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. Jimm

    Please, Sarah, go back to facebook.

    September 13, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. Calcommuter

    It's cute she's attempting to stay in the news. Too bad no one's paying any attention to her.

    September 13, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. bch

    Sarah likes big "sticks"!

    September 13, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. ghostriter

    Palin thinks the Federal Reserve is habitat for retired public employees.

    September 13, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Max

    Dummy!

    What a DUMMY? She's far below elementary standard...what in hell is she doing in the public sphere anyway????

    Dummy!!!!

    September 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Chumlee

    CNN: Why are you giving this total idiot print time? This is a nut job who was not invited to her party's convention!
    And CNN gives this wacko print time.

    Please CNN. There are many more important issues to address. Failin Palin is not one of them

    September 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Jack in Florida

    Oh no, she's back! Please, go away again. You have nothing to offer, even Fox took away your mouthpiece and you are now resorting to Facebook. How pathetic.

    September 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Wrenn_NYC

    The Dollar down??

    Sorry sweetie. The it took 1.93 and 1.96 dollars to equal one british pound in February and May of 2008, respectively. It's currently at 1.61.

    And I didn't even have to pull my travel records for that. I remember what it was.

    September 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  9. rich

    Like this clown knows anything...

    September 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. Larry

    How stupid do you have to be if even fox "news" won't let its listeners hear your opinions?

    September 13, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. Pat in IL

    She proves, once again, that she is a complete, uneducated, uninformed idiot.

    September 13, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. REPUBLICAN ARE THE GREATEST

    She is more qualified then this ignorant person in the Whilte House now.

    September 13, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. Jack from Illinois

    What can be said about Palin's immaturity, ignorance, chilish tantrums, and need for attention, which has not already been said? As has been asked on this board more than a few times, what is it about this loser, quitter, and egomaniac that moves CNN or anyone else to give her a soapbox?

    September 13, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    There's just no shutting his moron up, is there?

    September 13, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  15. aalisa31

    She is shamefully hilarious.... way to go GOP!

    September 13, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. phil

    I think Sarah is in real need of a big stick. Obama or Glen Rice, doesn't matter where she gets it from. Please, someone just give it to her!

    September 13, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Tom Paine

    An infantile runt with a capital "C."

    September 13, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  18. Phineas Okari

    Common place Romney arrogance. America wont be admired by even a fly if u became president wishing to ride roughshod on people who differ with you just because you must be seen the bossman. Let me remind Romney: humility gives it power. And this has worked well this Bacile madman broke to the scene; and now you. A pemonition: this Romney guy will only see the roof of white house.

    September 13, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. jo jo

    Is Palin smarter than a fifth grader?

    September 13, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. TamarS

    Thank you Sarah. The more you talk the more you highlight Romney's mentality and assure Obama's re-election. Down goes Romney's points once more!

    September 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  21. Lynda Jones-Owings

    Cain/Palin = Rom-ney/what's his name.............................The GOP does not want Rom-ney to win if they are using this nut case here. Tell me why the media is covering her? She is not revelant..............

    September 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  22. Bit

    Why do the RepubliCANTS still feel as thogh they still have to pander to the TParty? These are the people who will never vote for President Obama so why pander. STOP TRYING SO HARD. SISTER SARAH'S MILLIONS MUST BE GETTING LOW.

    September 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. NeoCon Joke

    Follow Clinton's speach at the DNC, in a telling moment, Fox news commentators remarked that his speech was too long and detailed for people to understand or even to stay with it. It sure shows what they think of THEIR audience and why Sarah Palin has been such a great success.

    September 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  24. High Way

    Sarah Palin a hot babe when she keeps her mouth shut. She belongs with the neanderthals, where using their brain is not a necessity.

    September 13, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. Klargar

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    September 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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