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Obama’s surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy is a radical gun grabber
Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2014 | Emily Miller

Posted on 02/11/2014 11:29:54 PM PST by neverdem

President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights. His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Vivek Murthy is facing Senate approval in upcoming weeks.

Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws.

The group calls gun violence “a public health crisis.” It pushes for Congress to ban “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research.

The organization also lobbies for doctors to be allowed to ask patients, including minors, whether they have legal guns in the home. If the patient admits to having guns, Dr. Murthy wants doctors to “counsel them appropriately about safety measures.”

Gun rights advocates and many families view this policy as a violation of privacy.

At a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander asked Dr. Murthy about public comments on firearms, such as a tweet from before the 2012 president election that said, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

Mr. Alexander, the ranking Republican on the committee, told Dr. Murthy that “Americans have a First Amendment right to advocate the Second Amendment — or any other amendment. And the Second Amendment is not a special interest group, it’s part of our Constitution.”

The Tennessee senator added that, “If your goal is to make guns the bully pulpit of your advocacy in the surgeon general’s office, that would concern me.” Dr. Murthy sidestepped the questions about his gun-control agenda from committee members throughout the hearing.

However, Mr. Murthy’s Twitter timeline is chock...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 02/11/2014 11:29:55 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

There’s no shortage of enemies in this administration. Despite that, they have proved to be quite ineffectual thus far. Stopping their grand offensive in such a decisive manner damaged their ability to mount an effective counter attack. We need to continue pressing our own offensives at the state levels now and continue to fix them at the federal level.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 11:37:26 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: neverdem

Dr. Vivek Murthy..... Another wacko immigrant who despises our Constitution and is oblivious to it.

(born in the UK) http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/15/murthy-obama-choice-for-surgeon-general-who-likes-practice-outside-hospital-walls/KwrWaarq2lkrDMy1vXLNEP/story.html


3 posted on 02/11/2014 11:50:12 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: neverdem

Doc:
Come to the range with me and we can discuss yer ideas.

Otherwise keep yer trap shut.

You are unqualified to discuss this and have a very self serving, childish agenda whose only goal is reaching the pinnacle of vileness and self promotion.

Jerks like you just need to be against something.

I don’t see you going to the inner city and talking to them about gun violence.

You only wanna dick with law abiders.

Yer okay with law breakers.

Yuh phony ...


4 posted on 02/11/2014 11:53:16 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: neverdem

What is a vivek murthy anyway?


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:01:15 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: dennisw

Thanks for the link.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:09:55 AM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Amberdawn

“He is a founder and president of Doctors for America, a group of 15,000 physicians and medical students supporting Obama in advocating for policy that would provide Americans with more affordable, accessible healthcare.[9][10] In 2011, Murthy was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council...”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivek_Murthy


7 posted on 02/12/2014 1:09:55 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: neverdem

If we had a real representative body in the Senate, there’s no way this jerk would ever get rubber-stamped for this thug administration.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 1:39:12 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Vendome
If he is only 36, then he doesn't deserve the nomination to US Surgeon General.

How much practice time would a 36 y.o. get even in Britain?

He is a political creature pushed along on a single issue platform by his mentors.

His twits make him sounds like a commie.

9 posted on 02/12/2014 2:18:54 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: neverdem

when’s the last time anyone listened to a U.S. surgeon general? Pretty much a useless position in today’s world and anyone who would listen is biased for or against anyway.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 2:20:36 AM PST by maddog55
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To: texas booster

Dunno but, his dad practiced in Britain.

He went to Ivy Leagues here and I presume his practice was here.

It sounds though more like he spends his time onpPOpolitical stuff more than being a real and practicing doctor

He’s probably always had an agenda driven mind and this is his ticket to shape policy.

I don’t get why some fascist is born like this and doesn’t understand the history of india.

Ghandi said it would be more expedient if his people had arms to throw the British out but, lacking that he would pursue the end of their rule through peaceful political means and starvation rallies.

He felt without arms what choices where there and he focused on that.

If Ghandi had raised an army 7 years earlier the Brits would have left and they would have been free to pursue life, liberty and happiness like those Americans did more than a century before.

Guy is a typical dweeb who wants to pretend he is a man...of intellect .

He is a mental midget and intellectually bankrupt.

I saw Schindlers list ....once...


11 posted on 02/12/2014 2:45:17 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: texas booster

“””If he is only 36, then he doesn’t deserve the nomination to US Surgeon General.””””

I have pimples on my butt older than that. This kid has no business being the Surgeon General.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 3:37:23 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: neverdem

The EXEMPT, hated, treasonous, whoring, US Congress
does not care. THEY, their families and staff, are EXEMPT.

Just like their Moslem controllers.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 3:52:31 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: neverdem
If my current family doc ever asks about guns in my house, I'll be doctor shopping again. I had to change doctors in 2008 when my doc told me he was going to vote for obama. I just could not continue to see a doctor who was that damn'd dumb.
14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:00:11 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Welfare is a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. F.D.R.)
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To: neverdem

I conduct gun control research every time I go to the range. Proper grip, good stance, front sight, squeeze.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 4:02:23 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: texas booster

Perhaps he should use a more appropriate title: Minister of Medical Propaganda


16 posted on 02/12/2014 4:05:10 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: neverdem

It seems the NAZI party was born in climate similar to today’s, e.g., a nation defeated at war, bankrupted by the politicians and in cultural decline with widespread anti-Christian/Jewish sediments. The NAZI’s pushed back hard against those influences they thought corrupting, as the aforementioned and included homosexuals and others who contributed openly to the National Climate when they seized power. Might it take a NAZI-like party to save the USA?


17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:15:56 AM PST by Jumper
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To: neverdem

“Guns are a health care issue.”


Then so are kitchen knives, swimming pools, baseball bats, automobiles, and just about everything else.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:53 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Jumper
widespread anti-Christian/Jewish sediments

There certainly are multiple layers of bias against the Judeo-Christian ethic.

19 posted on 02/12/2014 6:16:59 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: neverdem

36 years old is kind of young to be the Surgeon General of the United States, unless either a) you are unbelievably brilliant, or b) the appointment is politically motivated.

I’ll take (b) on this one.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:08:50 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: shelterguy

I have pimples on my butt older than that. This kid has no business being the Surgeon General.”””””

I have clothes older than that.

One vehicle is almost 39 years old & still hauling my horse trailer & contents. The other vehicle is almost 36 years old & still a daily driver.

My saddles have more experience than this nominee.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 9:34:04 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: neverdem

seems like the old anti-nuke drs. who were pro-ussr.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 11:29:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: texas booster

dr with no patients or a bare minimal practice (for show) at best.

He is not a true dr.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 11:34:06 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ridesthemiles

Medicine is an art not a policy.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 11:34:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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