Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another “Doctored” Obama Event, White Coats Included

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:

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.

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: Gateway Pundit


Teresa said...

This event was definitely all a set-up. I am sure that Obama's staff hand picked only the doctors that support Obamacare. Obama seems to be unable to handle any opposition. Like we saw we with the Olympics, with that huge ego he has, the man hates to lose.

MJenks said...

Not to mention, who paid for all the plane tickets to get them there? Ah, yes, this event is by invite only, so we'll include your airfare with the invitation.

Meadow said...

There is nothing real about the current tenant of the WH. He is all show and no substance!

Heather Chandler said...

No doubt we got the bill for that shameful display of REAL astroturfing.

And why is he trying to sell Obamacare to people who agree with him?? If you are going to campaign for yourself, do to it moderate or undecided groups (or even groups that disagree with you). That would be a better indicator of how much talent he has in speaking and charming crowds... Would also show he has some sort of backbone.

namaste said...

wow. with every move he makes, barry seems to flip us the bird as he spends our money on his narcissistic garbage. where does it end?

God help us. good grief.

megapotamus said...

I caught this live... what a farce. And this doofus has the worst "tell" in the history of public speaking. He actually said something like, you all look so spiffy in your nice white coats... so any chance that the fraud could survive through stealth was just torpedoed. Even I couldn't believe that photo of Obots handing out lab coats to a horde of yuppies the better to make their genius point. And then Barack warbles all over his lines like a new substitute in for the special class. Who are these "doctors"? Are they curing cancer or shooting starlets full of botox? Oh, and they were all registered Obama contributors, no? Whu?????

The Griper said...

a better question is, doctors are experts in the area of medical therepy not experts in the field of medical insurance, so, how does there support give greater credibility to Obama's plan?

Opus #6 said...

This is so much not a shock. Just the photo op looked suspicious. Docs don't ALL go around wearing identical lab coats. It looked more like somebody's Hollywood idea of doctors than the real thing.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I can only shake my head. Isn't it amazing that they damn nonexistent conservative "astroturfing" and then turn around and pull something like this. I'm surprised they weren't give props to help solidify that they're doctors (maybe a nice stethoscope around their neck and one of those flat clipboards that holds medical charts. Oooh, as long as they have doctors playing doctors, they could have set up some gurneys on the White House lawn and had interns play patients or maybe they could have bussed in some elderly people for the doctors to demonstrate their best bedside manner. It's a farce, a joke.

It's these sorts of wag the dog campaign-style stunts that chip away at BO's credibility with people who supported him but didn't sign over their souls to him. And these stunts are simply insulting. The liberal elite have such a stunningly low opinion of the citizens of this country that this sounded like a good idea?

How'd that conversation go? Obamacare's not in the bag, so let's get some doctors up here to support it. This will ease the feeble minds of middle America (the audience for this performance). Hey, Bob, you know how stupid anyone outside this Office is, we need to really hammer home the fact that these are doctors. Let's have a costume party, and then everyone can come dressed as a doctor. It'll be great.

Yeah. Whatever.

I'm so over BO. Is it 2012 yet?

Steve Burri said...

Obama could have aborted this baby and I would have approved.

Now he could place it in a utility room and let it die. I would approve of that, too.

Clifton B said...


Stage craft is what this president is all about. All form no substance. I have yet to hear a peep out of him in regards to the trouble brewing with Arab nations trying to replace the dollar in oil trades. THAT is a super serious issue.

Clifton B said...

T I Mjenks:

I hate to guess at who pay airfare. If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that the left is addicted to OPM (other people's money).

Clifton B said...


You are correct and I think it is starting to sink in on the left too.

Clifton B said...

Hazza Blue Eyes:

..And why is he trying to sell Obamacare to people who agree with him??

Short answer: because people who disagree with him would ask real questions.

Clifton B said...


That is the big question, where does it all end. Hopefully with not too much damage.

Clifton B said...


You got to see the sideshow live? Do tell us some more!

Clifton B said...

The Griper:

Exactly, why should we listen to them about changes in insurance. After all did the Democrats not change the subject from Health Care Reform to Health Insurance Reform?

Clifton B said...

Opus #6:
..it looked more like somebody's Hollywood idea of doctors than the real thing.

Exactly. Well what do you expect, this is the guy who told us doctors were making amputation for profit.

Clifton B said...

Fuzzy Slippers:

That is just it Fuzzy, the take us for morons. You are right, they might as well just go the whole route and bring out the gurneys and everything.

2012 CANNOT come fast enough for me.

Clifton B said...

Steve Burri:

Abort ObamaCare, now that is a bit of pro choice I am happy to approve of.

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