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. JR

    Palin, you couldn't even beat Bachmann for the nomination, your old news idiot, you've been superseded by a bigger lunatic.

    July 14, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Joe

    What does a half wit half term former governor know about anything, especially "leadership?"

    July 14, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. ThatGuy

    Uh, the Secret Service won't appreciate the phrase "...and load with reality," when discussing The President.

    July 14, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  4. Kathleen

    Palin, be still already. Either run for office and get in the game or go home and find something constructive to do with your time. You are so tiresome because you don't know what you are really advocating.

    July 14, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |

    More Palin incoherence!!

    July 14, 2011 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. carol

    Don't forget that Murdock wants Palin in the white house in case he needs a pardon.....How do you think she is putting this all together-buses, houses, etc

    July 14, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  7. kmp

    What is with her fasination with using "gun" metaphors?

    July 14, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  8. Shardik

    Quitter says "what?"

    July 14, 2011 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  9. Randoms

    Sarah is slamming Obama and MacConnell in the way the country is being run. I doubt she has the critical thinking and decision making skills required to pick out what to wear every morning. Although, I would still help her out of what she wears at night in a hurry.

    July 14, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  10. tcaros

    Sarah, when Hannity introduces you as Governor Palin on the "fake" Fox news show, that is truly funny and nonsensical. He actual thinks that the introduction adds an air of believability to that twit sitting next to him.

    July 14, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  11. tcaros

    Sarah doesn't even know what a debt ceiling is. She wonders if she can see it from her window.

    July 14, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  12. Todd

    I loved McCain in 2000 when that sneak Rove managed to get the bozo Bush elected. I lost faith in him in 2008, when he decided to toss his principles in the septic to make sure he won the nomination. Then he picked Palin, and saddled us with this witless shrew for years on end. For that, I have little but contempt for the man.

    July 14, 2011 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  13. tcaros

    With all the time she's had to practice since running the McCain bus into a ditch, you'd think the woman would have taken some community college course in economics or something. She can't even speak intelligently on this subject and I double if she's ever balanced any budget in her life.

    July 14, 2011 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  14. tcaros

    Cantnor and Boehner know if the economy gets going their gooses and the rest of the Republican gooeses are cooked.

    You have a President who ended wars, reformed healthcare, reformed wall street, and found Bin Laden in just over 2 years. It took Bush two terms to declare defeat in finding Bin Laden and then he tanked the economy and helped his rich buddies.

    July 14, 2011 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  15. Andrew

    Unfortunately so many other Americans share her amount of intelligence.

    July 14, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  16. Peter s

    still pushing this article! this skunk stinks!! please sarah just vanish

    July 14, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  17. AN

    It would help if she'd plan her sentences.

    July 14, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    She also has all the answers I assume. I betcha she can see it from her house.

    July 14, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  19. Ryan

    This woman makes the same general statements over and over and over and over again. She never says anything specific.
    "Uhh...the buck stops here Mr President....uhhh we cannot afford to retreat... uhh...time to reload and we reload with reality". I cant take it anymore!!
    Whats your idea Ms. Palin? You may not like the President for whatever reason, if you truly have a reason, but at least he and other republicans are coming up with ideas on how to fix it. All you do is stay in your home of Fox News yelling out the window. So Please ms. Palin, pleeeeeease. Unless you have something concrete to say, just go inside and shut up.

    July 14, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  20. James

    "Reload with Reality", most quotable statement ever. Thanks Sarah, you are a peach. A peach with bullets for brains.

    July 14, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  21. Only Logic

    Sarah, no one was speaking to you. The adults are handling this.

    July 14, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  22. Rob

    Not a single person anywhere wants you around Palin. Haven't seen numbers like that since Saddam received 100% of the votes from the people of Iraq. You will live on forever, as an object of ridicule.

    July 14, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  23. basky

    This woman should reload her mouth and learn how to be a full term governor of a state before she open her mouth to advice somebody

    July 14, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  24. shoegazer

    Time to use my fingers for something scratching my eyeballs out.How can anybody take this woman seriously? You don't have to think to long or hard to realize why the United States is destined for Third World status.

    July 14, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  25. Basil

    "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.

    Uhh...can this woman please just string ONE sentence together in a grammatically correct fashion? Just once? I dare you!

    July 15, 2011 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
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