Yesterday’s staged event at the White House Rose Garden was another of Obama smoke and mirror attempts to bamboozle the American people into accepting the Democrats crappy health care reform:
From The New York Post:
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.
All this to provide a visual counter to complaints from other doctors that pending legislation is bad news for the medical profession.
Ah, but Gateway Pundit has the real scoop on this sham event.
From Gateway Pundit:
What the media won't tell you is that the doctors were former members of the "Doctors for Obama" organization.
150 doctors including supporters from Doctors for America, the former Doctors for Obama organization, assembled on the White House lawn today for a Astroturfed show with the president.
FOX News reported:
The doctor made a White House call Monday -- 150 of them, in fact, all costumed in white hospital coats -- to try to help President Obama administer a booster shot to his ailing health care reform drive.
White House spokesman Reid Cherlin described the assembled physicians, from all 50 states, as the best voices for reform because they witness the current health care system on a day-to-day basis.
"These folks know better than anybody about what works and what doesn't," Cherlin told FOXNews.com, adding that the physicians come from "a variety of groups that we work with."
But the doctors in the Rose Garden were all supporters of health care reform -- and the invitation-only guest list drew heavily fromDoctors for America, a grassroots organization that backs a government-run insurance option.
Roughly 98 percent of the group's 15,000 members support a public insurance option, Doctors for America spokeswoman Megan Smith told FOXNews.com. She said roughly 40 of the 150 doctors who attended the meeting were from the organization.
Cherlin insisted that the doctors "were not invited based on their support for a public option."
So the White House said the doctors were not invited based on their support? Yeah right.I wonder who got stuck paying the tab for all of those white coats? Wasting taxpayer’s money on stagecraft like this when we are waltzing with bankruptcy is the height of irresponsibility.
Via: The New York PostVia: Gateway Pundit