- A vast majority of Americans are happy with their current coverage
- More and more Americans DO NOT WANT a government run health care system.
Additionally, many Representatives and Senators are returning home, only to met by very angry constituents. As reported at CNS News, Arlen Specter had some angry words for his own constituents.
Booed, jeered and occasionally cheered in a raucous session with the public, a Democratic senator said Monday that other lawmakers can expect the same as they face voters on the divisive issue of overhauling health care.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the harbinger of things to come,” Pennsylvania’s Sen. Arlen Specter said a day after facing the rowdy crowd in Philadelphia. A House member who was surrounded by protesters shouting “Just say no!” to Democrats’ health plans in Texas over the weekend accused Republicans of organizing the opposition.
“This mob … did not come just to be heard, but to deny others the right to be heard. And this appears to be part of a coordinated, nationwide effort,” Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said in a statement. “What could be more appropriate for the ‘party of no’ than having its stalwarts drowning out the voices of their neighbors by screaming ‘Just say no!’”
Did you notice how Rep. Doggett attempts to link the Tea Parties to the Republican Party, when the Tea Parties are, for one, non partisan, and two, against Republicans that vote for bailouts, single payer, and Cap and Trade? This is part of the “big lie,” as I will explore a bit later.
Here are some videos that show the “warm” receptions that many Democrats and Moderate Republicans are receiving at home.
This is clearly an “unruly mob” they question the messiah and applaud!!
Another questioning mob!
OMG! They’re pointing out failures of the government! How dare they!
Of course, the left is decrying this activity. They are complaining that they are being shouted down. It is interesting that they should complain of this, because shouting down opponents is a common tool of the left. The left regularly shouts down anyone that has an opposing viewpoint. I guess it’s appropriate for the left to do it, just not anyone else. For examples, here are some more videos featuring the left shouting down anyone who disagrees with them.
iberals disrupt a speech…It’s ALL RIGHT!
I guess freedom of speech just applies to liberals?
Ahh, Tolerance and Diversity!
So, this reminds me of the Conservative Hideout unwritten rules of politics…
If conservatives do it, it’s bad, very, very bad.
If the left does it, it’s all right!
Let’s elaborate on this comparison between the left and right. When paid “community organizers” block businesses, occupy offices, threaten and intimidate bankers into making sub prime loans, threaten bankers over predatory lending (making the loans they were threatened into making in the first place), and shows up on cue for leftist politicians and their causes, it’s OK, well, and good. However, when private citizens that are NOT paid organizers, show up to protest policies that they do not want, they are, disruptive and unruly, mobs! How ironic that the POTUS, who was himself a “community organizer,” is being confronted by his own tactics?
In all honesty, we have the facts on our side; we don’t have to shout people down. I’d just go to a town hall with a copy of the house bill and ask the politician to explain their support for the sections that counter the lies of the left, but that’s me. On the other hand, it is amusing to see the left confronted with their own tactics, especially given the fact that the POTUS used to teach others how to use them.
So now, the desperation sets in. Faced with plummeting poll numbers, rejection of policies, and a growing grassroots protests, the POTUS and his minions are charging the Democratic smear machine to deal with the protestors. It seems that for the Democrats; when all else fails, tell bigger and bigger lies! Here are some of the talking points that will be seen and heard in the coming weeks:
- The protestors are paid by the RNC.
- The protestors are paid by the insurance companies.
- The protestors are being funded by lobbyists.
- The protestors are un-American and are afraid of “Change.” (Of course, they should be fearful since Change=Socialism)
- They are terrorists!
Ironically, the left is, yet again, accusing the right of doing what they themselves do. Aren’t ACORN, MoveON, and many of the other “community organizations” at least partially funded by George Soros, the billionaire Marxist, via his various organizations? I guess that’s all right for the left, but then again, the truth has little importance to them. The objective for them is to smear the right. As long as that is achieved, the truth matters little. For the left, the end always justifies the means. They present no evidence to this effect; they just make the claim, have it repeated multiple times, and wait for it to stick. Soon, the MSM will get into the act, echoing these statements.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
So, when we quote, or show videos of the POTUS, Barney Frank, John Kerry, and others stating that the “public option” will lead to single payer, it’s a rumor? After all, we just show what they themselves said! When we quote the legislation itself and show that it eventually will outlaw private insurance, it’s disinformation? When bloggers quote Rahm Emanuel’s brother, (who is a government health care adviser) that talks about cutting off care to the elderly, and that doctors take the Hippocratic Oath “too seriously,” it’s somehow a crime? Let’s face it, “facts are stubborn things,”as the White House site says. They are especially stubborn when the right has them, and won’t stop talking about them.
So, faced with growing opposition to their “change,” the Democrats are raising the possibility ramming the legislation through as described here:
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the third-ranking Senate Democrat, raised the prospect of the leadership crafting a bill to Democratic specifications and using a rare legislative procedure to expedite it.
“We will have contingencies in place,” Schumer told reporters on a conference call. “These plans will likely be considered as a last resort, but they are on the table.” He would not elaborate.
After numerous delays, three Democrats and three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee are facing a Sept. 15 deadline to wrap up secretive talks and come up with a plan.
“If we cannot produce a bipartisan solution by then, you have to wonder if the Republicans will ever to be willing to agree to anything,” Schumer said.
Schumer said Democratic leaders continue to look at invoking a procedural maneuver that would allow them to pass the health bill with 51 votes instead of 60. That route is viewed as a last resort, in part because it would probably limit the breadth of policy initiatives.
On the same call, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., accused Republican leaders of trying to hinder bipartisan progress to deny Obama a political victory.
Note the accusatory tone. They conveniently forget that the resistance is due to the nature of a single payer plan. This switches the focus to the POTUS, and away from what is actually in the bill. Let’s face it, the Democrats would probably prefer the public not pay attention to the bill. Otherwise, they might know about all of the things that the White House is referring to as “rumors.”
In the end, the tide is turning against the left. They are losing traction on this issue. And what is their response to this? To increase the rhetoric, to deny the facts, and to ignore the public; pushing though legislation that the people do not want. However, in their desperation, they are showing more and more of their true agenda, as well as how they think of the people. They know that the right is growing in influence, and the people are starting to see through the lies of the POTUS. They are also probably aware that is things don’t change significantly, they will likely lose their majorities in 2010. Their only choice then, is to try to get this passed and hope that even if they lose, the program will remain. It then gives them a permanent political football to use against the right, as they will use it to do what they are accusing us of…”fear-mongering.”
So, we are left with the gyrations of a desperate regime. However, the more shrill and accusatory they become, the more people they “wake up.” The more they get their friends in the media to lie for them, the more credibility both lose. If the Republicans can establish and effectively communicate a real agenda to deal with the issues at hand, they can use this desperation to their advantage, and carry it to victory in 2010.
This also shows the true nature of the left, and how they view the people. We are sheep to be managed. We cannot possibly take care of our health care on our own, so the government must do it for us. They know what’s best, so we must be compliant little sheep and go along with the socialist herd. When we point out the facts, we are spreading rumors. When we discuss the consequences, we are un-American. When we resist and refuse to be cowed by the celebrity of the POTUS, we are terrorists. None of these are true, but the left, in growing desperation, will try to convince the people that they are.
© Matt Ross
Originally posted at Conservative Hideout 2.0