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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.

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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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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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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
Obama reminds me of Kramer (Seinfeld) telling George not to have his tonsils taken out by the evil medical giants and instead to the go to the wacko herbalist.

[Setting: Healer's apartment]

TOR: (Pouring tea) Your tea is ready now. This will solve your so-called tonsil problem. It's a special concoction. It contains crampbark.

JERRY: I love crampbark.

TOR: Cleavers.

JERRY: Cleaver, I once had cleaver as a kid. I was able to lift a car.

TOR: And some couchgrass.

JERRY: Couchgrass and crampbark? You know, I think that's what killed Curly.

(Tor hands George the tea. George isn't willing to drink it right away. Jerry looks skeptical, Kramer, on the other hand, is enthusiastic)

51 posted on 07/23/2009 1:21:18 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: 4yearlurker

RE: “Wow! Barry Hussein ain’t making no brownie points for himself.....Uh oh,is that a racist comment?”


Nope; not racist that I can see — ever heard of or tasted BUTTERSCOTCH, i.e., blond brownies!!! ;)

52 posted on 07/23/2009 1:23:38 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Barack-TOTUS = Buffoon
Stick to the script, stupid

Unlike the media and those who worship the man, I never thought Obama was smart. Just crafty and cunning. But totally inexperienced in playing the political game like a pro. At least the Clintons weathered a few years before they exposed themselves for the manipulaters and liars they are. Obama didn't even make it through the campaign before all the signs were there.

He was just a "front man" for the hate-America/far left-wingers who advocate a communistic society and have groomed him since 2004. They thought they picked a winner. But, Zero's has no tact, cannot think on his feet, and is too much of a whiner to endure contraversy. His inexperience will prove to destroy their plans and his future.

Let him keep this up. The country will have their eyes fully opened soon enough. There's nothing better than watching a narcissist hang himself - and take others down with him.

53 posted on 07/23/2009 1:27:25 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Did a quick internet search and found this . . .

“He has to test each batch of kool-aid to ensure it has enough denial serum.”

54 posted on 07/23/2009 1:34:53 PM PDT by deks (Help prevent the next Ice global warming.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist

Coming soon—TV ads inviting people who had their tonsils out to sue the doctors responsible. Could be another goldmine for trial lawyers.

55 posted on 07/23/2009 1:36:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TexasFreeper2009

>distracts me when I try to force myself to watch him<

Count your blessings!

56 posted on 07/23/2009 1:37:24 PM PDT by In Maryland
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To: In Maryland


57 posted on 07/23/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: kromike
Obama needs to apologize to Crowley too.

This is what happens when one is not presidential.

58 posted on 07/23/2009 1:52:08 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (I once had an awkward moment just to see how it felt.)
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To: VirginiaConstitutionalist
EVERYONE is pissed off at the bastard 0bobozo after last night's fiasco!!! That is GREAT and exactly what many of us were praying for, that the usurper would overreach himself. He accused police officer Crowley of acting “stupidly” even after admitting he did not have all the facts. Now 95% of MA is pissed off at him including the police unions!!! Now I see that his thug press secretary Robert Gibbs is back pedalling for 0bobozo, saying he did not really call Crowley stupid.

Then he accused doctors of running up bills & perform tonsillectomy's just to rack up higher bills to the patient and/or insurance companies, he spent his first 5-10 minutes complaining that he inherited a financial crisis (blamed on Bush for sure) he engaged in class warfare against the rich, etc etc.

The wheels are coming off on the commie bastard's wagon, and I think the public and even some liberals elements of the media are waking up to the evil actions of this SOB.

59 posted on 07/23/2009 1:58:11 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Obama's view if health care appears to be influenced by "House". He apparently doesn't realize that doctors don't do everything.
But I think the bigger point here is not that he factually missed the mark by a wide margin. His comment was meant to foment anger against the greedy doctors. He is NOT a uniter. His history as a community organizer should be evidence that his purpose is to pit one group against another to enact "change".
60 posted on 07/23/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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