Dy’er Sez: The title above doesn’t really give due recognition to the seriousness of this particular situation, but I couldn’t seem to find words strong enough.
First, there was a story of the Drudge Report with the Title of: “How His Healthcare Plan Will Eliminate Private Insurance”, which linked to a video where Obama said he wanted a single payer health care plan in a speech in 2003 (side note, single payer health care wasn’t even on the table, nor part of the negotiation process).
Then in response, according to CNN, there was a White House video posted of Linda Douglass (head of communications for the health care bill) where she stated the following:
“…one of [her] jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that’s out there about health insurance reform. And there are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now, such as this one — take a look at this one,” she says, pointing to the Drudge headline.
“Well, nothing can be farther from the truth. You know the people who always try to scare people whenever you try to bring them health insurance reform are at it again, and they’re taking sentences and phrases out of context and they’re cobbling them together to leave a very false impression.”
Because Obama has spoken so much about health care reform, she says, “there are people out there with a computer and a lot of free time, and they take a phrase here and there, they simply cherry pick and put it together and make it sound like he’s saying something that he didn’t really say.”
On the surface, there is nothing wrong with the White House having a, er, health care communications czar. Even though she is promoting a lie to cover what Obama said (why I HATE politics and polititions),they have as much right to spew as anyone else. But, according to a later Infowars story, there is a post on the White House website which reads the following:
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.”
Oh. OK. The President want American citizens to tell the government if they get an e-mail or see something on the web about the health bill that is contrary to the White House stance.
That Can’t be right, can it? Holy crap…it IS right.
Folks, Bush was bad. No, strike that, downright awful. He did a great deal of damage to our Constitution and to our civil liberties as a whole. But Obama, after promising to fix all of that , has taken the ball from Bush and is running with it as fast as he can in the same direction of Mussolini and Stalin. Is the current administration heading America down the cess-pool of a tolatarian tyranny, or am I way, way off base?
Story from Infowars:
(Video is the Obama clip mentioned at the beginning of this post.)
White House Calls for Citizens to Inform on Opponents of Obamacare
The Obama White House is calling for informer-citizens to denounce opponents of the president’s health care plan. A post on the White House website posted today reads:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The post by Macon Phillips, the White House Director of New Media, does not indicate what the Obama White House will do with the information.