“Claims about socialism and death panels had seemingly faded from public debate about the health care reform law until Tuesday, when they roared back in full measure at protests outside the Supreme Court, being made by Tea Party-aligned members of Congress. The Huffington Post caught up with two of those speakers, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Steve King (R-Iowa), and asked them to elaborate.”…..
[NOTE]:What is more sad than Americans dying because of no health care or not enough, is the fact that so many Americans believe Obama is a socialist and America has the best health care system in the world, even though we have more infant deaths per year than Cuba, lose somewhere between ninety and one hundred thousand people a year in our hospitals due to over-worked, uneducated and under staffed “private” sector medical staff from nurses to doctors (and everyone in between), and medical costs is the number two reason why people go bankrupt in the USA.
A little list I pulled from the air, short time in recent history, (Just a few example from November 7th 2008 to April 20, 2011, with a few helpful links explaining it all to dumb-asses) that shows the hypocrisy of the “right”…who is ALWAYS WRONG (Capitalism: Profits Before People, including their health, environment, well being and welfare. Seems very un-Constitutional as this is opposite of “We the People” and not “Money and Corporations Before We The People.”) – Red State, Republican, T-Bag, “Right-wing” & Conservative Christian Hypocrisy:
11-7-2008 Republican Conservative Christian Sarah Palin enthusiastically practices socialism, Alaska-style: http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/581484.html
1-26-2009 Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years, by Thom Hartmann,: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/01/26-0
3-22-2009 Red State Socialism and the Politics of Stimulus: http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/001439.htm
4-30-2009 The Two Santa Claus Theory, by David Dayen,: http://www.calitics.com/diary/8718/the-two-santa-claus-theory
5-17-2010 Republican Conservative Christian Rep. Bachmann’s clinic takes in thousands from “socialized medicine”: http://minnesotaindependent.com/57982/michele-bachmann-profits-from-socialized-medicine
6-29-2010 Republicans Object To Bill For Homeless Veterans: “This is a bipartisan, common-sense bill that would support veterans in my home state of Washington and across the country. I am going to continue fighting for it to pass. And I urge Senate Republicans to end their obstruction and allow homeless women veterans across the country to get the support they have earned.”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/republicans-object-to-bil_n_629332.html
7-30-2010 Republicans block healthcare for 9/11 first responders: Republicans blocked legislation to pay to care for those who have fallen ill due to their exposure to debris during the clean-up after the nation’s worst terrorist attack…….Nearly 16,000 responders and 2,700 others are currently sick and receiving treatment, according to estimates released by the lawmakers who introduced the measure. More than 40,000 responders are in medical monitoring and 71,000 individuals are enrolled in a World Trade Center health registry: http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2010/07/30/house-republicans-block-bill-to-pay-the-healthcare-for-ill-911-responders/
8-19-2010 While it was fashionable to run on anti-federal government platforms this campaign cycle, it is hard to ignore that Alaska has a notorious love-hate relationship with federal cash. And many might say that the relationship, for the large part, actually falls more on the “love” side: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/business/19stimulus.html
9-20-2010 Alaska Republican-Tea Party Conservative Christian Senate candidate Joe Miller, who claims Government is too big and Socialism is bad, admits taking farm subsidies: http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/politics/6880-alaska-senate-candidate-joe-miller-admits-taking-farm-subsidies
9-23-2010 What the Conservative do not talk about publicly when on Sept. 23 2010, presenting to the world the ‘Pledge For America’ is that VA Hospitals will be Privatized and Veterans will be forced To buy Insurance: http://mediamatters.org/research/201009230020
9-28-2010 Anti-Government Tea Partier Conservative Christian Sharron Angle Gets Health Care from the Federal Government: http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/09/28/anti-government-tea-partier-sharron-angle-gets-health-care-from-the-federal-government/
10-5-2010 Joe Miller also thinks federal unemployment insurance is constitutionally questionable. But it turns out his wife benefited from it in the early part of the decade — after she left a job working for him: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/joe-millers-wife-received-unemployment-benefits-miller-called-not-constitutionally-authorized.php
10-9-2010 Joe Miller also relied on technicalities to obtain a low-income hunting and fishing license from the state of Alaska: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/09/homeowning-lawyer-joe-miller-sought-low-income-hunting-and-fishing-license-in-alaska.php
10-25-2010 Despite Saying Government Intervention Puts Industry In A ‘Coma,’ Raese’s Biz Takes Millions In Taxpayer Funds – http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/25/raese-government-contracts/
11-1-2010 Pundits Wrong on Slashing Military Benefits – Decisions to cut military retirement benefits have a real impact on people who selflessly sacrificed the prime of their lives to serve a greater good, unless you are a Conservative/Republican: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/01/pundits-wrong-on-slashing-military-benefits/comment-page-1/#comment-131609
11-15-2010 GOP/Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada who railed against healthcare and earmarks got $960,000 healthcare earmark: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/revealed-republican-senator-railed-healthcare-earmarks-960000-healthcare-earmark/
11-15-2010 Conservative Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45181.html
11-19-2010 They Got (Way) Richer, And You Didn’t. Tell Us Again Why Socialism Is Bad?: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2010/11/19-1
12-09-2010 Republicans to 9/11 responders: Drop dead — How they voted: http://www.examiner.com/cultural-issues-in-national/republicans-to-9-11-responders-drop-dead-the-list-of-names-2 January 20, 2011
Thanks to Socialized Medicine, Dick Cheney Is Still Alive: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/thanks-to-socialized-medi_b_811778.html
April 2011 Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she has been collecting for at least a decade: http://abovethechatter.blogspot.com/2011/04/michelle-bachmanns-inner-marxist.html
Socialism is good for the wealthy politicians of the USA, just ask these 114 folks, (mostly Republicans, Conservative Christians and or T-Party members): Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success: http://thinkprogress.org/touting-recovery-opposed/
The Most Hypocritical States are Usually “Red”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2193/1/?newsmaker=109&redirectURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedailybeast.com%2Fgalleries%2Fnewsmaker%2Fpolitics%2F
April 20, 2011 Republican Governors Quietly Accept Federal Dollars — While Attacking Federal Spending http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/republican-governors-quietly-accept-federal-dollars-despite-spending-attacks.php
By Laura Hibbard, 03/27/2012
“The Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Middleton, Pa., has sparked outrage after a teaching exercise traumatized its youth group and left some with physical bruises, WHTM TV reports.
A shaken 14-year-old told the station two men came into the room with guns, pulled pillow cases over some of their heads, and pushed them into a van.
“They pulled my chair out from underneath me and then they told me to get on the ground,” the unnamed girl tearfully told WHTM. “And I was the first person to go into the van. I had my hands behind my back they said ‘just do as I say and you won’t be hurt.'”
The “kidnapped” youth group was then taken to their pastor’s house, where it looked like the minister was being attacked”. …