Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to defund Obamcare got a boost when Sarah Palin. Former governor of Alaska, declared her full support for it, according to an August 27, 2013 post at the Senate Conservatives Fund.
“We The People must continue to make our voices heard and hold those elected to serve this great nation accountable. Those in the Senate and those seeking to serve there must stand strong against this devastating program before it reveals its true face now recognized by both sides of the aisle as the bureaucratic and economic beast that will deny our families, our businesses, and our sick the ability to access health care.
“The time for rhetoric and ceremonial votes in Congress is over. The time to take serious action to stop Obamacare is now. Join us in urging Senators — Don't Fund Obamacare! Just remember - if you fund it, you own it!”
Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee thanked Palin for her support for the campaign to pass a continuing resolution that would deny all funding for the Affordable Care Act. A number of other Republicans have criticized the effort, suggesting that it would be counterproductive, leaving Republicans open to attack should a government shutdown occur.
Palin’s support was crucial when Cruz was running for the United States Senate in 2012 against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primaries in Texas, a fact that Cruz has taken pains to acknowledge. Palin’s support may lend popular support for the defund campaign as the deadline for passing the continuing resolution draws nigh,