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White House backing off push for surgeon general
| Mar. 14, 2014 5:27 PM EDT
| By NEDRA PICKLER
Posted on 03/14/2014 2:36:22 PM PDT by gooblah
WASHINGTON (AP) The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to be surgeon general amid opposition from the National Rifle Association.
Democrats have been concerned that a vote on Dr. Vivek Murthy could hurt the party's vulnerable incumbents up for re-election in November.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; godblessthenra; guncontrol; nra; obama; vivekmurthy
posted on 03/14/2014 2:36:22 PM PDT
Suck it you gun grabbing, ignorant, fascist.
posted on 03/14/2014 2:40:04 PM PDT
Why do we even still have a Surgeon General? Do they actually do anything besides send out missives that could just as easily come from the CDC or Mayo Clinic?
posted on 03/14/2014 2:41:42 PM PDT
(Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
Keep the phones lit up....do not let up.
posted on 03/14/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT
by Red in Blue PA
(When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
posted on 03/14/2014 2:42:47 PM PDT
"This administration has adopted the highest ethical standards in history, and the caliber of our nominees and their preparedness to serve reflect that high bar," said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
You coulda' fooled me. Liars .... again.
posted on 03/14/2014 2:49:14 PM PDT
(It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
This guy is more a politician than a doctor. He’s only 36, and his apparent claim to fame is that he organized “Doctors for Obama” when he was 29. He hasn’t has enough medical experience to be a meaningful Surgeon General.
That gun grabbing moslem wasn’t popular?
posted on 03/14/2014 3:01:56 PM PDT
(If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
The US is an embarrassment to citizens and the world.
Makes me want to puke.
posted on 03/14/2014 3:05:14 PM PDT
He said that besides concerns about Murthy's position on gun control, he also is concerned about Murthy's political advocacy and lack of experience as a practicing physician.
Only the Obama administration would nominate a political activist to a position called the "Surgeon General" who wasn't even a practicing physician...
posted on 03/14/2014 3:18:10 PM PDT
("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
In other words, “we will wait until after the election then ram him down your throats”.
posted on 03/14/2014 3:39:25 PM PDT
It’s none of the government’s damn business what we eat or drink. Irony alert: Pot’s good, abortion’s great, but we need to be stopped from eating a Big Mac and fries with a soda.
For decades thinking people have asked, why does the federal government need a “Surgeon General”?.
posted on 03/14/2014 4:35:39 PM PDT
((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
ObamaCare is on the ropes.
Obama backpeddles on this nomination.
Keep your pitchforks sharpened, gentlemen, and keep pressing on to preserve your great and free nation.
posted on 03/14/2014 6:56:54 PM PDT
(Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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