Rush Limbaugh has been saying for years there is a dedicated room at the White House that has a coupld of people who just sit and listen to his show and other conservative talk radio shows and respond promptly. There have been several incidents where Rush would make a statement at the top of the hour and the Clinton or Obama White Houses had responded within the hour to the statement. There was even a time or two during the Clinton years where Rush would say something during the top of the hour monologue and the Press Secretary had issued a statement by 20 minutes after the hour; before Rush had even finished the segment.
Which tickled Rush no end.
Well, apparently they’ve expanded the Media Monitoring Center at the White House. Earl B Writes at TCU nation (membership required):
I am very close to violating the terms of service I wrote for TCUnation. Read the statement below taken straight from the White House blog.
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.
Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
So if something seems “fishy” report it to the White House. “Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help”. What the hell are they keeping track of? They are not in charge of the Internet…are they?
If we cannot read through the writing on this one then we are blind. Correct me if I’m wrong but I can’t recall a president asking you to send information from the public domain to the White House so they can track it..
This is the same White House website that has the White house Communications Director calmly insisting (Alleged) President Obama didn’t say what he said about eventually freezing out private insurance in favor of the Single Payer System. No word on whether the website also contains coupons for Kool-Aid.
- The White House is, indeed, tracking what their opponents are saying,
- They are overwhelmed by the negative response and are asking for the public’s help,
- Which means they completely underestimated how vociferously their opponents would fight nationalized Health Care, and
- They’re clinging to an illusion of unreality by thinking they can still salvage this monstrosity if they attack their enemies.
Woah. We’re really getting to them. They’re losing it, big-time.