Kirsten Powers Can’t Handle the Truth about Bush Veto
When you tell a liberal the truth they recoil in disbelief. Seriously.
Just watch Kirsten Powers and her disbelief in this interview when the bomb is dropped about 6:00 in. She’s so flustered when she finds out the truth that President Bush vetoed the 2008 bill with the end-of-life provision in it and it was the Democrat Congress that overrode the veto and forced it into law.
Here’s the transcript:
SCHLAPP: And government itself, let me tell you, the language here right, the language is different. They made the language worse, instead of doing this once every five years, now the Obama administration is allowing this to happen every year and actually reimbursing doctors to do it every year. So, that’s quite a slight of hand. And doesn’t government — aren’t they a little conflicted here? They have to find this huge health care savings for seniors at the same time they’ve become the counselors to seniors in their end of care decisions?
POWERS: Where was your outrage in 2008 when the Bush administration said that Medicare would reimburse end of life counseling?
SCHLAPP: It was a veto that was overridden by the Democrats. So, I give President Bush credit for vetoing that bill.
POWERS: No, it was a 2008 law. I mean, I don’t know what are talking about.
SCHLAPP: Yes, that became law over the president’s veto.
POWERS: No, that’s not true.
Yes it is true, Kirsten. And you look foolish and lose more of your credibility for believing the false narrative and then trying to advance it on national TV—without checking it out first. Here’s some good advice, Kirsten: trust but verify. And a correction may be in order -- acknowledging your error (even on Twitter), you know to recapture some of that lost credibility.
Could you imagine if Sarah Palin made that mistake?