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Stand-Up Guy: Obama knocks 'em dead with jokes about pulling the plug on grandma.
Wall St. Journal ^ | 08/12/09 | By JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 08/12/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

If you're not creeped out by ObamaCare yet, you will be after you've read this passage from the New York Times transcript of the president's "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday: "The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels' that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)"

Laughter? Way to knock 'em dead, Mr. President!

You can hear the "joke," and the laughter, on NPR's Web site.

Now, this column certainly is not above finding humor in grim subject matter. That is one of many reasons we'd make a lousy politician. But President Obama is attempting to transmogrify America's entire medical system. It is literally a matter of life and death. If Obama and his supporters find mirth in the thought of "pulling the plug on grandma," do you trust them anywhere near your health care?

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: geezers; grandma; medicine; obamacare; portsmouth; socialized

1 posted on 08/12/2009 2:16:01 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Millions of grandmas who vote are NOT amused by the comic-in-chief.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 2:19:12 PM PDT by Deo volente ("WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!" HRC, 2003)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

lol the press thinks this is funny


4 posted on 08/12/2009 2:21:52 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I don't want them punished with a live grandma!


5 posted on 08/12/2009 2:22:41 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Hey, he laughed at Special Olympics, too! And didn't he get off a(n unfunny) quip about unemployment a while back? He just has a charmingly quirky sense of humor! Or something like that . . . Pardon me for not laughing . . .
6 posted on 08/12/2009 2:27:20 PM PDT by maryz
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I don't care if you are critical of me or not ....

I have UGLY SUSPICIONS about Obam’s WHITE Granny. Weeks before the election we heard she was ill but NOT with a terminal or fatal illness. Next thing we see is a pile of attorneys go to her condo in Hawaii WITHOUT Michele and the kiddies. The nxt news we hear is Obama’s WHITE Granny, who raised him is DEAD. It wasn't until 2009 that he had time to pay his respects to her. Bowling and haircuts were more important than tucking Granny in the ground and paying his respects to her after he WON the election.

Now, if Obama treats his Granny like that, imagine what Obama will do for YOU and your Grandparents that he doesn't even know? Look at how his Aunt in Boston lives, ILLEGALLY in public housing and his half brother in Kenya in his snazzy mud shack. The only one Obama cares about is OBAMA.
Better yet - look at how Obama cares about infants about to be born. He voted FOR the DENIAL of medical attention by a baby that survived a botched abortion. This is how COLD HEARTED Obama is. THe Infant Born Alive Act is what Obama voted AGAINST. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z22Aem5_r44 Audio of Obama arguing AGAINST the Infant Born Alive Act: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUkbuhXzbvI That is OBAMA - he wants old and young dead.

7 posted on 08/12/2009 2:38:00 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

almost as funny as his lipstick on a pig/stinky fish joke


8 posted on 08/12/2009 2:38:51 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

this macabre “joke” reminds me of when obama went to Hawaii in plenty of time to see his own granny off.....or was it offed?


9 posted on 08/12/2009 2:39:39 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Obama is trying to get people to LAUGH at the idea so it becomes a joke. When you laugh enough about it, then you can't take it too seriously. He's making a joke out of the TRUTH, so you will NOT take the TRUTH about it seriously.

Obama is a liar!

10 posted on 08/12/2009 2:40:54 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don’t pull the plug just ask her where the birth certificate is, burn it then leave town.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 2:45:03 PM PDT by omega4179 ((/) Happened)
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To: Iron Munro

That is Great ! LOL!


12 posted on 08/12/2009 3:03:16 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“...death panels’ that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t—it’s too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)”

I wonder if this is what the Germans were doing when Hitler got started....


13 posted on 08/12/2009 3:05:23 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: Red Boots
Let's not forget about the death of his white granny one day before the election.

Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies
Death of Madelyn Dunham, 86, Announced Day Before Election

14 posted on 08/12/2009 3:34:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels' that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)"

Just the fact that he used the terminology "Pull the Plug "shows how juvenile and callus he and his advisers are

You don't talk like that about a very serious subject
15 posted on 08/12/2009 3:35:26 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The earlier Obama jokes about pulling the plug on Terri Schiavo and babies born alive in botched abortions were just as unfunny as this one. Combined with his science czar's comments about putting anti-fertility and sterilization drugs in the food and water supply for population control, this gang in the White House needs to be watched very carefully.
16 posted on 08/12/2009 3:53:06 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

bttt


17 posted on 08/12/2009 3:53:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: nmh
Obama is trying to get people to LAUGH at the idea so it becomes a joke.

He's also trying to make us look like jokes. Ridicule is a great weapon.

But aside from that, can you believe how dumb this man is? Granted, a sociopath doesn't have to be knowledgeable about or good at anything. He just has to convince people that he's what they want to see in him, and sociopaths have a rare gift for doing that because they really have no personalities of their own. It's all a show designed to get them something they want which, in his case, is power.

Obama is the dumbest, least qualified and least professional president ever.

18 posted on 08/12/2009 3:55:50 PM PDT by livius
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Has the SOB stolen my snow birds and feathers joke.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 3:59:29 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Even if this is pulled from the bill, the benefits we would have are subject to majority vote. What stops the majority from ceasing services to folks over a certain age?


20 posted on 08/12/2009 4:02:18 PM PDT by Raycpa
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The older FR's will get this...

classygrayhairedbroad here....

Nag, nag, nag, nag, NAG!

21 posted on 08/12/2009 4:13:05 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: livius

You are RIGHT!

Thank you!


22 posted on 08/12/2009 4:15:50 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Raycpa

There are no clauses in that bill expressly prohibit anybody from doing anything they want after it’s passed.

You better believe that as soon as the bill is approved and becomes law, all of the things that we dread now because they are implicit will be blatantly explicit and we won’t be able to do a thing about it except break out the tar and pitchforks.


23 posted on 08/12/2009 4:24:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

fortheluvofpete taranto, grow some gonads.


24 posted on 08/12/2009 5:43:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (STOP OBAMA NOW.)
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He certainly does a great Henny Youngman routine.

"Here, take my Grandma....!"

25 posted on 08/12/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT by Gritty (Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of emergency - Herbert Hoover)
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If Obama and his supporters find mirth in the thought of "pulling the plug on grandma," do you trust them anywhere near your health care?

The Kenyan Clown is in favor of infanticide and he jokes about murdering the elderly. He is manifestly contemptuous of Americans and of our Constitution.

His occupation of our highest office is already the greatest blight on that office in our country's history. Let's hope that we can capture enough seats in the 2010 off-year elections to thwart him and the rest of the rabid left.

26 posted on 08/12/2009 6:03:21 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: Deo volente

No, we certainly are not! I pay less than $20 a month for my healthcare (Medicare and Blue Cross, Blue Shield) since I retired. You can’t beat that anywhere.


27 posted on 08/12/2009 6:21:14 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: nmh

One day he will stand before God and give an accounting. I don’t want to be standing near him when the demons come charging up out of hell to drag him down with them. It won’t be pretty.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 6:22:59 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: Marysecretary

correction: they give me also $40 toward my medicare.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 6:26:20 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: snowsislander
sadly, even if this azzhat were to be removed first thing in the AM...the damage has been done to the office already...

all the statesmanship and respect gone for generations...

suddenly the trainride scene in "Unforgiven" comes true as English Bob says...'the president, ? why not ***** the president ? '

[self censored to avoid unwelcomed guests]...

30 posted on 08/12/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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