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OFA slams Sarah Palin over ‘Defund Obamacare’

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

The Obama-affiliated advocacy group found at BarackObama.com slammed Sarah Palin Friday for joining the “Defund Obamacare” campaign led by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Jon Carson, executive director of Organizing for Action, which was assembled from the remnants of Obama’s 2012 campaign to push for Obama’s second-term agenda, used an email to supporters to take a shot at Palin and vowed to spend September “calling out” Republican lawmakers.

“This is the last thing I wanted to talk about before Labor Day weekend, but you gotta hear this: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just joined the ‘Defund Obamacare’ movement — a group of people, including 80 members of Congress, who are willing to sabotage the economy because they don’t like Obamacare. This is the kind of reckless nonsense President Obama is up against in trying to pass a smart budget that actually grows the economy for the middle class,” Carson wrote.

“OFA is here to fight back — because when it comes down to it, I doubt the American people are going to like hearing that people are threatening to shut down the government instead of passing a budget… Congress has a budget deadline of September 30th. All next month, OFA is going to push Congress to consider President Obama’s plan for the country — one that focuses on creating jobs and growing the economy, instead of scoring political points,” Carson wrote.

“We’ll be calling out the radical members of Congress for their recklessness — and asking John Boehner to be a leader and stand up to his colleagues. Because if our representatives don’t know that there’s a price to pay for this kind of nonsense, it’s not ever going to stop,” Carson wrote.

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