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Monday, August 10, 2009

Join the "Mob"

You might find it interesting that the special interests who denounce individuals voicing opposition to ObamaCare as "astroturf," a "mob," and part of a vast right-wing conspiracy (and occasionally beating them up) are actually hiring "grassroots" activists to support Obama's version of health care reform.

In response American Liberty Alliance has set up a new site, "The People's Mob" dedicated to defend those who oppose government-run health care and support free market solutions from attacks from the left.

For those interesting in being part of the mob, you can come out for the Patients First Bus Tour in Pennsylvania.


Paul said...

It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people. And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait, Medicare and Medicaid and our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a lynch mob advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.

Nathan Benefield said...


What an incredibly dishonest comment, ripped right from MoveOn.org's talking points.

These grassroots folks coming out for townhall meetings are not "lynch mobs" and "hate groups" - but the SEIU and union goons who beat them up at are.

On the issues, Medicare and Medicaid are among the lowest quality health coverage around - they underpay doctors, resulting in cost shifting to private insurance, many doctors refuse to accept them, and the quality of care is far below private insurance.

That is not to say there should not be reform - we have outlined how to improve our health care system. I would be happy to debate you on these issues, but if you'd prefer to call my part of a "lynch mob", keep attacking the messengers.

Anonymous said...

The poor citizen who was beaten by the union goons has no health insurance because he recently lost his job. You can help pay for his hospital bills by going to his website.