Run Along Now Sarah Palin, Adults Are Trying To Have A Debt Ceiling Discussion Here.

Palin responds to question about debt ceiling.

As the August 2nd Debt Ceiling deadline looms and the President and members of Congress attempt to devise some sort of mutually acceptable legislation which will serve to increase the ceiling, cut future spending and raise revenues, America’s most famous unelected celebrity wants to have her say. As the deadline clock is ticking and our nation’s economic fate hangs in the balance, Sarah Palin wants to rattle some cages and widen divides in such a way that if anyone took her seriously (and thankfully very few do) no compromise could ever be reached and America would for the first time in history, default on its debt obligations.

While appearing last night on Fox News (where else?), the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska said that President Obama is simply “scaring” the American people about the negative consequences of defaulting on our obligations. CNN reports that Palin said,

“Scaring the American people is exactly what President Obama is doing. The president’s getting pretty good at this fear mongering and trying to cram down the public’s throat this idea of bigger government, more spending.”

She also criticized Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner by saying,

“The internal problem that he has is reinventing the wheel here in the 11th hour, when we already have Cut, Cap and Balance that passed the House, and we don’t need to retreat now and wave a white flag. This August 2 deadline is looming, but it’s not Armageddon, it’s not life-or-death, so Boehner and the Republicans have got to make sure that they’ve got a good plan in front of those who will be voting on this plan.”

Honestly, Sarah would you please just sit back and let the big boys and girls handle this? It is virtually universally agreed by all experts (i.e. economists and financial advisers) that a debt default would be catastrophic. It would lead to an almost instantaneous downgrade of the nation’s credit rating which would cause the dollar to sink while interest rates soar and cause our debt to increases drastically. It would imperil payments to Social Security recipients and military members and their families.

Perhaps that great liberal Ronald Reagan sized it up best in 1987 when he described the folly of not raising the debt ceiling as follows:

“Congress consistently brings the government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinksmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. Interest rates would skyrocket, instability would occur in financial markets, and the Federal deficit would soar.”

You see Sarah, you’re bachelor’s degree in journalism which took you 6 years and 5 colleges to earn, does not qualify you to be a voice which must be heard on this complicated subject. Have you also forgotten that inasmuch as you hold no elective office, you have no meaningful standing to inject yourself into the debate? Your voice is one that does not matter or have any positive effect.

So Sarah Palin, please take note that adults are trying to discuss the debt ceiling and it would be best for the country if you would just run along.

By the way, we are just wondering whether you plan to run for President? Any update or is that another matter on which you have nothing significant to say?

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Over My Head song link:


(sung to the Fleetwood Mac song “Over My Head”)

They say DC is paradise
Before going there, I better think twice
I’m over my head
And it don’t feel nice

Nothing to say when I take that mike
I’m just a clown and yet they just might, think I’m crazy,
It’s such a plight

My thoughts are like a ferris wheel
They’re spinning all the time
Sometimes I can’t help but feel
That I’m losing all of my mind

(job quitting break)

I hope I don’t just grunt and squeal
Perhaps I better mime
Why did I accept this deal
For a measly couple of dimes

They’ll be staring at my backside
I will be losing all of my pride
I’m over my head
And it don’t feel nice

I’m over my head
And it don’t feel nice

I’m over my head
And it don’t feel nice

Posted on July 27, 2011, in Barack Obama, Fox News, John Boehner, Sarah Palin and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. She should run along as should most of the House of Representatives! What a useless math-challenged bunch. Hope people are paying attention and won’t forget when these nutcases are up for re-election. As Keith Olbermann says when he signs off… Mr. Boehner, where are the JOBS????

  2. I think I just saw a pig fly by my window:

  3. Lynnrockets – glad you have recent blog posts listed over at the right, or I would have missed your wonderful recent exchange with Arnegard. Phew! Another dining room table, as Barney Frank would say…where do they come up with this stuff? I’m sure he’s busy poring over the CPA’s legislation/regulations so he can refudiate you.

  4. $P is so stupid (how stupid is she?) she thinks the debt ceiling is the inside top of a bank!

  5. To paraphrase a commenter on Wonkette:

    Sarah Palin is a retard. Trig has Down Syndrome. There’s a difference.

    • Another term for Down Syndrome is “Trisomy-G”, which, in medicalnotation, often gets abbreviated as “TriG”.

  6. Yes my friend, a very big difference.

  7. Idiot Wind

    It’s a bit odd that Fox would trot out the grifting petroleum expert to heckle on a financial matter. Are they still paying her?

    Inventing a crisis in order to have another go at gutting Medicare seemed like a bright idea at the time but the silliness has gotten out of hand and the GOP whining about the rich has become tiresome. When the Chinese told Hillary- diplomatically- on her recent visit that “you guys are such a-holes” they were speaking for the whole world.

  8. Her “degree” isn’t in journalism – it’s in “communications with an emphasis in journalism”.

  9. Hey Lynnrockets, O/T, but our local nudist Senator is at it again, too busy being a ‘job creator’ to participate with the ENTIRE rest of the MA delegation in an anti-bullying PSA.

    Oh and Scott, how’s that job creation thingy coming? Boston Scientific announces cuts of 1200-1400 workers the DAY AFTER unveiling expansion of operations in CHINA, adding 1000 jobs.

    You’ll never run out of material for this blog…

  10. China Puts US on eBay ‘Government Sold Separately,’ Sales Listing Says

    BEIJING (The Borowitz Report) – Showing its impatience with the debt ceiling stalemate in Washington, China today took the extraordinary step of putting the United States of America on eBay.

    In Beijing, the Chinese Finance Ministry said that it had considered waiting until August 2 to see if the US would ever pay back its multitrillion-dollar obligations, but ultimately decided to cut its losses.“We think we’ll attract a buyer on eBay,” the Ministry said. “Say what you will about the US, it’s still one of the top fifty countries in the world.”

    The sales listing for the US contains some interesting information, such as China’s description of the former superpower as being in “fair to average condition.” The listing also includes the stipulation “government sold separately,” which the Finance Ministry took great pains to explain.

    “We thought that including the government in the sale might turn off potential buyers,” the Ministry said. “Plus, the US government isn’t ours to sell anyway – it’s owned by the Koch brothers.”

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