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Rep. Jane Harman Demonizes Capitol Health Care Takeover Protesters as Terrorists
Sunday, April 4, 2010 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; censorship; frameup; kealthcare; reichstaggers; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/04/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Incremental Reichstag Fire (IRF) Bump!


2 posted on 04/04/2010 6:59:52 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: kristinn

... but they call people who strap on bombs and blow themselves up in restaurants or military bases “activists.” Orwell would be proud. Doubleplusgood.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 7:00:36 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

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!


4 posted on 04/04/2010 7:04:11 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: kristinn

Terrorists? Did she not get the memo from Dear Leader to “tone it down”? Because she’s ramping it UP.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 7:05:10 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: kristinn

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.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 7:06:22 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kristinn
This just works in our favor. I didn't think it was possible to piss me off more, but they're doing it with these trumped up racism charges.

The silent majority is just biding its time until November.

7 posted on 04/04/2010 7:08:30 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: kristinn
The Dems are very afraid of the coming November elections, they are scared witless they will be voted out, Harman is nothing more than a hack politician who sees the on coming train wreck.
8 posted on 04/04/2010 7:09:18 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: kristinn

I wonder if Ms Harmon thinks Martin Luther King Jr. was a ‘terrorist’.


9 posted on 04/04/2010 7:13:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

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.


10 posted on 04/04/2010 7:13:44 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: kristinn

Harman is a ridiculous, lying left-wing bitch.

Out you go in November, Janie!


11 posted on 04/04/2010 7:14:04 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Palin / Ryan in 2012, or Ryan / Palin in 2012. Either combination will serve America with pride.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Tar
Feathers !


12 posted on 04/04/2010 7:15:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

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.


13 posted on 04/04/2010 7:15:47 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: kristinn

And she would say Bill Ayers was just “misunderstood”...


14 posted on 04/04/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: kristinn

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.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 7:17:31 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 7:18:35 AM PDT by sentient
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To: kristinn

Terrorism and terrorists? Who needs al-qaeda when we have the democrats.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: kristinn
Hey, Jane, you ignorant old cow:


18 posted on 04/04/2010 7:19:16 AM PDT by Viking2002 (Where the hell can I get a court injunction to keep my own government out of my life?!?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPWXQhh6-A

A little graphic, but you get the idea...


19 posted on 04/04/2010 7:19:46 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: kristinn

Just curious, but do you know if they can revoke any future permits obtained for Tea Party protests?


20 posted on 04/04/2010 7:21:54 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: coloradan

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”.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 7:22:44 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

More likely, she envies Pelosi’s power.


22 posted on 04/04/2010 7:23:41 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: stevie_d_64
I was thinking that in this modern age, a small jar of low viscosity tar and a package of feathers might be just send the message to our congresscritters...
23 posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: kristinn

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.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 7:26:21 AM PDT by y6162
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To: kristinn

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.


25 posted on 04/04/2010 7:26:37 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: sentient

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.


26 posted on 04/04/2010 7:29:23 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: kristinn

Anyone with a “D” after it says it all. Out with the trash!


27 posted on 04/04/2010 7:29:52 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Cool heads prevail)
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To: kristinn


28 posted on 04/04/2010 7:30:31 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: kristinn

It’s becoming more difficult waiting for the November elections.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 7:31:00 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: kristinn

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.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 7:31:54 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 7:32:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Andrew Dice Clay needs to talk to that woman.


32 posted on 04/04/2010 7:34:15 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: mdmathis6

You are one of the better writers here on Free Republic. Hats off.


33 posted on 04/04/2010 7:34:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: kristinn
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)...equated with terrorists the thousands of Americans who thronged the Capitol during the recent Tea Party protests...

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.

34 posted on 04/04/2010 7:35:06 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (There is no such thing as a conservative democrat - Rinse - Repeat)
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To: kristinn

The left loves to protest, but they hate to be protested.


35 posted on 04/04/2010 7:35:29 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Incremental Reichstag Fire (IRF) Bump!

Nuff said!

36 posted on 04/04/2010 7:35:46 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Kimberly GG
"Just curious, but do you know if they can revoke any future permits obtained for Tea Party protests?"

Yes they can. That's precisely why they're attempting to establish linkage between Tea Party and terrorism. There will be much more of it between now and November. It's specifically crafted to silence the opposition as they petition the courts to revoke all future permits.
37 posted on 04/04/2010 7:36:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Glen Beck SERIOUSLY needs to get out the chalk board and the old black and white 1930s newsreels, and do a complete educative tutorial segment on The Reichstag Fire.

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.

38 posted on 04/04/2010 7:39:49 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: kristinn
In Jane's demented world .... these are TERRORISTS ...

and these are patriotic dissenters and 'freedom fighters' ....


39 posted on 04/04/2010 7:40:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kristinn

They Commie/Nazi Democrats are coming completely unglued.


40 posted on 04/04/2010 7:41:41 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: kristinn

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.


41 posted on 04/04/2010 7:45:08 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: kristinn

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.


42 posted on 04/04/2010 7:46:35 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: kristinn

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.


43 posted on 04/04/2010 7:46:48 AM PDT by ResistorSister (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. I Cor. 16:13)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Look for Limbaugh and Beck and others to be arrested first.

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.

44 posted on 04/04/2010 7:46:56 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
...highwater footnote in Nazi Germany history, but it is germane to 2010 as we speak

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.

45 posted on 04/04/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Carry_Okie
Agreed. Said just for effect to wake up folks. It will be much more staged and incremental than that. I think they know their acceptable pace, and they cannt exceed it in intensity, or risk raising too many alarms and a backlash:

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.[3] 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".[4]

46 posted on 04/04/2010 7:49:47 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 7 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: kristinn

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?

http://pushbackuntil.com!


47 posted on 04/04/2010 7:51:14 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Marty62
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.

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.)

48 posted on 04/04/2010 7:51:55 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: mdmathis6

Very good. As Chesterton said, “Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions.”


49 posted on 04/04/2010 7:53:11 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: kristinn

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.

Mark


50 posted on 04/04/2010 7:56:40 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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