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. The Real Tom Paine


    Sarah speaks the truth on this libs are too stupid to see the forest for the trees. You'll find out the really hard way and I won't be laughing because I along with you will be a passenger on the same sinking ship...mostly made up of fools like you. Also, @ Willard is a Tax Evader..... Move on you twit!
    So, you admit Obama will win easily? As far as your comment @ Williard is a Tax Evader is concerned, please, just release the returns, Mitt.

    September 13, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. Benjamin

    Sarah Palin is paling in comparison with other Repubs. She wanted to be important again and by so doing, she exposes herself as one with really no knowledge of world events and in politics. She should be a stay home mommy and just take care of her children. If she opens her mouth again, it would be really bad for her colleagues.

    September 13, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Kahuna

    Sarah "Nuke 'em" Palin is back again? Palin, jsut tell everyone you're advising Romney. That should be good for another 10 point surge in the poll numbers; for Obama.

    September 13, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Tony

    As long as you ignore facts and history, which are not Palin's strong suits, Palin was a better candidate than Romney is, or ever will be. Ask McCain. Wait, Romney does not really care about facts either, and he got the timeline of the events in Egypt and Libya wrong. Never mind what I just said.

    September 13, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. t

    Cry babies

    You need to stay away from fake news, and the kool aid.

    September 13, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Erin

    At least we know now where Romney/Ryan campaign is getting their foreign policy advice. Whooo did we dodge a bullet not electing THAT mess!

    September 13, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  7. Joan in MS

    This blowhard really thinks QE3 is an ocean liner.

    September 13, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. ChristopherM

    Keep talking, nimrod. Everytime she opens her mouth, she loses Romney ten votes. And incidentally, making penis jokes about the president regarding an American tragedy shows how absolutely little class she has.

    September 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. alien

    Ok she's back, let's play Whack-A-Mole.

    September 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. irock110

    Speaking of big sticks, she sure could use one to plug her ignorant lying hole

    September 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. DDanny1

    Keep on talking Sarah. People who think she ANYTHING credible to say would not vote for Obama if the choice was between him and Bin Laden. But there are many, many people who think she's a joke and would take an endorsement from her as a consideration who NOT to vote for.
    Obama should list her as a top 20 contributor. Her tweets are more valuable than any fundraiser.

    September 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. ART

    I've said it before I'll say it again this woman is possibly one of the stupidest people on the face of this earth.Can someone please put a muzzle on this moron.

    September 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  13. Desmond, a Canadian

    OMG. You still have to live with Falin Palin.

    September 13, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. Kuta

    Irrelevant. Idiot.

    September 13, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  15. SaintM

    Sarah is no longer the sweetheart of the republican party, and she has been religated to cheap, dirty reality shows, and then get canceled. She's just hanging out in AZ for when John McCain retires his senate seat so she can run for it, with hopes of running for president. What a mindless dolt.

    Obama has the stick he needs, and he will beat Mitt the Git with it. Sarah, perhaps you should grow a brain.

    September 13, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. John Stockton

    MILF=mother I'd like to forget. The good thing is that this haggard harpy is well on her way out! Give her a prize for her record longest 15 minutes of fame and slap her briskly on her Dick Cheney as she heads out into the great unknown. Buh bye... have a nice trip... don't take any wooden nickels... give my regards to Broadway.

    September 13, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Susan in Arkansas

    Guys....please...what this woman says or thinks is NOT NEWS!!! For Pete's sake, she wasn't even invited to participate in the Republican Convention. I don't think she was even mentioned. So, doesn't that tell you something???? She will soon be out of her media job and is so desperate to keep herself in the news, that she continues to make crass, ignorant comments about things of which she knows nothing. Please stop featuring her.

    September 13, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. BLKMANinAmerica

    LMBAO.............maybe he (President Obama) can borrow her 'big stick'. This chick really needs to get a LIFE and shut the pie hole in her face.

    September 13, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. lac

    To use the words of Keith Olberman.........................THAT WOMAN IS AN IDIOT!

    September 13, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. A Kickin` Donkey

    Sara – if someone didn`t write your FED comments for you, please explain the various money supply measures, what comprises them and how they are used to manage interest rates and exchange rates and to spur or retard the economy.

    September 13, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  21. commonsense

    Sarah Palin one question for you, is Africa a country or a continent?

    September 13, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. Joan in MS

    I just wish all these idiots like Palin, Ryan, and Romney would have something GOOD and NICE to say for a change. Their negativity, doom and gloom is a real bummer ...

    September 13, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  23. Bruce H.

    Why does anyone pay attention to her. Even if you could excuse her ignorance of the facts (i.e. the Fed operates independently from the White House or Congress), how can you ignore that she is a quitter. She resigned her office for no reason other than greed. Its time people realized her fifteen minutes expired years ago.

    September 13, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Chmee

    Wow. She hasn't changed a bit. Still an air-head bimbo.

    September 13, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  25. David

    Sara "I can see Russia from my house" is an imbecile. She is trying to be relevant but is not. Look what will happen if Romney is elected – the dogs will be let loose!

    September 13, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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