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. Michael

    Why must you report on what this nitwit has to say!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Jerry

    Would someone please explain why we put any credibility in what this person says? Why does the media give her coverage time?

    September 13, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. marinedad05

    In a possible Romney administration, Palin will head the US State Department.

    She'll be a real asset as she can clearly see the Ruskies from her backyard, and Mitt wants to attack Russia.

    What could be better?

    September 13, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. josh

    Now I know where Mitt the Twit and Lyin Ryan get their foriegn policy advice from Failin Palin, Trump the Chump, Insanity Hannity and Rush the druggie Bimbo.

    September 13, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. mary

    Palin is a disgrace to the women gender. She makes women feel unintelligent; thank goodness it only applies to her. She makes so many irrational, nonsense statements with no fact just so republicans will continue to see that she’s still alive, although they failed to invite her to their convention.
    Does she even know the current Federal Reserve chairman was not appointed by Obama & neither does he have control for the policies he applies? She makes so much stupid noises every now & then, that I keep asking why she’s is still not indoors reading to magazines to educate her mind. I guess she has to appear useful to Fox news in order to continue to get paid. What an idiot.

    September 13, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. chupacabra

    Sara Palin would have all kind of money for a new war like the rest of the republicans, and to h#ll what the American people think. I think preident Obama has done and is doing the right thing........Obama 2012.

    September 13, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  7. Millie

    This woman is a cauldron-stirring terrorist in her own right-as evil, vile and un-American as can be. We are all better off than we were 4 years ago because we don't need to hear from her every stinking minute.

    September 13, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. NoKidding

    She won't ever go away; we won't let her, because she is too entertaining. She makes me laugh and a good laugh is good for anybody!

    September 13, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Meowser

    Sigh. Why won't this moron just go away?

    I'll never forgive John McCain.

    September 13, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. DandyStryker

    Palin? Who is this "Palin?"

    September 13, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. Velvetmom

    Sarah, Sarah, least you're still pretty. :\

    September 13, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. FactCheck

    Here comes Sarah Boo Boo...

    September 13, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  13. justin

    Palin please go away.

    September 13, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    wow 400 replies and still growing......Sarah can still pull it in on BOTH sides LOL and they call Obama polarizing.

    September 13, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  15. xfiler93

    Love Palin and her ability to tick off the liberals. Priceless! GO SARAH!

    September 13, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. JW33

    Her intelligence is only surpassed by her sheer lack of it.

    September 13, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    @Dominican mama 4 Obama

    think she's preeeeeeeety but I'm 89 and any body looks good !!!!!!
    Naw. She's a very good-looking woman. My sons think that she is hot, and quite frankly she is BUT she's a hot-looking piece of white trash with nothing to commend her to her Maker but her outer beauty which is shot to smithereens as soon as she opens her trap and spews hate and venom.
    But hey, if you like that kind, it's all good.

    Well said. I couldn't agree more. A continous spew of hate and venom from a so called Evangelical Christian makes it even more sickening. Well, I guess hypocrisy from that crowd isn't that unusual....sigh.

    September 13, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  18. Grampa

    Sarah who?

    September 13, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  19. Pablo695

    "I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart; but the saying is true, "THE EMPTY VESSEL MAKES THE GREATEST SOUND!!"

    William Shakespeare

    September 13, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  20. Mel

    Palin's comments just "blah, blah, blah, and more blah" All a bunch of air, no substance...nothing!!!

    September 13, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. josephine

    Please leave her in the news because she is such a comedian and a nice break from all this political intensity.

    September 13, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  22. Laughatyou

    Does Sarah Palin even know where Libya, Egypt and Yeman are? Oh and Sarah when you can explain how the Federal Reserve Bank actually operates we will actually listen to you sound off on it's policy.

    September 13, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. nintex

    I know a lot of people write that they are sick of hearing about Sarah Palin, but I actually smile when I see her name in a headline. I know it's time to pour a diet coke and sit down for some giggles – nothing makes me laugh more than some of the comments people write about this woman. At least she's good for some laughs, and it's her own fault for saying such stupid things all the time.

    September 13, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. David

    Sarah... News flash... Your yesterday's news! Why don' you dry up and bust! Nobody gives a crap what you have to say!

    September 13, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  25. InVt

    Go finish a term of office and maybe I'll have a little respect for you, Sarah. Until then, hop on your broom and go home.

    September 13, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
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