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Health Care Protest Turns Violent

An anomaly or a beginning? An actual event or a setup? I wonder.



Health Care Town Halls Turn Violent





Town hall meetings called to discuss proposed health care legislation turned violent Thursday, with a meeting in Tampa, Fla., descending into shouting and one in St. Louis ending in arrests.

Close to 1,500 people came to the Tampa suburb of Ybor City to speak with Democratic State Rep. Betty Reed and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, an event that exploded into a near riot.

According to local media reports, the larger-than-expected crowd gathered outside the Hillsborough County Children’s Board building, where several hundred people, most of whom opposed a government health care plan, began to loudly chant and scuffle with organizers posted at doorways after the auditorium filled to capacity.

A freelance videographer was roughed up in an altercation, which damaged his camera equipment and glasses, and at least one man was treated for minor injuries after a scuffle left his shirt partially torn from his body.

“That’s the most violent anyone has been towards me,” Mark Bishop told WTSP-TV. “It was surprising, to say the least.”

Gosh, why would anyone want to rough up the media guy? Doesn’t everyone know that the media is our friend and ally?

In Mehlville, Mo., St. Louis police arrested six people, some on assault charges, outside another forum that was billed as a meeting on aging but was attended by activists on both sides of the health care debate.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the police showed up toward the end of the forum held by Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan. One conservative activist, interviewed at a local emergency room where he was being treated for injuries, said he was attacked by some of the individuals who were arrested as he passed out “Don’t tread on me” flags.

A forum with Democratic Rep. John Dingell in Romulus, Mich., also got rowdy as foes and supporters of health care reform argued with each other and one man, with his son in a wheelchair, shouted at the congressman. A similar scene reportedly unfolded as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a homeless clinic in Denver.

In Tampa, video shot outside the auditorium showed several people holding signs and posters, banging on doors and windows, while others argued face-to-face and were seen screaming at one another in the parking lot as police looked on.

Inside, Democratic lawmakers had a difficult time delivering their opening remarks, as they were met with shouts of “You work for us!’’ “Tyranny! tyranny! tyranny!’’ and “Read the bill!” the Tampa Tribune reported.




This is only the beginning. The whole country is mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more. Obama and his far left cronies have pushed their crazy agenda too hard and too fast, and the people are beyond fed up. Whether you call his actions and beliefs Fascism, Communism, or Socialism doesn’t matter. People are waking up to it, FINALLY. Government takeovers. Cap & Trade. Health Care “reform”. Spread the wealth. Insane levels of debt. Worthless currency. Open borders. A government full of corrupt thieves who vote themselves above the laws. Higher taxes, higher spending, bailouts, Acorn, special interests. It’s too much. And it’s gone way too far. And it’s long past time.

Be angry people. Scream and shout. Don’t trust the media AT ALL. But let’s do it peacefully, even though you’ll be branded as a swastika wearing, well dressed hooligan for doing so. WTF, we’re all on that proto-terrorist watch list already.




Oh, by the way: I am old enough to remember the campus protests during the Sixties. Many of those turned violent, but only after the television cameras arrived. Learn from the past, yes?


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