Vivek Murthy confirmed as Surgeon General

The Senate confirmed rabid antigunner Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General.  The antis are ecstatic over this.

Yes, it is a win for them, however, I do not believe gun control was on Obama’s mind when he nominated Murthy.  I think it was a political payback.  Dr.  Manny agrees:

“… Last night, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, and I believe that was a mistake … The biggest responsibility of the U.S. surgeon general is to provide the American public with the best scientific information regarding disease prevention … Is Murthy qualified to run such an important health care oversight service?  In my opinion, at this point in his career, he would not even quality to run a department at an academic medical center … Murthy formed the group Doctors for America – formerly known as Doctors for Obama — which lobbied heavily for ObamaCare, and evidently paid off in earning his nomination and subsequent confirmation as surgeon general.  He’s also waded into the gun control debate, publicly voicing his support for tighter regulations and making gun violence a public health issue.  While supporters hailed his noted promise not to use the position of surgeon general as a bully pulpit for gun control, others challenged whether it is appropriate for America’s top doctor to participate in political activism.  I agree with the challengers …”

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