Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sarah speaks truth to power

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

"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," the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote.

"Such a system is downright evil," Palin wrote on her page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters. She encouraged her supporters to be engaged in the debate.

The claim that the Democratic health care bills would encourage euthanasia has been circulating on the Internet for weeks and has been echoed by some Republican leaders. Democrats from Obama on down have dismissed it as a distortion. The nonpartisan group, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania says the claim is false.

The allegation appears to be based on a provision of the House bill that would require Medicare to pay for end-of-life counseling sessions, on a voluntary basis, for beneficiaries who want the service. Medicare already covers hospice care. And legislation passed by Congress in 1990 requires that patients be asked if they have a living will.

Obama addressed the controversy during a July 28 AARP-sponsored town hall.

"Nobody is going to be forcing you to make a set of decisions on end-of-life care based on some bureaucratic law in Washington," he said.

Bull. Shit.

Remember when the woman told Obama about her mother who needed a pacemaker but the doctor didn't want to do the surgery because she was so old? She took her mom to another doctor who admired the old lady's spirit and did the operation which gave the woman additional years of life to enjoy.

Remember how Obama said that the system wouldn't be able to base decisions on someone's "spirit" but would have to make hard choices like maybe someone would be better off "taking pain pills" rather than getting needed surgery?

"Soft" euthanasia by denying treatment in favor of just "making someone comfortable" is just as much euthanasia as giving someone a lethal injection. We already know that Obama favors this for infants who survive botched abortions (he opposed the Born Alive Infant's Protection Act as long as it was politically possible for him to do so). Do we really believe that someone that soulless and evil would have any problem with doing the same to the elderly or disabled?

Why else did Obama appoint a Mengele style beast like Ezekiel Emanuel to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research?

Let's pause here and review some of Dr. Emanuel's positions on health care for the elderly and disabled, courtesy of the New York Post:

Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, "as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others" (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).

Yes, that's what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.

Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they'll tell you that a doctor's job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.

Emanuel, however, believes that "communitarianism" should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96).

Translation: Don't give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson's or a child with cerebral palsy.

He explicitly defends discrimination against older patients: "Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years" (Lancet, Jan. 31).

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Since Medicare was founded in 1965, seniors' lives have been transformed by new medical treatments such as angioplasty, bypass surgery and hip and knee replacements. These innovations allow the elderly to lead active lives. But Emanuel criticizes Americans for being too "enamored with technology" and is determined to reduce access to it.

Remember Obama CHOSE this man for important positions spearheading his health care"reforms" because the the two men share a common vision for how the health care industry should work.

Need I remind you that the first organized mass executions by the Nazi regime in Germany were not of Jews or Gypsies or even communists but were of the disabled? People who could not "contribute to society" and were therefore regarded by Hitler as "useless eaters" were killed by lethal injections administered by doctors (like our very own Dr. Emanuel) in hospitals.

It would seem that Mr. Obama shares more with Hitler than just a desire to see as many dead Jews as possible (if Obama doesn't want to see piles of dead Jews then why is he both failing to do anything about Iran's nuclear weapons program and doing all in his power to prevent Israel from doing anything about it themselves?).

I wonder if Obama will surpass even Hitler for cold-bloodiness and decree that the victims of his medical murder factories will given the opportunity to serve The State by being turned into organic fertilizer rather than allowing them to go to waste by burial or cremation? And let's not forget to extract the gold from their teeth either!

I believe that people who think the way that Obama and Emanuel do about issues like this do not simply remove themselves from polite and civilized society. I believe that creatures like this do not even deserve to be considered to share a common humanity with the rest of us.

I am profoundly glad that Mrs. Palin is willing to stand up and tell the truth about this but at the same time it is profoundly sad.

In Ronald Reagan's day he created controversy by having the courage to tell the truth about the Soviet Union in identifying it as the "focus of evil in the world".

Twenty years later George W Bush would create another controversy by accurately identifying North Korea, Iran and Saddam Hussein's Iraq as the "Axis of Evil".

Today while Russia is resurgent, attempting to recapture what it considers the "glory days" of the Soviet Union and North Korea has already obtained nuclear weapons and Iran is nearing completion of its own nuclear program the axis or focus of evil which is posing the most imminent threat to the American people is not centered on Moscow, Tehran or Pyongyang but instead is located in the Oval Office of the White House.


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I never could get some crazy mullah to issue a fatwa calling for my death but maybe I can get Obama or Pelosi to denounce me during a press conference.