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Barack’s Little Death Panel That Could

In Obamacare, Palinography, Sarah Palin on 19/12/2010 at 08:05

Something you won’t see on MSNBC or read in the New York Times this week is the apology these Obama propaganda fronts owe former Governor Sarah Plain.  Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government.com broke the story this weekend:  “Death Panels Begin: Reaction to FDA’s Decision to Begin Rationing.”

“The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced yesterday that it would ration the late-stage cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients.”

Here is Governor Palin’s initial FaceBook post in August 2009:

“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome 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.  Such a system is downright evil.”

The liberal media went wild with ridicule at Palin’s suggestion that Obamacare would introduce death panels to the American people if it were passed.  Using sellout Republicans like David Brooks and Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, bolstered by Democrat talking heads, mainstream news outlets derided the Governor night after night.

Barack Obama responded, saying Palin’s charges were, “wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to what’s in the bill.”

Here are just a few of the other comments:

Politicfact: Lie of the Year:  “Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. ‘Death panels.’”

Howard Dean: “About euthanasia, they’re just totally erroneous.  She just made that up.  There’s nothing like euthanasia in the bill.

Huffington Post: “Sarah Palin Conjures Death Panels … Again”

TPM Blog: Robert Reich: [I]n a cruel contortion, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin calls these consultations “death panels,” and in a Facebook posting late last night charges that they’ll force the elderly to accept minimal end-of-life care in order to reduce health care costs…”

WaPo: “Georgetown on Faith,” Michael Kessler: The devil may be the father of lies, but the “death panel” deception has Sarah Palin for a nursemaid.

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (RINO) Alaska: “It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there’s these end-of-life provisions, these death panels.  There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill”.

Paul Waldman, American Prospect: Sarah Palin came out and said that the Affordable Care Act included a provision for death panels … Now, that was a lie, and it was an extremely pernicious one that had definite effects.”

Meltdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC): “There is no ‘death panel.’  There is no judgment based on societal productivity.  There is no worthiness test.  But there is downright evil, and Ms. Palin, you just served its cause.”

Now I ask you: If Sarah Palin lied about the death panels in President Obama’s national healthcare takeover plan, just who makes the decisions as to what late-term patients receive Avastin for their breast cancer treatment?

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