Video: Democrat screams at constituent for asking tough question on health care

posted at 8:45 pm on August 7, 2009 by 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 during the interview, too, so the SEIU presence at the meeting must have been light.

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The “Democrats” don’t believe in democracy. That is because the “Democrats” are now socialists, and socialism and democracy really don’t mix. Political and economic freedom are intertwined.

Phil Byler on August 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM

methinks he’s a racist. Refuses to comment, too. Therefore he’s also a jerk. Let me guess that his “constituents” are mostly black?

A$$hat

cannonball on August 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM

“Is you is, or is you ain’t my constituents?” This POS couldn’t find his ass with both hands and a seeing-eye dog. Disgusting.

Sam_I_Am on August 8, 2009 at 12:16 PM

This reminds me of when you go to a store and ask for something and they say “We don’t have that, customers don’t ask for it”

This kind of store goes bust of course.

Hope on August 8, 2009 at 12:16 PM

methinks he’s a racist. Refuses to comment, too. Therefore he’s also a jerk. Let me guess that his “constituents” are mostly black?

A$$hat

cannonball on August 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM

His must think all his constituents are black because he didn’t think the white guy asking the question was of part of them. It’s either that or he doesn’t think any of his white constituents have a right to voice a question.

Hobbes on August 8, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Liberals live in perpetual fear that they will be subject to the same threats, hostility, and scorn to which they subject others.

JohnJ on August 8, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Keep turning up the heat, folks. Make them listen to us, even if they don’t want to and/or try to sideline us.

GET IN THEIR FACES!!!

bluelightbrigade on August 8, 2009 at 12:21 PM

cannonball on August 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Here are the demographics.

I’m going with “‘D’ = Racist”, too.

bluelightbrigade on August 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Members of Congress, the press, and others who doubt that the fear coming from the public is based in reality need only look to Canada and Great Britain for the answer. We won’t make their same mistakes, you say? How, pray tell, will you prevent it? The massive costs of Obamacare alone will dictate rationing of services. In addition, any system that is as politically driven as Obamacare will be rife with fraud, abuse, waste, and graft. The clauses in the current bill call for “end of life counseling” every five years for those collecting Social Security. Why would I want to be counseled on that every five years, unless someone wants to convince me to “just let go” and slip into a painkiller induced coma from which I will never return?

Lest you say that the Republicans have not come up with any viable alternatives, please read the Patients Choice Act which, while objectionable in some ways, is not nearly as egregious as what the Democrats want. Oh, that’s right, Republicans have been virtually locked out of any meaningful negotiations by leaders of Congress who wish to portray them as the “Party of No.” So, the PCA goes almost unacknowledged.

There are a few simple changes that could be made to our existing health care scenario that would virtually eliminate much of what people find wrong with it. First, make health insurance portable and noncancellable so that pre-existing conditions don’t matter and making insurance companies compete for customers. Second, give the tax incentives to the consumers of health care instead of the providers giving consumers the incentive to choose their health care wisely. Third, reform tort cases so that the loser pays, thereby decreasing the number of frivolous lawsuits brought by ambulance chasers (like John Edwards who became obscenely wealthy bringing erroneous cerebral palsy lawsuits). These few changes alone would go a long way towards eliminating some of the more egregious aspects of the current system.

So, before liberals are too quick to say that opponents of Obamacare have no ideas of their own, remember that we are being shut out of the debate. As sometimes used to happen with my kids, I have to yell to be heard over the din of petty arguments and squabbling.

College Prof on August 8, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Phil Byler wrote, ‘The “Democrats” don’t believe in democracy. That is because the “Democrats” are now socialists, and socialism and democracy really don’t mix. Political and economic freedom are intertwined.’

Excellent point. Truth, distilled. Socialists cannot abide an opposition, and the concept of personal, individual liberty is alien to their whole worldview. We truly need to get this through our heads: we are not facing traditional Democrats here. We’re facing hardcore, old-school leftists: well organized, highly disciplined, and ruthless. To them, we aren’t the loyal opposition. To them, we’re the enemy.

I predict violence at the polls in 2010, and more of the same in 2012–largely directed against Republicans in hotly contested districts. Getting our cars keyed for flashing a McCain-Palin bumpersticker will be a kiss on the cheek by comparison.

troyriser_gopftw on August 8, 2009 at 1:18 PM

The Libtards are sounding very shrill these days, 6 months into the Obama debacle.

Geochelone on August 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM

That is because the “Democrats” are now socialists,

Personally, I think this is beyond socialism.
They consider themselves modern day lords, kings and queens.
Well,, it’s all the same really,, it’s just dressed up differently.

JellyToast on August 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Could someone please clarify a point for me? I’ve been watching the great astroturf debate. One of the signs for the Obamacare supporters to print and carry (you can see it here: http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/ofa-challenges-list-counter-special-interests-during-august-health-care-battle click on the “printable pdf” in the story) has the Obama symbol at the top. It is small, flanked by what could be sickles.

What I’m curious about is if it’s legal to continue to use a candidate’s symbol “separate” from the candidate. i.e. wouldn’t the inclusion of the symbol mean it was put out by Obama and the WH? If so, is that legal?

UnderstandingisPower on August 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Obama won, which means you can’t disagree with him or his cronies.

His landslide victory (52%) gives him the right–no, the mandate–to silence dissent as he works to save us all from the best health care system in the world, from our coveted currency, from the hurtful disapproval of the world’s dictators, from our undeserved Bill of Rights, and from the tyranny of oil.

jazz_piano on August 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM

UnderstandingisPower on August 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Those don’t look quite like sickles to me; maybe just lame design work? Or pitchforks?

jazz_piano on August 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Point conceded though they look close to sickles to me. But what I’m really curious about is how Obama, Pelosi, et al, can claim that the right is astroturfing from some shadowy Republican group, when the signs made up for the left COME COMPLETE WITH THE OFFICIAL OBAMA SYMBOL? How much more “top down” can you get? And is it legal for the WH to be “arming” one set of citizens against another, even if it’s only with lame signs?

UnderstandingisPower on August 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

But what I’m really curious about is how Obama, Pelosi, et al, can claim that the right is astroturfing from some shadowy Republican group, when the signs made up for the left COME COMPLETE WITH THE OFFICIAL OBAMA SYMBOL?

UnderstandingisPower on August 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Simple: These people are brazen, shameless liars and hypocrites.

Americans expect a certain level of hypocrisy and corruption in politics, but this group takes it to a new level.

jazz_piano on August 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Next question: Is it legal to use symbols like that from the WH in favor of one set of citizens over another?

UnderstandingisPower on August 8, 2009 at 2:11 PM

The “Democrats” don’t believe in democracy. That is because the “Democrats” are now socialists, and socialism and democracy really don’t mix. Political and economic freedom are intertwined.

Phil Byler on August 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM

You guys have got to quit quoting the party line: It’s not “socialism,” it’s COMMUNISM. No one talks about it anymore. The media very rarely mentions Cuba or China’s leadership as “communist.”

No free speech. Government directives for every aspect of your lives, what kind of cars you can drive to what kind of beverages, permission to chop down a tree in your yard.

That’s communism, folks. Start calling it what it is. Reeducate family and friends, the youth of America, on just what that is.

‘Cause it ain’t socialism, babe.

klickink.wordpress.com on August 8, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Don’t people understand that to let a government have complete power in decisions about your health, life and eventual death (for they will be financing and making recomendations to it all) is to give them power over everything. Giving in to government health care is simply handing over our country to the political elites who are as entrenched in our government as the English Monarchy in old England, titles and offices decending through families.

Honest to God…. is this what all Democrats in this country want? Are they all that enamored with socialism? Enamored with a system that has consistantly failed throughout history?

Or is this simply a ploy by far leftwing democrats to invoke “fair play and a level health care playing field” to the black berbs of Chicago where our presidente sprang from as an Acorn style community organizer.

Are we really expected to change the nature of our entire nation for today’s, and all future, citizens to supply health care insurance to 15% of our population? The only people who seem to agree with this are people who might somehow benefit monetarily or politically from this action.

God Bless America, but I for one will move to Texas if this insanity continues and Texas will attempt to secede from this failing nation. I can’t support this.

Ernest on August 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM

I’m waiting to see how long before some Republicans start to sell out the town hall meetings.
When will Chris Matthews have McCain or Gramnesty on and ask them if they support mobs yelling murder at townhall meetings?

JellyToast on August 8, 2009 at 2:39 PM

also in the clip I saw the doc said he asked for a discussion with Scott but was told “NO” by his staff.

So much for “representative government”

We need to unelect all of them in 2010 as they seem to think that they know better than us and that we should just stfu and take whatever they hand out.

When did that become the standard for a politician. Do they think they can reelected without voters? Maybe they do think that and that should make everyone very nervous as it indicates a mindset open and willing to aid anyone of like mind that would be willing to eliminate any future elections.

Why do think that someone from Rome circa 35-44 B.C. would see similarities with their own time?

jcw46 on August 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM

dang, missing I in “why do I think…”

jcw46 on August 8, 2009 at 2:48 PM

I doubt the Congressional clunker could even read the bill and understand it.

Tinge of racism there — “my constituents” assumes white people are hijacking the event? Sounds like it.

tarpon on August 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM

klickink.wordpress.com on August 8, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Good point. Communism it is.

jazz_piano on August 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Democrats don’t necessarily want this since many Dems are now out protesting along with the rest of us. It’s the Progressives that desire this. Yes they do want us to change the nature of our country but we can take solace in some things about us as a nation.

#1 There is an awakening in this country that the major media outlets aren’t covering, at least not fairly. We are NOT the minority in our feelings. People are taking a stand.

#2 We are rugged individualists and we always have been from day one. We are not likely to yield easily to someone or some thing who tries to take that away.

#3 We in this nation have NEVER known what it is like to have a king on our soil. Yeah we had King George but he was in England at the time. Our forefathers had to learn how to be autonomous then wrote that autonomy into our Constitution so their descendants would never know tyranny.

And because we have never lived under a monarchy of any kind–

#4 We aren’t prone to tolerate it and will stand up against it. My offspring is a student of history, spent some time in a communist country (for school) and made this observation that our desire for freedom is embedded in our National DNA. Citizen’s of communist nations who have tasted freedom? Not so much, hence Russia’s decline back in the Communist direction. China and Russia are ripe for communism because before communism that they had Emperors and Czars. They had generations of experience with being told what to wear, think, say, be, do. We don’t have that here (thanks to God and our forefathers.) In fact, if you look at our modern mythology, (films, TV) there is a recurring theme of oppressive regimes or people being thrown off or in someway destroyed by “the little people”. Example: “Dodgeball: an Underdog story.” Whether these projects are written by the left regarding perceived right wing oppression or vise versa, it’s in our psychology as a nation to eschew tyranny.

I just figure we have them on the ropes or they wouldn’t be so busy pointing fingers or screeching at people who dare to ask questions of them as in the case of the doctor in the video asking questions on his patients’ behalf. I figure we have them back pedaling because they are lashing out with venom. You know, like a cornered pit viper. No reason present, no admission that you might just be bigger than him, just hissing, rattle shaking and striking out at whatever moves first. Continue to stand. Keep up the pressure. God Bless America

Driefromseattle on August 8, 2009 at 3:49 PM

“Is you is, or is you ain’t my constituents?” This POS couldn’t find his ass with both hands and a seeing-eye dog. Disgusting.

Sam_I_Am on August 8, 2009

As I recall, that character in the movie ended up run out of town on a rail. Are you suggesting something or did I just step on your nuance?

SKYFOX on August 8, 2009 at 3:52 PM

SKYFOX on August 8, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Naw man, you’re okay. I really need to see that movie. One of my buddies at work says that line a lot and it seemed appropriate considering how ignorant that congressman is.

Sam_I_Am on August 8, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Ha ha, if they ran him out of town,it sure does fit. There are a lot of “representatives” that deserve that fate. Anyone know where to get tar and feathers at a discounted rate? I’m on a budget.

Sam_I_Am on August 8, 2009 at 4:47 PM

The TN Madison County Democrat party called the Young Republicans “Brown Shirts” for getting a petition for Congressman Tanner (D-TN)to hold town hall meetings instead of telephone town halls.

jacksonsun.com

TN Mom on August 8, 2009 at 4:49 PM

The TN Madison County Democrat Party LEADER called..

oops!

TN Mom on August 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM

The “Democrats” don’t believe in democracy. That is because the “Democrats” are now socialists, and socialism and democracy really don’t mix. Political and economic freedom are intertwined.

Phil Byler on August 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM

I don’t believe in democracy either, and I’m no Democrat. Neither were the Founders fans of democracy:

“It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience had proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.” – Alexander Hamilton June 21, 1788

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” – John Adams

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” – Benjamin Franklin

In point of fact, democracy leads to the very tyrannies like socialism which you falsely say don’t mix.

America is not a democracy, it is a Republic based on Constitutional law. As long as “conservatives” buy into this lie that America is a democracy, I see little optimism of this nation ever returning to its former glory.

Democracy is the opposite of liberty. The Founders knew this. Conservatives need to remember it.

2Brave2Bscared on August 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Give the local affiliate lots of props for tracking down the doctor and interviewing him. How embarrassing for this idiot congressman–yelling at a urologist and constituent for asking about the health care bill.

Fool.

NebCon on August 8, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Benjamin Franklin
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

JellyToast on August 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM

There was a time when arrogant clowns like this guy were tarred and feathered, then carried out of town on a rail. Anyone in favor of reviving this ritual?

AV8R on August 8, 2009 at 10:29 PM

This video of Rep. Scott v/s the Dr. needs to be made into a commercial and played on every television in the United States…it says it all.

djn on August 9, 2009 at 8:37 AM

There was a time when arrogant clowns like this guy were tarred and feathered, then carried out of town on a rail. Anyone in favor of reviving this ritual?

AV8R on August 8, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Get the tar

Jeff from WI on August 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Scott said he wanted to listen to “ALL his constituents” on this matter. Right now his website has a pole about healthcare and last I looked 96% were happy with health insurance and care the way it is NOW.

Elizabetty on August 9, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Some people just look like @$$holes. David Scott is obviously one of them.

ronnyraygun on August 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM

The problems within our health care system were CREATED by our government.
Very few people have any understanding why employers are involved with providing healthcare coverage. The fact is that employer provided healthcare grew out of government regulation due to wage freezes during WWII.

This benefit was something that employers back then could offer to recruit and retain employees when they could not raise wages. By exempting this benefit from taxes, government rewarded employers and employees to continue to offer this type of coverage.

Prior to this point in history, we were largely pay for service. Then, along came Ted Kennedy that forced the HMO ACT of 1978 down our throats that forced business to offer health benefits to its employees. Kennedy said this was going to reduce health costs and lower insurance rates. It in fact resulted in skyrocketing health costs as well as forcing over 2200 private hospitals to close and the HMO industry became a cabal with the Governments blessing. The Congress had to change anti trust laws to enact the HMO Act because what they were mandating was illegal at the time due to our anti trust laws.

The result over time is that there is virtually no competition because the Federal Government tell insurers what hey can and cannot offer and the consumer has no idea how much the procedures and Rx’s cost because the HMO is paying for it all. In short, they have mandated semi socialistic fascist health care already. The reasons costs escalate is that there is no competition.

How about dropping all government spending (including tax benefits on coverage) in the area of healthcare. After all, it is a power not granted to the government in the constitution anyway. How about a return to pay for service based system?

This would force the insurance companies to offer creative and affordable plans at an individual level, with more choices than you see from your employer-negotiated plans today.

Ending government spending in healthcare is the only way to return healthcare costs to reasonable levels. Besides how do you like the way the post office, airport security, or any other government program is being run?

ScottyDog on August 9, 2009 at 3:50 PM

the libs want a health care system run by Michael Moore. they appreciate him as well as the Bamster.

bluegrass on August 9, 2009 at 4:03 PM

The ultimate campaign sound bite for his next opponent. You can’t fix stupid!

orlandocajun on August 9, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Is it safe to criticize Democrats and President Obama for their healthcare take-over plan on this site or anywhere else on the internet? It wouldn’t surprise me if the Obama administration created a special office to track down critics IP addresses after the heat they caused with the snitch program. Without blinking an eye, they created the snitch program. I’d bet they’ve got something going on below the radar now. To critics, expect IRS audits, and should Obama succeed in nationalizing health care, expect denial of healthcare service (You’re too old, too young, too healthy, too unhealthy, too whatever…)

olesparkie on August 10, 2009 at 8:48 AM

I’m in this moron’s district and I was going to send him an e-mail respectively suggesting that he resign his office or else apologize for attacking his constituents. However, there is always some technical glitch preventing me from sending him an e-mail. I have to wonder if this is by design.

I am ashamed to be in this representative’s district. The man can’t even speak grammatical English. What a tool.

RandyChandler on August 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM

All of them have completely forgotten who they work for. They have become a fourth and highest class in America.(The Dems are always using class warfare, I can too.)The two party system is supposed to be a system of checks and balances to prevent any ideology to be in control for too long. The left truly wants this to become a one party system of the Socialist persuasion.

I thought I heard Fauxbama campaign as a President who would be bi-partisan. “I Won” is the only attitude I can see going on.This guy is twenty times as divisive as Bush could have ever mustered. The far left is moving aggressively against the People. The Right seems powerless. It was George H. W. Bush who let slip with that “New World Order” crap. I’m not a huge conspiratorialist, but I believe firmly that the two parties work together more than they oppose each other. I believe a third party is a necessity and I will be voting for Wayne Allen Root, the Libertarian Presidential Candidate, other wise known as the “anti-Obama”. The Libertarians are closer to what the Founders created than either of the other two. I will register soon as Libertarian as I feel raped by the other two….I’m tired of Communists and Religious Fanatics on the fringes destroying a once beautiful country.

adamsmith on August 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM

His brother in crime is Henry Waxman. I live in his district and called his office for a schedule of his recess events and meetings. ONE and ONLY one scheduled. A VIP party at UCLA on the subject of Climate Change. NO meetings on health care. Scum bag of the same order as Obama. this is outrageous.

highninside on August 10, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Kramer would telly Seinfield:

Comedy GOLD, Jerry!

juanito on August 10, 2009 at 9:45 PM

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