Palin: Obama's 'fear mongering'
July 27th, 2011
08:37 AM ET
7 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. Ryan

    Can she just get eaten by a Polar Bear already!

    July 27, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. CongJD

    OMG shut up. You are not a politician, you are a reality TV show personality. Nobody cares about your views on politics.

    I suppose Obama could take the Palin approach to politics and just quit, but he's better than that and better than you, even though I didn't vote for him.

    July 27, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. SaintM

    CNN, why do you always pick up what Palin says on FOX news? Oh wait, I know: you like to get the anti-Palin crowd frothing so they will post hundreds of posts to the article so that you will have stuff to read at lunch time......

    CNN, avoid the lure of FOX news, it is run by Murdoch, and has become like a drug for you when you are looking for material that gets the public foaming at the mouth to say something back at Sarah, hoping that she reads these posts. She doesn't (the words are too big and they make fun of and criticize her). So stop it already.

    July 27, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. NeverTooL88

    To paraphrase something someone once said, "Everytime she opens her mouth, she subtracts from the sum total of human knowledge. I'm just surprised she hasn't been nominated for the Darwin Awards of the year prize. Oh, but wait; she'd have to remove herself from the gene pool first. Just removing herself from the brain neurons pool doesn't count.

    July 27, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. Retired

    Sarah....Sarah.......If having your comments in our country's political news doesn't frighten us, what possibly can?

    July 27, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  6. ALAN J

    I thought this flake had gone away! She's just like a boil under your arm pits, she keeps coming back! go away already Palin!

    July 27, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. bclone

    Funny. This coming from the dipstick who can see Russia from her backyard. She's a genius!

    July 27, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. EffortPA

    Gee and to think I was really worried about this issue. I am so glad that Sarah Palin thinks everything will be okay. I was so stupid to listen to all the economy experts and their explanations of how devastating this would be for our economy. Who needs all those experts when we have Sarah Palin to tell us how all this works. She is so much smarter than they are. Please Sarah run for President. Your decision to run could be the best thing for our country. Please Sarah run!

    July 27, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. marc

    Granny Grizzly does not even have the slightest clue of what fear mongering means and i will bet you on that.

    July 27, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  10. JoY

    her mouth is positioned at the wrong place. She spews jejenum babblement, its time she stays home and wash her baggy, old fool

    July 27, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. Jim in San Mateo

    What could she possibly know about balancing anything?

    July 27, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. OU812IC

    Go away skank
    Your about as important as a fart in the wind

    July 27, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  13. Palin-drone

    .....well, after covering my entire head for 1/2 hr with a plastic bag, Palin starts to make a little sense.

    July 27, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Publius Novus

    Madam: The debt limit discussion is a serious matter for serious minds. It is far above you meager ability to conprehend. Please go back to fear-mongering about "death panels." For wolves. Or Alaskans. Or whatever.

    July 27, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |

    This lady needs to go and sit down somewhere.

    July 27, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. Geoz

    I think this falls into the "i'm rubber your glue" category.

    July 27, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Donald in CA

    Palin should stay at home and count the money she made off of right wing freaks. She's no longer a player and even the palin groupies are leaving her.

    July 27, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. The Other Michael in Houston

    Well, well, Ms. Fear Monger herself accusing somneone of else of fear mongering, wow Sarah, I thought you'd had gone back to your cave. I guess you cannot quiet idiocy. Oh and by the way Ancient Texan, it is not the President's job to create bills, that is what Congress is for. But I guess history, reading and learnin' is not your cup of tea. I ask the question again to you Republican Jihadist, why is it that people like me and all the people I know support the balanced approach that will directly affect us since we make far more the $250, 000.00 but it is you mininum wage walmart employee's who are against it. We don't get it.

    July 27, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. ajinomoto

    To be completely honest & fair...At this stage and in 2011...Why should we care what a reality tv star has to say about the debt debate???? Really? CNN? really?..why not interview snooki?

    July 27, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  20. Jake

    Sarah Palin PLEASE SHUT UP!

    July 27, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  21. Mireya

    Talk about calling the kettle black...

    July 27, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Ray

    The Republican side needs to learn and understand Macroeconomics before blaming the Dem.

    July 27, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. Mel B

    Hello Pot! The Kettle called and said stop being such a hypocrite!

    Typical Republican – won't even address her own party's fault! I say let the Government default! Then neither party can blame the other since they'll BOTH be responsible!

    July 27, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  24. carrotroot

    Let see Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the nation's top economists from Alan Greenspan to Paul Krugman have all laid out exactly what will happen when we exhaust our borrowing authority on August 3rd. And this nitwit of a person who could barely manage the finances of one of our least populated states is dismissing what the experts are saying as hogwash? What an unbelievable the level of reckless ignorance.

    July 27, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. Marie MD

    @ernie – your brain is already dead and thanks to tthe rethugs and their death panels your body will soon follow. If they have ther way social security, meducare and medicaid will gonthe waynofnthe DooDoo.
    Who said that deathbpanels are in the health care bill? The quitter, beck, limberger? If you are getting your news from faus news you need to get educated.

    July 27, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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