Obama for universal health care before he was against it

Patrick Gibbons

*The Wizard of Obama: “Pay no attention to those videos where I say I want universal health care…instead watch these unrelated clips.”

The Obama administration accused the Drudge Report and other online conservative bloggers this week of using scare tactics and disinformation to make people afraid of Obama’s health care reform.

The administration released a video, which can be watched here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/.

The video starts off stating, “Hi. I’m Linda Douglass. I’m the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, and one of my jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that’s out there about health-insurance reform. And there are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now, such as this one – take a look at this one. This one says, ‘Uncovered Video: Obama Explains How His Health Care Plan Will Eliminate PRIVATE Insurance.’ “Well, nothing can be farther from the truth. You know the people who always try to SCARE people whenever you try to bring them health-insurance reform are at it again.”

So the conservative bloggers fired back, and now we have the unedited video where Obama says he supports universal health care:

Ironically, “Big Brother” – that is, the Obama administration – actually says, “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

So who is using disinformation and scare tactics now?