Skip to comments.Stand-Up Guy: Obama knocks 'em dead with jokes about pulling the plug on grandma.
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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Millions of grandmas who vote are NOT amused by the comic-in-chief.
lol the press thinks this is funny
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.
almost as funny as his lipstick on a pig/stinky fish joke
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?
Obama is a liar!
Don’t pull the plug just ask her where the birth certificate is, burn it then leave town.
That is Great ! LOL!
“...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....
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.
Has the SOB stolen my snow birds and feathers joke.
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?
You are RIGHT!
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.
fortheluvofpete taranto, grow some gonads.
"Here, take my Grandma....!"
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.
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.
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.
correction: they give me also $40 toward my medicare.
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 ? '
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