Unable to fight the compulsion to be in the public light, Sarah Palin has emerged from wherever she is living these days to once again charge that the health care act of the Obama Administration provided for ‘Death Panel’, a board of people who would make decisions about whether or not people will live or die.
|'I was called a liar for calling it like it is,' Palin writes. | AP Photo|
Three years after Sarah Palin boiled up the rage in the health care debate with “death panel” remarks, the former GOP vice presidential candidate is proudly sticking by her claim in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.
Palin charged in a August 2009 Facebook post that the Democrats’ health care bill would empower a “death panel” of government bureaucrats who can decide who lives or dies. The 2009 claim earned Palin Politifact’s “Lie of the Year,” but she said today that the president’s health care law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board makes life-or-death decisions.
“It was a pretty long post, but a lot of people seem to have only read two words of it: ‘death panel,’” Palin wrote today. “Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these accusers finally saw that Obamacare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about health care funding.”
While this Forum is loathe to defend Ms. Palin, it finds it must do so. Although we know of no major main stream political person who has called Ms. Palin a liar for her claim of ‘Death Panels” (Ms. Palin must always, always play the victim card, she must have a full deck of them) it is clear that she is not a liar on this subject.
To be a liar Ms. Palin must know that what she is saying is not true, and it should be clear to everyone that Ms. Palin actually believes what she is saying, and thus is not a liar and should not be labeled as such. However since what she is saying is not true, never was true and cannot be true, then what she should be called is ‘delusional’ or ‘confused’ or ‘ignorant’ or ‘uninformed’ or . . . well you get the idea. Just pick your favorite term.
Ms. Palin must be living in fear of a Romney victory. If that happens she will find that she has absolutely no press coverage, that no one will be paying any attention to anything she says and that Mr. Romney will be running as far away from Ms. Palin as he can. Really, a Romney win is Ms. Palin's worst nightmare.