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AdLib On January - 14 - 2011

For the first time, President Barack Obama and former Governor Sarah Palin debate each other on what’s occurred in Arizona, the tone of rhetoric in politics and the American people:

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bito says:

    Now over 1,100 views!!

    Am I old, wrong or just plain sexist, but should she have worn a blouse for her “presidential” statement?

  2. bito says:

    A trip down memory lane?

    Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama

    Sarah Palin’s attacks on Barack Obama’s patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed during the final weeks of the campaign.
    The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin’s attacks.

    Michelle Obama, the future First Lady, was so upset that she turned to her friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett and said: “Why would they try to make people hate us?

  3. Khirad says:

    After Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin isn’t retreating, she’s reloading

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20110115/ts_csm/356753

    • kesmarn says:

      MSNBC is dealing with the same situation even as we speak, Khirad, with Pat Buchanan ardently defending his “woman” Sarah (who, we find out, is going to speak at a gun show this week!).

      Liked this paragraph from the article:

      “Doubtless there are conservatives who will thrill to Ms. Palin’s pugnacity,” writes columnist Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times. “But voters in the center, where presidential elections are won, don’t like the idea of politics as a blood sport. They yearn for vision, stature, steadiness, a nod toward the ideal of bipartisan compromise and evidence of real competence – from conservative and liberal candidates alike. Ms. Palin has given them none of those things.”

  4. bito says:

    Introducing Ms. Palin


    Google? You-Tube?

    • Kalima says:

      Unbelievable bito, like closing your eyes and picking a place on a map with your finger. The fact that they can even sit there and talk about it is quite amazing. I have no time for the Mark whateverhisname guy on the left (of the screen I mean) otherwise he’s quite Right in his leanings on that awful “Morning Joe” show.

      So now we know how McCain chose his VP, Eeny Meeny Miny Mo. I thank the Lord he lost, now I just wish he’s get over it.

  5. boomer1949 says:

    kalima,

    yes dear i do, and a brilliant rhinestone saddle to boot, which I cherish.

    however, being the self-absorbed, liberal democrat i am, i have decided there needs to be more payback for my efforts. forget the pony, just focus on the damn mug thingy already. πŸ˜‰

    ***and since when did “news” pundits become clinical psychologists and/or psychiatrists?

    what is it about “fueling a fire” these people (pundit/analysts) don’t understand?

    Puhleeze?!?

    Sarah Lee Harasser needs to set every last one of them straight; thank you very much.

    I am sick and tired of professionals attempting to be professional in their non-profession of choice. Good grief!

    Yes, I wanted to be a nurse like kes, oh my goodness, did i ever. However, I have enough common sense, much less stupidity, to know I am BEYOND unqualified to analyze what kes does when she is caring for her patients.

    Gwen, and Washington Week, has just lost a viewer. As soon as I wrap my head around this, I intend to write a long, hand-written and candid letter to Gwen. I was so proud of her when she left NBC, yet the Koch Boys, however remotely, sign her paycheck.

    I could go on and on, but this is not the appropriate venue.

    Seriously? Just pisses me off!

    • kesmarn says:

      Oh dear boomer, when you hear what I was required to analyze (and that word is sooooo extremely appropriate) this past week, you will never envy a nurse again.

      Scenario: patient’s given current obsession is swallowing her own jewelry. The earring is clearly visible in her colon on the x-ray.

      What would be the only way to make sure the patient is in the clear?

      (Keeping in mind that when kidney stones are suspected, the order is to “strain all urine.”)

    • Kalima says:

      “Mugythingy” boomer, did the cats break your’s?

      I’m all for getting annoyed about things I believe are wrong and do admire your letter writing, but believe that staying annoyed is only harming ourselves both mentally and physically. If I thought that all the screaming and shouting around us would do any good, I would say go for it, however remember who you are dealing with, this won’t change the basic feelings or conscience of any of them. They are biding their time like rabid dogs, ears and tails low until they feel it’s safe to start all over again. The public might have had second thoughts about the bitterness of the past two years or more, but the politicians saw how well it worked for them in the midterms, do you think that they will change lanes now that they have control of the House, I don’t.

      So as much as I cheer you on, watch your BP, none of them are worth a trip to the hospital, none of them are worth the dog poop that we occasionally might step in, they are the dog poop that we might occasionally step in. Take off your shoe and scape them off. The more loudly we protest, the more they will enjoy making us mad, you can’t reason with people who have no idea of wrong and right, these people who have no conscience stay that way.

  6. javaz says:

    Sarah Lee Harasser!

    Are you putting less salt in your baking?

    LMAO

    • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

      You love my chocolate cake. ADMIT IT!

      So what if it makes people bloat? It’s worth every penny of a box of OTC diuretic pills

  7. Sarah Lee Harasser says:

    I tried SO HARD to be a troll on this site. What gave me away!?

  8. boomer1949 says:

    7:49 EST 248 Views…

    Are views from FB part of the total?

  9. Chernynkaya says:

    Howard Stern vomits on Palin--scroll down for the audio. As far as I’m concerned, he nails it, and her. (WARNING: offensive language!)

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/howard-stern-on-sarah-palin-you-want-to-vomit-from-her-and-thats-the-nicest-part/

  10. Sarah Lee Harasser says:

    Talkin’ ’bout me are ya? I like that!

    There’s a thin line between love ‘n hate, my friends.

    • javaz says:

      LOL

      Are you supposed to be Sarah Palin?

      Could you tell us the newspapers that you read?

      Could you tell us the books that you’ve read in the last 6 months?

      Would you tell us your plans to bridge the differences and reach across the aisle?

      Do you believe that President Obama is a United States citizen?

      Do you think that the lame-stream media never gives you the chance to tell the country your plans on bringing back JOBS?

      Do you think that Social Security and Medicare need to be ended to save the deficit?

      Do you believe in a minimum wage?

      Do you support more tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations?

      Do you think that the USA must go to war with North Korea?
      and
      Iran

  11. Sarah Lee Harasser says:

    I am the new Ronald Reagan.

    Blood Adlibel and the rest of you libs can kiss the tundra of my nether regions.

    Nice try juxtaposing me defending myself and Obama addressing the good people of Tucson. Apples and Oranges anyone?

    I have prodigious intellectual gifts. I just play ignorant to appear folksy. William F. Buckley couldn’t out wordsmith me hard as he tried, poor dude.

  12. javaz says:

    Sarah who?

    Isn’t she a ‘Reality TV’ person?

    Why should we care what Reality TV Sarah Palin thinks?

    Did anyone ask Snookie her opinion?

    Snookie also wrote a book, but thank you very much, I’ll pass on spending money to buy that book.

  13. bito says:

    Suggestion, everyone watch on You-Tube and if you are able, comment.
    Already, at 214 views.

    • AdLib says:

      Bito, thanks for the assist! BTW, views are counted through embedding too so if you watch it here or there, it will be counted just the same. Still, adding comments on our YouTube page would be great.

      Almost 250 views so far since this morning, not bad. Thanks all!!!

  14. Chernynkaya says:

    Oh, wow. That was masterful-- and I wish all the networks had this video!! The. End.

    Actually, I just published a piece that does something similar, but --oh gee--I kind of wish I’d read this first.

    GREAT work, AdLib! Thank you for this.

  15. bito says:

    This is a close to any debate she has ever had, remember what she said at the VP debate about not answering questions.

    • AdLib says:

      Bito, when you think about her VP debate, this is far more of a debate than that. She just parroted the same speeches and accusations in her debate with Biden, I do think this is far more effective and enlightening than that.

      A side note, some comments this video got on another site were complaints that it diminishes Obama and his speech by cutting in Palin, that we should only be revering Obama’s speech and just ignoring Palin.

      I don’t subscribe to the strategy of closing one’s eyes to reality when it’s displeasing.

      The bottom line is that Palin could indeed still win the GOP primary in 2012 and run against Obama for the presidency. Ignoring her won’t make this possibility go away, it would only keep one from being prepared for it should it happen.

      On one hand, I understand and relate to those who feel we should just stop caring about what Palin says and does, it only empowers her further. On the other hand, if all Dems ignored her, she would still have the MSM, Tea Partiers and many in the GOP still promoting her towards the Presidency.

      I would rather face an adversary head on and be sure of their defeat than turn my back on them because I “knew” they’d never be able to attack or defeat me.

      • bito says:

        AdLib, yes, we have to remember that the Republican primaries are set up as winner take all. She may not get a large percentage of the vote but she can get the most.

        “How can I forget you if you won’t go away” πŸ˜†

        • AdLib says:

          It always makes the red flag go up with me when I hear fellow Dems so matter-of-fact about “knowing” a Repub can’t win and declaring that they should just be ignored.

          Remember what a joke Reagan was? Even Nixon was thought to be a has-been. And Bush? Many Dems were so sure such a doofus couldn’t beat Gore in light of such a successful economy…

          When you assume you make an “ass” out of “ume”…or something like that.

      • Chernynkaya says:

        AdLib, I used to be in the “ignore” camp too, until, like you, I realized it was extremely dangerous to do so. The ignoring should have come immediately after she and McCain lost. after that it was too late.

        For a while, I saw the same media exposure on Christine O’Donnell--AFTER she lost. Effington was putting out stories about her antics every day, and I thought, “Here we go again.” But for now, it seems to have, thankfully, abated.

        • AdLib says:

          Yep, I think the MSM was way to happy to elevate her when she became McCain’s VP and seeing how polarizing she became, they wouldn’t let her go even after the election.

          You’re so right, she should have been shut down and tossed aside after the election…if our mMSM wasn’t so corrupt and greedy. We have to face it, the MSM makes decisions for their bottom line that harms our democracy and nation. It is pretty troubling.

          On the flip side, look at what all the publicity did to Angle, Miller and O’Donnell, by giving attention to them and seeing what nutjobs they are, we and the majority of Americans were able to defeat them even with such a powerfully Republican tide.

          Anyone who denies Palin was a force in the Nov elections and thinks she can be ignored without consequence will be completely unprepared to defeat her in the future.

    • BigDogMom says:

      “Can I call you Joe?”

      Heck bit, she couldn’t even remember Biden’s name, let alone debate him on the issues!

      • bito says:

        BDM, that was a crude question. What was Senator Biden supposed to say at the time?
        Of course we probably suspect what he would have liked to say. πŸ˜‰

  16. BigDogMom says:

    Adlib, great job as usual, this just shows the stark contrast between our President, and that wanna be hack of a human being, couldn’t watch the whole video, sorry, got only 4 min into it, because she just aggravates me to no end!

    She’s done politically after this, there is no way she will go any further than Iowa if she chooses to run in 2012.

    Stick a fork in her boys, she’s done…

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks BDM and great to see you!

      I had to get over my natural aversion to her to create the video but now that I’ve worked through it, I actually enjoy watching her talk because each sentence digs a deeper hole for her and makes her look worse and worse.

      In contrast to Obama, her ugliness and failure as a human being just jumps out at one. I like seeing that, seeing how tarnished this makes her.

      Okay, maybe that’s not exactly in keeping with Obama’s call for civility but it’s not like I’m putting a target with crosshairs on her…she’s done that herself.

      • BigDogMom says:

        Did you happen to notice the reflection of her “Telepromptor” in her glasses?

        I hope someone points that out next time she tries to slams the President on his use of one!

        • Chernynkaya says:

          BDM-- I noticed that reflection too. But my take was that the video was unprofessionally done--to allow that reflection. Your take is more pertinent.

        • AdLib says:

          She’s such a tool, she is impervious to seeing hypocrisy in herself. Remember when she was caught writing on her hand after attacking Obama for his teleprompter? She took pride in something anyone else would have felt humiliated about.

          However, she was so wooden in reading from the teleprompter, it reminded me of watching portrayals of bad actors on sitcoms.

          Nice catch BTW, on the teleprompter reflection!

          • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

            Ha! Humiliation? I am impervious to everything. I am a real American.

            • AdLib says:

              You are…SuperPalin!

              Slower than a dawdling hamster!

              Less powerful than a loco motive.

              Able to leap tall tales in a single blog!

              Look! Up in the Yukon! It’s a pit bull! It’s a Grizzly! It’s…

              …SuperPalin!

  17. SueInCa says:

    Great job Adlib. I would love to have a chat with Sarah Palin. Perhaps as an innocent encounter or maybe even a deliberate innocent encounter. There are a few questions I would ask her totally unscripted to see how she behaves without the camera on her. Something or someone in her life influenced her behavior, too bad she will never seek help to determine what that was. Are others in her family the same way? I am amazed over and over again at the lack of intellectual curiousity of some in this country and how they seem to embrace it, rather than seek knowledge. It is just mind boggling to me but then I always enjoy expanding my education and learning new things.

    On a more juvenile note, her speech patterns bug the everliving hell out of me. That lilting up and down talking to preschoolers tone of hers drives me up the proverbial wall.

    • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

      Wanna chat? Shoot.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks Sue!

      I’m with you, I would look forward to having a conversation with her. Not that I would get much more from her, I would mostly enjoy explaining to her how clearly we see who she is in great detail and how her self-image is completely disconnected from the perception of the majority of Americans.

      The narrow-minded, ignorant loonies need their representatives too. She is an ideal candidate for the simple-minded Repub who seeks harsh authority figures to faithfully follow. And, though I don’t get it, those bible and gun clutchers also get to fantasize about her while they’re “polishing their guns”.

      Her voice, her tortured diction and as you say, her sounding like a kindergarten teacher explaining why it rains is all so annoying. Her voice is so discordant and nails-on-the-chalkboard squeaky, it does take a bit of zen meditation to listen to her.

      • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

        I speak like a kindergarten teacher because all of you haven’t mastered abstract thinking and I’ve been told my voice is like a zen cupcake with rain water icing.

        Are you the big pundint at Point Of Venom, Blood Adlibel?

        • AdLib says:

          My zen teacher would describe your voice as two parrots fighting over a cracker in a burlap sack. He was a bit on the harsh side.

          I am he that is called, BlooAdLibel. Look upon me and despair!

          I’ll never go to Supercuts again, I’ll tell you that much.

    • BigDogMom says:

      Hey Sue, I’m with you on her speech patterns and her facial expressions, she just drives me nuts….what I wouldn’t do to just smack her up side the head just one time!

      Sorry, need to take a deep breath and step away from the keyboard for a minute to compose myself….

      • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

        Whoa Mom. Change that av to a grizzly then we’ll talk.

      • AdLib says:

        Hey BDM!

        Yep, I know exactly how you feel. And I’ve got several other RWs and a SCOTUS judge or two I’d add to that list.

        But in reality, the way to deal with them is to expose them so when Palin volunteers to do so on her own like this, it really is a good day for America.

      • SueInCa says:

        BDM
        I know how you feel. No matter how kind I try to be with her, it fails. But somehow I wonder if I were to meet her in other circumstances if things might be different. Perhaps not, but I wonder all the same.

        • BigDogMom says:

          I doubt that she would be different, her narcissism overtakes any type of humanistic qualities that she may have had…according to most of Alaskans, if you read the blogs up there, she is pretty much what you see on TV. They fear her, that’s how vindictive she is.

          Just read over at Kos, that the T-Parteirs are only 24% of the population, which is her base, no way is she going to win a general election.

          Thank Dog!

          • AdLib says:

            She’s a media creation. The real woman is exactly the petty, snide and self-centered person she displays. But the fame and the persona the MSM gave her cloaks it for that small percentage of ideologues who will follow her through the gates of hell…which is where she seems headed.

            What makes the TPs crazy for her is what makes the majority of the nation crazy at the thought of her. She can’t win.

            BTW, the figure of 24% is coincidentally about the same percentage of people who declare that they are members of the GOP. Ain’t that a coincidence? Maybe it’s time to just admit that the Tea Party is just RW Repubs in Teabag clothing.

            • Sarah Lee Harasser says:

              Media creation. So says a man from a movie poster with his hair on fire.

            • AdLib says:

              Cher, it is a bit disconcerting and remarkable that the response to Obama calling on our better angels, on civility to make ourselves a better people…is that this conflicts with the MSM’s business plans.

              Is it really a fact that if the MSM had more reason in it and focused on respectful debate about the substance of issues instead of the horse race or extreme rhetoric, no one would watch the news? I don’t think so at all, that seems to be just another bit of MSM propaganda.

              They know that bomb throwing works to get ratings, they’d rather go with what has worked than acting like good citizens of our nation.

            • bito says:

              Obama- “Better Angels”~~Palin-“Bitter Angles”

            • AdLib says:

              BDM, a number of folks here including me have been saying since last year that this election will be the beginning of the end for Repub hopes in 2012 and onward.

              Their only salvation from the destruction Bush wrought on their party was to sign on with the TP extremists.

              That won them ONE election and temporary control of the House.

              However, they NEED to believe that their winning was because the public has fallen back in love with them, not that people were mainly voting against Dems to register how upset they were.

              So, the Repubs are going to run hard to the extreme right with the new power they have then suddenly turn around in 2012 to find The People aren’t following them.

              Just as Palin has done, the GOP will destroy themselves on their own, through hubris, greed and ignorance.

            • Chernynkaya says:

              Speaking of media creation, I posted this last night:

              I was just listening to Chris Matthews talking to Uncle Pat Buchannan about the speech. Puchannon was saying how great it was, but getting in a dig about how Obama also called for people to stop blaming. He was implying that Obama was calling on Dems to STFU about rhetoric. Matthews accepted that implication and said something really telling: β€œWell, he [Obama]has his job, and I have mine!”

              In other words, as I read it, Chris was admitting that HIS job was to churn out controversy–not to rise above it. Ok, I get it, but it was pretty blatant.

              Then after a long disagreement with Puchannan, Matthews said goodnight, and β€œYou and I will disagree. We should, or we won’t be working here anymore.”{Laughter.]

              Media WHORES. No principles about anything.

            • BigDogMom says:

              She sure is a media creation and every time they have a snippet of her or quote one of her famous “tweets” I send off an email to the station begging them to stop showing her…she does not represent the majority of the people!

              The new poll on Kos is very telling, like you said the majority of the people don’t want her or any Tea Party Candidate near the White House and it’s looking like they are having buyers remorse with the Republicans that they just voted in…this should be an interesting next two years!

  18. escribacat says:

    It’s like the difference between a Shakespearean sonnet and a baby crying.

  19. Jenuwin says:

    Another great video Ad Lib! You SHOULD debate Sarah!

  20. bito says:

    Here is the thing, SP set it up as a compare and contrast. She could have either not done it, or waited till after the President’s speech.
    Shows how inept she and her consultants are, she could have made the “closing statement” had she waited.

    Is this what is “presidential” to have to answer every critique of her? What a way to conduct foreign policy.Some foreign leader is going to say something disagreeable to her and she is going to come out with “Oh, Yeah?? So’s your Mama and I’m going to bomb the shit out of you! You can’t offend me!”
    Presidents can’t have a thin-skin.
    Look at the WH blog at all the things President Obama has had to deal with this week. He has done more good things by accident before she gets her first 140 word policy twit out in the morning.

    • AdLib says:

      So true, Bito. She presented her speech as if it was directly in competition with Pres. Obama’s so the contrasts were unavoidable.

      And you’ve hit the nail on the head, she has proved that her brittle ego is her main focus and motivator. As you say, one could only imagine the lunacy and danger of decisions and speeches she would make based on who she felt dissed her or made her an “innocent victim”, again and again.

      She is as immature and childish an adult as there is in the public eye. She’s closer to Lindsay Lohan than Brack Obama.

      • escribacat says:

        That’s what scares me most about her, Adlib. If she were president and some world leader said something that stung her fragile ego, what would she do? The idea that someone like this would have access to The Button is terrifying.

        • AdLib says:

          I think there would be a big migration of Americans to other countries if Palin became President.

          I agree, imagine the war on Iran she’d launch, which she already thinks is a good idea, if they said something insulting about her.

          And imagine the social oppression on all those who aren’t “real Americans” in her mind.

          The good thing is, she had next to no chance of winning before and this speech of hers seems to have sent her into a big nosedive. I think we may look back to this moment as being the beginning of the end for her political career.

          • BigDogMom says:

            “And imagine the social oppression on all those who aren’t β€œreal Americans” in her mind.”

            She would bring back the internment camps…

            • AdLib says:

              Man…imagine the list of things we could make that would be reasonable under a Palin presidency.

              Oh yeah, especially if there was another terrorist attack by Al Qaeda, Muslims would be rounded up and hauled off.

              But Palin will never win, as long as we keep folks informed about who she really is.

  21. VegasBabe says:

    AdLib, you never ceased to amaze me! This couldn’t have been more perfect. It will go in an archival file or something which I may access again if I choose, si?

  22. Sarah Lee Harasser says:

    You’re all a bunch of vegans! I’m the only voice in this great God-directed country who tells it like it is. Eat some meat and get with the program. My program…

    On Fox five. Check for local listings.

  23. Mightywoof says:

    I guess, to be fair, it should be said that anybody would have a hard time matching up to the President’s gift of vision and the words to articulate that vision so movingly.

    This is the first time I’ve seen SP’s video -- I’ve read about it and the comments across the web. How right those comments were -- it was all about her. It was political not conciliatory, it was defiant not all-embracing.

    If, by some quirk, she should become your President (an act that could only be directed by angry gods and an insane populace -- “those whom the gods would destroy ……”) then both America and the planet are doomed.

    Good job Adlib -- this should (if those same gods are fair) go viral!!

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks MW!

      I don’t think there is any way that Palin could become president and after her response to a national trauma like this, she’s proven she is inadequate for handling that job. Her chances just got even smaller.

    • whatsthatsound says:

      I think, also to be fair, it is worth recognizing that these two speeches have completely different contexts. Sarah Palin, however one may debate the justifiability, IS coming under attack in a way that Pres. Obama isn’t, so she does have a right to defend herself, just not a necessity to.
      I imagine her advisors went into panic mode and told her, “We need to put this fire out -- NOW!” and didn’t have the presence of mind to think it through.

      Still, what it reveals is how tone deaf she is, how off kilter her political instincts are. I don’t believe this proves that she doesn’t care at all about the victims. She might, and she might not. The point is that she completely missed an opportunity to communicate that she does, or even give the appearance that she does. This really makes me wonder who she thinks she’s talking to.

      Blabbering about how “exceptional” the country is, NOW? Does she imagine that this will reassure anyone who has witnessed a great tragedy unfold? We’re a “beacon to the world”, NOW? Is she joking?

      Clearly, she is reaching out to no one outside her very limited base, and even in their case, is underestimating their intelligence and shortchanging their compassion quotient.

      • AdLib says:

        Certainly, she has every right to Free Speech. If she chooses to respond to a tragedy where innocent people were murdered but she was criticized for her admittedly violent rhetoric, and prefers for it to be all about how she is the REAL victim of the AZ shootings, I’m glad she did so.

        All the brown-nosing to the Tea Party with America being exceptional and how hateful debate is good for America falls so flat. She very awkwardly and transparently tried to sprinkle populist patronization over this egocentric flailing chiefly intended to protect her 2012 run for the presidency.

        It’s so obvious. Her insincerity and self-obsession came through very strongly all on their own but in contrast with Obama’s speech, they simply leap out at any halfway objective viewer.

        She had no chance before…and her chances just got worse.

      • Mightywoof says:

        A better-worded critique than mine wts -- tone deaf, absolutely! Political instincts? Very off kilter right now -- but they always have been except to her own base.

        Oops -- I just heard SP’s voice on CBC -- a right wing/left wing take on her video -- I must listen!!

  24. Kalima says:

    Palin’s video was crass and so sickening considering the gravity of what has happened. I was waiting for the wink at end. She could have just as well have been speaking at one of her crazy TP rallies. The only emotion I detected in her voice was when she talked about herself, her eyes were those of an angry woman, angry at people judging her for the things she says and does. What a cold hearted piece of work. I watched it just once, and never want to see it again.

    Your President is a class act, he was there for your country in it’s time of confusion and need. He rose to the occasion with compassion, integrity and a genuine love for his country and it’s citizens. He is a man who cares.

    • AdLib says:

      I agree, I think putting them up beside each other, it all appears so apparent. Palin’s mask seems to melt away and her energy so focused on her own career and hatefulness, at a time like this, really seems to indict her and inspire greater appreciation and respect for Pres. Obama.

  25. boomer1949 says:

    Excellent, AdLib! Another keeper and another “Share” on my FB page.

  26. whatsthatsound says:

    That’s not fair! You should have given Sarah a chance to rebut his final statements about Christina. Oops, I forgot, she barely even mentioned Christina……..

    • AdLib says:

      I wasn’t a moderator of the debate, sorry! πŸ˜‰

      As you mentioned below, nope, Palin does not mention Christina once in her video though she does mention “the victims” of the tragedy…in a wind up to attacking everyone she feels have made her the real victim of all of this.

      Classy!

    • boomer1949 says:

      Did she even mention Christina? πŸ™

      • whatsthatsound says:

        I actually did go back and watch it again, and can confirm that she didn’t single out any victims, other than Ms. Giffords, and made no direct reference to a child being among the victims.
        It was, as the phrase goes, “all about her”.

      • whatsthatsound says:

        I think once, but not by name. I don’t want to watch it again to check!

  27. kesmarn says:

    Nicely done, AdLib!

    Michael Tomasky quoted Politico in an article that Kalima presented in this morning’s Morning Blog:

    Palin was defiant, making the case in a taped speech she posted online why the nation’s heated political debate should continue unabated even after Saturday’s tragedy in Tucson. And, seeming to follow her own advice, she swung back at her opponents, deeming the inflammatory notion that she was in any way responsible for the shootings a “blood libel.”

    Obama, speaking at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, summoned the country to honor the victims, and especially nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, by treating one another with more respect. “I want America to be as good as Christina imagined it,” he said.

    It’s difficult to imagine a starker contrast.

    Your vid sets that contrast out there before the public, without ever having to use a single editorial comment!

    • AdLib says:

      Cheers Kes! That’s what struck me after listening to both speeches, that this was a debate by proxy and Palin just buried herself.

      Here was Obama looking presidential and Palin trying to appear as she would if president and for her, it was a total fail.

      The stilted, teleprompter reading as if she was an inexperienced actress (the words didn’t flow from her as if they were hers), the self-centeredness, the continued sneering and sniping.

      I thought, “This is her chance to show what kind of person whe would be as president and she knows that. Despite all of that, her obliviousness sent her down the road of amateur-land and pettiness.

      For anyone on the fence about Palin, this video should help them make a decision.


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