Several blogs picked up immediately on the LPAC report of July 21: "Ezekiel Emanuel: Death to Those With Dementia, as Useless Eaters." In one case, Newsvine.com linked directly to the LPAC wire, which in turn generated comments from over 100 readers. While a few frantic wackos warned against anything coming from LaRouche, nearly all the responses express shock and rage that such a Nazi is functioning openly within the Obama Administration.
Several responses reprint the key paragraph by Emanuel quoted in the LPAC report, before adding their own comment (that paragraph by Emanuel: "This civic republican or deliberative democratic conception of the good provides both procedural and substantive insights for developing a just allocation of health care resources. Procedurally, it suggests the need for public forums to deliberate about which health services should be considered basic and should be socially guaranteed. Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity — those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberation — are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.")
Some of the comments:
"Hitler would be proud to learn that his ideals are alive and well with Ezekiel Emanuel.... Do you want a repeat of this?"
"Now I know who he reminds me of - Joseph Mengele, the symbol of Hitler's Final Solution."
"I can tell you that as a mom with a four year old girl with severe speech apraxia that prevents her from being able to speak intelligibly, this scares the living hell out of me."
"From now on, I will ask my doctor if he graduated from Harvard. If he did, I'll change doctors."
"That is one of the most cruel and cold-hearted things that I've ever heard of. He obviously doesn't take into consideration that most of the people who get Alzheimer's or dementia are people that have worked hard all of their lives, and paid money into the government so that when they retire, they supposedly will have the medical care that they need."
(Responding to a diatribe against LaRouche:) "LaRouche's article is only pointing out the fact that Ezekiel has published his utopia of killing the elderly... That has nothing to do with LaRouche, except thanking him for bringing this atrocity to the masses."
"What a mess we've made of our country. I never thought I'd see the day when some idiot who is writing a healthcare bill would actually be in favor of something like this. The sad part is, for America, I think I can actually see that happening now. God help us."
"My dad passed this past year, and in a weird way, I am glad he is not here to see what has become of this great nation that he served and sacrificed for as an enlisted man in WWII. It makes me sick to my stomach. If they try this crap with my mom, they will have one hot dang fight on their hands."
Also of note is that at least two of the other blogs which reproduce the LPAC release also carry the youtube video of Tony Chaitkin exposing Dr. Mengele Emanuel to his face.