They Are Even Protesting ObamaCare In Massachusetts

by Sal on August 5, 2009

in Politics

The Tea Parties have had quite an impact at the health care town hall meetings in the last week.  One expects Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Texas.  One can even understand Tea Party dominance at town hall meetings in Pennsylvania.  What one does not expect is for tea party protests to dominate in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.  Yesterday in Worcester, a town hall meeting was held by left-wing Reps. James McGovern (D-MA) and Richard Neal (D-MA).  The State-Run Worcester Telegraph, while trying to paint the Tea Party goers as an unruly mob (look at the photo above – does it look like an unruly mob?), conceded that the vast majority of people attending the event were against ObamaCare (sidenote:  Michelle Malkin has a post today pointing out what unruly mobs are really like, as perfected by the left;  the Tea Party protests don’t even approach some of the video she shows.  Worth a look.).

As much as they try to downplay these protests, I can’t imagine that it is not having an impact on Congressman and Senators in the Democrat party.  There is strong opposition to ObamaCare throughout the country, regardless of dear leader’s approval numbers, as a recent Rasmussen poll shows that a plurality oppose the plan, and a plurality of voters also rate the U.S. Health Care system as good or excellent.  Rasmussen also points out the fact that the strength of opposition is far more intense than the strength of support.  In any case, a protest such as this in Massachusetts can’t be good for Team Obama.  If they’ve lost the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, they’ve lost the battle.

H/T: Michael Graham

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Ryan August 5, 2009 at 9:14 am

CNN has a poll of “adults” indicating that 50% of Americans support Obamacare, but show that younger people are much more supportive than older people. Yet 80% are satisfied with their insurance and 75% are happy with it in the CNN poll, despite how many people feel structural changes are needed. Heck, Rasmussen has a poll saying that 75% of the people support auditing the Federal Reserve, but no Dem will go near that mess.

In my opinion, tort reform, insurance portability, and different rates for different lifestyles should be some of the first things done immediately before we act to destroy a system which is much more popular than anyone in DC at the moment.


Tammy August 5, 2009 at 7:02 pm

As many of you may know, The White House website is asking Americans to report people passing along emails, websites and even casual conversations with “fishy” information regarding healthcare reform.

What I have done and I hope you will to, is to email this link to the healthcare reform bill to the white house along with the following note. You would need to start a new email and copy and paste the following.



Subject: Reporting a Website

Body of email:

To Whom It may Concern:

Click here:

Above you will find a website regarding health care reform. Unlike most citizens, I read everything like this completely and I have to tell you, I find this extremely “fishy”. I do hope that you will contact the authors of this information and let them know that we, the American People….will not stand for anymore disinformation.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Then….send the email to everyone you know asking them to do the same.


Moogie P August 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

This is genuinely good news.

I’m looking forward to the White House’s next move on the “fishy email” website. A couple of Senators have written the White House pointing out that asking people to narc out their neighbors is unprecedented (at least it’s unprecedented in the United States), and asking just what the heck they intend to do with any info they gather as a result. Maybe they’ll do the quick retraction like they did with the “your computer is now a government computer with unlimited government access, Mr. Cash for Clunkers Dealer Man.” Wouldn’t that just be juicy!

As to the unruly mob pictured above — are they carrying invisible torches and pitchforks?

Unruly mob. * smirk*


Tammy August 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm

EWww…my post does not look so good…lol.

I never heard a retraction on the site warning….but one thing I see a change in attitude from the Obama Administration and The White House. It is getting nastier.

If anyone wants a clear copy of the letter above to send to the White House…just email me.


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