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  • Obama's Team Crosses the Rhetorical Line

    (Update: The website cited below has been suspended by barackobama.com.  The screenshot to the right is the original page, but the embedded links will no longer work. Click on the picture to the right for a full-screen view.)

    Many Americans took off work and sacrificed family time this past August to attend congressional town halls, where they voiced opposition to a government-run overhaul of their personal health care choices. They hand painted signs, grabbed their children and drove to their local church or school gymnasium for valuable lessons in community organizing and democracy. While they lived the Rockwellian version of American discourse, they were called names, labeled as ‘too organized’ or “un-American”, and likened to mobs, Nazis and Fascists. And now President Obama’s team has designated September 11 as the day to liken conservatives to Al Qaeda terrorists.

    Today, President Obama’s campaign organization “Organizing for America” sent out a notice to its “grassroots” supporters. It asked them to wage a coordinated phone campaign for health care by calling their U.S. Senators on September 11 – also known as Patriot Day in honor of the thousands of Americans killed by Al Qaeda terrorists eight years ago. It goes on: “All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.” Please read that again.

    Typically when this type of outrageousness is unleashed on the American public, the appropriate response is to recall the webpage and explain the gray area, with phrases such as ‘that was taken out of context’ or ‘we didn’t mean that conservatives were actually terrorists’ or ‘that was written by a junior staffer who has been admonished’. But that should not be sufficient this time. There are several lessons America must learn from this:

    Bipartisanship: Rather than rally our nation, which is certainly more divided than ever, they seek to make those divisions even more distinctive this September 11. The President often talks about reaching across the aisle, working with people of differing viewpoints, but that rhetoric is not matched by this reality.

    Zealots: This type of irresponsible rhetoric can make dissent against the President seem dangerous. Down the road, the President could paint his detractors as nothing more than right-wing zealots bent on destroying his vision for the nation. Remember, these ‘zealots’ are not smuggling weapons, they’re smuggling poster board and markers. They’re not flying planes into buildings; they’re flying to see their parents for Thanksgiving.

    Free Press: How does it help our nation to rally against a free press? If Fox News doesn’t report the story as the White House sees it, does that make them a “propaganda network” as it says on today’s release? Who are the “treacherous leaders” that Fox News is reporting to by the way? These questions need answering.

    Memorial: September 11 should be a day to grieve and remember, not a day to lobby for government-run healthcare. It certainly should not be a day to demonize fellow Americans. America’s enemies are violent extremists, bent on bring this nation to its knees, not soccer moms, dads and senior citizens who may disagree with one’s political or policy views.

    Results: Will a single American become more enamored with the President’s health care plan, if they are called a terrorist? Will the country become more unified? This is not a strategy that will build consensus, rather it will end health care reform.  All Americans want reform; they differ on the details.  No reform will be possible in this toxic political environment.

    President Obama has a way of deflecting the bad behavior of his subordinates.  It is certainly true that he does not get up every morning and write all of his own press releases, and refresh his own website.  But he is responsible and accountable for its content.  It is time for the President to stop campaigning.  He should eliminate his “Organizing for America” website immediately.  He needs to stop embracing the rising sun seal of Obama/Biden ’08 and instead embrace the great Presidential seal of the White House 2009.

    On September 11, 2008 then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama said: “Americans across our great country came together to stand with the families of the victims, to donate blood, to give to charity, and to say a prayer for our country. Let us renew that.”

    Let us renew that indeed. We should never degrade that day’s events to call those who oppose a policy “terrorists.” Mr. President, this September 11; remember the heroes, remember the victims, remember the families who wept that evening and pray for America’s continued resolve and wisdom, because together we are stronger.  Divided we fall.

    (Update #2: Several readers have asked us whether this posting on barackobama.com was “user-generated” rather than a staff posting. From what we can tell, this may have been the case. Nevertheless, members of ‘Organizing for America’ in Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan and possibly other states were invited to this event without filter. Anything under the ‘Organizing for America’ banner that is distributed en masse is accountable to those who run the President’s perpetual campaign.

    Which is the problem with a perpetual campaign. When you have campaign organizers attempting to assist the White House message, you end up in this situation. If one American received one email that led them to believe that the President shared these views, that is one too many.

    This was not an ill-advised comment on a blog, but rather an organizing activity that used hateful language to describe the opposition. The President and his political advisors should immediately denounce this language and continue to remove it from their website. And they should immediately discontinue the use of the ‘Organizing for America’ website to remove any suspicion that the President shares these views. There is a time for campaigning, and a time for leading. Now is the time for the President to lead.)

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    162 Responses to Obama's Team Crosses the Rhetorical Line

    1. MotherRedDog says:

      I read what was sent out yesterday. I was offended. Using the words of the DHS to describe ourselves does not mean that we are TERRORISTS. For this organization to use this to try and get people off their butts is despicable. This needs to be brought to the attention of our representatives, the President, and DHS so that they know we know what they are doing. I know they know, but that's not good enough. They will bring this up in the future as a method for shutting out conservative voices if we don't take a stand every time they draw a line in the sand. I'm writing everyone today.

    2. Mac Echols, Vancouve says:

      After hearing the questions posed by Glenn Beck and the descriptions of many of the administration appointees, how is it that they were able to pass an FBI background check? What can be done now to hold an administration accountable who do not even deign to respond to the questions that are being asked?

    3. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      How President Obama can even remain associated with this group would be funny if not so sad.

      He is simply showing his true beliefs by not denouncing the statements by his Organizing for America. He has every right to embrace Saul Alinsky and socialism; he has every right to be a proud radical organizer (sic Alinsky); he has every right to create a shadowy government of Czars (many of whom are indistinguishable from marxists) – but, to desecrate Sep. 11 , 2001 by not condemning this wacked out group only reaffirms what Americans believe.

      There is a concerted attempt from all sides, on numerous fronts, to "re-invent" America, which is simply code-word for Centralized Power and Socialism.

      This group should be chastized by the President for calling Americans terrorists – a term he will not use for the Islamist Extremist Savages who would kill us all if given the opportunity, including the leftists.

    4. Mac Echols, Vancouve says:

      Glenn Beck on his TV programs has exhaustively described many of the Administration special White House aides (Czars) and has asked questions that should be asked about these appointees background. So far he has been ignored by the administration but attacked by the far left.

      I ask how these appointees passed an FBI background check when their record clearly would prevent them from entering the FBI

      or the Government Accountability Office or most other offices under the executive branch!

      Is there a remedy that would require the administration to respond to the vital questions posed by Glenn Beck?

    5. Tyler Durden says:

      Looks like they took it down.

    6. Charisse, Maryville, says:

      This article is awesome and nails it. I wish just ONE person in the MSM or our Congress would stand up and support what FOX is trying to tell the nation. I hated what the MSM and our so called leaders did to and said about Bush. And now its just the opposite. NOT ONE PERSON in the MSM has said one derogatory comment about BHO and there has been many times when they could, (Boston, 57 states, telepromter). The MSM wasn't this protective of Clinton so why now?

    7. Dan, NJ says:

      Now it is more important than ever to Keep the pressure on AGAINST ObamaCare. They are still pushing for legislation. Reach Your Senators and Rep Directly to let them know you are against ObamaCare IN ANY FORM.


      Please READ and pass on to others…

    8. Devin, TN says:

      They took it down. Shocking. Is there any way to blow up that screen shot??

    9. Craig, VA says:

      This is disgraceful. An apology from President Obama should be demanded. Hopefully, there will be a reporter with the integrity and courage to ask him about this vile post.

    10. cheryl las vegas says:

      This administration is TRYING to turn us against one another, and succeeding. You have to wonder why he wants a 'National Security Force', http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhGqZZphBcQ&fe

      Which push to organize will cause an 'emergency' sufficient to shut down and/or control the internet? Or to unleash his security force? One really has to wonder.

    11. Bobbie Jay says:

      Let the childish fools of Obama's call us what they want. The weak minded and vulnerable may be convinced but there is always prayer and hope for them to realize and want the truth we all deserve. Obama and the like, fear TRUTH AND HONESTY. Temper tantrum name calling just gives us more leverage to voice the truth and reveal their LIES!

    12. Jim, Springfield, Vi says:

      What do you mean, "Down the road, the President could paint his detractors as nothing more than right-wing zealots bent on destroying his vision for the nation"? The far Left has been doing precisely this FOR DECADES. When did you first notice?

    13. Connie Marx, Batavia says:

      All of this is not just simply "Obama". It is the people behind the scenes that manipulate what Obama is going to say or do…Obama is only the puppet in a really big game. A game that I don't think Obama was prepared for. Without the written words on his teleprompter, he stutters and has a difficult time of responding quickly to the questions. He is the "face" of the game….just a pawn. Be very afraid and follow the money. The only winners will be those who will be able to overthrow this potentially destructive regime. Stand UNITED, stand with CONVICTION, stand with TRUTH, and stand for your FREEDOM!

    14. Anonymous says:

      The page still exists on google's cache server (for now.)…

    15. Shelpicker, Florida says:

      There is no responsibility in this administration. There is one rule and that is to set up a one person rule. 0 has ruined us and sits and laughs about it. This country will not recover in 100 years what he has done in 100 days. The single item that amazes me most is that 45% of the country still believes in him. I really didn't know that there were so many against our way of life. There is no country with probalbly the exception of Australia that has such a good life. Even the poorest have cars, TV's and cell phones. Food is available for everyone and no one wants for medical care. I mean major medical care. Surely doctors aren't available to put iodine on a scratch or soothe a crying baby but there is care where needed. How has our country survived for 200 plus years without 0bamacare. Until post WWII we operated without owing anyone now we owe everyone a lot and a lot is in Trillions.

    16. Durham Ellis, Birmin says:

      Stop calling our government a democracy.

      Our founders had learned from the Greeks, rejected democracy, and formed a constitutional republic in Article 4, Section 4. De-mob-ocracy authorizes three wolves and a sheep to vote on what to have for dinner. A limited-government republic would have prevented that, but the mob wanted a "wonderful" democracy and a living (dead) document Constitution.

    17. Mo, Raleigh, NC says:

      I worked for, voted for, and continue to support the President. However, I also strongly disagree with the WH invoking a term like "Domestic Terrorist" to describe town-hallers. Though I argue many are lacking tact, invective like this benefits no one and infuses an already heated health care dialogue with unnecessary emotion.

    18. Melinda, Alabama says:

      This is so sad and frustrating. If something like this had happened during Bush's years, the MSM would be SCREAMING it to the world. Now…..crickets chirping. FOX is the only one brave enough to question this administration, and they're just a 'propaganda' machine.

      What I can't figure out is if the people of this country know this type of stuff is happening and are ok with it, or if they just aren't informed.

    19. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      Thank you for your response Mo.

      This is still the America we know, but for how much longer? We can no longer pretend that all is ok; there is too much evidence otherwise.

      I would never call you "Un-American" or any other vile name.

      But, so I and others can understand –

      How much longer will you support him? What has to happen before you re-evaluate your position?

      Between foreign policy and the homefront, what is his vision for America and yours?

      Most importantly, how is he, his appointees, and congress going about obtaining this "re-invented" America?

      I respect your opinion. Vote your conscious my friend.

    20. Milt Gregory, Fairbu says:

      As a 100% disabled Veteran I resent being called a right wing domestic terrorist. During the 20+ years I worked while in the United States Army Intelligence Security Agency, I worked, along with many wonderful men and women, in the same field as I was, against all forms of terrorism, outside the borders of the Untied States. To suggest that because we disagree with the opinions coming from the White House, or the liberals (Democratic Party, we are domestic terrorists, is the worst form of demeaning the wonderful veterans I worked with, bled with, fought along side with, and can be identified nothing less than disgusting. If there is any question as to why I am a proud conservative Republican, the article this statement relates to should answer the question. I have never thought of the liberals or democrats as terrorists due to their point of views, demonstrating to get their views heard, or demeaning me and those whom I agree with, just for disagree with them. What has this country come too when we are called names, labeled as ‘too organized’ or “un-American”, and likened to mobs, Nazis and Fascists. And now President Obama’s team has designated September 11 as the day to liken conservatives to Al Qaeda terrorists. The shame of it is, September 11th should be a day to honor our fellow Americans who fell to the hands of "foreign terrorists, called "Al Qaeda" and nothing to do with the Right Wing of this nation. God help us if we, as a people, do not recognize the direction we are headed, and it is not a good place to be. We the People will march to Washington to exercise our constitutional rights to express our opinions and views on the policies, bills, or general direction of this Administration, along with a useless congress and senate who will not do the right thing (in my humble opinion). I am proud to have served my country in the military, and proud to be an American Citizen with the rights and privileges I am so lucky to have. Why is it alright for the group "Organizing for America" to have a grass roots, and “un-American”, for those who disagree with them? What a horrible shame, a disgusting shame! Mfgjr

    21. Greg B says:

      This isn't fair.

      I posted a lenghty response about how ANYONE can go host an event on my.barackobama.com and its obvious that the administrators of the site took down that spiteful event (the one in question)

      And the moderator of THIS site won't post my comment!

      Will they post this comment?

      Should I go get backup from reddit?

    22. Rory Cooper Rory Cooper says:

      UPDATE: Several readers have asked us whether this posting on barackobama.com was "user-generated" rather than a staff posting. From what we can tell, this may have been the case. Nevertheless, members of 'Organizing for America' in Illinois, North Carolina, and possibly other states were invited to this event without filter. Anything under the 'Organizing for America' banner that is distributed en masse, is accountable to those who run the President's perpetual campaign.

      Which is the problem with a perpetual campaign. When you have campaign organizers attempting to assist the White House message, you end up in this situation. If one American received one email that led them to believe that the President shared these views, that is one too many.

      This was not an ill-advised comment on a blog, but rather an organizing activity that used hateful language to describe the opposition. The President, and his political advisors should immediately denounce this language and continue to remove it from their website. And in the long run, they should discontinue the 'Organizing for America' website entirely to remove any suspicion that the President shares the views of its participants. There is a time for campaigning, and a time for leading. Now is the time for the President to lead.

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    25. obamanationblog.blog says:

      Insane. Democrats and the media are so quick to trample over dead Americans and leech health care reform on to whomever or whatever will push this bill forward.

      I mean, Ted Kennedy was barely dead but a few hours and they claimed victory for health care reform in his name.

      But now they are mobbing 9/11 victims as well? Did they personally go ask all the 9/11 victims' families what they thought of the bill? And if so, do their opinions mean more than mine or yours?

      Are they really trying to tell me that Kennedy and 9/11 victims posthumously called up Obama to cheer him on in his demonization of all the "healthy+wealthy, unamerican, anti-democratic forces of hate" who happen to disagree with this?

      What is wrong with them?

    26. Chris Caesar says:

      lmao! Just read the comments. So just to be clear, you realize that "Obama's Team"'s only contribution to the posting was to REMOVE IT, and you are still claiming "Obama's Team Crosses the Rhetorical Line"? (?)

      Remember when a foundational right-wing argument equated criticism of the occupation of Iraq with aiding terrorism? This was ubiquitous, folks – military leaders, White House officials, members of Congress, etc. Did we ever get an apology, lmao? You want Obama to apologize for something someone INDEPENDENTLY POSTED ONLINE. R U SRS?

    27. Greg B says:

      I registered TODAY on my.barackobama.com and created my own event.

      So can you.

      If its inflammatory, it will be taken down (just like the event in question was)

      I'm going to keep on this subject until you make an amendment or update to your original article… instead of imbedding it in the comments.

    28. Tubby, missouri says:

      Funny – the way I saw it, they were specifically referring to the loud-mouthed, undereducated, easily-led morons that made a point to disrupt the town halls last month when they typed "domestic terrorists", and not those who just simply "disagree with health care reform". Of course, this website doesn't make that distinction. Oh well, tomato, to-mah-toe, right?

    29. Ron Cleven, Burnsvil says:

      I sensed some lefties thought that BO-bama did the world a favor by getting his campaign site to take down the offensive material. When I talked to Durbin's office (Durbin's contact info was incorporated into the posting) this morning, they said they didn't think the posting was offensive, so I guess they agreed with it (then they hung up on me).

      Anyway, what the bama-fans are forgetting is that this site IS his campaign site and bama has explicitly lent his name to it. Considering that context, if barackobama.com is not moderating the postings, then they and bama are guilty of gross incompetence.

      On the flip-side, if barackobama.com IS moderating the postings, then they obviously agree with this trash.

      I'm not sure which is more worrisome.

    30. Cliff Edwards NC says:

      Could somebody please tell me where these people find polling data that indicates 75% of the people approve of Obamacare? Unless the polling sample was taken from whitehouse staffers by NBC. Suddenly when the polls are not in their favor the left has chosen to ignore reputable polling proffesionals such as Gallup, Rasmusen, and Zogby. Just goes to show you-there's lies, damn lies and statistics.

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    35. Corrinne Novak NC US says:

      We Americans are being played by a pro.

      This was done intentionally to cause infighting among Americans. While the criminal Bankers and multinational corporations make off with the last of our wealth, we are set to bickering with each other over a health care system that will never exist because the USA is bankrupt. They stole most of our wealth (labor) by exchanging it for bank created fiat money backed by nothing but Congressmens' hot air. They stole our manufacturing industries and our jobs and shipped them over seas. Now they have set us up to steal the land from under our feet. The Chinese are already here buying foreclosed homes. It is time to clean house in Washington DC – find and support a third party!


      In 1990, Foreign ownership of U.S. assets amounted to 33% of U.S. GDP In 2002 Foreign ownership was over 70% of U.S. GDP. Foreigners own $2 trillion (19% of U.S. GDP) more in U.S. assets that the U.S. holds of theirs. (Statistics courtesy of Bridgewater, Dec 13, 2002.)

      The Department of Homeland Security reports that up to 80% of our ports are operated by foreign companies and Foreigners are buying and operating US bridges and toll roads.

      The real estate crash, the depression and the extensive red tape combined with high fines of the supposed Food Safety bills will force farmers off valuable farmland next. Then there will be nothing left of America but the starving homeless. They even made sure all our national food reserves are gone, the last given away in 2008. The laws were changed in 1996 so government food reserves are no longer replenished and food "hoarding" by individuals is illegal

      Have a happy LABOR day

      See the US future (CORPORATE OWNERSHIP OF LAND) as US laws "harmonize" with the EU:



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    38. Smiith says:

      The Heritage Foundation is a conservative organization. But how can you trust any organization that is already biased? I see the mouth water idiotry in all conservatism, that is, Medicare is government healthcare and you all seem to be okay with that. All of you unwillingly give into social security taxes, and I suppose that is okay with you. Yoyr republican conservative party tanked the economy,spent all of our savings and surplus, feregulated the financial oversights, spent more por that democrats and ruine the American reputation around the world with illegal torturings and detentions. The party of wigs launched two wars and the alleged terror mastermind is still on the loose. You are all pathetic and look for an excuse without doing your homework. The reason the site is down is because someone caught the flaw, the error or the mistake and yanked it. Instead of looking at the positive you try and dig up the old and buried. Yet, your politicians continue to lie to the Americans about healthcare reform. It is an OPTION, NOT a requirement, for those families that cannopt afford to pay BCBS or Humana high insurance premiums. Give me a break and wake up!

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    44. Roger S., Ma. says:

      Thanks, "Anonymous", for the link. As of just now, it's still working.: Here's what I found, and –not for the fainthearted– at least as outrageous as the "main event", above. I found what follows at the BOTTOM of the page, after listing the Congresspersons from Illinois to be called: (copied and pasted)


      In case you haven't seen it in the News: Republican Representatives, Senators, GOP Party Leader, GOP Political Machine top personnel (e.g., Gingritch), etc etc etc — they're ALL every one of them applauding and encouraging their zealot-horde by merrily referring to them as "Proud Right-Wing Terrorists". Google it – I'm not pulling your leg.

      But don't hate them: Misguided citizens are easy-pickings for demagogues, whom they blindly follow because they’ve been trained all their lives not to question the dogma of their religion, so it’s natural for them NOT TO QUESTION what’s being spoon-fed to them by their FALSE PROPHETS who, themselves, shamelessly seek Worldly Glory.

      They don’t apply the simple Test: “Am I being led closer to God, when I do what these folks say? – Or, am I on a Bullet-Train to the Devil, and I’m just a pawn to make these folks richer and more powerful?” Because, you know: the Faith one has in God, is different from faith one should have in Man. And you need to be even MORE skeptical, when one of ‘em says that God picked them for something or another. You can bet whatever they’re doing is making them more powerful/ more wealthy, and certainly less pious, no? Ooops, and following them is making YOU less pious too, in thought, and in deed. Yesseree, it’s a real thing to chew on.

      Just remember: We Are The Super-Heroes Who Yes WE DID, and YES, WE SHALL commence administering Super-Hero Karate Chops, beginning now.

      Oh, and can some of you facebook and tweat this around? I'm not that good at it yet.


      "Zero Pride-of-Ownership", here Folks! – Cut and Paste all of this together your own Event or create your own wording, at the city/town of your choosing, since lots of people look for an event that's 5 miles close. "

      No "byline", but if you ask me, that sounds like something we've heard before, straight from the Rev. Wright "book on preaching". NO idea if it really is, but that's how it sounds to me.

      Outrageous! Despicable! Utterly Contemptible! Not to mention, "Tumbleweed" Stupid! It's time this so-called Administration "capped"&"traded" itself. I sincerely believe that.

      Thanks again!

    45. Roger S., Ma. says:

      Oh, "Eden" that page is still cached, and I overlooked it the first time, but WAY at the bottom is a truly "funny" number:

      "41,953,690,525" To me, that's 41Billion,953Million,690Thousand,and525.

      There it says, literally: "41953690525 people have signed up to attend this event". I had to look twice, then parse the number, just to be sure.

      At last count, the world's total population stood at roughly 6.5 Billion, so that number is more than 6 times the world's population. I always had a hunch, but now I'm sure of it: The "Democraps" simply go along and make these things up. Either that, or none of them ever got past fourth grade. LOL

      Historic times, indeed!

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    55. Concerned, Georgia says:

      For you to publish this entry, then acknowledge buried deep in the comments that the OFA post was probably user generated rather than posted by staff and that the OFA staff's only role was in removing the posting is truly cowardly. If you want to fight a progressive agenda, at least be a man and be honest about it. Why not post an update at the top of the post as you did with a previous update? Or would that defeat the disunity, ill will and the emotions you are trying to drum up with your post? How can anyone reading this trust even one word your write or utter?

    56. notacon rochester, n says:

      What a bunch of Dupes. This is so obviously FAKE that it is amazing that it is taken seriously.

      Well…then, again. Wingnuts will believe ANYTHING as long as it serves their purposeful ignorance. ROFL!!!

    57. Judy, Florida says:

      Healthcare is pivotal. If they take healthcare, they will unionize all medical workers and lower their wages, including all doctors. That is one of their aims because they don't like it that healthcare workers make a decent wage. They're the only industry left in America that has not been dismantled. If they have their way, healthcare will soon go the way of the steel industry.

      It is essential that we oppose and defeat this legislation.

    58. Ron Thompson says:

      if this article doesn't prove that Obama is only blowing smoke when it comes to getting people together, nothing else will! The great organizer speaks with "forked tongue"! His followers are so blinded by hero worship the jim jones effect is in place. Let's face the facts,the administration has started a coup to take the America ,we grow up in, away! Replacing it with a totalitaran type of government. This type of stuff is the juvenile stages of the operation. Once freedom of speech is taken away it is over. And the Democrat's (zealots) will do or say anything to make the changes they want without regret to achieve thier goal.

    59. MaryAnn, USA says:

      This is who Barack Obama is, and it is his vision of America. The people who actually listened to him campaigning, warned those who did not listen. he promised to "fundamentally change" America, and he is going about doing that. It's important to know who Obama is surrounding himself with; it is more important to realize that he knows who these people are, and that he has picked them.

    60. Ron, West Fargo says:

      Health Care reform as presented to us has never been about health care. It is about power!

    61. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      How many time do we have to say it; we all must understand we are in a WAR to save this country as we know it. We are under atack by socialist, Marxist, and fascist. We MUST do whatever it takes to defend our American way of life.

    62. John, Denver says:

      Exactly who are the "zealots" who are showing up at public forums with guns and automatic weapons? Those are most certainly the tactics of terrorists. Attempting to stifle the public discussion through intimidation is nothing less than terrorism.

    63. Theresa says:


      Neutralize their calls on Sept 11th by calling your Senetors on Sept 11th in support of good citizens showing up at town halls and Tea Parties.

      Spread the below info–not much time left:

      Keep your kids home on Sept 8th. That day Obama will be broadcasting to all public schools in an attempt to start indoctrinating our youth!

    64. Rachel, Los Angeles says:

      Bringing — and brandishing — weapons to said townhall meetings, where not only our senators and congressmen were present but the leader of this country, making incendiary and threatening statements, defacing government property with swastikas?

      While I denounce the use of words like "terrorism" and "nazi" out of respect for those who ACTUALLY experienced such atrocities, you have to admit some of the citizens of this country are over reacting and, quite frankly, have lost their minds.

      Let's not forget who started this abhorrent behavior. At least the White House recognized it is inappropriate. Can't say the same for Glen Beck, Rush, Hannity, and the rest of the fear mongering conservatives.

    65. Al, The Villages, Fl says:

      Down the road, the President could paint his detractors as nothing more than right-wing zealots bent on destroying his vision for the nation. Just what is his vision for America? I doubt that he would tell us. We can see by who he has chosen for his Czars, cabinet members and the type of bills coming out of his dem party that the people would not support his vision for America.

    66. UliPele, Illinois says:

      What are you talking about? Did a coconut fall on your heads like on Gilligan's Island?

      People were defacing pictures of the President of the United States to look like Hitler and yelling absurd hyperbolic rhetoric as if state run healthcare is as analogous to brutally killing 6 million innocent people.

      That's where the nazi comments came from. Many conservatives were thuggishly abusing their first amendment rights.

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    68. David Chronister says:

      ‘Organizing for America’ in Illinois, North Carolina, and possibly other states were invited to this event without filter"

      It's called free speech. Anyone can e-mail, comment, or blog about their ideals. They can even meet somewhere to discuss such ideals. "Filtering" events and language doesn't stop it from happening (lol). The funny thing is that this "Organizing For America" e-mail was sent from someone else that isn't endorsed, affiliated, or a representative of Obama's official website. There is no actual connection between this e-mail and Obama's official website nor has Obama endorsed the e-mail or the language in the e-mail.

      This is not even a staff posting but a user-generated one. Which means anyone could have sent that e-mail (lol). The Heritage Foundation should start connecting their source's with the appropriate individual instead of generalizing and connecting that e-mail to a group of people. Problem is that both parties love to generalize, when in fact we are all individuals and live in a country where anyone can say whatever they want. There are many types of democrats just like there are republicans. Many who disagree with each other within their own party.

      The truth is that if we stopped talking above each other and actually started conversation and resolution, we would have figured out a vast majority of our ignorance.

      We have become so set in our ideals as a country that none of us are willing to budge, when in reality change is a good thing. The person that doesn't change is doomed to repeat his/her mistakes. The person that thinks they have no mistakes is foolish and stubborn.

    69. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      UliPele, Il.

      Pelosi starts the whole mess with her brain-dead remarks, even calling citizens Un-American.

      PRESIDENT George W. Bush had his car stormed and there were countless references and pictures depicting him as Hitler. Where was your outrage? Where was any one on the left's outrage?

      While no one should condone this behavior, your righteous indignation is somewhat baffling.

      This stuff as well as race is constantly being brought up by the ultra-liberal leftist members of the Democratic Party. It's the same old Alinsky Rules for Radicals. Stir up the pot and agitate and when the opposition speaks out label them as racists. Americans of all race, color, and creed are fed up with this nonsense. Even, our reasonable democratic American brothers see through this.

      Please. . .

    70. Dennis A. Social Cir says:

      I guess if disagreeing with the dems and obama makes me a terroist, nazie, communist, or un-American, then I am. I totally disagree with all they are doing and trying to do. The dems can keep their "hope and change".American does not need their type of "hope and change", we have enough already.

    71. E. Burchelli, Pennsy says:

      I notice several people here asking about background checks for these czars. As far as I've been able to find out, there is no vetting or background checks required. There is no congressional oversight. This is how Obama has been able to surround himself with all these marxists. This is how he can set up a new government with his own chosen people, who are answerable to no one but Obama. They seem to have unlimited power.

    72. Tom, New Jersey says:

      I took an oath to defend the constitution and America against all enemies both foriegn and domestic. Obama actions and words are dividing America and labeling some Americans as terrorists. Which side is the enemy? One side seems to question and discredit the constitution everyday. Unfortunately, this is the side the President has supported with both words and actions. His word and his oath mean nothing and this latest example of dividing America and attacking Americans is the last piece of evidence that I need to know this to be true.

    73. Ronald Richards says:

      Somewhere in the back rooms of the Congressional Halls, you can hear the pigs laughing and chanting 'four legs good, two legs bad' while us cows, sheep horses and chickens watch in amazement outside and what the pigs have done. (with apologies to George Orwell who wrote 'Animal Farm')

    74. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      E. Burchelli and boggers,

      That is exactly the point "They seem to have unlimited power." The list keeps growing. Why? I can understand a few personal advisors but this?

      Further I am concerned with any of these unvetted characters having access to a single piece of classified material.

    75. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      Obama's team lays down lies as if they were railroad ties to be fitted with steel to lead passengers to nowhere!


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    78. Ben C, Ann Arbor says:

      The above discussion is classic "Frankfurt School" logic. For those interested I have attached a link that explains the tactics of the left.

    79. Matthew, Atlanta, GA says:

      How about a url/link to the actual page rather than a screenshot?

      It is beyond simple to doctor images in Photoshop.

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    81. Dean- Texas/Alaska says:

      Obama's "crossing the line" is testing the water, establishing precedent, showing his increasing authority and control over the people of this nation. Comments by Beck, Rush, is no longer "free speech," an opposing political opinion, but fear mongering. Well, to anyone with a knowledge of history and an adequate intellect there is a lot of fear to be mongered with these folks occupying authority in our White House. We in big trouble folks. If you don't have a bible to cling to, you'd be wise to get one.

    82. Normca says:

      Health insurance is B Obama's waterloo, as Senator Demint said. If we had a strong RNC chairman, this breach could be taken advantage of. Come on Steele, stop looking in the mirror, and stop letting things roll as they are, This is not good enough. When the enemy is faltering, hit them hard. I do not care if the MSM likes Steele or not. He needs to go on TV and lay it out.

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    85. Caterina says:

      notacon in Rochester:

      Try googling the phrases 'phone calls on 9/11 health care'. The top results are links right back to the website from which this screenshot was taken – Obama's website. The links are now reporting as broken, which means it was once there but was taken down. Not a fake, and the Heritage Foundation is not your typical tabloid source of information. It would appear that it is you who have chosen purposeful ignorance.

    86. Alan Orange Park, Fl says:

      Like what the Wicked Witch of the East said on the Wizard of Oz as she was melting …. what a world what a world, I'm melting I'm melting.

      Obama must be brought to where Jimmy [Boy] Carter, finally ended up. A "lame duck"…!!!

    87. T. Brown, Montana says:

      Is it just me or is anyone else getting very concerned by this hateful and frightening rhetoric?! The similarities to the 1930,s in Germany are becoming to real. First the terrorist list, then what? Disappearances, concentration camps? And what of his insistence on the creation of his own NSF (National Security Force)? This goes well beyond the deception and dirty politics of creating a nationalized health care plan. I would encourage everyone to dig out their history books and pay attention. This is getting very serious and quite troubling.

    88. Whicket Williams Kin says:

      I want everybody to take a look at all the nations of the world See which ones are rich and which ones are poor look at the governments of each

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    91. wtobias says:

      its all Chicago politics , he is a Chicago politician he probably should have been mayor of Chicago rather then the president i think he is way over his head the proof is he has no idea whats in the bills he pushes he repeats talking points on a TelePrompter all the events he goes to are staged because he cant handle a open question without help

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    94. D-M Hedgcock Redland says:

      Groups within the Democratic party are passing around petitions asking advertisers to stop advertising with FOX news. One of the big ones is WalMart. Today I stopped by my local store and spoke to a manager about how mad I was about WalMart not advertising on FOX. I also called WalMart Corp 1-800-925-6278 and using the option "Store experence" I was finally able to speak to a representative. I told her that I will not be renewing my SAMS club card and will not be spending money at WalMart because of this. She told me that Corp has advised the reps that this decision to pull advertising from FOX was because FOX did not represent the public and WalMart customers. I told her how very wrong that is. I advised that I would be posting how to contact WalMart every where possible and asking all conservatives and Americans that want a voice to call and ask that WalMart resume advertising with FOX. Please make the call it will only take a few minutes of your time. Then call your Senator and Congressman and tell them what you think of how the government is treating the people they were elected to serve. Remind them they are public servants and it is not the other way around.

    95. Laura Van Overscheld says:

      My guess is that IF the Obama administration continues to campaign against the "right-wing" extremists who say they do not want him to "stick his nose" into their health care insurance,there will continue to be increasing opposition to anything he proposes to do. And they do not like it that he seems to continue to organize more of his base against us. The people are brighter than he anticipated us to be. And I ask all those who have become angry over this, do you TRUST the guy to do what he says he will do when he tries to sing a new tune?

      I won't! In fact, now that he has unremittingly stated that he wants to put us, our children, our grandchildren into irretrievable debt(!) would anyone out there let him balance your checkbook?

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    100. iowactor says:

      First, those who oppose a government health care option do not deserve to be called "terrorists" in any sense of the word. Second, this post WAS NOT the product of someone employed through Obama's Organizing for America. It was simply an entry posted on the site by an outsider. In good faith, how can news organizations–like FOX–claim that this is the product of Obama or the organization? It would be like making the host of this site responsible for the all the posting made here. Please, let's us proceed responsibly and respectfully.

    101. Normca says:

      Rachel is talking about her side of the political aisle. Once again a liberal accuses Republicans of doing what they themselves do. What do we expect from a Los Angeles resident who put Waxman in office.

    102. Jim, Charlotte, NC says:

      Anyone can make an event if they register on the site. Look, here's my event:


      The event that has been cached by Google did exist. And it doesn't anymore because the Obama site admins removed it because it's obviously crap.

    103. Marsh says:

      Silence is CONSENT!

    104. un-fearmongered, va says:

      Perhaps you should know more about the website and who can post on it before you attribute everything to the president.

      ht tp://my.barackobama.com/page/event/create?source=sidenav

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    106. Lynn, Hot Springs Ar says:

      Let's get it right! The original posting was by a private citizen with the user name 'like-mind'. This was NOT an Obama team initiave. If you showed the entire page, your followers could see the truth for themselves. Why was that detail omitted? for the REAL page:…

    107. Nicolas Ward, Watert says:

      As others have posted, this was user-generated content. I'm amazed that there isn't (a) better event moderation and (b) a clearer indication of what is user-generated content and what is official.

      I don't think anyone should be surprised that there are crazy followers of all political stripes who will use extreme rhetoric (like calling people terrorists), and, incidentally, terrible grammar and formatting :oD. I know it's tempting to play "gotcha" and pick this post apart, but it's really quite clear this is just some guy.

      Honestly, I'm amazed my.barackobama.com hasn't been bitten by this kind of post in the past; at least, I haven't heard of one going viral like this one has. The disclaimer about user-generated content is very hidden inside the site Terms of Service.

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    109. DJH, Buda, TX says:

      Absolutely amazing. Obama, Pelosi and these other organizations have engaged in the most un-American, hate filled campaign of intolerance I have ever seen or heard of. The majority of the population does not support this legislation and instead of debate the attack… are these people (including barry the empty suited socialist and Nancy the empty headed ****) so stupid that they honestly believe attacking us will silence us, or even more baffling, endear them to us and bring us on side – and vote for them next cycle? NO, idiots.

      Unlike Barry and san fran nan I've actually served and defended this country and I'll be damned if they're going to silence me.

      At what point does this become defamation of character? They've alread proven themselves to be a hindrance to democracy – yet have the nerve to blame REAL AMERICANS who are exercising their first ammendment rights.

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    111. Lynn, Hot Springs Ar says:

      Shame on you, Heritage Foundation for continuing to post this lying article even though you KNOW it is a lie! Do you wonder why the right is held in such disrespect? They will sink to the lowest level…but they are always unmasked for what they are.

    112. Robert Smythe, MI says:

      Several years ago I was told to call liberals terrorists for disagreeing with President Bush. I'm not sure how this is different.

      Some of you are hypocrites. You know who you are and there's nothin to be done about your rabid demeanor but pray that you're not the future of America. You've gone feral.

      Some of you stayed silent while the Bush adminstration pushed things to far. You're as bad as all of the "religion of peace" Muslims who stay silent while others kill in their name. It's not right for the left to label the right as terrorists, but you've helped sow what you're now reaping. Understand that. Object, but do not vilify.

    113. ArmyVet, Retired, Oh says:

      Americans, true Americans, have always acted for America and not against it. —- We must stand united or we will fall separately. —- Whatever a person's political affiliation, one is either for a united country ) citizenry united in purpose) or against it. —- Those who are against a united country ( where free speech must prevail, and where government must serve citizens and not control them ), against the tenets of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, with all of their original statements, are not possibly true Americans. —- As we look at ourselves, we must realize what we are upholding and what we are destroying – what we are declaring ourselves to be.

    114. ArmyVet, Retired, Oh says:

      Please don't edit my original comment. It is meant to be bipartisan, productive and affirmative.

    115. ArmyVet, Retired, Oh says:

      American citizens can and should always be allowed freedom of speech and affiliation. I believe that we must stand together on this —– first and foremost.

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    119. Lulu says:

      Did you hear what Obama is dedicating 9/11 to? He is dedicating it to A day of giving back to the community and to Ted Kennedy. It's so that people should go out and volunteer their time to the community. Totally ignoring what actually happened on 9/11. Terrorist murdered thousands of innocent people. My husband is in the military and he told me today that a memo was sent douwn from Headquarters. What is disgrace Obama is. He needs to go.

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    124. anon, Baltimore says:

      Welcome to America, the 2nd world country where the ruling party doesn't trust the rival party. I say 2nd world because it sure sounds like what goes on in 2nd world countries.

    125. Karl Johnson says:

      Can we be sane here for a minute? Please recognize that this absolutely was not something put out by Obama, the White House or OFA. It was an event created by an individual. Welcome to the web! People can create their own content when they are using social networks! And that is what that OFA site is. Someone created their own event and put ridiculous text on it. They were definitely wrong for writing that, but they are no way even remotely a spokesperson for Obama or the administration at all. Let's not get outraged just for the sake of it.

    126. Ben Linus says:

      Mac… As I understand it, Czars are not approved by the Senate and do not need to pass any background checks.

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    131. no3gods says:

      that is not a full screen shot; please post the unedited screen shot that shows the url…

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    135. AlanABQ says:

      As was reported in the 'Washington Times':

      The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

      A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

      “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.

      In other words, your a new domestic terrorist if you disagree with this current maladministration or are inclined to take action against tyranny…

      I remember when dissent was patriotic (it was only 10 months ago). Now it's just seditious. And, of course, racist.

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    140. Anderton says:

      [...] from Obama’s site has been taken down, but for a screenshot of the original page please visit: http://www.foundry.org/ [...]…

    141. Kathleen Kellie, Orl says:

      Double left-click on the screen shot to read the text.

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    146. Bob, Florida says:

      Those who disrupt in the name of grassroots are domestic terrorists. They use tactics of fear, hate, lies, and mis-information deliberatly to squelch any rational form of discourse needed to fully understand.

      It is not the Administration that is against America, it is the corporate powerbrokers and their false grassroots groups bent on maintaining the profits at the cost of the citizens.

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    149. Carl R says:

      Am I the only one that is getting tired of all the fighting that is going on in this country? When are we going to wake up and realize that this country is made up of two diametrically opposing groups of people that cannot co-exist? We're never going to be able to convince the secular, anti-marriage, pro-gay, socialistic, freedom hating people that their way is wrong. In fact they hate those that love liberty, freedom, God, man-woman marriage. We only look on them as being wrong. This struggle can only have a couple of outcomes. Either one group will come into power and try to silence the other (which is what is going on now), or the other group will take to the streets and fight for their liberty (which is anarchy and I pray never happens), or we divide through the sovereignty of the states and allow those who want to live in a socialist state can do so in those states that choose that form of government (there are plenty of people would choose to do so) and those that want to live under the constitution that our Founding Fathers set up can live in those states. I do not see another way and we're just kidding ourselves if we think this is going to ever be resolved in our current setup. A nation divided cannot stand.

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    153. Kamaal, North Hollyw says:

      Looks like the title of this article is misleading completely. First off, "Obama's Team" means that Obama and his team were fully in support of the article by a USER of the website. Once the article was snatched off the server by the "Obama Team" then they obviously do not stand behind it. I suggest you change the title of this thread to "A Partisan Hack Crosses the Rhetorical Line on the Obama Team Website."

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