While speaking to faith-based groups today, President Barack Obama finally said what he should have said the moment Palin tweeted(or twitted, maybe..) "death panels". What the President did was remind his audience of the 9th Commandment at a time when so many are blatantly and flagrantly abusing it while casting stones(and those who don't act like jerks get to cast the first stone).
Obama urged the listeners to reject misinformation about his plans, noting, "There are some folks out there who are, frankly, bearing false witness."
There are many true believers who truly believe in what's actually in the bible. "Thou shalt not bear false witness" is definitely in there, whereas "thou shalt not have an abortion" is not. I advocated for this type of language earlier in the month partly because I still remembered how Kay Hagan came back at Liddy Dole during the North Carolina Senate race last year. I think everyone here knows who won that race(for reasons far beyond any flagrant abuse of the 10 commandments).
The President used the chat with faith-based groups to continue to push back on the many false assertions that have been made about health care reform. He needs to keep it up. Take the fight to the GOP. Enjoy Martha's Vineyard, absolutely, but don't forget how important this fight is.