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. searayshea@gmail.com

    She would be much better than the idiot occupying the White House!

    September 13, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. Scales of Justice

    Tell Sarah, since she wants the President to grow a "big stick," that her experience in having dated a black basketball player should confirm what she has already "experienced."

    September 13, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  3. searayshea@gmail.com

    I thought Obama was the smartest guy in the room...........Guess Not!

    September 13, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  4. Adevilson

    Hi Sarah, come here sweetie and I will show you how I grow a big stick!

    September 13, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. JohnAlbert

    Empty barrels make the most noise

    September 13, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. nintex

    It's so obvious Palin didn't write that. She doesn't know that many big words. When you think back to how she demonstrated her stupidity to the world four years ago, you wonder who she hires to write her rants. You're not fooling us, Sarah.

    September 13, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  7. searayshea@gmail.com

    Communist News Network. How are the ratings? Still Stink? Thought So.

    September 13, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  8. mc2323

    It's so cute, the way she thinks she matters!

    September 13, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  9. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    I think she's preeeeeeeety but I'm 89 and any body looks good !!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  10. NoNeedForAName

    Funny – if you want to stabilize the dollar – the fastest and best way to do that would be to raise taxes.

    September 13, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. bettina

    Once an idiot always an idiot! I guess she is still daydreaming and fantasizing about President Obama and his big stick. I believe the President already has a big stick – just ask Michelle!

    September 13, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  12. Andrew Hyatt Masset

    Ahhh..sh'e just mad because she doesn't have a 'Big Stick' up her...amazing how angry this woman gets when she is ignored and/or 'stickless'...

    September 13, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. Craig

    She's an idiot.

    September 13, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  14. notogop

    Why doesn't this airhead open her mouth and stick a papa grizzly's member in it. At least that way she would be doing someone some good.

    September 13, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  15. SC

    I thought just maybe she had gone to a different planet maybe Mars. Anyone with brains do not care what she thinks.

    September 13, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    GI Joe

    forget tax returns. I want to see Mitt's mental health records after that disgusting pre-recorded stammering, stuttering, speech the other night. He went totally catatonic at one point, unable to say a word or think what word he wanted to use
    -------------------------------------------------
    I saw that GI Joe!
    It made me cringe. WTH happenned to him? Loooooong pause, eyes rolling around looking for a lifesaver, stare went blank, I thought he was having a silent stroke!! Hell, I was hoping he was having a silent stroke, unpatriotic POS that he is.

    September 13, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  17. Sueb

    Ah, Sarah....we see you haven't spent the last few years educating yourself!

    September 13, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Yeah. I went there.

    September 13, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  19. Larry L

    This tramp can't speak without inserting some crude, white-trash comment. John McCain must feel like a fool for ever considering her for the ticket. Republicans just can't seem to find reasonable presidential candidates.

    September 13, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  20. DENNA

    Hahahaa! Oh, Silly, silly Sarah. Are you trying to be a player again. You are even more irrelevant than in 2008. The GOP have themselves another candy head in Lyin Ryan.

    September 13, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  21. Robyn Guimont

    Sarah Who? Do people really listen to her?

    September 13, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  22. Strangways

    what a piece of trash this woman is. she has zeero foreign policy experience and insults the president like this. she'll be spread-eagle for Playboy within three years.

    September 13, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  23. Sandra

    This woman is a PIG. Plain and simple.

    September 13, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  24. mack

    Who cares what Sarah has to say. Anyone who follows her would vote republican no matter who they run.

    September 13, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  25. Argle Bargle

    Sarah Palin...gosh, that name sounds so familiar. Isn't she one of the 9/11 skyjackers? No, that's not it...oh, yeah...she's the main zombie character in that Walking Dead series! Yeah, that's it!

    September 13, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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