The "Citizen's Briefing Book", the latest Barack Obama scam

The latest scam from the Barack Obama camp is a "Citizen's Briefing Book" at change dot gov:

It allows the citizens to submit policy ideas in one of several categories, and then others vote up or down those ideas. The categories are mostly the same as those featured in their highly similar Open for Questions.

Like Open for Questions, the current effort is designed to fail. Both efforts suffer from the same flaws common to all popular voting systems: the weakest questions rise to the top while the tough questions languish.

Certainly, Barack Obama's minions are good enough technocratic that they realize that. They know exactly what's going to happen, and they could easily use a better system if they really wanted the best ideas to rise to the top.

I do recommend submitting ideas, especially if you can start a campaign to push your ideas near the top. Or, to do as I did and compare your ideas and vote totals to the "top" ideas. I also recommend pointing out that anyone who promotes this effort as anything other than what it is has no interest in pushing valid ideas or is unable to figure out the flaws with this system.

But, at least there's entertainment to go along with this latest version. Have you ever wanted to see Tom Daschle react to something? Well, here's your chance. After watching the introduction here, others reacting and/or acting include Nancy Sutley (link), Arne Duncan (link), Steven Chu (link), and Heather Higgenbottom (link). I'm outsourcing commenting on the last to the Youtube commenters.

The good thing about those videos is that some people seem to be catching on to the fact that they're watching West Wing 2, something that's less about proper governance and more about putting on a show.


This foreign monkey that had billions to buy the office of the so called president will do anything to fool the really stupid people, the funny thing is people will fall into line for this evil monkey and i can't wait until the colonization of the third world monkeys have you by the balls. The USA Is now just a joke and its ideals mean nothing and you will understand what monkey rule means soon. by the way the military power that the so called USA Has right now will disappear within 4 years but its police state power will jump like some monkey on a helpless old white person in some monkey tropical jungle. and i love it!!! buy guns the main monkey is in office.

Good God Fred give it up. The monkey thing is well worn, like the palm of my hand. What a jack-off

The question is not IF there will be an interdiction of Obama’s Presidency by the Supreme Court, the questions are WHEN and HOW that interdiction will transpire — that is, if the USA is to continue as the Constitutional Republic that now exists.

Ted the USA Is over the constitutional law is dead and has been for some time now! and anomymous whats wrong with the word monkey? is it racists to you? and how long have you been a PC Person? is tyrant and the ideals of evil also racists? PC America means Red ideals and the ideals of the oligarchs of the world. the political dogs can murder us but only once after that others will understand what evil is! Obama is a black hitler! fighting the red and fascism is a duty of any real American. "Americans can and stand up", like that is going to happen!

Go away Fred. Please. No one likes you or wants to hear you repeat yourself over and over again. You belong in a mental hospital. Get yourself checked in, you need meds.

Obama is not a scam he is the Heartbeat of America.

Anyone who calls Obama a scam is a loser he is the Heartbeat of America and will save this country from economic ruin.

Obama is the Heartbeat of America. The only politician who is not a scam. If You Have Health Insurance, the Obama Plan: * Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. * Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age. * Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most. * Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don't go broke when they get sick. * Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money. * Protects Medicare for seniors. * Eliminates the "donut-hole" gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

*Will make your insurance premiums twice as much as they would be if the government wasn't involved. *Gives free health insurance to illegal immigrants. THOSE are the changes. A few will be helped, and the rest will not be able to afford the premiums and co-pays, resulting in fines and imprisonment. That's the bottom line. Trading one problem for a bigger one.