A few days ago, there was this big photo op at the White House. A group of doctors were gathered to show their support for the president’s healthcare agenda. The adminstration even handed out white coats to everyone so they would look real official. The goal was to convince the American people that doctors are in favor of what Obama is promoting.
Well, these doctors certainly are. But just who are they? The impression is that they speak for the majority of doctors in the country, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Fortunately, Michelle Malkin dug into their background and came up with a few interesting facts.
Obama’s spin doctors belong to a group called Doctors for America (DFA), which reportedly supplied the white lab coats. The White House event was organized in conjunction with DFA and Organizing for America, Obama’s campaign outfit.
OFA and DFA are behind a massive new Obamacare ad campaign, letter-writing campaign and doctor-recruitment campaign. The supposedly “grassroots” nonprofit DFA is a spin-off of Doctors for Obama, a 2008 campaign arm that aggressively pushed the Democrats’ government health care takeover. DFA claims to have thousands of members with a “variety of backgrounds.” But there’s little diversity in their views on socialized medicine (98 percent want a taxpayer-funded public insurance option) — or in their political contributions.
Does anyone really think that 98% of American doctors want Obamacare? A recent survey noted that about 50% of doctors would think of leaving the profession if the “public option” passes Congress. This DFA group is anything but representative of all doctors. Instead, they are a small group of partisans who share Obama’s ideology.
Malkin also notes:
Who unveiled Doctors for America earlier this spring? No, not ordinary citizens outside the Beltway. The decidedly un-grassroots sponsors of the Doctors for America launch were Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and the left-wing Center for American Progress, which is run by liberal operative John Podesta and underwritten by far-left billionaire George Soros.
Further, the Center for American Progress “is also the parent group of Think Progress, the far-left website leading the smear campaign against fiscally conservative activists who protested at congressional town halls this summer. ”
How many American will be fooled by this public display? If we really want to know what most doctors think, this is closer to the truth: