I regret talking about those death panels that aren’t really there

Posted: December 31, 2010 by datechguy in congress, opinion/news, politics
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Remember that old death panel debate that the MSM called a lie when Sarah Palin brought it up, but then was suddenly pulled from the legislation? Well guess what:

And now they’re able to accomplish through regulatory fiat what they couldn’t get through Congress, even with a playing field tilted steeply in their favor.

Now the author of a memo on the subject being a representative of the people elected in an open election decided to of course be totally open about this…or not

“While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Mr. Blumenauer’s office said in an e-mail in early November to people working with him on the issue. “This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.”

So according to Representative Blumenauer they shouldn’t talk about this “good thing” that they are doing because Republicans will know about. There’s open government for you.

Well now that the cat is out of the bad suddenly we hear a different tune from Representative Blumenauer

Blumenauer now says he regrets the letter’s secretive language, which has only bolstered conservatives’ claims that the Obama administration tried to sneak the provision in under the radar.

Yeah why would the idea that you said you didn’t want to let this be public make people think that you are doing something sneaky?

Weasel Zippers describes him best:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Shhhh)

yet these same democrats from the land of Shhhh are accusing Republicans of a “lack of transparency

  1. […] Krauthammer goes on to mention a few of the other ways Barack Obama will advance his agenda – a rotten land grab which Maggie wrote about yesterday, and the job-killing carbon regulations of the EPA. He’s doing all of this under the radar, and will continue to try to appear to be a centrist for the next two years.  What a sneaky, underhanded way to govern. […]

  2. […] Just 5 days ago Rep Blumenauer’s (D-Shhhh) memo leaked that they were back in but we don’t want to talk about it. […]