Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Zeke Emanuel on Sarah Palinís Accusation of 'Death Panels': 'Itís An Absolute Outrage'
Political Punch ABC News ^ | 8-13-09 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 08/13/2009 8:08:35 PM PDT by nomoremods

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the health-policy adviser at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget -- who has been caricatured by conservatives as a “Dr. Death” seeking to pull the I.V.s out of your grandparents’ arms in the name of cost containment -- is not happy.

Asked by ABC News in an interview about the thoroughly discredited claim by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to paint his philosophical writings as evidence -- along with a provision providing optional end of life counseling in the House Democrats’ health care reform bill -- that President Obama wants to set up “death panels” to deny medical treatments to seniors and the disabled, including her son Trig, Emanuel, brother of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, does not hold back.

“It’s an absolute outrage that you would take first of all a provision written in the bill,” Emanuel says, a provision allowing for “doctors to talk to patients about end of life care, and turn it into the suggestion that we’re going to have euthanasia boards -- that’s a complete misreading of what’s there. It’s just trying to scare people.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; deathpanel; deathpanels; endoflife; euthanasia; ezekiel; ezekielemanuel; healthcare; palin; sarahpalin; tapper; zekemengele
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-69 next last
Looks like the elitists hate it when a commoner calls them out on their beliefs and behavior.
1 posted on 08/13/2009 8:08:36 PM PDT by nomoremods
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

The only thing that outrages Left Wing Extremists is the Truth.

Pray for America and Lady Palin


2 posted on 08/13/2009 8:09:41 PM PDT by bray (The messiah has no robe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

funny how people with such Biblical names can be so non-Biblical in their politics and behaviors


3 posted on 08/13/2009 8:10:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

I guess Zeke doesn’t bother to read the stuff he spews.


4 posted on 08/13/2009 8:11:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

It sucks to be him when he can have his own published Nazi-esque quotes hurled back in his face.


5 posted on 08/13/2009 8:12:17 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

Looks like whacko Zeke is throwing his own words under the bus. Boy it’s getting pretty cramped under that thing, they are gonna need a bigger bus. Whacko Zeke is outraged, quick, hide the elderly and young children


6 posted on 08/13/2009 8:12:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods
Did, er, ABC in the interview happen to ASK Ezekiel the Eraser ANYTHING about his write-up last year in the UK medical journal, about EUTHANASIA and the ridiculousness, the cost INEFFECTIVENESS of administering MEDICINE to those with DEMENTIA? Did the interviewer ASK Ezekiel if he believes that until babies are TWO YEARS OLD, and can then be socialized, they are basically not a human? Did this get covered?
7 posted on 08/13/2009 8:13:11 PM PDT by Republic (Uhbama is a LIAR! Uhbama is REALLY A LIAR! UhBAMA LIED TO ALL OF US TODAY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

Hospitals already have death panels. They get together and decide on the prognosis of the patient and if needed what is most cost effective. You hear stories all the time about doctors going to court to get the plug pulled on a patient.


8 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:06 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

Zeke....buddy, you are an outrage...to humanity.


9 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:25 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods
Poor Zeke, he is used to Charlie Rose drooling over him, never asking a hard question.
10 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

The follow up question ought to have been, “do you think the fact that you’re a political hack has anything to do with people being suspicious?”


11 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:57 PM PDT by gusopol3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

Zeke, go back to your hiking trip vacay in the Dolomites-
you’ve done enough damage already

we’ll take it from here


12 posted on 08/13/2009 8:15:02 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

Looks like Victory....since the Senate Finance committee is now saying they are going to remove the End-of-life Provision from the bill
Its indefensible....Palin told ‘em what page it was.


13 posted on 08/13/2009 8:15:41 PM PDT by 4Speed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Republic

Of course they didn’t ask him that, that would involve actual JOURNALISM. Silly rabbit, The All Barack Channel will never want to undermine their messiah


14 posted on 08/13/2009 8:15:43 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods
Zeke doesn't realize that people actually read what he writes.
Oh but of course “it was taken out of context”
15 posted on 08/13/2009 8:16:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

“they are gonna need a bigger bus.”

Maybe buy out Greyhound.


16 posted on 08/13/2009 8:17:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods
Zeke, The Well Paid Tool....this fall on NBC...Silence, I kill you...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

17 posted on 08/13/2009 8:19:35 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

Ol’ Zeke has every right to be enraged. Go ahead Zeke, let it all out. Nobody gives a shi* what he and the brother he road in on think.


18 posted on 08/13/2009 8:20:23 PM PDT by healy61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

Oh dear, how could I have forgotten that!? < sigh > I wonder if ABC is going to enjoy being as hated as NBC if they keep up their decision to only tell barack’s side of the equation.


19 posted on 08/13/2009 8:20:30 PM PDT by Republic (Uhbama is a LIAR! Uhbama is REALLY A LIAR! UhBAMA LIED TO ALL OF US TODAY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nomoremods

A family of vermin, the Emanuels.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 8:21:30 PM PDT by raptor29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-69 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson