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A Patriot’s Guide to Disrupting Health Care Townhalls

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If only there had been a group to disrupt rallies in Germany that were against the country's values, Hitler may never have come to power.

I had a discussion the other day with a normally right thinking individual who was in favor of health care reform.   He told me as a capitalist, he didn’t see why our country should pay considerably more for health care than other countries for a health care system that leaves us 42nd in life expectancy.   I first tried to reason with him by explaining that other than the Pledge of Allegiance, there is nothing socialist about America.  When that didn’t work I told him, “you know who else didn’t have socialized medicince?”  He didn’t know what I meant by the question.   I told him, “Jesus didn’t have socialized medicine either.   Jesus never said to Lazarus I’d love to raise you from the dead, but that’d require extraordinary means.  He never rationed health care by healing one eye on blind people.”  I think my friend was convinced.

Obviously, a system that is against my country and Jesus is not a system that I will tolerate.   I believe it is every patriot’s duty to stand up for what we believe in by making sure opposing viewpoints are not given a chance to be heard.  The grass roots conservative Republican movement to take back this country is way ahead of me.  Whether it’s been hanging Representative Frank Kratovil (D-MD) in effigy or harrassing Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) enough that he needed a police escort to his car, we’ve managed to make our voice for freedom heard.  The lobbying groups Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity who organized the highly successful tea party protests have issued suggestions on the best ways to infiltrating town halls and harass Democratic members of Congress to show opposition to health care reform and clean energy. No less than Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) has endorsed this strategy for letting our voices be heard and shutting up our opponents. Sessions said, “The days of civil town halls are over.”

Why is it so important that we make our presence known by disruption town halls?  AHIP, the trade group and lobbying juggernaut representing the health insurance industry is sending staffers to monitor town halls and by being loud and boisterous we can make it appear as if there is even more opposition to health care than there is.  Here are the basics of the strategy being laid up by Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity:

1. Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: “Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.”

2.  Be Disruptive Early And Often: “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”

3. Try To “Rattle Him,” Not Have An Intelligent Debate: “The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.” (Thinkprogress.org)

These are obviously great ideas, but I have a few more in order to really make our push for our Constitutionally protected freedoms as effective as possible:

4.  We obviously need some way to recognize each other in case we need to riot or something.   However, we need a way that doesn’t automatically tip off to our opponents that we are hear to disrupt their meetings.  I think if we all wear brown shirts, it’ll be subtle enough not to be noticed by security and is a distinct enough color that it should be a give away.

5. During the speech, we should let the world know what we think of the Democrats’ nazi tacticts to promote socialism by standing with the Nazi salute as a sign of our disrespect.

6. If  you are questioned by anybody there, don’t give them the satisfaction of admitting you are a Republican.   In fact, I wouldn’t even tell them that you are an American.  If you can adopt a foreign accent…possibly a German one, you can pretend you are simply a tourist passing through.

Don’t forget, you are fighting for the values that we as Americans hold so dear.   We cannot let Obama’s facism or his socialistic policies change the nature of our freedom loving country.  It will be up to us to be the ones who defend the rights given to us not by the President, but by the Constitution and we the people.  Make sure to spread out and don’t forget to spread out.  You want to make sure you have plenty of breathing room.

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  1. i’m not sure why other conservatives are attacking this. i’m conservative – faithful – strong family. i cannot afford my health care. single payer is the only fair option to the wealthy and destitute alike — communal care is the way Jesus would want it.

    i pray that you see this, too — reducing suffering is a noble goal that jesus himself practiced. We just have the opportunity to do it on a scale he could not 2,000 years ago — we can do it for 300 million.

    eric

    August 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm

  2. This is filth! The idea that denying people who need, desperately need medical care is wrong and un-american.

    Does this poster have an idea, other than nothing?

    Eric

    August 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  3. Jeez, two Eric’s on one post-what’re the odds.
    I think people look good in brown when they are sceaming mindlessly. Good tip, Nate.

    equa yona

    August 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

  4. This is a bogus article, not a real person, but a lobbyist from freedom works. Brown shirts are a great idea, it will be easier to spot them when they try to take over our town halls.

    Call these people out whenever they write this stuff. They are all paid shills, and they are going to be out in full force this month of congressional recess!!!!

    whew!

    August 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

  5. equa – I do not believe in denying health care to those who need it. You might, but I do not.

    The idea that it is better to let people die rather than give them needed and necessary medcial assistance is part of belief system that was supported by ADOLF HITLER.

    Eric

    August 4, 2009 at 8:32 am

  6. Whew! – You mean I could get paid for stuff like this? That’s very tempting. Although I’m happy to know that Freedomworks is behind my idea of wearing brown shirts, speaking with German accents, and giving the Nazi salute as a way of protest.

    thatsrightnate

    August 4, 2009 at 11:14 am

  7. Freedom Works, you mean the Lobby that is a front for the United Health?

    SEIG HEIL!!!

    Eric

    August 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  8. Ah, so if they’re connected to insurance companies no wonder I’m still waiting on my payment.

    thatsrightnate

    August 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  9. Got news for you – You don’t have any idea what a patriot is. It isn’t someone who dosen’t allow freedom to speak about an issue so important to so many Americans. That, my friend, IS FASCISM! Go away and take your Fascist friends with you. YOU ARE NO PATRIOT.

    Marge

    August 5, 2009 at 1:59 am

  10. I’m not a fascist–I’m just somebody who thinks that wearing brown shirts, speaking with German accents, and giving the Nazi salutes at health care town halls is the best way to fight fascism–That’s not fascism that’s Republicanism and the best way to fight fascism I’m sure.

    thatsrightnate

    August 5, 2009 at 6:17 am

  11. Nate, I’d like to add to the terrific ideas you’ve presented:

    7. All freedom-loving tea partyers should learn this dance of protest against socialism. At a pre-arranged signal, all the patriots would bravely leap out of their chairs and perform this defiant dance, guranteed to disrupt any shameful pinko “town hall”.
    (Be sure to remind any police officers who attempt to break up the protest that the Supreme Court has ruled that dancing is constitutionally protected free speech.) http://tinyurl.com/TownHallProtestDance

    gina

    August 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

  12. Gina, that’s a beautiful idea. I knew what that was before I clicked the link 🙂

    thatsrightnate

    August 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

  13. I think it’s great to see Gina back in the Nateborhood. I was afraid Cecily had scared her off. Wonder what Shannon and Becca Joe are up to?

    steve

    August 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

  14. Nate, I thought everyone would enjoy seeing that video clip again – and it really seemed made to order!

    gina

    August 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm

  15. It sure did Gina

    thatsrightnate

    August 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

  16. waah!… I can’t see gina’s dance clip. damn this firewall technology invented in this great freedom loving country that has taken away my choice of watching videos from my work place!

    bishop

    August 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

  17. We take a dim view on slacking off at work around here unless you’re the boss.

    thatsrightnate

    August 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm

  18. Nazis were fascists, not socialists.

    jane doe

    August 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm

  19. Eh. You say to-MAY-toe, I say to-MAH-toe. Fascist, socialist, affordable-health-care-for-everyone-ist, whatever. They’re all pinko fruits from the same unpatriotic vine, no matter what you call ’em.

    Now, has everyone been practicing the Town Hall Protest Dance?

    gina

    August 11, 2009 at 6:49 pm

  20. I have, but I like it better with fish

    thatsrightnate

    August 11, 2009 at 7:23 pm

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