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Palin Hits Obama's 'ShamWow' Speech

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Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 05:32 PM

By Cathy Burke

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Thursday slammed President Barack Obama’s healthcare speech in Boston as "another 'ShamWow'-style infomercial for Obamacare," saying he never apologized to Americans for "lying" about the price they’d ultimately pay.

"Thanks for the infomercial, Mr. President," she wrote on Facebook about Obama’s Wednesday speech. "I don’t know anyone who wants your ‘ShamWow’ product, but the IRS will make sure we call that toll free number or go online to order it right now … well, just as soon as your impossibly broken $600 million website is fixed and your phone lines aren’t busy."

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The former GOP vice presidential nominee said Americans didn’t get what they really deserved from the speech – an apology.

"As millions of Americans are being kicked off their desired insurance plans and seeing their premiums skyrocket … we anticipated a Presidential apology for lying to Americans repeatedly when he promised things like, ‘If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it,'" she wrote.

"Make no mistake, he knew he was lying when he said that. And make no further mistake, after five years of false Obama claims, no one should actually expect contrition on this administration’s part."

Noting reports that in June 2010, "the administration knew millions would be kicked off existing healthcare plans due to Obamacare" Palin charged the president "continued to knowingly deceive the American people with repeated claims that if we liked our current plan we could keep it."

"Was remorse and sympathy shown for Americans who now can’t afford health insurance thanks to Obamacare? Nope," she wrote. "He instead informed us that Americans who receive cancellation notices have been on ‘substandard’ plans supplied by ‘bad apple’ insurers."

She also lashed out at the president’s vow that "only 'rich' people making $250,000 or more will see their premium costs rise."

"This lie is so appalling and so easily debunked that the brazenness with which he made it is simply breathtaking," she wrote. "But who will hold him accountable for it?"

Yet despite the "Obamacare rollout disaster and the broken government website"–which even Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebellius admitted to Congress was a "debacle," Palin noted, "the president gleefully highlighted the few people signing up for Obamacare as indicative of his socialized medicine’s 'success.'"

"He neglected to mention that the government is forcing Americans to sign up for his program or pay fines that will increase each year we fail to do so," she wrote.

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