All The Right Has Left

2 comments August 5th, 2009at 06:54pm Posted by Eli

Fraud, racist crackpot conspiracy theories, and now outright violence:

Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.), president of the freshman Democratic class, warned that right-wing groups are taking things to “a dangerous level” by manufacturing anger based on false information. “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,” Connolly said. “They’re inciting people to riot with just total distortions of facts. They think we’re going to euthanize Grandma and the government is going to take over.”

(…)

Connolly said he spoke to at least one freshman Democrat who was physically assaulted at a local event.

Not exactly a surprising development, given that the anti-healthcare mobs have already hanged Frank Kratovil in effigy, threatened Brad Miller’s life even more explicitly, urged Chris Dodd to kill himself, and menaced Tim Bishop so badly that police had to escort him to his car.

This is not free speech, this is physical intimidation and mob rule, and a tacit admission that they can’t win the healthcare argument on the merits.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Healthcare,Politics,Racism,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. Paul  |  August 6th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    We first heard from the birthers, with their fake “birth certificate” in hand and with their fake outrage. These are the same under tones that you saw from Republicans during the confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor, “you are not like us” or “you are too different”, “you are not main stream”. And then they act surprised when people do not vote with them, they are lost, no core beliefs, too bad.

    In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while at the same time trying to take away their rights) and that’s who they need to focus on if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

    It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people. And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown, Katrina, and the Walter Reed Scandal but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

  • 2. Eli  |  August 6th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while at the same time trying to take away their rights) and that’s who they need to focus on if they real want to win.

    Mostly yeah, but the teabaggers/anti-healthcare crazies are corporate-sponsored.

    It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people.

    What. I’ve. Been. Saying. More generally speaking, most of the scary stuff they say about government healthcare insurance is much more true of private insurance.


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