Sarah Palin’s Railin’ About The Ailin’
Good golly Miss Molly! Every time that we think that Sarah Palin has said the stupidest thing ever, she opens her mouth and says something even more stupid. Today, CNN reports that Palin claims that President Obama’s health care reform proposal is “downright evil.” But let’s look at the actual statement from Henry Wordsworth Palin, shall we?
“And who will suffer the most when they ration care?” she wrote. “The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. 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.” (See full CNN story here)
Palin’s foolishness has this time made itself apparent in two different ways. First of all, she has once again broadcast her “it’s all about me” philosophy by singling out her parents and once again throwing down syndrome child Trig out into the political debate. Does she never learn that when she uses her children as props for her political stances, that it is she that is drawing attention to them by her critics?
Secondly, Palin has once again displayed her ignorance and lack of education (especially her reading ability) by completely mischaracterizing a provision of the proposed health care reform bill. Sarah, please do us all a favor and read the actual words of the proposed bill before commenting thereon. There is no “death panel”, nor is there any revolutionary plan to weigh whether your parents or Trig are “worthy of health care.”
In fact, as CNN reports, there is…
a provision in the House health care bill that calls for “advance care planning consultation.” The measure would make available to individuals the option of a consultation with a medical provider who would explain “advance care planning,” if they have not met with a senior medical practitioner within the previous five years. These sessions would be an optional benefit, and would not be mandatory under the legislation.
During these consultations, the doctor would answer questions about care, suggest other professionals to speak with, and offer an explanation of the legal definitions of living wills, powers of attorney and the role of a health care proxy. The doctor would also provide a list of national and state resources devoted to assisting individuals and families with advance care planning; inform people of existing end-of-life services like hospice care, and what sorts of financial benefits are available to help them take advantage of that support; and explain the meaning of different orders that relate to life-sustaining treatment.
Get it, Sarah? These are nice, helpful and optional services to be provided to elders. There are no “death panels” and no reasonable person could infer from that language that anything like a “death panel” will be put in place. Also, too, you idiot, the provision applies to elder Americans. There is no mention of children with disabilities and certainly no specific mention of your Trig.
Sarah, when will you learn that it is not all about you?
In honor of the troops’ please click on the song link below to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
It Had To Be You song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5PbVrorP2A
IT’S ALL ABOUT SHE
(sung to the Harry Connick Jr. version of the song “It Had to Be You”)
It’s all about she
Who cares about you?
Her parents are clowns and poor Trig has downs
Oh, what will they do?
Palin and her crew
Say things so untrue
Health reform is bad, just ask her dad
They haven’t a clue
Is Sarah just mean?
Brain small like a bean?
She’s always so cross
But nobody’s boss
What’s with that hairdo?
Won’t have health reform if there’s a bill
You can shove your damn living will
It’s all about she, who cares about you?
She hasn’t a clue
Obama it seems
Might fulfill our dreams
Drive down health care costs
What will Palin do?
Keep her health plan if she likes it still
Who the hell needs a living will?
I certainly do, how about you?
I bet you do too
Posted on August 8, 2009, in Republican, Sarah Palin, SarahPAC, Songs and tagged Health Care Reform, news, palin, Republican, right wing, Sarah Palin, SarahPAC, Songs. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.