Obama Seeks To Cover His True Intentions Regarding Health Care

I honestly don’t know what is more infuriating. The fact that Obama is lying about how he wants this health care package to play out, or the fact that so many people in Old Media are willing to do or say anything to make him sound legit.

Mike Allen at the Politico has this story about Obama’s response to a video that clearly shows him saying that he will eliminate private health insurance:

The White House response features Linda Douglass, formerly an ABC News correspondent and now a White House official, showing Drudge’s homepage on the screen of her office computer.

The video begins: “Hi. I’m Linda Douglass. I’m the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, and one of my 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. This one says, ‘Uncovered Video: Obama Explains How His Health Care Plan Will Eliminate PRIVATE Insurance.'”

Now, Linda never once says that anything in the uncovered video was untrue or made up. She can’t. Because in that video, Barack Obama said everything by himself. You can access that video on-line here:

SEIU Health Care Forum 3/24/07
August 3, 2009

And you will see and hear Barack Obama speak the following words:

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be, potentially, some transition process: I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out, or 20 years out.”

Note that Obama used the words: “I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate …” Clearly, one of Obama’s goals is to completely get rid of private coverage through employers. Otherwise, there was absolutely no need whatsoever for him to say what he said.

And let’s not forget what Obama said back in 2003:

Obama In ‘03 (Uncut)
August 4, 2009

You will hear and see Obama say:

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

Obama clearly and unambiguously says: “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”

Although he claims people will be able to keep priavate coverage, he gives no explanation whatsoever as to how private insurance companies are going to be able to compete against the taxpayer-subsidized “public option.”

Obama is playing a game of smoke and mirrors here. It is the White House putting out misinformation about the health care bill and Obama’s true intentions with the program, not the people investigating it. We need to get as much information as possible out to the public about what is in this disastrous health care takeover bill and make sure that it dies the death it deserves.

You can access the orginal article on-line here:

Barack Obama vs. Drudge Report
Mike Allen
The Politico
August 4, 2009


Democrats’ Break Looking Like A Bad Trip

I can think of so many venues when Conservative speakers went onto liberal college campuses and then were shouted down by radical students. No one in the media or the Democrat party even batted a single eye-lash when that happened.

But, now that it is happening to various members of Congress, mostly Democrats, they are calling the action “shameful” or labeling thier constituents as a “mob, sent by the local Republican and Libertarian parties” that “came not just to be heard but to deny others the right to be heard.”

Just yet another case of Dem hypocrisy, eh?

Alex Isenstadt and Abby Phillip of the Politico have this:

Angry protesters shouted down Democrats at public events from Texas to Pennsylvania over the weekend, leaving the party only one real hope for getting its message out over recess: a backlash.

In Austin, Texas, Rep. Lloyd Doggett was drowned out by a group of noisy, sign-waving demonstrators who shouted, “Just say no” as he tried to talk about health care reform.

In Morrisville, Pa., Rep. Patrick Murphy was forced to scrap plans for a one-on-one meet-the-congressman session when people in the crowd started shouting. Murphy switched to a town hall format mid-event and even then had to ask the audience at times to “be respectful.”

And at a health care event in Philadelphia, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were repeatedly interrupted by booing and heckling. “We can shout at one another, or we can leave the stage,” Sebelius said at one point. “It’s up to you.”

For months, the American people have been telling their Congressional representatives that we do not want socialized medicine. Congress refused to listen. Now, the people are taking their message directly to the various members of Congress.

But, never ones to learn from any mistakes, the Dems are pushing back in the worst way they possibly can: They are trying to label average Americans as being radical or fringe extremists:

“The last place Republicans ought to be moving their party is even more to the fringe of the political spectrum,” said Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Added a senior Democratic strategist: “It may be out of necessity, but for Republicans, relying on the fringe elements of the party to be the face of opposition on health care is a dangerous game. The birthers and the tea party folks aren’t controllable, come off as angry and out of control and couldn’t care less about the issue at hand.”

Alienating mainstream voters is not the way to get them to vote for you in 2010, especially when you consider the fact that a good portion of the people protesting this socialized medicine bill are Democrats. This is not an issue about party affiliation, it is about saving America’s health care system from the fate suffered by Great Britain and Canada’s health care systems.

The people who participated in those Tax Day Tea Parties are regular folks who want an out-of-control government to bring itself back under control. That is not a fringe idea. It is a common sense idea and the Dems and other members of Congress ignore it at their own peril.

Even Arlen Specter is starting to see the light:

Specter, who was booed in Philadelphia over the weekend, told The Associated Press that it’s “highly likely” other senators will soon meet the same fate.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Democrats’ Break Looking Like A Bad Trip
Alex Isenstadt and Abby Phillip
The Politico
August 4, 2009