Friday, August 07, 2009

Our extremist right wing politics/tactics

First it was the 'birthers' railing against Obama's country of origin, now it is the turn of the 'after birthers' who seem to be up in arms against health care reform. Is this what defines the Republican party?

All across the country, right-wing extremists are disrupting congressional town-hall meetings with venomous attacks on President Obama's plans for health care and clean energy.
  • Last night in Tampa, Florida, a town hall meeting erupted into violence, with the police being called to break up fist fights and shoving matches.
  • A Texas Democrat was shouted down by right-wing hecklers, many of whom admitted they didn't even live in his district.
  • One North Carolina representative announced he wouldn't be holding any town-hall meetings after his office began receiving death threats.
  • In Maryland, protesters hung a Democratic congressman in effigy to oppose health-care reform.

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