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    "Sometimes they are referred to as the 'radical Right.' But the fact is that there is nothing radical about them. They offer no novel solutions to the problems that plague them; indeed, they offer no solutions at all. They are immensely discontented with things as they are and furiously impatient with almost everyone in public office who can in any way be held responsible for their frustrations. But it cannot be said that they hold any clearly stated objectives or have any specific program either in common or individuals. They are fundamentally and temperamentally 'aginners.' And perhaps the commonest characteristic among them is anger. They can fairly be called, if nothing else, the Rampageous Right."

    That's from Alan Barth, writing in the New York Times Magazine on November 26, 1961, talking about, among other things, the rise in conservative activist anger about discussions of starting Medicare. Barth continued that to this group of right wingers, "socialism is an epithet applied indiscriminately to almost any form of collective endeavor. Thus, any governmentally operated insurance program to provide medical care for the elderly is denounced as Socialist." To them, welfare and "even the progressive income tax are all looked upon as satanically inspired deviations from capitalism." Also driving this anger were groups like the John Birch Society (which still exists) talking about Communist infiltration into the civil rights movement and the Democratic Party, a trifecta of a conspiracy theory. Barth mentions how well-funded the groups were by wealthy donors and corporations.
    the more things change......

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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    "Sometimes they are referred to as the 'radical Right.' But the fact is that there is nothing radical about them. They offer no novel solutions to the problems that plague them; indeed, they offer no solutions at all. They are immensely discontented with things as they are and furiously impatient with almost everyone in public office who can in any way be held responsible for their frustrations. But it cannot be said that they hold any clearly stated objectives or have any specific program either in common or individuals. They are fundamentally and temperamentally 'aginners.' And perhaps the commonest characteristic among them is anger. They can fairly be called, if nothing else, the Rampageous Right."
    No one was screaming about health care, until this POS bill was written.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    i'm sorry......they are screaming now. and they have no idea what they are screaming about.

    do you really believe the 70 year old woman protesting against this bill has READ it? lmao.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry......they are screaming now. and they have no idea what they are screaming about.
    The people doing the screaming know more that Obama about what's in the bill. He's already admitted that he isn't familiar with the bill.

    do you really believe the 70 year old woman protesting against this bill has READ it? lmao.......
    Why would you believe that she hasn't? 70 year old women can't read, or something?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry......they are screaming now. and they have no idea what they are screaming about.

    do you really believe the 70 year old woman protesting against this bill has READ it? lmao.......
    Do you have evidence she didn't?

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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    if the people doing the screaming have read the bill, why are they screaming about death panels and medicare? hmm?????

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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Good article. I think it's a fair comparison of what we are seeing now with the health care debate.

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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry......they are screaming now. and they have no idea what they are screaming about.

    do you really believe the 70 year old woman protesting against this bill has READ it? lmao.......
    ****, you're lucky if the lawmakers have read the bill.

    I think there is a lot of misinformation flying around on both sides of this. The whole thing to me seems like kabuki theater, from the Town Hall bull**** things to the outrage...everything seems to be made to deflect away from everything else that is going on. Obama is acting just like Bush, we're doing spying and torture and probably secret prisons (though we won't find out about the new ones, government learned about that from Gitmo), still in Iraq, things in Afghanistan going poorly, economy is in the toilet. But stop the presses! HEALTHCARE! It's a crappy bill that won't do anything really to solve the problem, let's focus on the whole of the situation instead of getting sidetracked by scripted plays by the government to deflect from real issues.
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    Re: What'll We Do About the Town Hall Screamers? Part 2: The More Things Change...:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    if the people doing the screaming have read the bill, why are they screaming about death panels and medicare? hmm?????
    Because they've read the bill!...LOL
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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