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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 05:29 PM
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221. Who knew? A rednek psychoanalyst that lives in a trailor park and drinks red whit and blue beer.

FreedomWorks VP Refuses To Try To Calm Down Angry Protesters At Health Care Town Hall Meetings

FreedomWorks, an industry-backed right-wing group led by former GOP congressman Dick Armey, has been heavily engaged in organizing conservatives to ambush Democratic members of Congress supporting health care reform at town halls across the country during the August recess. Its astroturf campaign is designed to present the appearance of wide-spread public discontent with health care reform, but the reality is that the town halls have become forums for disruption, extremism and even violence.

Last night on MSNBC, FreedomWorks Vice President Max Pappas boasted about flooding congresspeoples town hall meetings and blowing them apart. We have about 400,000 on-line members who we can contact with an e-mail database that we have, send them information about when the town halls are, give them briefings on the health care reform plans, he said.

Pappas was on C-SPAN this morning, and a Republican veteran called in and asked Pappas to to tell these people to wrap it down. We Republicans already have the image of being owned by corporate America. Now were getting the image of being owned by wild red-neck America, the caller complained. But Pappas refused his request, claiming he doesnt have the power to calm down his troops:

PAPPAS: We dont have the power to control how many people turn out or how they behave there. All we really do is facilitate their participation by letting people know when these town halls are and giving them information about the issues that are going to be discussed The passions are so deep about this issue that we cant send out an email that says calm down.

Another caller who claimed to be from the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) a group that claims the U.S. is a European country and was founded by a longtime white-power activist praised Pappas. I want to salute you, youre a true patriot, he told Pappas, who later urged the CCC member to join FreedomWorks. f the caller wants to join FreedomWorks, its free. You can sign up on our website and well keep you up to dated on whats going on on Capitol Hill, he said. Watch it: /

I know this links to thinkprogress, a biased, editorial, lowly blog in your book. However, if you go to CSPAN and watch Washington Journal from this morning you can get the evidence from the horses mouth.
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