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Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]

First Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky agreeing with Sarah Palin?

In an interview with Democracy Now, the influential MIT linguistics professor, author, and prominent left-wing political activist admitted that Sarah Palin was right about Barack Obama in that there was no substance to his presidential campaign.

Palin also recently received validation from former Gov. Howard Dean, a prominent liberal Democrat, about what she termed Obamacare death panels, otherwise known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

In these latest comments about the president, Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey changey stuff,’ she was right; there was nothing there. And it was understood by the people who run the political system, and so it’s no great secret that the US electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza… it’s sort of a marketing affair.”

Although Chomsky and Obama would seem to be natural allies at least initially, the professor has previously denounced among other things Obama’s civil liberties record in connection with domestic surveillance and the deployment of lethal drones overseas.

He has also said previously that “I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors.”

You might also recall that Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, was subject to widespread scorn after a 2009 Facebook posting about death panels that would ration healthcare treatment.

However, writing in the Wall Street Journal late last month, without mentioning Palin Howard Dean wrote that “One major problem [with Obamacare] is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body. By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them. There does have to be control of costs in our health-care system. However, rate setting — the essential mechanism of the IPAB — has a 40-year track record of failure … getting rid of the IPAB is something Democrats and Republicans ought to agree on.”

Are you surprised that Sarah Palin is receiving support in her views from those on the opposite end of the political spectrum?

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21 Responses to “Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]”

  1. Iam No IV

    Let me get this straight. Many people think Obama is 'smart' even.
    though Obama is bankrupting America. Those people call Gov. Palin
    'stupid' even though Gov. Palin's JOB PERFORMANCE in Alaska was.
    ABOVE 80%.
    Those people also call the Tea partiers 'terrorist' even though.
    the Tea partiers are trying to save America from bankruptcy.
    Am I living in a TWILIGHT zone?

  2. Iam No IV

    Citizen Sarah Palin could not clean up Alaska's corruptions.
    Only Gov. Sarah Palin could clean up Alaska's corruptions.

    Citizen Obama could not transform America.
    Only Pres. Obama could transform America.

    Only Pres. Sarah Palin could restore America.

    About attracting voters (men, women, Asians, Hispanics, etc.):
    If you tell the TRUTH, they will come.

    The TRUTH hurts. The TRUTH will set you free.
    The TRUTH will defeat Obama/Clinton/democrats/liberals and RINOs.

    A lot of presidential candidates (Romney, Ryan,…)
    and other Republican politicians MISUSED the word CONSERVATIVE.
    Their records CONTRADICT their CONSERVATIVE messages.

    2016 will belong to us (Gov. Palin and We the People).

    It's our time now.

  3. Iam No IV

    Spread the TRUTH about Gov. Palin's records.

    Gov. Palin did more good things than any other governors.
    try to do in 2, 3, or 4 terms.
    Gov. Palin accomplished all of these things she set.
    out to do in four years in only 2/3 of the time:
    1. Cleaned up Alaska's corruptions.
    2. Created ethics reforms in Alaska's government.
    3. Defeated big oil.
    4. Defeated special interests.
    5. Defeated crony capitalism/coporate welfare.
    6. Rejected the 'Bridge to Nowhere' (check 41,000 (1st set 24,000, 2nd set 17,000) pages e-mail).
    7. Used line item VETO to REJECT hundreds of millions porks/earmarks requested by.
    democrats/liberals/socialists and RINOs.
    8. Created clear and fair oil tax codes for Alaskans.
    9. Setup the foundation for building oil/gas pipeline for both Alaskans and America.
    10. Setup the foundation for improving Alaska's credit rating from AA to AA+ in 2008 and AAA in 2010.
    11. Increased at least $12 Billion in Alaska's fiscal surplus.

    12. Earned above 80% approval in job performance.

    13. Defeated PHONY/frivolous lawsuits from democrats/liberals/socialists that tried to bankrupt her family.
    After democrats/liberals/socialists abusing the Alaska Ethics Act to.
    paralyze Gov. Palin's administration, the state immediately sought to.
    reform the Act to prevent that kind of abuse from ever occurring.
    again.

    Watch the documentary 'The Undefeated' for more info.
    You can check.
    (Amazon Instant Video, Apple TV, BlockBuster,
    CinemaNow, Greencine, Hulu, RedBox, Vudu, Youtube, NetFlix)/conservatives4palin/SarahPac websites.
    for more GOOD info.

  4. Iam No IV

    Margaret Thatcher:
    The problem with socialism is soon or later it will run out of other.
    people's money.

    "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the.
    gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
    - Winston Churchill.

    "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept.
    Communism outright; but we'll keep feeding you small doses of.
    Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have.
    Communism. We won't have to fight you; we'll so weaken your.
    economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."
    -Nikita Khrushchev
    Vladimir Putin is a CRIMINAL pretending to be a good guy.
    Pol Pot killed about 3 million people on the record (I am not sure about off the record).
    Adolf Hitler killed about 10 million people on the record (I am not sure about off the record).
    Joseph stalin killed about 40 million people on the record (I am not sure about off the record).
    Mao Tse-Tung killed about 80 million people on the record (I am not sure about off the record).

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from.
    extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It
    must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do.
    the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children.
    and our children's children what it was once like in the United States.
    where men were free.
    Ronald Reagan

  5. Dave Henry

    All with the help of commie cocksuckers like himself. Fuck you chomsky!

  6. Tony Scoglio

    The democratic party was afraid of Palin. They went to great pains to discredit her and continue to do so. Hell, they even teamed up with Hollywood to make a movie to make her look like a boob. They should be laughing out of the other side of their mouths but they won't because they wouldn't admit to the truth; it's all about marketing the candidate. It's just to bad she was shackled to McCain. He wouldn't have been a good president but I can't imagine anyone worse for the country than Obama.

  7. Helga Vierich

    Steve Prestek I am a Canadian. I just sit in a ringside seat and eat popcorn every time the circus happens south of the border. We have our own troubles of course, but they tend to be even more banal.

  8. David Boyette

    Since our Dear Leader hasn't been right on anything, Palin would have been better

  9. Dave Boudreau

    The democratic party was NEVER afraid of Palin. Half Governor Palin signed into Alaska Law the very same so called 'DEATH PANEL".

  10. Hugo S LaVia

    There's nothing to hope and change when half the country works to maintain the status quo.

  11. Ted Pikes

    The Republicans have been so reasonable and cooperative in Congress,….what are these folks thinking? That we don't see clearly how the Republicans are constantly working to screw the middle class and hence most Americans? They have been pretty successful in slowing down our economic recovery. Take their position on infrastructure projects and new jobs…they just say no using the filibuster or any other means possible. They go to great lengths to mislead their fellow Citizens, making them bad Americans, or shall I say un-Americans.

  12. Mary Newsome

    She was the downfall of John McCain. The thought of that thing having the possibility of becoming president in the event of his death was a scary thought. She knew nothing about how the government works, foreign affairs or how to conduct herself. Hell, she couldn't even be counted on to finish her commitments to the state of Alaska. Ask them how they feel about her.

  13. Jericho Cain

    This is such a poorly written article. Chomsky was being facetious when he claimed to be admiring Sarah Palin. They obviously dislike Obama for completely different reasons. Firstly, Chomsky and Obama would not seem to be natural allies. A cursory Googling of Chomsky would have shown that he has been a serious critic of both parties since the beginning of his political career. Chomsky advocates an approach where the means of production are democratically managed by the community – completely opposite to what democrats advocate. Chomsky has long said that Obama would just be business as usual.