He went to the hospital to be treated for his injuries after the Carnahan Town Hall meeting, from which many people who wished to ask questions and
bring concerns about the Democrat health plan were excluded. He was attacked by union muscle. Six people were arrested, 4 of whom were union
This did not scare him off. He is still speaking out (now, from a wheel-chair).
This has more about the content discussed.
Nancy Pelosi has described those who appear at meetings to oppose the Democrat plans as carrying swastikas. Obama has said he doesn't want to hear
from people who are part of the problem. Democrat leaders have said the folks who show up in opposition are not real, grass-roots people because they
dress too nicely. They have been called disruptive mobs. Pelosi has said such opposition is un-American. Supposedly, they are organized and paid
for by the insurance companies.
What do Democrat leaders hope to accomplish by telling those who disagree with them that they are a disruptive, unAmerican, swastika-carrying mob? Or that they are financed by the insurance companies?
This approach sounds CRAZY to me. If you tell lies about a person, that person won't believe the lies--he knows he came from his own desire. How can the Democrat leaders think that will advance their cause?
There are people (including many members here at KF) who think that national health care is a good way to distribute health services. The Democrat national-health-insurance and federal oversight of all private insurance seem to many Americans to at least be a good effort toward financing health care for poor people. Why don't they discuss the plans on the basis of what they think is good in it? Why won't they discuss fixing the problems? Why won't they improve the system in other ways, too, since they want to overhaul the system?
It seems stupid, to me, to 1) Deny the problems that have been written into the plan (such as, the government is given information about each person's bank account, so that the government can use electronic withdrawal to take money they consider owed to the government for health care) 2) Tell the opponents they are an unAmerican, angry mob, not worth hearing.
Seriously, when was the last time you saw an American wearing a swastika to a Town Hall meeting, as Pelosi described?
I was interested by the advert on that page saying something like "See what our brown shirts can do for you"
The Brown Shirts in Britain were the nazi supporters of Mosley. Is there a connection?
John L, I just clicked on each link and did not see any reference to brown shirts in any ads. Perhaps the ads rotate between different selections.
Isn't this man the one who claimed to have no health insurance despite the fact he does through his wife?