Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Listen Up, Dummies...

Here is a video from Linda Douglass (posted below), who works for the Obama Administration, explaining that all those things that Obama said in the past about eliminating health care options and moving to a single payer health care system are all lies. Let's start at the beginning...

She says, (while reading from Drudge) "Uncovered video: Obama explains how his health care plan will eliminate private insurance. Nothing could be further from the truth...people are just trying to scare you by taking sentences and phrases out of context...."

However, if you listen to the video, at a meeting with SEIU Health Care Forum on 3/24/07, Obama clearly states, "My commitment is to make sure we have universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term". I would be interested to know how that was taken out of context? Does Obama have a commitment to make universal health care the standard in America or not?

Obama then goes on to discuss how he will not be able to eliminate private coverage immediately..that it will take a decade, 15 or 20 years. Why would he be discussing eliminating private coverage at all if that was not is ultimate goal? How was this statement taken out of context?

In 2003 at the AFL-CIO Women's Forum, Obama stated he was a proponent of a single payer health care system. How is this cherry-picking his words or better yet...what was the context around what he said? Is there an unedit version of that video that we can watch to see how his words were taken out of context?

Ms. Douglas then goes on to show clips of what President Obama "has really said" and shows us clips over the last few months.

Ms. Douglas is hoping you are stupid enough to believe that when Obama was speaking to a friendly crowd that agrees with his politics, he was able to disclose his true intentions. Now that he is challenged with selling a program most Americans want...he is using his Trojan horse.

But you can watch both video's and make up your own mind...

UPDATE: Breibert has lobbed one back. He has posted the unedited version of the video. Check it out and decide for yourself.

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