White House pays Google to push Obamacare
Posted: August 22, 2011
2:21 pm Eastern
In the “Why are we not surprised?” department, Surfin’ Safari has learned
that the government watchdog group Judicial
Watch can prove the Obama administration used our taxpayer dollars to
orchestrate a campaign to manipulate search engines to promote Obamacare.
Under a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit, Judicial Watch learned
through Department of Health and Human Services documents that the Obama White
House “helped coordinate a multimillion dollar taxpayer-funded campaign to use
Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo to drive web traffic to a
government website promoting the Affordable Health Care Act (also known as
According to Judicial Watch, the campaign, which included PR firm The Ogilvy
Group, was designed “to increase public support for the president’s health-care
overhaul among key Obama campaign demographics, specifically Hispanics, blacks
“The 2,328 pages of records, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a March
23, 2011, FOIA lawsuit (Judicial
Watch v. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 11-608)), include
internal correspondence between officials at the HHS office of the Assistant
Secretary for Public Affairs, as well as communications with representatives
from The Ogilvy Group, the public relations firm hired by the Obama
administration to manage the Obamacare campaign,” Judicial Watch reports.
this link to read how Obama and company did it.