06 October 2009

Another Appalling Farce from Team Obama

The habitually dishonest Obama Administration has been caught yet again staging the type of Astroturf event they've so often accused their genuine grassroots opponents of doing.
Moonbattery observed that Obama's plastic photo op yesterday with 150 doctors on the WH lawn was intended to demonstrate widespread support for the decaying corpse of ObamaCare... creating the illusion that most doctors somehow welcome an ill-advised statist takeover that would cut their pay and destroy their private practices.
As stated in the NY Post today:
In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support
for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo-op to
buttress its claim that front-line physicians support
A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.
The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.
But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.
So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.

And Gateway Pundit has found that -regardless of WH spin- this was not some ordinary cross-sample of doctors- but rather, all were supporters of the public option, and many former members of 2008's Doctors for Obama organization, conveniently re-named Doctors for America this year.

FOX News reports:

White House spokesman Reid Cherlin described the assembled physicians, from all 50 states, as the best voices for reform because they witness the current health care system on a day-to-day basis.

"These folks know better than anybody about what works and what doesn't," Cherlin told FOXNews.com, adding that the physicians come from "a variety of groups that we work with."

the doctors in the Rose Garden were all supporters of health care reform -- and the invitation-only guest list drew heavily from Doctors for America... Roughly 98 percent of the group's 15,000 members support a public insurance option, Doctors for America spokeswoman Megan Smith told FOXNews.com.
Cherlin insisted that the doctors "were not invited based on their support for a public option."
Still the White House insisted that these doctors were not invited based on their support?

I don't know about you... but I'm sure sick of having my intelligence insulted by this crew of incompetent Alinskyite con-artists... they're not even that good at it.