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AP Reports 'More Than 200 Protesters' at Obama Bristol, Va. Town Hall
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/29/2009 1:22:42 PM PDT by kristinn

Following on the hundreds who protested Barack Obama this morning in Raleigh, the Associated Press reports several hundred protesters were gathered in Bristol, Virginia as of 3:16 p.m. for the scheduled 4 p.m. Obama town hall meeting at a Kroger grocery store:

A crowd of more than 200 protesters opposed to President Obama's health care overhaul have gathered outside a Kroger supermarket in Bristol, Va., awaiting the president's arrival for a town hall meeting.

Some held signs reading, "Obamacare is political malpractice" and "Keep your hands off my health care."

The Wednesday protest drew people from the tri-state region of Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The Roanoake Times reports a pro-Obama rally was organized by the leftist labor union SEIU:

A few blocks from the Kroger a group of supports shared their concerns with the current health care system and reasons why they are urging for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

Sponsored by the Service Employees International Union, the rally sought to emphasize the hardship health care premiums have placed on small businesses. It also highlighted the problems Virginians face in paying for prescription drugs.

The Times also reported on the anti-Obama protesters:

Protesters were also waiting for Obama’s arrival.

“We’ll be here until the president sees us,” said Katie Hughes, 18 of Kingsport, Tenn. “It makes me mad. I mean this could mean our grandparents won’t be taken care of.”

The largest group of protesters gathered outside the Kroger parking lot.

Rho Griffin and her husband Blake drove down from Roanoke to tell the president to keep his hands off their health care.

Great job tri-state tea partiers!


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; obamacare; roanoke; screamwhileyoucan; socializedmedicine; standup; teaparty
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Woo hoo!
1 posted on 07/29/2009 1:22:45 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Are they allowing shoppers into that store? The manager of Kroger’s in Bristol must be swimming in profit...will Obama shut him down?


2 posted on 07/29/2009 1:25:20 PM PDT by hattend (Thank You, Sarah. We Alaskans will miss you.)
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To: kristinn

Photos!! Any signs asking for the BC??


3 posted on 07/29/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT by Genoa
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To: kristinn

Obama’s refusal to release any of his documents that either prove or disprove his eligibility to be President is a double-edged sword. If he were to sue any of us who think he is a commie, marxist, fraud, traitor, America-hater, racist, charlatan, puppet for George Soros, then all of those documents would be discoverable in a court of law. This means that he can be accused by the American people and our websites of every unethical move he makes or has made and he dare not allow himself to come under any court of competent jurisdiction.

I WANT THAT FRAUD OUT OF MY WHITE HOUSE!


4 posted on 07/29/2009 1:27:25 PM PDT by Stayfree (REWARD FOR OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.COM)
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To: kristinn
-"A crowd of more than 200 protesters opposed to President Obama's health care overhaul have gathered outside..."

With the AP, that means there were probably more 4 x than that there.

5 posted on 07/29/2009 1:27:44 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: kristinn
The Kenyan King will not be happy with this disrespect.


6 posted on 07/29/2009 1:28:19 PM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I think that just about doubles the population of Bristol ...

;-)


7 posted on 07/29/2009 1:29:21 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: nhwingut
when the k.k isn't happy, I'm delirious
!!
8 posted on 07/29/2009 1:30:08 PM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: kristinn

9 posted on 07/29/2009 1:30:18 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: kristinn

Please ask Admin Mods to change “protestors” to “protesters” in the heading.


10 posted on 07/29/2009 1:30:30 PM PDT by Genoa
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To: LibFreeUSA

This movement is growing. I see a trend.

On our weekly tea party corner last Sat.... all the people had white hair. What’s that tell you?


11 posted on 07/29/2009 1:30:35 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Thank you Mr. Robinson (toodamtall1@yahoo.com))
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To: kristinn

It is probably triple that number


12 posted on 07/29/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I think the Democrats have really lost a lot of old votes, they probably hope these voters will be dead in 4 years.


13 posted on 07/29/2009 1:34:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: kristinn

God Bless those brave Americans, and keep them safe.

They’re confronting an illegal regime of thugs, and anything could happen.


14 posted on 07/29/2009 1:41:15 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is ineligible to serve based on Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. End of Story.)
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To: kristinn

Way to go, Bristol!!!

This arrogant SOB has to be challenged at every opportunity.


15 posted on 07/29/2009 1:45:31 PM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: GeronL

Obama plans on giving illegal aliens the IRA and savings of granny and grandad plus their social security and Medicare.


16 posted on 07/29/2009 1:46:31 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: Walrus

Bristol... It not just for racin’


Way to go, Bristol!!!

This arrogant SOB has to be challenged at every opportunity.


17 posted on 07/29/2009 1:47:59 PM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: kristinn

SEIU = illegal aliens union + sister group of ACORN.


18 posted on 07/29/2009 1:50:48 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: kristinn

SEIU = illegal aliens union + sister group of ACORN.


19 posted on 07/29/2009 1:51:05 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: bert

Check this out, man!


20 posted on 07/29/2009 1:55:23 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Frantzie

They bring in the SEIU rent a pickets here in Indianapolis to show support for Baraqqi healthcare. I’m guessing instead of going to their regular janitor jobs, they head for the square downtown. Unfortunately the local media report this as legitimate support for the Baraqqis.


21 posted on 07/29/2009 1:59:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Walrus

Caught a snippit of his speech on CSPIN a moment ago. In mentioning the opposition he’d seen he said “they’ve been listening to certain radio shows and watching certain cable shows”.

Then proceeded to lie again about how you can keep your plan and doctor.

People are reading for themselves what’s in the bill and looking at the horrors in socialized countries, and seeing what’s ahead of them, and are screaming NO!!!

Like just across the Canadian border, and even closer, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.

But he blames radio and cable shows that we ain’t buyin’ the snake oil.

He ain’t seen NOTHIN’ yet.


22 posted on 07/29/2009 2:02:59 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: newfreep

My Mom sent me that exact picture via email this morning. Scary stuff.


23 posted on 07/29/2009 2:04:31 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: newfreep

Mattoon?


24 posted on 07/29/2009 2:08:03 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Way to go, guys!!! We want pics......


25 posted on 07/29/2009 2:12:12 PM PDT by Gopher Broke (Stop Federalized Medicine!!)
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To: Gopher Broke
Pics on this thread - I like the guy holding up an empty suit!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2303775/posts

26 posted on 07/29/2009 2:14:01 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: BlueNgold

“I think that just about doubles the population of Bristol...”

OK - I’m a native of SW Virginia and I used to work just outside of Bristol. While we ain’t New York, the area is pretty thickly settled. I’m really not surprised by the reaction to Obama and a lot of his agenda. While they have gone Democrat around here at times, especially in the coalfields, most of the folks are pretty traditional. A lot of the far left stuff just ain’t gonna play well here - especially Gun control, not to mention abortion and gay rights. I have been gone from the area for many years, but my wife and I still have family there and we return as often as possible. I haven’t noticed that SW Va. suddenly turned into Massachusetts while I was away. I also believe the Dems are going to fail miserably trying to get most of these “traditionalist” Democrats to go along with their programs.-—JM


27 posted on 07/29/2009 2:14:10 PM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison

I’ve driven through often on my way to visit family in SE KY. Just teasin’!


28 posted on 07/29/2009 2:17:24 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: kristinn
Yeah, Baby!! I wonder if any of the Chattanooga Tea Party gang made it up there.

This is great - this needs to happen EVERYWHERE HE GOES!!

29 posted on 07/29/2009 2:17:55 PM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: kristinn

WOOHOO indeed!


30 posted on 07/29/2009 2:18:20 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: kristinn

I’m watching the Kroger-fest right now. He made reference to the protesters outside. He said that they have been misled by the radio programs and websites that they go to. He makes everything sound so good. An older lady asked him if it was true that the elderly would be effectivley put out to pasture. After rambling on and on he reassured her that everything would be okay, not to worry (my words, not his). If everything in this bill was as simple and innocent as he represents it here, it would be great. My problem with this whole thing is the fact that they are attempting to ram it through so fast without the American people even knowing what is really in there. Something this important should be given at least several months scrutiny with the whole contents of the bill being published so that anyone that wants to see it will be able to.
The whole thing is over now. It lasted about an hour. He took very few questions. I do know that a Kroger employee that does not support this plan and was interviewed on the local radio did not get to ask his question. The local news (WCYB) so far has not shown any protesters. Word is that there may be something on youtube.


31 posted on 07/29/2009 2:20:18 PM PDT by NellieMae (Here...... common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: Frantzie

“Obama plans on giving illegal aliens the IRA and savings of granny and grandad plus their social security and Medicare.”

No shiite. He has to take the money & assets and run. Make the families sue to recover what they can. Dialing for deathcare, smiling all the while.

Give illegals a free pass on health care. Overcount them in the census. Make them union clerks and have them vote by signing their ‘X’ right here, sonny boy.


32 posted on 07/29/2009 2:22:50 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: kristinn

no media coverage about protesters and yet if Bush had 5 protesters the media go wild

well done to them and is there any way we could have a list of where the president goes so to warn freepers that bozo or his handlers are coming to town.


33 posted on 07/29/2009 2:24:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman , nothing else-- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: NellieMae

Just changed channels one of our other local channels(WJHL) is showing the protesters and our Rep. Dr. Phil Roe. There were a lot of protesters. I admire their faithfulness. It has come several heavy downpours of rain while they have been out there. Rep. Roe is definitely not in favor of this bill. He said that something needs to be done, but, the government does not need to be in control. WJHL also referred to the 10th amendment. Way to go WHJL!!!

10th


34 posted on 07/29/2009 2:27:23 PM PDT by NellieMae (Here...... common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: Frantzie
why is the GOP not talking about about illegals jumping in line for health care and before the elderly?

The GOP should be pushing this to the elderly especially in states like mine in FL .

Even my mother in law who is a MA Dem and always voted Dem says she is not happy with bozo along with her Dem family

Now believe me that is saying something if she isn't happy with a Dem.

Get this message out to the elderly as much as we can.

Most of us have elderly parents, family and friends so please tell them.

I'm from the UK and I have told as many as I can , even yesterday I struck up conversations with those in the waiting room informing them

35 posted on 07/29/2009 2:28:33 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman , nothing else-- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: kristinn

GREAT!!!

Many of us who wanted to be there could not leave our work obligation on such short notice. Hats off to all those who did.

Hoping for sitereps.


36 posted on 07/29/2009 2:29:05 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: manc

Good job. Get the word out. The elderly who voted for him have gotten “punked.” He can get the vote of the left, minorities and illegals so he really does not care that much about the elderly.

In the past - most politcians were scared of senior voters but not any more. The word needs to get out during the August recess coming up. Seniors need to pack in the Town Hall meetings and say no.

The Labour govt in the UK did the same thing to pensioners.


37 posted on 07/29/2009 2:33:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: NellieMae

The older lady asking questions about seniors being put out to pasture will probably end up getting the same treatment as his white grandmother.

Whatever really happened to granny? Nice job by the seniors and baby boomers who voted for this nightmare.


38 posted on 07/29/2009 2:35:58 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero!)
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To: Frantzie

Beck was talking about these socialists today on his program.


39 posted on 07/29/2009 2:37:51 PM PDT by pctech
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To: kristinn; All

And remember what WE were told for the last eight years...

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM!!!!

Go get ‘em, Patriots!!!


40 posted on 07/29/2009 2:39:00 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: GeronL

Some Dems don’t have four years, some are up in 2010.


41 posted on 07/29/2009 2:42:23 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kristinn

While calibrating the following language, the President is “acting stupidly” and using hate speech against millionaires. No beer, thank you, and keep the change.


42 posted on 07/29/2009 2:48:10 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: kristinn
GREAT! Can't wait to see the video.

Meanwhile, check out this funny video concerning 0bamaDeathCare:

Health Rations and You

Why it's...The Best!tm, LOL.

43 posted on 07/29/2009 2:49:29 PM PDT by Nasher (Sec. of The WH Swingset Hillary: Hows that whole Hope&Change thingy working out for ya?)
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To: Frantzie

Yep, Glenn Beck just had a discussion about SEIU being affiliated with ACORN.


44 posted on 07/29/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: kristinn
Sponsored by the Service Employees International Union, the rally sought to emphasize the hardship health care premiums have placed on small businesses.

That's a good one. Unions worried about small business. Didn't see their concern with the raise in the minimum wage. ROFL.

45 posted on 07/29/2009 2:55:26 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Frantzie
They did indeed and that is why they are being booted out at the next election.

Every chance I get I make a comment about bozo so others can hear me or while waiting like yesterday I struck up conversations with others waiting.

Every person yesterday agreed that they do not want this health care.
my Doc has said he does not want it and neither does anyone at his office

46 posted on 07/29/2009 2:56:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman , nothing else-- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Nasher

I guess the Anointed One literally downsided the military..


47 posted on 07/29/2009 2:58:47 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Whoops! I guess I posted to the wrong thread!


48 posted on 07/29/2009 3:01:09 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: kristinn
Sponsored by the Service Employees International Union, the rally sought to emphasize the hardship health care premiums have placed on small businesses

I guess they don't care about the HARDSHIP SEIU has placed on small businesses! In other words, they are lying! They don't care anything about small businesses, period. They want 'FREE' healthcare for all including ILLEGALS!

49 posted on 07/29/2009 3:04:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

and 0bama takes another one in the.................................HA ha!!!

50 posted on 07/29/2009 3:06:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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