Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Democrats quietly celebrating Death Panel victory

The weeks-old memo recommended that end-of-life advocates celebrate a “quiet” victory out of concern that Republican leaders would “use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.” —Jason Millman

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! --Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17

The Democrat Party wishes to redefine the structures and boundaries of reality by replacing what we know to be truth with what they wish to be true. This observation cannot be more clearly seen than in the Obamacare discussions.

When pointed out that within the Obamacare legislation was the authority to deny health care based on the decisions of bureaucrats and those decisions could be based on various factors age, illness and the possibility of or the lack of the possibility of recovery. In short these bureaucrats where called death panels.

However, partisans in favor of Obamacare called this characterization of the legislation a gross mislabeling and an unfair political attack.

Yet based on political backlash Democrats pulled the language, which allegedly gave this type of life or death authority to bureaucrats before they passed the legislation and before president Barry Hussein Soetoro signed Obamacare into law.

So imagine the surprise when Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-Ore.) office recently sends a memo that urged health reform advocates not to advertise new end-of-life counseling regulations, to be reinserted into the law, to avoid reviving talk of “death panels. (see article)

Blumenauer doesn’t claim that the “new” end-of-life counseling regulations are not the “death panel” provisions, which created the initial political firestorm. Congressman Blumenauer only claims that he didn’t see the memo, which originated from his office and had he seen it he would have “suggested it be worded differently.”

The original House healthcare reform bill included a Medicare provision reimbursing doctors for advising patients on end-of-life care, but was dropped from the final bill after some conservatives said it could have led to government-run “death panels.”—Jason Millman

It was Shakespeare who wrote, A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, which leads me to conclude that any wording that the Congressman would have suggested would have meant; celebrate quietly we have deceived many and won. We have written for ourselves the ability and power over life and death. Moreover, this power is over all Americans. This power we simply call health care reform.

Yes Congressman, you've convinced me, the wording of the memo IS the problem…