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“It’s sad for America. Literally all hell seems to be breaking loose and President Obama is in Martha’s Vineyard having a gay old time, riding his bike, partying it up.”
Those were the words of Sarah Palin to Todd Starnes of Fox News as Family Obama vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard while Egypt continued to slip deeper into crisis.
Palin said Obama’s handling of the crisis in Egypt has been appalling and that it’s beyond time for him to exert authority and leadership.
“It’s sad for our allies and sad for anyone who believes that America can still exert some positive influence for good in this world without unnecessary intervention. We can use a less than dithering message from our less than dithering president.”
She said she suspects one of the reasons Obama’s handling of the crisis has been “dithering” can be found in a speech he delivered in 2010.
“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower,” Obama told a gathering at a nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C. “And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure.”
Palin proceeded to blast Obama’s comments.
“As if we didn’t like being a superpower. That’s one of the things that makes America exceptional. It’s respect. It’s the idea that we would usher in peace through strength across the globe. We were looked up to for that.”
She also took issue with Obama’s announcement last week that the United States would not choose sides in the Egyptian conflict – even as Egyptian Christians are being targeted by Muslim extremists and their churches are being destroyed by the dozens.
“Egyptian Christians are being slaughtered and we need to put pressure on our government to at least speak up for the faith-filled people on that country.”
Heard much about the attacks against Christians in the “mainstream” media? Me neither.
Visit Todd’s blog for the entire interview.
Memo to Sarah Palin haters: I’m sure you’re foaming at the mouth by now over what a moron Palin is. However, take a deep breath, get some fresh air and try this:
Instead of parroting the same old worn-out liberal drivel about how stupid Sarah Palin is, just once, see if you can focus on what she actually said. Try – even if just for a moment – to focus on her comments about Obama as they relate to his handling of Egypt. I know I’m asking the impossible, but how about this: pretend someone else made the comments. Like, oh, a Harvard professor. Or, The New Yorker. Heck, maybe even U.S. officials in the region.
Hey, like Sarah Palin or not, if you’re honest with yourself, you have to at least admire her for her honestly. As is the case with Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, one never need wonder what’s on Sarah’s mind. She’ll tell you. Straight up. And she won’t pull any punches as she does so.
Could we not use more “straight up” talk in Washington these days? On both sides of the aisle?