Palin's advice on debt ceiling: 'Reload with reality'
July 14th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin's advice on debt ceiling: 'Reload with reality'

(CNN)-Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had sharp words for both President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell late Wednesday as she criticized their handling of the looming debt ceiling deadline.

"It's absolutely nonsensical the lack of planning that our leaders are exercising and showing their constituents coming out of D.C. right now," she said.

The 2008 GOP nominee for vice president pulled no punches in an appearance on Fox News when it came to the actions of the president, whom she blamed for "big government job killing policies" and "fearmongering tactics" or McConnell, who proposed a short term plan she claimed "makes no sense."

"It does cede power to our president and takes away that authority that is inherent in Congress to control the economic decisions that have to be made when it comes to debt," Palin said of McConnell's short-term strategy to increase the debt ceiling in three increments.

"We cannot afford to back off and hand him a white flag saying, 'Here Mr. President we trust you you take over, you do it' because our president has failed in that area," she continued.

And though there's blame to go around, for Palin, the buck stops with Obama.

"Our president is essentially suggested the other day that he's not able to prioritize, as the chief executive of our nation he can't prioritize," she stated.

Palin, who said she'll decide on a bid for the 2012 GOP nomination for president by August or September, also gave advice to Republicans engaged in debt negotiations with the executive-in-chief.

"We cannot default but we cannot afford to retreat either, now is not the time to retreat. It's the time to reload and we reload with reality," she said.

Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Sarah Palin
soundoff (646 Responses)
  1. Scott

    If I have to listen to one more of this woman's run-on "nonsensical" sentences, I'm gonna scream!!! C'mon America!!! Really???

    July 14, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    She's caught up in The Matrix and doesn't know it.

    July 14, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Brian

    Ugh, does she never shut-up? She can't even get her American History right much less the intricacies of a debt negotiation!

    July 14, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  4. Mike

    Yes, Sarah. Let us "reload with reality". You first.

    July 14, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  5. kman02

    Palin wouldn't know reality if it jumped up and bit her on the butt.

    July 14, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  6. lalaw67

    I would hate to see whatever plan this loon wuld have to fix the economy. Handing out free moose meat in a soup line is not a viable option.

    July 14, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. Jake

    Sarah who? I think I've heard her name before but that was a long time ago. Who is she, and why does she think her opinion counts for anything anymore?

    July 14, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS/Domestic Terrorists/Taliban/Al Queda/TRAITORS

    Must this idiot add her two cents on every topic. The fascists republican regime had their opportunity to get a 4 trillion or 2.5 trillion deal and they walked away from the table. They can't be considered honest brokers. In my eyes and I'm sure in many others eyes, we see who the people are who are willing to compromise and negotiate. And it's absolutely clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that the republicans simply want the President to fail. Mr. President, it's time to take the gloves off and treat these hostage takers like you treated those Somali pirates.

    July 14, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  9. John

    this woman is unbelievable!!! can she really think that she can give any advice in this issue.

    July 14, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  10. Jcee

    She defaulted on her term as governor; so what gives

    July 14, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  11. jb1963

    This moron needs to reload with some new catch phrases. The same on stuff does not fit in for every comment. BTW how does she make comments on things she is not involved in and she doesn't have knowledge of. She should get on her bridge to nowhere and get lost.

    July 14, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  12. EatRunDive

    So the woman who quit a governor, and still hasn't made up her mind about running, is complaining about a lack of planning AND prioritizing???

    July 14, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  13. bluedogboy

    This coming from a woman who has no idea what a debt ceiling is.

    July 14, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  14. GSMITH

    Is't she great. Would make a fantastic President

    July 14, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  15. rethugs are evil

    Still using "reload". I guess $tupid $arah has'nt learned about how words can incite people to do stupid things(see jarrod loughner)

    July 14, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  16. Ozzie

    another armchair quarterback but this one quit her job halfway through when things got tough.

    July 14, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  17. Steve

    What a buffoon. Anyone see her trying to load her gun on her 'reality' show? It was as if she had never handled one before. Ane she throws out 'reload' every time things don't go her way. Stick to things you know about, Sarah – like making babies and beauty contests.

    July 14, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  18. Taioseach

    Palin you're not a politician. You're nothing. Please just take your money and go away.

    July 14, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  19. JennyTX

    There she goes again, failing around her nonsense with poorly formed sentences.

    July 14, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  20. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    What does she know about reality?

    July 14, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  21. a in austin

    You should heed your own advice – GET REAL!

    July 14, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  22. GI Joe

    The only reloading going on is Boner at the local pub and Cantor at the "self-serve ego machine".

    The woman is an idiot.

    July 14, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  23. Bubba

    Oh, I thought for a second that she was saying something smart, but it's just more Birther nonsense.

    July 14, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  24. Jeetu

    Interesting that Palin will say all these things when she could not even handle the State of Alaska and resigned from its Governorship. She has absolutely no idea about the debt issue or the budget issue. If she were in the White House, she would resign rather than facing the issues as she has done it before.

    The debt ceiling issue is the creation of the republicans in DC and it started with George Bush who gave the tax cuts for 10 years claiming that it will create jobs and hence pay for itself. In fact, the jobs went down and we were left in a big hole and economy in worse shape which took some pumping of money by President Obama and the congress. Thus, the republicans need to clean their mess and now they want to jeopardize the well-being of all Americans. They cannot be allowed to do that and Sarah Palin would be well advised to stay in Alaska and keep her mouth shut as she has nothing constructive to say.

    Republicans, give up your untenable position, let the tax loopholes close and increase debt ceiling to ensure that this is not an election issue next year.

    July 14, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  25. Molly Weasley

    Why give any credence or publicity to a half-term, half-brain small-time politico who has shown time and time again she doesn't understand anything? $arah Palin's 15 minutes are over. CNN needs to quit giving this bozo any room, especially when all she can talk about is guns.

    July 14, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
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