Skip to comments.Those White Coats In The Rose Garden
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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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.
They did not realize it was just a photo op for Obambi and those Doctors did not get to bring up their objections!
It would’ve been the screaming lead story on NBC Nightly. Brian mentioned it in passing with a nyuk, nyuk...
Who paid for those white coats? Obama?
Who paid for those white coats? Obama?
“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.
The doctors who did not agree with Obama were those who want a single payer system for health care.
In New York there are already unions for doctors.
Have seen them take to the streets on strike.
In this case..its the doctors who will eventually get the bill.
One of the prime objectives of unions is to unionize health care and government workers.
Most union jobs in competitive industries have been shredded.
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.
You did, with your tax dollars. :(
In NYC the butchers are unionized
The commie democrats and the mafia share the dues.
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.
it was a shame - and 0 was busted!!!
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 Smiths article, but also that Dr. Murthys bio is posted on CAPs website.
And that May 4 conference call? Well, heres 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. Theres 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.
I was looking for the white hoods...I thought they were KKK
Obama: “I am here to save you all.” (You’all know what to do. Nod your heads in agreement...after you those coats on.)
"President Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical. [I am] worried about the Western world with such a flawed president leading America. ..." Sarkozy
One day hopefully, the community-organizer-in-chief will be wearing a white coat...over the top of an orange jumpsuit.
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.
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.
a photo-op with handpicked doctors
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.
Fake lab coats. Our tax dollars at work.
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).
That publication is a “whos who” of international commie/jihadist domestic terrorists.
The Obama Administration prides itself on always being prepared for a cover-up.
all fraud all the time
It makes it pretty easy to know the truth, when everything coming from them is a lie.
Darn.. saw the headline and thought I missed it. Thought that they were finaly taking him away
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!
It will take more than fake lab coats to cover this up.
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.
Lots of Moose Limbs in those photos.
>>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.
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 ....)
Brian who? The one who always looks like he just came off the slopes?
"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.
bumper sticker on your car.