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Barack Obama wants to freeze your baby

As if the famously long lines at defibrillator machines weren’t enough in Britain’s SOCIALIST health-care system, now the country’s doctors have started FREEZING babies in order to “heal” them. Seriously. Watch the video.

Now, I’m no expert. But doesn’t this seem like just the sort of secularist, Dr. Frankenstein atrocity we were told President Obama might have had in mind when he pushed health-care reform? Sure, the law may not actually include death panels or even designate the government as the country’s primary provider of basic health care, like Britain’s NHS. And, fine, none of these things appear to be related at all. But you shouldn't allow such things to keep you from using factual distortion and misleading rhetorical devices to nurse your fears about health reform. Obamacare might just be a glide path. To frozen babies. Time to REPEAL!

By Stephen Stromberg  | June 21, 2010; 4:35 PM ET
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Clearly Stromberg didn't watch the video, but just shot of his keyboard because of the title, "frozen baby". Doctors in England's national health system used the latest developments in medical care (probably rather expensive) to heal a baby, who is just fine now and recovered more quickly than expected from the drastic surgery required to save his life. In fact, lowering body temperature to reduce the body's demand on its systems during surgery has been done for several years, though probably not quite this cold.

Posted by: vklip1 | June 21, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Let me introduce the Sarah Palin of the Washington Post, Mr. Stromberg! The only true thing you said was, "I'm no expert..."

Posted by: borntorun45 | June 21, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

"But you shouldn't allow such things to keep you from using factual distortion and misleading rhetorical devices to nurse your fears about health reform. Obamacare might just be a glide path. To frozen babies. Time to REPEAL! "

vklip1:

I believe you missed the sarcasm. You could just as easily declare that, since the coming health care plan would routinely cover normal wart removal, which usually uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart and its generating virus, it is but a step to freezing whole babies. Same sarcasm.

Posted by: ceflynline | June 21, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Stromberg,

You may need to add a comment on the bottom to remind people what sarcasm is, I have a sinking feeling from the comments above that people are taking this seriously...I can almost see it in Palin's next speach "even the liberal trash at the Post know that Obama want's to freeze all of our babies as part of Obamacare"

Posted by: Southeasterner | June 22, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

The only thing anyone needs to know about the NHS, is that if any british politician threatens it at all (from any party) it would be like a republican saying the second amendment is 200 years out of date
-> ex politician

Posted by: Christopher7 | June 22, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

Is Stromberg joking? It's clear from the story that the freezing technique saved the baby's life, much like putting people into a drug-induced coma is sometimes used. My bet is that he would have died under the current "system" in the US.

Posted by: syfredrick | June 22, 2010 5:34 AM | Report abuse

The right-wing destroyed America's economy and its stature in the world, and it beat satire within an in of its life.

Posted by: hellslittlestangel1 | June 22, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Stromberg wants it both ways here. At the top, he throws red meat to conservative yahoos who will start screaming "Don't freeze my baby, Obama!" then attempts sarcasm at the bottom to distance himself from the ridiculous statements at the top. Notice none of today's conservative pundits at WaPo (the Bush administration in exile) are talking about the BP oil spill or anything related to it. Guess that $2 billion PR campaign is having its effect.

Posted by: dnahatch1 | June 22, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

This is a joke. Even if Mr. Stromberg thinks otherwise, which I doubt. Colbert or Stewart should get him on the show.

Posted by: grossman1 | June 22, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Stromberg, you are a total idiot. Go work for the Washington Times.

Posted by: mannystones | June 22, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Judging by Mr. Stromberg's other articles, and the fact that the baby fully recovered, this is obviously satire. However, the some conservatives have gone so far off the deep end, that it becomes almost impossible to tell if their ravings are meant seriously or not.

http://townhall.com/columnists/FloydandMaryBethBrown/2010/06/18/could_the_obama_administration_be_blocking_gulf_clean-up_efforts_intentionally

Posted by: sjpatejak | June 22, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Who needs death panels. Obama has put Monsanto Corp. lackeys in charge of food safety in the FDA and soon will have the authority to force GMO foods on the food supply and to outlaw organic food. Russian scientists just reported that hamsters fed GMO soy, which is in a lot of our foods now but not labeled as GMO, kills 25% of the uborn offspring in the second generation and all offspring in the third generation that survive birth are born sterile. Farm animals that eat GMO crop residues on the farm end of dead. The GMO artificial sweetner aspartame causes matabolic syndrome and leukemia and lymphoma. Monsanto tried to send 450 tons of GMO seeds to Haiti to sterilize and enslave the population but the shipment was refused by the government to avoid riots by the population. You will not need abortion with these foods with all the dead babies.

Posted by: meadowrock | June 22, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I hope this is sarcasm, if not I would say, "Get a grip, you seem to be in need of serious medical attention". If it is sarcasm then I would say to those who believe
it, "Get a grip, you are seriously in need of medical attention".

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | June 22, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

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