Politically conservative doctor parodied here

This is darkly funny stuff:




  1. Neftali

    As usual, the liberals have no idea what they are talking about, even when they are failing at their attempt at humor.

    For the record, there are 18 Doctors in Congress. All Republicans. They include such professions as: cardiovascular surgeon, gastroenterologist, orthopedic surgeon, thoracic surgeon, and emergency room physician.

    Details here: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2011/01/13/doctors-in-congress/

    I trust these guys to be making health care laws over ill informed liberals.

  2. expdoc

    Darkly funny?

    Your headline is revealingly misleading.

    This isn’t a conservative doctor and a patient, it is a formerly famous Hollywood doofus playing a made up character, a “gynetician”.

    Seems like the bait and switch of Obamacare to me. You know, if you like your doctor/health plan you can keep them?

  3. doc: As the kids would say: Well, duh!

    Until you pointed it out, you clever devil you, I had no idea that the people in this video were actors. I used the word “parodied” in the headline simply because I thought it would make me seem kind of hip.

    Well, you live and learn, right?

  4. Neftali seems to think that all the right-wing doctors in Congress are the tops in their professions and couldn’t possibly be wrong in the way they vote on health and science issues.

    I guess that explains why they’re all highly revered by American women, right?

    Oh, and one of my favorites in this bunch of distinguished doctors is Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia. This guy’s grasp of science is such that he once said embryology, evolution, and the Big Bang are “lies straight from the Pit of Hell … lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.” (Good grammar,too, eh?)

    Broun is also an expert on climate change, as he demonstrated in 2009 with his claim that global warming is a “hoax”. He said “Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. It is a hoax. There is no scientific consensus.”

    And when Broun spoke in June 2010 to the John Birch Society, he said that the entire concept of man-made global warming is a conspiracy perpetuated by certain members of the scientific community to “destroy America.”

    There are more crazy people like Broun in that collection of congressional doctors.

  5. Orlando Clay

    Pat Cunnigham writes: “I used the word ‘parodied’ in the headline simply because I thought it would make me seem kind of hip.”

    You must forgive dim-bulb conservatives, Pat, as far too many of them are unable to distinguish parody from reality. Remember several years ago when the kids on “Fox and Friend”s broadcast the bogus story about the LAPD providing their officers with jet-packs to conduct their daily patrols, treating it as an authentic news story?

    And how could we possibly forget the uproariously hilarious “Fox News 1/2 Hour News Hour” which lasted, what, 13 episodes or so in 2007? (Take that, “Saturday Night Live!”) Even cameo appearances by El Rushbo and Coultergeist couldn’t save “Fox News 1/2 Hour News Hour” from swift and blinding cancellation.

  6. Another one of the doctors on Neftali’s list is Republican Phil Gingrey of Georgia, who said last year that said then- Rep. Todd Akin was “partly right” when he said women’s bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.” Of Akin, Gingrey said, “he went on and said that in a situation of rape, of a legitimate rape, a woman’s body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur. He’s partly right on that.” Gingrey continued, “And I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true.”

  7. Robert

    Neftali, aren’t most if not all of those doctors in Congress all right wing approaching if not, extremists?

  8. Neftali

    Robert – I’m not familiar with all the names on the list. Pat is right that Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are nutballs.

    However, others, such as Boustany and Price, are well respected even in more prominent Democratic circles. They even collaborated in pushing bills as realistic alternatives to ObamaCare that I wish Republican leadership would publicize more often. For example, check out the “Empowring Patients First Act.”


    Tom Coburn is a well known name for political junkies. Some don’t like him for his excessive Senatorial blocking of Obama appointees. However, he has been a champion at pursuing cost cutting in government and has even had favorable comments from Harry Reid in that area.

  9. shawnnews

    Boustany was a supporter of the end-of-life counseling provisions the party demagogues and rubes called death panels.

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