Palin, former GOP vice presidential nominee, repeats advice she says she gives her daughters when faced with daunting challenges: “Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!” she writes in a piece for Breitbart.

Sarah Palin Tells Gutless and Rudderless GOP Establishment to Stop the Ridiculous Hysterics and Stand Its Ground Against Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, greets Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (Credit: AP)

“Open your eyes, America,” Palin continues. “When the full reality of Obamacare strikes home, we’ll thank God that principled leaders like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took a stand to stop it in its tracks.

“But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead.”

More from Palin’s piece:

The message only grows stronger. The grassroots is bigger than any one person. We the People will rise up, and we will make our voices heard. Right now, Ted Cruz is speaking for us in this Obamacare fight. God bless him for it.

Hang in there, Ted and Mike. You have millions of supporters among ordinary hardworking Americans. We support you because you don’t shy away from the fray. May your colleagues in the Senate gain the wisdom to support your excellent efforts so that you can see that the view is better from inside the bus than under it.

Sep. 21, 2013 11:52pm