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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