We know the Despot-In-Chief cannot lie and spin without the aid of a teleprompter to help him answer what are supposed to be open questions from the press and the public. When he does, or when his teleprompter blinks out – he sounds like a stuttering fool who cannot complete a cogent sentence.
What we have been hearing is that Obama pre-selects questions from the press along with supplying the questions to be asked with answers given on his teleprompter. Yesterday even two stalwart Leftist press giants started complaining to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who called out Obama’s control of the press on the carpet:
As the Washington Post reported today about the event:
In the highly stage-managed event, questions for Obama came from a live audience selected by the White House and the college, and from Internet questions chosen by the administration’s own new-media team.
Of the seven questions the president answered, four were selected by his own staff from people who submitted videos on the White House Web site or who responded to a request for “tweets” from the administration.
The president called randomly on three audience members. Each turned out to be members of groups with close ties to his administration: the SEIU union, Health Care for America Now, and Organizing for America, which is a part of the Democratic National Committee. White House officials said that was a coincidence.
Coincidence??? Do they really think we are this stupid?
Of course they do. They expect us to worship each word Obama speaks from his teleprompter when it has been well known that OBAMA pre-selects questions and places people to ask questions he has a script to reply with. But that is not all, like a seasoned televangelist that places actors in strategic positions at a revival healing – Obama creates an illusion of randomness when it is anything but.
The most dramatic moment came from Debby Smith, 53, of Appalachia, who was near tears as she described for Obama her fragile health, which included a recently discovered tumor for which she cannot get treatment.
“I have no health insurance. I have a new tumor and I have no way of paying for it,” she said.
Obama waved her over and gave her a hug, saying, “I don’t want you to feel like you’re all alone.” He promised to “find out what we can do within existing law” and called Debby the “perfect example” of the kind of person whom health care is intended to help.
Too bad that Debby is a Healthcare Activist first and foremost. It is being suggested that the White House has known of Debby Smith’s condition and Activism since last December 23rd, which provides more proof of Obama stacking his “town Hall” with true believers intended to charm and bamboozle the American public about how badly we need Obama to take over health care the way he has taken over the banks and the auto industry.
Based on what Smith says of herself – she sounds like she would qualify for medicare assistance – but either is ignorant of that fact, or refuses it so she can use her illness to propagandize for Obama’s Socialist Health Care plan. As the article notes:
With 12 years to wait for age-related Social Security benefits, she relies on a hospital charity fund for twice-yearly cat scans; a pharmaceutical company’s patient assistance program for help with her cancer drugs and her fiance, who pays $515 a month for her remaining medication and regular doctor visits.
So she’s getting help from others and from the generosity from pharmaceutical companies that Obama’s Socialist Health care push will target for destruction and takeover, and like all selfish liberals – it’s not enough that she is getting charity and aid – she wants someone else to foot the whole enchilada.
This is such trite staged manipulation is it not? Word in the blogosphere is that Obama has known of Debby’s dilemma since last December, and is a Healthcare Activist herself. It is questionable her presence at this propaganda push for his nationalization of Healthcare was anything but deliberately staged for maximum emotional impact.
This was no “Town Hall” – this was a propaganda event.
As the Washington Post also reports “Obama’s Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers”
the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama’s campaign in 2008.
So much for “transparency and openess” huh?
That’s okay. Those of us who think and don’t emote – recognized that lie the moment it left Obama’s lips during the campaign.