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. md22mdrx

    Irrelevance ..... She has it.

    September 13, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Steve O

    I care about her political opinions at the same level I care about Snooki's

    September 13, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. aggie95

    Consider the source...The mere MENTION of the name Sarah Palin says ignorance is approaching.

    September 13, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. MaxNatoma

    I'll say it again....I think she secretly has the hots for Obama.

    September 13, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. md22mdrx

    Irrelevance .... she has it.

    September 13, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Scotchguard

    Every time Palin says something new, I give thanks to God that Obama won the election in 2008.

    September 13, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. HJA

    The only reason Palin is still around is to line her pockets with cash. She made a fortune on her snide idiotic remarks. As long as people listen to her BS she will be spouting off. ChaChing$$$$$

    September 13, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. chris c

    Can she just go back to Alaska, stay there and shut up? She had her 15 min of fame. It was a long one but it is over. Why is she still thinking she qualifies to talk about ANYTHING in politics? Her knowledge has been tested. Now we know her intellectual abilities. So please Sarah, please shut up. We have had enough of your stupid comments, Watch from the sidelines and let intelligent folks protect our nation.

    September 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. Norm

    I would do her.
    As long as she didn't talk to me.

    September 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. rock woman

    Someday, I hope the media will explain to us why they persist in pretending the Palins of this world have something meaningful to say. And no, "good copy" or "it's what people want to read" won't cut it.

    September 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. 1twinsfan

    Every one gets their 15 minute but I didn't realize that Palin's would be one minute a year spreadout over 15 years.

    September 13, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Bob

    White trash.

    September 13, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. JN

    I wonder who wrote this for her? It is far too coherent to come from her head. Another example of the Republican party doing everything in their power to NOT work with a Democrat. The country won't get any better if you vote NO on everything!

    September 13, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. jersvette

    John Avalon said it best today in his article: "Once again, Palin proved that she doesn't have the temperament or the intellect to be within a thousand feet of the Oval Office."

    September 13, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. Ummm

    I was trying to post Sarah's gibberish response when asked about the bailout in 2008 but the mods won't let me. What's with that?? My pet gerbil is probably more knowledgeable about economic policy than this phony.

    September 13, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. Sarah Doctor Inthehaus

    Who wrote that for Sarah? Them's a lot a big ole words.

    September 13, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. longtooth

    The beautiful Alaskan bimbo once again demonstrates how she single-handedly destroyed John McCain's chance for the presidency.

    September 13, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Len

    CNN.......please do not give this person a forum. We have enough idiots on FOX NEWS....have some class and keep her off your news period. She is classless and a bigot.

    September 13, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  19. Mor Man NO!

    Palin who?????????????????????????????????????????

    September 13, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  20. TerryG

    Sarah who??

    September 13, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. Sticky Enter Key

    Sarah doesn't know
    how to
    utter an intellignet
    thought.

    Until she goes away, constructive
    political discourse will continue to suffer.

    Conservative or liberal, voters of these great
    United States need to come to the realization that this
    Nation will not prosper without the co-operation of both parties.
    This is all I have to say.

    September 13, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. Vince

    Sarah Palin is a waste of space...and so are people who believe anything that falls out of her mouth.

    September 13, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. Ken in MD

    Is she still around? Why?

    September 13, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. Babyboomer

    She's disgusting and I agree, she has the hots for the President. Why else would she make such a suggestive remark. Dreaming of something that will NEVER happen. Trash, plan old trash.

    September 13, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. kevin

    Can she even find Egypt and Libya on a map?

    September 13, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
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