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Foreign Policy Problems So Simple Even Women and Children Understand Them

Yes, Sarah Pailn could see Russian motives from her house.

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Leslie Loftis

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March 3, 2014 - 4:23 pm

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One of the many proofs of Sarah Palin’s stupidity was her foreign policy musings. Vice presidential candidate Palin thought that she knew something about Russian motivations. She thought that a weak and confused response from the U.S. regarding Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia would eventually embolden Russia to invade Ukraine.

The experts thought this foolish. Everyone who listened to the experts thought her dumb. (See comments to Camille Paglia’s 2008 praise for Palin.) Even as late as last week, fine foreign policy minds thought a Russian invasion of Ukraine an improbability. They were caught by surprise.

Who wasn’t caught by surprise? Simpletons like Sarah Palin for one. Mitt Romney, for another. My sister-in-law works for a Ukrainian company. Russian takeover scenarios have loomed over her professional life and our family dining room discussions. My husband and I had no problem explaining the events to our children (10, 8 and 6 years old) this morning. The only thing they didn’t get was why anyone was surprised by Putin’s move. “Don’t the experts know geography and history?” my 10 year old asked.

It is quite simple. It’s geography, really. Russia has many natural resources, all difficult to transport within and out of the country. Ukraine has seaports that don’t freeze over for months out of the year. Russia doesn’t. Russia’s national interest, military and commercial, needs the ports. She has seized them before and is doing so again. The fine point, nuanced politics that experts at State are ever so expertly analyzing? Those just signal the timing.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine isn’t surprising. It’s on schedule. And even Sarah Palin could see it coming from her porch.

Leslie Loftis is a recovering lawyer, a housewife, and a mother of 4. She is also a serial Texpatriate, most recently returned from London, England.

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Someone should do an ambush interview of Tina Fey and ask her if she can see Russian from "HER"" House now?
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I think you are all missing the broader picture. The real insight that the Progressive ridicule of both Palin and Romney is that when a Progressive says or believes in X, the truth is most certainly not X.

So when a Progressive say if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance/if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor he is saying he will lose your insurance and your doctor.

When a Progressive says single payer is the best system you know it is the worst.

When a Progressive says that armed self defense will fail you know it will succeed.

When you hear a Progressive say that the key to Middle East peace and stability if a solution to "the Palestinian" problem he means that Israel must disappear and that solution will make things more unstable.

And finally, when a Progressive says that Russia is no threat then you know it is.

Some of these things they say to decieve while others they truly believe.

30 weeks ago
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Huh? You think this is negative? And note that Mitt Romney, whose clear-sighted pronouncements on "foreign policy" were called "gaffes", is in the next sentence.
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Ah what pleasure to see the very same Snark dished back to Dims in truckloads!!! It does not mean any disrespect to Palin, it laughs at the weak and limpid Dims.

Since they had no position and no plan, no policy, their projection was to attack and belittle. Dims quote from a comedy skit yet had nothing to offer other than media test group buzz words.
This admin was nothing more than media speeches and makup....lipstick on a pig with a lot of cover makeup. There is nothing underneath the buzzwords.

Obama et al are shocked (I tell ya, shocked) that speeches do not work outside of the US media spin.

The DC bubble of Dim Make Believe Media has been getting smacked face first into reality and has run out of excuses.
30 weeks ago
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SARAH PALIN, VLADIMIR PUTIN, THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION AND THE COMING LIBERATION OF UKRAINE

Click www.apollospeaks.com for the article.
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So I thought after a couple of weeks that I would, just to keep an antenna in, that I would watch Jimmy Fallon host the Tonight Show and see what was up with that.

And within five minutes of tuning in I hear him crack, "Sarah Palin is saying that she warned us that Putin was going to invade Ukraine. Then John McCain said 'hey, at least one of us made a good call'. Heh heh. Hipster doofus audience laughs.

So I think I will be checking back with Jimmy a second time to see how he is coming along. Maybe sometime around 2019.
30 weeks ago
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Someone should do an ambush interview of Tina Fey and ask her if she can see Russian from "HER"" House now?
30 weeks ago
30 weeks ago Link To Comment
I think you are all missing the broader picture. The real insight that the Progressive ridicule of both Palin and Romney is that when a Progressive says or believes in X, the truth is most certainly not X.

So when a Progressive say if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance/if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor he is saying he will lose your insurance and your doctor.

When a Progressive says single payer is the best system you know it is the worst.

When a Progressive says that armed self defense will fail you know it will succeed.

When you hear a Progressive say that the key to Middle East peace and stability if a solution to "the Palestinian" problem he means that Israel must disappear and that solution will make things more unstable.

And finally, when a Progressive says that Russia is no threat then you know it is.

Some of these things they say to decieve while others they truly believe.

30 weeks ago
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Great post!! You should make Tee-shirts expressing those exact sentiments. I'd buy for sure.
30 weeks ago
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In other forums, I see comments that Putin is just a thug. They missed the signs, so it must be that he's just rogue, irrational and unpredictable. If they couldn't figure it out, then the question was unsolvable by rational people. No, this was all completely predictable to anyone who studies history. Palin does. Romney does.

To other commenters hitting at my snark--it is not at Palin's expense. I'm casting the old and ironic "you got beaten by a girl" taunt. Palin was spot on. Anyone who thought otherwise needs to rethink their assumptions.
30 weeks ago
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"I'm casting the old and ironic "you got beaten by a girl" taunt"

But why? The fact that Palin is female is always secondary to the fact that she is an instinctively bright leader.

30 weeks ago
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Try that one for the people, Bill's wimmin who can't get enough of him in whiatever guise, lining up for "compassionate liberaism" of Willy's distaff Hillary, BECAUSE SHE'S FEMALE

A card carrying feminst who rode, rides, the coat-tails of her spouse through baby steps as carpet bagger in New York and Cabinet member of a man she publicly despises but willingly acts for h im, to greater glory.

Not for HER spouse, the Impeached President the "dsgraced" president. Instead the "pillar" and "respected elder statesman" of that same Political Party and faction now hailing Hillary Clinton as presumptive heir to BH Obama. BECAUSE SHE'S FEMALE.

That she, as her mentor spouse, is utterly ruthloess and completely unprincipled matters not a jot. BECAUSE SHE'S FEMALE.

Hold on for a bumpy ride within the next half century.
29 weeks ago
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A rather snarky story and poor selection of photos to accompany it, in my opinion. Palin was right on Russia and was right on a lot of things. Some people just can't stand that idea.
30 weeks ago
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I vote for Tina Fey as ambassador to Russia.
30 weeks ago
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Yes, it's not widely known that being made an ambassador is intended to be a punishment.
30 weeks ago
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Ambassador to Ukraine.

Soon, she could see Russia from her house.
30 weeks ago
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She's qualified. She plays a Russian in a Muppet movie.
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Please note, as was noted here, that the exact same thing was done to Romney, whose clear understanding of the world was one of his major strengths.
30 weeks ago
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Another example of PJ Media's attitude towards Palin. This woman who is savagely attacked by crazed leftists and the GOP establishment time after time has influenced our politics far more than this snide article indicates. One small example - there would be no Senator Ted Cruz without Sarah Palin. Palin spoke a lot more truths than her comments on Ukraine. As we shall see.
30 weeks ago
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With due respect, I thought the sarcasm in this article was pretty clear; as in only an IDIOT could have predicted Russia would invade the Ukraine, such as those morons Romney and Palin and practically every other numbskull who was paying attention to that stupid uncool thing called reality when they should have been focusing on IMPORTANT stuff like celebrity scandals and twerking.
30 weeks ago
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Huh? You think this is negative? And note that Mitt Romney, whose clear-sighted pronouncements on "foreign policy" were called "gaffes", is in the next sentence.
30 weeks ago
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"And even Sarah Palin could see it coming from her porch"

This whole piece minimizes who Palin really is and what she has accomplished.

Perhaps it's unintentional, but there it is....
30 weeks ago
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You missed it, jmarie.

29 weeks ago
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WHAT? Putin's Russia is now the bad boy of the universe for the ideologues of the Left propaganda media ?

Feint? To distract from Obama's proceeding apace to the promised FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATION - the USA?

As his means and methods for the opportunities presented to him by the citizens of the USA become increasingly apparent EVEN to some most ardent fans? Increasingly uncertain about their wisdom in"wishing for" that fundamental transformation?

To distact from "fundamental" questions about WHY the DNC in 2008 selected BH Obama, of uncertain provenance, of uncertain identity and even for some of uncertain "legal eligibilty" for "The Office of President" as their nominee?

If members of the DNC believed "it was time" for an "African American" nominee why not some other ELIGIBLE without question in ALL respects?

With proven competence in management of large enterprises?

AND of undoubted respect for the system of government, the agreed social contract AND the Laws of the nation? AND the value and dignity of ALL the citizens?

BUT the Chair of the 2008 DNC was Nancy Pelosi. The same who in 2000 vowed revenge against AMERICAN citizens at the loss of the Millenium eelction to George W. Bush. Their bete noir for the next eight years and following.

American citizens described by Hillary Clinton in that same milleniium year as "That vast RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY".

The same Hillary Cllinton who as major member of that 2008 DNC seconded Pelosi's choice of BH Obama as the Committee's nominee.

The same Hillary Clinton as the "Democratic Party'" presumptive heir to BH Obama.

The premise being "Revenge is a dish best served cold"?

That question of WHY BH Obama and NOT some undoubtely "legal eligifle" in ALL respects "African- American" must certainly open a can of worms to shake the universe.
30 weeks ago
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Um, not getting killed is also important, and is the first duty of government to its people. We have seen what happens when the US projects weakness. I think Americans can walk and chew gum at the same time.
30 weeks ago
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Some can.

Others vote Democrat.

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