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Courage does not always shout . . . Sometimes it is a very quiet voice at the end of the day saying . . . I will try again tomorrow.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen—the President of the United States

I know this will come as a shock to you but I don’t know how else to break it. And let’s face it, we’ve all been secretly wondering who is pulling Obama’s strings. He doesn’t have the cajones to do all this himself. I still maintain he doesn’t have the smarts or the education. He can’t even form a sentence containing a subject, verb and object without a speechwriter and a teleprompter.

So, in my heart of hearts I’d been wondering about this for a long time. Now it’s official: Rahm Emanuel is President of the United States. If you read the article carefully, and then do a little research on Mr. Emanuel and keep in mind that he is a native Chicagoan, it will all make perfect sense. He cut his teeth on Chicago politics and thuggery. He operates on pragmatism. He had far more clout than the skinny little senator from Hawaii/Nebraska/Indonesia/Kenya. He was around when the future president was getting his indoctrination in Bill Ayers’ living room and hanging out with the rest of the left-wing Marxist America-haters. Don’t forget, Emanuel spent eight years in the Clinton White House soaking up the liberal milieu in an executive setting and making his portfolio fat with every dirty, slimy trick the left is capable of. He was a natural choice for Obama when he looked around and said, “Huh, guess I need a chief. Of staff.”

But wait, there’s more. Just to keep it in the family, Rahm’s brother, Dr. Death, blends quite nicely with the socialist agenda that is the signature of this administration. 

Right now Ezekiel Emanuel, Oncologist and one of Obama’s health advisors is backpedaling on some of his remarks which he has made regarding health care and the proposed healthcare bill. The above article was published in the New York Post and has been lambasted by many self righteous left-wingers on the grounds that much of the content was taken out of context—something they would never do, of course. Many of the statements were taken from a January 21 article in The Lancet which was, actually, co-authored by two others—Govind Persad and Alan Wertheimer— besides Emanuel. Included in the article is the above graph which I found fascinating in that it ended with age 70, which excludes my sister, my husband and my pastor. I ferreted around and found this post, which contains not only the graph, but some comments as well. You can look at this and get the idea if you don’t want to go to The Lancet.
“Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, ‘as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others’ (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).
Yes, that's what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else.”
I was married to a doctor for seventeen years and he took the Hippocratic Oath very seriously. I don’t remember him picking and choosing between patients in the interest of “social justice.”
Dr. Emanuel got pretty upset over these quotes being take “out of Context” but, when the Hippocratic Oath is played fast and loose, no matter how out-of-context it becomes, when he advocates looking “beyond the needs of their patients,” context or no context, the perceived result is clear: assuming a mechanical, industrialized posture on the practice of medicine.
Unfortunately for Dr. Emanuel, Kathleen Sebalius, the esteemed Secretary of Health and Human Services, is also backpedaling from a remark she made over the weekend. "Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that government alternative to private health insurance is 'not the essential element' of the administration's health care overhaul. The White House would be open to co-ops, she said, a sign that Democrats want a compromise so they can declare a victory.” She indicated that public option wasn’t the end all/be all of the healthcare bill, and took a severe spanking for that. She later came out and said, “Nothing has changed,” and, in typical leftist fashion blamed someone else, claiming her message was distorted. In this case, it was the media, which is a poor choice for a liberal, since they lean so far to the left it's a wonder they don't meet themselves coming back. I’d love to blame the media for everything, and frequently do. But, because she was on tape, she kind of dug herself a new one.
Now we’re saddled with a multi-trillion dollar deficit, threatened with a healthcare bill that is obscene at best, and a president who can’t talk, much less think. No wonder he’s controlled by the bi-Emanuel machine, funded by the Soros machine and supported by the SEIU and ACORN machines. What a freak show.

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