Sarah Palin: GOP ‘Gutless’ for Not Standing Against Obamacare

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Sarah Palin delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 16, 2013

In commentary published on Saturday by the conservative website Breitbart.com, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin lets loose against Republicans who she sees as too soft in the fight against President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

The political class in Washington, she writes, is “nothing if not gutless and rudderless.” She also suggests the effects of a government shutdown would not be too harmful if the fight over Obamacare funding leads to that.

“Stop the ridiculous hysterics,” she writes. “Heck, about the most significant thing that happened during the last government shutdown was Clinton hooked up with Monica.”

Palin praised Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas for his staunch support of defunding Obamacare, even if it leads to a partial government shutdown. She says she and Cruz are among those still in support of putting the brakes on the law’s funding and implementation because it has “made health care completely unaffordable” and that families are losing employer-provided health care coverage because of it.

Next week, House leaders will advance a measure that demands a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, according to the Washington Post. In return, Republicans would agree to help avert the nation’s first-ever debt default sometime next month.

“Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it,” Palin writes. “That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!”

[Breitbart]

[Washington Post]

249 comments
LouisPerez
LouisPerez

Keep in mind, Sarah is on the outside looking in, Don't you see her face pressed against the window,

LouisPerez
LouisPerez

Keep in mind, she is on the outside looking in, and the window is shut so no one can hear her bla bla bla.

BillPatterson1
BillPatterson1

The ‘quality’ of SP’s governorship is worth terms and terms as governor. She successfully prosecuted the corrupt politicians, their capitalist cronies, cut waste, and set up a much more efficient government. More than any other current governor no matter how long they’ve held the office.

She demonstrated the capability, fortitude, and desire to do exactly what needs done in DC.

BillPatterson1
BillPatterson1

Palin was right about Death Panels. Even ask Democratic politicians.

Besides the other things Obamacare endangers, like healthcare quality and our economy - it also collects a lot of information about all of us. Knowledge of us is power. And so it endangers our Liberty also. This bothers me most.

Sarah Palin is right. Bomb it.

LeePhillips
LeePhillips

What Sarah Palin seems to have a difficult time understanding is the US Senate has rules and they cannot be circumvented.  It also costs US taxpayers time and money every time there is a debate on the US Senate floor.  Republicans do not have enough votes to pass any legislation designed to defund or undermine the ACA, so it is already a huge waist of tax payer money, and the US Senate is not in session all year long and the time of the Senate is very costly monetarily, and the time is short to accomplish anything.  Palin also has little grasp that a shutdown will lead to US Default with very cascading results.  In 2010 the threat of default by republicans in congress caused the US downgrade.  That was just the threat not actual default.  The US downgrade caused the US Currency to lose value in the exchange rate with other foreign countries.  That loss of value caused the US Debt to rise.  The direct proportion of loss of value in transition of our currency proportionally rose the value of the currency of foreign countries the US was indebted to, both the debt and the interest on the debt rose without the US even spending any new money.  Palin should clearly stay out of matters she shows she has absolute no knowledge or valid expertise on  and obviously beyond her capacity of reason.

SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

Who is Palin to call anyone gutless? She doesn't have the guts to run for President. She just wants to be famous, sit on sidelines while giving the real policy makers the raspberries. What a total fraud. Why the media still gives her this outsized attention is beyond me.

ahandout
ahandout

Obamacare responsible for part time hiring.

(Reuters) - U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.

Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama's signature health care law will drive up business costs are behind the wariness about taking on full-time staff, executives at staffing and payroll firms say.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-usa-economy-jobs-analysis-idUSBRE97K05K20130821

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Palin continues to show that she still doesn't know how government works.  First, the ACA is already law.  They can't stop that.  The House is 1/3 of government and the Tin Hat brigade controls 40% of that third..  They do not control the Senate or the presidency.  The House is doing exactly like she says they should do-holding their breath until they turn blue.  Unfortunately, they then start breathing again. What we have is "low theater" and massive stupidity and the possibility of creating a major financial problem and the GOP financial end won't like and maybe they need to not sit on their hands but actively fund the opposition to get the nuts retired back to their Old Nut Homes and get some adults in Washington.  They can take Palin with them-she is way past her 15 minutes of fame and certainly is not getting better-just riper!

jackhdpm
jackhdpm

I love that women.  Not only is she a fox but she ticks off you liberals that continue to defend the undefendable failure that is obama.  The world has seen what a coward he is : we will all pay for his pathetic foreign policy if you can even define what that policy is.  If I was ever in a fox hole I would rather have Sarah Palin covering my back than 99% of the liberal wimps I know.  Keep ticking them off Sarah!!! 

micu123
micu123

Stupid as always. The GOP doesn't do anything but attacking Obama.

michaeltague
michaeltague

Why are we even talking about SP? This college dropout, GOP quitter, and zero intellect is irrelevant!

thejustavenger
thejustavenger

I'm glad we have someone able to stand up to the idiot left. The Unaffordable Care Act will bankrupt America, lower our standard of living, kill the forty hour work week, and turn the best healthcare system into some third world mess. Palin has been right about everything she has said about Obunglecare.

Today another company cut health insurance by dropping families from the employees plan. But i thought you could keep your doctor and your plan if you liked it? Plus I thought you could keep your adult children on your plan until they were twenty six. Wow what a bunch of BS. Welcome to the 28 hour work week all you idiot Obozo supporters.

BrianPincus
BrianPincus

Palin is the Republican Party.. Sad but True.. Real Republicans either have to start a new party or force the TeaBaggers into their own party.

As of right now, you are one in the same..

Sad

AHick
AHick

Why doesn't Silly Sarah "woman up" herself, put your money where her mouth is, and run for President.  Afraid she will get blown out maybe?

Half-EvilD
Half-EvilD

Considering how hard the GOP is working on state and national levels to try and bury women's rights, does challenging them to fight like one make any sense? Perhaps she should have told them to "Democratic woman up"!!

I would like to take a moment to personally thank Sarah for all the hard work she has done to help make Democratic candidates to appear all the more appealing. Between Donald Trump and her, I'm not sure which one has been the most helpful to the Democratic Party so far:)

rwkinne
rwkinne

Is she confused? Didn't Obama win two elections against tea party opposition, including Sarah?

JohnnyLopez
JohnnyLopez

So Sarah is saying that the GOP has NOT fought against Obamacare?  She is confused, apparently.  The problem is not that they didn't fight it; the problem is that they fought it, and lost.  Does that help at all, Sarah?

JohnNicoletti1
JohnNicoletti1

Sarah Palin.  Please shut up and go back to Alaska, and raise your family.  You are a liability for the GOP.  You had your day in the spotlight, and have become, old,tired, and boring.  Emphasis on BORING.

ESADYA
ESADYA

Is it too late to have another baby?

LeePhillips
LeePhillips

@BillPatterson1 Show just where their are any death panels, because that is a very false accusation. It also does not at all endanger the economy if fact it improves it. One of the major expense's in the US economy is health care, one of the leading causes is the expense of care on individuals not insured that is now past on to the consumer.  The ACA addresses those problems and more and provides solutions to reduce that cost. 

1st. Insurance providers will no longer be able to offset cost in premiums of those insured to pay the expense of those uninsured.  They have to be accountable to individuals own health care and the cost of premiums must be 80% toward only that individual.

2nd.  The ACA makes affordable insurance available for everyone no matter income level through the exchanges.

3rd.  If companies do not provide access to health care the individual is able to purchase health care through the exchanges at an affordable level to them, and most likely a far larger pool of  individuals then a company plan could provide .  Companies in turn have absolute no reason to reduce or limit any workforce because of the ACA.

4th.  The major cost of insurance is ER care.  When uninsured currently use the ER for non emergencies that very expensive care was passed on to the consumer.  As in already pointed out that will no longer be the case as everyone is afforded the ability to have Medical insurance.

5th.  Individuals can opt out of buying insurance, only now any cost they accrue will be solely their responsibility and liability to pay back.  They are afforded an avenue to be insured and the cost is no longer passed on to others.  Provider are not just going to write this off and will use every means available to go after the individual who was irresponsible.  It also addresses another part of this with the pre-existing condition clause.  If you did not have insurance and wish to claim you now want insurance to cover debt you incurred at your own risk  you are still liable for that debt when all means was provided for you to be insured you are still liable for that debt.  In other words you are committing fraud. 

6th. The ACA is not government run medical insurance, private companies will still provide health care, only now they will be held more accountable for the cost to individuals insured.

7th. If you already have a Doctor you will be able to keep that same Doctor. 

8th.  Just what information do you not want medical providers to have?!!  Is there something you wish to hide because of illegal actions you do?!!

Openminded1
Openminded1

@SmoothEdward1 Because smooth she sells news and media loves to sell. plus she has a great ass, Woops I forgot you only like black men, sorry.

LeePhillips
LeePhillips

@jackhdpm So is everyone who does not agree with your thought process a Liberal?!!!  Answerer that very easy question and it will speak volumes of who you are.  By the way I served in the USAF honorably, I am a Democrat, not a wimp at all, and a progressive and I do not agree with you.  Just where did you serve your country in the US Armed Forces. 

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

She continues to show why she wasn't VP material (and still isn't).

Openminded1
Openminded1

@michaeltague Nice ass and rack, And that college drop out became a Gov, what have you done with your degree/? Bill Gates ring a bell and a few others who did not go to college and dropped out. Many are very wealthy today. Looks like hot sarah is doing fine in the Financial department.

jsfox
jsfox

@thejustavenger Sparky do you have insurance? If so then you get to keep your doctor. And so far all the companies that have dropped health plans for part time employees those employees will end up doing better on the exchanges than they were on their half baked employer policies.


And Onbamacare is not killing the 40 hour work week. 


If you actually believe all the BS you just wrote I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@BrianPincus I would invite sarah to any party I was attending. On the other hand I would not have Hillary over to clean up after the party.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@AHick You have the nerve with that face to post a picture. I can not tell if you are a man or women. stick with Obama care does he offer dental work with that deal?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@rwkinne Yes he did, with all the moron liberals voting for the racist muslim twice. You do know it took the white vote to put him in office right, because even with every black with the exception of me voting for him, Just because he is black it would have not been enough to put him office.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@JohnnyLopez Wow an Hispanic liberal whats new? hey Johnny hows things in the Bronx these days?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ESADYA You just might have passed your Prime but you never know. like the hair good look for you very fetching i am sure to some deranged women.

quefabe
quefabe

@ LeePhillips

I'm just starting to pick apart your version of the truth. Before I begin to try to verify I will take apart  things you have already "stretched the truth on" 

The first was your dishonest  statement; "By the way the only people who still call the ACA obamacare, obumbacare, odumbocare or any of the like are extremist of the right." is not correct. 

MoF Barry himself has refered to Obamacare as Obamacare and said he likes the sound of it.  Strike One on whether everything you post should be disregarded as coming from an impeached source

Second, "It also costs US taxpayers time and money every time there is a debate on the US Senate floor."

 Trying to make the board assume from your misleading statement that Senators do not get paid on days there is no debate on the Senate floor is Strike Two.

Third, "Show just where their are any death panels, because that is a very false accusation" No Lee. There is a little girl who is alive today with new lungs because her parents went to court and had a judge stay and override the death sentence that was issued to her from Kathleen Sebelius, Barry's Secy of HHS. Strike Three


Lee Philips, posting  Talking Points 1-8, many of which on the surface appear to be rhetoric {you can keep doctor if you like has been proven time and again to be a flat out lie by virtue that should you get kicked into an Exchange and your Doctor does not accept the Insurance you chose you will not be keeping your doctor}  buys you zero credibility. You are impeached as a credible source and what you post is not worth the time to chase down and impeach line by line.
To be blunt, you come across as a paid by the DNC troll.

LeePhillips
LeePhillips

@BillPatterson1 Now I have provided you with the very real truths about the ACA, what you do with that information is up to you.  By the way the only people who still call the ACA obamacare, obumbacare, odumbocare or any of the like are extremist of the right who still illicit adolescent response to complex problems.  They think everyone who does not think like them are Liberals and wrong,  yet they represent only a portion of one percent of the overall US Population!

Openminded1
Openminded1

@LeePhillips @jackhdpm well good of you to serve lee, I am a Marine vietnam Veteran , but I have to tell you most democrats  i know are wimps and when they do go into the Military it is 9 times out of 10 the Air Force, commendable but not real bad ass guys. provide great support for the Army and Marines.

michael.hill
michael.hill

@LeePhillips @jackhdpm Lee,most of the republicans have never served their country. They always had someone get them a waiver or went overseas to preach. We call them false patriots,always wanting to send someone else's son or daughter to die for their oil wars.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ARTRaveler She would be better then the moron we have now as VP. plus she has a much better ass.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

She was a half-governor as she quit that job like she quit every other job she ever had.  Go back to Alaska and shoot some poor caribou from a helicopter.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@jsfox @thejustavenger Time will tell if this Obama care forced down the throat of Americans will be a success. I have my doubts. really do not care I have great insurance for the rest of my life ,but I am curious to see what happens.

MikeJones2
MikeJones2

Most Americans want Obamacare, you are entitled to your own views not your own facts. I think you have been living in the Republican bubble of alternative media from what I am reading. You should always take what both sides and what the media say with a grain of salt especially nutjobs like Limbaugh, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz or Chris Matthews, Rachael Maddow etc. They are all making things up to suit their political veiws.

MikeJones2
MikeJones2

@BillPatterson1 @LeePhillips Really like Canada I must of missed where they went bankrupt because they have had free healthcare for decades. And don`t give me that crap about having to wait months if it`s an emergency you go to the hospital and even if it isn`t. You can go to your family doctor everyday if you want and it doesn`t cost you a dime. If the Republicans stopped starting wars and spending trillions on the military every time they get into office we could have free heathcare for half the planet. We still have tens of thousands of soldiers in Japan and Germany just in case they rise up again LOL.The Democrats are afraid they will be accused by the Republicans of being soft on defense if they withdraw any troops or cancel any defense contracts. We spend almost half of what the entire planet does combined on defense, think about that for a minute. We keep enough nukes around to destroy the earth several times over. Is that just in case the planet can regenerate we will be able to destroy it again LOL.

KeillRandor
KeillRandor

@BillPatterson1 @LeePhillips  

The only problem with socialized healthcare, is that it suffer form the same problems as healthcare in general does - where to draw the line.  Unfortunately, the situation in the US isn't helping countries elsewhere due to how the pharmaceutical industry uses the US system against everyone else's, similar to how the RI/MPAA use the laws of different countries tro play off the other, for they're own gain.

The best healthcare system is one that's never used more that it needs to be.  How you square that with existing to make the most profit, is the basic problem we have, and the root of that lies in the US.


BillPatterson1
BillPatterson1

@LeePhillips @BillPatterson1 You are wrong.  Socialized healthcare, or anything else, has never worked.   People eventually run out of other people's money.  See 'History'.

Polls show most Americans agree with me.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@michael.hill @LeePhillips @jackhdpm That is  the big bull crap statement of all time. Lets go down a small list, Clinton non serving, Obama the muslim non serving,Mccain vietnam pow,Rregan served, Bush sr, served even Jr served in the Guard., Nixon served, and i can go on and on. Dems served too, but you are a moron when you say republicans have rarely served. guys like obama has served the Muslim brotherhood and his own interest.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ARTRaveler Art you are an intelligent guy, do not take her so serious. I just think she is hot and this old man would not mind an hour even in Alaska with her, with my wife's permission of course.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@jsfox I am aware, but do not assume my political party i am very much an independent. My insurance already spent 80% with very good dental plan as well' I did like the children till 26 thing. But it did not effect me since both my kids have excellent insurance. But thanks for what you thought my be an education.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ARTRaveler very well said Art, and correct I am sure you did your research, but that is not apples for apples in reference to OC, as i said to Lee wait and see. i am sure if we are all alive in a few month maybe a year we will be discussing this after some results are in.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

In this state, 40% of the people don't have health insurance since Walmart was a leader in the "no benefits", bigger management bonuses category.  People still got sick and they went to the ER, not a doctor, at 20 times the cost which everyone who has insurance paid for along with the tax-payers of the state through Medicaid as hospitals have their finances get even worse.  No Republican idea at all during all the theater in the House by Boehrner and the Tin Hat Brigade.  And ACA is a REPUBLICAN idea from the 1960s and is based on Romneycare, the product of the Heritage Foundation which not is acting like they had nothing to do with it. 

jsfox
jsfox

Forced down the throat? One of the reasons Obama got elected was to overhaul our healthcare system.

So you've got yours and the rest can go pound sand? Careful I might assume you are a Republican or a Libertarian.

An FYI even if you do have insurance Obamacare effects you. Your insurance now has to spend 80% of your premium on actual healthcare or they must refund the difference. $3.5 billion was refunded to policy holders last year. Have children? They can now stay on your policy until they are 26. There's more if you care to find out.