August 4, 2009
In a desperate response to a growing grassroots movement in staunch opposition to Obamacare, ThinkProgress has interviewed Sen. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who sits on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.
ThinkProgress is a “progressive” blog run by the former Clintonite John Podesta and the Center for American Progress. CAP is not only stocked with the usual assortment of globalist Democrats, including Tom Daschle — who is Obama’s “health care czar” — and the wife of John Edwards, but it received “seed money” from the globalist financier George Soros.
“ThinkProgress reported today on the growing number of angry right-wing activists viciously harassing Democratic, as well as moderate Republican, members of Congress on health care reform,” writes Lee Fang. According to ThinkSoros collaborator Jonathan Corn, this “angry right-wing” tactic is spawned by the insurance industry and will exploit Congress’ August recess to unleash “staff members to over 30 states to ‘confront’ lawmakers about health care reform.”
“These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town halls for visual impact on television,” Durbin told ThinkSoros. “They want to show thousands of people screaming ‘socialism’ and try to overcome the public sentiment which now favors health care reform. That’s almost like flooding the switchboards on Capitol Hill. It doesn’t prove much other than the switchboards have limited capacity. So, we need to have a much more balanced approach that really allows members of Congress to hear both sides of the story, rather than being sucker-punched or side-tracked by these types of tactics.”
In fact, as documented on the Alex Jones Show today, people showing up at town hall meetings and opposing Obamacare are citizens — not insurance industry operatives or specifically Republicans — who understand very well what the plan means: a totalitarian health care system of medical rationing operated by the government.
For instance, in South Austin, Texas, a large group of people gathered at a grocery store and told Democrat Rep. Lloyd Doggett they will not accept Obamacare. Doggett was so perturbed by the adamant response he retreated from the scene with protesters in hot pursuit chanting “Just say no” to Obamacare (see video below).
The corporate media claimed the demonstration was organized by Republican operatives, but as the man who shot the video told Alex Jones today the protest was non-partisan. In addition, Alex Jones’ producer, Rob Dew, mentioned that his wife, a registered Democrat, had received a mailer about the event.
The Austin chapter of Campaign for Liberty encouraged Doggett’s constituents to “bend” his ear and remind him “who he works for.” Campaign for Liberty is a political organization founded by Ron Paul, who is opposed to wasteful government spending, including Obamacare and the so-called “stimulus” package passed by the Democrat-dominated Congress. Campaign for Liberty is primarily concerned with constitutional issues and is not influenced by the Republican party or the insurance industry.
On Sunday, Health and Human Services Secretary and Bilderberg member Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Arlen Specter received similar treatment during a town hall meeting in Philadelphia. “I look at this health care plan and I see nothing that is about health or about care. What I see is a bureaucratic nightmare, senator. Medicaid is broke, Medicare is broke, Social Security is broke and you want us to believe that a government that can’t even run a cash for clunkers program is going to run one-seventh of our U.S. economy? No sir, no,” a woman told the duo, according to Fox News. Specter was shouted down when he declared, “We have to make judgments very fast,” Washington-speak for rushing Obamacare through Congress.
ThinkProgress also attempted to link the grassroots Tea Party movement to lobbyist-run groups, specifically Americans for Prosperity, run by a former associate of Jack Abramoff, and FreedomWorks, run by former Republican Majority Leader and current lobbyist Dick Armey.
In fact, the the Tea Party concept of grassroots opposition to large and intrusive government was originated and organized by Libertarians. “The Libertarian Party of Illinois got the idea to hold an April 15, 2009 anti-tax “Boston Tea Party” in Chicago way back in December of 2008. On February 10, 2009 they started a Facebook page and began promoting the website throughout the Illinois media,” writes Donny Ferguson of the Libertarian National Committee.
[efoods]The concept was hijacked by Republicans in short order and touted by Fox News. “There are many organizations that are trying to hijack the movement,” Tea Party Patriots’ National Coordinator Amy Kremer told Newsmax on May 14. “We do not want it to be a GOP movement… Our concern is this is a nonpartisan movement.”
Corporate media polls admit that a large number of Americans oppose Obamacare. “Since April, approval of Obama’s handling of health care has dropped from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent,” reports the Washington Post. “The erosion in Obama’s overall rating on health care is particularly notable among political independents.”
The Soros funded ThinkProgress has kicked into overdrive an effort to portray these independents and no shortage of Republicans and disaffected Democrats as useful idiots for the GOP and the insurance industry.
It is a strategy destined to fail as more Americans discover the real nature of Obamacare — a corrupt and bloated bureaucratic system based on the British model that rations health care and denies treatments and procedures to seniors and others with serious medical conditions.