"Then it got ugly."

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    Apr 21, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    "Reminiscent of the August 2009 town halls when members of Congress faced angry constituents over health care reforms, a public forum in Carbon County with Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA] Wednesday night provided a glimpse of the strong emotions stirred by a Republican plan to alter Medicare benefits.
    At the start of his town hall meeting -- in a county that is predominately Republican-leaning and 17 percent over 65 years old -- Barletta welcomed people to use the conversation to get things off their chests. While he was going through a slide projector presentation about the Medicare changes proposed by House Republican Paul Ryan, a woman raised her hand. (Updated: Carbon County actually has more Democrats registered, but has leaned Republican in the last few election cycles.)

    "Excuse me, I'd like to get something off my chest," she said, standing. "You seem to think that because I'm not effected I won't care if my niece, my grandson, my child is affected. I do care. What you're doing with this Ryan budget is you're taking Medicare and changing it from a guaranteed health care system to one that is a voucher system where you throw seniors on the mercy of for-profit insurance companies..."

    "You said nothing in the campaign about I'm going to change Medicare, now you voted for a plan that will destroy Medicare," Linda Christman, 64, said. Christman is president of the Carbon County Democrats for Change, according to Barletta's office.

    "I won't destroy Medicare, Medicare is going to be destroyed by itself," Barletta said.

    Then it got ugly."

    -The Huff Post

    hahahahaha ... The Repubs have put themselves in a corner. Those loud-mouth Teabaggers are not going to be enough to keep them in office.
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    Apr 21, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Caslon18000 said"Reminiscent of the August 2009 town halls when members of Congress faced angry constituents over health care reforms, a public forum in Carbon County with Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA] Wednesday night provided a glimpse of the strong emotions stirred by a Republican plan to alter Medicare benefits.
    At the start of his town hall meeting -- in a county that is predominately Republican-leaning and 17 percent over 65 years old -- Barletta welcomed people to use the conversation to get things off their chests. While he was going through a slide projector presentation about the Medicare changes proposed by House Republican Paul Ryan, a woman raised her hand. (Updated: Carbon County actually has more Democrats registered, but has leaned Republican in the last few election cycles.)

    "Excuse me, I'd like to get something off my chest," she said, standing. "You seem to think that because I'm not effected I won't care if my niece, my grandson, my child is affected. I do care. What you're doing with this Ryan budget is you're taking Medicare and changing it from a guaranteed health care system to one that is a voucher system where you throw seniors on the mercy of for-profit insurance companies..."

    "You said nothing in the campaign about I'm going to change Medicare, now you voted for a plan that will destroy Medicare," Linda Christman, 64, said. Christman is president of the Carbon County Democrats for Change, according to Barletta's office.

    "I won't destroy Medicare, Medicare is going to be destroyed by itself," Barletta said.

    Then it got ugly."

    -The Huff Post

    hahahahaha ... The Repubs have put themselves in a corner. Those loud-mouth Teabaggers are not going to be enough to keep them in office.


    Keep your government hands off my Medicare!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 22, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    The Republican Teabaggers think they were elected with a mandate to do anything they want to do.

    Now that they've pissed off seniors (the biggest and most reliable voting block in the country), every one of them had better be dusting off their resumes, because they'll all be out of a job after the end of their current term of office.
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    Apr 22, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    The repubs have allowed themselves to get backed in a far right Idiological corner by the baggers and other far righters, kind of pathetic isn't it. They didn't have the balls to stand up to them and say no, your going too far. So they assumed they could ride the Bagger wave from the point of getting elected on to actually passing most of their signature cuts from the American poor and middle class.

    Now they've stretched their luck too far and shown all their cards, especially some plans to cut even a lot of their Bagger supporters own incomes and safety nets, Uh Oh !!! The pendulum is now swinging back and away from them toward the middle ground, looks like some of the Koch Bro's plans will lose out too. This is oh so fun to watch.