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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Left targets Lieberman... Hadassah Lieberman

William Jacobson reports at Legal Insurrection that the moonbats at Fire Dog Lake and Salon have targeted Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn), for Joe's failure to support President Obumbler's socialized medicine program. Hadassah is being targeted because she is a spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Politicizing breast cancer is what we've come to in the fight by supporters of nationalized care to impose on the American public a system the majority of Americans do not want. And the fact that Hamsher is a breast cancer survivor is no excuse.

Add to it another nail in the feminist coffin. Since when is a woman to be deprived of her livelihood and her own professional accomplishments because of her husband?

So it's a twofer.
Indeed, but this isn't the first time that breast cancer has been politicized. And the last time, it was by the Komen Foundation itself. Back in October, I reported that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had 'uninvited' a group of Israeli doctors from a conference taking place in Egypt because their presence upset the Egyptian hosts. Subsequently, I reported, based on reports from the Komen Foundation itself that the invitations had been restored. But my fellow blogger RivkA, who is fighting breast cancer herself, reported a couple of weeks later that the Susan G. Komen Foundation lied, and that Israeli doctors were barred from the conference in Egypt (she posted this the night before I left to the US, and I never got around to linking it).

Will the Susan G. Komen Foundation keep Hadassah Lieberman? Or will politics once again take precedence over the lives of breast cancer patients? As someone with a survivor in the family, I say let's take the politics out of breast cancer.

More on this story here.


At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lieberman was Shomer Shabbat for yesterday's Senate vote.

So he was Mekadesh and Mechalel Shem Shamayim at the same time. ;)

At 5:37 PM, Blogger tybeeliz said...

At the present time any “Cure” for breast cancer includes (by definition) preventive care for early detection, aggressive and expensive treatment, and follow up care with frequent tests and pharmaceuticals that are often very expensive. These “Cures” are not possible without affordable healthcare insurance. Currently, health insurance companies are allowed to discriminate against individuals with pre-existing conditions. Most breast cancer survivors are unable to get affordable private health care insurance. Mr. Lieberman, whose wife is a Komen for the Cure Ambassador, opposes every attempt to change this status quo. Mrs. Lieberman proudly brings her husband to events such as Race for the Cure. In the photo posted at Jane Hamsher’s site (above), they are smiling and embracing each other while wearing their pink T shirts. What is wrong with this picture??? It’s very obvious to me and to anyone who has survived breast cancer.


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