Holley Navarre Medical Clinic

Joel Rudman, M.D.



(850) 939-3999

Fax: (850) 939-3935

My Blog


Presidential Preferences Are A Matter of Perspective

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 10:59 PM
     When I was in medical school, I was a vocal Bill Clinton supporter. In fact, I was the only one. Once I heard the Arkansas governor speak of middle class tax cuts for my parents and his desire to strengthen the family doctor's role in medicine, I was sold.
     Of course, my presidential choice was not a popular one in the Deep South, not even during the Bush recession of 1992. My position was made even worse by the fact that I was surrounded by old-money, conservative, Southern classmates who were the children of wealthy surgeons. In a class of 100 young adults, my view was outnumbered probably 90 to 10. And my position was so unpopular, the other 9 like-minded colleagues (a few African American friends and an Asian American friend) were too afraid to back me up! Often, after I received verbal thrashings from my conservative classmates at the anatomy table, the few closet Democrats in the class would come up to me afterwards and say, "Man, thank you for sticking up for Clinton like that! I'm with you!" Gee, thanks. Why didn't you say that publicly?
     The story gets worse. Later that year, I was in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, eating at a Cuco's restaurant across from USM with my wife. I was wearing my Clinton/Gore shirt, something I chose for no reason- it was the next T-shirt in line. Big mistake in rural Mississippi right before an election. A middle-aged gentleman in line at the restaurant saw my shirt and said in a voice loud enough to be overheard by anyone, "Look at that kid. I bet he doesn't pay any taxes. If he paid taxes, he wouldn't be wearing that shirt!"
     Four days before the election in Jackson, Mississippi, I was able to shake Governor Clinton's hand. Perhaps foreshadowing the way Clintonian politics were to be played, I had to lie and say I worked for a Democrat big-wig in order to get close enough to do so (to this day, I have a friend that calls me "the kingmaker", because when presidential candidates shake my hand, they win. I did not meet John McCain, nor have I met Donald Trump).
     We know how the Bill Clinton saga ended. Within four years, President Clinton's promise of middle class tax cuts had turned into middle class tax increases, his focus on family doctors had morphed into the "gatekeeper" philosophy of the hated HMO insurances (the forerunners of the disastrous Obamacare), and I was earning my first real paycheck as a medical resident physician in Florida.
And darned if that loud-mouthed gentleman in Hattiesburg wasn't right!

Part 2:"The Greatest President of the 20th Century", coming soon.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply Ashmok
12:14 AM on April 20, 2022 
url=https://cialisetabs.quest/ says...
buy tadalafil paypal
Reply Ugomok
4:52 PM on April 23, 2022 
url=http://avana.cyou/ says...
buy dapoxetine online australia
Reply Marymok
3:47 PM on April 25, 2022 
url=https://nolvadex.cyou/ says...
tamoxifen canada cost
Reply Boomok
1:37 PM on April 26, 2022 
url=http://eviagra.quest/ says...
sildenafil purchase canada
Reply Marymok
8:38 PM on April 26, 2022 
url=https://viagra50.quest/ says...
discount viagra uk
Reply spoofaf
6:56 AM on April 27, 2022 
whispers bringing detectives assure
http://nokiasrc.com/forum/profile/tomokomahony67/ generic amoxiclav where to order florida
http://thehealthstudents.com/profile/annemanjarrez8/ enablex over the counter uk
http://nongkaeo.go.th/web/community/profile/anjamortimer299 where can i buy allopurinol tablets
http://rayfamilyco.com/community/profile/alizaferrier87/ purchase beclate similar
http://www.ukroboronprom.info/community/profile/candaceeei19821/ online order prescription tablets
http://www.uwtd.me/profile/nathannielson00/ cara pharmacy gift card
http://iafmec.org/community/profile/brunohoare64308/ cheapest prochlorperazine canada
http://community.jachoos.net/profile/latashiamidgett/ cheap prices on medicine
http://beedms.com/community/profile/dannburris3174/ betoptic pills order
http://blueberrygaming.in/forum/profile/meridithsantora/ order alfacip online
http://eanshub.com/community/profile/anastasiar90276/ buy medicine no prescription online
http://xsytikaa.com/community/profile/lynwoodbrierly buy aerolin romania
http://ugafix.com/community/profile/tandyclaflin466/ remeron cheap
http://www.uwtd.me/profile/brittneypropst/ buy warfarin btc
http://theoldroman.com/community/profile/inwbernadine138/ can i buy meds online
http://sovereignalliance.org/the_forum/profile/juliusrehkop865/ generic zyrtec buy
http://www.actiegroepen.be/community/profile/patrice4982294/ purchase cymbalta online
http://piccolinomarkt.de/community/profile/madeleinevanhoo/ purchase romilast austin
http://mvdcity.uy/mc/community/profile/eviepqt99602372/ buy aygestin visa
http://imrann2.sg-host.com/community/profile/edwardw54658558/ buy loratadine legally canada online
http://jmeter38.stronazen.pl/community/profile/vickieforman15/ canadian pharmacy tablets
ankt4926/ buy atenolol btc
http://takethehit.net/community/profile/sean13135030944/ combivir cheap price
http://thehealthstudents.com/profile/christin6024715/ buy diamox uk amex
http://oscasinos.com/community/profile/ronaldclare0903/ cheap diamox no prescription
24667/ buy nalorex united states
http://ontarioblacksmiths.ca/community/profile/rodgerd05913124/ where to purchase allopurinol
http://sitml.com/community/profile/iolajunker0852/ big mountain pharmacy coupon code
http://www.biblerally.com/profile/kia30u92799236/ buy drug prezista online
http://consorciobautista.net/comunidad/profile/magdafoland047/ eliquis pharmacy coupon
http://www.dumpsterdiving.no/samfunn/profile/megany477817581/ glizid medicine
http://axxess.co.ug/community/profile/carissasanchez/ purchase baycip no rx
http://nongkaeo.go.th/web/community/profile/jeraldcall62639 buy drugs cheap price
discharged fund ties under properties
Reply Paulmok
6:01 AM on April 30, 2022 
url=https://zcialis.quest/ says...
cialis levitra
Reply Paulmok
10:02 PM on April 30, 2022 
url=https://viagraptab.monster/ says...
viagra 1998
Reply Wimmok
12:46 AM on May 2, 2022 
url=https://wellbutrin.cyou/ says...
buy wellbutrin cheap
Reply Ashmok
3:05 PM on May 2, 2022 
url=https://mebendazolesale.com/ says...
vermox pharmacy uk
Reply Markmok
8:01 PM on May 2, 2022 
url=https://prednisone.store/ says...
prednisone 10 mg over the counter
Reply Ashmok
9:47 AM on May 3, 2022 
url=http://vermoxmebendazole.shop/ says...
vermox in canada
Reply Markmok
12:19 AM on May 4, 2022 
url=http://prozac.store/ says...
prozac 60 mg
Reply Paulmok
10:31 AM on May 4, 2022 
url=http://stromectol.cfd/ says...
Reply Ugomok
2:49 AM on May 6, 2022 
url=http://fildenatabs.com/ says...
order fildena online
Reply Boomok
1:13 PM on May 6, 2022 
url=http://lasix.store/ says...
lasix online uk
Reply Boomok
11:48 AM on May 8, 2022 
url=https://viagradrugdrugstore.monster/ says...
best viagra prices
Reply Marymok
4:20 AM on May 9, 2022 
url=https://viagra100tab.quest/ says...
viagra for men
Reply Lisamok
6:04 PM on May 9, 2022 
url=https://buyviagra100mgtab.monster/ says...
viagra online singapore
Reply Ashmok
1:00 AM on May 10, 2022 
url=https://ordercialispillswithoutprescription.monster/ says...
cialis online pharmacy usa