Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Orwellian Post at Whitehouse.gov
"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." (whitehouse.gov)
Can you even imagine if Bush had said this?!!?? If someone emails you disinformation about the Iraq war and WMD, please forward their email to Karl and I over at the Oval Office...??!!? Are you serious?
I'm at a loss here.
I know you will be tempted to think that this statement came straight out of 1984, but in fact it's from a White House page addressing health care concerns called: Facts Are Stubborn Things.
Funny they should choose that title when talking about health care...
...Because here is a clip of Obama saying that "single payer health care is what I'd like to see, but first we have to take back the White House and the Congress..." in June of 2008. There's also one from August 2008 in which Obama imparts his view that a single-payer health care plan is the IDEAL. One that he would create if he could start from scratch...
And here is one from just a month ago when Obama contends that he "is not for a single payer system in the US."
Yes O, facts (and video footage) are stubborn things!
I wonder if someone will send this post to firstname.lastname@example.org........?