White House not disavowing “disinformation” snitch-line

August 9, 2009

Gabriel Malor has noticed that, unlike past acts that have caused a furor, the White House is not disavowing the 1984-ish health-care snitch-line and blaming it on a low-level staffer. He wonders, then, how high the approval went:

When I first heard that the White House was encouraging people to snitch on their neighbors, I assumed this was something cooked up by a low-level staffer in the communications office trying to justify his job. The Obama Administration has been plagued by staffers and advisers who speak in his name only to have him or Rahm Emanuel come along and correct their “inartful” statements later. (Some examples from the last year.)

Generally, it has been a failure of leadership. The Obama folks are running around without supervision and when they don’t have a minder looking over their shoulder their Far Left impulses tend to show. Hence, Snitch Central.

Or so I was assuming. But consider the Scare Force One fiasco. It should never have happened and was quickly disavowed as soon as people protested. A low-level staffer gets blamed and the whole thing is quickly forgotten–by the White House, at least.

But that hasn’t happened this time.

Do read the whole thing.


Subversive genius

August 4, 2009

The White House wants you to inform on your neighbors. Yes, if you know someone who opposes ObamaCare and posts about it on the Internet, the White House Office of Health Care Reform (aka, the Health Czar), wants you to let them know:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, 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.

What’s next? Cameras in your homes to monitor your anti-Obama anti-social behavior?

Anyway, Gaius at Blue Crab Boulevard has had a fun idea: they want fishy links, give’em to them. I’ll let him expain:

We heartily endorse the sending of links of fish, especially crappie, to the White House!

You heard it here first. Send them the link to crappie – since that is what they are pushing. Crappy health care.

This is a gross abuse of the power of the presidency, a gross waste of our money and completely out of touch with the realities of governance. Send them the link to crappie. Give ‘em what they want – tell them what you think of them and their plan.

The Democrats must be in a panic over the rising resistance to their health care fiasco plans; not only does the White House want you to rat out wrong-thinkers, but the Democratic National Committee is denouncing citizens showing up at town-hall meetings to protest ObamaCare to their representatives as tools of the Republicans and the insurance companies.

Ironic that the administration headed by a former community organizer would go after people for, well, organizing.

Anyway, I’m off to report some fishy links to Headquarters. Gotta be a good citizen, after all.  Angel

LINKS: Sister Toldjah is displaying a fishy photo. Maybe we should report her, too. Melissa Clouthier, Bruce Henderson, and Pirate’s Cove are all subversive characters, too. There’s alway something fishy at Hot Air.

UPDATE: Added the main link, which I forgot when first posting … again. Doh