In an attempt to regain some leverage in the health care argument, the White House is asking the American people to tattle on their neighbors.
The Obama Administration will now look to back-stabbing neighbors to turn in any “fishy” information they come across in emails, rumors and casual conversation. The White House has set up a special email address,firstname.lastname@example.org, in order to collect data via the internet.
This new Nazi-style tactic has enraged Americans on the left and right.
Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas spoke publicly and loudly on the White House compiling an “enemy list.”
In a letter to the President he wrote, “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.”
At this point the Obama Administration’s plan to save the single-payer plan within the health care bill have now all been obliterated and the drastic step of spying is their last resort.
Many though, feel this tactic will back-fire and cause more citizens to look deeper into the many bills floating around Washington.
At a rally for Virginia Gubernatorial Democrat Creigh Deeds, the President spoke about the health care hype. “I don’t want the folks who created the mess doing a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”
The White House has also employed its ally, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to start attending the town hall meetings to level the playing field.
This however didn’t go so well as a local conservative activist, Kenneth Gladney, who is black, claims he was attacked by Obama supporters at the SEIU event.
He made a statement to the St. Louis Dispatch from the hospital; “It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked.”
Also it is good to remember the past and learn from history. For example during the Nixon era, the President employed a “brown shirt” army of CIA operatives dressed in civilian clothes to target anti-war protestors. It was the protestor’s rights that were upheld by the Supreme Court.
Perhaps our President forgot that we have a pesky little document, the Constitution, in place and its First Amendment rights are a guarantee “we the citizens” have.
In fact, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) “has fought the White House policy of shielding the president from dissent. The First Amendment protects the right to free speech, but that right is undermined if protestors can’t be heard.” This is the first paragraph on the ACLU’s website. http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/protest/protest_president.html
This right is guaranteed to all citizens, regardless of political affiliation, color of skin or religious preference.
As the August recess begins for Senators, the White House held a Democrat-only meeting providing tips for the Senators when it comes to disastrous town hall meetings.
“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” said Jim Messina deputy chief of staff for the President at the meeting.
It appears that the White House is planning to use Chicago-style strong-arm tactics across the country this August and I’m sure this isn’t change I can believe in.
P.S. This was written by my next door neighbor.
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