Better late than never. Someone is finally taking the death panel debate back to its source: Facebook. It was a mere two weeks ago Sarah Palin launched the dog days of death panels via a post on her facebook page that asserted President Obama’s health care bill contained a provision for ‘death panels’:
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Two weeks and a number of raucous town halls later, it is fairly clear that in the interim Obama has mostly lost control of the debate. Who needs an actual Governorship when you have Facebook?
However! According to The Plum Line, Americans United For Change, a liberal advocacy group, is attempting to change all that. The group has launched its own Facebook ad – something the Obama admin should probably have considered a while back — targeting Palin’s supporters. The ad says: “Send Sarah Palin a message; tell her to stop lying about “death panels.” The ads link through to the AUC’s website. Perhaps not quite as catchy as DEATH PANELS but worth a shot. Facebook is the new townhall!
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