When the President of the United States calls you out by name you know one of two things are true: A. You are in trouble, or B. He is.
In the case of Obama responding directly to Sarah Palin's charges that Obama's Hell Care reform would lead to "death panels" rationing care and denying it to the elderly it was Obama who was in trouble.
Obama even joked about the subject in his faux Town Hall in Portsmouth, NH last Wednesday saying he wasn't going to "plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore."
But can we really believe what Obama says? After all, he wears quite a mask does he not?
Obama Associates With Death Doctors
During the 2008 election campaign John McCain meekly tried to assert that Obama was a radical because of the shady lefties in his background. Obama deflected that charge in the October 15, 2008 debate (transcript) by saying:
"Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO."
Leave aside for the moment that Warren Buffett now openly criticizes Obama's economic policy, or that Paul Volcker and Dick Lugar don't want to be seen with Obama, or that Gen. Jones is now National Security Advisor and gets paid to keep quiet. It's a shame in this debate that McCain never got to do a follow up and ask Obama who he would associate with regarding health care reform.
When Sarah Palin made her "death panels" charge, the radicals once again came scurrying out of the woodwork. Obama sent his minions out to debunk what he calls disinformation (otherwise known the TRUTH). In this case, Obama sent out his own version of Dr. Mengele. Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician and brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and a longtime proponent of denying care to citizens based on the value of their worth to society (if you're old and sick, you have no value).
Dr. Emanuel had this to say about Sarah Palin's charge that Obama's Hell Care would lead to "death panels:"
“It’s an absolute outrage that you would take first of all a provision written in the bill. A provision allowing for doctors to talk to patients about end of life care, and turn it into the suggestion that we’re going to have euthanasia boards -- that’s a complete misreading of what’s there. It’s just trying to scare people.”Senate Committee Removes "Death Panels" From Senate Bill
Funny how just as Obama's death doctor blasted Palin for calling this aspect of the bill a provision for "death panels" the Senate committee overseeing that bodies version of the bill removed it completely (it's still in the House version). And according to Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley the provision was removed precisely because it "could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly." The moment wasn't lost on Sarah Palin, who updated her Facebook page with a new dig at Obama's death doctor.
Obama's Other Death Doctor Pushes Forced Abortions/Sterlizations
And he would even add birth control to our drinking water....
EDITORIAL: Obama's mad science adviserIt's hard for Democrats to plausibly accuse Republicans of scaremongering on the Hell Care debate when Dems keep pushing forward people like death doctors Emanuel and Holdren. Remember, Obama has invited us to understand where he is coming from by the associations he keeps in the White House. And these people are scary enough without any help from the Republicans!
The Washington Times
August 16, 2008
When it comes to having past views that should frighten every American citizen, Ezekiel Emanuel (see above editorial) has nothing on the president's "chief science adviser," John P. Holdren. The combination of Mr. Holdren with Dr. Emanuel should make the public seriously concerned with this administration's moral compass concerning care for the old and weak.
Earlier this month, Mr. Holdren served as co-chairman when the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology met for the first time. It's a disgrace that Mr. Holdren is even on the council. In "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," a book he co-authored in 1977 with noted doomsayers Paul R. and Anne H. Erlich, Mr. Holdren wrote: "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."
In case compulsory abortion wasn't enough to diffuse his imaginary population bomb, Mr. Holdren and the Erlichs considered other extremist measures. "A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men," they wrote. "The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control."
It gets worse. The Holdren-Erlich book also promotes "Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods."