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. Iconoclast

    Why are we still hearing the bombastic bimbo's comments? Is she paying to have herself published or what?

    September 13, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. phearis

    Why do people even listen to this sociopathic woman? What exactly has she done to help the economy?

    September 13, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Joi Gibson

    That woman has no class or couth. She obviously thinks she is relevant. As with the Romney campaign, facts are to be ignored and replaced with nonsense – such as this woman. She too is a fool.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!

    September 13, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Majesty Rider

    Who cares what Palin thinks.. She is IRRELEVANT!

    September 13, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Nancy

    When Bush invaded Iraq and Afghanistan the plan was to push the dictators out and bring in Democracy. Once it started there, the other countries would see this and start to push their dicators out. That was the plan and that's what's happening now. In that region, that doesn't mean you're going to get a two party system like we have. After what happened in Iran, one side is going to be Mulism extremist. They had to known that when we started that policy.

    September 13, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. dave

    She would have us believe these problems could be solved by an 80 IQ pit bull with lipstick? How is her opinion relevant in any way?

    September 13, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Andrew

    And who knows more about anything than Sarah Palin? (rolls eyes).

    I am so tired of every time there is any announcement, the GOP is out 2 minutes later using it against Obama, whether it is his fault or not.

    Mittens needs to give specific ideas to show he knows anything about running this country, or he needs to shut up.

    September 13, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Joan

    Sarah is beyond words!!! She is evil!!!

    September 13, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. mike

    She is not now and will never be in or near the white house. So who cares what she thinks. Certainly not the larger percentage of Americans. Quit publishing her ignorant rants.

    September 13, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. Chrisw

    When Sarah can pass a middle school economics test, I will hear her opinion on the economy.

    September 13, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  11. Rick Carter

    Sarah Palin is a beautiful woman that needs to shut up and pose for Playboy.

    September 13, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  12. Nena

    Another ignorant, stupid statement from an ignorant, arrogant, dumb woman. She is so dumb, why are the Republicans still so infatuated with her? She and Romney make such a great team. They should hook up together. Wow, big stick? What is this crazy woman thinking? Such a dumbo, it hasn't sunk in that she is useless and is no longer wanted.

    September 13, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  13. Dave

    Who is this Sarah Palin person and why does CNN (or anyone) care what this crazy lady says?

    September 13, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  14. DrDanno

    CNN does itself and its readership a disservice by giving this idiot a forum. Nothing she says has any bearing on reality. CNN, stop pimpin' this woman!!

    September 13, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  15. DrDanno

    CNN does itself and its readership a disservice by giving this idiot a forum. Nothing she says has any bearing on reality. CNN, stop pim pin' this woman!!

    September 13, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. RR

    So classless.

    September 13, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. beevee

    This ignoramous idiot Palin should shut her mouth up if all she can say are unfounded statements. I don't know if any one cares for what she says except that the media keeps showing her tantrums.

    September 13, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. Steve Smith

    Tell me why we should listen to Sara Palin, when her own political party didn't want to listen to her in their convention. She is not relevent.

    September 13, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. stephen l. walkinshaw

    Phone rings, it's eleven am in the morning, yal, whats want, sarah, yea, this is want we want you to tweet today, can you do that for us baby, uh oh ya. do you want a follow up call, you is this? it's fox babe fox , oh ya'll thanks

    September 13, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. mary

    Sarah is quite adept at opening her mouth and inserting her foot. It is such a shame that she doesn't realize how idiotic she sounds.

    September 13, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  21. eric

    Who cares what some reality show reject has to say about the president. Her opinion is about as relevent as Honey Boo Boo.

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

    Umm, Failin Palin, Obama posed that scenario about Libya. He said that for a reason. In case you don't know, (probably not) Libya has a NEW government. And nope, he can't see either Libya nor Egypt from his house just as you could not see Russian from yours but unlike him, HE didn't LIE about it. Please shut up when grown folks are talking.

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

    Little girl...little girl...when they were handing out brains...you thought they said "trains" and hopped the first one coming. (smh) Stop talking. Seriously.

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

    Please let Palin endorse Romney. Please, Please. That would so make my day.

    Between her and her daughter they are like the gift that keeps on giving. So much idiocy, so little time.

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

    I guess Ms. Sarah didn't get the memo. It said: You are I-R-R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T.

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