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Pennsylvania Concerned Physicians urge their patients to oppose #obamacare

HT to Evan Madianos who encouraged others to reprint this:

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“42 doctors supported printing and sending this postcard to over 20,000 undecided voters in PA. Please feel free to print and use this card in your offices and wherever doctors and patients gather. Doctors everywhere can carry out similar projects – but you have to act soon! Text from PA Concerned Physicians post card – can be copied into a letter to distribute in any physician’s offices.) Dear Voter, We are a group of unaffiliated Pennsylvania physicians who felt compelled to send you this health care warning. Most of us have avoided expressing political views to our patients in the past, but now feel we have no other option. Unfortunately, politicians have inserted themselves into our exam rooms, threatening your health and our ability to care for you. While our country unquestionably requires health care financing reform, the President’s health care law will hurt patients rather than help them. It is a bureaucratic nightmare that infringes on medical decision making and violates the patient -physician relationship: • President Obama’s law slashes $716 billion from Medicare, which will decrease seniors’ access physicians and health care services. • Nearly 20 million new patients will be dumped into substandard Medicaid programs which are already bankrupting states while federal mandates will increase the cost of everyone’s health insurance. •Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a new unaccountable, unelected board of 15 federal bureaucrats, will impose centralized Medicare budgeting restrictions that will result in de facto age-related rationing of services. • 30 million Americans will STILL be uninsured by 2019, and much more. So we are asking you to please vote for Mitt Romney for President and Tom Smith for U.S. Senate on November 6th. They are committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient -centered (not bureaucrat -centered) reforms that will lower costs, improve access, and preserve the sanctity of the patient -physician relationship. Your family’s health depends on your vote. Thank you! Concerned Physicians for Pennsylvania’s Health Here are the PA physicians who committed themselves to this effort to reach PA’s undecided voters – Domingo Alvear, M.D., Pediatric Surgery, Harrisburg Dan Bledsoe, M.D., Emergency Medicine, York Richard Boal, M.D., Orthopaedics, Camp Hill Marsha Bornt, M.D., Gynecology, York Tim Campbell, M.D., Internal Medicine, Pittsburgh Arvind Cavale, M.D., Endocrinology, Feasterville George Chovanes, M.D., Neurosurgery, Paoli Bhaskar Deb, M.D., Anesthesiology, Reading Luciano DiMarco DO., General Surgery, Harrisburg Cheryl Doland, M.D., Anesthesiology, York Jonathan Dranov, M.D., Internal Medicine, State College Elena Farrell, D.O., Ophthalmology, Harrisburg Raymond A. Fritz, Jr., D.P.M., Podiatry, Allentown Cora Gemil, M.D., Gynecology, West Chester Ann Greiner, M.D., Anesthesiology, Camp Hill Lynn Jensen, M.D., Emergency Medicine, York Peter Kummant, M.D., General Surgery, Pittsburgh George Lapes, M.D., Psychiatry, York Jenny Lee, M.D., Family Practice, Palmyra Cliff Lynd, M.D., Vascular Surgery, York Evan Madianos, M.D., Radiology, Philadelphia James McManaway, M.D., Ophthalmology, Hershey Brian Michael, M.D., Endocrinology, Gettysburg Michael Moritz, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York Julie Nickles, D.O., Family Practice, York D. Scott Nord, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, Wyomissing Nick Pandelidis, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York Steve Pandelidis, M.D., General Surgery, York Phyllis Parcella, M.D., Anesthesiology, Reading William Parrish, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery, Lancaster Sam Rashid, M.D., Family Practice, Palmyra Peter Rovito, M.D., General Surgery, Allentown John Salus, D.O., Anesthesiology, Camp Hill Benjamin Schlechter, M.D., Plastic Surgery, Wyomissing Alan Schorr, D.O., Endocrinology, Langhorne Mike Sicuranza, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, York Jim Srour, M.D., Gastroenterology, York Christine Stanko, M.D., Dermatology, Bryn Mawr Elena Volfson, M.D., Psychiatry, Haverford Steve Wolf, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, Harrisburg Wayne Wrigley, M.D., Radiology, Chester County Clinton Wrigley, M.D., Radiology, Newark, DE

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Obama’s science czar Holdren : Common Good justifies Forced Abortions,Rape,& “sterilants in drinking water”

John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/

….”Individual rights. Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction. Some people—respected legislators, judges, and lawyers included —have viewed the right to have children as a fundamental and inalienable right. Yet neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce. Nor does the UN Charter describe such a right, although a resolution of the United Nations affirms the “right responsibly to choose” the number and spacing of children (our emphasis). In the United States, individuals have a constitutional right to privacy and it has been held that the right to privacy includes the right to choose whether or not to have children, at least to the extent that a woman has a right to choose not to have children. But the right is not unlimited. Where the society has a “compelling, subordinating interest” in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be curtailed. If society’s survival depended on having more children, women could he required to bear children, just as men can constitutionally be required to serve in the armed forces. Similarly, given a crisis caused by overpopulation, reasonably necessary laws to control excessive reproduction could be enacted. It is often argued that the right to have children is so personal that the government should not regulate it. In an ideal society, no doubt the state should leave family size and composition solely to the desires of the parents. In today’s world, however, the number of children in a family is a matter of profound public concern. The law regulates other highly personal matters. For example, no one may lawfully have more than one spouse at a time. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?””….. …. ”If society’s survival depended on having more children,women could he required to bear children, just as men can constitutionally be required to serve in the armed forces. ”… RRD:In civilized societies & among civilized human beings,whether Libertarian,Liberal,Objectivist or Conservative,the word for ”forcing women to bear children”(which means,logically,forcing them to conceive) is RAPE. Do Progressives believe raping women is acceptable?Or will they say:he ”just” meant banning abortion?

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Michelle Obama : “We are a nation of sloths” & “downright mean”

Michelle Obama: America is ‘Just Downright Mean’ | NewsBusters.org

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/03/05/michelle-obama-america-just-downright-mean

…. “Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”….

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Obama wants your Union Dues going to support the DNC. Not a Union Member? If Obama gets his way you will be,whether you want to or not.

RRD: A few months ago,in yet another of his brazen lies,Obama condemned Right-to-Work laws as being attacks on the right to bargain collectively. Obama attacks right-to-work laws | Mobile Washington Examiner http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/article/1260861 Of course Right-to-Work laws don’t prevent people from joining Unions, they prevent people from being forced to join Unions against their will. What they actually do is to prevent a free people from being forced to subsidize the Democratic party & that is why this power lusting psychopath wants them gone. In Obamatopia we would all be forced to pay tribute to this man & his power mad gang under penalty of being unable to get what few jobs are remaining. Obama does not care about workers. Obama cares about what Alinsky told his students was the most important thing on earth ;POWER! (Alinsky would literally scream this at his students;men who in turn taught Alinsky’s methods to Obama) Individuals have the right to unionize and to strike if they wish. But there is no “right” of Unions to force people to join Unions against their will ,if they are to be able to get a particular job. Perhaps one reason people are so reluctant to join Unions is because of oh..I don’t know…the association of the Teamsters with criminals,or the fact that part of their dues will go to the DNC,or the fact that they fear that they will be intimidated or threatened by Union bosses if they actually dare to vote for someone other than the Union’s “picked” candidate. In short,Unions today are all too often headed by the Frank Kinnan (fn1) type of Union Boss (except without Kinnan’s intellectual honesty). Nonetheless Obama continued his shtick today (in that pro-union utopia the Dems choose for the site of their convention:North Carolina) & with his trademark sneer of hope derided “Right-to-work” laws as “Right-to-Work-for-less” laws. (What a rapier-like wit this man has!) So Obama is delivering a speech on the value of Unions,after his party selected North Carolina–one of the least unionized states–to be the site of this pro-union party’s convention. Obama who robbed our tax dollars to bail out GM & Chrysler,two companies which went bankrupt precisely because their Unions got their employees unsustainable benefit packages (which we must now subsidize with our tax dollars,so that the Democratic party can rake in more campaign contributions from the Unions). Why does Obama not talk about the other industries and fields destroyed by,or crippled by, unsustainable work rules and unsustainable benefits packages. Why does he not talk about the Unions’ sordid history of racial discrimination and their history of sex discrimination? Why does he not talk about the destruction wreaked on the black community by the public schools which have been reduced to a jobs program where merit is punished and incompetence is rewarded? Guess why? What type of party forces people to support it through compulsory donations? Footnotes: fn1. The Labor leader in Atlas Shrugged who led his men “to the stockyards” as serfs of the dictatorship in exchange for wealth and power.

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Obama is not Mcgovern,he is more dangerous

How Obama is,& isn’t different from previous Democrats. Hercule Poirot once remarked that the difference between murder and attempted murder is not moral,it is that the attempted murderer is incompetent,whereas the murderer was successful. In this analogy Bill Clinton would be the attempted murderer and Obama would be the murderer. Some time ago I had a argument with someone who was urging us to vote for Romney. He was arguomg that,essentially,Obama would destroy the United States. (fn1) I responded to this by noting that Republicans had been proclaiming that “this time it’s different” at least since Bill Clinton vs Bush. They made the same argument against Clinton and against Kerry that they have made against Obama. I also noted that I knew some friends who had spelled Clinton with a K as “Klinton” to indicate that he was a Communist back during his reign. To this he replied that I was ”committing a horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton, since Clinton “backed down” and “listened”. To this, I in turn responded :”No I really do not think that I have committed a ‘horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton by saying that he is morally no different from Obama,Clinton proposed Hillarycare,and he wanted to install backdoors into our computers and into our phones via the Clipper chip. Cowardice is not a virtue,the fact that Clinton was not as driven,and as ruthless, and as competent as Obama made him less dangerous than Obama,but there was no moral distinction between the two”. And it was that very last sentence that gave me pause,not because I was in doubt as to whether there was a moral distinction between the two,but because I had inadvertently named the main,real,distinction between Obama and Clinton,and between Obama and Kerry and between Obama and Dukakis,hell for that matter between Obama and Mcgovern. Why do we call the Health Care bill Obamacare,instead of calling it Mcgoverncare,or Dukakiscare,or Clintoncare,or Kerrycare? “Why that’s obvious,Obama passed it” Exactly,for decades Democrats have lusted after a bill that would destroy private insurance and who passed it? Why did Obama not back down? For that matter,why did Obama get elected? Yes Bush and Mccain contributed to his victory,but Obama not only won, he won by large margins,at least part of this was due to the ruthlessness of David Axelrod (who should not be underestimated in 2012,see David Mendell’s: Obama from Promise to Power), but part of the reason was simply due to the fact that Obama is a charismatic demagogue. (Charismatic to me? No. To his followers,yes,even now when many have become disillusioned,one need only show up at a moderately liberal campus to see that some people, particularly women, still swoon over the man) And once Obama was elected,he was evidently prepared to sacrifice the House to ram through Obamacare,(hell if the claims about Fast & Furious are true,then he was willing to cause Americans to die to enact gun control). This is not ”Jimmy Carter’s second term”, Jimmy Carter,Clinton,Kerry etc were buffoons by contrast,(to paraphrase Rush Limbaugh) Nor is Obama Peter Keating. Long ago,back in 2008 ,Robert Tracinski remarked that Obama was a chamelon ”like Peter Keating”,that statement,though wrong,was at least somewhat understandable in 2008. This is not 2008. There is no justification for that belief now,none,(and so far as I know, Mr.Tracinski himself jettisoned that belief around 2009) Can you picture Peter Keating ramming through Obamacare? Comparing Obama to Keating,or Obama to Clinton ,is as absurd as comparing the Republican Guard of Iraq to the Revolutionary Guard of Iran because “just as people told us that the Republican Guard was fearsome,and it wasn’t,so they are now crying wolf about the Revolutionary Guard”. Ask the Israeli soldiers who fought both the PLO and Hezbollah in Lebanon whether Hezbollah–which was trained by the Revolutionary Guard–was “no different” than the PLO . Morally they weren’t. Hezbollah,however,at the height of the conflict,nearly inflicted a one-to-one casualty ratio against the IDF. They were that well disciplined,and that tenacious. They are not buffoons,and in the political realm,neither is Obama. People sometime forget that the last time the boy cried wolf, there was an actual wolf. And speaking of the Islamic Republic of Iran,those who see no difference between Romney and Obama on foreign policy should note that it is Obama, and not Romney,who has leaked operational information which could cripple the one program–the cyberwarfare program–that has slowed down Iran’s nuclear program. If that program is defeated, Israel will be forced to stage a strike alone,and absent American support, (indeed against ”American” opposition),it will be unlikely to succeed.

Who is Leaking About Cyberattacks? « Commentary Magazine

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/06/04/who-is-leaking-about-cyberattacks/

Also see

Obama, Gospel and Verse – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/opinion/26brooks.html

Should that occur we may face a nuclear first strike on the United States, or on Israel. But Romney won’t stop Iran? Perhaps not,but I doubt that he will be trying to sabotage Israel’s efforts,Obama by contrast,IS DOING THAT RIGHT NOW. There is absolutely no reason why we must vote for Romney in 2016,certainly not if he betrays us,but it will take time to build up a alternative to the current choice of evils that we are offered. But back to Obama. Far from being Keating,if I had to name a Atlas Shrugged character that he is most like,it would be–at a minimum– Walter Breckenridge,& at worst,one of the Starnes heirs, or Ellsworth Toohey,or Floyd Ferris. ( And yes I am quite serious) Footnotes: fn1. I doubt that Obama will destroy the U.S., indeed the only possible way that I think that he could reasonably do so would be if he declared martial law after a terrorist attack ,or a nuclear first strike,and attempted to impose an Alien and Sedition like bill,that could be the trigger for massive civil unrest ( a “civil war” of a kind,though of “The Troubles” variety rather than the American Civil War) But I regard this as a improbable scenario.

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Why I will now vote for Romney in the 2012 election (after opposing him, previously) Obamacare must be repealed,a third party will take time to build

I have previously passionately argued  against voting for Mitt Romney ,even if Obama won as a result (though I also doubted that Romney could win). I had considered voting for Gary Johnson, or for skipping the Presidential ballot and just voting for Republicans in the House and Senate.

I have changed my position and will now vote for Romney in 2012 .

My  reasons are as follows:

1. The court betrayed us by upholding Obamacare. The only remaining option for repealing this obscenity is to get Romney into office and a Republican Senate into power .
”But Romney won’t repeal it?”
We were able to prevent any Republican defections on Obamacare in 2009 by means of applying massive political pressure,if we do so again,then there is a slim, but reasonable,chance that we will succeed in pressuring the GOP into repealing Obamacare.
This is not some open ended thing where it does not matter if it is repealed in 2012 or in 2016. Once the ”benefits” kick-in, in 2014 then it will become exponentially more difficult to repeal it.
But to do so will mean that we cannot accept the “lesser of two evils” as a standard,where we will vote for any Republican,even if he supports keeping parts of Obamacare.
Imagine what the result would have been in 2009, had we called the Republicans and told them “You must not pass Obamacare,do you hear! But we’ll vote for you anyway”.

We would have lost all leverage .

This is not “practical”,it does not “buy us time”. It accelerates the decline,since the Democrats will set the standard, and the Republicans will know that we will vote for them irregardless of what they do.

You think I’m mistaken?

You think that the Republicans are ”good fellows, who just need a philosophy?”

But they have a philosophy: it’s a combination of mee-toism/second handedness (”what will the pundits say”), pragmatism (” we have to violate free market principles to save the free market”), & altruism (”people are hurting”)
And as to the claim that Republicans won’t take the voters for granted, let us look at one of the “well meaning but confused folks” who just need to be given a shot of courage;Mike Murphy on Sarah Palin :

“Most pundits thought I was wrong. Look at the crowds she can draw, I was told.
She “excites the base.”Phooey. Every presidential election
year brings forth some new nugget of conventional
wisdom from the media elite that totally misses the real
picture. Last year, the big wrong idea was this notion
that base voters have somehow become the new swing
voters. We are now told the party base – those voters who will vote for a bag of cement if it has an R or D attached to it – must be carefully appealed to, romanced and appeased.Under that funhouse reasoning, Palin was an inspired pick.Unfortunately for McCain, the actual swing voters, the independents who do determine the winner of the election, didn’t buy into this fantasy at all.”

To go forward, GOP must snap out of its Sarah Palin spell – Daily News

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.428766

Or as Mccain snickered: “where will they go”.

No,if we are to actually slow down this monstrosity then we must draw certain red lines:

1. Repeal Obamacare,completely

2. Oppose Cap and Trade.

3. Defend the U.S.

4. Oppose censorship.

If a candidate does not actually do any of these things, then we must be prepared to vote him out of office.

We must also work to have a fallback plan should Republicans betray us. We must look into the Libertarian Party as a possible alternative,or perhaps create a new party to replace the GOP (a “teaparty party” perhaps?) .

“But third parties can’t succeed!”

Google:”the Whigs”.

However neither a third party nor the Libertarian Party can win in 2012.

It will take time to build up a alternative.

I therefore would offer this advice (HT to Stephen Bailey)

Unless you live in a solidly red or blue state, vote for Romney.
If you live in a solidly red or blue state vote for Romney,Johnson,skip the presidential part of the ballot etc ,use your own judgement.

The U.S. has a electoral college system,it DOES NOT matter who gets the most votes. The election is determined by who wins enough electoral votes. If you live in one of the deepest red states, your state will go for Romney whether you vote for Romney,Johnson,Obama, John Galt,or stand on your head or don’t vote in the Presidential election at all. The same holds true for solidly blue states. (But make sure that your state IS actually solidly red or blue,check Realclearpolitics )
If you live in anything less than a solidly red or blue state ,vote
for Romney. And even if you live in a solidly red state ,you should attack Obama online ,and speak with any of your friends in swing states,and present the reasons I’ve given here for why they should vote for Romney . Do not lie,just explain your reasoning .

I plan to address this at greater length in future posts.

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