Michelle Malkin calls it the “smell of desperation.”:
The video features former ABC News correspondent Linda Douglass, now the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, countering the powerful and effective Naked Emperor News video which exposes Obama’s dishonesty in the health care debate. To do this, she dusts off the left’s favorite canard, when caught on tape behaving reprehensibly: “Out of context!11!!”, without actually addressing Obama’s past statements, which speak for themselves.
As I’m sure you remember, Obama’s former Pastor, and spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright was supposedly “taken out of context”, too, as if what happened when he said, G*d damn America, was that he prefaced those words by saying, “don’t listen to crazy anti-American race hustlers who say….”, and the blogosphere only picked up on the second part of his sentence. But no, in actuality, he prefaced his words with an anti-American, poisonous diatribe, which is precisely what you would have expected to have preceded those words.
In case you’re wondering how Obama would explain how he was taken out of context when he said that he “happens to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan”, but not really be for a single payer health care plan, you’re in luck. He was asked that question way back in January ’08. Check this out:
Poor Barack, always taken out of context:
“What I said during the debate was that a single payer system was one that I would support if we were starting from scratch…”
Um, no, at the debate, he said that he had never supported a single payer system. It seems like he was having trouble keeping his lies straight, and his trouble hearing the clips made it all the more difficult for him to navigate through the lies.
“What I have said consistently is…if we didn’t have a legacy of employer based health care…then it might make more sense to set up a single payer system…I’ve always said that…I’ve said that during the course of this campaign, but what I’ve also said is that we’ve got to build on the system that we’ve already got…yadayada yada…” (segues into boilerplate).
See? He wasn’t being inconsistent…he was merely being taken out of context. What happened was, he was consistently going around the country saying, “Gee, you know what, if there was no such thing as employer based health care…single payer would be really awesome…but since we have….employer based health care…. I guess we won’t be going for that single payer dealie, no sir! Just thought I’d mention it and all, anyway…”
Makes total sense.
The more recent clips that Linda Douglas uses to reveal “the truth” about ObamaCare are laughable in that the whole point of our argument is that Obama is LYING to the American people in order to sell his health care plan, which he wants to eventually lead to single payer/universal health care.
Breitbart has fired back by posting the uncut 2003 video of Obama’s single payer speech. What was taken put of context?
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.
They’re asking US citizens to inform on each other, now?
Obama: Comrades! You Will Report All Counter-Revolutionary Activities To The Authorities At Once
Remember in the wake of 9/11 when the Bush administration urged people who may have seen something suspicious to report it? Well, the left went nuts.
Yeah, of course back then, the President was concerned about national security. Now it’s the President concerned about his job security.
photoshop credit: Brian C. Ledbedder, Snapped Shot
I’m loving the comments at You Tube responding to the Linda Douglas White House video:
The current admin has to do damage control when Obama speaks his unscripted truth (NakedEmperorNews1 and Verum Serum’s 2003 clip show) and not the “polled” and crafted tag lines. Obama’s truth does scare people. Obama supports and wants congress to deliver single payer – “universal healthcare”. This govt and present admin can want to control your choices by controlling how much “Change” is left in your pocket. Save yourselves!