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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Politifact Pans Palin's Thorough Research; Palin Pans Politifact

-from Patrick's World USA

Sarah Palin is Intelligent and Competent

The media just loves breaking Sarah Palin's chops. Politifact.com and the St. Petersburg Times thought that they would just shoot Sarah Palin down and instead they got shot down themselves. Sarah Palin writes on her Facebook page:
Yesterday, PolitiFact.com fact-checked my statement about the coming $3.8 trillion Obama tax hike – the largest tax increase in history. They did such a bad job of it, however, that I feel compelled to fact-check the fact-checkers.
The media and the left, which have been so intent on proving that Sarah Palin is an idiot or she doesn't know policy, must have gotten blurry vision after the shellacking they took from her and the Daily Caller in the last few weeks. Like a staggered boxer who punches at the air and helplessly flails at the opponent, the media and the left stupidly showcases an incident where Sarah Palin was intelligent and knew her policy in a deperate attempt to belittle her. They end up getting clobbered by another Facebook note in the process.

Check out the articles that were written even after Palin told the Fox News Sunday audience that she had her facts and figures with her so she wouldn't "get dinged, you know, by the -- by the liberals saying I didn't know what I was talking about." It was a pre-emptive strike and yet the liberals in the moronosphere still went after it like silly cats who can't help but to go after the dangling yarn string every time.

The left is showing how discombobulated they are now.

Palin researched the issue and probably re-researched it again to rebut Politifact. The liberals and the media can whine all they want about her "lack of knowledge." But the truth is, she thoroughly researched this issue. When she pulled out her facts and figures, she showed them up. When she wrote on her hand, she was intentionlly mocking them. That's what they really didn't like.

They're not splitting hairs over trillions of dollars in "alleged" tax hikes. They're dinged. They got smacked by Sarah Palin good so they smacked her. Then she smacked them back even harder. The monster is growing too big now and the liberals can't stop it.

This is just the beginning. The left is getting frustrated by their inability to get their agenda through, and its showing. They used to hit Palin in her blind spots and get away with free shots before the shields went up. But now they are becoming so unbalanced that they aren't even capable of mounting an effective attack anymore. Many of them are begrudgingly accepting the fact that Palin is intelligent and competent now that the "she's dumb" meme has failed.

My late father said you could sell crap if you put it in the right bag. The media and the left sold America tons of horse manure by packaging it in the right Obama bags in 2008. Sarah Palin simply rips the bag open and shows the American people what they bought. When that happens, the left and the media go nuts. How dare she expose them for the morally and intellectually bankrupt ideologues that they really are.

Sarah Palin: Fact-checking the Fact-checkers on the $3.8 Trillion Obama Tax Hike

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Another smackdown by Governor Palin via Facebook. While the Left radicals will stop at nothing to paint her as uninformed, Governor Palin continues to show herself to have a better understanding of the economy and the facts than apparently President Obama and the people intent on defending him.

I must admit that what I like best is that she writes that she looks forward to a debate with President Obama where "we'll" take on his fiscal insanity. Personally, I just look forward to her debating him--and 2012 would be soon enough for me!

Yesterday, PolitiFact.com fact-checked my statement about the coming $3.8 trillion Obama tax hike – the largest tax increase in history. They did such a bad job of it, however, that I feel compelled to fact-check the fact-checkers.

First of all, they claim that there are Democrat proposals which would “keep the tax cuts for individuals who make less than $200,000 and couples who make less than $250,000.”

Unfortunately for PolitiFact, no such proposal exists. They admit as much, by the way, when they state that “There are no formal congressional proposals yet to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, so we don’t have precise estimates from official sources like the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.” That doesn’t stop them, though, from claiming I “confuse the issue” by “using numbers that assume all the tax cuts are going away. That is not the Democratic plan nor is it President Obama’s plan.”

Plan? What plan? There is no plan. All we have is smoke and mirrors based on an old Obama campaign pledge that if elected, he would exempt families making less than $250,000 a year from “any form of tax increases.” But this pledge was already watered down before he was even elected. First vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden lowered it to $150,000. Then campaign surrogate Gov. Bill Richardson lowered it even further to $120,000.

A few months after the inauguration, even that last promise disappeared in a puff of smoke. When asked to reaffirm the White House’s commitment to the campaign promise of no tax increases for families earning less than $250,000, Obama’s spin doctor David Axelrod declared the President had “no interest in drawing lines in the sand.”

The truth is that as of today, Democrats haven’t taken any action to extend any part of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for any income group – and in this case doing nothing equals hitting American taxpayers with a massive $3.8 trillion tax increase.

What we do know for certain is that the White House is more than willing to raise taxes on families with incomes of less than $250,000. Democrat Senator Max Baucus admitted as much during the debate about Obamacare when he stated that “One other point that I think it’s very important to make is that it is true that in certain cases, the taxes will go up for some Americans who might be making less than $200,000.”

PolitiFact doesn’t dispute the $3.8 trillion estimate of the cost of repeal of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. It admits that “Palin’s estimate of $3.8 trillion over 10 years is within a reasonable range, if you’re talking about all taxpayers.” And yet somehow it continues to argue that I’m wrong, based on a proposal it admits doesn’t exist which in turn is based on a phantom campaign pledge which Democrats have already broken anyway. I call that a “Pants on Fire” statement.

To prevent PolitiFact from making similar mistakes in future, it would be helpful if the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership finally mustered the courage to table their plans to let the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. Mr. President, publish your proposals, and we’ll duke it out. You can argue in favor of a multi-trillion dollar tax hike in an age of economic uncertainty and mass unemployment, and we’ll argue for fiscal sanity combined with serious spending cuts. I for one look forward to such a debate.

In the meantime I suggest the St. Petersburg Times hires a few extra staff to fact-check its fact-checkers. It might help it prevent being caught with its “pants on fire” again in the future.

- Sarah Palin

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