You know, the woman who is so ridiculous she's completely irrelevant despite the fact that leftists pundits like Leonard can't seem to stop talking about her.
So, I think, I gotta click on this and see what the buzz is.
The buzz is this. No, wait, first, let me ask you something. If I said that someone might be left floating alone in the middle of an ocean, and later said that someone might be left alone in the middle of an immense, vast body of salt water generally defined by continental borders, would you say about my second description "Note that that's not actually what he said the first time?" -- when trying to make the point that I was wrong?
Leonard would. Leonard did in this article.
He starts out quoting Palin:
"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." --Sarah Palin, Aug. 7, 2009Then followed with
Last week, Ms. Palin doubled down. "Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is," she posted, "many of these accusers finally saw that Obamacare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life-and-death decisions about health-care funding." Note that that's not actually the claim she made in 2009.Oh no. Totally different. Why she didn't even use the word "death" right next to "panel"!
How much did you pay for that Journalism degree, Leonard?
This does illustrate one of the major differences in the way we look at the world and the way the self-worshiping, self-labeled "progressives" of the world look at it.
They look at intents, we look at consequences. The consequences are never their fault if they don't line up with their intents. This is why they always attack us by assigning us evil intent. They have good intent, we don't want to go along with their "solutions" ... the only possible explanation must be that we have evil intent. That's the extent of their "nuanced' thought process.
In their world, theory rules and results are never their fault. If the results aren't as prescribed by the text of their documents, why some external evil, probably those people who told them it wouldn't work, must be to blame. No, definitely. It's thosssssse people. Of course we were right. We said unemployment would drop with our plan, and they said it would go up. Well it turned out that it technically did go up under our plan, but that only means we prevented it from going up even further!!!! QED. You knuckle-dragging neanderthals! Sarah Palin is ridiculous! We know because of the thousands of articles that say she's ridiculous, most of which point to each other for support.
Of course, the fact of the matter is that Sarah never said it was explicitly in the bill. She just noted that that's what will end up happening. It is the end result of centrally controlled, centrally funded health care. Hell, we're already halfway there anyway, that is largely what's wrong with the "system" today! Health Care is a commodity, and a dear one at that. Taking the market out of it removes the natural forces of the free market method of dealing with its scarcity to creating further scarcity and dealing with having actual people who decide whether or not a procedure will be paid for. Call it what you will. Sarah called it "death panel", which may be inflammatory but it certainly isn't a lie. It's the necessary outcome of what they're after -- a single-payer, centrally planned health care system. (<== three different videos linked)
Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel's brother Ezekiel (appointed to two key Obama administration positions) ... knew it when he wrote about centrally planned "solutions" to health care.
The rest of the article starts out by denying he was here to talk about what he detailed in thee his lead three paragraphs, "But we are not here to discuss that", he snorts and then follows in that same paragraph and the next to discuss just that -- and brings it up yet again in a later paragraph to make his case that the side he opposes is composed of lying liars who don't care about fact, unlike his side, which is completely dedicated to the truth.
Like in 2009 when Obama and his cheerleaders repeatedly told us that the mandate in ACA was not a tax. Ironically, Leonard plops right there in his own article deriding the hated lying liars being impervious to "facts"
Of course, "Obamacare," aka the Affordable Care Act, was upheld by the Supreme Court on Thursday, which must gratify Team Obama.Not mentioned, of course, is that it was upheld as a tax, which Democrats repeatedly assured us it was not all through 2009. I dunno, for "Lie of the Year", I think I'm gonna go with that one, unless the administration would like to continue arguing that it's not a tax, negating the only interpretation through which the court was willing to uphold it.
As for Death Panels themselves ... the evidence Leonard holds up as obvious is that the "non-partisan" Politiifact (run by journalists) said it was "The Lie of the Year". Well hell, they say they're non-partisan so they must be right, and clearly nobody disputes them except those hicks clinging to their guns and Bibles. Nobody disputes that. At least, nobody we'll listen to.
Yeah, it's them damned conservatives who just won't swallow our plans and do as we say that are the problem. We over here, why we're totally built on fact.
footnote: He briefly mentions Glenn Beck's "claim" that conservatives founded the Civil Rights Movement as laughable. Really?