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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?

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