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. Kef14

    Who is Sarah Palin? seriously?

    September 13, 2012 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  2. Me

    She is still alive? Wow, why do they let her talk?

    September 13, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. musician

    Yep, she`s still a nitwit.

    September 13, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  4. LDH2O

    S.P. almost always include ad-homen, personally derogative attacks on her opponents – to cover the lack of substance in them I suppose. Obama killed more terrorists in 3 yrs than Bush did in 8. Obama killed BinLaden while Bush let the opportunity slip through the cracks in 2006 even though SpecOps had found and were poised to kill him.

    September 13, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Pander Bear

    Does anyone really care about the Kim Kardashian of politics?

    September 13, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. JTmac

    Get it up already....For anyone to question her intelligence is saying alot about them...It's not working anymore people...

    September 13, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  7. Thomas

    McCain / Palin 2012

    You Liberal , socialist , commie , NeoDove , environmental Tree heathens need to wake up smell the clean coal !

    The amount of knowledge this woman has is indispensable for keeping us safe from the UN plot to take us over .

    September 13, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. DENNA

    Hey Sarah, how's that Fox News gig going? I hear you weren't exactly front and center during the convention. LOL You and George Bush were persona non grata for the GOP convention. It was like a family hiding their funny uncle and aunt from the rest of the family.

    September 13, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. forskis

    What do the Republicans expect Obama to do? If Obama did what Palin/Romney/Ryan want and "use a big stick" or "take action", what would that be? Do they basically mean bomb the citizens of another country to ashes and reduce the rest of it to rubble...foreign policy like that is pure idiocy...I know they hold their religion near and dear to their heart, but applying "kill'em all and let God sort it out", really? If anything, the governments of those countries have some explaining to do for letting protests get that far and out of hand in the first place.

    September 13, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  10. dina

    Isn't there someone who would put a sock in this mouth? Why does she keep getting coverage? Send her back to Alaska.
    The woman is stupid.

    September 13, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  11. DENNA

    Complete idiots are rare. Thanks for showing up in my lifetime so that I could see one.

    September 13, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    Why do all of you respond to her? Ignore Glen Rice's girlfriend and she'll go away.

    September 13, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. w l jones

    I did not know an ex Govern could travel all over the country on their retirement income. Strange strange it is.

    September 13, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  14. ChiTownArt

    Pox to McCain for unleasing this plague on America and pox to all media outlets that continue to give this clown a forum.

    September 13, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  15. Larry

    Please god, when will this woman's 15 minutes be over. Enough punishment is enough.

    September 13, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  16. sassysticks53

    The Queen of Clowns is baaaaaack!! Lol! The GOP didn't even want this venomous snake of a woman at their boring, vanilla convention! She's been relegated to doing what she does best from the peanut gallery – Nothing! I can rest easy knowing the momma grizzly will never be at the helm. Let her talk her hate my fellow libs. She's talking loud and saying nothing.

    September 13, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  17. sassysticks53

    @Jerry; they give her coverage because they know they will get thousands of posts bashing the "game changer." (snicker)

    September 13, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. ed

    as bad as momma palin was in o8, she continues to embarras rhe repub (now T-Party) with her comments. Thank goodness they fall on deaf ears and nobody gives a hoot now what she says

    September 13, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. reaperfearer

    Palin = terrorist.Lock her up at Guantanamo.

    September 13, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. sassysticks53

    @josh; you forgot O'Reilly, the Oaf! Lol!

    September 13, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. gregory21

    It's been so nice not hereing from the nitwit. Why do you have to report anything she has to say.

    September 13, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  22. Namechuck

    And palin worship GOD and speak like she does wow!!! Religious people

    September 13, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. steve

    Palin is so 'yesterday' and totally irrelevant. Give us real stories and send this cow back to Germany singing Deutschland ├╝ber alles because that is where the Tea Party wants to take us, back to 1930's Germany.

    September 13, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. AdmiralQ

    She needs to do what she does best...look at Russia from her house and completely stay out of politics from now on.

    September 13, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  25. CryBabies

    @ Tom Paine.. I admit only that the ship is the United States, of which I am a citizen and that the stimulus package announced today is the subject to which I acknowledge is another bad move by the Fed. I hope to God that Obama is not re-elected and from what I'm hearing out here in "deep blue" Washington state, I may get my wish. @t...get a brain if you can....Scarecrow!

    September 13, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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