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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:11 AM
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Obama- Calling Them Out
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN074209...

Healthcare critics make outlandish claims, Obama says
Sat Aug 8, 2009 6:29am ED

By Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused his critics on Saturday of resorting to "outlandish rumors" and "misleading information" aimed at derailing his efforts to overhaul the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system.

Obama struck back at conservative opponents as lawmakers returned home for their August break facing an increasingly rancorous battle over his top domestic legislative priority. A deal on healthcare has yet to be struck in Congress.

"As we draw close to finalizing -- and passing -- real health insurance reform, the defenders of the status quo and political point-scorers in Washington are growing fiercer in their opposition," Obama said, without naming names, in his weekly radio and Internet address.

"Some have been using misleading information to defeat what they know is the best chance of reform we have ever had," Obama said, adding it was critical for Americans to have all the facts as they meet their lawmakers in their home districts.

Obama adviser David Axelrod has coached Senate Democrats on how to deal with angry opponents of the healthcare proposals during a month long August recess.

Obama's aides and fellow Democrats have charged that protests staged at some "town hall"-style meetings held by congressional Democrats have been orchestrated by Republican- and industry-backed groups and conservative talk-show hosts, and are calling for a more civil dialogue...
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:19 AM
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1. Activities we can do to fight back.
AFL CIO President asked union members to counter protest and show up at town halls where the nuts are out in force. Don't let them appear to be the major force and let the media know they are not the majority
find out who they are. ? We know most are bused in from afar.
Today, we received a Move On Email. They have a strategy to fight back using ads or whatever. We contributed.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:51 AM
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solstice Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:12 PM
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3. "Outlandish"? "Misleading"? Why is he talking like somebody's GRANDMOTHER?
Can't he say the word LIES to describe what's happening? And why can't Obama loudly and forcefully state that protests are staged by insurance industry/repug shills instead of letting his minions do it?

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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:33 PM
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4. at least he's talking
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