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Those White Coats In The Rose Garden
IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 10/06/2009 5:08:05 PM PDT by Kaslin

Politics: The administration stages a photo-op with handpicked doctors who support its health care reform. Fortunately, most doctors still believe that the first rule of medicine is to do no harm.

It would seem some doctors still make house calls. Some 150 of them made one at the White House Monday in an attempt to give a booster shot to the administration's chaotic and stalled health care reform drive.

Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, this was a classic case of AstroTurfing.

Attendance was by invitation only, and 40 of the 150 were said to be members of Doctors for America, a reincarnation of the Doctors for Obama arm of the Obama campaign that boasts of having more than 15,000 members.

The physicians were told to bring their white lab coats with them to make sure the TV cameras to capture the proper image. Those who just showed up wearing suits or dresses were provided with lab coats hastily rustled up.

White House spokesman Reid Cherlin insisted that the doctors "were not invited based on their support for a public option." We'd like a second opinion on that. Doctors for America as an organization embraces a government-run insurance option.

"It just appears that the president of the United States, at this point, is choosing to meet only those who support his agenda," said Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Maryland pediatrician and congressional fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program, a group not invited.

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1 posted on 10/06/2009 5:08:06 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: alrea; bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

2 posted on 10/06/2009 5:08:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I see doctors unionizing and going on strike in the not too distant future.


3 posted on 10/06/2009 5:12:06 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Kaslin

bump


4 posted on 10/06/2009 5:15:21 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: outofsalt
"I see doctors unionizing and going on strike in the not too distant future."

Nurses and other health related workers affected by this debacle should as well. They COULD easily win this debate by stopping services. When the .gov backs down from their plans, they go back to work. I don't think it would take 48hrs for the politicians to fold like a cheap suit.

5 posted on 10/06/2009 5:16:58 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 10/06/2009 5:17:23 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Kaslin
I saw an interview with a woman (Doctor?) on FNC today that said there were a few Doctors who got an invite to this spectical that did not agree with Obambi Care and the only reason they showed up was they thought they would get to make their views known.

They did not realize it was just a photo op for Obambi and those Doctors did not get to bring up their objections!

7 posted on 10/06/2009 5:25:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Can you imagine if President Bush had done this?


8 posted on 10/06/2009 5:28:37 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

It would’ve been the screaming lead story on NBC Nightly. Brian mentioned it in passing with a nyuk, nyuk...


9 posted on 10/06/2009 5:33:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Kaslin

Who paid for those white coats? Obama?


10 posted on 10/06/2009 5:34:02 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: Kaslin

Who paid for those white coats? Obama?


11 posted on 10/06/2009 5:34:02 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

silly stuff.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 5:34:21 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: outofsalt

“I see doctors unionizing and going on strike in the not too distant future.”

Not this one. There are other ways to fight these jerks.


13 posted on 10/06/2009 5:34:40 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Red_Devil 232

The doctors who did not agree with Obama were those who want a single payer system for health care.


14 posted on 10/06/2009 5:35:03 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

In New York there are already unions for doctors.

Have seen them take to the streets on strike.


15 posted on 10/06/2009 5:35:51 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Kaslin

In this case..its the doctors who will eventually get the bill.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 5:36:07 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: KoRn

One of the prime objectives of unions is to unionize health care and government workers.
Most union jobs in competitive industries have been shredded.


17 posted on 10/06/2009 5:37:26 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Kaslin
It just appears that the president of the United States, at this point, is choosing to meet only those who support his agenda,"

It appears at this point that the POTUS is a communist crypto-muslim who is hell bent of nationalizing as many industries as possible and securing defeat for Amerika in all foreign wars.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BIGGER ENEMY WITHIN THAN HUSSEIN BARAKA OBAMA.

18 posted on 10/06/2009 5:38:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: cubreporter
"Who paid for those white coats? Obama?"

You did, with your tax dollars. :(

19 posted on 10/06/2009 5:40:30 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Carley
In New York there are already unions for doctors.

In NYC the butchers are unionized

The commie democrats and the mafia share the dues.

20 posted on 10/06/2009 5:41:28 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: cubreporter

No, ABC News (Brian Williams) said the doctors’ organization did it. He made speshul mention of that. Can’t have people thinking Zero did that.


21 posted on 10/06/2009 5:43:14 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Kaslin

it was a shame - and 0 was busted!!!


22 posted on 10/06/2009 5:45:15 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com)
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To: Kaslin

http://merriemarie.amplify.com/tag/center-for-american-progress-john-podesta-dr-alice-chen-dr-vivek-murthy/

FROM MERRIEMARIE RESEARCH -

Dr. Nuckols did some serious sleuthing and discovered:

“The leadership at Doctors for America is made up of nearly the same roster of men and women who, in 2008, were the leadership of “Doctors for Obama” in 2008. Common names are Vivek Murthy, MD MBA, Mandy Krauthamer, MD MPH, Nikhil Wagle, MD, Alex Blum, MD, and Jay Bhatt, DO MPH.”

Also, not only did Dr. Nuckols discover that the Center for American Progress funds the group, as indicated in Ben Smith’s article, but also that Dr. Murthy’s bio is posted on CAP’s website.

And that May 4 conference call? Well, here’s what Project Vote had to say: “Center for American Progress Media Conference Call With Senator Max Baucus (D-MT); John Podesta, President And CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Dr. Vivek Murthy, M.D., President and Co-Founder, Doctors for America.”

Yes. There’s more. It seems that Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is a Soros Fellow, 1998-2001, of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans.

So. Here we have it. Doctors for Obama/America, Center for American Progress, John Podesta, Dr. Alice Chen, Dr. Vivek Murthy, and George Soros’ elder brother, Paul Soros.


23 posted on 10/06/2009 5:45:20 PM PDT by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: Kaslin

I was looking for the white hoods...I thought they were KKK


24 posted on 10/06/2009 5:45:50 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: Kaslin

Obama: “I am here to save you all.” (You’all know what to do. Nod your heads in agreement...after you those coats on.)


25 posted on 10/06/2009 5:52:08 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: Kaslin
White House spokesman Reid Cherlin insisted that the doctors "were not invited based on their support for a public option."

YOU LIE.

26 posted on 10/06/2009 6:06:56 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Tamzee
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is a Soros Fellow, 1998-2001, of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans

Sickening.

"President Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical. [I am] worried about the Western world with such a flawed president leading America. ..." Sarkozy

27 posted on 10/06/2009 6:07:02 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: Kaslin; LucyT

One day hopefully, the community-organizer-in-chief will be wearing a white coat...over the top of an orange jumpsuit.


28 posted on 10/06/2009 6:24:51 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Red_Devil 232
the only reason they showed up was they thought they would get to make their views known.

Where have these doctors been? It doesn't take a doctor to figure out they wouldn't get to talk to Obama, it only takes a Rush listener.

29 posted on 10/06/2009 6:37:01 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: outofsalt

Well I don’t know about you but I’m supporting the healthcare bill because of all those doctors wearing white lab coats along side the president. This just took it right over the top and convinced me that we need national health care. The blatant disdain and disrespect of the Amercian public is despicable.


30 posted on 10/06/2009 6:44:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tree of liberty is in dire need of nourishment)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
a photo-op with handpicked doctors

31 posted on 10/06/2009 6:55:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: GVnana

Talk about sickening, I found a 2008 newsletter from the Soros Fellowships. This has pictures of Dr. Vivek Murthy with Paul Soros... and they are at a place called Trail’s End Camp which is only a few miles from where I live in PA.

Very creepy.

http://www.pdsoros.org/2008Newsletter.pdf


32 posted on 10/06/2009 7:03:12 PM PDT by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: Kaslin

Fake lab coats. Our tax dollars at work.


33 posted on 10/06/2009 7:39:47 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Kaslin
I used to work with several physicians, all were quite liberal, and (here's the key) and all but one NEVER SAW PATIENTS!

It would be instructive to get the scoop on just how many of these "doctors" (1) have MD degrees (as opposed to D.O., O.D. , etc), (2) what are their present positions, (3) what specialties and certifications (4) and most important, currently how many patients do they see, in person, daily?).

I would also love to know how many have law degrees as well as M.D.s (or whatever).

.

34 posted on 10/06/2009 7:53:23 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Tamzee

That publication is a “whos who” of international commie/jihadist domestic terrorists.


35 posted on 10/06/2009 8:34:55 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Kaslin; kingattax

The Obama Administration prides itself on always being prepared for a cover-up.

36 posted on 10/06/2009 8:48:05 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: taraytarah

all fraud all the time


37 posted on 10/06/2009 8:55:10 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax
Pretty much non-stop, isn't it?

It makes it pretty easy to know the truth, when everything coming from them is a lie.

38 posted on 10/06/2009 8:57:36 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Kaslin

Darn.. saw the headline and thought I missed it. Thought that they were finaly taking him away


39 posted on 10/06/2009 9:08:12 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes
Put on deh white medical smocks guys!

We will show the nation who is right!

( sarc. off) Utter cntempt for these usurper hand licking physicians AMA memners who can in no way claim they represent even a majority of doctors.Seventy-five per cent of the nations doctors were not even there!

40 posted on 10/06/2009 9:41:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Tamzee; Fred Nerks
Good stuff. Thanks for popsting it. The SOROS finger seems to be in every pie.
41 posted on 10/06/2009 9:45:11 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt

Docs/Soros ping

It will take more than fake lab coats to cover this up.


42 posted on 10/06/2009 10:24:53 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: nascarnation

The medical unions (SEIU/ACORN) will eventually replace America docs and nurses with illegals and ACORN thugs who have no clue.

Keep calling and faxing.

www.faxzero.com allows you to send two free faxes per day.


43 posted on 10/06/2009 10:26:19 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: Tamzee

Lots of Moose Limbs in those photos.


44 posted on 10/06/2009 10:56:16 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Fred Nerks

>>One day hopefully, the community-organizer-in-chief will be wearing a white coat...over the top of an orange jumpsuit.

I’d like to see the white coats hauling him off in straightjacket with a butterfly net over his head.

LQ


45 posted on 10/07/2009 5:05:02 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: Kaslin

But of course the ABCNNBCBS mainstream media didn’t “notice” this little self-propagandizing effort by Obama.

(But had a Bush White HOuse only invited one sided “photo-op” groups ....)


46 posted on 10/07/2009 7:08:35 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: bergmeid

Brian who? The one who always looks like he just came off the slopes?


47 posted on 10/07/2009 10:19:14 AM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: fulltlt

Of course.


48 posted on 10/07/2009 10:19:28 AM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: Kaslin
Visiting nurse checked my 90 yr old mom today. As she went to put the BP cuff on, my mom said

"You're not putting that around my neck are you?"

Nurse: "No, Obama doesn't tell us what to do yet."

I was amazed. This is blue state CT. More than that though is that the nurses keep away from anything which might upset. That she felt easy enough making this joke means Obama is not liked by the other patients she sees.

49 posted on 10/07/2009 10:25:20 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian
Maybe she saw the:

One

Big

Ass

Mistake

America

bumper sticker on your car.

50 posted on 10/07/2009 10:30:56 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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