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    Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    For ‘Death Panels’ Before She Was Against Them? Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    In recent weeks, right-wing groups have been pushing the myth that health care reform will somehow kill seniors. One of the most high profile voices pushing this lie has been Sarah Palin, who claimed President Obama will institute bureaucratic “death panels.” Today, again on her Facebook page, she continued the attack. Though some Republicans have rebuffed this absurd, inaccurate notion — like Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who called such talk “nuts” — others, like Newt Gingrich, have piled on to agree with Palin.

    However, on April 16th 2008, then Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed some of the same end of life counseling she now decries as a form of euthanasia. In a proclamation announcing “Healthcare Decisions Day,” Palin urged public facilities to provide better information about advance directives, and made it clear that it is critical for seniors to be informed of such options:

    WHEREAS, Healthcare Decisions Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions. [...]

    WHEREAS, one of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska’s citizens with advance directives.

    WHEREAS, the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska, and other organizations throughout the United States have endorsed this event and are committed to educating the public about the importance of discussing healthcare choices and executing advance directives.

    Though this proclamation is now deleted from the Alaska governor’s website, it shows that Palin’s current fear-mongering is purely political. Palin is not the only conservative leader completely flip-flopping on this issue. Merely months ago, Gingrich too endorsed end of life counseling. At a conference in April of this year, Gingrich said advance directives can “save money” while also helping to “decrease the stress felt by caregivers.”
    Crass shameless dishonest and deception. Any surprise with Caribou Barbie? To think there are some that still follow this loser.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    That woman is like Dick Cheney...you can tell she's lying because her lips are moving...

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Did Palin propose that elderly Americans be denied medical care, because they weren't worth the investment, like PBO wants to do? Show me where she did that and I'll agree with you.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did Palin propose that elderly Americans be denied medical care, because they weren't worth the investment, like PBO wants to do? Show me where she did that and I'll agree with you.
    Sorry, fail. Your goddess is a moron, a liar, and a hypocrite.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did Palin propose that elderly Americans be denied medical care, because they weren't worth the investment, like PBO wants to do? Show me where she did that and I'll agree with you.
    Only ones proposing that are the right, since they are seeing the boogie man everywhere where it is not and making up crap along the way.
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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Only ones proposing that are the right, since they are seeing the boogie man everywhere where it is not and making up crap along the way.
    I think it is hilarious that the right actually thinks that we on the left would actually want death panels, or telling granny she has to die.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did Palin propose that elderly Americans be denied medical care, because they weren't worth the investment, like PBO wants to do? Show me where she did that and I'll agree with you.
    Tell you what...

    You show us exactly where the health care bill wants to do this and you won't look so foolish clinging to a talking point that has been debunked numerous times.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    I'm not lending any credibility to the notion that Obama's plan will euthanize seniors when they get too expensive however how in the world would that notion be at all similar to advising patients to think about and put in place advance directives?

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Only ones proposing that are the right, since they are seeing the boogie man everywhere where it is not and making up crap along the way.
    That's your retort? Are you serious?


    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Tell you what...

    You show us exactly where the health care bill wants to do this and you won't look so foolish clinging to a talking point that has been debunked numerous times.

    It's never been debunked. All the info you need is in Section 1233 of HR 3200. Now, if you can show where that section DOESN'T say that, then you win. That should be easy enough. Right?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Palin Endorsed End Of Life Counseling As Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I'm not lending any credibility to the notion that Obama's plan will euthanize seniors when they get too expensive however how in the world would that notion be at all similar to advising patients to think about and put in place advance directives?
    No one said euthanize. That's an addition to the context from, well, you-know-who.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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