Horrible… Biased Media Lies About Astroturfed Far Left Town Hall Goons

The state-run media is determined to make it appear that the nation is outraged at the Republican plan to cut deficits and out of control spending.

They forgot to mention that the hecklers and goons at the town halls this week were sent there by MoveOn.org, unions and DCCC.

Last night far left Former Air America radio host Nicole Sandler was arrested heckling Rep. Allen West at a town hall event in Florida.

Today the AP lied about the chaos at the Republican town halls this past week. It’s like they’re getting their talking points straight from Think Progress.

Freshman Rep. Daniel Webster was armed with a rainbow of graphs and pie charts, ready to make the GOP’s case for budget cuts before his own constituents. He was barely a minute into his prepared remarks Tuesday when the yelling started.

The first heckler shouted his doubts about the Florida congressman’s promise to do what is right in Washington. From there, the hour-long meeting in Orlando was filled with a constant stream of boos and questioners in the crowd of 300 shouting over each other.

Twelve minutes into his remarks, Webster couldn’t be heard over the shouting on both sides. He tried to continue but then stood quietly for a minute smiling, his hands clasped together in front.

The Republican plan to fundamentally restructure Medicare and cut social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid has at times been a raucously tough sell as its supporters head home and meet with their constituents, including Democrats organized against them. Even the architect of the plan, Rep. Paul Ryan, has been booed, though many of those attending four meetings Tuesday in his home state of Wisconsin were supportive.

The GOP plan passed by the House this month envisions cutting government deficits by a total $6.2 trillion over the next decade. One of its most contentious provisions calls for eventually transforming Medicare into a voucher-like system in which private insurance plans, not the government, pay medical bills. The plan has drawn scorn from Democrats, including President Barack Obama, who want wealthier Americans to pay higher taxes to help reduce the deficit.

The plan follows a bruising budget battle that nearly produced a government shutdown, and comes as the stakes have been raised on the nation’s burgeoning debt. Republicans and Democrats are at odds over must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow more money, and last week the Standard & Poor’s credit agency lowered its long-term outlook for the federal government’s fiscal health.

Democratic activists made up much of the chorus of critics at Webster’s event and elsewhere. The reactions echoed the larger angry crowds who met Democratic supporters of Obama’s health-care overhaul in the last Congress.


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