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Yes, Unlike Obama, Sarah Palin Has Actual Accomplishments in Her Career

Not that anyone would know that, considering the only thing about which the mass media seems concerned with regards to Sarah Palin is SNL-type reporting or National Enquirer-type reporting. Commenter Dan here, though, reminds us that Sarah Palin actually does have quite a good history of impressive political accomplishments:

I often marvel at how people IGNORE all of Sarah Palin’s accomplishments. They act like she has none and is popular for no particular reason other then people identify with her. Please share these FACTS.

1. Sarah took on corruption in her own party and risked her career in politics doing it. Name one politician who has done this that is currently serving. By the way, has Obama asked Charlie Rangel to step aside? NO, they are in the same party after all.

2. Sarah cut the budget in the Alaska which is unheard of. She saved money when the oil money was flowing in so now when the oil price dropped they are not cutting police or education or raising taxes to balance the budget. How are New York and California doing by the way on their budgets? How is Obama doing with his deficit projections? 9 trillion right?

3. Sarah TOOK ON THE MOST POWERFUL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD, the big oil companies to make sure Alaskans were getting a fair shake and SHE WON. Has Obama bucked the big labor unions in a similar fashion? Or the trial lawyers?

4. Sarah negotiated a natural gas pipeline deal that will result in the largest construction project in North America which will produce REAL JOBS and will provide CLEAN energy to the lower 48. Has Obama ever… oh never mind, its obvious he has not done anything like this and neither has anyone else who currently serves.

These are major accompishments and cannot be denied. Now, if you question whether the electorate knows about these things and therefore would not vote for her because they did not know them, I grant you that, but that is what a book tour, interviews, and a CAMPAIGN is for.

I stand with her. …

Posted by: Dan at November 25, 2009 08:41 PM

As do I. And the more Americans find out about her, I believe they will too.

UPDATE 12/03/2009: I decided to look at the referrers for this post and I came across this one. In the comments, people are all up in arms about me claiming that Obama has no accomplishments — (and no, despite what one of the idiot commenters states, winning a Presidential election is not an “accomplishment”. It’s akin to saying that I accomplish something by succeeding in a job interview and getting a job. Obama passed a job interview. Big deal. That is not an accomplishment. What one does on the job is an accomplishment.) — and many were copy/pasting the below list of “accomplishments” for Obama. Upon doing a Google Search, it seems this has been spammed all over the internet on various comment sections… never with any attribution, never with any citations to verify anything. So, in the interest of fairness, I decided to look into this shining example of Barack Obama’s grand political accomplishments:

– Graduated first black president of Harvard Law Review having won trust and support of conservative members.

So? What were his accomplishments while President of the Harvard Law Review? What did he write? What did he review? Anything? If he was such a great President of the Harvard Law Review, why can’t we know about his accomplishments there? Or was his only ‘accomplishment’ the fact that he was a BLACK President? Sorry, that’s not an accomplishment.

— Passed over 600 high-money law firm offers to work for civil rights practice at fractional pay.

This is an accomplishment? Please. Try harder.

— Added health insurance for 20,000 children, welfare reforms, earned-income tax credits, and increased minimum wage in Illinois.

Added health insurance for children? Was that as a supplement to his wife’s patient dumping at the University of Chicago Hospitals?

‘Welfare reforms’, huh? Does this mean that he helped to get people OFF of welfare and into jobs? Or did he simply enact “welfare reforms” to help keep people enslaved to the government and stuck on welfare?

‘Increased minimum wage’. Which is a job-killer, which hurts the low-income, low-skilled, minority community the most. Brilliant ‘accomplishment’.

— Reformed death-penalty cases, requiring that interrogations be video-recorded. Passed Illinois Senate 58-0. Signed into law by Illinois governor who first opposed Obama’s bill. Obama succeeded by building consensus with conservative opposition.

Ah yes, his death penalty reform. Which included voting against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders. Not to mention, Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators. Wow, great accomplishments there!

— Opposed Iraq war publicly, long before invasion. Accurately depicted it as of undetermined length, undetermined cost, undetermined objective, with a great likelihood of civil war breaking out.

He publicly opposed the Iraq war effort. Wow. What an accomplishment. And he was wrong on every account about it. Thanks only to the leadership of President Bush, the COIN (Counter Insurgency) plan and leadership of GEN Petraeus and the hard work of our US military, the Iraq war effort has been a great success. I don’t call being against something which is a success, to be an “accomplishment”. Nice try.

— Expanded program to locate and dismantle stray Russian WMD with Republican Senator Lugar.

Hmmm, I find it interesting that upon doing a Google search to verify this info, the only citation is this ‘list of accomplishments’ being copy/pasted all over different websites’ comment sections. Without, of course, any link to a credible source of the info.

— Passed major ethics and lobbying reform bill with Russ Feingold, insisting upon tougher restrictions around gifts, meals, etc. And extended the interval preventing exiting congress members from moving directly into lobbyist positions.

While this is true, people are honestly putting up Barack Obama as some example of good ethics? That’s a laugh! Let’s see… his shady land deal with corrupt Tony Rezko, his funneling of taxpayer money to his wife’s hospital, his wife’s patient dumping scheme at the University of Chicago Hospitals, his time on the Woods Fund with terrorist Billy Ayers shuffling money to ACORN and his radical mentor Rev Wright’s Church TUCC, just to name a few.

Let’s also not forget him getting his opponents kicked off the ballots when he ran for State Legislature and working with the Chicago media to smear Senator Jack Ryan by illegally releasing his divorce records to the public to force him to drop out of the race. Yeah, Barack Obama is one shining example of ethics in politics. Riiiiight. And I don’t think anyone in their right mind wants to talk about Obama’s record on lobbyists, including his lies about cozying up to the oil industry lobbyists.

— Toured Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, and Palestinian territories, telling Palestinian Authority Abbas that US would never recognize Hamas leaders until they renounced mission to attack Israel.

Yeah, ‘just words’ — as Obama would say — considering Obama is best buddies with two Israel-haters in Rev Jeremiah Wright and terrorist Billy Ayers. Not to mention his cozying up to PLO operative Rashid Khalidi in LA. Obama has a long record of being anti-Israel and pro-Palestine.

— Cosponsored Secure Orderly Immigration Act by John McCain. Passes Senate 62-36. Makes undocumented persons who have been here 5+ years only allowed to stay and apply for citizenship if they pay back-taxes, learn English, and have no criminal record.

Oh please. Not even John McCain’s supporters believed this was anything more than political bullshit. There was no need to pass this “Act”, since the laws were already on the books. The problem is that no one ENFORCES them. THAT is what I am talking about when I say ACCOMPLISHMENT. An accomplishment is something which produces RESULTS. Passing Acts and Laws are not accomplishments. Now, if those acts and laws produce results, THEN they can be deemed accomplishments. But just passing meaningless Acts and Laws which never have any effect on anything, since no one enforces them… not an accomplishment.

— Communicated frankly to Michigan automaker executives of need to increase fuel-efficiency standards by at least 3% per year.

OOOOOOH, he communicated! That’s an accomplishment? Communicating. Wow. High standards you have there. What did this communicating accomplish? NOTHING.

— Many aisle-crossing bi-partisan solutions throughout 10 years of senate experience (8 state, 2 federal).

Really? So what are they? Funny you don’t list them, just state something without attribution or citation. Brilliant.

— 100% approval rating from the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood. National Education Association gives him an “A” on their most recent scorecard.

OOOOOH! Now approval ratings by left-wing organizations are accomplishments! Wowee!

— In Illinois State Senate sponsored 780 bills, 280 were signed into law.

Really? What are they? What did these laws ACCOMPLISH (yes, there’s that word again — accomplishment)? Did he sponsor a jay-walking bill? Did he sponsor a walking and chewing gum at the same time bill? And what is the reason for 500 bills not being signed into law? Were they meaningless crap he sponsored just to make it look like he was doing something while in office? Funny how you don’t say.

Also, while you’re looking up that information, you might want to find out which ones were bills sponsored by other Democrats, but had Obama’s name added to them thanks to Obama’s buddy Emil Jones.

— In first year as US Senator, held 39 town-hall meetings throughout his state, sponsored 152 bills and resolutions, and cosponsored 427 more.

OOOOOOOOH! Holding meetings! Sponsoring and cosponsoring bills… which you don’t list. More non-accomplishments! Great job!

— Designated US Senate point person on ethics by Speaker Harry Reid.

Oh boy, the liberal idiot Reid appointed a man completely devoid of a history of good ethics, with absolutely no time in the Senate, as a point person on something on which he has no experience. What an accomplishment!

So this is the Obama-lovers’ defense of their messiah’s record of “accomplishments”. Pathetic.

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November 25, 2009 , 5:41PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Energy, Michelle Obama, Raila Odinga, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright, Sarah Palin, Trinity United Church of Christ, William Ayers | Comments Off on Yes, Unlike Obama, Sarah Palin Has Actual Accomplishments in Her Career

Manchurian Obama?

I can’t say that it has not crossed my mind. Personally, I don’t believe Obama is stupid at all. I believe he truly believes in the ideologies of the people with whom he has surrounded himself his entire life: Black Liberation Theology, Socialism, Communism, Marxism. That said, I don’t believe he is any sort of genius who has had every bit of his master plan work out for him. I do believe he sought out powerful, influential people who shared his beliefs in Black Liberation Theology, Socialism, Communism and Marxism in order to help him destroy this country. He knew he was the perfect vessel through which he could completely deceive the masses.

But I still wonder just how much Obama is really in control and just how much everything he does is simply orchestrated by his radical handlers and he simply serves as the vessel to deceive and sell and implement the radical policies.

“It’s some creepy stuff to be sure. Rush intimated the other day that it’s possible that there is someone/thing “running” Obama, but that he wasn’t sure. Generally, these kind of statements are the garden variety kookiness that simmers beneath the surface on both the right and left. But, consider the leaked statement to Isreal (“We are going to change the world, please don’t interfere”) along with BO’s other statist goals and I don’t know what to think, really. Here’s to hoping that it is just kookiness and not fact…..”Posted by: volfan at August 04, 2009 03:25 PM

The scary part, if you think about it and put this in context with his entire political career, is that Obama being “run” by someone/thing is not too far-fetched.

(1) Gained cred from TUCC, Rev Wright and ACORN in Chicago
(2) Political career jumpstarted by terrorist William Ayers
(3) Job at Chicago Annenberg Challenge given to him by terrorist William Ayers
(4) Cushy house in Chicago helped financed by slumlord Tony Rezko
(5) Won election to State Legislature by dirty tactics
(6) Once in State Legislature, lead Democrat Emil Jones put his name on all existing legislation which was sponsored by other Democrats in order to “make [him] President”
(7) With the exception of his championing of infanticide in IL, he voted “present” pretty much every time to keep his radicalism hidden
(7) Jack Ryan’s divorce papers opened to force him out of the race to get Obama to run unopposed
( Given a prime spot in the 2004 DNC Convention to introduce him to the world with a speech full of empty platitudes
(9) George Soros backing/funding once he got into the Senate to plan for his Presidential run
(10) Mass media not only not being critical of him, but also praising him, willingly being his propaganda outlet AND deliberately smearing and attacking all his opponents, from Sarah Palin to Joe the Plumber

That’s just off the top of my head and doesn’t even include the tens of things he’s already done in 6 months as president…

The truly scary thing, in my opinion, is that I cannot figure out if Obama is the true radical, who has mastered hiding his true self and selling himself as some moderate ‘messiah’ to the masses, as an expert Saul Alinkski student would… or if he is just a willing pupper of many different anti-American, anti-capitalist, pro-Communist, anti-Israel groups within the United States.

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 04, 2009 03:57 PM

More good points:

“What was that quote from Dark Knight (haven’t seen it) about some just wanting to watch it burn?

Seems he’s just pushing to incite some kind of revolt, or total collapse due to an Atlas Shrugged moment.

Does he think he can just remain above it all or is he just that sick?”

Posted by: Scott J. at August 04, 2009 04:03 PM

He’s that filled with a thirst to exact revenge on whites, the successful, and the West. He indicated that inflicting pain is his goal when he said, during the campaign, that he would still raise capital gains taxes, even if it resulted in reduced receipts to the government. The Precedent said that it was an issue of “fairness” (i.e. revenge). The Precedent doesn’t care about helping anyone. He is motivated by hurting those he thinks deserve the pain … and that’s us, and the West, in general.

We’ve all been given fair warning about this. The rest of the Washington junta are just useful idiots whose socialist desires help The Precedent carry out his intended destruction.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 04, 2009 04:11 PM

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“He’s a true 100% radical. Born and bred. He needs people pushing and steering only because he’s a wimpy guy, not a real leader. But he approves of the direction and the plan. He cannot even conceive of any other direction to take.”

Posted by: Marilena at August 04, 2009 04:05 PM

Oh, and this is the quote from The Dark Knight, which is very apt:

Alfred Pennyworth: Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Also, here is another quote by The Joker from that movie which describes Obama well:

The Joker: Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair!

This is EXACTLY what Obama is all about, and has been all about his entire political career: anarchy. Anarchy through ACORN, through Saul Alinsky “community organizing”, anarchy through stirring up racism, stirring up class warfare, stirring up hatred for Wall Street, stirring up hatred for “the rich”, stirring up hatred for Big Oil, Big Business, Big Insurance, Doctors, people who drive SUVs, etc etc etc. Anarchy and chaos is EXACTLY what Obama and his Saul Alinsky-trained Marxist minions want.

They want the chaos, because they want “crisis”. Because, as he and his handlers have stated, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Good question:

OK, so what’s the tipping point? The Carter Moment when the country looks and sighs a collective WTF and the tide begins to turn? What event(s) would cause people to consider that they elected a radical that would just as soon see America burn rather than shine? So long as the MSM treats him like his halo can’t be dimmed, then it’ll be an uphill battle – but what could happen for even them to pull an about face? Anyone?

Posted by: volfan at August 04, 2009 04:20 PM

August 4, 2009 , 3:44PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Communism, Fascism, Leftist Groups, Liberalism, Marxism, Racism, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky, Socialism, Trinity United Church of Christ, William Ayers | Comments Off on Manchurian Obama?

Obama’s Actions Need to be Put into Context with His Radical Background

I left this comment at this post at HotAir regarding Obama’s recent despicable actions in legitimizing the tyrant Hugo Chavez in Venezuela: Should we scold Obama for shaking Chavez’ hand?

“Letting Ortega’s rant pass with just a quip about its length, though, deserves some scorn. If the President doesn’t want to defend his country at these international gatherings from unfair diatribes, what’s the point of attending at all?”

Ed — Why would Obama *not* give Ortega’s rant a pass, when he clearly agrees with it? He sat in TUCC for 20 years listening to similar crap and agreed with it. His background clearly shows that he agrees with America’s enemies about America. What’s the point of attending? To show his allegiance with these people, duh.

Have you and everyone else just decided to not put anything Obama has been doing the last 2 years into context with his 2-decade background of being mentored by racists, socialists, communists, Marxists and America-haters?

Seriously, wake up. Why is anyone surprised here? The man agrees with our enemies. If you need to, go back and read up on Obama’s background, read up on Rev Wright’s mentoring of him, read up on Billy Ayers’ mentoring of him, read up on all the policies and America-hating with which Obama agrees with his mentors and these enemies of capitalism and America.

Please, stop being so dense as to why Obama is doing this stuff. It is plainly obvious: he agrees with them.

Obama isn’t apologizing about the last 8 years of the Bush Administration, he’s apologizing for America’s entire history. Obama’s CHANGE is not about changing and transforming America back to Clinton from Bush, but changing and transforming the America of the last 200+ years into a new Obama America, which is the vision of Wright, Ayers and people such as Chavez and Castro.

Please, stop looking at this in a gawddamned political vacuum and put this in proper context. We are never going to wake people up to this man’s plans for America and prevent it from happening, by getting enough people to vote him out of office, if we can’t even build up the courage to call him out for what he is.

Michael in MI on April 20, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Upon reading a few more comments, I added this one:

“The ‘point’ of attending the conference was to bring the US down to the level of the banana republics.”

notagool on April 20, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Exactly.

2 years of campaigning, exposing 2+ decades of his radical Leftist background, and 5 months in office as President, and usually intelligent bloggers on the Right *still* cannot figure out why Obama does what he does. If even righty bloggers like Ed are still clueless, — or continuing to play dumb — then it’s no surprise that 60+ million Americans were clueless back in November (and the vast majority of those people are still bowing down and worshiping at the altar of Obama to this day).

This really is sad. Ed, I respect your blogging and op-eds a great deal, but this playing dumb about why Obama is doing what he is doing is really getting old. Not just by you, mind you, but by most bloggers and pundits on the Right. 2+ damn decades of background. Come on! Add it all up and connect the damn dots already, would you please?

This is like what the Left does with Operation Iraqi Freedom and the “War on Terror”. They ignore 10-15 years of terrorism and Saddam’s actions leading up to 2001-2003 and call it all BS. That is exactly what you and many others on the right are now doing with Obama. You’re ignoring 2+ decades of his background and all the corruption and lies during his campaign and just analyzing his actions as President in a political vacuum. I expect this kind of nonsense from the Left, not the Right.

Michael in MI on April 20, 2009 at 6:29 PM

April 20, 2009 , 4:57PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Class Warfare, Communism, Dr James H Cone, Fascism, Hugo Chavez, Liberalism, Marxism, Racism, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky, Socialism, Trinity United Church of Christ, Weather Underground, William Ayers | Comments Off on Obama’s Actions Need to be Put into Context with His Radical Background

Obama vs Palin – Who’s More Springer-ish?

Jerry Springer, that is.

The mass media is *still* in full attack, smear and destroy mode with Sarah Palin. Apparently, they find so much over which to ridicule her and her family, yet found absolutely nothing regarding Barack Obama and his 2-decade political history and awkward family upbringing.

Via HotAir Headlines, I thought this comment there in response to a Palin-hater was great:

This whole Sarah Palin thing has just turned into one great big disgusting episode of the Jerry Springer show. Why can’t she just crawl back into whatever hole in the ground she came out of and leave the public spotlight forever. It’s the very least her and her horribly dysfunctional family could do for the country and the Republican Party.

John on April 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM

And yet, we have a president whose mother briefly married his father, after their relationship ended married another man, left Barak in the care of her parents for years at a time, and he has siblings and half-siblings scattered all over the globe.

I could go on and on, but I’ll end with the breaking story that his half-brother Samson apparently wasn’t allowed to get a visa in the U.K. over sex assault charges.

Obama brother accused of UK sex assault — Samson denied British visa after incident with teen girl in Berkshire

But, yeah, Palin has a “dysfunctional” family with her husband of 20+ years, several children living in their home with both parents, one son in the military and a daughter living in their home with her baby.

/sarc

cs89 on April 11, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Heh. Yep. Apparently, having a normal, run-of-the-mill American family is apparently bad for American politics. But the following is definitely worthy of an American President:

* choosing a racist, America-hating, Black Supremacist preacher as one’s spiritual and political mentor for 2 decades
* choosing a racist, America-hating, Black Supremacist “Christian” Church for one’s marriage and for one’s daughters to attend
* choosing an America-hating, Communist domestic terrorist as one’s political mentor and using his political connections to jump start one’s political career
* choosing to work for an America-hating, Communist domestic terrorist and spreading his ideology within the Chicago school system by way of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge
* having one’s grandmother live in America illegally for years
* supporting and campaigning for one’s radical Islamist cousin as he runs for office in one’s native Kenya
* marrying a woman who is ashamed of the racist United States until her husband wins a political Party’s nomination for President

As commenter “cs89” states, I could go on and on and on. The people who ridicule Sarah Palin’s personal life as a disgrace to politics yet worship at the throne of Obama are absolute pathetic tools.

April 11, 2009 , 6:53PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Liberalism, Marxism, Media Bias, Racism, Raila Odinga, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright, Sarah Palin, Trinity United Church of Christ, Weather Underground, William Ayers | Comments Off on Obama vs Palin – Who’s More Springer-ish?

Teleprompter Jesus vs El Rushbo – Here’s a Thought…

What would be interesting would be for the mass media to do an analysis of what Rush has been doing (charities, military support, etc) and saying (conservative principles) since he has been on the air in 1988… and compare that to what The Obama has been doing (racist Church, communist, racist, Marxist terrorist buddies Ayers and Wright along with ACORN, Chicago Annenberg Challenge, dealings with Rezko, support for Raila Odinga in Kenya, etc) and saying (communist, terrosist-appeasing, anti-Israel, Marxism, Alinsky-ism, etc) since 1988.

That would be quite the eye opener if done in a completely objective way.  

Then we can have a true discusson about what is and is not “un-American”.

January 27, 2009 , 3:11PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Censorship, Communism, Conservatism, Fascism, Kenya, Liberalism, Marxism, Racism, Raila Odinga, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright, Rush Limbaugh, Socialism, Trinity United Church of Christ, Weather Underground, William Ayers | Comments Off on Teleprompter Jesus vs El Rushbo – Here’s a Thought…