Skip to comments.Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transpant)
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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Very nice sentiment. I hope he can enjoy a cold beer with his new heart, should he so desire!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Evidently he is not to old for a transplant. I wish him luck.
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).
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?
LOL! Hang in there, life is much easier with a mentor or two around. God Bless..
A favorite pic of mine. A true class act who represented us in stellar fashion.
Oh yeah, David Crosby, that definitely counts.
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.
OMG...now that is funny. If we get Obamacare, that would definitely be too old. It’s called “return on investment.”
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.
Except 71 isn’t elderly. (At least not these days).
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”
(compare the VP Biden and VP Gore charitable donations)
Of course he’s too old!
Let him croak! (sarcasm)
I bet the Libs know that but want to make it look as though he was given preferential treatment.
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.
That is what I said! gmta
Steve Jobs actually jumped the transplant queue and there was NO (0) (nada) complaint from the libbies because -- because Steve Jobs designed their iPhone?
Yep 2008 dream team Cheney Rumsfeld
Always loved that picture of my beloved V.P. LOL!
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.
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.
Whether Cheney has a heart transplant or not is noone’s business except the Cheney family and his doctor.
Anything that pisses off the left, I’m happy with. By definition.
G-d, is there any end to the violation of individual space by these big government fascists?
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.
YOu forgot to credit the writers”
By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse) and OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
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!
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.
The libs are just jealous because Cheney is more important than they are, plain and simple.
“Anything that pisses off the left, Im happy with. By definition.”
If they were in favor of motherhood, I’d be against it. Oh, wait...never mind.
Good grief, he’s only 71!
A young one, yet.
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.
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!
ABC, the hate is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
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.
Liberals are fine killing in the womb and now making judgement calls outside the womb. They are absolutely wacked.
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.
I won’t take your bet because it is bound to happen. LOL