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. Squigman

    Who cares what this cretin has to say, concerning any and all subjects known to modern man? Answer: No one.

    September 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. Elle

    The republicans unfortunately have no plan, except to cut taxes for the rich and corporations. The system is being gamed at the expense of regular Americans. Who got hurt during Enron? who got hurt during the BP spill? WHO got hurt in the mortgage scandal. Who benefited? The rich, the Banks. Oh yes, and he wars In Iraq made Halliburton (cheney's company) a ton of money. Obama may not be perfect, but he has been fighting the agenda of greed. Romney is nothing more than a part of this. That's why he used tax shelters off shore to reduce his taxes, and won't release the info.

    September 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    the MILF known as Sarah should ask Glenn Rice about "big sticks!"

    September 13, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. CryBabies

    Sarah speaks the truth on this ...you libs are too stupid to see the forest for the trees. You'll find out the really hard way and I won't be laughing because I along with you will be a passenger on the same sinking ship...mostly made up of fools like you. Also, @ Willard is a Tax Evader..... Move on you twit!

    September 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Luke,AZ

    Sarah Palin represents the intelligentsia of the Republican party. Can you picture Romney and Ryan in the White House with Palin as the Secretary of State. SCARY !!!

    September 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. cel

    Sarah who ? Oh, the Alaska has been....................

    September 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. the Situation

    Good God, why must this idiot open her trap. She makes Bachman look like a Rhodes Scholar!

    September 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Good, she's back. Not a problem....for Pres. Obama. Her problem is that she appears to be currently unemployed after Fox gave her the boot. Just opening the door to the remote possibility that this woman might get assigned any job position in the Romney administration is sufficient to generate enough Obama support to put him over the top.

    September 13, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. the Situation

    A Kickin` Donkey

    The woman didn`t know that the queen of England wasn`t the head of British Government. When being considered for Vice President, she had NO IDEA what the roles & responsibilities were. And as far as the "FED" goes: she didn`t have a clue as to what it is OR what it does.

    Now, a big stick? I think Glenn Rice gave her an introduction to those relations about 20 years ago. She must could do with a refresher course.

    September 13, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |

    She wants to be the actual star of Nailin Paylin! Lol!

    September 13, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. auditna

    Please, please, please go away.

    September 13, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  11. Rich

    Sarah who????

    September 13, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain: Mittens 'n' Munster are Liars

    @Facts don't Lie: "Me thinks perhaps she needs to have a talk with Todd because obviously something here is not right and her focus needs to be elsewhere."

    My thoughts exactly ...

    September 13, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. NOTADEMOCRAT

    The rally cry of mindless poliitical stooges..
    PALIN! PALIN!!
    ITS BUSHS FAULT!!
    SHOW US YOUR TAXES!
    BAIN! BAIN!! BANE!!!
    BETTER OFF! BETTER OFF!!
    FORWARD!!!

    September 13, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  14. Irma in North Carolina

    What is this dud doing in the news again, go join Mitt on fox news you are two of a kind.

    September 13, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  15. Marc

    The sooner CNN and other news outlets stop giving airtime to this uneducated, naive blowhard the sooner we can return to some civility and intelligent debate in this counrty.

    September 13, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    Hey sara – guess what. Egypt is is in Africa. ha h aha haha ha haha

    South Africa is a country in Africa. Oh, sorry, didn't mean to confuse you. Concentrate on Egypt first.

    September 13, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. sonny chapman

    FINALLY: America has found the Economic Guru to get us out of this Bush Mess quicker !

    September 13, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. Marc

    The only things she knows about stimulus has two D batteries in it.

    September 13, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. luigim

    OMG. Why doesn't she melt or something. Quick, somebody throw a pail of water on her! We can sing something about Ding Dong the Witch is gone.

    September 13, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  20. DougHarrisburg

    My God! Please stop covering this woman! She's so yesterday already!

    September 13, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  21. ritmocojo

    Why God?! Why?

    September 13, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  22. Tom

    For the love of God take this imbecile out of the spotIght cnn.

    September 13, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  23. sick of republican phonies

    Facebook as her outlet (Heaven forbid that she ever makes herself available for REAL questions! That would be too hard!)... juvenile "naughty" comment...she has the mentality of a high school adolescent. Grow up, Sarah- your growing irrelevance was obvious by your absence from the repub convention.

    September 13, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. Yoshi Togukawa

    Just shut the bloody hell up, already! No one cares what you think. If you think at all

    September 13, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Kris

    Palin: 'Of course I've heard of Libya". It's right there next to Russia, our greatest national enema".

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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