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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:48 PM
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Do the Palinites actually believe the "death panel" nonsense, or is it faux hysteria?
I'm having trouble believing that anyone actually believes the Democrats are planning an extermination program for the old and infirm. Am I being naive, or is this just something they're all pretending to believe as a tactic?
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:50 PM
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1. Come on, these are the same idiots who believed the "Kenyan Birth Certificate"
Anything that makes the black president look bad, they believe.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:51 PM
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3. Exactly..
it gives them cover from admitting to their racism.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:50 PM
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2. Of course they don't.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:53 PM
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4. Do they believe there's a "liberal" media? The earth is 6,000 years old? Obama's a communist?
Who the hell knows WHAT they believe.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:54 PM
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5. Texas has an Advanced Directive Law, signed by Bush
It allows hospitals to disconnect life support over the objection of the family. Texas Right to Life helped write it.

They absolutely believe it. Unfortunately, once again, they're blaming the wrong party for their fears.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:53 PM
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11. I remember that - at the time of the controversy about taking that
woman off life supports in Florida, Texas took a black baby boy off life supports against the wishes of it's parents because the cost was too high. Good old repug Texas. They are the only state that has taken this living wills argument to its worst conclusion and took the right out of the hands of the patient and into the hands of the government and insurance companies. Sick!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:54 PM
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6. that was just Palin's way of confessing
her own sins.

You know the Feds had to shut down Medicare and Medicaid in her state due to gross mismanagement. 250 people died waiting for service.

8 lawsuits. Elderly and vulnerable people left to die.

Palin's Death Panels do exist. It's the one job she managed to finish.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:54 PM
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7. It's the passive-aggressive tactic again.
I'm reminded of the scene in Fight Club where Ed Norton's character literally beats himself up and blames his manager.

In this case the RWers attack themselves with their own self-imposed fear and panic.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:55 PM
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8. If Sarah said, it must be true
Isn't that the rule?
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:59 PM
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9. Bush passed something like it in Texas, when he was governor
Hospitals in Texas have the right to determine that it is "futile" to continue to care for a patient and pull the plug on them. It happened to my sister, Andrea Clark.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:01 PM
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10. I think a few of them really believe it.
They are unhinged and not very bright.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:55 PM
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12. faux for the instigating leadership, mixed for the rank & file.
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