Those Who Fail To Learn From History Get Barack Obama

By Proof

I heard that CNN put up a story about 200 kids with cancer, turned away from the National Institute of Health because of the government shutdown. What wasn't mentioned, was that Republicans had specifically offered to fund NIH in a separate bill, which the Democrats rejected. (see video below)

And as I was angered over the thought of Obama and the Left playing politics with the lives of sick kids, I got a small sense of déjà vu...when was the last time something like this had happened? And it came to me...Saddam Hussein.

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Saddam Hussein Obama


Let's take a little trip in the Way Back machine. Uncle Saddam had millions to build palaces while he told the world that the US oil embargo was preventing him from buying food and medicine, and that it was our fault that children were sick and dying. Filmmakers and reporters were invited to tour hospitals (accompanied by a government "Minder", to accompany them, and intimidate whomever was interviewed or filmed.) After the invasion, we found medicine moldering in barracks of his Republican guard. Baby formula provided to Iraq under the Food for Oil program was found throughout the gulf after it had been resold for cash. Illegal oil sales reaped millions more for Saddam, which he refused to use to feed and care for his own children, when it was in his power to do so, because children were nothing but political pawns to Uncle Saddam. Means to an end, to tug on the heartstrings of the West, so that they would lift the sanctions and he could continue to increase his wealth and power unabated.

I approached John about doing the caricature of Obama as Saddam with some trepidation. In most cases, this would be hyperbole. Sadly, here, it is not. There is a direct analogy between the actions of Uncle Saddam and Barry Hussein.

In the case of cancer, the earlier it can be diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. By turning down the offer to take kids dying with cancer off the table in the fight over Obamacare is heartless. And it is spawned in the heart of the Democrat party.

On the evening news last night, there was a story of a local woman, up in the Auburn, California area, whose cancer treatments were being put on hold because of the government shutdown. My heart went out to her. Then, I thought of the misery that Obamacare style healthcare causes all by itself. I recently did a post on the healthcare system in Canada, "Obamacare Previewed in the Frozen North", which noted that under "free" government health care, there is a nine month waiting period for an MRI scan. Additionally, there was ire and calls to make it illegal to purchase the services privately.

Now let's take our sick Auburn lady and those 200 sick children and lets move them across the northern border (or into a similar healthcare system): Would they even have been diagnosed yet, much less their treatment started? As bad as it is (and avoidable) for their treatment to be delayed even for a few days or weeks while our government dithers, the real question is, would Obamacare delay those treatments for months, with no other recourse?

Democrats say they won't approve parts of the budget "piecemeal"...except, they already have! By passing a special provision, that the president has bragged about signing, to make sure that our servicemen get paid on time, Obama tacitly acknowledges that a piecemeal approach can be desirable when taken on matters of urgency.

Obama and Reid, and those who support them, are willing to let children and adults alike be denied cancer treatments in order to bolster the "optic" that Republicans are mean spirited and uncaring. It is partisan politics, pure and simple, and despite what the administration and their fellow travelers are trying to sell, it is Obama who is unwilling to ease the suffering of sick children...just like the other Hussein.



Original art work created for Proof Positive by John Cox



Cross posted at Proof Positive

5 comments:

  1. http://rationalnationusa.blogspot.com/2013/10/perhaps-it-is-too-late-something-to.html

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    “ In most cases, this would be hyperbole. Sadly, here, it is not. There is a direct analogy between the actions of Uncle Saddam and Barry Hussein.” (OK, ok, - got it. You are not responsible and this is not humor; right?) So USA is Iraq and the duly re-elected President of USA is making money off selling baby-formula ...??? (And where is Ben Gazi, Nazi, and Fast and Footloose?)

    “By turning down the offer to take kids dying with cancer off the table in the fight over Obamacare is heartless. And it is spawned in the heart of the Democrat party.” (Where does one find the Democrat Party?)

    What used to be the Republican Party but a few years ago became the Party of No, then the Party of hate, and now the Party of Anarchy. All this is happening for one simple reason, the Republican Right Wing is trying to undo Pres. Obama’s health care legislation.

    Where would millions and millions of Seniors be today without Medicare?
    Where would millions of disabled people be today without Medicare?
    Where would millions of Seniors, widows, children, or disabled people be today without Social Security benefits or Medicare?
    Where would millions of Americans, especially children, be today without Medicaid?

    Ten years from now, ask yourselves, where would millions of college kids/citizens who can’t afford or do not get health coverage from parents or employers be?

    There is a lot more here than meets the eye, the ACA is merely the springboard for the future of American politics in Congress and who controls future legislation.

    Here is my final point as to why Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to the last drop of blood to derail the ACA.

    In five to ten years, during which time some 41 to 48 million people will sign up under the ACA. Where do you think their political loyalty will be placed?

    Ema Nymton
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    1. Ah, Dear Ema! So predictable that you would spam the same comment in both place! Here's what I said over at the other site, just in case you're too mentally incompetent to find your way back!

      Dear sweet Ema! If reading comprehension were water, your desiccated carcass would have dried to dust and blown away long ago! Let me quote someone who plays a complete idiot on the Internet:

      "So USA is Iraq" I never said that. I never said anything like that. Seriously, are you off your meds again? Is there anyone we can call??

      "...and the duly re-elected President of USA is making money off selling baby-formula ...???" Again, I never said that or anything close to that. Have you ever considered having an adult read my posts to you and explain all the big words?

      The topic was Obama playing politics with the lives of sic kids, just as Saddam Hussein had done before. That is the spot on analogy you cannot seem to gainsay. Shall we put you down as one who favors using sick children as political pawns, Ema? Or would you like to try to obfuscate the issue further?

      In addition: "In five to ten years, during which time some 41 to 48 million people will sign up under the ACA. Where do you think their political loyalty will be placed?" So, you think that gaining the loyalty of millions of future voters justifies killing a few kids with cancer? Your side has always been big on the "ends justifying the means".

      Besides, I think you are being overly optimistic. Many of the 41-48 million who are forced to sign up against their will, will be doing so at premiums two to four times what they were paying before. Don't count your chickens before they come home to rost!

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  3. Yep Proof, you're quite correct. Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it. Our nation is a shining example.

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