Sarah Palin’s WTF Moment

Sarah Palin is making headlines today for the WTF pun she made on the Greta Van Susteren Show, last night:

Her comment was spot on, especially as it refers to Obama’s contention that we have to “make sure we aren’t buried under a mountain of debt.”

Is he trying to convince people that we aren’t already buried under a mountain of debt? WTF, indeed.

It was a good one. I wish I had thought of it, myself.

But when I think of it in terms of her status as a potential candidate for President —I cringe. When I hear her say “lamestream media” as a potential candidate for President —I cringe. When I think of her starring in her own reality t.v. show as a potential candidate for President —I cringe. All of those things, in and of themselves, are fine. More power to her. But I have to ask myself —Are those things Presidential?

Her enemies at Media Matters, Huffington Post, ABC, the Washington Post, USA Today, Politico and more have jumped on the WTF story. Commenters are attacking her for her “incivility”.

Obviously, Palin haters are going to attack her no matter what she says or does. But if she’s serious about running for President, she shouldn’t be giving them the ammo.


Hot Air: Palin up $1.3 mil in PAC filing – but no expansion into 2011

The will she or won’t she? question continues at Politico, where Andy Barr reports on SarahPAC’s FEC financial disclosure yesterday. The PAC finished 2010 in good shape, with $1.3 million in the bank and no debt after spending more than $2.6 million during the midterm campaign. But absent from the report are any indications of the kind of expansion usually seen with candidates preparing for an electoral campaign.

I wish she had run for RNC Chair. I think she would have made a glorious RNC Chair.


Sister Toldjah: I thought she was supposed to be just a dumb chillbilly?

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

The CBO Doesn’t Like Government

“Social Security is fully funded for the next 40 years. It’s not in crisis…This is something that is perpetuated by people who don’t like government”, Harry Reid told David Gregory a couple of weeks ago:

Well, if you can believe it, the CBO is saying today, that Social Security will begin running permanent deficits this year, not 2016.

The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that Social Security will pay out $45 billion more in benefits this year than it will collect in payroll taxes, further straining the nation’s finances. The deficits will continue until the Social Security trust funds are eventually drained, in about 2037.

Previously, CBO said Social Security would start running permanent deficits in 2016. In the short term, Social Security is suffering from a weak economy that has payroll taxes lagging and applications for benefits rising. In the long term, Social Security will be strained by the growing number of baby boomers retiring and applying for benefits.

Maybe what Reid meant to say was that Social Security was fully funded for the next 40 days.

Ed Morrissey continues:

This isn’t the only horrible news in the report by a longshot, either. CBO’s projected deficit for this year is a cool $1.5 trillion or 9.8 percent of GDP, which is just two-tenths of one percent less than last year’s all-time budget-buster. And there’s not much revenue relief coming from new jobs: CBO expects that unemployment will remain above eight percent through 2012 and won’t get back to a historic norm of 5-6 percent or so until 2016. This ship has already started to sink, in other words, and yet Captain Hope chose to use his annual megaphone last night to talk about stuff like high-speed rail

See also Gateway Pundit, who reminds us: In 2006 Dems Cheered When They Blocked Social Security Reform – Now It’s Running in the Red

Investor Marc Faber on Bloomberg:Obama’s Doing A Horrible Job And He’s Dishonest

Geez dude…tell us what you really think…

Folks, this is what foreigners really think of Obama. As hated as President Bush supposedly was, he was at least respected.

Faber says “we foreigners just laugh…we just laugh  about someone like Obama”. I was very critical of Mr. Bush , but at least he had one line, and he stuck to his line. He set out to do a thing, and was relatively straight on that thing that he did…He may have been wrong…and I criticized him very frequently, but at least he didn’t change himself continuously, and he didn’t prostitute himself.”

In other words. At least Bush was honest.

There are shorter versions of this on Youtube but I took the extended one because his economic analysis is worth listening to, too. The political stuff comes at the very beginning.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit