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Handy left-wing talking points for demonizing ObamaCare protesters

posted at 1:57 pm on August 4, 2009 by

The latest attack from Lefties like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow — and echoed in left-wing blogs — is that anti-Obamacare protesters are thugs and hooligans trying to shut down public debate. It would be easier to take that seriously, had Maddow and her ilk not laughed when someone threw a shoe at Pres. Bush. Nevertheless, as ridiculing protesters is now official White House strategy, I thought I might help the Left out with some handy talking points for attacking the opponents of government-run healthcare:

As it turns out, there are Democratic Congressmen like the ill-named Adam Smith and John Adler who seem uneasy, but ultimately capable of conducting town halls where they actually engage with those who may disagree with them. It’s democracy; their colleagues might try it sometime.

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Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I love this;
We (conservatives) want:
1. Reasonable conversations about the merits of a bill that will substantially alter the health-care landscape.
2. Tort reform
3. Inter-state portability
4. Greater competition
5. Indidvidual ownership of helath coverage.

For these transgressions, and for exercising our right to be heard in public fora, we are labeled thugs, and accused of shutting down debate.

massrighty on August 4, 2009 at 8:04 PM

This makes my head explode. Haven’t any of these people ever heard of freedom of speech?

I have the misfortune to be, ahem, “represented” by the inestimable Chris VanHollen (Lord, help me!) He’s a Pelosi mouthpiece, and so writing my Congressman is basically like throwing thoughts in a trashcan. It’s no wonder people are angry at these townhalls. Their bloody representatives won’t listen to them! And worse, they think they “know better” than we do what is “best for us.” I’m going to have to take classes in anger management before I go to any meeting where Mr. VanHollen is present, spouting his talking points. I’m going to present him with an “Economics for Dummies” book during the Big Tea Party in September in DC. I’ve got one as well for Barbara MacCulsky and Steny Hoyer.

It sucks to be from Maryland.

WraithRat on August 5, 2009 at 10:31 AM