Capitol Hill Switchboard Recording Pitches Obamacare

Every time you think you’ve seen them sink as low as possible, they break out the diamond-tipped shovels and keep going.

I have to hand it to Obama’s people — they leave no stone unturned, unethical, illegal or otherwise, in their efforts to propaganda-bomb the general public — even if it requires commandeering something paid for by the general public to connect them to the offices of Congress:

If you call one of the numbers that leads you to the switchboard for Congress, the number you’d call to be put through to your Congressman or Senator’s office, you get a short message selling Obama’s healthcare policies before being transferred to the switchboard operator. This should be the sort of story the Old Media would investigate fully. But will it?

How can this even be legal? After all, this isn’t the Democrat Party hotline we are talking about here. It is the main phone number representing all of Congress, not just Obama and his nationalized healthcare policies. I repeat, this is the phone number for all of Congress, not an activist’s number to sell Democrats and their policies.

While it lasts, try it yourself and you’ll see. The number is 1-800-828-0498.

Newsbusters has audio of the recorded message, which goes like this:

Thank you for calling your Representative and your Senators.

Please urge them to vote yes on health insurance reform. Because the American people can no longer wait for more choices, lower costs, and coverage we can count on.

I just called the number, and as of 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday, the message is still there, but we’ll see how long it lasts. Hey, if it’s totally on the up-and-up, there will be no reason to remove it, right? I’m guessing it doesn’t stay there through Monday though, and callers might hear the recording, “The number you have dialed is no longer in community service.”

I don’t think there’s anything in the rules that says the Capitol Hill Switchboard can be used as the President’s personal answering machine, but I could be wrong.

Before you know it, the White House will have child members of the Obamacorps personally answer each Capitol Hill phone call and sing the Obama National Anthem?

The next think you know, you’ll glance at the Lincoln Memorial and see that the inscription has been changed to read “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he lobbied for a public option, the memory of Abraham Lincoln will forever remind us of the need for national health care”

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