Rep. Alan Grayson delivered a speech last night in which he made some really over the top comments — namely that the Republican plan for health care is a) don’t get sick and b) if you do get sick, die quickly. I’m not going to defend that. But is this really a controversy when half the Republican elected offiicials in the country have been saying for the last couple months, as a statement of purported fact, that the Democrats want to institute ‘death panels’ that will euthanize or deny care to people who can’t justify their lives on utilitarian grounds?
And what reporters are stupid enough not to point this out?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.