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In a Sarah Palin tweet, less than five minutes ago, Sarah Palin answered critics about bringing up a local landmark, The Spudnut, during a Wednesday night interview on Fox News. Palin was sharing her views on President Obama's State of the Union address in which Obama had urged Americans to aspire to "Sputnik moment(s)".

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Relating to economic challenges, Sarah's statement is transcribed below:

If you’re near Richland, WA, you should stop by The Spudnut Shop, where you’ll find an all-American success story of a family owned small business that for over 60 years has been serving up a product that people want to buy. Businesses like this coffee shop don’t receive big government bailouts. They produce something with their own ingenuity and hard work. And here we see the former communist Soviet Union’s advancement (before its government debt-ridden demise) vs. America’s small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. We’d be well off if we had a greater appreciation for the free market ingenuity of ordinary American entrepreneurs, both great and small – whether they make high-tech gadgets or potato donuts.

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Following is a transcript of Sarah Palin's Facebook page:

Please read this article by the Hoover Institution’s Research Fellow Peter Schweizer. Schweizer, who has written extensively on the subject of the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, offers a Washington Post writer an important refresher on the real history of Sputnik, since many critics are engaged in misreporting:

Palin’s other point is that Sputnik was the sort of government bureaucratic program that got the Soviet Union in trouble; it’s an example of what eventually did them in. Citing Wikipedia (what journalistic ingenuity!), Stromberg argues that actually the Soviet Union didn’t have a debt problem until some “thirty years after” Sputnik. Perhaps instead of relying on Wikipedia, Stromberg might have consulted Robert Gates’ book From the Shadows which chronicles, in part, his career as a Soviet analyst at the CIA. (Just in case they are unaware at the Post, this is the same Robert Gates who is now the Secretary of Defense.) On page 173, he accurately points out that the CIA knew early on of the “Soviet economic crisis. From the late 1950s, CIA had clearly described the chronic weaknesses as well as the formidable military power of the Soviet Union.”

A typical criticism below, reveals what is most obvious. The left is not upset about Sarah's use of "Spudnut"; they are upset, that Palin, like many conservatives are having a fun field day mocking Obama's "WTF" "Winning the Future" theme:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin offered her thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union address Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night, and while she cleverly zeroed in on the unfortunate abbreviation of the speech’s “Win The Future” theme, Palin’s analysis quickly went rogue with reality.

You heard it here in this column, first - before Obama's address:

The natural abbreviation for "Winning the Future", which would be used on social sites such as Twitter would end up reading, "Obama's WTF plan". Imagine! (Obama's 'Winning the Future' owned by Republican Gingrich & domain holder first - But there are three good reasons he shouldn't use it)

Comments

  • walrus 3 years ago

    Sarah Palin is looking less and less presidential every day...I'd say about early spring, expect the "old Guard" republicans to tear her apart.

  • Deni 3 years ago

    "The Washington Post, which never passes up an opportunity to attack Sarah Palin, has gone after her for criticizing President Barack Obama’s “Sputnik” reference in the State of the Union Address. Palin noted accurately that what Obama was calling for was “big government” as the solution to our problems. She further pointed out big government socialistic solutions are what in part did the Soviet empire in. Those comments sent Steve Stromberg at the Washington Post into a hyperbolic fit, declaring that her analysis is “weird.” But his response indicates that he knows as little about the Soviet Union and Sputnik as President Obama’s speechwriters." ~ Peter Schweizer

    Ahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Ahhhh Dev…..ya just gotta love it when the libbies, who rush out to mock Sarah Palin, are proven to be simply ignorant of the subject matter with their Wikipedia research dependence, and Ms. Palin is…again…proven ‘in the know‘.

  • walrus 3 years ago

    the bim-bos leading the bim-bos

    (apologies to Matthew 15:14)

  • Schweizer... 3 years ago

    LOL @ Walrus.

  • Paul Kersey 3 years ago

    Misogyny thy name is walrus

  • walrus 3 years ago

    Putz thy name is Paul Kersey

  • Paul Kersey 3 years ago

    Is that the best you got? How embarrassing for you. LOL

  • walrus 3 years ago

    lol, really got under your skin, huh?

  • Schweizer... 3 years ago

    is sounding almost as convoluted as Sarwah with that flimsy excuse for her Spudnut plug. At least he wisely doesn't try to defend her crude, obscene language.

    Sarwah has obviously abandoned the idea of a Presidential run.

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    F Stilson Sr. 3 years ago

    Nobody but nobody can dribble down court and keep their eye on the basket like Sarah.

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    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Loved this Deni! "Intellectual debate is well and good, but if you’re going to condescend, you better have something to condescend about. In this case Steve Stromberg of the Washington Post just got schooled by Sarah Palin."

    "just got schooled"..............

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    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    WTF? What crude obscene language?

  • Yes... 3 years ago

    THAT crude obscene language... and don't forget the propensity to talk about testicles.

  • Mrae 3 years ago

    The LEFTISTS attack Sarah with the EXACT same frequency as their mess-sigh-uh makes mistakes.
    They attack Sarah in an effort to divert attention from the idiot in chief's incessant blunderings.

  • We... 3 years ago

    are just having a good time and a few laughs. Calm down.

  • Deni 3 years ago

    Hi Mrae!! You have been dearly missed! :-)

    Yes Dev! That whole piece bearsrepeating, eh!

    Awww, come on now "Yes".......as "We" says, we are just having
    a good time and a few laughs. Calm down!

    I mean, seriously, Winning The Future is wrong with you??

    Now if you truly want to scold some crude obscene language, I suggest you go cruise the leftist liberal blogs on this site, that should keep you busy for a good long while! ;-)

  • We... 3 years ago

    had better things to do. It is Friday night y'know... and now it's time for bed.

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    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Helloooooooooo Mrae! You better come back here and stay! We miss you.

    Deni, what can we say? We warned Obama before the speech that he better change the theme because the WTF was just toooo irresistible - the man just won't listen to the people!

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    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Amen... about some of the left language, Deni. It is, unlike ours, not in fun either.

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    Paul Williamson 3 years ago

    Walrus, you're just another intrepid internet warrior hiding behind your veil of anonymity. Nothing worse than a sexist lib except perhaps a nasty one. But nastiness is a common affliction on the left these days. Do bim-bos wear veils?

  • Deni 3 years ago

    Hahaha, that's right Dev! There are alot of benefits to be realized by listening to 'we the people'. Some folks just never learn!

    Hi Paul!

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    Paul Williamson 3 years ago

    Hi Deni. I love Sarah Palin. She's courageous. Her critics outrageous.

  • Paul Kersey 3 years ago

    The Alinsky left attacks and denigrates that which it fears most.

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    Kenneth Hayes 3 years ago

    In Tampa, police have arrested a woman for shooting and killing her two children, a 13 year old boy and a 16 year old girl, because they talked back too frequently.

    http://www.nowpublic.com/world/julie-schenecker-murder-mother-shoots-2-k...

    That damn Palin! Doesn't she know that (fill in the blank) have consequences?

    Ken

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    Paul Williamson 3 years ago

    Careful Hayes. If the Hoover dam springs a leak tomorrow you might be implicated.

  • Profile picture of Kenneth Hayes
    Kenneth Hayes 3 years ago

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha.

    I'll have an alibi: "I was in Connecticut having breakfast with a nun."

  • Paul Kersey 3 years ago

    Well, at least ya bought her breakfast. :-)

  • Deni 3 years ago

    Hey, it's an office party!! Hi Ken! Hi Paul K!

    All of our fav's are showing up!

    Paul, yes sir, she is indeed courageous, and the more they try to tear her down, the more they build her up!

    Paul K, you are soooo right! If they did not fear her, she would be merely a distant memory!! They only have themselves to blame/credit with her constant spotlight! Lol!

    Ken, HA! Great example, yes! Let the leftist rancor begin!! (Love the *fill in the blank* Lol)

  • You really don't see it? 3 years ago

    Sarwah's tearing herself down and a great big crowd has gathered to watch. She reminds me of an old Brian Eno song called, Baby's on Fire.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=draua97qH1Y

  • Profile picture of Devonia Smith
    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Hi E'body,

    Hope I haven't missed the party.

    @ You really don't see it?

    Can we even count how many times the lame stream media has counted Sarah Palin down and out? hahahaha That lady has more come-backs than - well, Bill Clinton......

  • Profile picture of Devonia Smith
    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    hahaha, there you go Kenneth. What did you and the nun have for breakfast? *wink*wink*

    @ Paul Williamson - I admire her tenacity, her courage and most of all, her love for America.

    @ Paul K - Right, Ken treats women right.

    @ Deni - Drat. I missed the party. Maybe next time. I have had company today and my-oh-my - that cuts into computer time.

  • your company 3 years ago

    next time we just won't come over to your house!

  • labman57 3 years ago

    Wow. Once again, Palin shows an inability to take responsibility for her own failures and shortcomings. This is yet another one of Palin's fatal flaws -- she is totally incapable of ever admitting that she made a mistake in a tweet, Facebook posting, speech, or during an interview.

    "Hello, America. My name is Sarah Palin, and I am so blessed that my sh*t don't stink, don't ya know."

    In Palin's infamous Sputnik moment, Sarah was trying to take a Six Degrees of Separation approach to explaining causal relationships in major historical events. This is what happens when you have a simplistic, comic book-level understanding of world history.

    Palin has repeatedly demonstrated an inability for cogent, rational, substantive extemporaneous speaking, largely the result of her brain being on auto-pilot as she relies almost exclusively on memorized shallow, often snarky talking points during her speeches and (exclusively T-ball) interviews.

    Bottom line. Palin won't waste her time with any interviewer who will not guarantee

    1) advanced screening of all questions

    2) no followup questions without her realtime permission.

    On the other hand, her continual need to rationalize and justify her frequent faux pas with irrational and fabricated backstories illustrates why she is regarded as the Tommy Flanagan of national politics.

  • Profile picture of Devonia Smith
    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Labman57: Your comment is "parroted" from http://illuminate.newsvine.com/_news/2010/11/26/5530987-sarah-palin-clea...

    Do you have *anything* original to add to this conversation?

  • Deni 3 years ago

    HAHAHAHA! Surprise, surprise...........

    The left gets their propensity for plagiarism directly from their dear leader Øbama himself.

    If it weren't for the *daily talking points memo* they all receive and parrot, they would have nothing to say at all! ;-)

  • Profile picture of Devonia Smith
    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Hi Deni,

    Right. It's like WTF? Why would Obama's Election 2012 Campaign managers toy with "Winning the Future" or any campaign slogan without at least the minimum of a basic Google vetting.

    Was it you or Amy who mentioned, that now that, *thanks to Gore*, the "information highway" is available - why would someone lift a slogan for a presidential theme, or a comment typed elsewhere and think it might be foisted off on an unaware public as their very own original?

    Have they no shame nor sense?

  • Devonia... 3 years ago

    Winning the Future is not WTF and you know it, Stop acting like a computer illiterate hayseed that doesn't know any better. As far as jacking part of the title of a book from a has-been politician and an obscure website name, it was a move of marketing genius. Doing so signaled to anybody paying attention, "to the winner goes the spoils". With that small gesture, the leader of the western world has all your collective panties in a wad over a couple of words.

  • xx 3 years ago

    Huh? Is there a gibberish translator in the house?

  • Deni 3 years ago

    "Have they no shame nor sense?"

    Ummmm.........both! Lol!

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    TreadLightly 3 years ago

    I really like Sarah and hope that she doesn't run for a national office. Why? Because she is so great at sending the Left into convulsive Tourettes episodes.

    I think that if she can continue to rally the conservative base, attract the Left's piss & vinegar, and take the heat off of the folks really getting down to business of sorting this mess out....then I'm all for it.

    However, if she does run and in some alternate universe actually wins, then I am afraid that this country will be saturated with Inquirer-grade stories and the vile-venom of the Left will consume what should be meaningful hours and days...

  • Profile picture of Paul Williamson
    Paul Williamson 3 years ago

    It's amazing how so many leftist rants directed at Sarah Palin are devoid of specifics.

  • Profile picture of Devonia Smith
    Devonia Smith 3 years ago

    Selecting a campaign slogan that will be open to ridicule is never a good thing.

  • Paul Kersey 3 years ago

    Conservative campaign slogan, circa 2010 ...

    "We elected Obama once, WTF !"

  • ;-) 3 years ago

    This was enjoyable.

    Paul, Ken, Dev, Deni, Tread, Mrae, and others that aren't well, stupid.

    You did a mahvelous job.

    As for wally and that other annoying dude.

    You two suck.

    Give it up already! lol...

    They got the pithy and ya don't.

    That's right, I said, ya don't.

    Now run along and go get me an iced tea waitress!

    ;-)

  • ;-) 3 years ago

    sorry, I meant to mention Paul and Paul too

    you two rock!

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