Friday, December 24, 2010

Sarah Palin: Misinformer Of The Year

During the health care reform debate, Sarah Palin engaged in scaremongering about “death panels,” supposedly composed of government officials who would decide when seniors will die. In reality, the defeated bill would have enabled Medicare to cover optional consultations with medical professionals about end-of life choices. Republican Senator Johnny Isakson (GA), who sponsored similar legislation, called Palin's notion "nuts." Palin’s continuous peddling of lies, including violent rhetoric, has earned her Media Matters’ 2010 Glenn Beck Honorary Excellence in Misinformation Award.

4 comments:

juandos said...

Whoa there old son, how do you figure Ms. Palin is the 'misinformer of the year'?

Did you happen to miss these New York Times articles?

Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir

Yes sir, a death panel is the only rational description...

You missed this one to?!?!

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

Yes sir! Just another attempt at extorting more money from the productive so Obama can continue to buy votes from the parasitic...

So let's review Mr. Tone, the real 'misinformer of the year' title really goes to Obama, right?

Jeff Tone said...

Actually, Juandos, I just read the first article in the Sunday Times and am pleased. I may write something about it later. I hope that when we need it, my wife and I can avail ourselves of Medicare-covered end-of-life consultations with medical professionals. I agree with Republican Senator Johnny Isakson that the death panel talk is “nuts.”
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/11/sen-johnny-isakson-nuts/

I’m aware that the administration changed its stance on the insurance mandate. Which administration hasn’t changed positions? Remember Bush 41 with his “no new taxes” pledge? Regardless, I can’t think of another politician who misleads from the start as much as Sarah Palin does. The video shows ample examples.

Just I disagree that with your characterization of scientists in the institutions I cited and of gay soldiers regarding DADT, I also differ with your characterization of Obama supporters. There are plenty of us who voted for Obama and are productive members of society, including this “old son.”

juandos said...

Well I guess we both know that Isakson is a neo-socialist RINO so his credibility is less than nil...

"Remember Bush 41 with his “no new taxes” pledge?"...

Hmmm, Mr. Tone you seem to have a weak spot for RINOs...

I'm not suprised though...

"Just I disagree that with your characterization of scientists in the institutions"...

Yet you have nothing factual (like the alledged scientists attempting to foist of the AGW fraud) to substantiate your position...

" I also differ with your characterization of Obama supporters. There are plenty of us who voted for Obama and are productive members of society, including this “old son.”"...

Productive, eh?

Yet you want to leech off of someone else's earnings for your medical care...

Just how productive is that?

BTW can you find anything in the Constitution that gives the federal government the right to steal from another citizen just so you can have medical care?

Jeff Tone said...

I ask only one thing of people who comment here, and I make it clear in the “Leave your comment” notice: be civil and avoid personal attacks. I treat everyone with respect regardless of opinion and ask for the same. Now you state that I want to leech off of people. I was enjoying our exchange, but this is where it ends.