Because I'm betting that these people didn't have union cards:
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare.
[snip of biographical data about Monica Weeks]
There were 18 other people standing with Weeks and the president on stage. Obama began his remarks by saying, "Thanks to Monica, thanks to everybody standing behind me." A little later, criticizing Republicans who have pronounced Obamacare a failure, the president said, "I would advise them to check with the people who are here today and the people that they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the Affordable Care Act."
But Obama never said who those people were, and, unlike other events, the White House did not release their names or biographies. A spokesman later said the White House would not provide the information.
Bolding mine. This was a remarkably amateur error by the President, to the point that I am wondering whether it was a genuine accident. The reluctance of the White House to give out the names and stories of Obama's human props is understandable, given the way that that practice has tended to blow up in the administration's face; but the man invited the rest of us to check with those people. Specifically them. What is the GOP supposed to do, unlock our psionic potential and get their contact info from their very brains?
Man, but Barack Obama just does not react well under pressure.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
Potemkin Village People: WH won't release names of president's latest press conference human props http://t.co/h4r1jGRcwx
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 4, 2013