Keith Olbermann Slams Sarah Palin’s Ronald Reagan Gaffe

Yep, she went to Reagan's home state, and got Reagan wrong.

During his Worst Persons segment on his MSNBC show Countdown host Keith Olbermann saved some special scorn for Sarah Palin and her gaffe riddled speech at Stanislaus. Olbermann pointed out that Palin managed to get Ronald Reagan’s home state wrong, and added, “None is more symbolic as her corner-cutting, her downright endorsement of stupidity.”

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Olbermann said of Palin, “But our winner yes, Sister Sarah. You’ve by now heard the gaffe fest that was her speech. She said, perhaps, at least 100 things that brand her as a phony. But none is more symbolic as her corner-cutting, her downright endorsement of stupidity than intelligence than this one. ‘Because this is Reagan Country. yeah! and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State.’ Eureka College is in Eureka, Illinois, Illinois where Ronald Reagan is from. There is a town of Eureka in California, but it doesn’t have a college. and Palin went to three different colleges but doesn’t have an education.”

Once again, I disagree with Olbermann. I don’t think Palin is an idiot. I think her Stanislaus Shakedown was a full on display of her laziness and lack of preparation. She wasn’t stupid. I would call the speech disjointed, mind numbing, torturous, and disgrace to anyone with a high school diploma, but not stupid. She filled the speech with lots of stuff. It is too bad none of that stuff had anything to do with higher education.

There is a reason why Palin normally blacks out the media from covering her speeches. She is so terrible that if her speeches for hire were televised, she would not only doom the remaining shreds of her political future, but her ATM called the lecture circuit would quickly dry up. I can’t think of a bigger waste of the $93,000 than what Stanislaus did when they paid Palin to speak at their gala.

It is surprising that she got Reagan’s biographical information wrong, because she is running around the country resurrecting his name at every turn to try to convince 2012 GOP primary voters, that Ronald Reagan has been reincarnated as a factually challenged, lazy, half term governor from Alaska. No Keith, Sarah Palin is not an idiot, but she also isn’t qualified to be president of the school board, much less president of the United States.

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105 Replies to “Keith Olbermann Slams Sarah Palin’s Ronald Reagan Gaffe”

  1. You’ve laid Palin to rest here. Nothing much left now:-) No Reagan, no phony narrative, nothing left to see here but the small minded person behind the curtain.

  2. Thanks Sarah,

    I am so glad you liked it. Coming from a Palin authority such as yourself, there really can be no higher praise given. I really appreciate it.

  3. There are several examples of other speeches like this. The liquor group was one, where she never mentioned liquor, and wasnt another real estate or something?

  4. Yes…I remember posting the live tweets of the disappointed spirits convention attendee. He wondered why she was slamming Obama at a wine and liquor convention and why she slammed working at a bar during college when she was at a …..wine and liquor convention. Ahem. She seems to think all people enjoy being mocked and scorned. Perhaps she thinks this is what they are paying her for. A little nasty abuse courtesy of Sister Sneer.

    She doesn’t even bother to do a modicum of research before taking 100,000 from people to regurgitate hate.

    And the media is too scared of her pre-emptive strikes to question her ability, her motives, or indeed her frighteningly negative impact on our political discourse.

  5. Yes, this is her M.O. She just cobbles together parts of her other speeches and rambles away. It isn’t pretty, and it almost seems like she is just throwing stuff in so she can meet her contractual obligation to speak for at least 30 minutes.

  6. why do you think she refuses to hire a factchecker for her speeches? Does she have that much contempt for her audience that she knows they will believe anything that comes out of her mouth?

  7. You so graciously refer to this as “Palin authority”, when in truth, all I did was read the news paper articles, tax returns, vetting documents and policy decisions that were apparently too much for an entire Presidential campaign staff to bother with.

    I weep for my country.

    You know, nothing says “country first” more than vetting documents kindly created by the Democrats for a Gubernatorial run that a Presidential candidate’s staff can’t be bothered to read.

    And Katie Couric, branded forever as “gotcha media” for daring to ask what Palin reads.

    A new low. According to conservatives, it is now officially RUDE and UNTHINKABLE to vet a candidate or have the audacity to ask them what informs their worldview which is (for those Palin impaired peeps) what Katie meant by that question.

    Heck, just give her the keys.

  8. I like to think I had you at hello with my off the cuff quotes from the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, but in truth it took a while before you learned to duck the fragments in order to see the glaring Nixonian traits winking at you from a certain Putin watchin’ window in Wasilla.

    This, of course, makes no sense to anyone but me:-)

  9. Honestly, I can’t figure that out. Does she simply not care, or is it now conservative cred to distort reality? It’s almost as if they’ve created an entirely new culture, the values of which are simply incomprehensible to the average American. Facts are scorned by these folks.

    The rage and hatred driving the Tea Party movement are very easy to stir up in their followers — the more scorn, the better. And facts are now proof of liberal elitism.

  10. Yes, she has nothing but contempt for pretty much everyone, and yes, she just doesn’t care.

    Too bad she misses a little Reagan factoid that she’d probably love and it would be fresh material. Reagan got his start in the entertainment industry as a sports anchor. Yay, just like her!
    First in Iowa, then 5 years for the Chicago Cubs. He was the master of the play-by-play. He got a Hollywood screen test while he was traveling with the Cubs.

  11. “And the media is too scared of her pre-emptive strikes to question her ability”

    The libturd MSM afraid of Palin? OMG what a drama queen.

  12. “There is a town of Eureka in California, but it doesn’t have a college. and Palin went to three different colleges but doesn’t have an education.”

    Well apparently the writer is stupid. LOL! What a freaking DUNCE!

    College of the Redwoods
    Eureka, California

  13. Wow what a moron you are College of the red woods! Maybe ou should visit their site
    link replace the (dot) with . it is a technical school not a real 4 year college. Again if you are not willing to do any research at all do not comment you just look like a complete moron.

  14. John, you are the epitomy of why Palin has gotten away with so many lies, inaccuracies, and just plain stupid comments. It amazes me that her followers embrace her for not “acting” educated. Sure, she went to college(s) and got a degree in journalism. Boy, what she learned at 4 colleges is really apparent. Don’t ya think that with that kind of degree she should be able to research her speech info a tad better? Or, since she was a “sportscaster on teevee” she would have a better delivery? She was a member of the press, yet she bars all of them from her speeches? Yes, that makes perfect sense. She embraces her stupidity as do all her “Fans”. Its apparent that years of Reality TV has dumbed down our population so badly that it is “Cool” to look stupid? WTF? It is so sad that 25% of our population think that its ok. John, do yourself a favor-Either research your info a little better or STFU! Oh, and before you call me a libtard or worse, just know that I have been a Republican all my life. Im just fed up where higher education means you are a elitist or a liberal.

  15. it’s funny he doesn’t have anything to say about the fact that Sarah said that Reagan went to college in Eureka California. I guess that really doesn’t make any difference to the agenda. But he is predictable, when proven that Sarah lies or has no knowledge he Runs and switches the subject

  16. John must be coming out of the closet hangin’ at Lefty blogs, LMAO babble on John, babble on like sister sara 8)

  17. “Princess Sparkle Moose”

    LOL. I guess that’s why she never has the press at any of her speeches. If she had press at her speeches then Keith Olbermann could start a new network just to document her lies and inaccuracies on.

    I am betting that before too long she is going to realize that people are really getting on to her and understanding that she doesn’t really know what she’s talking about. The thought that this woman is going to run for president is so hilarious that it has to have even Michael steele rolling on the ground.

  18. ” It amazes me”

    Most things do amaze libtards.

    “She embraces her stupidity”

    I would have to conclude from your comments that you embrace stupidity. Palin is not POTUS or an elected official, but you PDS sufferers are totally obsessed with her. I find that fascinating, juvenile and hilarious.

    “STFU”

    More sophisticated blather from a libtard! (Pointing at and laughing at you, tough guy) ROTFLOLAYDA

  19. “I have been a Republican all my life.”

    Sure you have! I’ve been a billionaire all of my life! LOL!

    ” Its apparent that years of Reality TV has dumbed down our population so badly that it is “Cool” to look stupid?”

    Isn’t that why we have a POTUS like the mysterious, one term, US Senator from Illinois?

  20. “And it wasn’t even there when Reagan went to college.”

    The article wasn’t written when Reagan was POTUS! You are pathetic!

    PS.

  21. Run and switch

    The focus is not on Obama, its on the person you cant talk about.

    keep running, we are all enjoying it

  22. It is kind of childish isnt it? Reminds me of this

    “More sophisticated blather from a libtard! (Pointing at and laughing at you, tough guy) ROTFLOLAYDA”

    that was pretty childish. But thank you for exposing yourself for the child that you are

  23. Nobody knows the real secret. Sarah is the sharpest knife in the kitchen and really knows all her facts. She pretends to be an idiot so that the folks listening to her will think that she is one of them. If she shows her true intelligence, they will get scared and will be gone. She has all the marks of a great president, and should be elected without any thought.

  24. John is the perfect example of why I call Palin fans the political equivalent of the Twilight crowd. They are just transparently fan/cult like, with no interest in reality, facts and an amazing inability to articulate their worship of her without insulting, mocking, name calling, and threats of others (see Sen Yee or the AK blogger story).

    It helps to picture them as teenagers left alone too often by their parents, with reckless access to the internet but no access to books other than their bible, “Goin’ Rogue”.

    I’m sure they have posters of Palin above their beds and t-shirts that proudly announce their Poujadist Princess as the Next Coming.

  25. No slam to the Twilight crowd intended — I only meant to compare the mentalities, not the actual attitudes. I haven’t heard any rumors about the Twilight fans threatening to kill anyone….so they are clearly the morally superior group.

  26. You have proven over and over that you are nothing more than a bully. You get off on insulting everyone who has an educated opinion. What logic makes you think that because I pointed out that Palin embraces her stupidity that I also embrace stupidity? It is insulting to me that you think you can infer from my comments that I do. While Palin is not the POTUS, she was an elected official-Mayor, Governor and a VP candidate. She Lost and then she QUIT. Boy, thats an impressive political record. I do not find you in any way fascinating or hilarious but you have proven to be very juvenile. Since you are so knowledgeable what makes you think I am not a Republican? You can make a joke about being a billionaire LOL but Do Not imply I am a liar. I am proud to be the wife of a 2 term elected official and know firsthand more about politics than you can even imagine. Get a Life Dude and quit being such an asshole. You might even learn something. Miracles in modern science show that even close-minded pea sized brains have the capacity to learn. Give it a try.

  27. Centrist-If you want to vote and elect someone without any thought, you sir do not deserve a voter registration card. What an amazing, ignorant statement! You are part of the problem, not any part of the solution. Sleep on that!

  28. Charlottesweb,

    Your thoughtful comments are always appreciated here, and give me hope that our country can find a way to reengage in good debate of ideology rather than the cesspool of power grabs we’re seeing right now.

    John is clearly of the Paliban, perhaps one of the many being paid to troll the internet from SarahPAC to make it look as if there are more fans than there are. It’s all a desperate mirage.

    He couldn’t insult you if he tried, because his opinion and words are not worth the effort it takes to read them. He is beneath you.

    And I say that after watching him insult and name call almost every poster on this site in the last few days and not once come up with ONE honest, genuine response.

    These people should be shunned for behaving so poorly.

  29. I’m going to ask you to try to conduct yourself with a modicum of courtesy here. I know it might be impossible for you, but I’d really like it if you would stop with the constant name calling.

    So far, you’re just posting insults like a troll. You have failed to make one legitimate point. The regulars who post here like to debate ideas from all walks of life, so you need not agree with people, but you need to have a point of view other than taunting people and trying to stir up anger.

    Up your game or get off the site please.

  30. Its ok, I have no idea who the twilight crowd is, but it evokes thoughts of palm trees and the sun setting over the ocean

  31. “Get a Life Dude and quit being such an asshole.”

    Ah yes, another fine example of liberal tolerance and civility!

    “modern science show that even close-minded pea sized brains have the capacity to learn”

    Evidently you haven’t availed yourself to it.

  32. I think Sara Palin is a smart con-woman. If so many people are paying her a hundred thousand dollars for her to spew the nonsense she spews for so long then (as they say on the street) ‘she got game’. Those university presidents and leaders of organizations who pay for the garbage are as dumn as rocks.

  33. “Twilight” the movie — the teenage vampire series sweeping the nation, making teenage girls (and grown women) cry with lust-ridden angst for Rob Pattinson et al:-)

  34. She has told you over and over again that she is a Republican. As in, she is the very type of voter you and your cult need to win over if you want Sarah to win the primary. But as the Huckabee crowd so correctly notes, the Palin crowd is full of abusive thugs who attack anyone who doesn’t worship their Moosiah.

    When you don’t read what people write but simply argue and attack, you are behaving as a troll.

  35. Ok John, here is the deal. I read through your comments, and the personal attacks and insults must stop now. I don’t care about your political point of view. I would tell the same thing to a Palin critic. There is no place here for personal attacks. This is not up for discussion. You have been warned once, so consider this your final warning. You can come to this site and argue with anyone you want, but the name calling and the personal attacks are not acceptable.

    If you want to state your POV, that is great, and you are welcome here, but do it without insulting people. I own this site, and I will make sure that your next comment here is your last, if you don’t clean it up a little bit.

  36. “is full of abusive thugs”

    You mean people like this?

    ” WTF? It is so sad that 25% of our population think that its ok. John, do yourself a favor-Either research your info a little better or STFU!

  37. So being told to STFU and being called a fucktard by your esteemed colleagues is acceptable, but my comments aren’t? The intolerance of the left is absolutely hilarious!

  38. Intolerance is something you know all about. Sarah Palin does not allow anyone to disagree with her on her FB page and on C4P all comments that don’t worship Palin (literally) are deleted and poster is banned. You can’t even ask a question over there.

    You’ve had more than a fair chance to ask questions and debate here.

    You’ve abused it by trolling with comments only meant to stir up anger in other people. You are disruptive, obnoxious, and a general downer. You contribute nothing to the conversation because you are incapable of responding to anything fairly and honestly. Instead, you twist, distort, lie, and name call, while rooting for your “team”.

    If you were called those names, you earned it the hard way. You’ve tested everyone’s patience here.

  39. I agree that Sarah Palin is a smart con woman. She realized very early in the game that you don’t have to know what you’re talking about to get elected or to make millions. As long as you have enough dumbed down people to listen, and some biting one liners, that’s all it takes. Add some racists, haters, greedy Republicans, men who find her attractive, and some disillusioned women who think she’s the example of the ideal woman, then the poison spreads. And Palin winks all the way to the bank!

    America and the main stream media have supported and allowed Palin and many other right wing conservatives to get away with the use of misleading information and outright lies like Palin’s claim that “death panels” were in the Healthcare Reform Bill.

    We should agree to ignore ridiculous comments that have no substance and are only meant to antagonize. Debate is healthy. Responding to ignorance is exhausting and wasteful. Thanks to Jason for telling it like it is.

  40. “If you were called those names, you earned it the hard way.”

    Thanks for showing your support for incivility and intolerance. I’m sure your site will attract like “minds”.

    By the way, some of my posts contained facts and information. It appears you aren’t interested in anything that is in opposition to your biased beliefs. There are names for people like you and yours, but I’ll refrain from using vulgarity, unlike some of the posters you defend.

  41. “should be elected without any thought.”

    That’s why we have the mysterious, one-term US Senator from Illinois, Obungler, in the White House!

  42. Ok John, if anyone called you names like that it is not acceptable, by the way being told to STFU is not a personal attack, but it is not the type language that I would like to see used around here. If anyone attacked you personally, specifically point them out to me and they will also be warned. I don’t care about ideology.

    I want to keep these comments civil and clean. I don’t care who started it. I have had enough of this, and it stops now, and that goes for everyone. I think you are trolling and trying to get a rise of people, and if anyone else here wants to argue with you, that’s fine, but the comments must stay clean from all commenters, not just you. Go push your notion intolerance somewhere else, because I am calling you out on it.

    Show me who has also been personally attacking you and they will be warned publicly in the same manner that you have been. I hope that you can agree that this is fair.

  43. Sarah, Thank you for putting John’s comments/trash in perspective for me. His insults to everyone, not just me make my blood boil. I agree he needs to be banned from commenting on this site. I probably should have been more decent with a few of my replies but he does not deserve that consideration, IMHO. I live in S. Louisiana, very close to the Gulf, survived and helped rebuild after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and am witnessing first hand how the BP disaster is effecting everyone I know for decades to come. I am proud to be married to our 2-term Mayor, who considers himself to be a public servant, NOT a politician. I live a political life and believe me when I say its the hardest accomplishment I have ever faced. I am a very open- minded and, yes, I have been a Republican my entire life. But we don’t vote party line EVER. We vote for the candidate regardless of their political party. Thank you for the support and I will continue to voice my humble opinion. Merci Beaucoup, Charlotte

  44. Sarah Jones says: “I’d really like it if you would stop with the constant name calling.”

    It seems to be okay for you to use troll, Paliban, abusive thugs,etc. Not to mention, asshole, fucktard, retard, obnoxious, etc. used by your liberal friends.

  45. to promote and provoke Fear in a group of people,towards others with educated minds just makes No sense.truely Dumbing down-blind,ignorance.Fear of knowledge.what an insult to anyone with 2 braincells they’re willing to rub together! sarah-you’re absolutely one scandelous,darkhearted shell of a human being…sad.

  46. i just can’t imagine being Dumbstruck(for lack of a better term)by someone of such low intellect. but then….is this just a case of people looking for someone just like them they can identify with? john????

  47. Olberman , the man who needs a seeing eyedog to find the truth! I can’t use the word stupid becausewhen you look it up in Webster’s his name is in the definition. He can do sports on T.V., his fellow sports talk hosts ignore his comments because he doesn’t know sqwat! Life on the internet would be much better if the man who lives in a glass house would quit and find a jod at “PINKS” in Hollywood serving hotdogs….oops he’d screw thatup too by putting ketchup on a hotdog!!!!!!yuk. If you what change for your two-cent comment I gave it to you .Lay off Sarah Palin because when it comes to brains she makes you look like a raving idiot!

  48. While you were right to say her speech was a “display of her laziness and lack of preparation”, Keith was right to call her an idiot. Part of the definition of idiot is “one without professional knowledge”….she was trying to show “professional knowledge” of Reagan and got it wrong, therefore, she is an idiot! Also, before you start calling me names like “libertard”, just know I think there are idiots in both parties,,,,it’s just that one has a few more than the other!

  49. John-

    I believe you are being asked to engage in political discourse that involves stating a position and providing supporting evidence. See if you can try this: Pretend you are Sarah Palin’s spokesperson and have been directed to explain the errors in her speech regarding President Reagan and Eureka College for starters. Convince us that she is the answer. I fully expect your response to do no such thing. I expect you will ingore my request and simply insult me. Prove me wrong.
    Thanks.

  50. John-

    I believe you are being asked to engage in political discourse that involves stating a position and providing supporting evidence. See if you can try this: Pretend you are Sarah Palin’s spokesperson and have been directed to explain the errors in her speech regarding President Reagan and Eureka College for starters. Convince us that she is the answer. I fully expect your response to do no such thing. I expect you will ingore my request and simply insult me. Prove me wrong.
    Thanks.

  51. Ron says: “Convince us that she is the answer.”

    The answer to what?

    “See if you can try this: Pretend you are Sarah Palin’s spokesperson and have been directed to explain the errors in her speech regarding President Reagan and Eureka College for starters.”

    Why is it important? Palin isn’t an elected official or presently a candidate for elected office. Now we do have a pair of elected clowns in the VP and POTUS positions who have made far worse faux pas which liberals excuse. Why is that?

    Biden says profane faux pas was … no big deal. (AFP) – Mar 25, 2010. WASHINGTON —

    Obama’s auto faux pas leads to history lesson – USATODAY.comFeb 25, 2009 … President Obama, who will decide the fate of struggling Detroit automakers, needs to brush up on his industry history.

    The Top 10 Obama faux pas in the first 100 days
    3 min – Apr 29, 2009
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  52. Ron says:
    June 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    “Thanks. You couldn’t even take on the simple task I set forth.”

    Thanks, the “task” was pointless and senseless. You never did state what Palin is supposed to be the answer to.

  53. John…how is the weather in Wasilla? Oh when I visited I just loved the 3 bears and lake lucille! So what’s the weather like now?

  54. Don’t you just love lake lucille? Its all polluted from the big box stores and stuff? Maybe They can dig a oil well right by Sarah’s house, drill baby drill…or your house? Where do you live in Wasilla???
    8)

  55. John, how about drill oil in lake lucille? Or like where do you live in Wasilla? We could drill there? How ’bout it?
    How is it in Wasilly lately?

  56. John, how much do you think you will get for PDF this year? Since your in Wasilly maybe you will get more? *wink-wink*

  57. crystalwolf aka caligrl says: “Don’t you just love lake lucille?”

    Actually I don’t get emotional about inanimate objects.

    “Maybe They can dig a oil well right by Sarah’s house”

    They drill oil wells. How old are you, 10?

    “Where do you live in Wasilla???”

    I don’t.

  58. crystalwolf aka caligrl says: “John, how about drill oil in lake lucille?”

    Get the permits and go for it. Oh wait, the libtards won’t allow drilling on land will they? Let’s all burn wood and coal so we won’t need oil. Eliminate petroleum fueled vehicles and revert to horses, oxen, bicycles and rickshaws. How about it?

  59. crystalwolf aka caligrl says: “John, how much do you think you will get for PDF this year?”

    Somewhere around $3.5 million.

    “Since your(sic) in Wasilly(sic)”

    I’m not, but being wrong isn’t anything new for you, is it? LOL!

  60. Oldsun says: “it is a technical school not a real 4 year college.”

    What is it about College of the Redwoods that you can’t comprehend?

  61. sage says:

    “i just can’t imagine being Dumbstruck(for lack of a better term)by someone of such low intellect. but then….is this just a case of people looking for someone just like them”

    You’ll have to query Obungler supporters to get that information. I can’t imagine voting for someone so mysterious and inexperienced.

  62. A riot watching this clown show Palin shill try to win people over. As if.

    They always forget that the rest of the country reads.

  63. Sounds like a Wasilly Assemblies of God member here. A true believer in Sarah’s being predestined to run the world! Maybe John is another of Palin’s witch doctor come to save us all!

  64. No need to worry about that anymore. You can thank Payme for that. And what’s with the “libtard”?

    Is that like the insult of the day over on seeof pee?

  65. EnglishSaddle says: “John is another of Palin’s witch doctor”

    Why are there so many liberal conspiracy theorists and retards?

  66. Hey Keith, u need to change your name. Ending it with mann is an insult to real men. Try Olberpansy, that fits u to a T.

  67. I’m thinking there’s more tongue in cheek than neocon sentiment going on here! Wasn’t it Abe Lincoln that said “The Lord must have loved the common folk, because He made so many of them”?

  68. At least Palin wears trendy clothes. Her appeal would significantly drop if she did not spend thousands of campaign dollars on cute clothes.

  69. I live in Eureka, CR is a community college. California style. Reagan did visit once, during his stint as Gov of CA, and after his reception vowed to never deliver a speech at a college again. It is a famous episode here in Humboldt County.

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