Sarah Palin, former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential nominee, takes aim at what she terms Washington, D.C.'s "Corrupt Bastards Club" in her blistering Sunday column.
Palin calls out "compromised" Democratic and Republican politicians who're "indifferent to what their actions mean for We the People" in her Breitbart piece, particularly when it comes to the far-reaching implications of Obamacare:
From the very start, we knew that any health care reform could move us in one of two directions: closer to a genuine free market and patient-centered system to allow choices, affordability, and continued economic freedom, or closer to full socialized healthcare in the form of a single-payer system. President Obama and many Democrats have always openly admitted they want socialized medicine in the form of a single-payer system.
It can be argued that Obamacare isn’t full socialized medicine… yet. Right now it is a sort of corporatism, which is the collusion of big government with big business. With Obamacare, the government has taken over an industry that comprises a sixth of our economy, radically changed the way it operates, and is mandating that we purchase the services of that industry. This is unprecedented. It’s radical.
Palin declares that with Obamacare "we have crappier health care," adding that "those Americans who aren’t being pushed onto the Obamacare exchanges are still seeing their insurance premiums skyrocket."
Palin backs up the actions of the few GOP lawmakers such as Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee who've been trying to fight what they see as a disastrous universal health care behemoth:
The only credible plan of action was to do everything in our power to delay the implementation of Obamacare – defund it, postpone it, whatever – while at the same time work to elect a majority to repeal it. That is what Cruz and Lee and those Tea Party aligned House Members were doing. There was no other credible alternative plan to seize the constitutionally appropriate opportunity to legislatively close the purse strings to stop the juggernaut of full socialized medicine.
You have to wonder whether the permanent political class in D.C. really wants to get rid of Obamacare at all. We’re finding out it’s good business for them.
In the end Palin criticizes politicians from both sides of the aisle, saying they're "busy collecting campaign donations and other favors while carving out the lobbyists’ requested exemptions for various cronies" and "sat on their thumbs without standing united in the fight for us."
Palin comes down particularly hard on Republicans, who "balked, waved the white flag, and joined the lapdog media in trashing the good guys who fought for us."
She concludes with a quote from President Ronald Reagan: “If you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”
(H/T: The Huffington Post)