Doctor Asshat, who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine, has posted a sign on the door of his offices telling patients who voted for Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere."
"I'm not turning anybody away--that would be unethical," says Dr. Asshat, er, Jack Cassell, who considers his political party affiliation more important than the practice of medicine. He goes on to say, "...if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it."
Now, I'm all for Free Speech, but Cassell, as a doctor, is walking a fine line. While doctors cannot refuse patients on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability, apparently political preference is not protected. And Cassell insists he doesn't quiz his patients on their political party affiliation, but has filled his waiting room with photocopies of a health-care timeline produced by Republican leaders. On top of his stack of GOP propaganda, he put yet another sign which reads: "This is what the morons in Washington have done to your health care. Take one, read it and vote out anyone who voted for it."
Interestingly enough, and perhaps why Cassell has a stake in GOP-ism, his wife, attorney Leslie Cassell is a Republican candidate for Lake County commissioner. Cassell goes on, to protest too much, to say that just three patients have complained, while most have been "overwhelmingly supportive." Cassell said a patients politics would not affect his care for them, although he said he would prefer not to treat people who support the president.
And he thinks I believe his medical care for an Obama-voting Democrat is the same as that which he gives GOP-goosesteppers?
I ain't that sick, Doc.