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flag@whitehouse.gov - How Third Reich-ish is This?!

Image taken from americanthinker.comIn an attempt to dispel misinformation passed via email, casual conversation and another other means, the White House requested their followers to forward this information to them.  An email address was created solely for this purpose; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  So let's get this straight - Obama followers were instructed to forward information to the White House that they deemed 'fishy?'  How Third Reich-ish is this administration?

Here's the situation:  the radical Obama administration is trying to pass a health care bill that is widely unpopular amongst American's.  The White House asked its supporters to send any 'misinformation' to a newly created email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The White House encouraged people to basically spy on their neighbors and report 'misinformation.'

What the White House failed to mention was the definition of 'misinformation.'  The definition included anything that went against the Obama health care plan, even the facts.  Could you imagine the outrage if George W. Bush had done this?  He would have been castrated by the media and the public.

The Obama and Hitler comparisons, while offensive to many people, were bound to appear because there are some very valid similarities, many of which Habledash has reported on.  If anyone noticed, though, the Hitler and Bush comparisons were okay and kosher.  It's just not okay to attack somebody on the left.

But back to the situation - reporting your neighbors because they disagree with you?  Is there a secret police we don't know about?  We have a President that is a nacassist - he's completely obsessed with himself and he wants to rewrite the Constitution.  He's also has millions of supporters available at his fingertips.  Uh, can anybody say "Organizing for America?"  The health care push isn't about health care reform.  It's about a power grab.

Shortly after the program started, the White House ended it; however, not until after Chief Propagandist Robert "Goebbels" Gibbs was able to put the perfect spin on the situation.  Here is an article on the situation from FOX News.




White House Draws Fire for Requesting 'Fishy’ Information From Supporters on Health Reform

The White House is under fire for a blog post asking supporters to send "fishy"information received through rumors, chain e-mails and casual conversations to a White House e-mail address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FOXNews.com

 

The White House is under fire for a blog post asking supporters to send "fishy" information received through rumors, chain e-mails and casual conversations to a White House e-mail address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Conservatives have pounced on the request, accusing the White House of acting Orwellian.

"If you get an e-mail from your neighbor and it doesn't sound right, send it to the White House?"said Sen. John Barasso, R-Wyo. " People, I think all across America are going to say is this 1984? What is happening here? Is big brother watching?"

Radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the White House of using heavy-handed tactics.

"They're looking for tattletales,"he said. "They're looking for snitches. They're looking for informants."

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, charged the White House with compiling an "enemies list."In a letter to the president, Cornyn urged Obama to provide Congress with more details on what the White House plans to do with anyone reported for "fishy"speech.

"I am not aware of any precedent for a president asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed 'fishy' or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests,"he wrote.

"You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights,"he wrote.

The controversy is part of a larger debate on health care reform that has led Democrats to portray town hall audiences protesting a Democratic-sponsored bill as angry mobs duped into hostile actions by special interest groups.

The Democratic National Committee released a Web video and e-mail on Wednesday blasting opponents of the 10-year, $1 trillion plan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said lawmakers will continue to press for reform "in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings."

Republicans say counter that lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns.

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