Friday, August 7, 2009

Obama enemies lists and thuggery

Obama will brook no opposition to his medicare legislation. Informants are encouraged to identify critics and snitch directly to the Whitehouse:

... On Monday, White House director of new media Macon Phillips posted a note on the White House web site complaining of "disinformation about health insurance reform." "These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation," Phillips wrote. "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"
Hugh Hewitt comments:

... Appealing as the president did via the White House web for snitches to turn in "fishy" citizens smacks of the lowest sort of thuggish politics. It took Chuck Colson a couple of years and the repeated leaks of national security information and massive protests of the Vietnam era to get the Watergate-era Plumbers up and running. A mere six months into his unsteady start, the new president is reaching for the political blackjacks.
Meanwhile Democratic union thugs beat up a protester at a townhall meeting.

All of which inspired this great video:

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