There is much debate on what exactly is in the healthcare proposal currently being considered by congress. The proposals being advanced by the Democratic Congress and the Democratic President are dramatic. Many are using patriotic dissent to express their dissatisfaction with the proposals.
Another dramatic change is how the media reports on dissent. During the 2008 election, it was viewed as patriotic by the media. Candidates such as Hillary Clinton famously stated “I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
What was once viewed as patriotic by the left and the media alike is now treated to a barrage of snide, low-brow, low-rent comments being leveled against these “dissenters” on a daily basis. These statements come from both news correspondents as well as elected officials. Some of their greatest hits:
Calling them “teabaggers”
Calling them racists.
Calling the protests “F**ng redneck d**chebaggery. Unmitigated d**chebaggery.”
Saying that the outrage is manufactured.
Making fun of how the protesters dress.
Calls protesters mobs.
Most alarming are the actions taken by government officials and the White House. There have actually been calls for American citizens to act as informants against other Americans. The excuse is the advancement of false information on the part of the dissenters. Scary stuff.
Some of the left’s tactics:
Breaking into homes.
Confronting Healthcare Bill protesters.
Attacking elderly women.
Chasing a Minister out of town.
Ejecting watchers from polling places with threats of physical violence.
The truth of the matter is that the protests are working. That is why, as in the videos below, supporters of the bill are taking to violence.
Carnahan Rally Beating
Castor Townhall Violence
And now, the same video from another angle. Notice the "Union Tough" T-Shirt. Cute.
Must see pictoral essay on “THE MOB”