Sunday, February 26, 2012

Santorum Casually Slanders an Ally.

Rick Santorum is claiming that Dutch people go around wearing "Don't Euthanize Me" bracelets in case they end up at a hospital where they might be euthanized against their will. Really.

(via MSNBC)
“They have voluntary euthanasia in the Netherlands, but half the people who are euthanized every year, and it’s 10 percent of all deaths, half of those people are euthanized involuntarily in hospitals, because they are older and sick,” Santorum said. “So elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go to the hospital. They go to another country. Because they’re afraid because of budget purposes they will not come out of that hospital if they go in with sickness.”
Santorum also said some Dutch wear bracelets saying, “Don’t euthanize me.”

"Oh, wait," he added, "I'm thinking of Logan's Run, not the Netherlands. I always get those two mixed up. Soylent Green really is totally made of people, though." He then dropped to his knees shouting "You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you all to hell!"