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. Patrish

    Put a sock in this stupid woman mouth. I'd like to reload Sarah clear off this planet~

    July 14, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Denny question...why would anyone take the words of a quitter seriously? She couldn't do her job and quit and now she's an expert on the debt ceiling?

    She's just getting jealous because Bachmanns stealing away all her rubes. Palin is an idiot whose 15 minutes have come and gone.

    July 14, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. trashcup

    OMG, you show 'em 'em how much smarts you got. Fixin' that there economy is gonna' be easy for you. All it takes is just a little reality finishing a commitment to being governor for FOUR years, like prioritizing your bus trips to nowhere, like deciding if runnin' for president is really a job that's up to your intelligence and power. PUKE. Give us a break and go back to Alaska and be quiet and while you are at it, take the rest of your family with you. We are tired of hearing about all of your kids that you don't want the media to be reporting on. All you are interested in is getting the cash. You couldn't care less about this country, if you really did, you would disappear into the night.

    July 14, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. 2loose2trek

    It's a good thing that the framers of our Constitution never met Sarah or most of the people in politics today: There would be a different First Amendment. "Free speech; what were we thinking"?

    July 14, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. NoWay

    Go away – I don't care where – just go.

    July 14, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. mikeymike

    I don't get how the debt ceiling issue is partisan – it has to be raised to pay our already acrued debt. I can see negotiating taxes and spending but how is defaulting on our debt a position for either side to take? It's not partisan, it hurts the whole country.

    July 14, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. David, CA

    Let's hear YOUR big solution Mizz thang...what's that? Oh right YOU DON'T HAVE ONE! SO sit down and SHUT UP! You're totally irrelevant.

    July 14, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. Palin

    Can't we all just get alone? why do CNN hate me so muuch?

    July 14, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. Mike kern

    Silly Sarah should listen to her own advice reality.

    July 14, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  10. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    Tom? (using my gentlest voice) It was meant as irony.

    July 14, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  11. adams50

    My dog's name is Sarah. However, she is actually smart. I beg of you Sarah, please run for president. I hope all these evangelical friends of yours will vote for you. It would be very sad but interesting to see this country implode under your "leadership". Maybe then and only then…You and your friends will just go away.

    July 14, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  12. Anthony

    I love it, advice coming from america's most famous just like everytime the dipstick with lipsticks mouth moves theres plenty of poo pooing of someone who actually tries to solve a problem but not a single word of a plan or solution.

    July 14, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  13. chechi

    We can't alll get alone because people like you Sarah Palin ! You tallk garbage..... Run and we will see how you handle the country from the other side.... You are not that young to be so naive.... please......

    July 14, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  14. Rick

    This woman only speaks in coined clever phrases that includes analogous words relating to guns or hunting. She only points her finger of blame and never offers a solution or her version of a strategy. I think thats because she knows if she stays vague and doesn't deal with reality herself the main stream media won't attack her. She IS paranoid of them.

    But I do think she is great entertainment. Does anyone remember Pat Paulsen for President?

    July 14, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  15. Jim AR

    "Reload with Reality"? "Regroup with a New Load"? "Reality with a Regroup"? What is this 1/2 term governor trying to say?

    July 14, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  16. nowar

    she also said she will let the public know in mid to late august if she is going to run again. just enough time to promote another worthless book and to make herself look even less intelligent. instead of running with revere, i wish she would run away with cantore.

    quit, sarah, quit, see sarah quit. sarah is a good quitter, good girl, sarah.

    and as she goes, so does that mockery of a political party that she represents.

    July 14, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  17. Tony D

    She has a right to rant in this country just like I got a right to ignore her ignorant rantings...

    July 14, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  18. Chris

    I will never, ever forgive John McCain for thrusting the person into a position of national prominence. Who cares what she thinks about it? They might just as well have asked Caitlin Upton what she thought of the debt ceiling. The answer would have been just as coherent.

    July 14, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  19. Stacey

    It's just so amazing and stunning how stupid this woman is! Thank goodness this ignorant quitter is nowhere near the Oval Office.

    July 14, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. JoAnn Catlin

    Any family in financial crisis has to goals
    Increase income and cut your budget
    My family has faced that challenge several times
    why is common sence so un common

    July 14, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  21. Stacey

    Obama you have had your fifteen minutes and it's time you just get out of dodge. You are the reason we are in this mess with all your failed plans and spending good money after bad.

    We're in this mess because of GEORGE BUSH. This is the BUSH deficit! So I guess you should probably pack your bags for Canada or China because Obama will win re-election. We don't want the party who got us in this mess to win the White House. We don't want the baggers to finish the job of destroying America.

    July 14, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  22. they call me "tater salad"

    Whoever it was taught this imbecile how to speak proper English has absolutely no reason to be proud.........Sarah Palin is an insignificant nobody from nowhere..........Was at birth and still is today!........Somebody really needs to tell this piece of brain-dead pocket lint to give it a rest!

    July 14, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  23. JT Hawaii

    'Here Mr. President we trust you you take over, you do it' because our president has failed in that area," Good God this woman is stupid. I hope she runs and gets the Republican Nomination.

    July 14, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  24. badcafe

    Lord... even that blow hard Trump knew when to quit with whatever little dignity he could salvage.

    July 14, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  25. kd

    What an idiot. Why are we still wasting time on this fool?

    July 14, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
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