03 August 2009

Opposition to Obamacare mounting

As the markedly right-wing blog Hot Air put it, "If anyone questioned why Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi wanted to get a health-care reform bill passed before the August recess, the following videos will explain it clearly."

In three town-hall meetings with Democratic denizens of Capitol Hill, crowds reacted angrily to a government takeover of health care. In the first, Rep. Keith Ellison moves through the crowd in his very liberal district taking comments — but not answering any of his constituents’ questions (via Janet at SCSU Scholars):


The point here is not to prove that Obama's proposed plans are good or bad. The point is that there is a lot of opposition to the idea across the country, even in states and Congressional districts that generally follow liberal thought.


Matty Gibb said...

My favorite well-reasoned opposing statement: "Get your government hands off my Medicare!" as quoted in Paul Krugman's column last week. Hilarious anecdotes aside, I hope that the opposition wins on this one.

Matty Gibb said...

Another observation: don't you love how liberals are all about protests and civil disobedience and being obnoxious, until the people doing it disagree with them? It's remarkable! They are so angry that people are out there disagreeing with them. What a show.