Obama Accused of Propaganda Push

President Barack Obama and 2011 Kavli Foundation winners./PRNewswire

President Barack Obama’s much touted and highly criticized healthcare reform bill has taken a lot of heat since it was announced publicly. That measure, signed into law by President Obama, is on the hot seat again.

Instead of the usual suspects within the GOP and Tea Party ranks blasting the president’s plan and setting up legislative and courtroom roadblocks to stop the government from dishing out health coverage for all Americans, a special interest group has now joined the bandwagon of critics and naysayers.

 Unfortunately for President Obama and his administration, Judicial Watch isn’t just any special interest group. With the crackdown, sweeping bite of a pit bull that never lets go of its target, Judicial Watch is the one organization the White House does not want to tangle with.

Judicial Watch is known on Capitol Hill for its ferocious reputation of investigating and cracking down on government corruption. Now it has its sight on President Obama and what his administration is allegedly trying to do.  

Judicial Watch is accusing President Obama and his White House staff of spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars to help fund advertising campaigns that help garner support for the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The core of the president’s outreach message through this advertising campaign has been aimed as black Americans, Hispanics and women, according to Judicial Watch.

Those demographics groups are the most likely to benefit the most from the healthcare bill. Judicial Watch nibbled through 2, 328 pages of records to show that President Obama and his team spent nearly $300,000 a month in online advertisement promoting his healthcare bill from October 2010 to February 2011.

Judicial Watch is accusing President Obama, his administration and Human Health Services of working in concert to hit up and inundate search engines like Yahoo! and Google with pay-per-click advertising tools to push Obamacare.    

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), President Obama’s healthcare sales pitch could reach as high as $200 million. The accusation levied against President Obama’s alleged propaganda push from Judicial Watch doesn’t stop there.

Judicial Watch also is accusing the Obama Administration of spending $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the ads on national television in September and October 2010 to educate “Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members about forthcoming changes to Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.”  

What Judicial Watch is really angry about is the fact that President Obama is using advertising manipulation to connect with a voting bloc that identifies with the need for health care coverage for all citizens.

“The Obama administration is using taxpayer dollars to manipulate public opinion regarding his socialist healthcare overhaul while also trying to get a leg up in the 2012 presidential campaign,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The American people should be disturbed that the Obama administration is using taxpayer funds to try to brainwash people simply searching the Internet for information on health care.  

“This Big Brother campaign is underhanded, potentially unlawful, and it must be stopped.  As the congressional ‘super-committee’ begins negotiations to cut the deficit, this wasteful Obamacare propaganda campaign is the first place they should look.”






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