As overly-dramatic and story fabricating liberal Democrat Congress members are canceling Town Hall meetings all across the country, citing “mob attacks” and “death threats” from “racist right-wing extremists”, it appears that they have no fear of the same types of union thugs that assaulted Kenneth Gladney, a conservative activist from St. Louis, who also happens to be black, while he was innocently distributing patriotic Gadsden flags (“Don’t Tread on Me”) at a Town Hall event.
You see, these lawmakers have instead decided to hold “Office Visits for Health Reform”. But they’ve only invited their supporters, including SEIU union members – the same union whose members were arrested last week for physically attacking Gladney and intimidating other conservative town-hall goers. Opponents of the public option health care plan have apparently been entirely closed out of such unprecedented access to their representatives, not to mention closed out of many town hall events. (By the way, has anyone noticed that the town halls were going peacefully until the union thugs were unleashed by the DNC? Talk about manufactured).
Just to give you a sense of what seems to be cooking up behind the scenes of the Democratic strategists behind the curtain, take a look at a couple of the emails that are being sent to various districts in the country, as seen below.
The first email went to supporters of the public option Health Care plan, sent by Organizing for America. Make special note of the rhetoric:
“special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it’s getting ugly
…members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats.
We can’t let extremists hijack this debate”
And then, the email heralds a personal plea from the President himself:
“Earlier this week, the President wrote that
“this is the moment our movement was built for”
and asked us all to commit to join at least one event this month.”
Alrighty then. As SEIU thugs are beating up town-hall attendees and the mainstream media plays coverage of it, portraying it as though it’s the “right-wing extremists” that are doing the beating…yeah, these emails really do a lot to make the average dissenting citizen feel soooo respected and appreciated. What happened to all that non-partisan warm hopey-changiness? (That was sarcasm, for those unable to recognize it).
Now, take a look at what was sent to the non-members of Organizing for America:
While this email went to an unknown audience, it quite obviously includes those who do not support the public
option. Sent by Congressman Rothman’s staff, it starts out:
“I understand you may be encouraging your members to attend our Listening Sessions next week. You may not believe this, because of all the hype in the media lately, but I’m actually pleased that you are spreading the word about our meetings”.
It goes on to describe that these are not “health care town halls” and that other people will be attending to ask questions about other topics, and provides a list of rules/format to follow if you intend to ask any questions.
So, Congress members are aware that YOU are encouraging others to attend the town hall meetings?
Hmmm…a subtle, subliminal intimidation tactic? Or genuine encouragement? The only sure way to know is to attend, which the recipients plan to do. I will give the Congressman the benefit of the doubt for right now…
A point of concern about this email, though: How did Democratic Congress members know who to send this particular email to? I’ve received the same email from several different conservative contacts who happen to have their local representatives’ town hall meetings posted at their websites. Clearly, they have staff trolling the internet to identify who precisely is driving attendees to these town hall meetings. (They must be shocked to find that it’s NOT coming from the GOP, or from special-interests…YES, Democrats, it REALLY IS coming from all of us little people!!! Put the Astroturf away).
I find a lot of this activity extremely concerning. No matter how you look at this, there are obvious indicators that our own Congress members, and yes, even the President – all of whom are elected to represent US – seem to be willfully manipulating the democratic process to try and influence the outcome of support or opposition for their bills. What’s even worse is that the watchdog media continues to be noticeably absent…wait, I take that back…they continue to ignore the full story and to buy into whatever hype they are fed from the from left. Even the way they report opposition: “those opposed to reform, or to any change at all”, it’s just all so irresponsible. We all want reform. We simply don’t support a public option, because basic economics will tell you that as you increase the government pool, the private pool decreases. And when that happens, cost becomes unsustainable, and bye-bye goes our private health plan that we’d been promised we could keep.
I think that if you are opposed to the public option of health care insurance, you should contact your own representative and insist upon the same treatment that members of Organizing for America have been so graciously afforded. Why should those who oppose the public option – many of whom, by the way, happen to be Democrats – be closed out of town hall events that are canceled, while their other constituents who support the public option are being escorted in on a white horse at the direct request of the President of the United States?
When will the mainstream media begin reporting accurately on this administration’s blatant attempt to extinguish all opposition to its liberal agenda and to silence the voices of everyday American people?
Oh yeah…if you find this “fishy”, feel free to report me to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve already reported myself. I thought perhaps that way, someone might actually read the email that I’ve sent to the White House. Because no one has ever placed any of MY letters on the President’s desk, and I DO have a personal health care crisis story that I’ve written about. No one in the shining city on the Hill seems to care; I suppose because I explained that my own doctors and the pharmaceutical companies actually took care of me for FREE, and that it was my community and loved ones who took care of me when my government turned their back on my health care.