Check out how Democrat Senator Lincoln from Arkansas called those who protest against Obama’s socialism “Un-American” and then apologized:
Efforts to disrupt town hall meetings on health care reform are un-American, U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., said today, though she later issued a statement retracting the remark.
“It’s so sad, because it’s diminishing to the process, it’s diminishing to our outcome,” Lincoln said in a conference call with reporters. “I think it’s sad that they choose to do that. I think it’s un-American and disrespectful.”
A few hours later, Lincoln issued the following statement: “Although I do believe that some of these protesters are disrespectful of other citizens in the audience who truly want to ask questions about health care, I shouldn’t have used the term ‘un-American.’ I support the right of every Arkansan to speak out and have their voices heard. I would just ask that we all continue to work in a constructive way to rebuild our economy and fine-tune out health care system so it works for all of us.”
Of course this didn’t stop her from the other Democrat talking points:
Lincoln said the disruptions are not spontaneous.
“There are Web sites that are out there that are telling people and soliciting people to go and disrupt these meetings and to stop this process and to eliminate the opportunity for our country to become stronger by making our health care delivery system more efficient,” she said.
One such solicitation, in a memo authored by Bob MacGuffie of the Web site Tea Party Patriots, urged opponents of health care reform to “spread out in the hall” wherever a lawmaker is holding a town hall meeting.
“Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep.’s statements early. If he blames Bush for something or offers other excuses — call him on it, yell back and have someone else follow-up with a shout-out,” MacGuffie wrote.
Wow….now that is some smoking gun.
Of course there is more to this story. Mary Katherine Ham:
Enter Think Progress, which unearthed this shocking, secret memo from the leader of a small grassroots conservative organization in Connecticut, which allegedly instructs members on “infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress.”
Right Principles PAC was formed by Bob MacGuffie and four friends in 2008, and has taken in a whopping $5,017 and disbursed $1,777, according to its FEC filing.
“We’re just trying to shake this state up and make a difference up here,” MacGuffie told me during a telephone interview. He’s surprised at his elevation to national rabble-rouser by the Left.
Right Principles has a Facebook group with 23 members and a Twitter account with five followers. MacGuffie describes himself as an “opponent of leftist thinking in America,” and told me he’s “never pulled a lever” for a Republican or Democrat on a federal level. Yet this Connecticut libertarian’s influence over a national, orchestrated Republican health-care push-back is strong, indeed, if you listen to liberal pundits and the Democratic National Committee, who have crafted a nefarious web out of refutable evidence.
Think Progress highlighted his memo’s directives to “‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’,” calling it a “right-wing harassment strategy against Dems.” The blog falsely connected MacGuffie to the national conservative group FreedomWorks through the most tenuous of threads.
The George Soros campaign of disinformation is alive and well. Hell, check out the HuffPo story in which they portray those protesting this travesty as jackbooted thugs AND blaming it on Glenn Beck.
Of course that’s not the whole story once again.
And I didn’t hear these cry’s a few years ago.
Hmmmmm, where’s HuffPo on this?