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Palin Quoted Reagan Calling Medicare Communism

IS THIS TOMORROWAlaskan dingbat Sarah Palin proudly quoted Ronald Reagan last night, you betcha. So what was that weird quote about, anyway? It’s from this LP propaganda record, part of a “campaign organized by the American Medical Association to block the passage of Medicare.”

Here’s what Palin quoted:

Ha ha, she wants to end Medicare, to stop the communists, and make old people die. She hates old people.

Palin: Medicare Leads to Totalitarianism [Yglesias]
Raising the white flag of surrender — to Medicare [Paul Krugman]
Ronald Reagan and Medicare [Larry Dewitt]

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54 comments

  1. whore4hope

    Of course she hates old people! An old person is who will stand between her and her opportunity to become POTUS. [shudder]

  2. monty

    For some reason this made me think of the old cigarette commercials, you know the ones with smoking doctors? I think barry still smokes, under john mccains health plan that will get him a low deductible.

  3. ihasasad

    Kiefer Sutherland’s Grandpa is probably trying to crawl out of his grave right now to smack the lipstick right off that pit bull bitch.

  4. DangerousLiberal

    The problem with Sarah is no one retires in Alaska. Some oldsters get put out to sea on ice floes, but since the ice is melting, most oldsters just move to warmer, sunnier places, like Spokane.

  5. WhatTheHeck

    What I truly find incomprehensible is how Republicans have managed to convince Joe-six-pack that claiming his fundamental rights is socialism, maybe even communism.
    Maybe Joe-six-pack is a dumb-ass with shit-for-brains.

  6. SayItWithWookies

    [re=120676]WhatTheHeck[/re]: And telling Joe Sixpack that a bunch of rich bastards stole his house and are paying him peanuts is class warfare. So shut up and keep waving that flag.

  7. AngryBlakGuy

    …good ‘ol red blooded American senior citizens are suppose to die in the street from easily preventable diseases, just like Jesus and the forefathers intended!

  8. gurukalehuru

    Sorry, ten minutes was just too long. Had to listen to the senile old bastard when he was President.

  9. MathewBrooks

    Homer: Marge, please, old people don’t need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.

    Marge: Homer, would you please stop reading that Ross Perot pamphlet?

  10. Terry

    [re=120689]Servo[/re]:

    Well, who else does the GOP have to try and turn into an icon? Hoover? Nixon? Strom Thurmond? Jessie Helms?

  11. Tawmn

    The crazy little squiggley line thing on the CNN showed a marked “negative” every time she mentioned Reagan or said the word maverick. That momentarily soothed the searing pain in my perineum caused by her grating voice… seriously–her voice is what I will think of if I’m going “premature” in the future.

  12. AngryBlakGuy

    [re=120676]WhatTheHeck[/re]: …the so-called “Joe Six Pack” that votes for republicans is to busy blaming others for his personal failures to realize he is a fukk-up. Examples:

    -I got fired from my job, not because I’m incompetent but because those Mexicans coming over the border are taking all the work.

    -I didn’t get hired for that position, not because I’m totally unqualified for it but because affirmative action GAVE it to a black person.

    -I’m not gay because I spend all my time trying to make gay peoples lives miserable.

    -We were attacked by terrorist, not because we prop up oppressive regimes in other countries but because we are better than them and they are jealous.

    -There is no such thing as “Global Climate Change”, because “God” is the only one that can change the climate.

    etc…

  13. grendel

    [re=120687]jinmoom[/re]: I think it would be a great talking point, though… The oldz get easily spooked when people attack Medicare

  14. AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=120665]Canuckledragger[/re]: That’s the tough part about being Canadian. No one even knows what a Chesterfield is here.

    Speaking of Canadians, my uncle loves to go on and on about the AMA tried to sabotage Canada’s efforts to socialize medicine in the 1960-70s. I used to chalk it up to his Alzheimer’s, but it turns out that it was true.

    Stupid fucking Ronald Reagan.

  15. Special Agent Jack Mehoff

    How do you even figure out what the olds are doing these days? Never mind, I’ll look it up on the E-mails.

  16. dano

    I wonder if the Senate health plan that periodically removes cancerous parts from McCain’s face can be considered “socialized medicine”?

  17. shortsshortsshorts

    I’m joining the group against Public law Enforcement…
    It’s a government run program out to SOCIALIZE ALL OF US.
    “First you think this is great, we are protected. And then there’s a cop that says ‘no, you can’t talk to this cop, you have to talk to another cop,’ and then all of a sudden you can’t pick which jail cell you go into, and then there’s a bureaucratic nightmare and then, you’ve got SOCIALISM.”

    Fuck you Reagan. I hope Satan is pissing on you right now.

  18. Canuckledragger

    [re=120714]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Yer uncle’s spot on. Doctors’ strike in Saskatchewan, stared down by the Greatest Canuckistani Evah! [as voted by listeners/viewers of the commie CBC!] Tommy “T.C.” Douglas, a preacher man the size of a hobbit [think Dennis K., but older, skinnier, balding and four-eyed], on whom the skinniest [and cheapest looking] suits would hang like a parachute. Remarkable human being, and had it not been for him being king-maker during minority governments, we’d have no universal health care [tho' it needs tweaking], employment insurance, workers’ comp, pensions, blah blah blah.

    It’s the Canuckistani way. After all, our national motto is the sizzlingly sexy: “Peace, Order, Good Government.” Take THAT, “E Pluribus Unum!” Fuck YOU, “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” Eat shit and DIE, “Workers of the world, unite!”

  19. natoslug

    [re=120698]Tawmn[/re]: Her voice was actually better here than during the Couric interviews. Instead of completely confused, I thought she sounded only moderately confused and much more evil. She actually hit her talking points, and did so fairly smoothly, without just vomiting word soup. My wife, on the other hand, was aroused by the sound of her voice. I plan on giving up sex until this election is over and drinking as heavily as necessary to forget that. I have no idea, short of full frontal lobotomy, how to get rid of the suggestion that a foursome with Sarah and Todd would be great fun. Anybody have any good brain wash?

  20. Schadenfried

    [re=120698]Tawmn[/re]: But it’s just *so gosh darn*…I got nothing.

    I only watched half and our last night, as a favor for a friend of mine so see if she might have been wired or not. I told him he owed me big time, starting by not sexually harassing me anymore.

  21. WhatTheHeck

    [re=120700]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: You always have a ton of facts up your sleeve for us.
    You’re not Joe Biden, are you???

  22. NoWireHangers

    [re=120659]MathewBrooks[/re]: When my Grandparents voted for Bush (and every Republican ever btw) I kinda wanted that whole privatization of social security thing to go through just to teach them a painful lesson about their blessed GOP.

  23. lawrenceofthedesert

    I’m so relieved that Mooselini didn’t totally embarrass herself in the debate; it would have caused a Pity Backlash, especially among fundies, that could have bounced McCain’t’s campaign. By behaving like a Rovebot, she “lived up to expectations blah-blah-blah,” which wasn’t tabloid news. A huge, teary flameout would have been 100 times more helpful to her chances. Biden didn’t attempt to shiv her, another wise move by the Obama camp.

    Slow, steady progress to victory is the wise path for Barry’s Boys, without peaking too early. Focus on getting out younger voters, and remember that the three paths to victory are turnout, turnout and turnout.

  24. Bostoprov

    Do I have to listen to all FIVE AND A HALF YEARS of this thing? Jeepers, that’s long. Palin for Prez! She has a long attention span!

  25. TGY

    [re=120662]whore4hope[/re]: John McCain isn’t old. By definition, old people with money are ‘elderly’. Sort of like ‘crazy’ vs ‘eccentric’.

  26. yellowdogdem

    [re=120679]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Why doesn’t anyone ever refer to “Joe Sauvignon Blanc”? I want equal time for us wine drinkers.

  27. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    False teeth speak false truths!

    Youth … is truth! I wish “old” rhymed with “lies”!

  28. Fivetree

    And how about Joe Glenlivet? First McCain disses Spain and now Palin is completely ignoring the Scots – or those who drink Scotch and spell their whisky without an “e”.

    As for Reagan, it’s an obvious sign that the Repuglicans are in a conceptual dead end when they have to go back to the 80′s and dig up old Ronnie. They have no one else to feel pride in. Think about it: Nixon? Ford? Bush I? Dole? Bush II? McSame? This used to be the Democrats problem – they’d sprinkle in an FDR here, a Truman there, here a Kennedy, there another Kennedy – because they were a party that could only look back on past glory. But that has changed and Obama is the way out of this dead end – he really is Bill Clinton’s “bridge to the 21st century” whether Clinton wants to face up to it or not.

  29. tocute2btrue

    Some one said that Bill and I were in bed togeather, how did they know?????????????
    Am I bugged? Is this a conspericy? I saw Martin Luther last night in a dream, a very wet dream, that dam Michelles Depends were leaking again.
    Martin said I should not be afraid,I should bang McCain in the ass if I wanted .

  30. President Beeblebrox

    [re=121460]Fivetree[/re]: Fuck Joe Glenlivet, what about Josef Vodka? The Russkij-Amerikanskij vote can’t be underestimated…

    Borsht for Barack, ftw.

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