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mystieus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:54 PM
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Pelosi fears violence in health care debate
 
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Speaker Pelosi choked up answering a question on the current political climate and potential violence over the current healthcare debate. She recalled the hostile climate of 1970's San Francisco, which resulted in two political assassinations.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:08 PM
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1. Nothing would make the Right HAPPIER than to see violence and even
political assassinations over healthcare. They simply cannot win at the ballot box, so they seek to have things their way at the point of a gun.

Grow a spine, Nancy. If you aren't willing to risk your life for the democracy you say you believe in, you better step aside for those of us who are.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:12 PM
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2. Your last sentence is completely out of line. nt
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:52 PM
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4. Being a politician in these times takes COURAGE. If she lacks it, she is not
qualified to continue. FUCK YOU with your out-of-line attempt at censorship.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:32 PM
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11. You didn't even watch the video did you?
It shows...
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:03 PM
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14. What I heard her doing was speaking out against the idiot protesters
and rw spokesmen for their incitement to violence. I agree with her - they are way off base. And I also am old enough to have heard this shit before. We need to stand up and speak out against it. She did.
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Ztolkins Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:54 PM
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6. Why? eom.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:29 PM
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3. You ought to have heard Hugh Hewitt yesterday
I've taken to listening to talk radio, as much as I can stand anyway. Hugh Hewitt was going along fairly benignly, ragging on Obama of course, and then went totally over the edge; ranting about the end of the United States as we know it, and literally (I mean literally) threatening senior citizens that they would lose their Medicare if they didn't call, write, and fax their Congressmen now ..... AND donate to the NCCR or something like that.


That's why I say that the racist angle to this is deliberate on the GOP part and a distraction on the liberal part. The GOP knows what it is doing, this is a giant fundraiser for 2010 that they are doing. As usual, they don't care who they hurt as long as they win back seats in 2010.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:54 PM
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5. I agree with you about getting a spine. They sent thousands of USians and a million Iraqis to
their deaths, not to mention all the injuries that will never go away.

While she is correct to be concerned about the violence, and it needs to be said and heard, she can't let it stop them for proceeding *vigorously*!
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Betty Karlson Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:07 PM
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7. I, for one, respect her for making this statement.
No matter what the condition of her spine, hailing from San Francisco, that spine has the authority to warn of similarities between then (when two outspoken politicians died) and now.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:33 PM
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12. And what have you done for your country ?
Or given?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:16 PM
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8. and? Am I supposed to be afraid?
this better not be some spineless way of backing off of a healthcare bill that would benefit the majority of Americans, only because a violently mental minority make a lot of noise. When you back away, you give into terrorism...! Americans, the majority can fucking handle them all.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:20 PM
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9. Nothing like showing fear
What a perfect way to win the respect of the American people in the face of lunacy and ignorance.

Cowing to right wing fundamentalist nut jobs and showing fear to them always gets them to back off and act respectfully... oh wait.
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Vilis Veritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:27 PM
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10. We need someone who is willing to get up there and
tell the American people that if the insane rightwing whack jobs want to incite violence they will be prosecuted VIGOROUSLY and put behind bars for their crimes.
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suzanner Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:52 PM
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13. Okay, time for a televized mental health test on PBS
like that drivers' test some years ago on one of the networks. Plus personality type studies and communication styles studies in the public interest should be revealed on specials out there prime time. And after that, maybe, just maybe, we'd all know a little more about our place in a global society and those who have a problem with Dems and/or the liberal government intended by the founders might 'curb the enthusiasm'. Some enlightenment of a few is better than none.
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