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Thread: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Unfortunately the escalation of politically motivated violence is a very real possibility right now regardless how the healthcare fiasco works out. Lots of very angry, white, working-class people right now. They're upset because they (like the rest of the working class) aren't doing well. They're underpaid (if they have a job) overworked and in debt up to their eyeballs.
    The potential for racial violence emerges from the fact that they mistakenly believe (they've been duped) that there has been a redistribution of wealth from them to minorities. The common white working man on the street today often holds the notion that Obama is taking from them to give back to "his people" and by his people they don't mean the rich. Nevermind that poor minorities are hurting worse than anyone as a result of the economic crisis. There has in fact been a redistribution of wealth, but in reality it has been from the working and middle classes to the richest 1%.
    Unfortunately, there is no class consciousness in this country, and racial consciousness is still everything. The ruling class has been so effective at using race as a means of dividing the working class that it is to a large extent the very prism through which American workers view politics and the world. Rarely has that been more obvious than in the recent healthcare town hall meetings.
    I doubt if things get that violent racially. The problem seems to be anger aimed at people who disagree politically, not people of other races.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm speculating about future events. Obviously they're not violent right now.
    This has nothing to do with my statement at all.

    I said...

    "What part of "I am armed as well" are you missing? So even if a possibility exists, it is irrelevant unless said person is breaking the law." - Blackdog

    Now if you could give an answer to what I stated.


    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Obviously I don't think it's nothing, so we'll see who is right. Even then I'm not saying it's definately not happening, just that it's a possibility.
    This has nothing to do with who is right or wrong. You asked for the opinions of the people here.

    The majority thinks your premise (such as myself) is unreasonable and probably fits better in conspiracy theories as no realistic political debate exists in this thread.

    No possibility exists within the boarders of reality.

    Again; live in fear of nothing.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    The right end of the political spectrum has gotten worked up lately, more worked up and agitated than I can remember people getting in a long time. My fear is this: imagine that Obama gets health care reform through congress. We have people at town hall meetings, one of our oldest democratic traditions, shouting out congressmen. We have people bringing guns to political events (that aren't even gun related), and going on about the blood of tyrants. When I see how much hatred and anger is on the far right at this moment, it makes me scared that if they don't get their way they might turn violent. We're talking about violence on a scale larger than a few nuts here and there. Does anyone else see the same thing happening?
    What a vast pile of Liberal bile being spewed on this issue. But what is equally laughable is the notion that Conservatives on BOTH sides of the aisle will resort to violence; it is obvious that many in the media and on the left live in a parallel universe.

    By the way, the most violent organization in the USA so far has been Liberals like the ELA.

    The most laughable thing about this entire debate is the notion that Republicans are preventing this legislation from seeing the light of day, that town hall meetings have always been civil AND, that the people who are yelling right now are just crazy people.

    The demagoguery from the media and the left is an obvious attempt to divert attention from the outright failure this Administration and this Democrat led Congress IS.

    Whatever happened to working together? Whatever happened to fiscal responsibility and balancing the budget? Whatever happened to pay as you go? Whatever happened to creating 5,000,000 new jobs?

    What we have since Democrats took over the Congress in 2006 is lies, distortions demagoguery and hyperbolic populist rhetoric combined with irresponsible spending that has spent us into a $1.6 trillion deficit, and climbing, and $12 trillion in debt, unemployment approaching 10% with no end in sight, negative GNP and so far, not ONE honest debate about how they are going to pay for all their pork barrel spending.

    I remember the promises made by Democrats when they lied to the American people about how they would run things if they were elected and how the demagogued the war effort to impugn an administration in a war a vast majority of Democrats voted FOR.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    My prediction if the Democrat leadership force this down the American voters throats; there will be a vast rejection of Democrats and a new Republican Majority in the Congress. It won’t be violent; it will be Constitutional.

    I believe that unless there is truly an HONEST bi-partisan effort to do the RIGHT thing to reign in health costs and make insurance accessible to everyone, there will be huge backlash for those in charge right now.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    My prediction if the Democrat leadership force this down the American voters throats; there will be a vast rejection of Democrats and a new Republican Majority in the Congress. It won’t be violent; it will be Constitutional.

    I believe that unless there is truly an HONEST bi-partisan effort to do the RIGHT thing to reign in health costs and make insurance accessible to everyone, there will be huge backlash for those in charge right now.


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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

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    Tell us about is Swami.
    Wow.... Barry in a turban!!!!

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    My prediction if the Democrat leadership force this down the American voters throats; there will be a vast rejection of Democrats and a new Republican Majority in the Congress. It won’t be violent; it will be Constitutional.

    I believe that unless there is truly an HONEST bi-partisan effort to do the RIGHT thing to reign in health costs and make insurance accessible to everyone, there will be huge backlash for those in charge right now.
    And what would you consider a good bipartisan solution here?
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