Sarah Palin: Obamacare an atrocious, evil policy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had some harsh words (again) for national Democrats – such as former Vermont governor Howard Dean – who are finally agreeing that Obamacare will lead to the kind of health-care rationing that Palin described as “death panels” during the 2008 presidential campaign.

In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Dean didn’t use the term “death panels,” but he did criticize Obamacare as angering patients and doctors because “bureaucrats in either the private or public sectors are making medical decisions without knowing the patients.”

sarahpalinIn a Fox News interview Saturday, Palin said Dean and other Democrats were simply jumping off “the Obamacare train wreck that’s coming down the pike.”

The “death panels,” she said, are just one part of this “atrocious, unaffordable, cumbersome, burdensome, evil policy of Obama’s, and that is Obamacare.”

In response to a separate question from Fox News Eric Bolling, Palin criticized the Washington press corps and its kid-gloves treatment of President Obama at his news conference Friday, saying the reporters’ softball questions let Obama keep downplaying congressional investigations into his administration.

There were no questions about the IRS targeting of conservative groups in the run-up to last year’s election, despite continuing hearings by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and David Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

And only Fox News’ Ed Henry asked about continued investigations into last year’s attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, which Obama essentially declined to address except to say charges have been filed.

Obama himself and White House spokesman Jay Carney have repeatedly characterized the Benghazi and IRS investigations as “phony scandals.” Palin said reporters failed to ask the crucial follow-ups.

“Nobody’s asking him, ‘which scandals are you characterizing as phony?’” she told Fox News’

Palin also firmly took the side of Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul in his high-profile dispute with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – both prospective candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Paul, she said, has a “healthy libertarian streak” Republicans need.

“Chris Christie is for more government, and his record proves it,” she said.

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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • Sam Morgan

    Boy, oh boy; did we miss out on a great v.p.

  • princesssong

    Just get Rid of OBAMA and his Death Care. What a Nightmare..

  • labman57

    Palin’s ignorant “death panel” rant was in reference to the optional “living will” consultation that was to be funded under the ACA.

    ALL health insurance providers assess cost vs. need. Suggesting that this payment coverage assessment is unique to the ACA and that it is a contrived means of preventing certain types of medical treatments from being provided is simply more fear-mongering hyperbole from an ideological group that lacks a compelling argument based on reality.

    The closest example that you will find to a true death panel would be the bean counters in the private health insurance industry who deny coverage for potentially life-saving treatments under the guise that these expensive procedures are “experimental”.

  • Stoneyjack

    Pretty Populist Princess Sarah Palin again proves herself perceptive, prescient, & prophetic in her predictions & prognostications regarding the social, economic, & political problems America faces today.

    • dowl

      Hope this is satire, right?

  • Kenneth Clark

    Well, Obama Care has stricken the Central Texas Town of Cisco. A city of just over 3000 and one of its major employers is shutting down and Obama Care cited as a major reason. Forty Seven Families will be without income within 60 days.