Bowing to the Emperor. The AMA responds. The borking of Lou Dobbs. Justice, Holder-style. Madoff’s jail. Animal rights. Plus more.
RESPONSE FROM AMA
Re: James M. Thunder’s AMA: Marriage is the Cure:
Mr. Thunder is misinformed. The AMA does not have a position either supporting or opposing gay marriage, but did examine the health care disparities that exist in same-sex households.
The AMA House of Delegates, the nation’s largest, most inclusive group of physicians and medical students in the nation, meets twice a year to review hundreds of issues and to form policy. A report that examined health care disparities affecting same-sex households that evaluated whether or not exclusion from civil marriage contributed to these disparities was a part of this year’s agenda. As a physician organization, we are concerned with the health of all patients and work to address health disparities to improve the quality of care in the U.S. The full policy adopted on the issue of health care disparities in same-sex households can be viewed here: http://www.ama-assn.org/assets/meeting/mm/i-09-policy-health-disparities.pdf.
In regard to AMA efforts to cover the uninsured, over the last
few years we have invested more than $15 million in our Voice for
the Uninsured campaign to call attention to the uninsured crisis
and lay the groundwork for health reform that expands coverage to
all Americans. As you can see from the recently passed House
health bill, efforts to expand health insurance coverage are
already underway. All Americans deserve access to affordable
health insurance coverage, and the AMA will continue advocating
for this and other reforms that benefit patients and
— Rebecca J. Patchin, M.D.
Board Chair, American Medical Association
Re: Andrew Cline’s American Buffoon:
While the name on the door of the White House Chief of Protocol may read “Ambassador Capricia Penevec Marshall” it should read “Mammy Yoakum.” By this time Ambassador Marshall should have drummed into Obama’s head “the President of the United States does not bow to ANYONE!”
While the Obamas haven’t (yet) turned Washington, DC into the
“Dogpatch-on-Potomac” of the Carter era, they still have another
three-and-a bit years (sigh) to get there.
— Gretchen L. Chellson
“The reason for this is simple and obvious: Obama’s singular arrogance. Only arrogance can explain the way Obama has treated Gordon Brown. Only arrogance can explain the president’s snubbing of Germany and repeated refusal to learn the proper protocol for greeting other world leaders.”
No, there is another even more obvious reason. It is often overlooked because it is almost impossible to fathom. Obama hates America and wants to destroy it as it has until now existed. Those who have surrounded him all his life feel the same. Otherwise, why insult our friends and apologize to our enemies?
His arrogance comes from his power as President of the United
States and he uses it in an in-your-face sort of way. He revels
in tweaking the nose of “The Great Satan” as no one else ever
could. His intention is the complete transformation of the USA
from what it was founded to be into a country controlled from the
top by him and his
Sound outrageous? Simply follow the bouncing ball of what he has done and is trying to do as you connect the dots. That leads to the obvious as I have stated above.
It is very similar to seventy plus years of the media letting the Democrats off the hook when their socialist schemes lead to their obvious destination. Had one not bought the rhetoric used to enact those socialist programs and had instead looked at them objectively the results would have been anticipated and programs probably not enacted. The media have always excused those results as “unintended consequences.” Sooner or later we must determine that those consequences were not unintended at all.
We should look at the actions of this present administration as
more of the same.
— Larry Chandler
Cedar Park, Texas
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Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.’s Why Is No One Laughing?:
Mr. Tyrrell writes a good column as usual. I thank him and you and everyone else at The American Spectator for holding true to the ideals of the founding…as opposed to the sometimes creepiness of National Review.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online