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Doctors demand Obama apology
The Libertarian Party ^ | 7/23/09 | Donny Ferguson

Posted on 07/23/2009 12:20:43 PM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist

Doctors demand Obama apology
Pitching government control, President falsely accuses doctors of conspiring to make children sicker

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Richard S. Kerr, M.D., a West Virginia Libertarian Party member and a retired doctor with 36 years experience, asked President Barack Obama Thursday to apologize for comments made in his Wednesday night press conference accusing doctors of conspiring to make children sicker for profits.

“President Obama should be ashamed of himself for trying to scare Americans into supporting his government takeover of medicine by falsely accusing doctors of making children sicker. I have never heard a more disgusting or blatantly phony conspiracy theory. We treat our patients with the respect, care and concern you will never find in Obama’s government-run rationed care bureaucracy,” said Dr. Kerr.

“On behalf of my colleagues, I respectfully ask President Obama to apologize for such a slanderous lie and ask him to stop engaging in sickening conspiracy theories to push his government-run scheme. These cheap scare tactics are beneath the dignity of the office of The President and perfectly illustrate why more and more Americans are losing faith in Barack Obama.”

In his Wednesday night press conference, Obama claimed, “…you come in and you've got a bad sore throat, or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, you know what, I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out.”

“For President Obama’s information, pediatricians do not perform tonsillectomies. If he doesn’t know that, then he has no business centrally planning your family’s health care,” said Dr. Kerr.

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please call Director of Communications Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or 202-333-0008, x. 225, or email Donny.Ferguson@lp.org.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; bho44; bhofascism; bhohealthcare; healthcare; libertarian; lping; obama; obamacare; socializedmedicine; vilified
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1 posted on 07/23/2009 12:20:44 PM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

The “Great Unifier” strikes again. Way to go, Ears.


2 posted on 07/23/2009 12:23:53 PM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike

0bama does not care.


3 posted on 07/23/2009 12:25:04 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

So he’s pissed off conservatives, independents, doctors, cops...who is next?


4 posted on 07/23/2009 12:25:10 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

I hate zero . And bow insulted dogs and cops


5 posted on 07/23/2009 12:25:24 PM PDT by mel
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; ...



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6 posted on 07/23/2009 12:25:28 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Dang, I’d switch to this doc if he were in my network.


7 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:07 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: Def Conservative

zero’s going to have to watch his Chicago style knee-jerk reflex. It doesn’t sell.


8 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:17 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: mel

On iPhone meant docs


9 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT by mel
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Wow! Barry Hussein ain't making no brownie points for himself.....Uh oh,is that a racist comment?
10 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:47 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (The ground at Arlington is moving & shaking.)
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To: mel

On iPhone meant docs


11 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:47 PM PDT by mel
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

No way any smooth talking tonsil doctor is going to con me! Obama is looking out for us now, and paying our mortgages, and putting gas in our cars!


12 posted on 07/23/2009 12:26:53 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Barack-TOTUS = Buffoon

Stick to the script, stupid.


13 posted on 07/23/2009 12:27:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Lotta apologies in the works....crickets chirping....


14 posted on 07/23/2009 12:27:49 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
The docs: On behalf of my colleagues, I respectfully ask President Obama to apologize for such a slanderous lie

The police union: President Obama's Wednesday night criticism of Cambridge, Mass., police has drawn a rebuke from the Fraternal Order of Police

When Obambi gets off the teleprompter. gee he gets in trouble.

15 posted on 07/23/2009 12:28:40 PM PDT by BAW (Fire David Letterman)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Yeah well, the doctors are racist!


16 posted on 07/23/2009 12:28:52 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Don’t hold your breath.


17 posted on 07/23/2009 12:29:38 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Tzimisce

The kids the doctors treat are racist!!


18 posted on 07/23/2009 12:29:38 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Yeah, just keep burning those bridges, Mr. President. You’ve even ticked off many liberals. Keep burning those bridges and we’ll keep watching your poll numbers drop.


19 posted on 07/23/2009 12:29:40 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

So if I understand correctly, reimbursement schedules influence health care decisions and that’s a bad thing, so the solution is to create the great-great-grand-daddy of all reimbursement schedules and make sure it apllies to each and every person in the USA. Okay. Got it.

But if that doesn’t work out so well, how about a return to the fundamental principles of personal choice and responsibility?


20 posted on 07/23/2009 12:30:42 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Obama is a radical indoctrinated arse for spewing these slanderous remarks. He doesn’t care who he hurts as long as he can sell his socialist big government “utopia”.


21 posted on 07/23/2009 12:31:58 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

To hell with an apology, they should demand he resign in disgrace.


22 posted on 07/23/2009 12:33:28 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Def Conservative

Firemen (Sotomayor) ha


23 posted on 07/23/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
“For President Obama’s information, pediatricians do not perform tonsillectomies. If he doesn’t know that, then he has no business centrally planning your family’s health care,” said Dr. Kerr.

Now THAT is gonna leave a mark.

24 posted on 07/23/2009 12:34:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Obama COVER-UP continues...)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

HusseinCare is about power and control, not health.


25 posted on 07/23/2009 12:36:43 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: swain_forkbeard
how about a return to the fundamental principles of personal choice and responsibility?

Easy there! that sounds like racist code and hate speech!

26 posted on 07/23/2009 12:37:03 PM PDT by NativeSon (got myself a Mrs on June 19, 2009)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

He’s really an ignorant person, and that’s as mild as I can put it. That anyone classifies him as brilliant is amazing. If he is, it certainly isn’t evident.


27 posted on 07/23/2009 12:38:44 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Amen Dr. Thank you for speaking up. Wish more people in your profession and around the country would do the same.


28 posted on 07/23/2009 12:39:35 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Amen Dr. Thank you for speaking up. Wish more people in your profession and around the country would do the same.


29 posted on 07/23/2009 12:39:36 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: rvoitier
Yea...and don't forget the stupid police officers and Teachers in Indiana who lost their pensions because Obama gave them to the United Auto workers. Those evil typical Americans need to be taken down a few pegs./s

Who is left Obama that you really give a sh*t about? Go back to the world hood. Lock the door and leave the key under the mat, you are about done slamming this country, user.

30 posted on 07/23/2009 12:39:57 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Oldpuppymax

HusseinCare is about politicians getting their grubby little mitts in the healthcare system’s 1/7 of the US economy!!


31 posted on 07/23/2009 12:41:22 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

““President Obama should be ashamed of himself for trying to scare Americans into supporting his government takeover of medicine by falsely accusing doctors of making children sicker. I have never heard a more disgusting or blatantly phony conspiracy theory. We treat our patients with the respect, care and concern you will never find in Obama’s government-run rationed care bureaucracy,” said Dr. Kerr. “

Yeah, and they say Birthers are crazy.


32 posted on 07/23/2009 12:44:57 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: ez

Hey Zero, do lawyers ever make decisions “just to make money”? Why don’t you clean up your own profession before delving into areas you know nothing about?


33 posted on 07/23/2009 12:45:21 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Barry pisses off Law Enforcement Officers and Doctors in the same night!

He might think twice before canceling movie-night at the Whitehouse next time.

34 posted on 07/23/2009 12:45:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Get in line behind the ‘racist’ cops.


35 posted on 07/23/2009 12:46:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

"Welcome to ObamaCare. Now bend over and let me see those expensive tonsils."


36 posted on 07/23/2009 12:46:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Why the hell would anyone want to go to med school anymore? We are in deep dod doo.\

Its a lot of school for no reward.


37 posted on 07/23/2009 12:48:33 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Tzimisce
"Yeah well, the doctors are racist!"

Like the white coats weren't a giveaway.

38 posted on 07/23/2009 12:49:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Def Conservative

Caucasians?


39 posted on 07/23/2009 12:51:27 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The Germans weren't Nazis per se - their SOCIALISTS were. Socialists are dangerous people...)
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To: kromike

ears ? yeah those are funny too, but what the heck is with his blue lips? I have never seen anyone of any race with blue lips, it’s freaky looking and distracts me when I try to force myself to watch him.


40 posted on 07/23/2009 12:52:55 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Good one.


41 posted on 07/23/2009 1:00:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

So according to Pres. Urkel a doctor is going to perform a surgical procedure on a kid that will require postoperative visits for 90 days INCLUDED in his anticipated $270-290 fee when that same doctor can be giving this child palliative decongestants and parent demanded antibiotics for a course of 4-5 visits compenstaed at $75-150 per visit AND STILL NEEDING A TONSILLECTOMY in the future.

I don’t know how you run a business Mr President .....oh never mind, I forgot you never ran anything in your life.


42 posted on 07/23/2009 1:02:14 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

IIRC, decades ago physicians found that children with continuous allergy problems were sometimes (maybe often) cured of their allergy problems when their tonsils were removed. It has something to do with the immunoglobulin response triggered by otherwise non-offending allergens irritating the tonsils.


43 posted on 07/23/2009 1:03:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
but what the heck is with his blue lips?

Just before putting us to sleep with his droning, he swallowed a bucket load of those Happy-Pretend Blue Pills.

44 posted on 07/23/2009 1:11:35 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Earthdweller
Good point!

Who is left Obama that you really give a sh*t about?

Any American...and who's listed in Napolitano's DHS report:Military Vets and those who believe in the 10th Amendment.

45 posted on 07/23/2009 1:11:54 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Wasn’t Obama the one who said as Clinton did that people who try to make you afraid are lying to you? But that was when he was trying to get elected on a very poor security platform and his stance on terrorism was shake hands play nice hope and change ...

Now it’s scare the hell out of them, it’s the only way we can get what we want?


46 posted on 07/23/2009 1:12:45 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: upsdriver

Let’s see: gun owners, christians, ex-military, business owners, doctors and now cops. Who’s next to be vilified by his off-the-cuff remarks. He better stick to the tele-prompter next time.


47 posted on 07/23/2009 1:15:40 PM PDT by asformeandformyhouse (I've been listening to a lot of rap music lately. Mostly at red lights and stop signs.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Just goes to show what kind of people in the won’s orbit.


48 posted on 07/23/2009 1:16:07 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Too rich!

How is that hope & change working out, OBAMA?!


49 posted on 07/23/2009 1:16:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Good thing Obama played the race card at the end of the “press conference,” otherwise, this would have been the story everyone was talking about today.


50 posted on 07/23/2009 1:20:22 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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