Spin Doctors for Obamacare

Lights, camera, agitprop! The
curtains opened on yet another artfully staged
performance of

Theater this week. One hundred and fifty
doctors took their places on the plush lawn outside the
West Wing—many acting like
"Twilight" groupies with cameras instead of credible medical
professionals. The president approved the scenery:
"I am thrilled to have all of you here today, and you look very spiffy
in your coats."

White House wardrobe assistants
guaranteed the
As the
New York Post`s
Charles Hurt

, the physicians
"were told to
bring their white lab coats to make sure that TV cameras
captured the image."
President Obama`s aides hastily
handed out costumes to those who came in suits or
dresses before the doc-and-pony show began.

But while Halloween came early to
the Potomac, these partisan single-payer activists in
White House-supplied clothing aren`t fooling anyone.

Obama`s spin doctors belong to a
group called Doctors for America (DFA), which reportedly
supplied the white lab coats. The White House event was
organized in conjunction with DFA and
Organizing for
, Obama`s campaign outfit.

OFA and DFA are behind a massive

Obamacare ad campaign,
letter-writing campaign and
doctor-recruitment campaign. The supposedly
nonprofit DFA is a spin-off of Doctors for Obama, a 2008
campaign arm that aggressively pushed the Democrats`
government health care takeover. DFA claims to have
thousands of members with a
"variety of
But there`s little diversity in their
views on socialized medicine (98 percent want a
taxpayer-funded public insurance option)—or in their
political contributions.

DFA president and co-founder
Dr. Vivek Murthy,
]an internal medicine physician at Brigham and
Women`s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical
School, served as a member of Obama`s Health Policy
Advisory Committee and the New England Steering
Committee during the 2008 presidential campaign.

DFA vice president Dr. Alice Chen [Email
]of Los Angeles is an Obama donor and avowed
supporter of Organizing for America, Obama`s campaign
shop run by the Democratic National Committee. On
Monday, she posted on the OFA website with an

appeal to Democratic activists f
or letters to the
editor in support of Obama`s
"health care

"senior adviser"
Jacob Hacker
] is an Obamacare architect who laughed at
criticism of the plan being a Trojan horse for
single-payer coverage.

"It`s not a
Trojan horse, right?"
he retorted at a far-left
Tides Foundation conference on health care.
"It`s just right
there! I`m telling you. We`re going to get there."

And here`s a brief political
donation history of other top DFA docs

compiled by Brian Faughnan at theconservatives.com

Who unveiled Doctors for America
earlier this spring? No, not ordinary citizens outside
the Beltway. The decidedly un-grassroots sponsors of the
Doctors for America
launch were Democratic Sen. Max
Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and the
left-wing Center for American Progress, which is run by
liberal operative John Podesta and underwritten by
far-left billionaire

George Soros.

CAP is a lead organization in the
Health Care for America Now coalition, the so-called
lobbying group for Obama`s health care takeover
legislation run out of 1825 K Street in Washington,
D.C., with a $40 million budget. CAP is also the parent
group of Think
the far-left website leading the

smear campaign
against fiscally conservative
activists who protested at congressional town halls this
summer. And several CAP alumni are now leading the
Obamacare push at the Department of Health and Human
Services, including special HHS assistant Michael Halle
and HHS Director Jeanne Lambrew, a former senior fellow
at the Center for American Progress who worked on health
policy in the Clinton administration.

CAP/HCAN`s most recent initiative?
Busing protesters to the private homes of health care
executives last week to bully them over the public
option—even as many health care executives line the
pockets of Obama administration officials and allies
lobbying on their behalf.

It`s all in keeping with the
elaborate Kabuki productions that have marked Team
Obama`s efforts to manufacture support for
government-run health care. They`ve been doctoring it up
from Day One.



Michelle Malkin

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