Former VP candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is being criticized for a Tweet she posted on Monday. While all eyes are on President Obama’s plans for how the United States should respond to the Syria crisis, Palin is focusing on Obamacare, which goes into effect on October 1.
Palin’s big concern with the Affordable Care Act is that “death panels” made of bureaucrats will have the final say in our healthcare. She believes that the elderly and disabled will be refused care in efforts to keep costs down.
See Palin’s post and the accompanying video below.
Enough of this foreign fiasco distraction. Get back to work. It is time to bomb Obamacare…. http://t.co/60rpaGbNRY
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 9, 2013
Many Twitter users responded to her post, and reactions have ranged from heckling the former governor to surprise at her choice of words.
Can we pay Sarah Palin to stop talking now?
— Bex (@BexHope) September 11, 2013
"Tonight, Vladimir Putin was laughing at Obama so hard that Sarah Palin could hear it from her house." – @rdsanchezjr
— Dan Joseph (@DanJoseph78) September 11, 2013
Sarah Palin wants to bomb your health care… I… just… I… can't… https://t.co/Q3vAsWJPNt
— Political Line (@PoliticaILine) September 9, 2013
Palin’s Twitter post comes just over a week after she made a controversial post to her Facebook account with the title “LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT.” The post says that “We should let Allah” sort out the Syria crisis until America gets a Commander-in-Chief that knows what he’s doing. Palin also included the comment, “So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?”
While Palin is being criticized for her views, she isn’t the only person concerned that the Syrian conflict is taking away attention from other important matters. On Monday Senator Ted Cruz said that the Syrian conflict was distracting people from holding the Obama administration accountable for Benghazi. While the senator considers how America reacts to the issue important, he doesn’t want other matters to be forgotten in the panic over Syria.
What do you think–are Palin and Cruz right in that the focus on Syria needs to be shifted to other matters such as Obamacare and Benghazi? Discuss below.