Obama's kabuki theater on the road...
and in Raleigh (both via Instapundit).
Earlier this week I wrote about Obama's kabuki theater on the road in Belgrade, Montana as being the dress rehearsal for more manufactured "support" of Obama's universal health care vision (for the "benefit" of the media and to provide cover for Washington Democrat politcians). It's true, and it's here now, soon to be bussed in to a town near yours.
I especially noted the way the Obamacare forces were collecting signatures of "support"--
“I just returned from a rally for health care reform held at North High School in Denver. As Erin and I were entering the staging area we were approached by people carrying clipboards. We were told we could not enter without signing our name and address on the form. I asked why they needed this information and was told they must know who was entering the area.This was a tax payer supported high school property hosting public speakers and I was being denied entry unless the clipboard form was completed. I was very uncomfortable with this request and remained outside the chain link fence to listen to the speakers. The first speaker was my very own repesentative, Ed Permutter who thanked all who had signed the clipboard form and stated that all these signatures would go on to to Washington showing support of the Obama Health Care Plan. I could not believe what I heard. Never was it stated that this form was a support of the health care plan. I just wonder how many people were dooped into signing this when they do not support the bill or do not know enough about it to make a decision.People carrying signs supporting the bill were permitted entry with their signs, those opposing had to remain outside.
Whether you support this bill or not please ask yourself……do I live in a free country where all are welcome to a public forum without restriction? Can a petition obtained with deception go onto Washington in support of a bill that no one can understand? Do our elected officials respect the wants of the people or are they ramming their agenda down our throats?”
In some third world countries this is a common union scam tactic. Invite workers to a meeting, sign a book at the door and they are trapped into the union without ever being asked if they wanted to join. When enough workers are signed in their employer is shoved aside and the union sets up shop. Very sneaky.
Clearly ordinary senior citizens, members of the middle class and of middle age, and anybody else who questions the government's role in taking over the health care and insurance and pharmaceutical industries need to start learning how to use text-messaging, Facebook and Twitter "for social change," so there can instantly be a "flash mob" of real people to protest the manufactured message and the paid-by-the-hour rent-a-bodies of the pro-government takeover crowds.
By the way, who is paying for the pro-Obamacare forces? I fear it is our taxpayer dollars. Where are the journalists who are supposed to "follow the money"?
At any rate, Bill Whittle is on to the powerful iconography of the Obama forces. There's a reason why they put that big OBAMA CIRCLE on the front of their buses. It has nothing to do with being an American, or a President as the other 42 previous Presidents served in and filled that office.
Scary stuff indeed, and sad for what it's all doing to our country. But manufactured photo ops and underhanded attempted coups are no contest for alert U.S. citizens of all parties. "Obama and the Democratic leadership will soon need to acknowledge that these persons with questions and fears about ObamaCare are their own recent supporters who have tired of Obama’s Marxist antics to turn the United States into a Third World nation."