During the campaign Obama didn’t flinch one iota when women screamed, “I love you Obama. In response, self-assured candidate Obama would respond to professions of love by yelling, and “I love you back.” Girls love Barack Obama.
According to Christopher Anderson in his book entitled, Barack and Michelle a Portrait of an American Marriage, during the campaign and while and pressing flesh on reception lines, “women were constantly rubbing up against Barack, slipping him their digits, and whispering suggestive comments in his ear…Barack tried not to look startled when some random woman in the crowd would grasp him firmly by the derriere—and sometimes try to hold on.”
Not only do woman admire Obama’s bum, but the ladies also trust him, like his values and believe he “honors the feminine value of caring for all.” Sharing heart wrenching stories chronicling his mother’s untimely death from ovarian cancer provided Obama 56% of the female vote needed to put him over the top during the 2008 election. According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), if not for estrogen, Obama would still be residing on South Greenwood Avenue in Chicago.
In Part II of a Youtube film entitled, Women for Obama then candidate Obama sat across a kitchen table listening intently to a young African-American woman tell the story of her mother ‘s premature death from breast cancer. During that conversation Obama gazed deeply into the woman’s grieving eyes and softly asked, “How old was she?” She replied, “Thirty-eight.” Obama retorted tenderly saying, “I’m so sorry” extending a palpable verbal hug, which is just one of the many reasons women love Barack Obama.
Hooting, hollering and filling out an Obama T-shirt in a way only a woman can, how could female voters have known that the body part, leaning out of the “Yes We Can” bus window, would be the first to suffer under the scalpel of the Obama hope and change health care initiative?
In order to slowly introduce the realities of routine testing being rationed under a single payer system, a trial balloon was launched in the form of new guidelines for preventative care. The objective of the study was to access public feedback to new U.S. breast cancer screening standards, which happen to, “… look a lot like Canada’s, “ and claim that for forty and fifty year old women, “…every other year is good enough.”
Based on his empathetic concern during the campaign, it may surprise ardent female fans of President Obama that politics trump the health of mammary glands. In Obama’s world, breast cancer is a concern only when it delivers 56% of the vote, after that, passing health care reform takes precedence. Whatever gets in the way; even breasts, promptly receive low priority. And so, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, headed up by Obama appointee Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius–has new money saving guidelines that put women’s well being in jeopardy.
Under the tutelage and direction of Barack Obama, Kathleen’s area of expertise has expanded from pandemic control to putting at peril 10 percent of women, 45 or younger, diagnosed yearly with both invasive and in situ breast cancer. In the works is a reprehensible promotional campaign to convince women that screening wastes money, is unnecessary and can even be harmful to individuals other than those attempting to curtail the health care bottom line.
Yet, expert Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of breast and gynecologic cancers for the American Cancer Society insists, “Women and doctors need to understand that we are more confident than ever in the benefits of mammography. The benefit is particularly clear for women in their 40s. We have much more evidence, and much more convincing evidence, that those women benefit.” Such sentiments are precisely why Dr. Debbie, an expert in her field, wasn’t tapped as a contributor to the task force.
When confronted, Obama appointee Sebelius rejected the notion that cost containment and health care reform drove the changes. She said that the, “task force does not set federal policy, and they don’t determine what services are covered by the Federal Government.” Are American women now supposed to believe that a federal task force is established for reasons other government decision-making? Sebelius then went on to say, “The task force has presented some new evidence for consideration, but our policies remain unchanged.” Following that up with, “…indeed, I would be very surprised if any private insurance company changed its mammography coverage decisions as a result of this action.” Surprise works!
Are American women also supposed to buy the story that a task force was established to provide evidence to be considered for policies that will remain unaffected? Exquisitely parsing her words, the Secretary carefully stated “private insurance company” standardswould remain unchanged. However, the key issue not referenced in Sebelius’s answer was how, if single-payer were to be enacted, would the government task force influence decisions about breast cancer prevention?
Earlier this year, lover of women extraordinaire Barack Obama instituted a White House Council’s on Women and Girls in an effort to provide, “a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families.” Following the task force findings American women should be querying the President as to why the Department of Health and Human Services was excluded from the grouping of Cabinet-level agencies addressing how early prevention saves lives and spares families.
Women who fainted during the Obama campaign are now passing out from shock that such a women-issue sensitive President would allow breast cancer screening to receive a budgetary mastectomy. The slow boil of acclimating America to rationing begins, harkening back to fellow woman Michelle Obama exhorting America by saying, “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care…someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.” Such as what Michelle — limiting options for thirty and forty year old women by forcing them to wait for a baseline mammography? Or, maybe denying elderly women breast cancer treatment and instead offering counseling on end of life options?
Why hasn’t the President stepped forward and reassured the 56% of the female electorate that health care reform does not touch breasts? Instead of grabbing Obama’s butt girls who love Obama, ought to be touting the Breast Cancer Awareness chant “Squeeze a Boob Save a Life,” and waving “Ta-Ta” to a President who, based on his policies, “udderly” may be the biggest boob of all!
Cross posted at: www.jeannie-ology.com