Saturday, March 20, 2010

White House spams federal employees with ObamaCare emails

Not content with ramming ObamaCare down the public’s throat, the White House wants to make sure federal employees help with the shoving.

From CBS News: The White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle has been feverishly sending out unsolicited email messages to federal employees in an effort to build support for President Barack Obama’s health reform package over the last several weeks[...] 
The Department of State employees, who receive hundreds of official government emails every day, have complained about the annoying and partisan emails but are nervous to go public for fear of retribution. The emails are addressed to the federal employees by name and use the official .gov address.
The unsolicited emails also request that the federal employees take action in order to ensure that Obama’s health reform package is passed and the federal budget isn’t at risk for bankruptcy. One federal employee was so concerned about DeParle’s language in one email that he questioned whether his department’s budget would be cut or eliminated without passage of Obama’s bill. DeParle uses scare tactics that some assume are meant as threats:
“No ifs, ands or buts about it — if we do nothing to reform our broken health care system, costs will continue to skyrocket and break the budgets of American families, small businesses and the Federal Government,” read the March 12th email from DeParle…
DeParle’s solicitation requests federal employees act on behalf of the President’s agenda by making this directive: “You can help raise awareness by sharing this email with your friends, family and online networks,” read the March 11th email from DeParle.
The Chicago Way in action. I don’t know how they think these emails might be effective. Personally, I can detect and delete spam emails at Mach 5, Ms. DeParle would be lucky if I ever read the entire first sentence.

I bet for some of these federal workers November 2012 cannot come soon enough.


Just a conservative girl said...

Isn't this illegal?

You need to go to pundit and pundette and watch the video she up, it is amazing. These people will stop at nothing.

I am taking the rest of the day off from politics. I need a break!!

Have a good weekend.

Left Coast Rebel said...

As JACG says, this is illegal. Does that even matter though?

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