Palin: Obama Thinks He Can 'Furlough Reality' on Shutdown, Obamacare Rollout
On the day the Obamacare insurance exchanges opened with glitches galore, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blistered and ridiculed President Barack Obama's distortions in his Tuesday Rose Garden address to hail his own healthcare law.
"I don’t believe America has ever seen such a thing," Palin said of Obama's speech in which Obama compared Obamacare to the iPhone.
In a Facebook post, Palin said Obama "just recorded essentially an infomercial on the disastrous Obamacare rollout" in a speech that was "full of unserious claims and low-level false accusations against those who disagree with his liberal, unworkable policies."
"This president engaged in doublespeak without even blinking," Palin wrote. "It was unreal."
She then blistered Obama:
Obama just proclaimed all our predictions about Obamacare were wrong. The economy is doing great, he claimed, though he dare not direct that to the millions of people who are being kicked to part-time employment, to bankrupt cities, to shuttered Main Street businesses, and to conscientious taxpayers suffocating under a $17 trillion debt.
Obama just claimed for the umpteenth time there will be no health care rationing (aka “death panels”), but apparently Howard Dean, Paul Krugman, and Obama’s own former director of Medicare and Medicaid (and anyone who read the IPAB section of the monstrous bill) didn’t get the memo on that one.
Obama just claimed that the last government “shutdown” in 1996 hurt the economy, when in fact he knows the stock market boomed.
"I guess he thinks he can furlough reality too," Palin said on the day parts of the federal government shut down when Congress could not pass a short-term resolution to fund the government before midnight on Monday. She then mentioned that Obama is falsely "claiming that he cut deficits in half" while "condescendingly comparing Obamacare’s numerous “glitches” to Apple software updates."
Palin emphasized that the difference between Apple products and Obamacare is "we can CHOOSE to buy Apple products; no one forces us. Obviously the comparison is ridiculously unserious as we find out the harsh, life-changing punishments this new arm of the IRS will hit us with if we don’t buy Obama’s forced product."
Palin then ridiculed the bureaucracy that botched the Obamacare rollout that "will now be in charge of our health care, which is 1/6th of our economy" before calling Obama out on more of his "doublespeak":
The majority of Americans are against Obamacare despite all of the rhetoric fed into Obama’s teleprompter. And amazingly, of course, Obama blamed fiscal conservatives and tea party patriots for the problems and even for this partial government shut down that he and Harry Reid drove. He declared he would NOT negotiate a solution with them, but then in the next breath he said he’s open to hearing from anyone with a better idea. Doublespeak.
Palin then said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke at the United Nations before Obama spoke at the White House, was a "warrior unifying his nation and their allies," while Obama was a "Community Organizer un-organizing and dividing his own."