Comment: The following article, "Unions To Take On Conservative Groups Health Care Town Halls,"by Sam Stein comes from Huffington Post, notorious for the viciousness of its campus-commies and for its' rabid support for the Progressive fantasy (utopian heaven on earth) which in ideological terminology is known variously as socialism, communism, worker's paradise, and in today's version, 'green' environmentalism. To deepen your understanding of this latest totalitarian scheme, which since the empowering of Obama, Progressives are even now hurriedly forcing upon us, I recommend the following:
1. Green Hell by Steve Milloy 2. False Dawn by Lee Penn 3. One World by Tal Brooke 4. Green Religion and Public Policy by Henry Lamb, an eco-logic special report: http://www.eco.freedom.org/reports/ggpp.html
Keep in mind as you read the following article that the 'hooligans' spoken of are in reality a mixed-bag of freedom-loving, right-minded thinking Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independants of every skin color and of both sexes. Yet, being the liars they are, Progressive zealots label them as "Republican-controlled mobs" "fascists" "racists" "haters" and other such terms of demonization. Don't be deceived by these pathological liars! ----Linda ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8-6-09 Unions To Take On Conservative Groups Health Care Town Halls By Sam Stein
The nation's largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess.
In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would step up recess activities on health care reform and other topics pertinent to the labor community.
The document makes clear that Obama allies view the town hall forums as ground zero of the health care debate.
It also uses the specter of the infamous 2000 recount "Brooks Brothers" protest to rally its members to the administration's side.
"The principal battleground in the campaign will be town hall meetings and other gatherings with members of Congress in their home districts," reads the memo.
"We want your help to organize major union participation to counter the right-wing "Tea-Party Patriots" who will try to disrupt those meetings, as they've been trying to do to meetings for the last month. ..
comment by blogger: (Remember the hooligans - many of them Republican Congressional staff - who harassed Florida vote counters in 2000? We can't let that happen again!)."
A showdown between unions and grassroots conservative organizations could make for an August full of fireworks, with even more dysfunctional town hall meetings.
The AFL-CIO is planning to target 50 "high priority districts," in addition to organizing telephone town hall gatherings. ............................................. UPDATE: AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard
Trumka sends out a scathing statement about the town halls, hitting on Sweeney's themes and calling the events corporate funded.
Every American has the inalienable right to participate in our democratic process.
Our politics is passionate, heartfelt and often loud -- as was the founding of our nation.
But that is not what the corporate-funded mobs are engaging in when they show up to disrupt town halls held by members of Congress.
Major health care reform is closer than ever to passage and it is no secret that special interests want to weaken or block it.
These mobs are not there to participate.
As their own strategy memo states, they have been sent by their corporate and lobbyist bankrollers to disrupt, heckle and block meaningful debate.
This is a desperation move, meant to slow the momentum for change.
Mob rule is not democracy.
People have a democratic right to express themselves and our elected leaders have a right to hear from their constituents -- not organized thugs whose sole purpose is to shut down the conversation and attempt to scare our leaders into inaction
We call on the insurance companies, the lobbyists and the Republican leaders who are cheering them on to halt these 'Brooks Brothers Riot' tactics.
Health care is a crucial issue and everyone - on all sides of the issue - deserves to be heard.