Sarah Palin should vote for Obama

The inconvenient truth is that Sarah Palin isn’t really a maverick.

She chooses to ignore the reality of the freeloading Red States and instead, prefers repeating the same old (false) line that it’s those living in the Democratic cities who are costing America money.

As it turns out, it is red states that are overwhelmingly the Welfare Queen States. Yes, that’s right. Red States — the ones governed by folks who think government is too big and spending needs to be cut — are a net drain on the economy, taking in more federal spending than they pay out in federal taxes. They talk a good game, but stick Blue States with the bill.

Of the twenty worst states, 16 are either Republican dominated or conservative states.

In the real world, it’s Alaska and the hard core Red States that are the spongers (depending on the list, Alaska is #3-ranked federal welfare queen – though, as we see below, it was the #1 stimulus queen). As much as the Palin types like to attack Democrats for spending wildly, somehow they never quite find the courage to demand that their own states only accept as much as they pay into the federal system. That’s not being a maverick. That’s being a cheap, weaselly coward.

From Sally Kohn at Salon:

Alaska received more stimulus dollars per capita than any other state in the nation. For instance, as of August of 2010 (when the bulk of stimulus spending had been dispatched), Alaska had an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent (two points below the national average) but received $3,145 per person in federal stimulus dollars. But Florida, with an unemployment rate at 11.4 percent got just $914 in per capita stimulus spending. And, incidentally, Alaska is not a poor state — with oil revenues that make up 88 percent of the state’s general fund.

Red states generally receive more federal spending than they pay in taxes. In 2005, Alaska received $1.84 in spending for every $1 paid in taxes). Other red states fared just as well, for instance: North Dakota ($1.68), Alabama ($1.66), Kentucky ($1.51), Oklahoma ($1.36). Blue states tend to pay more in taxes than they receive in spending, for instance: Connecticut (received $0.69 for every $1 in taxes paid), Illinois ($0.75), California ($0.78), New York ($0.79). In 2012, the New York Times published an eye-opening study revealing that Americans in conservative parts of the country — including the voting bases of the most anti-government Tea Party candidates — use more government benefits (including Medicare and Social Security and unemployment insurance) than more liberal parts of the nation.

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22 Responses to “Sarah Palin should vote for Obama”

  1. sweetreat says:

    She is not pretty, she has a nasty evil mouth and she is not smart, she used her looks to get her where she is., winkin blinkin palin who in the debate that was much paradied by snl. What an affront to the women who came before her that are smart without the hooker hills and short leather skirts.. Palin was the attack dog of the McCain campaign and even he could not control the beast he unleashed. Shame on him for his nasty comments about Rice, an educated smart woman. Palin barely made it through the five colleges she went too and it is obvious she didn’t learn a damn thing.

    As for Obama, it is not racist to not care for his policy, not like that he got elected. It is racist to go all birther on us or to call him the messiah, the chosen one, etc.
    Ron Paul is smart, he just doesn’t’ give a damn about anyone who is not wealthy. Let em die if they don’t have healthcare. It sunk him.

  2. The only reason why Palin got this far and has defenders is BECAUSE of her appearance. If she looked average or homely — no career. We wouldn’t be talking about her because she wouldn’t have made it on her so-called wits. She is a religious nit wit.

    As for the GOP — here’s a tip: stop insulting the demographics you wish to attract. It doesn’t work.

  3. Antoinette says:

    she calls obama the anti chist well I say she is the whore of babylon. Read revalations she fits the bill with her sorted sexual past and that of her kids sorted sex lives. She will usher in the end of the world. I don’t believe this stuff but how does it make her feel to get a taste of her own medicine

  4. Antoinette says:

    Is this for real?

  5. bedr1 says:

    Interesting but the blogger leaves out a huge fact about Palin and Alaska. She refused a huge chunk of those stimulus dollars, it was the legislature that took the money.

    Not really stimulus dollars, more like stimuless dollars.

  6. Papa Bear says:

    They must have done SOME jumping — did you notice how fast Christie came out with that “I’m still voting for Romney” ad?

  7. Papa Bear says:

    The diference is being afraid of a President who has a different skin color, instead of being afraid of a President that wants the power to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime…

  8. Pat says:

    I can out-do Shane:

    Gorgeous Governor Sarah Palin is so chic, charming, courageous, classy, & charismatic, with the Cross of our Saviour nestled against her fair, fragrant bosom, and with her dulcet, delightful voice sweetly sounding like a swift mountain spring rippling across sparkling, shiny stones in a flower-dappled meadow.  All you haters will be eating your own words as our lady Sarah has more intelligence in her little pinkie than all you haters put together. She could take on Biden, Obama, Romney, Ryan, Murkowski, any of em and ALL of em any day with one hand tied behind her back and put them in their place with her charm, intelligence, wisdom and leadership skills. So you communists can just give your jealousy a rest also too. Like the wise men who followed the star to baby jeebus manger we will follow Sarah Palin as she is our north star and the only hope of the world until jeebus second coming!

  9. Swami_Binkinanda says:

     She is the only politician in Alaska history to pass a massive tax scheme that stuck it to the oil companies.  I grant her kudos for ACES, which her successor, Seanaco-Phillips Parnell, has been trying to void for his term and a half.

  10. sparbanie says:

    Absolutely. And she got my vote today as a protest write-in against Barry & Mitt.

  11. Naja pallida says:

    Re-reading this, I believe that Mitt Romney should immediately endorse Barack Obama for President. Since there is nobody Mitt Romney has disagreed with more than Mitt Romney. Those two guys would be at each other’s throats, if they were ever in the same room.

  12. karmanot says:

     ——Are mad cows beautiful?

  13. karmanot says:

     Mad Cow

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  15. Naja pallida says:

    Liberal feminism involves being smart and well informed. Two things which Sarah Palin has proven time and time again she is not, and has no desire to be. One doesn’t even have to factor in what she looks like.

    Nobody picks on Ron Paul’s pro-life stance, because he has so many other crazy things that are easier to needle at. Despite being pro-life also contrary to his self-claimed libertarian beliefs. Small government, but large enough to exert control over every womb in the nation. Hypocrite.

    I’m not sure where you get the idea that anyone who doesn’t support Obama is automatically a racist from, but it is undeniable that Romney rally crowds have been significantly older and whiter than Obama rally crowds. This has been pointed out time and time again by reporters of all political spectrums covering the campaigns, and it seems to me that the exhaustive polling on racial minorities and their approval ratings for each man speak for themselves. There is certainly no reason why you would have to be a racist to dislike Obama, but if you are a racist, that pretty much guarantees it.

  16. Don'tcarewhatothersthink says:

    Wait, don’t tell me, anybody who doesn’t support Obama is a racist-which is a racist argument in and of itself.  We’re supposed to be beyond race, gender, orientation etc. but sadly enough we are not.  Palin receives sexist comments all the time.  Ron Paul is pro-life yet he never gets harassed about it-guess that’s because he’s a man.

    Would Palin receive so much flack if she wasn’t so good looking?  I wonder.  It’s that stereotype that all beautiful females must be stupid.  So much for liberal feminism.  Yawn.

  17. BeccaM says:

    Sarah Who? Sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the screams of the turkeys in the decapitation machine.

  18. Naja pallida says:

    I appreciate Sally Kohn’s point of view, but I think she’s trying to apply logic, sense and basic mathematics to blind partisanship. Any Republican who steps out of the party line generally gets stomped on. They’re simply not permitted to have any variance in their point of view from the day’s current talking points from Limbaugh and Hannity. I think they only reason they haven’t jumped all over Chris Christie yet is because they’re too focused on the election… but give it time.

  19. mgardener says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but you can’t fix stupid!!!!!
    1/2 term Gov , a former reality show star and a fox news contributor does not a politician make.

  20. Ted says:

     Shane Ladd…LOL that’s funny.

  21. Shane Ladd says:

    Bold, brilliant, beautiful Gov. Sarah Palin is vastly more competent & qualified to be President than are Obama & Romney.

  22. HereinDC says:


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