Video: Shea-Porter has constituent arrested at town-hall forum

posted at 1:20 pm on August 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

This is a curious re-election strategy, especially for a Representative who made her name by bird-dogging her former Congressman at his town-hall forums.  Consistency isn’t Carol Shea-Porter’s strong suit, apparently, as she demonstrates in this clip from the meeting she finally held with constituents after dodging them for most of the month. When one of her constituents challenges the presence of union enforcers in the crowd, Shea-Porter asks for police intervention:

I’ve watched this video a couple of times, and I still can’t figure out why the police took this man out of the room. He was actually less disruptive than the woman behind him. He challenged Shea-Porter on the appearance of SEIU protesters in the room, one of whom got up and disrupted his question. When the first man then challenged the residency of the SEIU rep, police swooped in and removed him.

According to Now Hampshire, they removed the man because he didn’t get a Golden Ticket to allow him to speak at the meeting:

In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her own town hall event in Manchester on Saturday.

In the appended video, Shea-Porter can be seen instructing security to remove a man for standing to ask a question without a ticket. Shea-Porter previously held a lottery to determine who could ask questions. She can also be heard taunting the man on his way out by saying, “I do hope the movie theater can be a little quieter for you.”

Now Hampshire also reports that the man they removed is Carl Tomanelli — a retired policeman.

Shea-Porter heaped disparagement on “tea-baggers” who showed up to dissent on ObamaCare, which is rich with irony, considering Shea-Porter’s history:

“The irony is, of course, that Shea-Porter used to be a ‘tea-bagger’ on the left,” writes Nashua Telegraph columnist Kevin Landrigan. “She stalked then-congressman Jeb Bradley at town hall-style meetings the 1st District Republican incumbent held throughout his district.”

Four years ago Carol Shea-Porter protested at the State House alongside people dressed as Nazis while accusing the federal government of trying “to brand us like sheep.” On Saturday, she disparagingly referred to people who do not trust the same federal government to run our health care system as “these people.”

“We remember when, Carol, do you,” asks Landrigan.

But that was when she was one of the hoi polloi. Now, she’s in power, and Shea-Porter doesn’t deign to take questions without preselecting who can speak in her presence.  And that’s a re-election strategy that is both all too familiar and increasing unlikely to succeed in 2010.

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Fascism.

Those who dissent or question their betters will go off to the gulags.

rbj on August 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Four years ago Carol Shea-Porter protested at the State House alongside people dressed as Nazis while accusing the federal government of trying “to brand us like sheep.”

Wait, wait. I thought that calling politicians Nazis was not cool. Or was it fine four years ago?
I must have lost my playbook as to what is kosher and what isn’t. I’m so confused.

mjk on August 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

And Porter will stand dumbfounded, asking “WHY?” when she’s kicked out of office.

GarandFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

I’d be interested in knowing what Porter had the man arrested for. I don’t believe “not having a golden ticket” will hold up in court.

GarandFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

I know someone who won’t be a representative much longer.

FontanaConservative on August 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Wow! and this was in New Hampshire!

He should sue.

INC on August 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Have everyone who will vote against you arrested!

BRILLIANT! That will work!

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Wait, wait. I thought that calling politicians Nazis was not cool. Or was it fine four years ago?
I must have lost my playbook as to what is kosher and what isn’t. I’m so confused.

mjk on August 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism only when Republicans are in charge.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

You know what made me lol? the “Paid for New Hampshire Republican Senate Committee” at the end.

These Dem’s are toast.

p0s3r on August 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Here in NH we fondly refer to her as Carol Che-Porter.

Josef Goebbels would be proud of her.

Del Dolemonte on August 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Typical Democrat . . . doesn’t want to hear from anyone other than their parasitic constituents that want more “free stuff” from this nanny government. We need to throw every one of them out on their liberal butts.

rplat on August 30, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Hope the guy gets a good lawyer. Poor Carol will have to get re-elected in order to settle the lawsuit.

GarandFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM

I’d be interested in knowing what Porter had the man arrested for. I don’t believe “not having a golden ticket” will hold up in court.

GarandFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Nope. Right to petition your government, including your representatives is in the Constitution.

No way in hell it will stand up.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. – Herbert Hoover

phreshone on August 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Is there a strong republican who’s going to challenge her? I certainly hope so, this is beyond the pale.

Rebar on August 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Hope they kick her out of office, but I don’t hold much hope for the New England States…

Tim Burton on August 30, 2009 at 1:33 PM

The veil of illusion is not just slipping, it is being rent asunder! (with sound effects, and cheering, jeering crowds of thousands)

Skandia Recluse on August 30, 2009 at 1:33 PM

is this a surprise, anyway who can top Obama, agitating community organizer who is now “The Man”

rob verdi on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

On C-SPAN, democrat Jim Moran is getting butchered…lmao. He keeps letting Howard Dean speak for him.

SouthernGent on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Fill the jails!!!

Seven Percent Solution on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Sadly it reveals the fact that many cops, when it gets right down to it, are government/union hacks. The video of the cop telling a dude at another town hall that he couldn’t have a sign with Obama’s name on it is telling as well.

echosyst on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Unions are about as Un-American as you can get. Stifling free speech of private citizens, retired public servants for God’s sake, in the name of self interest. Despicable. I hate those communist bastards.

Guardian on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I had no idea that was her background. Interesting that someone that made her name that way would have such thin skin about these townhalls. Not really surprising though.

stldave on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

People in NH take that whole ‘live free or die’ thing pretty seriously. This congresswoman won’t be in office for long. The guy from New Hampshire brought up an important point.

A. unions bussed people in.
B. most of them don’t even live in her district.

People of NH are very politically savvy. They won’t like this one bit. I’m amazed that she even got elected in the first place with this attitude.

ThackerAgency on August 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism only when Republicans are in charge.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Oh, okay. So calling Biden and Obama morons is not okay. I’ll have to edit my facebook page.

mjk on August 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM

If these elected dc bunch continue this type of crud, the 57% of voters will go up to 75% to remove the slug slime in dc. We need some major change in dc!
L

letget on August 30, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Who’s lining up to run against her?

stldave on August 30, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Oh, okay. So calling Biden and Obama morons is not okay. I’ll have to edit my facebook page.

mjk on August 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM

No, it could result in you getting your networks seized and maybe a trip to “Ze Camps” to get your “mind right”.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Free speech for me but not for thee!

Chuckie on August 30, 2009 at 1:38 PM

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I had no idea that was her background. Interesting that someone that made her name that way would have such thin skin about these townhalls. Not really surprising though.

stldave on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

It shouldn’t surprise you. Look at Obama. The only job he’s had in his life before being elected to office was as a street rabble-rouser, ie: “community organizer”, and look how thin skinned he is about ACTUAL communities organizing…

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Shea-Porter can be seen instructing security to remove a man for standing to ask a question without a ticket

If Obama and his minions have their way you will eventually need a “ticket” approved by their administration to post a comment on a website.

Basil Fawlty on August 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM

welcome to the U.S.S.A

welcome to the new world order.

the problem with internationalists is they don’t have a consitution to LIMIT their power.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM

What’s with the cops lately?Not just this but a lot of clips they’re pushing people around, arresting them for nothing. Well, well where’s the ACLU

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM

If Obama and his minions have their way you will eventually need a “ticket” approved by their administration to post a comment on a website.

Basil Fawlty on August 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM

And if Obamacare is passed the reporters/goons will be able to access all branches of government including the IRS to dig for dirt on you like Ohio did with Joe the plumber.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM

This is how Americans are treated under the regime of Osama Obama. He has brought the lowest rabble into the government to do his bidding, and together they are trampling the Constitution, not to mention basic decency and civility.

Shea-Porter is the one who should be led from the room. In handcuffs. Same goes for Lord Obama and his scurrilous lackeys.

MrScribbler on August 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM

This ain’t America no more.

fourdeucer on August 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM

It shouldn’t surprise you. Look at Obama. The only job he’s had in his life before being elected to office was as a street rabble-rouser, ie: “community organizer”, and look how thin skinned he is about ACTUAL communities organizing…

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM

correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Hitler start off as a “community organizer”?

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I still can’t believe that they think this strategy is working. They should all be fired for not being able to catch on earlier. Wasn’t this an obvious backfire a month ago?

sherry on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Who’s lining up to run against her?

stldave on August 30, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Who is? Do you know? I may want to make a donation to that campaign.

DrStock on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

What if the man had live ammunition in his finger? Ever think about that? Huh?

ericdijon on August 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

This ain’t America no more.

I think you are kidding but I believe that these scumbags are about to find out what real America is all about very soon. The overreaching is breathtaking.

VegasRick on August 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Hitler start off as a “community organizer”?

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

You are not wrong..

mjk on August 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Fascism.

Those who dissent or question their betters will go off to the gulags.

rbj on August 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Vote the fascist bitch out!

MCGIRV on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Hitler start off as a “community organizer”?

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

If you are willing to include street thug rabble rousers as “community organizers” (which is really just the PC term for it), yes.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Sal Alinsky must have his book in all the Dems bathrooms….so that when they are doing #2 (which they box up fresh to send to the WH so Rahm “the F-Word” Emmanuel never runs out to give to MSM) they have a good “laxative” inducer [besides of course the required poster of The Messiah getting Crowned in the Greek Temple - that will clean anyone's bowels quickly enough]………..

Cinday Blackburn on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Police State

The Calibur on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Unless we ACTUALLY throw these people out of office with our votes, you can rest assured this is the way America will go, armed OFFICIALS arresting us on a whim, removing us from town halls. Either remove them or suffer the consequences, as that security guard said this ain’t America no more.

jainphx on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

What’s with the cops lately?Not just this but a lot of clips they’re pushing people around, arresting them for nothing. Well, well where’s the ACLU

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Silly Jeff! Don’t you understand that virtually EVERY police force is UNIONIZED? Even the cops understand which side of the bread the butter is on. It brings the phrase “To Serve & Protect” even more into clarity when you realize they are serving and protecting the folks who negotiate their wage and retirement benefits.

AW1 Tim on August 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM

This ain’t America no more.

fourdeucer on August 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Yes it is. We are just being tested in ways we never imagined. He’s fundamentally weak. The US is inherently strong. We will prevail.

sherry on August 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Unless we ACTUALLY throw these people out of office with our votes, you can rest assured this is the way America will go, armed OFFICIALS arresting us on a whim, removing us from town halls. Either remove them or suffer the consequences, as that security guard said this ain’t America no more.

jainphx on August 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM

That’s what the “civillian defense corp” is for. Brownshirts to arrest political opposition.

The military won’t shoot civilians. Police will.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Yes it is. We are just being tested in ways we never imagined. He’s fundamentally weak. The US is inherently strong. We will prevail.

sherry on August 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Applause!

VegasRick on August 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM

May the electorate kick her hyphenated-butt out the door.

whitetop on August 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Having ‘been there, done that’, I have a sneaking suspicion that local cops are not really up to snuff or had training in public protests. They’re thrown in “to keep the peace”. Unfortunately there is a very fine line between keeping the peace and allowing political dissent, no matter how uncomfortable it may make the politicians.

As with the rent-a-cop in Florida, I’d have gotten arrested and then sued them in court. Nothing gets public officials attention faster than having to shell out taxpayer dollars for stupid mistakes. It has a tendency to have negative consequences in the next election results.

GarandFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Well, well where’s the ACLU

Jeff from WI on August 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM

I’m quite sure they have a full plate as it is, after all who’s going to protect the pedafiles,illegals and all those wanting to bleed the working class. As far as i’m concearned the ACLU are nothing more than leeches on society and needs to be removed from any form of Federal funding.

heshtesh on August 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM

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unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM

According to Now Hampshire, they removed the man because he didn’t get a Golden Ticket to allow him to speak at the meeting:

They also didn’t let him tour the Chocolate Factory.

RadClown on August 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Wow that was something.
She should have just answered the question.

CWforFreedom on August 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Having ‘been there, done that’, I have a sneaking suspicion that local cops are not really up to snuff or had training in public protests. They’re thrown in “to keep the peace”. Unfortunately there is a very fine line between keeping the peace and allowing political dissent, no matter how uncomfortable it may make the politicians.

Police are accustomed to confronting civilians and using force against them. Even the good cops (which is most of them).

The military isn’t.

That’s why Obama wants a “civilian” military basically, to confront his domestic enemies with.

wildcat84 on August 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM

More please. More.

Let’s bring it to a head by asking unapporved questions and getting arrested by the commissars’ henchmen.

Perfect.

notagool on August 30, 2009 at 1:52 PM

But that was when she was one of the hoi polloi. Now, she’s in power, and Shea-Porter doesn’t deign to take questions without preselecting who can speak in her presence. And that’s a re-election strategy that is both all too familiar and increasing unlikely to succeed in 2010.

Ed, this of course pre-supposes that the strategy in question is dependant on “free & fair” elections. AS we witness the mobilization of the SEIU, ACORN, Organizing for America and their bretheren, do you not think what we are seeing will be but a warm-up come elections?

Between voter fraud, intimidation of the electorate and the wholesale propaganda of the MSM, does anyone really think we will have an election in the manner of which we are used to?

The growing instances of unionized law enforcement becoming tools of the Fascist/Syndicalist alliance is becoming only more apparent every passing day. The fear of being branded as “tin-foil hat” conspiracy theorists is cultivating a deafing silence in this country in the face of blatant totalitarianism.

Archimedes on August 30, 2009 at 1:53 PM

“The irony is, of course, that Shea-Porter used to be a ‘tea-bagger’ on the left,” writes Nashua Telegraph columnist Kevin Landrigan.

Wrong. Leftards are never tea-baggers. They are only and always tea-bagged.

MikeZero on August 30, 2009 at 1:53 PM


Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM

The ultra liberal Sun today;
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/aug/30/home-state-finds-it-hard-warm-reid/

Even they know he is toast.

VegasRick on August 30, 2009 at 1:53 PM

That looks a lot more like Germany in the thirties than the USA of 2001-08.

Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.

jukin on August 30, 2009 at 1:54 PM

I really don’t like the way these cops are acting, happy to carry out ridiculous instructions. This is quite chilling.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2009 at 1:56 PM

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unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:56 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/28/video-this-used-to-be-america-it-aint-no-more-okay/Reference This ain’t America no more.

fourdeucer on August 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Maybe those that are allowed to speak and do should have a special mark on their forehead or wrist.

huckelberry on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

A golden ticket deserves a golden stream.

whitetop on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

But that was when she was one of the hoi polloi. Now, she’s in power, and Shea-Porter doesn’t deign to take questions without preselecting who can speak in her presence.

Just like Hitler who started out as a “hoi polloi” too but then became rather less fond of any dissent once he had power. Very same MO.

MB4 on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Doesn’t seem to be much reason to escort him off the premises.

A very interesting re-election strategy indeed.

Anders on August 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM

If she is acting like this, is it because she doesn’t want to get re-elected, or is it because she is not afraid of NOT being re-elected?

Has Shea-Porter and others already been told that their re-elections are “in the bag”, perhaps with the help of Acorn and SEIU?

Just asking.

Ordinary American on August 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Reference This ain’t America no more.

fourdeucer on August 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM

One lib asshole and a jerkoff rent-a-cop does not make it true.

VegasRick on August 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Sadly it reveals the fact that many cops, when it gets right down to it, are government/union hacks. The video of the cop telling a dude at another town hall that he couldn’t have a sign with Obama’s name on it is telling as well.

echosyst on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I hope the military is different. We need a Stonewall or a Lee to set these tyrants straight.

Tim Burton on August 30, 2009 at 2:02 PM

That looks a lot more like Germany in the thirties than the USA of 2001-08.

Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.

jukin on August 30, 2009 at 1:54 PM

BINGO.

MB4 on August 30, 2009 at 2:02 PM

“I’m a fan of disruptors” – Nancy Pelosi

RadClown on August 30, 2009 at 2:02 PM

November 2010 can’t get here soon enough.

Limerick on August 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Cognitive dissonance much?

JohnJ on August 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Time to fire the silly old bat…actually a lot of silly old bats, of both genders…

JIMV on August 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Barry has already used up about 1/4 of his term.
I love idjits.

Limerick on August 30, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Now Hampshire also reports that the man they removed is Carl Tomanelli — a retired policeman.

who was never heard from again.

Chilling.

BigAlSouth on August 30, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Maybe those that are allowed to speak and do should have a special mark on their forehead or wrist.

huckelberry on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Perhaps 666?

Basil Fawlty on August 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Obama and his cronies hates retired cops too.

profitsbeard on August 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I had no idea that was her background. Interesting that someone that made her name that way would have such thin skin about these townhalls. Not really surprising though.

stldave on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

To the contrary, she is all to cognizant to the effectiveness of the tactic by the very faqct of how she attained her current position. All tactics used by the the authoritarians to achieve power are always outlawed after they reach the pinnacle, as they wish to never relinquish it.

Archimedes on August 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM

who was never heard from again.

Chilling.

BigAlSouth on August 30, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Oh, he’ll be heard from again….next election he’ll speaking loudly and clearly.

Limerick on August 30, 2009 at 2:10 PM

The problem shown here was a problem before ObamaCare. This is a job for the people of NH to correct.

d1carter on August 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Maybe those that are allowed to speak and do should have a special mark on their forehead or wrist.

huckelberry on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

or a brown shirt

Wade on August 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Give me Liberty or Give me Death.

the words rang true 200 years ago just as they ring true today.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Check this out from Instapundit. I would love to verification on the “petition” that attendees signed upon entrance to the meeting.

http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2009/08/organizing-for-america-stages-show-in-denver/

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Since when has “holding as ticket” been a requirement to speak with our elected representatives?I have noticed that Democrats holding town hall meetings, including my own Bart Gordon, have been calling those who disagree with them, “tea baggers”. Total disrespect from the left.

TennesseeTuxedo on August 30, 2009 at 2:16 PM

One lib asshole and a jerkoff rent-a-cop does not make it true.

VegasRick on August 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM

If it were only one, true, however actions against citizens on our own soil is becoming common place with this administration and congressional members.

Wade on August 30, 2009 at 2:16 PM

How many people who see this video are going to be sitting around thinking, “Gosh, I really want to hear what Carol Porter and that SEIU stooge have to say!”

I assume the guy’ll get 20 minutes on Glen Beck next week. And a recurring gig if he turns out to be halfway photogenic.

The Democrats are going to have to step up the pace. If they don’t shut down Fox soon, liberals will still control 95% of the media OUTLETS in America, but they’ll have less than half the viewers. Socialism can’t survive that way.

logis on August 30, 2009 at 2:16 PM

The beauty of the present circumstances is that while the liberals/marxists have their playbook. Those that believe in Liberty/Freedom have our own playbook. Given to us over 200 years of great men and woman. We have Thomas Paine, Franklin, Madison, Jefferson, Tubman, Douglas, Adams, Reagan, etc…. compared to thiese great men Alinsky, Che, Castro, Marx and Lenin are hasbeen washups.

It is time we reread and relearn what those great man said And yes yell it from the top of every tower.

Fight this with the wrods and wisdom of REAL revolutionary ideas. Those of the consitution and the founding fathers…

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Now Hampshire also reports that the man they removed is Carl Tomanelli — a retired policeman.

Oops. That’s gonna leave a mark.

Meezles on August 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM

We need to start a fund for these people who get arrested and I assume fined for practicing their First Amendment rights. I just don’t see how this is helpful to the president and his supporters.

Cindy Munford on August 30, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Give me Liberty or Give me Death.

the words rang true 200 years ago just as they ring true today.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

The lefties keep insisting on made up rights which are no where in the constitution, yet every move towards their dystopian vision is a the the sacrifice of liberty. The end all, be all that is the primary right at the heart of our constitution!

It is a gigantic bait & switch of always promising to provide for ever more, only to deliver less and less. Till eventually you have the right to nothing and the state has a right to all.

Archimedes on August 30, 2009 at 2:21 PM

correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Hitler start off as a “community organizer”?

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Solder (highly decorated), failed painter, then failed politician.

Count to 10 on August 30, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Wow. I think arresting and imprisoning the voters was a tactic used by Ortega, Chavez et al. Nice company you have there congresswoman.

ted c on August 30, 2009 at 2:22 PM

This is starting to make the rounds of the blogs:

THE RECLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Cour­tesy of Black­iswhite, Impe­r­ial Con­sigliere. Pass it on.

WHEN IN THE GENERATIONS SUCCEEDING the one that pledged their lives, their for­tunes, and their sacred honor to usher in the birth of the world’s only truly free nation, Liberty’s Prog­eny incre­men­tally ceded their birthright to the gov­ern­ment con­ceived and designed to serve a free peo­ple, and not be its ser­vant, this gen­er­a­tion is awak­en­ing to the ter­ri­ble mis­take that we, and our ances­tors allowed to hap­pen. Charged with the ter­ri­ble knowl­edge that comes with opened eyes, we now take up the long abdi­cated duty to rouse our fel­low cit­i­zens and actively wrest the power and the lib­er­ties that have been pro­gres­sively talked, cajoled, threat­ened, whee­dled, and extorted from us, not only by those who osten­si­bly served us, but by their sup­port­ers and enablers who, by acci­dent or design, saw fit to usurp and dis­dain such free­doms, that they might be with­held, and where impos­si­ble to with­hold, might be con­demned, until a cor­ro­sive con­tempt for these lib­er­ties, wrapped in vel­vet gloves, might so suf­fo­cate the cir­cu­la­tion of them that this nation, con­ceived in lib­erty and the prov­i­dence of a wise and benev­o­lent cre­ator, might indeed per­ish from the earth, plung­ing the right­ful heirs of a proud and noble her­itage in the the dark­ened waters of chaos, despair, and evil that sur­round them, a dank del­uge that even today, other human beings actively seek to escape from in the inspir­ing embrace of this blessed and free country

Read the rest at http://bit.ly/1EEKWK

evilned on August 30, 2009 at 2:24 PM

The lefties keep insisting on made up rights which are no where in the constitution, yet every move towards their dystopian vision is a the the sacrifice of liberty. The end all, be all that is the primary right at the heart of our constitution!

It is a gigantic bait & switch of always promising to provide for ever more, only to deliver less and less. Till eventually you have the right to nothing and the state has a right to all.

Archimedes on August 30, 2009 at 2:21 PM

The consitution ensures that ALL rights and privilages not given to the government is reserved to the states and the people. Thus the liberals fail to understand that they all ready have the right to healthcare. Just that some can not/will not pay for that right.

What Obamacare is trying to do is take the right away from people for healthcare and give them one and only one option for thier healthcare. In effect Obamacare TAKES RIGHTS AWAY from the people and gives the power over healthcare to the government.

I think people understand this internally yet do not have the knowledge to KNOW this.

unseen on August 30, 2009 at 2:26 PM

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