Palin Defeats Obama

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    In a remarkable show of political clout and influence, Sarah Palin finds herself, as she predicted when leaving Alaska's Governor's Mansion, working on the issues she and others feel as important to America. The Obamacare debate quickly proved the perfect opportunity for Palin to prove the truth of her resignation promise.

    Just a few short months ago, Obama and the Democrat Congress had the votes, the momentum, and many thought, public opinion, regarding health care reform. A thousand page bill was passed by the House, and appeared certain to be soon sent to the President. Those opposed were quickly villified within the media, while Obama himself was content to simply await the bill to reach his desk by the end of summer.

    A grassroots uprising against the bill formed several weeks ago, and it was these townhall meetings that gave voice to the opposition to Obama and his Democrats and their collective hard left policies that many in the media gleefully expressed as no longer existing. Conservative America was dead - long live socialist progressivism!

    Despite the many voices raised against Obamacare at these townhall meetings, this opposition lacked a national figure to speak as one to the heart of this disapprovall, a disapproval founded in basic mistrust of the growing power, influence, and intrusion, of government on each of our lives. And then came Sarah Palin and her use of the term "Death Panels".

    This term fired across the nation - some calling it an outrageous and irresponsible phrase from Palin, but many more shouting their consent and approval of its use. It signified the division within America today between those who feel government can and should do more in the day to day lives of Americans, and those who feel government must be limited, that in the words of Ronald Reagan, government is not the solution but rather the problem. Our current American government appears incapable of spending within its means, faces trillions of growing debt under the Obama administration, is increasingly uncertain of its own future, divided by partisan hackery, and lifelong politicians who are content to pass bills without reading them, showing even less thought to the potential consequences of such irresponsible governence. Sarah Palin's willingness to attack Obamacare head on, and in doing so, also attack the mainstream media and the entrenched privileged class of DC politics - both Democrat and Republican, showed her potential as both an important, and incredibly influential voice within and for, America.

    The pundits mocked her again of course, attempting to dismiss her views as extremist and intellectually limited. And so Palin spoke to the issue again, this time outlining the details of her views, utilizing the very contents of the proposed Obamacare bill against those who called for its passage. In doing so she not only appeared more knowledgable than those whose job it is to review and vote on the legislation, but also bested President Obama himself, who in his endless litany of White House press releases, staged public forums, and interviews, repeated generalized statements based upon little more than a smile, shrug, and ultimately, haughty assurance that he really does know what is best for America. And while that may have worked during the campaign, the American public is no longer willing to sign Obama's blank checks, and Sarah Palin has contributed greatly to that shift in public sentiment.

    Just a few days ago, Democrats agreed to remove the end-of-life provisions from the proposed healthcare bill. This proved an indisputable victory for Palin and the growing numbers opposed to Obamacare - clear proof of her growing influence within the American political landscape.

    This initial victory has now been followed up with an even more significant one. More recently the Obama White House is backing off the public health option - the most significant facet of Obamacare. This defeat will of course be spun by the White House in an effort to save political face. They will now likely focus on an all out attack against the insurance industry and come up with a new layer of prohibitive regulation and call it a victory, but this newly awakened American public will know better. Just last month Obama was demanding that a public choice option must be part of the health care reform. President Obama and his Democrats were beaten by the voice of the common people, and their newly emerging national champion - Sarah Palin. In helping to defeat Obamacare, she has pushed the president into a political corner where he now faces opposition from both the extreme liberals of his party, and the moderates. The liberals are upset at losing the public choice options, while the moderates are upset at the political damage they have received because of this same public choice option.

    It is now Sarah Palin who resides above the political fray, a plain talking voice of conservative ideals, unafraid to take on a president and his media pundits.

    If the president is not careful, he will find himself as simply the voice of liberals.

    Sarah Palin on the other hand, could very well find herself the voice of America...
     
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    The post is a memorandum talking point from one of the think tanks.

    They don't post them on the internet, so folks like Sinatra can make them seem to be grass-roots reactions from truly concerned Americans.

    It's not, and Sinatra is not.
     
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    have any proof of that, Ringo?
     
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    By all means....bring her on

    Palin represents the best republicans have to offer. Republicans would be idiots not to nominate her to run against Obama. How could she lose? Obama can't even speak without a teleprompter and Palin served 2 1/2 years as governor of Alaska

    Palin/Prejean 2012!
     
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    well, two years IS an eternity in politics.
     
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    I love these "Let's forget reality" threads.
     
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    That is a serious accusation.

    I suggest you prove it.

    Thank you.
     
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    I agree with everything Sinatra posted

    Palin would be an ideal candidate for the republicans to rally behind. She offers all the characteristics that have made the republicans so popular in the last two elections
     
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    Simply remove Sinatra's post is the correct answer if he is unwilling to post his source.

    Why censor him? It's obviously not his own work because he can't prove it.

    Never censor a stain like Elvis, though, for through his lunacy we can see the right path. His darkness allows the light to shine more clearly and see the little monsters like him lurking in the shadows.
     
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    Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune offers up some insights into how Obama and his Democrats are the primary reason for scrambling the health care issue. Some excerpts...
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    A similar scenario is playing out in the public anxiety over health care reform. Plenty of people think the existing system is in need of repair. But when they hear about expensive plans that require a more powerful and intrusive federal government, they fear that what is best in our approach to medicine may get smashed in the process.

    What is best in our approach is the exceptional quality it provides. Americans grasp that: A 2006 poll found that 89 percent were happy with the medical care they get. But President Obama and his allies in Congress don't seem to realize how good we have it.

    It's true that the United States spends more on health care than anyone else, and it's true that we rank below a lot of other advanced countries in life expectancy. The juxtaposition of the two facts, however, doesn't prove we are wasting our money or doing the wrong things.

    It only proves that lots of things affect mortality besides medical treatment. Heath Ledger didn't die at age 28 because the American health care system failed him.

    One big reason our life expectancy lags is that Americans have an unusual tendency to perish in homicides or accidents. We are 12 times more likely than the Japanese to be murdered and nearly twice as likely to be killed in auto wrecks.

    In their 2006 book, "The Business of Health," economists Robert L. Ohsfeldt and John E. Schneider set out to determine where the U.S. would rank in life span among developed nations if homicides and accidents are factored out. Their answer? First place.

    The challenge in this country is to extend coverage to the uninsured without degrading quality for everyone. With a little caution and humility, the president and Congress can find ways to achieve that goal. But first, they need to put down the hammer.

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    RealClearPolitics - What's Scary About Health Care Reform?
     
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