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Outrage, infuriate, enrage, incense, anger, scandalize, offend, affront, shock, horrify
You pick the verb that would best portray what cancer patients (and anyone with a moral compass) would feel after hearing a statement from the White House--"He's going to die anyway"--and use it to confront the ignorance, apathy, indifference, lack of concern, etc. etc. etc. surrounding a terminal disease. These words were spewed from a staff member of the President of the United States towards John McCain, a decorated war veteran, a respected member of Congress, and someone living with a terminal disease. And no apology was given, no reprimand from the higher ups. Nada. This is what it means when we marginalize terminal cancer patients--the gig is up, let's not waste another dime on you poor bastards.
Excuse me for being so blunt but where the hell is the_______(see any of the above highlighted words)? Those of us with a terminal disease must face living or dying every single day and, believe me, it does not sit well when someone so publicly dismisses us with the declaration--you are dying anyway--which has the ominous tone of: Let's stop the feeding, the care, the research because it won't make a damn bit of difference. Seriously? Is this the philosophy from Washington--where decisions are made about our health with regards to where funds go for lifesaving research?
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