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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.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigtime; cheney; cheneyhealth; cheneyheart; deathpanels; dickcheney; hearttransplant
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To: SpaceBar

Very nice sentiment. I hope he can enjoy a cold beer with his new heart, should he so desire!


51 posted on 03/25/2012 4:09:31 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: SandRat
Listening to the news doctors this morning, Cheney's case wasn't expedited or influenced in any way. He's been getting by using other means for twenty years. Then he had to wait in line, just like anybody else for a match.

Now back to pondering what replacement that would benefit all of us the most. Hmmm....not that hard.
52 posted on 03/25/2012 4:09:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: jakerobins

Watch, a journalist will find some heartbroken family whose young mother died because the heart that would have justly gone to her, went to Cheney. You know it’s likely to happen.


53 posted on 03/25/2012 4:13:53 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: TheSarce
Kill Obamacare, save lives.

Now that's a slogan!

Notice also the "odds of receiving an intervention" for the very young. Truly this regime despises babies and the elderly.

And this is what the brightest minds on the planet have come up with.

54 posted on 03/25/2012 4:15:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: Kaslin

At 71, he could have a lot of good years ahead and hopefully he will continue to bless our nation with his wisdom and service.

I have left-wing associates who for years have spewed the most vial venom toward VP Cheney.

I am sure they will be insufferable over this, and I will call them callous, heartless and vile.


55 posted on 03/25/2012 4:15:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Kaslin
There were some freepers who also said he was to old to get a new heart.

What is going on at FR? or has it always been this way? What business is it of theirs? They sound like good little commie/marxists with that attitude. Although it's another subject and I don't know your viewpoint, but the Zimmerman/Martin case is another astounding issue on here with FReepers ready to join the hoodie gangs and hang the man. Some of those commenting completely distorted the known facts that have been published.

May this new heart give Cheney another 50 years of tormenting them all!! God Bless Dick Cheney.

56 posted on 03/25/2012 4:17:41 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: null and void

And, one more time!

Sarah proven right. Again.

There shall be death panels.

Not too old now, he already has one. I am sure libs would make sure Ole Bill Clinton got one if needed. Libs are being the death panel on their own by declaring him too old. We want to steer very clear of their judgment.


57 posted on 03/25/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: cripplecreek

And just wait until Slick Willie, who doesn’t look so hot these days, ends up on this list...whatdaya bet he goes to no 1 in line?


58 posted on 03/25/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: miss marmelstein

My younger brother is 72 YO and will be 73 in June. He was on a waiting list for almost a year for a lung transplant. In early February he received a double lung transplant and was moved into Re-Hab last week. He is doing good and is looking forward to many more years of aging. He says he wants to catch up with his older brother (me) but, that would mean I would have to die and I ain’t quite ready for that. ;-)

Prayers have worked. Praise!


59 posted on 03/25/2012 4:20:02 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: jakerobins

Evidently he is not to old for a transplant. I wish him luck.


60 posted on 03/25/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Kaslin

I second your wish for Mr. Cheney to have many more happy years.

Now that he’s got a new ticker, he should invite Harry Reid on a hunting trip (LOL).


61 posted on 03/25/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Lx

And let’s not forget about David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose lifestyle completely destroyed his liver and he got a new one. Where was the outcry on that?


62 posted on 03/25/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: rw4site

LOL! Hang in there, life is much easier with a mentor or two around. God Bless..


63 posted on 03/25/2012 4:25:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: jakerobins

A favorite pic of mine. A true class act who represented us in stellar fashion.

64 posted on 03/25/2012 4:28:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: jakerobins
Was Ted Kennedy too old for his brain surgery?

-PJ

65 posted on 03/25/2012 4:29:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Oh yeah, David Crosby, that definitely counts.


66 posted on 03/25/2012 4:29:41 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: MissMagnolia

Of course he is too old. With the money they could have saved letting him die, Sandra Phluck and her coed friends could get free birth control and still have money left for Starbucks.


67 posted on 03/25/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: freedomrings69

OMG...now that is funny. If we get Obamacare, that would definitely be too old. It’s called “return on investment.”


68 posted on 03/25/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Kaslin

My guess is that Cheney has known for a long time that a heart transplant was inevitable, if available and that if there was an age limit, he would have been put on the list sooner.

I did a little research and the heart pump that Cheney had inserted in 2010, only helps for two years.


69 posted on 03/25/2012 4:34:38 PM PDT by Eva
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To: NoLibZone

Except 71 isn’t elderly. (At least not these days).


70 posted on 03/25/2012 4:36:40 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: jakerobins
The libs hate hate hate Dick Cheney
It is irrational

I doubt very many people remember or even know that Dick and Lynn Cheney have given away tens of millions to charity (77% of their income in 2005 alone) including virtually all of his Haliburton compensation that was held in blind trust after his election to VP, and her book royalties, too, to 3 charities they designated in 2001, including GWU cardiothoracic center

Nevertheless, even though donating millions to the hospital, and unlike Jobs, he waited 2 years for a transplant

Just a blast from the past to counter all the blind hatred the libs will spew about the Cheneys “not having a heart”

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2006/04/bush_tax_return_filed_bush_and.html

(compare the VP Biden and VP Gore charitable donations)

71 posted on 03/25/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: jakerobins

Of course he’s too old!

Let him croak! (sarcasm)


72 posted on 03/25/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: cripplecreek

I bet the Libs know that but want to make it look as though he was given preferential treatment.


73 posted on 03/25/2012 4:40:34 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: ozaukeemom
Shhh!! You're not supposed to notice those things! Crosby is a lib icon, he can have anything! The obesity, drug abuse and alcoholism that killed his liver? Republican's fault. /s

Cheney seems to old but he's also been studied very carefully, his health is meticulously documented and he's been on the heart pump precisely to see how good it is as a stop gap to a heart transplant. His case is advancing medicine.

74 posted on 03/25/2012 4:41:11 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Outlaw Woman

That is what I said! gmta


75 posted on 03/25/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: ozaukeemom

^5!


76 posted on 03/25/2012 4:42:46 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: cripplecreek
"He spent some two years on a waiting list and got no preferential treatment."

Steve Jobs actually jumped the transplant queue and there was NO (0) (nada) complaint from the libbies because -- because Steve Jobs designed their iPhone?

77 posted on 03/25/2012 4:43:29 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SpaceBar
Can you imagine

Cheney/Palin 2012?

78 posted on 03/25/2012 4:44:47 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

Yep 2008 dream team Cheney Rumsfeld


79 posted on 03/25/2012 4:52:00 PM PDT by daku
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To: McGruff

Always loved that picture of my beloved V.P. LOL!


80 posted on 03/25/2012 4:55:49 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Sooth2222

No need to spread filthy lies. Jobs did not “jump the transplant queue” he moved to a state with a short waiting list than CA because he could.


81 posted on 03/25/2012 4:57:28 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: jakerobins

Libs angry Cheney got Transpant. Too bad! Three quarters of the people in congress and the U.S. Supreme Court all too old to serve. Vote the out in November.


82 posted on 03/25/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: jakerobins

Whether Cheney has a heart transplant or not is noone’s business except the Cheney family and his doctor.


83 posted on 03/25/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: BuffaloJack
Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transplant)

They're as anti-life here as they are regarding abortion. It's all about who they want to live or die.
84 posted on 03/25/2012 5:11:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: jakerobins

Anything that pisses off the left, I’m happy with. By definition.


85 posted on 03/25/2012 5:12:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: jakerobins
I kind of think it's up to Cheney if he wants to go through with the surgery..is it just me?

G-d, is there any end to the violation of individual space by these big government fascists?

86 posted on 03/25/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Kaslin

There was a time when I thought 71 was old.

That time has passed.

Dick Cheney was not pushed to the front of the line; he waited 20 months. I’m glad for him. He served our country well in both business and politics. He’s a fine man.

I hope he lives another 10 years with a good heart.


87 posted on 03/25/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by altura
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To: jakerobins

YOu forgot to credit the writers”

By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse) and OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN


88 posted on 03/25/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: altura

Amen.I just adore this man. For all the abuse he took in
defense of our nation, he deserves the best. I,too wish for
him many years to enjoy his family,watch his grandchildren
grow and do some fly-fishing. And if he has enough energy
to occasionally give his opinion on things and torture the
left, that would be the extra gravy!


89 posted on 03/25/2012 5:38:37 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: altura

You know, doesn’t his years of public service count for anything? The stress he was under post-9/11 probably knocked 10 years off of his life without a transplant. Given his health history, he could have told everyone to go !@#@#$@#$@# and just retire.

Note also, everyone has observed how the Presidents always seem to very visibly age while in office.

If Obama were in the same spot in the future after he is out of office (soon, I hope), I would extend him the same benefits, and gladly pay the taxes on it. Because the office and the holders of that office deserve it.

Many people who are running for office on both sides are either at that age where they can retire and/or are wealthy to the point where they are probably losing gobs of money while in public office. They are certainly losing a significant part of the remainder of their lives and those lives and the lives of their immediate families will never be the same. They don’t HAVE to do this.


90 posted on 03/25/2012 5:40:53 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: jakerobins

The libs are just jealous because Cheney is more important than they are, plain and simple.


91 posted on 03/25/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Anything that pisses off the left, I’m happy with. By definition.”

If they were in favor of motherhood, I’d be against it. Oh, wait...never mind.


92 posted on 03/25/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: jakerobins

Good grief, he’s only 71!

A young one, yet.


93 posted on 03/25/2012 5:53:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Sooth2222

Oh, there were complaints about Jobs...given his personality, I wondered if the person who he got the liver from was actually done using it at the time it was donated.


94 posted on 03/25/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: jakerobins

I hope the conservatives are keeping record of “all” the remarks from the left so they can actually “prove” there will be death panels in O’Blarney’s health care plan.
Commonsense should tell the senior citizens if the media and the democrats don’t want Cheney to have a heart because of his age they’re NOT going to OK a heart.... or anything else for the elderly when government is in charge of the decisions!


95 posted on 03/25/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: All

ABC, the hate is so thick you can cut it with a knife.


96 posted on 03/25/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: altura
There was a time when I thought 71 was old.

Me too.

But now I'm 15 years older than Dick Cheney with some of the same coronary problems. My perspective has changed.

Life is good. And my zest for living hasn't appreciably diminished with time.

97 posted on 03/25/2012 6:19:35 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: jakerobins

Liberals are fine killing in the womb and now making judgement calls outside the womb. They are absolutely wacked.


98 posted on 03/25/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by oust the louse (Mitt...it's time to quit !!!!! ...)
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To: JimSEA

I’ll go you one better. I bet there’s a team of reporters finding out exactly who’s heart Cheney received. Even though it’s supposed to be anonymous and protected by HIPAA. And the family will be asked how they “feel” about man like Cheney getting such a precious gift, Halliburton, torture...mumble...evil...mumble mumble...etc.


99 posted on 03/25/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop

I won’t take your bet because it is bound to happen. LOL


100 posted on 03/25/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by JimSEA
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