As stated on 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 emails 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 email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So... some people think Obama is "spying" on us. Others say he's just trying to answer accusations/questions about his policies.
Now although I think, yeah, maybe the government is spying on us a little more, that's beside the point. The point here is that Obama is doing something unconstitutional and kind of just laughs it off and says he's just trying to be responsive. That may be, but the way he's going about it is wrong.
He says he's not making a list of people who are against him, but essentially, that's what he's doing, whether it is intentional or not.
Bill Burton is good at deflecting questions. "I understand your question," he says... but did he answer it? She basically had to answer her own question in the end. He even told her that she's flabbergasted... was she really?? He seemed more "flabbergasted" to me...
Burton also continuously stated that Kelly was "confusing" people... but I think he was more confusing. Her points were pretty clear... his responses made me go wtf o_O lol He could have simply stated it directly that no, they are not making a list, but they aren't deleting the emails either since the Presidential Records Act forbids it. Simple right? It would have been lot less suspicious than all his stuttering deflections if you ask me.
O'Reilly covered this interview on his show. Watch the clip and wait until the end of the Kelly-Burton segment when O'Reilly talks with her in case you need further clarification (the second half of the vid is irrelevant)
Can we all open a U.S. History book, please? Does this sound similar to anything? I seem to recall blacklisting back in the days of the Great Depression (we're kind of in the midst of our own depression right now, aren't we?) and World War II where there was the whole communist scare. People reporting everyone on suspicion of being communist... so now instead of reporting "potential communists" we are reporting on "fishy" information being spread by people... Yes, I realize it may be extreme to compare to blacklisting... right now it's only "flagging". It's just a similarity that immediately came to mind when I first heard about this. I'm not saying it's the same... just similar as so many things in history seem to be...