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.
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.”
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?
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.