I wonder why no one at Fox News is talking about the “death panel” that Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are presiding over? Ryan’s budget, which Romney sanctions, is truly a death panel by taking away Medicare for the elderly. Not to mention Medicaid and Food Stamp cuts for the poor. The result of such draconian action (all in the name of giving the rich their tax cuts and paying for it off the backs of those who need the benefits most.)
By the way, the majority of recipients on food stamps and Medicaid are children.
As we await the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, conservatives are doing all in their power to smear it in hopes of further contaminating reform based on individual mandates that was theirs before it was Obama’s.
Who better than the PR arm of the Republican Party — aka, Fox News — to double down on a tired cliché of a lie, one that won Lie of the Year for 2009? Yes, Death Panels are back in vogue for the armchair patriots at Fox.
Death Panels weren’t only the Lie of the Year in 2009, but they were also a still unreported confession on Sarah Palin’s part.
Watch here as Kilmeade dips his 2012 toes in the humiliating, stale Palin, from the June 25 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends via Media Matters.
There are no Death Panels and pretty much everyone knows it now, save for the depressed puppets at Fox, who are so desperate for a smear that they’ve rustled up this dusty Palin relic.
The irony of Death Panels being pushed by former Governor Sarah Palin is so tea party, because Palin was in charge of the real Alaska death panels where 250 people died waiting for care due to the utter incompetence of the Palin administration. The evil feds had to step in and shut her down. Naturally, this failure fueled Palin’s willingness to project her own bitter failings onto her “rival” of 2008.
On Friday, August 7th, 2009, just weeks after Palin had been notified of the federally mandated shut-down in her own state, along with the lawsuits filed against her administration, Sarah Palin wrote from her Facebook bunker:
“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. 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.”
Yes, the sick, the elderly and the disabled did suffer under Palin. Sadly, 250 of them died waiting to be processed as “worthy” of care.
- Fear the ‘Mandate Only’ Ruling (americanthinker.com)
- WATCH: Fox News Makes Big Sandusky Mistake (huffingtonpost.com)
- Why We Shouldn’t Dismiss “Death Panels” As Pure Demagoguery (forbes.com)
- The Tyranny of ‘She’s Just Jealous’ (jezebel.com)
- Palin: ‘Death Panels’ Revisited (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- Bristol Palin Weighs In On Her Political Future (huffingtonpost.com)
- Articles: Fear the ‘Mandate Only’ Ruling (twtface.com)