Sarah Palin Calls Obama’s State of the Union Address a "WTF" Moment
Criticizing his 'Winning the Future'-themed speech, she says "that acronym is spot on."
On Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show On the Recorder Wednesday, Sarah Palin took several swipes at President Obama's State of the Union speech.
"His theme last night was 'WTF'—'Winning the Future,' she said. "I thought, okay, that acronym is spot on. There were a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech."
While talking to Susteren, she used the acronym at least three times, including in reference to Obama's discussion of the federal debt and his claim that the U.S. faces a "Sputnik moment" when it comes to technology and innovation challenges from other countries.
"That was another one of those WTF moments," Palin said.
In lieu of Sputnik, Palin said the nation should declare "a spudnut moment," which is the name of a Washington state coffee shop. "A family-owned business not looking for government to bail them out and to make their decisions for them," she explained. "It's just hard-working, patriotic Americans in this shop."
Palin also made her "WTF" remarks on her Facebook page: 'The President’s State of the Union address boiled down to this message: “The era of big government is here as long as I am, so help me pay for it.' He dubbed it a “Winning The Future” speech, but the title’s acronym seemed more accurate than much of the content."
Interestingly, Palin's fellow Republican Newt Gingrich also used the slogan "Winning the Future" - a.k.a "WTF" - in the title of his 2006 book, Winning The Future: A 21st Century Contract With America.