Congress, Senate and the Obamessiah have been put on notice: We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.
Benedict Arlen Specter got an earful:
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter’s town-hall meeting at HACC’s Lebanon campus drew angry comments from people unhappy with proposals for a national health care program.
“You are about to concentrate more information in one place in the computers of Washington than has ever occurred,” said one man. He said Congress should research health care plans in other states and determine “what has worked, what has failed. And don’t concentrate all this power in the bureaucrats of Washington.”
……About 250 people were in the town hall meeting, but many more wanted to get inside. Local police officers said they estimated that 2,000 to 3,000 people lined up to get inside the meeting. A line of people stretched around the block.
Many comments were critical of the government, including those accusing Specter and other Democrats of trying to “socialize” America and of giving special treatment to illegal immigrants.
As did John Dingell:
There were no buses, no swastikas, not a piece of Astroturf in sight.
But there was name-calling, jeering, red faces and finger-pointing as Michigan residents shot back with fury at a congressional town-hall meeting geared to explaining President Obama’s health care plan.
Rep. John D. Dingell, a Democrat and a lead author of health care legislation in the House, did his best to remain composed, even as many constituents and other residents argued that the plan is socialized medicine and rained down fury against a smaller group of supporters for the plan.
“You’re a fraud, you have not read the bill,” screamed Mike Sola, who got directly in the lawmaker’s face in furious confrontation, wheeling his 36-year-old son, Scott, who has cerebral palsy, directly to the podium before police stepped in and encouraged the Milan, Mich., man to leave. He asserted that the bill would not help his disabled child.
So how does the government and its media hacks respond?
With libel, slander, and gutter insults. We’re “racists, mobs, neo nazis, and terrorists”. And don’t forget the Obama ‘snitch line’ for reporting ‘fishy emails and conversations’ questioning his policies.
Well, the last time I had to confront something like this, was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks, white supremists, and folks in white sheets and other things running around and causing trouble.
Newsflash for that moron Dingell: The KKK’s origins were part and parcel of the DEMOCRATIC Party. They consistently voted against civil rights and were responsible for passing the Jim Crow laws. Nothing erodes credibility like fatuous comments. Dingell is an assclown.
Meanwhile, Obama stages yet another Potemkin townhall, replete with ObamaCare supporters and planted questions:
Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin and Gateway Pundit.
Little Julia Hall is just the latest in-the-tank questioner with Obama campaign/Democrat ties to turn up “randomly” at presidential health care forums.
A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire about the signs outside “saying mean things” about his health care proposal.
Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: “How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can — that help more of us?”
The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an “underlying fear” among the public “that people somehow won’t get the care they need.”
……Julia’s mother was an early Obama supporter and donor in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.
……Kathleen Manning Hall, Julia’s mother, was shocked when her daughter said she wanted to ask a question. They wrote it down beforehand, and Julia didn’t miss a beat when Obama called on her.
“It was surreal,” said Manning Hall, a coordinator of Massachusetts Women for Obama during the election.
……”Julia talked about it the whole way home,” said Manning Hall, adding that they often discuss politics. “We talk a lot about human rights and having compassion for people.”
Yeah, I bet you do.
This is reminiscent of the Graeme Frost hoax pulled by the democrats back in 2007.
Graeme Frost, the 12-year-old child severely injured in a terrible car accident that also left his sister with permanent disabilities. Graeme Frost was propped up by Democrats desperate to avert the president’s veto of S-CHIP legislation, which would have massively expanded the government health care entitlement.
……The boy gave the Democratic radio address last week, written for him by Senate Democrat staffers, and made several Beltway lobbying appearances with top Dem leaders.
……The family is not as destitute as the MSM has made them out to be. ….Why (would) a “working family” in need of government-subsidized health care can afford to send two children to a $20,000-a-year-private school.
……the family claims to be raising their four children on combined income of about $45,000 a year. “Bonnie Frost works for a medical publishing firm; her husband, Halsey, is a woodworker. They are raising their four children on combined income of about $45,000 a year. Neither gets health insurance through work.”
What the article does not mention is that Halsey Frost has owned his own company “Frostworks”,since this marriage announcement in the NY Times in 1992 so he chooses to not give himself insurance. He also employed his wife as “bookkeeper and operations management” prior to her recent 2007 hire at the “medical publishing firm”. As her employer, he apparently denied her health insurance as well.
His company, Frostworks, is located at 3701 E BALTIMORE ST. A building that was purchased for $160,000 in 1999…
…One has to wonder that if time and money can be found to remodel a home, send kids to exclusive private schools, purchase commercial property and run your own business… maybe money can be found for other things…maybe Dad should drop his woodworking hobby and get a real job that offers health insurance rather than making people like me (also with 4 kids in a 600sf smaller house and tuition $16,000 less per kid and no commercial property ownership) pay for it in my taxes.
Michelle’s response is spot on:
Fight your battles like adults and stop hiding behind youngsters dragging around red wagons filled with your talking points.
Obama said this during a meeting with his bots:
“I don’t want people thinking I just have a bunch of plants in here.”
Of course not.
Some of them were bussed to the staged New Hampshire meeting.
There’s enough astroturf at Obama ‘townhalls’ to cover a goddamn football field.
The Democrats desperately want to shut down any debate from opposition. They’ve already violated the Constitution, hired SEIU thugs to intimidate protesters, and now they hide out in SEIU offices:
Tim Bishop (D, NY-01) is having something called a “health care reform rally” on Thursday, at (of all things) SEIU’sHicksville NY offices (1199 Duffy Ave, starts at 1 PM). This is otherwise known as “over twenty miles outside the borders of NY-01.” Bishop is of course one of the first Democrats holding down a Red district (NY-01 is a R+0) to discover that his constituents are paying attention to his votes: he rather famously canceled his future in-district meetings. Presumably he assumes that his constituents won’t drive twenty miles to complain.
Meanwhile, Leonard Boswell (D, IA-03) has at least decided to stay in-district for his “health care listening post” – barely. Although his district includes Des Moines, Boswell has instead decided to travel 80 miles east this week to the Sigourney Public Library (Thursday, 2 PM). He won’t be actually having any meetings on the subject in the Des Moine area (where the vast majority of his constituents live) for another two weeks. Still, at least he’s having them; apparently being D+1 can make the difference between in and out of district.
Michael Barone has more on SEIU tactics:
More brownshirt tactics by Obama’s myrmidons:
“Health Care for America,” a left-wing pressure group started by the likes of ACORN and the AFL-CIO last week issued advice to Obama supporters who might attend a meeting where someone actually musters the courage to question the wisdom of the Obama health reforms.
“We don’t need to … answer their accusations point by point. Instead, we should treat them as agents of the insurance lobbyists,” says the group, adding: “The people who show up are far right ideologues recruited by paid organizers … funded by industry lobbyists and public relations firms to engage radical rightwing groups.”
The bottom line: Discredit the President’s critics. And while you’re at it, advises the group, help “friendly” Members of Congress by packing their meetings with friends and “shut down” hostile questioners by “chants that counter their message like “Health Care Can’t Wait.”
These tactics were nowhere more evident than at a recent town hall meeting in Tampa where union goons beat up one questioner and a Democratic Party official assaulted another. Amazingly, however, in spite of the threats, people are still showing up and daring to disagree. This has to worry politicians who have been forced to leave the sanitary bubble that is Washington to meet with actual voters.
The democrat’s accusations of ‘neo nazi’ and ‘racist’ don’t square with all the Jewish and Black democrats who’ve joined the dissenters. It’s obvious who the racists, mobs, terrorists and neo nazis really are.
Hint: It’s not the ‘angry mobs’ .