July 12th, 2010
10:49 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama economic plan 'backasswards,' Palin says

Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin took to Twitter Sunday to criticize the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who appeared together late last week in Reid's home state of Nevada.
Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin took to Twitter Sunday to criticize the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who appeared together late last week in Reid's home state of Nevada.

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has taken to Twitter to slam President Obama's economic policies as "backasswards."

After Obama was in Las Vegas late last week to attend two events for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Las Vegas Review Journal published a tough editorial Sunday that faulted Obama's policies on taxes and other economic issues as the White House and Capitol Hill try to turn around the struggling economy.

"President Obama once again left behind a sinking feeling that neither he nor Sen. Reid have a clue how to pull this country out of its current dire economic straits," the paper's editorial said.

In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Palin echoed the editorial's sentiments. "What happens in Vegas shouldn't stay in Vegas;pls circulate this," the former GOP vice presidential hopeful and Tea Party favorite tweeted before dropping a link to the editorial.

"LasVegas RJ editorial recaps Obama lecture 2 Runnin' Rebs: he's got most disconnected, backasswards plan ever imposed on the country we love," Palin said in a tweet that followed, calling Obama's remarks in Vegas a misguided lecture.

In remarks at an event with Reid Thursday evening, Obama slammed Reid's opponent Sharron Angle. "She wants to phase out and privatize Social Security and Medicare," Obama said, according to a transcript released by the White House.

In two additional tweets also posted Sunday, Palin sought to defend Angle. "Sharon Angle's right: new workers should get to invest some Social Security withholdings in their own savings accounts," said Palin.
She added, "What part of 'The System is Going Bankrupt' don't you understand, Mr. Reid?"


Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada • Popular Posts • President Obama • Sarah Palin • Sharron Angle
soundoff (310 Responses)
  1. chris C

    Did she give details on what is backward? Did she give a plan of her own? Did she offer anything constructive? Oh yeah of course not. it is easy to say that any plan is a bad plan but It takes research, applied knowledge and political courage to do SOMETHING in this huge mess. Mrs Palin would know this if she actually worked in real politics. It is one thing to be elected It is another to actually govern. Mrs Palin is not really qualified to make any kind of econmic policy statements. But lack of knowledge or qualifications won't stop her now will it?

    July 12, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. Ben

    Palin's dead on. Obama and Reid have no clue how to turn this around.

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. patNY

    And if anyone knows something about being backasswards, that should be Palin...the queen of being backasswards!

    And, besides, would she have used such crude language is our president were white? I think not.

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. Johnathan

    What a twit.

    Palin 2012-2014 and a half?

    Run Sarah, run. Please!

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Patricia

    I wouldn't have even read this article if I'd realized it was a Palin quote. She is ignorant beyond words.... get over her please.

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Living in America

    Sarah quit please. The Republicans are still acting as if someone has stolen their pony and haven't come up with any solutions yet.

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. Jon

    So does that make "trickle-down" economics the right way around? More foolishness.

    July 12, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  8. brian in denver

    If anyone would recognize something that's "backasswords" it would be our darlin' Sarah. By the way sweetheart, the euphemism for "assbackwords" is "bassackwords". (Look up "euphemism" in your dictionary – if you own one.

    July 12, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  9. ccm123

    I'm sorry, didn't she quit her job to make millions. I also read that the FEC found out she gave candidates some $87K. Of course she has no mention on what he is doing wrong specifically or what she would do in the same situation. She is nothing more than a bone headed diva who went to five different colleges before they finally gave her a degree. Thank you John McCain.

    July 12, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. Dave O

    Palin publicly acknowledged that she got a 'D' in Macroeconomics in community college. And she wants to talk about economic policy? What a maroon... just like the people who follow her.

    July 12, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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