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Offline happyg

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By: Melissa Clyne

Twitter lit up over White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer's statement blaming a Stage 4 cancer patient and insurance companies — instead of the president's signature legislation — for the woman losing the coverage that has kept her alive despite a dire prognosis.

 Late Monday, Pfeiffer — under his Twitter tag @pfeiffer44 — tweeted a link to a story posted on the ultra-liberal blog "Think Progress," titled "The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing in Today's Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance."

  Ignoring the mandated changes under Obamacare, the story blamed United Healthcare for Edie Littlefield Sundby's problems, saying the company has struggled for years in California's individual-policyholder market and that it no longer wanted to foot the bill for the sickest patients.

 Pfeiffer's is an official Twitter account, used to speak on behalf of the administration.

 His account was besieged with responses. Angry tweeters retweeted the responses of others, starting a firestorm in cyberspace

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Dan Pfeiffer        ✔  @pfeiffer44   

The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance http://thkpr.gs/1hHgZjp  via @TPHealth


 The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall... 

Competition is forcing some insurers out of the individual health care market.
ThinkProgress @thinkprogress 


Ignoring the mandated changes under Obamacare, the story blamed United Healthcare for Edie Littlefield Sundby's problems, saying the company has struggled for years in California's individual-policyholder market and that it no longer wanted to foot the bill for the sickest patients.

 Pfeiffer's is an official Twitter account, used to speak on behalf of the administration.
 His account was besieged with responses. Angry tweeters retweeted the responses of others, starting a firestorm in cyberspace

 Conservative writer Kristinn Taylor called Pfeiffer out:

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Dan Pfeiffer        ✔  @pfeiffer44 

The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance http://thkpr.gs/1hHgZjp  via @TPHealth


 Kristinn Taylor  @KristinnFR   

@pfeiffer44 @TPHealth Dan, you are a lying punk who smears elderly cancer patients. You serve Obama well. He lied about his own dying mother


He was only one of many:
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Dan Pfeiffer        ✔  @pfeiffer44 

The Real Reason That The Cancer Patient Writing In Today’s Wall Street Journal Lost Her Insurance http://thkpr.gs/1hHgZjp  via @TPHealth


 LetItBurnUSA  @LetItBurnUSA   

@pfeiffer44 @TPHealth Smearing cancer patients? Really, Dan?



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S.M  @redsteeze   

@pfeiffer44 You're so cool Dan. So brave.. You show that person with a terminal illness who is boss..


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Pres. Sgt. Schultz  @jaschrein   

@pfeiffer44 So because you guys lied to the public, you have to smear a cancer patient for picking the wrong insurance company? Nice touch.


More at link: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Pfeiffer-cancer-Sundby-Obamacare/2013/11/05/id/534875

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Re: White House Spokesman Sparks Outrage Over Comments About Cancer Patient
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 03:54:37 PM »
 
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And Dan Pfeiffer is a Senior Advisor to the President, not a spokesman.  Jay Carney is the spokesman.

Correct. IIRC he was the spokesman for the 2008 campaign - I used to change the channel every time he came on the guy is the biggest a-hole out there in an administration full of a-holes.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2013, 03:59:37 PM by Rapunzel »


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