The notoriously confrontational Sarah Palin is grappling with a strange feeling: remorse. Indeed, she's sorry for calling Republicans a whole bunch of "wusses."
The former Alaska governor apologized after an appearance on Fox News, in which she said Republicans should not be “wusses” in the showdown of the looming fiscal cliff.
“Well I guess I shouldn’t call politicians names, so I apologize for calling the wobbly ones 'wusses',” said Palin on Monday night.
Last week, the former vice-presidential candidate made a plea for Republicans to go back to the fiscally conservative base. She even went as far as to suggest that communism might be in America’s future.
“So I say, Republicans, go back to what the planks in your platform represent,” said Palin on the same network. “It represents reining in government, putting back the power and the responsibility in the individual, not in the state, not in government. Again, that gets us towards socialism. What goes beyond socialism...is communism. I know I’m going to get slammed for speaking so bluntly about what’s going on here, but that’s exactly what is going on.”
Palin’s remarks come as Democrats and Republicans are in gridlock over how to avert impending tax hikes and spending cuts by the end of the year.
The GOP House leaders offered their own proposal on Monday, which included a $2.2 trillion deficit-cutting plan that seeks $800 billion in new revenue. Democrats immediately rejected the proposal, which promises to lower rates for the wealthy.