Blasting the White House and liberals for being “so addicted to that OPM, other people’s money,” Palin declared that Obama “is not capable of giving the right message” to the American people. Though a majority of Americans side with Obama’s position, Fox asked Palin why he seems so disconnected from the public. Palin harped on the all-too-familiar right-wing refrain that American ideals “seem to be foreign to our President” because of “his background. She added, “His ideas are the antithesis of those things that created the prosperity in America.”
So because Obama doesn't believe in balancing the budget right now, just like households and businesses do (which isn't true), his ideas are foreign and he doesn't accept those ideas that made America prosperous. Well, Reagan didn't balance the budget ever. So I guess Reagan didn't accept these ideas that made America prosperous either.
I'm being sarcastic, of course, to highlight how dumb these comments from Palin are. She talks about Obama and the gov't living within its means without even beginning to explain what she means by that. Were Reagan and W. Bush living within their means when they signed off on budget deals that added to and continued deficits for their entire presidencies? Regardless of the answer to that question, she obviously wouldn't say that either of those men couldn't embrace American ideals and that whatever their ideals were had to be foreign and not in support of American prosperity.
In other words, she is spouting off complete bullshit simply because Obama is a Democrat. I know this isn't shocking news. But I felt the need to point it out because apparently the debt ceiling talks are making me irritated and I am finding it harder and harder to resist calling people out on their bullshit.