Truth or Consequences, NM
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Yes Dock you can. Not all who use it have the worst intention but those who started it (most likely Fox news) wanted the idea of insurance for all to come with a mental image of a black man. That is manipulative and 'murica was mostly on board. That psychologically motivated approach is shallow and mean but effective.
During Obama's terms, I recall white right wing websites putting a black woman on video out front that was claiming she was going to get her a free Obamaphone. The fact of that matter was that free cell phones and free use of landlines came about during Reagan's presidency, it gave low income people access to phones so they wouldn't be without communication devices in situations when they needed phones for making doctor appointments for medical care, a way to call for emergency services if needed, and for other reasons too.
"It is sort of sad that the woman in Drudge's "Obama phone" video has no idea that her free cell phone has nothing to do with Obama. But conservatives who would try and hold her up as an example of a liberal president gone wild with handouts are just as sad and ignorant, and more cruel by a large margin."
"Today, 38 states, one of which is Ohio, participate in the Lifeline program. If you live in one of those locales and your income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty line, or if you qualify for certain benefit programs like Medicaid and TANF, you can apply for a free cell phone that offers you 250 minutes of talk time per month. The people who are getting these phones aren't getting iPhones or other smartphones; they're often people in urban or rural areas who are being supplied with basic cell phones so they can call the hospital when they're sick, or receive calls if there's a problem with their child at school."
Yes, the right wing nut jobs tried anything and everything to discredit a black man being our president, sick.