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. Occupation

    The lunatic is in the hall

    July 14, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. SF RAF

    With all do respect to CNN, I love you guys.

    This is no longer shut Sara Palin, you are a nobody and nothing you say matters. The media needs to be responsible for broadcasting anything this nitwit has to say. Stop giving her the attention, she doesn't deserve it. The more that is given the bigger her ignorant mouth gets.


    July 14, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Su

    I wasn't even going to add my two cents but how could I not? This woman's fifteen minutes of fame ended about two and a half years ago and yet, the media is still enamored with her. I just don't get it. When will the media stop hanging on her every word and just plain IGNORE her? Here is a nimrod who couldn't even complete ONE term as GOVERNOR and yet she wants to possibly run for PRESIDENT? Pul-leeze! Palin, please take a walk into the Alaskan woods and stay there.

    July 14, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. peter

    Does anything other than stupidity ever come out of this idiot's mouth? And it's always vitriol, never any actual suggestions.

    July 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. smokinbluebear

    the only way she'll ever be president is if she f's every male in the u.s. election night

    July 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. obandon

    Reality according to who? The my way or the highway Republicans, or the American People who voted them in who are appalled at the behavior coming from both parties in Washington right now?

    July 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. vwman

    Sarah, please take a vow of silence.

    July 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. Reality

    Ok Einstein, so how would you solve this problem then Mrs.Palin? Let me guess, pray to God and he will magically solve everything

    July 14, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  9. peter

    Sarah thinks that if she just puts a whole bunch of words together, they will form meaningful sentences and make it look like she's actually saying something. The amazing thing is that there is a herd of morons out there who actually fall for this baloney.

    July 14, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Kev

    She also believes that Jesus will come back to ascend the debt ceiling to the heavens.

    July 14, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. standingwave

    No Sarah,he just has different prorities which include the whole country,not just the corporate entities you and yours favor.Now sit down and let the ELECTED people work this out.

    July 14, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. trickbunny

    Always so easy for Sarah Palin to let the world unfold around her, and then stand at a pulpit and pass judgment about it all. If she was in the position of actually having to *be* the policy maker instead of the policy critic, it would be a colossal disaster far worse than we're experiencing now.

    July 14, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. non-sequitir

    Palin would do better to fix the deficit between her ears rather than talk about the debt ceiling.

    July 14, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. SmartPotato

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

    July 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  15. truth2power

    Wow, poor Sarah, she still hasn't realized her 15 mins. are long over!

    July 14, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  16. Some Common Sense

    “Tweeter” (to the tune of Tweeter and the Monkey Man”)

    Tweeter was a governor hard up for cash
    She was not all that smart but she sure was brash
    She was good looking but not too much brains
    For reasons unexplained she was loved by McCain.

    Katie asked Tweeter which magazines she had read
    But this was too tough for the simple airhead
    As long as she looked pretty and gave a cute wink
    Nobody would care that she really couldn't think.

    And the walls came down all the way to hell
    Never saw them when they're standing
    Never saw them when they fell.

    Tweeter always called the media a lame brain
    Because her thoughts she just could not explain
    She had to write the answers down on her left hand
    Because the issues were hard for her to understand.

    The health care debate – a debate that was real
    Until Tweeter piped up and began to squeal
    "Death Panels" she yelled but she was a liar
    Like in a crowded theater, she cried out "Fire."

    And the walls came down all the way to hell
    Never saw them when they're standing
    Never saw them when they fell.

    Now the towns and cities were quieting down again
    But Tweeter riled 'em up like in a lion's den
    On a US map she drew twenty bullseyes
    Said "surveyor's marks," but that was a bald lie.

    Finally people with Tweeter were feeling all done
    Hoping that for President she wouldn't run
    Sometimes a lot of people you can easily fool
    But over enough time they'll see you're a real tool.

    And the walls came down all the way to hell
    Never saw them when they're standing
    Never saw them when they fell.

    The State of the Union speech by the President
    Tweeter thought she could explain what he meant
    He spoke clearly about the moment of Sputnik
    But Tweeter got it wrong and pulled a verbal trick.

    She talked about Spudnut which is a bakery
    And showed she knew nothing about history.
    It became clear she could not make the cut
    And that in the end she was just a total nut.

    And the walls came down all the way to hell
    Never saw them when they're standing
    Never saw them when they fell.

    Even kids know about the ride of Paul Revere
    But Tweeter got it wrong and still she didn’t care
    Doesn’t at all matter to her what’s really true
    Let’s just face it she doesn’t even have a clue.

    She’s moved to Arizona to get herself some sun
    Hopefully that means that in politics she’s all done.
    Sometimes I think she’s gone, but then she’s back once more
    Can’t somebody, anybody please show her the door.

    And the walls came down all the way to hell
    Never saw them when they're standing
    Never saw them when they fell.

    July 14, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. MSgt Z

    Thanks John Mccain without you we wouldn't have to listen to this mess.

    July 14, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. Greenspam

    They say the health of a community depends on a common enemy, and Sarah Palin can just be that common enemy between both Dems and Repubs.

    July 14, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    @ Rick:

    Did you see her propose any solutions, or just the usual sophmoric, snarky comments that come from epople who refuse to see they are in WAAAYY over their heads. You seem to feel slashing everything is great, lets start with Defense and Corporate Welfare. Lets just leave our bases and let a decade's worth of nation-building go for naught. Lets close down the CDC and NIH, and let our kids get sick: after all, the government can't run anything, right? Can we cut your Social Security? After all, you've got time to run your mouth on here, so you can't be working, right?

    July 14, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. dcrider

    more nonsensical, meaningless jibberesih from Palin that offers zero to the process. Does she even know realiity? Aand from what I saw in her TV show, her father did all the reloading for her.....

    July 14, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Let's hope the republicans continue their idiotic trend of backing complete jerks when they give Palin the republican nomination for president. Palin, Bachman, Romney, Pawlenty, etc. Let's face it the GOP is in trouble and they know it. That's why McConnell came up with his ridiculous plan yesterday. Even he knows the GOP is in trouble as they are being held hostage by the tea party. Obama will win in a landslide.

    July 14, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  22. robert calvosa

    S.P. is so stupid, I don't even want to see her naked anymore

    July 14, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  23. James

    If I had $1,000,001.00 in the bank, I would give her $1,000,000.00 just to go away.

    July 14, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  24. Palin Power

    When Sarah Palin inevitably runs and becomes our next and greatest President, she will drive our debt down to ZERO and create greater surpluses than Bubba with less taxes than Dubya. Palin will completely clean up all of this mess and set this country back to the right course. She is our savior and messiah for she is chosen by God Herself.

    July 14, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. WDinDallas

    She is genius compared to Obama and his marxist crew.

    July 14, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
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