Palin confined her remarks to national politics.

She defended Arizona’s immigration law. She said Obama’s foreign policy was too weak against nuclear threats posed by North Korea and Iran. And she criticized the health care reform law and warned of peril caused by federal spending deficits.
“It’s time for an awakening in America,” Palin said.



Before and after health care reform became law late last month, it was widely predicted that Democrats would pay dearly for the bill’s supposed extremism. would expect today’s dominant political story to be that Democrats are panicking.

In fact, the dominant political story is that Republicans are panicking.


Americans have grown neither more positive nor more negative on the new healthcare law over the two weeks, with slightly more still calling it a bad thing (49%) than a good thing (45%).

HCR health care reform. Public law 111-148


Following a coordinated window smashing campaign by angry conservatives following the historic passing of health care reform, the attacks have now moved to cyberspace.

Various websites critical of the Tea Parties, Sarah Palin, and the right wing reaction to health care reform have begun experiencing DDOS attacks by hackers.


There are points to make on either side of the health care reform debate, but when President Obama signed the bill into law, right-wing political pundits brought a whole new meaning to the phrase “jumping the shark.” Apparently, according to some, the bill’s 10% tax on tanning salon’s is President Obama’s way of saying, “Choke on that, honky!”


It perhaps was not the endorsement President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress were looking for.Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform “a miracle” and a major victory for Obama’s presidency, but couldn’t help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist…


They’re done.

For good, this time.Tonight, the House took Congress’ final health care vote, when it passed a reconciliation bill fixing problems with the reforms that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday. The final tally was 220-207. The changes will take effect as soon as Obama signs the fixes package into law, which could come tomorrow.