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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    Who would that be ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    We have a Surgeon General. The position is not vacant, there is someone, appointed by this Administration, serving in the capacity of the Surgeon General this very day.
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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar [W:234]

    Then why does the GOP in the Senate continue to filibuster the President5's pick for Surgeon General?

    Can you remember the last time this filibustering of a Surgeon General happened,
    especially with such a dangerous disease like ebola, or let's say AIDs last decade ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Which is the Surgeon General of the United States at the moment. The position is not simply vacant with no one performing the duties. This is one of the primary reasons the federal government has deputy positions for these types of leadership positions within the bueracracy...so that there isn't lapses in the position being filled.

    The United States has a Surgeon General. He's there in an acting capacity as opposed to a permanent capacity, but he's there none hte less. It's simply inaccurate to suggest or act like we don't have a Surgeon General...we do.
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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar [W:234]

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    Then why does the GOP in the Senate continue to filibuster the President5's pick for Surgeon General?
    That question has nothing to do with whether or not there is a Surgeon General, which is what my response was addressing.

    There is currently a Surgeon General, specifically in the acting capacity.

    Sorry if I'm not going to indulge in your strawman.

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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

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    Who would that be ?
    Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, as has been pointed out three other times in this thread

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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    So then we don't have a Senate approved Surgeon General due to the filibustering of
    Minority Leader Sen. McConnell .
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    Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, as has been pointed out three other times in this thread
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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar [W:234]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    That question has nothing to do with whether or not there is a Surgeon General, which is what my response was addressing.

    There is currently a Surgeon General, specifically in the acting capacity.

    Sorry if I'm not going to indulge in your strawman.
    Was it a strawman last decade when Sen. McConnell continued to whine for straight-up-and-down votes on Bush appointments then?

    Or threatened to go nuclear last decade, forcing Dems to give what McConnell won't give now?

    I know you are aware that the NRA is preventing a vote on the Surgeon General--not a strawman .
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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar [W:234]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Then why does the GOP in the Senate continue to filibuster the President5's pick for Surgeon General?

    Can you remember the last time this filibustering of a Surgeon General happened,
    especially with such a dangerous disease like ebola, or let's say AIDs last decade ?
    Could be that with Obama every thing is political and his nomination for Surgeon General was a little to much political.
    Vivek Murthy, President Obama's nominee to be U.S. Surgeon General was an anti gun nut who doesn't support the Second Amendment and even some Democrats in the Senate had a problem with that. It just wasn't Republicans but even rule of law Democrats joined the Republicans.

    Look at Obama's pick for the Ebola Czar, completely political. Obama appointed a long time Democrat political hack who has no experience in the medical field, none at all. Typical Obama type appointee or nomination. May explain why the federal government is dysfunctional today.

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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    How about just naming a surgeon general?
    Remember Obama last Surgeon General ? Just like all of Obama's appointments.

    The Ineffective, Invisible U.S. Surgeon General Departs. Good Riddance.

    >" Although some of the nation’s healthcare issues are complex and seem insoluble, others are relatively approachable. Many in this latter category fall within the province of the U.S. Surgeon General. But the incumbent, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, has been nowhere to be found since the beginning of President Obama’s first term.

    She has just announced that she is stepping down, and good riddance.

    The position of Surgeon General is unusual in that it is considered prestigious — conferring rank equivalent to a three-star general or admiral — but lacks much in the way of budget, staff or programs of its own. The incumbent’s achievements are the result of moral suasion and the careful selection of issues — and sometimes a willingness to butt heads with the pols. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who served in the Reagan administration, was unquestionably the best-known incumbent in modern times. He was strongly discouraged by senior officials in the administration from publicly discussing the accelerating AIDS crisis but he ignored the pressure and become a champion of AIDS funding and research, saving countless lives.

    The current Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, has provided a stunning record of non-achievement during four years in her position. Most of her attention was focused on a single issue – obesity – but without anything new or specific to suggest: She promised to “[h]elp Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, regular physical activity and encouraging communities to support healthy choices.” (Ironically, Dr. Benjamin herself is obese.)

    Those grandiose but vague goals remind me of a skit on Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV show in which one character says to viewers: “Well, last week we showed you how to become a gynecologist. And this week on ‘How to do it’ we’re going to show you how to play the flute, how to split an atom, how to construct a box girder bridge, how to irrigate the Sahara Desert and make vast new areas of land cultivatable, but first, here’s Jackie to tell you all how to rid the world of all known diseases.”..."<

    continue -> The Ineffective, Invisible U.S. Surgeon General Departs. Good Riddance. - Forbes

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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    The only Surgeon General I remember was C. Everett Coop. The guy looked like an old sailor with his white beard and hair - his grandfatherly face and his plain speaking.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The only Surgeon General I remember was C. Everett Coop. The guy looked like an old sailor with his white beard and hair - his grandfatherly face and his plain speaking.
    Omg, don't tell me you don't remember Joycelyn Elders!
    She was great for years of entertainment!
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