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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ridiculous Leftist Arguments Against Gov. Palin's Health Care Position

Ridiculous Leftist Argument: "There is no death panel. She's a liar."

Governor Palin provided numerous references to support her statement on the existence of a death panel as proposed by this bill. Of course the bill does not use that term specifically, and some who like to play semantics have made hay over that. This is not about parsing words or the definition of what "is" is. The point is, the bill will result in bureaucrats making decisions as to who gets treated and how the patient gets treated.

Obama's health care bill would result in placing a price tag on the value of each person's life and treating according to who they believe would be the most productive members of society. That is tantamount to having a death panel and forms the basis of Governor Palin using that term.

Why do some people hate Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans? Because you have some bureaucrat insurance adjuster making treatment decisions. But, an HMO is a private entity. Some HMOs are better than others, and because they're market-driven, there is a limit to the ghastliness of their decision-making process. If you don't like being in an HMO, you can insure with a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), take a traditional indemnity plan, or some other form of health insurance. If you work at a job with benefits, most employers allow you to choose from multiple insurers, usually one of each major type.

With Obama's health care bill, the federal government is the HMO and it is perfectly clear from the sources Governor Palin referenced: their planning milieu discriminates against the elderly, the disabled and the very young, based on their relative worth to society.

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....it's a duck. The panel of bureaucrats making life and death decisions based on a person's worth to society is in fact a death panel and had its origins in Nazi Germany.

See Governor Palin's extensive reference list here:

Governor Palin Provides References for Her Health Care Statement

See Obama in a video on the subject here with analysis by Adrienne Ross:

Woman at the Mercy of Obama's Death Panel

Ridiculous Leftist Argument: She retracted her death panel statement and called for civility!

Governor Palin retracted nothing and did not back down from her statement, or apologize in any way, shape or form for saying "death panel." Her position remains that Obama's health care proposal involves the formation of among other things: a death panel. There is nothing to apologize for, as there is more than sufficient evidence to support her use of the term. See above.

Her "call for civility" was an exhortation against using violence, intimidation, or harassment at town hall meetings and other public forums. Simply put, where ever you stand on the issue, you should be able to go to one of these events, speak your mind and not have the event turn into a slug-fest, or a room full of people yelling and no actual points being made.

She told those of us who love and support her to not initiate any violence at these events, and not do anything that could bring disgrace to our position.

None of what she said in her call for people to conduct themselves with some decorum at town hall meeting and public forum constitutes a retraction of or modification to her position on Obama's health care proposal.

Governor Palin has been consistent in advocating NON-violence in advancing political positions.

Ridiculous Leftist Argument: Begich addressed your concerns. Blog about that!

If you consider parsed words, double-speak and generic gobbledygook sufficient to address your concerns, what can we say? Our position at Accomplishments regarding Senator Begich vs. Governor Palin remains unchanged. She enunciated her position clearly and precisely. Unless you are illiterate, you know exactly what Governor Palin's position is on bill when you are finished reading the five paragraphs of her statement.

Sen. Begich's stated position is nebulous at best. Considering his prior record, we think it is fair to say he supports the bill and leave it at that.

Second -- this blog is about Governor Palin's Accomplishments, defending against smear attacks, and fund-raising for the Alaska Fund Trust and SarahPAC. What this blog does and who it is done for is crystal clear -- and in our logo.

If you think Sen. Begich or anyone else has sufficient accomplishments to warrant a blog, Google, WordPress and others will provide you with the same software and free service we use to promote Governor Palin's Accomplishments. Knock yourself out.

We stand With Governor Palin on Obama's health care bill...

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