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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:56 PM
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Herger (Repug-CA) calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy', refers to "terrorist" as "great American"
Web extra: Congressman Herger calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy'
By Paul Boerger
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Fri Aug 21, 2009, 08:38 AM PDT



Republican Congressman Wally Herger held a health care town hall meeting Aug. 18 at Simpson University in Redding, where a partisan crowd of over 2,000 people loudly cheered Hergers position that a public option was unacceptable.

Although Herger called several times for the audience to respect each others opinions, those opposed to president Obamas health care were greeted with cheers while the few in favor were interrupted with catcalls.

Herger did not hold back on his opinion of the health care plan and the administrations appointment of czars to head various departments and task forces.

Our democracy has never been threatened as much as it is today, Herger said to a loud standing ovation.

<SNIP>

One speaker said he could trace his ancestors back to the Mayflower and said they did not arrive holding their hands out for help.

I am a proud right wing terrorist, he declared to cheers.

Herger praised the mans attitude.

Amen, God bless you, Herger said with a broad smile. There is a great American.

http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/x769902147/Congressman...

H/T - http://twitter.com/GregMitch/status/3493955807
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:59 PM
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1. One mans terrorist is another mans "freedom fighter."
Republican Mujahadeen
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:08 PM
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2. Freedom from what...
The freedom to be an ass hole in public? Nope that's obviously still there...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:13 PM
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3. Fucker called it..he's a fucking "rw terrorist". I'll remember
that terrorist's name.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:23 PM
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4. That's interesting
That guy could trace his ancestors back to the very first illegal aliens. And his memory of history shows that his education was lacking in historical fact, like if it weren't for the natives his ancestors would have died.

But what can you expect from a terrorist, but fanaticism?
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:22 PM
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5. Wow. These sickos are exposing themselves as right-wing terrorists while mobilizing sympathizers...
I rec'd this thread for more public exposure.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:31 PM
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6. Wonder how they would react
if we started showing up at their town halls with ominous signs and guns shown proudly.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:26 PM
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7. Wow, the teabaggers are really radicalizing their congressistas.
Herger's always been a conservative dick, but not a fire-eater in the mold of Dana Rohrabacher or old Bob Dornan.
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