Monday, October 6, 2008

Who Hates Medicare More -- Palin or Reagan?

Did you catch Gov. Palin's reference to Ronald Reagan in last week's debate?

WHAT SHE SAID:

"It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we’re going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free."

WHAT SHE DIDN'T SAY:

This quote has nothing to do with international threats. In fact, it is a quote from a 1961 anti-Medicare campaign, funded by the American Medical Association and hosted by Reagan. The "imminent threat" was a government program that has benefited 44 million Americans with disabilities and seniors who couldn't get health insurance otherwise. Watch the propaganda below, and ask yourself how closely these views reflect the McCain-Palin "vision" for America.

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