Found this cute little nugget, posted on the white house website, this morning when I got into work:
"TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM
Facts Are Stubborn Things
Posted by Macon Phillips
Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."
Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.
In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry.
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.
My eyes teared up when I read it. Forget all the people wanting to fight about the definition of socialism - we've just crash-landed right into communism. Good lord, what are they doing to our country?
Although I LOVED the line about how Douglass "addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth".
Oh yeah? Read the damn thing first and then get back to me. HINT: I believe it's on page 16.
And how ironic that PresBO is going to round-up all of the "liars", when he himself is one of them? Maybe he wants a kegger with them too? Some National Liars Party? (Oops, the democratic convention has passed already...)
But I am encouraged, deeply encouraged, looking at other people's blogs and websites. People are fighting back. They are "reporting" themselves. They are reporting Obama. They are reporting Pelosi and Reid. They are reporting every lying, shifty, government goon out there. They aren't taking this B.S. from B.O. ! People are fighting back.
We are going to crash their server with as many responses as I see getting sent in. And then, in typical liberal fashion, it will be taken down, either today or within the next few days. Then, they will issue a statement stating how they took it down, saying how people "misinterpreted" it and they never meant to do the 'big brother' thing at all... "We were just trying to have a discussion".
Yeah, yeah, yeah... People are getting wise to them. People are waking up... and the gov't is running scared. KEEP IT UP, GUYS!!