On Tuesday, President Obama hosted a 150 doctors, from 50 states, to rally support for his slacking healthcare reform bill. I thought Halloween was on Oct. 31, not the 6th. The Rose Garden was transformed into a Obama Doctors Halloween Bash. What a joke that was !! The doctors were told to bring their white coats to make sure that the TV cameras would capture the image. The funny thing is that some doctors forgot to bring the coats. This is propaganda at its finest. It is all about perception. If you see 150 doctors, some with coats and other not, you won’t take the message as serious as if they ALL had the coats on. The same thing happens with TV commercials and product placement within the stores.
So what happened? The White House handed out white coats, supplied by Doctors for America, to the doctors who forgot theirs. All of this just to counter the complaints from other doctors who oppose the proposed legislation.
There are over 800,000 doctors in the U.S. am I supposed to be convinced by what 150 of them believe? Hell NO !!
Here is what the media WON’T tell you:
Most of the 150 doctors, of whom 50 we know of, that attended the staged rally are members of the organization, Doctors for America (DFA). What you may not know is that DFA, before the elections, was called Doctors for Obama. After the elections, the name was changed to DFA, less political. I did some of my own research and found out that within the audience of doctors was the President/Co-founder, Vice-President, National Field Director, Regional and State Directors, and a Senior Advisor of DFA. There are 5 regional directors, one being Sanjay Gupta from CNN, within the crowd and they are in charge of 29 out of 50 states for the organization.
DFA spokeswoman Megan Smith said that roughly 98% of the organization’s 15,000 members support a public option. She also said that 40 of the 150 do belong to Doctors for America. I believe the number is higher. White House spokesman Reid Cherlin described the group of doctors as “the best voices for reform because they witness the current healthcare system on a day to day basis.”
I wouldn’t go that far because a lot of these individuals are professors who have in the past practiced, but currently do not. Some do currently practice medicine and are in touch with the day to day crisis. Many sit on multiple boards and are not involved with the “average Joe”. Cherlin insisted that the doctors “were not invited based on their support for a public option.” Really? So it is a coincidence that almost every doctor in attendance support the public plan and is a member of Doctors for Obama, I mean America? No my friends, it is not. This was perfectly staged and planned to the last word, handshake, movement, and picture as I mentioned earlier into the post.
Below is a list of confirmed members of Doctors for America , their title within the organization, and the states that fall within their region if they are regional directors:
Dr. Alexander Blum (New York, NY) – National Field Director
Dr. Alice Chen (Los Angeles, CA) – Vice President
Dr. Andrew Loehrer (Indianapolis, IN) – State Director
Dr. Elaine Bradshaw (Santa Fe, NM) – Regional Director – WA,AZ,NM,MN,WY,ID,OR,UT,CO,NV
Dr. Meg Sarnecki (Missoula, MT) – State Director
Dr. Michael Newman (Washington, DC) – Senior Advisor
Dr. Mona Mangat (St. Petersburg, FL) – Regional Director – FL,GA, AL
Dr. Nirali Bora (Providence, RI) – Regional Director – CT,RI,NH,VT,ME,MA
Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Cherry Hill, NJ) – Regional Director – PA,WV,MD,NJ,DE
Dr. Vivek Murthy (Boston, MA) – President/Co-founder
Dr. Winfred Parnell (Dallas, TX) – Regional Director – TX,OK,AR,MS,LA
Dr. Zaneb Beams (Ellicott City, MD) – Deputy