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Croghan27

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A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment?
« on: August 11, 2009, 06:42:43 PM »
The idea of violently disrupting 'town hall' meetings seem to have burst its' bounds and many, even the most verbal of the promoters, are backing away. But someone should tell Mike Bishop, the Senate Majority Leader in Michigan.

I get a newsletter from Progress Michigan that often lists the depredations of the local elected Republicans. I cannot agree with Democrat = good: Republican = bad; but many on the right wing do go somewhat beyond any rational bounds. The above mentioned Mr. Bishop has been advocating that 'angry mobs' turn out against the governor's budget proposal.
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Catch the whiff of a bad smell coming from Lansing? That's the stink of failed leadership hanging over Mike Bishop, the Senate Majority Leader who continues advocating for angry mobs instead of real solutions to Michigan's budget crisis.

Bishop said he welcomes "an angry mob" turning against the governor's budget proposal, and more than 1,000 of you have written demanding that Bishop quit advocating violence and mob rule.

Join us in standing up for lively, robust, free expression of all points of view, but against suggestions that angry mobs are acceptable. Write Senator Bishop today and make your voice heard,and forward this email to your friends.

Let Senator Bishop know that enough is enough.

Sincerely,

David Holtz

Executive Director

Progress Michigan

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Maybe Senator Bishop should take his cues from some conservatives who are balking at extreme tactics advocated by DC-based, lobbyist-led front groups as right-wing protests grow out of control Here's a sampling...

-Sen. McCain scolded the recent angry disruptions at town halls on his twitter feed when he said "we should allow everyone to express their views without disruption."
http://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/3145665284

Even after urging conservative activists to help "break" President Obama last month, GOP Sen. DeMint has backed away from the town hall protests, calling the orchestrated disruptions "unacceptable" and saying "we have to show our respect."
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/73304.html

Even Sarah Palin tried to warn protesters not to get "sidetracked" by aggressive tactics, despite her provocative claims that reform is evil and would lead to death panels. As TPM puts it: "She is calling for civility in the manner of the debate, so as to focus effectively on how evil and disturbing her opponents are."
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009 ... hp?ref=fpb

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston
separated himself from Sarah Palin's debunked "death panel" claim by saying "it's a scare tactic" and "there are no death panels."
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/09/kingston-palin/

-After fanning the flames for angry crowds last week, Glenn Beck issued a warning to his viewers, saying that one lunatic like "Timothy McVeigh could ruin everything."
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/04/beck-mcveigh/

-GOP Rep. Bob Inglis told town hall protesters to turn off Glenn Beck.
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/pol ... 123878.asp


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Re: A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 07:45:10 PM »
The latest nutcase theory was that Obama was actually born in Canada (most likely Vancouver).

'Bout time the USians ditched their "natural born US citizen" stuff, nowadays when people move around so much. Why the hell should it matter?
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Re: A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 08:52:05 AM »
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The latest nutcase theory was that Obama was actually born in Canada (most likely Vancouver).

'Bout time the USians ditched their "natural born US citizen" stuff, nowadays when people move around so much. Why the hell should it matter?

Now that you mention it remember that: Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, former Attorney General of Michigan, and the current Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan.
"It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory." -- Arthur Stanley Eddington

 

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