"Folks like you assembled a grassroots movement that shocked the political establishment and changed the course of our nation. When Washington insiders counted us out, we put it all on the line and changed our democracy from the bottom up. But that's not why we did it."
Shocked the political establishment!? LOL!!! What a load of Orwellian nonsense. Ever since he's taken office the "political establishment" has grown and expanded like never before and shows no sign of slowing down. Obama won't stop until his socialistic vision of America comes to fruition; layer upon layer of bureaucracy and cronyism; government largess and class warfare - that's what he envisions.
Edited to add: Note to our republican friends: this is how to be effective against Obama...promote your ideals, don't just complain about Obama.
Last edited by Redress; 06-17-09 at 12:35 PM.
It has nothing to do with prime time specials featuring the President. Nothing like this has been done before which is why it has folks worked up.
It doesn't bother you when the news organizations responsible for informing the public about important events refuse to tell the entire story and rather promote the political agenda of a single party?
It's interesting that there isn't yet a promo ad for the special. I'd be curious to see what tone the promo would take.
There isn't any reporting involved here. From what I gather, it's going to be free air time for Obama to talk about his healthcare reform plan, nothing more. You may as well not even call it news, he's just using ABC's air time to speak to the public. What's the big deal?
Again, I think this should be required, especially during elections, so that the electorate can be better informed about candidates and policies. Democrats, Republicans, Greens, Libertarians, Democratic Socialists, etc, should all be allowed free air time in order for the public to better understand themselves and the options available to them.
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
The Messiah isn't going to present the flip side of what he proposes, like, it'll be five times more expensive than he's going to say it is, it's going to be like going to the DMV, that it will reduce the quality of care from what most people currently recieve, and that it just won't work.
His not going to mention anything as minor as that.
And another question arises. ABC is going to give this boy an hour of prime-time propaganda space for a partisan political purpose. Is that a multi-million contribution to Obama's re-election campaign, or just to the DNC? What are the caps on donations to a political party or candidate from corporate sources? Since this is an exclusive informercial failing to meet journalistic standards for unbiased news reporting, it can't be counted as "public service".