Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grassley Chooses the Dark Side

Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa has been a member of the Gang of Six on the Senate Finance Committee who have been negotiating on health reform legislation.

But it should be obvious now that he's decided on the dark side rather than working with Obama and the Democrats.

Here's Grassley on the thoroughly debunked idea that "end of life" care is equivalent to euthanasia.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) continued the thoroughly debunked right wing euthanasia/death panel meme today, telling a town hall crowd, "You have every right to fear....a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on Grandma."

He also said, "There are some people who think it is a terrible problem that Grandma is laying in a bed with tubes in her... and that the government should intervene. I think that's a family or religious thing that needs to be dealt with."

This is choosing "the dark side" because Grassley knows perfectly well that he's lying, but has decided to commit himself to the lie. One of the things that's interesting about the health care reform issue is whether the Republicans are going to be able to work with a new health care system if they lose. There have been at least a couple of comments on this blog indicating that conservatives will go along with a new system. I'm not so sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thoroughly debunked by who?
According to Bloomberg: Daschle says "health-care reform will not be pain free.Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them."
And you know about Ezekiel Emanual and his theories.
But forgetting all that for a moment, where in our Constitution does our government have this right to impose any kind of health care system on the citizens?
I have read some of the house bill and a couple of things jump out at me. First, it is impossible for a normal person to understand most of it and second, what I do understand is that the government will have the last word on most everything.
They will decide who gets what kind of care, they can send agents of the fed. gov. to your and my house to counsel parents on how we parent our children, they will have electronic real time access to our bank accounts. They will decide what doctors make.
I don't know about you, but I do not trust the government, period.
This country was founded under principles of small government/large individual rights. We need to return to those principles.