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Palin on Obama's 'Winning the Future': WTF Is a 'Spot On' Abbreviation

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Sarah Palin says watching President Obama's State of the Union address was a "WTF" moment, in more ways than one.

"His theme last night was WTF -- 'winning the future,' " she told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record." "I thought, okay, that acronym -- spot on. There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech."

She called the president "disconnected," especially as reflected by his comments on jobs and the deficit. "That was a tough speech to sit through and try to stomach, because the president is so off in his ideas. . . . He believes government will create jobs," she said.

Commenting on the "dueling" GOP responses to the State of the Union address by Reps. Michele Bachmann and Paul Ryan, the former Alaska governor said the messages complemented each other "and that's fine. . . . They were in opposition to President Obama's message, which basically was 'The era of big government is here as long as I am, and I'm going to find a way to make you pay for big government.' "

Palin wasn't the only Republican to squawk about Obama's "winning the future" line. As Politics Daily's Jill Lawrence noted, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote a book by that title, published six years ago. Interviewed Wednesday on Fox News, Gingrich said that in appropriating the term, Obama "didn't tell us anything about winning the future." Gingrich's tome "laid out his remedies for terrorism, godlessness, flagging patriotism, too much spending and not enough math and science education" in America's schools, Jill pointed out.

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Stimulus spending was a one timer. Take that out and he spent less than Bush. By the way, why does Boehner want to increase the debt ceilng? It should be reduced since stimulus is over and the wars are winding down. Looks like Boehner wants to set a spending record.

January 27 2011 at 11:01 AM
Normie Baby

Reading all this stuff about Palin reminds me of what was said about Reagan. Arguably the best Presindent of the 20th century. We were told that he was dumb (maybe he was), out of touch, a creature of his "handlers", and so forth. But he had certain principles, morals, and attitudes about this country that attracted some extremely bright people to his side. And he had the sense to listen to them. That's Palin's secret, her attitude toward this country. And I believe that lightning can strike twice. Maybe Sarah is dumb or maybe she isn't.

January 27 2011 at 11:00 AM

While I don't consider Sarah Palin to be a viable political candidate, she makes a valid point. Through all of Obama's SOTU Speech and its seemingly endless rhetoric, he never explained the HOW portion of his rhetorical proposals for growth that apparently Obama wants us to believe that our government is going to create. The suggestion that "more education" is somehow the answer is both typical, and preposterous. We don't need more students. Our nation has enough educated people. What we need is J-O-B-S. Half of all college graduates never work in the field of their degree, yet spend the first half of their adult life in massive debt generated by the education that they'll never use due to the lack of JOBS. Rhetoric about "education" is sooooo typical of the Liberal Agenda. By "education", Obama really means, "A Free Education For Illegal Aliens As A Means Of Winning The Hispanic Vote".

January 27 2011 at 10:58 AM

It never fails to amaze me how so many people can call themselves a "patriot", but then go out and vote against their own best interest. Then they pat themselves and each other on the back, as if they had really said or did something of any value for anyone, even for themselves. This must surely prove the importance of education.

People, I challenge each and every one of you to EDUCATE YOURSELVES. Please take the time to check your FACTS before you speak. As well, please LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING before you speak. Please make sure it really does make some sense.

First of all, the VAST MAJORITY of PROGRESS we have made in our country is due to the LONG, HARD, BATTLES, fought by people on the Left. But there have been some very good contributions from those on the other side of the aisle as well.

Please study what Thomas Jefferson and John Adams have written. Please see what former Republican Presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower have said. DDE and JFK both warned us of the "Industrial Military Complex" and the power's and control they exert on politics, as well, effect every socio-economic sector of our society. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Please see what the Republican Party Platform was back in 1956. You would swear that it was the Democratic Party Platform of today.

I consider myself a Christian-Progressive-Democrat. I learn what GOD has to say to me within the HOLY BIBLE. I also learn what good, decent, hard working people such as Senator Bernie Sander's have to say. When you see the world with a true Bible Perspective, it all makes perfect sense. And I'm not talking some Right-Wing Radical "christian view" or the world either.

January 27 2011 at 10:57 AM

Gingrich shouldn't wave the flag too hard on the patriotism thing seeing that he never served in the military. Also, I wouldn't call a three time married man very Godly. The only Republican I could back would be Ron Paul. If not him then Third Party for me.

January 27 2011 at 10:57 AM
Law Rec Sy

Smaller government sounds great until you realize that under Bush the SEC, FDIC and other agencies pulled back and allowed the markets to run wild. Fraud and greed sent the US into a foreclosure frenzy as the economy collapsed. If you want to balance the budget stop the wars. Bring our troops home. Defend the borders here.

January 27 2011 at 10:57 AM

Gingrich should have written his own book called " Living the Past" about his own life, political and personal. But he's back in view now that he's become a paid fox news personality. As for Palin and Bachman they continue to puzzle Republicans over which one is going to be their next choice for president

January 27 2011 at 10:54 AM

Soon those who complain about people on Unemployment will be on it themselves..companies will down size and jobs will dwindle..and then let see you go get a job when there are none..People are so worried that those unemployed are getting fat at home collecting a check as if it's welfare..I have had to lay off half my work force ..So peple who get because they have worked..they are not the one's who sat home on welfare,they worked and not thier jobs are Gone..They need to keep unemployment going untill Jobs pick up they must get it to withing 3% nation wide before stopping it or we will see rioting..The attack on the American people have been going on since Clinton..Clinton shipped millions of our jobs accross borders and Oceans and gave them a Million to help for cost to rebuild.Then he funded thousands of Temporary employment agencies to keep the unemployment looking low when in fact its been a brush fire and the last two years of Clinton the jobs were gone and then they had to do something to say look over here ,they gave us 911..that helped with jobs so people accepted the war..and the lies of terrorist attacks..Government is working on something huge to make us so hungry no matter what they do we will be happy just to have a job or eat and let them do whatever it is they Need..They will also mark those who agree and starve those who do not..Welcome to Revelation

January 27 2011 at 10:49 AM

I am so sick of these pessimistic GOPers with their "do nothing"attitude. You sit there bashing Obama for every move he makes or attempts to make; every recommendation he presents to Congress and then you turn around and add to that that HE is spending. When are you going to get a clue? The President DOES NOT SPEND WHAT CONGRESS DOES NOT APPROPRIATE! Now, whether you want to admit it or not, President Obama inherited the worst financial situation this country has seen since the Great Depression. That situation was created, in large part, by a Republican president named George W. Bush, Jr. and a Congress controlled by Republicans. Now, admittedly, Obama ran on the idea that he would do everything possible to correct the trajectory of the ill-guided rocket launched by the Bush cronies. He never said that he would solve every problem in the flash of an eye. In order to accomplish anything positive to solve some of the issues facing this country, the government MUST cooperate in a bipartisan ALL times. That simply is not going to happen when you have two powerful, dominating political groups constantly trying to gain control and power from one another. Why cooperate with the enemy? Government is like a mom and dad who can't agree on how to raise the kids. There will never be a real plan..there will never be any real solutions..and in the final analysis what you have is two separate governing bodies bouncing off each other and trying to make the other one look like the bad guy. Get a clue here please. The system is flawed and always has been. But, the real difference now is that the money is bigger, the power is stronger, and the rewards are more lucrative. Consequently, the desire to seize that power is greater than at any time in our nation's history. Now, if you can come up with a really good solution to that problem, then you may well be on the way to truly addressing the problems on this country.

January 27 2011 at 10:49 AM

The President's message was that we will not accomplish anything if the two Parties can't find ways of working together .It was not a time to offer a detailed addendum on how this Country will get better. He did outline areas that he prioritized that needed consensus and then action. What Palin wants is more of the "NO" Party tactics that have bogged down the Government and our Country. 91% of those polled were in favor of the President's comments. Where does that leave Palin? We all know where...Nowhere!

January 27 2011 at 10:48 AM

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