Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grandpa Joe Biden's "Moonshots"

I get eblasts from the White House now.

Not that I believe or respect anything that comes out of the White House at this time. Like many frustrated and disgusted Americans, I have no respect for the Occupant in the White House.

I cannot wait for Barack Obama to leave. We do owe him some small thanks. If he had not been so bad, so many good people would still be doing nothing in the face of the massive onslaught of government expansionism into our lives, against or liberties, overruling our natural rights and the nation's Constitution.

During his final State of the Union, the President put me in charge of a new national commitment to ending cancer as we know it.

Oh brother! Let's eliminate the cancer of progressive illiberal statism!

We're calling it a "Moonshot," and that's because I believe that this effort, like President Kennedy's call to land on the moon 55 years ago, is truly a call to humankind -- to be bold and do big things.

And right now, I'm about to walk into the very first meeting of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force the President just created, and tasked me with chairing.

Here's what it all means.

Every single federal agency with a part to play in this mission -- from the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration to the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Energy and its national energy labs -- will be in the same room together to make sure we're working from the same playbook.

Jason Chaffetz of Utah beat you to this issue. And the mainstream media says. . .nothing.

We'll make sure we're making the most of investments, of our research and data, our supercomputing capabilities, our targeted incentives, private-sector efforts, and patient-engagement initiatives.

In fact, just today we announced a new 1 billion dollar jumpstart to make sure some of the best work going on has the funding that it needs.

Let's fight cancer, and let's fight all kinds of diseases, but not through government intervention.

Because ultimately, as the federal government, our job is to break down silos and bring people together who are doing the most cutting-edge work. Our job is to clear out the bureaucratic hurdles -- and let science happen.

Uncle Joe had too many Moonshots (credit: Twitchy)

Break down silos? Uncle Joe, what does grain storage have to do with ending cancer?

And we're going to continue to call on families, researchers, and physicians all across the country to join this effort and rise to the challenge.

I've been in touch with hundreds of the world's top cancer physicians, researchers, and philanthropists.

So let them take care of the problem. You and the fellow occupant in the White House have done more harm than good!

And I’ve been in touch with Americans around the country who know the realities of this disease firsthand, people who have lived through it and people who have lost their loved ones they hold most dearly.

If you’ve got a story to tell about how this disease has touched your life, I want to hear from you.

And following the meeting, at around 3:30 p.m. Eastern, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Douglas Lowy, Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, will be taking your questions on Twitter. You can ask them using #CancerMoonshot.

As the President said in the State of the Union, we can do this for the loved ones we've lost -- and the families we can still save.

I couldn't agree more. If there is one word that defines us as Americans, it's "possibility." And I believe this is possible.

I know that we can do this.

I'll be in touch along the way with ways you can help -- believe it.

Thank you,


The Occupant and his Vice-Occupant have taken too many shots of Moonshine.

If they really care about doing something about cancer, why won't they repeal the terrible legislation they forced on us--Obamacare--which has ruined access and removed quality care from millions of hard-working and responsible Americans?

The more that the government sticks its head into health care and medicine, the sicker the body politic becomes.

Let's end cancer right now, the cancer of big government and remove the two do-nothings and do-wrongs in the White House!

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