Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’ over Obamacare death panels
November 27, 2013
A prominent liberal columnist’s admission that the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about really are and always have been a part of Obamacare caused a blowup Tuesday on Fox’s “The Five,” when host Eric Bolling said “liberal royalty” owes Palin an apology.
Bolling was referring to a statement by Time magazine columnist and passionate Obama fan Mark Halperin, who told Newsmax TV on Monday that health-care rationing was an inseparable part of Obamacare’s takeover of the U.S. health system.
Halperin himself didn’t use the term “death panels,” but the point was clear enough from the clip.
It wasn’t clear enough for co-host and “resident liberal on Obamacare” Bob Beckel.
“If she’s waiting for an apology from me she will wait a long time,” Beckel said.
“You can you go to a lot of places, but this is really the bottom of barrel,” he said. “Have we not beat up Obamacare enough? Why don’t we just say they have these death camps they will send people to and let them go die?”
(Give it a few years.)
Co-host Andre Tantaros said President Obama’s own words had opened the door to the conversation.