And the Democrats want you to know the only people dissenting about Obama-Care are Republicans, which I know is false (I am not a Republican, for instance. My parents have always been Independents, for another instance), and they are paid for it, which I do not believe since I know some Tea Party Protesters, and those wicked dissenters, the evil party of ‘no’ want to use your baby’s blood in their secret ceremonies.
I might have made up that last part, but I suspect it’s only a fiction in form, not kind. After all, we already know that if you are opposed to the government take-over of health care it’s only because you hate poor people, have a pus-filled blister for a heart, and you parley with demons.
Principled opposition to the government spending more and more of other’s people money in order to intervene between you and your doctors, in order to ration your health care and make the individual increasingly dependent on the government for our very well-being- that’s not even comprehensible to the likes of Pelosi, Barney Frank, and Waxman.
And it gets worse– the DNC ad which highlights some phrases it claims come right of the Republican Playbook are actually lifted from libertarian’s website- somebody who has no political power to speak of and certainly does not represent Republicans:
Right Principles has a Facebook group with 23 members and a Twitter account with five followers. MacGuffie describes himself as an “opponent of leftist thinking in America,” and told me he’s “never pulled a lever” for a Republican or Democrat on a federal level. Yet this Connecticut libertarian’s influence over a national, orchestrated Republican health-care push-back is strong, indeed, if you listen to liberal pundits and the Democratic National Committee, who have crafted a nefarious web out of refutable evidence.
Think Progress highlighted his memo’s directives to “‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’,” calling it a “right-wing harassment strategy against Dems.” The blog falsely connected MacGuffie to the national conservative group FreedomWorks through the most tenuous of threads. The Think Progress link that purports to establish MacGuffie as a FreedomWorks “volunteer” leads to his one blog posting on a Tea Party website (on the free social networking site, ning.com). Think Progress calls Tea Party Patriots a “FreedomWorks website.”
The problem is it’s not a FreedomWorks site, according to FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon. FreedomWorks is a “coalition partner” of TeaPartyPatriots.org, but does not fund the site in any way…
Click on the link for more, and read HotAir, too.
Not only do they falsely link him to FreedomWorks, they also dishonestly yank quotes out of context, ignoring others:
“Do not bring the signs into the hall if you want any chance to be picked for a question.”
“Don’t carry on and make a scene, just short, intermittent shout-outs,” which may sound familiar because the shout-out part was quoted without context by Think Progress.
And the more I think about this strategy, the stupider I think it is. In their attempt to marginalize, demonize, and target the voters who show up at town hall type meetings to vigorously debate their Reps and make such unreasonable demands as ‘read the bills,’ they marginalize a huge number of voters as well. I don’t know anybody who thinks it’s outrageous to expect our representatives to read the bills- the bigger the bill the more important this is.
So when the DNC says people who demand their reps read the bills are clearly paid shills for the insurance companies, that’s going to leave a very nasty taste in the mouths of some constituents who never considered going to a Tea Party or a Town Hall meeting.
The people at those meetings have friends, relations, neighbors- people who know who they are and what they do for a living. These friends and relations might think the Town Hall protesters might be cranks, but they will know they are sincere- so when the DNC insists these protestors are dishonest, bused in from out of town, and speaking from a script, it’s the DNC’s own credibility that’s being flushed.
And in this video, Nancy Pelosi says the dissent is astroturfed, but you be the judge, they’re carrying swastika and symbols like that to a meeting on health care.
Unbelievable. The media needs to call her on that- because IF it’s true, and I doubt it, I’d bet money the signs had a great big red X through them and were comparing nationalized health care and the resulting rationing of medical care to Nazi Germany’s policies of eugenics.