President Barack Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Vivek Murhty, has already been criticized as being too young, too inexperienced, and too politically polarized for the position, and that was before it was revealed that the British-born 36 year-old developed his rabidly anti-Second Amendment views neither from academic research nor first-hand experience, but from watching Saturday morning cartoons:
President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as the U.S. surgeon general, a 36-year-old physician who has attracted criticism for his anti-gun advocacy, complained to a newspaper in 1994 that ‘society’s preoccupation with firearms’ comes from ‘fiery gun battles’ on Saturday morning cartoons.
Dr. Vivek Murthy, who founded Doctors for Obama in 2008 – a group that later changed its name to ‘Doctors for America – was a graduating high school senior at the time, one of several valedictorians the Miami Herald interviewed.
‘Vivek Murthy, 16, of Palmetto High, takes television cartoons to task’ for ‘the growing problem of kids and violence,’ according to the Herald.
‘Today, a typical elementary student wakes up on Saturday mornings to fiery gun battles, explosive scenes of terror and the violent decimation of the “bad guy” – all this in a children’s cartoon,’ Murthy said then.
‘With such destructive influence, society’s preoccupation with firearms and brutal methods of conflict resolution is no surprise.’
Our “Mickey Mouse” President has nominated an immature Surgeon General who intends to focus his tenure on gun control because he was warped as a child by Elmer Fudd. That’s just lovely.
The nation deserves far better than this travesty of a nomination, who was selected for his political advocacy for President Obama and his continued efforts to champion Obamacare, not out of any real competence, maturity, or experience that he might bring to the position.
It’s as if President Obama has given up even the pretense of nominating competent experts for positions within his administration, and seeks to fill it with the most rabid ideologues he can to force through his version of “hope and change” in his lame duck term as President.
A bi-partisan vote in the Senate shot down the Justice Department nomination of cop-killer supporter Debo Adegbile just last week.