(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.
She would be much better than the idiot occupying the White House!
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."
I thought Obama was the smartest guy in the room...........Guess Not!
Hi Sarah, come here sweetie and I will show you how I grow a big stick!
Empty barrels make the most noise
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.
Communist News Network. How are the ratings? Still Stink? Thought So.
It's so cute, the way she thinks she matters!
I think she's preeeeeeeety but I'm 89 and any body looks good !!!!!!
Funny – if you want to stabilize the dollar – the fastest and best way to do that would be to raise taxes.
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!
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'...
She's an idiot.
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.
I thought just maybe she had gone to a different planet maybe Mars. Anyone with brains do not care what she thinks.
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.
Ah, Sarah....we see you haven't spent the last few years educating yourself!
Yeah. I went there.
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.
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.
Sarah Who? Do people really listen to her?
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.
This woman is a PIG. Plain and simple.
Who cares what Sarah has to say. Anyone who follows her would vote republican no matter who they run.
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!