Sarah Palin: “They act like permanent residents of some unicorn ranch in Fantasy land”

Sarah Palin today gave a speech in California and managed to get a few good slams of the liberal elites in DC – and California! Here are a couple of notable quotes:

“You know, people say my resume isn’t fat enough to have done whatever it is that some elite thinks that I should’ve/could of done. Well at least I have some common sense!”

“California would need to create more than 4 million jobs over the next 10 years just to keep up. Does anyone seriously think that the liberal policies of Pelosi and Reid and Obama – heck a Boxer and a Brown – are going to be able to turn this around and get the job done? NO! They act like they’re permanent residents of some unicorn ranch in Fantasy land, if they really think they are going to be able to turn it around with the liberal policies that they want to continue!

Be sure and watch to the end for a ‘cute’ ending:

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  • If the people running America were so smart and Palin was so dumb, why have their policies resulted in this dismal economy with mountains of debt that is far beyond what any government has ever done?

    Palin is not the one who borrowed trillions, spent it, and then blamed others when it resulted in high unemployment for years.

    • omomma

      Palin wasn’t around when the Republicans began deregulating corporate America 30 years ago. It took that long to destroy the economy, it was so strong. It’s difficult to imagine anyone so stupid they’d believe it all happened since Nov. 3, 2008.

      • Anonymous

        Too bad that’s not the cause at all. It was government mandates on loaning practices and things like the Community Reinvestment Act along with entities like Fannie May and Freddy Mac.

        • Goldni007

          Amen! And lest we forget our friend Alan Greenspan. Thank him for making money cheap. Fuel on the fire. This along with the re-crafting of the CRA in 1993 was huge. Disaster was just quietly waiting to happen.

      • I was around thirty years ago and way back then the democrats held congress firmly in its grasp. So if you want to blame someone, you know where to look. The same backwards party which is doing all the damage now.

        • Anonymous

          The GOP has controlled the WH or Congress or both these last 30 years – except for a few years in the 1990s and these last two years. No wonder you had to go back 30 years to blame the Democrats!

          If Democrats’ policies from 30 years ago are what’s doing the damage, why didn’t the GOP ever fix them when they had the chance?

          BTW, it’s the “tea party” that wants to take our country back (to 1850!) and the “tea party” is a front for the GOP. That’s pretty backwards!

          • Anonymous

            You must have a reading comprehension problem or extraordinarily bad tunnel vision.

            Try and take a look at the post that Hsmom321 was responding to and voila, you get the “30 years.”

          • EXcuse me???????? The GOP has controlled Congress for the last 30 years????? ARE you serious or just plain ignorant? Are you reading rewritten history books or what? The Dems have been in controll of Congress for a vast majority of the time. Where do you think income tax came from? Social Security? Medicare? Estate taxes? and now 3% federal tax when you sell your home? Man you are either just plain ignorant or willfully distorting the truth.

            • Jim

              Well those all came from democrats, but some were a little more than 30 years ago. The income tax has been with us for 100 years.

            • Anonymous

              Reread my post. “The GOP has controlled the WH or Congress or both these last 30 years…”
              If you want to blame one party, fine, but things will never change if you do so. Both are to blame for being beholden to corporate interests.

              • TheMadRealist

                It’s not that they are beholden to “corporate interests”, it is that they are beholden to self-preservation and have been able to buy other people’s votes using your money.

              • Conservativechristian

                You are drinking the koolaid. Corporate America is not to blame. Just because Obama has told you they are evil doesn’t mean they are evil. Corporate America makes the system work, creates jobs, and turns the wheels for invention, creativity, marketing to the world.

                • Cheryl~

                  That’s just it-I don’t think Obama hates corporate America-he is playing us against them when he is REALLY for them…it is unfortunate for all!

              • Dschoen2

                The GOP has controlled the WH or Congress or both these last 30 years – except for a few years in the 1990s and these last two years. No wonder you had to go back 30 years to blame the Democrats!

                Errrrrrrrrr what?

                If you want to make an honest assessment you have to go back to Jimmy Carter, the last time a President had BOTH houses with a Super majority Senate, to our Current President with a Super majority Senate.

                In order to “ram thru” 1 party policy’s, a president must have a Super majority Senate. Without a Super majority things have to be accomplished in a bi-partisan matter.

                Why did you think the Dems were so happy to get a Super majority Senate?

                As the saying goes “you can have your own opinion but ya can’t have your own facts.”

                16 United States Congress 34 years.

                8 Dem both houses
                4 Rep both houses
                4 houses split Dem/Rep

                Presidents with Super majority and Both houses Carter Obama
                January 3, 1977 thru Present 2010

                Carter 95th and 96th United States Congress
                Obama111th United States Congress (Sen Brown took office February 4 2010)

                Presidents with majority and Both houses
                103rd Clinton 108th Bush.

                Thats it, only 2 Presidents have had a majority in both houses.

                Remember 107th United States Congress **Senator Jim Jeffords changed party after the 2000 election giving control of the Senate to the Dem’s**
                Jeffords was elected as a Republican then switched to Ind/Dem giving control of the Senate to the Dems.

                So true the “People” elected a Republican Senate, BUT with Jeffords defection, the Dems took control, not by Winning the Senate but by “other”means.

                However, Both Bush tax cuts and Both wars were started with the Dems in control of the Senate.

                That accounts for 5 of the last 16 Congresses or 10 out of 34 years. For all of the rest 24 years NO President had 1 party rule in any way, shape or form, yet somehow managed to get things done.

                This fact just makes our current “Whiner N Chief” look even more pathetic.

                Your claim

                “The GOP has controlled the WH or Congress or both these last 30 years – except for a few years in the 1990s and these last two years.”

                is so utterly false I’m tempted to ask, who did you parrot this from? or did you come to your conclusion based on your own research?

                But that would be an insult so I wont ask that.

                • DrEvil

                  Stop trying to confuse the leftists with facts, logic and reason. They didn’t use facts, logic and reason to reach their positions so it is impossible to reason them out of those positions.

                  Have a Evil day

          • Wadbarney

            they tried but were blocked by Dodd and Frank

            • Anonymous

              WOW! Those two are pretty powerful then, aren’t they?

              • Anonymous

                People in charge of committees in Congress are extremely powerful, that’s why they are the ones who get all the goodies and bribes from lobbyists.

              • Conservativechristian

                They are powerful and are the perfect example for needing TERM LIMITS.

          • Anonymous

            Where do you get your information? In the land of unicorns and lollypops. A quick google search will show you that democrats have held the majority in congress much more than the republicans. You shouldn’t post things that you are ignorant about.

            • Anonymous

              Dunning and Kruger showed that ignorant people are ignorant of how/when they are ignorant, thus the more ignorant they are, the more overconfident they are of their own competence.

              It’s fun to watch the lack of metacognition play out so often.

            • Anonymous

              Dunning and Kruger showed that ignorant people are ignorant of how/when they are ignorant, thus the more ignorant they are, the more overconfident they are of their own competence.

              It’s fun to watch the lack of metacognition play out so often.

          • christianconservative

            Labeling is getting us nowhere. We need to pay attention to doing the right thing for the people of America, and holding dems and repubs responsible. I do not want a socialist agenda for America. I do not believe in spreading the wealth. If we do not turn back now, our children will never know what it’s like to live free. This administration is ruining us, both here and worldwide.

      • Anonymous

        Oh sure, it was de-reugulation. Regulation just allows crony capitalism to prosper.

      • Anonymous

        Oh sure, it was de-reugulation. Regulation just allows crony capitalism to prosper.

      • Actually, Carter started a lot of the deregulation. It’s one of the few…very few…well…only things that I credit him for.

        Reagan did more, but Carter started it. So I guess this is all Carter’s fault.

      • Conservativechristian

        Omomma, perhaps you were not listening, she did not say that. Why do you assume that is what she believes? To me, and many in America, she speaks truth. Something we have been void of from Obama and his czars and czarists. Her critics are so quick to label her stupid. Oh, that would stupid to do that.

        • Cheryl~

          Yes, speaking it and implementing it are two different things and I am not sure she can do it…she is a great cheerleader but I don’t know if I want her to be the coach-there IS a difference!

    • Anonymous

      You want the ‘ simple ‘ answer Bob Zee..?
      Your statement is True..”Palin is not the one who borrowed trillions, spent it, and then blamed others”… now you are talking about George Dubya.
      8 years of ‘ bad policy ‘ and making Millions of dollars for Cheney’s friends like Haliburton will do that. Yu.. betcha.

      • Minrkist

        No matter your political stripe these numbers are downright scary. The 2010 budget is projected to carry a $1.56 Trillion deficit. W. ‘s anual deficit while large never exceeded .5 Trillion. Government Spending is accelerating, regardless of the man in the oval office. (source: wikipedia – 2010 U.S. Budget)
        If the United States falls into the abyss what of the rest of the world.

        • Anonymous

          W never included the cost of his wars in his budgets.

        • Anonymous

          W never included the cost of his wars in his budgets.

  • MDH

    These liberals can have their “well educated, ivy league elites.” They are taught Keynesian economics and have run this country into the ground. I’ll take common sense any day over such clueless elitism! The average Joe Schmoe knows more than these people! Spend more money to get out of debt?!!! What???!!!

    • Anonymous

      Not every college indoctrinates in Keynesian thought. The recent trend of the right to embrace a kind of anti-college/anti-intellectualism is disturbing.

      • It’s not anti-college; the hard sciences in most colleges have been fairly free of the indoctrination (although the AGW funding has started to even corrupt them). “Intellectuals” need to clean their own house of the rot in order to be taken seriously.

        • Anonymous

          Snobbery I agree is definitely a problem, some fields of study more so than others. The politicization of science in the AGW movement is disgraceful and has threatened to undermine the legitimacy of peer-review itself in the public eye.

          Point taken though, my statement wasn’t entirely directed at you, there are some comments on talk radio that are worrisome.

      • danielschmuckser

        No but most colleges make due with grant money, only if they produce what the results the elites want. Funding for only those proving global warming etc etc

      • TheMadRealist

        It’s not “anti-college/anti-intellectualism”. The whole attack on “elitists” is partly done in a mocking way. Not because they are truely thought of as “elite” in any way. Just that they consider themselves “elite” or better than you. It’s the pseudo intellectuals who have little real world evidence to show they know anything but have no problem telling you that you are stupid or crazy. But the pseuds do tend to have degrees from the ‘right’ colleges and attend the ‘right’ social gatherings and have the accepted ideology of their little circle of friends.

        • Anonymous

          Well that being the case then I agree completely.

          Thomas Sowell, author of A Conflict of Visions wrote a book about just that, the tendency of the ivory tower types of University to overstep their expertise for notoriety or hubris.

          Noam Chomsky would be the perfect example of this, brilliant Linguist, total failure of economics. Sure doesn’t stop him from mouthing off though, even when he’s schooled by people who have 2 doctorates relevant to the issue.

          I think the book was either “The Vision of the Anointed,” or “Intellectuals and Society.”

          • Vidg2003

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      • TheMadRealist

        It’s not “anti-college/anti-intellectualism”. The whole attack on “elitists” is partly done in a mocking way. Not because they are truely thought of as “elite” in any way. Just that they consider themselves “elite” or better than you. It’s the pseudo intellectuals who have little real world evidence to show they know anything but have no problem telling you that you are stupid or crazy. But the pseuds do tend to have degrees from the ‘right’ colleges and attend the ‘right’ social gatherings and have the accepted ideology of their little circle of friends.

    • Anonymous

      What are these common sense practices? No one is ever specific about what they are.

      • Goldni007

        It’d be nice to have specifics, but I assume when they say ‘common sense practices’ they imply what you and I apply in our lives, business, churches and organizations everyday. If I want to lose weight; I don’t go eat more cheesburgers. If I am broke; I don’t go get a loan to pay for my mounting bills. If I can afford a 100k house; I don’t buy the 200k one. Common sense.

        • Anonymous

          You are so right. Cutting taxes during war time is not responsible, nor is it common sense.

          • Anonymous

            It’s a good thing we’ve got two wars going because liberals would have to come up with some other reason to be against tax cuts.

            They’re against war, too, unless they can use it to explain the debt.

            By the way, the Democrats brag about all the tax cuts that were in the stimulus bill.

            • Anonymous

              Ye gawds. I take it you’re a “conservative”. I can’t think of any other segment of the American political landscape that revels in “it’s a good thing we’ve got two wars going”…

              I might also assume you don’t have a son or daughter in Afghanistan, or have lost one to war. That increased tax on the top 2% of taxpayers might pay for the care of the maimed veterans who return from your “two wars”.

              • Anonymous

                The only time the two wars come in handy with liberals is when they want to argue against tax cuts.

              • Anonymous

                I suppose the possibility of cutting spending elsewhere in order to better work the VA to care for wounded veterans even ONCE entered your head? No, I didn’t think so, better to just steal more peoples money on threat of force.

              • Anonymous

                I suppose the possibility of cutting spending elsewhere in order to better work the VA to care for wounded veterans even ONCE entered your head? No, I didn’t think so, better to just steal more peoples money on threat of force.

        • Anonymous

          You hit on the EXACT problem of this vacuous buzzword “commonsense solutions.”

          I’ve been saying this for awhile, it’s a fallacious appeal to common belief. It’s a term where it means whatever each individual listener WANTS it to mean.

          That’s why it’s effective.

          • quimby

            Kind of like “hope and change.”

            • Anonymous

              Precisely.

      • Conservativechristian

        When you have common sense you know it. No question. Then you don’t need specifics. But one thought is, when you are in debt, deeply in debt, do you spend more? Duh!!!

  • JW

    Any executive who doesn’t perform and turn a profit would be fired. This is what should happen to elected officials. Then again, they love to spend other peoples money.

    Good point in pointing out CA and NV economy and unemployment; and their elected officials who currently run our country. That alone should raise eyebrows to the citizens of these states.

    I can tell how comfortable Sarah is getting in speaking in large crowds. Then again, the crowd is on our right side. Still, she has improved dramatically.

    I’d like to hear her talk more about our foreign policy.

    • Anonymous

      Her little town of Wasilla ( pop. 5000+ ) went from NO debt to about 20 Million IN debt when she left Office there.
      I guess that might be called what you called ( your words )…’other peoples money’. It’s definitely NOT practical or Conservative.
      And THAT venue in Fla last month was changed from a 3000 seat venue to 600.. based on ticket sales.
      WHEN.. did 600 people become a ‘ large crowd ‘?

      • Anonymous

        Hm. You sound like a libertarian tea partier who doesn’t think any government should be doing anything. I guess states shouldn’t build roads and towns shouldn’t take out bond issues to build whatever they want either.

        The debt you refer to was a loan the city of Wasilla took out to build the sports complex, something they paid for via a half percent sales tax that was ballot-approved by voters and was paid off ahead of time. This was at the end of Palin’s term, after she had reduced property taxes and eliminated other fees for years. I believe it was a ten year bond issue they ended up paying off a year and a half to two years early.

        • Anonymous

          The city of Wasilla is still on the hook for the legal difficulties involved in Sarah Palin authorizing the building of that sports complex on land the city didn’t have clear title to — and still doesn’t.

          And you certainly ginned up a bizarre conclusion (‘a libertarian tea partier who doesn’t think any government should be doing anything’) from honestyingov’s comment about the example of spending “other peoples’ money” being NOT practical or conservative. Is that a trait specific to you, or to all Palin apologists?

        • Anonymous

          The city of Wasilla is still on the hook for the legal difficulties involved in Sarah Palin authorizing the building of that sports complex on land the city didn’t have clear title to — and still doesn’t.

          And you certainly ginned up a bizarre conclusion (‘a libertarian tea partier who doesn’t think any government should be doing anything’) from honestyingov’s comment about the example of spending “other peoples’ money” being NOT practical or conservative. Is that a trait specific to you, or to all Palin apologists?

    • Anonymous

      She has spoken to decreasing crowds for the past 6 months.

      Why? Word has gotten out that she’s running the same stale speech past the paying customers that she was 6 months ago, and if someone traveled to each of those speeches, they might fall asleep because it’d be the same thing they heard before (that’s why she’s on the alert for folks recording the speech; her repetitive message isn’t worth as much if people know it’s the same old, same old).

      Palin on foreign policy: That’s easy, President Obama gives a speech on foreign policy, in great detail, and Palin imitates it, only in negative terms. Whatever President Obama would do, Palin would do the complete opposite.

      Hence, vote her in as President, and Armageddon follows (nuclear war with Iran).

      One more thing, about “the crowd is on our right side”? The so-called “lamestream media” dutifully reports EVERY one of Palin’s speeches, so we know that it’s a very small segment of American society that flocks to hear her.

      They’re evangelical/authoritarian,
      small-town in outlook,
      ungenerous to strangers,
      have a severe disconnect between public services and the wherewithal to pay for them,
      a severe disconnect between social services and their own dependence on them, and universal condemnation of “the government” that regulates and supervises the administration of both public and social services.

      • Anonymous

        Remind me again what Obama has done to stop the messianic cult running Iran from becoming a nuclear power?

        Oh wait…

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  • ak

    May be when she started in 2008, there would have been doubts about her foreign policy credential. She had improved by the time of the debate. But now she seems to be at par if not better than most. The follwoing example of her and State Dept comments sequence shows on Flotilla incident she was far ahead of State Dept which followed with the (unnecessary confrontations)
    same language as hers ( provoke) but 25 days later.

    Gov Palin on June 1, : The whole operation was designed to provoke Israel, not to provide supplies to Palestinians

    State Dept on June 1 : We are working to ascertain the facts, and expect that the Israeli government will conduct a full and credible investigation.—
    Mechanisms exist for the transfer of humanitarian assistance to Gaza by governments and groups that wish to do so. These mechanisms should be used for the benefit of all those in Gaza.

    State Dept on June 27: “Mechanisms exist for the transfer of humanitarian assistance to Gaza,” states the press release. “There is no need for unnecessary confrontations and we call on all parties to act responsibly in meeting the needs of the people of Gaza.”

    • Anonymous

      She has retained her foreign policy advisors from the 2008 campaign and is receiving briefings weekly, if not in real-time.

    • Anonymous

      Every one of Sarah Palin’s so called “foreign policy statements” are a knee-jerk reaction to what the Obama administration holds as our current US foreign policy.

      She probably thinks piracy on the high seas is independent entrepreneurship and should be encouraged.

  • Fs8sdfds

    jesus she’s crazy. i’d titfuck her though

    • MordSith

      Offensive!

  • Anonymous

    “We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again,” she said.
    WHO are these ‘ little guys ‘ she mentions..?

    She earns over 12 Million a year and asks for $75K plus per speech and then asks these ‘ little guys ‘ to send her money for that New ‘ Legal defense Fund ‘.
    Are these the ‘ little guys ‘ she is worried about and refers too?
    What am I missing here.

    • what the heck do you care how much she asks for speeches? don’t you know that when Clinton and Gore go to speak somewhere they charge as much or more than 100K? WHO CARES?

      As for the ‘little guys’ if you had any brains at all you would know exactly who she is talking about. I think you do anyway, you are just trying to obfuscate it with your brainless hatred for her.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t know if honestyingov is one of them, but I have seen commentors from a very ant-Palin Trig-truther blog over here at the RightScoop before. They spew this kind of cr**.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, Uffda, those so-called “anti-Palin blogs” counterbalance the one you comment at, where any comments that aren’t lavish praise for Sarah Palin are ruthlessly vilified, then erased, then the commenter banned.

          The “anti-Palin blog” you speak of, with all its Gates, does not ban commenters.

          They may get hooted at, though, if said commenters spout the robotic talking points we see from a lot of Palin apologists.

    • Anonymous

      What am I missing here. ++++++++++++++++Possibly a functioning brain.

    • Conservativechristian

      You are missing the understanding part.

  • Johnschaffran

    You need to have aggressive tax cuts moving forward to fix the mess. How about suspending capital gains taxes for at least a year, cut the corporate tax from 35% to 20% permanently, 20% tax cut for top earners, 10% for the rest and pay freezes and no new hiring of federal employees for two years. If this gets done, you are looking at balancing the budget in a decade perhaps. We need revenue coming in to pay this off ladies and gentleman. Christie, maybe not popular with some people in New Jersey, is making a dent in the budget.

    • Anonymous

      I can only surmise you are a “top earner”, and that you do not depend in any way on what you’re suggesting will be overworked underpaid federal employees in federal agencies dealing with your payroll deduction responsibilities, your quarterly reporting and access to information, etc. Are you incorporated, and if you are, what would you do with the 15% corporate tax savings you suggest? Hire more people? And what will you do with the 20% tax cut for yourself, personally? Invest in the economy by spending it?I’ll believe that when I see folks like you do that sooner, like RIGHT NOW, rather than later.

      • JHBowden

        “3) a fascist corporatocracy (i.e., where corporate interests and government merge);”

        KarenJ, where have you been the last two years? If the merging of corporations and government is indeed fascism, then you lefties need a looooong look in the mirror. For the progressives have been very, very busy lately merging the government with health care, car companies, banks, education, housing.

        Conservatives, especially tea party conservatives, want to decouple business and government. We believe in a profit-and-loss system, because consumers should decide what gets produced, not bureaucrats and activists.

      • Tim B.

        Wow, you really don’t seem to understand that when regular old folks keep more of their money they spend it, thereby invigorating our economy. Increased activity then results in more jobs and more revenue for the Govt. to waste. The fact that you even refer to the nonexistent SS Trust Fund says much about your mindset. That began to be emptied under LBJ when he went looking for an off the books way to pay for Vietnam and has been raided, every cent, ever since.

        Common sense is in the eye of the beholder. How has this version of common sense worked out for the Country this last 2-4 years? Or post Clinton? Under Carter? Google the CRA and educate yourself about what really brought this crisis about. Then look at who supported it. An educated opinionated person is much more interesting than and Ideological Zealot with no facts and only emotions to back themselves up. Here’s to November 3rd, you’re going to be an extremely unhappy person why the color of the Sky in Leftist Utopia changes dramatically.

      • Conservativechristian

        You are so entirely misinformed. Utterly unable to even comprehend the conservative point of view. And, yes, come November we will see change, change for the good of America. And where do you live that you think this wonderful country has appeared THird World?

      • Conservativechristian

        You are so entirely misinformed. Utterly unable to even comprehend the conservative point of view. And, yes, come November we will see change, change for the good of America. And where do you live that you think this wonderful country has appeared THird World?

  • LizardLips

    The death of our economy and subsequently our nation will be due to the ever-incleasing entitlements brought about by seventy-plus years of the welfare state and a criminally-corrupt congress.

  • LizardLips

    The death of our economy and subsequently our nation will be due to the ever-incleasing entitlements brought about by seventy-plus years of the welfare state and a criminally-corrupt congress.

  • Twuchick86

    PALIN 2012… It’s in the works. I have inside information. Look out crooked politicians on both sides of the aisle, there’s a new sheriff in town!!!

  • Amandak

    I would bet 1000 dollars that woman has ten times the brains and common sense that you do: ) she knows it didnt start in Nov…..but she knows that they are doing everything they can the ruin us and its just getting worse…..

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