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. Bob Lewis

    I didn't realize it until after her "big stick" comment, that she actually is hot for Obama.

    September 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Pete

    Palin is ignorent as many republicans,Ben Bernanke head of the Fed Reserve said he would initiate a stimulus ,even without the presidents support if necessary.He doesn't need one either because one doesn't make decisions for the other only recommendations.And Sarah ,keep your big stick comment to yourself after some reading of your past with former black basketball stars its quite apparent you have a fixation on such a subject,maybe its time to come out of the closet to say,but your husband may not like it,ya never know!!

    September 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Mars Mission

    A quitter never wins, except in Sarah's world.
    The party wanted nothing to do with her at the convention and they really don't want anything to do with her now, except for her mouth. And Sarah's mouth is just like Mitt's mouth, they both shoot without aiming or even properly identifying their target.

    September 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. REPUBLICAN ARE THE GREATEST

    All Democrara SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. You really sound stupid.

    September 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. ghostriter

    Palin: QE3......that means Queen Elizabeth III.....

    See, she's a foreign affairs wizard.

    September 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Jim (retired AF colonel)

    Sarah has become totally irrelevent in the GOP (not invited to speak at the convention) so she has to become even more outrageous to get noticed. Pathetic, pathetic woman!

    September 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. David

    I don't know who coined the nickname, but I love it: "Snow Snookie" Palin

    September 13, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Mitt RobMe

    Well I feel comforted that Sarah Palin is at the aide of the Republican Party.

    September 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Geff

    When I read Sarah's comment about growing a big stick, I recalled Teddy's armada down south. I also wondered if there was an intended double meaning. We (some of us sickos) are left to wonder if she is really saying: "Grow some male equipment."

    I'd be interested to know if anyone else had a similar first impression.

    September 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Klargar

    smarter than an amoeba top that .

    September 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Dean

    Obama's incompetency once again in full view.

    September 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. The Blind leading the Deaf

    The lady doesn't even understand how our government works. What a relief that she's working her way down the pike. What a blemish for John McCain for bringing her to the spotlights.

    September 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. Jon

    Due to the cold, apparently there has been some shrinkage up north and Sarah is needing more than a twig; in an ironic twist, she is desiring the Prez's lumber!

    September 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. OnceGreatNation

    I would take one Sarah Palin over ten dumbocrats any day. Like Jan Brewer, she tells it the way it is and the truth hurts in the liberal fantasy world. Too bad the lamestream media doesnt speak that language....

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

    September 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  15. Bill from GA

    If Congress would do its job and/or pass the President's jobs bill, maybe the Fed wouldn't have to act.

    September 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Geff

    Guess so?

    September 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. JR of White Bear Lake MN

    I have to give it to her. She does know Big Stick.......She dated Glen Rice.

    September 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  18. 1twinsfan

    mb2010a
    Will someone please put a crosshairs on this freak of nature...
    __________________
    Don't say this. I cannot stand the woman but we can't devolve to statements like this. Let's vote instead!

    September 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  19. JPX

    Once again the vapid Palin reminds the world why she is not in the White House.

    September 13, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  20. palintwit

    My screen name says it all !

    September 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  21. Ken Hirsh

    This woman knows less than nothing.

    September 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  22. Blackflag

    So funny that she doesn't even have enough common sense to not embarrass herself again, 4 years later, by referring to her childishly unintelligent comments about Russia in the 2008 election. If you support Sara Palin in any way you are an utterly simple-minded, uneducated rube and an embarrassment to America. Go into your garage, close all the doors and windows, start up your car and take a nice long nap. Tomorrow America will be a stronger country.

    September 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  23. Bill from GA

    I wonder how much mitts made off today's stock market bump.

    Bet he criticizes QE3 anyway

    September 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  24. pink hase

    Palin please go away. Who the hell do you think you are critiquing President Obama who has all the facts at his fingertips and what do you have, Fox news, Rush Limbaugh, mittens the idiot. All of whom are as stupid as you. Lets throw Ryan in for good measure. You tea-baggers need to go back under the rocks you crawled out of and let the people who are in charge handle the situation, they having been doing a great job. Instead of criticizing you should be standing with the rest of us as one nation, especially now.

    September 13, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. MikeB59

    Why do media outlets feel that it's necessary to cover the rantings of a half-term governor from the least populated state?

    September 13, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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