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Rocker Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin laugh before a rally for Republican senate candidate John Raese at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock)

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Sarah Palin represents the worst in American politics.  Some might say that Donald Trump is the worst, but at least he earned enough electoral votes to win the Presidency.  Sarah Palin was appointed by John McCain so she never won the majority of American votes.

For eight years Palin has made it her life mission to find fault with President Obama, without offering any alternative plans for anything.  As President Obama bids farewell to the White House, Sarah Palin authors an article for Breitbart referencing the “end of an error.”  It’s funny that Palin highlighted things that could have been said about her:

  1.  Astronomically increased debt.-  Palin left Wasilla  and the state of Alaska in greater debt that when she took office as mayor, and then as Governor.
  2. Disrespected law enforcement.-Palin has disrespected law enforcement in Alaska by avoiding accountability for the conduct of Todd being a pimp, by Sarah for speeding, by Bristol for brawling, by Track for domestic violence and by Willow by vandalizing a home.
  3. Numerous ticked off allies.– Both China and India were surely offended by Palin.

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4.  Demographic divisions.- Palin has a history of racist remarks.

When I think back over the last eight years, there are two highlights of Obama’s Presidency that stand out.

#1.  Affordable Health Care for Everyone.  Under the Affordable Health Care Act, 24 million people gained health insurance.  If repealed, those 24 million people would be added to the 29.6 million who would still be uninsured even if the ACA’s various programs had remained in place, for a total of 53.5 million uninsured people.

#2.  Taking Out Osama bin Laden.  Has anyone forgotten that it was President Obama who was responsible for finding and killing Osama bin Laden.

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2977 People were killed in the attack of 9-11.  Thousands of family members will never forget that tragedy.  There are lasting effects to our country.  I will never forget that attack, the resolve of the American people, and the President who was responsible for holding the terrorist accountable for this tragedy.

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As Sarah Palin fades into obscurity, she represents the “”End of an Error.”  Donald Trump ensured this end by  failing to name Sarah Palin to any position in his cabinet.  Bye, bye, bye.


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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec - RTX1K1CM

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses attendees at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Sarah Palin has been an outspoken proponent of Donald Trump since she endorsed him a year ago.  Ironically that was Jan. 19, 2016.  Exactly one year later on the 20th of Jan. 2017 Trump will be inaugurated.

She actually told Trump recently that she would like to be considered for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  She previously told him that she’d like to be considered fo

r Secretary of Energy.   Trump actually said that there would be a place in his administration for Palin.  Here’s what was reported:

While adding that Palin could “certainly” play a role in his campaign or future administration, potentially as the vice presidential pick, Trump declined to engage in any speculation as to whether she would be his choice, boasting that “everybody wanted” the endorsement of the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee.

“I haven’t discussed it with her. No, I haven’t discussed anything with her about what she’d do, but she’s somebody I really like and I respect. And certainly, she could play a position if she wanted to,” Trump said, adding that he did not think Palin would want to do that again.”

However now that Trump is the President-elect, and he is days away from his inauguration,he has finally filled the last remaining position in his administration that was left open.  That would be the same position that Sarah wanted,the Secretary of veterans affairs.  In a slap-in-the-face to Sarah, Trump selected David Shulkin to be his Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  To run salt in Sarah’s wig, Trump appointed Shulkin who is currently the under secretary for health at the VA, where he runs the Veterans Health Administration, and he was nominated for that position by President Barack Obama in March 2015, and confirmed by the Senate that June.  Although I might have missed one, it is my impression that Shulkin is the only person nominated by Trump that was part of the Obama administration.

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The really offensive thing is that Trump offered the position to several people before Shulkin, and Palin wasn’t one of them.

No doubt Sarah Palin is wondering where have all the flowers,young men, soldiers, supporters,and dollar bills gone?

 




It’s been 8 years since that astonishing day that John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate.  Since that painful moment, Sarah has proven herself to be just as ignorant, vicious, and  bigoted as she was then.  Only a few things have changed.  (1) Bristol is on her third/fourth/fifth pregnancy. (2) Shailey Tripp is no longer working for Todd. (3) Track has fathered two children out of wed lock.  (4) Sarah is 8 years older.  She has attempted to change her hair, breast size, hair color, facial contour, glasses, but has totally failed to educate herself about political issues.  Sarah has turned on Ted Cruz (She endorsed Trump instead of Cruz)  Sarah has turned on Lisa Murkowski, the Republican Senator from Alaska.  Sarah has turned on John McCain.  (Sarah endorsed Trump and he doesn’t like losers).  Now she’s turned on Trump.

Now she’s reverted back to attacking President Obama, and making references to slavery.  She said:

Fail baby Fail,” “Obama’s destructive ‘energy plan’ enslaves America to unfriendly nations, which he’s been warned about for eight years.”

Thus in one Facebook post Sarah Palin tried to revive the “Drill Baby Drill” slogan, lodge another attack on Obama even though he has days, not months, left in office, and make inappropriate references to slavery.

Palin was complaining about Obama recent executive order blocking oil and gas drilling in Arctic and Atlantic oceans

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The order came after hundreds of kayaktivists protested drilling in the Arctic and the Port of Seattle being used as a port for the Shell Oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer.

This was another attempt by President Obama to solidify his environmental legacy.  This order withdraws hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling.  Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. In addition to a five-year moratorium already in place in the Atlantic, removing the canyons from drilling puts much of the eastern seaboard off limits to oil exploration even if companies develop plans to operate around them.

The announcement by the White House late in the afternoon was coordinated with similar steps being taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shield large areas of that nation’s Arctic waters from drilling. Neither measure affects leases already held by oil and gas companies and drilling activity in state waters.

This is not the first time Obama has used the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.  He did it to safeguard Alaska’s Bristol Bay in 2014, and again last year to protect part of Alaska’s Arctic coast. The president has protected 125 million acres in the region in the last two years, according to a fact sheet issued by the White House.  Sarah probably didn’t know about those.

 

These areas Obama is trying to protect are widely recognized as major biodiversity hotspots that are critical to fisheries. The canyons provide deep water corals used by a wide array of fish. The area also provides habitat “for . . . deepwater corals, deep diving beaked whales, commercially valuable fishes, and significant numbers of habitat-forming soft and hard corals, sponges, and crabs,” the White House said.

Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, called it “a historic victory in our fight to save our Arctic and Atlantic waters, marine life, coastal communities and all they support.” Carter Roberts, president and chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, applauded what he called “a bold decision” that “signals some places are just too important not to protect.”

Moreover the country is not in need of additional oil resources.  The current oil in the Arctic represents a mere one tenth of one percent of the nation’s oil production overall.  World oil production is in balance. The long decline in U.S. crude oil production appears to be over. September 2016 output increased 60,000 bopd.  Thus, the limits on drilling isn’t “enslaving” America.  Obama has protected the country.

It seems that if there is one issue that would be evident to Sarah Palin from Alaska, it would be the potential for environmental devastation from an oil spill in the Artic.  Has she forgotten the tragedy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Let me remind her:
*Approximately 11 million gallons or 257,000 barrels or 35,000 metric tonnes (38,800 short tons) of oil destroyed the pristine tundra.
*The Exxon Valdez spill, though still one of the largest ever in the United States, has dropped from the top 50 internationally (view a list of top oil spills worldwide). It is widely considered the number one spill worldwide in terms of damage to the environment, however. The timing of the spill, the remote and spectacular location, the thousands of miles of rugged and wild shoreline, and the abundance of wildlife in the region combined to make it an environmental disaster well beyond the scope of other spills.
*Approximately 1,300 miles of shoreline were damaged.
*The spill itself stretched 460 miles from Bligh Reef to the tiny village of Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula.
*The clean up efforts of Exxon cost $2.1 billion.
*The actual number of animals killed is uncertain.  The carcasses of more than 35,000 birds and 1000 sea otters were found after the spill.  However most bodies sink in the ocean, so these numbers are considered to be a small fraction of the death toll.  The best estimates are: 250,000 seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, up to 22 killer whales, and billions of salmon and herring eggs were decimated.

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So it’s been 8 years of Sarah Palin attacking Obama and making inappropriate references to slavery.  No other celebrity or political figure has ever devoted so many years to attacking a politician without any alternative proposals.  No other person has absolved themself of any responsibility for making any positive change while pretending to care about acts of those in power.

We are tired of the same old whine from Sarah Palin.  I’d rather listen to the Four Tops:

 

 

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