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Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare
Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2011 | Mike Thomas

Posted on 04/28/2011 5:55:59 AM PDT by inflorida

Dan Webster would be hard-pressed to make himself heard in a library. So the soft-spoken congressman didn't have a chance Tuesday when his town-hall meeting turned into a political food fight.

It seems liberal activists learned a lesson from the tea party.

They came; they shouted; they disrupted.

It worked for the tea party in attacking Democrats over ObamaCare. And it is working for liberals in attacking Republicans over RyanCare.

The Webster town hall was covered by National Public Radio and reported not only on our front page but also on the front page of The New York Times.

We love angry people yelling at politicians. Even better, we love them yelling at each other, as in, "You moron!''

At least we know the angry liberals aren't packing. Well, maybe pepper spray.

Webster was targeted not only because he is a Republican in a swing district, but also because he is the Republican who brought down Alan Grayson, the heart and soul of the left wing, the Democrat who fights like a Republican, the man who said Dick Cheney has "blood that drips from his teeth.''

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: danwebster; fl; florida; obamacare; ryancare; townhall; webster

1 posted on 04/28/2011 5:56:03 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida

SPINNING


2 posted on 04/28/2011 5:58:16 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: inflorida

Our tea party needs to focus on public relations in the next six months. We need to get in these comments areas and state the facts. No need to go after the liberal doofus comments, but just lay out the facts. The media is going to shift back into 5th gear to pull out all the stops for Obama and the Dems and we have to do more than rely on our party leadership to help manage the message.


3 posted on 04/28/2011 5:58:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: inflorida

Paid Unions astroturf. Poll has Seniors favoring Ryan’s plan over Obama.


4 posted on 04/28/2011 5:59:05 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: inflorida

I take it that Mike Thomas is an example of the Orlando Sentinel’s even handed liberal bias?


5 posted on 04/28/2011 6:00:17 AM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: inflorida

Just listened to clips of some MSM wag get blistered by Ryan as she threw out a dozen of the lib’s best talking points

His replies ripped each cause & effect meme she presented.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 6:00:57 AM PDT by G Larry
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Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare

Even though all age groups, except the very young, do better under Medicare through the Ryan plan than Obamacare. The very young do not because they are being transitioned away from the current form into something else, which, when they will eventually need it, will actually be there for them, as opposed to the current system that will not even exist at current rates of expenditure.
7 posted on 04/28/2011 6:00:57 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: inflorida
It seems liberal activists learned a lesson from the tea party

They came; they shouted; they disrupted.


What a load. Tea partiers didn't show up to disrupt with idiotic chants. Tea partiers showed up to demand answers to legitimate questions and were rightfully angry with the answers they got.
8 posted on 04/28/2011 6:01:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SES1066
I take it that Mike Thomas is an example of the Orlando Sentinel’s even handed liberal bias?

The Orlando Sentinel is also know as the Orlando Slantinel.

9 posted on 04/28/2011 6:05:27 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: SES1066
Yea, you feel from the beginning of the editorial article.
10 posted on 04/28/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT by MeSpikeLibs (You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille Boehner.)
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To: SES1066
Yea, you feel from the beginning of the editorial article.
11 posted on 04/28/2011 6:05:56 AM PDT by MeSpikeLibs (You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille Boehner.)
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To: Carley
Spinning that proves that Leftwingtards are suffering from some very serious transmissible mental disorders.

It's gotta' be hard to reflect favorably on Grayson, but this writer makes it look so easy.

12 posted on 04/28/2011 6:06:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: inflorida

The phrase used by the Democrats,’Hurry up and Die’ is a lefty myth.

However, the same left quietly 100% support ‘Death With Dignity’ programs as a budget cutting method.

The elitist democrat party along with a few RINO’s would tell granny they will never cut Her Medicare while they slowly push her wheel chair into a Death Panel review board.


13 posted on 04/28/2011 6:07:13 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: inflorida

Mike Thomas is not very objective, is he? Tea Party people do not disrupt—they ask pointed questions and want truthful answers. Liberal activists, however, DO disrupt.


14 posted on 04/28/2011 6:17:41 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: inflorida

Let’s see the socialists take 54 seats next November.

Until then - just propaganda from the irresponsibles.


15 posted on 04/28/2011 6:17:44 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Carley
Exactly!

"Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare"

I am seeing this talking point all over. AstroTurf at the town halls and eager piling on by the Knee-pads Media.

16 posted on 04/28/2011 6:18:38 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: inflorida
At least we know the angry liberals aren't packing.


17 posted on 04/28/2011 6:23:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“At least we know the angry liberals aren’t packing”

oh really?
So who shot Gabrielle Giffords?


18 posted on 04/28/2011 6:31:08 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Carley

Medicare “as we know it” officially ends in 2015 for ALL seniors and future beneficiaries under 0bamacare in 2015 with the institution of the rationing board (IPAB). Ryan’s plan will preserve as much as possible given our dire fiscal situation. Current seniors and those 55 years or older will see few changes,
This point must be driven home and was pointed out in Betsy McCaughey’s recent WSJ article.


19 posted on 04/28/2011 6:31:51 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: inflorida

Mike Thomas of the Orlando Slantinel is NOT to be believed. Webster is doing well.


20 posted on 04/28/2011 6:41:07 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: inflorida

The comments on that page are hilarious!!! Proud Left Wing Extremist is a very passionate poster, completely kool-aid wasted, but passionate.


21 posted on 04/28/2011 6:54:09 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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To: Scotswife

Wait until the Tea Party shows up in force with a similar numbers of Leftist union types at a Town Hall or other political venue. Sparks will fly and I fear we will have some violence this and next summer. We need to think of creative ways of preventing disruptions by union types (they are taking courses on this) and think of physical strategies that will minimize violence and improve our image over the violence prone Leftist instigators.
How about shields and the turtle formation?


22 posted on 04/28/2011 6:55:37 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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This point must be driven home and was pointed out in Betsy McCaughey’s recent WSJ article.

Exactly. I'm not sure that some segments of America are getting the point yet. We have NO MONEY!

All of these entitlement programs MUST get significantly reformed.

But, to the libs, we all REALLY oppose Obama because he's black.
23 posted on 04/28/2011 6:59:56 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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