The White House is looking for snitches to report on people spreading alleged “disinformation” about health insurance reform. (Note the new term, health insurance reform, which is actually more accurate regarding the aims of the bills in Congress but not accurate regarding what our Fearless Leader has been saying about getting doctors to accurately diagnose tonsillitis).
This is an amazing public relations blunder, even for the White House, which tries to top itself daily anymore.
What I’m asking you to do, though, is to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and report me. Here is a link to anti-health care insurance reform posts I’ve made on this site. Please include it in your rat-out e-mail.
Now that I look at it, I’m somewhat ashamed that I’ve made so few posts regarding health care. I’ll have to fix that.
North Carolina Blue Cross/Blue Shield planned some spots that show national health care in a negative light, but pulled them after Nancy-Ann DeParle, Obama’s “health care czar,” pressured the company’s CEO.
This is completely inappropriate and shows the incredible chutzpah of the Obama administration. This is a chilling effect on free speech by the government. It is an interference of free enterprise (not that we should be surprised by that). It was bad enough when the White House fired GM’s CEO, but the auto industry set itself up for that when it accepted government money.
To top it off, here’s the arrogance of DeParle:
“He said, ‘Well, Nancy-Ann, those aren’t ads. Those were just going to go up on a website,’” DeParle said in an interview in the Old Executive Office Building. “He’s not doing it now.”
What’s next? The White House gets wind of a sermon critical of Obama and calls up the pastor to put the screws to him?