Obama wants Citizens to report Health Care bloggers to flag@whitehouse.gov

So the First Amendment limitations don’t stop at yelling, ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater.  The White House has extended the danger criteria to bloggers who are reading H.R. 3200 and pointing out the flaws and misinformation that is flowing from the Government.  After all, in our opinion, it is alright to yell, “fire’ in a crowded movie theater that is indeed on fire.

Reason.tv: In an effort to push back against criticism of its health care reform plans, the Obama administration is sending one of the many former journalists in its employ onto the digital airwaves of Youtube to attack Matt Drudge and other critics for spreading “disinformation” and “lies.” Since “we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House,” health reform Communications Director Linda Douglass says, “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 flag@whitehouse.gov.”
via Breitbart.tv » Obama to Citizens on Health Care: Send In All Fishy Emails.
Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn sent a letter today to President Obama asking him to disband the Internet Snitch Brigade run out of the health care czar’s office immediately.
Read the Full Senator Cornyn letter Here
“By requesting citizens send ‘fishy’ emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email, addresses, IP addresses and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House,” Cornyn wrote in a letter to Obama. “You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program.”
Cornyn asked Obama to cease the program immediately, or at the very least explain what the White House would do with the information it collects.
via Michelle Malkin » Cornyn to Obama: Disband the Internet Snitch Brigade.

7 Comments

  1. Everyone send every email they receive from the overseas cons to the site. That would run into the millions of emails.

  2. I totally agree, Samantha! I’ve been studying all the tyrannical governments for the past few weeks and it’s amazing the similarities between this administration and those government models. While a classless society sounds admirable, it never works in practice because of human nature. It only allows those in power to become super-corrupt. The ideology of this administration and the current Democratic party are very similar to communism – if you don’t believe it, look it up. Everything is at our fingertips, thanks to the internet. While religion and color are hopefully free from persecution (for now), there’s really no guarantee. Senator Boxer doesn’t like how Americans dress! I’d like to know what should I wear, how should I look, how much money should I make before I’m considered an American?

  3. I think maybe folks are getting a little hysterical about this. No one said anyone would be censored or reported as a terrorist. They want/need to know the disinformation (on BOTH sides) being circulated to the public, many of whom will NOT do their own research but simply listen to what is printed or broadcast from their chosen “source.” It’s no different than the departments within Ebay or PayPal for reporting suspicious emails. Are THEY now silencing shoppers or labeling spammers as terrorists? No, they’re managing risk. Obama had a similar task force during the elections that kept track of all the rumors being spread about him, his family, his background, his record, his intent as President, etc. People need to calm down and simply listen to both sides (not shout over each other so no one can hear) and make up their own minds.

  4. Keep up the pressure. The pressure to be transparent, to answer the tough questions and to understand what our Congress is voting on. We need our Congress to recognize that costs will increase not decrease. That there will still be millions of uninsured even after we spend an additional $1 trillion. That the only way costs will be controlled is rationing of health care resources. We need to understand that under the current proposals the economic rationing that we have today will be traded off for end of life rationing tomorrow. We need to understand that the US will lose its advantage with regard to developing health care breakthroughs and that no other country will come to take our place.
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  5. “I have actually read the health care bil to verify what is being said. There are a lot of rumors flying from those who have obviously not read any of it.” Certainly, it’s great to read the bill. Let’s hope the legislators are as diligent as Pat.
    However, it’s not what is in the bill itself, but what effects the bill will have. The effects are effects. They are not in the bill. They come as consequences of the actions the bill takes.
    The bill isn’t going to say that it will end private medical insurance. That is just the effect the bill will have. And when private insurance is no longer available, or when it becomes so costly that only the rich can afford it (people like Mrs. Pelosi) then everyone else will be stuck with government medicine .
    What are the effects of the bill upon freedom? What are the effects of the bill upon innovation in medicine? Can you understand how consequences are different from the bill itself?

  6. I have actually read the health care bil to verify what is being said. There are a lot of rumors flying from those who have obviously not read any of it. It is not difficult to read, over a thousand printed pages as formatted but if reformatted like an average document, it would be about 250 pages, maybe less. There are only 6-8 words per line, double spaced. Some of it is good, some not so. It is a start and constructive criticism would be much more valuable than ranting about a bunch of nonsense that does not have a shred of truth.

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