Friday, August 14, 2009

Sarah Palin was for Death Panels

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before she was against them.

Yesterday, Sarah Palin doubled down on death panels, claiming

“President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government-authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisers are clear enough,” Palin wrote. “It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.”

In April of 2008, however, she introduced legislation that included- wait for it- death panels!

WHEREAS, Healthcare Decisions Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions. [...]

WHEREAS, one of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska’s citizens with advance directives.

WHEREAS, the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska, and other organizations throughout the United States have endorsed this event and are committed to educating the public about the importance of discussing healthcare choices and executing advance directives.

That is exactly the same leglislation that Sarah Palin is now calling death panels. Apparently, one year and four months ago, end of life counseling was the Republican way, but today it's roving government death squads, seeking out grandparents and the disabled hidden in your attic.

What a difference a Democratic President makes.


  1. That flight attendant who ran for Supreme Leader of the US.

  2. A cold chill runs down my spine when I see or hear her.

  3. Guess what? One of the sponsors of the "death panels" legislation is a Republican!

  4. then this is a simple case of projection- they're yelling that we want death panels because they want death panels.

    damn. now i'm scared of death panels.

  5. How shit this was a hilarious piece of writing. Also:
    "That flight attendant who ran for Supreme Leader of the US."



  6. Why does Sarah Palin even have a platform to spew these kinds of things anymore?

  7. Because idiots will listen to her.

  8. This post has been featured on Angie the Anti-Theist's Sunday School


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