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  1. 06 Aug '09 11:34
    Democrats Drip with Disdain and Contempt for the American Public
    August 4, 2009
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    RUSH: I'm going to tell you what, folks, the libs, the Democrats in this country are now dripping with contempt for the public. The public, who is becoming increasingly active about their own futures, the public who are attending these town hall meetings, and they do so at their own political peril, by the way, these Democrats if they show this contempt too much, they're going to pay big time. These libs and their media cronies have no clue what the public is feeling. They can smear them, they can degrade them, but they still have, these people still have the power to throw these political hacks out of office, and many of them are going to lose their power as a result. I'll tell you these town hall meetings erupting all over the place, we've got audio sound bites from more of them.

    We've got Obama and a former reporter from ABC now working in his White House communications office, Linda Douglass, attacking Drudge for daring to point out on his website that Obama has said numerous times -- and we'll play the tapes again -- that he favors a single payer system. She says Drudge is taking it out of context. Dick Durbin is out there saying insurance companies are making sure all these people show up at these town hall meetings, it's the insurance companies. They're the villain. Alinsky rule number 13: pick the target, freeze it, isolate it, destroy it. Insurance companies are now that target for the Democrats as the Alinsky rules come to life again for the month of August. And Chris Matthews is out there wondering where are all the poor people who want health care showing up at these town meetings, where are all the Obama supporters?

    Where are they? Hey, Chris, did you ever stop to think that this whole health care issue since the nineties has been trumped up and is something it isn't? Can you not read the polls your own stupid network does about how many people like their health care and don't want it changed and they don't want to lose their doctor, and they don't want to lose their insurance, they don't want to lose the plan that they have. Far more people like their health care in this country than you do. The reason people aren't clamoring and showing up at town meetings for this is 'cause they don't want it. What's surprising to me is that ACORN hasn't gotten involved here on this. It's interesting how they've dropped the ball. And also, I find it fascinating that all these Democrats, exactly what we said last week, they're starting to refer to these town hall meetings as unruly mobs, we can't promise security. No, no, no. These are orderly people. These are genuine voting American citizens.

    What these Democrats are accusing you of doing who go to these town hall meetings is exactly what Obama taught people to do. He is the community agitator, he's the community organizer. Obama is the guy who taught people how to show up at events like this over and over again and rip 'em apart and tear 'em down, disrupt 'em and make sure they don't happen. And now the table's been turned, it's happening to him only this time it's not ginned up, it is genuine. It's real. People do not want this. And Chuck Schumer, Chuck-U Schumer, (paraphrasing) "I don't care, we're going to get it done by the end of the year. It's going to happen one way or the other. If the Republicans don't want to help us, fine. We're going to get it done. Screw you." The Democrat Party has now got a new slogan to the American people. It's, "Screw you!" Actually, that has been their modus operandi for as long as I've been alive. But now they're out there actually saying it in so many words. "Screw you! To hell with you."

    They're just dripping with contempt for the American people, for the public. When the left organizes, whether it be the public sector unions, the AFL-CIO, ACORN, the rest, they're all encouraged, they're admired, they're even funded by the taxpayers. When hardworking people, for the first time in many cases, become involved and active, they are denounced. Let me tell you something. Democracy doesn't belong only to the leftist agitators. It also belongs to the people who pay the bills and make this country work. There is something boiling over out there now. The only question is whether it lasts. Obama's own aggressiveness has resulted in a reaction. The American people know full well now what this health care plan's all about and so much else of his agenda, and the numbers of people who are now informed is growing and they want no part of it. When he goes out and does these town hall meetings himself, he makes no acknowledgment whatsoever that there's opposition to this. He does not recognize that there's opposition, try to take that into account to soothe people, even by lying to them. He just assumes, his attitude is, everybody is in full-fledged support.
  2. 06 Aug '09 14:39
    Now The Left Demonizes Free Speech
    It has been interesting to watch as citizens all over the country exercise their First Amendment rights of assembly and free speech at the many townhalls and speeches being conducted by Senators and Congressmen during the August recess. Could it be, however, that our elected members of Congress do not really want to hear from their constituents? The reaction to citizens protesting the nationalization of health care, government anti-energy policies, and out-of-control bailouts and spending by some in the media and political establishment has been less than sympathetic. In fact, there appears to be a coordinated effort to discredit the public and portray the overwhelming dissent as the actions of people acting outside the law. Is our freedom of speech in danger? According to Gary Bauer, here is a sample of statements made in the last 24 hours:

    • One member of Congress from Texas referred to his own constituents as “a mob,” saying, “This mob … did not come just to be heard, but to deny others the right to be heard.”

    • From the Democratic National Committee: “Republicans and their allied groups — desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill — are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.”

    • From a Virginia congressman: “When you look at the fervor of some of these people who are all being whipped up by the right-wing talking heads on Fox, to me, you’re crossing a line.”

    • White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs: “I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of grass-roots lobbying. This is manufactured anger.”

    • CNN commentator and political strategist Donna Brazile: “They’re renting organizers. The left has done it. Now they’re doing it. This little small band of protesters are trying to stop members [of Congress] from doing their jobs.”

    Isn’t it interesting that these same secular progressives who have for years applauded demonstrators taking to the streets to protest the Iraq war and amnesty for illegal aliens, can justify in their minds gay activists attacking churches for supporting traditional marriage but do not want retirees, small businessmen, homemakers, farmers, and just plain folks exercising their freedom of speech?
  3. 06 Aug '09 15:07
    have you become an anarchist as well?

    ok, now its whodey, joe beyser, merlapernes, utherpendragon...
    who's next?
  4. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    06 Aug '09 15:08
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    have you become an anarchist as well?
    What's an anarchist?
  5. 06 Aug '09 15:11
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    What's an anarchist?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist
  6. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    06 Aug '09 15:12
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist
    And what's wrong with that?
  7. 06 Aug '09 15:18
    People have a right to free speech -- but they don't have a right to shout so loudly that no one else has a chance to be heard.

    If I was running these town hall meetings, I would emphasize that EVERYONE here has the right to say what they wish, and that everyone else must remain quiet until it is their turn to speak or else they will have to leave. If children in school can abide by these rules, adults should be able to do so as well.
  8. 06 Aug '09 15:21
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    And what's wrong with that?
    why don't you go to somalia and find out?
  9. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    06 Aug '09 15:22
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    why don't you go to somalia and find out?
    Have you read the page that you linked to? What has Somalia to do with anarchism?
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    06 Aug '09 15:22
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    have you become an anarchist as well?

    ok, now its whodey, joe beyser, merlapernes, utherpendragon...
    who's next?
    When did Melanerpes ever say anything that led you to believe he's an anarchist?

    If there's one person on the RHP forums who seems truly right down the middle politically, it's Melanerpes.
  11. 06 Aug '09 15:24
    Originally posted by sh76
    When did Melanerpes ever say anything that led you to believe he's an anarchist?

    If there's one person on the RHP forums who seems truly right down the middle politically, it's Melanerpes.
    you're right, I shouldn't have included melapernes. my mistake.

    but we still have whodey, joe, and now untherpendragon.
  12. 06 Aug '09 16:18
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    have you become an anarchist as well?

    ok, now its whodey, joe beyser, merlapernes, utherpendragon...
    who's next?
    You label myself and others now anarchist because we fight for what is right. A way of life,freedoms we have enjoyed,in a nation we grew up in.that we are a part of.We speak out against soft tyranny and people who try to change the very fabric of what has made this nation great for over 200 years. We speak out and resist this, so our children can experience the freedoms we have.
    That makes us anarchist ? I think not. People abroad may not see the agenda of the radical left in our country at the present time.It is there and very real. This radical element is a minority and does not represent Americans by in large.They are vocal and well organized.They quiver when they see the true America speak up and wake up,like at these town hall meetings and tea parties.They have woke a sleeping giant.Main stream America now sees the lunacy for what it really is.Through peaceful demonstrations and rallies as well as the power of the vote they will bring America back from the brink of the abyss of socialism. We are not Europeans,We are Americans.That is a very big difference in mind set.For what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in our governments.
  13. 06 Aug '09 16:29
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    You label myself and others now anarchist because we fight for what is right. A way of life,freedoms we have enjoyed,in a nation we grew up in.that we are a part of.We speak out against soft tyranny and people who try to change the very fabric of what has made this nation great for over 200 years. We speak out and resist this, so our children can expe ...[text shortened]... big difference in mind set.For what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in our governments.
    The thing that bothered me most about these meetings is that no one foresaw that there might be any kind of disorder. There should have been a couple of burly officers in front of the room with a bullhorn to make it clear that everyone will get a chance to speak - but until then they must be quiet while someone else is speaking.

    The right wingers have just as much of a right to speak as anyone else. But if their intent is just to create a chaotic disruption that would prevent anyone else from being heard, then they should all be arrested for disorderly conduct.

    If all they want to do is run amok, they can stage their own rally and run amok at it to their heart's content. But if they want to actually participate in the democratic process, they need to behave like adults
  14. 06 Aug '09 16:40
    There is no "left" movement of any significance in the US.
  15. 06 Aug '09 16:44
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    The thing that bothered me most about these meetings is that no one foresaw that there might be any kind of disorder. There should have been a couple of burly officers in front of the room with a bullhorn to make it clear that everyone will get a chance to speak - but until then they must be quiet while someone else is speaking.

    The right wingers have ...[text shortened]... if they want to actually participate in the democratic process, they need to behave like adults
    Do you feel this same way when these little left wing nut jobs on college campuses act totally outrageous towards any conservative speaker?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRj8jUztoC8 Or when ACORN thugs bully and intimidate elected officials from voting on bills,such as in Albany,NY last month? http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977713934
    These little lefties act atrociously.There is nothing orderly there. do you think a couple of burly officers should deal w/ them as well?