Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Today the "Kochtopus" funded Heritage Action for America is launching
a nine-city tour designed to drum up support among tea-Publican Congress critters for the push to
defund "ObamaCare." The White House-allied Americans United for Change is vowing to match Heritage’s events with its own ("Accountable Congress"), which asks the pro-ObamaCare side to "show up and demand answers" from their Tea-Publican Congress critters.
This is what happened to Florida Republican Rep. Daniel Webster during a town hall held in Winterhaven last Thursday. Diane Sweet at crooksandliars.com reports, Crowd Calls 'Bullsh*t!' On GOP Congressman's Obamacare Lies:
It's going to be a very long, and painful election season for the
Republicans this year. All those millions of people who now have health
care insurance, thanks to Obamacare, are quite happy about it. What
they're not happy about is their GOP lawmakers continuous efforts to repeal it.
During a town hall held by Florida Republican Rep. Daniel Webster in
Winterhaven on Thursday, voters were well informed on the fine points of
the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." When Webster began
to recite misleading claims that the law’s consumer protections are
being dismantled by the Obama administration, his informed constituents
called him out.
Webster was also criticized for being part of the 40 repeal votes by
the Republican-heavy House of Representatives against the mandate by one
resident who said he was waiting for the state healthcare exchange to
open, in spite of state GOP resistance.
At about 3:00 minutes into the video, the flustered crowd begins to literally call out "Bullshit!" as Webster speaks.
Via Think Progress:
QUESTIONER: What happens to us when Obamacare is
repealed? What happens to people with pre-existing conditions that can’t
get health care? What happens to those of us who finally have access to
health insurance for the first time in nine or ten years? What happens
to us? And you want to make this local, I’ll make this local. I’m a
constituent, right now I can’t get health care. I’m waiting for this
[insurance marketplace] to open and I’d like to know why we keep
The congressman defended his repeal votes by saying the law would
drive up Americans’ health care costs by requiring insurers to cover
people with pre-existing conditions. He then claimed that President
Barack Obama himself thinks his signature law is unworkable. As
evidence, Webster implied that the law’s protections — such as its cap
on consumers’ annual out-of-pocket medical costs — were being dismantled
by the Obama administration. That prompted an outcry from the audience,
as people booed and countered Webster’s claims.
An event official interrupted at that point, asking the audience to be respectful and give Webster a chance to speak. One audience member replied by saying, “Well, tell him to stop lying!”
Webster's encounter came one week after his colleague, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), was confronted by residents citing ObamaCare as their best avenue for getting healthcare.
Your chance to "show up and demand answers" from your Tea-Publican Congressmen is Thursday at their "Astroturf" congressional field hearing. Since these chickenshit congressmen are not holding town halls, this may be your only opportunity.
Reps. Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert and Franks to Host Congressional Field Hearing
Thursday, August 22, 2013
CONGRESSIONAL FIELD HEARING – THE I.R.S. AND THE E.P.A. – BUREAUCRATS OUT OF CONTROL?
TIME: 3:30PM- 7:30PM (Doors will open at 2:00PM)
LOCATION: Mesa Arts Center
Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater
1 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85211