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Democratic Party Official Slaps Obamacare Opponent at Town Hall (w/Photo)
Friday, August 7, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/07/2009 11:14:57 AM PDT by kristinn

TampaBay.com has a great photo sequence of a woman slapping a man in the face at yesterday's explosive town hall meeting in Tampa held by Rep. Kathy Castor and the goons from SEIU and Obama's Organizing for America.

What the Tribune failed to disclose was the fact that the woman doing the slapping is a local Democratic party official, specifically the treasurer of the East Hillsborough County Democratic Party Club.

In the eight-photo sequence, two men are seen arguing face to face, with one man wagging his finger in the face of the other. A woman standing behind the finger-wagger reaches around him and starts to push the other man. She then steps forward and give the other man an open palm slap across the face. According to the photo captions, the woman, Karen Miracle, claims she was protecting her husband, Garry Miracle, who supposedly has a heart condition, from the other man, Barry Osteen.

In none of the photos is the slapped man seen extending his arms or raising his hands.


Photo by Chris Zuppa, St. Petersburg Times via Newsbusters.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; angrymob; assault; bhofascism; bhohealthcare; brownshirts; castor; democrats; fascism; goons; hopeychangey; leftwingextremism; liberalfascism; longfuse; obam; obamabrownshirts; obamacare; socializedmedicine; thugs; townhalls; unionthugs
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1 posted on 08/07/2009 11:14:58 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Yup....that won’t make the news.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 11:16:30 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: kristinn

We’re winning!!

From Pelosi/Obama on down, the Hopey-Changers are being frightened into more and more irrational rhetoric and action...


3 posted on 08/07/2009 11:18:38 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kristinn

That my friend is what’s known in legal parlance as “assault and battery”.


4 posted on 08/07/2009 11:19:07 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: kristinn

This is an intentional tort. I’d say the fellow needs to hire a good trial lawyer to sue her Liberal ass off....


5 posted on 08/07/2009 11:19:25 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: kristinn

Incredible! Clearly she AND her husband are the angry/out of control ones!!!


6 posted on 08/07/2009 11:19:28 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: kristinn

Hope he has been instructed to file charges, against her and David Axelrod for telling his thugs to hit harder (inciting violence).


7 posted on 08/07/2009 11:21:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kristinn
Her "slap" was very inappropriate. But in the film it is slow enough, and gentle enough to be deeply insulting but not damaging.
The fat guy next to her, however, is an activist lawyer. I think it is safe to say that husband and wife were double-teaming, trying to start a confrontation in which Osteen (the slap receiver) would react to the assault and open himself up to a damaging lawsuit. He did not give them the pleasure.

People should be aware of this sort of thing. My inclination (I'm no tough guy) would be that if someone put their hands on me, I would react very forcefully. I wouldn't put up with that crap. BUT these people are looking for that reaction and probably have compatriots rready to sue (or stomp) anyone who reacts to the Leftist's provocation.

They've got insidious tactics.

8 posted on 08/07/2009 11:21:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: top 2 toe red

Exactly! They can’t argue their point effectively so the obamabots resort to violence. So I guess the media is right when they say there’s violence....thing is the obama supporters are the ones acting out with violent aggression.

Sue her!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 08/07/2009 11:21:50 AM PDT by Josa
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To: hoosiermama
Hope he has been instructed to file charges, against her and David Axelrod for telling his thugs to hit harder (inciting violence).

Absolutely. Anyone filing suit based on the violence perpetrated by these thugs needs to name Axelrod as a co-defendant.

10 posted on 08/07/2009 11:23:14 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: Stuck on "Stupidly")
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To: kristinn
Wow! They are afraid. They are werry, werry afraid.

And this will make the rounds if not the alphabet networks. Just send this to everyone you know!

11 posted on 08/07/2009 11:23:17 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: kristinn

Was she led out in handcuffs....if not WHY NOT?

If that old bitch slapped me I’d told her she got her one free shot...the next one and she’ll learn NEVER to make that mistake again...


12 posted on 08/07/2009 11:23:37 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: ClearCase_guy

It is STILL assault and battery. We NEED to CONSTANTLY file charges.


13 posted on 08/07/2009 11:23:44 AM PDT by J40000
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To: kristinn

I don’t think that was much of a slap. Maybe a face push....

Good to know she’s a hands on person. She’ll need to give her hubby CPR everyday if Obamacare passes.


14 posted on 08/07/2009 11:25:03 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: kristinn

I faced union thugs when I was young, and because I was young and foolish I backed down. I faced union thugs again many times once I was older, and I have never again backed down in the face of bullies. Sometimes I wonder whether I am overreacting to the tone set by obama and his minions, but if it looks like a thug, acts like a thug, threatens like a thug, and strikes those who oppose it like a thug ... Nope, I’m not overreacting. We are facing pure evil, a power grab by those who want to control their neighbors. We must not back down. Ever.


15 posted on 08/07/2009 11:25:12 AM PDT by TurtleUp (flag@whitehouse.gov <------- So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: kristinn

Democrat punks in action.

Guaranteed they’re prone toward hiding behind some sort of victim label which gives them the right to do anything they want.

IMHO


16 posted on 08/07/2009 11:26:09 AM PDT by ripley
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To: kristinn; ExTexasRedhead

Just amazing.


17 posted on 08/07/2009 11:27:14 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

Good catch, bud.


18 posted on 08/07/2009 11:27:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: J40000
I understand that. I agree that filing charges is the right way to go. I'm merely suggesting that "tit for tat" is unwise. If slapped by a Leftist, it's not a good idea to think "they started it, now I can really strike back because now I'm just defending myself!"

There's a good chance that they've set the situation up so that their initial assault becomes "nothing" while your reaction becomes highly "actionable".

Holding one's temper and filing a lawsuit is the right way to go.

19 posted on 08/07/2009 11:27:21 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Is she married to the fat. out-of-shape guy? Given the pathetic physical appearance of both the assailants, I would be inclined to ignore it as the hysterical reaction of some government-employee union types.


20 posted on 08/07/2009 11:27:38 AM PDT by laconic
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To: ClearCase_guy
The fat guy next to her, however, is an activist lawyer.

Do you know this for a fact (have a name)?

FoxNews, Drudge, et al might be interested.

21 posted on 08/07/2009 11:28:35 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: kristinn

“Hey Mister, thats no lady thats my wife”


22 posted on 08/07/2009 11:29:08 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: kristinn

I just got off the phone with the clueless GOP. I told them that they needed to put out a statement condemning Obama for calling out his goon squads from Acorn and SEIU to beat up on the citizens of this country. The guy was clueless!

I told him to go look at the Liberterian Party’s statement for a clue.

Please call the GOP folks! This is OUTRAGEOUS!!

Republican National Committee

310 First Street

Washington, D.C. 20003

p/202.863.8500 | f/202.863.8820


23 posted on 08/07/2009 11:29:12 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Uncle Ike
From Pelosi/Obama on down, the Hopey-Changers are being frightened into more and more irrational rhetoric and action...

You are correct, we are winning. The more irrational they become means the more the State news media is going to have to cover this monstrosity.
24 posted on 08/07/2009 11:30:20 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kristinn
Can someone give a URL Link to the Photos; am not finding them at tampabay.com or Politics section
25 posted on 08/07/2009 11:30:42 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: kristinn

DOPE AND CHANGE!

26 posted on 08/07/2009 11:31:01 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; GAgal
It's known.

I got this from another thread, courtesy of GAgal:

The fat guy, whose wife is shown slapping the anti-Kill Granny protester, is a personal injury lawyer...i.e. ambulance chaser. Both Miracles are local Dem officials. Garry Miracle: http://www.miraclelawyer.com/page4.html

27 posted on 08/07/2009 11:31:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: kristinn

Good catch—so a local Dem official slapped a guy at the healthcare meeting, claiming she was defending her (large) husband with a heart condition. You couldn’t make this stuff up!


28 posted on 08/07/2009 11:31:54 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: kristinn

Karen Miracle, is the treasurer of the Hillsbourough (Florida) Democrat Club.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 11:32:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

“TeaBaggers Become Violent”

-unbiased headline


30 posted on 08/07/2009 11:32:20 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: kristinn

This is the kind of supporters that the brainless offspring of Betty Castor (major FL RAT operative) attracts. She voted against her own constituents’ livelihood when she supported the egregious tax on cigars attached to SCHIP. She even introduced the bill in the House at the behest of her slave-mistress Pelosi.


31 posted on 08/07/2009 11:32:42 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Seems fishy")
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To: RGSpincich

I don’t think it’s a slap either...see her fingers in the last pic actually are pushed into his face and the guy looks mildy bothered, but not stunned like one would look when slapped. I think her goal was to push his face out of her husband’s face. Hubby must be so proud that wife must step in and take up for him.

Still highly inappropriate of her to touch him at all, however.


32 posted on 08/07/2009 11:33:33 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: kristinn

Karen Miracle who is Treasurer of the E. Hillsborough Democratic Club. Her husband, Garry is the Political Director.


33 posted on 08/07/2009 11:34:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Looks like Salacious Crum defending Jabba the Hut. If it were me, I would have told Mrs. Karen Miracle to remove her hand before it got broken.


34 posted on 08/07/2009 11:35:17 AM PDT by abishai
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To: Lurker

Lurker, here is the question.
You go to a peaceful citizens protest and some clown slaps ya. Do you knock them on their ass? Even if it is a short fat ugly democrat is a she beast?


35 posted on 08/07/2009 11:35:42 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: kristinn
Why don't people who are assaulted at these meetings press charges. Where are the conservative attorneys to file lawsuits against these ACORN, union and Democrat Party thugs? Get off your asses people. Get organized. These law abiding citizens who are merely trying to exercise their constitutional rights to free speech are being assaulted. Why don't the incompetents in the Republican Party and the so called conservative leaders start filing lawsuits against these thugs. Get evidence. Follow through. Bankrupt these Stalinist thugs.
36 posted on 08/07/2009 11:35:51 AM PDT by detective
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To: sr4402

The photos are in the slide show linked at the top of the story, just click through the slideshow, they are toward the end of the series of photos.


37 posted on 08/07/2009 11:36:39 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: kristinn

Bookmark.


38 posted on 08/07/2009 11:36:45 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: kristinn

Indisputable visual evidence of assault and no one gets charged? It’s a Miracle!


39 posted on 08/07/2009 11:37:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Actually, 2, and both "proper" activists...)
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To: kristinn

Karen needs to be slapped.


40 posted on 08/07/2009 11:38:13 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Josa
Sue her!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely!

You can bet that she, with the eeky flab waving arms, and her tubby husband have some sweetheart Union insurance package that they have been promised will stay intact!

Otherwise those two wouldn't be fighting to get a government controlled plan that would tell them both, "Sorry, you're a little too old and a whole lot too overweight to receive treatment for anything! Bye!"

41 posted on 08/07/2009 11:38:18 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Thx!

I'm gonna send it too Fox and Drudge!

42 posted on 08/07/2009 11:39:08 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: TurtleUp

My brother, who lives in NY, has been threatened by union thugs. He has a family, so I would not encourage him to take any unnecessary risks. But he has stood up to them and refused to be intimidated.


43 posted on 08/07/2009 11:39:47 AM PDT by detective
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To: manic4organic
I just called the RNC and was told that Michael Steel was out of town and if I kept looking I would see a statement.

I told the phone holder that him being out of town has nothing to do with a statement from the RNC being publicized. I pointed out that telephones follow people around where ever they go and he could make a statement and have it distributed with one phone call.

44 posted on 08/07/2009 11:40:08 AM PDT by Flint
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To: kristinn

She didn’t slap the guy. She was merely putting her hand on his face. Let’s not exagerate like the Dems do.


45 posted on 08/07/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: kristinn

Well I have been hoping and praying for a MIRACLE that would effectively put a stake thoguh the heart of Obamacare.

...looks like she just showed up.


46 posted on 08/07/2009 11:42:32 AM PDT by rod1
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Karen Miracle, Florida

http://tinyurl.com/lng4xd


47 posted on 08/07/2009 11:43:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: All
It looks like violence is the official policy of the Hillsborough County Democrats. Here's a graphic from their website showing the Democrat mascot giving President George W. Bush a mule kick:


48 posted on 08/07/2009 11:43:45 AM PDT by kristinn (Latest FR Convention info: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2303189/posts)
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To: MediaMole
Thanks, the link worked the second time. For any of you who are having trouble:

http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/photo_galleries/TownHall/

49 posted on 08/07/2009 11:45:51 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: 2Jedismom

“Still highly inappropriate of her to touch him at all, however”

Yep, Without permission, it’s still assault.


50 posted on 08/07/2009 11:46:36 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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