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August 14, 2009

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bad

Kim, my grandmother broke her hip in her eighties and was in a nursing home for two years while it healed. She lived another ten years after that. Surgery would have been a much cheaper, quicker fix for everyone.

Of course, that was a long time ago.

Porchlight

He's not fit to be anyone's grandson, let alone anyone's President.

That's for damn sure. While he does seem quite human and fatherly toward his daughters, I wouldn't want him as a son or grandson or cousin or nephew. He has always seemed singularly uninterested in his the rest of his family's fate except as regards their usefulness as props in his grand narrative.

pagar

Here is an interview with an Aunt of Obama who has lived in the US for decades as an illegal.

She’s been the beneficiary of de facto amnesty for more than three decades. Why shouldn’t she feel entitled to it the rest of her life?

Anyone know any other high placed political figures in the US with an illegal aunt? A aunt who has been illegal all the time he has been in politics.

Jack

Obama Goes After Politicians Spreading "Death Panels" Lie At Colorado Town Hall:

"What you can't do, or you can, but you shouldn't do -- is start saying things like we want to set up death panels to pull the plug on grandma." President Obama paused and grew emotional, "First of all, when you make a comment like that, I just lost my grandmother last year... I know what its like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate... When you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest. Especially when I hear the arguments coming from members of congress in the other party, who, it turns out, sponsored similar provisions!"

According to Huffington Post, Barack said this today.

bad to the bone

Ibama is right. They don't want to set up death panels because it was already done in the porkulous bill:

H.R. 1 (more commonly known as the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, even more commonly known as the Stimulus Bill and aptly dubbed the Porkulus Bill) contains a whopping $1.1 billion to fund the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research. The Council is the brain child of former Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Tom Daschle. Before the Porkulus Bill passed, Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant governor of New York, wrote in detail about the Council's purpose.

LUN

Neo

But the bill [H.R. 1 EH AKA "stimulus"] goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

Ignatz

--First of all, when you make a comment like that, I just lost my grandmother last year...I know what its like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate....--

Can this creep never stop using people, even dead members of his own family, to his own ends?
Does he think no one who disagrees with him lost a loved one in the last year or never watched someone they love age and deteriorate?

JM Hanes

Yeah he watched, for a couple of weekends.

bgates

I know what its like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate

And by "watch" I mean "once a month between sets of curls, listen to the report from the staffer I had call the home, unless CNN or MSNBC is running something good about how compelling my campaign is".

Stephanie "the Ice Pick"

So, she deteriorated and he watched? No comforting her, no reading to her, no feeding her ice chips, no interaction at all...

speaks volumes...

MJW

Here's the AP news headline that greeted me when I went to Yahoo:

Now, it's personal. President Barack Obama invoked his own anguish over the death of a loved one as he challenged the debunked notion that Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's health care would include "death panels."
Nice to see they've mastered the art of condensing an entire editorial into a sinle headline.

Through a glass, cloudly.

bad, perhaps your grandmother was not considered safe for surgery or anesthesia, a supposition partially put to the lie by her long life afterwards. It illustrates the principle that the decisions must be made by the individuals involved, correctly informed, by themselves or others, and therein, of course, lies the rub.

Porch, I'd like to emphasize that I certainly don't mean that Obama isn't fit to be anyone's anything. I've got an appropriate role for him. He can be the player on the bench who impulsively leaps onto the field to tackle an opposing team's runner making an otherwise inevitable touchdown run. Now that's ignorant.

Variations on this theme could have him in the role of coach rather than player, or he could even tackle his own teammate. I like this last scenario best.

cbinflux

One merely needs to read 'Prairie Fire' to understand BHO and Michelle's game plan. Like Ragu, it's in there.
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Exclusive: Bill Ayers' 'Prairie Fire' in PDF Form
the PDF version of Barack Obama associates “Billy” Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s 1974 communist declaration of war against the United States.

Includes the dedication to Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, on page 5.
You may have read about this book, or seen it mentioned on Hannity and Colmes, but you cannot appreciate how radically insane and violent it is until you read it for yourself.

http://tinyurl.com/678gg8

PD

As Obama has said:

It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance.

The "country" shouldn't make these decisions. Families should. I have, and I'll bet many of you have as well. I didn't need the government sticking its nose in where it doesn't belong.

That Obama cannot imagine people being capable of managing their affairs is very telling. I guess these end of life decisions, like when life begins, are above his pay grade. Makes you wonder what he *is* qualified to make a decision about.

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