Skip to comments.Rep. Jane Harman Demonizes Capitol Health Care Takeover Protesters as Terrorists
Posted on 04/04/2010 6:58:36 AM PDT by kristinn
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), speaking on Meet the Press this morning, equated with terrorists the thousands of Americans who thronged the Capitol during the recent Tea Party protests against the Democrats' takeover of the health care system.
Harman was talking about the arrests this week of 'militia' members charged with domestic terrorism and how their alleged plans were to use improvised explosive devices as part of a plot to kill law enforcement officers.
Harman directly pivoted from that to invoking the Capitol Police officers who guard Capitol Hill, saying that they were the only thing protecting Congress from a similar fate during the health care takeover protests.
Harman chairs the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment.
A transcript of Harman's remarks on Meet the Press should be available later for the exact quote.
Incremental Reichstag Fire (IRF) Bump!
... but they call people who strap on bombs and blow themselves up in restaurants or military bases “activists.” Orwell would be proud. Doubleplusgood.
We were there on 7/4, 9/12 and the “health” protest”. Harmon, you dried up old hag, we’re not terrorists...you are. This is why you are not going to win anything, you misguided socialist creep. You congressional “terrorists” have to go. VOTE THEM OUT!
Terrorists? Did she not get the memo from Dear Leader to “tone it down”? Because she’s ramping it UP.
Ah you gotta luv the demogogue Dummies.
Call people Racists that are not.
Call people terrorists that are not.
And then they wonder why people laugh when they belch out their epithets.
The silent majority is just biding its time until November.
I wonder if Ms Harmon thinks Martin Luther King Jr. was a ‘terrorist’.
I saw that. She very quickly provided that link and nobody called her out on it. Not sure they picked up on it as it was done rather quickly.
Harman is a ridiculous, lying left-wing bitch.
Out you go in November, Janie!
I don’t know about that. She represents a big Dem. district and she has a whole lot of money. The only good thing I can say about her is she hates Nancy Pelosi.
And she would say Bill Ayers was just “misunderstood”...
Jane, you ignorant slut.
obama’s friend that helped him launch his political career, Bill Guilty as hell. Free as a bird” Ayers is a terrorist — not peaceful protesters.
Also, I read where these militia guys in Michigan could be sentenced to life. How in the hell is a man that actually committed terrorist acts “free as a bird?”
I don’t know enough about the Michigan situation to support them but I don’t see our fbi targeting muslim groups that regularly make threatening remarks. I don’t see these folks given the same “justice system” obama’s friend bill ayers received.
Terrorists want to destroy America and what She stands for. Harman is doing so with her policies, thus a member of the enemy within. She is providing material support against the Constitution and for destroying America. She fits the definition of a terrorist.
Terrorism and terrorists? Who needs al-qaeda when we have the democrats.
A little graphic, but you get the idea...
Just curious, but do you know if they can revoke any future permits obtained for Tea Party protests?
Somebody should put out a “Jane you ignorant sl—!” Alert when this lady speaks to the press... Thousands of families, old folks, protesting and picking after themselves, and they are all terrorists. That is deliberate ignorance and slandering calumny on the highest order.
When the media and these politicians say stuff like this, who are they targeting? They must be trying to convince somebody important. They have their own base sewn up so it isn’t them. They certainly aren’t going to convince conservatives.
It has to be the squishy “niceness” police made up of Catholic and High protestant soccer moms and self proclaimed middle of the road metrosexual males. They don’t like high taxes but evil “extreme” people are anathema. They’ll go for who ever promises to be “the nicest people”! They vote in enough numbers to make the difference in a lot of elections but as a general rule they have no deep core principles other than the fact that you have to be nice and make sure your dish placements are all in the proper order. Many of them “worship God” but deny his power, hence their aversion to “extremist Christians” and all their talk of blood spilled for our sins...(”oooooo
icky”) and actually living up to what Christ advocated. Which means, of course taking stands on issues that at times puts us at odds with the “niceness police”.
More likely, she envies Pelosi’s power.
Gee, if ObamaCare was so popular why were there thousands of protesters? One would think there would be cheering crowds.
The Democrats are conducting a communist coup. America knows it.
It’s official. With Harman on MTP, something is up with the Statists. She’s way too smart just to make some dopey charge off the top of her head. Look for Schumer to pull something similar and we’ll have confirmation.
I wonder if she is vulnerable in her district. She is from California if I recall. Which would mean of course she is probably a shoe in for relection....with ilegal alien votes and what not.
Anyone with a “D” after it says it all. Out with the trash!
It’s becoming more difficult waiting for the November elections.
Its fun when dictators see the peons getting riled up.
As Barak Obama said in 2008, “argue with them, get in their faces”. I guess that terrorist prick was just A-OK for Mrs. Harmon.
It is coming. They have read the numbers and have run their scenarios and worked out the numbers into November...and they know they are going to get creamed at the polls, so they have to set up a power grab now on unconstitutional national security grounds. Look for Limbaugh and Beck and others to be arrested first. They will also engineer some other events and create scapegoats.
Andrew Dice Clay needs to talk to that woman.
You are one of the better writers here on Free Republic. Hats off.
It is such an ugly thing to label individuals with the likes of "terrorist" or "racist". What if the entire crowd called her a "child abuser" or "thief" or a "murderer"
There must be a few people in that crowd from her district.
The left loves to protest, but they hate to be protested.
Probably less than 1/2 the American People have heard of this important, highwater footnote in Nazi Germany history, but it is germane to 2010 as we speak. VERY GERMANE.
Really. He needs to do Reichstag and do it quickly. Live coast to coast TV with millions of viewers.
and these are patriotic dissenters and 'freedom fighters' ....
They Commie/Nazi Democrats are coming completely unglued.
I know it’s just the talking point of the day but, to what end?
Do these Pols really want to find out what tarring and feathering feels like?
Don’t poke the sleeping bear.
Sorry, Jane. The American people have the Consitutional right to redress our Congress. It’s too bad if you and your Democrat colleagues are too morally weak to understand that. How poor and pathetic you all are.
The Tea Party has unwittingly become the Yin to the ruling elite’s Yang. The Tea Party will be given enough rope, so they can be hanged with the blame of the coming chaos.
They've got enough time not to get quite that brazen. Militia groups, property rights protesters, an agent provocateur at a Tea Party... They'll peel one at a time just to take the edge off first. It'll be too quiet.
LOL...I read germane as game plan at first glance, both accurate descriptions though.
GB would do a great service by taking you up on your suggestion, actually he could go so far as to show the parallels of 30's Germany to what is going on here now but he'd never get away with it.
Too many Americans are unwilling to see or face the truth and that is sad, history is indeed repeating its self right before our very eyes.
I hope they wake up before it is too late.
The fire At 22:00hrs (UTC +1) on February 27, 1933, the Berlin Fire Department received a message that the Reichstag was on fire. Despite the best efforts of the firemen, the building was gutted by the blaze. By 23:30, the fire was put out. The firemen and policemen inspected the ruins and found twenty bundles of inflammable material unburned lying about. At the time the fire was reported, Adolf Hitler was having dinner with Joseph Goebbels at Goebbels' apartment in Berlin. When Goebbels received an urgent phone call informing him of the fire, he regarded it as a "tall tale" at first and, only after the second call, did he report the news to Hitler. Hitler, Goebbels, the Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen and Prince Heinrich Günther von Hohenzollern were taken by car to the Reichstag, where they were met by Hermann Göring. Göring told Hitler, "This is a Communist outrage! One of the Communist culprits has been arrested." Hitler called the fire a "sign from heaven", and claimed it was a Fanal (signal) meant to mark the beginning of a Communist Putsch (revolt). The next day, the Preussische Pressedienst (Prussian Press Service) reported that "this act of incendiarism is the most monstrous act of terrorism carried out by Bolshevism in Germany". The Vossische Zeitung newspaper warned its readers that "the government is of the opinion that the situation is such that a danger to the state and nation existed and still exists".
These are the same people who would have been backing King George and demonizing the patriots leading up to the Revolutionary War. And where would that have gotten us?
I think this go around, with the severe threat of loss of Liberty, they will wonder why there are NOW real domestic "terrorists". Do I condone? No. Will I be surprised? nope. The leftists are CREATING a pressure cooker; and in my opinion, their doing it on purpose (ala, The Bolshevik bitch strolling the Capital with ridiculous gavel in hand when ordinarily they would take the "tunnel" in D.C. to get around (which is secured). She did that to stoke fires.)
Very good. As Chesterton said, “Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions.”
Why would anybody be the least bit surprised by this sort of (very dangerous) nonsense...
Previously, if you disagreed with the leftist policies, you were spreading hate, i.e. “hate thought.”
Now that people are actually getting out and daring to protest and confront their political representatives, these people are seen as a threat, i.e. terrorists, since we all know that only leftists are allowed to protest.
Or maybe it’s just that the leftists are projecting what THEY would be doing in the protesters’ place.