August 11, 2009

Today's Republican talking point

About those death panels:
People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.
An Investor's Business Daily "insight."

Be sure to scream it at Gwen Moore.


Anonymous said...

Maybe there's been a tear in the space-time continuum and Hawking is now a citizen of a country without socialized medicine, and only IBD has noticed.

On a serious note, that link has been up for about 48 hours and no one at IBD seems to have noticed the error.


Pete Gruett said...

Well then I guess it's lucky that Cambridge University is in Massachusetts, right?

I suppose it was an honest mistake. He doesn't speak with a British accent.

Scot1and said...

In fairness, Ezekiel Emanuel only advocated withholding healthcare for people with dementia. So Hawkins will be fine.

Display Name said...

I put those newfangled death panels on my roof and they're reduced my utility bill by 30% this summer.

grumps said...

Pete, I'm pretty sure that comment gets you time in Purgatory, at least.

Foust, ditto.

And why hasn't Hawking released his birth certificate? How do we know he's really British? Do we have to look at his teeth or something?