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AUGUST 14, 2009
BY MICHAEL CROWLEY
Hmm, this would seem rather to undermine the Pelosi-Hoyer "un-American" argument.
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Good for you Michael. Either all in-your- face, disruptive, factually-compromised protests are un-American or they're all as American as apple pie.
August 14, 2009 at 12:25pm
If universal healthcare turns out as badly as the Iraq War, I might have to re-think my support for the former.
Come to think of it, TNR was even more enthusiastic about the Iraq War than it is for universal healthcare. Gulp.
- DC Spence
August 14, 2009 at 2:04pm
It doesn't undermine the argument, it undermines Pelosi...
August 14, 2009 at 2:22pm
A distinction that people sometimes don't get. Thank you, porkido.
August 14, 2009 at 3:10pm
No, it goes back to the original point that Crowley made, which he linked to. Pelosi's criticizing the *kind* of "protests" being done not protest in particular. The video links to protesters who disrupt, say what they have to say, but then let others speak too - without guns strapped to their hips, without shouting down opposing viewpoints so others can't talk, without intimidation. The current "protesters" don't want an honest dialog - they shout down and intimidate those with opposing views, and scream absolute lies about health care reform without listening to or accepting the facts.
Just because you don't like Pelosi, don't put words in her mouth.
August 15, 2009 at 1:43pm
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