Yesterday, Glenn Beck & prolific writer, Adrew Klavan, discussed the latest rash of angry citizens confronting their representatives at Townhall Meetings. They also discussed Sen. Dick Durbin hoping that his fellow congressional members would not be “sucker-punched” by the rowdy mobs who are allegedly out to disrupt and STOP debate on the Obamacare plan.
‘Angry mobs’ are only identified as such by those who fear the resistance. Durbin should be afraid, as well as many of the alleged Blue Dog democrats who support the healthcare plan in its current form. Nothing good will come of it, and as more Americans realize that it’s a real possibility that their current health care will change for the worse, the polls rise exponentionally to meet that fear. You see, you generally ask someone about how they rate something they have as a given, they may give a “C” grade or whatever; however, when you ask the person that their CURRENT option will be disappearing, Americans inevitably realize they got it good! It’s as old as history itself, but it shows how jaded we can be until we are threatened.
Yes, she went there. She surely did. Boy, this was a heated back and forth, and Elisabeth really got in some good points. The only thing she missed was to point out that Obama sent Joe Biden to monitor the elections in Lebanon, so do we now get to pick and choose where we meddle?
Anyway, for Joy to compare what the Iranian people are suffering to the 2000 Bush V. Gore election is just outrageous. Absolutely slimy and an attempt at piss-poor moral equivalency. And the harp seals in the audience dutifully applauded to all the anti-Bush lines. Including Behar’s final jab asserting that since we elected Obama, Iranians no longer chant “Death to America.” She thinks Obama fixed all that. Oh, really Joy? Really? You are one classless individual.
h/t to AllahPundit at Hotair. Like he warns at HA, the video is on-and-off as far as availability goes. Refresh and check back, but as previously forewarned, there is a strong content warning. Per AP’s comments:
As with any Iranian video making the rounds on Twitter, I canâ€™t prove that it is what it claims to be but itâ€™s certainly plausible. Reports of students being killed by regime goons have been steady since the weekend, with 60 kids supposedly detained at Isfahan U. and others allegedly thrown out of upstairs windows. Clips of their injuries were being uploaded as early as Sunday but the one below takes it to a whole new level.
I am just speechless. I am even MORE enraged at Obama’s flaccid response to the events going on in Iran. Why else would they shun western reporters? Again, tempered with the precaution as to the veracity of this, I a stronger inkling to believe this is legit. Since all western media has been kicked out, Twitter images and cell-phone videos seem to be the only vestige of actual reporting of real-time events on the ground.
Local police are using a combination of pepper spray, concussion grenades and tear gas on a group of breakaway protesters gathered on Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul. The group of about 150 protesters, many thought to be with the group “Funk the War,” had been blocking traffic for much of the afternoon.
At least one person â€” a young man wearing a gas mask, no shirt and a backpack â€” was taken into custody. He lay down on the street as a group of officers surrounded him and took him away.
Police also escorted a group of 17 mostly black-clad youth across the Robert St. Bridge in an apparent effort to get them out of downtown.
Rubber bullets were fired into a crowd at Seventh and Robert Streets. At Seventh and Jackson, police have more than a dozen people in a parking lot as police handcuff them. Police continued to spray the crowd with pepper spray. More details are to come.
The confrontations continued after a main group of anti-war protesters marching from the state Capitol peacefully reached the Xcel Energy center in downtown St. Paul earlier today.