11 August, 2009

Propaganda: "Scare Tactics"

The headline reads: Obama says health care critics use 'scare tactics' .

And, true to how propaganda operates that statement is itself a "scare tactic". Indeed the whole idea of health care "REFORM" is a scare tactic. The entire idea of trotting out supposed "victims" of the US health care system is a scare tactic based on half truths, innuendo and outright lies.

The article goes on to tell us that Obama urged people "not to listen to those who seek to "scare and mislead the American people." "For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing,".

It further goes on to describe the audience as "friendly". This ensures lots of applause and the false view that everyone except the weirdos supports him. Everyone but those whom Pelosi and friends call Nazi agitators and who decry dissension as "Un-American". Dissension and opposition are as American as apple pie.

Again the article says, "Retooling his message amid sliding support, Obama poked at critics who he said were trying to "scare the heck out of folks." He said there should be a vigorous debate over health care, but "with each other, not over each other." This as they employ union (communist leaning) thugs to break up debate, push around the elderly who know that this plan is wrong and cause trouble, just as his Black Panther pals caused intimidation at polling sites.

This is Chicago propaganda and cheap town hall politics at its worst wrapped up in the American flag.

Mr Obama , who has lied about his views on health care from the start, first supporting single payer, then denying he did, said "Where we disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that don't bear any resemblance to anything that's actually being proposed," Obama said, trying to wrest back control over a debate at the core of his political agenda."

This was said while doing the exact opposite to those who do not support the socialized medicine plan.

Here is the National Reviews article on his lie:

Obama Pretty Blatantly Lies About Single Payer at New Hampshire Town Hall
"I have not said that I am a supporter of a single-payer system," Obama tells the
crowd in New Hampshire.

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire, August 19, 2008: "Obama Touts Single-Payer System for Health Care":

Barack Obama said he would consider embracing a single-payer health-care system, beloved by liberals, as his plan for broader coverage evolves over time.“If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system,” Obama told some 1,800 people at a town-hall style meeting on the economy.
The campaign to ram through a socialist health care system is text book propaganda. It is completely worthy of a Marxist leaning community "organizer". Again "organizer" is complete antithesis of the job they really do: creating class envy and racial hatred, a classic Communist tactic. It was organizers who brought in bus loads of people to begin race riots in the 1960's. This group use the Communist methods of propaganda very effectively.

It is imperative to know the truth about health care. To realize that all Americans can receive care no matter their income level. The law requires it. People must understand that using the rare and occasional sob story, and they happen with anything, is not enough to condemn an entire system that is world famous. Famous enough that people come from all over the world to partake of the excellent care.

It must be understood that once a socialist agenda for health is inaugurated research will not be what it is today. It also must be understood that the drug manufacturers are solidly behind this plan because it will make them money.

Right now you will see drug commercials on every single channel all throughout the day, hawking drugs that in many cases have reactions that are worse than what they say they will treat. And they do not cure, they mask over symptoms in most cases while the underlying problem continues along. It is not unusual to hear the word "death" mentioned in connection with the taking of many of these prescription drugs that are routinely hawked to the public as if from the back of a peddler's wagon.

The nation’s drugmakers stand ready to spend $150 million to help President
Barack Obama overhaul health care this fall, according to numerous officials, a
staggering sum that could dwarf attempts to derail Obama’s top domestic priority.

The campaign, now in its early stages, includes television advertising under PhRMA’s own name and commercials aired in conjunction with the liberal group, Families USA.Numerous people with knowledge of PhRMA’s plans said they had been told it would likely reach $150 million and perhaps $200 million. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to divulge details.(from David Espo)
And even AARP has sold out it's senior members to make a deal with the government and big time corporate drug makers. AARP receives MILLIONS in federal funds and jumps to government command.

Betsy McCaughey for the Wall Street Journals writes:

The Congressional majority wants to pay for its $1 trillion to $1.6 trillion health bills with new taxes and a $500 billion cut to Medicare. This cut will come just as baby boomers turn 65 and increase Medicare enrollment by 30%. Less money and more patients will necessitate rationing.

You would think that AARP would be up in arms. Nope. As Barack Obama proudly pointed out, AARP supports his plan.

What Obama didn't say is that AARP receives millions in federal funds, and hopes to get even more by becoming a vendor under his plan. In January 2007, NLPC published Special Report documenting taxpayer support for AARP [1]. The study found that federal funding accounted for $83 million, or about 10 percent, of AARP’s then-annual revenue of $878 million.

McCaughey explains what is really at stake for seniors:

The assault against seniors began with the stimulus package in February. Slipped into the bill was substantial funding for comparative effectiveness research, which is generally code for limiting care based on the patient's age. Economists are familiar with the formula, where the cost of a treatment is divided by the number of years (called QALYs, or quality-adjusted life years) that the patient is likely to benefit. In Britain, the formula leads to denying treatments for older patients who have fewer years to benefit from care than younger patients.

In other words, the government is going to start deciding who lives and who dies, based on age. Scary stuff. AARP is showing its true colors. It does not represent seniors but Big Government.

People need to smarten up, wake up and erase the greed that sees "free" in front of their eyes.
Until that is erased from view the vision will be obscured. There is no free ride. You pay for what you get.


  1. I loved his denial of single payer. I loved it so much i posted the video from 2008 when he talked about being a supporter. (happy grin)

    If people would simply pick up an encyclopedia and read about hitler, marx and stalin, they would recognise what's happening.

    I was doing research at the library this afternoon for a new post and the similarities and tactics obama is using to do what he wants are like they were taken out of hitler's playbook. It's incredible.

  2. accusing the other side of using scare tactics, is ironically itself a scare tactic, since it makes the other side look ominous