Sarah Palin’s Death Panel Talk a Winning Strategy


I was just about to change my mind about the GOP’s recent “euthanasia” crazy talk.  A friend of mine explained that the objection to end of life care in the public plan isn’t that they think people will be pushed to kill themselves, but that conservatives morally object to paying for voluntary end of life care in the same way they object to paying for abortions.  I still think that viewing palliative care as euthansia is goofy, but at least it’s consistent.  The thought had never occurred to me.

As it turns out, my friend hasn’t met the new face of the GOP, Ravin’ Sarah Palin.  From TPM:

In a new posting on her Facebook account, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) made a dire statement about health care reform — that it could result in an Obama-created “death panel” killing her infant son with Down Syndrome:

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.

While “Death Panel” sounds like a winning game show idea for Fox, and a terrific decorating idea for emo kids, it doesn’t have any relationship to reality.

TPM even floats the delicious idea of a Palin/Bachman ticket in 2012.

This is why I’ve been saying, all along, that the liberal mediasphere should be building Palin up, not tearing her down.  A strong Palin in 2012 means lots more crazy-talk for Democrats to run on.  The Republicans will lock up the Birther and Deather votes, and the Democrats will get everyone who is taking their meds.



  1. It’s almost enough to wonder if Palin is secretly a Democrat that infiltrated the other side and has been actively sabotaging them for the last year. Then I flashback to footage from that townhall in Arkansas the other day and that woman screaming “I want my country back!”

    The people who fully believe this crap are out there. They’re like the moon hoax people. You could send a moon hoaxer to the moon – drop right on top of the old Apollo 11 module – and they would still believe we never went there.

  2. […] Here’s the text of Section 1233 of the House Healthcare bill.  Keep it handy to refute “Deathers” like Sarah Palin. 15 SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION. 16 (a) MEDICARE.— 17 (1) IN […]

  3. Palin, again, uses her kids to try and make her point. I’m sure she will find a way to blame the MSM for this.

    I gotta believe that she smoked too much pot back in the day–what other explanation could there be for her obvious lack of brain cells?

  4. Don’t insult weed!

  5. LOL Cube!!

    no shit… Palin has dumb where a good buzz can’t reach!

    I think it would have improved her outlook greatly!

    They are all coming undone….they are showing theirselves very well…iits almost like watching them turn into aliens or some shit…and its like..oh…you’re one of THOSE…sheeesh, its getting boring really fast.

    If HCR fails…I want it to be on its own short comings…not a pack of misinfomation and lies perpetuated by big business.

    But I got a feeling, we are gonna do it right this time..and get a better more well oil beast as an outcome.

  6. oops

    too much grigio…

    themselves….so fuck me runnin’…sue me…I can’t spell for shit! CALL THE DEATH SQUAD ON MY ASS< I SUCK!!!



    Cube…may I suggest for your listening pleasure at some point…

    Queens of the New StoneAge…Songs for the Deaf

  7. This goes out to all the chickenlittles in da house

    can I geta whooopwhoop?

  8. […] Washington Post columnist Charles Lane has written a piece that is dressed up as the antidote to Sarah Palin’s hysterical “Death Panel” fantasy, but in searching to empathize with the right’s point of view, he raises some specious […]

  9. Nice one Cube. I would never insult such a fine ‘herb’.

  10. […] I’m not sure if you’re aware of Sarah Palin’s comment concerning “Death Panels.”   Are you concerned about […]

  11. […] Palin invented a great game show called “Death Panel,” and Newt Gingrich, one of the folks battlin’ it out with Palin for headship of the party, is […]

  12. […] We Finally Know What Sarah Palin Reads Sarah Palin has been getting justly picked apart by the sane portion of the media all week for her “Death Panel” crazy talk, which she […]

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