Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Obama's "Doctors", and Contempt for America

I don't know who this is more humiliating for, President Obama or the hundred plus "Doctors for Obama" who showed up to be used as props:

In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama.
A sea of 150 white-coated doctors, all enthusiastically supportive of the president and representing all 50 states, looked as if they were at a costume party as they posed in the Rose Garden before hearing Obama's pitch for the Democratic overhaul bills moving through Congress.

The physicians, all invited guests, were told to bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras captured the image.
But some docs apparently forgot, failing to meet the White House dress code by showing up in business suits or dresses.
So the White House rustled up white coats for them and handed them to the suited physicians who had taken seats in the sun-splashed lawn area.

Apparently this group was made up of Doctors for Obama, so I guess they felt little shame personally. Did they disgrace their profession by attempting to create an illusion that ObamaCare has much more support in the medical community than is currently indicated? More like sabotaged, I suppose, because nothing will destroy the American medical community than making it an arm of a government-run bureaucracy.

Bill Whittle rightfully mocks this heavy-handed attempt at propaganda:

...by having them wear white lab coats, you see, he is making sure we realize they are doctors.

But I remain confused. Couldn’t they also be lab technicians? Perhaps they need to wear that reflector thing on their foreheads. Damn it, no — Dentists wear those too, and no one would be persuaded to give up their current insurance just because a hundred and fifty dentists wearing white lab coats and reflectors nod in agreement. What they should have had was stethoscopes around their necks! That would have gotten this bill passed!

And so it goes. Yet another speech, with props appropriate for a fourth grade show and tell, to sell the rubes on something they seem unwilling to want to buy. And another appeal to oratory in place of substance...

I think this display shows us how contemptuous Obama is of the intelligence of the American people. Why else would he think he could swing the 53 to 33 percent negative polling not with facts, or costs, but...with a "puppet show"? And I think the eventual bill will reflect that contempt, as it winds up to be yet another liberal grab-bag rather than anything that actually helps the American people.

But fear not! As soon as Obama finishes destroying health care, he's gonna roll out the "Cap 'n Trade Players", who will do a song and dance explaining to you why paying an extra $1700 a year for energy will actually save you money! If that doesn't make sense, maybe the kickline of smoking chimneys can help clarify it for you, you amoral bastard...

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