Sarah Palin is weighing in on the budget negotiations going on between President Obama and GOP congressional leaders. Needless to say, she is on the side of the Republicans.
In a Facebook diatribe titled "The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar; Now We Need New Leaders," she chastised the President, saying "Barack Obama's big government policies continue to fail."
She went on:
As a governor, I had to deal with facts, even unpleasant ones. I dealt with the world as it is, not as I wished it to be. The “elite” political class in this country with their heads in the sand had better face some unpleasant facts about the world as it is. They’ve run out of money and no amount of accounting gimmicks or happy talk will change this reality. Those of us who live in the real world could see this day coming.
She called on Obama and the GOP to curb spending and make cuts. Palin graciously pointed out before bailing out on Alaska after serving half a term as governor, she made the tough decisions on budget cuts. Now it is time, she said, for the President to follow in her considerable footsteps:
We are in desperate need of real leadership, but President Obama’s solution to everything is to grow government by borrowing more money, spending more money, printing more money, and taxing our job creators. He once said that he “believes in American Exceptionalism…just as the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” Well, the path he has us on will make us just as “exceptional” as Greece – debt crisis, stagnation, permanent high unemployment, and all.
But don't sorry, writes Palin. Hope is not lost, thanks to God, and perhaps her:
But let me tell you where real hope lies. It’s not the hopey-changey stuff we heard about in 2008. Real hope comes from realizing how God has blessed our exceptional nation, and then doing something about it...
We don’t have the luxury of playing politics as usual. We need real leaders who will put aside their own political self-interest to do what is right for the nation. And if they don’t emerge… well, America has a do-over in November 2012.
With Palin as the GOP candidate? We'll see.