We are making a difference. Our voice is being heard. There is panic and push back from the Obama Administration. What is the evidence for these statements? Here are just one example:
Linda Douglass, Communications Director-White House Office of Health Reform has a blog on the White House web site. She is in charge of "debunking" all the disinformation being distributed by unidentified persons or persons. In Washington speak that means our message is not getting out so we are going to go on the attack and discredit these people or organizations. Below is a disturbing quote from the video.
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.
The last sentence seems to imply that the White House is asking citizens to "turn in" those persons or organizations that are distributing information contrary to the message the White House wants "us" to hear. So if they can't silence those revealing the "dirty little details", they will find a way to intimidate "them". "Me thinks thie White House protests too much. What are you attempting to hide? All we are asking is for a fair read of the legislation and an opportunity to voice our support or oposition. Apparently, the White House does not subscribe to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
This link takes you to the White House Blog described above: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/
Later post from ABC News: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/08/gop-senator-white-house-encroaching-on-first-amendment.html
Just a thought....
Don't you find it peculiar that so much effort is being exercised to criticize and in some cases demonize those "community organizers" voicing an opposition opinion to the proposed Health Care Plan HR 3200? We were told by our current President during the campaign that being a "community organizer" was a job of higher calling. Community organization in support of selected issues and protesting against other issues was heralded by the media as laudable and something to be encouraged. Now that the "we" are taking a cue from their playbook, supporting selected issues and protesting others, somehow "we" are an angry mob. Not only are "we" an angry mob, we are being paid by insurance companies or other groups to cause a ruckus. How disingenuous. "What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
We are making a difference! Our voice is being heard! There is panic by those that see their tactics being used against them. And they will continue to retaliate with measures that may inflict temporary pain, but the American public will soon become fully aware and the cataracts of complacency will soon clear from their eyes and vision restored.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.