DC Political Games

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I was reading an article on Fox News this morning that got my blood boiling.  It was about Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, entitled Democratic Lawmaker Likens Health Care Crisis to a ‘Holocaust.‘  Rep. Grayson also said, “Republicans want Americans to “die quickly” if they get sick.”

To further complicate the matter Rep. Grayson has said that he will not apologize for what he said, “Because I said the truth.”  Now, what to guess what’s happening in our great Legislative body?

Republicans are calling for him to be punished and a “resolution of disapproval” passed.  This is what was done against Congressman Joe Wilson for his infamous “you lie” comment.  Democrats are saying, that Grayson doesn’t need to be condemned and according to an email from Pelosi, “Members of Congress should focus on the issue at hand: ensuring quality, affordable and accessible health insurance for all Americans.”

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Baucus revises health care bill

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An article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle this morning mentions that Senator Baucus is revising his health care reform bill to address some Democratic concerns.  This is meant to only appease Democrats and possibly Republican Senator Snowe to go along with the package.  Obama has made it clear; this is his number one priority.

After months of debate and town hall meetings, the nation stands divided on the issue.  Many people fear our country cannot afford government run health insurance.  There are a lot of provisions that still need to be addressed in the, what is sure to be over 1,000 pages bill.

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Tea Partiers Trounce Union Thugs

Below is a guest column by Henry Kreigel a fellow Bozeman Tea Party Patriot, conservative radio host, and overall great guy.  He wrote a piece on the Obama protest other things Tea Party.  He also has just started a blog which can be found here.

Tea Partiers Trounce Union Thugs:

What Really Happened Outside Obama’s Town Hall Meeting

The Bozeman Tea Party and supporters clashed with paid union thugs outside the President’s Town Hall Meeting.  The union hacks, modern-day brownshirts, included Service Employees International Union, a group affiliated with ACORN and the Montana AFL-CIO who bussed down union members and paid community organizers from Missoula and elsewhere around the state. While the Obama supporters arrived in the middle of the night, claimed our permitted area and had an early advantage with numbers, we eventually turned out 300-350 people and trounced them. The conflict which bordered on getting physically violent was in stark contrast to the tightly orchestrated event inside the hangar where the town hall meeting took place.

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Baucus Needs to Apologize

Yesterday, the Bozeman Tea Party put out a press release, which I have posted below and can be found here.

The release asks Senator Max Baucus to apologize for his comments following his Make Health Happen Summit in Bozeman.  I attended the protest at the Museum of the Rockies.  While protesting Max drove up and got out of his car, the protesters gathered around him to hear what he had to say.  He stayed there for about 10-15 minutes answering questions from the protesters.

Most of his answers were the typical politician answers and he would not take the megaphone we offered so the whole crowd could hear him, but I gave him credit for getting out of his car and talking to us.

What I didn’t know was that it was a political trap set by the Senator.  A few days later in this article in the Daily Interlake he said that “these people were not civil.  This was the closest thing to a mob that I’ve ever experienced in my life.”

Luckily, my camera has a video recorder on it and I have most it on tape.  Please check it out for yourself at www.youtube.com/tsnleader.  I also wonder if Max has ever been to a Cat-Griz game, which are MUCH more “mob-like.” Continue reading

Thank You Obama Protesters

Let me first thank everyone who came out to protest Obama at the Bozeman Airfield on Friday.  It was because of you we had a successful event!!  I was inspired to see so many patriots standing up to preserve their freedoms and stop government from taking over another private industry.

We outnumbered supporters of the President’s policies about 3-1 and made our voices heard.  They brought in paid activists on busses who tried to drag us down…but we wouldn’t be stopped.  We had Montana citizens from all over the state that organized and came to the protest.

People from all over the state spoke.  We heard from an emergency room doctor from Billings, a women from Kalispell who lived in England, a Neurosurgeon, and many other patriots from Montana.

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FINALIZED OBAMA PROTEST DETAILS:

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Below are the final details for the Obama protest

  • Friday, August 14, 2009
  • 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and until our people come out of the Town Hall Meeting to report what has happened inside
  • Gallatin Airport (on Airport Road off of Frontage)

Look for the Tea Party Patriot Signs

Bring your signs and bring your friends. Carpool if you can and get there early. Be ready to be heard!

If you can volunteer to be a parking attendant please email us at bozemanteaparty@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!!

Confirmed Details on Obama Visit

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We now have some concrete details on the protest and the Obama town hall:

Protest:

The protest will be held at Bozeman’s Gallatin Field Airport on the corner of Airport Road and Frontage Road (Highway 10).

The actual town hall will be held at Gallatin Field Hangar 259, Aviation Lane, Belgrade, MT.  The doors open at 11:00 AM and the program begins at 12:30 PM.

We expect traffic to be very busy.  Many people have told us they are meeting at Wal-Mart on North 7th Ave. in Bozeman to carpool to the event.

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