I wasn’t sure what a “Death Panel” was, so I did some research. MedPageToday had a great article by Dr. Rob. He tried to find some at Home Depot, but they didn’t have any available. See: MedPage Today Blogs: Medical News plus CME from MedPage Today. Sarah Palin said a Death Panel is a group of government bureaucrats who would decide if the sick, old, disabled, and unproductive would be granted life or be sentenced to death. Scary thought. I mean, I was picturing these bad guys in military uniforms smoking cigarettes and blowing smoke rings. But, somewhere, like a being rescued out of a nightmare, I heard the phrase “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ...” And I remembered, “We live in America, not Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Russia.” And I thought, “Maybe Sarah’s been gazing at Russia too much.”
But, then I heard something today, and now I know what the Death Panel is. It is the gang of activists who would kill health reform, who have worked the crowds into frenzy and who managed to scare America into not getting the care they need and deserve.