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Charlie Crist Slammed for Calling Florida Surgeon General a ‘Quack’

Charlie Crist Slammed for Calling Florida Surgeon General a ‘Quack’

Meanwhile, Florida One Step Closer to Banning Transgender Transforming Medical Treatments for Kids

Late last month, I reported a joint legislative committee for Florida’s state medical boards has voted to advance a rule that would stop children under the age of 18 from receiving gender transitioning treatments.

The move followed a request from state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo to devise rules to block medical professionals from providing such treatment for minors.

Now, two Florida medical boards are moving forward to make the ban a reality.

The Florida Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine approved a draft rule Friday to ban medical or surgical gender-affirming care for transgender individuals under 18.

The rule will now go through a weekslong approval process following the board’s decision, which includes further public comment.

The decision would prohibit puberty blockers, hormones, cross-hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery for people under the age of 18.

Florida’s challenger for the governorship, Democrat Charlie Crist was asked about this development. His answer would be exactly as you’d expect.

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team nailed Crist, defending the work of the state’s Surgeon General.

Christina Pushaw, the rapid response director for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, slammed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Sunday after he criticized Florida’s Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo over new information about COVID-19 vaccine.

“Billboard lawyer who failed the bar twice thinks he knows more about science than a Harvard MD/PhD who was previously a professor at UCLA Medical School,” Pushaw said of Ladapo.

Her comment came in response to Crist’s remarks about Ladapo, saying “our quack Surgeon General Ladapo is back with more misinformation. When I’m governor, I’ll appoint a surgeon general who isn’t a partisan ideologue and who will provide sound medical advice.”

It appears that Ladapo’s position will be safe and secure for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, the press is complaining that DeSantis is using this move to beef up his conservative credentials.

DeSantis has made criticizing such treatments for minors a routine part of his reelection campaign, often referring to the procedures in graphic terms during rallies and speeches. The new policy, finalized days before the election, marks another example of DeSantis’ ability to leverage the power of government to accomplish controversial political goals, bolstering his national reputation as a combative GOP culture warrior.

The rule prohibits doctors from prescribing puberty-blocking, hormone and hormone antagonist therapies to treat gender dysphoria in minors. It bans sex reassignment surgeries or other surgical procedures that alter primary or secondary sexual characteristics in minors.

“Today’s vote from the Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine will protect our children from irreversible surgeries and highly experimental treatments. I appreciate the integrity of the Boards for ruling in the best interest of children in Florida despite facing tremendous pressure to permit these unproven and risky treatments. Children deserve to learn how to navigate this world without harmful pressure, and Florida will continue to fight for kids to be kids,” Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said in a statement.

The media is going to be very surprised at the extent of the conservative mandate on Nov. 8th, as angry parents vote in enormous numbers to support this type of legislation to protect their children.

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““Billboard lawyer who failed the bar twice thinks he knows more about science than a Harvard MD/PhD who was previously a professor at UCLA Medical School,” Pushaw said of Ladapo.”

Precisely! Christ is no doctor. Who is he, a half baked politician, to tell a real doctor what is medically appropriate or not?

According to supreme “justice” Ketanji Brown, he isn’t even qualified to tell a girl from a boy (as if either cared about the old catfish).

    healthguyfsu in reply to Dimsdale. | November 6, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    He’s definitely not “Christ”

    As the swamp waters recede (thank you, President Trump!), scores of amazingly incompetent and corrupt democrats are being exposed. Some GOPe scummy hacks have also been caught in Trump’s net.

    Crist is just another one of the left’s useful idiots, put in place to do their bidding. He’s Fetterman, with a better crease in his pants, but nothing else. You might say he’s a white Obama.

    A Punk Named Yunk in reply to Dimsdale. | November 7, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Sadly, MANY actual physicians are cowed into violating their Hippocratic oath by precisely such politicians and activists. Those (outside Florida) risk the loss of their medical license for standing up to the lunatic mob. (I was going to say lunatic fringe but this is no longer a fringe idiocarcy)

Crist has turned into a clown. An older Beto.

“gender-affirming surgery”

If there was ever anything with a more Orwellian name, I don’t know what it could be.

Colonel Travis | November 6, 2022 at 2:46 pm

Kudos for the picture choice, that’s funny

Here is the hearing of 10/28/22 Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Joint Rules/Legislative Committee Rule Workshop

https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/10-28-22-florida-boards-of-medicine-and-osteopathic-medicine-joint-rules-legislative-committee-rule-workshop/

The testimony starts at about 2 hrs 40 mins.

The way the monsters get parents to give consent to treatment is to lie about it, and give them a choice between a dead child, or a living member of the opposite sex.

They say that puberty blockers, testosterone, and estrogen are wholly reversible. They are putting these drugs in some kids before their teens. They say that genital surgery will transform the person into a genuine member of the opposite sex. All of this reassurance will make a miserable person happier, until they realize that none of it is true.

One thing that became abundantly clear is that young teens are not capable of giving informed consent. The warnings that mean so much to adults (mood-altering drugs, life-long medication, loss of sexual satisfaction) do not penetrate. They are easy to seduce: all it takes is a few lies.

This guy is washed up loser and his general douche nature is asserting itself.

The fake right-wing outrage genre is alive for clicks. Quack is a stock insult for a doctor.

Boys’ joke book 1940s

Patient: a duck told me what you are. He said quack quack.

Doctor: a frog told me what you’re going to do. He said croak croak.

    Peabody in reply to rhhardin. | November 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Donald Duck walked into a drugstore and asked for a packet of condoms. “Certainly, sir,” said the lady behind the counter. “Shall I put them on your bill?” Donald Duck replied, “Thit no! I’ll thuficate!”

    Boys’ joke book 2020’s

Dr. Ladapo has some very impressive credentials (including a Ph.D & professorship), but a low-life commie cock holster like Crist, can’t be bothered with facts – only hateful, divisive, condescending narrative, narrative, narrative.

I cannot share a country with these people.

Imagine running on child mutilation? Mind boggling.

“often referring to the procedures in graphic terms during rallies and speeches”

Meaning DeSantis calls double mastectomy “double mastectomy” and not “top surgery”? He calls castration “castration” and not “bottom surgery”?

Yes, I can see how that would be disturbingly graphic to those pushing “top surgery” and “bottom surgery”.

Our goal here in Florida is to beat the political shit out of the Democrat Party during this election. After that, to weed out the frauds and the fakes who call themselves Republicans but are actually Democrats in Disguise.

E Howard Hunt | November 6, 2022 at 5:49 pm

I’d love to see Ladapo’s MCAT score. It will probably be released when Obama’s grades are. Be careful with the credential game. It is rigged along with everything else now.

Typical for the racist Dumb-o-crats to feature a candidate calling a black American physician whose credentials are unimpeachable, a “quack.” If a GOP candidate had done the same thing, we’d be hearing the predictable cries of “racism” from the media twits. But, they have nothing to say, here.

I just love how woke White Leftists feel so empowered to attack black conservatives. I guess it’s okay to be racist so long as you are Leftist. Sucks to be Kanye West and Kyrie Irving…even though I think the latter is a Leftist himself.

The decision would prohibit puberty blockers, hormones, cross-hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery for people under the age of 18.

Prohibit puberty blockers for those under 18?! That’s a terrible idea. What about kids who actually need them?

Also, banning them “for those under 18” makes no sense. Nobody over 18 has any use for them!

    caseoftheblues in reply to Milhouse. | November 7, 2022 at 5:32 am

    “Actually need them”….I hope you aren’t referring to the children…cause that’s what they are….who have been preyed upon and manipulated because they are vulnerable, usually autistic or previously sexually abused or depressed about issues unrelated to what genutals they have by nefarious online and in school groups. Groups that are NO DIFFERENT than pimps hanging around bus stations looking for scared runaway girls to turn on the streets. But it’s you so maybe. As for the very very rare child who needs them for an ACTUAL medical condition they can get them. And your medical ignorance re what you posted is appalling.

      The only medical ignorance here is your own. It is not at all rare. Puberty blockers were developed for a reason. They have been part of pediatricians’ resources for a reason. They are a necessary medical treatment. And yet this article claims they are going to be completely banned in Florida. That’s a terrible and tyrannical idea.

    Danny in reply to Milhouse. | November 7, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Blocking puberty isn’t something anybody needs ever. It is like suggesting removing a healthy leg is surgery.

      Milhouse in reply to Danny. | November 7, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      You are wrong. Ask any doctor. Why do you think they were developed in the first place? Why have doctors everywhere been prescribing them for over three decades? They are a medical necessity and banning them would be irresponsible.

      docduracoat in reply to Danny. | November 8, 2022 at 10:04 am

      Danny,
      There is a condition called “precocious puberty” where very young children start to develop secondary sex characteristics.
      In that situation it would be medically appropriate to administer puberty blocking drugs until the child reaches a more appropriate age.

So now Charlie supports masking AND the surgical mutilation of children?

    caseoftheblues in reply to Dave. | November 7, 2022 at 5:38 am

    Democrats care about 2 things only abortion or destroying by sexual perversion or medical experimentation the children who they don’t manage to kill. They are a subset of Nazis…Mengelites that made other Nazis blanche

Professor Oster has received a lot of (well-deserved) blowback for her article in “The Atlantic” suggesting a “COVID amnesty”, and forgiveness for everything that was said and done. She admits that what was done (as far as NPIs are concerned, she doesn’t even mention the “safe and effective” vaccines directly, and only criticizes the mandates) was mistaken, ineffective, and damaging.

What I have not seen is blowback to her article in support of the narrative. These people know full-well that all of their NPIs were harmful and counter-productive. They know what they did was wrong. Yet people like Crist are continuing to double down on a defunct narrative.

BierceAmbrose | November 7, 2022 at 2:17 pm

We need to start calling these people on using The Jon Stewart Scam; “Was that Clown Nose On, or Clown Nose Off?”