By Doug Book, staff writer
Barack Hussein Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign understood the value of an aggressive internet presence and the Regime’s web exploitation tactics have not changed since the election.
On March 23rd, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Department. The more than 2300 pages of documents the public interest organization received include internal HHS correspondence and “…communications with representatives of the Ogilvy Group, the public relations firm hired by the Obama Administration to manage the ObamaCare campaign.”
Months of review show internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo were paid millions of taxpayer dollars to secretly direct web-based inquiries about health care to a Regime friendly site designed to sell the American public on the benefits of Obama’s unconstitutional takeover of the health care system.
“Using ‘Pay-per-Click’ advertising tools such as Google Adwords, HHS purposely targeted for influence people searching the term ‘ObamaCare’ …” reveals Judicial Watch.
According to an Ogilvy budget summary, the Obama Administration paid Google and Yahoo $300,000 per month for advertising campaigns designed to redirect those entering keywords such as “affordable health care”, “health care reform”, “government health insurance” and the like to an Administration approved ObamaCare site.
The White House itself was knee deep in the “propaganda campaign.” In an email to HHS Deputy for Strategy and Planning, Jenny Backus, Ogilvy Senior Public Relations VP Margo Gillman writes, “you mentioned on our last call that you were planning to discuss [our radio and TV concepts] with the White House…” “We would appreciate any guidance that you can provide, so we can determine immediate next steps and a production schedule.”
Another document received by Judicial Watch reveals that the campaign to sell ObamaCare was principally directed at blacks, Hispanics and women.
Summarizing an earlier conference call, Ogilvy VP Chris Beakey emailed HHS officials in December of 2010 saying, “you want to utilize the bulk of…paid media efforts…on media that reaches African Americans and Hispanics.” That money will go farther and these audiences continue to be a top priority.”
All in all, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest the White House-directed campaign to sell the benefits of ObamaCare could cost taxpayers more than $200 million.
Politicians have worked to manipulate public opinion for millennia. But the use of the publics’ own money to advance an unpopular assault on our liberty is at best despicable and quite probably illegal.
The abuses of the Obama Regime must end with the 2012 election.
To contact your Congressional Representative use this link:http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
This day in history, August 28
1963: Dr. Martin Luther King jr. gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Although Jesse Jackson was there he apparently didn’t hear the part about, “being judged by the contents of their character not the color of their skin.”
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