Liberals and feminism are almost synonymous these days. They’re supposedly all about equality, women’s rights and giving things to the non-working. So it seems like any woman who has risen to one of the highest ranks in the United States Navy would bring nothing but joy and be a cause for celebration in the liberal camp.
This should have been the reaction when the President decided it was time to replace the Surgeon general, and a woman was put into that position.
Via Western Journalism:
President Donald Trump recently asked for Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s resignation. Slate wrote that Murthy had been well-known as an Obamacare supporter and advocate of gun control, saying that “gun violence [is] a public health issue.”
Afterward, a hubbub ensued over the resulting advancement of Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams to the position, even if only temporarily.
The criticism came despite the fact that in a Facebook post announcing his resignation, Murthy wrote that with Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general, the “nation is in capable and compassionate hands”
Obviously, the outgoing Surgeon General has faith in her, and some were quick to congratulate:
Congratulations to Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams being appointed Acting @Surgeon_General
The first R.N. to be appointed to this position. pic.twitter.com/ci0tqdoQCX
— Thomas P Kennedy III (@ThomasPKennedy3) April 22, 2017
Come on feminists, this is a WOMAN in one of the most prestigious positions in medicine in the free world. What could possibly be wrong with this? She’s not been officially appointed for the long haul, she might only end up being a placeholder, but still, she holds the title and the responsibilities that go with it. But, in order to never leave any chances to criticize the current administration on the table, leave it to the left to make it sound like no matter what the President does, he’s of the devil and we’re all going to die.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2017
That’s not misleading at all. And of course no one took the bait:
It was a forced resignation due to change of Administration. Replacement is good but a nurse, hopefully, this is temporary!
— Barnett Fung DPM, MS (@fung_barnett) April 22, 2017
It would seem this should be a position filled by a fully fledged physician not by a nurse
— jlw (@skepticaljlw) April 22, 2017
Thankfully, there is still some sense in the world somewhere:
So it doesn't make any difference she has a Phd and is second in command to the surgeon general??? Hum are u just anti Trump??
— Oz (@GallOzbow) April 22, 2017
— lordofthelan (@lordothelan) April 22, 2017
you left the PhD out of this headline you should be ashamed ! Sick of the bias coverage.
— RED (@crestin1216) April 22, 2017
More from Western Journalism:
The role of surgeon general was first established in 1870, then known as “Supervising Surgeon,” and has undergone many changes since. According to SurgeonGeneral.gov, 1987 saw yet another change to the duties of the office:
In 1987, the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) was reestablished as a staff office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Concomitant with this action, the Surgeon General again became responsible for management of the Commissioned Corps personnel system. (Note: The Surgeon General does not directly supervise all Commissioned Officers; most work in PHS or other agencies and report to line managers of those agencies who may or may not be in the Corps.)
In carrying out all responsibilities, the Surgeon General reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who is the principal advisor to the Secretary on public health and scientific issues.
ABC 10 News was quick to point out that being a physician is not a requirement of the Office of the Surgeon General.
According to Yahoo Beauty, Trent-Adams is well-qualified to serve in the position, having 24 years of experience working with the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Additionally, she has been a U.S. Army nurse officer and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. This makes it appropriate to also call her “Dr.”
Trent-Adams joins three other women who have had the distinction of holding the Office of Surgeon General.
The first woman to become surgeon general was Antonia C. Novello. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, she was also the first Hispanic to hold the title, according to SurgeonGeneral.gov.
This woman is a Ph.D, rear admiral, deputy surgeon general, and nurse officer in the Army. Not just a nurse. It’s pretty unbelievable that they would talk to this woman like she hasn’t accomplished enough to be in this position. Especially with how many female doctors are asked if they’re “just a nurse” as if it’s an insult. If the parties were reversed and a conservative did this to a liberal newly appointed to any position, there would be so many cries of sexism, we’d all go deaf. This is just further proof that liberals look for reasons to have a problem with literally everything the President and conservatives do.
The “ongoing transition” they are talking about is the effort of the Trump administration to finally root out all of the people who are traitors to him, this country and replace them with people he can trust and work with. It’s not some sort of conspiracy or plot to get rid of all the good people, it’s a pretty standard thing that new Presidents do. Especially if those in the former administration have threatened to break all kinds of laws to avenge their precious party that lost.
It bears pointing out that this is just another woman that President Trump has facilitated being put into a position of power. Not that it will stem the flow of insults and accusations from feminists that he is misogynistic and unfit to be in charge of women. Regardless, those of us that don’t want the country to crash and burn just to prove a point, wish the best to this highly qualified and much deserving interim Surgeon General.
(Souce: Western Journalism)