Palin on Obama's speech: WTF?
January 27th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
10 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. roro

    WTF can also stand for "Where's the Facts"? She has never gotten those straight. Fact – Fiction – she doesn't care – she just spews venom, lies, and talking points. She just a Wasillan Talking Falsehoods.

    January 27, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. TEE

    Only the wisest & stupidest of men never change


    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Brad

    "WTF" is Sarah Palin talking about? Jobs cannot be created by the private sector, alright, well, then they would have to be created by the national government, in a FDR kind of way. Awesome. Too bad one of the key members of the tea party just alluded to doing something that would make the country more left-wing liberal. And seriously, taking the SOTU speech's main idea and saying the acronym was spot on? Reminds me of when I was in high school.

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. Charlie from the North

    That's funny I was just talking about texting with my 7th graders about texting abbreviations. I told them that we were not using the inappropriate ones. THEY understood. To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy "Hey ex-gov Palin.......are you more mature than a 7th grader?" I think her behavior points to a big fat "NO"

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. newhires

    People should ask themselves at this point in media coverage, which is more unprofessional, disgusting and ignorant, the things this exploited woman says or the media that gives credence to them. CNN, you cannot out Fox Fox. Just think, the glory that was once CNN. Wolf Blitzer retire, please. you are curring CNN to complete irrelevance and shame. There are better ways to attract ratings. Try reporting the news, unbiased agenda driven reporting and less circus clown gallery of pundits, maybe a start.

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. Florida Joe

    FUNNY....WTF is what I say when someone suggests this Moron from Alaska could be President..........

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Brian

    It took her two days to copy a lame joke from Twitter?

    January 27, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  8. Senses

    Mrs Palin, I guess the WTF moment is another way for you to come out as the 'victim' .. same as the 'crosshairs' .. targets.. reload meant surveyor signs.. yeah .. right .. (I don't buy it ! if it was true, they why bother to take down the site so quickly after the Tucson tragedy? ) Perhaps your husband should do your great nation that you so loosely speak of a huge favour and stick a sock in your mouth... after that .. let's see what WTF really means to you .. u moron !

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. F Daniel Gray

    I have no desire to defend her, YET! However, the constant mean spirited comments are curious. Pettiness reflects more negatively on the the perpetrator than on the target. She is not dumb. she has functioned as an administrator and has an understanding of corporate structure, which dominate our culture. She has a following which could cause much mischief in the next presidential election, whether as a republican or independent. She has backing from moneyed interests who, so far, are laying low. Just remember Tilden v. Hayes and the Dixiecrats in 1948. Not to speak of Ross Perot who, with mostly his own money, dissed the pundits and received 20%, as to the predicted "single" digits. I hate conspiracy theories, but the responses have an image of orchestration. The purpose escapes me.

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Ron

    Will you people give it a break. Sarah Palin has a right to express her opinions just like every Americian does. The fact that CNN and the liberial left are obsessed with (afraid of?) her is not her fault.
    Just for the record I like Sarah Palin but would probably not vote for her because, like our current president, i don't think she is really qualified. Also I don't think she will run.
    Go ahead, tell me what a right wing conservative nut job I am.

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. AC

    CNN, STOP reporting on her as well as balloon head Bachmann....shame on you!!

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. Louis

    Well, some more air coming out of another retarded Balloon Head. The wicked witch from Wasilla must have gotten these WTF talking points from one of her brats. You know the expression about "Empty Barrels make the most Noise". This sure is fittin' for betcha!

    January 27, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. Trevor

    Sarah Palin makes Bill Maher look like Einstein.

    January 27, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. wtfreally

    Hooray for stupidities spokesperson! It's the only job she's qualified for.

    January 27, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Michael

    Another example of what happens when a 7th grade intellect tries to ridicule a Harvard Law graduate. She succeeds in making herself look puerile and foolish. She won't get it though; not smart enough to get it.

    January 27, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  16. Brad

    She's class, all the way.

    January 27, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  17. Richard

    Why does this stupid woman get air or print time? She never has anything constructive to add. It is easy to sit back and criticize.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Chris M

    I wonder who at Fox came up with the WTF idea. Or perhaps one of the kids. It does have that smirking junior high quality that has become her trademark. It's doubtful that Sarah is cleaver or creative enough to come up with this on her own.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  19. heh

    A Palin presidency would have it's fair share of WTF moments. And you can be sure they wouldn't have anything to do with Winning The Future.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. Todd

    If she wants to be a celebrity, then be one and quit deriding the president, with your inability to make a see anything but yourself.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  21. David

    What is CNN's obsession with this woman? I am really getting tired of daily Palin threads. We have bigger fish to fry CNN please focus on more substantive issues.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  22. Lolo

    She did not understand the big words Obama used so that was her first reaction. I know that she was upset when he was talking about getting more educated, because from what we see of her she definitely does not believe that education is the key. LOL!!!This woman is a stupid twit and she is jealous that Michelle Bachmann is taking her place. No need to worry because both of them are just idiots and the people who believe their crap are in the same boat.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  23. mdn

    Sarah Palin...ALL DUMB...ALL THE TIME.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  24. Michael

    Palin shows time and time again that she is not ready or fit for the big stage. She lacks leadership and thinks that her incessant slip ups is the consensus of America. Kudos to her for cranking dollars out of this at every turn, but I wish the Republicans/Tea Party would pay her to shut up and let the real pols get it on. I have no concerns about Palin running against anyone, I just wish it would hurry up and happen so this hyena-like nuisance can be exposed on the political stage.

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  25. Huzzah

    And to think, some people actually thought this woman was a viable candidate for high elected office...

    January 27, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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