Sarah Palin at CSU Stanlislaus
Original post made
by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto,
on Jul 16, 2010
I find Ms. Palin to be cut out of the same cloth of Huey Long, George Wallace, and other such populists who presently call themselves "Tea Partiers." Which means I do not hold her in high regard.
For a fee of $75,000, former Gov. Palin gave a speech at a fundraiser at CSU Stanislaus that according to reports raised $207,000. I know little or nothing about political or higher education fundraising, but this strikes me as a pretty poor return on investment.
She invoked in her address Ronald Reagan, and how he had attended Eureka College in California, which does not exist. The Eureka College Reagan attended is in Illinois. Where are her fact checkers?
Then there is the on again/off again (pardon the double entendre) engagement between her daughter Bristol and Levi Johnston, who share as teenagers a child born out of wedlock, and now are engaged again to be married after a fairly visible and not very pretty breakup and publicity that attended it. Her family has not displayed the ethic of "family values" that typically attend the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
I fail to comprehend why Ms. Palin is such a star attraction on a national scale. She is uninformed, has a family that has out of wedlock children, commands huge sums of money for very limited return.
Is this the sort of leadership and fundraising that the GOP needs? No.
Palin is acting like a rock star, and is taking advantage WHILE she can. For herself. Not the GOP
Good for her. She can build a cabin on the Behring Straits that truly does have a view of the land of Russia.
If she chooses to go again for a national office, she will flame out in no time. There have been many nitwits in such candiciies over the years, and she is several notches down in, knowlesge, compentency and behavior from most of them. Either party.
She has major personal baggage, major incompentcy, and as best as I can tell, no real clear piolicy platform, just a bunch of sound bites.
I am truly staggered that Palin has lasted this long. Tea Party Folks may be looking for a beacon, I perceive Palin as being opportunistic, not a thought leader.
I am reminded of the movie from the 1980's: Being There
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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 27, 2010 at 5:29 am
GAU: Palin has not been the "darling of conservatives" for a long time..see my post above. She has shown she is not, in fact, as much of a libertarian as we had hoped ( keep government the heck out of our way).
DT, the "surplus" was an eggshell game. There was no "surplus".
However, you are almost correct in your statement..each Admin since FDR has handed on to the next one a crumbling nation in debt load, as our government AND entitlements ( liabilities) far outpaced our ability to pay for them with every passing year.
Regardless of which party has been in charge fully of the Admin, the debt has gotten worse..period.
However, gotta hand it to you guys who don't want to see reality; even Carter and an all Dem Congress, the prior "historic" debt creators, didn't hold a candle to the level of debt creation and economic destruction of this all Dem Congress and White House.
Historic Admin..YES! Historic in debt creation and economic destruction. Historic in setting us back in race relations faster than any time in my lifetime ( imagine Bush "apologizing" to a racist like Sherrod, who purposefully withheld govt work for folks on the basis of their color, then offering her another job in the govt). Historic in government attacks on private individuals and businesses( imagine if anyone in the Bush Admin had called anyone out for boycotting and/or "name calling", like Obama has done to many individuals , or set up government sponsored boycotts of private individuals or enterprise, like 4 of this Cabinet have done..), historic loss of Constitutional division between Feds, States and individuals, historic power grab, unlike any since FDR ( that hero of the left who still don't see how FDR's Admin worsened and lengthened our Great Depression), historic abuse of government power ( imagine..OUR PRESIDENT thinks he has the right to shut down entire industries!, imagine, OUR PRESIDENT thinks that it is fine to set up a website on the WhiteHouse dot gov site to report folks who disagree with him), and a historic lawsuit against a STATE for God's sake..first time in my lifetime, if not since the Civil War. At least in the Civil War a State was going AGAINST Fed law, this time the Feds are suing a State for FOLLOWING Fed law!
So, why isn't this same Admin filing lawsuits against Cities and/or States that ARE breaking Fed Law..like "Sanctuary Cities"???? Because..it has nothing to do with following the law, and everything to do with open borders/race ( you know, because the ONLY illegals we have in this country, according to the liberal template, are those of color..which cracks me up....so far from true!!)
Yes we can ( destroy this nation!)
History has been made in all areas, none of it good for our nation, and none of it good for future race relations between any "colors" in this country.
No, I am no fan of Palin, and especially not of McCain ( politically speaking..I greatly admire his personal life in many ways), but either one of them would have made much wiser Cabinet picks, and would have not surrounded themselves with this knee-jerk Castro/Chavez/Krugman/Mao/BlackPanther like attitude that has fully alienated the now vast majority of Americans.
The only good news is that the Dem party has been on full display now for all Americans to see and know, and the race card has been torn up, for most of us anyway ( the far left still tries to throw it, but it now falls in the trash)...perhaps now we can get back to a real 2 party system, right versus left, conservative versus liberal..instead of left and further left, as we had drifted into. European style, for the last 20 years. ( Bush and elite Repubs were NOT conservative/libertarians at all, contrary to whatever you may believe. They were far too far to the left for libertarians/conservatives.
Well, you guys get the last word in your echo chamber.. I am done. I think it is getting repetitive.