UPDATE: Seems the video got pulled we had linked originally. Much chatter on this one. We started with the email that is now being questioned (scroll down). TruthorFiction.com claims it’s a rumor. Fortunately there’s video and a transcript so you can read and decide for yourselves….
Here’s what we can add to the quest. A link to ABC Transcript and ABC video with Charles Gibson:
ABC Diane Sawyer/Gibson and Doctor video also here:
Below is the email that started all of this:
THIS ALONE SHOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WORK TO DEFEAT THE NEW HEALTH CARE PROPOSALS.
FINALLY…THE $64,000 QUESTION WAS ASKED…
YESTERDAY ON “ABC-TV” (BETTER KNOWN AS THE ALL BARRACK CHANNEL)
DURING THE “NETWORK SPECIAL ON HEALTH CARE”…. OBAMA WAS ASKED:
“MR. PRESIDENT WILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GIVE UP YOUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM AND JOIN THE NEW ‘UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM’ THAT THE REST OF US WILL BE ON ?“
(BET YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER)
THERE WAS A STONEY SILENCE AS OBAMA IGNORED THE QUESTION AND CHOSE NOT TO ANSWER IT!
IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF SENATORS WERE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AND THERE RESPONSE WAS, “WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT”! … AND THEY DID
IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY ON THE NEWS THAT THE “KENNEDY HEALTH CARE BILL” WAS WRITTEN INTO THE NEW HEALTH CARE REFORM INITIATIVE ENSURING THAT CONGRESS WILL BE 100% EXEMPT!
SO, THIS GREAT NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU AND ME, IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR OBAMA, HIS FAMILY OR CONGRESS!
A UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL SHOULD BE A PLAN THAT EXTENDS TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST US LOWLY CITIZENS.
BUT,THE WASHINGTON “ELITE” PLANS TO KEEP RIGHT ON WITH THEIR GOLD-PLATED HEALTH CARE COVERAGES,WHILE WE SUFFER WITH THE OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN … AT OUR EXPENSE.
THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG!!
WAKE UP AMERICA AND SAY “NO” to OBAMA-CARE!
You people are so full of it! Did you read the article?
There was not complete silence. He answered it. Of course he’s not going to give up his free government health care anymore than a US soldier giving up the free health care that they are afforded as government employees.
Obama is not trying to sell you the BEST health care, just AFFORDABLE health care.
Then you should buy some of that swamp land in Jersey. The ONE thing ObamaCare is NOT is affordable.
where is the video
Seems the video got pulled…are we surprised?
Bullshit. This question wasn’t even asked during the interview. The entire ABC transcirpt can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/HealthCare/Story?id=7920012&page=1
In fact, on page 4 of the transcript, the President states wants reform that, “Essentially gives the American people the same kind of options that members of Congress do or federal employees do.”
In addition, there have been no amendments today, or any other time this month, because we’re in August recess!
I am not saying this bill is the answer, as it certainly has a lot of faults, but let’s be careful what we send. We’re not going to reach an efficacious resolution if we can’t have real discussions with the facts. Let’s stick to the facts. And when you get the facts – write your congressman.
That’s why we posted this follow-up material. People are doing a lot of research on this accusation. That’s why we said, YOU decide. We’re not taking a position on this (yet)