Sarah Palin has now added her own unique brand of ignorance to the ongoing attempts to stifle the discussion on health-care. On Palin’s Facebook page, she incites fear that elderly citizens and mentally challenged children will by put to death by Obama death squads.
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”
Remember that Palin was almost a heartbeat away from the presidency of the United States!
When are other Republicans going to realize that people like Palin are not helping them stay in the running as a major party? According to Timothy Egan’s piece in the NY Times (see link below) Newt Gingrich was out on Sunday defending her! Palin, Joe the Plumber, and others of the same ilk are inciting a dangerous fringe of lunatics in our society and will only have themselves to blame if the worst happens!
Gingrich would do better to speak with her privately, rather than defend her publically, and tell her to shut up.