Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – July 17 –
WILDWONDERFUL just alerted me to this information. It came out last Thursday on Newsvine, but I missed it. MSNBC
The White House on Wednesday declined to challenge an account in a new book that suggests that President Obama, in his campaign to overhaul American health care, mischaracterized a central anecdote about his mother’s deathbed dispute with her insurance company.
The author seems to be legitimate, so attacks on the messenger won’t be easy. Also, there is documented evidence to support her claims.
I’m prejudiced, so the less I say, the better.
I’ve been using the following quote by Cicero in my comments:
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
— Marcus Cicero, speaking to Caesar, Crassus, Pompey and the Roman Senate.
I think that that quote is appropriate for this article.