Thursday, November 13, 2014

Via JMG: Teabaggers Fall For Death Panels Story: Dorothy Zborknak Has Been Executed

Politifact has published a "Pants On Fire" response to a story making the rounds in Teabagistan which claims that Obamacare death panels have "executed their first patient." From the story:
According to recent reports, a group of death panels organized under Obamacare ordered their first execution. "Following a hearing by the president’s Patient Resource Efficiency Board (PREB), 86-year-old Dorothy Zborknak has been ordered to death. The reason? According to the administration, she is no longer useful. "Zborknak worked at Fleur de Lis Florist in Chicago for nearly forty years, before she made the decision to retire in 1998. Since that time, she has struggled with a host of health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney failure. Unfortunately, the cost of her care just became too expensive," claims Peter Johnston, a member of the Chicago PREB. "Under the Affordable Care Act, we have the power to make choices about end of life care and I stand by our ruling. I know it will be hard for the family to accept what’s going to happen. But from a financial standpoint, this was a very easy decision."
The story is, of course, from a satire site. It apparently made its first social media appearance in early September on a teabagger Facebook page titled The Patriot. A sample comment there: "This was fore-warned in Romney's political ads. TOO many people didn't want a Mormon in the White house, so they voted in a Muz Slime instead!" And another: "All you OVOMIT voters and stupidly OVOMIT lovers READ THIS. You too WILL GET OLD and when his people decide you no longer useful to the world you too will reap the rewards of your DUMB ASS VOTES you sold out for a free phone and the likes. Enjoy knowing that your time is coming as well as the ones who had more sense than to vote for the evil MUSLIM FOREIGNER."   
That post on Facebook has been shared nearly 5000 times. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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