Monday, August 17, 2009

Palin Power

You gotta love how so many pundits tried to write off Palin for resigning as Governor. How could she possible be any influence with out the Governorship? The left keeps trying to dismiss her as a lightweight (of course that is the polite of putting it, and they are never polite), but who is the one who single-handedly, and with a facebook note at that, got everyone to calling the end of life counseling sessions in the health care bill, "death panels."

What happened then? Soon after the left hysterically wailed that there were no "death panels" in the bill, The Senate committee dropped the end-of-life provision from bill. Michael Steele didn't get them to do that. Rush Limbaugh didn't get them to do that. Even our own maverick, John McCain had no influence there. It was our own....Barracuda. She didn't need pundits. She didn't need a campaign. She didn't even need a political position. She just needed the passion to speak the truth. In Palin's resignation speech she said "My choice is to take a stand and effect change." And that is exactly what she is doing, and she obviously doesn't need a Governorship or a Senate seat to do it.

Just a facebook page.

You just have to love that.

If the provision didn't really call for so called, "death panels," then why drop them from the bill? If they were so innocent, why not fight for them to stay in there?

The truth is that is exactly what it was, despite being "de-bunked" by so called news organizations.

Many of you have already read about Obama's own look at his grandmother's situation where he wonders if it is wise to give hip replacements to someone who is terminally ill. This is where Obama points out that "the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health- care bill out here.”

So, to reduce costs we must stop paying for pesky hip replacements when one is old and/or ill. How to do that? First make it "voluntary", then pay Doctors to "nudge" the elderly into the "right" decisions. Soon they will see it's better to just hobble on over to the local hospice and save us all a bunch of money.

Which I'm sure sounds fine to any liberal out there.....until it's his mother. Then those "consultants and experts" that decide that the pacemaker is too expensive for an 85 yr old that doesn't really have that many more years anyway, will seem a bit like...oh, what's the words I'm looking for....oh yes...."death panels."