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I was wrong, and I admit it
Mat-Sub Valley Frontiersman ^ | Nov. 29,2012 | Charles Fredericks

Posted on 12/05/2012 12:05:18 PM PST by Alaska Wolf

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To the editor:

Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time.

The Frontiersman published the opinion and it drew a lot of comments, mostly negative, and here we are almost five years later, and I want to pass on what I have learned.

In closing, Sarah Palin warned us, and that is irrefutable. But I have learned from it the hard way. Instead of “forward,” which is the current battle cry, it seems that “backward” is the new norm. I shudder to think what this country will be like in the next four years.

Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.

Charles Fredericks

Wasilla

(Excerpt) Read more at frontiersman.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cariboubarbie; marxist; obama; palin; socialistic
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1 posted on 12/05/2012 12:05:22 PM PST by Alaska Wolf
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To: Alaska Wolf
what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.

Maybe you should have opened your eyes, Chuck.

Because off of the campaign trail the Kenyan Kommie made no secret of who he was and what he wanted to do to us.

2 posted on 12/05/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Alaska Wolf

Its pretty simple.

A dedicated far-leftie and socialist from the cradle does not spend the massive expense and effort to run for President in the hopes of governing as a “moderate.”


3 posted on 12/05/2012 12:09:04 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Alaska Wolf

America will be lucky to survive Obama.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 12:11:39 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: PGR88

LOL.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 12:12:03 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Alaska Wolf

How did Sarah know? Because she has a brain in her head, you dolt! (Not you, Alaska.)


6 posted on 12/05/2012 12:15:15 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Alaska Wolf

A little late to the Party there Chuck... But better late than never I guess.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 12:19:05 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

What a pathetic apology. He was wrong about what? What did Palin correctly predict?


8 posted on 12/05/2012 12:23:02 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Let's wait until Chuckie gets old and his wife gets old and Sarah's "Death Panels" refuse their necessary medical treatments.

Let's see what Chuckie has to say then.

9 posted on 12/05/2012 12:29:48 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: skeeter
what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask?

Easy - having 1) a conscience 2) common sense.

Attributes in rare supply on the political left...

10 posted on 12/05/2012 12:32:01 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: andyk

The link provided will answer that question.

Good for Charles, even if way too late.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 12:34:26 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: andyk
What did Palin correctly predict?

Did you read the entire letter?

"She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent."

12 posted on 12/05/2012 12:38:04 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: swpa_mom

I went to the link. It was just the letter itself. Maybe the mobile version doesn’t include everything...but I looked before posting.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 12:38:10 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: swpa_mom

Yeah, there’s nothing at the link for me. If I feel like it, I’ll check it when I get home, since no one can fill in the details.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:27 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I read everything that was available on their mobile site. Thanks for your concern.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:32 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

I agree with you. Whomever Charles Fredericks is he doesn’t seem to express himself very well. I have no idea what he is trying to say


16 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:43 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Alaska Wolf

Hey Charles...FU and your apology.

It’s too late now, we are on the path.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 12:43:38 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Isn’t it funny how all of a sudden the unlearned who voted for Barry Hussein Soetoro and his cronies get religion and now wonder about the next four years. Outcome based education is alive and well in the USSSA.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 12:48:05 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Sorry, the way the letter was posted, there is no way to tell that anything is missing, from the salutation to the closing. I still went to the link, I promise. They must clip it for mobile users.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 12:48:21 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
La-de-******-da Chuck....

It's To late, the Constitutionally Limited Republic is done for. It's your shame, not ours...

I am sorry folks, I have been in a crappy mood since the 6th. It is dips like this and my neighbors and friends that are enablers of the false Messiah @ 1600 Penn.

Go see your CPA or Tax pro and run the numbers if to see where you are if you go over the Cliff. I have, search my post.

It is guys like Chuckie Babie that now own it...

20 posted on 12/05/2012 12:57:17 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: jonno

You forgot critical thinking skills...


21 posted on 12/05/2012 12:58:54 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: andyk

I’d have posted the entire letter, but I thought that doing so was frowned upon here.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: andyk

it’s just a brief letter stating that Sarah was right when she claimed Obama was a socialist and would redistribute money, among other things.

Sometimes, links don’t open for me on mobile, maybe it will open for you later. It’s just a short letter, nothing earth shattering, but just someone else realizing they were wrong.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:59 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: Alaska Wolf

Jesus said something about prophets never being accepted in their own country.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 1:03:13 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: andyk

>>What a pathetic apology. He was wrong about what? What did Palin correctly predict?<<

“She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent.

And here we are in Obama’s second term, and who could argue now that Sarah didn’t have it right all along? Not only was Sarah dead-on the mark, it is shocking to see just how far along this radical agenda has evolved. It would be an understatement to say that Sarah most likely understated her case. I would guess she is more surprised then I at what has transpired thus far.”

Now all you need to do is to get someone to read it to you.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 1:03:27 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
I have no idea what he is trying to say

See post #12.

26 posted on 12/05/2012 1:05:41 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

>>I agree with you. Whomever Charles Fredericks is he doesn’t seem to express himself very well. I have no idea what he is trying to say.<<

Another 1998 who can’t read. Simply amazing.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 1:08:34 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Nah, it's okay - it depends on the website. The FR is sophisticated enough to parse the source URL and prevent you from posting unexcerpted articles where prohibited. If it doesn't force you to excerpt, you don't have to. If you do excerpt, just throw in a (snip) or <snip> on a line by itself so readers know there is info missing.
28 posted on 12/05/2012 1:11:23 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

To make proper amends: set yourself on fire in front of the White House.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 1:11:49 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: taildragger
I am sorry folks, I have been in a crappy mood since the 6th.

Of 2008.

30 posted on 12/05/2012 1:17:00 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: ILS21R

Have a great day!


31 posted on 12/05/2012 1:18:43 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
LOL !!! Thank you I needed that, take my wife please, badumpcth :-)...
32 posted on 12/05/2012 1:18:43 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Alaska Wolf

You were late with wisdom then; you should have shutup, since your attempt at credibility now means nothing.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 1:19:01 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Exhibitionism then, exhibitionism now!


34 posted on 12/05/2012 1:20:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: andyk

Thanks for the information.


35 posted on 12/05/2012 1:20:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
This piece of crap marxist Obama has stolen the election and along with the democrat party wants to take away our freedom.

Sarah Palin , you going to run , ball's in your court?:

36 posted on 12/05/2012 1:24:06 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: andyk

>>Have a great day!<<

You’re welcome. It just got better.

Peace out.


37 posted on 12/05/2012 1:24:38 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: ILS21R
Another 1998 who can't read...

Your assumption is that everyone is seeing the same thing you do. The interesting thing is that you posted before reading the whole thread. Maybe you've done so by now, and are feeling a little sheepish for being so obtrusive and unhelpful. Get on a Samsung Nexus Galaxy, hit the link, and tell me how much you see. I take back my previous comment about havinga great day. You don't deserve it.
38 posted on 12/05/2012 1:26:38 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
How? Well, it was clear to me before Palin. I noticed this young man at the Democratic Convention (before he ran against that Pubbie that was replaced by Alan Keyes) in Illinois.

I told a friend, his views on abortion were an abomination, and his views appeared to favor socialism and Marxism. I sometimes referred to him from then on as Obamanation.

She wouldn't vote for McCain, but didn't vote for Obama either. I kept telling her that she should look at it not as a vote for McCain, but a vote against Obamanation. She stayed home anyways.

39 posted on 12/05/2012 1:32:45 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

They say it takes a big man to admit he’s wrong, but we welcome you back into the fold. Sarah’s always been right just some don’t want to listen for whatever reason.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 1:33:40 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: andyk

>>Get on a Samsung Nexus Galaxy...<<

Why would I want to to that? Then I would be writing stupid things like...

“What a pathetic apology. He was wrong about what? What did Palin correctly predict?”

I’m just yanking your chain because you make it so easy.

Actually, I knew what he was talking about without even clicking on the link. I’m smart that way.

Are you a Palin hater?


41 posted on 12/05/2012 1:38:41 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ping: Someone woke up.


42 posted on 12/05/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: OldNavyVet
America will be lucky to survive Obama.

Rooster sucking traitors like Boehner are making it much worse.

43 posted on 12/05/2012 1:50:35 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.
Maybe. It isn’t easy admitting a public error. But you made a good effort.

44 posted on 12/05/2012 1:56:07 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Do you know if they ever found out who torched Palin’s church?


45 posted on 12/05/2012 2:04:09 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Alaska Wolf
...what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew,...

Maybe she did 30 minutes of research of available information on the internet like a lot of us here did.

46 posted on 12/05/2012 2:33:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: taildragger
Thank you I needed that, take my wife please

I already have one and she's a keeper.

47 posted on 12/05/2012 3:09:40 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

LOOKS LIKE CHAS DONE GOT himself a copy of ‘GOING ROGUE’...

AND as anybody with half a brain became a SARAH jihadi...which is par for the course.....


48 posted on 12/05/2012 3:15:46 PM PST by jimsin
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To: wideminded
Do you know if they ever found out who torched Palin’s church?

No, I don't live in the Mat-Su area so I don't follow the news from there. I just happened to stumble on this editorial letter when looking for something else.

49 posted on 12/05/2012 3:18:05 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: hattend

I was thinking this today.

When (not if) those around me who voted proudly for Obama tell me I was right.

I’m simply going to say, “don’t talk to me” and turn away in disgust.


50 posted on 12/05/2012 4:42:55 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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