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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Come on, DNC. Take Your Best Shot!

Okay. That’s it. No more Ms. Nice Lady.

You have two options, DNC. You can retract your incendiary statements or you can take what’s coming because you have seriously earned it! I don’t mean just from me. You are on the verge of a war you asked for but don’t really want; a war of words from the people of the United States of America. You might have heard of us – WE PAY THE SALARIES FOR THOSE WHO WEAR YOUR LABEL.

I’m referring to the Facebook war the DNC is waging against Sarah Palin. More here.

Have you read the Baucus bill? Did you read H.R.3200? I did. And I wrote about both of them. They’re on this blog. I suggest you look them up and read them for yourself.

Sarah Palin is RIGHT! Big surprise to those of us who have been able to verify the things she has said by reading the bill ourselves.

So sit down, DNC. I’ve got some things I want to say to you. You probably won’t like any of them, but now ask me if I care!

Sometimes in writing we use quotation marks to designate conversation or a direct quote. Sometimes we use them as a way of saying, “Take this as emphasis rather than fact.” Go back to her Facebook post, ignoramus, and you’ll see she had the words “death panel” in quotation marks. There were only two words 1-death, 2-panels. Would you classify that as a conversation? Well, hmmm, I ah.. I ah.. don’t think so. Were the words quoted from the bill? Let’s see… um.. no.. I guess they weren’t. Okay.. so they’re not conversation and they’re not a direct quote.

You tell me, DNC. What does that leave? Huh? I can’t hear you. A little louder, please. Oh.. I see. They were used for emphasis. The same way Grayson meant that Republicans want Americans to die quickly. The same way he meant that lobbyist is a whore. What’s that you say? You only take things critically when a Republican says it?

Well, that explains the whole thing. Now I understand. It’s the old double standard thing again.

Among all the things you haven’t figured out yet is that the people who recognize and trust Sarah Palin’s wisdom and knowledge will fight back. There are almost one million of us following her on Facebook. No, that’s not as many as your Messiah has, but we’re working on it. And we appreciate all the help you give us. You see, every time you attack her, she gains another 30,000+ followers.

You’re trying to use your last bit of political capital to destroy a woman who represents the only real threat you have, and the things she says empowers the rest of us to speak up. You are so frightened of this one woman that you can’t find a rock big enough to hide under until Hurricane Sarah blows by with her next Facebook post.

How much time, energy and money have you spent since August 2008 trying to shut her up? How successful have you been? Where are you going to attempt your next attack on her? In her own driveway? I wouldn’t do that if I were you. She’s a pretty good hand with a shotgun. Ask that moose in her freezer.

So go ahead, DNC. Take your best shot. The only thing is you’d better aim higher than you are now because this woman stands head and shoulders above you and everything you stand for. Oh… somebody else wrote that – I didn’t. Well, I don’t think she’d mind if I borrow it!

And for the record, DNC, check this out. Sec. 1233, Pg 425, Lines 3-Pg 430, Line 3 - Government mandates Advance (Death) Care Planning consultation. Lost your copy? Okay… I’ll make it easy for you.

‘‘(A) An explanation by the practitioner of advance care planning, including key
questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested people to talk
‘‘(B) An explanation by the practitioner of advance directives, including living
wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses.
‘‘(C) An explanation by the practitioner of the role and responsibilities of a
health care proxy.
‘‘(D) The provision by the practitioner of a list of national and State-specific
resources to assist consumers and their families with advance care planning,
including the national toll-free hotline, the advance care planning
clearinghouses, and State legal service organizations (including those funded
through the Older Americans Act of 1965).
‘‘(E) An explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services
and supports available, including palliative care and hospice, and benefits for
such services and supports that are available under this title.
‘‘(F)(i) Subject to clause (ii), an explanation of orders regarding life
sustaining treatment or similar orders, which shall include—
‘‘(I) the reasons why the development of such an order is beneficial to the
individual and the individual’s family and the reasons why such an order
should be updated periodically as the health of the individual changes;
‘‘(II) the information needed for an individual or legal surrogate to make
informed decisions regarding the completion of such an order; and
‘‘(III) the identification of resources that an individual may use to
determine the requirements of the State in which such individual resides
so that the treatment wishes of that individual will be carried out if
the individual is unable to communicate those wishes, including
requirements regarding the designation of a surrogate decisionmaker(also
known as a health care proxy).
‘‘(ii) The Secretary shall limit the requirement for explanations under
clause (i) to consultations furnished in a State—
‘‘(I) in which all legal barriers have been addressed for enabling orders
for life sustaining treatment to constitute a set of medical orders
respected across all care settings; and
‘‘(II) that has in effect a program for orders for life sustaining
treatment described in clause (iii).
‘‘(iii) A program for orders for life sustaining treatment for a States
described in this clause is a program that—
‘‘(I) ensures such orders are standardized and uniquely identifiable
throughout the State;
‘‘(II) distributes or makes accessible such orders to physicians and other
health professionals that (acting within the scope of the
professional’s authority under State law) may sign orders for life
sustaining treatment;
‘‘(III) provides training for health care professionals across the
continuum of care about the goals and use of orders for life sustaining
treatment; and
‘‘(IV) is guided by a coalition of stake holders includes representatives
from emergency medical services, emergency department
physicians or nurses, state long-term care association, state medical
association, state surveyors, agency responsible for senior services,
state department of health, state hospital association, home health
association, state bar association, and state hospice association.
‘‘(2) A practitioner described in this paragraph is—
‘‘(A) a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)); and
‘‘(B) a nurse practitioner or physician’s assitant who has the authority under
State law to sign orders for life sustaining treatments.
‘‘(3)(A) An initial preventive physical examination under subsection (WW),
including any related discussion during such examination, shall not be
considered an advance care planning consultation for purposes of applying the
5-year limitation under paragraph (1).
‘‘(B) An advance care planning consultation with respect to an individual may
be conducted more frequently than provided under paragraph (1) if there is a
significant change in the health condition of the individual, including
diagnosis of a chronic, progressive, life-limiting disease, a
life-threatening or terminal diagnosis or life-threatening injury, or upon
admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility (as
defined by the Secretary), or a hospice program.
‘‘(4) A consultation under this subsection may include the formulation of an
order regarding life sustaining treatment or a similar order.
‘‘(5)(A) For purposes of this section, the term ‘order regarding life sustaining
treatment’ means, with respect to an individual, an actionable medical order
relating to the treatment of that individual that—
‘‘(i) is signed and dated by a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1))
or another health care professional (as specified by the Secretary and who
is acting within the scope of the professional’s authority under State law
in signing such an order, including a nurse practitioner or physician
assistant) and is in a form that permits it to stay with the individual
and be followed by health care professionals and providers across the
continuum of care;
‘‘(ii) effectively communicates the individual’s preferences regarding life
sustaining treatment, including an indication of the treatment and care
desired by the individual;
‘‘(iii) is uniquely identifiable and standardized within a given locality,
region, or State (as identified by the Secretary); and
‘‘(iv) may incorporate any advance directive (as defined in section
1866(f)(3)) if executed by the individual.

Anytime a group of health care professionals get together to tell me what options I have about what care I “may receive” sounds pretty much like a “panel” to me and since we are speaking of what may be my demise, I consider that to mean “death”. Therefore, “DEATH PANEL” seems to fit quite well, don’t you think?

Just for the record, here is a list of outside reading that you might find helpful.

BREAKING: Palin Takes on the Baucus Bill
Concerning the “Death Panels” (Sarah Palin)
The ‘Cuda Driving The Debate Fm Facebook – This Time On Tort Reform
DEATH PANEL TO OBAMACARE: We’re Pulling the Plug
Defending Palin’s ‘Death Panel’ remark
Gingrich: Palin concerns about euthanasia warranted
Good Intentions Aren’t Enough with Health Care Reform (Sarah Palin)
No Health Care Reform Without Legal Reform
Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care by Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin)
Obama’s US health care reform is “evil”: Sarah Palin
Palin Makes Dems Cry “Uncle” On Death Panels
Palin offers calm critique of Baucus bill (Politico – mixed)
Palin’s Advocacy: The Turning Point in Health Care Reform Debate
Palin takes on Obama
Palin v. ObamaCare
Palin Wins (WSJ)
Panicked Over Palin (Bill Kristol)
Prelude to 2012: how did Democrats let Sarah Palin destroy health care reform w/ Facebook?
Response to the President’s Health Care Speech
Response to the White House
Sarah Palin: Concerning the “Death Panels”
Sarah Palin Defines the Health Care Debate
Sarah Palin: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough with Health Care Reform
Sarah Palin: Statement on the Current Health Care Debate (Free Republic)
Sarah Palin will single-handedly bring down Obamacare using only Facebook to do it
Some Useful Commentary on the Health Care Debate (Sarah Palin)
Statement on the Current Health Care Debate (Sarah Palin)
A tale of two professors and Sarah Palin on Obama’s ‘death panels’
Troubling Questions Remain About Obama’s Health Care Plan (Sarah Palin)

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