Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) refuted President Obama on Saturday,
saying Americans are afraid of Democratic policies coming out of
Speaking at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued those policies are not in line with mainstream America.
"Friends, the president is now telling us that we're not thinking straight because of all the fear and frustration that Americans have. He claims facts, science and arguments aren't winning the day because we are not thinking straight, quote unquote," Palin said.
"Well, Mr. President, you have got it right on
one point there. We are afraid knowing that your economic policies are
driving us off a cliff and knowing that your fundamental transformation
of America is turning into a nightmare."
Palin was playing off a remark that Obama made at a Boston fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week. At the fundraiser, Obama said voters are not responding to reason because they are fearful due to tough economic times.
"And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country is scared, and they have good reason to be," Obama said at the time.
But Palin believes Democratic policies are to blame for the poor economy and are hurting the United States.
"This is not the America that the rest of the people want. This is not the America the patriots fought and died for and are still dying for today. This is not the America that Floridians fight for to protect, to persevere through every day," Palin said.