Palin's advice on debt ceiling: 'Reload with reality'
July 14th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
8 years ago

Palin's advice on debt ceiling: 'Reload with reality'

(CNN)-Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had sharp words for both President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell late Wednesday as she criticized their handling of the looming debt ceiling deadline.

"It's absolutely nonsensical the lack of planning that our leaders are exercising and showing their constituents coming out of D.C. right now," she said.

The 2008 GOP nominee for vice president pulled no punches in an appearance on Fox News when it came to the actions of the president, whom she blamed for "big government job killing policies" and "fearmongering tactics" or McConnell, who proposed a short term plan she claimed "makes no sense."

"It does cede power to our president and takes away that authority that is inherent in Congress to control the economic decisions that have to be made when it comes to debt," Palin said of McConnell's short-term strategy to increase the debt ceiling in three increments.

"We cannot afford to back off and hand him a white flag saying, 'Here Mr. President we trust you you take over, you do it' because our president has failed in that area," she continued.

And though there's blame to go around, for Palin, the buck stops with Obama.

"Our president is essentially suggested the other day that he's not able to prioritize, as the chief executive of our nation he can't prioritize," she stated.

Palin, who said she'll decide on a bid for the 2012 GOP nomination for president by August or September, also gave advice to Republicans engaged in debt negotiations with the executive-in-chief.

"We cannot default but we cannot afford to retreat either, now is not the time to retreat. It's the time to reload and we reload with reality," she said.


Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Sarah Palin
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  1. The Real Tom Paine

    So, Hacker Murdoch's latest and least contributor is putting in her obligatory 2 cents about yet another subject she knows nothing about. Well, if mediocrity and dumbing down are the pnly things the GOP has to offer, than the 2012 election shoudl be acakewalk. Can you imagine Romney having to suck up to her to get her support? This should be priceless.

    July 14, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. John

    I just love how she gets everyone here so excited. She says a few words and boom, she gets instant feedback. It's probably why she continues, she knows you all read her so carefully.

    July 14, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    @Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    Once again the biased lamestream Liberal media makes Sarah Palin sound like an idiot by quoting her verbatim. Obviously they only do that because they're so afraid of her.
    _______________________________________________________

    I doubt they are afraid of her, and why is quoting her verbatim a bad thing? Shoudl we go to the FOX/GOP Ministry of Information and get the approved version? So much for democracy.

    July 14, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Marky Merlot

    I was sitting in a bar having a beer with a friend, having a humorous conversation, of two Palins and who we’d rather be stuck in a waiting room with:

    1/ Michael Palin CBE FRGS BA:
    Oxford University Alumnus – BA Modern History
    Monty Python Alumnus (Notable Lumberjack and Spanish Inquisitor)
    Philanthropist
    World Traveler, causing the "Palin effect": areas of the world that he has visited suddenly become popular tourist attractions. Has own website: Palin's Travels
    Writer
    Actor
    Train Enthusiast (has 2 trains named after him)
    Fellow and President of Royal Geographical Society
    Patron of The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children
    Sometimes called one of the “most interesting men in the world” and all round “Nice Guy”
    No Political Aspirations

    Or:
    Sara Palin
    Former Beauty Queen
    Former Governor (FTF – Failed to Finish)
    Former VP Nominee
    Fox (entertainment) News blowhard
    Political Aspirations ?

    Think for a minute (do you really need that long?): Who would you rather have a converstion with?

    July 14, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. Bob in Pa.

    What a bunch of whiny little children youall are. The only person her with sence is cj – Yup we are all a bunch of dumb followers. We should have fixed this 20 years ago.

    July 14, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. Tony in Maine

    Please, please, please run for President. After Cantor, McConnell and Boehner – tis country needs some comic relief.

    July 14, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. me

    Dear Sarah Palin, who the hell cares what YOU think?

    July 14, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. Casual Observer

    "This coming from a woman who has no idea what a debt ceiling is."

    Debt Ceiling. That's what she is looking at when Todd's on top of her in the bedroom and she says "that was great – I owe you one!" She open's her mouth (or elsewhere) and someone else gets scr*wed

    July 14, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. DA

    Who cares what Palin thinks!! OMG why did McCain ever curse us with this lady!!!

    July 14, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. Casual Observer

    "This coming from a woman who has no idea what a debt ceiling is."

    Debt Ceiling. That's what she is looking at when Todd's on top of her in the bedroom and she says "that was great – I owe you one!" She open's her mouth (or elsewhere) and someone else gets skr*w'd

    July 14, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  11. Casual Observer

    "This coming from a woman who has no idea what a debt ceiling is."

    Debt Ceiling. That's what she is looking at when Todd's on top of her in the bedroom and she says "that was great – I owe you one!" She open's her mouth (or elsewhere) and someone else gets schkrewd

    July 14, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  12. Bull

    Sarah , you QUIT as Gov. of Alaska . So what do you know ? Shut up.Get back in the kitchen and bake a pie.

    July 14, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  13. jack johnson

    this woman failed alaska, she failed the tea party when she tried to run for vice pres., and she failed as a parent (probably talking to much about crap she knows nothing about or asking todd) to notice what her kid was doing , and the tea party sstill believe she is the savior of their party.

    July 14, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. Beenthere

    All mouth and "no solutions".

    July 14, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  15. Beenthere

    And this from a Republican, who just bought an 8000 sq foot home in Arizona...

    July 14, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  16. a guy

    she makes me so angry

    July 14, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. Annoyed

    If Palin thinks that Congress is the one with the power over our debt, why does she blame Obama for it at every turn?

    July 14, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. Chris

    As I posted about an article earlier this week regarding Ms. Palin running for the Republican nomination, she is the top name on the Democratic Party dream Republican ticket of Palin and Bachmann. A debate between the President and Ms. Palin would reveal her lack of depth in matters of importance to our nation. So, to all my conservative friends, I urge you to get behind Ms. Palin for the Republican nomination. Please don't forget Congresswoman Bachmann. Democrats want her on the Republican ticket too.

    July 14, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  19. osage

    I see,she is still toting her guns and babbling more nonsense

    July 14, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  20. Rupert

    Once again, she criticizes and offers vague solutions. "Reload with reality"?? What does that even mean? How does that become effective policy? I'm sure if you ask her what that means, she'll accuse you of being part of the lame-stream media and say "All options are on the table" which is the same as saying nothing.

    July 14, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  21. CharlieB

    I love how sarah can wind-up these people, this is just what she wants for all you Osama Obama lovers to be all upset. I enjoyed reading all the opinions, two thumbs up sarah

    July 14, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  22. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    She lives in Arizona now...she can drop all the hunting cliches. She is Granny Sarah Scorpion now, so she needs to say...Bug Spray With Reality...

    July 14, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  23. Mootoo

    I bet this idiot doesn't even know what debt ceiling means. With all her experiences with home decoration maybe she can propose to place a molding around the debt ceiling to make it pretty.

    July 14, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  24. don't listen

    Who are listening to her? She is just full of it. You made millions, now can you just go away relax. We want people to solve nation problems not attack and war.

    July 14, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  25. Jarhead

    Every time I see her face or read what she has to say, I just can't help but laugh. The sad news is that every world leader would do the same if she was elected.

    July 14, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
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