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How Palin Kicked Obama to the curb.

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Palin Wins: If she's dim and Obama is brilliant, how did he lose the argument to her?


The first we heard about Sarah Palin's "death panels" comment was in a conversation last Friday with an acquaintance who was appalled by it. Our interlocutor is not a Democratic partisan but a high-minded centrist who deplores extremist rhetoric whatever the source. We don't even know if he has a position on ObamaCare. From his description, it sounded to us as though Palin really had gone too far.


A week later, it is clear that she has won the debate. President Obama himself took the comments of the former governor of the 47th-largest state seriously enough to answer them directly in his so-called town-hall meeting Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H. As we noted Wednesday, he was callous rather than reassuring, speaking glibly--to audience laughter--about "pulling the plug on grandma."


The Los Angeles Times reports that Palin has won a legislative victory as well: "A Senate panel has decided to scrap the part of its healthcare bill that in recent days has given rise to fears of government "death panels," with one lawmaker suggesting the proposal was just too confusing" ....


One can hardly deny that Palin's reference to "death panels" was inflammatory. But another way of putting that is that it was vivid and attention-getting. Level-headed liberal commentators who favor more government in health care, including Slate's Mickey Kaus and the Washington Post's Charles Lane, have argued that the end-of-life provision in the bill is problematic--acknowledging in effect (and, in Kaus's case, in so many words) that Palin had a point.


If you believe the media, Sarah Palin is a mediocre intellect, if even that, while President Obama is brilliant. So how did she manage to best him in this debate? Part of the explanation is that disdain for Palin reflects intellectual snobbery more than actual intellect. Still, Obama's critics, in contrast with Palin's, do not deny the president's intellectual aptitude. Intelligence, however, does not make one immune from hubris.




Just to rub it in.


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Because regardless of the left's not liking our AMERICAN values,


they are real, and legit.


OBama has NO values, just leftist dogma he learned in college, and he


has used that radical subculture to become successful.


No values, no honesty...


Obama is a radical subcultural carpet-bagger.

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No, you mean how the left love American soldiers to die, so they can


laugh about it on a Brownsboard, and in the media, and in the presidency,


and on blogs,


While the rest of us REAL Americans mourn that the war on terror is a real


terror, and we do NOT laugh off the deaths of Americans on 9/11.


But DO whine some more about wanting serious conversations, Chocodile.

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keep towing that line cal.....you make sheeple proud.


so you mourn the deaths of those you sent to fight in a war that was created based on....lies?


oh nevermind, your dumb ass still thinks there was wmds.....and that bin laden was buddy buddy with saddam.



why not just say it was an attempt by a half-witted zealot to avenge his daddy and get the religious war moving? they kicked your ass in the crusades.


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forget the wmd's.


My friend who was IN IRAQ in INTEL came home, and called me. He was always


a liberal wacko, and the two of us talking politics was never constructive. Say,


that sounds familiar....


anyways, I asked him if we should have gone into Iraq.


He said "In a word, YES."


He said if the American people knew information that was classified, they


would all agree that we should have.


But he wouldn't tell me anything more. I asked him why, and he said:


"Um, because it's classified".


So, I believe him.

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