Have you ever seen Kiss of Death, the 1947 film noir cult classic? It has an explosive scene wherein the psychotic Richard Widmark shoves an elderly wheel-chair bound woman down a flight of stairs to her death. He’s laughing all the while.
Well, it seems that this powerful imagery has found its way into the health reform debate. A group called AmericanDoctors4Truth has launched a television ad showing President Obama, played by an actor, pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff as she begs for mercy. As the press release dutifully accompanying the spot notes: “The ad uses Obama's own voice and words from a televised health care forum on how the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) would determine medical care: ‘Maybe you are better off by not having the surgery, but taking the pain killer’ in response to a question about how bureaucrats would determine who qualifies for what medical treatment.” In the ad, the senior needs a pacemaker—the demonic Obama then pushes her off the cliff.
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