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Obama’s Missing Medical Records

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 5:37 pm - October 21, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics,Media Bias

Remember how the New York Times went into high dudgeon in May when then-presumptive Republican nominee John McCain had not released his medical records in a timely enough fashion to please their editorial board?  “No presidential candidate,” the old gray lady inveighed, “should get to the point that he has locked up his party’s nomination without public vetting of his health.”

Even though McCain did release 1,200 pages of those records, that wasn’t enough for the Times editors who wanted to be able to photocopy them, presumably so they could scan them and post them on the web. (Though they claim they just wanted to “ask other experts what the medical findings might imply.”)

Now, Obama’s “campaign has released only a single page of information about his health history” (via the Jewish Athena). In an editorial yesterday, the Times observes: “Senator Barack Obama has put out such meager information that voters have to take it largely on his campaign’s say-so that he is in good health.” What is striking about this editorial is that while McCain has been far more forthcoming with his medical records than Obama, the editors dwell less on the Democrat’s withholding information than on the need to have “nominees . . . disclose all of their relevant health records.”

The Times goes into high dudgeon when a Republican doesn’t release his records when they want them, but faults both candidates when the Democrat puts out meager information.



  1. The inadequate one page of his medical records is strangely just like his thin resume. Someone on another blog today made the point that if Obama is elected and serves for four years, it would be the longest time he was ever employed in the same job…………..I think that McCain said the other night that the longest time that he lived in one place was at the Hanoi Hilton.

    Comment by Swampfox — October 21, 2008 @ 5:58 pm - October 21, 2008

  2. Someone on another blog today made the point that if Obama is elected and serves for four years, it would be the longest time he was ever employed in the same job

    Hmmmm. Obama worked for the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland from 1993 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 2004. Obama served in the Illinois State Senate from 1996-2004.

    Even by Republican standards, that blog you’re reading has bad math.

    Comment by Erik — October 21, 2008 @ 7:17 pm - October 21, 2008

  3. The one page medical “statement” gets back to the issue of his birth certificate and other records from his “past” that haven’t been forth-coming. Other than eyewitness testimonials, one would draw the conclusion that Barry “Barack” Obama is a manufactured-personna of the Federal Witness Protection Program, the CIA or KGB, or something equally-sinister like the DNC.

    Maybe he is Damien the Antichrist….

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 21, 2008 @ 8:07 pm - October 21, 2008

  4. I had to go back and check out the article that I read. I should have done that before I posted what I did. Here is a direct quote from the article. “. No one can deny his ambition. In fact, if Obama wins on November 4th—and serves one full term in the Oval Office—the Presidency of the United States would be the longest consecutively held full-time job he has ever held without seeking another.” Here is a link to the full article:

    My guess is that Obama might near the end of his first term be the first president to nominate himself to United States Supreme Court. Presudent Taft was appointed to the Supreme Court, but after he left office.

    Comment by Swampfox — October 21, 2008 @ 8:32 pm - October 21, 2008

  5. What is he hiding? STDs? Drug addiction? Mental health issues?

    Still, if they are released, I could just hear the response by the candidate to any unflattering information they contain — “These are not the medical records I thought I knew.”

    Comment by Rhymes With Right — October 21, 2008 @ 10:36 pm - October 21, 2008

  6. #5: “What is he hiding?”

    The powers of flight and invisibility.

    Comment by Sean A — October 21, 2008 @ 10:56 pm - October 21, 2008

  7. How many pages of Sarah Palin’s records have we seen? What STDs, addictions, and mental health issues does she have?

    Comment by jimmy — October 22, 2008 @ 12:07 am - October 22, 2008

  8. Whatever secrets Obama is hiding, it must be very embarrassing!

    I’m guessing its drug addiction, STDs, Mental Health Issues, Sterility, Impotence, and hermaphroditism.

    Comment by American Elephant — October 22, 2008 @ 2:04 am - October 22, 2008

  9. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 to 2004.

    One has to wonder, then, why he doesn’t seem to have any idea of what the US Constitution says.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 22, 2008 @ 2:31 am - October 22, 2008

  10. How many pages of Sarah Palin’s records have we seen?

    You’ll have to forgive me since I went to public skrewl. Which one is running for president again?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 22, 2008 @ 2:35 am - October 22, 2008

  11. I’ve been hearing that he has eleven toes. I don’t believe it, but that’s what some folks are saying. Got to love politics.

    Comment by MikeInSedona — October 22, 2008 @ 4:05 pm - October 22, 2008

  12. The previous Democratic president, Bill Clinton, never released his medical records, because he had suffered a cocaine induced heart attack prior to his presidency. Obama is an self-admitted drug abuser so likely there are medical issues that would be revealed if a thorough medical report was issued.

    Comment by Billazon — October 23, 2008 @ 1:22 am - October 23, 2008

  13. And all this could be avoided, Mike, if he just released his records.

    Comment by GayPatriotWest — October 23, 2008 @ 1:23 am - October 23, 2008

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