Jay Severin puts himself on the White House’s enemies list

In a shocking turn of events, Jay Severin said something on the radio last week that made me think, “That can’t be right.”

And again, don’t forget the White House enemies list. For all you liberals who were upset when Richard Nixon had an enemies list in the White House, you still go to cocktail parties in Cambridge and say “Nixon, the pig.” That he actually had an enemy’s list right there in the White House a list of people he didn’t like. An enemies list! And Bush. “Ah, Bush what a pig! Can you believe he laid on a domestic surveillance program?” Of course it was never domestic surveillance. It had to be a terrorist from outside the country calling in or a terrorist inside the country calling out. So for preventing terrorism or trying to, Bush was a big pig, right? But now Barack Obama uses your tax money to establish a web site and asks us to spy on each other turning [in] people who are spreading opposite opinions about Obamacare. And you turn them into the White House. I turned myself in yesterday morning at flag — what’s it, flagwhitehouse.gov? — and you can go to whitehouse.gov and see the invitation to turn people in and I say join me. You are Spartacus. I am Spartacus. If it helps, I am Ludacris. I’ll be anybody, but turn in each other, turn in your mother and father, turn in your kids. Turn in me please, turn yourselves in. You will be proud to be on this list. We are all Spartacus.

So let’s see just WTF Jay is talking about. It took a little research, because of course there is no such thing as http://flagwhitehouse.gov, and when I went to http://whitehouse.gov the other day I saw nothing remotely like a place to “turn in” opponents of the health care bill. What I believe Jay was referring to was this blog post, in which an Obama administration official tries to counter what the administration sees as false information circulating through various electronic media. Here is the “call to arms”:

If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Maybe I’m a Pollyanna, but I just don’t see that as an invitation to put your friends and neighbors on a White House enemies list. Do you?

And yes, I’m forwarding this blog post to flag@whitehouse.gov.

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