Back on August 7th, Sarah Palin made a statement on Face book about how the government health care bill would create "death panels" for end of life care. The media wasted no time attempting to debunk Palin's statement and attack her in the process. This is what I've learned about the media. When they goes into overdrive mode in an attempt to discredit a person's statement, the person's statement is normally correct. The death panel statement made by Palin of course was accurate. Under a rationed system, the handicap and the elderly are naturally going to be the ones to suffer the most. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand common sense. After a few days of the media attacking her comments. Palin shot back today in a huge way. This is the story from today in the Politico entitled "Sarah Doubles Down
" She attacked her critics and Obama directly and presented the sections of the bill that completely backed up what she said.The media and Obama couldn't call her a liar or misinformed in her rebuttal, because she was reading word for word from the actually house bill. Later in the day, the Senate Finance Committee announced it was going to drop the end-of-life provision from the health care bill
, The media wasn't so quick today to have gone after Palin. I don't know if her exposing the language of the actual bill was responsible for the provision being removed at least in the Senate version, but it does seem odd in the timing. Did Sarah Palin upstage and overpower Barack Obama? It kind of looks that way. Sarah Palin has become a major player in the health care debate
. As Obama's popularity and approval ratings continue to decline, it could spell very bad news for Obama and his loyal flock if Palin sets herself up as the "Anti Obama".