by Jarrett StepmanHuman Events
In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obamaâ€™s physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the presidentâ€™s health care plan and says that President Obama has an â€œacademic detachmentâ€ that he could never break through.
The doctor fears that if the health care plan is â€œthe failureâ€ he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come.
These are only a few of many reveals in Kleinâ€™s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth.
In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obamaâ€™s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obamaâ€™s character and carelessness with which he enacted the entirely politicized health insurance reform, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called ObamaCare.
Scheiner said that he believes the president miscalculated politically and that the health reform is ultimately doomed to fail. Worse, Scheiner doubts the character of a man who holds the highest and most influential office in America: â€œI think there is too much of the University of Chicago in him. By which I mean heâ€™s academic, lacks passion and feeling, and doesnâ€™t have the sense of humanity that I expected.â€
The author, Klein, later in the book, compares Obamaâ€™s personality to early the 20th Century progressive president, Woodrow Wilson. By quoting the historian Forrest McDonald, who called Wilsonâ€™s perception of himself, â€œlittle short of Messianic,â€ Klein says that McDonaldâ€™s description of Wilson â€œfits Obama to a T.â€
The Amateur is set to be released Tuesday, May 15. It is published by Regnery Publishing, owned by Eagle Publishing, which also owns Human Events.
In the chapter titled, â€œHollow at the Core,â€ Obamaâ€™s former physician, who is a liberal, blasts the president for being uncaring, and perhaps worse, incompetent.
â€œHe has no cost control. There would be no effective cost control,â€ said Scheiner. â€œThe [Congressional Budget Office] said itâ€™s going to be incredibly expensiveâ€¦ and the thing that Iâ€™m incredibly worried about is, if it is a failure that I think it will be, then health reform will be set back a long, long time.â€
Scheiner said that the Obama administration neglected the advice of real physicians and instead decided to let political operatives craft Obamaâ€™s signature health care law. People like Obamaâ€™s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuelâ€™s brother, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, were the kinds of medical people that the White House consulted.
â€œEzekiel is a medical oncologist, not a general physician,â€ said Scheiner.
The point that Scheiner was trying to make is that President Obama lacks the ability to understand the critical role of the doctor to patient interaction just as he fails to connect to people personally.
â€œMy main objection to Barack Obama is that he is a great speaker and a lousy communicator. He isnâ€™t getting his message across to people. He isnâ€™t showing that he really cares. To this day he hasnâ€™t communicated with members of Congress.â€
Scheiner and other interviewees in The Amateur believe that President Obama has been a failure as a president, that he has failed to live up to the hype and has left a trail of betrayals in his wake.
Although Obama and Scheiner did not have a close relationship, Scheiner was clearly upset by how he was cut off when Obama became president.
â€œObama invited his barber to his inaugurationâ€”his barber! But I wasnâ€™t invited. Believe me, that hurt.â€ http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51433