Poor King Tim. He has to come to grips by admitting after two minutes of trying to convince Joe Scarborough that there really are “death penels” in the Health Care Bill, caves and admits that there isn’t.
How embarrassing: Getting “schooled” by another Republican on national television.
From those Satan Worshiping liberals over at Crooks and Liars (with my own Satan Worshiping highlights, of course!):
Scarborough: But you know there are no death panels here though. Counseling is one thing. Having three people lining up saying “granny dies, grandpa lives”, that’s quite another. You can’t get there from here.
Pawlenty: Well what happens Joe, what you call it or label it, but I think the facts are these. When you have a system like the United Kingdom where there are breast cancer…
Scarborough: But we don’t. We don’t Governor with all due respect. This does not give us a system like the United Kingdom. I’m talking specifically about this bill. How does this bill get us to “death panels”? You don’t believe it does do you?
Pawlenty: Joe what if it becomes to expensive and then the trajectory of it is even close to what’s being predicted ten years out that they can no longer afford all that they promised and somebody has to say scale back the care. And the federal government is now empowered to do that. When you look at examples around the world where that takes place there are concerns about care being cut back by a federal government institution and we could have a legitimate debate about whether that’s good or not. I don’t think it is.
Scarborough: Governor, what in this bill though, let’s be specific, what in this bill leads us to that position, gives a bureaucrat that power ten years from now to make that decision. I know we’re going to have to make excruciating decisions on health care. You’ve talked about it before, over the next decade because we’ve run out of money in this country, but what in this bill specifically, what provision in this bill specifically would lead anybody to rationally believe a death panel might emerge in a decade, based on this legislation?
Pawlenty: Joe, there is nothing in the legislation that directly says that, it’s the indirect concerns that I’m trying to articulate that I think are at least worth raising.
Yeah, that’s true, Your Majesty! It’s those same “indirect concerns” that I have when you’ve cut off medication for the mentally ill in downtown Minneapolis and St Paul that concerns me! For Gods Sakes, I think that’s well worth raising, you single-minded Royal Putz!! He’ll block the poor and mentally ill from medications, and he’ll block the Federal Health Care bill from reaching the rest of us Minnesotans. …And yet, he’s “pro-life”.
These Republicans are morons. Period. Their “Fear Card” has expired and all they have left is…