Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?
January 27th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
4 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. Angie in Denver

    $arah, I feel very sorry for you. WTF is wrong with you!

    January 27, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  2. Truth Teller

    Palin is such an idiot. She's had plenty od WTF moments herself. The bimbo.

    January 27, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  3. Tina

    Ah, Sarah .. you are like a long, tall drink of .... sour milk.

    January 27, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. SickofPalin

    Sarah Palin is nothing but white trailer trash that likes to incite beer drinking, welfare collecting fanatics!

    January 27, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  5. Ohioian

    Like Palin should be commenting on anyone's speech. Every time this woman opens her mouth it is a "WTF moment."

    January 27, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  6. pete

    sarah should be familiar with that acronym, because every time she opens her mouth about 80% of the country says it.

    January 27, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. chris

    She is so disrespectful..........she, along with Bachman, O'Donnal and Angle are an embarrasment to all of the strong smart women in politics and business.

    January 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  8. Kaisersoser

    Haha, very funny,......now get off the air and go back to your igloo

    January 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  9. Anonymous

    No one would rmember Palin, if it were not for Fox.
    No real network would give any one person that much time

    January 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. Former Republican - Now Independent

    How many Republicans does it take to respond to Barack Obama's State of the Union address?

    January 27, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. Jeff

    Don't bash Sarah, don't forget she protected us from the Russians!

    January 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  12. Lost

    Open mouth. Insert foot.

    January 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  13. Lee

    WTF? That's what we said when she said: the role of the Vice President was to "make laws"!

    January 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  14. carl

    palin??? she's the joke........

    January 27, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  15. Alaskan Sourdough

    From the Twit from Wasilla who put the twit in twitter...dumber than a brick

    January 27, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  16. Tom

    I wonder if she will twitter what the acronym WTF means so all her religious right followers can understand her joke.

    January 27, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  17. armchairpolitics

    OK all you naysayers, What exactly does "winning the future" mean? You're the President of the United States, you go on live television to report the state of the union to the people of the country, and you come out with "we must win the future". I'll say it again for her and everyone else WTF !

    January 27, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  18. Annie, Atlanta

    Can someone advising Sarah Palin please tell her that Russia's space program didn't sink Russia.

    By the way CNN, this is just sad coming from the "most trusted name in news," fyi. You're right on top of every Facebook post and tweet ala Sarah Palin. But then so is teaming up with the rip-off outfit Tea Party Express. Just saying.

    January 27, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  19. Dave

    "WTF" is my reaction ot the fact that so many people are so dumb that they actually support a shrill, inept, and useless idiot like Palin.

    January 27, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  20. blahb31

    Funny that this comes from a woman who constantly has WTF moments.

    January 27, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  21. pdg

    I swear, if she takes her glasses off, she's a dead ringer for Michele Bachmann. Birdbrains of a feather.

    January 27, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  22. Sandy

    LOL. What an idiot.

    CNN, ENOUGH OF PALIN! And don't try to replace her with BACHMAN!

    January 27, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  23. PAUL W!

    Thank god, I thought we were gonna have to go another day without at least one new story about Palin! Thanks for keeping this bimbo in our collective sights CNN! You are really doing a great job at keeping non-news stories up on the front page!

    January 27, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  24. ThompsonGonzo

    Wow Palin. What a great leader! Way to pander to your moronic base by being crude and condescending. Just what this nation needs as a resident: A rude, crude, whiner that cares about one thing and one thing only, herself.

    January 27, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  25. NC Mom

    Disgustingly stupid.

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