"These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views --- but of the facts themselves," they write. "drowning out opposing views is simply un-american. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades."
Pelosi and Hoyer say
“an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted ‘Just say no!”drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.
Senators and Congressmen have been caught off guard and very surprised as they face angry voters and constituents at Town Hall meetings across America. For some reason, the American public, particularly the moderate and conservative majority, seem to be tired of their opinions and viewpoints being ignored.
I feel the need to state VERY clearly today that I never have been nor ever intend to be a "shill" for ANY of the political parties in this nation of ours.
I have felt politically disfranchised since the early 1990's and have been trying to make a difference ever since.
For Ms. Pelosi and Mr Hoyer to imply that myself or any others are un-American in our attempts to voice our opinions IMHO is to disrespect all those that have done so before in the founding of our nation.
As a direct descendant of one who gave his very life at this nations founding, crying out against those things he felt repressive and against his rights and freedoms, I tell you Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Hoyer that I am personally offended and I will continue to speak out.
How long have people in America's heartland felt that their concerns no longer matter to elected officials. We are angry at the massive debt increase under the current bailouts and the Generational Theft Act. They are angry at bills, including Cap and Trade, and now it appears, a nationalized health care bill, that are being rammed through Washington before anyone has a chance to read the bills.
As was called attention to in a town hall meeting that Mr. Hoyer spoke at, The President took 6 months to pick out a dog for his kids but The Congress has tried to force HR 3200 on us in 3-4 weeks.
We see the same mistakes taking place over and over, and now we see a repeat of those mistakes in a Universal Health Insurance system being rushed through.
Instead of putting our fears to rest by explaining exactly what's in the bill and what it will cost, the American public has been scoffed at and told we couldn't possibly understand such a complicated measure.
Taken aback by the anger of those who elected them, instead of listening to voters, Democrats and their hired gun mouthpieces in the media have trumped a series of lies deflecting the outrage and claiming it to be manufactured by Republicans and organized by conservative groups.
Of course, the most ridiculous claim has been that we are doing this to "shut down free speech." Ridiculous because it has largely been the voices ignored for too long that are now speaking out. Voices ignored first by the Republicans during the last 8 years and now by the Democrats.
Of course, the mainstream media is in the pocket of the Dems. The New York Times recently ran an article titled "Health Debate Turns Hostile at Town Hall Meetings," where they continue the bogus claim of "protesters being organized by conservative lobbying groups." No such complaints came from the Times under the 8 years of verbal assaults by Democrats and liberals who organized under such groups as moveon.org, the Daily Kos, and ImpeachBush.org, now renamed to "IndictBushNow.org."
In reality, the left is now organizing disruptions and busing protesters complete with professionally produced material into Town Hall meetings to counter conservatives and to, in effect, shut them up. This happened in Denver, Colorado recently at an appearance of Nancy Pelosi. It also occurred in St. Louis where angry voters showed up and were blocked out while Union supporters were snuck into a side door. Outside, SEIU union thugs attacked and beat a black man selling "Don't tread on Me" flags, sending him to the hospital. In Tampa, Florida, union thugs stacked another Town Hall meeting, pushing and shoving people and closing doors on constituents, preventing them from even hearing what their elected officials had to say.
News reporters have broadcast some of these violent instances, but make no mention of the fact that it is Union thugs committing the violence, leaving viewers, readers and listeners to assume that it is conservatives perpetrating the violence.
All across the nation, marching orders have been given. Community organizers have issued the call and professional protesters are starting to show up to block opposition to health care reform.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-NY) says to "stick with what we're doing and don't let them throw you off course." I take that to mean that our elected officials should ignore the wishes of the voters and conduct business as usual in Washington
Send in The Clowns
In The Year 2525