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Lawmakers face angry crowds on health care

August 11th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Lawmakers face angry crowds on health care

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - Jeers and taunts drowned out Democrats calling for a health care overhaul at town halls Tuesday, and one lawmaker said a swastika was spray-painted at his office as debate turned to noisy confrontation over President Barack Obama’s plan. The president himself was treated more respectfully.

“You’ll be gone, by God the bureaucrats will still be here,” one man told Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at a town hall in Lebanon, Pa.

“If they don’t let us vent our frustrations out, they will have a revolution,” Mary Ann Fieser of Hillsboro, Mo., told Sen. Claire McCaskill at her Missouri health care forum.

McCaskill admonished the rowdy crowd of some 1,500.

“I don’t understand this rudeness,” she said. “I honestly don’t get it.”

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Lawmakers face angry crowds on health care

She doesn’t understand the rudeness? Well golly Sen. McCaskill, it’s called feeling threatened. The rudeness is a simple reaction. When a human being feels threatened, they tend to react. Sometimes they react with anger, sometimes with rudeness, sometimes by running and hiding, but you can count on this Senator, the body human WILL react.

And this ObamaKare Obamanure is a very threatening proposition to any American with an I.Q. that’s larger than their waist size.

Many Americans feel that they are being misrepresented, and in some cases, outright lied to by their elected officials in Congress and the Senate, especially the Senate. Thankfully, the congressional representatives from my part of Texas are nothing less than top shelf.

Our Senators, on the other hand, are both a couple of wild cards. Maybe Sen. Cornyn, a man that is assumed by some to be a Conservative, didn’t share this with you, but he was booed off a stage on July 4th, booed off by REAL Conservatives right here in Texas.

Must have been some of those Right Wing Radicals you guys are so afraid of.

I guess people like you would call that a manufactured outrage, that seems to be your new catch phrase, that and your buddy Harry Reid with his genius comment about Astro Turf as a way to insult real grassroots politics. You guys are creative in the phrase department, I must say.

Say, Sen. McCaskill, while I’m thinking about it, let me ask you this; WHY, if it’s a crowd of Dem Libbers protesting something, oh, I don’t know, for the sake of argument, let’s say ABORTION, why is it that their protests are called a true exhibition of patriotism and when Conservatives protest against the policies of one Barack Hussein Obama, we’re called Domestic Terrorists and a mob of unruly, and sore losers? Can you answer that one for me Senator? I’m sure that sheer hypocrisy has absolutely nothing to do with it huh? Surely not…

I will say one thing for you Senator, you and Arlen Specter had the guts to stand up in front of a crowd that wasn’t stacked in your favor. That’s a hell of a lot more than can be said for your dear and fearless leader, Barack Hussein Obama.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Braced for a fight he never got, President Barack Obama went on the offensive in support of his health care plan Tuesday, urging a town hall audience not to listen to those who seek to “scare and mislead the American people.”

“For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing,” Obama told a friendly crowd of about 1,800 in a high school auditorium and a nationwide audience watching on cable television.

The White House had been ready for an unruly reception from opponents of overhauling health care. There was no sign of that, perhaps because of the makeup of the day’s crowd or out of traditional deference for the president.

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Obama: Stop the ‘misrepresentations’

If that wasn’t a stacked audience, I never saw one.

The crowd in New Hampshire was a hand selected, well groomed and highly coached PRO Obama crowd. There is NO WAY that they allowed any real, angry, red in the face Conservatives in that gym. Obama got a soft crowd of Dems and RINOs that were in his pocket and that is all there is to it.

Obama faced NO outbursts, NONE. There were no tough questions. There is no way that even the President of the United States doesn’t get raked over the coals at a time like this. I have NO proof, I have no links or citation but I know a stacked crowd when I see one.I just hope as many Americans, Conservative and otherwise, saw the same thing I did; a disingenuous coward that’s afraid to face REAL Conservative and GOP Americans, afraid to face any that pose a challenge to his reign, his hopefully short reign.

The shorter, the better!

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ~Theodore Roosevelt~

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10 Responses to “Lawmakers face angry crowds on health care”

  1. comment number 1 by: angrywhitedude

    Fred, I wouldn’t have minded being in Pennsylvania today to have a few words with (at) Specter. I would have told him I believe nothing that comes out of his mouth and the majority of people in DC. I would have told him he is a spineless, power hungry turd who would change to the Communist Child Molesting party if he thought it would keep his sorry ass in DC a day more! I have no doubt 99% of the Congress Critters would do the same! Keep up your great page spreading the truth about what’s going on in this country!


  2. comment number 2 by: ablur

    I have a video up that needs to be seen. It talks about how they have under estimated us Americans. We will rise up and secure our freedom.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Yeah but AWD, WHAT would you have said to Obama??

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Insight from the ObamaCare bill.

    • Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
    • Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
    • Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
    • Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
    • Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
    • Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
    • Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
    • Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
    • Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
    • Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
    • Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
    • Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
    • Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
    • Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
    • Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages thereby reducing competition and quality of providers.
    • Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
    • Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
    • Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
    • Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
    • Page 167: Any individual who doesnt’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
    • Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
    • Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
    • Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.
    • Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”
    • Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you’ll all be paid the same.
    • Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.
    • Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
    • Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs. • Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
    • Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
    • Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
    • Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
    • Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
    • Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on “community” input.
    • Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
    • Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
    • Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
    • Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
    • Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
    • Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
    • Page 425: Goverment provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
    • Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
    • Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patients health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
    • Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
    • Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
    • Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
    • Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
    • Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

    And the bastards in the Senate can’t understand why Americans are pissed off?

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    Looking at the crowds at these Town Halls and they’re overwhelming middle aged and senior citizens. A good majority of them are veterans who’ve already sacrificed for this country. I think the people who fought for this country and those who worked to make it the most powerful and free nation on earth are sick and tired of having their elected officials ignore them and run roughshod over them. They’ve now got a president who apologizes to the world for all the sacrificing they’ve done over the past 6 decades. They’ve gave their blood to make them free and money to sustain them and now their president calls them arrogant. It’s probably been over 200 years since Conservatives rose in righteous indignation like this and politicians can’t handle it.

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    Yeah Bob, I know, older Americans are the mainstay of this thing but you know how when ya get to that certain age, you get pretty damned violent when the fiber isn’t *working*…


  7. comment number 7 by: Matt

    Thanks for all the information the bill. I’ll make good use of it!

  8. comment number 8 by: Katie

    It is time that the politicians remember who they work for. They think they are the boss. They work for us. And their bosses are starting to chew them a new one.

  9. comment number 9 by: BobF

    Here’s something interesting Vilmar posted on Gene Green from Texas’s 29th district. He’s against providing photo ID for elections but requires it to attend his town hall meetings.


  10. comment number 10 by: Patrick Sperry

    Comment stolen and linked back!

    Fred hit a home run with this one.