Back in 2008, Russia invaded Georgia while Bush was president, and at the time Sarah Palin made a comment about Ukraine possibly being next. Suddenly, that apparently makes her an expert on foreign affairs. (And a hearty laugh was had by all.)
There are two countries which Russia might send troops into – Georgia and Ukraine. When she said Ukraine she was essentially listing the only other plausible nation – not utilizing some sort of “expert” analysis of foreign affairs.
Still, this hasn’t stopped Republicans from gushing all over the tea party icon.
Well, while speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News, she furthered her idiocy by continuing the Republican stance that Obama is “weak” by – well – rambling off a bunch of nonsense.
I was always taught that to be the better person, you have to act like one. That’s what I think President Obama tried to do. He had the lofty ambition to repair relations between the United States and Russia. Was he wrong? Possibly. But that doesn’t mean he was wrong for trying to make the relationship between the two nations better.
But Palin went on rambling about Obama’s “weak leadership.”
Which is ironic considering far left liberals call him the “drone president,” he’s killed Osama bin Ladin, disarmed Syria from their chemical weapons and we’ve yet to experience a major terrorist attack while he’s been in office.
But according to Palin, other nations are taking advantage of Obama’s “weakness” because when we don’t lead “by force” it makes the United States appear weak.
She even comically tried to tie this into being about oil, fracking, and made a ringing endorsement of the Keystone XL pipeline. You know, because a pipline that transfers Canadian oil through the United States to be sold on the global market really has a lot to do with what’s going on in Ukraine.
Palin said that Putin is someone who portrays himself as a man who “wrestles bears and drills for oil,” while Obama is seen as the person who “wears mom jeans.”
Is she saying Obama should parade around for photo-ops with his shirt off hunting bears instead of focusing on issues?
But the dumbest part of this entire segment came when she repeated that Obama “leads from behind.” Something that’s clearly a right-wing talking point.
What President Obama actually does is leads with intelligence, planning and strategy. Let’s not forget the last time we had a Republican in the White House we went to war in Afghanistan, yet couldn’t get Osama bin Ladin – though Obama did. Then we invaded Iraq, yet didn’t find a single weapon of mass destruction.
Is that what she calls, “Leading from the front?”
If so, those tactics ended up costing this country over 5,000 American lives.
But as with most things Palin, she used her “prediction” from 2008 as a catalyst to put herself in the spotlight once again. When the reality is she essentially just spouted off some nonsense in 2008, which turned out to come true out of sheer “luck” if you want to call it that.
Though when your biggest “claim to fame” comes from a comment you made nearly 6 years ago out of sheer luck, that kind of proves the lack of intelligence you really possess.