Tea Party spiritual leader Sarah Palin is claiming credit for expelling more than a dozen House Democrats who backed President Obama’s controversial health care law.
To be sure, the former Alaskan governor kicked off a campaign in September targeting 20 (vulnerable) Dems who voted for the legislation – and represented districts that heavily favored the GOP presidential ticket in 2008.
As Mike Lillis of The Hill notes, the campaign – known as “Take Back the 20” – was funded by her political action committee, dubbed SarahPAC.
“Remember months ago ‘bullseye’ icon used 2 target the 20 Obamacare-lovin’ incumbent seats?” Palin tweeted triumphantly on Thursday.
“[So], we won 18 out of 20. [And a] 90% success rate, [well], t’aint bad [at all].”
She added that the mid-term elections had served “the extreme left-wing” agenda a “crushing” defeat.
“At the ballot box, voters took Obamacare and the stimulus and wrapped them right around the necks of those same House members and senators who had arrogantly dismissed the concerns voiced in countless town halls and Tea Party rallies up and down the country,” Palin wrote in the NRO.
“Voters sent commonsense conservatives a clear mandate to hold the line against the Obama agenda. [Still], whether Republicans will do as well as they did in this cycle depends on whether they learn the lessons from the 2010 election.”