1. Death Panels.
During the Health Care debate of 2009-10, Sarah Palin recognized that Obamacare could not possibly meet its promises of “more care, for more people, costing less money,” and that the inevitable result would be that Government bureaucrats would pick and choose which people would have how much access to which care; and the the sick and the elderly (at least those without political connections) would be hardest hit. The shorthand for this system she called “Death Panels.” (In the UK’s NHS, these are known as NICE.) And the Obama left mocked her relentlessly, and Politifact (who are also part of the Obama left) called her a liar.
She has since been vindicated. Left-wing economist Paul Krugman says death panels are needed to control health care costs. And Democrats have admitted that IPAB, Obamacare’s cost-control body, functions essentially as a Death Panel. And even journalists so in the tank for Obama they wear scuba gear to work admit she was right about death panels.
2. “Drill, Baby, Drill.”
In 2008, Sarah Palin had the audacity to suggest that developing domestic hydrocarbon reserves should be a cornerstone of economic policy and energy independence, she was mocked relentlessly by the know-it-alls on the left, who supported Obama’s vision of energy prices that must “necessarily skyrocket” in order to usher in an age of an economy powered by wind, solar power, and unicorn farts. (Note: The economy of the 18th Century was also wind and solar-powered.)
Now in 2014, we see that states that have adopted domestice energy development as policy, such as Texas and North Dakota, have booming economies while the rest of the country (except for the National Capital Region) stagnates and declines. And even Obama himself brags about how much energy is being produced, despite his best efforts to stop it.
3. Russia as a Geopolitical Adversary.
Sarah Palin was attacked in 2008 for suggesting that Russia would be encouraged to invade Ukraine if they perceived the USA as weak and ineffectual. The brilliant leftists at Foreign Policies mocked her scenario as “far-fetched.” And of course, we know how that one worked out.
The real kicker to this is that Sarah Palin was right about all of these things, and Obama and all his dear little sycophants were wrong. That must drive them nuts, yes? To be consistently out-smarted by a woman they regard as so very, very stupid.