Opening his radio program broadcast shortly after noon today, Rush Limbaugh jokingly suggested the consequences for Watergate report Bob Woodward will be that he will get sick and get referred to a “death panel.” Woodward reports being threatened by a White House staff member who reportedly told him he would regret reporting that the sequester originated from the White House. Limbaugh further pointed out that in “Chicago-speak” a comment that one would regret taking certain actions constitutes a threat. Limbaugh also further commented in jest, that “there will not be a drone with Bob Woodward's name on it.”
The reference to the “death panel” is the alleged feature of ObamaCare that involved citizens of advanced age meeting with a panel to make “end of life” decisions regarding what forms of medical treatment if any will be prescribed for those patients. Critics of ObamaCare claimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would include such panels that would have the authority to deny life-saving treatments for elderly patients.
In the debate over the sequester budget-cutting policy, Bob Woodward reported that the idea for the sequester was originally conceived in the White House. President Obama at first denied that idea, then recently admitted that the sequester idea originated from the White House. Following his reporting on this issue, Bob Woodward reports the “regret” statement in a letter from White House economics adviser Gene Sperling as a “threat.” The White House released a statement denying that the comment in Sperling's letter was a threat.
Woodward compared this White House behavior to that of Richard Nixon and even referred to it as “madness” in an interview on the Cable News Network.
Humorous comments about serious issues made by entertainment figures or public officials are often taken seriously and believed to be intended to be taken somewhat seriously. One example is the off-microphone comment by President Reagan when he said, “I've signed legislation outlawing Russia forever, we begin bombing in five minutes.”
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