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Dem Congressman Calls Cancer Survivor Whose Insurance was Killed by ObamaCare a Liar
Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/23/2014 11:46:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Democratic Congressman Gary Peters voted for ObamaCare. That disastrous vote made life worse for a lot of people. Now Gary Peters is running for Senate and trying to silence a leukemia survivor whose life he ruined.

Julie Boonstra, a cancer patient who was kicked of off her health plan due to Obamacare, lashed out at Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) on Saturday after lawyers for his campaign demanded that Michigan broadcasters cease airing ads featuring her story.

Boonstra, a Michigan resident, was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. She was recently kicked off of her healthcare plan due to regulations passed as part of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Peters voted in favor of.

After relating her story publicly in an ad produced by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Peters dispatched lawyers to prevent the spot from running on local television stations.

Boonstra, who says she is now struggling to pay out of pocket for her rising healthcare costs, told the Washington Free Beacon she is stunned by Peters’ efforts to censor her story.

“I’m appalled. I’m appalled as a mom, as a woman, and as a cancer patient, as someone living with cancer … who has stood before this nation to say, ‘I cannot afford that out of pocket expense,’” said Boonstra, who said she was given a 20 percent chance of surviving her disease. “As a Michigan resident, to silence my voice, I’m absolutely appalled.”

Peters, who is running for a seat in the Senate, instructed his legal council earlier this week to demand that stations stop running the AFP ad until additional evidence of the cancer victim’s claims could be produced.

“I’m very surprised,” Boonstra said just hour after she attempted to confront Peter face-to-face at his Bloomfield Hills residence. “I have every right to tell my story and express my point of view and opinion on how Obamacare has effected me.”

Boonstra attempted to confront the congressman at his door, but he did not answer when she knocked.

“I just went up to his house and knocked on his door,” Boonstra recalled. “I would like to meet with him, but he did not answer. I know someone was home, so I left a letter there for him.”

Boonstra wrote in her letter, “I don’t understand why you’re trying to silence my voice. I have every right to speak out and don’t understand why you’re doing this.”

It’s obvious why Peters and the Washington Post and the rest of the liberal establishment is trying to silence Boonstra. Their disastrous ObamaCare plan depends on silencing the stories of the people who have been hurt by it. Boonstra’s story is not the story that they want told and so they are determined that it will not be told.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014election; 2016election; abortion; aca; americans4prosperity; cancer; deathpanels; demlies; democrat; democratcare; dexter; election2014; election2016; electionlies; eugenics; garypeters; hillarycare; julieboonstra; kochbrothers; michigan; nopeters; obamacare; peters; senate; zerocare
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1 posted on 02/23/2014 11:46:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Gary Peters is for 0bamaCare and against Free Speech?

How is he going to get elected Senator?

2 posted on 02/23/2014 11:48:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

"duh"

3 posted on 02/23/2014 11:50:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were her and AFP, I’d keep running the ads despite any legal action. When he loses, the money goes and so does his legal representation.

Frankly, if she feels strongly about it and is getting such crappy care and coverage, what harm is there in continuing?

What are they gonna do? Let her die? They were prepared to do that anyway.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 11:50:40 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Paladin2

It’s obvious (abortion) that d-rats just want you to just shut-up and die already.

They just don’t hide it anymore.

Didn’t 0’s buddy ayers say 25mill needed killed?


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:51:19 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Paladin2
Gary Peters is for 0bamaCare and against Free Speech? How is he going to get elected Senator?

American communists Democrats vote for communists Democrats leaders. It doesn't how many Americans they hurt the idiots that call themselves Democrats are beyond redemption.

6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:52:44 AM PST by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 02/23/2014 11:53:23 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any politician who has anything to do with the passage of Obamacare should be replaced.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 11:54:16 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

What a dirtbag.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 11:54:28 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Doogle
Gary Peters.

Photo of a Death Panel supporter:


10 posted on 02/23/2014 11:57:34 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
Dem Congressman Calls Cancer Survivor Whose Insurance was Killed by ObamaCare a Liar

Oh my. That's not good.

11 posted on 02/23/2014 11:57:41 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Demo rat Peters is just another Bully.

Just stand up to him and he will lose when the voters see him as just another loser.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:57:59 AM PST by ADSUM
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To: SeekAndFind

The failures of socialism have to be hidden at all costs. Even if people have to die.

Now, they are only trying to silence this woman by putting pressure on the media. Later, when they consolidate their grip on power, she would be arrested, and possibly never heard from again.

Forward!


13 posted on 02/23/2014 11:58:41 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait a minute. Isn’t “Democratic Congressman Gary Peters” exempt from the requirements of ObamaCare?


14 posted on 02/23/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Doogle

So that’s what a world class Michigan prick looks like.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 12:00:44 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cripplecreek

FYI ping for the MI list.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 12:01:04 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just as you don’t get between a camera/microphone and Chuck Schumer, you don’t dare try to thwart a democrat from his quest for a seat on top of the federal treasury. This guy Peters wants to make himself an uber-gazillionaire at taxpayer expense so bad, he’d do almost anything to shut one person up. Julie needs to watch her back when she’s on the street. Pray for her.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 12:01:25 PM PST by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

Congressman Peters, have you no shame?


18 posted on 02/23/2014 12:01:25 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Boonstra wrote in her letter, “I don’t understand why you’re trying to silence my voice. I have every right to speak out and don’t understand why you’re doing this.”

I guess asking the dead people who have dared to question the Clintons and Obama is out of the question?


19 posted on 02/23/2014 12:03:40 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Paladin2

Death panels are for us but not the likes of Gary Peters.

That despicable FL congresshit Grayson who had his sign that the GOP health plan is that everyone should just hurry up and die had it exactly backwards...that’s his party’s plan,


20 posted on 02/23/2014 12:05:00 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: freeangel

This peters creature is a subhuman. The heart5less ghoul is already at the trough as a congressman...he is just hungry and wants more slop. What a freak.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 12:07:17 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone know if she voted rat or not?


22 posted on 02/23/2014 12:07:20 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t fit the Democratic Party’s “Life of Julia” fiction so it must be silenced.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 12:09:26 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Paladin2

He’s upset that he has to be in the sunlight instead of the stinky, slimy sewer where he is more at home.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 12:11:57 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: SeekAndFind

The Democrats’’ war on a sick woman should disgust decent voters, but probably won’t bother Democrats.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 12:13:04 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
Boonstra’s story is not the story that they want told and so they are determined that it will not be told.

Yes indeed...welcome to Liberal America. Eat Your Peas and shut up.

26 posted on 02/23/2014 12:22:12 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a move of absolute desperation.

The only reason this exempt piece of slime is doing this is because he’s been told by his puppetmasters that he’s dead meat if Julie Boonstra’s story gets any traction.

That’s why he’s doing this even though he knows perfectly well it looks terrible. He also knows he’s going down, and his handlers are telling him if he wants the usual cushy liberal-supplied sinecure that waits at the end of the rainbow, he da** well better go down with guns blazing.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 12:23:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

Hopefully this will end up getting more traction - the online video will go viral, every talk show across the nation will air it, etc...maybe even effect more races than just the race in Michigan since all Dem Senators up for re-election voted for it.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 12:27:47 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Vile, ignorant crack from a member of the political criminal elite.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 12:28:01 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

One of America’s finest politicians at work! Maybe he can buddy up with Mark Pryor and do some real damage for 0.
Be sure to pack your Bible, Gary!


30 posted on 02/23/2014 12:32:22 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: SeekAndFind

What a spineless coward Peters is for refusing to speak with the woman whose voice he is trying to silence.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 12:32:23 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
This is what they mean when they say "Peter out"

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Michigan legislative action thread
32 posted on 02/23/2014 12:35:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 353FMG
Any politician who has anything to do with the passage of Obamacare should be replaced hung!

Fixed!

33 posted on 02/23/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

Peters has had a pretty flaccid career up to this point.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 12:42:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When Democrats run in any election, the term should be DEMOCRATCARE just to see the looks on their faces in a debate.


35 posted on 02/23/2014 12:46:31 PM PST by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: cripplecreek
Peters has had a pretty flaccid career up to this point.

He is on the way to petering out.

36 posted on 02/23/2014 12:48:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: unixfox

In the context you’re using it in, the proper term is “hanged”, not “hung”.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 12:50:56 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ADSUM

If this lady was my mother, sister or wife, I’d stand up to him all right, flatten him like a squashed bug.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 12:55:17 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: SeekAndFind
if they found any dirt, they would have produced it already, so I assume she's legit.

If they can't get their media minions to silence her, they'll have to manufacture a smear campaign to discredit her.

This is the Dem machine vs. one person, could get real ugly.

39 posted on 02/23/2014 12:56:03 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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This is the Dem machine vs. one person, could get real ugly.

I don't see any win in this for the democrats. Attack a terminally ill woman while trailing a female republican in the race for the senate.
40 posted on 02/23/2014 1:00:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats are evil. That’s all there is to it. There is no other reason to declare war on poor pitiful souls who are dying from horrible diseases. Why else would someone with even an ounce of humanity want to shorten their lives and make them even more miserable than they already are in their final days?


41 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:11 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: SeekAndFind

stories like this boil my blood


42 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:17 PM PST by lesko
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To: Aria
Anyone know if she voted rat or not?

Given the nature of the Ad, I would suspect she is a Republican..........

43 posted on 02/23/2014 1:35:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: bicyclerepair

“It’s obvious (abortion) that d-rats just want you to just shut-up and die already.”

I like it! Obamacare is just, “ a very late term abortion”.


44 posted on 02/23/2014 1:38:52 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Paladin2

Democrat senate incumbents who are up for re-election and voted for obamacare are running commercials ATTACKING it like they had nothing to do with it becoming law.

It’s jaw dropping to watch, they figure they can fool enough morons to keep their seat.


45 posted on 02/23/2014 1:42:26 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Aria
Anyone know if she voted rat or not?

If her husband's name is Mark then they are heavy contributors to Pete Hoekstra, a Republican.......

With that being said, there's no mention of Mitt Romney's killing the wife of an employee of a steel company he closed down back around 2000 when the employee lost his job and health insurance.......

46 posted on 02/23/2014 1:47:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Paladin2
Gary Peters is for 0bamaCare and against Free Speech?

How is he going to get elected Senator?

Vote fraud?

47 posted on 02/23/2014 1:52:36 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: DuncanWaring

“In the context you’re using it in, the proper term is “hanged”, not “hung”.”

Well, Peters may be hung too, but I rather think not!


48 posted on 02/23/2014 2:38:50 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

She needs to have someone follow her with a camera and tape the congressman “not being at home”. Then she can go to his office.


49 posted on 02/23/2014 3:21:46 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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