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Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transpant)
http://abcnews.go.com/ ^

Posted on 03/25/2012 3:18:59 PM PDT by jakerobins

As Dick Cheney recovers from heart transplant surgery, questions are being raised about whether the former vice president is too old for a new heart.

Cheney, 71, who received the new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months.

Some medical centers will not perform a heart transplant on patient over 65, but other major centers will perform transplants on patients who are as old as 72.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigtime; cheney; cheneyhealth; cheneyheart; deathpanels; dickcheney; hearttransplant
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The libs are furious. Anyone see the movie Repo Men? I think they would like to Repo the organ and give it to a deserving Democrat.(Maybe under Obamacare Kathleen Sebelius has the power to do this....no one has read it so we don't know)
1 posted on 03/25/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
We should be most concerned about folks giving heart transplants to Leftwingtards.

They'll just waste them.

2 posted on 03/25/2012 3:22:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jakerobins

My husband and I were talking about this earlier. Can you just imagine what that cretin Bill Maher will have to say? Not to mention all of the other late night hosts. Their venom will be at an all time high.
God bless Dick Cheney and I hope he has a quick and uneventful recovery. He’s the best!


3 posted on 03/25/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by surrey
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To: jakerobins

There were some freepers who also said he was to old to get a new heart. My wish for him is a speedy recovery and may he live a long life with his new heart


4 posted on 03/25/2012 3:24:00 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: jakerobins

If there was a procedure for a brain transplant liberals, I’d be for it at any age.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free counttry and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: jakerobins

Here we go with the windup to full-blown Obamacare ..... who makes life/death decisions like this? It should be between the patient & doctor. Cheney is not ready to give up on life yet & his doc thinks he is an acceptable risk for a heart transplant. Nobody else’s business .... until Obamacare kicks in. Then, Cheney would not only be ‘too old’, he’d be ‘too conservative’.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: jakerobins

Garbage. The hospitals are very carefully vetted by the national donor program. There are numerous criteria followed, not just age, if the donor program approved him for a transplant, then it was legitimate.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 3:26:05 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: jakerobins

You should have seen the tweets Monica Crawley was retweeting last night..absolutely disgusting comments from libtards who were hoping Cheney had died..yeah I bet the left is upset someone Cheney’s age got a heart transplant, after all, death panels ARE in Obamacare


8 posted on 03/25/2012 3:26:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jakerobins
Well, let's consult the official Medical Resources Allocation Chart:

Just estimate where age 71 falls on the x axis, and slide your finger up to the "odds of receiving a medical intervention" point on this Complete Lives Model curve, and you'll get a clue....hmm, he's sure one lucky fellow! Looks like it was more likely that he'd qualify for an "after birth abortion!"

9 posted on 03/25/2012 3:26:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: jakerobins

Ageisim.

Stop the DNC war on the elderly.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

There is only one problem with this. You can only replace a pea-sized bird brain with another one


11 posted on 03/25/2012 3:28:23 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: jakerobins
It wasn't authorized under Oh-Bummer Care. Send in the SOYLENT GREEN TRUCKS. < / sarc
12 posted on 03/25/2012 3:28:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: muawiyah

So true....To show this Watch the late shows Monday night...I bet they will all be making jokes about Cheney.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 3:29:23 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

He spent some two years on a waiting list and got no preferential treatment.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jakerobins

Well, just because it’s Dick Cheney, the libs would freak out even if he was still Obama’s age.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Kaslin

*****may he live a long life with his new heart****

That is why they are so incensed.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 3:33:01 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: jakerobins

Oh the indignation and pompous sputterings of the left are to be expected, but you can be the rent that if it had been the Buffoon from Georgia Jimmy Carter who had received a heart transplant, they would be singing the praises of everyone from the selection process, to the surgeons, to the hospital, to the nursing team, all the way down to the janitorial staff for ‘saving’ Carter’s life.

Believe that.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 3:33:01 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: mkjessup
"be the rent" = "bet the rent" ... GRRR typos.
18 posted on 03/25/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: jakerobins

If it was a lib supreme court judge and a republican were POTUS you bet they would support a transplant!


19 posted on 03/25/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: jakerobins

Sarah proven right. Again.

There shall be death panels.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: jakerobins
If I were a lib, I'd be furious and for a very good reason. Heart problem gone?

Deadlock the freaking convention -

—— CHENEY IN 2012 -——————

Somebody I'd actually enthusiastic for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 posted on 03/25/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: alancarp
Libs are SO hilarious: "I didn't know Cheney HAD a heart!" Guffaw. Oh how original when told and repeated 30 thousand times.

And for evidence that liberals really ARE morons: "Cheney got a heart, while he wanted to DENY other people heart transplants through Obamacare".

Um, first Cheney has the $ to pay for the procedure, regardless. And second: Obamacare won't pay for ANYONE'S heart transplants, except for the elites. The little people won't get jack $hit.

22 posted on 03/25/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: jakerobins

The filthy little neo-Marxist want Cheney, and all true Americans, drawn and quartered.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 3:41:31 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: jakerobins

And so it goes on. Liberals want old people dead not treated


24 posted on 03/25/2012 3:43:22 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NoLibZone
Worth repeating:
Sarah proven right. Again.

There shall be death panels.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 3:43:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1160 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jakerobins
Well, according to the libs, Darth Cheney fell into a volcano and already has several prosthetic limbs and organs. Why would they care?... That's right, death panels.....
26 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:03 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: jakerobins

“Questions are being raised?” By whom?

The bad English, passive-voice phrase “questions are being raised” is always a five-alarm warning for an agenda in the MSM.

Not one doctor or anyone else quoted in this story said, “Hey! I’m raising a question about whether Cheney is too old or too sick get a heart transplant.” No one said anything even close.

Here’s an honest rewrite of this “news story” for ABC: “We think Dick Cheney is too old and sick to get a heart transplant, so we tried to get some doctors to back us up. Not because we hate Dick Cheney! No, no! It’s because doctors agree with us that he’s too old and sic— oh, wait. They don’t. Well, we have journalism degrees, so we’re awfully smart, too. Also we hate Dick Cheney. Therefore, questions are being raised. By us.”


27 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Kaslin

I hope he recovers sompletely and runs for President in 2016. Liberal heads would explode!


28 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: NoLibZone; jakerobins
Sarah proven right. Again. There shall be death panels.

Exactly. This is exactly what she was talking about.

They denied (against 2700 pages of evidence) that there would be death panels, and here they are demanding death panels.

29 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by marron
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To: NoLibZone; jakerobins
Sarah proven right. Again. There shall be death panels.

Exactly. This is exactly what she was talking about.

They denied (against 2700 pages of evidence) that there would be death panels, and here they are demanding death panels.

30 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by marron
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To: jakerobins

My mom had stents put in at 93 she is now 96 and doing quite well.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: jakerobins

Death panels demanded


32 posted on 03/25/2012 3:46:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jakerobins

When is a lib not angry. They are pathetic shells of an otherwise opportunity to enjoy life and defend that happiness. They have no happiness, therefore nothing to defend.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: jakerobins
I find their lack of compassion disturbing.


34 posted on 03/25/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: jakerobins

My response:
http://www.celebrities-with-diseases.com/celebrities/david-crosby-had-a-liver-transplant-4818.html


35 posted on 03/25/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: Kaslin

That is the thing with privately funded care. Nobody but you and your doctor get a say. If someone else pays (government, insurance), they will have a lot of say.


36 posted on 03/25/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Dick Cheney 2012! I’m all in!


37 posted on 03/25/2012 3:55:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Dick Cheney 2012! Our first bionic President!)
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To: jakerobins

Is Barack Obama to old for a post birth abortion?


38 posted on 03/25/2012 3:56:35 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: jakerobins
The libs are furious.

Good. This is just the sort of issue to keep Obamacare securely wrapped around Zero's neck.

39 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: jakerobins

DNC death panels would OK up to age 105 on convicted serial killers of women.

Obama Care, page ;
995,008 ;
section 89871;
sub section 4896b;
DNC Death Panels,convicted,registered democrats


40 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:38 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Kaslin

Those freepers are braindead! Who else gets heart transplants other than very ill heart patients and the elderly? And in today’s world, 71 ain’t that old. It was reported that Cheney waited two years for the transplant. Politicizing medicine evil beyond belief.


41 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: jakerobins
Were libs upset then Steve Jobs got a liver transplant quickly (keep in mind that there are no liver dialysis machines so once your liver stops working, you have days left). No, of course not, we all heard how brave he was and they made a special point that his money in no way got him to the front of the list.

Nevertheless, he did have cancer, though I never heard it, it seemed that the reason he needed a transplant was that his pancreatic cancer had metastasized (this is speculation) but Jobs also blew off getting real medical treatment for nine months while he took vitamins and a special diet. Now, if you want to go the hippy way, that's fine but you should also do what your doctor says the second he was diagnosed. Doctors also don't like to give viable organs to people with metastasized cancer either.

The bottom line is quality of life and he has (Cheney) plenty of that left and HE waited on the list for twenty months. Liberals just hate him. How old is Soros (82), You can bet they'd have no problem if he got a transplant.

Bill Ayers is around 68, you can bet there wouldn't be an outcry if he needed one or Jimmy Carter (88).

42 posted on 03/25/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: jakerobins

Are they calling for death panels now?


43 posted on 03/25/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we’re face down in the vat.")
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To: jakerobins; everyone

He’s been on a waiting list for 2 years.

God speed Mr. Vice President.

Thank God, he was not subject to obamacare.

Praise God.


44 posted on 03/25/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jakerobins

Thank God they don’t have a say in it!


45 posted on 03/25/2012 4:05:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jakerobins

Wait till they find out it came from a young black man that could like obama


46 posted on 03/25/2012 4:06:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jakerobins

We have all seen Dick Cheney answer these libs time and again. He’s always frank and straightforward; and REALLY, REALLY not giving a flying rip what they say OR what they “think”. REALLY, REALLY, TRULY not caring.

Believe me, he’s not going to be tuning in to Bill Maher and crying in his bouillon soup and jello that “Maher is being mean to him”. If anything, if he does happen to roll past Maher while channel surfing, he will only give a wry laugh and consider the source. - Even if his donor was a lib, Cheney’s strong conservative brain is strong enough to defeat the possible liberal donor heart.


47 posted on 03/25/2012 4:06:17 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: onyx
I always liked Richard Cheney. Seemed like a brutally honest guy you'd like to have a beer with.
48 posted on 03/25/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: the invisib1e hand

Interesting how that “Complete Lives Model” scale doesn’t even extend all the way to 80 years old, it just sort of fades out around 76 or so. Wanna bet that gentle downward slope drops straight off the cliff to ZERO chance of “interventions” about 1mm past the view shown?

Kill Obamacare. Every paragraph, every sentence, every letter, every punctuation mark. Kill it dead.

Kill Obamacare, save lives.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by TheSarce (Reject Socialism. Champion Liberty.)
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To: SpaceBar
Didn't Bob Casey Sr. have a lung and heart transplant before he kicked? This was ok with no nasty comments from the drive by’s.
50 posted on 03/25/2012 4:08:39 PM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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