ABC news runs down the source of the death panels nonsense:
It seems that it started with some remarks by former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey on “The Fred Thompson Show” radio program July 16.
“This is a vicious assault on elderly people, all to do what’s in society’s best interest, or your family’s best, and cut your life short,” she said.
Her comments had spread online and seniors started asking pointed questions.
And then the Wasilla wingnut chimed in on her facebook page, and here we are today. And back to my point from a previous post- being an outright liar has been very lucrative for McCaughey- she’s been spreading the same lies for decades. And she probably makes a pretty penny doing it.
It is worth noting that we have the always execrable Marty Peretz to thank for McCaughey’s rise in the 90’s during the Clinton health care reform efforts. He is the gift that keeps on giving.