August 10th, 2009
07:54 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin urges restraint at town hall meetings

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Palin on Sunday called on critics of the health care plan to turn down the volume."]

(CNN) - Despite Sarah Palin's suggestion that President Obama's health care plan will institute "death panels" to evaluate elderly and disabled citizens - a claim that was quickly debunked - her latest message to the public is a bit more conciliatory.

Posting once again on her Facebook page - the former Alaska governor's recent soapbox of choice - Palin on Sunday called on critics of the health care plan to turn down the volume.

"There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment," Palin wrote.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, was presumably referring to reform critics who have shouted down members of Congress at several town halls around the country over the last week.

House Minority Leader John Boehner and a handful of other GOP leaders have defended the angry reaction at some of the forums.

"Such tactics diminish our nation's civil discourse which we need now more than ever because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters' passion to want to make elected officials hear what we are saying," Palin wrote. "Let's not give the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us."

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  1. Independent_me

    This is like trying to close the barn door after she let the horses out. She introduced a culture of lies and misinformation and thinly veiled racism in the 2008 campaign that took root among the extremists in her party.

    She continued to stoke the fires with her claims that Obama palled around with terrorists, and the he was not one of us. This woman calls herself a Christian! But then.... Jesus said that He'll say to people like her "Get away from Me! I never knew you!"

    August 10, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. Ms Liberty

    Hey, Sara!
    The Insurance Companies already have death panels.
    My father's bone marrow transplant was denied by the Insurance Company because he was too old even though he was a good candidate.
    It's time for the doctors to make the medical decisions – NOT
    the Insurance Companies.
    My suggestion is to suspend all health care for Senators and Congressperson and let them try and get good health care with
    our current health care system. I am tired of my tax dollars going to pay for their insurance coverage and NOT mine.
    I'm sure we get health care reform right away.

    August 10, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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