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    Specter: Protests not 'representative of America


    WASHINGTON Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he thinks people who have been angrily disrupting town hall meetings on overhauling the health care system are "not necessarily representative of America," but should be heard.

    "It's more than health care," said Specter, 79, who earlier this year left the Republican Party and became a Democrat. "I think there is a mood in America of anger with so many people unemployed, with so much bickering in Washington ... with the fear of losing their health care. It all boils over."

    Specter and Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, appeared on a nationally broadcast news show Wednesday, a day after town hall meetings they hosted erupted in the same kind of catcalls, jeers and shouting that has characterized many such forums in recent weeks. "There were a couple of tough moments," McCaskill said of her experience, "but it lasted two hours and there were thousands of people there."



    Seriously, If you want to save face in regards to attacking town hall citizens making thier voice heard, you should at least be honest:


    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that opposition to the plan has increased to 53%, up nine points since late June.

    Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low - Rasmussen Reports



    Most Americans Mr. Specter are against the plan. They are more "repesentative of America" than you and your ilk.
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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    How dare people question The Obama and His plan?

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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Most Americans Mr. Specter are against the plan. They are more "repesentative of America" than you and your ilk.
    53% (many misinformed) does not equal 'Most'.

    We live in a Republic with democratic elections. What Americas 'want' is represented by the current make-up of the House and the Senate. I want more of a balance and will cast future votes accordingly.

    We don't live in a direct democracy--I'm not sure everyone attending these Town Halls understand this.

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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    53% (many misinformed) does not equal 'Most'

    it is more "most" than the 26% (many misinformed) that strongly support it...


    We live in a Republic with democratic elections. What Americas 'want' is represented by the current make-up of the House and the Senate. I want more of a balance and will cast future votes accordingly.

    We don't live in a direct democracy--I'm not sure everyone attending these Town Halls understand this.

    This is unfair, no one is suggesting "direct democracy", they are "petitioning the government for redress", and are directly petitioing thier representatives for grievenses....


    Its right there in the constitution....



    I am much more concerned with Obama using an 8 year old to elicit an emotional response in a fake "town hall meeting" he was holding.
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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    53% (many misinformed) does not equal 'Most'.
    In what world does 53% not equal "most"?

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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    The wacko fringe that are showing up disrupting these meetings are not representative of America. They are representative of the same wacko fringe that Sarah Palin used to attract.

    The public overwhelmingly was in favor of healthcare reform until the insurance companies and the right-wing radio nuts began their campaign of distortions (ala...death panels and kill granny).

    The right-wing once again has shown that they are very very good at using the politics of fear and distortion to sway that segment of the population that doesn't educate themselves and can be influenced with 10 second sound bites.

    We will get healthcare reform....despite the efforts of the insurance corporations. The only question will be whether it will be meaningful change or just a bandaid.
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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    In what world does 53% not equal "most"?
    The world of people who really want UHC and can't admit that most of us don't.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The wacko fringe that are showing up disrupting these meetings are not representative of America. They are representative of the same wacko fringe that Sarah Palin used to attract.

    The public overwhelmingly was in favor of healthcare reform until the insurance companies and the right-wing radio nuts began their campaign of distortions (ala...death panels and kill granny).

    The right-wing once again has shown that they are very very good at using the politics of fear and distortion to sway that segment of the population that doesn't educate themselves and can be influenced with 10 second sound bites.

    We will get healthcare reform....despite the efforts of the insurance corporations. The only question will be whether it will be meaningful change or just a bandaid.


    Gotta love when the fringe left resorts to lies and slander as they get desparate.


    Obama care is currently less popular than hilary care was. This will not pass. and that is GOOD for America.
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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The wacko fringe that are showing up disrupting these meetings are not representative of America.
    Their anti-health-care-plan position is. That the majority of the majority of Americans that oppose it are not as vocal as these people doesn't change that.

    The public overwhelmingly was in favor of healthcare reform until the insurance companies and the right-wing radio nuts began their campaign of distortions (ala...death panels and kill granny).
    Prove that these things had any effect whatesoever.
    That is, show the causal relationship rather than simple correlation.

    The right-wing once again has shown that they are very very good at using the politics of fear and distortion to sway that segment of the population that doesn't educate themselves...
    Like the left does with global warming or guns or Social Security or any number of other things... right?

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    Re: Specter: Protests not 'representative of America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Seriously, If you want to save face in regards to attacking town hall citizens making thier voice heard, you should at least be honest:


    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that opposition to the plan has increased to 53%, up nine points since late June.

    Support for Congressional Health Care Reform Falls to New Low - Rasmussen Reports



    Most Americans Mr. Specter are against the plan. They are more "repesentative of America" than you and your ilk.
    So you are saying most people support disrupting town hall meetings? Or did you misunderstand his point? Or, most likely, are you just misrepresenting what he said?

    I also noticed you did not include this quote from him:

    "These people have a right to be organized," the senator said on CBS's "The Early Show."

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