Say Ahhhhh

Every President has had special interest groups to the White House and the Rose Garden to highlight a cause or bill in Congress. President Obama did the same yesterday in having doctors from across the country come to support his health care agenda. It was kinda cute that they all wore their white coats to enhance the fact that they really were doctors. This touch helps with the photo ops as this administration is constantly in campaign mode. But this is all politics as usual.

What I found interesting was that the President, in his opening remarks, said those on stage with him were from red states, blue states, etc. with the message being we have doctors from all over and perhaps the red state comment to mean those with differing opinions. And what was the criteria to be picked to be on stage with the President? Perhaps some of it was this:

Dr. Hershey Garner Arkansas (red state)
Donated $2,684 to Obama 2008

Dr. Richard Evans Texas (red state)
Donated $3,400 to Obama 2008

Dr. Amanda McKinney Nebraska (red state)
Donated $3,250 to Democrats ( $1700 to Obama) 2008

Dr. Mona Magnet Florida (blue state)
Facebook Entry: Is a fan of ‘not having George Bush as President’
and belongs to ‘Obama Action Wire’. There are also references to her donating to Obama but I could not confirm that.

Yes, the President can have whomever he wants at the White House for whatever purpose but let’s be above board as to why they were picked. The color of their state had nothing to do with it.


  1. The Lorax says:

    Mission Accomplished!

    But seriously, that is a little fishy. You know, it would be nice if we could end the Kabuki Theatre, get on with the show, and let the rubber hit the road.

  2. OMG! I agree with The Lorax!

    Let’s move this health care issue past debate and into final form.

  3. The Lorax says:

    I think we have all come to terms with the fact that there may be an outcome some of us might not like. Heck, I know i’ll be disappointed because I believe in single payer.

    Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s socialism. But for a college kid with no health, dental, or vision insurance, it makes sense to me.

    I predict that there will be a weak “public option” like the one Sen. Cantwell got voted into the Finance Committee bill. Life will go on. Government will continue to be corrupt. People will continue to be lazy and whiney. And somehow most, if not all of the people who comment on this blog will be just fine.

  4. Don’t you have access to health care through the college? Maybe not dental and vision, but I seem to remember some basic option there.

  5. The Lorax says:

    Health center has like basic checkups and such, but nothing beyond that. Dental is where i’m really hurting, truth be told.

  6. I know Marquette has a good setup in their teaching clinic. I’m sure you could check that out and incur very little cost.

  7. The Lorax says:

    Not accepting new students because of overwhelming demands. Trust me, i’ve checked it out.