Appearing at a town hall Wednesday Iowa Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley: “And from that standpoint, you have every right to fear. You shouldn’t have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you’re going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don’t have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family. We should not have a government program that determines if you’re going to pull the plug on grandma.”
From Right-Wing Whistleblower Frank Schaeffer/AlterNet.com – His explanation of why the conservatives are stampeding to all of the town hall meetings nationwide:
“I think I know what happened to him, Gingrich and the rest: They can’t compute that their white man-led conservative revolution is dead. They can’t reconcile their idea of themselves with the fact that white men like them don’t run the country any more — and never will again. To them the black president is leading a column of the “other” into their promised land. Gays, immigrants, blacks, progressives, even a female Hispanic appointed to the Supreme Court… for them this is the Apocalypse.”
“The last presidential election (to paraphrase Bart Simpson) “broke their brains.” What else could explain their embrace of intimidation — rather than discourse — over the health care debate and such unsavory moments of madness as the Republicans accusing Obama and Judge Sonia Sotomayor of racism, knowing full well that they’d just destroyed their chances with the Hispanic community forever?”
Grassley’s tacit endorsement of the right-wing “death panel” lie demonstrates clearly the collaboration between the Republican party and the fascist elements in this country aimed at bringing about a full scale battle for supremacy – between Democracy on the one hand and Corporate Dictatorship/Fascism on the other! Schaeffer’s observation on the right-wingers leaves no doubt that this country has arrived at a serious tipping point and that the battle for supremacy is in fact upon us, like it or not!