ObamaCare Supporters Outspend Opponents 3-1

I am sick of the lies, which is another way of saying I am sick of the Democrats.

How many times have we been told about the evil special interests opposing ObamaCare and the obscene profits being made by private health insurers who – gasp – are so depraved that they support the free market system?

Well, riddle me this: how come ObamaCare special interests are outspending opponents by a 3-1 margin?

Just where are the REAL “un-American” “evil mongers”?  Turns out they’re in the Obama Camp.

Obama Backers Outspend Conservative Opponents Nearly 3-to-1 on Healthcare Ads

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Supporters of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plans are outspending rivals nearly 3-to-1 even as Democrats complain about the grass-roots protests that have broken out around the country.

Those backing the administration’s plans to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system radically have spent nearly $24 million worth of advertising, compared with just $9 million from opponents, according to The New York Times.

“I’m up against a dozen groups running ads that will spend between $50 million and $80 million to promote a public plan and promote an employer mandate, regardless of the cost,” said R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president for governmental affairs for the United States Chamber of Commerce, which has produced ads attacking the Obama administration’s ideas about healthcare. “We’re trying to create a dialogue rather than cede the ground.”

An additional $24 million has been spent broadly in support of overhauling the system without backing a specific plan. And even that figure doesn’t include much of the money being spent by think thanks, sympathetic political media sites, and other elements of the Democratic Party’s media machine.

And it’s time to take a little look at some of that massive spending and just who is getting the dough.  From Michelle Malkin:

Axelrod’s profits: Uh, who’s on the take from the drug lobby again?!?!

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 18, 2009 11:03 PM

I’ve reported several times over the last few months on Team Obama’s hefty funding from the health care industry/drug lobby — see here and hereas well on the deep pockets behind the Astroturf HCAN/SEIU/ACORN campaign.

Culture of Corruption also homes in on the cozy cash deals involving Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Susan Sher, and David Axelrod to create faux grass-roots support for the University of Chicago Medical Center’s patient-dumping scheme.

Now, Bloomberg’s Timothy Burger brings news about Axelrod’s latest health care conflicts of interest that will come as no surprise to those who have fully informed themselves of the Chicago way. While White House press secretary Robert Gibbs assails the motives of grass-roots activists by falsely smearing the movement as corporate-funded shills, Barack Obama’s own senior adviser and chief Astroturfer raked in millions of dollars from Big Pharma.

Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama’s White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for health-care overhaul.

One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as a senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the health-care plan. The other firm is Washington-based GMMB Campaign Group, where partner Jim Margolis was also an Obama strategist.

This year, AKPD and GMMB received $12 million in advertising business from Healthy Economy Now, a coalition that includes the Washington-based Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA, that is seeking to build support for a health-care overhaul, said the coalition’s spokesman, Jeremy Van Ess.

You won’t be surprised to learn that the HEN coalition also includes left-wing Families USA, the sellouts at the AARP, and the Purple Army at the SEIU.

What’s Axelrod’s old firm — which employs one of his sons– up to now? When exposed to sunlight, reconstitute, rename, and spin hard:

Axelrod was president and sole shareholder of AKPD from 1985 until he sold his interest after Obama’s victory, government records show. The firm owes Axelrod $2 million, which it’s due to pay in installments beginning Dec. 31. Axelrod’s son, Michael, still works there. He didn’t return a phone call. The firm’s Web site continues to feature David Axelrod’s work on the Obama campaign.

…At the White House, Axelrod’s role in the health-care debate ranges from Sunday talk show appearances to meetings with House and Senate lawmakers…

Van Ess said HEN is now dormant. PhRMA and three other members of HEN, plus the Washington-based Federation of American Hospitals, have created another coalition, Americans for Stable Quality Care, which last week announced a new $12 million ad campaign to promote health-care overhaul. GMMB and AKPD are also working on the new coalition’s ads.

Hey, Bobby Gibbs: Tell us again. Who’s funded by the evil health care industry? And who’s motives should you be questioning now? According to Bloomberg, AKPD continues to work with Axelrod “on ’strategy and research’ for the Democratic National Committee.” Why no full disclosure until now? Why didn’t Axelrod recuse himself from his Obamcare lobbying TV appearances given the strong, interest-conflicted odor emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania?

Hey, White House Reality Check: Smell anything fishy, yet?

These people are the very worse kind of liars and demagogues.  And one day mainstream media propagandists will one day be burning in hell with them.  They shamelessly report crap they should be ashamed of day after day after day.

Do you remember all the unrelenting attacks directed at Dick Cheney over his ties to Halliburton and its Iraq War profits?  I guess a scandal is only a scandal when liberals want it to be a scandal.

2 Responses to “ObamaCare Supporters Outspend Opponents 3-1”

  1. rjjrdq Says:

    How’s that working out for them? Bad investment.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Hope you’re right, rjjrdq.

    This is a fight that isn’t over – particularly given the fact that the mainstream media are leftwing propagandists and the Democrats are continually shifting their message and their promises.

    If we’re on top, we need to keep pouring down the arrows and the boiling oil.

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