Sarah Palin to President Obama: ‘no more playing the race card’

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Sarah Palin by JWas for Flickr Creative Commons (Tagaroo)
Sarah Palin by JWas for Flickr Creative Commons (Tagaroo)

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2014 – Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin wished Facebook followers a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, including in her remarks one of King’s most notable quotes.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Palin added a message for the President.

“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.”

Her advice follows the release of a 17,000 word profile of the President, written by  New Yorker magazine‘s editor-in-chief David Remnick, in which the author discusses why President Obama seems to be losing ground with some of his white voters – particularly older white voters.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

Perhaps the President should take the former governor’s advice. With record unemployment, the flailing rollout of the Obamacare website, and a laundry list of other policy failures and scandals, anyone paying attention would be hard pressed to find proof that race is to blame. Perhaps the President would do well to listen to another piece of advice from Republican Martin Luther King, Jr., who said

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


Playing the race card is most unbecoming of a President who knows full well it’s his own failed policies and scandals that have caused his drop in popularity. Author David Remnick failed to point to the fact that the President didn’t just lose ground with white voters in the 2012 Presidential race, he lost ground with every segment – even African Americans. Governor Palin should have aimed her advice at one more group who seems to rather enjoy propping up the Obama administration – the mainstream media. After all, they too seem to enjoy playing the race card.

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  • Mike Osborne

    it’s not because he’s black, it’s because he’s a clueless a$$hole.

  • Amy Richardson

    fabulous article. Well said!

  • PJParks

    Why does he not understand that it is his policies that are destroying this country that we hate? If Dr. Carson was to be our next President I would be jumping for joy.

    • Kathy Holczman

      If you hate this country, LEAVE

      • CraigS

        Seriously? Re-read his statement…. We hate -> his policies.

      • PJParks

        I love this country that Obama and his administration are destroying.

      • mommommary

        do you even know how to read? he doesn’t hate the country, he hates the politics. re-read the statement and then respond.

    • Antonio Celso Pires Mesquita

      Count on my Wife,Son and I and other that shared the same feelings. I will vote for any one that are out of politic arena, with exception of Rick Perry! The rest are all BS!

      • Chris Spear

        yea cause rick perry is dumber tha w..get
        aclue!!

  • Steve V

    I don’t like Obama, but…It’s due to the lies and his failed policies. It has nothing whatsoever to do with his skin!

  • jimmie redding

    Why did they vote for him in the first place if they were racist? He never makes sense

  • Nathan Andrew Shearer

    Look I agree with what she said completely but why does she think she is the one to say it? He can stop playing the Race card when you stop playing the relevant card.

    • Phyllis Kaucher

      What does it matter who said it as long as it gets said? Stop being so liberal. It’s unbecoming.

    • Kathy Holczman

      she is the only one with the GUTS TO SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE JACK ASS.. that’s why… anymore questions?

    • linreis

      the question should be: why aren’t you out there saying it?

    • Nathan Andrew Shearer

      The only thing that woman has going for her is she’s a pretty woman. You sad shallow people. She doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together. You are all personality worshippers and it’s disgusting.

  • Kathy Holczman

    I really like Sarah Palin as she sure knows her shit and how to slam it. I also like the part of where the president stands in times of comfort and convenience in Hawaii, but where he stands at times of challenge and contraversy which according to the world is up his ass. He is the worlds worst President in the History of the United States of America the land that I love.

  • Pamela

    It is the lies,scandals,and him never taking responsibility for anything that happens in this country.Who cares what color his skin is? REALLY???!!!! Can this man who is so well educated really be this STUPID??

  • “Racists” “Haters” “Bigots” Theree words the left have made completely irrelevant. Let’s see if I forgot to include some of his “phony scandals” on this list

    All these because of your skin color as well?

    40M Americans on Foodstamps

    Benghazi

    Birth Certificate (unresolved authenticity)

    Bowing to the leaders of other countries

    Border protection not enforced

    Broken promises (Obamacare)

    Claims tax the rich, taxes the poor and middle class

    Clinton connection

    Coerced Healthcare

    Coerced Immigration reform

    Cronyism

    Death Panels

    Dreams of my father (in his own words)

    Fast and Furious

    Executive Orders violating Bill of Rights

    Extravagant vacations at tax-payer expense

    Forcing the church to pay for birth control

    Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

    GSA Crimes

    Gun Control attempts

    Hurricane Sandy

    Inciting racial tensions Zimmerman Trial

    Indefinite Detention (NDAA)

    IRS Crimes

    Keeping gas prices high by refusing to allow the pipeline to be constructed

    National Debt raised more than any other US president

    Nobel Peace Prize win for nothing

    NSA Crimes

    Physcal cliff

    Refused opposition to Iran, N. Korea

    Referring to terrorist attacks as “workplace violence”

    Targeting Conservative Groups using IRS

    Tax Payer dollars on Lavish Vacations

    Sealed college transcripts

    Sequester Architect, (blames Republican Party)

    Strong Socialist Ties

    Voter Fraud

    Wife stating she was not proud of america for
    44 years

    • Dennis Knoetgen

      Sarah Palin is an idiot and a whore but i would still vote for her in a second before Hillary Clinton

      • Guest

        Sarah Palin has stood her ground for the last 5 years against all the hate anyone could throw at her or her family to fight for this country. Don’t believe everything the media and Hollywood is telling you about Sarah Palin.

        She is a self-made women with an impressive career who broke into politics without the head start of a powerful husband or father. City council, mayor, Governor, oil and gas commission, VP candidate, already vetted, been scrutinized and vilified by the media every way possible and still standing strong. Long list of accomplishments and over 20 years of experience.

        As Governor Sarah Palin didn’t just cut spending; she saved, reformed, and prioritized like a good fiscal manager. She invested $5 billion in state savings, overhauled education funding, paid down debt, invested $2.6 billion in an education fund for the future, and funded a Senior Benefits Program to provide support for low-income Alaskan seniors. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.
        http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

        Sarah Palin fought for and signed sweeping ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary.

        After the 2008 election she returned to Alaska to find a never-ending assault of frivolous ethics complaints paralyzing her ability to govern the state. That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.
        Ethics complaints cost state nearly $2 million
        http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

        She resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues. She & her staff were spending 80% of their time defending lawsuits & dealing with FOIA requests. No sooner would one lawsuit go away then another was filed. Sarah Palin was a capable and effective Governor, but one who was vilified and was subject to all sorts of frivolous ethics complaints which eventually led to her resignation.
        The Campaign To Bankrupt The Palin Family
        http://www.redstate.com/martin_a_knight/2009/03/24/the-campaign-to-bankrupt-the-palin-family/

        After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election with her endorsements and rallies all over the country. Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during the 2012 election . She campaigned for constitutional conservatives resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

        Sarah Palin has offered many statements on issues such as health care, the Federal Reserve’s money printing in funding our federal deficit, Crony Capitalism, energy independence, foreign policy, etc)

        She was the first Republican to make a high-profile critique of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing, though even earlier she had marked the collapsing value of the dollar as one of her issues and has repeatedly been a leading voice against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.
        http://online.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-palin-vs-bernanke/6A8B3973-6069-464E-B48B-4D4564C96DE5.html

        The media has done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still standing strong.

      • linreis

        gee, that’s a pretty ugly endorsement dennis…an idiot? not…she is a college grad and a talented flute player…you are calling her a whore, for what reason? Come on Dennis, you show your own ignorance…

      • Highlanderclan

        And she speaks so highly of you.

  • Miss Smarty

    Just one more way that he’s found to make none of the country’s problems his fault. He needs to man up and take responsibility. When I look at him I don’t see a black man, I see an arrogant and incompetent leader that would rather golf than work.

  • Janet Wurz Smith

    So many people are commenting that’s it’s not his race they dislike, but his politics. That’s the whole game the racebaiters want us to play. Calling us “racists” is a diversionary tactic. If we are defending ourselves against being racist, we won’t be pointing out what a terrible president he is. People should just ignore “you’re a racist” comments. Just don’t “dignify” them with a response. We don’t have to prove we are not racists. Obama needs to prove he can lead this country. . . and we all know that’s impossible since he is totally incompetent, immoral, and idiotic!

  • Anti ObamaHolder

    We don’t like him because he don’t know how to tell the truth and he won’t man up and admit he lied about everything including his birth, his social security number and Benghazi, Fast and Furious and about involvement in the death of the only woman who can prove his birth record is a FAKE. Your race has nothing to do with it, it’s your politics and how you use our country for your own agenda. You want to do all you can for Muslims who have done nothing but want harm to come to Christians and Americans. Your a hateful jackass who has no respect for anyone who don’t agree with you. I won’t kiss your butt but will kick it if given the chance. We need change which you preached in your election campaign but that change is getting your dishonest lying ass out of the White House.

  • Dan Wiziarde

    I was interested when I first heard of Barack Obama in 2007. I searched for papers he had written, read his books and listened to his speeches. Running up to the election my son came home from high school saying how some of his teacher were supporting Obama. He wanted to know my views on his candidacy. I told him it was very exciting to think that America could have a black president but that, from what I had read about Obama and from what I had heard in his speeches, I did not feel he was a good choice. I have never changed my views because Barack Obama has never given me any reason. There are many black or Hispanic leaders, whom I support who have come forward to challenge President Obama. I support them for the same reason I reject President Obama, for their views. President Obama has proven me right on every issue I had concerns about before he was first elected to office. He has divided our country in so many ways and along so many lines that America is on the verge of civil war without any clear view who could be considered allies or enemies.

  • Justin Grant-Duff

    Sarah Palin is perjoratively portrayed as a dunderheaded Tea Partyite who can’t connect with ordinary Americans. Her candid talk and refreshing attitude to truth-telling is blunt, but hardly unique. However she is right that sometimes the moderate middle-class get swamped by radicalism and dynamic change. There is no doubt that the Left believe that political correctness determines that they should bow down to a perceived disadvantage in color. The question is whether crime has reduced, has tax been collected, has the war in the middle east better responded to Washington’s diplomacy, has the deficit been reduced, has unemployment fallen, have output and productivity increased, do the Wall Street indices show business recovery, have the banks granted safe loans, and good governance, and can the President reach across the aisle to Republicans like Sarah Palin?

  • Koma Kehuli

    When you failing miserably, invoke the Race card. It always work for the Libtards and it will work in the future. It’s what the Libtards do best when they can’t admit failures or can’t win an argument.

  • Chris Spear

    Give it a rest you stupid bitch!! Nobody cares what you have to say anymore, you’ve proven yourself a complete fucking idiot time and again..move Along..

    • linreis

      nothing here for sure…everybody cares what she has to say because its a lot of truth…if truth bothers you so much why are you reading the page?