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Sarah Palin:Dick Cheney in a dress

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posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:39 AM

Originally posted by jamie83
Hey Doc...

Yeah, I needed a break. ATS was sucking too much time. It truly is a waste of life when you think about it. I always wondered if we ALL would put the same amount of time into an organized project of some sort we'd be rich!

What's really discouraging in general is the immediate attacks on good people like Palin (and maybe even Obama would fall into this category) can do nothing but discourage good people from getting into politics and making a difference.

In our eagerness to attack our perceived enemies, and our thirst for dirt on them, we are destroying ourselves.

Hey, I agree 100%. You and I have gone at it about things from time to time, but it sounds like your time away has cleared your head a bit, which is awesome.

It is indeed a terrible thing when 'good' politicians get raked over the coals, while every closet is opened and emptied. From what it seems to me, Sarah Palin is a 'nice' person. I feel so sorry for her, and her family, for the 'Princess Di' treatment they will get on this campaign. Everyone of them will be scrutinized over and over from now until November.

Anyway, welcome back my friend/foe, and lets keep it 'civil'!

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS

Unfortunately, I don't have the privilege of your acquaintance, 'Anon'.

However, I don't care if you are Mr. Mom, and you wife 'wears the pants'... But are you calling me a bigot? And if so, what am I bigoted against? Or are you the bigot, saying that Obama supporters only like him because he is black? From my perspective, it is the latter.

You must not really know how to read very well if you think that I was implying that I don't think a woman can do the same job as a man. I will say it in plainer terms. I do not believe in this woman being capable to be Commander in Chief because she already has too many other familial distractions.

Is that clear enough? John McCain is 72. He is on the other side of the bell curve when it comes to the national average life expectancy. He has suffered numerous traumas during his tragic interment in Vietnam, he has also suffered through a few cancer scares. And his 44 year old VP choice has no foreign policy experience in her two years as governor, and is a mother of five ranging from early age of majority all the way down to 5 months, not to mention with special needs. Yeah, sure 'pro snowmobiler' Daddy Palin can take care of Trig, while Mommy Palin is acting as President of the Senate... or worse, President of the United States...

Palin is a terrible choice as VP. Grasping at straws in a lame duck campaign.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 11:45 AM
reply to post by DocMoreau

I agree with you, when you compare all the VPs behind the presidents they all have years of experience in politics and high positions, some even were serving two times as VPs.

I still can not get from where in hell this McCain even took into consideration Sarah barracuda from Alaska.

I guess he needed a young woman next to him to make him feel young again.

The woman can never compete with the sharks in Washington they are going to eat her alive.

Washington is not littler town Alaska where you can buy your votes and manipulate outcomes.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by marg6043

they chose her to get the hillary votes...i don't see any other reason..

watch you will see her do most of the speaking..

i can see the whole show and how it goes

Obama will win cause the people want change....

then again with Obama were not going to see much change cause it is a puppet show.

only change would be if we had Ron Paul ,Kucinich or Nader and since mainstream media/CFR and the puppet masters are against change they will not have much chance...

NESARA for the win

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 05:34 PM
reply to post by Skipper1975

I hope they would not let her talk, have you hear her voice, is not a very attractive pitch.

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 01:35 PM
so did sarah say that the baby was hers?

i'm a bit confused on this subject

These were quickly removed from myspace but thankfully some vigilant Americans grabbed 'em first.

posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 09:49 PM
What is McCain Thinking?!

This video is very sobering...

posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 01:41 PM
wow..i can't believe this one...

Palin says Iraq war is 'task from God'

that's it she cant have my vote....

she is following satan..sorry to say

posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 10:36 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her Republican supporters held back little Wednesday as they issued dismissive attacks on Barack Obama and flattering praise on her credentials to be vice president. In some cases, the reproach and the praise stretched the truth.

Some examples:

PALIN: "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending ... and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere."

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

PALIN: "There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform _ not even in the state senate."

THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

PALIN: "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."

THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama's plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain's plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded. Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.

MCCAIN: "She's the commander of the Alaska National Guard. ... She has been in charge, and she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities," he said on ABC.

THE FACTS: While governors are in charge of their state guard units, that authority ends whenever those units are called to actual military service. When guard units are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, for example, they assume those duties under "federal status," which means they report to the Defense Department, not their governors. Alaska's national guard units have a total of about 4,200 personnel, among the smallest of state guard organizations.

FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Palin "got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."

THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor's election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOV. MITT ROMNEY: "We need change, all right _ change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington _ throw out the big-government liberals, and elect John McCain and Sarah Palin."

THE FACTS: A Back-to-the-Future moment. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, has been president for nearly eight years. And until last year, Republicans controlled Congress. Only since January 2007 have Democrats have been in charge of the House and Senate.

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posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 04:46 AM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS

Women do however interact and therefore lead quite differently from men. I do not know if that is for the better or worse.

I am willing to accept it however, if it would save us from these maniacs, however I do not see it as an option. This Palin is just another construct for our distraction, while the noose is slipped.

posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 06:56 AM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Sarah Palin is Dick Cheney in a dress?

I'm seeing subtle differences there.

Not sure whats got into you Americans this election.....

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 01:46 PM
Palin NEVER WENT TO IRAQ! Lies, lies, and more lies...Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq.


"Members of the Alaska National Guard also were deployed to Iraq, and Palin visited their unit in July 2007. The McCain campaign has pointed to that experience as an example of Palin's foreign policy background.

"She's been the commander of Alaska's National Guard, who's been deployed overseas," Tucker Bounds, a McCain spokesman, said on CNN in one of several recent references to Palin's gubernatorial responsibility for the Guard. "That's foreign policy experience."

Now, read THIS:

CNN) -- Sarah Palin did not visit troops in Iraq, a spokesperson for the Republican vice presidential nominee confirmed Saturday, as new details emerged about the extent of the Alaska governor's foreign travel.

Gov. Sarah Palin's aide confirmed to CNN details of her foreign travel Saturday.

In July of last year, Palin left North America for the first time to visit Alaskan troops stationed in Kuwait. Palin officials originally said her itinerary included U.S. military installations or outposts in Germany and Kuwait, and that she had visited Ireland.

A Palin aide in Alaska had said Iraq was also one of the military stops on that trip.

The Boston Globe, however, reported Saturday that in response to questions about the trip, Alaska National Guard officials and campaign aides said Palin did not go past the Kuwait-Iraq border.

In addition, campaign aides also confirmed reports to CNN Saturday that Palin's time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

The Obama campaign -- which has increasingly accused the McCain campaign of deliberately lying in ads and on the stump -- was quick to highlight that story, along with a news report that explored whether the McCain campaign has been sending out wildly inflated crowd estimates.

The McCain team has twice pointed to law enforcement as the source for those estimates -- but the same officials denied to Bloomberg News that they had provided the numbers cited by the Republican nominee's campaign.

"The McCain campaign said Gov. Palin opposed the bridge to nowhere, but now we know she supported it," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor in a statement. "They said she didn't seek earmarks, but now we know she hired a lobbyist to get millions in pork for her town and her state. They said she visited Iraq, but today we learned that she only stopped at the border. Americans are starting to wonder, is there anything the McCain campaign isn't lying about?"

A Palin spokesperson also confirmed that the governor had visited Mexico on a personal vacation. She has also visited Canada.

The Palin revelations Saturday are the latest in a series of barbs between the two presidential campaigns.

McCain, appearing Friday on ABC's "The View," was aggressively pressed on Palin's qualifications to be vice president as well as his new campaign ads that several independent fact-check groups have called misleading.

Co-host Barbara Walters asked about Palin's reformist credentials, noting McCain has served in Washington for more than two decades and asking repeatedly, "Who's she going to reform, you?"

McCain answered by saying Democrats have controlled Congress for two years, but then Walters quickly interrupted: "But tell me who she is going to reform -- we aren't talking about the economy, we're not talking about housing; she was chosen to reform, who is she going to reform?"

Appearing somewhat frustrated, McCain said, "The Democrat Party, the Republican Party, even an independent. She'll reform all of Washington."

Walters, seeming somewhat exasperated, asked, "How? What will she do? What is she going to reform specifically, senator?"

McCain said Palin had a strong record on vetoing earmark spending. Watch more of McCain's appearance on "The View" »

"The fact is she was a reform governor, she took on an incumbent governor of her own party and defeated him. She sold the airplane and fired the chef," McCain said, referring to Palin's efforts to put her predecessor's state jet up for auction on eBay and her dismissal of the governor's personal chef.

"She sold the airplane at a loss," Walters interrupted.

(The jet failed to draw sufficient bids on eBay and later was sold at a loss through an ordinary aircraft brokerage.)

Also on Friday, both campaigns accused each other of engaging in lies, unfair attacks and gutter politics in a series of television ads and memos.

McCain's campaign released a television ad, titled "Disrespectful," that accuses McCain's Democratic rival of launching desperate attacks and smears against Palin.

In the McCain ad, the announcer says the Obama camp had "lashed out at Sarah Palin" and dismissed Palin as "good-looking" as the Democratic nominee's face appears on the screen. The announcer also says the Democrats had said Palin was doing "what she was told" and had "desperately" called her a liar.

"How disrespectful," the announcer says. "And how Gov. Sarah Palin proves them wrong, every day."

Obama never made any of the statements the McCain camp released to support the ad, and the comment that Palin was "good-looking" was made by the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Biden, in a self-deprecating joke when he was asked what the obvious differences were between the two vice presidential nominees. Watch the McCain ad »

Biden repeatedly has said on the campaign trail that he respected Palin and that he thought she was qualified for the vice presidency. pointed out the quote from an Obama adviser that Palin was doing "what she was told" was taken out of context. The quote is taken from the response of Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, in which he said Palin had misrepresented Obama's legislative record. "Maybe that's what she was told" about his voting record, Axelrod said.

The Obama campaign, meanwhile, launched two television ads Friday. In one, the campaign paints McCain as being out of touch by showing pictures of him when he first entered the Senate in 1982 as disco music plays. The ad also highlights McCain's own admissions that he lacks computer skills and does not use e-mail. Watch the Obama ad attacking McCain »

In the second Obama ad, the candidate himself appears. "We've heard a lot of talk about change this year. The question is, change to what?" Obama asks.

The ads come as Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, issued a tough memo to reporters that accused McCain and his campaign of turning to "smears, lies and cynical attempts to distract from the issues."

posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:38 AM
Smears aren't on the agenda anymore.

The madness stops here

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