RUSH: The White House apparently has flip-flopped again. Last week they were caught trying to sneak in the death panels, essentially. A federal rule that Medicaid doctors, in order get paid by Medicaid, Medicare, had to have end-of-life discussions with their seasoned citizen patients once a year. What’s an end-of-life discussion? An end-of-life discussion is, ‘All right, the day’s gonna come where you’re gonna die, and you may know you’re gonna die before you’re gonna die, and we want you to figure out when it is you want to die so we can pull the plug, you won’t be a burden on society, on Obama, or Obama’s health care plan. We got a lot of money to spend on a lot of people.’ These would not be the words, of course, but the doctors have to say, ‘Look, at some point you’re gonna become a burden, you’re not productive, you’re old, you’re gonna die anyway. The money spent on you is not gonna be spent on you ’cause it’s being wasted ’cause you’re gonna die pretty soon so we’d rather spend health care money on younger people that have more of a chance to be productive and maybe vote for Obama a lot more times than you’re gonna be able to vote for Obama ’cause you are a gonna die.’ And people got wind of this and said, ‘A-ha, a-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha, the death panels are back, death panels are back.’ And the regime, ‘No, they’re not, no, they’re not.’
Apparently the criticism held because the regime has pulled out that requirement again today. So the New York Times: ‘U.S. Alters Rule on Paying for End-of-Life Planning.’ Obama dumps death panels as GOP prepares to go after Obamacare. Of course the question arises, why drop something that isn’t there? Who was it that came up with the term death panel? Do you remember, Dawn? Sarah Palin, right. Sarah Palin came up with the term death panel, I think it was on her Facebook page, and you know what people say about Sarah Palin, ‘She’s an idiot. Sarah Palin? Don’t make me choke. Sarah Palin? She has the intellect of a pencil eraser. Sarah Palin, never gonna be president. Sarah Palin, are you kidding me? She’s clueless.’ Sarah Palin came up with the term ‘death panel.’ Sarah Palin accused Obamacare of having death panels. They denied it. ‘No, there aren’t any death panels.’ But yet the White House has now said, (paraphrasing) ‘Okay, we’re gonna get rid of the death panel rule.’ How can you get rid of something that wasn’t there? Proving once again how stupid Sarah Palin is.