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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Barack Obama Loves the Sound of His Own Voice...

...too bad he doesn't actually listen to what he's saying. Even worse for him, we do...

At the Colorado Town Hall, Obama invoked his dead racist grandmother to defend his healthplan.

“What you can't do — or, you can, but you shouldn't do — is start saying we want to set up death panels to pull the plug on Grandma,” said Obama, who for a second time this week personalized the healthcare debate.

“I mean, come on... I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it's like to watch somebody you love who's aging deteriorate, and have to struggle with that,” he said.

“But the notion that somehow I've run for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on Grandma? When you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest.”

Too bad he didn't think of that before he talked to this woman --

Or before he talked to the New York Times--

"THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right?

I mean, 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.

LEONHARDT: So how do you — how do we deal with it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now."

Or before he put Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Known to Dustin Hoffman fans as "Der Weisse Engel") as his medical adviser, a caring medical profession who has written that "... some medical services should not be guaranteed to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia." (Source: NCPA) Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which "produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated." (Source: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel)"

Now, in Dr. Zeke's defense, he now says that his thinking on this subject has "evolved." Apparently now we should not only "attenuate" their treatment but sell off their fillings and surgical appliances to help lower the deficit.

How can you have an honest dialogue with a 'leader' who feels no compunction about lying to you?

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