Palin: Obama's 'fear mongering'
July 27th, 2011
08:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin: Obama's 'fear mongering'

(CNN) - Sarah Palin accused President Obama of "scaring" the American people over the importance of raising the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline.

"Scaring the American people is exactly what President Obama is doing," Palin said Tuesday night on Fox News. "The president's getting pretty good at this fear mongering and trying to cram down the public's throat this idea of bigger government, more spending."

Although the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said she respects House Speak John Boehner's efforts to negotiate with the president, she said there is a larger problem with his strategy.

"The internal problem that he has is reinventing the wheel here in the 11th hour, when we already have Cut, Cap and Balance that passed the House, and we don't need to retreat now and wave a white flag," Palin said.

The Republican-controlled House passed "Cut, Cap, and Balance," a plan that failed to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate last week. The pledge includes cuts and caps in spending and a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. Boehner is now trying to put forward a plan that includes the framework of the pledge in a deal that could become law. Obama is advocating for a "balanced approach" to the crisis that would combine spending cuts and no extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families making more than $250,000 a year.

Palin, who is considering a bid for the White House in 2012, has said raising the debt ceiling is inevitable, but that Republicans "better get something out of it."

"This August 2 deadline is looming, but it's not Armageddon, it's not life-or-death, so Boehner and the Republicans have got to make sure that they've got a good plan in front of those who will be voting on this plan," Palin said.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (700 Responses)
  1. jbp

    This is irresponsible. What is she going to say if she and bachman are wrong about the debt ceiling

    July 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Andrew

    GOP stooges complaining about the opposition playing the fear card, HAH! <>

    July 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. Rick

    Obama couldn't scare me on his worst day as much as Palin does every single time she opens her mouth.

    July 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. A Real Patriot

    Hmmm....She obviously was under a rock when the President proposed 4 trillion dollars in spending cuts last weekend.

    She is increasingly becoming a cartoon of her own foolish self.

    July 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. David8067

    Teeheehee!!

    "He who rode through town warnin' the British that they weren't gonna be takin' our arms ..."

    July 27, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. Ed

    HHAHAHAAHHAHA

    THIS from the clown who created DEATH PANELS???? My God the balls on this woman.

    July 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. Alina77

    Is there any chance that we can send Palin to the moon? She already devastated this country by mobilizing freaks like her that we calling the Tea Party, look what those people are doing to us, to the economy?

    July 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. Martoon

    Palin is correct. This is all about fear and psychology. Think about it: our creditors did not establish the "debt ceiling", Congress did. If the USA owed you money, what would bother you more - the fact that the borrower is trying to live within a budget or the fact that the borrower keeps raising his self-imposed limit so he can keep borrowing?

    July 27, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. Vern

    Sarah, why don't you and Hainny, Limbaugh and some of your other freak side show acts take Rupert out to lunch and figure out how you can HELP America in stead of destroy it. You say you love America, why for personal gain. How does it feel to be morally and spiritually in the red.

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Debbie

    I guess W. Bush scared the American people 7 times.

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. sweet 2th

    Sarah is the only one that is scaring people; threatening to run for president. Poor George Lopez is ready to leave the country if she's elected. Talk about scaring someone gheesh

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  12. Frank

    Oh, this is rich! Sarah Palin is accusing someone else of fear mongering?! Look in the mirror Ms. Palin!

    Why does CNN continue to treat this former half-term governor of Alaska as if she is relevant to serious political dialogue?

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  13. grant

    just one good lightning bolt to strike this broad down would make my year....

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  14. Larry

    The wasilla imbecilla only mention twoof the three catch phrases sheknows – cut spending and lower taxes. she forgot to mention the 2nd amendment.

    July 27, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  15. Mike

    Judge Judy said it before: "Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever."

    July 27, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. WHAT!?!?

    Palin is making a mockery of Fox "News". And their "gunslingers" have to kind to her. How embarrassing. I can't stand Fox, but they have to dump her.

    July 27, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  17. indyreader

    Whatever a conservative or a Republican whines about the loudest, is exactly what they themselves do every chance they get. If there's anyone alive in this country who hasn't heard Palin FEAR-MONGERING over made-up cr4p, I'd be surprised.

    ""The internal problem that he has is reinventing the wheel here in the 11th hour, when we already have Cut, Cap and Balance that passed the House, and we don't need to retreat now and wave a white flag," Palin said."

    Try harder, Sarah – you can fit more cliches into a sentence – I know you can!

    What a waste of oxygen. When will she fade away?

    July 27, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. fourmlkids

    Sarah Palin is accusing someone else of "fear-mongering"? The same person who warned of "Death Panels" in the Patient Protection Act. Wow.

    July 27, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  19. Anonymous

    I am so glad that Palin has no chance at EVER getting in the white house. I don't want to move out of the country, but if she ever becomes president, I am outta here faster than a speeding concord.

    July 27, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  20. Linton

    While the RNC is putting out fear mongering ads depicting teh debt to China growing.

    Geez, woman, aren't you tired of acting llike a fool?! I guess not -eitehr are the tea peeps, dreeeing up like clowns and expecting to be taken seriously.

    Hey Sarah – at least he's not raising the "Tahrist threat level" every time he wants to pass a law! What a complete SHAM you are – as a candidate and as a christian.

    July 27, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  21. Fortunate

    We're so fortunate to hear something from Sarah on the subject. I though summer is short supply in Alaska, and Sarah had gone fishing till it lasts.

    July 27, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  22. Jim

    Doesn't she know that Republicans shot down the plan because it didn't work as originally advertised?

    Is she really trying to convince us that Obama is fear mongering and Republicans don't?

    Will her feeble attempts to convince America that Republicans are NOT out for Corporate interests only work?

    Why do we still allow her to speak in public?

    So many questions...so few answers...

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  23. IADPTY

    Why should the Republicans or for the matter the Democrats get something out this deal. How about we work on getting the best deal for the country, a deal that allows the USA to grow and become stronger financially and our citizens benefit from a strong economy and lots of jobs.....I thought that was the reason we want to serve??

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  24. Mike, Albany

    Boy, this woman is stupid, stupid, stupid!!! God help us if she ever gets into any kind of federal public office, never mind the White House.

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  25. ridemywave

    Sarah who? And why do I care what she thinks? The woman is no longer newsworthy. Put her in the recycle bin.

    July 27, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
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