Here is video of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann tonight giving a 13-minute "Special Comment" in which he tells his audience that last Friday night "my father asked me to kill him."
Olbermann goes on to tell the detailed story of his father's illness over the last six months. He then uses his father's situation to make applications to the current Health Care Debate, "demanding" that every American be given the same health care his father has received.
He pointedly attacks Sarah Palin and other critics of ObamaCare as "ghouls," "fiends," "subhumans," and even pronounces that they should be "damned to hell" for opposing "Death Panels" (which he insists should be called "Life Panels").
Olbermann has obviously been through a terrible ordeal. I wish his Dad nothing but the best.
But his extrapolating from his Dad's experience to try and somehow make it mean that President Obama's Health Care Proposal should be adopted is off-base. Republicans must go into the meeting tomorrow and do what they believe is best for the nation. Rubber-stamping Obama's plan that will further bankrupt the nation and destroy the quality of health care available to all Americans by turning it into a European-style system will in the long run do much more harm than good.