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The backlash: Reform turns personal
politico ^ | 3/24/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MARIN COGAN

Posted on 03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT by Nachum

Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats.

A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.”

Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona.

And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus — who’s already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents.

The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the bill and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; backlash; democrats; democrattraitors; donttreadonme; healthcare; obamacare; personal; reform; socialisthealthcare; turns; wethepeople; windowwar
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Haven't seen this much anger since the 60's
1 posted on 03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good. They should be afraid.


2 posted on 03/24/2010 10:10:18 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

Sorry. When you fight the American People, They fight back.
It’s always been this way, it will always be this way. What did they expect?


3 posted on 03/24/2010 10:10:59 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Nachum
Haven't seen this much anger since the 60's

Payback to all those mangy animals who are now running the country and "higher education".
4 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:10 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Nachum

I think all of their addresses should be published. Let them suffer the consequences.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:15 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Confiscation of wealth with out explicit consent is not charity.)
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To: Lurker

Guess they forgot what Jefferson said about the tree of liberty being watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.


6 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:21 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Nachum

It will only get worse, I predict. People are angry because these idiots refused to listen to us. Hell hath no fury like voters spurned.


7 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Keep it up.

This is what happens when lawmakers don’t listen.


8 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Nachum

Yeah, and I recall Baldwin calling for Henry Hyde’s family to be killed on national tv. I don’t recall much outrage from Democrats.
I certainly don’t advocate harming anyone, however, protests in front of your representative’s home, when they clearly are not listening to you, is something they should expect.


9 posted on 03/24/2010 10:11:59 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Nachum

It’s just getting started...


11 posted on 03/24/2010 10:12:03 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Nachum

The country is hungry and the government says, “Let them eat cake.”.............


12 posted on 03/24/2010 10:12:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Nachum
The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the bill and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents.

These vermin ain't seen nuthin’ yet. November is getting ever closer.

13 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:05 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Nachum

Didn’t Diehaus understand how much his constituency opposed the bill? Didn’t he know there would be a cost for choosing his party over his constituents? Did he buy the Democratic propoganda that the Tea Party is just a Republican equivalent of ACORN?


14 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:19 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Nachum
But Democrats said their political opponents go too far when they bring members’ families into the fray.

Tell it to Sarah Palin's children, scumbag.

15 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Nachum

They need to go back and read up on the Sons of Liberty and how that group reacted after the Stamp Act...

Interesting how the tin eared politicos passed the bill on the aniversary of the Stamp Act, btw....


16 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:44 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Paging Dan Rostenkowski. Paging Mr. Dan Rostenkowski. Cleanup on Aisle 6.


17 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:52 AM PDT by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: OCCASparky

Good post and GREAT tagline!


18 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:57 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead)
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To: Nachum

It was A-OK to make things “personal” when it involved Sarah Palin’s family. Now that the shoe’s on the other foot ...


19 posted on 03/24/2010 10:13:57 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (LOLcat sez: "ObamaCare: Do Not Want!")
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To: Nachum
Haven't seen this much anger since the 60's

As a senior in HS in 1972, I was called "baby killer" and other fine names during my last two months of HS. Why? I had the temerity to accept a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship.

I have never forgotten those last two months of HS.

20 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:05 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Nachum

Dear Congress: Aggressive actions against people have consequences. Consider HCR to be the equivalent of Bunker Hill. You’ll be sorry you won the battle.

OTOH, we don’t want any innocents to be hurt.


21 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:18 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Nachum

shouldn’t the D-Baggers (Dems) being doing their “why do they hate us” handwringing ....like they do when terrorists strike at an American target?


22 posted on 03/24/2010 10:15:51 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: Nachum

“The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the bill and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents.”

Did they NOT KNOW that MY family’s health is MY PERSONAL business!!!


23 posted on 03/24/2010 10:16:22 AM PDT by Not a 60s Hippy (They are SOCIALISTS, not Progressive, Liberal, Left Wing, Democrats, Special interest groups.)
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To: Nachum

A rope for these tyrants would be very personal.


24 posted on 03/24/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT by A message
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To: Nachum

I am happy that this happening to these elitist pigs. The sooner we can rid of them, the better. We have tried to be peaceful but enough is enough. Luckily, we have the guns...what do libs have?


25 posted on 03/24/2010 10:17:18 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: Nachum

If they can’t take the heat they should resign. This is what happens when you put yor intersest ahead of the peoples interest.


26 posted on 03/24/2010 10:17:40 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Nachum

I don’t like the death threats. That’s going to far. We don’t need to do that. Take it up in the courts and on election day and on our knees in prayer.


27 posted on 03/24/2010 10:17:40 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Noumenon
It’s just getting started...

This is shaping up to be a long hot summer.

Remember Ben Nelson getting chased out of a restaurant after the Christmas eve vote?

And those people had access to silverware.

28 posted on 03/24/2010 10:17:48 AM PDT by Cowman (I'd like to eliminate stupidity in the world but this %$#@ conscience thing is in the way)
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To: Lurker
I feel the same way.

When communist thugs steal and take bribes, they get all that comes with it.

This can only get worse as they choke off what little freedom we have left.

29 posted on 03/24/2010 10:18:52 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Nachum
....and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents

Personal...families? WTF???? These politicians raise our taxes, destroy our schools, and our now are controlling our health...and they're worried about getting personal? FU D-Baggers.

30 posted on 03/24/2010 10:18:53 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Interesting how the tin eared politicos passed the bill on the aniversary of the Stamp Act, btw....
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Roofers have the tar. Who has the feathers?


31 posted on 03/24/2010 10:19:04 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Nachum

Passing laws on my body made it personal.


32 posted on 03/24/2010 10:19:17 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Nachum

A few broken windows, a few death threats, ho hum, if I said what we should do, I would get banned.


33 posted on 03/24/2010 10:19:19 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Nachum
When you morons in congress fail to listen to your constituents...stand by for the repercussions. It will get a lot worse before it gets better.

You democrats made your bed, now lie in it!
34 posted on 03/24/2010 10:19:34 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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To: Nachum
Haven't seen this much anger since the 60's

'Cept in the 60s the media were cheering the protestors on.

This time they'll be urging the Nat'l Guard to shoot.

35 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cowman

Minnick’s got an office in Coeur d’Alene. We can always stop by and say howdy should it become prudent and necessary.


36 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:32 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Not a 60s Hippy
Did they NOT KNOW that MY family’s health is MY PERSONAL business!!!

Exactly! They don't seem to understand that THEY have made this personal and that THEY are trying to overthrow our government and our constitution.

37 posted on 03/24/2010 10:20:44 AM PDT by tentmaker
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To: Nachum

What did they expect. When you kick millions of Americans in the face something is bound to happen. That’s life. People get a little up tight supporting criminal corrupt jackasses. Don’t support it but I realize if you slap some people in the face you get slapped back.


38 posted on 03/24/2010 10:21:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum
Things were pretty rough around the time of the last revolution against Britain. I suspect that is coming back as the tyranny of government rises.
39 posted on 03/24/2010 10:21:41 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Nachum

I hope these traitors live in non-stop fear for the rest of their lives that either a fist or a bullet is waiting just around the corner for them. The bastards sold our country, our very birthrite, down the river to socialist enslavement. Burn in hell, all of you!


40 posted on 03/24/2010 10:21:46 AM PDT by greene66
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To: whatisthetruth
A few broken windows, a few death threats, ho hum, if I said what we should do, I would get banned.

I was thinking something like Jehu and the house of Ahab

41 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:05 AM PDT by Cowman (I'd like to eliminate stupidity in the world but this %$#@ conscience thing is in the way)
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To: Nachum

All bets are off now. If we don’t use their own tactics against them at the minimum then we have already lost. Sorry. Yeah I know, stooping to someone else’s level is normally a bad thing but these are bad times. Should we be moral when dealing with an immoral enemy? That hasn’t worked for a long time. Why should we think it will work now?


42 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:11 AM PDT by Madashel
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To: Nachum
Ashes - Phoenix
43 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I always wanted to post in "Test Topic, Ignore It". [CHECK])
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To: Nachum

I don’t advocate violence, but I DO believe that physicians should refuse to treat ANY of the jerks who voted for this abomination.


44 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:35 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Maelstorm

“I think all of their addresses should be published. Let them suffer the consequences.”

Well...they have our addresses why shouldn’t we have theirs?

BTW, no, I don’t believe in violence but I do believe in peaceful protests in their districts. Protesting in their own districts makes it “personal” to them, IMO.

I also believe all this “make-believe” racism and violence is being manufactured for the Dems to use as a shield to hide behind. I feel NO sympathy for any of those traitors!


45 posted on 03/24/2010 10:22:56 AM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: RobbyS

Personally, I think Driehaus was ran and funded for just these votes. He could care less what happens in November. I have to listen to him on the radio when he calls into the local station... he is a liar and pretty stupid. He made his deal for Soros money. I wonder how many other districts this happened in.


46 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:27 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Nachum
The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the bill and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents.

Should have thought of that before you betrayed millions of people. Live with the consequences.

47 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Nachum

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. — John Adams


48 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Nachum

To be perfectly fair, the Socialist Democraps started this battle.

Consider it joined.


49 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:45 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Your statement is interesting. Remember the pro-aborts who chant “Keep your laws off my body” when it comes to abortion? Where are those nags now? Too busy celebrating that this law allows for taxpayer-funded abortion, I’d gather.


50 posted on 03/24/2010 10:23:46 AM PDT by Sister_T (Socialism is covetousness, wearing a mask of "caring for the poor" ... Ephesians 5:5)
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