Skip to comments.Obama's Lost Night
Posted on 07/22/2009 7:01:34 PM PDT by RobinMasters
With polls showing that a majority of Americans now disapprove of his handling of health care, Democrats in Congress fighting among themselves, the CBO rejecting the idea that any current plans reduce health care costs, and the August deadline for passing health care legislation looking more like a pipe dream with each passing hour, President Obama had a chance tonight to reset the debate. Instead, he rambled on, rehashing a series of wonky talking points, and he wasted so much time dodging questions that he only had time for 10 of them in a press conference that spanned nearly one hour.
When I get a hold of the transcript, I plan on pointing out numerous factual errors and -- there's no polite way of saying this -- lies that Obama made in his remarks, but there's one comment that really stood out for me. At one point, Obama made the insulting suggestion that when children go to doctors with sore throats, doctors consult payment charts, and unneccesarily remove kids' tonsils just to earn extra money. Aside from being a cynical remark, it isn't smart politically, as polling shows that Americans trust doctors far more than politicians when it comes to health care.
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Self-esteem is no substitute for expertise and experience. BO obviously is in way over his head. Time for the “conservative” Blue Dogs to abandon this sinking ship.
I have four children, all of whom had plenty of sore throats, all have their tonsils. One even had his adenoids taken out because of a breathing problem but they didn’t take the tonsils. He must roam in a different circle than we do, I don’t even remember an friends whose children had their tonsils out.
He looks like he’s about to blow a gasket!
Good thing he has an excellent medical plan.
His eyes do not look right. His eyes look like there is something eating him.
That sort of thing only happens in Chicago or when you are dealing with Chicago politicians.
I’ve heard tonsils and appendix removal was much more common before some studies came out indicating they have indirect functions with the immune systems.
That’s his “Larry Sinclair left a funny taste in my mouth” face.
His eyes are cold, dead, and full of hatred.
“...the hundreds of thousands of dollars EACH DOCTOR must pay in insurance against lawsuits...”
Which, by the way, doctors who are employed by the government after socialized medicine takes hold will not have to pay because patients will not have the right to sue the government for malpractice. You’d think the trial lawyers would be fighting nationalized health care for that very reason, but perhaps they are hoping their huge campaign donations can somehow save their space at the Democrat trough.
Interesting. Perhaps the trail lawyers will be able to sue the government and the malpractice windfall will be huge.
I got that impression too. It was almost as if you could see them trembling, out of adoration or fear, maybe both. What a sight.
“Shakespeare, Freddy, Shakespeare!”
HEY, that would make a great bumper sticker!!
Aside from being a cynical remark, it isn’t smart politically, as polling shows that Americans trust doctors far more than politicians when it comes to health care.
I like and trust my doctor. I like and trust my kid’s doctor, and my wife’s doctor too. I think very highly of the surgeon who removed a cancer from deep inside me in January 2006. He and his team were exceedingly skillful.
My personal opinion is that every one of these professionals is truly dedicated to the goal of helping their patients, and will go to great lengths to achieve that outcome.
I don’t have any confidence whatsoever that Barack Obama gives a whit about helping anyone except himself and, perhaps, his immediate family. Maybe some of his communist friends; the ones who helped him get where he is.
It’s really just as simple as that.
Just an amazing glimpse of his thot process
Guess the tonsils were listening because I never had tonsillitis again. The only person I know who had their tonsils removed recently was in her early twenties.
All three together will really fix you up!
And a ridiculous statement to boot. How many pediatricians actually perform the surgery to earn the extra bucks from the "false" diagnosis? NONE.
Obama’s right, doctors do check a pay chart when taking out tonsils. But it isn’t to see how much money they’ll make off the procedure.
It’s to check to see how much they’ll get for selling the TONSILS! Once out of the body, they’re of no use to the patient. Ah, but in China, they are prized as powerful aphrodisiacs and are used extensively in Taoist “immortality” formulae. A pair of tonsils from a healthy boy can fetch upwards of $10,000 on the international Chinese medicine black market.
I agree with Obama: doctors are nothing but greedy pigs. They’ll do ANYTHING for a buck (even sell your tonsils to Chinese peasants looking to score some lovin’).
Maybe he needs to have his tonsils taken out.
Yeah...by a proctologist....maybe they’ll find his GD birth certficate...
With the hell he's putting the country through, he deserves none.
And given his position, even if he were competent, peace would be above his pay grade.
Not only did he attack doctors, he attacked PEDIATRICIANS. Who doesn't love their kids' pediatricians, who always return calls of nervous new moms in the middle of the night and tell them how cute their kids are at well checks?
No...I think you misread Charles Krauthammer. He mentioned something about alot of ‘pretty words’ but not saying much.
I think CK was being sarcastic.
That’s your public health care in action-quickie review and onto the next patient. Doctors are paid by the number of people they process, not help
Maybe he should have a psycholgist evaluate his state of mind.
Yep, they still do that. The husband of one of my mother's nurses had his out last week, and he's around 40 years old.
“And a doctor who follows him around...”
Insert nervous, pandering laughter from the assembled media.
Because in this market, unemployed White House Correspondents would be lucky to get a job editing classifieds for the Newport Daily News.
“The only person I know who had their tonsils removed recently was in her early twenties.”
The last one I knew was a young man of 41 or so who left work one Friday and told everyone he would see them in two weeks as he was scheduled for surgery to remove his tonsils. They never saw him alive again.
I didn’t learn of it until months later when I had occasion to visit the printing business where he worked and I asked to see him. I don’t know any details but apparently he died of “complications”.
That boy's a mess. And he ain't getting any better at it.
Biden better be keeping his engines warm.
Probably about the same year your car got "regular tune-ups."
What — exactly — IS he smoking these days? crack!
I work for a doctor and I cannot tell you how insulted I am FOR HIM (the doctor) who puts in very long hours, spends as much time as needed with each patient — even the medicaid patients which pays about $16 per visit on average — and goes above and beyond the call for all these patients. This infuriates me beyond words!!!!!
If Obama lost, America won.
You know Barry had a bad night because Bill O. was losing his mind...said his head was exploding. Screaming away that even with his 30-grand Harvard education, he had no idea what Barry was talking about. Bill was especially upset to learn that his medical records would be in the hands of the govt. who would give an illegal alien treatment over him. Then to be fair Bill reminded the viewers that he didn’t have a dog in this fight...that he wasn’t calling Barry a socialist twit (sure you weren’t, Bill!)
Didn’t the AMA just endorse his healthcare plan he doesn’t even know in detail himself?
I understand this has happened and that a lot of the members are FURIOUS....wonder what the JAMA folks are saying about uhbama’s pathetic socialistic Cuban squared health care debacle?
My Grandmother died when she went in to have her tonsils removed. They killed her with the anesthesia. Intern with no supervision over medicated her and stopped her heart. 1970.
We heard nothing tonite in this press conference about the CBO analysis of the plan nor about proposing tort reform for frivolous lawsuits.
Did the head of the CBO sign a confession before he was executed?
I was interpreting CT scans today. A 42 y.o. came into the ER. Drunk, fell down. Laceration over the forehead. STAT CT brain ordered. Okay, not unreasonable since the guy was drunk and it's tough to know if a drunk is neurologically intact. When I looked at his record, this was the 4th brain CT he had since February 2009. All for "drunk, fell down" type reasons.
I make my living looking at these things, but I'm incredulous at the over-utilization. (A huge percentage of which is for defensive purposes.) HOW MANY TAX-PAYER DOLLARS ARE ENOUGH TO BUY REPEATED CAT SCANS FOR THIS IRRESPONSIBLE PERSON?
It is truly jaw dropping that Barry would say physicians are amoral and greedy crooks
who intentionally inflict bodily harm on children.
He owes every physician an apology.
Agreed. I’ve had plenty of sore throats in my life. Not once has a doctor ever recommended taking out my tonsils. And I am old enough to have lived through the years when it was very common for tonsils to be removed.
(Not just removed but carried to school for show and tell.)