Friday, August 14, 2009

Oops! Another Republican Endorsed "Death Panels"

Sen. Chuck Grassley, along with 41 of his fellow GOP Senators and 204 Republican house members voted for the Medicare Prescription Bill in '03. Guess what it included? End of life counseling or the dreaded "Death Panels" of Palin and Grassley fame. So how do you want it Repugnants? Is it "Death Panels" or is it not? You cannot have it both ways.

Frankly, I am sick and tired of your lying and groveling to the extreme right Fascist side of your party. You are against health care reform for one reason and one reason only and that is because President Obama is for it. If he were white and a Republican, who, and I know this is impossible, thought of his fellow man occasionally, you could not get to your green voting button quick enough. You make me sick to my stomach!

Glenn Beck Takes the US Healthcare System from Worst to Best in 5 Minutes or Less

Like Ms Palin in the previous post, yet another extremist who has a very short memory:

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sarah Palin Was for "Death Panels"

As is the case with most right wingers, Sarah Palin often has to eat her words. In this case it was a proclamation announcing "Healthcare Decisions Day" in Alaska in April of 2008. Read on gentle friends.

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."

I Have to Give GW Bush Credit for Somthing...

Excerpts from the Dick's new book states that Cheney felt that Bush gave in to public opinion and stopped taking his advice during his last term. Cheney views that as a "moral weakness." Cheney would look at it that way. After all, he liked the idea of totalitarianism. The people should not have a say in how the government is run. After all, what do they know about running a country the right way?

Well, I have to give George W. Bush credit for something. He finally saw that Cheney was dragging him down with his torture, spying on the citizenary, and Lord knows what else that lurked in that evil mind. It is a crying shame that he did not stop listening earlier, like maybe 2001. The country would have been so much better off, if Bush had not been Cheney's puppet for all of those years.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Anti-healthcare, Anti -medicare?

I wonder how many of these protestors at the townhalls will accept or have accepted Medicare. It appears that many of them are nearing that point. I surely hope that they will have the good sense to reject it as along as possible, since it could mean their death knell. The death panels are waiting, you know.

I have an eighty-nine year old cousin in the local nursing home. Her care is paid for by Medicare. If she needs medication, she gets it. If she requires hospitalization, she gets it. She is very well cared for in this extremely well run facility. I'm not sure how the death panel has missed her. After all, she suffers from dementia and is unable to care for herself. To the government she is useless. She might as well be taken out on the mountain somewhere and left for the coyotes and other scavangers.

Many of the people in nursing homes around the country are in the same condition as my relative. I suppose these facilities, which exisit mainly because of Medicare, really should not exist. Let's just get the government out of the healthcare business entirely. That is what the so-called healthcare protestors want. Let the protestors take care of themselves, when they can no longer be cared for by their families. Surely, they and their families can provide the monetary means to provide proper care.

My guess is that the protestors all have health insurance. If they didn't, they would not be protesting. There is a group of doctors, who have been providing health care to third world countries. Now they are providing that same care here in the US:

How embarrassing! These doctors now have to provide medical care in this country. But let's get the government out of health care entirely. We do not need cheaper drugs. The elderly people, who take half a dose to conserve their money, do not need any help. The elderly, who cannot care for themselves and have no one else, do not need nursing homes. The children, whose parents do not have health care, need no help. Let them all "root hog or die."

Monday, August 10, 2009

FOX and the Town Halls

This morning I was waiting in the BMW-Mini dealership for service and the TV in the waiting area was tuned to FOXLite News. I was amazed that during the 2 hours of waiting, FOX dwelled on the town hall meetings every few minutes, pushing home the GOP stance that everyone in the country is fed up with the Obama healthcare plan. They continuously played scenes of the violence and childlike actions of the GOP plants in these meetings. All the while the anchors, smirked and at times openly laughed, while pushing the GOP agenda.

In an interview a Republican Congressman was asked if the GOP was planting these mobs. Guess what his answer was? He did not give one. He simply said that during the Bush Administration Moveon and others planted people to disrupt meetings. In so many words, then, his answer was yes. Did the FOX anchor ask him a follow up to try to get a real answer? Of course not, he simply continued to feed the Congressman questions that allowed him to complete his false statements about the plan. And they call it "fair and balanced."

Today, in Douglas County, GA a town hall meeting was held to discuss federal highway plans with some neighborhoods in that area with Rep. David Scott. The meeting was set up by the local city manager. A Republican talk radio host and former candidate for senator had his listeners attend to disrupt the meeting. It wasn't about health care. It was about a highway. Needless to say, Sen. Scott was a bit upset.

This is not going away and the Republicans are doing their best to become the party that kills health care reform once again. The voters need to take note. One of Dubya's advisers has told Republicans that they are treading on thin ice. Republican polls have indicated that an overwhelming percentage of voters want reform. The GOP stands to lose even more ground with their mob tactics. Let us hope the door does not hit them on the way out.