After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus
September 13th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
10 years ago

After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took quick aim at new stimulus money announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve, calling the new attempt at spurring the nation's struggling economy a "sugar fix" designed for political gain.

It's the second rebuke in as many days from Palin, who late Tuesday took President Barack Obama to task for his handling of attacks on American diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. She wrote on her Facebook page if Obama "doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one."

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In that post, she also harked back to one of the most famous lines from the 2008 presidential campaign.

"Apparently President Obama can't see Egypt and Libya from his house," Palin began, mimicking a line Tina Fey used to mock her on Saturday Night Live.

In Thursday's post, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote Obama "is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues that are of utmost importance to our country."

"His economic and foreign policy blunders are manifesting chaos," Palin continued. "On the same day when we see more chaos erupting in the Middle East and President Obama declaring that Egypt is no longer considered our ally, the Federal Reserve announced that it will spend $40 billion a month to purchase mortgage-backed securities with no end date set. QE3 is upon us."

While presidents appoint chairmen of the Federal Reserve to a 14-year term, the bank operates independently of the government, and presidents traditionally do not comment on the actions taken by the bank's board. Actions taken by the Fed do not have be approved by the president or Congress.

That fact didn't stop Palin Thursday from casting the news stimulus as blindly political.

"Is it any wonder that the dollar is down against major currencies?" she asked. "This temporary, artificial economic 'stimulus' bought at the expense of high inflation is no substitute for a stable currency and genuine long-term economic recovery. This is what happens when big government centralized planners try to "plan" our economy."

"President Obama is no doubt happy, though, that this latest sugar fix comes 53 days before the election," she concluded.

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soundoff (470 Responses)
  1. john

    Gads, I thought we were finished with this person. Please just shut up and do the world a great service.

    September 13, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. Sal

    She is disgusting and should be dispatched as soon as possible! 

    September 13, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Jon

    Who is Sarah Palin and why is she still around?

    September 13, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. John in Texas

    Go back to Alaska and stay there. Don't write. Don't come back.

    September 13, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Sal

    She is a pig with lipstick.......

    September 13, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |

    Palin is an air headed idiot, but don't forget she was smart enough to scam
    millions of dollars in her 15 minutes of fame.

    September 13, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. ShWIll

    Only if she could see Egypt from her backyard, I am sure she would have avenged our ambassador.

    This bimbo quit on her own state to further her personal interests. She is so dumb that even Wikipedia uses her name before "DUMB". She is crass and will do anything to stay in the news. Got kicked off by Faux news, got cold shouldered by the GOP convention, got kicked by the media. She has been a quitter and now that , so essentially everyone has seen through her charade, she will and is doing anything so people remembere her for worse or for worst.

    September 13, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. reese

    go back outside to play Sarah. Let the adults work in peace.

    September 13, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. linda

    Where does she come off giving any advice or ridicule to this President or anyone else.....the GOP through her under the bus and didn't even give her any air time at the convention, now FOX NEWS needs to do the same one wants to hear what she thinks or what she has to shut up Palin and go make some moose stew for supper......

    September 13, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    It still amazes me that any media outlet thinks that what this unintelligent and uninformed buffoon thinks and says; has any relevence at all and that what she says has any importance worth repeating or commenting on. She offers absolutely nothing to any conversation. Her comments and analogies are those of a child. How she became a mayor of a town is a question because it could not have been due to her qualifications.Thank God that the only way she may get into the White House is by the guided tour.

    September 13, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  11. Travis

    Who cares? This is fluff, not news.

    September 13, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  12. Nevis Mn

    Good to hear from Sarah. Letterman has been a little dull without her help.

    September 13, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. Florida Joe

    mcCain and Palin are the 2 worst losers I have ever seen........She needs to GO AWAY

    September 13, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. Kenny

    She is trying very hard to be relevant after having been shut out of the RNC. I just ignore her as I would any other annoying pest.

    September 13, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. nemo0037

    That's the trouble with idiots: they're too bloody STUPID to figure out that they're idiots.

    September 13, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. snowdogg

    I'll be she can see Libya from her front porch!

    September 13, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Florida Joe

    Hey Sarah...Do you have that speech ready for the Repub convention? What? Not invited? .....Well at least they got 1 thing in a row right

    September 13, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. Damie

    Why is this moron taking up news space again? Enough a long time ago already.

    September 13, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  19. Mike in Missouri

    This is the ONLY way Sarah Palin can keep her name in the media for we would all just forget her as another right-winged, 1/2-term quitter who so badly needs attention. She is sooo 2008. Please CNN, let FOX News spew her hatred as she is right at home there.

    September 13, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    President Obama NEVER ceases to amaze me. I thought we were all done with what was set aside as stimulus funds. Surprise! Surprise! He held some back. I guess he wasn't so disingenous as to think that the GOP wouldn't try their best to tank the economy right before the elections, so he set up the stimulus in STAGES.
    Good move Mr. President. Good move.
    Now, what was the Dingbat from Wassilla dribbling about again?

    September 13, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    what a pain in the a– this woman is ,please go back to alaska i think hunting season starts soon

    September 13, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. JohnM

    All I hear from her and her ilk is – No,No,No and Can't,Can't, Can't. There's never any positive how to remedy the situation suggestions. None whatsoever. It's time to call out Seal Team Six to pay her a bin laden kind of visit "don't ya know".

    September 13, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  23. Save the Rich, Vote GOP

    I I thought Palin and her husband wanted to leave the US, get going.

    September 13, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  24. mike

    most people with such negative views here probably live in HUD homes

    September 13, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  25. Don't go away angry, Sarah, just go away!

    @Sticky Enter Key
    Good job sneaking your comment past the censor in an acrostic – my sentiment exactly!

    September 13, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
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