oh dear.

CBS: Sarah Palin has turned to Facebook and Twitter to criticize President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal. Here’s what she wrote on Twitter: “Here’s how minuscule the White House’s $775 million a year cuts are: less than 1/10 of 1% of this year’s budget deficit.”

And on Facebook: “If you want to know how minuscule their proposed $775 million-a-year budget ‘cuts’ really are, please look at this chart. The proposed cuts are so insignificant – less than 1/10 of 1% of this year’s $1.65 trillion budget deficit – that they are essentially invisible on the pie chart. That speaks volumes about today’s budget.”

Palin links in both places to a chart posted on The Blaze, Glenn Beck’s website, five days ago – before the budget proposal came out. It uses an op-ed by White House Budget Director Jacob Lew to suggest that Mr. Obama was proposing to cut $775 million from the budget, and goes on to mock that amount as insignificant.

The problem? Lew wrote in his op-ed that he was only discussing “a small fraction of the scores of cuts” in the budget proposal, not the total proposed cuts … the proposed cuts, in total, add up to about $75 billion … the simple fact is that Palin using an incorrect figure as the basis of her critique.

22 Responses to “oh dear.”

  1. 1 Perry
    February 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Oh well, Silly, Simply Sarah.

  2. 2 bjw2
    February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Poor thing, I think she just tries too hard.

    • 3 majii
      February 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      I think the problem is that she doesn’t try hard enough, bjw2. She is, as my grandmother used to say, quick on triggers, meaning she acts swiftly before she thinks deeply. She has thrown thousands of dollars at advisers, and it doesn’t seem to have helped her at all. It could be that complex subjects are hard for Palin to understand, or she has conditioned herself to believe that the attack and divide tactic she perfected in the past and used successfully is still a surefire way to get what she wants—in this case, the presidency. She appears to have a provincial mindset that she thinks can work in a country that is as complex and diverse as ours. Levi Johnston did say that Palin doesn’t like hard work, and imo, she has proven it over the past 2 years. Instead of studying the things she doesn’t know, she chose the attack and divide strategy and revealed her bad character traits along with the fact that she never seems to know what she is talking about. Criticizing the president’s budget by linking to Beck’s site only further reveals the depth of Palin’s laziness and the absence of a real work ethic.

  3. 4 hgerhard
    February 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Can you imagine how she would govern? Always make a statement first, then – only if prompted – look at the facts. Or even worse, ignore the facts even after they have been pointed out by everyone else. Has she corrected her sweet little tweet?

    • 5 Sue in Minnesota
      February 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      She wouldn’t govern, it would be everyone behind the scenes as it was in Alaska. She wants the title, the prestige……she is completely delusional and no one in the media should be giving her the time of day. I think she is ignorant and I would challenge anyone you insists otherwise. It is probably wrong of me to suggest that she is evil, but I will say she is callous, narcissistic, self indulgent, petty, insecure, vindictive and a prolific liar. For all those reasons, she is certainly not a Christian. I struggle to be forgiving of her and the divisions she has sown. As you can probably tell, she REALLY yanks my chain.

      It is because of Palin’s promotion by our MSM, that I am suspect of their credibility, and feel whatever they serve up should s be digested carefully, if at all.

    • 6 majii
      February 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      If Palin tweets it won’t be to admit that she’s wrong, hgerhard. Her tactic is to go on the attack again and blame the “lamestream media” for misinterpreting the meaning of her own FB post. In Palin’s world, apologizing and admitting that you’re wrong is for others. She has been proven wrong repeatedly, yet, she’s never apologized for anything. Palin doesn’t look at apologizing as most people do which is as a means of making amends, taking responsibility for one’s actions, and realizing that others have feelings, too. For Palin, apologizing for anything is an admission of weakness, so she never apologizes for any mistake she makes, even the one in which she publicly revealed Bristol’s pregnancy. Most mothers would have not accepted the vice-presidential nomination, or they would have accepted it and done everything they could have to protect their daughter’s privacy from the kind of scrutiny that Bristol received as the unwed daughter of a vice presidential candidate. For most moms there would have been no appearing at almost every one of her mother’s political events, no baby daddy at the majority of the events, and no having her pregnant daughter appear to be the primary caregiver of her mom’s youngest child while the mom largely ignored the child.

  4. 7 EDP4BHO
    February 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    D’Oh! No comment.

  5. February 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    she really is funny. proving once again that she’s out of her depth.

  6. 9 Theo67
    February 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Her ignorance and arrogance is dangerous.

  7. 11 AnitaW
    February 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Run Sarah run!!

  8. 13 CTGirl
    February 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah … SMH!

  9. 14 VC prezOfan2
    February 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Typical GOP behaviour – have your rebuttal all ready before you know exactly what you’re dealing with. After all, you HAVE to disagree, because the opposition can never do anything right. Why is anyone paying attention to her opinion anyway? She is really a parasite leaching off the President and his family. Has she yet done anything in the public arena on her own initiative? She seems to be always reacting to some issue that is already in the limelights, thereby guaranteeing that some of the light falls her way. It wouldn’t be so painful if what she felt she had to say occasionally had merit. I am starting to feel sorry for her because she seems to be ALWAYS starving for attention. I have never seen her in a situation where she seems to be genuinely loving, or loved. And I don’t mean the fawning that was present in her early days on the scene. Have you ever seen any of her kinds, or her spouse, hug her naturally? The woman needs something!

    • 15 majii
      February 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      I refuse to feel sorry for Palin, VCpresOfan2, because she is so dangerous for the U.S. If she did what she does because she simply doesn’t know, I could feel sorry for her, but she does it because she can, and she doesn’t care whether she destroys the country in the process. She’s no patriot, and she’s no Christian–at least not according to the Bible I read everyday. She’s toxic in every way.

  10. 17 Joy (Barbados)
    February 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    “She seems to be always reacting to some issue that is already in the limelights, thereby guaranteeing that some of the light falls her way”.

    Love that.

    • 18 Theo67
      February 15, 2011 at 12:14 am

      I was going to comment on that line, too. That is so accurately descriptive about this woman – best line I’ve ever heard about her. Yes, we really should just ignore this silly, useless woman.

  11. 19 barb
    February 15, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Ms. Silly Sarah has so many d’oh people following her on facebook and twitter and I bet not one will check those figures. They will say “Sarah Says” and she uses Glenn Beck’s chart so she knows what she’s doing. In one eye to read it out and out the other……..Then they say, Sarah’s soooooo smart.

    She is what she is. A dope holding a starbucks coffee, celebrating that she is freeing a turkey for Thanksgiving while she is standing in front of the turkey death machine as a man grabs a squirming turkey and sticks its head down the decapitator all on video for us to watch. This shows us how smart she is. Silly, silly, Sarah.

  12. 20 Fred
    February 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

    ReTHUGS and TeaKLANS don’t let facts get in the way of things Chip I’ve gotten to understand 😉

    run your mouth first and maybe just maybe get the facts later;that’s if you ever acknowledge being wrong which is ALWAYS the case with these folks 😡

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