Governor Palin knew a death panel when she saw one

So notes Charles Hurt in a piece today at the Washington Times.

Mama Grizzly warned us this would happen.

Under Obamacare, the sick and weak and old would stand before death panels of bureaucrats to be granted life or death.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was laughed out of town for making four years ago what we now know is a prescient prediction. Perhaps she is one of the few who actually read the health care bill before it passed.

“And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course,” she wrote on her Facebook page in 2009.

“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.”

President Obama and his blind supporters who were busy not reading the bill howled in protest, calling Mrs. Palin an irresponsible liar unworthy of the public political stage.

The media’s alleged keeper of the truth PolitiFact declared her assertion the “Lie of the Year.” FactCheck.org, another alleged “truth” panel, summarily dismissed the claim as a “whopper.”

Now comes cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby.

The ravages of Obamacare have not even set in yet and already she has been given what quite possibly will amount to a death sentence.

Read the rest of Hurt’s article here. Governor Palin’s "death panel" metaphor for the health care rationing ObamaCare requires has been vindicated by many in the intervening years since she first brought it to our attention. This vindication has even come from the far left as noted liberals Paul Krugman and former Obama OMB Director Peter Orszag confirmed her analysis. This incident is just another variation of ObamaCare’s inevitable rationing, and the Democrats’ health care debacle is the proximate cause of the tragic predicament in which Ms. Sundby finds herself.  Nobody who’s been paying attention the past four years should be surprised.



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