The bad movie, otherwise known as the Obama presidency, just keeps getting worse—even after we thought his choice of czars, appointees, and policies couldn’t be any more alarming. They are. Friends, let’s meet Sir Donald Berwick. Barack has tapped this dude to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. On the pages of HUMAN EVENTS in the next few weeks, you’ll be reading a lot about Berwick’s sleazy positions, as his confirmation hearings draw closer. But in the meantime, we wanted to give you a sneak peak into just how radical he is.
Here are three quick things about Berwick that you need to know. And wait until you get to the part about his preferred word choice when describing an "ultrasound." It’s truly shocking.
1. Love-struck with socialism. During a speech at the London Science Museum on Sept. 30, 2008, Berwick gushed that he “fell in love with” Britain’s socialized medical-care system, the National Health Service, adding that the NHS is a “seductress.” If that weren’t nauseating enough, Berwick has also praised the NHS as a “national treasure” and took the sick step to call the government operation his “beloved.” Get a room, bro!
2. 2nd Amendment rights? Ha! What 2nd Amendment rights? In 1998, Berwick vented his frustration that America has its priorities backwards: A “right” to healthcare, and not guns, should be our cultural ethos, apparently. Comparing the Brits to us he said, “At last a nation where healthcare is a right and carrying a semi-automatic machine gun is a privilege, instead of the other way round.”
3. The new violence against women. In 1997, Berwick spoke at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care and began to lambaste an odd target: ultrasounds. Addressing the organization, he argued that “most of the ultrasound tests done in normal pregnancies” amount to “some form of assault and battery.”
Yep, Dear Leader nominated someone to supervise our country’s health-care spending and regulations who actually believes that using high-frequency sound waves to generate images of unborn babies in the womb is tantamount to smashing your wife over the head with a cabinet.
Nice job, Barack!
We’ve got more of Berwick’s radicalism ready to uncover. Stay tuned.
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