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Talismen
08-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Just saw this article (http://www.redstate.com/jeff_emanuel/2009/08/04/call-for-informants-if-you-oppose-obamacare-the-white-house-wants-to-know-about-it/) on RedState.com.





Call For Informants: If You Oppose Obamacare, Even in ‘Casual Conversation,’ the White House Wants to Know About It

Posted by Jeff Emanuel
Tuesday, August 4th at 1:45PM EDT

If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama’s plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP.

From the White House website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/):


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 flag@whitehouse.gov.


Of course, as we’ve seen in the health care debate to date, the term “disinformation” is used by the Obama White House as a catchall to describe any opposition to the President’s push for single-payer, government-run health care — meaning the White House wants to be informed of any forwarded emails or blog posts or any “casual conversations” that could be taken as opposition to their health care overhaul plan.

The White House has, as yet, offered no explanation of what it is they plan to do with the tips on policy opposition they hope to receive from citizen informers.

Interestingly, as Jake Tapper pointed out on Twitter this morning, the title of that post on the White House is a quote from John Adams’ 1770 “Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials.”



Here's that quote (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/3235.html) from John Adams:


"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."


So now..."Right wing extremists" are not only monitored by the DHS, they are to be reported directly to the White House.


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BadCat
08-04-2009, 02:34 PM
They can start by reporting me.

Gingersnap
08-04-2009, 02:37 PM
To be fair, the White House blog referenced says this:


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 flag@whitehouse.gov.

Not quite the same as ratting out your friends and neighbors in casual conversation.

lacarnut
08-04-2009, 02:56 PM
I suppose that Democrats have not lied in the past about Repubs wanting to take Medicare away from senior citizens or that only the rich would pay additional taxes. Don't tell me that the proposed cap and trade and increasing the Federal excise gasoline tax will not increase all taxpayers including the poor. Don't tell me that the President proposal is to reduce/ration health care for seniors to the tune of 500 billions dollars. Most people do not want a federal government takeover of the health care industry. The lies that are being told are coming from the Democrats. They are losing the battle with public opinion and are resorting to whining.

Talismen
08-04-2009, 02:59 PM
To be fair, the White House blog referenced says this:



Not quite the same as ratting out your friends and neighbors in casual conversation.

Well....it does mention 'casual conversation' though.
I think that was put in there for a reason.

Gingersnap
08-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Well....it does mention 'casual conversation' though.
I think that was put in there for a reason.

Don't get me wrong: I wouldn't trust a politician or a politician's staff as far as I could throw them. It's just that there's enough genuine and unambiguous weird news coming out of the White House right now without inflating stuff. ;)

Ranger Rick
08-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Well I hope every one as contacted the White house and reported Obamas Health care plan. It doesn't get more fisher than that.

FlaGator
08-04-2009, 03:34 PM
So that explains the guy who's been reading my water meter every day for the last month. I thought they were just trying to be accurate.

stsinner
08-04-2009, 03:40 PM
So that explains the guy who's been reading my water meter every day for the last month. I thought they were just trying to be accurate.

LOL....


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