Doctor Death Defeated? Dems Pull the Plug on Donald Berwick

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Senate Democrats have officially given up their fight to confirm Donald Berwick, the rationing advocate President Barack Obama nominated to become the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the chief implementer of Obamacare.

Berwick has been deluged with criticism from pro-life advocates, who cite his fondness for rationing and his failure to level with a Senate committee about his pro-rationing views.

Obama previously used a recess appointment to place Berwick in the prominent position after the Senate couldn’t find enough votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster against his nomination. A recess appointment can be used when the Senate is not in session but the appointment is temporary and Berwick, if not confirmed by the Senate, has to leave the position by the end of the year. In January, Obama renominated Berwick to his current post.

However, a Politico report today indicates Democrats have given up any hope of confirming Berwick following a letter they received signed by 42 Republican senators who said they would continue pressing a filibuster against him. A White House spokesman indicated top Democrats “can do the arithmetic” and see no way to obtain the 60 votes necessary to cut off debate and proceed to a vote on Berwick’s nomination.

Democratic Senate Finance Committee staffers, according to Politico, met with top health care lobbyists on Friday and said the Berwick nomination is officially dead and there will be no committee hearing on his nomination. They said top Democrats would eventually discuss the “next steps” for a new nomination for the post.

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Comments

  1. john littlefield says:

    Lets get that fake president out of there.

  2. YEEEHAAA… Finally, a glimmer common sense coming from somebody.

  3. It's about time! Hussain wanted him because of his rationing policy. With Berwick he could kill more seniors, faster! IMPEACH THIS MUSLIM COMMUNIST NOW!!!!

  4. DCNIEMAN says:

    LMAO…At the Picture… How did they get him to hold still long enough to show his true self

  5. Where does Hussein find these anti-Americans?????

  6. kenny1801 says:

    I'll be glad when they PULL the PLUG on NOBAMA!!!!!!

  7. POMPUPPIES says:

    HOW MUCH WOULD YOU ALL LIKE TO BET THAT BERWICK DON'T GO ANYWHERE? OBAMA DON'T DO ANYTHING ELSE HE IS SUPPOSED TO. HE GETS WHAT HE WANTS AND NOBODY TRYS TO DO A THING ABOUT IT INCLUDING OUR REPUBLICANS. I AM STARTING TO BELIEVE THEY ARE SCARED OF HIM.

  8. We owe no allegiance to Marxist gangsters and would-be dictators. Impeach him!

  9. Edwardkoziol says:

    Berwick must be related to Tiller the baby killer who got his just reward so maybe that's why Obuma yanked his name it sure wasn't because of his stance on health care.We know Pres.DAN Obuma wants to pull the plug on any old or handicapped person who is in need of medical help.When you live in Chicago and you work the ghettos it's easy to find people like Berwick and other commies.

  10. moasougoso says:

    very good indeed.

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