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. GI Joe

    Hey sara -- ENDORSE MITT. endorse him as your very favoritist. do it sara. do it.

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Sooverthis

    When will someone throw a bucket of water on this rhymes with witch!

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Yolie Scott

    This is to CryBabies, great name for you, as you are always crying when no one agrees with you – get a life or get back in your crib and wallow like the baby you are.

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. demwit

    CNN's political unit has a crush on Palin. And I love it!!

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. myviewis

    I am actually surprised she even believe Obama had a grip on the economy and security "is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues".

    I guess someone didn't tell Sarah Palin that Obama hasn't held a Jobs Council meeting since January.

    And Obama skips the intel meetings because he reads the briefings instead.

    September 13, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    every time she speaks, Flip gets more and more negatives. Speaking of big sticks.... Caribou Barbie's mouth is open in this pic

    September 13, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Voice Crying In the Wilderness

    A person who spouts negativity constantly is soon ignored. Sarah has no credibility. People think of her as a buffoon. Who would want her for their president? Not even the republicans wanted her to speak at their convention.

    September 13, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Mark in Seattle

    Her remarks translate to.................."Hey, look at me, look at me".

    September 13, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. Barry

    What a crude, vulgar, obnoxious bimbo. She should save her worthless, half baked opinions for the local bar and grill, where she can follow them up with a belch. Sarah, PLEASE GO AWAY!!

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

    Who is this woman, and why do her outbursts of ignorance matter?

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

    If only she would learn to stand by her man, no matter what. Like progressive women...

    September 13, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Core republican Values

    As the poster child for everything that is ignorant, cheap, shallow, superficial, hypocritical and self-serving about he republican party, all I can say is:

    Keep talking, Sarah!

    September 13, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. zp

    Classic comment about the big stick...

    September 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. JudiG

    Who cares what Sarah Palin thinks? I agree with Marc.

    September 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    NOTADEMOCRAT

    The rally cry of mindless poliitical stooges..
    ---------------------------
    Psst. The empty chair is still winning. The empty suit is still losing...and losing ground.

    September 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. GOP Word Association

    WORD = GOP Association
    Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.
    Gun Control = Something ELSE we PRETEND to care about to get dumb redneck votes.

    September 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. blue19

    Cnn must have a contractual obligation to report on everything the witch-from-Wasilla does. I wished they'd stop. That would mean the only avenue left for this vile hateful person is facebook.

    Mitt where are you tax records. Show us how the system is so heavily weighted for the wealthy and how much was involved when you sought amnesty from the IRS for past illegal deeds.

    September 13, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. Ed

    In the immortal words of Sister Mary Elephant, "SHUTUP"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. glorydays

    In a country that loves Honey Boo Boo, it it any surprise some look toward this woman for "wisdom"?

    September 13, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Wizard999

    The woman is grotesquely ignorant and unpatriotic. She has always caused more harm than good.

    September 13, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    I don't why CNN Political Unit want to print this comment if Obama "doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one." CNN Political Unit should ask Sarah Palin how do she know how big President Obama Stick is and what he NEEDS??????????????!!

    September 13, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. Rationalintn

    Seriously folks, she posts her rants about President Obama on Facebook. If she sounds remotely intelligent on any topic it is because someone else is feeding her the information.

    September 13, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. Bill, NY

    Hey Sarah, can you see it from your back porch?

    September 13, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. No-Kool-Aid Here

    Just love it when Sarah tells it like it is and how the libtards react to her.

    September 13, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. GI Joe

    25 days to early voting in some states.

    Obama/Biden 2012-2016 for a calm steady hand in all this turmoil.

    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

    September 13, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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