Palin's fabrications on Facebook

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The GOP's grim reaper bullshit has a new spokesmodel: Sarah Palin. Facebook (h/t: Eric Kleefeld at TPM) is her preferred method for disseminating this particular mendacity:

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. Such a system is downright evil.

Of course, there is no "death panel," which would be "downright evil" if it actually existed, and "level of productivity in society" shouldn't be in quotes either--unless she's quoting from another Republican bullshitter...because it's certainly not in the bill she's writing lying about.

update (8/8 @ 12:57pm):
Steve Benen is all over this at Washington Monthly, writing that Palin's lie "might the stupidest thing ever written about health care policy:"

Just two weeks after she implored journalists to "quit making things up," Palin has manufactured the idea of a "death panel" out of thin air. [...] What's more, for Palin to write such a statement for public review makes clear that she's either conspicuously unintelligent or she thinks her followers are idiots. Either she believes her own vile nonsense or she assumes her audience is foolish enough to believe patently ridiculous attacks.

Either way, Sarah Palin is a national embarrassment, and she's getting worse.

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But it makes Obama look like some awesome killbot out of some super-cool explosion movie!

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