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It was staged … Part two

Oh come now … you’re surprised? Neil Cavuto interviews another Democrat, a New Hampshire businessman who could not get into the young President’s Town Hall Meeting in Portsmouth. It’s was Democrat run, he tells Neil … it was not random. The deck was stacked.

Can you say “Astroturf”? Wait, no, that’s us, I forgot.

It was staged – Update … more staged.

This was perhaps the most revealing interview I heard yesterday. Bill and Barbara, two Democrats who attended the town hall meeting held by Congressman Dingell. Added plus … they are Democrats.

Update: Please check the post below “It was staged, Part 2” or just click here for another Democrat who outted the staged performance in Portsmouth.

Cylla and Charybdis

Homer’s “Odyssey” tells the tale of Odysseus, a hero of Greek mythology.  Odysseus encountered two beasts while trying to sail through the Strait of Messina.  On one side was Cylla, a six headed sea beast.  On the other was Charybdis, a massive whirlpool.

Today, we call Cylla ,”a rock”, and Charybdis, “a hard place”.  Between which, much like Odysseus, many Democratic legislators are now finding themselves.  The legislators of whom I speak, at a minimum, are those from otherwise conservative districts who will be seeking reelection in 2010.

Why the dilemma?  Obamacare.

At town hall meetings throughout the country, Americans are speaking out against Obamacare.  At the same time, the administration calls those who object to Obamacare, angry, misinformed, bussed-in, Nazi mobs with scripted “talking points”.

I do not envy any legislator.  Not that I ever did, but, this time the stakes are much higher.  As a legislator, if I believe the administration, I must ignore my constituents, and risk losing my job in 2010.  Yet, if I believe my constituents, I must ignore the administration and risk the wrath of Obama and Pelosi.  So, now what?

Personally, I would look at the polls.  While not 100% accurate, here’s what we do know.

The most important fundamental is that 68% of American voters have health-insurance coverage they rate good or excellent. That number comes from polling conducted this past weekend [August 1 -2] of 1,000 likely voters. Most of these voters approach the health-care reform debate fearing that they have more to lose than to gain.

Adding to President Barack Obama’s challenge as he sells health-care reform to the public is the fact that most voters are skeptical about the government’s ability to do anything well. While the president says his plan will reduce costs, 53% believe it will have the opposite effect.

There’s also the reality that 74% of voters rate the quality of care they now receive as good or excellent. And 50% fear that if Congress passes health-care reform, it will lead to a decline in the quality of that care.

And, this is even more interesting.

Those opposed to Mr. Obama’s reform appear to have momentum on their side. Polling last weekend showed that 48% of voters rate the U.S. health-care system as good or excellent. That’s up from 35% in May and up from 29% a year ago. Only 19% now rate the system as poor, down from 37% a year ago. It appears that the prospect of changing health care has made the existing system look better to a lot of people.

Two final thoughts…first, as anyone who frequents this blog knows, I’ve written perhaps 7 or 8 posts on the health care proposals as currently drafted by Congress.  Go to the archives of this blog and you will find my posts.  Print them out and take them to the DNC.  If I have misinformed anyone I want to know, and I will correct it immediately.

And, second, it seems to me when the administration brands those who oppose Obamacare at town hall meetings as angry, bussed-in, misinformed, Nazi mobs, reading from scripts, it creates even more distrust.  People who are sincerely opposed to Obamacare know that they are none of the above.  So they wonder, if the administration is calling me something I am not, what else are they misleading the public about?

Change we can believe in – Part 2 – Update: marching orders

This is from the Denver Pelocchio protest (click here to see more at Gateway) … the pictures and the narrative are very revealing. The old folks are called a “mob” (Democrat Party ad) and astroturfers … but look who shows up to drown out dissent with bull horns. And look who has the prepared signs. Just like at the Murphy Meeting in Connecticut … the left comes a turfin.

Please take the time to read the entire blog at AIP News … then check your blood pressure medicine, while you can.

The first picture is an Organizing for America official trying to drown out an old lady using a bullhorn. Organizing for America is the post election Obama for America organization. The second picture is of the true grass roots supporters “Don’t Tread On Me”. The third picture just makes me laugh. Reportedly it’s a pic of father and son commies. Kinda warms the heart doesn’t it?

Denver protest 3

Denver protest 4

Denver protest

I know these people. I have been warning you for months who they are. They are vestiges of the commie hippies from the 70’s … and these are their children. They hide who they are until they feel the time is right to expose themselves. These are Obama’s supporters. This is who he is.

Remember … don’t take the blue pill or the red pill if it comes from the government. Check the links.

Update: Just thought you might want to know there was a time when protest was encouraged by the young President.

Apparently is people are just following orders.