The Dutch Euthanize Their Elderly, an...

The Dutch Euthanize Their Elderly, and Other Scary GOP Lies About Europe

There are 13 comments on the www.theatlantic.com story from Mar 15, 2012, titled The Dutch Euthanize Their Elderly, and Other Scary GOP Lies About Europe. In it, www.theatlantic.com reports that:

This is, simply, fear-mongering

The American right sure seems to like stories about foreign countries killing their citizens. Most recently, leading GOP candidate Rick Santorum claimed that 10 per cent of the Netherlands' deaths were from euthanasia, 5 percent forced, and that "elderly people in the Netherlands don't go to the hospital" or, if they do, wear bracelets saying "do not euthanize me," all of which is false.

The furor was only just beginning to die down when, Monday, a video of Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart began to circulate. Asked about Santorum's bizarre claims, Stewart, astonishingly, held her ground. "Rick is strong pro-life," she repeated.

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Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Mar 15, 2012
"This is, simply, fear-mongering"

Nope. Just more Billshit.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#3 Mar 15, 2012
Mothra wrote:
"This is, simply, fear-mongering"
Nope. Just more Billshit.
You are denying that Mr. Santorum is a liar?
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#4 Mar 15, 2012
The Question is not Santorum ,But LOONY MODS....when confronted with the truth,they like to Twist,Spin,and BUll SHIT.muddy the water..the old socialist trick1.The only liars here are thre liars themselves..but they can never know that..The truth Is Locked out Of Their Pre Programed Half Brains...LOONY ROBOTS!!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Mar 15, 2012
CHECK SIX wrote:
The Question is not Santorum ,But LOONY MODS....when confronted with the truth,they like to Twist,Spin,and BUll SHIT.muddy the water..the old socialist trick1.The only liars here are thre liars themselves..but they can never know that..The truth Is Locked out Of Their Pre Programed Half Brains...LOONY ROBOTS!!
So, you believe that the Dutch euthanizre their grandparents?

What do you base your fantasy on, Rick Santorum the liar?
Sheik Yerbouti

Chalfont, PA

#6 Mar 15, 2012
I go to the Netherlands several times a year and have many friends. Not one of them is dissatisfied with their health care system based on PRIVATE insurance. It is always nice to visit a nation of highly educated polite people unlike Americans. Santorum is clearly a lunatic spouting lies instead of facts. If you don't believe me then go see for yourself! God you people are so stupid!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#7 Mar 15, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You are denying that Mr. Santorum is a liar?
you're denying that YOU are?????
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#8 Mar 15, 2012
So, this doesn't matter?

“The government of Holland says the — embassy says — the figures he used are not correct, he gave a wrong picture of the Dutch euthanasia rules,” Mouthaan explained.

.....

“People say he’s not using the right figures, he’s telling the truth about the Dutch euthanasia law,” Mouthaan pressed."

So it's a matter of form over substance; Santorum is unfit to be POTUS because his numbers of euthanized elders is "a little off". God help us.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#9 Mar 15, 2012
BS didn't help them so much last time Obama was elected. It did help on the off-year when no one was paying attention, except for the Dittoheads.
Your Ex

United States

#10 Mar 15, 2012
Hillarious how the
Frightwingers
Can shriek at the "Libruls"
But can't post a
Single
Fact to prove
Otherwise...

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#11 Mar 16, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
I go to the Netherlands several times a year and have many friends. Not one of them is dissatisfied with their health care system based on PRIVATE insurance. It is always nice to visit a nation of highly educated polite people unlike Americans. Santorum is clearly a lunatic spouting lies instead of facts. If you don't believe me then go see for yourself! God you people are so stupid!
You're right. They ARE stupid.

In the Middle Ages in Europe, the Church took the stance that commoners should not learn to read or become educated. If they did they would more likely to understand how oppressed they were and would rise up against the king and the church itself.

You're seeing a similar situation with Republicans today. They want to keep the American people stupid so they use tactics like fear-mongering and lies to cultivate a nation of imbecils. By keeping people afraid and distrustful of anything new, Republicans can keep control of them.

If you think for yourself you're more likely to be open to posts such as they one you wrote. You're more likely to say "well, let me check this out and see if the Netherlands does have good healthcare."

Those who can't think for themselves immediately read the title of this Topix article "The Dutch Euthanize Their Elderly..." and that's as far as they get. And then they call up their grandmother and say "Grandma, omigod! Do you know they kill old people in the Netherlands. See what's going to happen if we don't kill Obama's healthcare plan?"

And Grandma goes "Land sakes. I knew that darkie was going to be trouble. Now he wants to kill me."

It's been a looooong time since my ancestors rolled off the boat here, so I have enough seniority to be able to say, yes, Americans are stupid. There's no doubt in my mind after witnessing the last decade.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#12 Mar 16, 2012
Far Away wrote:
So, this doesn't matter?
“The government of Holland says the — embassy says — the figures he used are not correct, he gave a wrong picture of the Dutch euthanasia rules,” Mouthaan explained.
.....
“People say he’s not using the right figures, he’s telling the truth about the Dutch euthanasia law,” Mouthaan pressed."
So it's a matter of form over substance; Santorum is unfit to be POTUS because his numbers of euthanized elders is "a little off". God help us.
Santorum isn't fit to be president because he's a freakin' nut.

No one but he could be dumb enough to go somewhere and tell the native people there to stop speaking their own language.

The man is completely clueless.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#13 Mar 16, 2012
No one is 'Euthanized' in the Netherlands. Citizens do have the right to end their suffering and die with dignity something that seems alien to idiotic americans. Getting a doctor to administer the drugs is a long drawn out process and the right to die with dignity is not taken lightly. It allows those with painful terminal medical conditions to end their unnecessary suffering.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#14 Mar 16, 2012
No surprise that ricky boy made these ridiculous accusations against a civilized country in front of a hate group headed by talibangelist james dobson! The Dutch are justifiably outraged by this moron's ridiculous and deliberately false statements about their far superior health care system! Just more rethug pandering to the lowest common denominator in our society.

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