Nazi’s, Commies, and Fascists…Oh My!

Macon Phillips

Macon Phillips

Courtesy of White House director of new media Macon Phillips:

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.

Of course this request to turn in citizens with legitimate questions about the Nazi In Chief is related to the administration’s pushback against the numerous instances where Barack Obama reveals his true desire for a soclialized health system. Truth is the enemy of this administration…I urge you to write an email to the white house and let them know that you think of them trying to turn fellow Americans against each other similar to efforts in Communist Cuba, Nazi Germany, Stalinist USSR, and every other instance where autocratic regimes has employed such disgusting techniques.

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4 responses to “Nazi’s, Commies, and Fascists…Oh My!

  1. Wow.

    First, no one’s right to free speech is being impugned in this debate. Everyone is having their say. Second, comparing Obama’s administration to Nazi Germany is incredibly ludicrous.

    Why would the White House say something like that? Not as an attempt to track individuals, but lobbyists. The problems are old.

    In 1935, a bill that busted up Public Utility trusts came up in the Senate. Over 4,000 Western Union telegrams were sent to Senators from constituents saying “oppose the bill.” At the time, public utility companies were turning exorbitant profits at the expense of Depression America.

    Except it turned out later that the overwhelming majority of those telegrams were really sent and paid for by a secretive lobby of utility executives.

    What they’re looking for is systemic abuse (though Constitutionally protected) by lobbyists for the Healthcare industry, who like most industries are willing to do just about anything to keep their profits.

    By the way, the Senator who spearheaded the investigation in 1935 later went on to become one of the greatest advocates of the 1st Amendment in the history of this country – Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

    Chapter 12 here http://tinyurl.com/lzxknr.

  2. No…

    Barack Obama and his brownshirts are trying to turn Americans into Chivatos. The insurance industry isn’t behind the tea party movement or the dissaffection that is bubbling up at these townhall meetings. People are fed up with the intrusive nature of government and Obama’s response is to log those who disagree into a national database that must by law be archived. Are you kidding me?

  3. Interesting choice of words, “chivatos.”

    Are people really upset with the intrusive nature of government? Maybe as an abstract notion, but not in practice.

    Nobody seems to have stopped cashing their social security checks or paid out of pocket instead of seeking medicare coverage. People write their Congressmen and mail it off using the US Postal Service. They buy food grown in this country and subsidized by the government.

    And where in the hell did you come up with: “Obama’s response is to log those who disagree into a national database that must by law be archived.” That’s a preposterous level of paranoia. Show me the first person who is denied government services because of their legitimate expression of counter-administration views, the first dissenter to be arrested, or even (and what would actually be understandable if it happened) the first person to be denied a government job.

    Comparing people you disagree with to the worst people you can think of might make the world an easier place to understand. But without data, yours is just another opinion.

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