Sunday, April 26, 2009

UPDATED: Palin calls out Obama on his phony bipartisanship. NOT!!!

UPDATED
Well it appears the words below were not writed by Governor Palin! The piece was writed by conservative writer Meghan Clyne! You can read about the mix up at Conservatives4Palin. I don't feel too bad about running this piece in my blog, because I was not the only one who fell for the mistake, Ben Smith at Politico and Hot Air also fell for it too. Regardless of the author (though I would have loved for it to have been Palin), the facts still ring true.

To me this crazy mix up, is just further proof that US newspapers need to go the way of the dinosaurs. For a good read on US newspapers, check out Left Coast Rebel's blog here.
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The New York Post has a piece up today called 100 Days, 100 Mistakes, detailing the mistakes of the Obama Administration. Mistake number 17 is penned by none other than Governor Sarah Palin. I copied it below and added emphasis to my favorite part.

The Governor, has been under constant attack back in Alaska after the election and she is still standing. From her piece below, clearly Sarah Palin can dish it out as well. I cannot help but wonder how different the 2008 campaign would have turned out had the ticket read Palin/McCain instead.

17. SARAH PALIN ON: "I WON" AND THE DEATH OF BIPARTISANSHIP

Obama soared to victory on the hopeful promise of a new era of bipartisanship. During his inaugural address he even promised an 'end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.'

Too bad it took all of three days for the promise to ring hollow.

Start with Obama's big meeting with top congressional leaders on his signature legislation -- the stimulus -- on the Friday after his inauguration. Listening to Republican concerns about overspending was a nice gesture -- until he shut down any hopes of real dialogue by crassly telling Republican leaders: 'I won.' Even the White House's leaking of the comment was a slap at the Republican leadership, who'd expected Obama to adhere to the custom of keeping private meetings with congressional leadership, well, private.

It's only gone downhill from there. The stimulus included zero Republican recommendations, and failed to get a single House Republican vote.

It's not just the tactic of using Republicans for bipartisan photo-ops, and then cutting them loose before partisan decisions, that irks Obama's opponents. The new president wasted no time rushing forward with policies and legislation guaranteed to drive Republicans nuts. The first bill he signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- a partisan hot-button that drew all of eight Republican supporters in the entire Congress. Then there was the swift reversal of Bush policies on abortion and embryonic-stem-cell research -- issues dear to the Republican base.

And when Obama and the Democrats in Congress took up SCHIP -- the children's health-insurance bill that Republicans say vastly expands government's role in health care -- they had an easy chance for real bipartisanship. After all, the bill had been hashed out in the previous Congress, and a bipartisan accord was reached before President Bush responded with a veto. Did the Obama team push for the compromise version in the 111th Congress? Nope. They went back to the drawing board, ramming through the Democrats' dream version.

Of course, the lack of bipartisanship isn't limited to Capitol Hill. Obama has taken gratuitous swipes at the Republicans who recently decamped Washington, blaming President Bush for everything from the economy and the war to the lack of sufficient puppies and rainbows. And who could forget the Rush Limbaugh flap -- in which Obama's top advisers, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, orchestrated a public relations campaign meant to undermine the Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, by framing talk-radio personality Limbaugh as the real head of the Republican Party.

For now, Obama's back-pedal on the bipartisanship promise just makes him look insincere. But the real consequences of the mistake will be felt soon enough. As Presidents Bush and Clinton could tell him, congressional majorities do change -- and at some point, Obama will need Republicans on his side. He'd be smart to spend his second 100 days making up for the serious snubs of his first."

-- Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska

Note: If you would like to contribute to Palin's legal defense fund, scroll to the bottom of my blog for the link to The Alaska Fund Trust.

9 comments:

Ron B said...

Way to go girl. She could not have said it any better.

If McCain had not stifled this woman and spent more time attacking Big "O" the race may have been different. But it was McCain. The main stream media's pick to go up against the Dems.

Listen To John said...

Good to know you my friend.
Nice blog you have here, I'll be back to visit again.

Left Coast Rebel said...

I love this piece and this post, I just read on the Conservatives 4 Palin.com site that she didn't write this! Check it out....

Leslie said...

Clifton,

I am so glad I found your blog. I will be back to visit often. I enjoyed reading your "about me" area, which is written eloquently.

Thank you for speaking out! Keep up the fight! We need as many real American conservatives to speak out as possible.

Clifton B said...

Ron B:
Well as we see now, this piece wasn't Palin's. However, she did do all the heavy lifting for McCain.

You are correct, McCain was the media's choice for the Republicans. I had no intention of voting for him until Palin came alone.

Clifton B said...

Listen To John:

Thanks for stopping by, sorry your first time here was me blogging about an incorrect story, but hey I had good company on this one, LOL.

Clifton B said...

Left Coast:

Thanks for the heads up Left Coast. Gave your blog a plug in the update.

Clifton B said...

Leslie:

Thanks for stopping by. Like I said to Listen To John, I wish your first visit wasn't on the day I commented on a story with errors. Anyway, please come back again.

BTW, was at your blog and that PajamasMedia piece on Susan Roesgen is awesome!

Leslie said...

Thanks! stop by often! Don't worry about the mistake on the blog entry. We are all human and you are big enough to correct yourself. That shows you have more credibility and are even more so a need-to-read-often blog!

~~Leslie

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