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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009   7:36 pm | Author: Harry | Health/Medical, Politics/Government |
Tags: GOP, healthcare, Obama, right wing
I watched Obama’s press conference tonight and was impressed by his explanation of the health-care reform plan and why it needs to be implemented. He was focused and responded to each question from reporters with clear and direct answers.
Then a funny thing happened. I checked the NY Times website to read the article about the press conference. The article is titled “Live Blogging Obama’s News Conference” and is followed by reader’s comments.
The first thing I noticed was that some of the comments were posted before he started to speak. Then I noticed that almost every comment for the first half hour to 45 minutes was a negative one about Obama and his positions on health-care.
Most comments totally misrepresented what he said and what the plan will do.
The comments were about 20 to 1 against Obama and this in the NYT. The only conclusion to draw is that the right wing and GOP sent out a directive to its followers to get on every article about the press conference and post negative comments. I bet if you check CNN, The Washington Post, the LA Times and others you will find the same phenomenon.
Here are a couple of the comments that were posted and all others are almost identical in tone:
“I hate it when the President of the United States lies to the people of America. Yet, that is precisely what Obama did this evening. In fact he told so many lies I lost track.
There were the ones about how his plan was going to provide better care for seniors. Yet his plan actually forces all seniors into medicare which he is gutting.
Then there was how it was mpt going to increase the deficit when the CBO says it is.
Then there was the part when he said most doctors and medical professionals supported his program, when actually most doctors and medical clinics, such as the Mayo Clinic say it is a disaster. Today the president of the American College of Doctors and Surgeons said that it is an expensive boondoggle that will be a medical disaster.
Then there was the part about the deficit. where he said that his administration has actually reduced the deficit by $2.5TT over the next decade, when the CBO says his policies could increase it by $19TT.
This man is seriously out of control!”
and another one
“From Obama’s comments, I can see why the AP and Rasmussen show his poll numbers steeply declining.
It’s silly to blame the banks for problems that were caused, and most likely solved, by the changes in accounting rules - specifically, the absurd mark-to-market rule.
Also, he doesn’t take responsibility for the damage caused to the job market by two years of Democrat party control and six months of the Obama presidency. He really doesn’t explain why his predictions were so off-the-mark concerning the stimulus package, while Limbaugh and others (including me) easily predicted its failure.
Also, I don’t think Obama is addressing the issue that he would be “forcing” people to buy health insurance if they don’t want it and are okay of living with the danger of managing their own healthcare.”