Wikileaks: McConnell’s Words, Palin’s Actions

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November 29, 2010

A quick observation - establishment Republican and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said job one for the GOP was denying Obama a second term. Rather than engage in their usual back biting and undermining of Palin, the establishment GOP would do well to appreciate how much they seem to have in common with her. I have no idea how all this plays out two years from now, or if it is even a factor. However, unlike a host of establishment Republicans currently trying to calculate their way to the GOP nomination in 2012, Palin remains alone in being the first prominent Republican to take the fight to Obama, time after time.

I can almost see teams of Pawlenty and Romney consultants furiously advising their bosses to jump into the fray, assuming their particular political calculus doesn't push them toward taking some middle ground on this one. If, as some critics allege, Palin lacks gravitas, surely she more than makes up for it in authenticity. I wonder how much a GOP consultant would be worth if he or she found a way to bottle that? Also, more on Wikileaks via Melissa Clouthier – and a host of good coverage, including audio of Thad McCotter, via Big Peace.

Serious Questions about the Obama Administration's Incompetence in the Wikileaks Fiasco

We all applaud the successful thwarting of the Christmas-Tree Bomber and hope our government continues to do all it can to keep us safe. However, the latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.



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Comments:
  1. gary gulrud says:

    Hey Dims, how long are you going to bleed? Got a dodge for that ream of House subpoenas? Charlie burned the campaign financing of your lawyers.
    What to do, what to do?

  2. SM says:

    Palin remains alone in being the first prominent Republican to take the fight to Obama, time after time.
    ————————————————————————–
    What’s Palin’s position on the DREAM Act, and amnesty in general?

  3. barfo says:

    I’m still waiting for Professor Palin to explain how the Obama administration is going to charge an Australian with treason.

  4. Done That says:

    Palin’s comments were right on the mark as usual. I’m glad she is taking the fight to the Administration. I can only imagine all the horrible things the MSM would be saying about these leaks if it were a Republican Administration who allowed it to happen.

  5. Ralph says:

    Palin, as usual, doesn’t have a clue what she is talking about. The GOP needs to push her aside before she drags the whole party down with her.

  6. nshner says:

    “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said job one for the GOP was denying Obama a second term.”
    Correct. And the Republican traitors are willing to destroy the country to do it.

  7. itsMike2Cents says:

    Palin’s remarks were actually predictable drivel, with some silly fox news styled rhetorical questions.
    My comment here earlier about the Wikileaks release – that “for Palin…this will be almost entirely about Obama….” is further affirmed.
    Fair enough. She has has a political agenda and books to sell. so can’t fault her too much for acting accordingly.
    But anyone foolish enough to look to SP for actual insight here or a genuine concern for the harm these leaks may cause the country…will get neither.
    But maybe she can entertainingly work it into her show.

  8. The usual RINO stampede for president is already beginning. Now we get to be re-acquainted with bystanders we haven’t heard from since 2008 and perpetual flirts like Gingrich who just won’t shut up.

  9. I swear Dan, this has to be the most troll-infested blog in the conservative blogosphere. The mindless trolls outnumber the non-trolls.

  10. itsMike2Cents says:

    Palin’s remarks were actually predictable drivel, with some silly fox news styled rhetorical questions.
    My comment here earlier about the Wikileaks release – that “for Palin…this will be almost entirely about Obama….” is further affirmed.
    Fair enough. She has has a political agenda and books to sell. so can’t fault her too much for acting accordingly.
    But anyone foolish enough to look to SP for actual insight here or a genuine concern for the harm these leaks may cause the country…will get neither.
    But maybe she can entertainingly work it into her show.

  11. 4rc says:

    a country who provide aid and comfort is just as guilty as an individual in it, that does the crime

  12. Drago says:

    nish: “Correct. And the Republican traitors are willing to destroy the country to do it.”
    Tsk tsk.
    Let’s hear no more of that leftwing rallying cry of the 2000’s “dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
    Hey nish, I’ll bet you’d like some cool show trials for all those conservative kulaks who oppose Dear Leader, wouldn’t you?
    Hey, anyone remember just how the left screamed like stuck pigs if anyone, anywhere, questioned their patriotism?
    Yeah, down the memory hole!!
    LOL

  13. Drago says:

    Posted by: itsMike2Cents | Monday, November 29, 2010 at 06:25 PM
    At a time when leftists across the globe are doing all they can to publicize internal US Government communiques, strategies and assessments, guys like Mike are doing the hard work (almost “shovel-ready work” you could say), to keep the focus on the true villain in all this: Sarah Palin.
    Thanks Mike!!

  14. nshner says:

    If a Russian nuke falls into terrorist hands because Jon Kyl is more concerned that Obama would get credit for a diplomatic achievement than keeping us safe, he’ll deserve to burn in hell.
    Yeah, they’re more concerned with playing politics than keeping us safe.
    Hey Drago — Did you ever figure out how the budget process works?

  15. salvage says:

    It’s weird how you think a Facebook post from a TV personality is somehow relevant to anything. What does the cast of Jersey Shore think?

  16. Drago says:

    nish: “Hey Drago — Did you ever figure out how the budget process works?”
    LOL
    This sounds like I left a “thread hanging”!
    I know precisely how the budget process works! LOL
    Just because GHWBush was stupid enough to let George Mitchell push him into submitting his bill without requiring the dems who controlled congress at the time to generate a budget proposal of their own, does not mean I don’t know “how it works”! LOL
    But again, if the dems in congress passed the last 2 FY budgets under GW Bush (which includes obambi), then how can obambi claim that “gee whiz, I had no idea how bad this economic situation was before I got here?”. More important question: why do you guys on the left let him do it?
    Seriously, did he just not remember that he (obambi) voted for those budgets as well as TARP I?
    He just didn’t remember?

  17. Drago says:

    nish: “If a Russian nuke falls into terrorist hands because Jon Kyl is more concerned that Obama would get credit for a diplomatic achievement than keeping us safe, he’ll deserve to burn in hell.”
    Wow.
    So now, it’s all Jon Kyl’s fault!! LOL
    You guys are too much!! Hilarious!
    Obambi and the dems, who’ve controlled congress for 4 years with massive (and for awhile, super) majorities as well as the Presidency for the last 2 years ARE STILL NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITION.
    But now, all of a sudden, it’s all Jon Kyl’s fault if a russian nuke goes off in an American city!! LOL
    Hey, wait a minute!! Didn’t all the dems spend 8 years complaining about GW Bush and the evil neo-conhaliburton Cheney stirring up “fear” of a nuclear attack??
    And now, nish, in his wisdom, is conjuring up the fear of a russian-made nuke attack on the US as a reason to support a specific START proposal.
    Wow.
    No sense of irony.

  18. nshner says:

    I guess Obama believed all those rosie economic projections the Bushies were handing out. I know, I know – why would anyone believe Republican economic projections.
    You do realize we no longer have any verification of what is happening with Russian nukes? They actually have them, unlike Iraq which didn’t.
    Let’s see – What’s the ultimate terrorist scenario? A nuke detonated somewhere in the US. What US Senator is making that more likely? Jon Kyl.

  19. unseen says:

    the amount of trolls tells me tha tPalin once agains hit the bull’s eye

  20. Drago says:

    nish: “I guess Obama believed all those rosie economic projections the Bushies were handing out.”
    LOL
    That evil Boosh fooled all those poor, poor, ill-informed dems!
    That one is never going to get old!!!
    BTW, how about this for a “rosie economic projecttion”: “Pass my stimulus and unemployment will never go above 8%”!!!
    Hmmmmm, lets see now. Where does nish go for his necessary “republicans made the well-meaning dem say something false”?
    How do you explain that “rosie economic projection” nish?
    How. Do. You?
    By all means, keep riding that “it’s Bushes fault” horse! LOL!

  21. barfo says:

    “It’s weird how you think a Facebook post from a TV personality is somehow relevant to anything. What does the cast of Jersey Shore think?”
    That’s not just a Facebook post, it’s an “action!” by Palin.
    I guess her cult members have pretty low expectations…

  22. Drago says:

    nish: “Let’s see – What’s the ultimate terrorist scenario? A nuke detonated somewhere in the US.”
    Why did the left spend 8 years telling us that stating that was “fear-mongering”?
    Why?
    nish: “What US Senator is making that more likely? Jon Kyl.”
    Yep. That US senator is now “officially responsible” if a nuke goes off in the US!
    Good luck with that one nish.
    Good. Luck.
    By all means, just keep saying that.
    It’s bound to work.

  23. Susie Q says:

    Damn, looks like Sarah smacked ‘em between the eyes, again. Why else would all the trolls be freaking out about her post? Could it be that a hell of a lot of Americans are asking the same questions, and would like some answers?

  24. nshner says:

    1. Iraq War put on the national credit card
    2. Afghanistan War put on the national credit card
    3. Massive tax cuts during a time of war put on the national credit card
    4. Medicare Part D, massive new entitlement put on the national credit card
    Yeah, much of it is Bush’s fault . He’s the guy that turned a budget surplus into a $$$$$trillion plus deficit.
    Fiscal Conservatives —– ROTFLMAO

  25. Drago says:

    nish: “Yeah, much of it is Bush’s fault . He’s the guy that turned a budget surplus into a $$$$$trillion plus deficit.”
    Poor nish.
    He so wants to go back in time to 2006 and 2008.
    Can you blame him? What else is he going to do? Run on obambi’s record?! LOL Fat chance! Time to “change the subject”, eh nish?
    BTW, what clause(s) and/or “guarantees” exist in the proposed START agreement that would preclude the Russians from slipping a suitcase nuke out the back door?
    Further, why should the US agree to a plan that “locks in” a 10-1 Russian advantage in tactical nukes vs the US and NATO?
    Further, why should the US “lock in” an inability to develop a real defensive weapons system? It’s the 80’s all over again with you guys. You just can’t help yourself.
    You will lock in every Russian advantage and all we get are “assurances” that they will “help us” in other ways.
    Is there anything more consistent than the lefts desire to assist those who don’t have America’s best interests in mind?
    BTW, if you disagree with that statement, I suggest you google “Ted Kennedy letter to Soviet leaders Reagan” and you’ll see what a real traitor is like.
    You guys never change.

  26. newrouter says:

    barfo a soros stooge. retards are dime a dozen.

  27. newrouter says:

    nshner is another soros retard that make trig look like a nobel prize winner

  28. time to rise up says:

    Wow! Don’t feed the trolls! They’re out in force tonight. I guess Palin’s latest FB post is a home run. Don’t worry, trolls; come 2013, you won’t have Obama to defend anymore.

  29. Todd says:

    PPP poll today said only 28% of Americans think Palin is electable and she failed to even get 50% of GOP who thought she was. She is staying in Alaska.

  30. Drago says:

    I have to agree with Todd.
    I do think Palin has significant barriers to overcome if she is to be elected.
    Those who compare her to Reagan forget that Reagan spent a full 40+ years coming to a refined understanding of conservative philosophers and thought, synthesizing those ideas and integrating them into his world view.
    He literally wrote thousands of his own speeches and remarks based on this research and the cumulative wisdom of great thinkers thru the ages. Even his liberal son Ron Reagan Jr has stated publicly that there was never a time when he (Ron Jr) was growing up that his father didn’t have 3 or more books that he (Ron Sr) was reading at a time.
    And it showed.
    Is media/communication/how ideas are conveyed so very different today? Yep. But is it different enough, and is Sarah Palin adept (if thats the word) enough to leverage that to both a nomination and a general election victory?
    It’s hard for me to see.
    Though I am open to it’s possibility.

  31. nshner says:

    “BTW, what clause(s) and/or “guarantees” exist in the proposed START agreement that would preclude the Russians from slipping a suitcase nuke out the back door?”
    Verification, duh.
    You know who proposed the first START Treaty?
    Ronald Reagan. The man that dreamed of a nuclear free world.

  32. m says:

    Sarah Palin is no Ronald Reagan. The bad news is her second book is not selling too well at Amazon. It is down below under no. 20 on the best book seller list. I guess everyone is getting tired of hearing Palin complaining and whiny about politic during the holiday. We need a break.

  33. Richie says:

    Can you imagine Sarah Palin ever saying that there is no red America and no blue America, but just America? Can you imagine her ever discussing her opponents without a sneer?

  34. Drago says:

    Drago: “BTW, what clause(s) and/or “guarantees” exist in the proposed START agreement that would preclude the Russians from slipping a suitcase nuke out the back door?”
    nish: “Verification, duh.”
    Seriously dude, is English really your first language?
    Let’s try this again: What clauses and/or guarantees exist in the proposed START agreement that would preclude the Russians from slipping a suitcase nuke out the back door?
    nish: “You know who proposed the first START Treaty?”
    Uh, yes, yes I do.
    nish: “Ronald Reagan. The man that dreamed of a nuclear free world.”
    Um and this is supposed to mean what? That the START treaty proposal negotiated by obambi would meet with Reagan’s approval?
    Really?
    How old are you? 18? 20?
    Do you even remember Reagan telling Gorbachev to lump it when the Soviets were demanding Reagan abandon Missile Defense development?
    Do you even know that the ACTUAL TEXT (as opposed to media matters “summaries”) of obambi’s START proposal includes a the following: “New START’s Article V, paragraph 3, explicitly limits some U.S. missile-defense options, and the treaty establishes a Bilateral Consultative Commission wherein missile defense can be the subject of further ongoing discussions and possible limitation.”
    Reagan would have laughed the Russians out of the room on that point alone, not to mention all the rest.
    You must be some kind of moron to offer up a “Hey Reagan wanted a START Treaty in the 80’s and obambi is offering a START Treaty in 2010 so those things MUST BE EXACTLY THE SAME”.
    I realize that you dems have gotten into the habit of voting for “stuff” so you “can see what’s in it”, but should you carry over your domestic legislation habits into the world of international agreements? (hint: “No”)
    READ THE ACTUAL TREATY LANGUAGE.
    Idiot.

  35. Drago says:

    richie: “Can you imagine Sarah Palin ever saying that there is no red America and no blue America, but just America? Can you imagine her ever discussing her opponents without a sneer?”
    There they go again.
    Projecting the single most distinguishing feature of their beloved leader obambi rhetorical style onto their political opponents.
    The left, the only way they’ll stop projecting is be ceasing to exist.

  36. Bill589 says:

    Lots of ‘copy & paste’ trolls. I thought I stepped in somethin’.
    Who do they consider a threat this time? Same as most times.
    Obama’s clearest lie of the day, “I don’t think about Sarah Palin.”

  37. gary gulrud says:

    If Palin is going to go third party she needs to declare early, no later than Wed. after NH.
    Would avoid the loyalist gang rape and Huckster flashing her and all the over-exposure, nastiness of the primary run.
    GOP would be totally demoralized with their lack-wit nominee, especially a week later when their opponent is revealed.

  38. Dr. Kildare says:

    This site has too many libs. Back to Mr. Dollard.

  39. salvage says:

    >Damn, looks like Sarah smacked ‘em between the eyes, again. Why else would all the trolls be freaking out about her post?
    Yes, mocking = freaking out.
    Is there anything obvious a wingnut can’t get wrong?

  40. nshner says:

    Russians sign a treaty then provide terrorists with a nuke. Gee, that makes PERFECT sense. I think the question is how old are you?
    Robert Gates, US Sec Defense on the treaty:
    Fourth, the treaty will not constrain the U.S. from developing and deploying defenses against ballistic missiles, as we have made clear to the Russian government. The U.S. will continue to deploy and improve the interceptors that defend our homeland—those based in California and Alaska. We are also moving forward with plans to field missile defense systems to protect our troops and partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia against the dangerous threats posed by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran.

  41. itsMike2Cents says:

    Drago says:
    “…guys like Mike are doing the hard work (almost “shovel-ready work” you could say), to keep the focus on the true villain in all this: Sarah Palin.”
    Well, I would not agree – but I do find that rant a little ironic as my whole point here has been how for you & co – and for Sarah Palin – it is ALWAYS about Obama…no matter what the issue.
    And you guys are the ones who bring up SP, obsessively.
    And then those who don’t see that same glow about her – egad! – respond.
    Sometimes you make some good points, but too often you’re just regurgitating the drivel, with class clown catch phrases like ‘obambi’.
    My guess is when you spend sometime away from the clubhouse you better see how all this stuff is little more complex and nuanced.
    I do understand there’s no place for such concepts here.
    And sometimes I too post accordingly…

  42. Xiaoding says:

    The Russians have never had a problem with defensive missle systems, ever.

  43. nishner says:

    Hey Drago,
    True or False:
    Jack Bauer is a fictional character

  44. barfo says:

    “Yes, mocking = freaking out.”
    It’s funny that the wingnuts can’t understand that Palin’s “pronouncements” make the news for the same reason Paris Hilton exiting a car without her panties on makes the news.

  45. salvage says:

    “It’s funny that the wingnuts can’t understand” is really all that needs to be said but to be fair it’s hard to spot the freakshow when you’re one of the clowns tumbling out of the tiny car.