Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Lying Liar Pants on Fire Update: Linda Douglass

Linda Douglass used to be a reporter with ABC. Now she is a White House official. She is also a liar. From the Politico:
The video begins: “Hi. I’m Linda Douglass. I’m the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, and one of my jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that’s out there about health-insurance reform. And there are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now, such as this one — take a look at this one. This one says, ‘Uncovered Video: Obama Explains How His Health Care Plan Will Eliminate PRIVATE Insurance.’

“Well, nothing can be farther from the truth. You know the people who always try to SCARE people whenever you try to bring them health-insurance reform are at it again. And they’re taking sentences and phrases out of context, and they’re cobbling them together to leave a VERY false impression. The truth is that the president has been talking to the American people a LOT about health-insurance reform and what is at stake for them.
Well, Linda, you are a liar. Of course you are, you work for a Master of lies. Breitbart has the full clips in context (we had the "questionable" clips on WMD earlier this week):

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

What is 2+2, Mr. Smith? No, it is 5! This is straight out of 1984! They are trying to tell us our eyes are lying to us, that only they have a monopoly on truth. Big brother is alive and well in the Obama Administration.