Skip to comments.Congressman (Baron Hill, D-Ind): Town hall protesters committing 'political terrorism'
Posted on 08/12/2009 11:35:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Congressman: Town hall protesters committing 'political terrorism' @ 2:22 pm by Michael O'Brien
Protesters who have interrupted town hall meetings are guilty of committing "political terrorism," one Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday.
Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a centrist Democrat, said that he can tolerate political differences, those who have shouted down congressmen and senators at town hall meetings across the country in recent weeks have taken things to a different level.
"I don't mind people disagreeing with you, but just to blow up a meeting is an act of political terrorism," Hill told the Louisville Courier-Journal.
"They have only one purpose in mind and that's to blow up the meetings that are being held and that serves no one, ladies and gentlemen," he said of the protesters, according to WISH-TV. That outlet is also reporting that Republicans have demanded an apology from Hill over the terrorism words.
Those comments come after lawmakers have had to fend off the highly-publicized interruptions from constituents during the August recess, reflecting some dyspepsia over the healthcare reform plans before Congress.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said earlier Wednesday that the town hall meetings are part of the healthcare battle, which he characterized as a "fight for the heart and soul of the United States of America."
Meanwhile, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said that he nationally televised town hall, which included unfavorable outbursts, was "terrific."
The only persons that are terrorized are the politicians.
He’s talking about Code Pink, right?
Code Pink in the halls of Congress
Yea - if you can’t stand the heat....
Robert Byrd takes on Code Pink:
I'm going to go out on a limb here and surmise that Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) is not really much of a centris.
I would wager that he is one of them Blue Dogs In Name Only (BDINOs), that only vote against Pelosi and the Democrat leadership when they have permission because it will not effect the outcome.
Wait a minute....we can’t call Al Qaeda terrorists but a Congressman can call us terrorists? What’s up with that?
They’re throwing stuff against the wall to see what will stick and then go with it. Seems the Nazi thing hasn’t worked so very much, so now political terrorist is launched.
What a puss.
“I don’t mind people disagreeing with you, but just to blow up a meeting is an act of political terrorism,”
hmm maybe he is thinking about the weathermen blowing up things? whats next, first the dems paint swasticas on their signs then have one of their plants have a obama hitler sign, will they blow up their own offices next? these people are sick.
Whenever Congress considers passing Unonconstitutional legislation (social security, medicare, socialized medicine,) it commits political terrorism.
The only noise I’ve heard at different meetings is when we catch them in a lie or they don’t answer the question.
5. Angry mobs
Just a few off the top of my head. I am sure there are lots more....seems like Democrats don't have nice things to say about the 52% of people who oppose their agenda. Can you really call most of America all these names and expect to win an election????
This clown is in a 50-50 District, and the Democrat only wins if they turn out the Indiana University Student vote in Bloomington.
It’s been the scene of several contentious and razor close contests in the last few years.
The LAST thing this guy wants is footage of him arguing with his voters to get around.
If they can call patriotic Americans terrorists for asserting their Constitutional rights we can call them fascist Hitlerites. We will be correct and they will still be wrong, wrong, wrong.
Their goal is to criminalize the opposition.
As the left ALWAYS does.
Oh well, if that wasn't the most racist comment I have ever seen. You are so unpatriotic for even thinking of such a thing. You must be a paid for thug by those evil insurance companies. Maybe even one of those 'birthers'...gasp.
Someone should dress up as Grim Reaper with a good sign for the AARP folks
Then Pelousy ,PMSNBC and CNN could claim it was a death threat to P-BO.
The congressman should be glad they haven’t brought the ropes and tar yet.
I would call that a threat of government sanctions on these innocent citizens venting their frustration. That is political totalitarianism.
He didn’t get the memo saying that “terrorism” is an obsolete label?
Well golly... we would not need to show up at Town Hall meetings if Congressmen/women were doing what we tell em to. Namely to STOP doing what they are trying to do. IE Socialism!
Baron Hill is too cowardly to have a townhall. So what is he complaining about?
“Terrorist” and even the concept of “enemy” only applies to those who threaten their POWER.
Real terrorists don’t constitute as big of a threat to the elitists’ power as do the patriots of their own country.
I think that covers it except for complaining about the way people were dressed.I’m sure they will come up with a label for that one.Maybe we should add slobs to the list.
And stop lying to us and about us.
Other people call it democracy, Congresscritter.
C-Spans Leah speaks out again! Very cool vid!
That March, House Speaker Newt Gingrich was scheduled to address a meeting of county commissioners at the Washington Hilton. But, first, some 500 protesters from ACORN poured into the ballroom from both the kitchen and the main entrance.
Hotel staffers who tried to block them were quickly overwhelmed by demonstrators chanting, “Nuke Newt!” and “We want Newt!” Jamming the aisles, carrying bullhorns and taunting the assembled county commissioners, demonstrators swiftly took over the head table and commandeered the microphone, sending two members of Congress scurrying.
The demonstrators’ target, Gingrich, hadn’t yet arrived - and his speech was cancelled. When the cancellation was announced, ACORN’s foot soldiers cheered...
Plus the Grim Reaper wears black so that would be ‘code’ for racist wouldn’t it? ;-)
What Nanny Pelousy and the Democrat House is practicing is political blitzkrieg.
I am CERTAIN that the very bad feelings being visited upon the public by the current group supposedly elected to do just that, will NOT at all be forgotten 12 months from today.
Time to keep a running list of what our so-called government REALLY thinks of half the American population (or more)
Next, the word “war” will return to public political dialogue- as in war against astroturf nazi racist birthers
forgot “birthers” and “truthers”
and neocon reactionaries
Give them a microphone like the Congressman and they won’t have to shout to be heard. Fair enough?
People aren’t polite when you’re enslaving them.
The Dems are going on record and identifying their real enemies - ordinary citizens of the U.S. not interested in changing the country to a Fascist/Marxist totalitarian state run by the elite.
Theyre throwing stuff against the wall to see what will stick and then go with it. Seems the Nazi thing hasnt worked so very much, so now political terrorist is launched.
And if that doesn’t work they still have VC, Japs and Redcoats....
“Political terrorism...!” Well if actual Americans are instilling TERROR in the hearts of our arrogant, self-righteous elected officials......GOOD!!! It’s about time. And it had better continue, even to the point of forcing the worst among them to resign in fear! This thuggish, criminal class of self-absorbed power seekers has ignored constituents and the Constitution long enough. If American citizens have turned the contempt politicians have for us into fear, that is wonderful. Perhaps it will at last end the trampling of our rights and liberty.
This kind of rhetoric by Democratic politicians has got to go. Or the Democratic politicians have got to go.
This kind of stuff is just intended to rally the Democratic stooges.
“The only persons that are terrorized are the politicians.”
Funny, there are no terrorists overseas, but any opponents of the Democrats over here are terrorists.
What is the worst thing the Democrats could come up to demonize somebody? Call them terrorists. True?
Democrats put Party before country every time.