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Fla. doc's sign warns off Obama supporters

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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Fla. doc's sign warns off Obama supporters


www.msnbc.msn.com

MOUNT DORA, Fla. - A central Florida urologist has posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Barack Obama to find a different doctor.

The notice on Dr. Jack Cassell's Mount Dora practice says, "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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I find this very interesting.

Now he actually isn't refusing treatment.


Cassell told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday he wasn't questioning patients or refusing care, because that would be unethical.

"But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it," he said.


I like his take on this. He really won't turn them away, but he's making his point with the sign.


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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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I love it.

Perhaps if more professionals made this kind of statement, it would have a real impact. Just think about that for a bit.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:56 PM
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I'm still trying to figure out how many Obama voters are still claiming to be Obama voters.

Won't be long and the sign will be turned into a race issue just to discredit the doctor.

Healthcare reform is a controversial issue and even if the issue had went the other way, many Americans would still be upset.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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Good, I appreciate him putting everything out in the open. If that doctor doesn't want my money, then I will find another one that does. I could really care less if this doctor willingly sends his customer's away. In a few years when the hype is over, I hope they remember this.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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Hopefully he'll lose a lot of his business and everybody that did support Obama does leave. In a few years he'll look like one of those cars that drive around with the Bush/Cheney stickers on them. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion. I'd leave and never go back.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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Also some interesting responses to this issue here....

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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this doctor should no longer be allowed to practice...
just my honest opinion...

ask yourself a question... why is it that rich people really hate this bill???

ask yourself another question... why do you follow???



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by jam321
I'm still trying to figure out how many Obama voters are still claiming to be Obama voters.

Won't be long and the sign will be turned into a race issue just to discredit the doctor.

Healthcare reform is a controversial issue and even if the issue had went the other way, many Americans would still be upset.


I voted for Obama. So here's one you don't need to try to figure out. It sure beat having Palin and McCain in office. As for the doctor, I would find that insulting and take my business elsewhere. He definately has a right to do this and I admire any man who sticks his neck out for what he believes.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 12:52 AM
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Wow. Didn't this guy swear a Hippocratic oath? So he is not really good for his word, or he is and he is just joking with his patients, pretending he is going to turn them away? Spineless.
What a pitiful excuse for a human being and a disgraceful quack of a doctor.

At least the President honors his word.

I live around this charlatan. I think I am going to look him up, maybe give him some business...the kind of business that might help to yank his license to practice at all.






[edit on 3-4-2010 by rusethorcain]



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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There's nothing sadder or more inhumane, than the politicisation of providing treatment to another human being. No matter who they are, where they live or who they voted for in an election. Doctors are trained and paid to HELP PEOPLE. Period.

I am not from the US of A, and I understand full well that this health plan doesn't sit well with many...but when your healthcare professionals decide to post such signs outside their doors (regardless of whether or not they'll still treat the patient), then something is seriously wrong on a HUMAN level with your culture.

Those cheering this doctor's decision...I hope one day you run into signs reading "if you were a member of abovetopsecret then you'd best find another hospital...we don't serve your kind around here". What a joke.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by Styki
Good, I appreciate him putting everything out in the open. If that doctor doesn't want my money, then I will find another one that does. I could really care less if this doctor willingly sends his customer's away. In a few years when the hype is over, I hope they remember this.


Spoken like someone who has never been through the lovely hamlet of Mt. Dora. It’s a small town surrounded by mostly horse and cattle ranches, orange and citrus groves.

Central Florida is rather conservative by and large, and while you will reach the next town and Urologist in about 45 miles, (hopefully you won’t have to stop by too many trees to urinate on the way) you might end up having to travel a couple hundred more to Jacksonville or in the opposite direction to Miami to find people with less conservative attitudes.

Of course the Urologists here in Miami don’t speak much English so I would suggest Jacksonville!

Enjoy the drive!



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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Re-read the article.

He said he Wouldn't refuse to treat a patient.

He said if someone reads the sign and chooses not to come in, then so be it, however if they came in, he would treat them, regardless of who they voted for.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by elevatedone
Re-read the article.

He said he Wouldn't refuse to treat a patient.

He said if someone reads the sign and chooses not to come in, then so be it, however if they came in, he would treat them, regardless of who they voted for.


Oh well then he is just one helluva nice guy.

And the people that support him - just the icing on the GOP cake. But then I know how you guys love a nice cake especially if it is at a (sex) party!

Regardless, a trick like this on a patient who has been seeing him for some time is beyond the bounds medical professionalism.
Can I refuse him service if I owned a restaurant?
I would love to see the guy that carries his golf bags toss them back in lap because he is a Democrat and doesn't carry for Republicans. Now that would be funny.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Does he make it clear on the sign (at the bottom/ in small print) that this sign is a joke or that he actually will see Obama supporters?

If not I think it's a pretty stupid thing to do really.

He should not be allowed to let politics dictate or influence his responsibilities.
And yes, I Know he really will see them if they come through the door... but does he state on the sign or somewhere outside, that he will see these people and that he's joking?



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Original, translated into English:[4] “ I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion. But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts. I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.




Central Florida is rather conservative by and large, and while you will reach the next town and Urologist in about 45 miles, (hopefully you won’t have to stop by too many trees to urinate on the way) you might end up having to travel a couple hundred more to Jacksonville or in the opposite direction to Miami to find people with less conservative attitudes.



So he got his license to practice medicine from a course offered on the back of a matchbook.
No matter how far you have to drive to get away from this saw-bones old charlatan it will be well worth the trip!

[edit on 3-4-2010 by rusethorcain]



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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In my humble opinion this is where you and many people purposefully first confuse and divide yourself.

For all you know this man is a registered independent.

His sign doesn’t say if you are a democrat you are not welcome, or if you are a republican you are.

His sign is primarily about the HEALTH CARE BILL and the dislike of a President who pushed for it and signed it even though it was ultimately legislated in about the most haphazard and disingenuous way possible.

But REAL issues, and REAL personalities, and REAL people, seem to be REALLY too much for some people to contemplate, so they have to make it about one team versus the other team.

The sign is about a Doctor not liking the new healthcare bill because he believes it will interfere and prohibit him from practicing medicine the way he individually prefers. It’s further about his dislike for a President who used the partisan political process in the worst possible way by signing a bill that was never properly voted on or reconciled in the normal process.

That you and others see that as only a Republican versus Democrat issue is really scary.

Some of us are neither by the way, and our opinions are that of our own, just like this Doctor’s and not a broad brushed political party.

Drop out of the political parties and join the human race! Unless individualism frightens you so that you are afraid to be one or encounter one!

Thanks



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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It is still completely immoral for him and that sign perched on his door to be making those who acknowledge they voted for Obama uncomfortable through the words written on the sign.
He is hoping that those who did vote for Obama read the sign and then walk away because they would uncomfortable with such a prejudice doctor.

It is within his rights, but he is walking a thin line between his rights and being completely immature and unethical.
It's almost as though he is mocking the fact that he can't refuse care to his patients, but can make them so uncomfortable through the sign that they seek care somewhere else.

Heck, ask yourself, are the people who voted in Bush responsible for the Iraq war? No, Bush is responsible for his actions in which he chose to use his power in.
They just gave him the gun, he pulled the trigger.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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He should have used a little humor...

"If you voted for Obama and are really PISSED OFF, seek urologic care elsewhere."

I hear the Obama administration is considering using similar tactics in D.C.

"If you own a Toyota, seek parking elsewhere."

Will be used at all U.S. government parking facilities in Washington. in the near future.




posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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You and this quack who calls himself a medical practitioner are against all of this. Let the people see this for themselves and decide for themselves.



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