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. newhires

    CNN & WTF perfect together. Everytime I see articles covering every body function is this incredibily ignorant woman, I say WTF happened to CNN?

    January 27, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    For all the scorn and contumely directed at Palin, she'd be a far better president than the socialist idiot presently sullying the White House with his presence.

    Would Palin make a good president? I have my doubts. But Obama would have a long, steep, climb just to get out of "incompetent disaster" territory.

    January 27, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. Switters

    As Sarah's 15 minutes end.......

    January 27, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  4. rag

    Perhaps Palin should be on a Sputnik – one way into orbit!

    January 27, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. kayray

    Again I ask CNN, why are you constantly giving this bimbo a spot on your ticker? Are you owned by Murdoch or the Koch brothers?

    January 27, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. Ken

    I really thought we could get through the week without hearing from the wicked witch of the North. Leave it to CNN. Between this and their questionable decision to air Bachman's speech, I'm starting to think they haven't got much sense either.

    January 27, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  7. Mary

    Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann have both proven over and over that they are self-serving air-heads and shouldn't be given the time of day, what's more all the publicity they've been given. These women represent the Tea Party and people in this country who lean that direction need to wise up!

    January 27, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  8. Mom concerned for the future

    Wow, the half-wit from Alaska is sounding even more juvenile and petty than usual. Her problem is that she couldn't comprehend our President's speech, it's way over her (quite stupid) head.

    January 27, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. Howard

    Never underestimate the capacity of the mean-spirited to turn an effort at looking forward with optimism into something snarky. I much prefer the President's optimism to Palin's (and all the other Chicken Littles), "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

    January 27, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. Lynne

    Not again? Every time $hotgun $arah opens up her mouth she puts her foot in it.

    January 27, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  11. gee

    What a disgusting woman. We don't need to hear anything from this moron anymore.

    January 27, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  12. Polly

    Palin thrives on negativity.... she should direct it to her cheating husband and ask him WTF,,,

    January 27, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  13. Texaslil

    If I never hear another comment from the Alaska nut job, I'll be a happy woman. Go away, Sarah Palin!

    January 27, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  14. LMC

    WTF is what a lot of us say about Palin!

    January 27, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  15. redford1974

    Palin is an embarrassment to my beloved GOP

    January 27, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  16. Anthony

    Everytime this woman opens her mouth she legitimizes the fact that she is incompetent.

    January 27, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  17. RockinNM

    When will the media figure out that VERY FEW of us want to hear about her anymore , she has had her 15 minutes and then some , ........ and scooped up a few million bucks to boot . Please ............. no more stories about her , even the Republicans are tired of her and her media coverage . She has nothing to offer the Republicans and is just to easy a slow moving target for the Democrats to get any more fun out slamming her !!!!!!
    But , yeah , I had to read the story ...... needed a good laugh with my coffee this morning ..........

    January 27, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. Jersey George

    Everyone knows why she used WTF and it certainly wasn't the acronym for Winning The Future. What a piece of white trash she is. I'll call her "Sarah The Cable Gal", a red neck version of the male counterpart, someone's who's a flat-out joke and not to be taken seriously.

    January 27, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  19. anne

    So, in addition to being shallow, uninformed, vengeful and not too bright, she is vulgar and offensive. Gee, who'd have thought it? Maybe only people of Alaska and most of the lower 48. Please quit giving her the opportunity to smear the President. I had always respected Van Sustern–even though is on FOX–Now I'm not so sure.

    January 27, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  20. Sterling

    Such hilarious responses from so many future Darwin Award winners. Awesome stuff, and so creative, too!

    January 27, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  21. Realistic

    Poor Palin once again led to the abyss of stupidity. Oh wait, she is the gate keeper of abyss of stupidity, my bad. Many in the republican party must of had the *WTF* moment when John McCain picked her as his running mate. I bet many were like," John we know that sometimes the has not been behind you when you reached across to the democrats but dude, WTF is wrong with you? is this how you pay us back for all the years we humiliated you or attacked you for working with the dems? Well John, WTF is wrong with you for unleashing this idiot on the party? Ok John, you got us back, thanks for sticking it to the republican party". Yeah republicans continue to have a *WTF* moment everytime this bimbo opens her mouth. Yeah, she has no idea about planning for the future and thats why she will always be an idiot and John Mccain will always be blamed for unleashing her on the american people. As a side note, kind of funny but we need someone who can lead not a comedian as POTU.

    January 27, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. Rob

    "Juvenile" was exactly the word I was thinking of.

    And, did she mean to say, "and jobs cannot be created by the PUBLIC sector"?

    That's just what we need in "public" office... someone who doesn't even know the difference between "public sector" and "private sector"

    She is, truely, a troll.

    January 27, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  23. Tired of Palin

    Can this egocentric broad ever go away?!? She's already a proven quitter, so her own ability to be a leader are nill! She only goes where the money is. She couldn't manage a bakesale, much less run a country!!

    January 27, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  24. Rick

    WTF? That's what I say every time Sarah Palin gets media attention.

    January 27, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  25. Laverne

    This silly witch will do and say anything to try and make herself relevant. She is the most classless woman I have seen in politics in a long time right next to Michelle Bachman, Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell. It is unfortunate that the women whose voices are being heard in politics these days are pathethic, irresponsible, ignorant women. They do not do women any justice at at. Help Hillary!

    January 27, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
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