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Obama nominates 36-year-old Indian-American physician to be US surgeon general
The Times of India ^ | 11/15/2013 | Chidnand Rajghatta

Posted on 11/15/2013 7:04:41 AM PST by Rusty0604

WASHINGTON: US President Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, who is only 36, to be surgeon general of the United States. The position, if confirmed by the Senate as required, will make Murthy the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the US and the operational head of the 6500-strong US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States that includes army, navy, air force and marines.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: healthcare; indianamericans; physician; vivekmurthy
Mr. Vivek is president of 'Doctors for America', a spinoff of 'Organizing for America', Obama's campaign outfit. He was an advisor for his campaign.
1 posted on 11/15/2013 7:04:41 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Just another foreigner doing jobs Americans aren’t welcome to so.


2 posted on 11/15/2013 7:05:44 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Rusty0604

Hopefully an IT expert. I guess Dr. Ben Carson was underqualified.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 7:06:38 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Rusty0604

I found an old article by Michelle Maulkin about ‘Doctors for America’.

“Spin Doctors for America”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/10/07/spin-doctors-for-obamacare/

DFA “senior adviser” Jacob Hacker is an Obamacare architect who laughed at criticism of the plan being a Trojan Horse for single payer coverage. “It’s not a Trojan Horse, right” he retorted at a far Left Tides Foundation conference on health care. “It’s just right there! I’m telling you. We’re going to get there.”


4 posted on 11/15/2013 7:07:07 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

All the other Doctors in town are Indian. Why the eff not?

If this guy is the best qualified Dr for the job, that’s cool. But somehow, I doubt it.


5 posted on 11/15/2013 7:08:21 AM PST by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Rusty0604

Great, now we’re out sourcing the surgeon general’s job too.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 7:09:19 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Rusty0604
WASHINGTON: US President Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, who is only 36

So, 4 years of college (18-21), 4 years of medical school (22-26), 3 years of residency (27-29). So unless this is Doogie Howser, he's only been a real doctor for about six years. But since he's from a "Doctors for America", he's there to perform an action similar to the NKVD in the Soviet military - to shoot the deserters and maintain revolutionary fervor rather than perform actual medicine.

7 posted on 11/15/2013 7:15:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Rusty0604; mickie; pax_et_bonum
The entire state of Florida is now manned by Indian doctors. All my doctors are Indian.

I live in an unincorporated area abutting a city called "New Port Richey".

I call it New Delhi Richey.

Leni

8 posted on 11/15/2013 7:16:22 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Rusty0604

I suppose he has the right ideology then. That’s the primary qualification needed for a job in this administration.


9 posted on 11/15/2013 7:17:23 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Rusty0604

Obama appointments: where being a white native American male is a huge disadvantage. But, it’s important that we have ENDA for the private sector! Because that’s “who we are as Americans.” /S


10 posted on 11/15/2013 7:24:36 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: KarlInOhio

That just about sums it up.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 7:26:27 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Obama appointments: where being a white native American male is a huge disadvantage.

?

12 posted on 11/15/2013 7:27:35 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Rusty0604

An actual “Medicine man”? oh.... you meant the convenient store “Indian”, not the cigar store “Indian”. Sorry.


13 posted on 11/15/2013 7:28:21 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Alter Kaker

Funny, but you know what I mean: “native American”, not “Native American”! As in natural born, not pre-Columbus, LOL.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 7:30:13 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Rusty0604
And they say that vegetables can't talk!

Once again, cake-boy O'Bunghole, the "Choomer"-in-chief, proves the experts wrong by saying dumb things despite having the mental and intellectual faculties of an eggplant.

Maybe it's true that vegetables can't talk, but O'Bungsuck comes in a close second. Whereupon arises the question, is he actually forming cogent sentences using only his tragically limited capacity, or is he just mimicking sounds he has heard, like an African Brown Parrot?

Suffice to say, the jury is still out on this one point, and hasn't yet been convened for the bulk of Barry O's more serious criminal offenses. All things worth having take time.

Patience. The threads in the clothes our emperor never had to begin with have begun to unravel, and soon it will all come flailing down around that appalling jug-eared tuber.

8^)

15 posted on 11/15/2013 7:30:56 AM PST by Gargantua ("Da amber lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I guess I don’t see how an American citizen with family who came over from India is any less of a “native American” than an American citizen with family who came over from Poland or France or Ireland. I have a problem with this guy’s politics, not his skin tone. Would you be that much happier had Obama appointed a far-lefty German-American Surgeon General?


16 posted on 11/15/2013 7:33:50 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Vermont Lt
Plus, you just KNOW that every decision he makes will filtered through one all-important metric:

"Will this kill paleface?"

Bad idea.

8^D

17 posted on 11/15/2013 7:35:52 AM PST by Gargantua ("Da amber lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: Alter Kaker

My issue is that Obama’s appointments almost always have some liberally valuable distinction. There’s a far higher probability of an appointment of his being Muslim, gay, female, non-white, a major party bundler or activist, or whatever than there would be in the population at large. Its as if he’s selecting for people who have a grudge against historic America. Like him, they either aren’t from around here, or don’t root for the home team.

I don’t have an issue with any particular person being appointed who has any of these characteristics as long as their competent, but when competence takes an obvious back seat, I get sarcastic.

By the way, I like your screen name.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 7:38:51 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Rusty0604

Another muslim???


19 posted on 11/15/2013 7:39:32 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Rusty0604

No one could be as bad as Jocelyn Elders, I suppose.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 7:44:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hardraade

the name is Hindu Indian


21 posted on 11/15/2013 7:44:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rusty0604
Out of med school for 10 years? Good God....what a joke.Can you say ‘affirmative action hire”?
22 posted on 11/15/2013 7:45:47 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I don’t find it weird at all. The majority of white males have voted for Republican candidates for quite a while. Obama’s base, like the Dem Party, is women, minorities and gays. So of course he’s going to appoint people from his supporters. This appointee has educational credentials. He’s also a flaming liberal, which I suspect is the mix Obama was looking for.


23 posted on 11/15/2013 7:47:45 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Rusty0604

36 years old seems a bit young to be in that kind of position. I would have thought that at least 20 years experience as a consultant should be a minimum requirement for this post.


24 posted on 11/15/2013 7:55:34 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yeah, but India is another of these places under the islamization hammer.

As usual with these animals, the “split” that was supposed to be done into Pakistan (muslim) and India (Hindu) was in reality Pakistan (muslim) and India (hindu + muslim 5th column). Broadly, that is how muslims always function if they’re not dead.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 7:57:34 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Hardraade

India is about 75% Hindu, 20% Muslim, 5% Miscellaneous Other.

One key difference is that when the Muslims pull something over there the Hindus shove it right back at them. Mob rioting with the burning of Muslim homes to retaliate for Islamist outrage is not uncommon.

Hence Muslims in India tend to remain a bit more calm than most.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 8:00:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alter Kaker

First off, a hyphenated American is only half an American regardless of where he he/ she comes from. Secondly, it’s evident that Obama is interested in removing non-hyphenated American white males from power wherever possible and his political appointments always seem to reflect that. It’s starting to feel like South Africa in fact. So let’s just call a spade a spade here, their stripping power away from white men in order to fundamentally transform America. This is a significant event and something worth being aware of. Am I racist for pointing it out? No. Are they racist for adopting such a policy? Absolutely.


27 posted on 11/15/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by RC one (I blame all typos, grammatical errors, and spelling errors on my iphone.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, and that is up from supposedly zero since the split.

The muslims never give up. They keep murdering as long as any of them are alive, even if it’s slow going.


28 posted on 11/15/2013 8:05:26 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Obama had zero years of experience for his post so I guess it is the new normal.


29 posted on 11/15/2013 8:24:48 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Another compliant apparatchik.


30 posted on 11/15/2013 8:25:59 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Alter Kaker; Pearls Before Swine

31 posted on 11/15/2013 8:27:22 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: faucetman

“Dot not Feather”


32 posted on 11/15/2013 8:45:48 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: faucetman
"An actual “Medicine man”? oh.... you meant the convenient store “Indian”, not the cigar store “Indian”. Sorry."

I am now cornfused. Is the dude a graduate of the Mubai School of Medicine and Convenience Store Management? Does that not qualify him to dispense both medicine and cigars?

33 posted on 11/15/2013 8:48:29 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: buckalfa

36 years old... The Auto Czar was I believe 28 years old and had never worked in an auto plant.

Intentional? You bet it is.


34 posted on 11/15/2013 1:45:41 PM PST by the anti-mahdi
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To: Fightin Whitey

Patrick Stewart was the first American?


35 posted on 11/15/2013 1:56:57 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Hardraade
The Muslim percentage of the population of India is 13 or 14%. I think most of them are descended from the Muslims living in India at the time of partition in 1947. The most heavily Muslim areas became Pakistan but there were lots of Muslims living elsewhere. 12 million people became refugees in 1947--Hindus fleeing Pakistan and Muslims fleeing to Pakistan.

My late father had a very fine doctor who was from Pakistan, who unfortunately died before my father (so he had to find another doctor). I don't know if the man was still a Muslim but he was everything one could ask for in a doctor.

36 posted on 11/15/2013 2:07:54 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I hear ya. I have a Paki-Muslim doctor who has saved my life. I adore him along with every single one of his patients. Odd how things work, eh?


37 posted on 11/15/2013 2:17:42 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Verginius Rufus

Indeed. There a very many fine people who are both Arabs and mulims, but today they’re living dangerously. According to Quilliam, before the report was squelched, more than 60% of so.called moderate muslims are largely in tune with Muslim Brotherhood/Al Quaida. For normal people, that spells “shut up or die”.

Arab and Pak medics used to be something of a gold standard. Some of them still are.


38 posted on 11/15/2013 2:23:32 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: GreenHornet

Maybe older than he looks?


39 posted on 11/15/2013 7:42:09 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Females aren’t from the “home team” and are overrepresented in Obama appointments?


40 posted on 11/16/2013 12:25:27 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Fightin Whitey

Oh my gosh...it’s Jean-Luc Picard. Must have got stuck in the past permanently when he P.O.’ed Q or something!


41 posted on 11/16/2013 12:37:15 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

He is a man for all times.


42 posted on 11/16/2013 7:01:37 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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