Flashback: Listed as #2 of the “Top 10 Dumbest Sarah Palin Quotes”

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. Sarah Palin in a message posted on Facebook about Obama’s healthcare plan, Aug. 7, 2009


Important news pro-lifers may have been missed in the hustle and bustle of the h0liday season is that death panels are back in Obamacare. Wrote Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post on December 31, which I’m interspersing between this week’s top cartoon picks:

Most people don’t remember Obamacare’s notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health-care law.

Well, it’s back – by administrative fiat. A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual “wellness” visits. It was all nicely buried amid the simultaneous release of hundreds of new Medicare rules.

by John Deering at GoComics.com

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), author of Section 1233, was delighted. “Mr. Blumenauer’s office celebrated ‘a quiet victory,’ but urged supporters not to crow about it,” reports the New York Times. Deathly quiet. In early November, his office sent an e-mail plea to supporters: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists… e-mails can too easily be forwarded.” They had been lucky that “thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it…. The longer this [regulation] goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”

by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com

So much for the Democrats’ transparency – and for their repeated claim that the more people learn what is in the health-care law, the more they will like it. Turns out ignorance is the Democrats’ best hope.

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