Romney has been insisting that Obama is a “nice guy.” What has that accomplished? Arguably, it has helped allow Obama to spend a lot of money on dishonest attack ads. After all, if Romney is going to provide cover for Obama’s character, then how can we expect the Obama-media to expose it? We can’t. Fortunately, it seems that the Romney-Ryan campaign is going to stop pulling punches.
So what happens when Team Romney starts taking seriously the name “battleground states” by actually fighting for them? For the mainstream media, that means the campaign is showing “signs of desperation.”
Ryan brought out the debunked, discredited, and false “Death Panels” charge made famous by Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the Tea Party. He resorted to that to salvage the campaign’s slide among seniors over Medicare.
It turned out from the rest of the article that Ryan did nothing of the kind. Someone else asked about “death panels” (our news article claims it “sounded like a plant”) and Ryan said “That’s not the word I’d choose to use to describe it. It’s actually called….the Independent Payment Advisory Board.” He went on to discuss the problems he saw in that Board.
Ironically, less than two weeks ago an editorial in the New York Times opened with the line, “We need death panels.”
Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.
How allocating resources to some and allowing others to suffer and die is not “exactly” a death panel is above my pay grade, but the article at least pointed out that the Tea Party actually improved Obamacare: “In 2009, Sarah Palin’s rant about death panels even forced elimination from the bill of a provision to offer end-of-life consultations.”
In the meantime, it appears that doctors are already killing patients in order to harvest their organs. And in progressive Holland, the practice of “euthanasia” jumped eighteen percent last year, continuing a steep upward trend. One area of rapid death growth was psychiatric patients and those afflicted with dementia.
I have no idea if the Romney campaign feels desperate of not. I tend to assume the media is lying about that. But if desperation means they tell us the truth about the impending state-medical complex’s budget-cutting through people-killing, then we are all better off.
Because we are all in a desperate situation.