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An open letter to President Barack Obama

August 4, 2009

RE: blog posting titled “Facts Are Stubborn Things”

Dear Mr. President,

In an August 4 blog posting by Macon Phillips — ironically titled “Facts Are Stubborn Things” — Mr. Phillips wrote:

“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” Link to blog posting:

One wonders what Rahm E. & Posse plan to do with this information.

Are Americans who oppose the policy prescriptions part of ObamaCare supposed to feel threatened by the White House’s above-cited request?

Mr. President, I’m unsure how much more Banana Republicesque your messages to Americans can get. You’re the president of the United States of America, and your constituents would prefer for you to act presidential — not like some thuggish hood trying to scare them into submission.

The fact, Mr. President, is that no one, including members of Congress who are out trying to sell your administration’s healthcare “reform” — sorry, “health insurance reform,” that is — proposals, seems to really know what’s contained in HR3200.

Last I checked you were trying to “fix” America’s healthcare systems. Have I been misinformed? Is it “health insurance reform” that you are actually after?

Your administration’s blogger is right: Facts, much like politicians who disregard them when voting to enact legislation they have not even read, are stubborn things, Mr. President.

Please advise us what the facts are. Our elected officials in D.C. don’t seem to know.


MICHAEL S. SMITH II Contributing Editor
Editor, The Palmetto Times

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2009 2:13 AM

    What is your congressperson’s vulnerability? His family? Diluge his family with your protest. His friends? Diluge his friends with your protest. His financial supporters? Diluge his financial supporters with your protest. Make it not a protest based on economics, but a moral crusade. See:

  2. Jack permalink
    August 5, 2009 7:04 AM

    I reported my 85-year old Republican mother to and asked them to “straighten her out”. She said she was against euthanasia for the elderly in lieu of costly medical treatment.

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