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.


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soundoff (235 Responses)
  1. Nick San Diego

    Are you people waking up to FOX News yet ??? This is the only place this bimbo gets to mouth off . She annoys me soo much that the eye candy is wearing off.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. Andrew

    "That was another WTF moment, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate."

    "Aspire" Americans to celebrate, Sarah?

    I haven't been this impressed with a past failed vice-presidential candidate since Dan Quayle.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. Nancy in WA

    Every time I see time and space devoted to anything Sarah Palin, I have a WTF moment.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Barry

    Ahhh, such a wit (nit or half, you choose)!

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. patnamm

    comments that I would expect from Favor Flav.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  6. Damon

    At this point I cannot fully understand why people rally around her. She wants to make this hateful comments, and yet feels she should not be criticized for her lack of knowledge or saying the incorrect item. For example "Our allies North Korea" was spoken from her mouth. Yet when the media said anything about this, she criticized the media for jumping on her mess up. Face it lady (using the term very liberally here) you can't have your cake and eat it to.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  7. john

    She has the maturity level of a 6th grader. I must enter a 12 step program to stop clicking on her idiot comments and making a comment. The sooner the country ignores her the sooner she will become irrelevent.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  8. Randy

    Here again she proves she has the maturity of junior high schooler and appeals to those who have never graduated from high school mentally.

    January 27, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  9. Me in Oregon

    I'm still wondering how so many of the republicans can forget that it was Bush that started the big spending, doing away with a budget in the black. toold the American people how great outsourcing was going to be for the American people...... Want to talk about WTF The truth is what Bush and his Republican congress did 8 years ago was a BIG WTF. So Sarah any time you want to talk truths, give me a call. You were still a mayor of a 1/2 horse town in Alaska when all this was going on. Oh and buy the way how many country stamps on your passport, Canada doesn't count.

    January 27, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. chris24

    what a bimbo!!!!

    WTF is she thinking? (or not)

    January 27, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. kk

    Everytime I see a report on her I think WTF.

    January 27, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  12. N Nichols

    How presidential! She is self-destructing. Finally!

    January 27, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  13. here we go again

    If Sarah wants to become a serious canindate for the POTUS (not) her maturity level has to improve 10 notches, and at this point 90% of us is like WTF when Sarah's talk including repubs and teaparty crew. I know you guys get pissed when CNN reports on Sarah, but its so entertaining, what i dont understand is there are actually people who thinks she genuine WTF!

    January 27, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. J.

    Palin doesn't even know what WTF means. She probably just knew it as a buzz word she found on the internet. If she was actually smart enough to figure out what it was it would sure shoot holes into her 'christian conservative, we don't use such language' persona that she pretends to have.

    January 27, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    The Wicked Witch of Wasilla just can't learn when to shut up. She should not only lay low, but disappear from the political stage.

    January 27, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  16. vin

    WTF = Wacky Treacherous Female

    January 27, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  17. Jim

    WTF is pretty much what I think every time this ignorant, delusional quitter shows her ineptitude with the English language. I swear, I have never heard a positive word from this woman. She does noting but criticize, show disrespect and make things up. What a pathetic attempt at trailer park, potty mouth, humor. I guess she thinks it fits with her Christian family values base somehow.

    January 27, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  18. Bagwan

    She say WTF and it was riddled with WTF that is because Palin has no clue about politics or our future.

    January 27, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. Bubba

    Who cares what McCain's babysitter thinks? Proving once again that she is an amateur with no idea how to proceed.

    January 27, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  20. here we go again

    If Sarah wants to become a serious canindate for the POTUS(not)! her maturity level has to improve 10 notches, and at this point 90% of us is like WTF when Sarah's talk including repubs and teaparty crew. I know you guys get pissed when CNN reports on Sarah, but its so entertaining, what i dont understand is there are actually people who thinks she genuine WTF!

    January 27, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  21. Don

    HAHAHA so funny Palin. You've hit double digits on your 15 minutes of fame. The public is quickly tiring of you. Pretty soon you'll be nothing more than a side show. Enjoy life in obscurity.

    January 27, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  22. Deuce

    Her derision of Obama's use of the phrase "Sputnik moment" shows what an idiot this woman truly is. I thought it was a fantastic analogy...we are realizing that China and India are pulling ahead of us in Education, China's economy is growing faster than any other economy in the world. Just like we saw the USSR beating us in the space race and took action as a nation, we must do the same if we are to remain at the forefront ourselves.

    God Forbid she ever get elected to any public post again, because she would surely mismanage it into the dirt, and right now we need to move forward, not play the same old games that she's wont to play. Leave this woman to fade into obscurity...America does not need her.

    January 27, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  23. AGeek

    She's so classy. Hey, GOP ..thanks again for tossing this waste of carbon on the country. Morons. What the hell were you guys thinking??!?

    January 27, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  24. Bill

    Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth, my comment is usually WTF?

    January 27, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  25. PalmReader

    How typical of Palin to take a inspiring win the future message and turn it into vulgar mockery ... having been lead to think as an Alaskan first - and an American second - her entire life is proving hard for her to keep her disdain for those of us living in the lower 48 at bay. Her problem. not mine.

    January 27, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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