Dec 5, 2013
Did Somebody Spike Sen. Grassley’s Ovaltine?
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
If you haven’t been following Sen. Chuck Grassley’s psychodrama, here are the recent developments. The Republican who personally delayed a health care reform has pretty much decided not to vote for any bill, even if he likes it, and is now offended that the president had the audacity to quote him accurately.
Grassley helped spread the outright lie that health care reform would create “death panels,” which he famously described as “a government program that determines if you’re going to pull the plug on grandma.”
The senator was just quoted by NBC as saying, “[President Obama] gave some speeches during August in which he was associating me with efforts to make this a political document and efforts that other people in the country were making to give extremes, like on the end-of-life situation and associating me with things—I [never] used the words he said.”
The “end-of-life situation” being a reference to end-of-life counseling that Republicans, led by Sarah Palin and Chuck Grassley, mischaracterized as something that you, in the Iowa senator’s words, “have every right to fear.” —PS
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