Today, I received a link to my site from Hope2012, a website that points out the many infractions of our constitutional rights and the ongoing spying on Americans by our own government. Now, the Obama administration wants to install tracking cookies on government websites. I have always been a strong critic of the government spying on American citizens, however, today I am engaging in an abrupt about face - and I'll explain my rationale for supporting limited spying on American citizens.
In these times of internal upheaval, which is escalating by the day, GOP operatives are infiltrating Town Hall meetings and advising their followers to carry concealed weapons. We have people like Glenn Beck begging his followers not to incite violence, however, if we read between the lines of his shrill lies and spinning of the truth, and other inflammatory statements he has made - that's exactly what he wants his followers to do. We have Sarah Palin spouting downright lies, and as Keith Olbermann pointed out, Sarah Palin is a "Clear and Present Danger" in regard spreading her inflammatory rhetoric which is meant to inflame the radical Republicans that hate President Obama and his policies, and rather than protesting in a democratic fashion, it's clear that they prefer violence over peaceful protests. A Gun toting nut was caught on camera at President Obama's recent Town Hall Meeting in New Hampshire, and O'Riley and Fox News continue to spew disinformation to their radical followers in spite of White House assurances that nothing of the sort is contained within the Bill. I received this email from the White House, as did other Americans, and it's clear that right-wing protesters are distorting the truth and are actively attempting to destabilize any meaningful Town Hall Meetings that would help to educate the American people on this much needed Bill:
Anyone that's watched the news in the past few days knows that health insurance reform is a hot topic "" and that rumors and scare tactics have only increased as more people engage with the issue. Given a lot of the outrageous claims floating around, it's time to make sure everyone knows the facts about the security and stability you get with health insurance reform.
That's why we've launched a new online resource "" WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck "" to help you separate fact from fiction and share the truth about health insurance reform. Here's a few of the reality check videos you can find on the site:
- CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.
- Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.
- Matt Flavin, the White House's Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran's benefits.
- Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House's Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.
- Bob Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits.
There's more information and a number of online tools you can use to spread the truth among your family, friends and other social networks. Take a look:
We knew going into this effort that accomplishing comprehensive health insurance reform wasn't going to be easy. Achieving real change never is. The entrenched interests that benefit from the status quo always use their influence in Washington to try and keep things just as they are.
But don't be misled. We know the status quo is unsustainable. If we do nothing, millions more Americans will be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions, or see their coverage suddenly dropped if they become seriously ill. Out-of-pocket expenses will continue to soar, and more and more families and businesses will be forced to deal with health insurance costs they can't afford.
That's the reality.
Americans deserve better. You deserve a health care system that works as well for you as it does for the status quo; one you can depend on "" that won't deny you coverage when you need it most or charge you crippling out-of-pocket co-pays. Health insurance reform means guaranteeing the health care security and stability you deserve.
President Barack Obama promised he'd bring change to Washington and fix our broken, unsustainable health insurance system. You can help deliver that change. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/RealityCheck, get the facts and spread the truth. The stakes are just too high to do nothing.
Senior Advisor to the President
A recent article at Op-Ed News disclosed there are already "Death Committees" operating in the United States, and they belong to corporate owned health care insurance carriers who make life and death decisions on a daily basis. Read: Death Panels Already Exist, They are Called Corporate Health Insurance Bureaucrats I have made it clear that there are many policy decisions made by President Obama that I don't approve of, but since learning that he receives three or four death threats per day, that in itself is a dire warning that a segment of our population is being radicalized - and being a patriotic American I believe that these GOP operatives are attempting to destabilize our government, and anyone who dares to threaten the President of The United States deserves to be in prison and the key thrown away for good!
I will admit that I am somewhat astonished that these purveyors of hate and those that are attempting to incite violence have not been arrested and detained. We have to remember that during the last GOP Convention, several people were arrested and charged with terrorism - charges that were recently dropped. Freedom of speech, which we all cherish does not include inciting violence or disseminating information that is inflammatory and designed to eventually erupt in bloodshed. Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and other right-wing activists are actively attempting to disrupt Town Hall Meetings, some of which are sponsored by insurance companies - and some radicals are hell bent on carrying guns which has the potential to result in a bloodbath. What these operatives are doing is illegal and is designed to incite riots and even worse, to destabilize our entire government.