Palin: Taken Aback By Obama 'Superpower' Remark

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin says she was taken aback to hear President Barack Obama say that America is a military superpower "whether we like it or not."

Palin said Saturday night that Americans like being a dominant superpower.

She says she doesn't understand a world view that questions whether people like the fact that America is powerful.

The former Alaska governor's remarks came in a question-and-answer session after a speech to about 1,100 people in the central Illinois town of Washington.

Obama said earlier this week that the United States must do its best to resolve conflicts around the world before they grow too serious.

Otherwise, America might be drawn into the conflicts "because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower."


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Greg, that was just that hope and change thing. With all the spending going on, the dollar is going down so we can be inline with the socialist overspent countries. Yes, it will be around 3 bucks, and if we have a hurricane or Iran threatens nukes...5 bucks? Either way, if the hurricanes or disruptions don't do it, cap and trade will....estimated 1400 bucks for global warming....what? Yep, thats right, wellcome to hope and change. Hope they take your money and change it to Euros.....
  • by greg Location: gates on Apr 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    what happend to all the things obama was going to do 4 us? Why is gas prices sill going up? yall blamed it on bush and the republicans but theres a democrat in there and gas is still slowly raising bet it will be 3 dollars by july 4 if not b4 then
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    Joseph, thank you, you got the purpose to my post. This is what the left is doing to anyone that is against Obama and his policies, they are labeled racist if you hadn't noticed. So, if it works for the left, then it should work on the right. If you go after Palin, you are a sexist, if you are against healthcare and Obama, you are a racist. Just playin the card. I actually agree with some of what Anon poster put in there, just, why would someone be so proud to post that a party uniter is ignorant...whats the motive?
  • by Joseph Location: Grimesland on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    I have to agree with Anon. Snake you have gone off the deep end my friend. Sexism is a word you CLEARLY need to locate in the dictionary before making accusations. Calling someone ignorant (as you did Obama in your previous post) has nothing whatsoever to do with gender. "Obama is exactly what you described in your post, igorant of history" Anon quoted someone else as calling Palin "ignorant". Since you also called someone ignorant, I think you have no understanding of politics and the current drive for socialism and our current abondonment of the constitution. Snake, you are wrong to accuse people of doing the exact same thing you are. You are too quick to tell people who they are. Your strategy works all day until you encounter an intelligent person. Mikeee, I completely agree. Yes to Fair Tax and Yes to reforming the way our government hands out our tax money.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:44 AM
    Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 05:03 PM,m so you are saying that posting that Palin is ignorant is not sexist? No sexist remark whatsoever? I question your motive and your objective comments. It would appear to me that the tea party is doing more to unite republicans and democrats than the "RNC" is. Seems Palin is their spokesman. Obvously, the last tea party from the Clinton era, you were shouting at....of course, that isn't correct...there wasn't one. Tells me something is wrong. Calling anyone ignorant tells me you have no understanding of politics and the current drive for socialism in America and the abandonment of the constitution. Palin is out defending the constitution, you are just riding it out....and calling names.
  • by breezinonthebackporch Location: Tarboro on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:53 PM
    Amen to anonymous with the pulse too high. Thats straight up right their.. I'm with you sista nony mous
  • by mikeee Location: Greenville on Apr 22, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    I have an idea, why don't we find a candidate whom is going to give me my hard earned money back, instead of giving it to people who are doing nothing with their lives other than determining what size rims to put on the caddi... VOTE FOR THE FAIR TAX!! you want the Esclade although you have no job... fine, but your gonna pay more taxes on it... stop hurting the people who are trying to support their families the honest way ( without handouts ).
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    a response to you both: I am as objective as any person you will ever meet. I also, despite your clear accusation, made no sexist remarks whatsoever. You both are so used to jumping on people you quickly label "liberals" that you forget to slow down and read. Is this how the back and forth usually begins with you? I cant figure out how Snake Oil posts so much. You must be retired. How does my comment "Lets go Rubio or Romney" encompass "typical liberal nonsense"? I was trying to make the point that we should let go of Palin and start pushing for the emergence of a REAL LEADER on the right. She is not that person. "Anybody but Obama" does not work for me and it should NOT work for you. I was not trying to engage in a back in forth discussion with either of you about who is less qualified or more ignorant between palin and obama. Neither of them are qualified and both are ignorant. Biden is a puppet fool who cant keep his mouth shut. Im done with this. Pulse too high.
  • by Crabbie Pattie on Apr 22, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    Palin would have made a terrific President. She is certainly more qualified that BHO. I don't understand what there is to hate about her. I really can't think of one single thing. And at least she doesn't hang out with terrorists. She was born in the USA too. Michelle even came out and said Barack's homeland was Kenya. Youtube if you must.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM, I have to agree with "Back". Sorry, Obama is exactly what you described in your post, igorant of history, national security. try being objective, it works on both sides. First question, why did you post your typical liberal nonsense? Because the democrats are afraid of her ability to unite in a time when Obama divided the nation. No, I don't think she will run for president, however, I think she will unite republicans and help support the "anybody but Obama" campaign. You will see both houses slip a lot of seats in November, however, obama is a one termer and knows it. That is why he didn't have enough intelligence to swing to the middle, like Clinton did. Carter was a duplicate manner, and you know what happened. Try to avoid sexist remarks about women, just as I avoid racist ones unlike lavon who lives for it.
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