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  • Americans Must Refuse to Be Cowed into Submission

    08/13/2009 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,580+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | Laura Hollis
    If Americans had any doubt how the liberal elite (Democrats in Congress, the press, the entertainment industry) felt about them before this month’s congressional recess, surely they must understand it now. Hard-working taxpaying Americans have been relatively complacent until recently, understandably occupied by their jobs, their finances, their families, and their personal responsibilities. Americans have had a largely unspoken but abiding faith in the enduring principles of American government, the fidelity of their elected representatives to those principles, and the vigilance of the press in defending both.Oops. The past few months have been eye-openers, haven’t they?As awareness of Obama’s true...
  • Multimillion-Dollar AARP Campaign Busts the Myths of the Health Care Debate

    08/10/2009 1:38:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 81 replies · 2,926+ views
    AARP ^ | August 10, 2009 | AARP
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2009 Contact AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.orgMultimillion-Dollar AARP Campaign Busts the Myths of the Health Care Debate Campaign couples power of 40 million members, reach of national ad blitz WASHINGTON—This week, AARP will launch the next phase of its Health Action Now campaign with a multimillion-dollar national advertising and grassroots push to ensure every American has a choice of doctor and dependable, affordable health insurance. The Association’s paid advertising—available online now—will run nationally on television, locally on radio, in print publications and online. AARP activists will also be in action in every state to ensure...
  • Health Care Debate: As Charges of Nazism Abound, Which Side Is Right?

    08/10/2009 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 30 replies · 2,343+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 10, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Nancy Pelosi upped the ante in the health care debate when she responded to a media question in the following manner: Interviewer: Do you think there’s legitimate grassroot opposition going on here? Pelosi: "I think they’re Astroturf… You be the judge. "They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare." That being in addition to her reference to town hall protesters as "simply un-American."Well, first of all, Nancy Pelosi calls health care opponents "Astroturf," and the propagandist mainstream media have duly found evidence of one or two emails from conservative groups instructing opponents of health care...
  • Democrats, Media Distorting Town Hall Facts

    08/10/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT · by holy joe · 10 replies · 1,170+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 10, 2009 | James Hirsen
    No shortage of chutzpah on the part of the White House, Democrats, and mainstream media. Even after White House press fixture Helen Thomas criticized the planting of reporters at so-called press conferences, the manipulation of public events and sentiments continues. Now we see the president, Dem Party, and Machiavellian media revving up their propaganda engines to push an unsuspecting public into believing that town hall meetings are staged, rent-a-mobs are bullying congressional members, and insurance companies are choreographing the entire scenario. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and others who express concern about the socialization of our healthcare system are getting slimed. Those...
  • Pelosi punks health care opponents

    08/10/2009 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 1,278+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 10, 2009 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is speaking out against the people who are speaking out against health care reform. Of course, that move by the California Democrat won't win her any fans among health care critics. Sorry, but Pelosi shouldn't be wasting too much of her time attacking opponents. Sure, some of them are planted by the GOP just to kill the Democratic Party's attempts at reform. But there also millions of Americans who have legitimate concerns about what's in the health care bills now circulating in Congress and how much proposed changes would cost. By now, both Democrats and Republicans...
  • Health reform advocates fight back (AstroTurf Left)

    08/10/2009 7:47:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 722+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 10, 2009 | Foon Rhee
    Obama's grassroots group from the campaign, Organizing for America, sent an email out to the millions on its list, urging supporters to visit their members of Congress in their offices. The email names each supporter's representative and offers help on the message. "All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan, and it's extremely important that folks like you speak up now," writes Mitch Stewart, director of the group. "So we've cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make...
  • Who do the Democrats want you to HATE this week? - "Democrats The Party of Hate" - STRATEGY

    08/10/2009 7:04:19 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 19 replies · 626+ views
    Self | 8/10/2009 | Self
    The democrats pick one talking point and parrot it to attempt to discredit the Conservatives. Example, their latest attempt is that Insurance companies are organizing the grassroots townhall demonstrations. They get the word out and everyone parrots it to every media outlet and eventually it starts to sink in. I suggest the following; Who do the Democrats what you to Hate this week? Oil Companies? Insurance Companies? Car Companies? Doctors? Grandpa and Grandma? Tie these folks down to the "Party of Hate" that they are.
  • Tom Coburn: Ten Questions Politicians Won’t Answer - Evasive politicians, not concerned citizens...

    08/10/2009 7:40:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 2,948+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 10, 2009 | Tom Coburn
    August 10, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Ten Questions Politicians Won’t AnswerEvasive politicians, not concerned citizens, are dividing America over health-care reform. By Tom Coburn The past week’s debate about health care has shown that in Washington the only things more stubborn than facts are politicians who evade them. In spite of a torrent of independent analyses showing that the so-called health-care “reform” bills moving through Congress will dramatically increase the deficit and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, the politicians leading the effort have steadfastly refused to consider that their ideas and policies, rather than the character...
  • MSNBC Hosts: Town Hall Protests Are Threat to Obama’s Life

    At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour on MSNBC Friday, fill-in co-anchor Monica Novotny issued a dire warning about protests at health care town hall meetings: "The town hall confrontations are turning violent....Where is all of this heading? New fears for the safety of America’s first African-American president."
  • Reality Check (WH uses fishy emails for new blog)

    08/10/2009 3:30:51 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 80 replies · 3,898+ views
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 08/10/09 | Phillips/Obama
    If you've tuned into the news in the past few days, it's clear that the debate about health insurance reform has heated up as Senators and Representatives return to their home states and districts. A troubling trend has also emerged: as more people become engaged in the issue, defenders of the status quo have responded by muddying the waters with more wild rumors and scare tactics. It's time for a reality check. Today the White House is rolling out a new website that focuses on what reform really means for you and your family, debunks some common myths along the...
  • 'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer

    08/10/2009 3:12:46 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 212 replies · 10,548+ views
    USA Today | 08/10/2009 | By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer
    Unable to post thread due to copyright go to link http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/08/unamerican-attacks-cant-derail-health-care-debate-.html#more
  • Rep. Kathy Castor issues response on town hall ruckus

    08/10/2009 7:13:58 AM PDT · by rarestia · 52 replies · 1,871+ views
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, August 7, 2009
    Rep. Kathy Castor is responding to vocal critics of heath care reform after getting drowned out by boos at a town hall meeting in Ybor City Thursday night. "Everyone is welcome, we need a healthy debate, but you cannot have a healthy debate on how to lower health care costs for families and help seniors and get kids to the pediatricians office when people are just going to get in your face and yell," she said. Castor left soon after the meeting started and says the near riot is the latest example of dirty politics at town halls across the...
  • Is Opposing Fascism Really An Act of Racism

    08/10/2009 7:06:48 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 5 replies · 506+ views
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 8/5/09 | JB WILLIAMS
    . Once again, with leftists in control of DC, here we are with the American people trying to shut down the leftist march to Marxism, and once again, the baseless cries of “racism,” --"fascism" and “right-wing” conspiracies flood the leftist MSM airwaves and headlines as a Marxist federal juggernaut runs head-on into the average American. But this time, Obama, Pelosi and Reid are convinced that they can ram all of it down Americans throats against their will because at the moment, they don’t need a single Republican vote to do it. Republicans are not losing the debate, there is no...
  • Obama Tells US Citizen Opposition to Shut Up--or Else

    08/08/2009 11:57:45 PM PDT · by adanaC · 82 replies · 5,079+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 7, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    Obama Tells US Citizen Opposition to Shut Up--or Else Showing once again that he is no statesman--let alone President of the United States--Dictator-in-Chief Obama told his Union thugs to “get out there” and fight back against any and all US citizens who oppose both him and his programs. So, at Town Hall meetings in both Tampa, FL and St. Louis, MO they did. In Tampa, Randy Arthur was shoved up against a wall by purported SEIU thugs resulting in Arthur suffering chest injuries and a ripped shirt. At the same meeting, a Democrat Party official--Karen Miracle--was photographed assaulting Barry Osteen...
  • House Dems set up healthcare ‘war room’

    08/10/2009 5:24:41 AM PDT · by radar101 · 41 replies · 2,182+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/09 | Jared Allen
    House Democratic leaders have set up a healthcare “war room” to help their rank-and-file members navigate a tumultuous August in which they find themselves on the defensive on their signature issue. The effort is being run out of Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) office, but is being manned around-the-clock by a rotation of leadership and key committee staff members, according to leadership aides. Although the war room or “healthcare hotline” is primarily designed to give members the ability to get immediate health policy answers and updates from leadership offices, top Democrats are also planning to use the war room to...
  • Democrats imploding over health care

    08/10/2009 6:58:43 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 40 replies · 2,726+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 10, 2009 | Anthony Ciani
    The Democratic Party seems to have placed itself on the fast track to oblivion. As public rejection of Obama-care increases, our Democratic representatives are slinking into their shells, just like that fatal character who places her fingers in her ears and chants, "la la la." Worse than that, our representatives are now attempting to convince themselves that the opposition is actually some type of conspiracy; that the insurance and pharmaceutical companies have paid off some vast numbers of Americans, or that they all march to the drum of the Republican Party.
  • Questioning our Patriotism - Return of HUAC?

    08/09/2009 11:41:08 PM PDT · by GeronL · 27 replies · 931+ views
    Tyranny Sentinel ^ | August 10, 2009 | GeronL
    For the last 8 years George Bush was called every hateful name that could be dreamed up from chimperor to Bush-Hitler. The left held huge rallies, they got loud, they broke windows, they shut down debates and they always scolded those who questioned their patriotism in kissing up to the worst kinds of terrorist and dictator scum. In St. Louis a conservative handing out small flags was beaten to the ground and kicked in the head by 4 paid union thugs. He was hospitalized while HHS Sec Sebellius thanked the SEIU for their good work in a teleconference and said...
  • Journalist: '45%-65% of protestors are racists' (So says Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal)

    08/09/2009 5:06:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 1,844+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/8/2009 | Rick Moran
    Why of course that many protestors are racists, says Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters has this exchange between Tucker and Crissy Matthews on Hardball (video here -- http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/08/209-08-07MSNBCHBTucker.wmv ): CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys. Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say "I don't like the idea of having a black president"? What percentage? CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I'm just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will...
  • DRUDGE: Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'

    08/09/2009 3:02:30 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 183 replies · 8,063+ views
    Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'... Developing..
  • Free speech based on lies is not a constitutional guarantee (Angry mobs/birthers have no rights)

    08/09/2009 7:42:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies · 2,799+ views
    The Roseburg News-Review ^ | August 9, 2009 | Barrett Rainey
    For over half a century, I've been a strong believer in, and an ardent practitioner of, first amendment protection of freedom of speech. Even when I don't like or agree with some of the speech. But “freedom of speech” is not “freedom to lie,” not “freedom to distort” nor “freedom to deliberately frighten.” Thus, two items in the news these days make me boil right down to the soles of my feet! The first is the “kill granny” crazies deliberately lying about end-of-life discussions with your doctor as the subject appears in one of the five health care overhaul bills...
  • DRUDGE: Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'

    08/09/2009 8:15:18 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 126 replies · 3,928+ views
    Drudge Report | 08/09/09
    <p>This ugly attack on average Americans exercising their free speech rights may prove to be the Democratic Congress's Stalingrad. I guarantee you Pelosi would not have published this without Obama's approval. This contempt for political opposition and Americans uneasy about the Democrats's healthcare plans goes all the way to the Oval Office. Is this the kind of "bipartisanship" and "unity" Obama and the Democrats promised, attacking hard working Americans as being "un-American?" Is this the change we can believe in?</p>
  • Get out of the way? Not likely.

    08/09/2009 12:08:02 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 29 replies · 1,839+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Roger Kimball
    - Roger’s Rules - http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball - Get out of the way? Not likely.Posted By Roger Kimball On August 9, 2009 @ 5:28 am So, the President of the United States wants critics of his plans to socialize American health care to “get out of the way.” [1] His operatives urge you to turn in your friends and neighbors if they say “something fishy” about [2] the administration. Confronted with spreading grassroots outrage, President Obama instructs his supporters “to punch back twice as hard [3].” Kenneth Gladney, the 38-year-old black conservative who was hospitalized by union goons [4], can testify that...
  • Revolt is brewing among AARP members against AARP leadership

    08/07/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies · 4,386+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2009 | Mark Tapscott, Editorial Page Editor
    Last week I wrote in this space that Obamacare could be the death of AARP because it would expose to the rank-and-file of the 40 million member seniors group - most of whom oppose Obamacare - how their Washington leaders have been taking them for a ride for many years. The AARP leadership scoffed at that suggestion, but check out the video of a Dallas AARP meeting in this post by Moe Lane at Red State. The leadership wanted to give the members the usual dog-and-pony show in favor of government-run health care, but the members weren't buying it. So...
  • Health Care Hullabaloo (Barf Alert)

    08/08/2009 9:33:18 AM PDT · by TaxMe · 14 replies · 1,864+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2009 | Charles Blow
    One of the most frustrating aspects of the health care debate is that the people who most want reform are the most apathetic about it. Let’s face it: This is no party of Einsteins. Really, it isn’t. A Pew poll last month found that only 6 percent of scientists said that they were Republicans. Democrats should be leading this discussion. Instead, they’re losing control of it. That’s unfortunate because the debate is too important to be hijacked by hooligans.
  • THE STORM UNLEASHED ON AMERICA (Great graphic -spread it around)

    08/08/2009 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies · 4,314+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | August 8, 2009 | Jeff Head
    THE STORM UNLEASHED ON AMERICA On August 7, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama said that he expected the people who caused the financial and health care mess to be quiet, stand out of the way, and let it be fixed. Well, Mr. President, if you do not want the people who created this mess standing in the way of fixing it, then you, Mr. Obama...and Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Frank, et all had best step out of the way yourselves because you not only helped engineer the problems that ensured the fiasco...you are now intent on making it immeasurably worse...
  • Obama Takes Issue With 'Political Point-Scorers' Over Health Care

    08/08/2009 8:42:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 78 replies · 1,696+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 8/8/09 | Mikey Shear
    President Obama decried Saturday what he called the "outlandish" claims by critics of his plans for health-care reform as he continued to ratchet up his personal rhetoric in support of the changes he hopes to make. In his weekly Internet and radio address, the president pushed back against claims "that reform will promote euthanasia, cut Medicaid, or bring about a government takeover of health care. That's simply not true." Obama conceded that the fight he launched to change health care has become "fiercer" as the specifics of reform have become clearer. Lawmakers returned home this week to find raucous opponents...
  • DEMS UNGLUED: MELTDOWN ON HEALTH-CARE CRITICS

    08/08/2009 2:21:40 AM PDT · by Scanian · 66 replies · 3,709+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    THE Democratic Party is pan icking, lashing out like a cornered animal, all because its effort to take over the health-care industry is coming apart like so much wet toilet paper. Nancy Pelosi, who will get her own bound volume in the annals of asininity, has outdone herself. When asked by a reporter whether the protests at various town-hall meetings represented legitimate grassroots opposition or were manufactured "Astroturf" stunts, she replied, "I think they're Astroturf. You be the judge. They're carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care." Now this is a pas de trois...
  • Beating Down The People

    08/07/2009 11:46:27 AM PDT · by OneVike · 61 replies · 1,817+ views
    Post Scripts | 8/7/09 | One Vike
    by One Vike Obama has given the orders and his Chicago style thugs have taken the challenge to the the people to beat them down and force them to accept the Messiah's decrees. During the Presidential campaign we learned many things about Obama that most Americans would not heed. On June 14, 2008 Obama told a crowd in Philadelphia on June 14, "If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun, because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” Then a few months later on September 17, he...
  • Cynthia Tucker: 45-65% Of Townhall Protesters Are Racists

    08/07/2009 6:27:40 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 106 replies · 3,185+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are you opposed to ObamaCare? Willing to attend a town hall to express your disapproval? Odds are good you're a racist. Just ask Cynthia Tucker . . . As Clay Waters has noted, Paul Krugman alleges that racist motives are at the heart of the town hall protests against ObamaCare. On this evening's Hardball, Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was willing to get specific, estimating that "45 to 65%" of the protesters are motivated by racism. View video here.
  • SEIU Launches New Attack Video On "Teabaggers"

    08/07/2009 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 16 replies · 913+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/7/09 | talkradio03
    The SEIU launches attacks on those "teabaggers" By the way, the SEIU were the Union thugs beating up protesters last night in St. Louis
  • Video: Democrat screams at constituent for asking tough question on health care

    08/07/2009 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,946+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Allahpundit
    And by “constituent,” I of course mean crypto-Nazi political terrorist. You’ll find the full unedited exchange right here but I’m giving you the news segment because it provides important context. Like, for example, that the guy who asked Scott the question actually is one of his constituents, contrary to what the distinguished gentleman implies. And that his “hijacking” of this town hall (which wasn’t devoted to health care) came during a Q&A session in which attendees were in fact allowed to ask about anything. But aside from that, he’s very, very Nazi, baby. He appears to be in good health...
  • Pelosi's Leftist Lies and the Pimps That Spread Them (Left faking pics to smear protesters)

    08/07/2009 6:02:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 783+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 7, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    Over at the Puff Ho they are trying desperately to substantiate the lies that Pelosi, O-thugs, and the disinformation blogs on the payroll of subversive groups are spreading like so much manure. They are photoshopping pictures to make it look like the protecters are acting like lettwingthugs. The Huffington Post meme: Pelosi Protesters, Including Kid In Stroller, Compare Obama To Hitler (hat tip Kasper) Asked about the breakout of boisterous and occasionally violent protests at Democratic town hall events throughout the country, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declared that the demonstrators were showing less civility and manners than his...
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • It's No Wonder People Are Angry

    08/07/2009 6:11:19 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 22 replies · 2,316+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Aug 7th 2009 | Seth Swirsky
    "In response to the outrage at the Leftist Congress that has been voiced by ordinary Americans in Town Hall events around the country, the Democrats have opted – typically – not to address the peoples’ concerns, but rather to demonize those who get in their way. Rather than admitting there’s something wrong with passing our country’s nation-altering health-care legislation without having even read the bill, the Left, once again, is engaging in the “There’s Something the Matter with Kansas” meme, and that it is the people — not the far-left Democrats — who have something the matter with them!"
  • Health Care Debate Shifting Into Free Speech Battle (Obama's just another Communist Pig)

    08/07/2009 1:39:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1,025+ views
    fox news ^ | 8/7/2009 | fox news
    The tensions and passions flaring on both sides of the health care reform battle are starting to overshadow the substance of the debate itself. It's a tinderbox that threatens the health of the reform package being pushed by Democrats. Both sides of the aisle are playing hardball. Though Democrats first accused Republicans of leading "mob rule" at health care meetings, health care reform supporters are now responding in kind. The sides are engaging each other outside town hall meetings. Sensational footage of rowdy participants at a town hall forum in Tampa, Fla., drew heavy attention Friday. So did footage of...
  • The Religious Fanaticism of the Left

    08/07/2009 1:37:11 PM PDT · by liesel2000 · 4 replies · 412+ views
    NewsReal ^ | August 7, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Rachel Maddow spent 40 minutes of her show trying to discredit people who don’t like the Obama trillion-dollar socialized medicine plan. Not a single word of analysis, only ad hominem attacks on citizen dissenters as mobsters and proto-nazis. But this is what leftists always do — target the messenger, discredit the opponent. As Lenin said: for progressives the object of a political debate is not to refute your opponent but to wipe him from the face of the earth. I never met a leftist who didn’t follow this prescription.
  • Moveon.org Email: "This is Getting Ugly" [moveon hires thugs (ACORN?) to fight back]

    08/07/2009 11:13:02 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 53 replies · 5,276+ views
    8/7/09
    I have been periodically posting emails I get from moveon.org, as I am on their mailing list. I share them with my FReeper friends because I am sure you will find them as enlightening as I do. Notice that the last paragraph states: "This month could decide the future of health care and clean energy in America...". I posted another moveon.org email a few weeks ago that featured an offer for pre-orders for the latest Shepard Fairey poster of windmills because September was going to be the big push for "clean energy". This was set to kick-off before the Obama...
  • Mark Steyn on the unhinging of the Democrats ..., plus remembering John Hughes

    08/07/2009 10:00:58 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies · 1,345+ views
    HH: I begin with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all of Mark’s many works at www.steynonline.com. Mark, every time I think the Democrats can’t fall off the floor, they dig a basement. I give you the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, responding to a question from an inquiring mind who wanted to know whether or not she thought there was anything legitimate in the opposition to Obamacare. Let’s give a quick listen. Q: Do you think there’s legitimate grassroots opposition that’s going on, or just an Astroturf type of deal? NP: I think they’re Astroturf....
  • Obama’s pattern of intolerance toward dissent

    08/07/2009 5:13:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies · 3,412+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | 8/8/2009 | Timothy P. Carney
    Dissent, it turns out, is no longer patriotic. President Barack Obama’s White House and his Democratic National Committee have unleashed an all-out assault on what they call “angry,” “manufactured” and “lobbyist-funded” lies about health care reform. Look closely and you realize that’s how they classify all dissent. Obama, when speaking at Notre Dame University last spring amid anti-abortion protests, said, “When we open up our hearts and our minds to those who may not think precisely like we do or believe precisely what we believe, that’s when we discover at least the possibility of common ground.” But his record of...
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka Denounces Town Meeting "Mobs," Ignores His Own

    08/07/2009 12:59:56 AM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies · 916+ views
    NLPC ^ | 8/7/2009 | Carl Horowitz
    Almost nobody doubts that come September, Richard Trumka will become the AFL-CIO's next president, replacing the retiring John Sweeney. Having occupied the labor federation's secretary-treasurer position for nearly 14 years, he's done everything his boss and the ideological faithful could ask of him. That's a major reason why he and his slate are running unopposed. But more than Sweeney, Trumka, a trained lawyer, has a palpably combative edge, much of it honed during his tenure as head of the United Mine Workers of America. His far Left populism was on display Thursday in his written denunciation of the "mob rule"...
  • They Think You Are Stupid: Why Resistance To Obamacare Is Growing Despite Intimidation and Slander

    08/07/2009 8:23:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 2,243+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's decision to unleash his operatives at the DNC,  surrogates like Barbara Boxer, and his staff like Linda Douglas to slander and attempt to intimidate opponents of Obamacare not only has badly backfired, it has opened another front the president now finds himself fighting on:  Does he intend to be the new Nixon, rather than the new FDR? Like Nixon, will he unleash a political operation that spirals out of control and ends his presidency? More than a million people have signed a petition to stop Obamacare, and the president and his Chicago-rules enforcers have serially insulted each one of them and every...
  • Angry Mob Of Racist Extremists Beats Black Man At Townhall Meeting (A Conservative Black Man

    08/07/2009 8:57:40 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies · 2,583+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 8/6/09 | Patterico
    I guess the Democrats were right after all. At a town hall meeting held by a Democrat congressman a rowdy group of organized and angry thugs showed up to make a point about ObamaCare, and then beat up a man. Race was involved too: the victim was black - attacked by a man yelling racial slurs. It's every Democrat talking point you've read about in the last day or two, come to life in an ugly fashion. With one twist. The man was a conservative, and the assailants may well have been union thugs. ...
  • Average American Derangement Syndrome

    08/07/2009 5:27:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    Renew America ^ | 8/7/2009 | Kristia Cavere
    As vicious as Bush (and then Palin) Derangement Syndrome is, there is a new target of the left that makes the former disorders seems mundane. Democrats and liberals have always been contemptuous of the average person, but their treatment of those citizens who disagree with the Obama administration's policies is unprecedented. Peaceful protesters are likened to rowdy hordes, individuals who question their representative at a roundtable discussion are deemed traitors, any person who holds traditional beliefs of any kind is branded a fanatic, and most disgracefully our brave war veterans are labeled as extremists. Such a disorder can only be...
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