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The Crazies are coming!-To Protest healthcare

Since the loss of the supermajority, the Democrats are fired up and ready to pass healthcare reform. In the house where the Mayor of Minneapolis, RT Rybak, senator Al Franken, and representatives from the SEIU, Organizing America, churches and other pro health care reform organizations. The room was packed, standing room only, and the crowd spilled into the whole second floor of the Labor Center. Inside, the conversation was focused on numbers and results. In Minnesota 1 out of every 15 Caucasians, 1 in 6 African Americans, and 1 in 3 Hispanics are without healthcare. Outside, a meager dozen or so anti healthcare reform protesters stood on the corner.

The sense of urgency that fills the room is unmistakable. When Al Franken hits the stage, the crowd goes wild. He is poised, forceful, and passionate in his delivery. From his point of view, most of the protest against healthcare reform is due to misinformation generated by insurance companies and Republicans to infuse American’s with fear ( hear a clip of Al Franken’s speech here).

Outside, fear is on parade. One of the demonstrators, who alleged to be a member of the Teamsters 120 against healthcare reform, alleged that he was the victim of a hit and run attack. After hearing his disjointed and nonsensical arguments against health care reform, it is difficult to believe that claim. (listen to clip here). What most of the protesters are protesting against seems to be fear. A distinguished man with silver hair, says that he’s concerned they will take away his Medicare. Another says that American’s don’t deserve healthcare (Listen Here).

“Minnesota Nice” wears thin after a few questions. After digging further, it becomes apparent that the argument is against the president, not the policy. Before long, the word Obamacare gets used. Insinuations are made and emotions start to show( hear hysterical rant). It becomes clear that there is an underlying fear of the President, and a fear of change at work here. The objections become increasingly non-sensical, and it’s obvious that these individuals would not agree to any reform, on any level.

It is unfortunate that racisim and class warfare seem to dominate this discussion. Perhaps this would explain why there were so few protesters, and so many supporters at the rally

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  • Brenda Green - Topeka Freethought Examiner 5 years ago

    Americans need this to pass. Couldn't get your embedded links to work.

  • Publicola 5 years ago

    Only the exceedingly selfish entitlement whores want to see the rape of American healthcare at the hands of our out-of-touch ruling aristocracy. The Washington elite seem to think that they know better than the unwashed masses. It is abundantly clear that they do not!

    Moreover, the criminal element within Congress -- and the special interests to whom they are beholden -- fully intend on cramming "healthcare reform" down the gullets of the American people through reconciliation. They must be taught a lesson.

    How dare Congress suggest that those who elect to self-insure (go without insurance) be fined or JAILED!? I say that we jail any Congress-critter that votes FOR any of the current unconstitutional abominations. Jail them for abuse of power and violating the public trust -- beginning with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi -- and jail them now.

    How much further can the left-wing loonies tax the productive class (taxpayers) before they slaughter the goose that laid the golden e

  • Jessi 5 years ago

    No doubt this is an issue people feel very strongly about.

  • KerryJo 5 years ago

    I love love this article! This is so on point. People need to realize that it is a powerful few who oppose health care reform - not the masses of the people.

  • Tina Ranieri...Atlanta roller derby examiner, Tina 5 years ago

    lol love the title to your article, what power Rankin has

  • Jordon 5 years ago

    Publicola--Well said! Another thing; I am so tired of hearing the race/class war crap. It has nothing to do with race and nothing to do with class. The government does not know what is best for me nor do they know what is best for anyone else. The false stats and information that Dems and lefties are putting out there are to scare people into siding with them. Common is just not working. A majority of Americans know how this would change their lives negatively and do not want it. It is time to drop it. Pushing it anymore will only push the American people away from their government. We cannot have our country be divided anymore than it already is. And Al Frankin is worthless. He has no experience in anything that gives me confidence in him as a member of the Senate.

  • Caryjay 5 years ago

    If Obamacare passes, we will begin a process where our children and grandchildren will be the first generations where the best that parents can hope for is that their children can achieve at least as good a standard of living as the parents themselves have. It will be the end of the historical wish of parents that their children achieve a better standard of living than the parents themselves enjoy.

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