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LOCKED OUT!… Obama Won’t Let Public In to Hear His Health Care Speech in St. Louis
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2010 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/08/2010 3:00:24 PM PST by opentalk

President Obama is coming to St. Louis on Wednesday to push his “angry mob unpopular” nationalized health care bill. But, you won’t get to see him. HE’S LOCKING THE DOORS ON THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC.

President Obama and Missouri Democrats including Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon and Russ and Robin Carnahan want to ram their toxic health care bill down your throat but THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO FACE THE PUBLIC!


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; demagogue; demagoguery; healthbill; mo2010; noaccountability; nobirthcertificate; nohonesty; nonaturalborn; notransparency; notruth; obamacare; pelosi; propaganda; reid; transparency

1 posted on 03/08/2010 3:00:24 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

What do they hope to accomplish by doing this?


2 posted on 03/08/2010 3:03:04 PM PST by unkus
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To: opentalk

For We The People, it’s very very personal. They’re destroying our country, destroying our freedom, destroying our Constitution, and destroying our children and grandchildren’s future.

Yes, it’s very personal. November we take back our country.


3 posted on 03/08/2010 3:03:19 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: opentalk

This is OBAMA TRANSPARENCY. November cannot come fast enough. And he does not care.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 3:05:37 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: opentalk

These SOB’s don’t have the backbone to face the people.
As days go on I have less and less respect for them.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 3:05:58 PM PST by donhunt (America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: opentalk

I hope to heck some St. Louis Freepers can put together a very LOUD protest outside this thing. 0bamacare must die!


6 posted on 03/08/2010 3:07:47 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: opentalk

THIS is now the story.

will CNNN report this or the animatronic obama showing?


7 posted on 03/08/2010 3:08:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: opentalk

There is no new bill. If the House passes the Senate Bill. On March 18, It will go to Obama to sign into law ,then he leaves to go out of town. It becomes law. He is telling Democrats they can change it later.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 3:08:13 PM PST by opentalk
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I don’t think our “ruling caste” is going to get the message w/o bloodshed.


9 posted on 03/08/2010 3:08:48 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: opentalk

"Press button for a message from our president"

10 posted on 03/08/2010 3:08:57 PM PST by T Minus Four (Christians follow Christ, not other Christians.)
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To: opentalk

I hope the people of St. Louis don’t let Obama get away with this.....If those code pinko wacko’s can get into a Congressional inquiry regular citizen should be able to get into a Obama meeting........If anyone is thinking of going GOOD LUCK! There are sure to be union thugs guarding the place..


11 posted on 03/08/2010 3:09:55 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: unkus
What do they hope to accomplish by doing this?

They stack the audience will all pro-healthcare Union people. Who applause and are Obots. Then MSM play the clips.

12 posted on 03/08/2010 3:10:56 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


13 posted on 03/08/2010 3:11:07 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: opentalk

14 posted on 03/08/2010 3:12:35 PM PST by cartoonistx
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To: opentalk

They stack the audience will all pro-healthcare Union people. Who applause and are Obots. Then MSM play the clips.


In other words, they are grasping at straws???


15 posted on 03/08/2010 3:12:40 PM PST by unkus
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To: mplsconservative
I hope to heck some St. Louis Freepers can put together a very LOUD protest outside this thing. 0bamacare must die!

There is a protest planned according to the link. I guess there was a large protest outside, his speech today, but MSM not covering.

16 posted on 03/08/2010 3:13:06 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Why are they going behind closed doors? I don’t get it.


17 posted on 03/08/2010 3:18:33 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus
Why are they going behind closed doors? I don’t get it.

It is not a true town-hall, this is a staged event, propaganda. The MSM will cover it, and gives him more TV time with no accountability. Basically--- an Infomercial to try and get his bill passed.

18 posted on 03/08/2010 3:25:18 PM PST by opentalk
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To: unkus
Why are they going behind closed doors?

Old habits die hard...

19 posted on 03/08/2010 3:29:51 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: opentalk

It is not a true town-hall, this is a staged event, propaganda. The MSM will cover it, and gives him more TV time with no accountability. Basically-— an Infomercial to try and get his bill passed.


Then it is aimed at the undecided Rats?

Seriously, I think zer0 is grasping for straws. This guy is sick.


20 posted on 03/08/2010 3:31:44 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus
Then it is aimed at the undecided Rats?

Exactly, article from Plum line covered the agenda of today's speech.

---One striking thing about the speech Obama just gave at the big health care rally in Pennsylvania is how many times he stressed that if reform passes, voters will begin enjoying the benefits this year.

---Though he didn’t say it directly, it’s an obvious effort to put some spine in wavering Congressional Dems by urging them to understand that they’ll have something to run on this year if they vote for reform. Here’s the key part:

----Obama’s message to Congressional Dems: If you vote for health reform, some of your own constituents will — this year — suddenly find themselves with insurance where they had none. Your own consistuents will not be dropped arbitrarily from coverage, even if they get sick. Some of your own constituents will suddenly enjoy free preventive care they didn’t have before. And you will be able to take credit for it.

---The flip side: Those Dems who vote against reform will have denied their own constituents all these things. That, at any rate, is Obama’s implicit message to Congressional Dems today.

link

21 posted on 03/08/2010 3:41:23 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Thanks for the info. In other words, regular, old fashioned arm twisting hasn’t worked?

This crap is driving me crazy.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 3:45:44 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus
me too

Glenn Beck is spending an hour tomorrow, covering the bullying tactics and bribes to try and pass this bill. His guest is Sen Massa who just resigned today. Should get interesting.

23 posted on 03/08/2010 3:51:02 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Um.. for whom does he work again??

I’m in NY-29, the place where Mr. Massa is from who Obama tried so hard to intimidate into to changing his No vote on DeathCare that he faced a choice of resigning or being kicked out of congress over a joke, disenfrachizing an entire district that is opposed to his health deform.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this hitting home in more ways than one and I’m pretty angry about it. Actually, angry isn’t the word for it... I AM LIVID!


24 posted on 03/08/2010 4:17:14 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: opentalk
There is a protest planned according to the link. I guess there was a large protest outside, his speech today, but MSM not covering.

Color me surprised./s

25 posted on 03/08/2010 4:46:15 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: dajeeps
I don’t know about anyone else, but this hitting home in more ways than one and I’m pretty angry about it. Actually, angry isn’t the word for it... I AM LIVID!

Rightfully so. Why does Pelosi from San Fransisco get so much power over the voting representatives of the rest of the country. Rangel is not forced out but given multiple chances and year long investigations. Their constitutes are not more important or deserve elevation over any other voter.

26 posted on 03/08/2010 4:49:18 PM PST by opentalk
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To: donhunt

I am confused: who are you losing respect for?


27 posted on 03/08/2010 4:51:25 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: opentalk

BINGO!


28 posted on 03/08/2010 4:52:15 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: dajeeps

I am livid too! There is a kill the bill rally in St.Paul, MN on Saturday. I’m trying to round up my conservative neighbor friends to attend and it’s like hitting my head against a brick wall. One couple has a marriage retreat, another gal is committed to a school rummage sale and the other friend is shopping for sinks for her new build home, contractor deadline. C’mon people! None of this other stuff will matter if this bill goes through. Argh!!!

Can ya tell I’m a just a little frustrated?


29 posted on 03/08/2010 4:53:05 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: opentalk

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~~ President Ronald Reagan

We The People, Ray Stevens (obamacare) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_-L4fyLUo

OBAMANOMICS—TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesn’t keep his promises...so buyer beware!

SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!

PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.

Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2408217/posts

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
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OBAMA’s WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security, http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html

Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2460988/posts

Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/28/obama.health.care/index.html

Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2009/1017/will-healthcare-reform-mean-cuts-in-medicare-for-seniors

Health Reform’s Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203517304574306303720472842.html

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SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2466239/posts
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MILITARY & Retired MILITARY
Veterans’ G.I. Bill benefits MIA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2464680/posts
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.

The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.


30 posted on 03/08/2010 5:54:10 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA
Why doesn't nobama just stand in front of a mirror and talk to him self? The only people who are (faking) listening are syncopates who hope he gives them some of his stash. He is the consummate community organizer. What a TOTAL, EPIC FAIL!
31 posted on 03/08/2010 5:58:13 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: opentalk
President Obama is coming to St. Louis on Wednesday

Thanks for the warning.

** Health Care Rally at St. Charles Convention Center (map, directions, parking) at 9:45 AM on Wednesday March 10, 2010.

Technically, that's not St. Louis. Well, at least traffic downtown will be normal.

The Second Protest planned by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is planned for 5:30 on Wednesday night downtown in St. Louis across from the Renaissance Grand hotel.

Hmmm, I can walk from the office, but can't stay long.

Check back here or at the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition website for more details. We are tentatively planning on meeting at 5:00 PM and are asking protesters to wear black.

I'm a musician. Definitely doable.

32 posted on 03/08/2010 6:01:10 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: cartoonistx

Good one! I wonder how many of our younger posters will get the significance of your cartoon?


33 posted on 03/08/2010 6:23:14 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: unkus

A phony crowd of supporters—that would be SEIU folks—likely some of the the same ones that beat up the conservative at the tea party in St. Louis during the summer.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 6:25:07 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: opentalk

This is all a pack of lies. The so called benefits don’t start for 3 to 4 years. Does this idiot think he speaks in a vacuum?


35 posted on 03/08/2010 6:26:11 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: bushwon

A phony crowd of supporters—that would be SEIU folks—likely some of the the same ones that beat up the conservative at the tea party in St. Louis during the summer.


But I wonder why. What is the purpose? It makes no sense for him to “preach to the choir”. Must be grasping at straws.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 6:32:05 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

Well, on Gretta, I heard Rick Santorum theorize that dear leader is trying to get revved up crowds of democratic base to cheer and say they want health care so the House dems will not abandon the house socialist health care package. The shutout of regular folks in St. Louis would seem to be supporting Santorum’s theory.


37 posted on 03/08/2010 7:40:43 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: opentalk

hmmmmI bet...just as soon as they’re on stage...the whole place goes dark...as some transformer happens to blow in a timely way...


38 posted on 03/08/2010 7:45:27 PM PST by mo
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To: bushwon

Thanks bushwon.


39 posted on 03/08/2010 8:16:08 PM PST by unkus
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Yes, it’s very personal. November we take back our country.

War drums are beating.
40 posted on 03/09/2010 11:48:32 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: donhunt
As days go on I have less and less respect for them.

I'm amazed you still have ANY respect for them.
41 posted on 03/09/2010 11:49:11 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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