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Protesting Against Health Care Reform? You’re A “Political Terrorist”

Peggy Noonan, in her WSJ piece today, said this:

We have entered uncharted territory in the fight over national health care. There’s a new tone in the debate, and it’s ugly. At the moment the Democrats are looking like something they haven’t looked like in years, and that is: desperate.

If you’re wondering what that desperation looks like, Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post provides the example:

The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage. By poisoning the political well, they’ve given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They’ve become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems.

Of course there’s no mention of the multitude of lies propagated by those pushing this legislation – like taxes won’t go up, like the public option won’t eventually drive private insurance out of the market, or like Obama’s promise about keeping your doctor and your insurance aren’t reflected in the current version of the legislation.

Nope, those who oppose it and actually try to bring these things to light are now “political terrorists”.

That is so over the top that it is hard to find the proper words to reflect my indignation. Dissent is now political “terrorism”. Again the desperate left shows it is immune to irony and completely blind to its own hypocrisy.

But it should come as no surprise that an ideology which is, at base an authoritarian one would want you to just shut up and let their elite decide what is good for you. Here are couple of vids to show you who the “political terrorists” are and what they’re thinking:

Democrats are playing a very, very dangerous game with all of this. If they continue to try to squelch dissent and mischaracterize the citizenry as it tries to express its views in opposition to what they’re doing, 2010 will be a bloodbath for them.

They need to realize that they’ve totally misread the tea leaves of the election and this is obviously not what the American people want. If they ram it through despite what polls tell us is majority opposition to this legislation, they may very well see a completely different Congress in a year.

~McQ

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8 Responses to Protesting Against Health Care Reform? You’re A “Political Terrorist”

  • Unfortunately the Ministry of Truth (MSM) doesn’t seem to want to actually report this. They refuse to name names as to who is the organizing agent for the right. Not that there is anything wrong with organization as long as it isn’t a paid for group like ACORN or the SEIU. They are using their members money to organize for the political bed fellows. Tea Partiers are organizing at a very local level and then they are forced out of the room by out of state union members. Frankly, it is disturbing that the methods that the President used to get elected and continues to use for his own means is called mob action when the opponent uses them.
    Frankly, the people going to the meetings should be more civil, but they also have a right to voice their indignation when their representatives lie to them openly. The dishonesty of the policiticians on this is astounding. Worse, the Republicans sit on the side quietly instead of working to provide their constituents an alternative that they can voice.
    It is time to take Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and use them actively against those that used them against so many of the citizenry.

  • Funny thing happened. The day this story broke, I contacted my congressman’s office about it. His staffer brushed it off as just so much blogosphere conspiracy BS, with a “ma’am, the White House doesn’t have the resources to keep track of each and every email it gets” – if that’s not verbatim, then it’s pretty close.

    This congressman is a Republican.

    Sad, isn’t it?

  • They’re lucky “dissenters” really aren’t political terrorists, or they may be facing a bloodbath of a different kind.

    But they sure look determined to take it that way, don’t they?

  • “Democrats are playing a very, very dangerous game with all of this. If they continue to try to squelch dissent and mischaracterize the citizenry as it tries to express its views in opposition to what they’re doing, 2010 will be a bloodbath for them.”

    I have already predicted that 2010 will be a bloodbath. There is nothing that the Democrats can do but continue their full-on drive over the cliff.

    In 1994, Democrats went from a 258-176 majority to a 204-230 minority, and they stayed in that minority for the next 12 years. Losing 54 seats should wake you up to reality, no? But not Democrats…they somehow desire to be like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day,” and relive the 1994 election each passing day until November 2010. Then they will get their comeuppance.

    The only question I have is how many seats the Democrats will lose. Will it be a 25 seat change, or a 35-45 seat rollover? In 2006, the GOP went from a 232-202 majority to a 202-233 minority. Right now, in the 111th Congress, it is a Democrat 256-178 majority. The Democrats need lose only 29 seats to lose control. If there is a 45 seat turnover, it will be earthshaking. A 55, or even 65 seat change would shock the political world. How about more?

    In 1894, the Democrats went from a 218-124 majority to 93-254 minority – a loss of 125 seats. That was an historic election, and probably will not be repeated. I am not predicting that kind of earthshaking landslide, but if Obama is in the low 40s or lower in his JARs numbers, if the economy continues to sputter or even goes into a double dip, or the Democrats pass more clunker legislation that blows more holes in the deficit, 125 seats might be possible. One never knows anymore about the propensity of the American people to rise up against totalitarianism, something that this crowd of thugs in the White House is really good at pushing.

  • The Republicans may indeed take back the House in 2010.  But to what purpose?  Leadership is non-existent.  Give me some names.  Cantor? Pence?   I can’t think of anyone that can go toe-to-toe with Waxman or Pelosi or Hoyer, can you?

  • The key statement is that the Left is utterly blind to the irony as well as their own hypocrisy. I’ve often wondered how the Left can be so blatantly hypocritical with a straight face. It’s because they just…don’t…get it. They truly do not see their own hypocrisy. Of course, I guess that’s perfectly normal for fanatical ideologues. For many on the Left, their politics is a form of secular fundamentalist religion; they’re zealots doing “god’s work” and can’t grasp their two-faced double standards.

    There’s plenty of hypocrisy on the Right too; but I’ve always felt those on the Right realize when their being hypocrites…at least they’re not in denial about it.

  • I wonder if this putz Pearlstein understands the etymology of “fellow traveler” and how supremely ironic it is that he paints the opponents of a socialist program with that slur.

  • If the Democrats don’t pass a Public Option for Health Insurance reform, there is no point in reforming Health Insurance at all.

    Here’s why: You have to ensure those with pre-existing conditions can get health insurance and don’t end up bankrupt because they have a heart attack or get hit by a drunk driver.

    Who’s to say coops and non-profits are going to insure hi-risk patients with pre existing conditions. In effect, all you’ve done is create an entity that can compete with insurance industries sort of like the Electric industry.

    You’ll still have millions of un-insurable Americans who will have to sell their homes, take their kids out of college, declare bankruptcy and have all their American Dreams dashed.