Sarah Palin weighed in on the government-funding bill on Friday, declaring in a Brietbart interview that “it stinks to high heaven.”
The former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska slammed the $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the House of Representatives on Friday despite objections from both parties and is expected to pass in the Senate, too.
“America said loud and clear not just 'no' but 'hell no' to Obama’s failed policies,” she said. “But really how out-of-touch do these politicians have to be to misunderstand our recent mandate to stop Barack Obama's fundamental transformation of the greatest nation on earth?”
Palin promised to punish those who voted for the bill that will keep the government running. “I’ll do my part and I call upon every citizen to do their civic duty to save our country. It's easy; understand RINO season opens soon and don’t hold back,” she said.
In conservative circles, RINO stands for "Republican In Name Only." And RINO number one? According to Palin, that would be House Speaker John Boehner, who worked with the president, vice president, and other top Democrats to ensure that the so-called "Cromnibus" bill passed.
"The Republican leadership in the House just flipped American voters the bird by sidelining the new Congress we elected,” Palin claimed.
Conservatives and liberals both had objections to the spending bill: Liberals opposed rolling back Wall Street regulations, while conservatives balked that the measure didn’t censure the president for his executive actions on immigration, but determined it was the best compromise the two parties could get.