Yesterday, Texas Senator John Cornyn sent a letter to President Obama in which he called for an immediate end to the White House’s health care enemies list.
Cornyn not only writes that citizens have a right to speak out, but also points out that there would be “justifiable outrage” from Democrats had George W. Bush’s White House ever asked Americans to send them emails which were critical of the president’s policies. Cornyn aptly notes it would have been Obama himself leading the charge in such a case.
So I urge you to cease this program immediately. At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech. And I respectfully request an answer to the following:
How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech?
How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for “fishy” speech?
What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in “fishy” speech?
Do your own past statements qualify as “disinformation”? For example, is it “disinformation” to note that in 2003 you said:”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan”?
Pwned on that last bullet (emphasis mine).