Flashback: Carmona Was The Handpicked Candidate Of Barack Obama & Harry Reid
PHOENIX – After being the only Democrat in the entire country to be personally recruited by both President Barack Obama and Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, Richard Carmona has been absent from the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte.
But despite his absence, last night Harry Reid reminded his party that he needs more Democrats – like Richard Carmona – in the Senate, so he can continue to ram President Obama's far-left agenda of higher spending and bigger government through Washington.
As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
"Reid ended his address with a pitch to keep Democrats in power in the Senate, too. ... We can move America forward with a strong, Democratic majority in the Senate. And together we can move America forward with Barack Obama in the White House." (Laura Myers, Reid: Romney short on transparency, trustworthiness, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 9/4/12)
"Last night, Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid begged Americans to send him more Democrats – like Richard Carmona – to the U.S. Senate,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. "With nearly 250,000 unemployed Arizonans, the last thing we need is Richard Carmona in Washington, rubberstamping President Obama and Harry Reid’s job-killing initiatives.”
President Obama & Harry Reid Personally Recruited Richard Carmona
"On September 23, President Obama called Richard Carmona to encourage him to run,” said one Democratic strategist. (Alexander Burns, Obama courts Ariz. Senate candidate, may contest state 'heavily', Politico, 10/06/11)
Carmona is one of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's favorite candidates and was personally courted by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get into the race. (David Catanese, Bivens clears the way for Carmona, Politico, 3/27/2012)
Because Carmona Will Rubberstamp For Their Job-Killing Agenda
In September 2009, Carmona Said Health Care Reform Was Essential To Contain Escalating Costs."Before the members of the public spoke, former U.S. Surgeon General and Tucson resident Dr. Richard Carmona told the crowd that health-care reform is essential to contain escalating costs and to change a system that focuses on ‘sick care’ rather than health. He added that he’s been disappointed at how many of the forums on national reform have devolved into shouting matches.”(Stephanie Innes,"Crowd Attentive, At Times Rowdy,” Arizona Daily Star, 9/1/09)
In March 2010, Carmona Announced Support For ObamaCare, Stating"We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.”"Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)