By The Right Scoop


Sarah Palin seems to agree more with Perry in his line of attack on Mitt Romney, and doesn’t necessarily believe that it is an attack on Capitalism. She also responds by saying “are we a bunch of numbskulls?” to Michelle Obama suggesting that we don’t know all that Obama’s done.

Here’s the full interview:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Wow that was quick, thanks

  • Anonymous

    Sarah, you are hot, but wrong about Perry’s comment. He best to apologize for being a liberal for a day.

    • Anonymous

      For a day? More like for decades…

      And Sarah Palin hot? That’s an understatement.

      • Anonymous

        Thata boy, Jay.

    • Anonymous

      I watched the movie tonight and it is brutal. If true Perry is right.

      • Anonymous

        So a movie made your mind up for you? So, when you watch Michael Moore, you see that American healthcare is set up to kill poor people? See my point?

        • http://twitter.com/ladyliberty01 Marissa Martinez

          Not exactly, Romney took bail out money. You cannot say you disagree with government interfering with the free market then support what Romney did. The free market isn’t free but rented when the government picks winners and losers.

          As a business owner, I risked my own capital and deal with the unfriendly business environment from this administration. Over regulation and over taxation is a daunting task to contend with but you learn to deal with it. I practice common sense in business and we have kept our doors open despite the fragile economy.

          Admittedly, I do have sleepless nights, but it’s not over how much profit I am going to make because I know how and where to cut my costs, trim the fat, stream line production and increase product price to keep up with inflation. I would not move my base of operations to a cheaper country, even if it would increase my bottom line by 700% because I would put my employees on the unemployment line. What keeps me up at night is making sure my employees remain employed. They have families to feed and my business choices affects their lives, I do not take that responsibility lightly.

          Perhaps, we should coin a new phrase for entrepreneurial hopefuls, “conservative capitalists” a practitioner of capitalism w/a moral conscious promoting economic growth & prosperity not destruction and poverty. Capitalism and morality can coexist harmoniously, those who do not believe this to be so, are liberals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Legge/100000581859671 William Legge

      Yea and Mitt should apologize for, Romney care, making a road for Obama to follow. He should apologize, for being for abortion after he was against it, for being against Ronald Reagan, and trying to distance himself from him. For not showing up to the tea party, before he put his finger in the wind.

      • Anonymous

        Romney is a very, very, very moderate conservative.

  • Anonymous

    Her comment on Perry?

    Ugh.

    Oh, Sarah.

    I couldn’t believe my ears.

    Perry’s comments are indefensible.

    • Anonymous

      Facts are stubborn things.

      • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

        Yeah. The fact that Perry is acting like a DemocRAT is a subborn thing. To call Romney a liar about creationg 100k jobs is one thing. I would encourage and believe that type of attack. But to attack Capitalism by Perry’s segregation tactics is not right! Liberal DemocRATs and Progressives play the class warefare card not Republicans. This is not going to do well for the COnservatives cause because this tactic makes it seem like OWS positions. But since you are a blind Perry robot it does not surprise me that you fail to see how really bad this road that Perry and Gingrich are going down. This cannot end well.

        • Anonymous

          Your point is exact and logical. We support Free-Market enterprise, as long as no laws were broken. If we cried and sobbed every time someone got fired, we would run out of Kleenex. Perry needs to remember that he is concerned about the destruction of Capitalism, not keeping jobs around that were inefficient, or keeping a business alive that was in over it’s head.

        • Anonymous

          Sarah Palin said the buyouts should be looked into. Is she a democrat too?

          Has everyone noticed how those who believe in responsible business behavior use facts and principles to make their case and the other side uses labels? They have no case.

          • Anonymous

            No, we don’t pretend to apply our moral or ethical test to those that haven’t broken laws in their business ventures. On the other hand, your sector claims to know how business is done, and that people that operate legally outside of your standards are somehow in the wrong. Maybe, or better put, obviously, you just don’t understand Free-Market operating procedure.

          • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

            Typical Perrybot reply….let us make a stupid comment to defend our candidate.

            If there is illegality then ”yes” it should be looked into or investigated. That is the difference in Capitalism and illegal operations there is no social justice component to Capitalism. But you weak arguements just proves my case about Perry and it segregated capitalism position. Who cares if Romney made an obnoxious amount of money with his venture capital firm. I say great….he needs to keep doing that and not run for office. But to attack him for his Capitalism is the wrong arguement and the wrong position to take. Capitalism is one of the core principles of a Conservative and the GOP to attack you own parties core beliefs to get elected is just plain stupid!

            You can’t segregate Capitalism….it is either a legal process and people make all the profit they want or they don’t and go out of business it is that simple. There is no ”good” or ”bad” Capitalism there is only one. Perry’s arguement is the same arguement the OSW people are making and that is not Republican and definitely not Conservative.

    • Anonymous

      So was Mitt’s behavior. Watch the movie.

      • Anonymous

        Mitt’s behavior? What, are we giving out smiley faces for good behavior and conduct marks for being naughty?

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      I cannot make up my mind, are you DNC? Are you rino’s? Stupid, like Obama say? The only people irritatated by Perry is the anti Americans, do not want the USA, in any form. You remind me much of a NYC Yankee, who came to Dallas, and complained there was no Mafia to grease his way. No news, Sarah is your enemy. All your lies, and all your posts, are pretty useless, in the light of logic, and history. Well, work hard, maybe Obama, your hero will win. And, you will get your just reward.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KRHXVK5ZCSWJ5GJQ5Z6GIJICA Dax

        And I say the same right back about you. I guess you havn’t heard Obama say the same things Perry is saying. Perry supporters, Paul supporters you guys are loyal to a fault. We want free markets with less regulation. Let the chips fall where they may. If it’s good, the corporations and people will get behind it.

        • Anonymous

          Dax, it seems Right Scoop has allowed a lot of bleeding hearts to comment on these blogs. Maybe the democrat party isn’t looking so bad to a few of our fellow bloggers. If they want compassion, fair play, and equality, a few of these guys need to move to Utopia. Wankers!!!!

          • Anonymous

            No slam TRS! I think even liberals should be allowed to voice their opinions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Legge/100000581859671 William Legge

      She did not defend what he said ,she spoke of the heart of what he was saying. She was clear she was against these attacks on capitalism.

      • Anonymous

        Who attacked capitalism? What did they say?

        • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

          So, Bain as a Venture Capital Company funds 1000 companies and shuts down 50 that causes the 50 companies employees to loose their job because the business model was not working. For that reason, 5% of the companies were shut down Bain is a Profiteer and bad????

          That is a weak arguement that just gives justifications to Romney. That is the wrong path to take my friend. Defend Capitalism. Embrace it. Love Capitalism!!

          Attack Romney on what really counts…the fact he is a liar, or a progressive, a liberal in a Conservative coat. Attack his record as a public offical and if he has done things illegal then ding him for that with the proof of illegality. To attack him for being a Capitalist is bad…really bad because you are now attacking the core of the Conservative cause.

          Trust me I do not want Romney as the nominee I but this is the wrong tactic to use and Perry and Gingrich should be shamed for this not supported. And SHAME ON YOU for supporting this Capitalistic Segregation!

          • Anonymous

            No. The argument is that Romney is a disingenuous, unscrupulous corporate raider–not the beneficent and wise capitalist he claims to be.

            The basic conservative economic vision of capitalism is of competition, investment, and general growth and innovation. The failures, in general, contribute to overall economic advancement because, among other reasons, we learn from those competitive attempts to build up a productive enterprise.

            Romney’s leveraged buyouts appear in some cases to have been deliberate attempts to merely extract as much cash as possible as fast as possible from a newly purchased business, via massive debt-loading just to pay out ‘investment returns’, without regard for the consequences to those companies or the workers–the result being that as the companies inevitably failed, leaving closed factories and busted pension funds, Romney/Bain walked away with 100s of millions of dollars.

            Setting out to profit on a grand scale at others’ expense, including taxpayers (who had to cover part of the pensions that were wrecked), the 1000s of workers (who unncessarily lost their jobs, and had their long-promised pensions wiped out shortly after Bain took over), and suppliers/creditors (who were sure to be stiffed in the bankruptcies that Bain likely foresaw), is grossly unethical and cannot be sustained as a social or economic system.

            So it isn’t, as you write, that the business model wasn’t working. It’s that Romney’s model was not captialism per se but blatant rapaciousness, which itself caused businesses to fail and innocent people to lose jobs, homes, and pensions.

            • Anonymous

              You talk of the workings of Capitalism, and then use the despicable comment, ” without regard for the consequences to those companies or the workers.” Haha! You are a lukewarm, semi-capitalist, with a lower case “c.” Capitalism is a meat eater. All it is concerned with is providing an efficient, profitable service to consumers, nothing more, nothing less. Your view of Capitalism makes Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, and Hayek turn in their graves. Capitalism shows no love to the inefficient, and could give a rat’s rump about layoffs. Read up before disgracing the definition of Capitalism.

              • Anonymous

                You are altogether wrong. And I wrote nothing about love for inefficiency, as you did–but I wrote the very opposite.

                To correct your analogy–capitalism is only half meat eater. To rise above and avoid the ‘war of all against all’ an economic system must be founded upon and informed by an ethical concern for the common good.

                If captialists were properly predators (your ‘meat eater’) we would all be engaged in the process of plotting and acting to destroy and consume each other. The pure Darwinian-capitalist concept is an impossible myth–but belief in that myth itself does harm.

                In order to be productive, foster peace in society (rather than the open warfare that would result from a culture of nothing but ‘taking’ from others–your ‘meat eater’), and in order to lead to an increasingly prosperous society (again, rather than a Darwinian chaos), capitalism must be subordinate to an ethical system–respect for law, concern for the common good, ideals of justice, fairness, etc., etc.

                It is the breakdown of that ethical clarity and committment that is at issue–specifically as regards Mitt Romney foremost in this case, as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, but also more generally, as he is just one very prominent example of a wider condition.

                Competition is real, necessary, and good–but it is not and cannot be absolute.

                • Anonymous

                  There you go again using Marxist language – “Common good.” “Fairness!” That isn’t in the Capitalist dictionary. Competition cannot be absolute? I know by your language that you have a public education understanding of Capitalism, not a Friedman, Smith, or any of the other greats understanding of the system. Did Romney break a law, Major?

                • Anonymous

                  Laws change, and are themselves an attempt to codify ethical understandings. With the exception of the 10 commandments, laws didn’t fall from the sky fully formed, but were debated and developed by men–again, in an attempt to codify an ethical understanding of and for the common good.

                  As you point out (“Did Romney break a law?”), captialism, as merely an economic system, is subordinate to law…., …., and law is,…. ,…. an attempt to codify ethics.

                  There are superordinate criteria to laws and lawbreaking, otherwise there would be no basis on which to formulate laws in the first place, or change our body of laws in response to developments in society.

                  What Romney did appears to have been highly unethical.

                • Anonymous

                  Highly unethical isn’t law breaking. Also, the “Common Good” refers to the trickle down wealth that comes from unhindered Capitalism, not “fairness,” and your meaning of the “common good.” For instance, when an “individual” creates something, everyone benefits from his/her creation. It doesn’t mean that the person who created something owes his fellow man squat. It does not mean that we create laws to prevent an individual from pursuing his/her interests in order to give everyone a fair shot. Don’t make Adam Smith out to be a group effort promoter; he was not. He was a staunch individualism supporter. What you are promoting is watered down Capitalism – the likes of which has brought this country to it’s knees. A 10% entitlement society would be viewed by some as “ethical,” promoting the “common good.” Unfortunately, entitlements and “fair shot” legislation are destroying this country. Every politician claims to be doing the public good by increasing taxes, and burdening the private sector with thousands of pages of regulations. I mean why should some have everything and others have nothing, right? Well, Capitalist success is a combination of being in the right place at the right time, and using mental prowess to outsmart your competitors to obtain wealth. Therefore, my meat eater analogy was absolutely correct. Your fair justice ballyhoo is Robin-hood – take from the rich and give to the poor – Capitalism.

                • Anonymous

                  You appear to have no real argument at all here.

                  If people are precluded from raising ethical issues (by your reckoning that “unethical isn’t lawbreaking”), then you yourself have no basis on which to decry an alleged ethical violation by those who you believe are verbally attacking capitalism (which was your complaint). Your position assumes capitalism, as you define it, is a societal good, and should not be attacked.

                  If ethics, including those of Mitt Romney the ‘capitalist’, are not eminently valid topics of public concern. Then you also have no basis on which to complain, as no laws were broken by criticising Mitt Romney, or ‘captialism’, or whatever else.

                  If complaints about ethical violations ARE permitted (and not only complaints about lawbreaking as you contend), then, that is exactly what people are doing in the case of Mitt Romney/Bain….

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  Sounds like an Obamanite talking to me…telling us about fairness and equal justice…..DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF??

                  You are sounding more like a liberal with every post. I suggest you stop while you are only sounding like one. To continue this line of defense makes you an actual liberal. Maybe you need to vote Obama.

                • Anonymous

                  You,…. s o u n d…. like a very thoughtful person.

                  I’m sure you’re right that I and other conservative individualists should never consider concepts of justice, or ethics, for fear that we sound liberal….

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  Give me a break…. You really expect social justice?? If that is what you believe may I suggest you join Al Sharpton at PMSNBC!

                • Anonymous

                  Is the only justice you are able to think of ‘social justice’, or are you just helplessly obfuscating for lack of an intelligent argument?

                  I wrote nothing about ‘social justice’. But you did….

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  I am not the one trying to defend segrating capitalism you are. Just because people make alot of money via capitalism is bad is your arguement. I got news for you that is the same arguement that the OWS people are making.

                  You best wake up and listen to what you are saying!

                • Anonymous

                  PS: It was Adam Smith (not any marxist) who used the term ‘common good’ in his book, The Wealth of Nations–obviously he was drawing on historical developments in ethics when he did so.

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  Of all you said I only agree with ”capitalism must be subordinate to an ethical system–respect for law” after that you turn into a socialist. Capitalism is a kill or be killed environment and if you are not willing to accept that then you are not a Capitalist.

                  Look in the business you either make money or you go out of business it is as simple as that. If you think it should be ideals of fairness or justice those are the exact words that the OWS and liberals use. I think you need to stop reading from the DemocRATic victom playbook and operate in the real world!

                • Anonymous

                  No. We have to join together within orgainzations to carry out capitalist enterprise–we can’t be a nation of one-man businesses….

                  Within those organizations (businesses, companies, corporations) we have to expect ethical behavior from each other. Without trust, the whole system eventually breaks down.

                  Mitt Romney became a part of various business organizations (a powerful and responsible part), by purchasing and managing those organizations. While a part of those organizations, he may have acted unethically, essentially violating the trust of other members of those organizations (and by extension, their families, and society-at-large, all of whom fundamentally depend upon trustworthiness within our organizations).

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  Last time I checked Bain Capital is not a one man business.

                • Anonymous

                  Bain is an organization that was led by its CEO Mitt Romney, who appears to have been unethical.

                • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

                  Appears?? That is my point….you attack him for appearances?? Please…that is the weakest one yet. Hit Romney on his record and the video of himself saying he is a Moderate progressive. Not attack his Capitalism. If you have to resort to that level and hit on the core of the GOP you need to not run because your message and image are definitely not accepted by the GOP.

                  Attacking him for his Capitalism makes you sound like the people we are trying to get out of the White House!

            • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

              No it is not. Perry is trying to categorize Capitalism and say this is ”good” Capitalism because it saves their jobs, even though the business model may sux, and this Capitalism is ”bad” because it closed the bad business model down, layed everyone off and sold off the company assets and took the profit.

              I got news for you Sparky….the business would not even be there or lasted as long as it did without venture capital from ”CAPITALISTS”! Once you start with the ”sudo” Capitalistic modeling and segregating the ”haves” saying they should not take so much profit and give more to the ”have nots” guess what!….You are no longer a Republican….you are a liberal Socialist. That type of talk is the language of the left….you know OWS, Obama, the democRATs…..

              Perry and Gingrich have taken the wrong road that is leading down the path to the wrong place. Perry has even made it worse with his doubling down on the labeling.

          • Anonymous

            There is no need to go off the deep end and caricature what Perry said. He did commend Bain on its successes. He is questioning some decisions Romney made while at Bain. Saying that anti-capitalistic is the kind of demagoguery I would expect from the left.

            Romney is running on his experience at Bain. And you say that’s off limits?

            I know your guy, Santorum, wants to play it safe. That’s fine. Some people need to be followers. But don’t tell me conservatives, people in the same side of the ideological fence, are anti-capitalistic, especially one who is the governor of a state with the #1 economy in the union and most business friendly environment.

            • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

              No it is not off the deep end. He is started down a road that leads to the the same place where Obama and the liberals live. Talk of poor workers who lost their job to be big mean ol Capitalist is just WRONG!

              >Look the purpose of business is to make money….if you are not making money in the Captalist system it’s called one thing ”Out of Business” or you are ”not for profit” which makes you a Church or Charity.

              There was nothing illegal on what Bain did and for you to attack it as segreated capitalism (i.e. Vulture Capitalism) is just not right. (I cannot believe I am defending Romney).

              Perry’s attack strikes at the heart of Conservatism and his willingness to double down on that path and language is something a democRAT would do. I guess I should not be surpised from someone who work, supported and contributed to making Al Gore President.

              I think you need to step back and actually look at his position and then go read about the free market and you will discover there is Capitalism and nothing else…no sudo division it is all the same. Period!

    • Anonymous

      I disagree.

      Oh man, this was such a breath of fresh air after the frothing knee jerk reactions from the last couple days.

      She’s absolutely right, you know — Mitt has some ‘splainin’ to do. I just wish others in the media felt the same way. I mean, Rush, Levin, and Fox don’t even seem to be interested in whether or not this brouhaha is true. Instead, they’d rather keep criticizing Newt and Perry. To borrow a phrase — and I can’t remember where I read this — It’s like going fishing, but instead of taking a picture and raving about the 750lb Mako shark you caught, you blather on about the bait that was used.

      Do your homework first and then start criticizing.

  • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

    Why do I get this feeling she’s trying to keep as many people in this race no matter what.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s my hunch. She’s thinking about choosing between about two solid conservatives. (Yes, that means Romney is out.) She’s leaning Perry, but he hasn’t shown traction yet, so she’s not ready to go out on a limb till she sees he can perform. If not, she’ll fall to her #2 choice. Who is her #2? Hmm, I am very unsure sure on this, but it might be Newt.

      • Anonymous

        Nope…Santorum

    • Anonymous

      She is using all the republicans who did not defend her last go around to do her work for her this time around. She is forcing each of them to preach the part of her message that they have some semblence of a record doing themselves. Perry-state’s rights…..Newt-Balancing Budget and reforming welfare……..Santorum-standing up for life issues and the working class…….Ron Paul-Fiscal irrisponsibility of the Federal government and the usurpations of the federal reserve……..Michelle Bachmann-Small government TEA party ideals.

      They will all get slaughtered, but they will end up advancing her message and when She wins, they will dutifully fill her cabinet.

      She will probably ask Romney to liquidate the departments of Education, Commerce, and Energy……..then go to work on downsizing the federal government.

      • StNikao

        Yep, that would be divine justice to make Romney the administration liquidator.

        He should be called the Secretary of Elimination and Liquidity.

        Let him raid these departments, sell assets, etc. Perfect.

        Heh-heh.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        Dreamers all. What do you not understand? “I WILL NOT RUN”

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s just for fun dreaming.

      • Anonymous

        If Sarah Palin’s business is quitting, business is goooooood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kingofthehokies Jim Land

    Okay someone correct me if I am wrong, but is there anything that Romney did that people are questioning, other than buy failing businesses and turn them around by doing things like streamlining the workforce? Unless I am missing something than there is one heck of a scarcity of “conservatives” around. I might not think that Palin is as great as most conservatives think, but she is arguably exactly what most here are looking for and even she said this.

    • Anonymous

      Romney is being questioned for, shortly after buying companies, extracting so much cash–sometimes in the form of a loan against the business’s assets–that those companies couldn’t well survive. The failures appear to have been caused, at least in significant part if not in total, by the extreme cash removal. Basically it looks like Romney’s outsized ‘investment returns’, pulled straight out of the businesses upfront after purchase, wrecked the businesses. Workers lost pensions as well as jobs. Basically, it appears that if Romney had not stripped a huge amount of cash out immediately after taking over, the pensions would certainly be intact, and quite possibly the businesses could have continued to provide products and jobs. Put another way, Romney, in these instances, could not have garnered the huge ‘investment returns’ he did without gutting the companies like a fish, and pocketing the workers’ pensions….

      Not exactly someone you’d want to nominate as a candidate for president of the United States of America.

    • Anonymous

      In many cases he did not turn them around but bought them out, gutted them, closed the doors and fired everyone. That is not turn around. Watch the movie everyone is talking about. If true he makes Gordon Gecco look like Prince Charming. This is not about free markets or capitalism, but about what kind of a president we want to elect.

      PS. Rick Perry said last night he went to two towns in SC and talked to people who were shafted by Bain.

      • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

        You obviously don’t know how venture capitalists work-try educating yourself about it from a source other than those trying to hurt Romney. If it was all so evil then why only NOW is it hitting the airwaves? What about Staples, and all the other companies that are still around because of the intervention of Bain?

        • Anonymous

          I could be wrong, but I thought Staples was a start up company for Bain.

        • Anonymous

          It isn’t just NOW hitting the airwaves. Mitt has been slammed for this before and it’s how Ted Kennedy took him out in Massachusetts. This is just the first arm of the attack. Believe me, much more will be forthcoming if he’s the nominee. This is just the first rumblings of “show the tax returns”. That will be next, along with talk about off-shore bank accounts.

          The bottom line is Mitt Romney shows us the “ugly” side of capitalism—like the scavengers and decomposers in an ecosystem. Necessary, maybe, but not too nice to watch in action. We prefer the view of the rolling hills, green trees and frolicking fawns. In capitalism that would be thriving businesses which provide jobs, healthcare benefits and a tax benefit to their communities.

        • Anonymous

          Thata girl!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey! She’s saying what I’ve been saying. :-) I’m in love.

    • Anonymous

      OMG! She questioned Romney’s buy outs at Bain. Sarah is an anti-capitalist. Oh, how disappointing. Oh, whoa is me. (Yes, I am feeling some vindication. Excuse my joy.)

      BTW, THANK YOU RIGHT SCOOP for putting this up and so quickly.

      • StNikao

        Bain was a dirty. rotten. scam.

        • Anonymous

          You are a dirty, rotten liberal. If you want security, marry someone rich. Capitalism is survival of the fittest. If a company can’t swim, and someone comes in and makes a profit from it’s destruction, so be it. Don’t take it personal; you become an easy target.

          • Anonymous

            So investigating someone’s private sector experience, the experience Romney is campaigning on mind you, is off limits?

            Did you know one of the accusations, supposedly documented according to filmmaker, is Bain bought one company, took a chunk of the pension fund for profit, and then had the government fill in the pension gap? Hey, if it’s all legal, it’s all good. Right?

            • Anonymous

              If it’s proven crony Capitalism, that’s not alright. But gathering my facts from a biased movie, I would be ashamed, as should you, to admit that.

      • Anonymous

        You use the “whoa is me” quote that Mark uses. Yet, ironically, he, Rush and every capitalist that understands the system knows your boy stepped in it and is telling the rest of us it smells great. Haha!

        • Anonymous

          They’ve been played. I am surprised they don’t say Perry and Newt want to push elderly ladies off of a cliff too.

          • Anonymous

            So, now you are standing up for Newt? You are all over the board with your support, and business ethics expertise. Maybe you should run. Boehner would like that very much. You would reach across the aisle to work with the other party in our best interests, wouldn’t you.

  • Anonymous

    She was, in general, standing by Perry but was careful not to comment specifically on his “vulture capital” comment.

    What I heard her say is the Perry pointed out that Romney needs to backup his claim that he created 100,000 jobs while at Bain, and that Perry as Governor of Texas has a lot of credibility regarding the role of government in letting business create jobs.

    • Anonymous

      She stood by Perry from multiple angles. Voters want more information on these buyouts. The importance of us vetting our candidates and not outsourcing it to the democrats and waiting for an October surprise.

      “It’s healthy. That’s good.”

      • Anonymous

        K42,

        Did you see King of Bain yet? Devastating from all angles and details the money he raked in. Problem with getting even a better handle is that Bain is a private partnership and won’t provide any info or granularity about the ops. Of course, Romney still hasn’t filed a PFS.

        • Anonymous

          Not yet, but I will. To be honest, I will approach it knowing it will have a bias. I will research more into points that raise an eyebrow. Not saying they’re lying. I’ve just watched enough partisan docs to know they can be skewed a little.

        • Anonymous

          Ok. I just finished watching it. I am going to take some time to process it. Here are my initial impressions:

          1. What the hell?! He’s the one who closed Kay*bee toys?! I loved that store growing up as a kid. When we went to the mall, that would be our first destination.

          2. I thought the cases were interesting. The last one, the paper company, I think was the weakest case. As I remember, that was the beginning of the decline of paper use. Could that factory been saved? Maybe put to another use? Hmm, dunno.

          3. I think people will incorrectly focus on the fruits of Romney’s success and claim the film is against success. I know it’s trying to contrast his lifestyle with what his get rich quick methods left behind, but prepare for the hate.

        • Anonymous

          You seem like someone that believes everything he sees on television. May I suggest Michael Moore. He makes such compelling points in his documentaries. Children seem to be able to distinguish fact from propaganda. Yet, you can’t understand that a movie may be a tad slanted, no?

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    Palin gets it. Once again, impressive. All of you crying foul against Perry need to rethink this one. Seriously.

    • Anonymous

      As Ed McMahan used to say to Johnny: “you are absolutely right sir!”

      Sarah, you go girl!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I thought the interview was good. Sean finally let her talk. I love when sean asked her about endorseing someone and she said she was like many people, don’t know.
    Governor Palin should get in this race, she is the only one who can unite the party and fire up the base. Governor Palin did it when McCain was losing and when she was picked as vp, McCain’s numbers started going up. One of McCain’s staff said if it wasn’t for Sarah Palin they would have lost by a very large number.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Oh Crap, John Bolton endorsed Mitt Romney. fail…

    • Anonymous

      Must have been promised SoS by the Romney crew.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        the worst part is he claims Romney is a conservative.. pfft no he’s not.

    • Anonymous

      Ever notice how an endorsement for Romney ALWAYS comes right after major criticism or another candidate’s “attack”. He has no answer to the charge, so instead he trots out an endorsement so he can say, “Yeah, but I have friends!”

  • http://twitter.com/TammyChicago Tammy P

    Sarah Palin is not an anti-capitalist. She never agreed with or used the term vulture capitalism. She agreed with Perry that Romney’s claim that he created American jobs by purchasing companies and then streamlining them should be backed up with facts and numbers. No where in this interview did she say Romney shouldn’t buy companies and part and parcel them for profit. I didn’t see the drama in this interview that some are trying to create. Furthermore, it would appear that Michelle Obama has gotten a few pointers on verbal flatulence from the assclown in chief.

    • Anonymous

      She did say we need to look into the buyouts, which is what Perry is talking about and the process you’re describing. I don’t think Sarah, Newt, or Perry are anti-capitalist. As someone said, it’s demagoguery.

      Love the Michelle comment. LOL

    • StNikao

      After watching this – http://www.webcasts.com/kingofbain/ – I confirm both Perry and Newt about Romney’s business doings.

      Bain not capitalism as such, they not businessmen – they are looters and pillagers. One part of their standard MO was to run up lots of debt intentionally before cashing in. Who knows how or if their own people ‘loaned’ that money – anyway, what they did was pillaging businesses, leaving a trail of unemployed businesses and towns with depleted economies. Sometimes they made a product cheaper and cheaper, faster and faster, without regard for quality… cut pay of employees, cut employees, then closed it all down. …kind of reminded me of the story of the children of Israel under Pharaoh.

      Romney and his investors marched through small manufacturers in America like Sherman marched through Georgia.

      • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

        For goodness sakes-this is a movie put out by those that support NG! Just a tad slanted don’t you think?

        • Anonymous

          And all those anti-Newt ads were put out by those that support Romney. Point?

        • Anonymous

          Actually the movie was *not produced* by Gingrich’s super PAC. They just bought the rights to it.

          The King of Bain was produced by Barry Bennett. The director of the film was Jason Killian-Meath an independent filmmaker. There is video of interviews with film producer Barry Bennett and the head of the Gingrich super Pac, Rick Tyler, done by Steve Bannon (the guy who made The Undefeated, the film about Sarah Palin) at this link:

          http://palin4america.com/2012/01/hello-new-hampshire/

        • Anonymous

          Actually the movie was *not produced* by Gingrich’s super PAC. They just bought the rights to it.

          The King of Bain was produced by Barry Bennett. The director of the film was Jason Killian-Meath an independent filmmaker. There is video of interviews with film producer Barry Bennett and the head of the Gingrich super Pac, Rick Tyler, done by Steve Bannon (the guy who made The Undefeated, the film about Sarah Palin) at this link:

          http://palin4america.com/2012/01/hello-new-hampshire/

        • Anonymous

          I know! I’ve got beachfront property in Colorado that I’m gonna sell Allen Poe, kamiller 42, and Bankguy. They will pay top dollar!

        • Anonymous

          My husband has been through this personally, twice( not with Bain). We were lucky both times he received salary&benefits for 1 year.A few of the employees got a three month salary,no benefits. Most received no compansation at all.In both instantances,they were bought in order to “reorganize and save it”.Both closed before4 months had pasted.so I think these people and others like them are and will be an issue I am a capitalist and a free market supporter,and I don’t believe for one second that Newt and Perry are not. Romney is runnig on his 25 years as a businessman in the private sector.This happened during that time He owns it,he must deal with it.Sarah is correct.Get it out there now or it will be brought out in Oct and we will all have egg on our faces,and be stuck with obama for a second term.obama will use this for sure I can here it now People Mitt has a lot of money,how much money do you have Mitt?Mitt you have to much money.People Mitt wants to help you.Look how he helped these people Mitt where did you get that money Mitt?Mitt did you take the People’s money? I’m saying right now if it’s Romney vs. obama,this will be the straw that breaks the camels back.I want to ask all you Romney supporters all of the undecided some questions about Romney. First-Romney is supposed to be smart and his campaign is being run so smooth and smart.How come they didn’t see this coming?Didn’t they know of/about Bain? Sure they do. So how did the campagin choose to deal with this issueThey left it alone don’t bring it up don’t talk about and if any of the other candidates bring it up well let’s say they’re anticapitalism/anti free market will get Hannity Coulter and ilk to spread the meme yeah,yeah, that’s the ticket.Don’t worry about obama,dems and the lame stream media,they won’t use this against me.None of the people who lost their jobs will bring up the issue so I’m safe.SMOOTH and SMART.Why didn’t they tackle this issue right out of the starting gate it would have been settle one way or the other.They would have known if they had a good chance to take it all.Now we are being told Romney is our only choice.Well our only choice is a dishonest(erases records when he left office)Won’t show Tax returns(why ,we all know he made a lot of money,that can’t be the reason)which makes me suspecious and brings me back to dishonest.Flip flops like a fish out of water , on everything(what’s your favorite color Red no blue ahhhhhhhh). I ‘m suppose to support this guy.Why ??? I’m not buying what they’re selling.Thank You Very Much

          • Anonymous

            Mitt has “too much money.” Don’t claim to be a Capitalist with that rhetoric. Don’t worry about where Mitt got his money, or how much money Mitt has. That is 180 degrees opposite of being a believer in the Free-Market. Worry about your own life, and how you can achieve the success he has achieved. The world is full of envious and jealous individuals that despise others fortunes. I want Mitt and others to make billions off their ventures, if that is possible. Someone complaining about losing their job is biased, and shouldn’t be called on for an objective opinion regarding their loss; Because they will always say that they were wronged and disenfranchised. It is an individuals duty to be aware that their lot in life they choose may be the wrong one, and may, over a period of time, become outdated and inefficient, warranting the Free-Market to come in and trim the fat. Nobody forced these individuals to work in the fields they choose. So, if they get fired, that is how it goes. The Free-Market has no heart or soul; it requires individuals to be proactive and make the right career decisions.

            • Anonymous

              Sir I SAID THAT WOULD BE what obama would use to ATTACK ROMNEY ON.He already uses this HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE? OVER 250,000 THAT’S TO MUCH YOU GOT TO GIVE SOME OF THAT TO THE PEOPLE. I don’t hold with that RHETORIC. obama holds with that RHETORIC.I don’t care how much money someone has. I do care how they aquired it. Sure Capitalism?free market have no heart or soul they are not living things.They also have no moral compass as prostitution, drugs, illegal gambling etc. thrive under them,and while I don’t approve of people making money from them,I would never want to live under any other system. Whether people want to admit it or not Capitalism is inclusive,it is both venture and vulture. As for your thought on career choices you culd make a fortune advising high school seniors and colleges freshmen on the right career decisions to pursue.

          • Amy

            I think a lot of us have lost jobs, or had spouses who lost jobs, because of downsizing, buyouts, etc.
            A few years ago my hubbie’s place of business shut down w/out any warning because they just flat out ran out of money. No warnings and in fact owed my hubbie four weeks pay. The hubbie has found himself out of work before with a trade that was clost to extinct. What to do? Learn a new skill. Life isn’t static, it’s dynamic. Doo Doo happens. You put on the grown up pants and move on. It doesn’t mean I take issue with the way the free market & capitalism works. It’s what enables us to continue to grow.

            And yes, I realize there are crummy business practices – and I’ve been on the receiving end of them. It’s life. There is no fair, there is no promise of fair.

    • Anonymous

      Neither Sarah Palin nor Rick Perry are anti capitalist and Rick Perry, if everyone listened, did not criticize venture capitalism. However, he did criticize Bain for vulture capitalism. Rick Perry also went to the two towns in SC where Bain closed the companies and spoke with the people.

      For further information watch the movie “King of Bain”; if true it IS vulture capitalism and makes Gordon Gecco look like Prince Charming.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Drudge will put this up on his front page. He had no problem putting false headlines up like Perry being anti-capitalistic and Perry called for “re-invading” Iraq.

    • Anonymous

      I noticed the same thing about Drudge.

    • StNikao

      Drudge has gone and lost my respect. He intentionally puts up unflattering photos and lines about Newt and the other candidates, but glorious photos and complimentary headlines for Romney.

      And Coulter is eating out of Romney’s hand.

      • Anonymous

        Drudge is using headline and picture war against all but Romney. There is hardly a pundit left who is not in the tank.

        • Anonymous

          He has this disparaging picture from a Newt rally right above a headline saying Newt is not backing off. Drudge, you make me sad.

          • Anonymous

            Everyone makes you sad, except Perry being a Socialist for a day. You seem like easy prey for a cult.

            • Anonymous

              I guess some are in favor of irresponsible business behavior and some aren’t.

              • Anonymous

                Like yesterday, did he break the law, or just not pass your litmus test for moral business behavior?

      • http://twitter.com/TammyChicago Tammy P

        Ann has gone from eating out of Romney’s hand to wearing knee pads.

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha! Perfect visual.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe Hannity is pushing Romney so hard as inevitable. I haven’t watched Fox in a long time for just this reason. I agree with Sarah Palin that Republicans are still looking and haven’t decided yet. She is also correct that Obama and his cronies will bring up many,many questions about Bain Capital and this issue needs to be fully addressed now. We need to diffuse the power of any attack on the GOP nominee, whoever that may be.

  • Anonymous

    Good interview by Sarah. Sean did not like her answers but if you don’t fall in line with Fox about Mitt then you are out of line. Don’t watch him much anymore or listen to his radio show because of his new tow the line attitude. I think this election is going to come back to haunt some people and what they have said and I don’t think Sarah Palin or Rick Perry will be among them.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Sarah vs the “clenched fist” of BHObama…

    It sounds to me that Sarah’s focus is the marxist “clenched fist” of the socialist (i.e., marxist) regime of BHObama.

    Palin’s advice to Perry is on point when she advises Perry to focus on the fulcrum of the problem, the BHObama regime and “crony grovernmentalism”, and not get slimed by sliming Romney for his Bain Capitol activity which has always been considered as honorable and appropriate, even when tough decisions were made.

    I noticed that Palin did not advise Gingrich, only Perry.

    Art

    • Mary Beth House

      I don’t think that means anything Art. My guess, FWIW, is that she doesn’t want to be too positive regarding Newt right after Todd endorsed, else give the impression that she’s endorsing him now.

      Perry went harder on the attack than Newt did so it stands to reason that if she supports what he’s saying, she supports what Newt’s saying.

      • Anonymous

        She was also answering Hannity’s pointed questions about Perry.

        I don’t believe Hannity asked much about Newt; he was too focused on revisiting his own interview with Perry.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I’m just confused about obama’s incompetency as a president. Thanks for clearing that up michelle my belle.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Sarah would endorse Rick Perry since she seems to agree with him the most.
    I stopped paying attention to FNC months ago. The online radio station I listen to at work has Beck, then Rush, then a local man I cannot stand, then Hannity from six-nine pm. I change to the other local man at 3 and then to Mark Levin live onlne at six pm.

    • Anonymous

      You might be interested in this blog entry:

      “In 2012 Fox News And The GOP Will Not Allow Mr. Smith To Washington”

      Here is the honest truth to you voters who think guys like Rick Perry are unworthy of office. You have been lied to and had. You have been manipulated by cynical beltway sleaze and New York media who do not have your best interest at heart.

      What bothers me about this is the media has made it too easy. Too simple for the voter to go along with everything they say. They treat us like inane idiots, and the dc establishment helps foster this by attacking any GOP outsiders. If you want to balance the budget, reform Medicare, make the hard decisions you are isolated and called stupid. For an example look at what the GOP establishment has done to Rick Perry.

      The Governor of Texas is for a fact the most successful political figure running in this year’s election. He has never lost an election, he has championed all of the conservative causes that the base holds dear and his personal story is compelling. This is a man who never sought national office, never looked to the next big step. His greatest dream was to be Governor of Texas and he has become the longest serving Governor in Texas history. What he brings to the race is unique, the view of a powerful leader mixed with the heart of the common man. He is regular folk. He is like us. Yet, here we are hearing from Bill O’Reilly, Martha McCallum, and others at FOX News that he is unworthy of high office. Why? It is because he is not one of them. Let me say, that when they say that about Rick Perry, they say that about all of us.
      ….
      Mr. Smith this year is Rick Perry. He embodies every decent honorable ideal that Americans have been taught were the hallmarks of a great statesman. He talks plainly, does not make long winded rhetorical speeches, nor is he a painfully boring policy wonk. You can see he is a man who does not have time to get himself mired down in the minutia. His governance of Texas has been the lightest of footprints. His integrity is apparent in his actions. Yes, his words are few, his actions are great. From assisting Louisiana in many of the disasters of recent date, before the Federal Government ever lifted a finger, to making sure at least 400 million dollars of Texas tax payer money went to border security while the federal government under George W. Bush and Barack Obama did absolutely nothing for border security. These two presidents sat on their hands over the border with Mexico while we are still fighting Islamic fundamentalists around the world.
      ….

      Read more at
      http://patriot1949.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/in-2012-fox-news-and-the-gop-will-not-allow-mr-smith-to-washington/

      I hate quoting a lot, but it just has many good points.

      • Anonymous

        Fox News has lost the “fair & balanced” when Rick Perry announced, Rove attacked him within days because of what Rick Perry said about Bernanke printing more money. Rove and most of the Bushes have had a long term feud and that was only the start of it. I used to get Dick Morris emails but have stopped them because he too. Morris claimed he was for al the candidates but excluded Perry.

  • Anonymous

    Matt Drudge has been in the tank for Romney since 2007!

    • Anonymous

      I’m not so sure about that. When Governor Palin announced on Mark levins radio show that she was not going to be a candidate for the GOP, Drudge sent Mark an email saying this is a sad day for the country.

  • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

    The more I learn from delightful Sarah, the more I thank God for her. Today, Hannity showed his true colors, and again, I have to thank Sarah. Apparently Hannity, did not do well in reporting ethics class. He sounded just like Obama. Sarah, on the other hand, not only showed her class, but also her brilliance. I can understand, the constant DNC attacks on her, they are very frightened of this lady.

  • Anonymous

    This last few days has been the biggest manipulation by the main stream media, even to get the so called conservative talk show host to buy into the hype. Please somebody besides me see the real picture. This is not about capitalism….. This is about the character of Mitt Romney. The media put the spin on it and even Rush bought into it. His corporation is just the vehicle not the issue. The real issue is Mitt Romney’s character. He is the twin to Obama. Just do a comparison of the way the two campaign styles line up. Example: his pac did a scorch earth hit on Gingrich in Iowa, and Romney said he had no idea what they were saying or doing.
    If this is true then he is really stupid, or on the other hand playing an Obama. The man is bought and paid for and will owe his presidency to the company boss if he gets elected. We just had four years of this, do we want more?

    Sorry 2012 is not the year to settle. He is the most unelectable candidate in the bunch.

  • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

    Number two. Today, Sarah has shown us the path, and so we have to make up our minds. Are we stupid like the Obamas say, or are we smart, like Sarah says. The election will show the world, which is right. Sarah, God love her, has made a open and simple explanation of the whole thing. Sarah knows how to deal with minorities, just like Perry does. She is a patriot. You guys going to get going, or you going to let the bad guys win, yet again?

  • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

    Thanks for capturing the screenshot of Gov. Palin’s reaction to Michelle Obama’s comments. LOL. :)

  • Anonymous

    One last thought. The money spent to defeat Newt is mind boggling. The only time they are aiming at you is if you threaten them. That is what they did to Sarah Palin. Newt has the balls to hang tough, and also has the greatest mind of all the candidates. He is not perfect, but I would sleep better at night if I knew he was making the decisions for the country.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah’s responses seem to be balanced.

    I don’t think she took any side. (Aside from subtly pointing out Romney’s record)

    She just said “fair game ‘ ‘ not necessarily an attack on Free Markets.

    I can’t speak for Perry, but it should be looked into…Romney’s transparency. ‘ (Romney’s Claims… His hidden taxes, etc. )

    She is very, nuanced in her answers to the Capitalism questions, as well as the issue of Bain..

    Sarah dodges answering what she doesn’t have to answer.
    She just pivoted.

    so I don’t see why people “oh she took THIS SIDE or tha t side!”

    She is just focused on getting messaging back on track, in regard to Obama. “Job Creation” “Job Creation”
    “I would hope that the Governor Perry and any other candidates SHIFT Gears a bit, and talk about promoting Free Market Capitalism.”

    The difference between Sarah and the Pundits, is Sarah critiques without people even noticing.

    This is maybe the second, or third time Sarah has alluded to “getting past the Bain ” stuff . It’s good, let’s get it out of the way.

    She basically had a neutral response to the “semantics” of Governor Perry’s line of attack.

    The only thing that’s funny about Sarah, is the non-Romney’s are so desperate to need Sarah Palin to validate their candidate.

    Hannity is just a one track mind. So Sarah’s responses went over his head.

    P.S.

    Sarah speaks for me when she has to watch those propaganda clips from Axelrod WH!

    • Anonymous

      She clearly was supporting Perry. Her response to Hannity’s claim of him being anti-capitalist was talking about Perry’s success in Texas, which is amazingly close to what I’ve been asking in these threads.

      “Anyone else find it ironic that the governor of the state with the best economy and one of the most business friendly environments is being accused of being anti-capitalistic?”

      When Hannity the Meathead wasn’t getting anywhere, he ratcheted it up by munging up Perry quotes and saying Perry is anti-venture capitalist. Lies, lies, damnable lies. (Hannity, confession is on Saturday afternoons. Check it.) That’s when Sarah start talking about shifting gears, which is a polite way of telling Sean “Move on a-hole” in addition to being advice to candidates.

      I don’t know about Sarah validating candidates, but it does validate the actions of some candidates.

      • Anonymous

        The accusation that he was being anti-capitalist can be clarified when you hear the words coming from his own mouth.

        • Anonymous

          The only thing Perry is anti in this area is anti-irresponsible business behavior.

          • Anonymous

            So, Perry and kamiller42 hold the standards businessmen should operate by? That’s pathetic! I thought I set you straight yesterday? You are a very hard-headed, die-hard Perry supporter, huh?

            • Anonymous

              No, just a logical realist.

              • Anonymous

                Alright then.

  • PFFV

    I am proud to say I have loved Sarah Palin from the first time I heard her. She is the model True ‘Conservative’ and has a clear message of smaller government, fiscal restraint and responsibility. She cleaned up Alaska’s Old Boys Club corruption and I feel she is the perfect fit to clean up Fedzilla. She could have been President in my eyes and may still be down the road. She is a force and I feel she is a Tea Party Patriot all the way. There is no person closer in mirroring my beliefs than Sarah Palin. God bless Sarah and her beautiful family.

    Many millions (like myself) think the Tea Party principles and values is/are the only solution to save our nation.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent Interview. RS, thanks for posting the video.

  • Anonymous

    I loved Sarah’s reaction to seeing Michelle Obama’s statement. What a hoot!

    • Anonymous

      Add a “w” in front of “h,” replace the last “o” with a “r,” and the “t” with an “e.”

      • Persephone

        “Add a “w” in front of “h,” replace the last “o” with a “r,” and replace “t” with an “e.” Then, the right word shall appear.”

        Woah.
        That’s really harsh, stevenbiot.
        Harsh, nasty and uncalled for.

        • Anonymous

          Weak! I thought that spelled respectable woman. My bad.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry. I was trying to be cute, and instead turned into a real tool.

      • Anonymous

        You’re a sick pup with a comment like this one. For your sake wise up! The world has more women than men.

        PS I did not support Romney in 2008 and watched Gordon Gecco (Mr. Electable) last night.

      • Anonymous

        I just gave you some naughty marks.

        PS what are you going to do if the Bain attacks stick and Romney goes down in flames?

        • Anonymous

          I guess I’ll say, “Oh, so he broke laws. He should be punished.” But, until then, I stand for Capitalism.

          • Anonymous

            Steven,

            Do not compromise your principles; believe in capitalism and free markets but keep an open mind because the truth about what went on at Bain is not fully exposed. If Mitt was a Democrat the same people defending him would be criticizing him. This is much more about politics than capitalism. I would not be surprised seeing people turn on Mitt because Bain now has caused his business experience to become a liability instead of an asset. Wait, listen and watch. I’ve seen this before. It’s dirty and will get dirtier before it is over.

      • PFFV

        stevenbiot = jerk

        • Anonymous

          Yes, I tried to delete the comment. Sorry everybody. I was playing, but turned a-hole.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EZID2ITHRZOUNQGN62RY6MM4Q John
    • Anonymous

      I love the title. Two Jimmy Stewart movie references in one thread. Nice!

      I agree with the article except blaming Romney’s kind of business is what lead to the crash of 2008.

  • Anonymous

    With her fiery, fearless feminist fashion statements on FOX this week, slender, stylish, seductive Sarah Palin reinforces her frontline status as the fairest lady in the land.

  • Constance

    By the time Sarah Palin endorses Romney, it will be because he is the last man standing. She isn’t helping the cause of getting a conservative the nomination, and I am quite upset at her for it. By now, this woman knows who she supports. Her silence on it is deafening to me. At least Mark Levin has come out and stated who he would vote for – Santorum. And he did so in early December. Where are the rest of the so-called conservative leaders? All I hear are endorsements of Romney, Romney, Romney… I simply do not believe that these people are not leaning towards one or two candidates by this point. I feel cheated, folks. Like this election will be the same as the last – a milk toast candidate and the rug pulled out from under the conservatives.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure what to make of her. Sometimes she’s so right and sometimes she’s so gray.

    • Anonymous

      And other times she quits when her country needs her. Overall, she makes a perfect commentator on Fox, along with Rove and company.

      • Anonymous

        Why don’t you try to disprove what she said rather than taking shots at her life choices?

        She has a special needs child. Maybe she felt it is extremely important to the child’s development to be there in her early formative years. You have no idea.

        • Anonymous

          Neither do you. Her focus was to beat Obama. Obviously, she didn’t want to give it all she had to accomplish that goal. You are a sycophant for Perry; he can do no wrong. Now are you telling me you are an apologist for Palin?

          • Anonymous

            “Neither do you.”

            But you’re the one going around making aspersions about her.

            “Her focus was to beat Obama.”

            More than one way to skin a cat.

            • Anonymous

              Yeah, sit on the side-lines and chat! I hope he’s scared. I would be.

  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    I agree with Sarah’s take on what Perry actually said. “There is a huge difference between venture and vulture capitalism”. Romney participated in both, as did Tom Hicks of Texas and several other “global” capitalists. These groups are seldom about keeping jobs or investing in local communities. Many of them swooped in, bought up struggling and even profitable small companies, some of which had operated for generations, sold the technology, patents and manufacturing to foreign countries, and invested the profits in some other global “venture” rather than in the local community. That may be okay in the eyes of pure capitalists, but, to those who lost their jobs and saw their once thriving communities destroyed, who now see “made in China” stamped on products they once made, it is not an easy pill to swallow. I am not saying that Romney is an evil capitalist. Like Sarah, I think he needs to open up his records and show us exactly what happened. Show us the 100,000 jobs he created.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything you said except about Tom Hicks. I really think he wanted his enterprises to succeed. The problem is he made some poor investments and over extended himself. He took a serious financial hit during the down turn and had to exit many of his ventures.

  • Anonymous

    Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Mark Davis, Sean Hannity, etc owe Perry and Newt an apology for using the demagogic language of the left. This knee jerk reaction to this fact finding mission is the equivalent of the left making ads showing Paul Ryan wanting to push old ladies over a cliff.

    Sarah Palin is right. They are wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, all those seasoned, Capitalist heavyweights don’t understand that Perry is bashing Capitalist enterprise. Ten bucks Perry will apologize for his comments in some form or another in the next couple of days. I can’t wait to hear it! I do support the Capitalist Perry, but the Red Perry showed himself the other day, and we Capitalists didn’t invite him to the party.

      • Anonymous

        I think a few heavyweights made a knee jerk reaction, and the others followed.

        IF Perry says anything close an apology, it would be for the tone of his words, but he will remain true to his words.

        • Anonymous

          He shouldn’t bother with a politically correct ” tone of his words” apology. If he is consciously spanked by the Free-Market and told to apologize for biting the hand that feeds his supposed ideology, he needs to make a sincere apology for putting his foot in his mouth.

          • Is_Sense_Common

            I think they should all apologize to us for the massive heap of crap they’re dragging their potential constituents through. Mittens’ response to the accusations were worse than the dang accusations. He really has no idea who his audience is, what he’s up against, or the true bold difference between liberal and conservative. He’s just a big, plastic ken-doll with a microphone.

  • mymati

    The mention of Thomas Sowell is interesting. He endorsed Gingrich this week.

  • Anonymous

    I’m liking Sarah more and more:-)

  • Anonymous

    I found it interesting that the establishment candidate cheer leader for the RINO Willard, Rove was on after Governor Palin. In my opinion her commentary was much better than Rove. She did not show any bias and just stated facts; unlike Rove, who we all know is pushing the establishment candidate RINO Willard.

  • Anonymous

    Vulture capitalism. That’s when the company owner(s) are broke and begging someone to take the company off their hands. Buy low, sell high. Palin knows nothing of how private equity and capitalism works.

  • Anonymous

    When you downsize a bloated company, jobs will be lost. The same applies to a bloated government. Given what Perry and Newt have been saying about the horror of Bain cutting jobs in failing and bloated companies, how can we trust either of them to shrink the size of government? And how can they condemn government bailouts if they believe that every job must be protected and every company is too big to fail?

    As for me, I want someone in the Oval Office who likes “to be able to fire people”. Let’s start with Obama. Then the pedophiles in the State Department who were caught spending all day watching porn. And also the murderous commies who designed Fast and Furious as a plan to take away our 2nd amendment rights.

    I think it is time for a job cutter in government. Isn’t that one of the main points of the Tea Party — to cut the size of government, cut debt, and cut taxes? Give me a cutter any day over a politician who cries over a bunch of striking union workers getting canned. They don’t have the stomach for the job.