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Palin Wins

Round after round Palin made her points in a direct frank manner.  Senator Biden was clearly put on a leash and it showed in his somber performance.  The media promotes Palin events as awaiting car crashes, and yet again Palin doesn’t just pass the test when put under the microscope, she excells.  She hammered home the theme of reform brought about by a pair of mavericks.  A governor and a senator who have worked across the aisle to achieve goals for their state and their country.  Governor Palin’s closing remark struck a chord with what Senator McCain has talked about in regards to the exceptionalism America and the need to fight for and protect freedom.

12 Responses to “Palin Wins”

  1. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to hear this again. I was struck by the contrast…Palin is proud to be an American and sees us as continually having to fight to keep our freedoms (a real concern with an Obama presidency). I didn’t particularly like Biden’s analagy of us falling and needing “to get back up”. Again, there is that apology for being American—somehow insinuating that we are the “bad guys” or have been stepped on now need to pick ourselves up and walk more cautiously.

  2. Thanks for posting this, I missed the debates tonight.

    You are doing a great job on keeping us all informed.

  3. Thanks Txt and Sparky.

  4. What’s up with Biden backing Hezbollah and yet saying Israel has no stronger friend in the Senate? I just listened to him say it again (he also, accidentally to be sure, said that Iran was close to Obama). Since he typically votes against funding for Israel, unless it’s tied to other issues he holds dear, it’s not very credible. And giving Hezbollah (a front for Syria) the mantle of legitimacy quashes all idea of his being Israel’s strongest friend.

  5. what were you watching ??? A 35 year “Senate Talk” old guy who keeps going to the past. A beginner who is ” one of us ” really was no less than even,,,,,,beat the guy and made him mad.

    You LIBERALS just don’t get it !!! You must paid by George Soros like Osamabama IS. Soros sneaks thru $$$$$$$millions besides his 15 political organizations.

  6. Palin did an excellent job. She may not be the typicial politician which is what I like about her. She is a true american and will be a great VP. I also have no doubts she could handle being president if necessary. She is the only person running that has actually been in an executive role and knows how to make decisions. I was very pleased to be able see her speak without the editing of a biased media outlet.

  7. Noone would vote for Palin for president. She is just too unintelligent. Obviously Biden is more intelligent than Palin, noone can deny this as they cannot deny that Biden won the debate. The majority of the people who watched the event rationalized that Biden won because he is a better VP candidate, better speaker, and better person.

    Republicans who think that Palin is passable candidate are only doing so because they “like” her. That is the same reason why republicans voted for George Bush, because they ‘liked’ him better. When will republicans learn that you can’t vote on your emotions, you have to vote with your mind. STOP TRYING TO ELECT RETARDED PEOPLE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE!! Republicans made the mistake of putting George Bush into the White House when he isnt smart enough to finish whole sentences. Now you want to put another person in the White House who isnt smart enough to be a vice president. Stop making the same old mistake and vote for Obama.

  8. Not so Intelligent American - who said that she isn’t intelligent the Kool-Aid drinkers or the MSM that is serving it?

    Biden was so popular that he received the least amount of votes in the Presidentail election.

    Was it Palin that said we had 57 states - Ding, ding - nope that was Obama.

    Was Palin trying to get a man in a wheel chair to rise - ding, ding Biden.

    This man has had so many gaffes that he actually has web pages just for noting all of his gaffes.

    The MSM doesn’t pick up on it - nor do they want to - they are so in the tank for B. Hussein that they outline outright lies about this woman, constantly saying that she isn’t intelligent and that Biden one that only the weakest of minds would believe it.

    Exhibit A - you!

  9. There is a difference from misspeaking (Biden does it all the time) and just not knowing or understanding the issues. Palin can definitely come across as likable but you have got to kidding if you think she would be a great President. She just does not have the knowledge needed to be the leader of the free world. That is why she is not going to go on the news talkshow circuit. If she can’t handle the mainstream media, she does not deserve to hold the position of VP, god forbid she should have to become president.
    People, please learn to think for yourselves. Just because someone repeats something over and over again does not make it true. Palin does not get picked on, she is a politician. Politicians should be scrutinized and criticized. Every single one of them. If they can’t stand up to the scrutiny they don’t deserve to be our leaders.

  10. Really your bro - and who said that she doensn’t have the information -you mean when you watch Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric’s interview where they cut and sliced the interview to make her appear she doesn’t know what she is talking about.

    The woman is a Governor of a State. Not a Senator. She has had high approval ratings and made some drastic moves - against her own party - to do the “right thing”.

    It is the Obama “method” to keep spreading the word that she is not ready, not intelligent, has no experience.

    She is running for Vice President and could do circles around NOBama - who by the way has no experience and his only notable findings are his ties to corruption.

    ACORN, Ayers, Resko….etc, etc, etc.

    Good luck - you point is so baseless and so much of the same old rhetoric spouted out from Team Kool-Aid that your response is no longer credible.

  11. WOW! What a great night! Palin was genuine, self-confident and plain-spoken. She was upbeat and projected energy and passion. She demonstrated her leadership, executive experience and results. Biden appeared knowledgeable, but plodding and boring. The more the evening progressed, the faster Biden talked and the more panicky he looked to me. He was expecting this to be a cakewalk. He was looking forward to debating a moron, and all of a sudden he realized she had taken control of the debate. She spoke about limited government, lower taxes, cutting spending, energy independence, and national and economy security. She said of his intentions on Iraq, “Your plan is a white flag of surrender.” She reminded Biden that he himself said that he’d be privileged to run on a ticket with John McCain.

    Palin noted that McCain was instrumental in bringing together Democrats and Republicans to pass the bailout bill in the Senate. She took a shot at Obama for campaigning during the crisis, saying McCain “put politics aside and put America first”.
    Biden, continued to deny that Obama had ever pledged to meet with Iran’s Ahmadinejad without preconditions. “This is simply not true about Barack Obama,”, pointing out that Ahmadinejad “does not control the security apparatus” in Iran. However, in a Democratic debate on July 23, 2007, Obama was asked whether he would be “willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?” Obama answered, “I would.”

    Palin sharply criticized Obama for saying last year that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are “just air raiding villages and killing civilians.” Why do we never hear this quote in the mainstream media? Could it be because Obama’s troop-bashing comment is unacceptable from the Commander in Chief of our country.

    I was delighted to hear Palin’s response when Biden once again attempted to tie McCain to Bush. “Say it ain’t so, Joe, there you go again pointing backward. Now, doggone it, let’s look ahead and tell Americans what we have to plan to do for them in the future.” Folksy talk, but appealing to those of us who are sick of hearing about the past and want to hear where the candidates want to take us in the future.

    It is worth nothing that Gwen Ifill was a complete professional. I was concerned because she has written a book favoring Obama, but whatever her personal feelings or bias, it was not on display. I wish that were true of the rest of the media who generally act like prosecutors and vultures rather than journalists.

    The media and Democrats of course will tell us that Biden won the debate, with ample contempt and derision of Palin. I can’t wait to see Saturday Night Live find a way to ridicule Palin.

    It was clear Palin was happy and energized to have the opportunity to speak directly to the American people without going through the hostile filter of the media. When Governor Sarah Palin speaks directly to the American people, she hits it out of the park!

  12. Excellent response Gail.

    Biden has approximately 14 Gaffes during the debate - of which the MSM will not disclose.

    1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

    2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.

    3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said,“Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.”

    4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage.

    5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

    6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to FactCheck.org , Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

    7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people’s health insurance coverage — they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

    8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska — she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it’s not a windfall profits tax.

    9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

    10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation — he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

    11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.

    12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

    13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.”

    14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won’t pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan.

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