Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?
January 27th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?

(CNN) – Sarah Palin has a response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "WTF?!"

Making light of the acronym for the new White House initiative "Winning the Future," which inconveniently shares the same as that of "What the (blank)," Palin told Fox News Wednesday the president's speech was riddled with "a lot of WTF moments."

"His theme last night was WTF, winning the future," Palin also said. "I thought, okay, that acronym – spot on."

Specifically, Palin said it was a "WTF moment" when the president derided an increase to the federal deficit.

When he made the statement ..that he believed that we can't allow ourselves to, I guess, eventually become buried under a mountain of debt. That right there tells you he is so disconnected from reality! The problem is, we are buried under a mountain of debt, and jobs cannot be created by the private sector," she said. Palin also expounded on her comments in Facebook post Thursday morning.

And when it comes to the president's declaration that America has reached another so-called "Sputnik moment," Palin said, "That was another WTF moment, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate."

Palin isn't the first to comment on the unfortunate acronym for the Winning the Future initiative. Almost immediately after the president announced it Tuesday, "WTF" quickly buzzed around Twitter.


Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (235 Responses)
  1. mfhpr

    Oh how I love Sarah's highly educated and mature responses. When is it that she replaces Beck as FOX's most intelligent and informed loud mouth?

    January 27, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Betsy

    Is this the level we have sunk to in candidates? I'm so sick of Palin's mean, foul mouth.

    January 27, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. cel

    Stupidity is no excuse for stupidity. Go away SFP.

    January 27, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. annie s

    Jobs can't be created by the private sector? Um, isn't that the opposite of what conservatives usually say?

    January 27, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Shari from Madison

    This woman is a judgemental idiot. She is a bigoted, self righteous fool. She has no interest in working with Obama or anyone who doesn't believe the bigoted world view she has. I hope if she does run for president enough people will see thru her, but I'm not counting on it. Many people were taken in by the Republican Party which has very little interest in the middle or poor class. May God help us all!

    January 27, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Carol

    Palin claims to be such a Christian, so she should not be sayiing WTF.

    January 27, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. Whatever

    Actually many of us say WTF every time Sarah Palin makes a comment and we are not commenting on winning the future. She is an IDIOT!!!!!!

    January 27, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. carol wolfendale

    I don't believe our President used the acronym (WTF) While I am on the subject of our President, I would suggest that when speaking about our President, people would refer to him as Mr. President or President Obama out of respect for the office that he elected to
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    January 27, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Mickey, NY

    Palin is queen of WTF.

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. sisNorth

    I was SO HAPPY that I hadn't seen anything about Sarah Palin in the news lately. Why, why, why does the media insist on forcing her blathering on us? Is this REALLY newsworthy? ALL YOU MEDIA PEOPLE .... GET OVER IT ALREADY! WTF?!

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. Michael Wong

    How is it that a woman in her 40s can act exactly like a high school kid?

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  12. Russ

    OH, she got one upped by Bauchmann so you knew she would have to do something to get back in the news. WTF!!!

    January 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  13. ART

    When ever I see her face or hear her voice that is exactly the acronym that come to mind.

    January 27, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  14. Bill Price

    Everything that MS.,"I can see Russia from my front porch",Palin says is a WTF comment.

    January 27, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  15. Greenspam

    I knew Sarah Palin would come out to get the spotlight sooner or later. She just can't stay away from spot light for too long. Good work.

    January 27, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  16. Obama is, always will be my President

    WTF have GOP and Palin been these last 8 years

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  17. NVa Native

    That pretty much covers Palin's whole existance – a long endless string of WTFs?

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  18. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    And the IQ challenged queen of idiots opens it's mouth. Please do not open your mouth ms palin , you are so inconsequential now, just keep doing your lame and disturbing reality show and stay away from politics.

    January 27, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  19. francesca

    Classy...just like everything else abt Ms Palin......

    January 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  20. Nhan

    Every time Palin opens her mouth, it's a WTF moment. For instance, when she said "That was another WTF moment, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate." I don't think aspire is the right word. Perhaps "inspire"? Or perhaps "aspire to get Americans to celebrate"? I would say anyone who wants to be president should have a strong command of the English language, but Bush proved that wrong.

    January 27, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  21. aren

    Classy as always, still dumb as a rock

    January 27, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  22. Jaywing

    My god, Sista Sarah. You are the one who's disconnected from reality. Did you really listen to the speech or are you just "making things up" as per usual? It's dumb BS like this that sollidifies in every American's mind, including your loyal sheep, that you can not be trusted to lead anything beyond a pack of cigarettes. You are a quitter, a liar and an embarrasment to the country and your family. Your time is up. Do us all a favor. Go home. Stay home. Shut up.

    January 27, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  23. The unsub

    to put her in perspective....yesterday, Meagan McCain referred to Bachman as a "poor man's Sarah Pailin"......nuff said.

    January 27, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. Vaman

    Well that is Sarah Palin, the dumbest American ever. She is even dumber than the movie the ( Dumb and dumber)

    January 27, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  25. ART

    When she got picked to run for VP that was definately another WTF moment.

    January 27, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
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