Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?
January 27th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
9 years ago

Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?

(CNN) – Sarah Palin has a response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "WTF?!"

Making light of the acronym for the new White House initiative "Winning the Future," which inconveniently shares the same as that of "What the (blank)," Palin told Fox News Wednesday the president's speech was riddled with "a lot of WTF moments."

"His theme last night was WTF, winning the future," Palin also said. "I thought, okay, that acronym – spot on."

Specifically, Palin said it was a "WTF moment" when the president derided an increase to the federal deficit.

When he made the statement ..that he believed that we can't allow ourselves to, I guess, eventually become buried under a mountain of debt. That right there tells you he is so disconnected from reality! The problem is, we are buried under a mountain of debt, and jobs cannot be created by the private sector," she said. Palin also expounded on her comments in Facebook post Thursday morning.

And when it comes to the president's declaration that America has reached another so-called "Sputnik moment," Palin said, "That was another WTF moment, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate."

Palin isn't the first to comment on the unfortunate acronym for the Winning the Future initiative. Almost immediately after the president announced it Tuesday, "WTF" quickly buzzed around Twitter.

Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
soundoff (235 Responses)
  1. dtbart

    At last, something Ms. Palin can spell correctly.

    January 27, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  2. Willa-PA

    WTF...keep dumbing us down with a Palin story, the more she says the more 93% of us are happy...

    January 27, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. CathyinAZ

    I would have thought, that after the debacle surrounding her response to the shooting in Tucson, she woudl realize when to keep quiet – again I say, GO AWAY MS. PALIN AND STFU!!!!!

    January 27, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Living in America

    Palin is like a cockroach. You try to get rid of them and they crawl through the cracks and they keep coming back.

    January 27, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. Dnick47

    Please forget this looser! Why CNN keeps reporting on her is a mystery since over half of her fellow GOP'ers do not think she is qualified to be President.

    January 27, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  6. Kimberly in Houston

    Sarah Palin is an I D I O T !

    January 27, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. Florida Joe

    Talk about disconnected from reality..........Real in depth analysis, shows about as much understanding and knowledge as the wack-job Bachmann............GO AWAY....Take care of your family and watch what your husband is doing rather than trying to act like you have a clue............

    January 27, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. Jack

    I don't understand the criticism over his "Sputnik moment" comment. I thought it was rather appropriate when understood in the context of what he was saying. He used it to show that when we really put our minds to something, we can accomplish it. But, instead of taking his words to heart, Sarah decided to make a worthless and unfounded criticism that helps absolutely no one (except herself; big surprise there). Does she even know what Sputnik was? Oh, that's right, she knows everything about Russia because she can see it from her back yard.

    January 27, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  9. Truthseeker

    She is a hateful woman. So catty, so lacking in substance. Women, we've come farther than this, haven't we?

    January 27, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. JSWF

    Further evidence, Palin is juvenile, and, quite frankly, dumb.
    She cannot be Commander in Chief of this country, just imagine the consequences.

    January 27, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  11. skip 66

    I have just seen G. Beck holidng a bunny rabbit. WTF. Perhaps, Ms. Palin was watching M. Bachmann and got confused. Its very possible. I, myself, watched M. Bachmann and I came up with the same WTF. Oh well, back to the word wars. Doesn't change anything, just stupid.

    January 27, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. paledp

    Palin's opinion is absolutely worthless. I don't have a clue why CNN continues to waste bandwidth on her and nutsy ramblilngs. In the words of a great, progressive liberal op/ed, former MSNBC host, "That woman is an idiot!"

    January 27, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. Anonymous

    I think that as long as we continue to let people like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh set the TONE in our nation, that American deserves EXACTLY what it's going to get. Anybody who didn't feel good after hearing Obama's speech is brain dead and emotionally dead. Common!!!!! WTF... for real! It's so depressing to listen to the news PERIOD lately with pundits, Palin, ad nauseum having diarrhea of the mouth. The truth is, they couldn't do ONE BIT BETTER, and regarding the deficit, the REPUBLICANS ran the deficit up with this stupid unnecessary war, but do THEY accept responsibility for it?? HELL NOOOOOOOOOO... If they get back in office, I'm just going to sit back and watch 'em squirm... Because they will not be able to do any better.

    January 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  14. wjmbloom

    Every time she opens her mouth, it's a WTF moment... She's pathetic.

    January 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  15. Sam

    Again, Palin doesn't have a single original idea as to what she would do. Criticizing someone else is a lot easier than for you to do it yourself.

    January 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  16. TommyTT

    WTF? Our nation needs leadership, the President gives us an inspiring theme, and this would-be leader knocks it down? That's not leadership, it's just mean-girl bullying.

    January 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  17. musician

    She`s a real class act.

    January 27, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  18. johnarcher

    really, this is her come back moment, standing proud in the national spot light. .by twitting "WTF" ..

    January 27, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  19. Ren

    What? Palin found Obama's speach disagreeable? I'm completely shocked. I thought she would at leas try and remain objective while listeing. I guess I'm shocked that she did listen.

    January 27, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  20. Indy

    Palin has had at least a million WTF moments in the past year. Mayor Palin would not have a clue on how to create jobs, she just gave out money for nothing, and nearly bankrupted Wasilla with her inability to have any concept of reality

    January 27, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  21. jules sand-perkins

    Not a place to go, Sarah.

    January 27, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  22. NJ Mom

    CNN, please, please, please stop giving this disaster the spotlight. Hasn't she done enough damage?

    January 27, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  23. TRA

    Someone should remind Sara that when you say many things that don't make sense you have zero credibility critque someone else speech.

    January 27, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  24. Indie Woman in Denver

    Would Mrs Palin have treated the presidency with as little respect if she & McCain had won, or is it just Prez Obama that she has such distain for? "We can disagree w/o being disagreeable" appparently isn't something she understands, like a lot of other things.

    January 27, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  25. Independent In Albany

    Thank you for the opinion from Crazytown...............

    January 27, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
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