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Happy Palin Day!

Sarah Palin

Five years ago today, John McCain selected then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket — and thus began an epoch filled with great political laughs for Americans in general and us snarky liberals in particular.

Palin has been the target of hundreds of barbs on this blog over these past 60 months, and HERE‘s a collection of scores of those posts for your reading pleasure.

 

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  1. …and guaranteed his presidential bid failure.

  2. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/21/leftists-say-sarah-palins-right-obama-lacks-substa/

    A couple of noted liberal political activists, first Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky, have found common ground with the most unlikeliest of individuals — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and admit she’s right on at least one key view: President Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of substance.
    At least he didn’t during his presidential campaign, Mr. Chomsky said in a recent interview with the left-wing outlet Democracy Now.

    “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey, changey stuff,’ she was right. There was nothing there,” he said, the Inquisitr blog reported. “And it was understood by the people who run the political system, and so it’s no great secret that the U.S. electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza … it’s sort of a marketing affair.”
    Mr. Chomsky is a well-known professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an internationally recognized author and political activist for liberal causes. And his support of the Mrs. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, comes on the heels of more of the same from another noted liberal, Mr. Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman.
    Last month, the Inquisitr reported that Mr. Dean wrote in The Wall Street Journal: “One major problem [with Obamacare] is the so-called independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them.”
    He didn’t mention Mrs. Palin, but she was speaking of the same problem during the same time frame — and taking big media hits from a mocking press for her view.
    Mr. Dean finished in his WSJ article: “Getting rid of the IPAB is something Democrats and Republicans ought to agree on.”

  3. Steverino

    Spot on Doc she’s absolutely brilliant.

  4. Tell it to Dean and Chomsky big boy.

  5. doc: That crap you’ve quoted from the Moonie paper is really a stretch — especially the part where they’ve found Howard Dean agreeing with Palin on one bureaucratic aspect of Obamacare.

    Dean didn’t mention Palin by name, nor would he agree with her overall opposition to Obamacare (or hardly anything else), but the tenuous link drawn by the Moonie paper sure did impress you, didn’t it?

  6. Are you saying the quoted material is madeup or a lie?

    Are you saying the IPAB is not the “death panel” to which Palin referred? The same IPAB that Dean said should be gotten rid of?

    I think your beef is with your liberal heroes on this one, not the Washington Times.

  7. doc: Two questions:

    1. Did Howard Dean refer to “death panels”?

    2. Do you agree with Palin and all those other right-wing kooks on that “death panel” crap?

    Face it, doc. The moonie paper was really stretching in its effort to make it look like Howard Dean is an ideological kin of Sarah Palin.

    But if you want to continue your campaign of justifying Palin’s idiocies, go right ahead.

  8. The death panel crap depends on where you stand. This board does indeed have the right to decide to authorize payment for various medical procedures and treatments using population based statistics and cost-benefit analysis.

    If you are and advocate for the “whole herd” and in charge of paying for the care of the herd that makes perfect sense. But if you are an individual “cow” in the herd then you just might need to be culled for the betterment of all.

    Will they order the death of an individual patient? No. But they will make decisions that will hasten the death of some individuals.

    Howard Dean IS against the IPAB.

    Noam Chomsky did say : “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey, changey stuff,’ she was right. There was nothing there,” he said, the Inquisitr blog reported. “And it was understood by the people who run the political system, and so it’s no great secret that the U.S. electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza … it’s sort of a marketing affair.”

  9. Howard Beale

    Why don’t we focus a little more on Moochelle’s trips to Spain, Africa, and coming out with a school lunch menu that none of the children want to eat because it tastes like the dung of a typical liberal?

    This (urp … gag … blech) “president” make Carter look like a Greek God

  10. Brian Opsahl

    One death panel not discussed Doc…is before the ACA even had a chance, insurance executives decieded who was covered…so if you had a pre-excisting condition they just sited that and denied you coverage (like my brother who now has cancer) then you never go to see a doctor (cost to much without insurance) then boom your dead …!!!

    And somehow Doc feels this is a better plan…because that is exactly how it was before…?

  11. And you comment makes you look like an ass, Howard.

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