Video: Seniors worried about health care removed from Feinstein’s office

posted at 2:55 pm on July 31, 2009 by Allahpundit

Don’t worry, they weren’t dragged out but rather, er, “bamboozled” by cops into leaving voluntarily. Even so, file this away with Politico’s story about Democratic “town halls gone wild” as further evidence of rising anger about The One’s signature program. I can’t tell for sure if the concern here is that the current plans for health-care reform go too far or not far enough — it sounds like the latter — but either way it’s a sweet peg for Gallup’s new poll on how seniors are the age group that’s most skeptical of ObamaCare. Proof that grandma’s worried about waiting three years for a hip replacement if suddenly everyone in America’s lining up in the waiting room to get their tax-dollar money’s worth? Sure. But she’s worried about you, too:

According to recent Gallup analysis, the overwhelming majority of seniors have health insurance coverage, and roughly three-quarters of those 65 and older are covered by a government-sponsored plan, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Thus it might be expected that seniors would be more negative about the potential impact of reform on their personal situations, but perhaps more positive about its impact on others. This is not the case.

In addition to being less likely to believe healthcare reform will improve their own medical care and access, seniors are far less likely than younger adults to believe the country as a whole will benefit. Only a quarter of seniors, versus about half of those 18 to 49 and 50 to 64 years, believe a reform law would expand access to healthcare nationally…

Similarly, only about a third of seniors, compared with close to half of younger adults, believe reform would improve medical care in the U.S…

Also, seniors, as well as younger Americans, tend to believe healthcare reform would increase rather than decrease healthcare costs in the country as a whole.

His approval rating among seniors? Forty-nine percent, down from 61 percent at the start of his term and just slightly below where it is for 30-to-64-year-olds. Remind me again, which demographic group by age is known for its high turnout during elections? See you in 2010, Barry! Click the image to watch.

Update: As suspected, it looks like group in Feinstein’s office is actually further left than The One. No matter. The real story here is the poll. Those town halls in August are going to be awfully fun to watch.

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His approval rating among seniors? Forty-nine percent, down from 61 percent at the start of his term and just slightly below where it is for 30-to-64-year-olds.

But….but…but…I don’t understand!?!?! The AARP, AMA, and Nurse’s association are all for it…whatever it is and we should be too!

DCassclowns

NickelAndDime on July 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

As I said in another thread, seniors don’t have to worry about being refused care. Let’s say you’re 70 years old and Obamacare refuses to give you a hip replacement because it’s not cost-effective at your age.

No problem. Buy a gun and shoot a couple of Senators. Prison includes free health care as well as free room and board, and it’s paid for by the same people who will fund Obamacare — taxpayers.

Two Senators down, free health care — it’s a win-win scenario.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

They got the the 1st Amendment down cold.

They just forgot the 2nd Amendment part.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

It’s quite possible that Feintstien is simply a civilian under naval training.

BobMbx on July 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM

I have a feeling this is going to happen all over America when the dc bunch gets home. They DO NOT want to hear from voters until it is time for re-election, then ‘give me money and vote for me’.
L

letget on July 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Look for Secret Service protection to be extended to Congress any day now.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM

The real laugh is that Dianne Feinstein is probably older than any of those people. Talk about being a traitor to your class!

rockmom on July 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Obama would look these seniors in the eye and tell them that his plan is supported by the AARP and then end the “discussion”.

He did this to a woman last week at the Ohio townhall. She started off her question by stating that she worked in the home health care field and… Obama interrupted her by telling her that the head of the home healthcare association supported his plan. Then he rattled off some prattle about her work being important.

He does not believe in the individual, he only believes in the collective.

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:02 PM

“but she agreed to meet with them next month”

After she’s voted for their death sentences or relagated them to “cash for geezers”.

Knucklehead on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Those tools WANT socialized medicine.

txag92 on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

The real laugh is that Dianne Feinstein is probably older than any of those people. Talk about being a traitor to your class!

rockmom on July 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Don’t be mean to DiFi.

I wrote to her about Cap n Tax and she was kind and gracious enough to reply with the excellent news that it would create millions of new Green Jobs.

So I replied:

Okey dokey, then. See ya at the polling precinct.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Remind me again, which demographic group by age is known for its high turnout during elections? See you in 2010, Barry! Click the image to watch.

Old white people stayed home in 2008… there was just an article last week or two about that…

Republicans are not going to benefit if they don’t come across with their own plans…

ninjapirate on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

They should have dumped a ton or so of used Depends in her conference room.

Take the gloves off, geezers!!

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:04 PM

ATTENTION OBAMACARE SHOPPERS: GRANNY AIN’T GETTING NO HIP REPLACEMENT. THAT WOULD BE LIKE PUTTING A NEW SET OF GOODYEARS ON A FORD PINTO WITH 175,000 MILES ON IT. JUST TRADE GRANNY IN FOR THE GOVERNMENT BONUS.

bloggless on July 31, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Old white people stayed home in 2008… there was just an article last week or two about that…

Republicans are not going to benefit if they don’t come across with their own plans…

ninjapirate on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Can you link to that? I’m a junky for demographic exit polling and haven’t heard that one yet.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Freedom of Speech? We don’t need no stinking freedom of speech.

CynicalOptimist on July 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM

He does not believe in the individual, he only believes in the collective.
myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:02 PM

That says it all.

I’ve asked this question a couple places, no one seems to be able to give me a straight answer on it:

If the existing programs work okay, and aren’t the usual government bureaucratic nightmares, why not simply use those to cover the uninsured?

Chainsaw56 on July 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

‘Operation People Are Getting Wise Mission’, is now becom-
ing becoming operational,and for the Lying Liberals,it just might be their worst nightmare trying to pull this crap over the eyes of the greatest generation!!

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Don’t Taz me Bro!

Wade on July 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

“cash for geezers”.

Knucklehead on July 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

LOL “Trade grandma in for a newer, cleaner-burning model.”

evergreen on July 31, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Two Senators down, free health care — it’s a win-win scenario.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

You’re my kinda poster.

:)

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Here’s their platform (from page 5):

We support a public plan in health care reform. It will make coverage more affordable, make private plans more competitive and drive quality improvements in the health care system

txag92 on July 31, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Freedom of Speech? We don’t need no stinking freedom of speech.

CynicalOptimist on July 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Isn’t dissent the highest form of patriotism?

Oh, wait.

That was during the Bush Regime.

Remember how thrilled we all were to see Bill Maher and Alec Baldwin and all those other geniuses “courageously” speaking truth to power? Knowing full well that the Dungeons of Dick awaited them?

Man, I miss those days.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:09 PM

C.A.R.A. is a totally left wing social justice group. While I delight at the prospect of disenchanted seniors voting in 2010, these outraged citizens remind me of Cindy Sheehan whining that George Bush wouldn’t meet with her.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM

And Feinstein is wasting her time trying to push legislation to stop aerial hunting of wolves in AK.

Better put that damn fire out in your own living room.

And get the hell out of other states’ business.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM

If these fools think it bad now just wait till they back to there home state.They are going to be shocked with the anger they will receive.Just try to come between a senior and there health care the S**T will hit the fan it will not be pretty .

thmcbb on July 31, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Did any of them start yelling…”Is it because we are White Seniors in America”..?

d1carter on July 31, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Liberals are in charge!

They would perfer,you just STFU!

The Caring and Compassionate Liberals in action!

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

The AARP needs an earful from their membership.

bloviator on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

If Obamacare passes, seniors better get used to being shown the door.

Just sayin…

Hog Wild on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Donks are age-ists!

Upstater85 on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

If he reaches his euthanasia milestones, they won’t be around to vote in 3 years.

moveongrannie.org

seven on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

ATTENTION OBAMACARE SHOPPERS: GRANNY AIN’T GETTING NO HIP REPLACEMENT. THAT WOULD BE LIKE PUTTING A NEW SET OF GOODYEARS ON A FORD PINTO WITH 175,000 MILES ON IT. JUST TRADE GRANNY IN FOR THE GOVERNMENT BONUS.

bloggless on July 31, 2009 at 3:05 PM

No. I’d trade granny in at the car dealer and get a credit of $4,500 towards my new hybrid.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Here’s their platform (from page 5):

We support a public plan in health care reform. It will make coverage more affordable, make private plans more competitive and drive quality improvements in the health care system

txag92 on July 31, 2009 at 3:09 PM

“Celebrating Medicare’s 44th Birthday”????

Holy Jesus, those people have way too much time on their hands.

How do you celebrate a socialist program’s birthday.

Probably cupcakes and ponies are involved.

And, of course, pinata’s for our honored guests.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM

What’s not to like about the CASH FOR GEEZERS program. Cash in a geezer and give the cash to your Democrat constituents.

tarpon on July 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM

I’m sure AARP will have a logical explanation for this.

moonsbreath on July 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM

one look at the video and it’s clear that these are moonbats who don’t thin difi is enough of a socialist for their taste.

how can i tell.
-matching t shirts
-spokesman is a ‘beardo’
-god forgive me..he was lispy, too.

DrW on July 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I definitely think these were left wing seniors as one appeared to be wearing an ankle length skirt fashioned from a Hefty bag. Plus, that guy’s name was POT-ASH.

bloggless on July 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Since those over 65 are the ones with actual, first-hand experience with Medicare, I find their opinions in this polling particularly telling.

MyFathersDaughter on July 31, 2009 at 3:15 PM

C.A.R.A. is a totally left wing social justice group. While I delight at the prospect of disenchanted seniors voting in 2010, these outraged citizens remind me of Cindy Sheehan whining that George Bush wouldn’t meet with her.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM

So these were superannuated Lefties?

Ah, damn, that take all the sex out of this story. Just another predictable group of “activists”.

Say it ain’t so…

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Feinstein… well he had that disgusting white crap on the edge of his mouth.

Upstater85 on July 31, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Heh. Just their luck, though, they’d probably be released as part of the states dumping prisoners in order to try and intimidate the citizenry to okay higher taxes to keep funding the rest of the state governments’ wasteful spending.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM

The administration better have a plan to deal with all of these upset citizens… something about a blue pill and a short ride in a train to the countryside should do the trick

gatorboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM

moveongrannie.org

seven on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Awesome.

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM

…and in addition to supporting a singe payer system, CARA supports Card Check, oops, I mean the “Employee Free Choice Act”. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re affiliated with the S.E.I.U.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

C.A.R.A. is a totally left wing social justice group

Crap. Right you are.

No story here. Just the usual dog-bites-man.

Move on.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Heh. Just their luck, though, they’d probably be released as part of the states dumping prisoners in order to try and intimidate the citizenry to okay higher taxes to keep funding the rest of the state governments’ wasteful spending.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Giving them the ability to take out another pair of Senators.

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

If Obamacare passes, seniors better get used to being shown the door.

Just sayin…

Hog Wild on July 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Instead of asking if they want to be resusitated, They’ll “pull the plug” on that.

CynicalOptimist on July 31, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Heh. Just their luck, though, they’d probably be released as part of the states dumping prisoners in order to try and intimidate the citizenry to okay higher taxes to keep funding the rest of the state governments’ wasteful spending.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Meh. That’s not a problem two more bullets wouldn’t solve.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 3:19 PM

I seem to remember a certain Liberal,who also
wanted respect,Barbara Boxer who chastised a
senior US Military Officer!!

It seems Libs don’t respect their elders,after
all,they like to tell everyone that they ‘WON’!!

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:19 PM

I’m glad they escorted them out, rather than just “put them down.”

Star20 on July 31, 2009 at 3:19 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re affiliated with the S.E.I.U.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

There you go again!! Using the same guilt-by-association slander tactics you guys tried against Dear Leader.

These people aren’t assoicated with S.E.I.U.

Seiu is just a guy that lives in their neighborhood.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Giving them the ability to take out another pair of Senators.

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Great minds think alike.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 3:20 PM

thomasaur on July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM

I knew there had to be a silver lining in there, somewhere. :)

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I’m glad they escorted them out, rather than just “put them down.”

Star20 on July 31, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Nah, I’d vote for this particular group to be put down.

Useless eaters.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Crap. Right you are.

No story here. Just the usual dog-bites-man.

The poll’s the real story here. The video’s just the enticement to get people to click.

Allahpundit on July 31, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Isn’t that the taxpayers office?????????????? WTF

Rick007 on July 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM

who knows govn’t run healthcare the best? Seniors
Who disappoves of Obamacare the most? Seniors

hmmm… there must a correlation there somewhere… I.. just.. can’t… see.. it…

gatorboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Remind me again, which demographic group by age is known for its high turnout during elections? See you in 2010, Barry! Click the image to watch.

I don’t know, Allah… that’s nothing a few well-placed Black Panthers can’t handle.

D2Boston on July 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Great! So Senator Feinstein will meet with the group next month……so she’ll have enough time to have the “rhetoric chip” installed in her brain.

yoda on July 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM

The poll’s the real story here. The video’s just the enticement to get people to click.

Allahpundit on July 31, 2009 at 3:22 PM

You rascal. Here I thought seniors were going all Nathan Hale on DiFi and you want me to read Gallup?

By the way, AP, any truth to the rumor that you’re actually Todd Palin?

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM

My wife is getting kind of old, can I get a trade-in credit?

CMonster on July 31, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Funny how we all just assumed that this would be a group of seniors opposed to Obammycare.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:27 PM

The poll’s the real story here. The video’s just the enticement to get people to click.

Allahpundit on July 31, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Seniors (not these leftwing moonbats, but normal seniors) actually remember that we were fighting the USSR and communist ideas. They know what central planning is and what it does. The kids think that marxism is cool and hip, because our education system and media are infested with marxists who are proud owners of IQs in the low 80′s.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:27 PM

The kids think that marxism is cool and hip, because our education system and media are infested with marxists who are proud owners of IQs in the low 80’s.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Beret’s coming back into style again?

And bongo drums?

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

-spokesman is a ‘beardo’
-god forgive me..he was lispy, too.

DrW on July 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Why is it that of men who have beards, the overwhelming percentage of them are leftists?

What is it? They all want to be Freud or something?

It’s like one of the surest ways to spot a dumbsh*t is whether he has a beard.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Bingo. S.E.I.U. is a sponsor of CARA. And the Alliance of Retired Americans worked with the S.E.I.U. to go after John McCain on healthcare.

No doubt there are oodles of examples like this.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:29 PM

It’s like one of the surest ways to spot a dumbsh*t is whether he has a beard.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

but…Bernake has a beard

CMonster on July 31, 2009 at 3:30 PM

It’s like one of the surest ways to spot a dumbsh*t is whether he has a beard.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

That only applies north of the Mason-Dixon line.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Bingo. S.E.I.U. is a sponsor of CARA. And the Alliance of Retired Americans worked with the S.E.I.U. to go after John McCain on healthcare.

No doubt there are oodles of examples like this.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Your tax dollars at work.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:31 PM

My wife is getting kind of old, can I get a trade-in credit?

CMonster on July 31, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Can I swap in my forty YO wife for 2 twenty YO?

Wade on July 31, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Can I swap in my forty YO wife for 2 twenty YO?

Wade on July 31, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Only if you want to spend twice as much money on upkeep

CMonster on July 31, 2009 at 3:35 PM

What is it with bamboozling?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on July 31, 2009 at 3:17 PM

It’s black slang for don’t be fooled by whitey. I think Elijah Muhammed of the Nation of Islam made it popular. If we had a real independent press in this country, they would have called Obama on the carpet for his use of it.

Blake on July 31, 2009 at 3:38 PM

It’s like one of the surest ways to spot a dumbsh*t is whether he has a beard.
Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM

That, plus hairy legs, and Birkenstockers.

All that being said, Allah’s right that the real story is the poll and I do so look forward to 2010. It’s just so predictable that this group but orchestrated what appears to be a well-funded publicity stunt. No doubt they’ve been protesting something or other for decades.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:38 PM

The Greatest Generation,along with the ‘Rosie Riveters’
need to have ‘Airborne Assault’,parachutting grandpa’s and
grandma’s,with false teeth and walking canes dropping out of the sky has they make a toe hold in Washington!

Its time they make a stand to this bill,so they can dictate
their terms of when they want to die,and not on the States
timetable!!(Sarc)

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I haven’t seen a group of seniors this mad since Bingo night when the guy reading the balls stuttered.

DrAllecon on July 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I haven’t seen a group of seniors this mad since Bingo night when the guy reading the balls stuttered.

DrAllecon on July 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

They’ve been waiting their entire lives for “social justice”.

They get a community organizer in the WH and what do they have to show for it?

Bupkiss.

Check’s in the mail, angry geezers.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Argh. delete [but].

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

“she offered to meet with them next month.”

Yeah, after the dirty deed is done.

Goldy1 on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

I don’t care if the protestors were to the left of Che. What people will see on the tv is seniors were opposing 0bamacare. Perception will shape reality.

Lou Budvis on July 31, 2009 at 4:03 PM

you have to add the all important Monty Python to really get the full effect

ginaswo on July 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

They can be sent to “camp” for “end-of-life counseling”… This will allow the all-knowing state to “concentrate” the delivery of “services” to the undesirables proles constituents.

phreshone on July 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. – Thomas Jefferson

My friends, this IS outrageous. These democrats and most republicans are nothing more than tyrants!! They must be voted out of office!

long_cat on July 31, 2009 at 4:24 PM

So far left they made the circle back to the right?

SouthernGent on July 31, 2009 at 4:26 PM

I’m almost 70 and I’m with Daggett. As far as the Black Panthers, bring’em on. I’m going down with my sword in my hand!

elifino on July 31, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Those pesky seniors and old ppl, no wonder Obama-scare plans want to get rid of them fast

macncheez on July 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM

They can be sent to “camp” for “end-of-life counseling”… This will allow the all-knowing state to “concentrate” the delivery of “services” to the undesirables proles constituents.

phreshone on July 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Will Obama’s ma-in-law be sent to that camp ?

macncheez on July 31, 2009 at 5:21 PM

The backlash from REAL Americans in either 2010 or 2012 is going to be monumental due to all the subversive Democrat behavior taking place in so many aspects of American society. The day is near at hand when the term liberal will be as despised as child rapist. Until that day Freedom around our planet will be held captive in many places. The world shall never know true freedom until liberalism is exposed for it’s true controlling nature.

sincerely,
A 58 year old Conservative who wised up after 55 years of liberalism.

wtng2fish on July 31, 2009 at 6:54 PM

And the irony is it’s the younger people who are going to get hosed by this whole thing.

NoLeftTurn on July 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Well, unfortunately there were enough seniors to vote for this turd to help him win. So, they’ll have to eat crow now, as will the rest of America.

ErinF on July 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM

No problem. Buy a gun and shoot a couple of Senators. Prison includes free health care as well as free room and board, and it’s paid for by the same people who will fund Obamacare — taxpayers.

Two Senators down, free health care — it’s a win-win scenario.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM

I don’t read HA for the smartass imperiousness Allah brings, but for commentators like this. Too funny, and probably true!

leftnomore on July 31, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Amazing, we pay for her salary and the money to have these offices and she can hide behind the doors and then call the police to have citizens removed. Socialism or Facism, take your choice.

hillbilly on July 31, 2009 at 9:10 PM

aHem. DiFi. Just soes you know. Old people vote at a higher percentage than any other age group.

kurtzz3 on July 31, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Need to check the list of Feinstein donors to find out if Soylent Corporation is on it.

Fighton03 on July 31, 2009 at 10:07 PM

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