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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned other members of Congress against antagonistic audience members at healthcare town hall events who may be funded by industry interest groups.
Because, there's no way that ordinary people could possibly be coming out against a government-forced takeover of their healthcare.
Nice try, asshole.
UPDATE: Add DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse to the list of people I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) accused Republicans of fueling "mob rule" by way of encouraging conservative protesters of Democratic lawmakers and the Obama administration across the country.
DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse brought out the heavy artillery in a lengthy statement issued late Tuesday blasting the GOP and enablers in interest groups for spurring the protests.
Consider the talking point memo amply distributed.
"The Republicans and their allied groups — desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill — are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country," Woodhouse said in a statement.
"These mobs are bussed in by well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests who are desperately trying to stop the agenda for change the President was elected to bring to Washington," Woodhouse said.
Where to begin?
First, this president was elected, in theory, to usher in a new era of open, transparent, bipartisan government. You know, no more "politics as usual". He was elected on the "promises" of not raising "any" taxes on the middle class, pursuing a "net spending cut" (his exact words), and bringing about an end to pork barrel spending, to name but a few.
How's that wagon of horseshit taste?
And, you wanna see "bussed in" crowds? Go to any of these staged, invite-only "town hall" meetings taking place around the country, where Obama or one of his flunkies takes pre-arranged questions from doe-eyed admirers in matching t-shirts.
These "mobs" you're talking about are run-of-the-mill American citizens, hard-working taxpayers struggling to make ends meet, and who are rightly pissed off at those who are trying to tax them back to the stone age, destroy what freedoms they have left, and are flat-out lying to the People to get their agenda passed into law before anyone can figure out what they're really up to.