Big Media will attack us for being churlish because, with the magic of YouTube, we are able to remember Obama’s lies. What is amazing to us is why Big Media does not likewise utilize the magic of YouTube and call Obama what he is: A Liar.
It’s not that difficult to do. Let’s go to the tape:
“The public will be part of the conversation and will see the choices that are being made. So if a member of congress is carrying water for the drug companies and says “Well, we can’t negotiate for the cheapest available price on drugs because we need the money for R & D research” we will have a discussion right there in front of the American people.
Politico published an article today but somehow missed out on calling Obama a Liar. “Liar” is the missing word.
At a meeting last April with corporate lobbyists, aides to President Barack Obama and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) helped set in motion a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, primarily financed by industry groups, that has played a key role in bolstering public support for health care reform.
The role Baucus’s chief of staff, Jon Selib, and deputy White House chief of staff Jim Messina played in launching the groups was part of a successful effort by Democrats to enlist traditional enemies of health care reform to their side. No quid pro quo was involved, they insist, as do the lobbyists themselves.
Lobbyists “involved”??? Lobbyists??? Didn’t Obama ban lobbyists? Liar!
Instead of using the short and accurate word “Liar”, Politico runs around in circles:
The result has been a somewhat unlikely alliance between an administration that came into power criticizing George W. Bush for his closeness to Big Business and groups such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the American Medical Association.
The previously undisclosed meeting April 15 at the offices of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee led to the creation of two groups — Americans for Stable Quality Care and a now-defunct predecessor group called Healthy Economy Now — that have spent tens of millions of dollars on TV advertising supporting health reform efforts.
In the most recent ad sponsored by Americans for Stable Quality Care, Obama speaks directly into the camera for 60 seconds, extolling the virtues of health care reform, while text at the bottom of the screen encourages viewers to visit the websites of the White House and the Finance Committee, which this week approved a 10-year, $829 billion health overhaul.
Both coalitions operate independently of the administration and Senate Democrats, and spokesmen for both the White House and Baucus said that no pressure — implicit or otherwise — to join the pro-health-care reform groups was applied to industry representatives at the meeting.
“Liar”, it’s that simple. Why can’t Big Media use the appropriate word? Why won’t Big Blogs use the appropriate word? Instead of focusing on the reptiles and the “balloon boy”, Big Blogs and Other Blogs should use the appropriate word for Obama: Liar.
If the Mafia did this it would be called “using muscle” in a “protection racket”. But when Thug Obama and the Barack Obama Thugs (hereinafter B.O.T.s) use muscle it is called “a more subtle dynamic”:
Indeed, attendees describe a more subtle dynamic: The Democratic officials made no overt demands. Rather, they brought together the players and laid the groundwork for the creation of the coalition, and that was followed by more direct solicitations from an outside Democratic consultant, Nick Baldick, retained by Healthy Economy Now, asking attendees at the meeting to join the coalition and contribute to its ad campaigns.
One ethics expert, however, said the meeting still raises issues. No matter how careful Messina and Selib were to avoid conversation about Healthy Economy Now, their mere presence at what proved to be the coalition’s creation raises questions, said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that advocates for greater transparency and ethics in government.
“There’s no problem with sitting down at the table and talking,” said Allison. “But if they are signaling that they would really like these groups to support health care reform and trying to tell the groups how they’ll benefit from the plan, they’re laying a ‘quid’ on the table, and — even if they don’t discuss dollar amounts or advertising strategies — they’re suggesting what the ‘quo’ is, which is the groups’ support for the plan.”
“Liar”. It’s real easy Big Media – “Liar”.
Days after the meeting, Healthy Economy Now’s website address was registered, and meeting attendees began receiving unsolicited calls asking for cash for the coalition from Baldick, whose firm — Hilltop Public Solutions — had been hired to run Healthy Economy Now.
In addition to PhRMA and the American Medical Association, the strange-bedfellows coalition included AARP, the American Cancer Society, the Business Roundtable, the advocacy group Families USA and the Service Employees International Union, as well as trade groups for biotech and medical device firms.
The supposedly more hatedful lobbyists are the ones which lived up to Obama campaign promises and refused to participate in secret meetings with B.O.T.s.
Other attendees opted out. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and America’s Health Insurance Plans refused to participate in a group backing a plan that they would ultimately oppose — and the insurance group this week emerged as the most aggressive opponent to the bill Baucus shepherded through his committee.
Where was C-SPAN??? Where was the public in this “conversation”? Darn it, we are being churlish by comparing words with actions. Where was the public which also had “a great deal at stake in health care legislation”? Where is Big Media and Big Blogs asking these questions?
Many participants in the meeting had a great deal at stake in health care legislation. At the time Healthy Economy Now launched the first of its ads May 12, PhRMA was negotiating with Baucus and the White House a complex deal in which drug makers would contribute $80 billion to lower costs in exchange for avoiding downward pressure on drug prices.
Isn’t that “in exchange for avoiding downward pressure on drug prices” exactly what Obama said he would oppose when Obama attacked those who are carrying water for the drug companies? It turns out that Barack Obama, once again, is the one carrying water for the drug companies. No surprise to us, Obama is a repeat “water carrier” for the drug companies.
More from the Politico story:
The Associated Press later revealed that PhRMA had agreed to spend a whopping $150 million pushing the health overhaul — a sum that included its contributions to Healthy Economy Now and Americans for Stable Quality Care.
Some participants said they felt distinct pressure to sign on to the coalitions. “What were we supposed to say? No?” asked a participant who represented a group that joined the coalition but who did not want to be identified discussing the meeting for fear of jeopardizing the group’s position in ongoing talks.
The Mafia “muscles”, Obama Thugs. The difference is Obama is protected by Big Media and Big Blogs and Dimocrats. Use the word fellas: Liar.
Allison said that it is not only the April meeting that troubles him but also the whole approach Baucus and the White House have taken in attempting to negotiate with potential adversaries.
“What you’ve had was the Senate and the White House sitting down and cutting deals with special interests,” he said. “I don’t think that’s quite what the American people signed up for when the Obama campaign said that they were going to limit the influence of special interests in this White House.”
And Axelrod stink is wafting through the air:
And congressional Republicans distributed talking points asserting the PhRMA deal raised “serious questions as to whether the drug lobby is helping to bankroll a multimillion-dollar severance package for one of the president’s senior advisers.”
Such a series of Big Public Lies, but Big Media and Big Blogs continue to protect the Big Liar(s). How many other lies is Obama pushing if he can so imperiously wave off this Big Lie?
How many lies in the following YouTube Big Media? – when one of your own did her best to call Obama a liar but the Big Media boys did not dare follow-up with the magic word: Liar!
How many lies Big Media before you call a liar, a Liar?
The answer is blowing in the wind, along with your “profession”.