Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterO'Bama is the inciter. Too easy Eaglesmack; like shooting fish in a barrel. Roo won't like the article; too right-wing.
Shut Up, America! (external - login to view)
Republicans are aware of it, that is precisely why they incited rent a mob to trash the Town Hall meetings.
By Peter Ferrara (external - login to view)
Last week, at a Democrat party fundraiser in McLean, Virginia, President Barack Obama gave his answer to the thousands of Americans showing up at town halls and protests all over America questioning his proposed federal takeover of health care. Obama said,
"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to just get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."
Obama here was talking about Republicans and conservatives who he holds responsible for the economic downturn. He doesn't want to hear from them whether about health care reform or economic policy more generally. He just wants them to shut up and get out of the way of his glorious left wing revolution.
While campaigning last year, Obama was singing a different tune. Then he promised voters he was going to bring a new era of bipartisanship to Washington. Now he tells us he doesn't want to hear from Republicans who created the mess. And he will not change one component of any of his initiatives to garner any Republican votes in Congress. Many American voters were misled by this deceptive campaign rhetoric.
Obama takes no responsibility for his time served in the U.S. Senate since 2004. He wants us to forget that while serving there he opposed every Bush budget because it did not spend enough. He wants us to forget that as a Senator he joined with Barney Frank to successfully oppose the Bush reforms to clean up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which did so much to cause the financial crisis. In the Congress, he joined with Frank and other ultraliberals who, along with long-time Obama ally ACORN, had long pushed Fannie, Freddie, and the nation's banks to break down traditional mortgage lending standards, and grant mortgages to so many who ultimately failed to pay them back.
Now Obama is sending messages from his White House and Democrat party to unions and other left-wing allies to "punch back twice as hard" at Americans at town halls questioning his Big Government takeover of health care. And answering this call, union thugs from SEIU, one of the most left-wing unions in America, have already shown up at these events and started beating up on Americans raising questions there.
At a town hall in St. Louis sponsored by Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan, SEIU thugs beat up a black conservative selling political pins and bumper stickers, sending him to the emergency room. Six were arrested. In Tampa, SEIU plants packed half the hall, leaving hundreds of local constituents outside in the hallway. Union thugs then flooded the hallway, ripping one constituent's shirt off and pushing him up against a wall, leaving him with a cut in his chest. In Hillsborough County, Florida, a Democrat party leader slapped a constituent in the face.
In calling out these thugs, and saying he doesn't want to hear from Americans who disagree with him, Barack Obama is not acting or sounding presidential. FDR and John Kennedy and Bill Clinton never told any portion of the American people he didn't want to hear from them. Rather, Obama is sounding and acting more like his at least sometime ally, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. How dangerously close are we getting now to that kind of authoritarianism, with the Great Leader now calling out his brown shirts? What's next? Seizing radio stations that air dissenting views?