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VIDEO: Republican Right-Wing Rage Cultivated At McCain-Palin Rallies Being Harnessed To Oppose Obama's Agenda Today


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Some attendees admit they don't live in the Congressman's district, so why attend the meeting? The wave of unfounded, anti-Obama hate found legitimacy through the McCain Presidential campaign last year. Republicans are actively supporting the hate...



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Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 3:22 pm
Republicans are actively supporting the wild disruptions and violence at town halls.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 3:23 pm
Contrary to Steele’s Claim, State Republicans Are Actively Promoting Town Hall Mobs and Violence
 

Melva H. (93)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 3:39 pm
These liars, cheats, crooks, terrorists are following in the footsteps of their Heroes: Mr. Smirk and Mr. Sneer. They paved the way and are still a force behind all the criminal activity. Family Values, my hind leg!! But of course, Laws don't apply to them OR their followers.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 3:49 pm
Thank you, Melva, for your valuable input and clear insight.

Maddow calls out Republican operatives behind healthcare mobs
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 5:55 pm

Republican TeaBaggers & Violence at Tampa Health Care Forum
...photojournalist Kevin Carlson, currently inside the meeting reports at least one fist fight breaking out inside. Some other journalists remain outside.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 5:55 pm
So, thanks to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Speaker Pelosi says she will bring a vote to the floor on single-payer after the recess. Are you all ready to make those phone calls and write those letters?


Nancy's contact info..http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

Send our speaker an e-mail of encouragement.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 5:56 pm

Pelosi: Protests Won't Derail Health Care Overhaul


...said she welcomed protests but that Democrats would not be dissuaded from a health care overhaul to extend insurance to some 47 million Americans with no health coverage.
 

Nancy L. (141)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 6:12 pm
This gets more entertaining by the hour
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 7:08 pm
Fox New$ : Glenn Beck's Obama "Racist" Attack Costs Him Advertisers


Fox News' Glenn Beck is feeling the consequences of his controversial comments on the July 28 episode of "Fox and Friends," when he said that Barack Obama was a "racist" who had a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."


If you haven't done so already, please sign our petition to Beck's advertisers, and ask your friends and family to do the same. Moving forward, we'll keep you informed about effective ways you can pressure the advertisers
to withdraw their support from Beck's show.


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According to TVNewser, Beck advertisers Proctor and Gamble, Lawyers.com and Progressive Insurance have all pulled their ads from Beck's 5PM ET show. This comes in the wake of groups like ColorOfChange.org's efforts to get companies to distance themselves from Beck.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 9:13 pm
Missouri's Republican Rep. Akin and other conservative leaders have whipped up the right-wing base with a combination of lies and rage, and the results have bordered on dangerous. One Democratic lawmaker has received death threats because he supports health care reform. Another Democratic lawmaker was "physically assaulted." Far-right activists have registered their misguided, uninformed fury with everything from nooses to tombstones to signs with Nazi "SS" lettering.

Akin opposes health care reform; I get that. He's a far-right lawmaker who probably finds right-wing mobs comforting. But under the circumstances, maybe now would be a good time to skip the lynching jokes?
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 10:19 pm




Tampa Town Hall On Health Care Reform Disrupted By Violence
(VIDEO)


Police officers were called to calm down an unruly crowd outside a health care reform town hall meeting in downtown Tampa, Florida on Thursday evening, according to local news reports.

Angry protesters screamed, yelled and banged on windows as officers hurried to guard the entrances to the facility, where U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor was trying to discuss the various health care reform proposals being debated in Congress. One photojournalist said that a fistfight broke out inside the building, reports WTSP.

Many of the hundreds of protesters said that they had been inspired by a conservative activist group promoted by Fox News host Glenn Beck and some received emails from the county Republican party, according to the St. Petersburg Times.....

The Tampa Tribune reports that some protesters carried racist caricatures of President Obama and added details of more fights and scuffles.....
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 10:42 pm


Republican Teabaggers yell "Kill Your Parents" at Monday's Health Care town hall with Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH)
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 11:04 pm
WATCH: Glenn Beck Jokes About Putting Poison In Nancy Pelosi's Wine
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 11:20 pm
Beck fans turn health forum into 'near riot'
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 7, 2009, 3:39 am

Right-Wing Turncoat Gives the Inside Scoop on How the GOP Is Screwing Its Healthcare Baby


The GOP is willing to disrupt the health care debate if they can't win it. Yesterday in Tampa, a mob of Glenn Beck supporters nearly caused a riot. The Republican is an uncaring idiot who cares for no one but itself? To hell with the guy in the street!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:27 am

SICK FOR PROFIT : Fight Back Against Health Insurance Lies
The Democrats should've launched this campaign six months ago, easy. Take a look at what you're fighting for, teabaggers.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 7, 2009, 1:27 pm
Anti-Reform Group Takes Credit For Helping Gin Up Town Hall Rallies

Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, the operation that’s running a national campaign against a public health care option, is now publicly taking credit for helping gin up the sometimes-rowdy outbursts targeting House Dems at town hall meetings around the country, raising questions about their
spontaneity.

CPR is the group headed by controversial former hospitals exec Rick Scott that’s spending millions on ads attacking reform in all sorts of lurid ways, a campaign that’s being handled by the same P.R. mavens behind the Swift Boat Vets.

In response to my questions, a spokesman for the group confirmed that it has undertaken a concerted effort to get people out to the town hall meetings to protest reform. The spokesperson, Brian Burgess,
confirmed that CPR is emailing out “town hall alert” flyers, and schedules of town hall meetings, to its mailing list.

These efforts — combined with CPR’s effort to enlist Tea Party-ers, as reported yesterday by TPM — provide a glimpse into the ways anti-reform groups are trying to create a sense of public momentum in their favor.

CPR spokesman Burgess confirmed that the group had set up a list serv designed to reach out to “third party groups” involved in the health care fight, including the Tea Party activists. And in a statement emailed to me, Scott, who was ousted as a health-care exec amid a 1990s fraud probe, took credit for the town hall showings.

“We have invested a lot of time, energy and resources into educating Americans over the past several months about the dangers of government-run health care and I think we’re seeing some of the fruits of that campaign,” Scott said, though he claimed outrage was spontaneous.

Similarly, America’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, the insurance industry group, has stationed employees in 30 states to track local town hall events.

The question is whether these uprisings are actually helpful to the anti-reform cause, or whether their raucus agitprop will work againt them. Dems have blasted out to reporters examples of protestors harrassing House Dems.

“The more you dig the more you learn that this is a carefully orchestrated effort by special interest lobbyists and the Republican Party, who are using fringe elements on the right to protect insurance company profits and defeat health care reform,” said House Dem leadership aide Doug Thornell. “The anger at these events looks very similar to what we saw at McCain/Palin rallies in the fall.”

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Update: The White House attacks CPR for manufacturing anger.

This blog’s homepage is here.

Posted by Greg Sargent | 08/04/2009, 12:12 PM EST | Categories: House Dems, health care, political advertising
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday August 7, 2009, 7:08 pm
Their dishonest and mob mentality shout down tactics won't work and come election time will back fire on them big time. This may be good entertainment for the moment but most voters don't like this kind of thing and they will pay for it badly in the end.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 11:23 am
SICK FOR PROFIT : Fight Back Against Health Insurance Lies
Here's what happens to those who have lost their insurance, were unable to pay the premiums, got DROPPED by the insurance company, etc.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:19 pm
I heard that this morning on MTP, Gingrich asked Palin, Romney and Huckabee to join him in supporting the next republican grass roots initiative…in an effort to prove conservatives mean what they say, he wants all seniors and vets to renounce medicare, social security and VA benefits. Gingrich says we have to walk the talk. When a befuddled Stephanopoulis said, really? Gingrich said yes, we have to show the left that we don’t need ANY government help. American seniors and vets are strong people, they’ll find a way to get along without these socialist services.

Let's see if the Right is willing to walk the walk and give up their "socialist" programs.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 4:56 pm
Conservatives slam Palin attack as 'crazy'
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 5:38 pm
The consequences of a conservative 'victory'
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 9:41 pm

Newshoggers: The source of the insanity.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 9:50 pm
Two Words for Palin, Gingrich and the Rest of the GOP Who Fear an Imaginary Federal "Death Panel"



Sun Hudson
Thank you. And thanks, Kaybee, for the reminder.

Doctors say he had a genetic deformity, a lethal form of dwarfism in which the lungs do not grow large enough to support life. Doctors felt that further treatment was futile. His mother, Wanda, argued that all he needed was time to develop. The court sided with the doctors and allowed them to disconnect the ventilator. This is allowed in Texas under the Advance Directives Act, signed into law in 1999 by Gov. George W. Bush.



And the 2005 decision to remove the ventilator was made under the watchful eye of Republican governor Rick Perry.


Posted on Aug 09, 2009 at 02:09 PM in Health Care, Right Wing Madness
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 9:52 pm
Two Words for Palin, Gingrich and the Rest of the GOP Who Fear an Imaginary Federal "Death Panel"



Sun Hudson
Thank you. And thanks, Kaybee, for the reminder.

Doctors say he had a genetic deformity, a lethal form of dwarfism in which the lungs do not grow large enough to support life. Doctors felt that further treatment was futile. His mother, Wanda, argued that all he needed was time to develop. The court sided with the doctors and allowed them to disconnect the ventilator. This is allowed in Texas under the Advance Directives Act, signed into law in 1999 by Gov. George W. Bush.



And the 2005 decision to remove the ventilator was made under the watchful eye of Republican governor Rick Perry.


Posted on Aug 09, 2009 at 02:09 PM in Health Care, Right Wing Madness
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 10, 2009, 1:04 pm
The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man




What we're seeing in these angry town halls these days is the last gasp of the angry white man. He's not quite sure what he's angry about, but he knows he's angry. It's not the world he used to know. He gets the disquieting feeling that he doesn't rule the roost anymore. And it's driving him crazy.

One of the chants at the town hall events
was, "No national healthcare!" Okay, mission accomplished. No one has proposed such a thing. So, I guess they can go home now befuddled at what they were yelling about.

The reality is that what they have been manipulated into arguing against is a public option that would give them more choices, not less in health insurance. It wouldn't nationalize health insurance at all, let alone any part of the rest of the healthcare industry.

» article continues...
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:01 pm
Pro-Life Georgia Republican Behind So-Called "Death Panels"
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 11:05 am
Countdown Special Comment: STOP THE LIES! The Clear & Present Danger Isn't Obama's Agenda; It's GOP Talking Points


Keith Olbermann calls out the dangerous rhetoric and lies of Sarah Palin and her other GOP cohorts--such as Glenn Beck and Sen. John Cornyn--scaring the populace with their outrageous fear mongering over health care reform.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:45 pm

Republican Protester With a Handgun Outside of President Obama's NH Town Hall


Do you think anybody would be allowed to be near President Bush who had a huge gun strapped on his leg? I doubt that, but this is the country the right wing wants us to live in. And if Sen. John Thune had his way, it wouldn't matter what NH law said...
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 1:03 pm
Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs Enflame Scary Right-Wing Rage The conservative playbook has been laid bare, and it's ugly. How long until their overheated
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 4:25 pm
Lobbyist-Run Group Americans for Prosperity Provides Talkings Points To ‘Birther’ At Rep. Perriello Town Hall
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:19 pm
The director of Americans for Prosperity ( Lobbyist-run Group) in my state of VA used to work for Tom Delay I would not trust him as for as I could throw him. Anyone that believes anything these people say have got to be either very unintelligent or working for the insurance companies.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:43 pm
Whistleblower: Insurance firms behind town hall disruptionsWendell Potter, a former executive with health insurer Cigna who now works as the senior fellow on health care at the Center for Media and Democracy, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that health insurance companies “are very much behind the town hall disruptions that you see and a lot of the deception that’s going on in terms of disinformation that many Americans, apparently, are believing.”

On her show Monday night, Maddow cited statistics from the Securities and Exchange Commission showing that profits at the US’s ten largest health insurance companies skyrocketed more than 400 percent between 2000 and 2007, from $2.4 billion in 2000 to $12.7 billion in 2007.

“Apparently while they quadrupled their profits, the number of Americans without health insurance grew by 19 percent,” Maddow said.

And she also pointed out that the average total take-home pay for the CEOs of those health insurance companies was $11.9 million each, per year, “while the number of Americans without health insurance, for whom a burst appendix can mean bankruptcy, has gone through the roof.”
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 8:43 pm

Tea Party Organizers Admit: Goal Is No Reform At All


a group of top Tea Party and conservative organizers offered a surprisingly frank description of their goal: Completely blocking any kind of bipartisan compromise, and completely preventing any type of health care reform bill at all from ever becoming law
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 9:37 am
Whistleblower: Insurance firms behind town hall disruptions
Man arrested at Obama event had loaded gunHeld in police custody; was also carrying pocket knife...
Stewart recalls conservative attacks on anti-war protesters
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 10:39 am

Faithful Progressive: Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sarah Palin: What a real champion of the intellectually challenged looks like.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 10:49 am
Chris Matthews had on the Ron Paul supporter who showed up with a handgun to the New Hampshire town hall on health care led by President Obama. On Hardball yesterday, he really
laid into the man -- a Kramer lookalike named William Kostric -- with some tough questions about just what the hell he hoped to accomplish:

Matthews: Why did you bring a gun to a meeting with the President of the United States, given the violent history of this country with regard to presidents and assassinations? Why did you bring a gun to a public event with the president? You know the history of this country. If you love this country and its history, you know we've had a problem with people with guns and presidential events. Why did you bring a gun to an event with the president?

... OK, you brought a sign that says, 'The tree of liberty has to be watered with the blood of tyrants,' and you're carrying a goddamn gun at a presidential event. I think those things make people wonder what you're about.

Matthews gets to the core point eventually:

Matthews: I'm gonna ask you: What do you bring to this discussion about health care? By bringing a gun, and that sign that you quote Jefferson from, what does that bring to a debate that this country's engaged in -- and we're looking at your gun right now, and your sign on there -- what did you -- and it's loaded, you pointed that out -- what are you doing to help this debate?

The best that Kostric can do is babble incoherently -- rather Kramerlike, actually -- about "showing the other end of it" so you can "pull people in your direction." He manages to finally blurt out that he actually thinks everyone would have been safer at the Town Hall event if everyone there had been packing heat.

Of course, that begs the questions of whether President Obama would have been safer, doesn't it?

Especially with crackpots like this in the crowd.

 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 11:03 am
SPLC report: The "Second Wave" of militia activity is now upon us
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 11:46 am

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check
Get the facts about the stability and security you get from health insurance reform instead of listening to industry and right wing hype.


* Nice work from the LA Times fact-checking common health care claims. (thanks to reader T.C. for the tip)


For some factual info on Health Care Reform go to:
http://HealthActionNow.org
http://Healthcare­factcheck.­com

The only way to fight this is with facts
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 12:03 pm
WATCH: Rosa Parks Poster Torn Up At McCaskill Town Hall
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:22 pm
Obama-Nazi Sign Made By Ill Woman On Medicare

Outside, the gathering verged on a street brawl. The opposing forces lined up like screaming armies on either side of the street, about 1,000 people a side. Diane Campbell of Kingston, N.H., held a sign with Mr. Obama's face superimposed on a Nazi storm trooper, a sign, she said, that was made by her chronically ill mother.

Her mother's hereditary autoimmune disease is treated with expensive transfusions of gamma globulin, paid for by Medicare. Her sister, Louise, was born with no arms and one leg, and is also covered by Medicare, the government-run, health-insurance program for the elderly and disabled.

Read the whole story: Wall Street Journal
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:38 pm
St. Louis Teabag Protester Lies about Medical Coverage to Solicit "Donations"
Mr. Gladney was neither "laid off" nor without health insurance coverage.
He lied in public about needing money for his bills and is now profiting off his lie.

Read more
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 3:01 pm

Professor Stephen Hawking Enters U.S. Health Care Debate
"I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the National Health Service," he told The Guardian. "I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 3:45 pm
* A conservative activist held a "Death to Obama" sign at a town-hall event in Maryland today.

* Another Republican official sending racist emails and assassination jokes? Imagine that.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 7:21 pm
'Death To Obama' Sign Holder Detained In Maryland
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 10:02 pm
At McCaskill's town hall meeting
A woman and a few other women had brought posters to the town hall, but they rolled them up after being booed and berated by the crowd. When the woman unrolled one to show to a journalist, an angry man in the crowd rushed over and tore it up. A poster of what, you ask? Rosa Parks. When the woman moved to take her poster back, the police stepped in and escorted both parties from the building.
That is nothing but hateful racist behavior from the right wing. You couldn't call it anything else. Why else would people in a crowd boo a poster of Rosa Parks for haven sakes. All of this hate needs to stop before someone gets hurt or dead.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 11:01 pm
William Kostric the gun toter at the New Hapshires town hall meeting. Why is it that its usally the morons that wouldn't know how to use a gun in a bad situation that want to tote them around. Its really scary when you think about it.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 14, 2009, 7:27 am
Cynthia, Psychology 101 ... gives a "profile" of a person who "NEEDS" a gun to feel important.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday August 14, 2009, 7:30 am
August 14, 2009
Op-Ed Columnist
Republican Death Trip
By PAUL KRUGMAN

“I am in this race because I don’t want to see us spend the next year re-fighting the Washington battles of the 1990s. I don’t want to pit Blue America against Red America; I want to lead a United States of America.” So declared Barack Obama in November 2007, making the case that Democrats should nominate him, rather than one of his rivals, because he could free the nation from the bitter partisanship of the past.

Some of us were skeptical. A couple of months after Mr. Obama gave that speech, I warned that his vision of a “different kind of politics” was a vain hope, that any Democrat who made it to the White House would face “an unending procession of wild charges and fake scandals, dutifully given credence by major media organizations that somehow can’t bring themselves to declare the accusations unequivocally false.”

So, how’s it going?

Sure enough, President Obama is now facing the same kind of opposition that President Bill Clinton had to deal with: an enraged right that denies the legitimacy of his presidency, that eagerly seizes on every wild rumor manufactured by the right-wing media complex.

This opposition cannot be appeased. Some pundits claim that Mr. Obama has polarized the country by following too liberal an agenda. But the truth is that the attacks on the president have no relationship to anything he is actually doing or proposing.

Right now, the charge that’s gaining the most traction is the claim that health care reform will create “death panels” (in Sarah Palin’s words) that will shuffle the elderly and others off to an early grave. It’s a complete fabrication, of course. The provision requiring that Medicare pay for voluntary end-of-life counseling was introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican — yes, Republican — of Georgia, who says that it’s “nuts” to claim that it has anything to do with euthanasia.

And not long ago, some of the most enthusiastic peddlers of the euthanasia smear, including Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, and Mrs. Palin herself, were all for “advance directives” for medical care in the event that you are incapacitated or comatose. That’s exactly what was being proposed — and has now, in the face of all the hysteria, been dropped from the bill.

Yet the smear continues to spread. And as the example of Mr. Gingrich shows, it’s not a fringe phenomenon: Senior G.O.P. figures, including so-called moderates, have endorsed the lie.

Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, is one of these supposed moderates. I’m not sure where his centrist reputation comes from — he did, after all, compare critics of the Bush tax cuts to Hitler. But in any case, his role in the health care debate has been flat-out despicable.

Last week, Mr. Grassley claimed that his colleague Ted Kennedy’s brain tumor wouldn’t have been treated properly in other countries because they prefer to “spend money on people who can contribute more to the economy.” This week, he told an audience that “you have every right to fear,” that we “should not have a government-run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma.”

Again, that’s what a supposedly centrist Republican, a member of the Gang of Six trying to devise a bipartisan health plan, sounds like.

So much, then, for Mr. Obama’s dream of moving beyond divisive politics. The truth is that the factors that made politics so ugly in the Clinton years — the paranoia of a significant minority of Americans and the cynical willingness of leading Republicans to cater to that paranoia — are as strong as ever. In fact, the situation may be even worse than it was in the 1990s because the collapse of the Bush administration has left the G.O.P. with no real leaders other than Rush Limbaugh.

The question now is how Mr. Obama will deal with the death of his postpartisan dream.

So far, at least, the Obama administration’s response to the outpouring of hate on the right has had a deer-in-the-headlights quality. It’s as if officials still can’t wrap their minds around the fact that things like this can happen to people who aren’t named Clinton, as if they keep expecting the nonsense to just go away.

What, then, should Mr. Obama do? It would certainly help if he gave clearer and more concise explanations of his health care plan. To be fair, he’s gotten much better at that over the past couple of weeks.

What’s still missing, however, is a sense of passion and outrage — passion for the goal of ensuring that every American gets the health care he or she needs, outrage at the lies and fear-mongering that are being used to block that goal.

So can Mr. Obama, who can be so eloquent when delivering a message of uplift, rise to the challenge of unreasoning, unappeasable opposition? Only time will tell.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 2:26 pm
The brutal truth about America's healthcare vs Stephen Hawking, who said, "I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.." And a student who suddenly found himself unable to move and had to be supported by his wife would not have been able to get that sort of care in the United States at all, let alone be kept alive and allowed the time to think that made it possible for him to become *the* Stephen Hawking.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 5:52 pm
The mere fact that these talking heads would use Stephen Hawking's as a example of UK health care being a bad thing, shows just how stupid they think their base actually are.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 17, 2009, 11:13 am
Krugman: All That Stands In Way Of Universal Health Care Is Greed, Lies And Gullibility

Howard Dean On Public Option: "You Can't Really Do Health Reform Without It"
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 17, 2009, 10:35 pm
at-Largely: Free speech protection does not cover death threats
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 9:24 am
Right wing suggests 9/11 event is 'socialist'

GOP senator ignored Obama assassination threat
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 1:43 pm
Limbaugh Congratulates Himself On Kennedy Death Prediction
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 27, 2009, 8:43 am
McCain Evicts Angry Woman From Town Hall
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 27, 2009, 9:56 am
McCain jokes about taking hundreds of thousands from healthcare lobby
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday August 31, 2009, 2:30 pm

Republican Rep: We'll Repeal Health Care Reform If It Passes


Let's make sure the Bu$h tax break$ given to the rich get repealed!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 3:49 pm
Beck guest: Health reform may spark ‘black genocide’
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 8:19 am
Pastor to Obama: Please Die, Now!


Pastor Steven Anderson prays for the death of President Obama. Have the politics of hate gone too far, or is Mr. Anderson an isolated case?"
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 8:46 am
The "Intolerance" Party? GOP Strategists Worry Ideologues Are Bad For The Party's Future
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 10:35 am

Who Will Be Hurt if the Democrats Pass Health Care Alone
If the Democrats pass the health care bill, and are able to do it with a public option, the Republicans will have once again put themselves on the opposing side of groundbreaking legislation.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:41 pm
When it comes to healthcare, there is no lie a conservative will not tell.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday September 4, 2009, 1:52 pm
The Barack "School Yard" Panic: How Much A Racist Thing?

Chris Stigall, a Kansas City talk show host, said, “I’m not letting my next-door neighbor talk to my kid alone; I’m sure as hell not letting Barack Obama talk to him alone. -- Some Parents Oppose Obama Speech to Students (NYT)

I'm not saying the latest right-wing hysteria tactic -- demonizing Obama's outreach to school children -- directly parallels the McCain campaign ad below.

I do think it's interesting revisiting the post below, however, which I originally ran six days short of a year ago. Beyond all the "state indoctrination" and even Hitler Youth analogies being propagated by Obama's school chat, I'm wondering how much there is (or is also) a racist meme at play. It's something along the lines of: You can't trust your children alone with this man ... knowing how black men are. Wink, wink.
From: Sep 09, 2008: McCain Ad Ties Sex With Race

In today's trip to the swamp, the McCain campaign's latest attack video ostensibly targets the Obama's education plan.

... Except, the issue serves as nothing more than a foil to intimate that Obama -- shown in the screen shot with a smarmy grin and his coat looking frumpy -- desires to sexualize the lives of young children. More odious, however, it's also an example of the McCain campaign playing the race card, activating stereotypes of the black man -- seeming to gaze dreamily at something below (or shorter than) him -- as driven by sexual appetite.

(screen shot: McCain for President)

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