Do as I say, not as I do

by Miri

Did you hear how doctors criticized O’Bobble for overusing healthcare resources? Seriously.  They suggested that his recent checkup was an example of unnecessary tests that, “multiplied many times over,” would result in “extraordinary cumulative financial cost to society.”

He got PSA screening–not recommended for all men and not even for many men.

He got a virtual colonoscopy–more expensive than the normal kind, less precise, and neither is recommended until age 50. (O’Bobble claims to be only 48.)

In addition, he got a high-tech test for calcium deposits in his coronary arteries, even though if he stopped smoking, he could prevent clogged arteries, instead of finding the gunk after it’s already there.

But of course, he’s only spending the taxpayers’ money, so it doesn’t matter. What’s good for the Head Goose is apparently not good for the rest of us, the gosling rabble.  He’s special, you see.  He’s That One.

Rita Redberg, one critic, explained: “Some might defend these tests on the grounds that the President, of all people, deserves the very best our health care system can provide.”

He does? He deserves the very best? WHY?

We know why he and Fugly Flo believe that he does; but in this American Constitutional Republic–where all are created equal–can anyone explain why not only some, but many, would argue that O’Bobble deserves the best?

This week is our last stand to prevent O’Bobble’s takeover of our health care and one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Call, write, scream.  Do whatever you can to let Congress know that We the People are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.

Here’s the underlying article: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/2010.81?home

Other media outlets wrote their own stories.

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13 responses to “Do as I say, not as I do

  1. Funny you wrote on this Miri. We went to the Scottsdale Galleria this weekend and there were doctors protesting there. Signs said “I am a doctor, not a slave” and “Honk if you say no to healthcare” The sign carriers were young to mid aged, good looking, clean cut Americans. All shapes and color. It is everywhere. They were getting alot of honks-alot ! I was amazed, and did not expect to see them. Looks like all of our Doctors will leave….or are very angry….All of those years of school, no sleep and loans…sad.

    • I can believe it, but what I don’t understand is why they aren’t even more VOCAL. Insurance companies and hospitals, too.

      I know several pre-med students who are very afraid that their chosen career will turn out to be something far different from what they imagined: helping people and making a good living, too.

      NOT becoming an enslaved minion of some DC-centered O’Bobble death panel. Slave wages you can believe in! Not even enough to pay off those student loans.

      As far as O’Bobble is concerned, it’s okay if Americans drop out of med school. This will give him the opportunity to import more Muslim Pakistani doctors.

  2. Here’s hoping that one of those doctors got the snake’s DNA! I hope the roto-rooter he underwent was painful for the guy that is impersonating a president.

    I thought last week was his last hurrah…his last speech to talk people into His idea of medical care…for the masses. If they had the votes..what was he doing in Ohio today?

    It all equals control ..period. Those fake halos squashed his brain cells so he really believes he knows what is best for all of us. The Messiah complex has infected him and those that surround him. They know the poll numbers and they have heard from the people…they don’t care one iota!

    • Reverse Midas Touch: House Democrat won’t attend Obamacare Road Show in Ohio; Update: Protesters line streets, video added
      By Michelle Malkin • March 15, 2010 12:53 PM

      Representative John Boccieri, Democrat of Ohio, whose vote on major health care legislation could be crucial to the outcome, will not be attending President Obama’s health care rally on Monday in Strongsville, Ohio, not far from Mr. Boccieri’s own district, a spokeswoman said.

      Mr. Boccieri is focusing instead on a major infrastructure announcement this morning at Akron-Canton Airport, where the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Randy Babbitt, delivered a $16.6 million check for a runway extension and improvement project.

      Mr. Boccieri has said the runway project would create up to 60 jobs and lift the local economy. The runway work is part of a 10-year, $110 million capital improvement plan at the airport that began in 2008.

      In recent days, Mr. Boccieri has indicated that he is undecided on the current version of the health care legislation. In November, he was one of 39 Democrats who voted against the House bill.

      Protesters are lining the streets in Strongsville — making their voices heard:

      Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care proposals turned out early to protest outside a suburban Cleveland recreation center he plans to visit.

      Protesters stretched for several blocks leading to the president’s this afternoon speaking location in Strongsville.

      They waved to passing vehicles and held signs including “Don’t stick me with your Obamacare” and “Kill the bill.”

      http://michellemalkin.com/2010/03/15/reverse-midas-touch-house-democrat-wont-attend-obamacare-road-show-in-ohio/

      • Did you know that both of the people that O’Bobble held up recently as examples of why we must pass Obamacare were eligible for Medicaid and/or had already received FREE treatment at local hospitals? So what does this prove?

        That the current GOVERNMENT-RUN health care program DOESN’T work because if it did those people would have had help from the government.

        Did you know that the grandmother of the woman who died, whose son was shamefully used by the Dems, worked for a community organization focused on “social justice” and that a Soros-connected group paid for the kid’s trip to his performance?

        It’s all a sham. It’s disgraceful that they made that child into a dog-and-pony show. Also that they planted into his brain that the people who oppose government-run healthcare caused his mother’s death.

        His mother was under treatment. She was eligible for Medicaid–she had three kids and no job. Her child’s grandmother, of all people, ought to have helped her get the aid she needed and qualified for from the government.

        In any case, she had been treated for free (not by the government), but she chose not go for follow-up care that may have preserved her life. It was her choice.

        But the bottom line is that both the government-run and community-organized programs failed her.

        So will a 100% takeover of the health industry by government and community organizations be more effective?

    • He didn’t get the roto-rooter test. He got a pain-free, non-“invasive” virtual colonoscopy that costs the taxpayers more and isn’t as effective.

  3. Big Government Burrito: A taste of the 2,309-pg Demcare/Student Loan Reconciliation Bill; Update: A tortilla shell fake-out
    By Michelle Malkin • March 14, 2010 10:24

    If the TARP bank bailout was a “crap sandwich,” the Democrats’ Student Loan Nationalization plan wrapped inside the latest version of the health care takeover is a Big Government Burrito.

    The House Democrats’ 2,309-page reconciliation bill headed for House Budget Committee markup tomorrow has just been posted this evening and you can download the whole PDF file right here.

    …if you look through the 2,309 page bill that was released Sunday night, you’ll find a public option, which leadership has indicated would not actually be in the final bill. (Interestingly, the student loan bill is also tacked on at the end.)

    http://michellemalkin.com/2010/03/14/big-government-burrito-a-taste-of-the-2309-pg-demcarestudent-loan-reconciliation-bill/

  4. Dead Sister’s or Otherwise?
    March 15th
    The short answer is: Do not trust. And verify.

    Upon the release of the ’shell’ 2,300 page reconciliation health care bill, which includes a public option, immediately some started issuing calls to calm down, that it’s a shell bill that will allegedly be stripped by the Rules Committee. Allegedly is the key word. While it is what we are being told, there is no guarantee. In fact, the air drop rules committee strategy allows for any provisions that they need to pass the bill, and that can include the public option or anything else that they wish to insert.

    Public option is technically back on the table. And the only way it will come off the table, is if it is stripped out. If.

    Why on earth would anyone believe that it would be? Or that any of it will be? Why would anyone believe that the Democrats play fair and that we can all work together all gentlemanly-like and in good faith?

    They cannot be trusted – they will smile to your face and then turn around and bite off your pinky. They lie to members of their own caucus and now admit they have no plans to remove funding for abortion stipulations.

    Additionally, we have no idea what will be in the final reconciliation bill and we won’t know. It is not a transparent process. Nancy Pelosi has already said that they “have to pass the bill, so you can find out what’s in it.”

    The Democrats have made it clear that they are all in. They’ve also made it quite clear that even the Constitution will not stand in their way. A fundamental change to our Country and the principles upon which it was founded is their ultimate pot. They don’t care if it causes them unpleasantness in the short term. Socialized medicine gives them permanent power in the long term.

    They also know this is their last hand at the table. They know they will likely be swept out in the 2010 elections. They need to do it now. And they will stop at nothing to do so. The more ludicrous it sounds, the more likely it is that they will attempt it. Remember, this is their end game; they know they’ve over-played their hand. They are now left with one last bet. They *know* they are in deep trouble in 2010, regardless.

    Pelosi has been bluffing all week about having the votes. Perhaps that is a way to create plausible deniability when they pull a sneaky move; they can then try to deflect it by saying “we had the votes anyway”. We cannot fall for their bluffs. And we must make sure that no one else does either.

    Melt the phones. Call the Democrats in red districts who may care more about their personal re-elections than the ideological pot. Call Republicans and force them to realize that the Democrats are “all in” and to stop with the dangerous “bi-partisanship” and being polite stuff.

    The time for polite is over. We must be on guard for any possibility and the GOP must have the fortitude and the spine to stop each one.

    Do NOT trust. And verify. Vigilance is what is needed now!

    http://www.redstate.com/snarkandboobs/2010/03/15/does-the-shell-health-care-bill-have-any-teeth/

    • Whatever happened to the meme of the past few weeks: An up or down vote?

      Now it’s no vote, just “deeming” that the Senate bill was passed, without a vote.

      As if We the People are too stupid to know that every one of those jerks who call themselves representatives ALLOWED it to happen, no matter what they call it. They are tarred and feathered, every last one of them, IF this atrocity gets to O’Bobble’s desk. EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.

      This “deeming” technique–calling the bill passed even without any vote except on rule changes–conflicts with the Constitution which REQUIRES that each house pass a bill with the “exact text” before it goes to the POTUS.

      Get this: They actually found a Stanford professor who opined that we don’t know what “exact text” means. So now we’re back to “it all depends upon what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”

      IF we cannot agree upon WHAT WORDS MEAN, then we are lost as a culture, a republic, a people.

  5. Pelosi brags that Obamacare is just the beginning
    Rick Moran Byron York writing in The Examiner:
    March 16, 2010

    Ed Lasky adds:

    This is just not about student loans and health care. Once these strategies work they will be used by Pelosi-Obama-Reid and their allies to work on every aspect of America they think needs such “reform”.

    We have not seen anything yet and by the time the rest of America wakes up we will have a nation vastly changed from what it once was and our generation and the next one and the next one will have many debts to pay off. If this strategy works, the Democrats will push through whatever their leaders want.

    Welcome to democracy as practiced by this troika.[Obama-Pelosi-Reed].

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/03/pelosi_brags_that_obamacare_is.html

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