After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus
September 13th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took quick aim at new stimulus money announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve, calling the new attempt at spurring the nation's struggling economy a "sugar fix" designed for political gain.

It's the second rebuke in as many days from Palin, who late Tuesday took President Barack Obama to task for his handling of attacks on American diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. She wrote on her Facebook page if Obama "doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one."

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In that post, she also harked back to one of the most famous lines from the 2008 presidential campaign.

"Apparently President Obama can't see Egypt and Libya from his house," Palin began, mimicking a line Tina Fey used to mock her on Saturday Night Live.

In Thursday's post, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote Obama "is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues that are of utmost importance to our country."

"His economic and foreign policy blunders are manifesting chaos," Palin continued. "On the same day when we see more chaos erupting in the Middle East and President Obama declaring that Egypt is no longer considered our ally, the Federal Reserve announced that it will spend $40 billion a month to purchase mortgage-backed securities with no end date set. QE3 is upon us."

While presidents appoint chairmen of the Federal Reserve to a 14-year term, the bank operates independently of the government, and presidents traditionally do not comment on the actions taken by the bank's board. Actions taken by the Fed do not have be approved by the president or Congress.

That fact didn't stop Palin Thursday from casting the news stimulus as blindly political.

"Is it any wonder that the dollar is down against major currencies?" she asked. "This temporary, artificial economic 'stimulus' bought at the expense of high inflation is no substitute for a stable currency and genuine long-term economic recovery. This is what happens when big government centralized planners try to "plan" our economy."

"President Obama is no doubt happy, though, that this latest sugar fix comes 53 days before the election," she concluded.


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soundoff (470 Responses)
  1. Jay

    who the HELL cares about what she has to say?

    September 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  2. Rich

    She sounds like a drunken ding bat you would hear in a bad bar!

    September 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. patNY

    Good Grief! This woman is priceless! I bet she carries around a Burn Book, like in Mean Girls!

    September 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Jake

    Palin is just tugging Obama's big stick. New meaning to the Alaska Pipeline.

    September 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. Nick

    And not too long ago, critical of Cheney she made a "Dick never misfires" joke... This woman has all the class of a Jerry Springer guest, and the Republicans wanted to make her vice president. Way to keep it classy, GoP...

    September 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. Kurt

    It is really impossible to understand why anything Palin says should be the subject of a news report. She has no sense, no brains, no experience, no nothing.
    The fact that anyone listens to her is incredible.

    September 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  7. pm Ohio

    The GOP and the Tea Party are getting desperate. The idiots rioting abot the film are looking for a reason to cause chaos. I have not seen anywhere, identifying who actually made the film. It probably wasn't even an American, and if it was, i wouldn't put it past one of the Koch operatives for starting this to make Obama look bad. So, do we blame Bush and his neocons for causing 9-11? Maybe, but to link our current Administration to an individual act of idocy (the film) is so idiodic, it makes anyone who goes there look like an idiot. And look who took the bait? Palin wasn't even invited to the GOP convention, why does CNN insist on printing what this dingbat says?

    September 13, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. ed

    always classy.

    September 13, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. pbernasc

    she only wish her husband had the stick Obame has ...

    September 13, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Mark in Seattle

    Doesn't have the common sense to know she's irrelivent.

    September 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. Ol' Lefty

    I wonder if Willard is happy that the Grifter is becoming his new spokesman? I am.

    September 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. judith

    What is wrong with this vapid, vulgar woman? She doomed the McCain candidacy yet somehow still wants to be in the spotlight. Of course, every incredibly stupid remark she makes helps Obama, so we should just let her keep squawking.

    September 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. Mike, Albany

    "Apparently President Obama can't see Egypt and Libya from his house,"

    No, Sarah, he can't. Apparently, you seem to think he should be able to.

    September 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. demogoat

    The ignorance she displays reflects the ignorance of those that support her. Her lies contaminates the minds of the unsuspecting, unwilling to check her facts (lies), fox viewer. To bad for those that follow her, for the damage she inflicts upon them will hurt their own cause.

    September 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. GaryB

    With friends like Palin (who is considered to be an idiot loudmouth by most Americans), Mitt Romney doesn't need enemies.

    September 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. notahistorianbut

    Isn't her 15 minutes up yet. Let her tweet but not everything from her amounts to news. After all, she cost John McCain the election, she really shouldn't be given the space. When even fox cancels her – really what does she have to offer.

    September 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    "I didn't realize it until after her "big stick" comment, that she actually is hot for Obama."

    Has been since 2008. That's why she goes after him so often - she can't stand the fact that he won't give her the time of day.

    September 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  18. Avalon

    OK, what does the rehash of her own "You can see Russia from Alaska" have to do with Egypt – Libya? It would be funny if Obama had something like Palin did, but he didn't. Let’s not lose focus on what happened, Stevens died in the service of his country, the same type of service as her son in the army. It's not the time to be making jokes about it. I don't think her family would appreciate it if her son died while serving in the army and people started making jokes about what caused him to lose his life. Does she even think before she speaks?

    September 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  19. Dann DFW

    After months of not hearing from this clown why do you bring her back up? She is no longer relevant. She has no political office and she is not the head of a major corporation. All she does is speaking engagements.

    September 13, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. John

    Why can't you keep this Idiot Saran Palin out of the News. She just a sick Person and we shouldn't have to heard her Crap. She a NOBODY.

    September 13, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  21. Mike, Albany

    "She wrote on her Facebook page if Obama doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one."

    Wow.

    September 13, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  22. justaman

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!
    That's about all the comment I can make to Ms Irrelevant.

    September 13, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. myviewis

    David

    Sara "I can see Russia from my house" is an imbecile. She is trying to be relevant but is not. Look what will happen if Romney is elected – the dogs will be let loose!
    ---------------------–

    Sarah Palin said there were places in Alaska from which you can see Russia.

    The New York Times did an article that says that you can stand on the high ground on the tip of St. Lawrence Island and you can see Russian mainland, about 37 miles away. You can see Chukotka district which has a population of about 55,000 Russian workers. The article is really good. Big Diomede=Russia and Little Diomede=part of the USA and they are 2 1/2 miles apart and you can see Russia.

    Look it up, it really is interesting to read.

    September 13, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. PeterD

    Palin is right again. Obama can only see Muslim Brotherhood from his White House.

    September 13, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. Terry

    Sarah...Please go back to the asylum for the insane....

    September 13, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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