The bitter divisions over an overhaul of the health care system have exploded at town-hall-style meetings over the last few days as members of Congress have been shouted down, hanged in effigy and taunted by crowds. In several cities, noisy demonstrations have led to fistfights, arrests and hospitalizations.
Democrats have said the protesters are being organized by conser
vative lobbying groups like FreedomWorks. Republicans respond that the protests are an organic response to the Obama administration’s health care restructuring proposals.There is no dispute, however, that most of the shouting and mocking is from opponents of those plans. Many of those opponents have been encouraged to attend by conservative commentators and Web sites. [More]
Why is it that liberal Democrat groups such as ACORN can "organize" (rabble rouse, really) while conservatives, independents, the elderly, the disabled and, yes, even a few principled Democrats who oppose Obama's socialist, autocratic and intolerant measures are labeled "Nazis," "brown shirts" and worse.
Liberal Democrat legislators should be thankful they do not live in the pre-Revolutionary War days when the populace used to beat, tar, feather and kick agents of the British Crown out of town.
By the way, where is First Distric CongressmanTim Walz? He is apparently not holding any town hall meetings during the August recess, ostensibly for fear that his constituents will ask him a few pointed and hard-hitting questions regarding Barack Obama's health care reform legislation, which the Congressman favors enthusiastically. It would seem that Walz doesn't have any Hy-Vee appearances scheduled this month either. Hmmmm ...
If Mr. Walz is not going to meet with his constituents and give an account of his activities, positions and voting record up to this point of the current congressional session, how will he spend the August recess? Fundraising in the Twin Cities and California, perhaps?
So, where in the world is Tim hiding? Has anyone in Mankato seen him these days? Maybe his pet blogger and faithful flunky, Sally Joe "Ollie Ox" Sorenson of "Bluestem Prairie" infamy, knows where Walz is. But wait, she lives in Hutchinson. That's not in the First District, by the way.
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