Former Palin Critic Admits He Was Wrong

Friday, November 30, 2012

Everyone is wrong now and then, but not many people are willing to admit it--not to themselves, and certainly not to the public. However, in a letter to the editor of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, someone did just that. Charles Fredericks, who has openly criticized Governor Palin in the past, has admitted that she had incredible insight even in 2008 into the road down which President Obama was about to take America. "I was wrong, and I admit it," he declares.

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.

Let me elaborate. Regardless of the politics involved and what you may think now, Sarah Palin did one thing that we shouldn’t forget. Put aside all other actions, failures, controversy and animosity for just a second about Palin and consider this: she warned us about Barack Obama.

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?


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.

Read the full article here.

This isn't, of course, the first time someone has come to see that Governor Palin was right when some so desperately wanted her to be wrong. From predicting inflation to foreseeing "death panels," the Governor seems to be a step ahead of many much of the time. Props to Mr. Fredericks for acknowledging as much. He may not be fully converted to Governor Palin's side, but that is precisely what makes his letter so powerful. Unlike some, he hasn't let the differences of opinion blind him from seeing the truth that's staring him right in his face, and he hasn't let pride silence him from acknowledging it.

(h/t Thomas Schmitz)


section9 December 1, 2012 at 12:10 AM  

Wow, great catch Adrienne! You do great work, as always!

Adrienne Ross December 1, 2012 at 12:18 AM  

Thank you, Section9! Thomas Schmitz brought this article to my attention. I'm glad he did.

Anthony December 1, 2012 at 2:21 AM  

What Mr. Fredricks doesn't realize is that Sarah Palin was only telling the world what every conservative knew. There were 50 million people saying the exact same thing. The people who don't get it are mostly people who don't want to. Nobody can lie to you unless you're willing to lie to yourself.

Anonymous,  December 1, 2012 at 1:25 PM  

Yes, it was known by most who were truly aware of Obama's ideology and those friends he hung with. The documentary "2016-Obama's America" is yet another revelation of Palin's warning but in video form. Great article. Sharing this on my Facebook profile.

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