Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ripped the Obama administration and its allies for believing that Americans would celebrate his trading five high-level terrorists for American Bowe Bergdahl, who reportedly deserted his fellow troops and denounced America.
“Barack Hussein Obama, there you go again,” Palin wrote in a thundering Thursday Facebook note. “You underestimated the wisdom of the people, the valor of our vets, the patriotic pride of military families, and the moral courage of our servicemen. You are shocked that our collective jaw dropped when the inner circle you command told us an anti-American deserter met your standards of having ‘served with honor and distinction.'”
She referenced a Ralph Peters op-ed about “how some members of the media and Team Obama’s inner circle are flummoxed by the Bergdahl backlash they’re receiving.”
“They’re clueless because too few in that elitist bubble have ever served honorably in uniform,” Palin said. “High on their newsroom pedestals, they’re looking down rhinoplasty noses on the rest of us wondering why we’re saying ‘no more’ to leadership actions that are patently dangerous, certainly disrespectful.”
To remind Americans of Obama’s cluelessness, Palin mentioned Obama’s apology tours, military cuts, the VA “death panel” scandal, and even Obama’s “blundered references to corpsmen as, ironically, ‘corpse-men.'” And she reminded Americans that Obama promoted John Kerry to Secretary of State despite his “lecturing us that kids better study up or they’ll end up like one of ‘those guys’ (you know, our soldiers) so dumb they’re ‘stuck’ in the military fighting for us.”
“Americans have patiently endured Team Obama’s military cluelessness, but even your own base is abandoning you after this latest disaster,” she said of Democrats questioning Obama’s leadership skills after the Bergdahl exchange. “After so many fumbles, you crossed a line into dangerous territory atop soil created by the complete opposite of ‘honor and distinction.'”
Palin said even “previously politically correct church leaders, influential business tycoons, down-to-earth celebrities, and low-information voters” won’t follow Obama there.
“This is part of our nation’s great awakening,” she continued.
She then blasted Obama for freeing “terrorists who were captured for a reason,” undoing the sacrifices of many of America’s bravest soldiers, and added that the “icing on this devil’s food cake is that you did it for an anti-American deserter whose actions have created even more harm for his comrades and former countrymen”:
This deserter chose to put our soldiers in greater danger by abandoning his post and purposefully hooking up with the enemy after writing of his disdain for the USA. He told others he was ashamed to be an American. His own father proudly shared these comments with media back in 2012. He also proclaimed while in uniform, “The horror that is America is disgusting.” And he’s the one you honor at the White House? Why not give the Rose Garden podium over to the families of the men who died during the rescue efforts mounted to find this ungrateful, disloyal, and dangerous one. In sympathy, you risked innocent lives to bring him back inside the security of the country he chose to leave! So, have you asked yourself what exactly were we “rescuing” him FROM? According to some reports, he actually renounced his citizenship, in addition to publishing his contempt for our nation, before cowardly trading himself from Team America to Team Taliban. In doing so out in the field, he may have aided our enemies of the Islamic Terrorist persuasion.
“You obviously play way too much golf. At the cost of America’s faithful soldiers who’ll never get a second chance, on your scorecard a deserter gets the mulligan?” she asked. “You underestimated the wisdom of the people, Commander-in-Chief, for we are horrified and disgusted by your secret negotiations with radicals to free five Islamic terrorists in exchange for an anti-American deserter whose actions got others killed. Even more disgusting is your celebration of the cowardly act that initiated this disaster.”