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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A victory for ignorance

Sarah Barracuda must be laughing up there in Alaska. And Betsy McCaughey is probably have a good chuckle too.

When Iowa's Charles Grassley, one of the few remaining thoughtful Senate Republicans, falls for the "death panels" nonsense and says he wants end-of-life counseling provisions stricken from any federal health care law, we all lose.

The concept is one of the biggest pieces of nonsense I have ever read. That doesn't mean the false argument didn't create a powerful wave among the "keep your government's hands off my Medicare" crowd.

So score another one for Sarah and Rush and the gang. And never underestimate the value of a lie.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

YIPPEE!! I am just one of MANY who are thankful that at least this stupid piece of the Obamacare has been dropped. Btw, have you READ page 42 and 43? It doesn't give any details, so one could read this "death care counsel" anyway one wishes...Euthansia to HOSPICE, & anything in between...typical DC stupidity.

August 14, 2009 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is Obamacare? I have not seen any proposed bill by that name. Yes, some stupid people could read counseling to mean killing someone. Stupid people might believe that. Do you?

August 14, 2009 1:40 PM  

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