DUmmies Outraged at Obama's Surgeon General Pick
Obama should be getting worried. He's still eleven days away from becoming President of the United States and already he can't seem to do anything to satisfy his base. From his cabinet appointments amounting to nothing more than a reunion of that wild rock band from the '90's, The Clintonistas, to his selection of Rick Warren to give his inaugural invocation, the DUmmies just keep finding flaws with the man they hate to love.
The latest outrage? The blatantly incompetent pick of that Franklin planner with a pulse Leon Panetta to head up the CIA? No, they really thought that was a good move. What really bothers them now is that he picked Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame as the Surgeon General.
Until I was in my twenties I thought the Surgeon General's only job was to write the official warning that should be put on a pack of cigarettes. In fact, I didn't even know it was a real job until C. Everett Koop started making public service announcements. Leave it to Reagan to say "as long as I've got to fill this position, you might as well earn your paycheck."
After that, no one noticed the Surgeon General much until Joycelyn Elders erupted on the scene wanting to teach kids how to do something they've been able to figure out for themselves since before the days of homo erectus. Leave it to Clinton to say "does this intern have any openings I can fill." Oh, shoot, that has nothing to do with Dr. Elders, but if he'd taken her class, he might have been able to keep himself out of trouble.
Since Dr. Elders there have been no less than SIX Surgeons General. I've named the only two memorable ones, and I had to go to Wikipedia in order to remember their names.
Just about everyone outside of CNN and their viewers ignored it (it is just the Surgeon General, after all), but over on DU it became yet another in a series of poor appointments to his Cabinet, as can be seen in this THREAD entitled "ABC News: Barack Obama Taps CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General."
Let's now watch the DUmmie outrage over their Chosen One's most innocuous appointment to date in Bolshevik red while the comments of your humble guest correspondent, Paul Heinzman, are in the [brackets]. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
ABC News: Barack Obama Taps CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General
[Too bad it wasn't Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld. That would've been great FUn!]
BREAKING NEWS> Barack Obama Taps CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General
[Seems hardly news, let alone "breaking" news.]
Can't wait for Michael Moore's response.
[Gupta didn't like "Sicko" very much, but pointing out lies in a Michael Moore "documentary" isn't exactly brain surgery.]
You beat me to the punch. But yeah, I can't wait for his response to that, particularly after Gupta trashed "Sicko" and then got schooled by Moore afterwards.
[Moore "schooled" Dr. Gupta by pointing out a transcript error in his critique. That one error proved that all the other lies in "Sicko" had to be true.]
Yep. Just another whore for major corporations
[The Surgeon General's past endorsements for tobacco and alcohol haven't generated a lot of sales for those corporations.]
Why not Dr. Phil for cryin out loud.
[SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: How...how's that smokin thing workin out fer ya?]
Can you not get past Gupta's spat with Moore?
[NEVER! We need something to complain about!]
I question Obama's judgment on this one.
[If this disappoints you, you better lower your expectations quick.]
Dean would've been a better pick, if they were looking for a relatively high-profile individual.
[SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: YEAAARRRGH!]
I do not even know what the hell this is about.
[The Rick Warren thing was dying down and the DUmmies had to find something new to complain about.]
This is indicative of what a joke the position of Surgeon General has become...
[In contrast to the dignity Joycelyn Elders brought to the job.]
you are calling a neurosurgeon a twit
[Dr. Gupta's talents could be put to much better use giving lobotomies to DUmmies.]
One can be a neurosurgeon and a twit at the same time.
[Brain surgery isn't exactly rocket science.]
Gupta is a distinguished neurosurgeon.
[Yet he couldn't do a thing to help Chris Matthews]
do you even know what the field of public health is?
[I'm pretty sure it has something to do with getting shots to stop burning sensations and killing babies.]
Yes. I have an advanced degree in it.
[I bet you do, yardwork ... I bet you do.]
This HAS to be a bad joke.
[More like a pissing contest between two guys with shy bladder syndrome.]
It's essentially a meaningless post, I doubt that anybody can name the current Surgeon General.
[No, but I'm going to name your KEWPIE doll "Sanjay."]