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Jeb Bush Loves “Death Panels?”

YOU … BETCHA?  || By FITSNEWS || Coming soon to a “First in the South” mailbox near you?  Missives stating that Jeb Bush – one of the early frontrunners for the “Republican” presidential nomination – loves president Barack Obama‘s “death panels.” Does he?  Well, no … not really.  But that’s not…


|| By FITSNEWS || Coming soon to a “First in the South” mailbox near you?  Missives stating that Jeb Bush – one of the early frontrunners for the “Republican” presidential nomination – loves president Barack Obama‘s “death panels.”

Does he?  Well, no … not really.  But that’s not going to stop one (or more) of his would-be 2016 rivals from trying to convince you that he does.

And let’s face it … South Carolinians will believe anything.

“Death Panels” were introduced to the American consciousness by former “Republican” vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin back in 2009.

“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,” Palin wrote. “Such a system is downright evil.”

Palin’s claim was never proven … although in fairness to her it’s abundantly clear that those who drafted Obama’s socialized medicine law hold the “golden years” in very low esteem.  And that such a view has been embraced in the past by Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

So where does Bush fall on the “end of life” debate?

According to The New York Times, he addressed the issue recently in the context of the debate over Terri Schiavo – a brain-damaged woman he fought to keep alive while serving as governor of Florida.

“The one thing that I would have loved to have seen was an advance directive where the family would have sorted this out,” Bush told a New Hampshire crowd.  “I think if we’re going to mandate anything from government, it might be that if you’re going to take Medicare, you also sign up for an advance directive where you talk about this before you’re so disabled.”

Hmmmmm …

Obviously that statement does not imply support for permitting government bureaucrats to make such end-of-life decisions (nor is it even really much in the way of a slippery slope from Bush’s original views), but you’d better believe it will be portrayed in such a fashion – especially in a state like South Carolina that’s known for dirty tricks and gullible voters.

Gullible OLD voters …

Listen to us now – hear us later, people.  Jeb Bush and “death panels” are going to become a “thing” in early voting South Carolina …


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Dan Ruck April 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I dunno. I’m an old fart and I don’t think Jeb believes in death panels. I’ll never vote for him but I do believe he is the best the GOP has to offer. And that is sad. I hope watching the GOP over the next year will be like watching a burning kite fall to the ground. They have a full crew I’d like to see flame out.

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 3:16 pm

And not only death panels, but his wife is an illegal alien.

Elfego April 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I know a person right now that was sent home to die because of their age and it is a fact! By the way I will not vote for another Bush!

vicupstate April 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Were they sent home because there was nothing else the doctors could do, or because that was the person’s expressed wishes, or because they were old? And are you even in a position to know?

Ted April 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Death Panels were always a lie from day one. Just more BS from the right wing media shouted into the wing nut echo chamber. Clinton has supported “death panels” and neither did Obama. So what we have is another lie promulgated by the rightt wing media. When will the dupes realize these people are lying to you.
If you want something similar to the death panels dreamed up by sites like this, look at the private insurance industry. They decided all the time whether to pay for a procedure or let a person die, based on subjective factors, and what will cost the insurance company the least amount of money.

Ted April 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Excuse me, Clinton has not supported “death panel.”

GrandTango April 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

You ALWAYS run from who, and what, you are…..

FastEddy23 April 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

“Death Panels were always a lie from day one. …”

I thought that’s where they were going to send all of the illegals and the libertarians?

Dumb and Dumberer April 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Some people prefer comfortable lies over uncomfortable truths. Those people are the GrandTangos of the world.

SCBlues April 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

“Death Panels were always a lie from day one.”
Same old shit from the same old kooks in the Republican Party – over and over and over – but “the base” never tires of it – they just slurp it up and regurgitate it back out. And of course Fits is one of the Chief Regurgitators . . .

Fits Ain't No Republican April 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm


You believe he’s a Republican?

He says he’s not although his two favorite presidential candidates are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

Last time I looked they were proud Republicans,yet Fits supposedly washed his hands of the GOP a long time .


SCBlues April 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

LOL Ooops! My bad. I just cannot keep it straight – that Fits is a sly one ya know! LOL

GrandTango April 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Closer Jeb is to Obama, the more unfit he is. That goes for Hillary, Christie…and everyone else, too…

People know so much is F*#ked up in the country…and they know who is responsible for doing it…

Bludgeon Obama, Hill…and the Democrat Party..and you’ll be revered – and loved – by the people…

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Yeah, talk to me next April when Jeb’s on his way to getting all the votes he needs for the nomination. The Establishment has spoken, and they didn’t say Walker Wisconsin Ranger. Hey, you realize Rubio is now on the record that he won’t deport Dreamers – he won’t reverse DACA until it’s replaced with legislation that ensures they obtain legal status and a pathway to citizenship. Marco – the Waffle House Republican. And the American people will not ever elect a college drop out. As much as I hate to say this – you are more qualified than Walker.

GrandTango April 21, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Your whole life is spent in the future, and based on what the media tells you…

How many times has FITS made you look like a F*#king idiot??… (not that you needed his help, LMAO)….by telling you stupid $#!T that you bought into…

The media is whispering all that you want to hear…because if they told you the truth…you’d go into a downward spiral equal to what Obama and the Democrats have done to our nation….LMAO…

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

That was the most incoherent, pile of dog dung, with actually no real start, nor finish, or any content at all that was even remotely associated with my post or anything I said. And we are all worse off for even having to read it. Seriously, are you drunk?

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

THis is a pivot over Terri Die-No episode. Now he’s like “I didn’t insist on keeping her alive, against courts and doctors, I didn’t keep a brain-dead woman alive for political purposes. It was because she didn’t have an advance directive.” Truth is he pushed like Hell, fought the Florida Supreme Court and doctors, the husband who said she had expressly said during their time together to never let her be on life support as a veggie, and he did it because he hoped to run in 2008. It wasn’t until the war went down the crapper along with his brother’s approval ratings that Jeb decided not to run. It was a selfish, hateful display of government intrusion into a private family matter that had already been settled by the courts. And the GOP Congress ran to it as well, and it was one further nail in their coffin in 2006 mid-terms. It was distasteful, and whatever comes back around in SC primary to hit him, Death Panels, Veggie Support, whatever, he has earned.

Pull the Plug April 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

One look at her CT scan versus a normal CT scan of a brain is all you need to see to know she was gone and nothing was ever going to bring her back, you don’t even need a medical background. What they did by forcing her to stay in that state was nothing short of cruel and unusual punishment.

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

He did it on purpose in order to covy to the right, in anticipation of running in 2008. That’s exactly what he did. Makes you wonder who was the more brain-dead.

GrandTango April 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Why are liberals and Democrats not lying about who…and WHAT…you are???..After you’ve been CAUGHT…

Death Panel: Obama Secretary Sebelius Denies Lung Transplant for 10-Year-Old Girl

SynTwist April 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

GT the story is a horribly sad one, but Rush is only giving one side of the story – no surprise there. She was already on a waiting list for a child’s lung, just not an adult one. They also temporarily suspended the under 12 rule.

“On June 12, 2013, Murnaghan underwent what would be the first of two double lung transplants. She received these lungs from an adult donor. In a statement immediately following the surgery, her family said, “The surgeons had no challenges resizing and transplanting the donor lungs – the surgery went smoothly, and Sarah did extremely well.”[17]

This first pair of lungs, however, failed within hours of completion of the operation, necessitating the transplantation of a second pair of adult lungs on June 15, 2013. Murnaghan was placed on an ECMO machine on June 12, 2013, until her second transplant on June 15, 2013.

According to the Associated Press, the second set of lungs were infected with pneumonia, but the girl’s condition was too dire to wait for another set of lungs to become available. Surgeons were able to remove the infected portion before the transplant. After the transplant, Murnaghan was able to take a few breaths on her own after doctors removed her breathing tube.[18]However, she quickly needed breathing assistance, and the tube was reinserted. It was later discovered that her diaphragm had become paralyzed.[19]


After her second transplant, Murnaghan developed pneumonia in her right lung.[20] ABC News reported that “A healthier patient might have turned down the lungs and waited for a better pair, but Sarah was out of options, so they went ahead with the operation.”[21] Sarah also needed a diaphragm plication (folding and suturing to tighten the diaphragm) and a Nissen fundoplication.[22]

Departure from hospital[edit]

On August 27, 2013, Murnaghan returned home from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she had been staying since February 19.[23] She is still undergoing physical therapy at home as part of her recovery and continues to struggle with compression fractures in her spine. However, according to her mother, Murnaghan is able to breathe off the ventilator for twelve hours a day.”

GrandTango April 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm

F*#king Liar Much???

“On June 5, 2013, Judge Michael Baylson ordered Kathleen Sebelius to temporarily suspend the under-12 rule following an emergency hearing.”

You liberals must think EVERYONE is as F*#king ignorant as you are….

Rocky April 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

No, just you.Actually, had it been up to you, she’d currently be uninsured, for pre-existing conditions, her family would have run out of money, and she’d have died a year ago. But – hey, you run from what you are all the time by calling other people liars. Nothing you ever say makes any real sense, or is any way connected to the reality everyone lives in.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 8:29 am

Funny how the world EVER got along before you and Obama came in and FIXED everything…LMAO…

Rocky April 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

Well we had Bill Clinton for 8 years and he did such a good job we were able to survive the 8 years W was in office, and then Obama has been fixing those mistakes ever since.

fc April 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

and Hillary is going to ‘topple’ the 1% (her words)…she makes $500,000 a speech…we she topple herself? LMAO

Leave Bill out of this…he is apparently chasing teenagers on secluded islands…in between soliciting money from terrorist countries for his ‘foundation/penthouse’….

SynTwist April 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Nothing I said was a lie – why did the Judge order that? You only want to tell ONE side of the story and everyone take it as gospel.

“A federal judge on Wednesday ordered HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to be moved to the adult lung transplant list, giving her a better chance of receiving a potentially life-saving transplant.

The quick and unusual ruling, made after a hastily scheduled emergency hearing, follows a campaign by the family and some members of Congress to pressure the Obama administration to change a federal policy that puts children under age 12 at the bottom of the list of those who can receive donated adult lungs.”

Read more:, I am

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 8:28 am

You got caught trying to push Obama’s Bull-S#!t and lies, along w/ the other Obama @$$-kissers…
It’s VERY clear you are LYING. You said that an Obama official was NOT standing in the way of this girls chance to live (IE Death Panel) …She was.
Do you think people are so stupid, they cannot see that you’re a F*#king liar…and you have to lie to cover up the Brutal, un-American and corrupt Bull-S#!t you’re trying to push…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 8:42 am

Haven’t taken your meds yet? It’s way to early for this kind of crazy talk.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

LMAO…that’s what I thought….Hahahahaha…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

I am officially this weeks winner of the GT Bingo, because you have used all your cliches on me ;)

I’ll be more interested in arguing with you in the evening hahahahaha!

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

You – like Boz- so badly want to be relevant as a political (or culture) thinker…you will say anything in hopes someone will be attracted….

But you will find, w/ my ability to tell the truth, unmitigated and w/o apology, eyes are drawn – w/ feverish compulsion – to anything I write.

The common, or the trite, does not motivate others. Be different, be honest, be just and be truthful…and you’ll be unlike most, and you will draw that interest your so badly crave…

Dare to be hated by the current liberal political culture…And dare to be significant…

As it is you are nothing but another member of a tired, ugly and corrupt pack…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

GT you are so full Sh*t I bet your eyes are brown?

You are nothing but hateful, mean, dogmatic and everything that turns people away from the Republican Party. Talking to you, is poison to the brain, because I am becoming more liberal by the day. You are a disservice to the Republican Party – or is that your goal? I think it is.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

If you ever progress…you will look back and be thankful to me for being honest with you…and correctly advising you about the corruption of culture…

Any true artist hurts because of immorality, injustice and the perversion of beauty. Jesus had an artist’s heart..and if Obama and the contempt for good, perpetuated by the Democrat Party, does not sicken you…you are a filthy, rotten and lost soul.

Placating the despicable is terminal. It will eat you alive…and it looks like that is happening to you…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

You aren’t honest. That is why we disagree so often. I am one of the few on this page who can even tolerate your rants. I find them so outrageous as to be laughable at times, and I do recognize that on the other side of this computer, I am talking to a real person, who has real feelings. So I play your game, I try to be kind with an equal amount of jabs.

Sincerely, you turn people away from the Republican Party. You make people detest religion. You use both for your own personal gain. I am sure you are on someone’s payroll, though I cannot fathom who might pay, unless you are in fact a Democrat.

If I ever look back on our conversations and am thankful for anything. It will be the fact you confirm everything I detest about the Republican Party and Religion that I have supported most of my life. I am wide awake. Are you?

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

You type a lot of characters, but you really don’t say anything. You have no substance. You offer nothing more than prattle. It has no significant meaning.

That’s the BIG difference between me, and so many of you…I’m VERY specific, consistent and direct about who, and what I am. Every sentence I write supports what I told you about myself. And what I say about you is filled with insightful thought, truth and content…

You, and those like you, simply offer what someone else created, and told you sounds good to repeat. And you emptily and gratuitously sling insults at me…that are based in nothing more than your ignorance and your obvious inability to properly express yourselves….

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

I’m not payroll. Are you? Be honest GT. For once. Be honest.

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

“filed with insightful thought and content”

Damn, I’d like to see that filing cabinet.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm

It is a sign that you have been totally defeated intellectually, when all you have is to pounce on a pre-edited typo….But don’t feel lonely, It is VERY common (as is so much of your contribution) among the FITS hate squads…And you’re actually supporting my characterization of you…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Did you get that sign from god? Hmmm….Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one. It’s even fine to be proud of it, but you have to wave it around in the crowd and spew all over every one.

Now folks – I really want you to think about that spew….LOL

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Committing suicide on the public square…in order to get attention…pretty much defeats the purpose…does it not???…LMAO…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I don’t require attention, that you so feel worthy of. If I did, my profile would be public. I would attend more political meetings. I would be BRUTALLY honest with you on how I feel about your rants. I would publish my own articles. Set up my own site. Instead, I tore down something I had built because it crossed my heart too much.

I don’t require acknowledgement, attention, or whatever else you are hinting at. If I want attention – trust me – I know how to get it.

Move on to someone who doesn’t.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm

So you admit you’re dishonest…(Who told you that, already?)….
Curious: are you implying you could be published, commercially, if you wanted to be?

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Not dishonest, I was raised: if you can’t say something good, might be better not to say anything at all. If I lie, it is by omission, leaving out things that might hurt someone.

I have been invited by various sources to publish and/or blog, including radio talk. I handed all of the off with the exception of a few articles I wanted to draft for my own purposes.

I am free thinker, which means when discussing things on a page or forum, I roll with it. If I am passionate enough about something – I have the ability to be more articulate.

I once posted on a site, strongly opposing a friend of mine whom I did not agree with on a particular topic. Within a week, an email was sent to my in box asking if I wanted to publish. I never responded.

I have published a few op-eds and other articles, but for the most part, I am content just discussing issues.

You see – I don’t need the money. I only speak out when I am passionate about something. I don’t require anyone’s approval. I speak when I am ready and that is all.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

OK. You answered the question…and confirmed some contentions I’ve made about you, earlier. Thanks.

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Glad I could help ;)

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

However, you never confirmed mine….hmmm. I really require confirmation, you are a paid hack. I accept it for what it is.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm

No…I wish FITS would pay me for the value I add to his site. It would be a sizeable of what he is paid…

I come here because this is where the enemy convenes…and you openly display who, and what you are…until denying it, when called on it…As one who believes in honesty, justice and logic… I find you – and the absurdity – irresistible….

As far as being paid to publish…Yes. I am. I’ve made a living as a writer for years…though it has not been easy.

I contend the discrimination, and blatant hatred, a Conservative writer faces is much worse than any of the claims made by modern-day blacks, feminists or homosexuals. What liberals do to people who are not awash in their ideology, is despicable.

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Many want you off the site, but I do agree that you add flavor. I know in jest I have said – he should be banned. I never once really believed that.

I am not enemy. I have never denied who/what I am. I am changing with with time. I don’t deny anything GT. The only thing about me that is not public on this site is my name, and most have likely figured that out by now.

I am not saying don’t be conservative – but your argument is better framed with understanding and compassion. That is my opinion.

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 3:03 pm

“Many want you off the site”…..LMAO….Ya’ think….Hahahaha…Dumb@$$….

You are follow-behind, simple-minded FITS-liberal, pop-culture puppets. And I point out who, and what, you are w/ specifics….

No D*#n wonder you F*#king DOLTS want me off. I’d hate to reminded, if I were you…

Not to mention: SILENCING enemies (see Obama IRS, see Obama the liberal way….LMAO..

I’m not wanted…what a F*#king Newsflash…NOT…Hahahaha…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Thank you for a truthful answer. Let us have a real dialogue. We might actually agree on SOME issues ;)

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Not to be HARSH..But I really don’t give a F*#k about what you think. Nor do I want “DIALOGUE.”

I want to show you truth that the people you respect are hiding from you, in order to manipulate you…and those as stupid as you (see FITS followers)….

You see: I study reality – based on experience- to build my convictions. Most “dialogue” is an effort for people who are wrong, lost and corrupt, to talk others into following their ignorance.

And I don’t need to talk about any issue we may agree on…It’s too imperative to ‘out’ the liars and pieces of $#!t who are willingly tearing down this country….and that means slapping the $#!t out of lemmings, like you, who buy into liberal myths and lies, because it makes you feel good.

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Oh, and one thing I forgot – if we were in competition “confirmed some contentions I’ve made about you” I’d dust your ass in baby powder. :>)

GrandTango April 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Believe me…we are NOT in competition. Not ANYWHERE near it…LMAO…

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm


SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Come on man of god. Please answer, we are all waiting breathlessly. Crickets on my latter question:

“I’m not payroll. Are you? Be honest GT. For once. Be honest.”

fc April 22, 2015 at 7:32 am

You are correct.The slippery slope of abortion,infanticide(partial birth abortion) and euthenasia (death panels).Forner Surgeon General C.Everette Koop predicted this decades ago in his book called, Whatever Happened To The Human Race….
Only way you can pay for Obamacare and the expanded Medicaid for the millions of poor are eliminating the most vulnerable in our society-which includes the elderly and sickest among us…

snickering April 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm

It feels like “Groundhog Day” Hasn’t this lie been debunked, called a lie and haven’t the people who keep hanging onto this myth been fined for saying it in court.

Bible Thumper April 22, 2015 at 2:43 am

I have a living will that specified when to remove a ventilator or feeding tubes etcetera. It specifies when to revive me. I signed an organ donor card at the DMV. I would never agree to receive an organ transplant. No anti-rejection and immune suppression drugs for me.

I had a $2 million lifetime policy. I can’t see anyone spending more than 40 years wages to keep me alive. Under Obamacare it is no longer possible to buy a policy with lifetime limits. So I must pay for benefits I don’t want and won’t use.

SynTwist April 22, 2015 at 7:44 am

I too have a living will with the end of life plan and an organ donor. I don’t want my children to have to make those decisions. Its a long and gruesome process to even think that far down the road, but I think we put ours in place late 30’s early 40’s.

Lone Ranger April 22, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Will Folks thought you were “gullible” so no doubt he won’t be a complainer
When you hand I-Lie-Joe-Wilson his RINO head fresh from way up Boehner !!!


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