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

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

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

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