Patterico's Pontifications

8/12/2009

Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings

Filed under: General,Media Bias,Obama — Patterico @ 7:18 pm

[UPDATE 8-14-09: Mayer has admitted to me that she was invited to the town hall meeting via a listserv message sent by a radical Obama supporter who ran an Obama campaign office that displayed a Che Guevara poster. More details here.]

[This post follows up on a previous post in which I questioned the credentials of a woman at a Texas town hall meeting who claimed to be a doctor, but turned out to be anything but. She is a graduate student in social work -- oh, and an Obama delegate. Read on for more.]

It took some work to get the admission, but I got it.

I wrote Roxana Mayer at her University of Houston e-mail address today and said:

Hi, I run a blog at patterico.com and I wanted to ask you some questions regarding your recent attendance at a town hall meeting for Sheila Jackson Lee. Could you write me back when you get a chance?

Thanks,

Patrick Frey

http://patterico.com

Mayer responded, from a different e-mail address that was associated with her name:

Hey Patrick,

I like your article. How can I help?

Roxana

Promising, I thought — so I decided to level a series of questions:

1) Are you the person who attended Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting?

2) Are you a doctor?

3) If not, why did you claim to be one?

4) Were you a Texas delegate for Obama?

5) Why did you go to the town hall meeting?

6) Who encouraged you to go?

7) Did Sheila Jackson Lee’s husband have anything to do with your going?

Thanks for your time.

P

Roxana responded:

Hi Patrick,

I suspect you don’t need me to answer the first four…but I’ll say for what it’s worth, I went to get a question answered for myself and two other people close to me who are doctors. Too bad she didn’t answer it. I also went to lend support to the reform effort. It’s easier to be against something especially since anger is such a great motivator.

Also, I have never met the Congresslady or her husband–it’s a big school. I do think this is all very funny because I just assume that if my going had been part of a conspiracy, it would have been more seemlessly executed.

While I’m sure I lack your creativity and passion, I have possessed some spontaneity from time to time.

Let me know if I can help you further,

Roxana

I asked:

If I understand what’s going on here, you’re not a doctor, but you play one at town hall meetings.

Is that about it?

P

And she replied:

Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist? Then the answer is no. But who knows, that was only my first town hall meeting–even though I was a delegate. If I go to another one, which I seriously doubt because my husband is already extremely annoyed, then maybe I’ll play a plumber.

Best,

More updates to come.

UPDATE: The reporter who wrote the Houston Chronicle story apparently knew that Mayer was an Obama delegate, but didn’t include that detail in her story. Commenter mike in houston says that he wrote reporter Cindy Horswell and received the following response:

This is the name and occupation that she gave when she spoke at the public meeting. She also told me that she was an Obama state delegate and been notified of the meeting by email and did not live in Lee’s district. I have since been trying to see if she misrepresented herself. There is someone by the same name who lists herself as a graduate student and sociologist intern at a Houston council on drugs and alcohol…but that person no longer works there. And do not know if this is the sme person. She may also be a visiting doctor from another state…..Am interested in any information that anyone might have. Best regards, Cindy Horswell

Sorry, Ms. Horswell, she’s not a visiting doctor from another state. And you should have told us she was an Obama delegate.

UPDATE x2: Just to be clear, Mayer specifically represented herself as a “pediatric primary care physician” to the Houston Chronicle, which didn’t bother to check it out, and gave her comments extra weight as a supposed “physician”:

Roxana Mayer -- Pediatric Primary Care Physician
Roxana Mayer at Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting

Here she is on her MySpace page:

Roxana Mayer from MySpace

I’d say that’s the same person.

UPDATE x3: My previous post on this is here, in case you missed it.

UPDATE x4: Further confirmation (as if it were needed!) from the Lone Star Times:

Our own David Jennings secured a phone interview, in which Mayer admitted to impersonating a physician, saying — get this — she thought it would help her credibility. (It didn’t.)

Weird; her hero Barack Obama also thinks that lying enhances his credibility . . .

You really should read their entire post. The idea that this was all Mayer’s idea seems rather outlandish once you’ve taken it all in.

UPDATE x5: Hey, guess what? They changed the caption on that photo!

Just Plain Roxana Mayer
Just plain Roxana

Now she’s just plain Roxana Mayer! Don’t see a correction, though. Funny how that works.

Glad I got a screenshot.

Thanks to Scott Jacobs.

UPDATE x6: Courtesy of the Lone Star Times post mentioned above, here is video of Ms. Mayer’s appearance, in which she claims to be a “general practitioner” who has been practicing for “four years”:

Also, again, I highly recommend the Lone Star Times post. Remember the woman who had a Che Guevara poster at an Obama campaign office? You’ll want to read about her. Trust me.

579 Responses to “Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings”

  1. So, she lies when it’s convenient. Why am I not surprised?

    Hoystory (08dea2)

  2. Send this to her:

    Go talk to Dean Colby first thing in the morning

    mike in houston (bce7f2)

  3. Grad student. In social work.
    Just let it go…

    Andrew (312419)

  4. She has a sense of humor, so maybe we should too.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  5. So she isn’t a doctor, but told the reporter that she is one…

    I will be calling the Houston Chronicle, in addition to the graduate school. the first to make sure the reporter knows, and the second so that she may be sanctioned for the ethical violation.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  6. Funny thing, it is in fact illegal to represent yourself as an M.D. in the state of Texas. There is also a Tx Dept. of State Health Svcs code of ethics for social workers (this woman’s behavior notwithstanding). You can download their complaint form online, or contact them with any questions. Interesting.

    Houston Native (b335a5)

  7. But I don’t think you get the game, dude. It’s OK to fib and pretend in support of Obama. It’s MEAN and HATEFUL to uncover the truth while opposing him. Got it?

    caine (db8997)

  8. I will also, apparently, be calling the TX dept of State Health Services… I’m going to be busy in the morning…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  9. No, guys, the idea (in my book) is not to bust her, but to call out the reporter for slipshod vetting.

    Patterico (ba9751)

  10. Pat, you da man.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  11. Chron does need to run a correction on this, since pretending your a doctor while commenting on a debate over national health care is very germane to the story.

    John (f82202)

  12. I like the part about playing a plumber next time

    john ryan (14b4ba)

  13. Patterico is right, Mayer is not the target. Especially now that she’s come clean.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  14. 3.Grad student. In social work.
    Just let it go…

    She is a 31 year old grad student and should know better.

    Also the grad school at U of H has a rule against this kind of thing.

    mike in houston (bce7f2)

  15. It’s easier to be against something especially since anger is such a great motivator.

    I think she’s getting anger mixed up with either red velvet cupcakes or blowjobs.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  16. This is just one more example of the desperation of the Obama forces. This will get out. People can smell this.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  17. I’m kind of sad she did not bring up Tito The Builder. What is he, chopped liver?

    kahall (94fc2f)

  18. Nah, but she’s got a stopped up sink for a brain. Only a roto rooter could clean that mess up.

    Mike Myers (674050)

  19. “Patterico is right, Mayer is not the target. Especially now that she’s come clean.”
    She “came clean” because she got caught.If she could have gotten away with it ,fat chance.

    Dr. Carlo Lombardi (10486b)

  20. Frauds are always more pleasant when they have a sense of humor. She did sound close to snapping tho with her ‘like you play a journalist?’ blast.

    Just log her in the list of frauds and keep moving, there are plenty more.

    harkin (f92f52)

  21. It’s probably not a terrible idea for P to get a copy of that web article where she claims to be a practicing physician. You know, before it gets removed from their site and stuff.

    Houston Native (b335a5)

  22. “….seemlessly executed.”
    I cannot believe everyone missed this. That must be some grad school she is attending….whew.
    She has hardly “come clean” unless you consider a smart-ass snarky retort “coming clean”, and I do not.

    christmasghost (59d530)

  23. I disagree. Mayer should be punished for pretending to be a doctor. Not just any doctor but in the field of pediatrics. That is some imagination she has. I wish Patterico had asked her if she knew Robbie Evans, also from the UoH.

    Sue (2442a4)

  24. I have followed this entire fiasco, and must say I get the most enjoyment of seeing the goons from Ko’s, Huff, and DU stream in to leave tripe-laden responses defending this crap. My 3 year old niece could post a more cohesive defense.
    This country is at a crossroad. I pick the side of the Constitution.

    sybilll (918e52)

  25. Excuse me? I fail to see the humor in this at all.
    Oh, I get it, she is joking about how employees of the state of Ohio went after Joe for daring to ask the annoited one a question.
    hilarious.

    AC (dd8df7)

  26. Where would the Democrats be without their potted plants and union thugs. No wonder there are no more than 20% who will admit they are liberals.

    bill-tb (365bd9)

  27. I’m shocked, shocked to find democrats lying.

    your winnings, sir (f6a7ec)

  28. “the idea (in my book) is not to bust her.” I disagree strongly. I say bust her good.

    gp (ddb675)

  29. Falsely identifying herself as a physician to a reporter who just took her picture for publication…yeah, there’s no way that could backfire. I feel sorry for anyone who ends up getting counseling from this genius.

    RickS (25b238)

  30. I have.

    Patterico (ba9751)

  31. Hey, congratulations, Patterico. I forgot to say that!

    Sue (2442a4)

  32. Obama supporter = Liar.

    It’s easier to be in favor of something that will kill people if you know nothing about it.

    These Obama supporters are giddy about their ability to lie to others, as well as themselves, as evidenced in her obscene answers to P’s email. When innocent people are dead later from this colossal fraud, these same sociopaths will continue to lie to others and themselves as to the reasons.

    Apogee (e2dc9b)

  33. The Person Who is Suspected of Being a Plant at Rep. Jackson-Lee’s Town Hall Answers Some Questions…

    Patterico first ran the story and he continued to follow it up by sending her (the plant in question) emails. The suspected plant’s name is Roxana Mayer and she answered Patterico’s emails by denying that she was sent to the town hall by anybody……

    Defend America (5815fb)

  34. It is shocking after we spent a trillion dollars on a war which wiped our 100.000 civilians, and killed 5000 of our young men and women and which left one of the most advanced countries in the middle east in a civil war and shambles over lies about WMDs the Democrats are learning to lie too.

    Your friend (06cc72)

  35. [...] Patterico’s got the story. Me, I’ve got a prediction. [...]

    Obama delegate lies, claims to be physician at town hall meeting | Les Jones (dc5d7d)

  36. I can’t remember the exact statute but it is against the law in Texas to represent yourself as a Lawyer or Physician if you do not have license to practice those professions.

    Beto Ochoa (3c5c9e)

  37. You see – Obama supporter = Liar.

    Apogee (e2dc9b)

  38. And I’m an orangutan.

    Dude, you are so gonna get Insta-lanched now that an orangutan has posted a comment on your blog!

    You’re welcome.

    Squatch (3b6345)

  39. This is very bad for her. This woman is not a 20 year old coed. She is 31 years old, heading to be a professional, with zero ethics.
    The Democrats encouraged a sick, twisted, group of people. These people need a obotomy.

    Tess (f5af9c)

  40. So you’re saying that it could be a crime if I, hypothetically, were to go to the bars every weekend and claim to be a gynecologist (amatuer)?

    Americano (dccda5)

  41. Grad student. In social work. Let it go.

    OK, I’ll let it go. Say, did you know that I work for the IRS and am launching an investigation into your taxes for last 7 years? I’m also going to let your employer know about my little investigation.

    But you don’t have a problem with that, do you?

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  42. This whole Presidency is based on a pile of lies, nothing surprising about this…these are people that believe the ends justify the means…

    Rory (edddec)

  43. Thanks, Patterico. You’ve done it again. I’m glad Roxana was fairly decent in answering you. What she did was wrong, but you gave her a chance to be somewhat honorable, and though she danced around the truth, she did face you.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  44. Okay, I lied. I’m actually a panda.

    Squatch (3b6345)

  45. [...] The Doctor that wasn’t… and sees nothing wrong with it [...]

    Daily Linkfest « North Texas Tea Party (b88a64)

  46. The U of H graduate school of Social Work has been a reliable source of whacked out lefty nuts for the last 15 years.

    flan

    flan (a8bcfc)

  47. Yes! They came to see the orangutan comment post!

    Okay, I lied. I’m actually a panda.

    Squatch (3b6345)

  48. Comment by Your friend — 8/12/2009 @ 7:58 pm

    You forgot the obligatory sign-off for adolescent, baseless, leftard screechings: Peace out!

    Dr. Carlo Lombardi (10486b)

  49. I’m thinking Ms. Mayer could feel her large intestine loosening as she read Pat’s email. One-a them “Wanna get away” moments, for sure.

    Yeoman’s work, Pat. Keep exposing the echo chamber.

    Jeffersonian (2ced3c)

  50. I say bust her good.

    It’s forever on the internet – that alone is a fairly serious busting.

    And again, the ongoing cherry picking by the media about which critical information should or should not be made public. It’s absurd for Ms. Horswell to not know she had an obligation to inform readers that Ms. Mayer was an Obama delegate. One can only assume her reasons for this decision were nothing but self-serving of her own views.

    Two women: one tells a lie of omission, and the other just flat-out lies.

    Dana (57e332)

  51. I think that they’re quite right about the calculus. This is Cloward-Piven taken to information. She can be caught red-handed, but nobody really expects for the media to issue any retractions, and if they do, it will be on B17.

    Mission accomplished.

    Dan Collins (d54019)

  52. These games are played with hopes that the American people are too dumb or complacent to call them out. And Washington wonders why Americans distrust them so much. Get in touch, D.C.

    pjean (87e45f)

  53. Cute, bright smile, engaging, sense of humor.

    And an appalling liar quick to defraud the world in order to push her agenda.

    Momma warned me about women like this!

    Seriously, she lies to a newspaper reporter in her hometown newspaper about her profession? So did she just assume no one who knew here would be reading the paper? That’s just weird.

    KevinF (37d7c0)

  54. Dmac (43)/Mike in H (14):
    I guess I shoulda not forgotten to put a “sarc” tag on my #3.
    Pathetic on her part..all good otherwise.

    Andrew (312419)

  55. Patterico,

    Do you think Mayer’s answers to your emails substantiate or damage the claim that Mayer is “a plant”?

    I’m not really sure there’s evidence to support that claim. From her emails, she’s clearly trying to walk back her comments, and she’ll still have to explain to the University her apparent lapse in judgment with cameras rolling and the press in row, but “a plant”?

    There’s got to be more evidence to support this.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  56. A plumber, ha ha ha ha…like that Joe guy who claimed to be a plumber when he does in fact, ummmm…fix toilets and drains and stuff for a living? The guy who went to that plumbing town hall Obama was at and claimed to be a plumber to make himself seem more credible? Oh wait, didn’t Obama show up in front of the guy’s driveway while he was out playing with his kids? It wasn’t a plumbing town hall. And didn’t he not say “Hi Sen. Obama, I’m a plumber…and I want to know…”? Oh wait, he asked about Obama’s tax plan, and if it would tax him more, and Obama responded “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everyone.” And come to think of it, that question, and Obama’s answer, is pretty pertinent to the current health care debate. And Obama Joker “socialism” posters. And stimulus and our giant budget deficit. And cash for clunkers. I could go on, but my popcorn is popped.

    MostlyRight (33bcd3)

  57. Houston might seem big but the politically active liberals are fairly tight nit. If Mayer was an Obama delegate, chances are she also attended a campaign function or several. Rep. Lee is well known to attend anything she can. There is a good chance that Rep. Lee has already met Ms. Mayer. Especially since delegates were wined and dined after the win.
    I’m just saying something smells fishy. Not to be one of those right wing conspiracy nuts or something but that is quite a coincidence.

    melintexas (0eb6c8)

  58. She’s not into that deontological ethical crap.

    I love the arrogated innocence. It’s for the children, and it’s, gosh, because it’s so easy to be “against something” (but it’s not easy to be for something while lying?).

    Michael B (276797)

  59. Well how convenient. Lee’s townhalls are actually close to where I live.

    Maybe I should go and pretend to be someone else too. /sarc

    And btw, how is this girl now offended, as any decent Democrat should/would be, that Lee was rude to another questioner by talking on her cellphone? I showed that video to a liberal friend who agreed this lady needed to be kicked out in 2010 for that reason alone.

    Pathetic.

    latinchic (033d70)

  60. Well how convenient. Lee’s townhalls are actually close to where I live.

    Maybe I should go and pretend to be someone else too. /sarc

    And btw, how is this girl not offended, as any decent Democrat should/would be, that Lee was rude to another questioner by talking on her cellphone? I showed that video to a liberal friend who agreed this lady needed to be kicked out in 2010 for that reason alone.

    Pathetic.

    latinchic (033d70)

  61. Not only weird, but plain old stump stupid.

    picturerock (e73688)

  62. CORRECTION: …how is this girl not offended…

    latinchic (033d70)

  63. CORRECTION: …how is this girl not offended….

    latinchic (033d70)

  64. I’d say she is a PhD of Smart-ass. She did smart-ass really well in her responses to you.

    What’s amusing to me is how brazen folks like her are these days.

    Emily (71e0d9)

  65. 31 Year Old Grad Student?

    Geez, wanna fund health care reform?

    Get these slackers the FUCK OUT of Grad school by 27 already.

    Somehow also, the difference between representing oneself as an unlicensed journalist even if a lawyer is the equivalent of representing yourself as LICENSED MEDICAL DOCTOR when you are a 31 year old slacker in college — seems bizarro.

    Lawyers can be journalists.

    Grad Students can not be MDs.

    Facts, just little annoying things but WHATEVER!.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  66. [...] She wasn’t a doctor. She just played one at a health care town hall. Also, the Houston Chronicle reporter who interviewed her failed to mention that she was an Obama [...]

    Right Angles » Blog Archive » Obama: First Horticulturist? (1490a2)

  67. Why would she know right from wrong – she is a social worker in training, and therefore into victimology. Those fictional doctors were a ruse to present a myth of her own making. Social workers/community organizers all the same. She’s applying for a job on the “life/death panels”. You heard it here first.

    fern st albert (5519f6)

  68. Look at the expression on the face of this lying deceitful honorless low-class woman. From the looks of it, her embrace with Rep. Lee is one of the greatest moment of her life.

    there’s an appropriate word for people like Ms. Mayer and the “reporters” who fail to conduct even the most cursory research if it might undermine the preconceived idea behind the story…that word is Scumbag.

    Mike D. (be34a6)

  69. Since Patterico knows infinitely more about being a prosecutor than I do, I’ll backstop his judgment about exactly how far to take this.

    From a “gut feel” perspective, it looks like she “pulled a Fletch” to get some face time. She could have said she was a primary care physician, a PhD in astrophysics, a multibillion-dollar mutual-fund manager, an astronaut, or a close cousin of the Queen of England….if that’s all there is to it, she should get a slap on the wrist and there should be no lasting damage. She shouldn’t be fired, prosecuted for a felony, disbarred, expelled, evicted, arrested, or bankrupted — that would be the politics of personal destruction, and that is the province of the loathesome left.

    Note that “if”, however.

    She’s already ‘fessed up, which is to her credit. If someone put her up to this, she needs to come clean about that as well. If she was paid, she needs to disgorge the payment, and things should turn a bit worse. Overall, she should make herself available as necessary to right the wrong that she has triggered — which may include (for instance) a formal recantation (perhaps on youtube?).

    It’s one thing to show a little of the steel beneath the velvet glove — but it’s quite another to begin a frothing all-out attack on someone whose intent may be more in the “pranked” or “punk’d” realm.

    cthulhu (ca0fc5)

  70. So, you are playing a journalist!

    Does a person really need any kind of degree or certification to be a journalist? Or is “journalism school” kinda like taking college courses to be a real live fashion model?

    Who writes these rules anyway…

    Samuel -- Texas deer hunting fanatic (18354c)

  71. Oh yeah, has anybody snitched this brazen smart-ass to the White House for falsely representing herself at this meeting? Somebody needs to.

    Of course, this is probably how it’s going to be under Obamacare. . . anybody can be a pediatrician and/or you might get sent to someone who claims to be a pediatrician when he/she hasn’t been trained.

    Emily (71e0d9)

  72. LOL… the Iraw war was BAD!!!! therefore pay attention to that!!!!

    Actually, the lies about the Iraq war are similar in tone to the lies here. Taking life and death situations and being completely cavalier about it.

    Regardless, that was then. Bush won his war. Obama appears to be having some trouble too, and I wonder if he has Bush’s ability to change paths. This strategy of using thugs and liars isn’t working. The MSM is too weak to fake reality. Obama needs to level with America and have the debate in a reasonable way.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  73. Somebody needs to snitch her to the White House fishy site.

    Then again, don’t waste your time. Fake doctors will probably be ushered in with the reign of Obamacare. Kind of like a placebo. . . you won’t know the difference. Really.

    Emily (71e0d9)

  74. I think she needs to be spanked! I sent the following to the Dean of the grad school.

    Dear Dean Colby,

    Please see the following email exchange:

    http://patterico.com/2009/08/12/roxana-mayer-im-not-a-doctor-but-i-play-one-at-town-hall-meetings/

    As someone who has worked in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse area for 20 years I am appalled that this student is in your program. I certainly would not have hired her and I believe that she brings disrepute on your program. The flippant manner in which she responds might be expected from a young undergraduate but not from what appears to be a 31 year old woman grad student. She does not seem to have taken her ethics courses very seriously. I was the Director for a 65 bed recovery center for 15 years and if any of my CI’s, counselors or MSW’s had pulled this kind of thing and then responded as she did, they would have been gone that day. We took our ethics standards very seriously. The other thing this student doesn’t seem to understand is that her future employer will Google her name and would probably pass on her resume. Thank you for reading my rant, but this is the kind of thing that gets my dander up.
    I am just old fashion when it comes to ethical issues I guess.

    Thank you

    Mike xxxxx
    Houston, TX

    mike in houston (bce7f2)

  75. Brennan,

    I think she could be described as a “plant” in two ways. First, by portraying herself as a physician, it gave her opinions added credibility and weight in the health care debate. Second, we don’t know if Mayer did this alone. A commenter on another thread said he was told by the Houston Chronicle reporter that Mayer was notified of the Jackson Lee meeting by email. That is at odds with the information in the article that there was very little notice given of this meeting, and it makes me wonder who that email was from.

    DRJ (8d138b)

  76. > “there’s an appropriate word for people like Ms. Mayer and the “reporters” who fail to conduct even the most cursory research if it might undermine the preconceived idea behind the story…that word is Scumbag.”

    Nope. It’s two words: ruling class.

    They won.

    Jim (cc1069)

  77. I am not a Doctor but I banged one at the Holiday Inn last night!”

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  78. Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist?

    No, Patterico is actually qualified to ask tough questions.

    phreshone (70e637)

  79. Nice work Patterico! Doing the work that our state controlled media should be doing.

    First, the lefty meme that the anti-Obamacare forces are a coordinated organized mob is exploded as another TPM hatched fake. They find some obscure guy in Connecticut who has written something germane, alter his documents, blast it around the internet, and all of a sudden the media believes there is a coordinated right wing plot to disrupt the meetings when it is instead a faked lefty conspiracy.

    The Obama as Hitler signs turn out to be brought by commie Larouche PAC protestors rather than conservative Town Hall attendees in spite of claims by Congressional leaders and the media.

    Obama and other Dems continue to pack their venues with friendly bodies in attempts to minimize the appearance of objections to their plans.

    One Democratic Congressman demands photo ID showing residence in his district to attend his Town Hall meetins even though he has consistently voted against voter ID measures for elections. Some rich chewy irony there.

    Things are going swimingly for the dirty socialist overlords it appears.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  80. This is just upsetting.
    I wish that this Roxana could have just supported something she believed in, opposed to lying about her credentials to woo others.
    That’s some strong ideology to lead someone to behave the way she did (does?).

    For her sake, I hope she apologizes for how she behaved (lied, misrepresented)

    p.falk (76aa41)

  81. “Actually, the lies about the Iraq war are similar in tone to the lies here.”

    Juan – Presumably you are talking about the lies the Democrats told about the Iraq war, which have nothing to do with this thread, but just wanted to be clear.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  82. I have to say, Patterico plays a journalist very well. Certainly a hell of a lot better than anyone at the Chronicle plays one.

    You know you’ve found a cunning fake when he’s constantly scooping the rest of the world on big stories.

    As to whether or not she’s a plant… check out how Lee reacted to her. That’s suspicious. She’s a delegate… yet another OFA stooge who has been picked to speak loudly as though they are just concerned citizens and not already people with outright campaign allegiance.

    She’s a plant. Of course. It’s not about whether the evidence is there, but whether it’s merely extremely likely or outright damning.

    What’s interesting is how many of the OFA members lie about things. Why so desperate? The democrats have all the power. What is driving all this counterproductive dishonesty?

    Juan (bd4b30)

  83. Um, I gotta’ disagree with not pursuing ethics charges against her.
    This woman, a graduate student, not even close to a medical doctor, represented herself to a newspaper, a source of public record, as a licensed physician in the State of Texas for the sole purpose of providing her expert opinion on health care and its funding, structure, and direction, based on her experience as said licensed physician. In other words, she was providing public expert opinions that she is not duly entitled to hold.
    This is clearly fraudulent and worse. I cannot imagine that a graduate program director or dean would let this slide, and if it did, there should be great opprobrium brought to bear on her program and its supporting university.
    As a licensed physician, and a faculty member of a state college of medicine, I really find this outrageous, more so, her flippant responses once being busted.

    MeTooThen (b58ec1)

  84. “That’s some strong ideology to lead someone to behave the way she did (does?).”

    p.falk – Obama is a shining role model of that behavior for her to follow. Why be surprised?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  85. RACIST

    You know that’s coming next.

    Tess (f5af9c)

  86. Juan – Presumably you are talking about the lies the Democrats told about the Iraq war, which have nothing to do with this thread, but just wanted to be clear.

    Shit.

    Yes 1000 times. I don’t want to derail the thread, but I was referring to liars on the left.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  87. [...] UPDATE II 8/12: Roxana Mayer: Not a doctor, but an Obama delegate. [...]

    Let Obama’s “Healthcare Reform” Whitewashing Begin! « Bulletproof Diction (ea1fd5)

  88. What statute of TX law is this breaking? Is it illegal to hold yourself out as a doctor?

    DJ (93ee97)

  89. “play” journalist, busts “play” doctor.

    Journalist:1 Doctor:0

    PA (1dd99f)

  90. Sounds like she won’t be talking much about this anymore to the press…cuz her husband is already “extremely annoyed”. She apparently only plays a strong, independent feminist too.

    What is it about charming liars and this administration?

    MostlyRight (33bcd3)

  91. daleyrocks,

    I can’t see if my reply to you went through or not.

    I was vague about Iraq because I really don’t want to let a troll derail the thread. I want to go on and on listing all the lies the left told about our troops, Saddam, Bush, and the day to day realities. But suffice to say that I was not referring to Bush’s ‘lies’ of believing the CIA.

    Thank you for pointing out that I was unclear on this, as that’s a serious screw up.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  92. A person must have a license to practice medicine in Texas and probably all states, but I’m not aware of any criminal law that sanctions someone for simply claiming to be a doctor.

    DRJ (8d138b)

  93. #6, #8

    “Funny thing, it is in fact illegal to represent yourself as an M.D. in the state of Texas.”

    Funny, I know a couple doctors who represent that they are M.D.’s in Texas.

    You guys have been put into a lather over nothing.

    I just checked the Texas Penal Code; while it is a crime to recruit college athletes without the NCAA’s permission, it is NOT a crime to say you are an MD. It is not even a crime to say you are an MD if you are not an MD (unless of course you are trying to get money for medical services, where it fits under regular fraud).

    This woman did nothing other than embarrass herself. Jacobs, you are five kinds of pathetic for even suggesting you will go after her.

    Cyrus Sanai (ada6da)

  94. Thank you

    Mike xxxxx
    Houston, TX

    I knew an ‘xxxx’ in grad school.

    Dude dropped off the map.

    steve (0063c7)

  95. And btw, how is this girl now offended, as any decent Democrat should/would be, that Lee was rude to another questioner by talking on her cellphone?

    It was at least two phone calls that Ms. Lee took during the Q&A period while be asked a question. Unreal behavior, but it is possible there were more occasions. There’s only two on videotape that I have seen.

    In these photos linked by mike in houston seem to show Mayer in the front row center of the forum seated next to two women who appear uninterested in asking any questions yet possess a ledger each with some sort of form document that appear the same. One of them is actively communicating via a Blackberry Curve during the Q&A session. Even Roxana is communicating back and forth DURING the forum.

    I do think it looks fishy. Yes, I am texting Linda Douglass as I type this, but it could just be average Texans documenting a public event. They sort of look like hot librarians if you ask me.

    DRJ: I think it still seems questionable, but it just as likely could be innocent.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  96. You are to be commended for such great work. I doubt the MSM will cover this story.

    Its a shame politics have sunk this low.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  97. I think we have to leave open the possibility that the error was entirely the reporter’s, despite the layers and layers of editors, heheheh.

    Rob Ives (d70688)

  98. Let’s have an honest debate!

    If Obama can hold himself out as a Constitutional scholar, why shouldn’t Roxana hold herself out as a medical doctor?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  99. She’s been caught with her pants down in the middle of a busy street, embarrassed over her dishonesty plus her husband’s none too impressed with this clusterfark. We ought to be able to reach bipartisan agreement that everything she’s contributed to the public dialog and image ought to be flushed down the closest memory hole. Those with nil credibility should not be credited with an opinion.

    The Chronicle needs to do a special story on Dishonesty in the Public Arena and the Threat to the Republic. While they are working on her sordid story they can interview the Dingle cretin who pretended to be a right-wing Obama hater as he held an Obama-as-Hitler sign at a gathering in Michigan.

    T J Green (662d0a)

  100. Oh, and I have a general skepticism about public forums as I am from and live in Chicago where staged political theatre is what you learn after taking your first steps as an infant.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  101. They sort of look like hot librarians if you ask me

    You’ve never been to Texas, have you? We have standards for ‘hot’, those are just 3 dumpy hags.

    Texas My Texas (b335a5)

  102. It’s hard to see anything wrong with play-acting in support of a proposal based on fiction.

    The whole Death Care thing is just a giant practical joke anyway, isn’t it?

    Soon they will reveal the joke, we’ll all have a good laugh, and sit down and bond over beers.

    Either that, or the country will split apart when the productive half decides it would rather not be perpetual daddies and mommies to the unproductive half.

    proreason (5c144e)

  103. They why don’t call the UH “Cougar High” for nothing.

    JFS61 (abeb59)

  104. [...] August 12, 2009 by Neal Not just for children any more! [...]

    Playing Doctor « The Recreant Right (565823)

  105. “82. Since at least January 1, 1978, it has been a violation of Texas laws
    concerning the practice of medicine for a person: (a) to diagnose, treat, or
    offer to treat any disease or disorder when that person is not licensed to
    practice medicine in Texas; (b) for an unlicensed person to impersonate a
    licensed practitioner;
    and (c) for a licensed physician to permit another
    unlicensed person to use his license or certificate to actually practice
    medicine. I.G. Ex. 66, 7/ 11 at 141-143; I.G. Ex. 99.”

    Texas Nurse (2f4bc2)

  106. “Also, I have never met the Congresslady or her husband–it’s a big school.”

    If you’ve included all your correspondence with Mrs. Mayer, her response seems odd. She seems to be aware that the congresswoman’s husband is affiliated with her school — a seemingly obscure fact.

    Randy (1f7857)

  107. Source for above:

    http://www.hhs.gov/dab/decisions/cr005.txt

    Texas Nurse (2f4bc2)

  108. Excuse me – That should have read:

    That’s why they don’t call UH “Cougar High” for nothing.

    And if I keep writing like that, people will start thinking that I’m a UH grad as well.

    JFS61 (abeb59)

  109. That Texan women looks familiar. Her current role was a doctor but I think she also played Lucy Ramirez, the mystery women who supposedly handed the TANG documents over to Bill Burkett at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    Takes courage…as Dan would say.

    PC14 (82e46c)

  110. And once again a “play” journalist catches a “real” journalist not doing their job.

    homer (ca7eee)

  111. This woman is a grad student in social work at the University of Houston, and Rep. Lee’s husband is the vice president for student affairs at the same university. If you search the case archives of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (thefire.org) you’ll see that the biggest concentrations of oppressive, thuggish, deceitful authoritarians you can find anywhere in higher education are in social work and student affairs.

    Former student (ed1ae7)

  112. Nice catch Randy.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  113. Comment by Texas Nurse — 8/12/2009 @ 9:30 pm

    If I read that correctly, that statute is talking about pretending to be a doctor and providing care, not just claiming to random people you’re a doctor…

    At least I hope so, or my Standard Pickup Line #4 can never be used if I visit Texas…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  114. A plumber, ha ha ha! And don’t forget to use your middle name instead of your first name, as if that’s somehow unusual or relevant, LOL!

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  115. What the f$%^ does Joe the Plumber have to do with anything? Because that guy didn’t have a plumber’s license that gives her the right to go to Houston and act like she is a doctor? Gracious sakes.

    Free James Brown (dd7c3a)

  116. The caption on the Chronicle’s website under the Lee/Mayer hug photo has been changed. It now reads “Sheila Jackson Lee hugs Roxana Mayer at her town hall meeting at Peavy Neighborhood Center.” I don’t see any notice of a correction on the page. It’s a good thing you got a screen shot.

    The Chronicle is trying to scrub its own sloppy journalism out of existence, hoping no one will notice.

    Former student (ed1ae7)

  117. § 165.156. MISREPRESENTATION REGARDING ENTITLEMENT TO
    PRACTICE MEDICINE. A person, partnership, trust, association, or
    corporation commits an offense if the person, partnership, trust,
    association, or corporation, through the use of any letters, words,
    or terms affixed on stationery or on advertisements, or in any other
    manner, indicates that the person, partnership, trust,
    association, or corporation is entitled to practice medicine if the
    person, partnership, trust, association, or corporation is not
    licensed to do so.

    Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

    That’s the closest I could find to a law against claiming to be a doctor, though there are specific ones for both lawyers and pharmacists for some reason.

    Taltos (4dc0e8)

  118. It don’ make no nevahmind – she ain’t got no degree and whatnot.

    Wit’ Obamacare, we all bein’ doctors now:

    EXCLUSIVE: Panel sees race bias in health care bill
    Jennifer Haberkorn
    Originally published 04:45 a.m., August 11, 2009
    Updated 01:30 p.m., August 11, 2009
    washingtontimes.com

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says some little-noticed provisions in the House health care bill are racially discriminatory, and it intends to ask President Obama and Congress to rewrite sections that factor in race when awarding billions in contracts, scholarships and grants.

    The commission also fears the programs, which are designed to improve health care in underserved areas, will not be effective.

    In a draft of a letter the commission approved Friday, the group raises constitutional questions about giving preferential treatment to minority students for scholarships, and about favoring medical schools and organizations that have a record of sending graduates to areas with inadequate health care services…

    The draft letter also cites testimony from Dr. Amitabh Chandra of Harvard University who said the idea that expanding the number of minority physicians and providing “cultural competence training” will bridge the health status gap is “grounded in hope more than science,” according to the draft language…

     

    The Reverend Jeremiah Wright (022113)

  119. Oh, ok, you guys are having fun I’m sure, but I have to be completely honest…I am a cancer survivor. I would not be here today had it not been for the health coverage that my husband and I worked so hard for, the choice we had for me to see the most qualified oncologist, and the most excellent healthcare in the world. [NOT TRUE, my mom is--just had to live up to my smartass reputation :)]

    I have to say, I admire anyone who has the passion and drive to fight for what they believe. It takes a special person to be energized by higher order values. Can we agree on that? And congratulations, that letter will make the dean smack me upside the head.

    Roxana Mayer (31c090)

  120. “Town hall” fraud round-up…

    The fraud is coming so fast and furious that I can’t keep up with it. Just head over to Instapundit who is doing a hell of a job.

    A few examples:

    I’m not a doctor but I play one at town hall meetings

    American College of Surgeons offended by …

    W.C. Varones Blog (59ce3a)

  121. Didn’t someone claim she had delivered their baby? If so, that person has some explaining to do.

    Mark (73cfbc)

  122. Ah Lonestar Times to the rescue. They ID my “hot librarian” and she’s got a Che crush and all. She just so happens to have operated an Obama for President office.

    However, not all is well. Ms. Mayer says she’s a general practitioner. She’s applauded by Rep. Lee. Then they hug. She’s asked how long she’s been practicing. Roxana replies, “4 years”.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  123. Man, not even some face time on camera can get my hot librarian some key points in the personality department.

    Maria Isabel refuses to discuss Che flag hanging in local Obama for America campaign office

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  124. Regarding the update:

    I want to make sure that everyone knows that I told Pat about the caption change, but I only knew about it because of Former Student. I absolutely give him/her full credit for it.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  125. Ms. Mayer says she’s a general practitioner. She’s applauded by Rep. Lee. Then they hug. She’s asked how long she’s been practicing. Roxana replies, “4 years”.

    This is very, very important…

    Can you show me where this took place? video of the conversation maybe? This is really, really important.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  126. Well, the Lonestar Times video leaves no room for doubt. Busted.

    Rob Ives (d70688)

  127. Lone Star Times has the video, Scott. I think I’ll embed it.

    Patterico (ba9751)

  128. No one’s ever really followed up hard on Debby Smith, the Appalachia VA Obama supporter and HC activist, who related a sad tale of recurrent kidney cancer.

    I wish someone would.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  129. Can you show me where this took place? video of the conversation maybe? This is really, really important.

    http://lonestartimes.com/2009/08/13/obama-camp-plants-fake-doc-che-fan-at-jackson-lee-forum/

    hookem (731363)

  130. Comment by Roxana Mayer — 8/12/2009 @ 10:27 pm

    Mrs. Mayer – I can call you Mrs Mayer, can’t I? Would you prefer Dr. Mayer?

    Mrs Mayer, I certainly DO hope the dean takes action against you. You are trying to enter a profession where often your word is the only thing you have, where your testimony will be heavily considered in cases.

    You lied. Blatantly, and without any apparent shame. You were specific in your lie, and you invented facts to support your lie.

    Were I your dean, and I found out about this this evening, I would have called you by now informing you that you no longer had a place at the university.

    I hope you have something to fall back on, because I don’t suspect you will have an easy time finding employment with such a stupid lie out there for the world to see.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  131. [...] And at a Texas town hall meeting attended by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx), a questioner who was purported to be a “pediatric primary care physician” is reportedly a graduate student in social work and an Obama delegate. [...]

    Talk to your plants « Dr. Bobbs (5c299c)

  132. When you get right down to it, Roxana Mayer is not much more of a pile of BS than the guy in the Oval Office.

    America, you really jumped the shark last November.

    Mark (411533)

  133. Come on, you guys, pretending to be a doctor at a townhall meeting is no big deal. Obama does it all the time.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  134. LEAVE HER BE!!!!

    Folks, why so mean?? Look she lied, she was caught, and she is paying a horrible price for it, and will continue too. This will not go away. She goes for a job, it comes up. Her family and friends all know about it.

    How can we complain about people having no shame when we refuse to let shame be the punishment it is.

    Come on folks, she is done. Patterico shows us the way, bust her and move on.

    We defeat Obama on facts, beliefs, and kindness. The left is mean and as that comes out, we win.

    Mark Simon (2e755e)

  135. Come on, you guys, pretending to be a doctor at a townhall meeting is no big deal. Obama does it all the time.

    Comment by Jim Treacher — 8/12/2009 @ 10:59 pm

    Yes, he’d be your go-to guy if you ever needed your tonsils amputated…for “free” even.

    Texas Nurse (2f4bc2)

  136. I will first state that I have been a lifelong Republican. I abhor what is becoming of our nation under the propaganda of Obama. His socialist stance was obvious before elected and I’m ashamed that a majority of our fellow Americans either didn’t care or were too blinded to see.

    Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to attempt to get this young lady in trouble with the state of Texas or her university. She’s young. She made a mistake. I personally believe she’s misguided and irresponsible. But she’s at a crossroads. She’s aware that many things in her future can be impacted in an extremely negative manner by this. Now, with the power in your hands to make life difficult for her, why would you? Surely the Republican party will benefit in the long run. As she grows older and she looks back at what happened, she’ll see she had to lie and deceive herself and others to promote a Democratic Party blunder. Whereas she will see that a Republican, with the power to wreak havoc in her life, showed compassion and understanding. Of course this won’t be her mindset tomorrow morning or next week. But I guarantee you once she’s got some life experience behind her, that’s what she will be thinking.

    Bill (4dcb1f)

  137. It appears Ms. Mayer is texting. I wonder who she is texting? Remember, the Congresswoman was lambasted for talking on her cell phone. Were “plants” in the audience texting a Jackson Lee aide who then notified the Congresswoman who to call on next and, possibly, what their question was?

    jimboster (fe0b27)

  138. Folks, why so mean?? Look she lied, she was caught, and she is paying a horrible price for it, and will continue too. This will not go away. She goes for a job, it comes up. Her family and friends all know about it.

    Because she is entering a field where her lack of ethics or honesty could cause some child to be left in a home where they will continue to suffer abuse. She’s get destroyed on cross, and some kid will go back to a father that beats them, or an uncle will be able to continue molesting them.

    I can not sit by and not try and get her bounced. She is an abused or molested child’s worst damn nightmare…

    She’s the reason they would have to go back.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  139. Mark: It appears the issue is with the Houston Chronicle. They’re the ones passing off the declarations from attendees as the facts. All they had to write was that “Ms. Mayer said she was a general practitioner”.

    That’s not what they published. They published this.

    One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  140. Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to attempt to get this young lady in trouble with the state of Texas or her university. She’s young. She made a mistake. I personally believe she’s misguided and irresponsible. But she’s at a crossroads. She’s aware that many things in her future can be impacted in an extremely negative manner by this.

    I absolutely disagree. Some child who SHOULD be taken out of an abusive home will be forced to go back because of her.

    And you think some kid getting beat is bad, you just try to imagine the abuser’s rage after it is all over and the kid is sent back.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  141. Whereas she will see that a Republican, with the power to wreak havoc in her life, showed compassion and understanding.

    First stage of recovery is a confession. Hopefully in private, but if made in front of your peers the weight it carries is immense. Second step is reconciliation.

    I’m hopeful that people will choose honesty over inflating. It would be awful to look the other way today and find out tomorrow that something worse occurred as a result of this.

    A cut and dry mea culpa seems like a good start. She meant no harm, but she may have caused some. What if another attendee heard her, listened as she mentioned she’s a doctor, and listened to her support the reforms and choose to shift from the fence to a yay vote?

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  142. How can we complain about people having no shame when we refuse to let shame be the punishment it is.

    Speaking of shame, I think Roxana knows all about that. Check her comment to this post about shame class. (H/t SarahW.)

    Patterico (ba9751)

  143. She lied about being a doctor to “boost her credibility “, giver her remarks more weight, at the townhall.

    There’s no reason to think she’d be straight about being some sort of plant. I noticed her specific language about that was a little squishy, and wasn’t a flat denial. While she says she’s never met Lee or Lee’s husband before, even accepting that on its face, that doesn’t mean she’s had no contact of any sort, or that she’s had no contact with Lee’s support staff or volunteers, or general Obamacare astroturfing “coordinators”

    SarahW (692fc6)

  144. hey Pat!

    i thought you were on vacation?

    %-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  145. [...] plays one. She thought it would enhance her credibility at one of the Townhall meetings. Patterico’s Pontifications Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Me… Obama lied, Grandma died. __________________ Come prepared or risk being a [...]

    Obama lied about AARP Supporting Obamacare...and more - AllDeaf.com (5aba06)

  146. She’s young. She made a mistake.

    She is not some naive 19-year-old undergraduate. According to her own MySpace page she is 31.

    Former student (ed1ae7)

  147. #137: 31 is *not* young. at that age you’re grown, or at least you should be.

    stupidity is supposed to be painful, so you can learn from it and not do it again.

    make a small mistake, and pay a small price.

    screw up large and you pay the piper accordingly.

    if she wants sympathy, it’s in the dictionary, right between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’

    me? i’m fresh out.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  148. Roxana’s remarks about rude cell phone provided an unexpected laugh for me this evening.

    Here’s her comment from the link Patterico posted at 143:

    Your cell phone peice hit home with me. Made me angry even. I’m not sure what bothers me more, when I am forced to serve someone who doesn’t have the time or the decency to put the phone down for a split second, or when I watch it done to someone else. Because it takes SUCH a tiny effort to connect with someone for 15 seconds.

    For about 2 years now I have forced myself to put it down or call back. What I realize is that when you are working for nothing in the service others, your expectations get very low. I put the phone down and make eye contact, and it catches the checker by surprise. I smile and tell them to have a fantastic day–and they just about have a heart attack. But I know, from working in various capacities–as a waitress, clerk, gas station attendent–that if one out of every twenty people I encounter is genuine and fully focused on and present with me and our interaction, it will have a tremendous impact on my day. I love being the pleasant surprise in someone’s day.

    The self-check-out line at the grocery store is an interesting phenomenon as well. How alluring is it to bypass that other human being altogether!

    Roxana Mayer (Shame class)
    06.26.2009 | Roxana Mayer

    SarahW (692fc6)

  149. The cancer survivor who is featured in the infamous video with Jackson Lee talking on the phone, told Greta Van Susteren that Jackson Lee did this twice more- and she appeared to be looking at an aide in the room while she was talking on the phone. How many plants were at this meeting. Who was texting who?

    jimboster (fe0b27)

  150. Mark I understand what you are saying but a MSW has a lot of power. Please remeber that MSW’s are the ones that make evaluations for the courts in child custody cases, alcohol abuse cases, etc. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is very powerful when it wants to be. I really do not want to see someone with Ms Mayer’s
    attitude in such a position.

    mike in houston (bce7f2)

  151. rude cell phone use, rather.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  152. Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to attempt to get this young lady in trouble with the state of Texas or her university. She’s young. She made a mistake. I personally believe she’s misguided and irresponsible. But she’s at a crossroads. She’s aware that many things in her future can be impacted in an extremely negative manner by this.

    I would agree with this if she was a 20 year old coed, but this is a 31 year old grown woman. What kind of children will she raise? What can she contribute to society? Revolting beyond belief.

    Tess (f5af9c)

  153. There can be no forgiveness without contrition.

    Does she sound contrite to you?

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  154. If you remove the “con”, maybe.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  155. She was proud of tricking the crowd at the townhall and the Houston Chronicle. Passion! Fighting for what you believe!

    Things you believe in so much that you can’t trust anyone else to believe them unless you fake them out.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  156. I think that Roxana Mayer might be the future Tera Levicy of Social Work

    mike in houston (bce7f2)

  157. Honestly-

    How about she infringed on the free speech of actual Pediatric Primary Care Physicians by not only lying but essentially stealing their voice, their earned reputation and work.

    All while they would be too damn busy to go play dialectic with Sheila…

    annoying (570e36)

  158. Hi, I’m am also a patient of Dr. Mayer’s. She treated my Nonuplets who were suffering a disease not yet no known to man. She was incredible. Amazing actually. My nine little beauties LOVE HER big time. So super much, they love her.

    Seriously.

    Stupid (ab69ad)

  159. Oh shoot me-

    Playing dialectic with Sheila-that’s giving them too much credit.

    Solioquy with Sheila….

    Like she was Sheila’s muppet or something.

    You the great Sandini are missing that?

    annoying (570e36)

  160. She should be made to appear before UofH’s academic disciplinary board.

    Think of her modified mea culpa as an elocution when pleading to a lesser offense. In this case, an intrinsic element of her “crime” was the probable conspiracy to put her in position to lie in the first place. She refuses to speak to this. If I were a prosecutor, I would not be satisfied with the limited admissions she has made.

    Until she is ready to name names in the entire enterprise, she gets no breaks from me. (But I will not be taking any action per Pat’s request).

    Ed from SFV (b0b64b)

  161. Ok that was a lame attempt at satire on my part, but that quintuplet bit combed with swine flu!!! Knew it was fake.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  162. Was Congresscritter Lee complicit in the duping of her constituents?

    Tess (f5af9c)

  163. Patterico — 8/12/2009 @ 7:30 pm:

    No, guys, the idea (in my book) is not to bust her, but to call out the reporter for slipshod vetting.

    I’m not sure I know what you mean by “bust” here, but I disagree that there should be no repercussions for her beyond your exposé.

    Patterico, she is an educated, mature woman. She deceived and knew it was deceit. She knew by virtue of her title that her voice would carry more weight especially because of the topic of discussion. People defer to expertise. She could have voiced her opinion like everyone else, but opted to arise above the clutter using an especially respected title at a particularly opportune time. Her violation was especially egregious.

    She must be tangibly sanctioned to a) discourage her from repeating the offense, and to b) signal to others that fraud is still unacceptable and punishable.

    AnonymousDrivel (ba49a9)

  164. I smile and tell them to have a fantastic day–and they just about have a heart attack.

    If you live in an inhumane weirdo selfish place like say San Francisco or Berkeley — that is the only place I get angry service and no one actually smiles. They are so pissed of about everyone in the world not smiling those hippie love lifer’s never smell the fucking roses they grow and smile themselves. it’s really quite angry. I think they keep it that way so they can mainline without guilt.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  165. If congresscritter Lee was complicit in duping her constituents she should be sanctioned by the house.

    Tess (f5af9c)

  166. I smile and tell them to have a fantastic day–and they just about have a heart attack.

    If you live in an inhumane weirdo selfish place like say San Francisco or Berkeley — that is the only place I get angry service and no one actually smiles. They are so pissed off about everyone in the world not smiling those hippie love lifer’s never smell the flipping roses they grow and smile themselves. it’s really quite angry in the meca’s of peace. I think they keep it angry so they can mainline without guilt.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  167. Yeesh – more DNC Astroturf! And fake Astroturf at that!

    If the state-run media is determined to feed us Astroturf and call it reporting, I demand the authentic artifical stuff, and not the fake artifical stuff like Mayer. I am sure that the Democrat Party has somewhere in its ranks at least a few quacks like Dr. Howard Dean who are not in jail yet and who could pose (for a few minutes, anyway) as respected physicians.

    It’s not the lying by the Obamanoids that bothers me anymore, since that is par for the course. It’s the fact that it’s stupid, clumsy lying that angers me. Democrats really do believe that they represent the next step in human evolution, and that being a Democrat automatically endows them with an IQ several times that of the average embittered God-and-guns clinger.

    Mwalimu Daudi (f57033)

  168. Oh crap-

    typo- make that-

    *Soliloquy with Sheila*

    Oh and I bet Sheila’s ringtone is that crappy song she thinks is about her-by Prince.

    Uh OOOOH SHeeeeeeeeilaaaa

    annoying (570e36)

  169. Add to it all that you seem to buy her last minute excuse,

    “I did it because I thought it would give me credibility….”

    Ya and the little white business suit wasn’t thought out…

    She “costumed up”.

    annoying (570e36)

  170. Just saw Roxane’s performance in the video posted.
    I am not a doctor, but I am a nurse practitoner and I have been a primary care provider.
    Her question during the townhall was poorly worded and is not a question that I would expect an MD or PCP to make.
    The video makes me think that she was in fact a plant.

    CardioNP (dbdee1)

  171. last Saturday the big tease for buying the Sunday Houston Chronicle was doctors kill 98,000 people every year–the chronicle has to pay people to impede entering/exiting grocery store customers by various methods(begging, offering free stuff, snarling, intimidating)to commit to the newspaper- I’ve never seen anyone signing up for it- but we are very proud of our world class medical center and hospital systems-

    Joy (a3b0ae)

  172. “Weird; her hero Barack Obama also thinks that lying enhances his credibility . . .”

    Okay, first of all, what? Care to elaborate? You guys should be okay with lies shouldn’t you? I mean after all, you supported nearly 8 years of lies about the war, about torture (whoops, I mean “enhanced interogation”), and the now infamous Valery Plame affair.

    Secondly, yeah, she’s a bit of a douche, but you know what’s weirder? Bringing a gun to a townhall. Now where can I read about that little incident here?

    John (d6bfca)

  173. at around 3:10 into the video – “We will allow you…”. Since when should the government “allow” us to spend time with a provider? Is anyone else bothered that the President routinely has to reassure us that we can see the doctor of our choice? Implying that the government EVEN HAS THAT POWER? The fact that he has to reassure us is a warning sign. Government has no legal foundation for even discussing that possibility. Distressing.

    T Crowell (9e2ef2)

  174. UVA would bounce her out on her hide.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  175. Comment by John — 8/13/2009 @ 12:19 am

    You must need a big purse to hold all those talking points.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  176. Reminds me and makes me wonder what Jesse Macbeth, the “Army Ranger” member of the Iraq Veterans against the War is doing these days.

    mplsk (a9ed2d)

  177. One more – I sense the Congresswoman knows her. She’s way too familiar with “PCP” (Primary Care Physician) treatment. She’s reading from notes and this was tee’d up for her. These two have met before and this was rehearsed.

    T Crowell (9e2ef2)

  178. As a UH Alumnus I will be complaining to the University about the unethical public behaviour of this student.

    Crusader Rabbit (0d5d73)

  179. If you are a fake doctor, your support of health care demolition will be on the nightly news.

    If you are a real doctor, you are ignored since you are corrupt, cutting off legs and taking out allergic tonsils for thousands millions billions of dollars. You are the source of savings for The Plan.

    Teflon Dad (287a17)

  180. Secondly, yeah, she’s a bit of a douche, but you know what’s weirder? Bringing a gun to a townhall. Now where can I read about that little incident here?

    You mean this guy?

    The one who wasn’t breaking any laws? Who was not charged with anything? Who wasn’t anywhere near the President? Who was willing to take his gun back to his car, until he was informed by a police officer that he didn’t have to?

    You can read all you want.

    Mars vs Hollywood (f062b9)

  181. Okay, Roxana lied, Pat and friends caught her out, and now most of the debate is over what the consequences should be. But I think Roxana also deserves props for commenting here at 121:
    I have to be completely honest…I am a cancer survivor. I would not be here today had it not been for the health coverage that my husband and I worked so hard for, the choice we had for me to see the most qualified oncologist, and the most excellent healthcare in the world.

    I admire anyone who has the passion and drive to fight for what they believe. It takes a special person to be energized by higher order values. Can we agree on that?

    I suggest Rox has handed opponents of Socialized Medicine a huge advantage: She had “health coverage”, apparently that she and her husband “paid for,” (so presumably private insurance), and it gave her a “choice..to see the most-qualified oncologist”.

    What more could opponents of health-care “reform” ask for? If I read her comment correctly she’s already the best possible example of how the *existing, private* system works very well indeed. Would *she* willingly give up the ability her insurance gave her to choose the most-qualified oncologist? I think not.

    So Rox, thanks for being honest with us (after your earlier deceit). And I suspect everyone on this forum agrees with you that “it takes a special person to be energized by higher-order values.” And while it’s definitely admirable to want the poor to have everything anyone else can have, I suggest to you that an even higher-order value is to prevent government from taking over America’s medical system.

    Because every other nation that’s done that has reaped disaster–albeit evenly-distributed.

    sf (4205fc)

  182. Maybe she just wants a job heading up the counseling service for the very old who need nudges in the right direction at end of life.

    Ordinarily I would say give the girl a break as she is young. But lately young ones, especially the counseling type, are giving me the chills as I imagine them at my door for my end of life.

    PS I am a Doctor, for real.

    P Graham (3a3097)

  183. “Oh, ok, you guys are having fun I’m sure, but I have to be completely honest”

    You are an unrepentant liar. Why should we believe you about this?

    “And congratulations, that letter will make the dean smack me upside the head.”

    Roxana, dear, I don’t think you have any idea what you’ve done to your potential career. The dean is only the beginning. If anyone googles your name from now on, this is going to turn up.

    Social workers often have to testify in court. Do you know what kind of field day the attorney for the other side would have with this incident?

    If you were a supervisor, would YOU hire someone who you knew couldn’t be relied on to give credible testimony? Even if the supervisor had the same…flexible…ethics as you do, you’re still going to be damaged goods.

    I hope it was worth it.

    Truth and Consequences (041115)

  184. JEFF GANNON!

    JEFF GANNON!!!

    JEFF GANNON!!!!!!

    Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller (72836b)

  185. [Roxana Mayer] is entering a field where her lack of ethics or honesty could cause some child to be left in a home where they will continue to suffer abuse. She’s get destroyed on cross, and some kid will go back to a father that beats them, or an uncle will be able to continue molesting them.–Scott Jacobs (#140)

    Scott Jacobs, you’re terribly wrong. Ugly wrong.

    Moms are the #1 child abusers. The next most common child-beater and molester is the boyfriend mom took up with after she threw the child’s father out of the house and marriage.

    A father is the least likely person to molest or beat his child. Look it up. And be sure to avoid fem-stats that lump mom’s boyfriend in with fathers in order to promote the feminist goal of cutting fathers out of children’s lives.

    Micha Elyi (0778ba)

  186. Patterico is more of a journalist than anyone else involved in this story.

    The fact that she was an Obama delegate wasn’t germane to the “real” journalist who was paid to write for an actual “newspaper”. The Houston Chronicle will, I hope, lose more readers because of their deliberately incomplete, (not mistaken, no way did they make a mistake) reporting.

    jack (d9cbc5)

  187. Scott:

    I like your approach of exposing the reporter. Mrs. Mayers has done her own damage to herself.

    Ms. Horswell’s editors are listed (and linked) here. You should write them. The mis-reporting is now apparent.
    http://www.chron.com/news/opinion/

    sample:
    Dear Mr. Sweeney (editor),

    The Chronicle erroneously identified an speaker at the town hall as a physician. It has now been shown (and she has admitted) that she has no medical credentials and misrepresented herself.
    A correction is in order.

    Really, though, given the current media attention to “plants” and fake “grassroots” in the health care debate, this deserves its own article. The public has a right to know about such incidents, regardless of which side they happen on.

    [Insert links to these threads]

    JeanneB (b1f3cc)

  188. Follow up to above: given that they corrected the photo caption, I presume some level of editors are already aware of this. But perhaps not, maybe the photo guy did it as a small favor for Ms. Horswell.

    We need to ensure the editor is aware of it.

    JeanneB (b1f3cc)

  189. [...] they put plants in audiances that we’ve seen [...]

    You know the Video tape HAS been invented… « DaTechguy’s Blog (ea9e19)

  190. Under Obamacare, low-level not-too-bright political appointees will be making medical decisions for us. So in that sense, she is a doctor.

    John (ac1b73)

  191. [...] yesterday on another social media site (which is a pretentious way of saying that I Twittered it): Patterico’s Pontifications tracked down a ‘Doctor’ Roxana Mayer who spoke in favor of health care rationing at [...]

    Moe Lane » ‘Doctor’ at Jackson-Lee town hall: lying, and defensive about it. (da2344)

  192. I read somewhere that it is perfectly fine(not a sin) for muslims to lie to infidels. I get the same idea about liberals.

    tinkerthinker (994a81)

  193. What a damned liar. She’s perfect for an Obama appointment.

    Maybe she could be a Truth Czar

    drjohn (862e69)

  194. Obama delegate and shill plays doctor at Town Hall meeting – LIAR…

    Patterico reports an exchange between Roxana Mayer via her University of Houston e-mail address where she admits she’s a liar. Mayer appeared at Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting and as you’ll see in the video below, she claimed …

    ~ Angry White Boy ~ (2c98e2)

  195. Gosh, aren’t these the same tatics that the Dems accused the Repubs of using. Could be the Dems just figured this is what we would do, so the Repubs must be doing it too. Personally I don’t believe any of them. If the Dems get this passed, it’s just the beginning. One more thing, I have asked my senators and my rep if they will be going on the same plan they deem good enough for the rest of us. The silence is deafening.

    Mitch Armentrout (4638bb)

  196. [...] Meanwhile, Patterico does more reporting the rest of the MSM won’t do — exposing an Obamacare supporter at Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall who pretended to be a pediat… [...]

    Michelle Malkin » Selective outrage of the MSM (e2f069)

  197. [...] was a Democrat plant at Jackson Lee’s town hall? Why, yes there was. Doesn’t surprise me really since this is a long-term tactic of the left, including our [...]

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Had To Confirm A Pizza Delivery « The Reluctant Optimist (186bd9)

  198. It’s creepy watching her lie.

    It’s creepy watching people applaud doctors.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  199. [...] Patterico’s Pontifications tracked this woman down and exchanged a few back-and-forth emails with her, which ultimately lead to her admitting that she isn’t a doctor.  Not only is she not a doctor, she’s an Obama delegate. [...]

    PheistyBlog » Blog Archive » I’m not a doctor…but I play one in town halls (e01308)

  200. At some point we need to move these protests to MSM headquarters to force fair reporting by the leftist media.

    Dennis D (ae900a)

  201. Plants, props and manufactured support…

    The Houston Chronicle is taking some heat this week for reporting the words of a political operative claiming to be a physician without checking her credentials.
    ……

    Healthcare Horserace (4579df)

  202. The silver lining in this is the fact that Democrats are insulting moderates and independents too. Same people who put Obama in office. Let the droolers believe all the Town Hall protesters boarded buses at Rush Limbaugh Studios. They are clueless to whats really going on.

    Dennis D (ae900a)

  203. Actually I don’t see much to hold the reporter responsible for. Presumably the reporter wrote what Ms. Mayer told him/her; do we expect the reporter to vet every person quoted in a story to see if they are actually in the profession they claim? At some point even reporters have to accept some things they are told by someone as fact. Ms. Mayer told the reporter she was a primary care physician and the reporter accepted that without calling the state medical board to verify that. I can’t say I fault the reporter for that.

    Ms. Mayer on the other hand deserves the pillorying she is getting — and then some. At age 31 one ought to know that lying is wrong and even in service of our Beloved Leader, the “Smartest Man Who Ever Lived“, is not acceptable.

    John Steele (44f0bd)

  204. [...] Congresswoman Jackson-Lee does not have the patience to listen to her constituents legitimate concerns, but she does have time to hug fake doctors. [...]

    ScoopThis.Org » More hilarity from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee! (8610f5)

  205. Seems like you were wrong in some of your assumptions and observations. Do I hear an apology? At a large school like where she goes to, there are going to be many people she does not know…or care to know I did not know 1/2 the people in my grad program. Sorry, in a rush to go to work.

    MICHAEL SPENCER (9f89a5)

  206. If this woman represented herself, let’s use this as a reason not to change our healthcare system at all. Let’s keep it as it is, with:

    -47 million uninsured and more each day
    -insurance companies deciding not to cover people who might cost them money
    -Americans paying 10% of their income on health care vs. 3% in Europe

    If you want people going broke and dying because they are unlucky enough to get sick, then keep things the way they are. When the insurance company drops you or decides it will not pay your cancer treatment, it’ll be too late.

    truthseeker (cd41c4)

  207. Now Mayer’s photo is not even associated with the Houston Chronicle story now.
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6569039.html

    Peterk (57772a)

  208. [...] the stops, trying to lie and cheat their way to bringing health care reform back on track.  From trotting out fake doctors in support of ObamaCare, to saying that doctors will amputate someone’s foot for money (the AMA is rightly outraged [...]

    Is ObamaCare Doomed for Failure? | Axis of Right (4bdcf7)

  209. Hey Patterico, nice work! I’ve made you a little photoshop of this picture – perhaps it’s slightly more accurate than the original?

    (Please feel free to use it if you’d like.)

    Tennyson Hayes (f27b79)

  210. @truckseeker
    keep repeating the 47 million number and one day it may be accurate. the number has been debunked numerous times
    insurance companies everyday deny coverage to individuals for fire, house, liability, etc because the risk is to high for what the applicant is willing to pay in a premium. Will an insurance company provide you with car insurance after your car is wrecked? how about if your house burns down?
    folks in europe pay far more than 3% of their income towards healthcare. I assume you are ignoring the taxes that they pay

    Peterk (57772a)

  211. p.s. I agree that the real focus should not be on Roxana Mayer, but on the newspaper that unquestioningly accepted and published her false claims.

    Tennyson Hayes (f27b79)

  212. Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist?

    Patrick

    I dare say you are far more successful at the latter than she is at the former.

    drjohn (20d88d)

  213. [...] Have any phony doctors been [...]

    Obama Visit – Missoulapolis (024b0e)

  214. Good solid work. This is outrageous. As a wife of a doctor it chaps me to see someone do this.

    catlady (618ae9)

  215. “I have to be completely honest…I am a cancer survivor.” I call BS! I don’t believe anything she says.

    gp (72be5d)

  216. Lots of things to be more outraged about than this. She fessed up and seems pretty cool about it. Let it go man, just let it go.

    DTX (605a50)

  217. “I have to be completely honest…I am a cancer survivor.” I call BS! I don’t believe anything she says.

    Comment by gp — 8/13/2009 @ 5:52 am

    And then later in the paragraph admitted lying about that (complete with smiley face.) (It’s not completely clear, BTW, the result IMO of a poorly worded paragraph – which would also explain why some said her question at the town hall was poorly worded as well.)

    My take? She’s either laughing about her ability to lie whenever she damn well feels like it, about anything including having cancer (and what are you going to do about it, punks?) OR is blustering to cover fear over the possible repercussions now that she’s been caught.

    I think people being afraid of being caught brazenly lying to advance political ends is a good thing. If their ethics don’t restrain them then perhaps the possible repercussions will.

    And so while I hold no personal animus toward Ms. Mayer I respectfully disagree with Patterico. I think this woman should be reported to her school, to any authorities who handle impersonation of physicians, etc. I think if Scott Jacobs has the numbers to call in TX he should call them, and if they get posted here I’ll do it too. It’s not about revenge or anyone personally. It’s about protecting integrity in the political process whenever we have the power to do so. If they won’t stop lying because they’re honest people, then maybe they’ll stop lying because it has consequences.

    And while Ms. Mayer will no doubt blame conservatives for “witch hunting,” the truth is that her own dishonesty and lack of ethics brought this on her. As our moms and/or dads used to say, “you should have thought of that before you did this.”

    no one you know (7a9144)

  218. I agree with noyk. Ms. Mayer actively deceived and should not get off lightly. Joe the Plumber was minding his own business when President Obama was campaigning and went up to Joe inviting questions. Ms. Mayer should not get a pass when Joe was viciously attacked for weeks. This is not a small thing and she has not owned-up as far as I’m concerned. There is far more to this than has been uncovered already.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  219. Her best line, after identifying herself as a “General Practitioner” was to say “we are a dying breed.” Nice play for sympathy, “I am a doctor, but not an overpaid specialist. I am out there riding my horse and buggy from farm to farm making house calls to the poor and indigent.” My God, teh sacrafices this woman is making on our behalf. She could have chosen any old fake specialty. But no, not our Dr. Rox. Hopefully the only breed that is dying are Phony General Practioners.

    charliefreak (3f9a8e)

  220. Well at least she has a sense of humor. But you can tell she’s been through the community organizer coaching.

    “It’s easier to be against something especially since anger is such a great motivator.”

    Yes “anger is such a great motivator.” Who wouldn’t be angry if the government was destroying your economy and your future? Wouldn’t you want to make sure that anymore recklessness was stopped? Wouldn’t you have liked to stop Bush’s deficits? I would; and I want this healthcare bill, Cap ‘N Trade, card check and any other spending projects/bills the administration wants to be thrown off a cliff, trampled underfoot, spit on, run over and burned. And then- tossed into a black hole.

    I’m going write a textbook which states on the first page, bold type, 68pt font:

    If the person running for elected office gives you a resume with the title “community organizer” run far, far away. It doesn’t end good.

    xax (9fe5f4)

  221. Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to attempt to get this young lady in trouble with the state of Texas or her university. She’s young.

    She’s over 18, ain’t she?

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  222. Forget her. Joe the Plumber was attacked because his message reasonated with people. The only thing that’s reasonating with this lady is that she’s a loser.

    nk (e80719)

  223. I understand the seething outrage above. Was the BBB called after “Joe the Plumber” claimed to own a plumbing business. Plumbing is a serious profession with the same ethical standards as medicine. Instead of being derided, he was lifted to national spokesperson.

    another idiot (25f246)

  224. Too bad, she’s kinda cute. Oh, well. Guess I’ll look elsewhere! LOL

    Taggart Snyder (b763e1)

  225. U of H should do admonish this behavior. This ass will be working in the healthcare field as a social worker. Impersonating a physician is frowned upon in the state of Texas. I can’t wait till her application is googled when she applies for a job.

    mcnorman (d8b737)

  226. The text of the Chron story has been changed to this (without letting their readers know that they had initially been duped):

    “Mayer identified herself as a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district. However, her name does not appear in the database maintained by the Texas Medical Board, which licenses all doctors in Texas.”

    db (12aea8)

  227. [...] I’m Not A Doctor But I Play One In Town Hall Meetings August 13, 2009 Posted by Cory Franklin in Uncategorized. trackback Here [...]

    I’m Not A Doctor But I Play One In Town Hall Meetings « Left, Right, and Centered (661794)

  228. and i have been president for 6 months. is it my fault that Obama has been fooling everyone by claiming that he is?

    gander (6d67a7)

  229. “Plumbing is a serious profession with the same ethical standards as medicine.”

    You have to be joking.

    Mr. Pink (eae12c)

  230. Hoping to clear up a couple of things, thanks:

    1) What does “shame class” mean?

    2) Mayer’s comment here at #121 includes a parenthetical (“NOT TRUE, my mom is”) that is confusingly worded. And when the commenter at #184 quoted her post, he did not include this line. Was it part of her original comment?

    Thomas (dadea8)

  231. Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard…

    Excellent digging of note…

    ¡No Pasarán! (59ce3a)

  232. Lies: An inconvenient truth.

    gander (6d67a7)

  233. This legislation is going to destroy lives. She’s a fraudulent POS who is willing to lie to get those lives destroyed. She doesn’t deserve any sympathy whatsoever. I hope Scott Jacobs is busy on the phone this morning, I know I’ll be calling around so make sure she gets what’s hers.

    hookem (b90bc6)

  234. Who is making this stupid ass comparison with Joe the Plumber? Joe was a normal citizen minding his own business on his porch with his freakin kid who asked a question to a Presidential candidate. This lady is an Obama delegate who went to a townhall with the expressed purpose of deliberately lying in order to make her endorsement of Obama’s healthcare plan more appealing. The comparison between the two is absolutely retarded and is only thrown out there by idiots who do not want to have to denounce the actions of someone they consider “on their side”.

    Mr. Pink (eae12c)

  235. [...] From Patterico (HT to an e-mailer) — “Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings.” Capsule: “I questioned the credentials of a woman at a Texas town hall meeting who claimed to be a doctor, but turned out to be anything but. She is a graduate student in social work — oh, and an Obama delegate.” [...]

    BizzyBlog (0ae8cb)

  236. It’s very interesting how this woman who has relatively no power to make decisions about life or death in this country- lies to the media (like no one has ever done that before). Yet, when Bush lied to everyone in the US about nuclear devices and the threats thereof which led to war and the loss of thousands of American lives- he got a mere slap on the wrist.

    People are twisted and its very frightening to read these responses.

    Tracy (636c70)

  237. It is illegal to say you are a nurse if you are not. Surely it is illegal to pretend to be a medical doctor. She should be arrested.

    Marsha McDougall RN (09013d)

  238. Comment by Tracy — 8/13/2009 @ 6:46 am

    Tracy you ignorant s**t. This woman was engaging in a ruse to sway the opinion of the people who were there to learn about health care. Rep Lee lies unabashedly and is so rude she takes cell phone calls, while the taxpayers are trying to determine the effect a massive bill will have on their lives. This woman by “being a doctor’ attemped to lend credence to her opinion by pretending to be a educated health professional. Tracy, as much as you would like it to, the end does not justify the means.

    Tess (0f929f)

  239. If obama can pretend to be a president then she can pretend to be a doctor

    buck (18e106)

  240. Surely it is illegal to pretend to be a medical doctor.

    It is, but I believe only if you are trying to practice medicine in some way.

    Comment by hookem — 8/13/2009 @ 6:38 am

    I have a call in with the Dean of the “School” (Program? I dunno, I have never dealt with such things), and will report back later today if I am called back.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  241. jeez. Stop yammering I think. It’s not a matter for yammering and your yammering is just a proxy measure for our little country’s immense and growing toleration for and condoning of deceit.

    Mr. P has amply demonstrated there’s precious little room for discussion. Roxana Mayer is a lying deceitful dirty socialist skank what is lying in the service of yoking you and your children to a dirty socialist government that by definition devalues your individuality and even worser the individuality of your children.

    ooh but the skank has a sense of humor

    Must I wake up to the demented yammerings of a loser nation?

    happyfeet (42470c)

  242. Comment by Tracy — 8/13/2009 @ 6:46 am

    Let the deflection, misdirection, and excuse-mongering begin!

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  243. It’s very interesting how this woman who has relatively no power to make decisions about life or death in this country- lies to the media (like no one has ever done that before). Yet, when Bush lied…

    You know, I’m just going to stop buying you those cute puppy calendars if you refuse to throw away the 2003 edition.

    I know, I know, times were simpler then. Bush was evil, the soaring stock market indicated greed, terrorists were just misunderstood…Now, everything is just so complicated.

    CJ (72a1dd)

  244. Yeah, OK- Cons and TeaBaggers have the likes of the idiot who showed in NH with a sidearm in a drop-down tactical holster and a sign quoting the “Tree of Liberty”‘s need to be replenished (by the BLOOD of tyrants and [so-called] ‘patriots”
    Which one scares me most?
    PS- Cletus, there, was at a Presidential event-
    Cons are CRAZY
    You lost the election(s)
    You know why
    It’s called “Democracy in action”= GET USED TO IT-
    Little kids, you don’t get your toys all the time- this is your (EIGHT-YEAR!) TIME O-U-T.
    Grow up.

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  245. Tracy you ignorant s**t.

    Ah, you just gotta love the classics.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  246. DEAR FUNDIES: It’s not a lie if you believe it to be true.

    George Costanza (91f0c5)

  247. I say bust her. Make the opposition live by their own rules.

    Live by government, die by government.

    Angela (10ffd2)

  248. DEAR FUNDIES: You lost the election, so kiss the feet of your Emperor you stupid hick plebes. Also: You better shut up. Remember: Gitmo is for FUNDIES and not for victimized peaceful Muslims.

    George Costanza (91f0c5)

  249. [...] 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. [...]

    Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: ObamaCare fans take Astroturfing to a new level (e2f069)

  250. You know what’s sad about the current climate in this country? All the people that think anything is OK if it is in the name of THEIR cause.

    What this idiot did is disgusting. But the same people who want to lynch her think “Joe the Plumber” ,who did the same thing, is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    That’s what truly disgusts me!

    YaYa (7e8180)

  251. Joe the Plumber didn’t do the same thing. He didn’t misrepresent himself. He just asked a question.

    Mr. Plumber got hounded by the dirty socialists to where even the dirty socialists what hounded him had to quit their jobs.

    That won’t happen with this skank from Texas.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  252. Grow up.

    Physician, heal thyself.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  253. Yet, when Bush lied to everyone in the US about nuclear devices and the threats thereof which led to war and the loss of thousands of American lives- he got a mere slap on the wrist.

    Sure, and no doubt the millions of Iraqis now enjoying their freedom agree completely with your inane and inaccurate statement.

    People are twisted and its very frightening to read these responses.

    It is indeed frightening and twisted that someone would take the time to so strenuously astroturf one blog – are you that afraid of the truth, sweetie? BTW, that hoary and cliche – ridden “hey, look over there!” crapola’s already a year past it’s sell – by date. Call Axelrod and try to come up with something more original next time.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  254. Scott Jacobs…let it go, clown. Find something better to do with your time.

    Ed Winters (71a661)

  255. The point of the discussion is the nation has a shortage of people enetering the preventive care profession, and that in itself lends us to understand that we will have long waits and appointments far in the future if we don’t balance the insurance industry to actually care for us, and that wont happen without NEW competition. It’s easy to pick on a liar, but the message is real, so I guess it’s easy for some of you to attack the messenger and continue to live in DENIAL of what you know the truth is in this country. Ask your minister if they think 46 million Americans should not have health care. Ask your local hospital administrator how much is spent each year on emergency admissions, and thats your tax dollars folks. Wake up, it’s already costing taxpayers billions, wake up, the insurance industry only cares about insuring healthy people. What is it you don’t understand? It’s time to reign in the profiteers, reign in excessive hospital fees. Wake up and stop letting the politicians, who rakes in millions for their campaigns from insurance lobbyists, so they can tell you fear and lies. Wake up America, or you will all end up in the emegency room if you are ill or have pre-existing conditions that wont be covered by your insurance, sooner than you think. WAKE UP

    Brian (ea5617)

  256. It’s called “Democracy in action”= GET USED TO IT-

    Whenever a Troll uses the hallowed ALL CAPS theme you just know it’s a devastating response. And silly me, here I thought democracy was actually trying to discuss a vitally important piece of legislation with your elected representatives.

    What.an.ass.hat.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  257. I see this blog has been discovered by a troll who uses multiple names but usually answers to “The Minister of Propaganda”, or as I call him on Radio Equalizer and Right from the Right, “MoPoop”. He’ll start by calling “CONS” liars, but he’ll degenerate to telling us to eat lead or to just die. He is the voice of the Obama Kool-aid drinking left and what Obama has in store for his opponents.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  258. Gee you right wing wackos are just wetting yourselves over this aren’t you? Bush did more to harm this country than any president ever. I guess since the average age of the GOP’s supporters are senile and afraid of their own shadows I should not be surprised. You guys even buy into a complete moron like Sarah Palin. Give me a break!

    BUSHLIED (1fba51)

  259. [...] Patterico, the “Physician” at Sheila Jackson Lee’s town [...]

    ZOMBIE CONTENTIONS - This takes “Astroturfing” to a new level (b7821b)

  260. I guess we were better off when we had a cocaine- using, draft dodger in office who lied to people about WMDs and who illegally used prosecutors to harrass opponents? You guys are brilliant.

    BUSHLIED (1fba51)

  261. I can picture the scenario … Roxana receives her e-mail invite and plans accordingly with her girlfriends. I’ll pretend to be a doctor, you pretend to be a nurse, you pretend to be a hospital administrator, etc, etc. It will be fun and what could possibly go wrong.

    I guess Roxana never learned (in her 31 years) that lies are wrong. She deserves whatever she receives.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  262. The dirty socialist hood rat doesn’t get to run against Bush in 2012. It just doesn’t work like that. He will has record.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  263. On second thought, screw her. The friend of my enemy is my enemy. Let’s put her up as an example of Obamabots.

    nk (8092e4)

  264. So she lied. She could probably now be qualified to be a Republican except that she messed up and admitted to the lie. This would make her ineligible.

    mtf (c78abd)

  265. Anybody who works with doctors could spot this woman was a fake. She’s a clutz. Awkward in public speaking. Does not speak like a physician.

    Is this apparent to people who don’t work in the medical field?

    RN (346ee5)

  266. WOW-Never realized their are so many sick, angry and ignorant rebublicans and so called independents that hate and are so unAmerican in this commentary.*smile* Obviously we have to deal with you bottom feeders, so get a life, find something you can handle, like licking your ole buddy bushes behind, cause thats all you are good for. Selfish bastards you are, and your mean words and disrespect for others who are in need of health care is disgusting. You are the new COMMUNIST PARTY now, and if you don’t like health care for all, get out of the USA, but dont move to another industrialized country, because they already have health care for their people. YOU SICK SELFISH IGNORANT LOT OF REPUBLICANS OR WANNA BE INDEPENDENTS CAN GO STICK YOUR HEAD WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE. HA HA HA

    Wayne (ea5617)

  267. So she lied.

    Welcome to Barack Obama’s Amerka.

    trashy trashy trashy

    happyfeet (42470c)

  268. Remember, to leftists, there is no such thing as absolute truth. The end justifies the means. They can say and do anything they want as long as it advances their goal at that moment.

    The only shocking thing is how poorly they carried out the deception. It appears that Obama and his minions are not nearly as good at lying as Bill Clinton and his minions but it is not for lack of effort.

    WarEagle (fe7838)

  269. like licking your ole buddy bushes behind, cause thats all you are good for

    The skank from Texas could take honesty notes from this one.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  270. Maybe Roxana Mayer wanted to be a Pediatric Doctor, but was not accepted into medical school, and in her mind, she somehow “IS” a doctor after going through school. Hey, maybe in her warped thinking, she is not in Grad school, but in her warped mind, she THINKS she is in Medical School about to graduate. Yeah, that’s it. She has never awakened from her dream. She was talking in her sleep while sleep walking at the Town Hall meeting.

    She can blame it on sleep walking.

    TopGun (ec7e98)

  271. Here is some good video with more information about this townhall. It is Greta Van Susteran interviewing Tracy Miller, another attendee at the event that sat a row behind and two seats to the left of Ms. Mayer. Greta asks Tracy about the calls Ms. Lee took during the townhall. Miller responds that she took “two additional” calls to the one she took while Miller was asking her own question.

    That’s three separate calls that Ms. Lee took during the townhall. Miller goes on to say that after Ms. lee took the calls she would wait for the opportunity and then plug a congratulatorial thanks to some prominent attendee at the townhall. You can see in the Lonestar video with Mayer asking the question that Lee does in fact plug a local “old sixth ward” attendant at the townhall.

    I’m leaning more towards “staged” at this point.

    Ms. Mayer is also corresponding with someone else on her blackberry WHILE Ms. Lee is answering her question. Perhaps Ms. Mayer can multitask as well.

    It still could just be innocent.

    Brennan (4be6e8)

  272. Brian,

    The government has been the major agent for the demise of primary care physicians. Uncle Sam pays for and controls directly almost half of US healthcare now, and heavily regulates most of the rest. If the government could do such a great job, why hasn’t it been doing so already?

    I’m a real primary care doc, my solo practice is toast if this monstrosity passes.

    Teflon Dad (287a17)

  273. Say something that is proveably accurate against the American president’s policies and acts from ’00-’08 and you’re an anti-patriotic disrespectful unamerican communist.

    Say something that is proveably wrong against the American president’s policies and acts from ’09 and you’re a hero.

    Sometimes you need to fight back on your opponent’s own turf. Hence, cudos to Roxana. The Nielsen-rating driven media caters to sensationalist entertainment, as that pays the bills, not to the truth. Cudos to the Chron for participating in free market-driven capitalism that our great country is founded on.

    I say government and folks like you should stay out of our lives and let us call ourselves doctors when we want to call ourselves doctors, and call ourselves journalists when we want to call ourselves journalists.

    D Steiner (7b77e0)

  274. Brian: if we don’t balance the insurance industry to actually care for us, …..the insurance industry only cares about insuring healthy people. What is it you don’t understand? It’s time to reign in the profiteers, reign in excessive hospital fees.</

    Your attempt at bastardizing the Health Care Industry=FAIL.

    According to Dr. Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, his research shows Health Care Plans ranks 86th nationally in profit margins at 3.3%. Hospitals rank 77th with a 3.6% margin.
    http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2009/08/health-insurance-industry-ranks-86-by.html

    FirefightnRick (497130)

  275. What’s truly amazing is this very radical and very arrogant administration is engaged in total deception. Obama’s “I’m not a proponent of a single payer system lie(this despite the evidence of what we’ve seen and heard on youtube), his “STAGED” town hall meetings and now his phony medical doctor “plants” are open season and the mainstream is totally silent.

    Cliff (1217c6)

  276. The good thing is that a liar is caught, the bad thing is that otherwise this post is a pile of garbage. Where is the proof that “Barack Obama also thinks that lying enhances his credibility”? Where is the proof that Obama camp planted a fake doc? This is just another case of fake journalism. Shame on you.

    Darius (2ec600)

  277. It is not only illegal, but also unethical
    to portray any medical professional when you are not one. All of these people that want to excuse her behavior, are obviously obama supporters. The fact is; mayer is guilty of the practice of medicine without a license. This is illegal and there should be criminal charges filed against her. However, obama will probably give her a pardon, since he was probably aware of this fraud to begin with. Maybe, jackson is a personal friend of mayer, and helped her concoct this fraud.

    robert keyes (3c62a9)

  278. “The text of the Chron story has been changed to this (without letting their readers know that they had initially been duped)”

    Get a screenshot, please, and e-mail it to me. (I’m on a phone right now and can’t.) I have the screenshot of the original version of story.

    They will issue a correction or get mightily shamed for failing to do so.

    Patterico (a7f4ec)

  279. Our little country is starting to smell like someone’s been peeing in the corner.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  280. For those who are into bastardizing the Health Care Industry, trying to play them off as some kind of evil, money making empire, here’s some research for you. As it turns out, Health Insurance plans only rank 86th nationally with a profit margin just over 3%, and Hospitals rank 77th at 3.6%.

    Rick

    FirefightnRick (497130)

  281. “Insurance denies pre-existing conditions” is another BIG lie. If you have health insurance before you get sick, insurance can’t drop you. But… then the insurance companies won’t underwrite new auto policies covering collisions that happened the day before either. Damn the greedy insurance companies! I want a public option for car insurance too! (Not)

    Stephen Louie (ec2af4)

  282. Roxana has a profile on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/roxana-mayer/6/131/148). She indicates that since September 2008, she has been an “Intern at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs” in Houston. Obtained B.A. from University of Houston in “Psychology/Sociology 1995-2008,” and commenced MSW studies in 2008.

    NS (b19a41)

  283. [...] According to Patterico – they would.  And did.  Multiple times.  And the main stream media are [...]

    They wouldn’t do that…would they? « Curtis Lowe (ea1fd5)

  284. [...] Paterrico asked her: If I understand what’s going on here, you’re not a doctor, but you play one at town hall meetings. [...]

    UrbanGrounds | Mrs. (Not Doctor) Roxana Mayer: Dumber Than an Actual Plant (7a8dc1)

  285. Outstanding job, sir. Thank you for your efforts.

    Outstanding (019c83)

  286. “Anybody who works with doctors could spot this woman was a fake. She’s a clutz. Awkward in public speaking. Does not speak like a physician.
    Is this apparent to people who don’t work in the medical field?” – RN

    Yes, it is/was readily apparent she lacked the honed speaking skills a doctor, who would need a high IQ to graduate medical school, acquires through their formal education and internship. Her usage of the word “LIKE” was a dead giveaway. She sounded like a valley girl, totally (pun intended).

    The Congresswoman has better speaking / spin skills than the fake doctor, and we all know the Congresswoman’s IQ.

    TopGun (ec7e98)

  287. Is it legal to misrepresent yourself as a physician?

    Roux (09a786)

  288. Without indictment, it appears to me that this person’s appearance and question were anticipated by Rep. Lee Her seating position at the front of the attendees lends credence to being a plant. Rep. Lee’s seamless flow into what could only be a well studied area of the health bill vis a vis Ms. Mayer’s lead-in lends credence. The statement regarding receiving an email (thin indictment) regarding the meeting and her political activism (most probably had met Rep. Lee previously if not worked with her organization) also lends credence. The similarity to the eleven year old girl reading her question and the tie-in to her mother’s work for Obama’s campaign support indictment that the promoters of THIS health care reform are attempting to program media reporting. And why not? – msm will not pursue this fraud that is being committed against our country.

    buck (215870)

  289. #271 Mayer’s little speech was not one a pediatrician would make.
    It was fishy, it’s why folks started checking for her creds.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  290. Brian, the shortage of primary caregivers is only going to improve when they are jumping through more hoops for less money.

    You have persuaded me.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  291. Is SJL on record as NOT knowing Roxane Mayer before the townhall? That she had no idea who to doubt this woman was a pediatrician? A little birdie tells me that they have some ties and some history. Might be worth looking into, although questioning SJL locally immediately leads to cries of RACISM!!!!

    Houston Native (b90bc6)

  292. RN: I’m with you on Roxana’s speaking abilities. Perhaps TOTUS could have been of help.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  293. #293 It’s a technical violation of the statute, but her fib was so brief and out of the context of soliciting or treating patients it would probably not attract prosecution.

    Her misrepresentation might matter if she attempted to enter her apparent chosen field, social work, or if she attempted to enter into a medical care profession or attempted to gain a law license.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  294. Amazing. Observe the little spinning leftard cockroaches scurrying over from their nests frantically attempting to justify their behavior and striking out at any and every conservative or Republican bogey men that exists in their fantasy land world of stale ,regurgitated lefty talking points.

    Dr. Carlo Lombardi (d67cb2)

  295. You people are amazing.We have just spent eight years of :WMD’S,we dont torture,we aren’t spying on you,Abramoff,Ney,Cunningham,Halliburton fraud,and now we have the death panels claims,euthanasia,etc,etc,etc.The Republican right hasn’t carried on an honest discussion since the80′s and your all in this indignant,self righteous uproar because she said she was a doctor.Maybe you could consider all the people there who claim they aren’t Republican operatives and consider it a draw.

    Brian Mulvey (d69daa)

  296. Houston must be a breeding ground for DUMBOCRATS who are beyond the pale in arrogance and disdain for American citizens.
    Rep. Gene Greene, district in Houston, who voted against a Voter ID bill in 2005 is now requiring photo ID to prove that you reside in his Cong. District before you will be granted admission to an upcoming TownHall meeting on Health Care (Insurance – take your pick) that he will be holding.

    Thomas A. Napoli (aef30b)

  297. Oh, ok, you guys are having fun I’m sure, but I have to be completely honest…I am a cancer survivor. I would not be here today …the choice we had for me to see the most qualified oncologist, and the most excellent healthcare in the world. [NOT TRUE, my mom is--just had to live up to my smartass reputation :) ]

    Comment by Roxana Mayer — 8/12/2009 @ 10:27 pm

    …are you mocking Tracy Miller, the woman who spoke at the townhall who is a cancer survivor? I see your “NOT TRUE, my mom is” qualification, but I fail to see how your mother being a cancer survivor, if that is what you’re implying in lieu of mocking Ms. Miller, is worthy of being smartassed.

    You’ve already shown to have no personal or professional ethics. You obviously have no plain human decency or compassion, as well.

    You have no place, in any field, in the health industry with an attitude like yours.

    Texas Nurse (2f4bc2)

  298. I think the same is true of the opposition they are allowed to shout down anyone who wants to find out information and they are allowed to lie and get away with it like the girl from Texas who claimed someone cut Obama on her face LOL that was a good one and nothing at all was done.This is no worse than your Joe the plumber.Insurance companies now decide what treatment you can get. There is nothing I have read i9n the health care that is going thru congress that says anything about rationing only using the best way possible to take care of a health care problem,kind of like a second opinion,which many people do not use because of the cost involved.Why are you not instead talking down the people who won’t let others speak and bring guns and death threats to town hall meetings.If you did that you might accomplish something.The rants here show you care nothing about your fellow citizens.And are you collecting e-mail addresses to harasses people

    hellian (f2dcfe)

  299. Just another reason not to believe everything you hear, whether it regards fake doctors or death panels. No matter where you stand on the issue, do your research, get the facts, and form your own opinions.

    getthefacts (6fb46e)

  300. [...] allies are even worse: Patterico and Lone Star Times capture yet another banner moment from a town-hall forum hosted by Rep. Sheila [...]

    Team Obama is so transparent and pathetic « DPGI – the aftermath (4797e5)

  301. IMO Taxes has been shown to be one of the most corrupt states in the union along with Alaska and not IL but Chicago and in Texas the corruption comes from the republican sides judges who received campaign contributions from republicans and go along with any court case they are involved in ,Texas is the one state with the most people incarcerated and found to be innocent of the charges they were accused of,in the US.

    hellian (f2dcfe)

  302. Okay, she made a bad..no, a very bad decision. But should that particular decision ruin her entire life. Some of the commentators here seem to think so. I am not so sure. This has and will have ramifications in her life, but come on–I really think the price she has already paid is high enough for the crime. And the whole conspiracy angle, please, is there anything that happens on the left that you conspiracy theorists think doesn’t involve a huge effort by people on the left to pull the wool over your (everyone’s) eyes. Try to be a little reasonable in your beliefs and ideas.

    Collins (7949e8)

  303. To all the trolls who think coming here and bitching about “lying about WMDs” and the rest, I would like to point out a few things:

    1 – Few rational people consider “yu do it too” to be a valid defense for unethical behavior. Yes, there are republicans who act unethically. I would point out that when a Republican is caught with their hand in the cookie jar, amongst the first to call for their head are other Republicans. While R’s have their crooks, they also tend to work to get rid of them. The same can not be said for Democrats (Rangle, Dodd, Jefferson, etc all had/have massive dirty dealings, not a single one has ever been so much as censured by Congress, with Cold-Cash Jefferson only being booted from office when his constituents voted in a Republican to replace him).

    2 – “Bush Lied” was old 4 years ago, especially considering that it is a blatant mis-statement of facts. A lie requires knowledge that what you are saying is untrue – Bush had been told that Iraq had WMDs. I would like to point out that a HUGE number of Democrats are on tape in the past stateing that Iraq was a serious national security threat. And “The CIA lied” doesn’t hold water because they were hardly the only ones who thought Saddam had WMDs – MI6, Mossad, Germany, France, etc all thought the same. When everyone agrees, there is usually a reason.

    3 – Clown, eh? Cute, chuckles. Fortunately, I don’t have anything better to do. I’m actually quite bored, so making sure Mrs Mayers is held to ethical standards is a welcome diversion for me. I wish every single person were held to similar standards. If they were, it is possible we would be able to have a discussion about measures that would actually lower the cost of Health Insurance, instead of talking about the monstrosity/abomination that is HR 3200, which will actually do nothing to lower costs.

    PS. Still waiting for that Dean to call me back. Guess I’m gonna have to try again.

    Scott Jacobs (e22bf8)

  304. Why are you not instead talking down the people who won’t let others speak and bring guns and death threats to town hall meetings

    This has been covered. He was legally allowed to carry the weapon, and was told by police he did not have to return it to his vehical, after he volunteered to do so.

    He’s in no trouble, and broke no law or ethics rule. He did not lie or mis-represent himself.

    Care to try again?

    Scott Jacobs (e22bf8)

  305. I sent this information to flat@whitehouse.gov. I guess the thugs will be here soon. Maybe if everyone sends it, it will take them a while to get to us all.

    Lynn B (99dedb)

  306. She’s a bloody member of the OFA.

    This is ridiculous.

    drjohn (20d88d)

  307. But should that particular decision ruin her entire life. Some of the commentators here seem to think so. I am not so sure. This has and will have ramifications in her life, but come on–I really think the price she has already paid is high enough for the crime.

    Because of her proven desire to lie to increase her prestige and make her story sound better (“Goes to credability, your Honor”), some child will end up being sent home to an abusive parent, where they will be beaten all the more out of revenge.

    I’m not doing this because I hate her. I frankly could not care less about her.

    I am doing this because the real victims will be the children she lets down when her past catches up with her down the road.

    She’s a big girl. If the consequences of her actions are unpleasant, then perhaps she should have thought them through. This is the Information Age, with YouTube and Google. If she didn’t think suspect she might get found out, she is a fool.

    She would have been better served to have used a fake name in addition to the fake profession. It would have made finding her out much more difficult.

    Scott Jacobs (e22bf8)

  308. I find this amazing and truly glad someone is ‘factchecking’ some of the obvious ‘plants’ in the townhall audiences. Someone does need to report her, perhaps the individual who originally discovered she was a social worker and Obama delegate, to the Texas Board of Physicians’ Ethics Board. As a licensed counselor, I can not state that I practice in any other, unless you have obtained that license. Even though she may not have graduated yet, or obtained a license, you can still report her as she offers she has been “practicing for 4 years”. The politician obviously was in on this as this was a great pathway to talk about her involvement in writing a section on Primary Care Physicians. Whatever that meant?????? I believe less everyday in the healthcare reform and our President.

    Lynn (66624f)

  309. Bush did more to harm this country than any president ever.

    Love the grammatical idiocy – “…and he’s the worstest pwesident evah!”

    This one’s even better:

    You people are amazing.We have just spent eight years of :WMD’S,we dont torture,we aren’t spying on you,Abramoff,Ney,Cunningham,Halliburton fraud

    Do you type at the same time while you’re mouth – breathing, or do you have to put a paper bag over your head for a few minutes because of your relentless refusal to use paragraphs or other indentations in order to form coherent thoughts? “you.,rethuglicans.unbelievable…donyou, now, wenotspyingyou, Boooshliedbloodforoil, whhoops.gottago.mommyscallingme…wegoingto, Chuckecheeses!”

    Next you’ll be telling us how “edumacated” you are, no doubt. I weep for the educational system in this country.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  310. Honestly, is this really a story? Who cares if she lied about what she does. People do it all the time. George W. Bush said he was an airman, among other things. Dick Cheney said he had heart attacks. I may be mistaken, but to have an attack, you must have a heart.

    Jay (ed9140)

  311. Maybe Dr. Roxana Mayer was home schooled, or took a correspondence course, or bought a degree online, or…or… just lied.

    RandyScalawag (e45a2d)

  312. [...] Update:  This is rich.  And they accuse us of astroturfing.  I guess it’s that old “plank in my own eye” thing.  HT:  Patterico. [...]

    Moralia - Raising hell in defense of liberty (998f81)

  313. While I agree this woman lied and it is unfortunate, people lie all the time, especially lately it seems (both sides). It is interesting how you can tell which side of an issue people are on. They call out liers on the other side while standing behind and repeating the lies of the ones on thier own. The iconic “Joe the Plumber” told several lies about himself and misrepresented himself as a licenced plumber who would be effected by Obama’s tax policies. While he may work as a plumber, he was not licenced and his buisness makes no where near the amount of money discussed in Obama’s policies. If everyone is so hell bent on turning this woman in for impersonating a doctor (which may be a legitimate move), then how about also turning in a man who practices a trade without a licence instead of giving him a podium? I think they are both liers and should be tuned out. Think critically of both sides not just the one your againt.

    txn (41e267)

  314. Where is the proof that “Barack Obama also thinks that lying enhances his credibility”

    It’s on the record, even in video form if you can take about 10 seconds to look for it on this very site. Douchebag.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  315. Ah well, I see nurses and people with 2 years of training, and people with 6 weeks of first aid, running around with stethoscopes and dangling ID badges claiming to be doctors, or better… She can be excused for being as confused as the wannabe’s…

    And for any of you wannabe’s, stop around.. I have a huge pile of charts that need to be finished, the reception room is packed with people who are threatening to burn the furniture if they do not get to see the doctor NOW, and I am on hold for 20 minutes now with an insurance company where I get to explain to someone with a high school GED why my patient with a perforated common duct needs a referral to a surgeon for a choledochojejunostomy… All help gratefully appreciated – though you will need about $30,000 cash up front to pay your share of my malpractice premiums…

    dr. o

    Dr. Dennis O'Connor (1e6d07)

  316. Frakkin’ liars! This is a pattern not an exception. This whole administration and Congress has been one giant con-game. I’ve had it with them. They gotta go in 2010.

    reginaldL (f2457b)

  317. I am also in agreement that we should put down this interuptions at meeting. The gentleman with the gun was not an issue. He was well within his rights. I also think you can shout and carry all sorts of banners outside. But once inside, let people talk in a calm, intelegent fashion. This again goes for both sides, not just the “Birthers” and “Obama Care” descenters, but also the PETA and Environmental hardcores that make just as much noise at other meetings. Can’t we have an rational, intelegent conversation is this country anymore?

    txn (41e267)

  318. Honestly, is this really a story? Who cares if she lied about what she does. People do it all the time. George W. Bush said he was an airman, among other things. Dick Cheney said he had heart attacks. I may be mistaken, but to have an attack, you must have a heart.

    It’s a story because the Obama machine keeps saying that the people disagreeing with the proposed Health Care legislation aren’t “real” people, but plants put in place by the evil Republican Propaganda Machine (can you hear the capital letters?) To accuse the right of that while benefiting from someone supporting your cause who’s doing the same thing is indeed worthy of note.

    This is typical liberalism; I’m smarter than you, so I’ll tell a micro-lie (“I’m a doctor”) to support a macro-truth (the government should run our healthcare).

    Mike (4c622e)

  319. Just remember that the Democrat controlled Congress was given all of the same information that Bush was given before he declared war on Iraq, and they initially supported the war. So, if Bush lied, so did Congress. Also,why is it that Obama has not gotten us out of Iraq, yet?

    Tim Matthews (4e0dda)

  320. George W. Bush said he was an airman

    all officers and enlisted in the Air Force are referred to as Airmen in the plural or Airman in the singular

    voiceofreason2 (0eeb43)

  321. This entire fight is political.

    Republicans aren’t all stupid. They know our health care is horrible. They also know that insurance companies are the so called, “Death Panels”, Sarah Palin speaks of. They simply want to oppose anything Obama tries to do, for fear of never regaining power.

    If they let people think Democrats fixed something as difficult as health care, Republicans will never be the majority again. Honestly, I believe they are digging themselves further into a hole.

    For profit health care is not health care. Insurance companies practice legal profiteering. They are no better than the mafia. Why should they have the right to say who lives or dies? If Obama doesn’t have the right idea, at least he has one. Status quo is not the way to go.

    Jay (ed9140)

  322. “Ms. Mayer actively deceived and should not get off lightly. Joe the Plumber was minding his own business when President Obama was campaigning and went up to Joe inviting questions.”

    Oh that’s rich. The fact that Sam the Not Plumber stood patiently waiting on the off chance that Obama would walk by equals “minding your own business” … I guess Obama forced him to lie, too.

    I see the quality of posting and commenting at this place hasn’t changed much.

    N00ne (32f526)

  323. [...] has played out in the past two days in the case of a certain Roxana Mayer. In two posts (here and here), LA-area blogger Patterico, best known for his relentless skewering of the target-rich environment [...]

    BizzyBlog (0ad086)

  324. They know our health care is horrible.

    Speak for yourself, Jay. I’m think our health care is pretty damn good. I think your cynical anti-Republican dreck is the real problem.

    Health care reform is not something we should be tackling at the Federal level. It should be handled by each state individually so that U.S. citizens can vote with their feet. If you don’t like the plan offered in Massachusetts, move to New Hampshire. But when the entire thing is centrally planned, as with ObamaCare, what is our choice — move to Canada?

    We’re in a recession and we’re going to increase the Federal tax burden on the middle class? That’s just frickin’ stupid.

    h2u (81b7bd)

  325. George W. Bush said he was an airman, among other things.

    Bush was an airman. He was enlisted in the Air Force before his Air National Guard commission began, and during his time in the Guard, he would have been known as an airman while on duty. (generically, all Air Force members are considered to be airmen)

    Just give the Enlisted Heritage Hall at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Gunter Annex a call. They have a picture of him taking the enlisted oath right there in the museum.

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  326. Juan are you on crack or what? Bush won his war…? Are you f-ing kidding me? Bush was the worst president this country has EVER had and his fake war was never won. Instead it’s just been handed down to the next president in line, in this case, Obama. Now, I can’t speak intelligently regarding the war in Iraq since NOBODY really knows all of the details leading up to it except those involved, but I do know that this war had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks and (probably) everything to do with oil. Regardless though, saying that Bush won his war is like a little child playing ball and when he can’t seem to score, just takes his ball, goes home and tells everyone he won the game. Get a clue, dude. Oh and I just get a kick out of everyone trashing Obama’s efforts. A great man once told me that “you can try, and fail a million times, but you only have to succeed once”. At least he’s trying, the man hasn’t stopped since he took office (and even beforehand) and seems determined to fix our economy. While I’m quite sure he’ll make mistakes along the way, I don’t see any of you whiners (or the special interest “puppeteers” you support) doing anything at all, they seem quite happy with the “status quo” of the Bush era.

    Ray (1337d4)

  327. Maybe she’s one of those doctors that Obama is referring to who perform unnecessary tonsillectomies?

    Dr. Kranky (b77e57)

  328. last Saturday the big tease for buying the Sunday Houston Chronicle was doctors kill 98,000 people every year–the chronicle has to pay people to impede entering/exiting grocery store customers by various methods(begging, offering free stuff, snarling, intimidating)to commit to the newspaper- I’ve never seen anyone signing up for it- but we are very proud of our world class medical center and hospital systems-

    I sent a letter to the editor about that piece. it ran 1 full page in Sunday A section as well as a part two in Monday’s A section. It was a piece by reporters from the Hearst Newspapers (Chronicle’s owner). My point to the editor was such: You guys do a 2 page A section piece of deaths in hospitals caused by avoidable causes (infection, mistake, etc) which amounts to (by reporters own admission) an unofficial count, as no formal studies have been done to quantify, of 98,000 deaths.

    For arguments sake, out of a population of 200 million recieving healthcare, that would represent the medical industry operating at a 99.951% level of efficiency in avoiding deaths from accidental and avoidable causes. 2 sections not on how the industry operates at a 2 sigma efficiency rate, but focusing on the statistical exceptions (tragic as they are, and definately no insignificant to those that lost loved ones) to demonize the whole system. Does this make any sense? Is it relevant? What are we expecting from this? Legislation to get 100% efficiency?

    I haven’t heard back.

    Old Texas Turkey (85e509)

  329. The Chron article has been updated again to say (before I could grab a screenshot):

    “One supporter, Roxana Mayer, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system.

    “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said.

    Mayer identified herself as a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district. However, her name does not appear in the database maintained by the Texas Medical Board, which licenses all doctors in Texas.

    In an e-mail to the Chronicle on Thursday morning, Mayer confirmed she is not a licensed physician.

    “I have been advised to refrain from making any further statements,” she said.

    In the initial story about the event, the Chronicle reported that she was a doctor based on her claim at the meeting.

    Today, Jackson Lee denied knowing Mayer.”

    Better late than never…

    db (12aea8)

  330. [...] have done a great job in debunking this latest plant at the Greenhouse Healthcare Tour. And over at Patterico’s Pontifications they manage to engage the aspiring town hall doctor in a brief email [...]

    The Dems’ Healthcare Greenhouse Tour — Behind Blue Lines (471089)

  331. If Obama doesn’t have the right idea, at least he has one.

    That is the stupidest application of logic I’ve ever seen on the internet, and I’ve read Democratic Underground.

    Obama knows his idea is crap–that’s why he won’t put himself and his family on the public option. Democrats in Congress know it’s crap–that’s why they won’t sign on to it either. Nor will they mandate that all government employees be placed on the plan, despite their assurances that this plan will be so much more efficient and cost-effective.

    Obama and the Democrats in Congress won’t even bite into the crap sandwich they’ve crafted–and you think that everyone else should? You’re fundamentally deluded if you think anyone with a semblance of reason would buy that argument.

    If the choice is staying in the foxhole or charging out and getting blown up, especially when the commander is staying in his foxhole and telling everyone else to charge, guess what most people with any faculty of common sense are going to prefer?

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  332. Time for another teachable moment perhaps? LOL
    Lies and deceit are standard practice for everyone associated with Obama. I’m not saying this is a new thing in politics, just that this is politics as usual and the “change” everyone thought they were going to get is a lot more than they bargained for.

    Luigi (485888)

  333. At least he is trying. His heart is in the right place. He cares about the People. Health care is bad, and if we get worse health care, at least it was a for a good cause. The Other Guys are liars too, have we any choice but to lie as well?

    OH, we are taking about Barry the Kenyan? Sorry, I was talking about Joseph Stalin.

    T (91f0c5)

  334. [...] When you believe you have the moral high ground. [...]

    Netsol Blogs » Blog Archive » It’s OK to Lie … (e174ed)

  335. Just the kind of “Delegate” everyone likes to have on hand.

    Jeff (778cc2)

  336. If it’s okay to use fakes on the Jerry Springer Show, then it must be okay for the Obama Traveling Circus. After all, Obama himself is a PR invention with a history far more fictitious than a mere imaginary medical career.

    Anton Chernov (21911e)

  337. [...] of how the story unfolded and how the truth trickled out, can be found at Patterico.com – here is a snippet: Update: The reporter who wrote the Houston Chroniclestory apparently [...]

    After Playing Enough Soccer, I Know Astroturf When I See It: Fake Doc At Sheila Jackson-Lee’s Town Hall « The Crabby Constituent (054690)

  338. It is shocking after we spent a trillion dollars on a war which wiped our 100.000 civilians, and killed 5000 of our young men and women and which left one of the most advanced countries in the middle east in a civil war and shambles over lies about WMDs the Democrats are learning to lie too.

    When have we spent a trillion dollars on any war?

    Michael Ejercito (833607)

  339. [...] I’m not a doctor, but I play one at town hall meetings: “She is a graduate student in social work — oh, and an Obama [...]

    Strike a Pose for Obamacare « The Rhetorican (12c08f)

  340. [...] 2: The Obama Delegate Playing Doctor at a Town Hall Meeting: Just to be clear, Mayer specifically represented herself as a “pediatric primary care [...]

    The Strata-Sphere » Team Obama Trying To Snooker America On Health Care (5a9887)

  341. And just the kind of “Delegate” one needs to have on hand. I wonder if she’d turn up as one of the “fainters” at Obama rallies?

    Jeff (778cc2)

  342. To Whom It May Concern:

    Why are we allowing illegal immigrants access to our social security and welfare benefits. Especially, now when our country is in an economic crisis putting millions out of work. With hundreds of thousands of people out of work each month who have contributed all these years, there should be no question about what to do with the illegal immigrants. Don’t get me wrong if the immigrants have entered our country properly I have no problem with them being here. However if I go to Mexico and try to get on their social programs I would be deported immediately. This used to be a jail able offense. Now we just let them in with no repercussions. I don’t understand.

    This is a tax on our health system and you want the hard working Americans’ to pay for it. The illegal immigrants are holding jobs that out of work Americans’ will take especially in this hard economic time. Have our elected officials forgotten that they work for us? Now it’s they know better and this is what we are going to do for the good of the American people. The American people don’t know what’s good for them so we’ll show them. We don’t care what they really think. Sir, How did it get to this point?

    We are supposed to be a society and the government is supposed to be for the people, by the people. This isn’t what our forefathers had in mind when they founded this country.

    I keep hearing how the insurance companies have organized all the protest at the town meetings. I can assure you that in our town there are some very angry people who have never been in contact from any outside source. We have actually taken the time to read the 1017 page document and there are some very disturbing things in the document. If the senate and house would actually read the bill then they would understand why we are so concerned.

    For Instance:

    Summarized:

    1. Page 16 – Private HealthCare will become illegal

    2. Page 29 – Our Healthcare will be rationed

    3. Page 42 – A Health Choices Commissioner will decide Health Benefits for You…You will have no choice

    4. Page 58 – Every Person will be issued a National ID Health Card

    5. Page 59 –The Government will have DIRECT ACCESS TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL BANK ACCOUNT; They will be able to debit your account for health expenses

    6. Page 425–Seniors will have to get MANDITORY Counseling every 5 years for END-OF-LIFE Services; You may be too old to get treatment, so take a pill

    There are some real issues in this bill. Someone please explain the above issues. I could go on but this a good start when it comes to showing why people are concerned. There is no doubt that we need to overhaul our health system but don’t shove the bill through believing that we can’t read and that we won’t take the time to read and fight this bill. It has some major flaws.

    There are many Americans who believe that it’s time our government starts working for us again. We are Americans and this country was founded on Christian values!

    It’s time to reaffirm that 87% of Americans believe that it is God and Country in that order. In God we trust is not just something we pulled out of the air in the 50’s. It’s something the majority of this country believe. We are tired of the minorities being offended. How about this, The majority have been offended by the minority. Time to bring God back into our lives and start doing what the legal majority of Americans want done in this country. It’s not a real hard concept.

    Robert Poynter (8682bc)

  343. I’m short on time right now, but would anyone like to transcribe the video in UPDATE x6 from Lonestar Times? That 4 minute exchange is very important. having a text version can help do the work for journalists as they deny you credit advance this story.

    Brennan (7e7343)

  344. Will an insurance company provide you with car insurance after your car is wrecked? how about if your house burns down?

    A swing and a hit!

    If you don’t like the plan offered in Massachusetts, move to New Hampshire. But when the entire thing is centrally planned, as with ObamaCare, what is our choice — move to Canada?

    Massachussets has a single-payer plan.

    Michael Ejercito (833607)

  345. At comment ~350 or so I’m not clear that I have anything original to say, but I’ll try.

    1) I AM a doctor (I teach medicine at a major midwestern university), and I become upset when people pass themselves off as doctors when they’re not. Especially when they then use that to enhance the credibility of whatever it is that they’re trying to say. If you want ‘credibility’ next time, Little Miss Chucklebunny, start your public comments with the truth.

    2) She replies to Patterico, Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist? What a major league hack, and it is telling, as far as being a window into her personality, that she equates someone is (as regulars know) a district attorney (thus an investigator) with a journalist (who should also be an investigator) in a snide way. Whereas, Little Miss Chucklebunny has no demonstrative skills at medicine, or at anything else that I can see. It’s the usual gig by a Leftist hack houseplant who has been caught: wave her hands, change the subject, and insult the questioner.

    Steve White (ca326c)

  346. While he may work as a plumber, he was not licenced and his buisness makes no where near the amount of money discussed in Obama’s policies.

    Joe never once claimed to be a liscenced plumber.

    The fact that Sam the Not Plumber stood patiently waiting on the off chance that Obama would walk by equals “minding your own business” … I guess Obama forced him to lie, too

    If by “stood waiting” you mean “playing ball in his front yard”, then sure. And please, note a single lie Joe made. I’m curious.

    and his fake war was never won

    Fake? I wouldn’t say that around the VA hospitals. Those guys are really committed to the lie… And not won? I guess the full handover of all providences, and a couple of free elections don’t count as winning? Man, what’s a guy gotta do to impress you?

    Now, I can’t speak intelligently

    No kidding…

    regarding the war in Iraq since NOBODY really knows all of the details leading up to it except those involved, but I do know that this war had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks and (probably) everything to do with oil.

    If that is all you know, then all you know is a lie. Declassified documents show a more than tenuous link between OBL and Saddam.

    And I know I ask this alot, but because people continue to be retarded about it I have to ask it again: Do you know where we get the biggest percent of our oil?

    At least he’s trying, the man hasn’t stopped since he took office (and even beforehand) and seems determined to fix our economy. While I’m quite sure he’ll make mistakes along the way, I don’t see any of you whiners (or the special interest “puppeteers” you support) doing anything at all, they seem quite happy with the “status quo” of the Bush era

    Yes yes, he’s trying… He’s trying to balloon the debt by levels never before seen, and still won’t actually fix the problem. There is not one single thing in HR 3200 that will actually fix the cost of Health Insurance and/or Health Care without rationing/outright denial of services.

    If that is what is laudable to you, and freeing an entire country and allowing them to hold actual, free elections is not, then I must fervantly hope I never suffer severe head trauma as you clearly have.

    Scott Jacobs (e22bf8)

  347. [...] I’ve decided that I am now a primary-care physician. Apparently, all you have to do is believe. [...]

    Ask Dr. Attila | Little Miss Attila (62389c)

  348. My strike text attempt failed! Anyway, a transcript would be helpful.

    Brennan (7e7343)

  349. If you don’t like the plan offered in Massachusetts, move to New Hampshire. But when the entire thing is centrally planned, as with ObamaCare, what is our choice — move to Canada?

    Actually, the better option – instead of having to physically move – would be to allow the person in Massachusettes to buy a policy from New Hampshire.

    Such a thing is currently prohibited by law.

    Scott Jacobs (e22bf8)

  350. [...] Sheila, You Make Me Feel Like A Surgeon, Hugged For The Very First Time Patterico has the details on Roxana Mayer, an Obama delegate who posed as a pediatric physician at Sheila Jackso…(hold on, I gotta get [...]

    Oh Sheila, You Make Me Feel Like A Surgeon, Hugged For The Very First Time « The Clampdown (fb05f5)

  351. Note that Ms. Mayer, at age 31, is likely repeating learned behaviors that have worked for her in the past and that she expects to work for her in the future.

    I wonder under what circumstances she might have learned that behavior? In any case, going forward, she scares the heck out of me.

    A case worker with no ethics? A probation officer? What if she is one of those investigating child abuse allegations?

    I think mike in Houston at #158 nailed it. She sounds just like Tara Levicy in the Duke LAX case.

    jim2 (6482d8)

  352. It is a shame her morals and intelligence do not equal her physical beauty, and I don’t mean that in a hateful way.

    If you believe in something strong enough, the truth should be enough.

    It is disheartening to see folks behave this way.

    Von Ehman

    Von Ehman (5c6957)

  353. This entire fight is political.
    Comment by Jay — 8/13/2009 @ 10:11 am

    Yep, and it’s between those who have a bit of common sense between their ears and those with a lack of same—ie, liberals, or “progressives,” such as yourself, who believe that doing anything and everything in the name of do-gooderness and supposed compassion outweighs the idiocy and foolishness of their do-gooderness.

    Mark (411533)

  354. Ok They want evidence I have actually read the HR 3200 and Sent a letter to the white house Here are some real concerns that no one will address in the democratic party. Oh and there are 5 versions of this resolution and none of them are the same. Why can’t we get answers to a bill they want to shove down our throats. Read below my letter to the white house.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Why are we allowing illegal immigrants access to our social security and welfare benefits. Especially, now when our country is in an economic crisis putting millions out of work. With hundreds of thousands of people out of work each month who have contributed all these years, there should be no question about what to do with the illegal immigrants. Don’t get me wrong if the immigrants have entered our country properly I have no problem with them being here. However if I go to Mexico and try to get on their social programs I would be deported immediately. This used to be a jail able offense. Now we just let them in with no repercussions. I don’t understand.

    This is a tax on our health system and you want the hard working Americans’ to pay for it. The illegal immigrants are holding jobs that out of work Americans’ will take especially in this hard economic time. Have our elected officials forgotten that they work for us? Now it’s they know better and this is what we are going to do for the good of the American people. The American people don’t know what’s good for them so we’ll show them. We don’t care what they really think. Sir, How did it get to this point?

    We are supposed to be a society and the government is supposed to be for the people, by the people. This isn’t what our forefathers had in mind when they founded this country.

    I keep hearing how the insurance companies have organized all the protest at the town meetings. I can assure you that in our town there are some very angry people who have never been in contact from any outside source. We have actually taken the time to read the 1017 page document and there are some very disturbing things in the document. If the senate and house would actually read the bill then they would understand why we are so concerned.

    For Instance:

    Summarized:

    1. Page 16 – Private HealthCare will become illegal

    2. Page 29 – Our Healthcare will be rationed

    3. Page 42 – A Health Choices Commissioner will decide Health Benefits for You…You will have no choice

    4. Page 58 – Every Person will be issued a National ID Health Card

    5. Page 59 –The Government will have DIRECT ACCESS TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL BANK ACCOUNT; They will be able to debit your account for health expenses

    6. Page 425–Seniors will have to get MANDITORY Counseling every 5 years for END-OF-LIFE Services; You may be too old to get treatment, so take a pill

    There are some real issues in this bill. Someone please explain the above issues. I could go on but this a good start when it comes to showing why people are concerned. There is no doubt that we need to overhaul our health system but don’t shove the bill through believing that we can’t read and that we won’t take the time to read and fight this bill. It has some major flaws.

    There are many Americans who believe that it’s time our government starts working for us again. We are Americans and this country was founded on Christian values!

    It’s time to reaffirm that 87% of Americans believe that it is God and Country in that order. In God we trust is not just something we pulled out of the air in the 50’s. It’s something the majority of this country believe. We are tired of the minorities being offended. How about this, The majority have been offended by the minority. Time to bring God back into our lives and start doing what the legal majority of Americans want done in this country. It’s not a real hard concept.

    Robert Poynter (8682bc)

  355. How quaint, Ray manages to remind us why we mock and ridicule the left and he does it all in one paragraph.

    PC14 (82e46c)

  356. [...] Comments The Lone Star Times and blogger Patterico reveal that a woman named Roxana Mayer, who claimed to be a general practitioner at town-hall event [...]

    Obama Delegate / Organizing for America Organizer Pretends to Be a Doctor at Townhall | America Watches Obama (4ab9a2)

  357. #261:

    enetering [sic] the preventive care profession,

    The preventive care profession?I should damn well hope there is a shortage of people entering a nonexistent profession, dipsqueak.

    WAKE UP

    Being the sometimes inopportune profiteer that I am, I’m not even going to charge you for this clue: your comment is incomprehensible. As in, it doesn’t make any sense.

    So here is the clue: if you don’t know what it is that you are ranting about, you probably aren’t going to make any argument convincing unless you are attempting to convince others that you are an idiot.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  358. #242:

    Yet, when Bush lied to everyone in the US about nuclear devices and the threats thereof which led to war and the loss of thousands of American lives- he got a mere slap on the wrist.

    You know that whole spiel about “Bush lied?”

    You’ve been lied to about that.

    Really.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  359. Doesn’t this “journalist” have better things to do than stalk a women who asked a question at a town-hall? Isn’t the issue about health-care? This is pretty indicative of the petty conservative noise machine. Gibbs was right- “For $15 anyone can buy a URL and say whatever they want”. Let’s keep this about the ISSUES and stop stalking helpless students. I think you owe Palin an e-mail, since she claimed to be a human being- there are some facts that say otherwise.

    Norman (864a2e)

  360. Also- in response to the comment above, HR 3200 does not and I repeat DOES NOT contain any of the previsions that are outlined above. Completely untrue. And 87% of Americans do not believe in god- maybe that’s what your church told you but it’s not accurate. America is not a Christian country. It is a free country and the people who try to force to beliefs on others will meet the same end the British did when they attempted that with the colonists.

    Norman (864a2e)

  361. #333:

    Now, I can’t speak intelligently regarding the war in Iraq

    DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  362. “For $15 anyone can buy a URL and say whatever they want.”

    Wait, wait. I thought Astroturfing was illegitimate and impinged one’s credibility. Given that such claims have been made against one party to the debate, it makes this news when the other party engages in the practice.

    Anyways, regarding the ease of online communication: feature, not a bug. Thank goodness. And, it should be noted that it’s the truth too.

    Unless we’re going back to false but true. How is Rather, BTW?

    Roxana Mayer should note that when you’re in public people can see you. Try to avoid the stupid lies.

    Fritz (757674)

  363. Comment by Norman — 8/13/2009 @ 11:27 am

    To answer your question, exposing a lie and helping ensure it doesn’t happen again isn’t “stalking.” In fact, not to put too fine a point on it, it’s called investigation, and if the media had done their own job adequately, Patterico wouldn’t have had to.

    Now that that answer’s out of the way…

    When are the liberals going to stop stalking Sarah Palin? She’s not the governor anymore, and after all, she’s just talking, right? Just like Roxana Mayer? Double standard much?

    no one you know (7a9144)

  364. Don’t anyone waste time looking for a money connection. Obamabots don’t need to get paid. They lie and cheat for him for the sheer love of it. Just following their role model the Chicago thug. They feel they’re marching shoulder to shoulder with the Great One and everything’s justified in “their” cause.

    Stalin used to call these people “useful idiots” and lord knows, there’s no shortage of them.

    Drew (75918a)

  365. [...] Patterico, doing a better job than the entire staff of the Houston Chronicle, discovered that this woman is NOT a doctor and furthermore was a Texas Delegate for Barack Obama! [...]

    American Glob » Blog Archive » Patterico.com Outdoes Media Again, Exposes Fake Doctor at ObamaCare Town Hall Meeting (d3e984)

  366. And 87% of Americans do not believe in god-

    Am sure you didn’t mean that 87% of America is atheist. If you meant that the percent of people who believe in God in this country is not 87%, you’re right. It’s higher.

    no one you know (7a9144)

  367. I just sent this blog and post to flag@whitehouse.gov. Expect a visit by the Administration.

    Stop the Right Wing Right Now! (91f0c5)

  368. Having said that, I think it would be a mistake to attempt to get this young lady in trouble with the state of Texas or her university. She’s young. She made a mistake.

    It would be stupid not to make an example of this 31 year old liar.
    She is a part of the Democrat machine and she lied about being a GP to bolster credibility for a cause which is evil.

    Democrats do this all the time to advance their agenda.
    We have to show them that if we catch them lying it’s going to burn them.

    You think she made a mistake?
    A mistake is when you add 5 + 7 and get 14.
    You were trying to add properly but got the wrong answer.
    Mayer didn’t make a mistake, she failed to get away with cheating.

    Speller (ee217d)

  369. #328:

    This entire fight is political.

    That is why its called “politics.”

    Republicans aren’t all stupid. They know our health care is horrible. They also know that insurance companies are the so called, “Death Panels”, Sarah Palin speaks of. They simply want to oppose anything Obama tries to do, for fear of never regaining power.

    Actually, most conservatives I know are concerned about “regaining power.” We just like to be left the hell alone.

    We do differ in that we don’t normally think of the insurance companies as the problem, but the preceding 3 to 4 decades of ever increasing health care regulation by Democrats sure hasn’t helped any. I’ll be danged if I know why anybody thinks that handing them the keys to the store now is going to help any.

    If they let people think Democrats fixed something as difficult as health care, Republicans will never be the majority again. Honestly, I believe they are digging themselves further into a hole.

    See the preceding paragraph: Democrats got us into the mess in the first place~why in the world should they be allowed to make it worse?

    For profit health care is not health care.

    Oh, I dunno. Works pretty good for me, since I am alive. Something I might not be able to say if I had lived in, oh, France or Britain. Or even Canada.

    Insurance companies practice legal profiteering.

    Okay. You got me there. I just don’t see the problem with doing something legal, and thereby making a profit. I mean, really.

    They are no better than the mafia.

    Hmm. I may have to think about that for a second. Uh, no I don’t. The Mafia profits by engaging in criminal activity. See the difference?

    Why should they have the right to say who lives or dies?

    Well, truth of the matter is, they don’t.

    If Obama doesn’t have the right idea, at least he has one.

    Actually, he doesn’t. All he really has are some slogans left over from last century’s totalitarian socialist/communist regimes that didn’t work out so well for ordinary people stuck in those countries. Good enough reason for me not to want to try those “solutions” here.

    Status quo is not the way to go.

    I suppose not, but it is going to be tough to undo the Democrats intrusion into healthcare over the last several decades. We can count on your help to undo that, right?

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  370. Yep, and it’s between those who have a bit of common sense between their ears and those with a lack of same—ie, liberals, or “progressives,” such as yourself, who believe that doing anything and everything in the name of do-gooderness and supposed compassion outweighs the idiocy and foolishness of their do-gooderness.

    Especially considering that six thousand years of recorded history have shown the above to be false.

    Let’s keep this about the ISSUES and stop stalking helpless students. I think you owe Palin an e-mail, since she claimed to be a human being- there are some facts that say otherwise.

    You have yet to prove that you are human.

    Michael Ejercito (833607)

  371. This is ridiculous..SO WHAT if she misrepresented herself? I don’t agree with it but what’s the big deal?? THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS ALL OF THE MISREPRESENTATION AND OUTRIGHT LIES BEING THROWN OUT TO STOP US FROM MOVING FORWARD AND IMPROVING OUR HC SYSTEM. THERE ARE NO DEATH SQUAD PROVISIONS FOR STARTERS…so how about acting like adults and having an informed debate instead? The bill is not perfect nor will it appease everyone but it is surely a step in the right direction – REFORM to a system that will one day cripple this country for good unless improvements are made soon.

    Rexx13 (7c0b76)

  372. Yeah. BUSH WH “only” had Jeff Gannon, manwhore, who entered several hundred times w/ no record of his “pulling out”
    late-night “wrestling sessions”, there, KKKarl Rove?????

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  373. Yeah. BUSH WH “only” had Jeff Gannon, manwhore, who entered several hundred times w/ no record of his “pulling out”
    late-night “wrestling sessions”, there, KKKarl Rove?????

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  374. Yeah. BUSH WH “only” had Jeff Gannon, manwhore, who entered several hundred times w/ no record of his “pulling out”
    late-night “wrestling sessions”, there, KKKarl Rove?????

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  375. Yeah. BUSH WH “only” had Jeff Gannon, manwhore, who entered several hundred times w/ no record of his “pulling out”
    late-night “wrestling sessions”, there, KKKarl Rove?????

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  376. Yeah. BUSH WH “only” had Jeff Gannon, manwhore, who entered several hundred times w/ no record of his “pulling out”
    late-night “wrestling sessions”, there, KKKarl Rove?????

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  377. #378

    …so how about acting like adults and having an informed debate instead?

    Okay. You first.

    The bill is not perfect nor will it appease everyone but it is surely a step in the right direction [emphasis added-EW1]

    Actually, it ain’t. Which is why the Democrats are having to engage in

    ALL OF THE MISREPRESENTATION AND OUTRIGHT LIES BEING THROWN OUT TO STOP US FROM MOVING FORWARD AND IMPROVING OUR HC SYSTEM.

    So we can expect you to oppose O!bama’s rather draconian proposals for enslaving a free country by promising Cuban quality health care to the masses now, right?

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  378. THERE ARE NO DEATH SQUAD PROVISIONS FOR STARTERS…so how about acting like adults and having an informed debate instead? The bill is not perfect nor will it appease everyone but it is surely a step in the right direction – REFORM to a system that will one day cripple this country for good unless improvements are made soon.

    Comment by Rexx13 — 8/13/2009 @ 11:49 am

    First, you do know that your points are not made more true by your shouting, correct?

    Second, it’s not “death squads,” it’s “death panels” – there is a big difference (one’s a marauding gun-toting assassin squad, the other passively allows you to die by bureaucratic government fiat) so please get your facts straight.

    Third, the leader of your health care cause himself thinks – and he should know, I think – that we *will* eventually have panels which will deny lifesaving care based on cost measures (note well the link to The New York Times, so you can’t claim some right-winger made it up).

    no one you know (7a9144)

  379. SO WHAT if she misrepresented herself?

    well, there’s no if. It’s well-established that she’s a lying dirty socialist skank.

    The implications are both that in the future she will be substantially less credible and also other dirty socialists that speak at town halls will be substantially less credible as well.

    Dirty socialists lie and lie and in the future, people will have links.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  380. I’m a fairly hardcore liberal, highly in favor of healthcare reform (and of President Obama), and I believe that this was absolutely NOT okay. Granted, I think it’s NOTHING compared to the lies being spread about the reform itself (how about the commenters on this thread talking about death-panels?), and I am horrified by the prospect of this becoming a rallying point against it, because it’s just such a stupid, lousy thing that one woman did.

    Do know that there are many, many liberals who find this just as appalling and unacceptable as you do, both on the part of the woman and the reporter. A bad person can be for a good thing, and certainly shouldn’t represent everyone else involved.

    Betsy (84a951)

  381. Swiftboating = lies that are not lies, but we must present them as lies to take over health care at all costs.

    LISTEN TO REXX: BOW DOWN TO YOUR KING, PLEBES!

    Rexx: I suggest you send this post and all the comments to flag@whitehouse.gov right away.

    Ralph Emanual (91f0c5)

  382. Insurance companies practice legal profiteering.

    Ok, there is this magical thing called “Capitalism” and it’s wondrous global playground called “The Free Market.”

    Look it up sometime.

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  383. Yes, bc it’s much better if she was an unlicensed plumber who was on welfare 3 times.

    Michael (802428)

  384. Funny thing; When a bunch of paid lobbyists, professional PR people or congressional staffers show up pretending to be “Joe Citizen” you people shrug it off as normal discourse. But when Joe Citizen misrepresents them self as a professional, your cup of moral outrage runneth over. Partisan hipocracy is alive and well on this site! I am not sure how to spell hipocracy, but I know it when I see it.

    nick in California (84c0f3)

  385. Well, you can’t argue with ALL CAPS GUY, he will destroy you with his crushing ALL CAPS logic and URGENT need to ram this turd of a bill through. Yes, soon we can enjoy the same level of health ‘care’ as India, Cuba, and Sudan with obama deathcare.

    chicken little (b90bc6)

  386. When a bunch of paid lobbyists union thugs, professional PR people ACORN partisans or congressional staffers Obama DNC delegates pretending to be doctors show up pretending to be “Joe Citizen” you people shrug it off as normal discourse.

    Fixed that for you, nick. Is the socialist paradise bankrupt yet?

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  387. Thank you #333, #367 & #391

    It is nice to read some reasonable comments. Healthcare reform is a must. My plan has increased in price twice in approx. 18 months and the coverage has decreased which means I pay more money. For many many many years, healthcare reform has been put on the table and the GOP has shut it down everytime. It was swept off the table when Bush took office. When is it going to change? When will the self rightous bible thumping hypocrites get off their A– and start working for America instead of for their bank accounts. Why does the GOP fight it everytime someone tries to reform healthcare? It is disgusting what is happening. Time to work together as a nation.

    Another TXN (b23583)

  388. [...] Patterico discovered that the so-called doctor and Obamacare supporter who asked a question at Rep. Sheila [...]

    Papa Mike’s Blog » Blog Archive » Dem Doctor Plant Attended Town Hall With Unhinged Che Fan & Obama Office Manager (69d388)

  389. N00ne — 8/13/2009 @ 10:13 am:

    Oh that’s rich. The fact that Sam the Not Plumber stood patiently waiting on the off chance that Obama would walk by equals “minding your own business” …

    If waiting patiently on the off chance someone might come by isn’t “minding your own business,” what is?

    DRJ (cabca2)

  390. I was against this naked power grab over 1/6 of the US economy by a guy who voted “Present” 90% of the time, but then I read this argument ALL IN CAPS and suddenly my mind is changed.

    steve miller (0fb51f)

  391. Yes, bc it’s much better if she was an unlicensed plumber who was on welfare 3 times.

    Wait, wait. Did Joe the Plumber lie about something?

    Fritz (757674)

  392. Feel free to post any evidence of people misrepresenting themselves at townhalls. I’ll take a look at deception whether it is coming from Obama Delegates that say they are doctors practicing for four years when they’re not doctors or deception from apparent PR people.

    Please post some links to support your claims. Thanks.

    Brennan (7e7343)

  393. Plus, I like the idea of presenting this as “something as good as the Post Office!”

    I mean, I love going to the Post Office. I get to wait in line forever in a dark, ugly, and dirty room, and then get to the counter where it still takes forever to get what I want. I mean, they sell stamps. And they have to reach around and manually tear off pieces of paper for me.

    A business for profit would have realized that this model is completely old-hat, and would have come up with dozens of alternative ways to pay for postage.

    The only thing that keeps it going is a monopoly power. Thank goodness the stamp remains something we can spit. I doubt if our national doctors will be as accommodating.

    steve miller (0fb51f)

  394. [...] Patterico has the story. Hey, maybe if some of us that are opposed to the plan pretend to be physicians, we can be authentic grass roots activists, too! [...]

    Meet the Phony Doctor « Road to the RNC (26ab4b)

  395. #391:

    Funny thing; When a bunch of paid lobbyists, professional PR people or congressional staffers show up pretending to be “Joe Citizen” you people shrug it off as normal discourse.

    No, I wish the Dems would stop pulling that crap as well.

    But when Joe Citizen misrepresents them self as a professional, your cup of moral outrage runneth over.

    Uhm, not really. Although I do think that as an adult, she should face the consequences of her actions.

    Secondly, I surely think she would do more harm than good if she is attempting to work in the field of addiction, as it appears. It is an area that requires absolute honesty to be successful…either as a patient or a counselor.

    Partisan hipocracy is alive and well on this site! I am not sure how to spell hipocracy, but I know it when I see it.

    Yeah, but it it’ll die back down again when you go away.

    And it’s spelled ‘hypocracy,’ just for your future reference (and in case you were having trouble finding your picture in the yearbook).

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  396. Time to work together as a nation.

    Comment by Another TXN — 8/13/2009 @ 12:41 pm

    The President and the Democrats won’t put themselves on their own healthcare plan. They will not pledge to do so verbally, and they won’t make it mandatory for all government employees from the top-down to be on this supposedly wonderful, efficient, cost-saving plan. You and the rest of the so-called “progressives” that have been infecting this debate refuse to acknowledge these simple, irrefutable facts. You want us to eat the crap sandwich Obama won’t even bite himself, in the name of “working together as a nation”? Forget it–we’ll just be “working together” to help you cut our own throats.

    Your health care costs went up? Tough luck, you have no right to take out a mortgage on my life to pay for it. Your misery is not the measure of our sin, and your comfort is not the measure of our virtue. Start acting like a grown human being and take responsibility for your own life. Leave the rest of us out of it.

    Another Chris (2d8013)

  397. To use and be used.
    There is no Honor in this Party of Death!

    lome (febfd7)

  398. After praising several bouts of incoherent tripe, “Another TXN” makes some incoherent ramblings of its own at #394, including

    When will the self rightous bible thumping hypocrites get off their A– and start working for America instead of for their bank accounts.

    This is very basic, but important to understand: When you work “for your bank account” (ie, make a profit) you are “working” for America. As for

    Time to work together as a nation.

    is straight out of the communist credo, and it can follow them right down the sewer pipe as far as I am concerned.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  399. “Comment by Stop the Right Wing Right Now! — 8/13/2009 @ 11:45 am

    I just sent this blog and post to flag@whitehouse.gov. Expect a visit by the Administration.”

    Your Pathetic!

    Rexx13 & Michael Ejercito – Why U Hatin’ ?

    Muttley (b37470)

  400. She made a bad call in saying she was a doctor, but I don’t really think her misrepresenting herself at a town hall meeting is a punishable offense (I think the point of the texas provision against impersonating a doctor is intended to prevent people from providing medical care that they are not qualified to provide to unsuspecting patients, don’t you?). It’s sad that she thought she could make a better point and get more respect by saying she was a doctor, even though it was probably true to some extent that people listened more with that introduction, but this hardly seems like part of a big conspiracy or even a little conspiracy. Focusing on the health care plan itself (what’s really in it and not in it) seems like a far more productive use of everyone’s time.

    timewaster (74a875)

  401. #387 Betsy:

    I’m a fairly hardcore liberal, highly in favor of healthcare reform (and of President Obama), and I believe that this was absolutely NOT okay. Granted, I think it’s NOTHING compared to the lies being spread about the reform itself (how about the commenters on this thread talking about death-panels?), and I am horrified by the prospect of this becoming a rallying point against it, because it’s just such a stupid, lousy thing that one woman did.

    The talk about “death-panels” is a legitimate concern because of the experience of other nations with this type of health care plan: now that is hardly a lie, is it?

    And not to worry, there is plenty to rally about in opposition to this plan that has nothing to do with a single stupid liar.

    Do know that there are many, many liberals who find this just as appalling and unacceptable as you do, both on the part of the woman and the reporter. A bad person can be for a good thing, and certainly shouldn’t represent everyone else involved.

    “Many, many” means you have to take your socks off to count them? Because they sure aren’t in evidence in the body politic. And a bad person being for a bad thing certainly does seem representative of everyone else involved.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  402. If it against the law and noone does anything about it, don’t the felons of this country have the right to go into any sporting goods store and order a gun? If there is equal protection under the law, both should be unindicted or am I missing the target, er, point?
    And if the President lies during his campaign and swearing in, can’t we as citizens lie on the stand at court? I don’t see any difference in the comparison and like the old saying goes, ” Whats grease for the goose is grease for the gander?”.
    Therefore anyone can claim to be citizens of this country without the six year wait, the english exam and other items that all must follow? I think it in the mind of the public and of our political leaders to tell the truth regardless of the consequences unless (s)he was coerced into this overt act. When we Americans get garbage coming into our minds before election day, what comes out on election day is garbage.
    Maybe I am just a guy that tells my kids and their kids to tell the truth has done them a severe disservice by telling them, teaching them that the truth shall set you free and a lie will bury you. Was I wrong?

    John (not a doctor) (18b54a)

  403. but I don’t really think her misrepresenting herself at a town hall meeting is a punishable offense

    Her Grad School might disagree, since they have a very specific item regarding ethics…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  404. Imagine if someone unexpectedly collapsed and needed CPR. I wonder if this fraud “Doctor” would have kept trying to fake being a doctor and end up killing someone due to improperly administered CPR…

    donny (884a6a)

  405. WOW, you must all be rich people who have great health insurance. I can’t believe there is so much opposition to government health care. I also love how the government option is such a bad idea. FedEx and UPS have no problem coexisting with the government option, USPS. Don’t you know that you already pay for the uninsured in this country anyway? And the “Death panel” comments by that immoral hypocrite Palin, how desperate is she for attention and how much has the drug industry invested to defeat this movement? Why are they spending millions a day to defeat it? The insurance industry makes something like %400 profit in a time when the economy is bad and you “people” are whining about government heath care? Man, how much has the insurance/pharmaceutical industries paid you? You will see when you lose your job and houses and have no money to pay for health insurance and then you will understand. This whole thing just pisses me off. The current administration gets the blame for the stimulus that the prior administration implemented? We would be in worse shape if McCain was elected. The situation is/was bleak and it will take time to fix. Too bad there are so many angry Republicans around to ruin an potential idea.

    a friend (58413c)

  406. Oh ya, where is this bill or legislation that all you misguided idiots are talking about? Can you show me a bill?………………………….I can wait all day for the answer. Death panels, HA! What a desperate move. Maybe if you guys got your heads out of the bible and into a classroom you would evolve a little !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FYI (58413c)

  407. Tell the truth like the bible thumping idiots that were in power before Obama.

    FYI (58413c)

  408. Imagine if someone unexpectedly collapsed and needed CPR. I wonder if this fraud “Doctor” would have kept trying to fake being a doctor and end up killing someone due to improperly administered CPR…

    Comment by donny — 8/13/2009 @ 1:26 p

    I would LOVE the opportunity to pose that question to any and all appropriate authorities. Yep, those liberals sure do care about helping people in need and making sure they get quality care; right?

    But adolescents like this woman never think ahead about possible scenarios like this. It’s “what I want to do and what will make me look good” the trumps all other interests and concerns.

    no one you know (7a9144)

  409. I’m sorry #405, I did not realize you knew that my healthcare plan keeps increasing in price but decreasing my benefits and making that statement makes me incoherent. Apparently I am the only one who has a problem with healthcare cost being out of control and having no other options. Guess in your little mind it is ok that the GOP backs the healthcare industry, not the people that voted them into office and that is why they fight reform at every turn. My comment about self rightius, etc. was referring to them filling their bank accounts from the special interest groups that do not benefit you or I or the rest of the country. But you make sure to go ahead and keep bashing other people who dont argee with at all. Hope it makes you feel better.

    Another TXN (b23583)

  410. Take up thy stethoscope and walk!

    Diz (879972)

  411. I believe that Mayer and the reporter should be reprimanded. Though it’s unlawful to inquire about the reporter’s political beliefs, ‘methinks’ that it lies with the same allegiance as Mayer’s. To add, Mayer lied about being a doc; she should be reprimanded. The State of TX Health office should be contacted; doctors should NOT have to deal with such misrepresentations!

    KeepDChange (6805d9)

  412. The sky is falling!
    The Preznits’ a Commnist!
    Ther’a gunna take are guns!

    NO death Panels-
    Fed Insurance available IF YOU WANT IT- an option.

    Tom Delay brung the dumb- ass GOP- run Congress back from vacation so he could advocate for his favorite vegetable- Terry Schiavo
    BUT- he decided to pull the plug on his Dad a few months/ the year before.
    CONS are hypocritical fooles.

    The Gummint ain’t flying Black Helicopters over your house, MORON- they ain’t wasting fuel and blade time-
    And they ain’t gunna decide when you die.
    Wake up. GROW UP, and act like a reasonable, THINKING ADULT,
    not a silly- ass stupid kid who believes whatever anyone tells them.
    Did you idiots go away with the pervs who offeered you candy when you were kids, too?
    Jeeez…..

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  413. “FedEx and UPS have no problem coexisting with the government option, USPS.”

    Thats because the USPS is made up of concentrated failure, sort of like…

    Diz (879972)

  414. “what if…”

    The most likely scenario is, some stupid teabagger assaults someone, and there’s a need for a Doctor, IF we can all be honest with Ourselves-
    WE didn’t even get into Chimpy/ Cheney functions, if we wanted to= they were screened for all “Good Little Nazi’s” (GOP’er in Good Standing)

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  415. [...] a real town hall.. totally. Not staged at all. No plants! Oh, that one? Um, that plant must have spontaneously sprung from all the fertilizer I’ve been throwing [...]

    But I thought the idea of “Death Panels” was Cuckoo-Pants? « Snark And Boobs (d9a4c0)

  416. But you make sure to go ahead and keep bashing other people who dont argee with at all. Hope it makes you feel better.

    The surest sign that the public schools are still out for Summer recess is when the 6th – graders come on to mouth – breathe through their retainers.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  417. they were screened for all “Good Little Nazi’s” (GOP’er in Good Standing)

    OK, I give up – this has to be some kind of parody, correct?

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  418. From Comment 355:

    Actually, the better option – instead of having to physically move – would be to allow the person in Massachusettes to buy a policy from New Hampshire.
    Such a thing is currently prohibited by law.

    Indeed, Scott. But the reason I didn’t bring this solution up is that it seems the motive for Gov’t-run health care is to pretend that this “solution” is not purchased insurance but rather care provided through taxation. What some people don’t seem to put together is that care provided through taxation is going to hit the middle class harder than anyone can imagine.

    And for all these commenters who claim that their health care costs are rising, how about laying off the useless anecdotes? I can provide one as well with just as much merit: my health care costs have not even risen by the cost of inflation. I’m still receiving the same benefits for the same price I paid in August of 2007. Anecdotes are worthless.

    Health care reform doesn’t need to come from the Federal Government. I don’t know why so many people desire such “reform,” but it definitely scares me to know they do.

    h2u (81b7bd)

  419. 400% profits? Really?

    Legal profiteering?

    ALL CAPS

    End-stage BDS run amok

    Actual evidence of astroturfing and then an onslaught of drive-by trolls.

    I have never laughed so hard, while shaking my head in utter disbelief, as I did while reading this thread.

    Racists

    JD (616de0)

  420. Comment by Cons R Deluded — 8/13/2009 @ 2:08 pm

    The only person beating up people at town halls are union thugs beating up conservatives (see: Kenneth Gladney).

    Also, why would a person performing a sexual act be at a townhall? Maybe liberals like to do that but I haven’t seen any reports of it, and it doesn’t seem fair to tar liberals like that.

    And what makes even less sense is why you’re apparently imagining people don’t have medical emergencies in public places. I wonder if *that’s* where all the imaginary, magical “cost savings” expounded upon by liberals are coming from.

    (This is fun.)

    But keeping yelling “Nazi.” Oh please do. We conservatives can see how well that’s going over with middle America, and what a devastating logical riposte that is to financial and human points being made by conservatives about health care options.

    no one you know (7a9144)

  421. Comment 412, the USPS is over 1 billion dollars in debt; why would we want to model a new healthcare system with an antiquated on as that?
    To be fair regarding the health care BILL (it’s not ‘just a proposal’), we need to look through it and get specifics to question the chairs of the meetings going on in the community. If we’re vague with our concerns, the responses will be even more vague ;)…..

    KeepDChange (6805d9)

  422. “Death Panel” is pretty accurate. They have one in the state of Oregon. A cancer patient was refused an expensive treatment by the State, even though her physician said that it really might extend her life. The panel’s response was based on a 1992 regulation. when this particular bill had no been developed. In other words, they did not factor it in. They DID say that they would be willing to pay for the $100 for the drug so that her doctor could “put her down.” This is a woman in her ’50s, and she protested she didn’t want to die. TS, right? You don’t like Insurance companies making decisions for you? Her doctor contacted the insurance company, it it agree to give her the pills FREE! But you trust bureaucrats more, right?

    John Schuh (e01ce1)

  423. The most you can say about the “death panel” description is that it is hyperbolic and prospective. These boards that will decide on expenditures are obviously making decisions that will impinge on citizens’ life and quality of life. How about we call them “Life and death panels” as a concession to accuracy and the spirit of compromise? If there is anyone out there honestly refering to this description as a “lie” you should look at the relevant sections of the House bill and the relevant musings of Ezekial Emmanuel.

    megapotamus (37e51b)

  424. [...] More follow-up… Roxana Mayer lied about being a doctor: Texas on the Potomac: Jackson Lee says she doesn’t know town hall ‘doc’ and Patterico’s Pontifications: Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings [...]

    Dems, Water Your Plants! Another Possible Fake “Randomly Selected” Plant at Sheila Jackson-Lee’s ObamaCare Texas Town Hall Meeting « Frugal Café Blog Zone (a66042)

  425. Isn’t it illegal to impersonate a doctor?

    Business101 (d0695e)

  426. Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist?

    There is something that irks me about this response. I don’t know if it’s the attempt at deflection, or the lurking notion that being a reporter is (or ought to be) a licensed profession like a lawyer or doctor.

    Fritz (757674)

  427. Nice work here Patterico. She claims her husband is pissed……perhaps it is because she is threatening to attend the next town hall as a plumber yet wont clean the toilet at home. He no doubt would prefer that she dress up as and pretend to be Sarah P!!

    joe buzz (e1c1ce)

  428. We have a President impersonating and American Citizen.

    Mike (5e189c)

  429. Comment by FYI — 8/13/2009 @ 1:37 pm

    The bill you would like to see is right here.

    Any other questions?

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  430. The most you can say about the “death panel” description is that it is hyperbolic and prospective.

    And the potential for mis-aplication of such “boards” is why the Senate is stripping the provision from their version of the bill – while maybe not intended to be “death boards”, they have the easy potential to belcome such.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  431. Guess in your little mind it is ok that the GOP backs the healthcare industry, not the people that voted them into office and that is why they fight reform at every turn.

    There is literally no part of HR 3200 that actually fights the cause of the rising cost of health insurance (and only health insurance, as the cost of actual CARE has in fact decreased slightly).

    The things that would actually decrease the cost of health insurance are, unfortunately, things that will never happen at any point.

    Tort reform will never happen because the association for Trial lawyers are huge democrat contributors, and mandated coverage involve too many lobbiest (why would I ever need maternity coverage? I’m a GUY! Nor do I want rehab coverage, in-vitro coverage, or acupuncture coverage), and allowing insurance to be bought from out-of-state providers just isn’t a sexy “fire them up” topic.

    I do agree that insurance companies should be barred from dropping customers because of illness, nor should someone with a pre-existing condition be prevented from getting insurance, but those two measures will actually increase the average cost of insurance, unless you allow for insurance companies charge a higher premium for those with pre-existing conditions.

    And higher premiums for the high-risk keeps costs down for the rest. I’m a smoker, and I see nothing wrong with charging me for because I am more likely to get cancer, much like someone who has been in 10 car crashes really SHOULD pay more for car insurance.

    I mean, be realistic… Are you willing to pay more for equal coverage simply so the guy that chews a tin of skoll a day and plus smokes 2 packs isn’t being charged a different rate?

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  432. #424- no, it’s not a parody- Chimpy and Cheney are /were facists.
    Especially UNCLE DICK

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  433. #415:

    I’m sorry #405,

    I really don’t care what you look like.

    I did not realize you knew that my healthcare plan keeps increasing in price but decreasing my benefits and making that statement makes me incoherent.

    That actually isn’t what you said the first time: the first time, if that was the point you were trying to make, was incoherent.

    And your premiums are going up and your benefits are going down because of excessive government involvement in health care already. More of this is going to solve the problem?

    Apparently I am the only one who has a problem with healthcare cost being out of control and having no other options.

    Guess so. My government mandated health insurance premiums during the 2½ years that I was totally disabled recently were $17,000/year. Me, myself, I would have preferred to be allowed to shop around…but hey, maybe that’s just me. NOT.

    Guess in your little mind it is ok that the GOP backs the healthcare industry,

    Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: you don’t have a clue what size my mind is, yet I don’t wander through life incoherently so that might give you a clue. Secondly, the health care industry is made up almost exclusively of bone headed liberals, what in the world makes you think that the GOP (more generally, conservatives, but obviously you don’t know or care about the difference) “backs the healthcare industry?”

    not the people that voted them into office and that is why they fight reform at every turn.

    More incoherence on display, you really don’t have a clue what you are attempting to discuss, do you? The GOP (and conservatives) have been fighting “reform” that causes health care costs to go up for decades because that’s what the people that elected them to office want them to do.

    Even if they haven’t been successful at it.

    My comment about self rightius, etc. was referring to them filling their bank accounts from the special interest groups that do not benefit you or I or the rest of the country.

    And it doesn’t make anymore sense this time than last.

    But you make sure to go ahead and keep bashing other people who dont argee with at all. Hope it makes you feel better.

    What would make me feel better was if you were to pull your head out of your backside and find out how the world really works instead of wandering about repeating silly ass platitudes that you don’t understand.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  434. Part of becoming a social worker, psychologist or a psychiatrists is learning ethics and not claiming to be something your not. Psychologist or a Psychiatrist may claim she was having an episode of Grand delusion. If she was having an episode of Grand delusion she would not be allowed to practice as a social worker as she may not know what is real and what is not real. She did say she practiced for 4 years and could have easily made her point without lying but she wanted the credibility which she did not and does not have. If this woman can lie that easily and make false claims do you really want her as a social worker?
    Now back to the politics how about we get rid of all the Republicans and the Democrats as we did the Wiggs and the Federals…and start OVER?

    S (b0a181)

  435. sorry meant Federalist

    S (b0a181)

  436. #419:

    The sky is falling!

    No, it isn’t. Which is why conservatives generally think that rushing to pass a huge omnibus bill that very few people, and especially Congresscritters whose job it is, have read; let alone discussed the ramifications of the provisions in it.

    The Preznits’ a Commnist!

    More’s the pity. ‘Commnists’ just don’t get what it is to be an American, so naturally that puts him at odds with a huge portion of the population. That would be the “We, the People” as described by the Founding Fathers.

    Ther’a gunna take are guns!

    ‘They’ haven’t succeeded at that yet, but it sure hasn’t been for lack of trying. And I’m gonna skip down a few lines to this gem of personal projection:

    Wake up. GROW UP, and act like a reasonable, THINKING ADULT,
    not a silly- ass stupid kid who believes whatever anyone tells them.
    Did you idiots go away with the pervs who offeered you candy when you were kids, too?

    You might want to spend a little time expanding your horizons, because they are far too close for you to see anything outside of yourself.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  437. [...] Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings [This post follows up on a previous post in which I questioned the credentials of a woman at a Texas town hall meeting who claimed to be a doctor, but turned out to be anything but. She is a graduate student in social work -- oh, and an Obama delegate. Read on for more.] [...]

    Jonathan Murray - News, comment, attitude » Like a kick to the head (e794d3)

  438. #440:

    #424- no, it’s not a parody- Chimpy and Cheney are /were facists.

    Oh good grief.

    Go find out what a “fascist” is, then explain how it is that Obama and his thugs aren’t.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  439. It’s pretty scary to see alot of the liberals on this chat defending (or at least acting like it’s not significant) the actions of Roxana Mayer.
    She lied to advance an ideology.
    You’re allowing the lie for your assumptions of “a greater good”. How is this not disturbing?

    An administration that is using confederates to agree with the points they’re claiming to woo the masses? The movie They Live had it backwards. It’s the liberals/progressives you supposedly have to be suspect of.

    p.falk (e1c172)

  440. Spot on, EW1.

    All of you racist fascists have been reported to flag@whitehouse.gov

    JD (788853)

  441. I’d just like to know: Did Roxana step up and identify herself as a primary care pediatrician AFTER Rep. Lee spent a few minutes on her cellphone in the middle of the town hall meeting? And, if so, was Roxana on her cellphone at the same time?

    Diane (2908a5)

  442. I am a MD. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I have practiced since 1993, certified since 1995. I have trained at a VA and an LA County hospital. I have been a medical director of a Community Mental Health Clinic, of two for profit private hospital units, in addition to other activities: I was a psychiatrist at prisons in Alabama and New Mexico, a staff psychiatrist at a Community Mental health Center in Kentucky and a staff Consultant at a Community Mental Health Center in Rotorua, New Zealand.

    In short, I know about practicing psychiatry in an incredible variety of places, including an UK style National Health Service.

    Folks, there will be rationing and waiting lists under any Federal run Universal Health Plan. When politicians set the budget, health care is a political football. NZ has 4 million people. In 2007, my wife (a permanent resident of NZ and thus under the NHS at the time, as I was) was on a TWO YEAR waiting list for back surgery, one of 70,000 New Zealanders on such a list for various treatments.

    Incidentally, there are also MD strikes in such systems. It takes 11-16 years to train a board certified MD, depending on field. Can’t replace them like Air traffic controllers.

    By the way, MDs in NZ make reasonable money, although the cost of living is very high. They also make OK money in the UK and Australia. It is not what will happen to docs under such a system that should concern you—it’s what’s going to happen to YOU. Have fun.

    Scott A Joseph, MD (8bbefd)

  443. It’s fascists by the way.

    Brennan (7e7343)

  444. The honorable Mr. President in his many before election speaches got us to vote for him by promising us the same very good insurance he and members of Congress have.
    Why do we need a over 1000 page booklet on what is being pushed at us?
    What do they pay, why do we not have the same choice as the elite Congress and the President have. If we are to have a one payer plan, we want the same as theres, and I’ll just bet it is not Medicare!

    Marie Martin (d179f7)

  445. This thread really is remarkable.

    JD (e4e95a)

  446. Patterico Busts TX Grad Student/Obama Delegate Posing As Doctor; Chron Doesn’t Credit, Still Disclosure-Challenged
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/08/13/patterico-busts-grad-student-obama-delegate-posing-doctor-chron-doesnt-c

    StewartIII (ce4c3c)

  447. And higher premiums for the high-risk keeps costs down for the rest. I’m a smoker, and I see nothing wrong with charging me for because I am more likely to get cancer,

    All those opposed to that concept are very similar to the people in the education industry who believe that students shouldn’t be saddled with the traditional A, B, C, D and F grading system because it damages the self-esteem of young people. And that a school’s sports teams, upon the completion of a match, should have neither a winner or loser because, again, that damages self-esteem.

    Oh, and what is the predominant ideology — the leading political preferences — of many people in the education industry? Hint: It’s similar to the prevailing political preferences of many of those whose profession is that of trial lawyers.

    Mark (411533)

  448. There’s just no way that woman can feel good about herself. This whole phony debate about just exactly how dirty and how socialist the health care regime Barack Obama wants is going to be.

    I think Roxana Mayer and her cheesy lies have brought a lot more people to the place where they’re just freaking sick of this whole dirty socialist health care idiocy.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  449. Yeah. Something was left unexpressed there but I got a call and hit submit and now I can’t remember.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  450. All those opposed to that concept are very similar to the people in the education industry who believe that students shouldn’t be saddled with the traditional A, B, C, D and F grading system because it damages the self-esteem of young people. And that a school’s sports teams, upon the completion of a match, should have neither a winner or loser because, again, that damages self-esteem.

    People also complain that health insurance does not cover pre-existing medical conditions.

    And yet, they never question why fire insurance does not cover pre-existing fire damage.

    Or why life insurance does not cover pre-existing death.

    Michael Ejercito (833607)

  451. My Mother always said, “You have to be honest to yourself before you can be honest with others.” And I have always believed that, because if you tell one lie, you have to tell another one to get out of the first lie.

    Betty White (73d36c)

  452. [...] famous town hall from Tuesday where SJL made a phone call while being asked a question, planted a fake doctor in the front row, and then later claimed that the video of the whole sordid affair was [...]

    Sheila Jackson-Lee Town Hall 8/12/09 : Texas Conservative (576200)

  453. EW1 – It cracks me up when they call us fascists. Literally makes me laugh out loud. The cognitive dissonance that produces should makes their head assplode.

    JD (8e2709)

  454. [...] When Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) held a town meeting in Houston this past Tuesday, a woman named Roxana Mayer, identifying herself as a physician, expressed her support for the pending health care reform legislation. Only one problem – she’s not a licensed physican. She’s not even involved in the medical profession. She’s a grad student in social work and an Obama delegate. Patterico has the details, including his e-mail exchange with Mayer. [...]

    And Rightly So… » Blog Archive » Doctor? I don’t need to be no steenking doctor! (448359)

  455. I see MoPoop (Cons R Deluded) has abandoned Radio Equalizer for a bigger audience. The background on this fool is he lives in a tenament in a NYC Borough and has an internet show where he calls himself “the Minister of Propaganda”. He is a far left lunatic that would put people in Gulags for opposing his far left agenda. He needs to be locked up in Bellevue before he hurts himself loading his gun to attempt to shoot Conservatives.

    PCD (fb6979)

  456. The racist community-organizer-in-chief has destroyed himself by inadvertently organizing the greater community against him.

    How is that for industrial-grade Irony.

    ghost707 (643494)

  457. Reading the comments on this thread has shown an amazing display of liberal ignorance, stupidity, blind partisanship, blatant and rampant dishonesty, racism and bigotry, intolerance, small-mindedness, and overall distasteful behavior. These people should not be allowed to breed.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  458. OK, so really: Nobody knows what “shame class” means?

    It’s referenced multiple times in the blog linked by Patterico himself in comment #144 here. And in that same comment, Patterico uses the phrase as if it means something.

    So I am exceedingly curious: What does “shame class” mean?

    Thanks…

    Thomas (dadea8)

  459. Don’t you love her flippant attitude in responding to Patterico’s questions? In her eyes she’s done nothing wrong. It’s OK to lie and misrepresent in order to feel the glare of the political shine. Just a little harmless fun, and if it helps further her ideology, what’s the harm? We will hear more from her in the future, she’s got the character of 99% of the politicians in DC. She’ll go far . . .

    john (4146d2)

  460. I say bust her good.

    It’s forever on the internet – that alone is a fairly serious busting.

    Not enough. She broke Texas law, and publicly presented herself as a medical doctor. She needs to pay the consequences for that.

    g (02fda9)

  461. EW1 – You certainly had a target rich environment today! Fish in a barrel!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  462. She lied to accomplish what she wanted – and so did Obo – look at his campaign promises & what is happening. These thugs run in packs. Not suprised b/c I do not have high expectations.

    Jennifer Schaus (ee3cbd)

  463. here Mr,. Thomas … it’s sort of an intro to shame class. Shame class is a class you take where you learn about shame.

    You can watch those little videos and get the flavor of it.

    Gack.

    This however isn’t about shame it’s more about waffles.

    I’ll be here for a little while if you have more questions.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  464. oh. That should just be Mr. Thomas I don’t know why there’s a comma there.

    Hmmm.

    Here’s a thought-provoking comment.

    Although her analysis looks pretty sound, I’m always cautious when people use acronyms for things like this. That’s because I’m always wondering if the acronym just happen to fit or if they decided on the acronym and searched for something to fit it. Either way, it’s still important to evaluate the advice. It’s probably more about being sick of acronyms.
    If any of you work in schools, you know what I mean.

    Someone could use maybe some anti-anxiety medicine or just three fingers of scotch maybe.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  465. [...] grief, the reporters at the ChronBlog have no shame. And Patterico caught them changing the caption on their picture without noting the [...]

    Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum | National Policy Institute (f8be13)

  466. Friday morning links…

    Fastest-dying cities meet for a chat
    Sociologists upset that Obama isn’t using them more.
    Skin and ethnic diversity damages "social capital," harms society. Yes, OK, but it’s not the skin or the ethnic: it is the different cultures that …

    Maggie's Farm (1db130)

  467. I am surprised she did not seal all her records like her messiah…..

    DrJim77 (e18a45)

  468. [...] Here is a blog that reveals her true identity! Look HERE. [...]

    Cowgirl Conservative » Blog Archive » Faker Faker (5c1f29)

  469. These are the kind of slimeballs that fill our university system. Most of them have aberrant personalities, and can’t survive in the real world. So they find a hidey hole university or college where they can lie, cheat, and steal and get tax dollars to pay for it. Then this woman will get a government job telling other people what to do, when she is disturbed and hateful and a liar.

    Trudy (3fbc30)

  470. Politics are involved. Somebody lied. You’re surprised?

    The Doctor (73ca59)

  471. Re “shame class”: Thank you, happyfeet. The video you linked didn’t work, but I think I grasp the gist now. So, it’s literally a “class” — a period of instruction.

    I think I was failing to intuit the meaning because the very concept of a class on shame is utterly alien. It’s just so goofy and lefty. It also didn’t make sense (syntax-wise) how Mayer and the other posters at that blog were attaching the phrase to their post signatures. (Still doesn’t make sense, really. Why not “shame class attendee” or “shame class alum”?)

    The whole thing was throwing me off, and starting to irritate me. So thanks for relieving my brain.

    Also, I am going to eat some waffles now. I like the pecan-flavored syrup, myself.

    Thomas (dadea8)

  472. I am going to eat some waffles now. I like the pecan-flavored syrup, myself.

    Comment by Thomas — 8/14/2009 @ 6:08 am

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

    no one you know (7a9144)

  473. I apologize if this has already been posted. To many comments to browse through to check.

    Patterico doing the job the media refuses to do –until their hand is forced that is. The Chron has edited (once again) the caption of the Jackson/Mayer photo finally admitting Mayer is not a physician sorta…

    Aug 13 2009 7:09AM
    Karen Warren / Chronicle

    “Sheila Jackson Lee hugs Roxana Mayer at her town hall meeting at Peavy Neighborhood Center. Mayer identified herself as a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district. However, her name does not appear in the database maintained by the Texas Medical Board, which licenses all doctors in Texas”

    velvethammer (8d4887)

  474. Crap! I forgot the link
    Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting (photo gallery #2)
    http://www.chron.com/news/photogallery/Sheila_Jackson_Lees_town_hall_meeting.html#17849619

    velvethammer (8d4887)

  475. Watch at very beginning of “the doctor’s” comments. Lee goes back to podium, picks up papers and starts looking through them. Want to
    bet that this is her “crib sheet” for scripted
    questions and answers???????

    geezerette (b16844)

  476. metothen: I have to agree with you. This is worse than it appears at first look. When presenting herself as a physician, she knew that she was adding a level of trust and respect to her opinion that she would not normally have had. She made people believe that she had some inside knowledge of the health care system by reason of her experience. In fact she has no credibility, and no reason for anyone to take anything she says from her on forward as the truth. If she will lie to the public about something that is going to affect 300 million people, she should certainly be held accountable for the lie. She should not get off the hook, and should be set as an example for others who believe they can make such a false claim for the benefit of their own personal albiet false beliefs.

    Jake (21647e)

  477. I can’t believe no one’s said it yet. I’d do her.

    uknowit (0f0e9f)

  478. 492 uknowit:

    Yechhhhh!

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  479. and we have a foreigner playing POTUS. Talk about poor vetting. Who is going to blow the whistle on that dirty little non-secret? Nobody, apparently.

    Peloton (2c0c9a)

  480. Nice work, Patterico. Nothing these folks do surprises me anymore though.

    Jerry (4e0dda)

  481. she’s a doctor.

    Because she said so.

    ……I’m a Jedi….

    because I said so. Kinda like Roxane.

    I like how this works. If I ever need to be a doctor, I can be one in a jiffy.

    Moonbat Monitor (4cfa61)

  482. Hey Patrick,
    Im an investigative reporter and I seriously commend you on excellent work.

    Im sorry RM was a bit of a bitch to you.

    two things:

    1.I have to say that a reporter at deadline is not going to have the time to spoon through state records double checking whether a person is actually in the profession they provided.

    2. I think a busting is very, very warranted. Lying about one’s profession at a public event is pretty damn serious in most lines of work. I doubt that social workers think this an excellent idea.

    mcgruder (3691b2)

  483. [...] sent me an article that exposes not only the looooonacy of Sheila Jackson-Lee, but also the absolute fraud associated with the Dim-ocrats in the health care debate. This time, the plant is on stage with her and lying [...]

    The Weekend Claw 8-14-09 - AllMilitary.com's Military Blog (b19275)

  484. -She’s an idiot, or acted idiotic.
    But drowning out discussion isn’t free speech. What’s the bother, You Corporate Masters ™ are spending a fortune, anyway.
    What’s happening is the MIDDLE (who decide elections), who are reasonable and intelligent, see this Teabagging silliness- Cletus and Jethro out wearing guns (at a Presidential function!), holding up signs about “replenishing the tree of Liberty”-
    but they don’t realize, anyone with 1/2 a brain, WHO- R-E-A-D-S) and don’t lissin’a rush limpballs or KKKlannity, will see soon if not now, they’re acting like spoiled kids who had their toys taken away.
    WE’RE IN CHARGE NOW- WE MAKE THE DECISIONS-
    that’s how, Cletus, Democracy, works.

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  485. 8-14-09 The Weekend Claw…

    We’ll start this edition of The Weekend Claw by paying our respects to a man who literally changed American culture, and with it the culture of much of the world. Les Paul was the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar, and he developed……

    The Crawfish (5815fb)

  486. [...] “Roxana Mayer: I’m not a Doctor but I play one at town hall meetings,” Patterico’s Pontifications (August 12, 2009) [...]

    Glen Meakem Program » Fake Doctor supports Obama’s health care reform? (174f26)

  487. Looks like Mayer and Isabel might be closer than we thought. Go to Isabel’s Facebook page and search her friends and guess who shows up.
    http://www.facebook.com/maria.isabel#/friends/?id=580344199&flid=&view=everyone&q=&nt=0&nk=0&s=350&st=0

    Jex (93accd)

  488. [...] getting sidetracked by a phone call, she still found the focus to call on a plant in her town hall. This person stated she was a doctor, folks. And guess what? SHE IS NOT A DOCTOR. She is an Obama delegate–a liar and despicable [...]

    Caveat Emptor « Sonic Ninja Kitty (88a07c)

  489. [...] Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting and that she was a huge supporter of Obamacare.One problem.She’s not a doctor.…But, she was an Obama state [...]

    Dirty Democrats » Figures… Dems Are Now Planting Fake Doctors at Town Hall Meetings (5a496e)

  490. [...] Doctor Plant Attended Town Hall With Unhinged Che Fan & Obama Office Manager: “Yesterday, Patterico discovered that the so-called doctor and Obamacare supporter who asked a question at Rep. Sheila [...]

    Dirty Democrats » Dem Doctor Plant Attended Town Hall With Unhinged Che Fan & Obama Office Manager (5a496e)

  491. You can expect this from the left any time they gather. All you have to do is find who the fakes are. It’s not tough these days.

    I like to call these little transgressions (at least that what the leftists think they are) “Little Lies of the Left”. Doctors cutting off feet to make more money, our solders are cold blooded murderers, Medicare is solvent, Republicans are racists, outlawing guns will decrease crime, and on and on. A recent Huffington Post post wanted Obama to lie to get what he wanted from drug companies because he could just screw them later. The left expects their people to lie, conservatives expects their poeple to be honest and straight-up.

    In fact, the whole leftist ideology is based on lying. If they told the truth, nobody would vote for them except the 12% hard left nut jobs who wish Castro was in power here.

    G Jiggy (1cfb9b)

  492. [...] Fake doctors, fake white supremacists, stacked town hall meetings,  craigslist ads for paid “supporters” (Sacramento, Berkley, Los Angeles, Boston, NYC,  Seattle, Washinton, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Chapel Hill, NC  and others I am sure.), staged town halls, fake protestors and thuggish union enforcers and sycophant news readers are all trying to convince us that we should accept Obama’s plan for America because it is good for us. The minions of the NWO seem to show up, infiltrate the real grassroots campaigns just in time for some punctual “reporter” to get ammunition against “right wingers”. Investigations time and time again have traced these “plants” back to supporters of Obamacare. [...]

    Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware the Snake Oil : Ft. Hard Knox (be3a95)

  493. [...] Dr. Roxana Mayer-Astro Turf Patterico’s Pontifications Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Me… Remember this when Sheila Jackson Lee wasn't talking on her cell phone during a question, she [...]

    Meet Dr. Roxana Mayer-Astro Turf (c47f22)

  494. I was floored when I heard this today. Is it any wonder our trust is shaken with the government. When supporters lie to advance an agenda how far behind are the politicians?

    A man will pass better through the world with a thousand open errors upon his back than in being detected in one sly falsehood. When one is detected, a thousand are suspected.
    – Thomas Paine

    d pets (862d3d)

  495. Comment by Collins — 8/13/2009 @ 9:29 am

    Collins, she is an alcohol and drug recovery worker. First step in recovery is admit you have a problem. To stop being a liar. She is not a kid but a grown woman. She also admits on this blog that somehow the moral equivalance justifies her lies, she attempted to sway people using a big, fat lie. She herself needs to go into recovery, as the end really does not justify the means.If Dr Roxana herself was going to foot the bill for the nation, then maybe she could have a case, but it is other people’s money, not hers.

    Tess (3c8fd7)

  496. Comment by Cons R Deluded — 8/14/2009 @ 10:28 am

    You really can’t make a case calling others dumb. Your own inability to grasp the English language is indisbutable.

    Tess (3c8fd7)

  497. I notice Mayer, when asked if Jackson-Lee’s husband put her up to this, stated that she had never met him nor the Congresswoman.

    That seems to me to be a very peculiar answer, in that it doesn’t quite answer the question but is intended to appear to do so.

    Having never met in person in no way removes the possibility that this was coordinated. The fact that this wasn’t “seamlessly executed” impresses me not at all, considering that Ms. Lee once thought that Neil Armstrong landed on Mars. Forgive me if I don’t expect an intrigue worthy of a Ludlum novel from this crew.

    Dave (0dfac1)

  498. Maybe She Stayed In A Holiday Inn Express Last Night…

    In a bit of irony that gives new meaning to the “AstroTurf” moniker liberals have given protesters who have been showing up at healthcare townhall meetings, we get word today that phony doctors have been showing up to express their support …

    The Strident Conservative (55fe03)

  499. [...] Patterico’s Pontifications has some correspondence with Roxana Mayer on this topic here: Roxana Mayer: I’m not a doctor but I play one at town hall meetings [...]

    Random raving - fake doctors support Democrats, cash for clunkers and Marilyn Monroe - rightofcourse.com (5d663f)

  500. [...] Weird; her hero Barack Obama also thinks that lying enhances his credibility . . . [...]

    Shelia Jackson Lee and Roxana Meyer Lying about Being a Doctor During Townhall? « Stop Socialism Now (5c299c)

  501. CONTURDS ‘R’ DELUDED.

    BYE

    Cons R Deluded (4216c8)

  502. In fact, the whole leftist ideology is based on lying.

    Which is why it’s not exactly a secret — and hardly surprising — that a high percentage of trial lawyers are of the left, or certainly strongly sympathize with the left.

    Mark (411533)

  503. Why is this not a bigger story? This is a blatant lie, and likely staged with the congresswoman. Shame all the way around. Obama and the Dems have lost this one, and it will be an albatross for him.

    I sure hope she gets a conviction in TX for falsely representing herself as a doctor.

    Also, there is no such word as incentivize. The word is “incite”. Educated people would know this.

    Joe (b0bb2b)

  504. Incentivize isn’t a word? Come on she’s an edumacated grad student isn’t she? One thing about the internet. When you get recorded doing something really stupid it’ll stay with you for a life time. I wonder if she’s going for a PhD. She’ll be known as “Dr.” forever!

    Dee Terry (3674b1)

  505. [...] Fox’s Sean Hannity mentioned Patterico’s Pontifications on his broadcast last night. A friend told me about this so I watched Hannity’s replay and there it was, about 25 minutes into the show. The segment concerned Roxana Mayer’s appearance at the Sheila Jackson Lee town hall. Hannity even used a variation of Patterico’s clever title: She’s not a doctor but she plays one at town halls. [...]

    Patterico’s Pontifications » Hannity Mentions Patterico (e4ab32)

  506. [...] town hall, Lee took a question from someone who claimed to be a concerned doctor. Turns out that this person wasn’t a doctor at all, but an Obama delegate who was invited to the town hall be yet another Obama minion who sports a [...]

    Sheila Jackson Lee Astroturfing In Overdrive « rjjrdq’s America II (b257e9)

  507. [...] is here and Patterico’s post about the fake doctor at Sheila Jackson-Lee’s town hall is here, although I imagine most of you have seen both already. It’s 16 minutes but well worth the [...]

    Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: Michelle on conservative grassroots activism at the Right Online conference (e2f069)

  508. [...] Patterico, a lawyer and LA blogger smelled something fishy, found her on MySpace, saw that she was clearly not a doctor, and e-mailed her to ask her to make sure. She did e-mail back and admit to the lie. It seems she was also an Obama delegate (actually true), which she also told the Chronicle, but the reporter failed to mention that little fact about her. [...]

    Astroturfing Tales: Obama Liberal Pretends To Be Doctor At Town Hall « Start Thinking Right (40d437)

  509. [...] Re: Should Orchestrated (fake) Protests Be Allowed To Hinder Free Speech? Besides, she already admitted to not being a doctor and quite a bit more. Patterico’s Pontifications Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Me… [...]

    Should Orchestrated (fake) Protests Be Allowed To Hinder Free Speech? - Page 41 (e519d9)

  510. [...] who had no idea what their signs said because they didn’t speak English qualify. So does this woman who represented herself as a doctor but was in reality an Obama delegate brought there by…. The President himself is guilty of the practice, using plants in at least two of his restricted [...]

    AstroTurfing: What It Is and What It Isn’t. (9cf8b6)

  511. > been more seemlessly[sic] executed.

    This is a graduate student?

    In what, basket weaving?

    For those of you not grad students, that would be “seamlessly”.

    O Bloody Hell (8ca3a3)

  512. [...] yesterday on another social media site (which is a pretentious way of saying that I Twittered it): Patterico’s Pontifications tracked down a ‘Doctor’ Roxana Mayer who spoke in favor of health care rationing at what is [...]

    Dirty Democrats » ‘Doctor’ at Jackson-Lee town hall: lying, and defensive about it. (5a496e)

  513. [...] Pontification:Hmmm: Was There a Plant at the Sheila Jackson Lee Town Hall Meeting? and Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin: Town hall time for Obama and ‘the mob’ Moe Lane: Rep. Bishop, [...]

    Mark Levin Laughs! Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Rude Townhall Phone Call | Interview with CNN Reporter Rick Sanchez (video) « Frugal Café Blog Zone (a66042)

  514. So, it’s bad when Republicans lie, but good when Democrats lie?

    Just want to be clear.

    steve miller (c5e78c)

  515. I am an Indy. Left the Republicans and Dems a long time ago. I am about America first and doing what is right.

    The probelem we have is not a conservative or liberal problem, but rather that radicals have gained control in this country and taken for their word as gospel. The American people should be outraged and the media skeptical. More Americans than not, are starting to catch on and ask questions, but the media seems to have the blnders on and thus agenda driven. Journalism, for the most part in this country, is dead. Intelletual integrity and honesty are no longer the basis for this profession.

    When will some of ya’ll realize that is not about realligning your views to fit within a political party but supporting and doing what is right? If we don’t hold our elected officails accountable for their actions and demand they follow the wishes of constituents, then this is what you get. A lot of dishonesty and a corrupt government.

    The USA has been the land of opportunity and the main country of choice of immigrants. But if we continue down the current path we are on, we will become a “has been” with the rest of Europe and the American Dream will die.

    M Nelson (5025cc)

  516. wow, another left wing obama socialist lying nut job is exposed. There must be thousands of them running around lying and coniving. What, I mean WHAT, possess someone to do something as sick and fraudulent as this. Poxana Mayer is truly a SICK PUPPY.

    THE TRUTH (fcd0b1)

  517. [...] Patterico’s Pontifications questioned the credentials of a woman at a Texas town hall meeting who claimed to be a doctor, but turned out to be anything but. She is a graduate student in social work — oh, and an Obama delegate. It took some work to get the admission, but he got it. Read on for more. [...]

    Roxana Mayer: Not a Doctor But Plays One at Town Hall Meetings (457793)

  518. [...] was unmasked by Pat Frey at Patterico’s Pontifications here and here. What’s more, the reporter from Chronicle knew Mayer was an Obama delegate and had evidence [...]

    Another Potted Plant For Obama « The Underground Conservative (05b5a7)

  519. It’s so nice watching Liberals defend this woman’s actions…why don’t you Liberals just Goose Step on down to the next town hall and all claim to be doctors! If it weren’t for Hypocrisy, Lies and Double Standards…Liberals wouldn’t have a platform!

    Mark "Trail-Mix" Trail (72be11)

  520. [...] Jackson Lee’s health care town hall meeting held Tuesday 8/11/09 — the meeting attended by “Dr.” Roxana Mayer — the Houston Chronicle reported the public was given one day’s notice of the meeting [...]

    Patterico’s Pontifications » Sheila Jackson Lee’s “Public” Notice (e4ab32)

  521. As a past Executive Director for the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, I understand fully the seriousness of misrepresenting yourself as a Dr. when you’re not licensed as one. I will be filing a complaint with the Medical Board in Texas. Included with my complaint will be a request for an investigation of any complicity on the part of Sheila Jackson Lee’s husband having anything to do with Ms. Mayer’s actions.

    George Fisher (940065)

  522. [...] grief, the reporters at the ChronBlog have no shame. And Patterico caught them changing the caption on their picture without noting the [...]

    Obama camp plants fake doc, Che fan at Sheila Jackson Lee Forum « the “silent” majority no more! (962ecf)

  523. It is a FELONY to hold oneself out as a physician if they are not.

    If they hold themselves out to be licensed as a physician in Texas, or practice medicine without being licensed, they may be subject to felony charges for practicing medicine without a license. If she has claimed to actually be a licensed physician in Texas, you may file a complaint against her for practicing medicine without a license. You may review information regarding the complaint process at: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/consumers/complain/complain.php

    I personally would report her if I had the adequate details to support the complaint.

    Debbie Gore (d37d8a)

  524. It is amazing how you Right Wing people conveniently do not want to remember the 5000 hero Americans that lost their lives based on a LIE. Do any one remember who the President and Vice President
    that lied to you about Iraq. George Bush and Cheney . That LIE
    was serious and Roxana was a plant.

    Dan Sr Di Panfilo (4ad082)

  525. She had me at ‘seemlessly.’

    There are some awesome troll comments on this post – kudos!

    carlitos (75accb)

  526. Do any one remember who the President and Vice President that lied to you about Iraq.

    Guess you forgot about these people, huh…

    Oh that craft fool, that Bush. He tricked EVERYONE, even the intelligence agencies of Israel, the UK, France, Germany…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  527. Do any one remember who the President and Vice President…

    Um … no, I donut.

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  528. I blame Colin Powell. (ducks)

    carlitos (75accb)

  529. Mrs Jackson,

    Even with her own party she can not catch a break. If they would just tell the truth about the Health Care Reform that if passed it will be a single payer system,”National Care by the government”, then we could get on with the No Vote and all watch it burn in defeat.

    setup (752127)

  530. Oh that craft fool, that Bush. He tricked EVERYONE, even the intelligence agencies of Israel, the UK, France, Germany…

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 8/18/2009 @ 8:33 am

    He even tricked Bill Clinton in 1998! Funny how the democrats didn’t have a big problem with regime change in Iraq when a democrat was president. It still disgusts me that Bush 41 let the UN ruin the war effort in 1991. We should have finished the job. What we left was awful and costly. We had a responsibility to fix the mess, but our politicians don’t think that way.

    Of course, the democrats don’t really care much about the war anymore, except to bash Bush. Bush won that war, and was making progress in Afghanistan. Can Obama keep up? I don’t think the left even cares.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  531. I guess someone should add that Bush didn’t lie. He believed the CIA’s promise that WMDs were in certain locations.

    “Lying” is a stupid and childish way to characterize that mistake. Fact is, Saddam never accounted for a lot of really bad stuff. We still don’t know what happened to it. Maybe he used it on the women his henchmen raped, or maybe he slaughtered additional Kurds we’re not aware of. Maybe he shipped it to Syria, or maybe his idiot generals lost it all. We can’t let people like this have any power, because 9/11 proved the potential for massive murder is real. The left can pretend that’s a lie too, I guess.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  532. [...] Patterico’s Pontifications found that Roxana Mayer, another ObamaCare supporter who identified herself as a doctor at a town hall [...]

    Another Phony Doctor? Woman At Frank Meeting Not In Database | Bucks Right (ca0931)

  533. [...] that this shout was made only when the Israeli was being interviewed for television. Given the imposters who have appeared at town halls to discredit health care protesters, anything is [...]

    “As A Usenet Discussion Grows Longer, The Probability Of A Comparison Involving Nazis Or Hitler Approaches 1.” « Around The Sphere (ea1fd5)

  534. I’m offended that Democrats are now using Republican tactics.

    Rob (5c6957)

  535. Should leave it to the professionals

    Rob (5c6957)

  536. An initial check with the Mass Medical Board about the person Sheila Leavitt, an individual identifying herself at Rep. Barney Frank’s town hall meeting in DARTMOUTH, Mass. as a physician from Newton, Mass, does NOT show her to be a licensed doctor.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_frank

    Has anyone looked into this yet?

    George Fisher (940065)

  537. Did it really take you all day to come up with that, Rob? Is that the best you’ve got?

    I don’t think the GOP is the solution so much as I think the democrats are the problem. This is only one of thousands of examples of this problem, and as more and more people actually show up to town halls, it’s becoming universally accepted by all but the projecting extreme left that this is not something both sides are doing equally.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  538. George, my memory is shot from being up at 6:30 this morning… Was “Dr.” Leavitt a supporter of the current bill, or against it?

    Scott Jacobs (218307)

  539. Dr. Sheila Leavitt supports Obamacare. Whether she’s really a doctor of not.

    I do know that the lady Barney Frank shouted at in George’s link is a Larouche supporter who called Cheney a Nazi before he called Obama a nazi. I guess that there wasn’t room for that little detail on Yahoo’s webpage.

    Sadly, some are going to attempt to demonize the right with this jackass.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  540. I’ll have to look into this…

    Scott Jacobs (in class) (218307)

  541. Did Leavitt name a specialty?

    Scott Jacobs (in class) (218307)

  542. [...] You may have read a report from Patterico.com last week which exposed a fake doctor making an appearance at a town hall meeting in Texas to support ObamaCare. [...]

    American Glob » Blog Archive » Another Day, Another Fake Doctor for ObamaCare (d3e984)

  543. Scott (560): No specialty was identified by Leavitt.

    George (940065)

  544. [...] is the value of a blogger uncovering the false identify of a self-identified “physician” at that same town hall meeting … who was [...]

    What a Difference a Year Makes | Merc Strategy Group, LLC (b9023c)

  545. [...] The meeting started out with the Congresswoman recognizing a number of doctors that were asked by her office to attend.  A number of them announced that they were also members of Physicians for National Health Care Reform, an organization dedicated to the socialization of one-sixth of the nation’s economy.  One of them, who was introduced as a doctor, quickly corrected the Congresswoman by stating that he is in fact a 4th year medical student.  (I guess he didn’t want to be crucified in the blogosphere like the last pretend doctor that showed up at the 8/11 town hall.) [...]

    Sheila Jackson-Lee Town Hall 8/24/09 : Texas Conservative (576200)

  546. The mark of an exceptional whore is that they give more for the money than other whores. Shiela Jackson Lea and all other members of our first African president’s “team” have proven what they are. America has worked hard for 50 years to become that socialist model for the world. But Hey, you get what YOU voted for.

    Eric Wayne Wise (2102b1)

  547. [...] I just play one on TV” analogy moved into the political sphere long ago, most recently when a faux doctor appeared at a town hall run by Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson [...]

    The Greenroom » Forum Archive » Van Jones Not A Truther, He Just Played One In Real Life (e2f069)

  548. I have to disagree that she is not the focus of this issue. The woman lied, and did so in violation of the very ethics she pretends to endorse as a Social Worker. What’s her next step, going into surgery and they following up the death of the patient with a laugh and a heart felt statement of “just kidding” ha ha ha?

    This woman needs to be slapped (by her chosen profession) so hard that the only question she may be asking professionally, is “Would you like fries with that?”

    Jon (87fa26)

  549. “Secondly, yeah, she’s a bit of a douche, but you know what’s weirder? Bringing a gun to a townhall. Now where can I read about that little incident here?”

    What about bringing a gun to a town hall meeting? Hmmm, let’s see on one hand there is a person exercising a right, protected by the U.S. Constitution, on the other there is the Grad Student perptrating a fraud. Easy comparison in the sane world.

    One thing the phoney doctor did prove to be fact. Laughter is the best medicine, after watching the video I laghed my ass off at her and SJ-L’s phony mutual admiration and after the lagh I feel fine. It always does my heart good to see phonies blown out of the water.

    Jon (87fa26)

  550. After reading the entire 1017, droning, pages of text, of HR3200, one question came to mind that rose above all others.

    “If this debate is truly about making health care affordable and available, why is so much of the bill directed at putting rules, restraints, and limitations on DOCTORS? Isn’t one of the goals here making health care more accessable? How do you accomplish that by limiting the amount of medicine doctors practice?

    Jon (87fa26)

  551. “Republicans aren’t all stupid. They know our health care is horrible.”

    I gotta disagree with this one. My biggest encounter with health care in the U.S. was October 30, 2002. I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and I was put into the James Graham Brown Cancer Treatment Center at the University of Louisville Hospital that afternoon. I received excellent care and after two weeks of Chemotherapy and two weeks fo recovery, I was sent home to rest. A month later I was back in the Hospital for the consolidation phase fo Chemo, for another month. Then I was pronounced to be in remission. Aetna paid all the bills. Aetna never asked anything of me, other than after I got home, they called to ask if there was anything more I would need for my recovery. I am now heading into 7 years in remission and Aetna still takes care of all my medical needs. The U.S. health care system is very good.

    BTW, while I was going through treatments for Leukemia, my brother was in the UCSF medical center having a Bi-Lateral Lung Transplant. His was paid for by a combination of Medicaid, Medi-Cal, and Medicare.

    There is a “Public Option” in the system, for the poor, already. Contrary to Obama’s assertions.

    Jon (87fa26)

  552. Jon. It’s like a month old. Let it go man. Go take your meds.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  553. [...] To read the transcript of Patrick Frey’s phone interview with Roxana Mayer, visit http://patterico.com/2009/08/12/roxana-mayer-im-not-a-doctor-but-i-play-one-at-town-hall-meetings/ [...]

    Michelle Breaks it Down (1eb1bd)

  554. [...] Indeed. There’s nobody more credible than people claiming to be doctors at a meeting called by a Democrat to support health care reform. Oh . . . except: [...]

    Patterico’s Pontifications » Obama: Nobody Has More Credibility on Health Care Than a Bunch of Doctors Wearing White Coats That We Just Hastily Lent to You (e4ab32)

  555. [...] Democrats posing as conservatives with Obama-Hilter signs, now fake Doctors.  Which brings me to something I learned as a child.  If one is dishonest in a little they are [...]

      Fake Docter at Obamacare Rally by Macsmind (dfcdd4)

  556. ObamaCare: It’s Good For You (I Mean It This Time)…

    Remember Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s game-time in Houston on ObamaCare? No? Perhaps you never even heard about it? Or I’m being unclear? Maybe you heard about the woman who isn’t a doctor but plays one at town-hall meetings? N…

    Truth Before Dishonor (88a07c)

  557. [...] Pontifications:Hmmm: Was There a Plant at the Sheila Jackson Lee Town Hall Meeting? and Roxana Mayer: I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One at Town Hall Meetings Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin: Town hall time for Obama and ‘the mob’ John C. Phillips, Big [...]

    Texas, Are You Listening? Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Admits Signing Letter to Give Free ObamaCare Insurance Coverage to Illegal Aliens (video) « Frugal Café Blog Zone (a66042)

  558. [...] out-and-out lie the Democrats used to further their agenda and then swept under the rug when Patterico brought the truth out for the public to see. Sheila Jackson Lee planted a fake doctor, who was an [...]

    Common Sense Political Thought » Blog Archive » Eric Massa Flames Out (73d96f)

  559. [...] a flashback on Maria Isabel… Patterico discovered last year that the so-called doctor and Obamacare supporter who asked a question at Rep. [...]

    Gateway Pundit (321033)


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 1.7892 secs.