Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dem’s Try to Use FCC to Censor Anti-Obamacare Ads

What do Democrats do when a hard-hitting anti-Obamacare ad threatens the electoral prospects of a Democrat Congressman? Well… You unleash the lawyers. With any luck, you might even be able to use the weight of the FCC to muscle local stations into denying the ad any air time. Because, obviously, using government regulatory agencies to strong arm broadcasters into censoring political advertisements, is a tactic in total compliance with the intent of the First Amendment.

Julia Boonstra is currently suffering from Leukemia. And, until the implementation of Obamacare, she had insurance coverage that provided her with desired benefits. In fact, she was happy. Her condition was improving. Her treatments were working, and she was not driving herself into bankruptcy fighting a horrendous form of cancer… Then came Obamacare.

As is explained in the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) ad – aimed at Democrat Gary Peters – Julia was among the millions of Americans who saw their insurance evaporate as Obamacare implementation lumbered forward. And while she’s been able to retain the same doctor as before, her new Obamacare insurance has left her with an unpredictable schedule of out-of-pocket costs. In short: She liked her plan – she wasn’t able to keep her plan – and now she’s stuck with inadequate insurance that threatens her financial stability. Julia is now worse off (financially and physically) thanks to the President’s boondoggled web of regulation known affectionately as “Obamacare.”

But why allow little things (like Julia, the cancer survivor, losing her preferred healthcare) to interfere with the election of Democrats? Michigan Democrats, who support Gary Peters, have filed paperwork to get the ad pulled from the air. They’ve even threatened to have the FCC pull the broadcast licenses of any station that decides to air the ad.

So… Now the Democrats are going to go around threatening to strip broadcasters of their FCC license if they air ads that Democrats consider to be “misleading”? Don’t such authoritarian dreams of control give any other Americans a chill? Think of the irony: Democrats in Michigan are unleashing lawyers to censor the backlash created by Democrat lies.



Use the Name, Luke said...

This kind of stuff makes it very clear: Democrats don't care about truth, only power.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of accuracy, Rinos are no better. There are very few politicians looking out for the greater good of the people. Most are in it to enrich themselves or, perhaps worse, to revel in the power.

Anonymous said...

Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro would be proud of the Democrats game plan.

Flydoc said...

Does this mean that all those half-truth ads by politicians may now be used to shut down liberal outlets? Just asking

Anonymous said...

Flydoc, that would be great! Then we would never have to hear another word come out of Obama's mouth

Anonymous said...

So this woman went onto a new plan that can't drop her for having a pre-existing condition, and has no lifetime or annual limits. She kept her doctor, her premiums have dropped, and her out-of-pocket costs are the same as before.

What, exactly, is the complaint here?