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Congressman (Baron Hill, D-Ind): Town hall protesters committing 'political terrorism'
The Hill ^ | 8/12/09 | Michael O'Brien

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."


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; angrymob; democrats; donttreadonme; liberalfascism; obamacare; townhalls
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Those darn mobs.....
1 posted on 08/12/2009 11:35:04 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The only persons that are terrorized are the politicians.

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2009/08/health-care-debate-as-it-stands-today.html


2 posted on 08/12/2009 11:37:06 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s talking about Code Pink, right?


3 posted on 08/12/2009 11:37:06 AM PDT by henkster (The frog has noticed the increase in water temperature)
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To: Sub-Driver

Code Pink in the halls of Congress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXOxE-tGaIc

terrorists?


4 posted on 08/12/2009 11:37:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: traderrob6

Yea - if you can’t stand the heat....


5 posted on 08/12/2009 11:38:20 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Byrd takes on Code Pink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmifC7weWnY&feature=related

political terrorists


6 posted on 08/12/2009 11:39:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a centrist Democrat, said that he can tolerate political differences, (...but won't)

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.

7 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait a minute....we can’t call Al Qaeda terrorists but a Congressman can call us terrorists? What’s up with that?


8 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:20 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:59 AM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a puss.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:59 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: Sub-Driver
Define Irony: Congressional Representatives who compare their constituents to terrorist and worry more about the rights of REAL Terrorist than the rights of those of the common citizen!
11 posted on 08/12/2009 11:41:54 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“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.


12 posted on 08/12/2009 11:42:35 AM PDT by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Girlieman alert.


13 posted on 08/12/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Sub-Driver

Whenever Congress considers passing Unonconstitutional legislation (social security, medicare, socialized medicine,) it commits political terrorism.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 11:45:06 AM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only noise I’ve heard at different meetings is when we catch them in a lie or they don’t answer the question.


15 posted on 08/12/2009 11:45:23 AM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Sub-Driver
List of names people against Nationalized Health Care have been called by top ranking Democrats....

1. Swastika-carrying
2. Astroturf
3. Brown-shirts
4. Nazi
5. Angry mobs
6. Terrorists
7. UnAmerican/Unpatriotic
8. Racists

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????

16 posted on 08/12/2009 11:45:37 AM PDT by Always Right (The Brown Shirt Media © is coming!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gee,these people are lucky that they aren't being tarred and feathered.They brought it on themselves because they do not represent America but only their silly party.
17 posted on 08/12/2009 11:46:12 AM PDT by taxtruth (STAND UP OR BE STOOD ON!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


18 posted on 08/12/2009 11:46:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 11:46:39 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: texmexis best

Their goal is to criminalize the opposition.
As the left ALWAYS does.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 11:47:51 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: ravingnutter
Wait a minute....we can’t call Al Qaeda terrorists but a Congressman can call us terrorists? What’s up with that?

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.

21 posted on 08/12/2009 11:47:51 AM PDT by Always Right (The Brown Shirt Media © is coming!)
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To: Kartographer

Someone should dress up as Grim Reaper with a good sign for the AARP folks
in attendance.
Then Pelousy ,PMSNBC and CNN could claim it was a death threat to P-BO.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 11:48:47 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Sub-Driver

The congressman should be glad they haven’t brought the ropes and tar yet.


23 posted on 08/12/2009 11:49:01 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: rolling_stone

I would call that a threat of government sanctions on these innocent citizens venting their frustration. That is political totalitarianism.


24 posted on 08/12/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

He didn’t get the memo saying that “terrorism” is an obsolete label?


25 posted on 08/12/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


26 posted on 08/12/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by Danae (- Conservative does not equal Republican. Conservative does not compromise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baron Hill is too cowardly to have a townhall. So what is he complaining about?


27 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:02 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: NEMDF

“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.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:02 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Always Right

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.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:26 AM PDT by taxtruth (STAND UP OR BE STOOD ON!)
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To: Danae

And stop lying to us and about us.

OR ELSE.


30 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:39 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sub-Driver

Other people call it democracy, Congresscritter.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:43 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey, Mr. Obama, please don't kill my gramma! NO on socialist healthcare!)
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To: MrB

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/08/12/c-spans-leah-new-hampshire-speaks-out-obamacare

C-Span’s Leah speaks out again! Very cool vid!


32 posted on 08/12/2009 11:51:52 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: silverleaf

ACORN in1995.

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...


33 posted on 08/12/2009 11:52:37 AM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Plus the Grim Reaper wears black so that would be ‘code’ for racist wouldn’t it? ;-)


34 posted on 08/12/2009 11:53:26 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sub-Driver

What Nanny Pelousy and the Democrat House is practicing is political blitzkrieg.


35 posted on 08/12/2009 11:54:19 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Since they want to want to connect the issue to the Political Lexicon - what do we all say that we “ABORT” all of these Representatives who would deny the will of the people?

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.

36 posted on 08/12/2009 11:55:37 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Always Right

thanks

Time to keep a running list of what our so-called government REALLY thinks of half the American population (or more)


37 posted on 08/12/2009 11:56:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: Sub-Driver
This "political terrorists" was no slip of the tongue. According to this blog, he's used the phrase 3 times in 2 days. Baron Hill Repeats Political Terrorists Line
38 posted on 08/12/2009 11:57:31 AM PDT by Girlene (Dona Girlene)
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To: ravingnutter

Excellent point

Next, the word “war” will return to public political dialogue- as in war against astroturf nazi racist birthers


39 posted on 08/12/2009 11:57:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: Always Right

forgot “birthers” and “truthers”
and neocon reactionaries


40 posted on 08/12/2009 11:59:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: Sub-Driver

Give them a microphone like the Congressman and they won’t have to shout to be heard. Fair enough?


41 posted on 08/12/2009 11:59:24 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Sub-Driver

People aren’t polite when you’re enslaving them.


42 posted on 08/12/2009 11:59:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: ravingnutter

Excellent observation!


43 posted on 08/12/2009 12:00:01 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: ravingnutter
Wait a minute....we can’t call Al Qaeda terrorists but a Congressman can call us terrorists? What’s up with that?

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.

44 posted on 08/12/2009 12:00:52 PM PDT by penowa
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To: texmexis best

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.

And if that doesn’t work they still have VC, Japs and Redcoats....


45 posted on 08/12/2009 12:09:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

“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.


46 posted on 08/12/2009 12:09:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


47 posted on 08/12/2009 12:10:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: traderrob6

“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?


48 posted on 08/12/2009 12:13:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Sub-Driver
But don't question the patriotism of antisemites, communists, anarchists, and Democrats who bore placards pledging support for the Iraqi insurgents, right?
49 posted on 08/12/2009 12:14:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: popdonnelly

Democrats put Party before country every time.


50 posted on 08/12/2009 12:15:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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