Huckabee Climbs on the Stupid Train

Maybe Huckabee would like to point to the section of the proposed bill that would require someone to go home, take pain pills and die.  Huckabee complained that Democrats were using Senator Kennedy’s death for political purposes and then he turns around and does the same thing.  Good going, Huckabee.

Obama has death panels, Obama will pull the plug on grandma, Democrats would use voter registration rolls to deny Republicans health care and the health care reform bill would tell people with cancer to go home, take pain pills and die…..really, that’s those are the arguments?  Does that just about cover the gamut of stupid Republican comments on health care reform?

Conservative media figures are blasting Democrats for trying to draw political gain from the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. But on Thursday, it was one of their own — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — who went there.

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate suggested during his radio show, “The Huckabee Report,” on Thursday that, under President Obama’s health care plan, Kennedy would have been told to “go home to take pain pills and die” during his last year of life.

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20 Responses to Huckabee Climbs on the Stupid Train

  1. Aftercancer says:

    You know I used to be concerned about these Death Panels but the more that I think about them the more I think we should just start nominating people….I nominate Mike Huckabee

    Sage Reply:

    I don’t wish him dead but I wish he would shut up if he can’t argue the health care reform bill on it’s merits or lack thereof.

  2. DaddysDarlin says:

    The words you refer to were spoken by Obama himself, I saw it on another blog. He said that perhaps an elderly person with a disease instead of having another needed surgery might opt to go home and take pain killers than to go through another surgery.
    Well let me tell you, that isn’t Obama’s call now is it? I am sure though that our doctors under Obamas plan might just be compensated for the money they saved the government by not doing for say, someone who is elderly.
    I heard those words out of the horses ass himself, how about our government leaders being the first to sign up for this nonsense call health care, but hell no not when the have the best health care there is from the federal government, they don’t want to stand in lines, they don’t want to wait for a needed surgery, they don’t want what they insist we have. Screw the White House and screw all those so-called representatives we hired to look out for our best interests, they are all too busy looking out for themselves.

    Sage Reply:

    You saw it on another blog or you heard it from him….which is it?

    And even if he did say it, and I’m not sure he did, there’s nothing in the statement to indicate a government mandate on anything. People do decide to forgo surgery when the outcome is grim at best. My husband’s best friend, who isn’t elderly, decided that he didn’t want 3 surgeries to try and save his life because the chances were slim and it involved a lot of pain. His choice, not the government’s.

    timesr Reply:

    Here’s what Obama said:

    “I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost. I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother. Whether, sort of in the aggregate, society making those decisions to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill is a sustainable model, is a very difficult question. If somebody told me that my grandmother couldn’t have a hip replacement and she had to lie there in misery in the waning days of her life — that would be pretty upsetting.”

    At the time of the surgery, Obama’s grandmother had terminal cancer, a weak heart, and had possibly had a stroke.

    I agree with Obama, its a difficult question, and the kind of question many of us will be faced with as our grandparents and parents age.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    And … don’t forget, as we, ourselves, age … not to mention those of us who are already aged!

    Desert Sage Reply:

    I think this is the appropriate clip to which DaddysDarlin was referring. It’s not Obama’s grandmother, but a response to a lady named Jane Sturm about her 105 year old mother who was denied a pacemaker.…._courtesy_of_sarah_palin%2F&feature=player_embedded#t=107

    Desert Sage Reply:

    Sorry, she wasn’t denied the pacemaker… but had to go through a few hoops to convince them to do it.

    Sage Reply:

    I’ve had to jump through hoops to get a certain procedure done as well and it had nothing to do with age.

    Desert Sage Reply:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think the public option is going to eliminate the hoops.

    Sage Reply:

    The public option is merely a public health care insurance plan. Given the fact we don’t know what that would look like yet why would anyone commit to adopting it? I’m not committing to it. If it offers me better coverage at the same or a better price than what I have now I would opt in, but if it doesn’t I’ll keep what I have. For all we know, the public option could be an option for anyone to opt into the FEHB which is what Congress and federal employees choose from now. We don’t know what the plan will be and we don’t know who may or may not adopt it for themselves.

    Your question is premature and assumes “facts” not yet in evidence.

    Desert Sage Reply:

    Here’s the long version…

  3. skyagunsta says:

    Sage, there was a lot of talk from the pulpit and from the children’s goodbye to their father and grandfater about healthcare as a right for all not as a privilege for the few, during Kennedy’s funeral Mass yesterday.

    Given that in his professorial times Obama called himself a pragmatist who lets other people do the talking for him (why should he shed a drop of sweat if others will do it for him) I am not sure what sll that chatter about health care as a right for all, not as a privilege for the few, fresh on Kennedy’s grave, will mean when vote time comes around.

    Kennedy was doing Obama’s bidding even from the grave.

    Wizcon Reply:

    No. Kennedy has been talking like this for decades

    timesr Reply:

    “Kennedy has been talking like this for decades”

    Yes he has, and so has the opposition to universal health care. I remember when I was a young woman my mother being afraid that with her host of medical issues she’d be the Republican’s picture of a victim if Kennedy got his way.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    I remember my aunt and uncle attending town halls in the 1960s on the issue of medicare, when, even the town ministers, the sheriff, the pastors and prominent businessmen in the town (of which my uncle was one) propagated the notion that passing medicare was equal to establishing communism in this country. Shortly before her death in of pancreatic cancer in 1991 my aunt told me, “I don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for Medicare.”She also had the good fortune that her daughter-in-law and her son cancelled their plans to tour the country in a super-duper specialty made travel bus (whatever they are called) so that they could keep her in their home and care for her where she eventually died.)

    Desert Sage Reply:

    To me it’s pretty simple. If the plan is so great for the American people, why aren’t our congressional leaders willing to impose it on themselves and other public servants?

    Sage Reply:

    They aren’t imposing it on anyone. It’s strictly voluntary.

    Desert Sage Reply:

    OK, assume that it will be voluntary.

    Again, if the plan is so good for the American people, then why don’t they adopt it for themselves, voluntarily?

  4. Wizcon says:

    It’s been a matter of increments. Here’s a list that Fox News put together. Would you recind any of the health or health insurance related one?

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