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August 16, 2009

Obamacare Opponents are “Evil-Mongers” say Harry Reid

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Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has insulted many Americans by calling opponents of Obamacare ”evil-mongers,” just as fresh polls show support for the massive 1,000 page bill for government control over the U.S. healthcare system decreasing significantly among Independent voters.

Reid coined the term in a speech to an energy conference in Las Vegas this week, and then had the audacity to repeat it again in an interview with Politics Daily.

Such “evil-mongers” are using “lies, innuendo and rumor,” to drown out rational debate, the top Democrat in the Senate said.“It was an original with me,” Mr. Reid said of the term.

This after days earlier lampooning the GOP as ”being run by a talk show host.”

Mr. Reid, who was actually armed with a patch of AstroTurf, blamed the GOP for sponsoring town hall attacks against Democrats, accused the party of waging a barricade on Democratic efforts to pass Obamacare.

“I just want to show you what AstroTurf really is,” Reid said to laughter. “They’re taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor mongers, and insurance rackets.“

”I just think, as I’ve said before, it’s not often that you try to blow yourself up, but that’s obviously what they’re trying to do with all this vexatious stuff they’re doing with these meetings, the birthers. It’s a party being run by a talk show host,” Reid, whose own poll numbers have sunk dramatically in the last month or so, said.

Other top Democrats, like Senate Majority Whip Leader Dick Durbin, are insulting Americans who aren’t supporters of the highly intrusive socialistic government program that is estimated to cost anywhere from $1,000,000,000,000 to eight times that amount if what they promised us about Medicare is any barometer.

One of Obama’s propaganda news networks, MSNBC’s Mr. Maddow, Mr. Keith Olbermann and Mr. Ed Shultz, pushed earlier talking points for proponents of Obamacare for days, even claiming the events were being “manufactured,” and that people were being “manipulated.” Shultz even had the audacity to say that the people showing up at the town hall meetings were “dumber than Joe the Plumber.”

In 2003, Olbermann praised protests against President Bush’s policies and said that political dissent “created this country and sustained it and improved it.”

I agree. Don’t you? But it was Mrs. Clinton in 2003 that gave us all a pretty good idea of what to do when politicians don’t listen to the American People:

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.

And then we had Democrat Rep. Mr. John Dingell of Michigan, one of Shultz guests, even went further and compared protesters to the KKK, saying, “the last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble.”

CNN’s Rick Sanchez interviewed Democrat Rep. Mr. Lloyd Doggett of Texas about the town hall citizens voicing their strong concerns at town hall meetings on Obamacare on Aug. 4 who said “their neighbors were denied their right of free expression by their unruly, mob-like conduct.”

All this from the ACORN-in-Chief, who apparently has to PAY for some “AstroTurf” by hiring ACORN members and others to attend town hall meeting to (intimidate?) counter the American People.

Obama total approval august 2009

Obama index August 2009

And then just one day after denouncing “extreme radicals” and calling for increasing the civil discourse concerning Obamacare, members of the Service Employees International Union didn’t mind utilized those same aggressive tactics to spread their own message, according to critics of the union.

Dennis Rivera, SEIU Healthcare Chairman, has blamed radicals and “corporate front groups” for the recent confrontations at town hall meetings. In Missouri last week an SEIU staffer was among six people arrested for misdemeanor assault and other crimes, after assaulting a black man.

“At the same time that America’s families are seeking relief from fast-rising and unaffordable health care costs, extreme radicals and corporate front groups are trying to derail health insurance reform by disrupting public meetings,” Rivera said in a statement last Thursday.

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