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Chuck Grassley

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named grassley.jpgI used to think Chuck Grassley, Republican Senator from Iowa, was an honorable man. An exception to the spineless liars of his party. Now he's spouting the "death panels" lie, like all the rest. This pitch hypocritically confuses and hurts the very people they claim to care about, the people and families of people who are dealing with serious illness or imminent death.  Permalink to this paragraph

Grassley: "We should not have a government program that determines if you're going to pull the plug on grandma." Permalink to this paragraph

It seems unlikely that Grassley, who is 75, has not dealt with death in his family. If they're like other Americans, they got help from the medical system preparing for it, or dealing with its aftermath. At least they were offered the help. Being educated about this subject not only saves hurt and grief, it also saves lives.  Permalink to this paragraph

There is no more sensitive subject. No more private place you don't want the government to mess around in. And btw, the Republicans are sneaky -- they are government. Grassley is a US Senator. Doesn't get more government than that.  Permalink to this paragraph

Saying the Democrats want to euthanize your grandmother is beyond despicable, I can't think of a word that describes how low it is.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's time for the Republican Party to die.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'd sign up for that death panel.  Permalink to this paragraph

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