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Sarah Palin says President Obama's push to raise the nation's debt ceiling demonstrates that he is "hell-bent on weakening America."

Palin, interviewed Friday by radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, said the president of the United States was "purposefully weakening America." During the exchange, the conservative Ingraham, apparently wishing to make sure she had heard correctly what Palin was saying, asked, "So his (Obama's) goal is to weaken America?" "On this issue, it has to be," Palin said. "Otherwise, what did he mean back in March of '06 when he said he understood that raising the debt weakens America."

The former Alaska governor's remarks in the combative interview were reported by Fox News and Politico. Palin, who has said she is considering running for president in 2012, repeatedly urged Republicans in Congress not to compromise with Obama and to "draw lines in the sand" on important issues.

Obama, as a senator, argued against raising the debt ceiling, but White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the outcome of the 2006 vote extending the full faith in credit of the United States was never in doubt, and that then-Sen. Obama was only trying "to make a point about needing to get serious about fiscal discipline."

That explanation wasn't good enough for Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. "This is probably going to be a take-away for you Laura and it is gonna' get some people all wee-weed up again," she told the host. "But let me tell you, what I believe that Obama is doing right now -- he is hell-bent on weakening America."

The president's proposal to raise the current debt ceiling above the $14.3 trillion limit is likely to be challenged by Republicans unless such a move is accompanied by spending cuts.


Listen to audio of the Palin interview.




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felishi8

please people let the man do his job this world dont belong to us anyways we were just put here by our father i dont think he his pleased with a lot of us for those that think you can just keep putting minorities last in the end they shall be first no one can keep cheating there way through life you have to be fair you have to be fair in order to get some where lets all just get along and bless our president and stop wanting him out because of the color of his skin

January 16 2011 at 9:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
viccotrip

We need to refuse to raise the debt ceiling. Let this corrupt government shut down for good. Call your reps and senators and tell them NOT to raise the debt limit. Shut them down! Shut them down NOW!

January 13 2011 at 7:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Charles

We all know that as long as she is getting paid to keep this act up, she will say whatever the GOP wants her to say. And, when it's time for the elections, she will be tossed aside by the same people who are using her. The only thing she has learned from the negative campaign tatics she was taught was that she can continue to draw attention to herself. The tatics didn't work then and they won't work now, she is just proving what many thought in the first place, she just does not get it!!

January 11 2011 at 4:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
michaelluongo

Let's see if I got this straight. Raising the national debt weakens America. Bush did it and Obama continues with it. Is Palin admitting that Bush and Obama are on the same team?

January 11 2011 at 3:14 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
nico9000

Remember when anyone dared question Bush/Cheney? The cries of "treason" and "anti-American" couldn't be loud enough for Ingrahm, Limbaugh, et al. Now that we have a Democratic president, it's perfectly OK to tear the guy down every second of every day. It's always OK if you're a Republican!

January 11 2011 at 3:01 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
JJRFordGuy

A Poem for Sarah....

I'm a little Tea Potty
Short on Clout!
Here is my Anger!
Here is my Pout!
When I get all steamed up
Bile comes Out!
Disagree with me
and hear me Shout!

-author unknown

January 10 2011 at 12:50 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
punnster

Give Obama a break. He is a professional politician. You can't expect him to have an inkling about economics, national leadership and national defense. When he campaigned,he admitted that he didn't have a plan, but he would figure how to FIX things with his intelligence more superior to the average American with no college degree. He is just having a hard time with his on the job training.

January 09 2011 at 3:41 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
Charlie

anyone who trys to undermine the government in wartime is a traitor and should be treated like one.

January 08 2011 at 8:14 PM Report abuse +43 rate up rate down Reply
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ptdulac

I couldn't agree more, George W should be brought up on treason charges as well as first degree murder charges on all of our men and women who have died overseas.

January 09 2011 at 4:54 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
HARE KRISHNA!

Your new approach is a good idea. However, it should also be followed when posting articles where our national leaders are attacked, such as this article where Ms. Palin is attacking the President of the United States. She is doing the same thing, weakening USA, esp. in eyes of our international neighbors, by publically attacking the President. He is not the culprit in this case, she is. malatidevi@aol.com

January 08 2011 at 8:04 PM Report abuse +24 rate up rate down Reply
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tistolaugh

It's interesting you advocate attacks on Palin while accusing her of attacking Obama. It's called free speech. Love it or leave it.

January 09 2011 at 5:19 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
americaas1

Palin "Hell Bent" on destroying America.

January 08 2011 at 7:42 PM Report abuse +44 rate up rate down Reply

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