I will try to keep this post tempered such that it will not startle or scare Mr. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) should he read this, but I find the remarks that he made at last Saturdays 'manufactured bliss' health care rally offensive.
Kennedy is the only member of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation not to have hosted a public forum devoted to health-care legislation moving through Congress. Saturday’s event, hosted by the AARP, was open to the media, but attendance was limited to a select group that largely supports a health-care overhaul.It appears as though Rep. Kennedy would like to explain away his absence from the debate, and his abdication of representing the people of his district because of the dangerous and perilous atmosphere.
opponents of Democrat-backed health-care legislation had gone too far. He cited, as an example, 10,000 signs distributed at a recent Washington protest that read, “Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy.”First, let's make it clear that he apparently didn't get the talking points memo from Ms Pelosi. The ruling party has refused to even acknowledge that 10,000 people were in attendance, never mind being handed placards. Secondly, is he out of his mind? The poor man. Who ever told him this information does him a great disservice. By all first hand accounts the amount of 'offensive' protest signs was minuscule. If you canvas any of the video from that day you can see that well over 90% of the signs were large, homemade, personalized signs and slogans made by individuals. And, of the small amount of pre-made distributed to people who had no sign of their own, there were far more 'don't tread on me' and 'more Liberty and Life' signs than there were 'Bury Obamacare with Kennedy' signs.
It’s a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally,” Kennedy told the nurses, union officials and AARP membersViolent? What violence? He's not so vain to think they were talking about him, is he? Clearly the signs refer to his father who was already dead. By natural causes, no violence involved. Was he talking about the demanor of the people at the protest? Zero arrests, and not exactly an angry mob by any standard. Especially the standard used by liberals when they take to the streets and protest.
|Do you see an angry mob? Hell, can you find a 'Bury Obamacare with Kennedy' sign? Here it is. I did spot one. Look how tiny they are!|
It is obscene that the ruling party is so desperate to drown out any opposition because they fear a debate of ideas that they change the subject by using the politics of fear and the accusation of racism. The free market 'Tea Party' protests are the most peaceful protest (other than a candlelight vigil) that you could ever attend, but you can't or won't know that unless you attend because the 'State run Media' won't show them to you in any substantive fashion, and certainly not live. They want you to think that they are worse than the G-20 protests conducted by leftists, liberals, and anarchists.
I don't remember any of the Tea Party protest needing police in riot gear? I don't remember any tear gas being used at any of the Tea Party protests? I never heard any reports of sconic weapons being used at any of the Tea Party events?
Yet Rep Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi have the nerve to scream fire in a theater by getting choked up and emotional to dramatize for you the fear that you should feel about people who do not believe what they want to do to the health care system is the right thing!
If you can't kill the message (No to Obamacare), then kill the messengers (protesters).
Oh? I guess I shouldn't have said kill.