8 August 2008

Sarah, oh Sarah…

Ms. Palin, has received a lot of attention for her most recent Facebook posting, including this nugget,

Palin-StridentThe 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.

This woman is nuts.  She’s not helping, either, by spreading lies.   I don’t believe there’s any “death panel” being mandated by Obama, where Evil Bureaucrats decide whether people are worthy of health care.  If such a system were being proposed, it would be evil.  But it’s not there.

As far as I can tell, this whole “Obama wants to kill off the infirm” is based, with hysterical overlays, on a small part of the health care bill, where doctors will be able to bill for a patient-requested consultation on end-of-life issues, once every five years.  Note:  patient requests it, it’s not mandated, it reimburses doctors for something they currently must do for free with their Medicare and Medicaid patients, the consultation is done by the patients doctor and not by some government Death Panel.

Good lord!

What is wrong with these people?  I know the left can get kinda hung up on conspiracy theories from time to time, but this stuff is  unbelievable.  As many have noted over the last few days, you couldn’t write this stuff.