year.
    And when she left office, which was to save the State the cost of Tens of Millions of Dollars in Legal fees, because of all the Hate Mongering Liberals, and their organizations, filing frivolous lawsuits against her, and the State of Alaska, just to destroy her, which they failed, when she left the Governor’s office, she had turned a State Deficit of 12 Billion Dollars, into a State Surplus of 12 Billion Dollars, through her ACES program, the Taxation of the Big Oil Companies, to the highest premiums, for the lease of the Alaskan Property for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration, Drilling, and Refinement, on Alaskan owned lands, on-shore and off,  all Alaskan Land Rights, which all Alaskan’s own.  And consequently, she was able to lowered all State Property Taxes, for all Alaskan Home and Business Owners. As there is no State income Tax, this was, and still is, a massive profit and windfall for the State of Alaska, the Alaskan Residents, Home Owners, and Businesses, and all of the Alaskan People’s future Generation’s.
    All of this she did in contrast to the corruption she had to clean up from the Frank Murkowski Regime of Corruption and graft, and his so-called Tax scheme, aka, collusional corruption with the oil companies, under his PPT program..
     
    She turned Alaska from a Politically and Financially corrupted and nearly Bankrupted State, under Frank Murkowski, with Billions owed in the Deficit, to a State with a 12 Billion Dollar Surplus, with the lowest property taxes, and the highest productivity and revenue income, in America, by the time she left office.

    Gov. Sarah Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive, Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.

    This is what we need in AMERICA as soon as possible, an A Ronald Reagan Constitutional Conservative- America first President, today, tomorrow, and forever.!! A People’s President.!!

    • Marcus-UK

      You forgot to add 2 key important factors

      1. She quit her so-called wealth of “executive experience” and let down those that voted her into office to seek personal reward.

      2. Reagan would never have voted for such a right-wing unschooled quitter as Palin, despite how often she attempts to link herself with his legacy and Reagan’s policies would have been shunned by the present crop of GOP hopeless.

      • K-Bob

        Your comedy is out of date, but that’s OK. We’ll laugh anyway.

        • Marcus-UK

          I’m pleased you have a good sense of humour…you’ll need it if Palin decides to run

      • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

        Please, is that all you got..

        At least try to pretend to actual have some intelligence next time..

        When liberal lunatics like yourself, who want nothing but Socialist-Marxist Oppression and Tyranny, in place of America, the US Constitution, and Freedom and Liberty.. are the problem in America, as opposed to Patriotic and proven successful Executive Leaders like Gov. Palin.

        But how would know, let alone care, as write the ending of opinion post first, then fill in the blanks to fit the ending.. as typical standard bigoted hate mongering liberals always do..

        If you actually had an ounce of integrity.. lol.. that’s a good one, then you would have an independent thinking mind, and evaluate her record as Gov. on it’s own merits.. as Gov. Palin has accomplished more in 2 1/2 years as Governor, any 2 Term elected Gov. of any State ever has.. so your petty irrelevent excuse of an attack on her credibility and effectiveness and accomplishment as the Gov. of Alaska, is just that.. petty liberal BS tripe..

        I suggest that you try to be more of a person of substance, and not a person of ideological idiocracy..

        • Marcus-UK

          Only one problem with you ENTIRE argument. I’m not a Liberal.

          I’m a free thinking independent. I haven’t fooled myself into thinking that the ideals of the true Boston Tea Party mantra have any relevance to what is happening now. Otherwise you would certainly not be backing Palin et al that advocate more money for the rich and less for the middle class.

          When Bush initiated the tax cuts for the wealthy did you march on Washington then? Did you march on Washington when you liberty was eroded by GW into an illegal war in Iraq? Did you march on Washington when Bush signed the TARP Act in 2008?

          So please spare me the selective opposition to Obama’s policies. It belittles your entire argument.

          Spoken as an independent. The type the truly decides elections and doesn’t drink the kool aid either party delivers without questioning.

          • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

            Let me educate you Mr Marcus-UK once again..

            #1, who is talking about Bush, as he was just as Liberal and moronic as Obama is now..

            #2, you clearly have never studied truthful, factual, and actual acedemia.. just your continuous ideological socialist-marxist garbage..

            #3, you really should start reading why PM Winston Churchill and PM Lady Margret Thatcher, were the only PM, who did everything right, as Conservatives, and not socialist-marxists, like yourself..

            #4, let me educate you.. Mr Markus UK – Socialist..

            Socialism:

            1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
            2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
            3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

            Marxism, as in Karl Marx’s Communism

            1. The system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx, along with Friedrich Engels, esp. the doctrine that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing from the first the seeds of its own decay, will inevitably, after the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat, be superseded by a socialist order and a classless society.
             –

            Liberalism, is the basis and foundation for Socialism.. and Socialism is the basis and foundation of Marxist Communism.

            These are not, and never will be, the goverment, that Free people everywhere, want to live by, and under, as Oppression and Tyranny were the reasons that we, the American people, left your nation in the first place, and why we, the American Patriotic People, revolted and won, against your King George.. and representing the Spirit of American Independence- the Boston Tea Party was initiated in 1773. But what would a British Socialist-Marxist know, nor care about Independence and Freedom and Liberty, as you are so indoctrinated and brainwashed, you have completely lost all independent cognizant braincell functions of reality and sanity.. just a failed an corrupt tyrannical system of enslavement is all you embrace..

            Get a life, and some humanity, integrity, and respect, before you embarrass yourself any further..

          • voted against carter

            LOOK you talk like a duck,.. AND you walk like a duck so,….

            “Spoken as an independent”

            RRRIIIGGHTT excuse me while i LAUGH in your face.

            you are a ,.. wait for it,…

            HELLO CONCERN TROLL.

            LOL!!!!

            The gift that KEEPS on giving.

            CONCERN TROLL:
an an argument (usually a political debate), a concern troll is someone who is on one side of the discussion, but pretends to be a supporter of the other side with “concerns”. The idea behind this is that your opponents will take your arguments more seriously if they think you’re an ally.
            – Urban Dictionary

            See you around the web

      • voted against carter

        we hit a nerve people!! THEY ARE ALL TERRIFIED OF  Sarah Palin.

        So the are doing everything they can think of (not much) to protect their little barry.

        By the way,..

        how many people think little barry looks cute in his “BIG BOY” suit and tie??

        LOL!!!! OBAMA-TROLL ATTACK IN PROGRESS  OBAMA-TROLL ATTACK IN PROGRESS  LOL!!!

        HEY STUPID LIBRATARD,.. yes you go back to HUFF PO.

        You are an idiot. STOP proving it with every statement you make.

        why are you here??

  • Marcus-UK

    Let’s see how Palin does when she is out of the comfortable zone they call “Fox News”.

    Let’s see if she has a coherent response to a question that isn’t spoon fed to her like Wallace does.

    Wallace can sometimes ask probing questions but once he gets a response he never challenges it with a further probing question. e.g. Moony said they would downgrade Americas credit line if we fail to raise debt ceiling or come up with a better viable plan than what is already out there. Palin response was simply to say we should elect officials that are more fiscally responsible. Totally ignoring the dangerous effect that this would have on Americas economic standing. She clarified her position later by saying she would vote NOT to raise the debt limit but failed address the real question.

    This is precisely where Palin does not have the political gravitas to grasp that somethings are more important than ideological furthering. Of course her base will applaud her position but ignoring the implications that this would bring is simply foolish.

    • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

      When liberal lunatics like yourself write the ending of your opinion post first, then fill in the blanks, to fit the ending.. as typical standard bigoted hate mongering liberals always do..

      If you actually had an ounce of integrity.. lol.. that’s a good one, then you would have an independent thinking mind, and evaluate her record as Gov. on it’s own merits.. as Gov. Palin has accomplished more in 2 1/2 years as Governor, any 2 Term elected Gov. of any State, ever has.

      Then compare what that to your Fuhrer Obama, who had not had 1 day of Experience as a Chief Executive of anything, Not 1 day as a Military Commander, Not 1 day as a Mayor or Governor of a City or State, before being elected as President, by the swing Independent Voters. Only his Ideological and Political Indoctrination, and being a Community Organizer, and part time State and U.S. Senator.

      Now look at where America is at after 2 and a half years of Obama rule, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, with unsustained US National Debt, ay over 14.5 Trillion Dollars, which Obama created over 5 Trillion Dollars of himself, which resulted in a Failed and sickly weak and depressive economy, and any day now, on the verge of becoming a major Jimmy Carter Stagflationary Depression..

      This is what happens when you vote into office, the Presidency of the Unites States, a far leftwing Liberal Socialist-Marxist, Anti-American zealot, as President of the United States of America.

      I suggest that you try to be more of a person of substance, and not a person of ideological idiocracy.

  • Persephone

    I thought she did great.
    Wallace tried to trip her up…but in fact, it was Sarah who tripped him up.

  • Marcus-UK

    Furthermore, my concern is that this unschooled quitter could be voted into the most powerful office in the world. That isn’t obsession, it’s called fear

    • johnos69

      You are right Marcus. Put Obama back in office and continue the socialist empire. After all, we need to have every American on food stamps. Just for giggles, what would you recommend the US do to get out of this horrible debt crisis and unemployment?

      • Marcus-UK

        You obviously have no true understanding of socialism, otherwise you wouldn’t have the audacity (no pun intended) in beginning your opinion in such a ridiculous fashion.

        Let me first start by explaining socialism as means to continue.

        Socialism is a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

        Tell me what specific Obama policy advocates or supports this system? GM was a bail out to which the money must be returned. Most of the money used in the stimulus plan has been paid back. The Health Care Reform Act (Obamacare) was enacted without a Government option so you can’t point to that…so what precisely are you referring to?

        In answer to your more difficult question of what should be done, well start at how this mess began. When Obama took office the US was losing 500,000 jobs every month. The Dow fell to around 6,000 with 2 wars and a drug prescription policy had not been paid for let alone been allocated finance. Government grew under the Bush administration and did so without any regulation to the financial industry, but that could still not be labelled socialism.

        Fast forward to Obama. I wish his health care reform had gone further but even then it would not have been socialism. I wish he had closed Guantanamo, I wish DADT had been implemented sooner and I wish he had a comprehensive immigration policy which would at least address 14 million immigrants living in the US.

        What you call socialism, I call being Christian. If your plan is to continue benefiting the wealthy despite the fact that triggle down economics has proven not to be successful then regrettably we remain on opposing sides of the argument.

        All terrible recoveries take time. This was the worst global recession since the great depression. Every country with the exception of Bahrain has suffered. The rich have not suffered…they have continued to prosper whilst the middle class have lost their homes, jobs savings and self-esteem. The majority of major companies are sitting on cash…just in case. Some are hiring but the majority want to hold on to what they lost during the melt down. They have benefited from the Bush tax cuts to which the right proclaimed was what was needed to stimulate job creation. Well, it hasn’t. Recovery continues to be lethargic…but growth is there albeit minute.

        If Palin is the answer then it must be a ridiculous question.

        • PK

          How educating, Marcus-UK, to lecture us on the true understanding of socialism, while you have the audacity ignorance (yes, pun intended) of statism in such a ridiculous fashion???

          • Marcus-UK

            Please tell me what part of your liberty has been compromised by the State? It’s all very well you attempting to ridicule my argument without any facts to support your claim.

            My response was concise albeit juxtapose to your own. And I suppose just like Palin it is possible to be bold and yet have a total lack of understanding?

            Although I think my knowledge of American and world politics is more au courant than hers.

            • voted against carter

              This is a CONCERN TROLL DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

              CONCERN TROLL:
              an an argument (usually a political debate), a concern troll is someone who is on one side of the discussion, but pretends to be a supporter of the other side with “concerns”. The idea behind this is that your opponents will take your arguments more seriously if they think you’re an ally. – Urban Dictionary

              back to HUFF PO TROLL

          • K-Bob

            He is selling cartoon socialism. No wonder Britain is plagued by the real thing. Ask him how that “British Leyland” thing worked out. The British Auto industry must be booming.

            He does sound smart, though. Kind of like Joe Biden.

        • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

          Let me educate you.. Mr Markus UK – Socialist..

          Socialism:

          1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
          2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
          3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

          Marxism, as in Karl Marx’s Communism

          1. The system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx, along with Friedrich Engels, esp. the doctrine that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing from the first the seeds of its own decay, will inevitably, after the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat, be superseded by a socialist order and a classless society.
           –

          Liberalism, is the basis and foundation for Socialism.. and Socialism is the basis and foundation of Marxist Communism.

          I suggest that you try to be more of a person of substance and Truthful enlightened intelligence, and not a person of ideological idiocracy and stupidity..

        • johnos69

          Still waiting for how you fix the economy. What is socialistic about Obama? Redistribute the wealth about sums it up!

        • johnos69

          2003-2007 Bureau and Labor and Statistics reports 50, that is right, 50 straight months of job growth. U still don’t think tax cuts work, then explain to everyone on this blog why the hell did Clinton agree to cut capital gains? DING DING DING DING DING We have a winner!

        • voted against carter

          bingo

          This is a CONCERN TROLL DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

          CONCERN TROLL:
          an an argument (usually a political debate), a concern troll is someone who is on one side of the discussion, but pretends to be a supporter of the other side with “concerns”. The idea behind this is that your opponents will take your arguments more seriously if they think you’re an ally. – Urban Dictionary

          back to HUFF PO TROLL

        • voted against carter

          how many people think little barry looks cute in his “BIG BOY” suit and tie??

          LOL!!!! OBAMA-TROLL ATTACK IN PROGRESS  OBAMA-TROLL ATTACK IN PROGRESS  LOL!!!

          HEY STUPID LIBRATARD,.. yes you go back to HUFF PO.

          You are an idiot. STOP proving it with every statement you make.

    • K-Bob

      What? She quit, you say?

      Now I’m all scared and stuff.

    • TeaPartyPatriot4ever

      At least try to pretend to actual have some intelligence next time.. as you write the ending of your opinion post first, then fill in the blanks, to fit the ending.. as typical standard bigoted hate mongering liberals always do..

      If you actually had an ounce of integrity.. lol.. that’s a good one, then you would have an independent thinking mind, and evaluate her record as Gov. on it’s own merits.. as Gov. Palin has accomplished more in 2 1/2 years as Governor, any 2 Term elected Gov. of any State, ever has.. so your petty irrelevant excuse of voluntarily leaving the Governorship sooner than her expired term of office, to save the people and the State excessive legal fees from all of the liberal frivolous complaints, that were costing the State and people millions in legal attorney fees, as an attack on her credibility and effectiveness and accomplishment as the Gov. of Alaska, is just that.. petty liberal BS tripe..

      I suggest that you try to be more of a person of substance, and not a person of ideological idiocracy, ie; your blatant biased bigoted BS..

  • PK

    @ Marcus-UK
    “In answer to your more difficult question of what should be done” shall we?

    During Bush administration (fought 2 wars in Afghan and Iraq) the debt was max ~$600 billion and unemployment at 5.2%. Under Obama administration, US debt hits $14.3 trillion ceiling ($1.65 trillion alone this year), a sustained year-long unemployment rate above 9%. With big stimulus TARP fund, Obama administration bailed out AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Bros, Merrill Lynch, … and are still paying for bad mortgage loans of big banks & mortgage loan company (too big to fail) today contributing to the mounting $trillion deficit. Obamacare (1/6 of US economy) bureaucracy will cost another few $trillion (CBO estimate) by 2019. Look it up yourself.

    The failed Keynesian statism economics advocate of Paul Krugman (the conscience of a liberal), you want to be sucked into that black hole? HELL NO!!! thank you very much. We don’t want to be in the position of Greece, Spain, Portugal … and UK with big government bureaucracy and statist economic mechanisms, unsustainable public healthcare and social entitlement.

    When the champion of the free market, Alan Greenspan, Ex Fed chairman, is concerned about U.S. budget deficits. “U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy”- Alan Greenspan, while Paul Krugman says that Obama has not spent ENOUGH!!

    For a self-proclaimed “au courant” expert, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, Einstein.