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  • Liberals Plan Propaganda Campaign to Sway Media After Obamacare Ruling

    A month before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, liberal supporters are already planning an aggressive propaganda campaign to sway media coverage and public opinion.

    The focus of the liberal public-relations campaign will be on “real people” — individuals who can speak about the impact of the ruling regardless of what the Supreme Court decides. A newly released memo, first published by BuzzFeed, suggests liberals should adapt their message and events to defend government-run health care.

    “No matter what the flavor of our response is, we’ll need real people who are impacted bythe decision to anchor our message and create urgency,” according to the memo, which was prepared by Health Care for America Now and circulated to coalition allies by the Herndon Alliance.

    Liberal groups are encouraged to have statements prepared by Memorial Day. The memo advises them to host events within 12 to 24 hours after the Supreme Court decision.

    The best way to demonstrate public outrage or public celebration about the decision is tostage an event that shows average people actually responding to the news. We can do thisby organizing events as quickly after the announcement of the decision as possible while themedia window is still open–ideally, within 12-24 hours. To do this, we’ll need to startassembling the elements of these events now, so that they will be lined up and ready to goon decision day (if the ruling comes early in the day) or the following day.

    Suggested venues for events include federal courthouses, senior centers, hospital emergency rooms and even Planned Parenthood abortion centers. The memo encourages speakers such as teachers, doctors, nurses and small businessmen.

    The ultimate goal, according to the memo, is to highlight the impact on people who benefit from Obamacare and avoid talking about arcane legal and policy implications.

    This, of course, isn’t the first time liberals have shared their propaganda plans to sell Obamacare to the media and public. In advance of the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in March, Heritage obtained a detailed strategy memo explaining how liberals sought to influence coverage of the case.

    The new memo appears below.

    Rapid Response on SCOTUS Ruling

    Posted in Obamacare, Scribe [slideshow_deploy]

    29 Responses to Liberals Plan Propaganda Campaign to Sway Media After Obamacare Ruling

    1. Bob says:

      After my rump. They've been doing it since the 2009 inauguration!

    2. linda says:

      Obamacare is way over 2000 pages, composed by several people, hard to understand even by these judges.
      Why can`t some people in this country come up with a simpler plan to benefit all Americans without being forced to accept it whether we want to or not? This is an example of the Omama administration`s complicated ,,mishandling and amateurish style of government!

    3. Cathy says:

      As a senior citizen, I will be happy to see Obamacare overturned. No more panels deciding on whether we live or die. This is the most ill-thought out plan that we have ever seen. To quote Nancy Pelosi, who is lame brained "We'll have to pass the bill to find out what's in it." That is the most bizarre statement from someone people send to Congress to represent them. Obama stole $500 billion from Medicare to provide insurance for the uninsured, and Medicare is going broke.

      Yes, we need health insurance, but we don't need the government to run this for us. Look at the rest of their programs and see that they are headed toward bankruptcy. The government couldn't run a cat house.

    4. Bobbie says:

      For everyone that reads this just keep in mind, your freedom of choice within your control will become government mandated choices in government's control! How is that freedom and liberty? It isn't in America but convinces a safety net in 3rd world mentality. There better be 300,000,000 Americans claiming they're benefiting or everyone should be the wiser not to trust it in the LEAST!

    5. Kofky says:

      Mobocracy. It was passed without Republican votes and needed a Reconciliation technicality to muster enough Democratic votes. The Supreme Court is the balancing Branch of Government. If these Social Engineers loose they can only resort to demonstrations to bolster their unpopular Bill with the Public -who, by the way is also overwhelmingly against it as well.

    6. Blair Franconia, NH says:

      Obamacare's going down. Especially since it's unconstitutional. No amount of propaganda can spin it the other way.

    7. Al from Fl says:

      Lliberals love gov't programs no matter how imprudent they may. Name a gov't program that hasn't failed, either to provide the benefits claimed to some in need, and/or that ends up too expensive to run because of the top heavy management required. It's all about control and ideology, not results, logic and compassion.

    8. 4grands says:

      Whatever happened to go home, keep your own house in order and take care of yourself?

    9. Robert LaCoe says:

      Too young and brain washed to understand real life. Who do they think will pay for all this once those of us that work or have worked to furnish the money for their hairbrained communist ideas is gone? They believe what comminist professors that have never worked a day in their life tell them , but ignore the facts. At least they will be as hungry, cold, and ill dressed as the rest of us. There "AIN'T NO FREE RIDE". I do not remember who said it, nut as true now as when said.

    10. greg says:

      the liberals know constitutionally that this is doomed to fail, but they prepare for both decisions. blame the conservative court for denying this right of healthcare, or applaud the court for their insight and social equity for upholding it. this is what liberals do, they use lies and distortion to push their agenda on us the people. it does not matter the issue, healthcare, income, military, 2nd amendment, cash for clunkers, etc…, they use the same tactics. personally, i am sick and tired of paying my taxes to those who sit at home and do nothing for themselves, and where i live i see a lot of it. come on november.

      • Therese says:

        Just read this one…Many of us already have family members who are being shifted around from one facility to another due to their health, disability, and being on Medicare. Others are making more money now at the expense of those who are not perfectly healthy and need medical help because of the ACA signed in 2012.. Many think Obamacare has not 'kicked in' yet, Reality check people,,it is here and killing our families and friends…We need to fight past the ACA and get these hospitals and insurance companies to clean up their wasteful practices and put others' lives first, as it should be…
        One huge beneficiary is the health information technology industry. Physicians and hospitals were presented with a carrot (subsidies to purchase government-approved systems) and a stick (progressive fee cuts If they fail to implement electronic medical records or EMRs). Billions of dollars have already been made, and since the subsidies were in the HITECH Act that preceded the ACA, overturning the ACA might have little effect.
        Hospitals favored the costly EMR requirement. The additional overhead cost makes physicians more vulnerable to hospital takeover offers. And once physicians become employees, the EMR provides the hospital the tool it needs for remotely controlling their practices.
        Central planners get most of what they need with the EMR, as they will be able to identify high-cost patients. Overturning just the individual mandate would not affect the "death panel" or rationing feature, as the enforcement tool — the EMR — would remain.
        Supreme Court Decision May Not Matter to ObamaCare Authors, Doctor Writes
        PR Newswire – Mon, Jun 4, 2012
        news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-decision…obamacare

    11. Yardbird says:

      A Campaign to sway the Media…like they need a Campaign to be swayed!. Go away, Obama…just go away.

    12. E Carroll says:

      Obamacare = a necrotic formulaic which is pervasive, invasive, invidious, insidious, pernicious, nefarious, perfidious and if we're not careful it will BURY us and that will not be too Hilarious. Notice how all these adjectives, except Hilarious, Fit Obamacare and of Course, Obama himself ,. One non-hilarious term will be more than America can stomach . PS – One thing Obama is NOT, however, is Oblivious – he's got a plan to bury us.

    13. Lloyd Scallan says:

      Why would we expect anything less from this bunch? After all, they are Obama supporters. That means they agree with his lies, deceptions, and lack of moral fiber. This is exactly who these people are. They know this is their last chance to drive this nation into socialism. They will not stop. We must understand there is no compromise. We cannot "win them over". Their ideology is to destroy our Western way of life. To suggest that by capitulating they will change is not only stupid, it's suicidal

    14. Linda says:

      Here's a comment from a real, live person, just what the defenders of Obamacare want. When the Supreme Court stops Obamacare, I will be celebrating, along with about 60% of the rest of the country. If there was ever a program that will totally obliterate this country's economy, Obamacare is it! That is exactly what Obama and his supporters want — crash the economy and build a socialist/Marxist country. Don't be fooled by Hillary. She is cut from the same cloth as Obama.

      • Ladyseven says:

        Linda—-bless your heart,you have taken the words right out of my mouth. it baffles me how people cannot see Hilary for what she truly is. She is Odumbo's evil twin!!!

    15. CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE ARE OWNED BY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
      GET $$$$$ OUR OF OUR GOVERNMENT

      IT IS A SHAME THAT OUR SENATOR WAS A FRESHMAN AND HAD 1.3M IN HIS CAMPAIGN PIGGY BANK ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTER BEING ELECTED

      Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–
      Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate
      shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

      The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

      We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

      Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

      $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

    16. We need a Washington revolution and kick all ou

      NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

      They left for a much lower paying job.
      Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
      Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

      This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

      NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

      NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
      You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours
      sickening

      5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

      Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

      County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs

    17. Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

      County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
      WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)
      Requires overturning Corp is a person
      1. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
      2. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
      3. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it

    18. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OWNS governmen

    19. Obama inherited a Tsunami from Bush
      Worst Recession in history
      It wil not be a recovery for years

    20. toledofan says:

      These democrats are a pathetic lot; I mean why stand up for something that will hurt so many? It's obvious to me that if the Supreme's uphold Obabamcare, it's clear, the Constitution will be made less relevant creating another chink in the armour of the law. It just makes sesne to scuttle the entire bill, start over, and do what is right rather than what is politically expedient.

    21. al smith says:

      It looks like Clarence Swiinney, Works or trying to get a job with the Foundry, replace Mackey and Bluey with him, No caps my a–.

      • Bobbie says:

        Problem, Mr. Smith? Can't respect Mr. Swinney's ability to speak for himself? Or make a better decision for yourself to choose another site where you won't have to write negatively towards excellence regarding your uncalled for, ignorant advice?

    22. ferd berfle says:

      They will FAIL.

    23. Tharone1 says:

      Since when did we become "folks" instead of people? "Folks" in the United States already have medical care access. We have Medicare, Medicaid, private Insurance plans, and the cash method. And emergency rooms already cannot refuse treatment when emergency treatment is necessary. There are hospitals and doctors offices within a reasonable distance and laws in place to insure competency. And as a woman, I laugh outwardly (and cry inwardly) when the propaganda comes in the mail or other media saying we will no longer be discriminated against. I pray the ACA will be ruled unconstitutional because it is.

    24. O_Henry says:

      The “Progressives” are attempting to muster the cavalry at the Charge of the Light Brigade with these planned responses to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obama Care. Who besides me thinks the planned “responses” will come off looking more like a midget with a pop-gun on a stick horse?

    25. Redd Frogg says:

      When they say "real people", they really mean social*ist left-wing operatives. Just like when Nancy Pelosi discribed OWS protesters as "grassroots", but were really astroturf who are sponsered and funded by the likes of hardcore social*ists such as George Soros through his thousands of so called "humanitarian organizations". Make no mistake about it. No matter what they say or claim, it is all a LIE! Remember their mantra: "the end justifies the means". That means that the left will say and do anything including lying, violence and even murder to get what they want… total social*ist government control of our country and ultimately the world.

    26. Steve Spafford says:

      Obamacare is a false promise: everything for free in return for you vote. Save us, SCOTUS! Congress & the President are OUT OF CONTROL. Send them a message.

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