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. WasabiPotPie

    I am still waiting for someone to tell me how she is quaified to be POTUS. I could understand her running for Mrs America in the MILF competition and it would be hard to choose her vs. 49 other contestants but her vs. Obama in the 2012 election is no contest.

    January 27, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. SearchingForAnAthiestExtremist

    As I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, I do find it amusing that the White House made such a gaff.

    January 27, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  3. will

    Why is it when anyone disagrees with obama they are automatically attacked on a personal level. The facts are we are in a time where we need something more than words we need action. We are buried in the largest debt we have ever had primarilly from the actions of the power drunk party of the president. Are you better of now than when they took power?

    January 27, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  4. Jim

    I pray that the GOP nominates her in 2012!

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. PATRICK CAMPBELL

    This idiot has no respect for the president.
    Can we ship her some place so she can shut up. Doesnt she realize the world has changed and we all do
    not want catch moose.

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Lynne

    If the first thing she though of was that Winning the future and "WTF" match up....then that tells us a lot about where her mind set is, and do we really want someone with that kind of thinking running our country. I have been accused of swearing like a longshoreman on occasion :-) but that thought never even occurred to me.

    She is so tacky!

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. Bez

    Palin is a waste of valuable space and consumes far too much oxygen. She should move back to Idaho and integrate back into the racism that assembled her philosophy. This is just another example of the disintegration of America. We need men who are men not women who think they are.

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  8. Jim

    Man she's disgusting. What does she know about national politics, or for that matter, state politics? She quit mid-way through her 1st term as Governor of Alaska, and if she were President, she would be writing her resignation right about now. She needs to get out of the way so the US can start to move forward. All she and her Tea Party fellas want is to keep us in the past.

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  9. JIM

    Palin is so ignorant,but she is exactly what the Republican party wants for President so they can finish bankrupting the country and wipe out Social Security and Medicare ,this is their dream.All the Republican's run on is HATE and LIES

    January 27, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  10. WTF

    WTF is palin doing in the politics section...shes not even entertaining. Only thing shes good for is pissing ppl off.

    January 27, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  11. realist

    she is an idiot dontcha kno

    January 27, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  12. PATRICK CAMPBELL

    This idiot has no respect for the president. Please ship her somewhere .

    January 27, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. IKnow

    We watch Palin because she is entertaining and we are all waiting for her to say something that will eventually and absolutely embarrass her and push her from the stage. We watch Ted "Golden Voice" Williams because we all know that he will probably end up in rehab or on the street again. We watch hockey games for the fights and Nascar for the crashes.
    I wish we didn't , but we do.
    Schadenfreude...

    January 27, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. rick Leyba

    Hey Palin, your fifteen minutes are almost up, luckily you were able to fool the American public for as long as you have, and were able to make millions. (good job? ). Now why don't you just be the soccer mom that you claim to be.

    January 27, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Brian

    "That woman, is an idiot!" – Keith Olbermann

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  16. Kornelia

    Obama disconnected from reality? She is pretty funny, though very dangerous too if given power, which is not going to happen fortunately. This woman is slowly loosing votes and her husband, hardly anybody is listening to her anymore unless she gets a spot on the blogs for CNN which I read. Her comments are as usual unintelligent and filled with slogans, you know...spot on....like....okay.....

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  17. Megan

    Classy, Sarah... real classy. So, not only is her cognitive ability in question, but now her social skills as well. Please, for the love of God, wrestle the spotlight off that media junkie.

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  18. Matt

    ENOUGH! ENOUGH! ENOUGH! Please stop giving this idiot's utterances a spotlight. UGH! She absolutely sickens me.

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Michele

    I can not stand another moment of this woman, please take her off the political runway....she is absolutely a moron and I can not stand listening to her cackle, everytime she comes on the air I turn the channel.....can't stand her voice or her message!

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. Magician

    O.K., can we please find something more newsworthy than this. So from her perspective, there were " lot of WTF moments " in the President's State of the Union message. My translation of that is that there were a lot of moments in his speech that she did not understand! To me, that's not news...that's apparently typical for her. It seems like there is very LITTLE that she does understand! Can we move on please. She has had her 15 minutes of fame

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. PATRICK CAMPBELL

    This idiot has no respect for the president. Again ship her somewhere and have her take CNN with her.

    January 27, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. Michael

    Palin will never make it to the big stage against Obama, because the primaries will have other Republicans exposing her as not someone we want in the WH. It has to happen. It's unavoidable, and I just don't see how Palin will last against any other Republican. This is not 2007 where she was under McCain's protective shroud. She is the headliner and she is going to find out what it is really like to be a politician running for office.

    January 27, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. Moderation awaiter

    She may lose some moral conservative support, but may gain some "dude" from the mindless leftwing adolescent base. But no, a conservative is not permitted to speak garbage as libs such as Bah-ha View Boob.

    January 27, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  24. kcl

    Just sitting here shaking my head, I'm speechless. This is sooooo sad, and she thinks she's presidential material.....

    January 27, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. John

    Did she really say "aspire ... to celebrate"?

    January 27, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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