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OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE SUMMIT: Campaign Theater, Oba-Kabuki, ShamWoW Infomercial, Dog-and-Pony show

Posted by FactReal on February 25, 2010

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During the Show:
ObamaCare Summit Show: live via c-span 2/25/2010 at 9:45am
Live Health Care Dog & Pony Show From the Blair House (Video Link)
Blowhard-a-thon at Blair House: Health care summit open thread
Heritage liveblogging

After the Show:
Highlights: The best freak-show moments from the health-care freak show

Senator Sanders confirms that reconciliation is the foot-in-the-door strategy for more socialist programs.

ShamWow Summit:
“Designed to obfuscate this truth and devoid of any attempt to establish a shared, bi-partisan principle for reform, the Obama Administration’s summit constitutes a ShamWoW! infomercial for incrementally socialized medicine that threatens Americans’ health care; imposes double taxation on most Americans who are responsibly trying to save for their future during this painful recession; devolves private health insurance companies into government-dictated utilities; and further erodes the public’s waning faith that their government institutions are truly representative.

…the Republican leadership has no choice. It must NOT accept the administration’s disingenuous summit invitation to “negotiate.”

To accept would abet a deceit upon the people; and violate the principle that transparency in government exists to reveal the truth and promote the public’s confidence in their representative institutions, not to foster misperceptions and subvert the public’s confidence in their representative institutions.”

Will They Unmask the Liar:
“President Obama has a habit of making false statements, and getting away with them. At a Republican conference in Baltimore last month, for example, he denied that his budget nearly triples the national debt over 10 years. He got away with it because he didn’t face follow-up questions or objections.

It’s not easy to criticize a president face to face…The presidency commands respect. Americans expect the president to be treated with dignity and deference, making criticizing him to his face politically risky.

But it’s necessary, because Mr. Obama is basing his health-care pitch on the false premise that he can drive down health-care prices by creating a pricey new entitlement. He also maintains that he can do this without creating a mountain of federal debt or a bureaucracy that will determine when Americans can receive care.”

Ronald Reagan Spoke Against Socialized Medicine:
“Back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas,…said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.

…One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.

It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.

…this foot-in-the door philosophy…“If we can only break through and get our foot inside the door, then we can expand the program after that.

…Well, let us see what the socialists themselves have to say about it. They say once the…bill is passed this nation will be provided with a mechanism for socialized medicine capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it includes the entire population. Now we can’t say we haven’t been warned.

…and behind [this bill] will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known it in this country until one day as Norman Thomas said we will wake to find that we have socialism…[and] we are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”

Krauthammer: Health Summit Campaign is ‘Theater’
The Stage:
“White House health reform summit has been designed to preserve President Obama’s home court advantage. The president, Vice President Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will get the first word on every topic during Thursday’s meeting.”

“Participants will be seated at tables in a hollow square setup.”

Obama’s Kabuki Theater

The Props

The Setup: Taxpayer funded media event designed to setup passage ObamaCare 2.0

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