Palin Revives Death Panels in a Desperate Attempt to Halt Healthcare Reform

Just days after Politifiact named Palin and her “Death Panels” the Lie of the Year in 2009, cynical Sarah drags out her tired, tattered, and repeatedly debunked death panels lie for one more spin in the political game some of us call our lives.

Palin’s utter lack of shame and disregard for reality have more to do with her desperately greedy desire to halt healthcare reform — the most progressive piece of legislation to be passed in 40 years — from happening than they do any kind of remote concern that “Seniors and the disabled will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.”

Politifact just called her on this: “Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest.

“Death panels.”

For Palin this is a political game; she wants Obama to suffer and lose no matter what it costs this country and the poor, hard-working Joe Six Packs she claims to represent.

Unless Sarah doesn’t read (which, Ok, is a possibility), she can’t claim to be unaware of the fact that her Lie has been debunked in a major way. Gosh, she finally won something (Liar of the Year is no small feat, esp with Joe WIlson in the running!), so I know she’s gotta be payin’ attention! Not to mention the fact that the media have debunked this absurd lie over 40 times, according to Media Matters.

Like all conservatives, Palin uses fear-mongering and prayer to achieve her goals, since she doesn’t have logic and or accuracy on her side. She talks of death to keep health care from passing. Ironic, isn’t it? Or maybe, as Palin would tweet, “ionic”. Yup.

Palin upped the DEATH factor today; she tweeted just moments ago about “Death Panels” and included ominous warnings about our “Prez”:

“…merged bill may b unrecognizable from what assumed was a done deal: R death panels back in?what’s punishment 4not purchasing mandated HC?”

“NOW w/the PREZ “threatening” &Congress “rushing” is when we MUST pay more attention than ever 2what this healthcare Takeover is all about….”

As an aside, observant people want to know, did she twitter this from the book signing she is having right now in the 20 million dollar black hole of a “Sports Center” she built for Wasilla? How did she find time to tweet whilst signing the books of the True Believers, and oh, by the way, why were certain people BANNED from a “public” book signing event? Oh, but I digress. That will be tomorrow’s Paris Palin scandal.

Back to our regularly scheduled Sarah mucks with justice and reality program: Sister Sarah apparently “assumed” something was a done deal, so she doesn’t understand how a bill gets passed, much in the same way she doesn’t know what the VP does. And she clearly couldn’t care less, because her only point is to stop her political “rival”. The man who she feels “stole” the White House from her.

In a not so veiled attempt to stir up racial hatred, coming from the person who left Hawaii because the minorities “weren’t too glamorous” and who lost her Alaska crown to a young African Amerian woman and now feels she lost the White House to an African American man, she refers to Obama and his plan as “threatening”.

Healthcare reform or debate is threatening? Since when? Gee. Everything is scary to conservatives. Have you noticed that? Glenn is probably peeing in his pants already, just thinking about a bill going to committee.

I wonder what conservatives would think was not “rushing”, since this has been on the table for almost a year now. Golly gee, maybe next century, eh? I’m super sorry they can’t keep up with the rest of us, but my feeling is, if they can’t read the bill in the time others can, they should step down. We need competent people in office, not government-hating remedial readers.

Sarah Palin is an Obama stalker, who’s playing with healthcare reform and hence, real Americans’ lives, because she is a poor loser. A “rabid little one” who cries, turns red in the face when she loses and claws at you until you give the ball back, as a team member (who was reportedly better than Sarah) from her junior high basketball team described her.

For Sarah, the White House is nothing more than her Prom Court or the Alaska Beauty Pageant that she lost. She must win. And the only way she knows how to win is to use God (because God talk gets around the whole issue of rational argument) and talk of death as her weapons. This is just her new version of her cynical “Pallin’ around…” ploy.

Yes, at least she has God on her side. Frank Schaeffer ties together all of the talk of death and prayers for the death of our President coming from Palin and the far right:

“I see an out of control far right armed and dangerous fringe led by Republican “responsible leaders” such as Sarah Palin and Senator Coburn — who aren’t going to be shooting down anyone themselves, but who are bandying talk about death panels and bandying threats to enlist God in an effort to stop — by whatever means, including (by inference) death — Democrats from winning any political battles … from health care reform to you name it.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/the-republicans-death-obs_b_400398.html

Sarah Palin, the Politifact Liar of the Year, giving her lie one last squeeze in the hopes of stopping Obama from a victory that she knows will make him hard to beat.

Sarah Palin, the USA’s Liar of the Year, brought to us by John McCain, a man who claimed to have honor at one time.

Sarah Palin, a person who claims to be in politics for the little people, to “reform” things, but one who cares more about terrifying the people than she does about serving the people, because it’s all about winning for her.

Palin’s fans call her the “President in Waiting”. She can’t wait to grab the “crown” from Obama’s head and she doesn’t care how low she has to stoop to do it, nor how many lies she has to tell or how many lives she has to endanger to get there.

She doesn’t care if we all go without health insurance and American children are deprived of medical care. So long as she wins. After all, she as medical insurance for life and her children will never have to face the very real Insurance company “Death Panels”.

Sarah Palin, at last, madame, have you no decency?

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  2. Paragraphs would be helpful.

    However, it is common knowledge that death panels do not exist, have never existed, in the Healthcare Reform bills.

    This is a fact.

    Easily verified.

    I’m sorry that you are so scared, but you are seeing boogey men where none exist. I strongly suggest you turn off Fox News and avail yourself of Politifact, Factcheck.org, or any other number of political fact checking sites out there. Just a google away.

  3. Easily verified? A progressive blogger who points out that it doesn’t say “death panel” in the bills (at least the bills we’re allowed to see (Reid’s bill is still under wraps)) doesn’t “verify” jack.

    Address the fact that in order to keep costs in check, a government bureaucracy, name it what you want, will have to make decisions as to what care will be offered to whom, and who’s had enough. Someone obviously decides. Right now, it’s you and your doctor (and insurance companies). If the government takes over, it’ll be them. Sometimes, people will die because the cost of keeping someone alive will be too much. Some people would rather it were up to them to come up with the money instead of the government telling you no.

    I’m sure if you try hard enough, you sure enough can read my prior post. Address it. Refute it with examples where it hasn’t worked that way elsewhere. This debate is too important to simply accuse someone of “seeing bogeymen.”

    Perhaps you should turn off Politifact, Factcheck.org and avail yourself of the history/current events of EVERY government who has administered health care.

  4. The problem with your premise of a government takeover is that none of that is in the final bill. With all do respect you suggest that this author turn off Polifact and Factcheck, but were are your sources to back up your claims that the government will have to take over care to reduce costs?

  5. No, I couldn’t read your previous post. The paragraph was invented for a reason and I’m so pleased to see you utilizing it. You know, not every rule of society is a bad one. Communication is enhanced with paragraphs, facts, and clear presentation of ideas.

    So, your premise is that I have to prove to you something is not in the bill, which was proven to never be in any of the bills? Hmmm….Gee, it’s hard to talk in circles like this. See, first you need to prove that it’s in a bill. Any bill that was proposed. And you can’t say “if x and y…then…maybe…” because we could all say that about anything. I could point out, for example, that Fox News was guilty of inciting sedition because they call to raise up arms against the government, so if someone does…and Fox can’t prove they haven’t. It’s like the old Fox trick, “Glenn Beck rapes his mother. Well, he can’t prove he doesn’t.” Can he?

    See, it has to exist NOW or have been in a HC bill to date for your fear to have a basis in fact. Until then, you are whistling Beck and while I feel bad for you, it’s hard to “debate” you.

    Now, when you come back, and I hope you do, I’ll be waiting for your sources. Remember, you need to prove it existed and exists in a bill now.

    And if you have that proof that the government is planning to kill off people in the name of healthcare, then I’d suggest you get on the horn ASAP- cancel Christmas! I mean, what’s left of it after the liberals killed it — ha ha, I kid. I kid.

    FYI, do you know that most of the Death Panel believers also believe Obama is taking away their gun rights and raising their taxes? When in fact, gun rights have been expanded and taxes for 95% of Americans lowered. Just sayin’. I’m sure you don’t believe in that crazy nonsense.

  6. All this “death panels” talk by the ignorant republinuts are just that, all talk. I think they had a nightmare one night and they dreamed all this up. There is NO death panels in the HC bill, never has been. Now if you want to talk about death panels, we ALREADY HAVE death panels, operated by the insurance companies. That is one reason for the HC bill, to do AWAY with these modern day death panels, so doctors can treat their patients with proper treatments, instead of waiting for a nurse (In most cases) to decide. So when the Caribou Bimbo or any of the other unpatriotic republinuts talks about death panels, that tells me they are so far away from reality, they really need mental health treatment. The ONLY people that believe them is the mindless, racist, bigot groups like the tea baggers. It amazes me to see how gulible the bimbos cult is. It is really sad to see these examples of human beings even walking the streets!!!!

  7. Thanks for the paragraph feedback. I’ll try and use that so my posts are more readable. I just didn’t think my first one was going to be so long.

    Page 1001 of the Reid health care bill discusses the purpose of the Independent Medical Advisory Board, which is to “reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.” Also in the bill is a change to Senate rules, normally requiring a 2/3 majority vote but put in this bill with a simple majority requirement. This rule stipulates that no future senate may repeal or alter…that section of the HC bill.

    While the IMAB doesn’t explicitly say death panel, it’s job is to reduce spending. Obama and the Dems have said health care expenditures are high and need to come down. The only way is bring costs down is to limit covered medical expenses.

    A government panel already has recommend restricting mammogram coverage to 50 and above.

    “Both the House and Senate health reform proposals would force insurance plans to follow the new mammogram guidelines for women ages 50 to 74 as part of a minimum swath of services deemed by the legislation to be medically essential.” http://washingtonindependent.com/68618/democrats-health-care-bills-would-adopt-new-mammogram-guidelines

    According to the NYT, annually 40K women under 50 learn they have breast cancer. 10K women will die, having gotten the cancer between 40-49, only 20% of which had a family history. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/03/us/personal-health-breast-scans-may-indeed-help-women-under-50.html?pagewanted=1

    This is one example where a government board would makes recommendations to reduce cost, resulting in the deaths of thousands of women.

    The HC bill also makes illegal offering plans that stray from the government required coverages. Some say right now insurance companies are de facto death panels already, and to an extend that’s true. But right now, you can go elsewhere to pay for those services yourself if you can, or raise money or whatever. Canadians come down to the US to do this frequently, but would no more since independent doctors would not have competing services.

    If you don’t believe the intent is for a single payer system, I’d be glad to provide multiple references where Obama expressly discusses how he will get around resistance to a one payer system. Maybe you already know this and agree with it, but that’s what we’re trying to argue against. The government does not have the right to make my health care decisions for me.

    Obama tells a woman (Jane Sturm) in this interview that her aging mother should have considered taking pain medicine and forgo an pace maker insertion. That would obviously kill her. Just as disturbing, this woman is practically begging…will the government take into consideration “joy of living” in it’s decisions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-dQfb8WQvo

    This post is too long already. What specifically do you doubt.

    A) The government is trying to take over health care in a single payer system. Directly if it can, indirectly it must.

    B) A is unconstitutional

    C) Obama and several leading Dems have expressly stated that the elderly cost too much, and end of life counseling and a comfortable death is preferable for them and society.

    D) A government panel is part of the HC bill. They will make recommendations of covered services. They will restrict services since presumable millions more are being covered and the costs will supposedly go down. Treatment will be denied. People will die as a result. If interested, I’ll provide examples where that’s happened in other 1 payer systems.

    Let me know what you doubt, and we’ll get this knocked out.

    Peace.

  8. Thanks for the paragraph feedback. I’ll try and use that so my posts are more readable. I just didn’t think my first one was going to be so long.

    Page 1001 of the Reid health care bill discusses the purpose of the Independent Medical Advisory Board, which is to “reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.” Also in the bill is a change to Senate rules, normally requiring a 2/3 majority vote but put in this bill with a simple majority requirement. This rule stipulates that no future senate may repeal or alter…that section of the HC bill.

    While the IMAB doesn’t explicitly say death panel, it’s job is to reduce spending. Obama and the Dems have said health care expenditures are high and need to come down. The only way is bring costs down is to limit covered medical expenses.

    A government panel already has recommend restricting mammogram coverage to 50 and above.

    “Both the House and Senate health reform proposals would force insurance plans to follow the new mammogram guidelines for women ages 50 to 74 as part of a minimum swath of services deemed by the legislation to be medically essential.” http://washingtonindependent.com/68618/democrats-health-care-bills-would-adopt-new-mammogram-guidelines

    According to the NYT, annually 40K women under 50 learn they have breast cancer. 10K women will die, having gotten the cancer between 40-49, only 20% of which had a family history. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/03/us/personal-health-breast-scans-may-indeed-help-women-under-50.html?pagewanted=1

    This is one example where a government board would makes recommendations to reduce cost, resulting in the deaths of thousands of women.

    The HC bill also makes illegal offering plans that stray from the government required coverages. Some say right now insurance companies are de facto death panels already, and to an extend that’s true. But right now, you can go elsewhere to pay for those services yourself if you can, or raise money or whatever. Canadians come down to the US to do this frequently, but would no more since independent doctors would not have competing services.

    If you don’t believe the intent is for a single payer system, I’d be glad to provide multiple references where Obama expressly discusses how he will get around resistance to a one payer system. Maybe you already know this and agree with it, but that’s what we’re trying to argue against. The government does not have the right to make my health care decisions for me.

    Obama tells a woman (Jane Sturm) in this interview that her aging mother should have considered taking pain medicine and forgo an pace maker insertion. That would obviously kill her. Just as disturbing, this woman is practically begging…will the government take into consideration “joy of living” in it’s decisions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-dQfb8WQvo

    This post is too long already. What specifically do you doubt.

    A) The government is trying to take over health care in a single payer system. Directly if it can, indirectly it must.

    B) A is unconstitutional

    C) Obama and several leading Dems have expressly stated that the elderly cost too much, and end of life counseling and a comfortable death is preferable for them and society.

    D) A government panel is part of the HC bill. They will make recommendations of covered services. They will restrict services since presumable millions more are being covered and the costs will supposedly go down. Treatment will be denied. People will die as a result. If interested, I’ll provide examples where that’s happened in other 1 payer systems.

    Let me know what you doubt, and we’ll get this knocked out.

    Peace.

  9. Thanks for the paragraph feedback. I’ll try and use that so my posts are more readable. I just didn’t think my first one was going to be so long.

    Page 1001 of the Reid health care bill discusses the purpose of the Independent Medical Advisory Board, which is to “reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.” Also in the bill is a change to Senate rules, normally requiring a 2/3 majority vote but put in this bill with a simple majority requirement. This rule stipulates that no future senate may repeal or alter…that section of the HC bill.

    While the IMAB doesn’t explicitly say death panel, it’s job is to reduce spending. Obama and the Dems have said health care expenditures are high and need to come down. The only way is bring costs down is to limit covered medical expenses.

    A government panel already has recommend restricting mammogram coverage to 50 and above.

    “Both the House and Senate health reform proposals would force insurance plans to follow the new mammogram guidelines for women ages 50 to 74 as part of a minimum swath of services deemed by the legislation to be medically essential.” http://washingtonindependent.com/68618/democrats-health-care-bills-would-adopt-new-mammogram-guidelines

    According to the NYT, annually 40K women under 50 learn they have breast cancer. 10K women will die, having gotten the cancer between 40-49, only 20% of which had a family history. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/03/us/personal-health-breast-scans-may-indeed-help-women-under-50.html?pagewanted=1

    This is one example where a government board would makes recommendations to reduce cost, resulting in the deaths of thousands of women.

    The HC bill also makes illegal offering plans that stray from the government required coverages. Some say right now insurance companies are de facto death panels already, and to an extend that’s true. But right now, you can go elsewhere to pay for those services yourself if you can, or raise money or whatever. Canadians come down to the US to do this frequently, but would no more since independent doctors would not have competing services.

    If you don’t believe the intent is for a single payer system, I’d be glad to provide multiple references where Obama expressly discusses how he will get around resistance to a one payer system. Maybe you already know this and agree with it, but that’s what we’re trying to argue against. The government does not have the right to make my health care decisions for me.

    Obama tells a woman (Jane Sturm) in this interview that her aging mother should have considered taking pain medicine and forgo an pace maker insertion. That would obviously kill her. Just as disturbing, this woman is practically begging…will the government take into consideration “joy of living” in it’s decisions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-dQfb8WQvo

    This post is too long already. What specifically do you doubt.

    A) The government is trying to take over health care in a single payer system. Directly if it can, indirectly it must.

    B) A is unconstitutional

    C) Obama and several leading Dems have expressly stated that the elderly cost too much, and end of life counseling and a comfortable death is preferable for them and society.

    D) A government panel is part of the HC bill. They will make recommendations of covered services. They will restrict services since presumable millions more are being covered and the costs will supposedly go down. Treatment will be denied. People will die as a result. If interested, I’ll provide examples where that’s happened in other 1 payer systems.

    Let me know what you doubt, and we’ll get this knocked out.

    Peace.

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