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. Go Sarah Go

    You would think that the GOP would have Palin locked into the closet until after the election. The only thing worse for the Republican's the Mitt making comments is Sarah making comments.

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. funkymonkey

    Sarah – What a class act. Reduced to making anatomical jokes on facebook. She's now about as relevant (and appealing) as the pile of dog poop I sidestepped on my walk to the office today.

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. eli

    and this is what the religious right likes. Her big stick comment is tacky. This woman is a nobody that happen to come into her 5 min of fame and she is not giving it up.

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. pink hase

    Big stick! I'll show you where you can put that stick.

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. dave t

    How will Sarah approve of his "big stick" ?

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. ja

    palin need to stick her head back in the iceberg

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Coney Hatch

    She got off her leash again ?
    Bad dog.

    September 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Al

    They threw out the last Republican with a big stick years ago. Teddy was too liberal and not business friendly.

    September 13, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. dave t

    A classless comment from trailer park trash

    September 13, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. BBC

    I got a big stick for Palin

    September 13, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Wake up People!

    @Bob Lewis, I have been saying that for years now. Whalin Palin has tasted some of that dark meat and she liked it!

    September 13, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. jodster

    Sara, Sara, Sara please spare us.

    September 13, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. lolo

    Here goes the idiot from Wasila again. Maybe Todd doesn't have one. Since she has been sleeping around with black men maybe she knows about some of their big sticks and wants to actually see if the myth is true or not so she is daring President Obama to show her his. Dumb broad.

    September 13, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Why, oh why, is Palin's mouth always open when you see a picture of her?

    She should talk less, and listen (and learn) more...

    September 13, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. bcm

    This woman is so stupid that even Fox News cancelled her. Can't she just go back to Alaski and stick her head in the snow?

    September 13, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  16. Mercfan

    If you watched GAME CHANGE. Palin didn't understand the Federal Reserve System in 2008 and apparently is still in a fog about it today.

    September 13, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. juraman123

    Why, oh why, is Palin's mouth always open when you see a picture of her?

    She should talk less, and listen (and learn) more...

    September 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Melinda

    Sara if you are just one of the little people, as you said after the Dem Convention, then just shut up and go away!!!

    September 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  19. Facts don't Lie

    I was wrong in my previous post, the word Palin used that time was "cajones" not "gonads" but her focus still seems to be the same. Pretty strange for a person that claims to be a born again Christian don't you think?

    September 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  20. DocHollywood

    Who really cares anymore what this two bit quitter has to say? All you ever see is her on Fox in front of a green screen showing Alaska beating her gums about things she knows absolutely nothing about. For God's sake, republicans, you have plenty of intelligent, witty women out there, why don't you showcase them instead of this ignorant lady?

    September 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. Tim

    I am speechless.....I just wish she was.

    September 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  22. Ronda in Houston,TX

    She posts on Facebook because no one will give her a radio show or tv show....I wonder why?

    September 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. Hard tail

    To Realitybites What's your point concerning today's euro verses the dollar rate. From 2002 to 2008' the euro increased 63% under the republican Bush. It peaked at $1.47. Why don't you check out your historical facts before trying to imply Palin's version of the truth. I supported MaCain/Palin at the time, but ever since she QUIT as governor I pretty much let her divisive politics and incredibly simple insight go in one ear and out the other.

    September 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. lolo

    @GI Joe, I saw it too. He could not come up with the word terrible. Heck I thought he was really going to say something and then he used that simple little word. He is definitely Sarah Palin in a man's body. Wake up America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. B Shah

    Why is she given any coverage? She is not even welcomed in her own party after making it look bad. If she is wise, she should count her millions from FOX and go back to Alaska.

    September 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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