The Fraternal order of Police aren’t happy with Obama calling a fellow cop stupid. The Hill reports:
Jim Pasco, executive director of the FOP’s legislative office, noted that before Obama made the remarks, the president acknowledged that he was only vaguely familiar with what happened.
“That being the case, it’s unfortunate that he chose to say anything,” Pasco said. “He wasn’t there, and he doesn’t know what happened.”
Pasco said it appears that Gates was the “provocateur” because he called Officer James Crowley a racist instead of producing identification as requested.
Neo-neocon provides great commentary on this case.
Earlier, Obama accused doctors of removing tonsils to make more money. Here’s what Barack “Not a Doctor” Obama said:
Right now, doctors, a lot of times, are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there. So if … your child has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, “You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out.”
Now, that may be the right thing to do. But I’d rather have that doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they have allergies. Maybe they have something else that would make a difference.
The doctor would not be the one removing the child’s tonsils. They would refer the child to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who would assess the patient and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. So, Obama’s hypothetical doctor would not even have the opportunity to “make a lot more money”. Obama is wrong on the facts. He is even more wrong to suggest that doctors routinely recommend treatments that make them a “lot more money”. Yet he has the temerity to claim that he can create a better healthcare system by handing the medical decision making process over to unaccountable bureaucrats.
I’m going to bet that the AMA is taking a lot of heat from its members over its support for Obama care.