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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Houston Obamacare "Supporter" Isn't a Doctor, She Just Plays One at Town Halls

In order to drum up support for Obamacare, liberal astroturf organizations have begun to plant "fake constituents" in the middle of town halls to tout the magnificence that is Obamacare:

Patterico and Lone Star Times capture yet another banner moment from a town-hall forum hosted by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) . In this clip, Roxana Mayer introduces herself as a doctor (a general practitioner for four years) in order to support ObamaCare and Jackson-Lee in a fairly hostile crowd. For her efforts, she gets a big hug from the Congresswoman, an image which the Houston Chronicle featured prominently on their website coverage of the event.

But was Mayer really a doctor?

Not only was Mayer not a doctor, Roxana Mayer was an Obama delegate, as Patterico discovered with some digging.  What’s more, the Houston Chronicle apparently knew this and failed to include it in its glowing coverage of Mayer’s appearance.  The reporter, Cindy Horswell, has admitted that she knew Mayer was an Obama delegate and that Mayer did’t live in Jackson-Lee’s district when she wrote the Chronicle story.  After getting exposed, the Chronicle quietly changed the caption on the photo without issuing a correction, removing the reference to Mayer being a doctor.

To be fair, there is no proof that Obama, any other Democrat in Congress, or Organizing for America had any direct knowledge of her deception. All I know is that she is an Obama delegate, and that sounds mighty "fishy". So, I'm forwarding this story to so they can investigate the matter further.

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