RUSH: I just saw something at RedState.com. Here’s the headline: ‘If you oppose Obamacare, even in casual conversation, the White House wants to know about it.’ Jeff Emanuel put this up 1:45 this afternoon. ‘If you see anybody publicly opposing President Obama’s plan to implement a government-centric overhaul of the health care system, the White House wants you to report that person (or persons) ASAP. From the White House website: There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to Flag@WhiteHouse.gov.’
So the White House is asking its supporters, these groupies that hang on their website if they get an e-mail, they hear anybody talking about fishy stuff, disinformation about the health care plan, send their name, send a copy of their e-mail to the White House. Now, the problem with this claim of disinformation about health insurance reform, control of personal finances to end of life care, the White House has gotta understand, people have read the House of Representatives bill. It’s all in there! None of this is being made up. I’m going to tell you who this bunch reminds me of. There’s a parallel going on in the world right now to this bunch that’s running this country and the parallel is Iran. They supposedly had a fair election. The people of Iran didn’t think it was fair. They think it was a fraudulent election and they started protesting in the streets. Even the people of Iran, this was too much to swallow, the mullahs were just putting one over on them, they wanted a reform candidate to win, they didn’t dig any of this, they didn’t think Ahmadinejad was the legitimate winner, they started protesting, and what was the result?
The government went out and started cracking heads, started putting people in jail. Some people have died as a result of government treatment when they were in protests. Now you’ve got the White House asking people, its groupies, to be informants? Let me read this again from the White House website: ‘There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to Flag@whitehouse.gov.’
Well, I would hate to see what they’re going to get now at Flag@whitehouse.gov. I wonder what kind of e-mails they’re going to get now. They’re looking for tattletales, they’re looking for snitches, they’re looking for informants, they want their groupies to tattle on you if you happen to be telling the truth about what’s in the health care plan. ‘The White House has, as yet, offered no explanation of what it is they plan to do with the tips on policy opposition they hope to receive from citizen informers. Jake Tapper pointed out on Twitter this morning, the title of that post on the White House is a quote from John Adams’ 1770 ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials.”
So this has happened before in human history. Parents whose minds weren’t right, parents who were saying things against the regime, their children were supposed to inform on them. So now the Obama administration is genuinely, legitimately asking for informants. Man.
RUSH: I want to go back to our archives, ladies and gentlemen, the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, April 28th, 2003, Hillary Clinton.
HILLARY: (screeching) I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, ‘WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!’
RUSH: It still hurts my deaf ears listening to that. But that’s just how things change.