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  • Rep Steve Israel (D, LI NY) - holding townhall meeting (finally) on Monday 10/5

    10/04/2009 7:08:41 AM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Steve Israel (2nd district, Long Island, NY) is finally holding a townhall meeting this Monday, 10/5. As many on LI know, Israel has been ducking his constituents all summer. In typical cowardly fashion, he's trying to stack the audience with healthcare reform supporters, and asking them to show up earlier than the publicized start time. We intend to do the same. If anyone else in the area would like to join in, we'd love to have you. Here's the info I've rec'd on this meeting, from the group Individuals United for Freedom: Congressman Steve Israel's website has announced that he's...
  • I Am Looking For Video of Recent Town Hall Meetings with Mike Conaway (R-TX)

    10/03/2009 10:22:32 AM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 2 replies · 233+ views
    October 3, 2009 | Vanity
    I am currently working on an article about Congressman Mike Conaway (R - 11th District of Texas) and am wondering if anyone knows anyone who has raw video of him at a recent Town Hall meeting. In particular, I am looking for the questions and answers session of the meetings in which a mother of a soldier asked him a question and was given a rather specious reply. (Sorry for being so vague, but the specifics were not known by the individual who relayed this information to me).
  • The Craziest Town Hall Ever

    09/28/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 2 replies · 823+ views
    thedailybeast ^ | 2009-09-26 | Maureen O'Connor
    Fresh from the introduction of HR1207, a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, Reps. Bachmann and Paul arrived at Northrop to paint a portrait of financial dystopia where “100 percent of your paycheck is being spoken for.” Bachmann predicts this will happen some time around 2050. Her voice rising to a high-pitched chant, she ticked off the list of financial aggressors: “Income tax, property tax, gas tax, sales tax—everytime-you-turn-around tax!” Meanwhile, over at the United Nations (the very mention of which drew a chorus of boos), they’ll likely work with China and Japan to “insist on replacing the American dollar...
  • Big turnout for the little Texan: Ron Paul at the U

    09/26/2009 2:18:01 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 172 replies · 3,512+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 26, 2009 | Pat Doyle
    If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again. About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government. Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval. When she described the...
  • LIVE Thread: Town hall in MN with Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul

    09/25/2009 4:35:07 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 20 replies · 1,738+ views
    Watch a live student town hall with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Rep. Ron Paul from the University of Minnesota, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty and sponsored by the Minnesota Campaign for Liberty, Republican Party of Minnesota, Minneapolis City Republican Committee, College Republicans, CFACT, and Students for a Conservative Voice. [Click Here to Watch] (Windows Media Player required) From 8pm EST . *takes seat* :)
  • Reps. Bachmann, Paul at U tonight

    09/25/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Palin Republic · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | September 25, 2009 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    The event, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Northrop Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Organizers said Bachmann and Paul will discuss "monetary reform, limited government and free market economics" and that their appearance is designed to counter "President Obama's health care proposal, bailout mania and the rapid rise of government control and spending."
  • My response to Michael Steele, Chairman of RNC

    09/24/2009 4:17:11 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 15 replies · 783+ views
    email response to RNC ^ | 9-24-09 | self
    Chairman Steele, I got another one of your letters requesting money for the RNC. When I see the RNC nominating AND supporting strong conservatives, not RINO's, I will contribute. The Republican Party has one more chance to reclaim its place in America or Obama and the socialists will complete the takeover and there wont be a Republican Party anymore. You better be strong - strong as We the People have been. We have been beaten up, had our fingers bitten off, had union thugs called out by the President of the United States, who instructed them to "push back twice...
  • Mitch McConnell: 'Severe' reaction if reconciliation used

    09/22/2009 6:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 3,607+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    Senate Republicans issued a blunt warning to their Democratic colleagues today: Don’t even think about using reconciliation to ram through a health care bill. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Democrats suffer a severe backlash if they used the procedural tactic, which would allow them to pass reform legislation with a bare 51 votes. This warning is not new – GOP leaders have gone so far as to call the use of this procedural maneuver a “nuclear” option – but McConnell renewed his warning amid reports that the Senate could still use reconciliation of they can’t win bipartisan support...
  • Health-care Public Square to feature Cantor, Scott (ATTENTION VA. FREEPERS)

    09/21/2009 4:49:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies · 322+ views
    Richmond Times ^ | 9-21-09 | staff reports
    U.S. Reps. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, and Robert C. Scott, D-3rd, will assess health-care reform at today's Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at The Times-Dispatch's downtown offices, 300 E. Franklin St. Cantor and Scott will briefly outline their positions and then open the floor to questions and comments. While legislators statewide have been holding their own health-care town halls, this unique Times-Dispatch event will bring together two of Virginia's congressmen on the subject of health-care reform. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. in the front lobby...
  • The Protest of the Producers

    09/21/2009 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 11 replies · 697+ views
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | September 20, 2009 | Edward Hudgins
    September 20, 2009 - The past week saw two conflicting kinds of political consciousness that point to what is right and what is wrong with our culture today. The first was on display on September 12 in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands of individuals flooded Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall in front of the Capitol building. This Tea Party was organized to protest out-of-control federal government spending and deficits, attempts by Congress and the Obama administration to control health care, economically destructive environmental regulations on businesses, and limits on economic liberty that make individuals more dependent on government. This...
  • Live Webcast - A National Townhall on Health Care Reform (Family Research Council)

    09/20/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 346+ views
    "A National Townhall on Health Care Reform" examines the moral, ethical, and financial dangers of President Obama's health care plan. Join our stellar lineup of Congressional leaders and policy experts as they dissect the dangers inherent in the President's proposed plan, and answer your questions on the President's plan and some alternative approaches.
  • Conservatives use liberal playbook

    09/18/2009 6:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies · 3,472+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/2009 | ANDIE COLLER & DANIEL LIBIT
    Conservatives are coming for the Democrats on their blind side — the left. The evidence is everywhere. At tea parties and town halls, conservative demonstrators oppose health care reform with signs bearing the abortion-rights slogan “Keep your laws off my body” or the line “Obama lies, Grandma dies” — an echo of the “Bush lied, they died” T-shirts worn to protest the Iraq war. Conservative activists are yelling “Nazi!” and “Big Brother!” where they used to shout, “Nanny state!” and “Big Government!” And the 1971 agitator’s handbook “Rules for Radicals” — written by Saul Alinsky, the Chicago community organizer who...
  • Caption McCain, Graham at the Citadel Town Hall Today

    09/14/2009 2:16:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,946+ views
  • Caption Lindsey Graham at the USC Town Hall Today

    09/13/2009 8:57:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,928+ views
  • SC: Sen. Graham Discusses Health Care, Rep. Wilson at Town Hall [wants to compromise with Obama]

    09/13/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 939+ views
    WLTX-TV Channel 19 Columbia, SC | 2009-09-13
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • SC: Graham gets down to details with constituents ["I’m a free-market guy with a heart"]

    09/13/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-13 | John Monk
    Whatever your philosophy, there was something for almost everyone in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s performance Sunday at a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina that drew more than 350. “I’m a free-market guy with a heart,” said Graham, a South Carolina Republican serving his second term in the Senate. Graham — using simple language and folksy stories about his upbringing, in which government handouts helped his struggling family — explained for almost two hours his complex political views on equally complex political issues.
  • An Unhinged Right Wing. But Why?

    09/13/2009 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gary Younge
    Spare a thought, and maybe even a dime, for Kenneth Gladney. In August he and other members of the right-wing St. Louis Tea Party arrived at a town-hall meeting organized by Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan to lobby against universal healthcare. In the spirit of this fraught summer, a fight broke out, ending in six arrests. Who threw the first punch depends on whom you ask. But who got the worst of it was fairly clear. Gladney was taken to the emergency room with injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face and ended up in a wheelchair. His troubles...
  • Talking heads' lack of civility hurting GOP, ex-leader says (RINO Barf Alert!)

    09/12/2009 12:44:51 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 34 replies · 2,059+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2009 | Mark Niquette
    Talking heads' lack of civility hurting GOP, ex-leader says Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:24 AM By Mark Niquette THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Robert T. BennettRobert T. Bennett The former longtime chairman of the Ohio Republican Party yesterday criticized the furor that conservative talk-show hosts and others raised about President Barack Obama's speech to schoolchildren, saying it contributes to a lack of civility and hurts the GOP cause. Robert T. Bennett also said U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who shouted out "You lie!" to Obama during a speech before Congress on Wednesday, is "a complete idiot" who should resign....
  • The spark that has triggered rebellion

    09/12/2009 6:05:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,241+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2009 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    'I'm as Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore!' This sentiment is being voiced by protesters turning out for Tea Parties and Health Care Town Hall Meetings around the country. People are angry and frightened by the prospect of government running their health care system, but their anger goes far beyond a 1000 page health bill. Health care reform is merely the spark that has touched off a prairie fire of grassroots rebellion among a people who believe their representatives do not represent them, do not listen to them and do not care what they think. Many...
  • "You Lie!": Rep. Joe Wilson Shouts to Obama during Speech

    President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation. A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. “It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was...
  • Blue Dog: Town halls convinced me to oppose public option

    09/09/2009 1:07:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 756+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Did the August town hall protests have an effect on Congress? Enough so that at least one Blue Dog Democrat admitted it convinced him to oppose the public option in the health-care overhaul bill. Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) announced his opposition this morning, crediting his constituents for his moment of clarification: Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the Blue Dog congressman who battled with Democratic Party leaders for much of July before reaching an agreement on health-care reform legislation, said Tuesday that he could no longer back the government-insurance option included in the bill he voted for before the congressional recess. “I...
  • Unhealthy Obama Polls Signify Americans' Discontent

    09/09/2009 1:03:32 PM PDT · by StopBigGovt · 10 replies · 608+ views
    Big Government In Your Wallet ^ | 9/9/09 | Kelly Estes
    When Obama speaks on Health Care Reform tonight, he is not speaking to regular Americans. He knows he has angered regular Joes. He knows he won’t convince very many, if any people to his position. But that doesn’t seem to faze the president, who is focused on passing Health Care Reform regardless of the cost. As Obama’s poll numbers continue a major slide downward, the president will address our nation tonight in an effort to convince enough Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate to vote for Health Care Reform, even if their constituents have expressed their opposition to it....
  • Congressman Erupts Arrogantly; Local Newspaper Fails to Cover Blowup

    09/08/2009 6:52:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 2,526+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 8, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    A congressman from the Indiana 9th district named Baron Hill had a major league arrogant temper tantrum on camera last Saturday which has become a big hit in the blogosphere with over 100,000 viewers on YouTube. So one would figure that the local Bloomington newspaper, the Herald Times, would cover it, right? Wrong. Amazingly the most interesting thing that has happened in Bloomington in at least a year has been studiously avoided by that newspaper. Here is the scene as described by the American Thinker:It is not just the career safe seat members of Congress and the Senate who are...
  • New "Welcome Back" Web Ad From NRCC Hits Dems With A Montage Of Town Hall Protesters (Video)

    09/08/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 658+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/8/09 | talkradio03
    Town Hall Protesters from around the country hitting their Representatives (All Democrats) on Obamacare...
  • Jaw Dropping Arrogance From Obscure Congressman

    09/08/2009 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 969+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | September 08, 2009 | C. Edmund Wright
    It is not just the career safe seat members of Congress and the Senate who are vulnerable to getting caught up in the arrogance and elitism of power. Relative back bencher Baron Hill from Indiana's 9th District might well have surged into the lead in the contest to see which member of congress had the most out of touch and arrogant attitude during the town hall meetings. You have to watch this video to believe it. It starts right after he has announced that there will be no videos allowed and goes into question and answer. The first question is...
  • Soros Care

    09/06/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 1,837+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 8-16-09 | Ben Johnson
    A rising chorus of discontent – more a citizens uprising – shows Middle America’s deep suspicion of President Obama’s health care reform proposal. Average citizens have voiced their disapproval at townhall meetings hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Tim Bishop, and staffers of Sen. Claire McCaskill. In a burst of passion-envy, Chris Matthews asked on Monday night’s Hardball, “Where the Hell are the people who want health care, the poor people out there…the union people? Where are they? I haven’t seen one placard, let alone one protest demonstration, for health care.” In...
  • Obama’s Troops: Arrested St. Louis SEIU attacker demands Workman’s Comp for HIS injuries

    09/08/2009 6:08:57 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 57 replies · 3,394+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | September 8, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Remember Elston McCowan? He’s one of the SEIU purple shirted thugs who were arrested for beating a Black conservative for daring to protest Obamacare outside a town hall meeting featuring Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan. It turns out McCowan actually had the nerve to ask for Workman’s Compensation payments because he is “injured” and unable to “work.” Missouri had the good sense to tell this deadbeat to get lost, but moochers like McCowan don’t discourage easily when something for nothing is at stake. He has applied to the SEIU to pay him, thereby acknowledging he was there and committed this assault...
  • Harmless old man dragged from Town Hall meeting by men in black uniforms-Homeland Security??(Video)

    09/07/2009 10:32:40 AM PDT · by blueglass · 77 replies · 4,507+ views
    Youtube ^ | 8-31-09
    This is a video of an old man (the likes of which actually built this country) at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. From what I understand, the old guy asked if the people in front of him were even from NH- he implied the congresswoman packed the small venue with supporters/friends. He is then dragged away by guys in black- what uniforms are the officers wearing?
  • This is My Town Hall And I make The Rules

    09/07/2009 7:13:29 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 56 replies · 2,568+ views
    Idiot Congressman.
  • Democrat Baron Hill Suddenly Caught in a "Compromising Position" on YouTube

    09/04/2009 11:54:05 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 58 replies · 4,151+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 09/04/2009 | R Hargraves
    Needless to say, afte this video floats around a bit, Baron Hill will not be running "his" congressional office much longer. Nor will he be able to congratulate himself about what a benefocent leader he is for allowing his constituents to attend "his" townhall meetings. Seriously, guys it's just too good to be true.
  • Racism Behind Calls To Boycott President Obama's Speech To Kids (Saw this one coming)

    09/06/2009 5:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 2,556+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2009 | Robert Paul Reyes
    This has been the summer of the town hall meeting trolls. This Astroturf movement has been whipping up hysteria -- warning that health care reform is the first step in Obama's master plan to set up a socialist government. These right-wing nutjobs have a vendetta against Obama, they depict the president as a socialist who is against Mom, apple pie and democracy. Obama is a wonky intellectual who speaks in calm and measured tones, and I find it difficult to understand how anybody could possibly mistake him for a dangerous radical. But I guess I'm not a racist who sees...
  • The revolt against the elite

    09/06/2009 2:20:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,493+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 06, 2009 | Gary Horne
    The revolt keeps growing, from tea parties to angry town hall meetings across the country, an uprising against the attempts of an elite to force on us an all-powerful State, about as welcome as grandma's cod-liver oil. Examples of revolt go beyond irate callers to radio talk shows. Take for instance the incident at a Frankie Valli concert recently posted on American Thinker, and the disgust and anger in Joe Sheffat's article. Sen. Barbara Boxer encountered it, as did Sen. Claire McCaskill, who made the mistake of asking if she was trusted. The elite seem unable to comprehend that anyone...
  • Oath Keepers on the Mall for 9/12 march

    09/05/2009 9:55:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 750+ views
    The Dallas Examiner ^ | September 5, 2009 | David Codrea
    Oath Keepers will be conducting a rally and ceremony in Washington DC on September 12. And they have a special guest: "Stewart Rhodes has invited David Hedrick to come to the 9-12 DC march as part of the Oath Keepers contingent, and to be a speaker at our dinner that same night, and David has accepted the invitation. We consider David’s action in calling out Congressman Baird on the violation of his oath to be an example of what needs to be done. Oaths should mean something, and when a public servant has violated his oath of office, he should...
  • Video of the Tea Party Express, Blanche Lincoln, & Vic Snyder Townhalls

    09/05/2009 1:15:45 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Little Rock Immigration Examiner
    Here is a collection of video footage taken over the past week or so. There were a lot of other events that took place. Vic Snyder didn't allow any media during his townhall debate, so the internet is the only place you will see footage of that event. Video 1 of the Tea Party Express in Little Rock,AR Video 2 of the Tea Party Express in Little Rock,AR -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blanche Lincoln's Townhall at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vic Snyder's Townhall at University of Central Arkansas
  • The Perfect End to the Town Hall Season

    09/04/2009 9:25:47 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 683+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/04/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The person I am speaking of, Catherine Bragg, pops up at about 2:15 of the video and she provides the perfect capper to the town hall season.
  • Sheriff's Department releases 9-1-1 tape of finger biting incident

    09/04/2009 6:42:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 1,212+ views
    Ventura County Sheriff’s authorities released a recording of the 9-1-1 call made after a Newbury Park man had part of his left little finger bitten off during a pro-healthcare-reform rally in Thousand Oaks this week. The recording, which is posted on the Ventura County Star’s Web site, has Scott Bush telling the 9-1-1 dispatcher that there has been a fight. Bush was standing with William Rice, whose left pinky was bit off near the second knuckle during a scuffle. “A gentleman’s finger has been bitten off, and I have the finger wrapped up in a napkin,” Bush said. He said...
  • Obama Wants Americans to Remember 9/11 by Fighting "Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists"

    09/04/2009 4:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | September 4, 2009 | Kristia Cavere
    Our president seems to believe himself more King than elected representative. Barack Obama has shown himself to be as despotic as George III through overly harsh taxation and forcing his will on the people. Like George used the Parliament, Obama is using Congress to assert his supremacy in a socialist empire. Now, Obama is inciting coercion by advising his followers to fight "Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists," which is anyone who disagrees with his proposed healthcare policy. On Patriot Day, one would "hope" that our President would encourage us to respectfully remember the victims of September 11, 2001, honor our brave soldiers...
  • Notes from Jim Moran’s Health Care Town Hall

    09/04/2009 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 415+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-04-09 | Brother Bob
    When I received my invitation in the mail from Jim Moran himself that mentioned his Health Care Town Hall would include special guest Howard Dean I knew I had to go. I wanted to get front and center, which meant taking a 1/2 day from work to get there early. Doors were scheduled to open at 6:00, and Ron, our local Tea Party organizer alerted us that Moran was bringing in tons of his troops to fill the rafters with "be there by 5:00" marching orders. Word was that this initially was only open to folks from Moran's district but...
  • Rasmussen: 59% say town-hall protesters authentic

    09/04/2009 12:27:21 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 573+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Rasmussen has bad news for the spin machine on the Left about the town-hall protests. Despite weeks of attempting to dismiss the outpouring of anger as “Astroturfing,” a strong majority of voters believes them to be genuine, and an increased plurality supports them. In fact, the numbers of those believing the protests to be genuine have increased as ObamaCare advocates have pushed their accusations hard: Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide say that it’s more important for Congressmen to hear the view of their constituents rather than explain the proposed health care legislation. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey...
  • Those who oppose Obamacare are "domestic terrorists"

    09/04/2009 7:39:15 AM PDT · by Syrin23 · 20 replies · 1,069+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 03, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The Democrats, whose presidential administration previously condemned as "potential terrorists" those who oppose same-sex marriage and are offended by restrictions on firearms, all based on Internet chatter, has suggested blasting those who oppose Obamacare as "right-wing domestic terrorists" on 9/11 of this year. According to an "Organizing for America" campaign document unveiled by the Heritage Foundation the plan involves having activists telephone their "State Senators" on Sept. 11, 2009, to demand a "public option" which essentially would involve a government-funded and government-run monopoly on health care.
  • LATimes Got The Finger Wrong

    09/04/2009 3:32:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 42 replies · 2,003+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 03, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Looks like the LATimes got the story of a clash between pro- and anti-Obamacare protesters totally backwards. This was the lede in a September 3, 2009 LATimes blog (scroll down to find it under "Man bites off man's finger at Obama healthcare rally"): "A 65-year-old man at a Wednesday night California rally supporting President Obama's embattled reform ideas had a finger bitten off during a scuffle with anti-reform protesters." The website jumped on the piece and it provokes a series of comments. The first one was, "1. Why are Right-Wings always ruled by Emotions and Never by Logic" Well,...
  • Man Who Had Finger Bit Off By Obamacare Supporter Tells His Story On Cavuto (Video)

    09/03/2009 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies · 905+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/3/09 | talkradio03
    Video from Cavuto, plus an update from CNN saying the police are NOT looking to arrest the suspect, just to question him, CNN talked to the Ventura County Police Dept.
  • No Joker ! Officer probed for saying America 'no more'

    09/03/2009 8:06:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies · 2,467+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A school security officer in Virginia who told a protester opposing President Obama's health-care plan that America is "no more" remains employed, but is now under investigation because of his statements, according to his school district. "I have to say, I've seen the video. We do not condone what the officer did say," Paul Regnier, the coordinator of communications and community relations for Fairfax County Public Schools told WND today. WND reported earlier when the YouTube video showing school Security Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. objecting to a protest sign carried at a town-hall meeting held by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va....
  • Man Who Lost Finger to Bite by ObamaCare Supporter Tells Story (VIDEO)

    09/03/2009 3:57:31 PM PDT · by GVnana · 17 replies · 1,262+ views
    William Rice, 65, of Newbury Park also confirmed reports that he threw the first punch in the confrontation that claimed part of his left pinky. "I think this is much more devious than health care." Video at link.
  • Rep Brian Baird Town Hall Centralia, WA., Sept 2, 2009 Video

    09/03/2009 4:03:12 PM PDT · by YihYthink · 4 replies · 383+ views ^ | today | Myself
    Video from, Meeting last night Dr covers several issues concerning health care and over regulation and Brian Baird response. At the end the Dr address how good tax paying people feel like the targets, this received a standing ovation. Several more video from this meeting will be coming out in the next few days as soon as I can get through the footage.
  • Never Say "Bite Me !" To a Bully From Move On at a Town Hall

    09/03/2009 8:13:59 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 1,243+ views
    KTLA/The Lid ^ | 9/3/09 | The Lid
    In the beginning, the congressional town halls might have been loud but they were never violent, but once the Democrats began to encourage unions and other organized groups to confront the opponents of Obamacare, that all changed. It started with the indecent in Saint Louis, where Kenneth Gladney was attached by members of the SEIU. Yesterday's rally in Thousand Oaks California was the most violent ever:
  • AUDIO: Dem Rep.: "I'm Not Doing Town Hall Meetings; I'm Not Going To Give Those People A Forum"

    09/03/2009 6:01:57 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 47 replies · 2,140+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Louise Slaughter: "I'm not doing town meetings; I'm not going to give those people a forum. I went through it with the Clinton health care bill, with the John Birch Society, where we had to have police around, and people hysterically crying…"
  • WBAP Health Care Town Hall Meeting Tuesday Sept. 1st Live Thread

    09/01/2009 6:09:32 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 190+ views
    WBAP Conservative Talk Radio
  • Rep. Bobby Bright(AL) says you are an extremist that doesn't matter!

    09/02/2009 4:11:45 PM PDT · by EmilyGeiger · 6 replies · 512+ views
    Birmingham Community Examiner ^ | 09/02/2009 | Luann Dawkins
    Representative Bobby Bright says you are an extremist that doesn't matter.
  • Democratic group tells people how to disrupt town hall meetings (video)

    09/02/2009 10:27:31 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 418+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 2, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Last night, Sean Hannity of FOX News aired a video showing an organizer for Health Care for America Now (HCAN) advising supporters to shout down Obamacare opponents if they tried to ask questions at Rep. Jan Schakowski's recent town hall meeting. The organizer's instructions were straight out of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, the "classic" left wing activist "bible" of numerous current White House luminaries. "Imagine," said Hannity. "Democrats have accused town hall protesters of being trained by Republican operatives. But there's more evidence tonight that liberal groups are the ones creating an Astroturf movement." Indeed, HCAN published a "playbook"...