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  • Congressman Salazar: "We Are Having Town Hall Meetings" ( NOT )

    08/16/2009 6:31:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 727+ views
    11 News ^ | Aug 15, 2009 | Tim Ciesco
    Congressman John Salazar ...plans to hold health care town meetings during the August recess. "We are having town hall meetings which are teleconference meetings throughout the district. The district is very, very big..." Specific dates and times for the teleconferences have not yet been scheduled.
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • Getting In Their Faces For A Change

    08/06/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,317+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot. So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.So this is hope and change — telling American citizens who in a democracy disagree with you that they are mind-numbed robots participating in mob action and expressing "manufactured" outrage. Considering that upward of 80% of those hooligans like their doctors, like their insurance and like their care, anger over your government-run health care was not that hard to assemble. It was not that...
  • Democrats getting an earful on health care during recess (A Minnesota Angle on Things)

    08/06/2009 11:06:53 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 41 replies · 1,908+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 8/06/09 | Mark Brunswick/Eric Roper - Staff Reporters
    Farmfest is typically a genial event -- a stop elected and aspiring officials consider an easy political must-do. But at this year's gathering in rural Redwood Falls, as First District U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., put in an appearance, an audience member declared loudly that plans for national health reform were a "step toward communism." Walz, a veteran, shot back: "I didn't spend 24 years in the military to be called a Communist, I can tell you that." A similarly harsh reception confronted Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison, when he struggled for control of the microphone at what should have...