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The White House Fable Factory (How Stupid Does He Think We Are?)
Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/06/2013 4:17:52 AM PST by Kaslin

Now that true horror stories of Obamacare's wrecking ball are finally reaching the public, the White House doesn't like "anecdotes." Live by tale-telling; die by tale-telling.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney huffed that stage-four gallbladder cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby's personal account in The Wall Street Journal of seeing her health insurance plan canceled and her access to doctors cut off was "sensational." Not a shred of compassion for her predicament. No sorrow for her loss. Must. Attack. Messenger.

There are millions out there like Sundby who are using Facebook, Twitter, Twitchy.com and a new website called MyCancellation.com to share their plights. White House flacks and hacks are working overtime to "debunk" their experiences, bash insurance companies and deride individual market consumers losing their plans as stupid dupes whose stories don't add up.

Here's the thing. This Alinsky-steeped administration has relied on an endless stream of sensationalized, phony personal dramas to sell Obamacare. Last month, Organizing for Action (previously Obama for America) promoted the "success story" of Chad Henderson, a supposedly random young person who miraculously enrolled in Obamacare while everyone else in America experienced major tech meltdowns and sticker shock.

Turned out Lying Chad was actually an OFA volunteer who hadn't really enrolled in Obamacare yet because he was "joking." No matter. Yesterday, Obama appeared before OFA to solicit even more stories from the group to help propagandize Obamacare. A refresher course on the White House Fable Factory's greatest hits:

--Stanley Ann Dunham. Obama cited his mom's deathbed fight with her insurer several times over the years to support the Obamacare ban on pre-existing condition exclusions by insurers. During a 2008 debate, he shared her plight: "For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that." But New York Times reporter Janny Scott discovered that Dunham's health insurer had in fact reimbursed her medical expenses with nary an objection. The actual coverage dispute centered on a separate disability insurance policy.

--Otto Raddatz. In 2009, Obama publicized the plight of this Illinois cancer patient, who supposedly died after he was dropped from his Fortis/Assurant Health insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about. The truth? He got the treatment he needed in 2005 and lived for nearly four more years.

--Robin Beaton. Also in 2009, Obama claimed Beaton, a breast cancer patient, lost her insurance after "she forgot to declare a case of acne." In fact, she failed to disclose a previous heart condition and did not list her weight accurately, but had her insurance restored anyway after intense public lobbying.

--John Brodniak. A 23-year-old unemployed Oregon sawmill worker, Brodniak's health woes were spotlighted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as a textbook argument for Obamacare. Brodniak reportedly was diagnosed with cavernous hemangioma, a neurological condition, and was allegedly turned away by emergency room doctors. Kristof called the case "monstrous" and decried opponents of the Democrats' health care proposals as heartless murderers. The truth? Brodniak not only had coverage through Oregon's Medicaid program, but was also a neurology patient at the prestigious Oregon Health and Science University in Portland (a safety-net institution that accepts all Medicaid patients). Kristof never retracted the legend.

--Marcelas Owens. An 11-year-old boy from Seattle, Owens took a coveted spot next to the president in March 2010 when Obamacare was signed into law. Marcelas' 27-year-old mother, Tiffany Owens, died of pulmonary hypertension. The family said the single mother of three lost her job as a fast-food manager and lost her insurance. She died in 2007 after receiving emergency care and treatment throughout her illness. Progressive groups (for whom Marcelas' relatives worked) dubbed Marcelas an "insurance abuse survivor." But there wasn't a shred of evidence that any insurer had "abused" the boy or his mom. Further, Washington State already offered a plethora of existing government assistance programs to laid-off and unemployed workers like Marcelas' mom. The family and its public relations agents never explained why she didn't enroll.

--Natoma Canfield. The White House made the Ohio cancer patient a poster child for Obamacare in 2010 after she wrote a letter complaining about skyrocketing premiums and the prospect of losing her home. After Obama gave Canfield a shout-out at a health care rally in Strongsville, Ohio, and promised to control costs, officials at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, which is treating her, made clear that they would "not put a lien on her home" and that she was eligible for a wide variety of state aid and private charity care.

Phony manufactured tales built Obamacare. Real stories of Obamacare wreckage will bring it down.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; alinskytactics; ediesundby; lies; lsm; michellemalkin; obamacare; obamacareanecdotes; spitehouse; stickershocks

1 posted on 11/06/2013 4:17:52 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Stupid enough to elect him twice. Next question?


2 posted on 11/06/2013 4:21:16 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Wasn’t all this stuff supposed to go into the memory hole?


3 posted on 11/06/2013 4:23:56 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Kaslin

“(How Stupid Does He Think We Are?)”

Well, the country elected Blago in Virginia, passed sodomite marriage in Illinois, elected a communist mayor in New York, a RINO scumbag in Alabama, and rejected the obvious choice of secession in Colorado.

I assume very.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 4:24:28 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

In 5 short years we’ve gone from compationate carding government to a Marxist kill them all snake oil bait and switch lying butt holes.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 4:25:42 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Kaslin

Hey, hey, what do you say,
How many lies you tell today?

Hey, hey, what do you say,
How many lies you tell today?

Hey, hey, what do you say,
How many lies you tell today?

Hey, hey, what do you say,
How many lies you tell today?


7 posted on 11/06/2013 4:29:13 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Kaslin
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'When I use a word,' Humpty O'Bumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'

8 posted on 11/06/2013 4:29:27 AM PST by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: All
The elitist, unmitigated contempt for working class Americans by
the Obamaturds is horrifyingly reminiscent of 1940's era Europe.

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, ran the clip of David "I'm Harmless" Axlerod saying that “only 5% will lose their insurance. ”

As if 14 million cancelled, many suffering from chronic diseases, were "expendable" O/Care nuisances.

Axelrod sounded very much like a Nazi, defending Hitler, b/c he had “only killed 6 million Jews,” a very small percentage.

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This Chicago criminal Axelrod is now a CBS advisor and runs his own political science school at the U of Chicago---the Chicago jerkman fixed US elections to get Obama into the WH--and now he's considered a political expert. (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

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YOO HOO NANCY--The dirty secrets that Obama and the Democrats have tried to keep from Americans since they first introduced the Obamacare legislation are now out in the open. It’s why they didn’t want anyone to read it. It’s why they didn’t want anyone to debate it. It’s why they shouted down Republicans.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting cancellation letters b/c their h/care policies do not live up to sap-happy Obama's utopian Marxist dream. Yet, they heard Obama’s endlessly repeated assurances: “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan”...repeated 29 times at last count.

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Americans now realize they've been screwed-over by (1) Obamacare, (2) Democrats, AND, (3) Obama himself.

How quick Dems are to throw out their "tolerance and compassion act" if it doesn't comport w/ their agenda ..... this time, Obama’s not able to b/s his way out of his Marxist malfeasance..... no amount of confident, articulate speechifying will change the mounting cancellation notices, doubled and tripled premiums....and the monumental failure of the failed billion dollar failed web site

9 posted on 11/06/2013 4:30:45 AM PST by Liz
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To: logic101.net
Real stories of Obamacare wreckage will bring it down.

No they won't. For one thing, people will simply refuse to believe their lying eyes. I have no idea why, but they desire above all else to believe Obama, even when he is shown time and again to be a liar.

Also, Obama is already dealing with this latest conflict with reality, not by changing the law, but by ordering the health insurance companies to extend the existing policies, even though the law itself forbade this because those policies didn't comply with the new coverage demands (maternity coverage for 80 year olds, for example). I just read this little tidbit in the WSJ this morning.

So once again, we see the hand of executive force, "ordering" these private companies to violate a law of Obama's own creation in order to protect him politically.

10 posted on 11/06/2013 4:32:57 AM PST by livius
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To: All
THE LIAR STRIKES AGAIN AND AGAIN ....serial liar Obama lied about a "dispute" he had with a health insurance company WRT his mother's "existing condition" so he could pull the sympathy card with voters..... butt-kissing presstitutes could have found this out 5 years ago when it would have made a difference to distruaght Americans getting cancellation letters.....

Ironically, the liar slit his own throat w/ the "existing condition" thingy.......the young healthies he needs to keep the SS O/Titanic afloat figure they don't need insurance. But they will sign on w/ an "existing condition" if they get injured falling down the stairs.

11 posted on 11/06/2013 4:33:41 AM PST by Liz
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To: ilovesarah2012

Many stupidly voted for Obama in 2008.

Only the stupid voted for him 2012.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 4:35:54 AM PST by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: Viennacon

…and he hasn’t been disappointed yet.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 4:44:29 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Kaslin

There are some very stupid people in this country and, unfortunately, they have the votes necessary to elect these people into office. This nation is facing some very dark times ahead, indeed. New York City has elected a leftists for Mayor now and McAuliffe beats Cuccinelli in Virginia....and apparently this was largely due to women voters who are somehow convinced of the Republicans have declared a ‘War on Women”.

Dark Times Indeed ...


14 posted on 11/06/2013 4:46:18 AM PST by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: Viennacon
What do you mean the country elected Blago in Virginia, passed sodomite marriage in marriage in Illinois, elected a communist in New York, a RINO scumbag in Alabama and rejected the obvious choice of secession in Colorado?

First of all who is Blago, second if you are not a resident in these states you can not vote in them.

15 posted on 11/06/2013 4:47:18 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ilovesarah2012

See my tagline


16 posted on 11/06/2013 4:48:05 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Obamacare is a Hate Crime against America and is working out exactly as the Democrats planned. Democrats are helping Obama destroy the country he despises.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 4:48:06 AM PST by abclily
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To: Kaslin

Blago... Blagojevich. They elected a crook.

I take the point, but this was across several states. A liberal wave


18 posted on 11/06/2013 4:51:01 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

They don’t really care, because the media don’t hold him accountable. I still remember the incident in which Obama was bowing to foreign leaders and White House told us not to believe our lying eyes, Obama was not bowing


19 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:02 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: abclily
We can change that in the 2014 election when we make the Rat party the minority party.

Will you help or will you just sit home because you think the Republicans should be punished?

20 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:40 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

He thinks we’re pretty stupid - and 51% of the voters are since they reelected him.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 4rcane

Or that OBama said he didn’t setup the red line, the world did


22 posted on 11/06/2013 4:53:05 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: ilovesarah2012

Winner!


23 posted on 11/06/2013 4:58:49 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Kaslin
He already knows how stupid the majority are.

That's why he still lives in the Spite House.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 4:59:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Kaslin

With the majority of Americans having been “educated” in public schools, pretty effing stupid.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 5:00:43 AM PST by onedoug
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To: livius

I have a theory as to the “why” they want to believe Obama, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that they shouldn’t.

Sheeperals are into what I call “advocacy-based righteousness”. They have their “good peoplehood” all wrapped up in the politicians and policies that they advocate for. This is why any criticism of policy is reacted to as a personal insult, because you’re attacking their source of righteousness.

Now, if Obama is not a “good person”, then neither are they.
And they don’t want to let that reality seep in.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 5:07:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Excellent point, as a nation, we are damn stupid.


27 posted on 11/06/2013 5:09:05 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Viennacon
That is what I thought you meant, but Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois, not Virgina.

So what if it was across several states. A few states don't make the entire country

You are correct that the voters elected a crook in Virginia, but the crook was McAuliffe.

Blogojevich btw is serving a 14 year sentence in Federal prison and there is hope that McAuliffe will join him before his time is up.

28 posted on 11/06/2013 5:13:41 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

They voted for him twice, so yeah, if he thinks they’re stupid, he’s right.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 5:15:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Stupid enough to elect a virtual unknown named Barack HUSSEIN Obama seven years after 3000 people were slaughtered by Muslims, who sat in a church for twenty years listening to “god damn America”.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 5:18:40 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Kaslin

Not stupid, just pathetic.

He knows the majority of his enemies will just rant and rave about his lies and crimes.

He knows he can get away with dismantling our country. He knows most are too frightened to do anything about it.

I’m sure he gets a good laugh about this.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 5:27:10 AM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Kaslin

Extremely stupid.

Progressives being elected all over the place, communist rhetoric being accepted as normal, the Constitution being sidestepped and considered radical....

yup. extremely freaking stupid...

IMHO


32 posted on 11/06/2013 5:34:04 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
♫♪ I'll hide behind a smile
And understanding eyes
And I'll tell you things that you already know
So you can say
I really identify with you, so much
And all the time that you're needing me
Is just the time that I'm bleeding you
Don't you get it yet?

33 posted on 11/06/2013 5:53:15 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Kaslin

“We can change that in the 2014 election when we make the Rat party the minority party.
Will you help or will you just sit home because you think the Republicans should be punished?”

I will once again go to the polls and vote against the marxists. However, I have no hope that a Republican Congress led by Mitch McConnell and John Boehner being advised by Karl Rove and aided and abetted by Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Orrin Hatch, Peter King, and Lisa Murkowski will even make an effort to oppose Obama or roll back the socialist programs he has already implemented. The Republican House has controlled the purse strings of the federal government since January 2011 and every time it has a conflict with Obama over spending it caves.

Continuing to vote for “least bad” has the same effect as continuing to take your automobile to a mechanic who fixes the problem you identified but returns the car with two new problems.


34 posted on 11/06/2013 6:31:28 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Soul of the South

There are a lot of folks here in Kentucky working to ensure Mitch McConnell is not in the senate after 2014.


35 posted on 11/06/2013 7:28:57 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: Viennacon
Re your and rejected obvious secession in Colorado in your post #4

Did you look at the map of the and noticed that the counties are spread and not even connected? I doubt it very much

Five Colorado Counties Vote to Secede & Form New 51st State

37 posted on 11/06/2013 12:40:26 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I refer to any corrupt governor as Blago. He’s become a caricature.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 1:46:48 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

How Stupid Does He Think We Are?
***He’s not counting on the stupidity of conservatives. He’s counting on the stupidity of middle america and the lame stream media.

How stupid does he think they are? Pretty darned stupid. And now he’s got that Battered Liberal Syndrome thing going for him as well. He’s in the tall corn.


39 posted on 11/06/2013 3:04:39 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kaslin

I never sit out an election.


40 posted on 11/06/2013 3:56:34 PM PST by abclily
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