Sarah Palin: Obama’s “Death Panel” Would Kill “My Baby With Down Syndrome”

August 8, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Sarah Palin is terrified that President Obama’s bureaucratic “death panel” will kill her elderly parents and her infant son suffering from Down Syndrome. The former Governor of Alaska joined the group of disingenuous “deathers” who falsely claim that a proposed Democratic health care reform bill would kill our seniors with forced euthanasia.

Palin posted a statement on her Facebook page on Friday, quoting Ronald Reagan and supporting fellow deather and right-wing Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who is also using scare tactics to frighten senior citizens into believing that health care reform will kill them. Bachman recently spoke on the house floor, demonizing Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health care advisor to the president and brother of White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.

Palin starts off her post saying, “As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!”

She speaks of health care rationing that would kill the elderly and the disabled calling it evil, “And who will suffer the most when they ration care? 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,” wrote Palin.

Of course, the notion of a “death panel” is pure fantasy, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans, like House Minority Leader Rep. Boehner from repeating such falsehoods to deceive the public.

Source: Talking Points Memo


8 Responses to “Sarah Palin: Obama’s “Death Panel” Would Kill “My Baby With Down Syndrome””

  1. me on August 8th, 2009 7:41 am

    Its not FORCED euthenasia just strongly encouraged. 🙂

  2. carly on August 8th, 2009 10:59 am

    Palin will do anything to stay in the spotlight including lying about healthcare reform. There is a related post at

  3. little los angeles on August 8th, 2009 11:09 am

    what is she thinking? Just don’t wanna see her running for president next time.

  4. PM Young on August 8th, 2009 12:26 pm

    Palin is a “white house wanna-be.” This is a nothing more than the “drama queen’s” attempt to get attention. Our healthcare system now allows insurance companies to determine who will and will not get life saving treatement – just ask persons receiving cancer treatment – Palin knows that this is not Obama’s intetion – Is Palin is accepting insurance money for her white house run from the very insurance lobby who fear Pres. Obama will actually succeed in getting middle americans the same insurance coverage that congress has and that Palin probably just gave up when she gave up her office??????

  5. David on August 8th, 2009 2:38 pm

    I love Sarah Palin, but this comment by her is just wrong!

  6. badger on August 10th, 2009 12:58 am

    Perhaps Sarah Palin is concerned about the health policy advisor to President Obama, Dr. Ezekial Emmanuel, who as late as January 2009 published an article explaining the “Complete Lives System”. Since he suggests that this should only be used in case of shortage, (which when we try to cover everyone including those who are breaking our laws by being here illegally and those who do wish to be covered) common sense tells you would happen, perhaps she has a right to be worried.

    I am a democrat ( and not a wealthy one) who is very concerned with nationalized healthcare. it doesn’t work in Canada, it doesn’t work in England, it Certainly doesn’t work in France and it doesn’t even work in the trials we have had here in the United States with the cost far more than what was estimated.

    America is the greatest country in the world and EVERYONE who applies themselves can and will succeed. To penalize the wealthy (by making them pay for everyone) or to limit what medical care a person can acquire even if they pay for it themselves is un-american and very socialist in nature. We are not a “collective” group of people here. We are individuals with different needs and beliefs. Trying to group everyone together to acquire “Social Justice” is not my idea of freedom. If you work hard, you will achieve and receive the fruits of your labor, if you choose to sit back and let others do the work you shouldn’t be expecting “social Justice” to step in and support you.

    I am also concerned when I see my own party trying to use Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to sway the public on this issue. Especially rule#5 to try to ridicule American citizens who question this plan. They used this tactic successfully with Sarah Palin and American sat back and watched. They are tired of watching. They are tired of groups like Acorn and SEIU trying to intimidate people, Alinsky rule #12? It is quite shameful. When the white house asks folks to flag them, that lets me know that this plan has great flaws and the democrats know it.

    I will be watching carefully what happens. I know the people in my area, (the real voters and not manufactured mobs like the SEIU or ACORN) are against government takeover of healthcare. I believe 2010 is going to be a very bad year for democrats if anything close to what is presently being proposed is passed.

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