Republicans are upset because now the White House is encouraging citizens to turn in their neighbors for opposing the Health Care issue.
According to the White House blog, (www.whitehouse.gov/blog), Linda Douglass, the Communications Director for the White House’s Health Reform Office wants citizens to report “fishy” material to the federal government at email@example.com.
This has caused an immediate backlash for the Obama Administration. There are allegations that the White House is compiling a list of citizens that are exercising their 1st Amendment right to free speech by being opposed to the Universal Health Care plan. Senator John Cornyn of Texas has sent a letter to President Obama demanding an explanation. No answer from the President.