Palin Web site: Cross-hairs on Democrats

Sept. 24, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sara Palin's political action committee says it created a Web site with a map featuring gun-like cross-hairs targeting incumbent Democrats.

The Web site, "Take Back the 20," is focused on replacing the Democrats who voted for President Obama's healthcare bill and who are running in districts that swung Republican during the 2008 presidential election, CNN reported Friday.

Following the healthcare vote in March Palin used a similar map with cross-hairs while tweeting, "commonsense conservatives & lovers of America, Don't Retreat, Instead -- RELOAD!"

Puzzlingly the "Take Back the 20" Web site says it is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee, but it features Sarah Palin's signature; above the map offers "Sarah's choice to take back the 20"; and below the map says, "SARAHPAC (Sarah's political action committee) recommends" choices for specific districts.

On her Facebook page, entitled "Lies, Damned Lies -- Obamacare 6 Months Later," Palin regurgitates claims she made in 2009 "rationing 'death panels'" are included in the healthcare bill while promoting the new site, which endorses candidates who support the bill's repeal.

She is unspecific as to which section of the bill contains "death panels," CNN said.

The American Medical Association endorsed the bill in 2009, which included provisions for paying doctors for patient consultations in advance care planning, drafting of living wills and "an explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice."

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