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    Morning Bell: The President Learned Nothing From August

    “There remain some significant details to iron out.” Thus spoke the President of the United States last night, in an address in which, with a straight face, he told an awaiting nation that he was finally delivering not lofty rhetoric, but his grand plan on health care. On that score … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Shea-Porter Has Security Boot Former Police Officer

    NOWHampshire.com reports: In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) Refuses To Go On Public Plan If Obamacare Passes

    During the mark up of H.R. 3200, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) voted against an amendment that would have required Members of Congress to forfeit their current private coverage and force them to enroll in the newly-created public health insurance plan. This would only be … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va)

    Congressman Jim Moran recently demanded to see identification from a constituent at a townhall meeting. Presumably, Moran thought he had caught an astroturf protester from out-of-district. No such luck. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfyfq-gqxWk[/youtube] At The Corner, Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky adds: Earlier this week, Rep. Jim Moran (D., Va.) … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK)

    Oklahoma’s lone Democratic Congressman, Dan Boren, opposes any law that leads to a government-run health care system. Moreover, should a health bill pass he pledges to join that plan, even if the plan for federal lawmakers is a better one. For his stance on the health care debate he was … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) Applauded for his Anti-Single Payer Stance

    Versions of single payer systems have been tried in Maine and Tennessee already. Results were disastrous. No wonder, then, that the informed citizens at Rep. Bachus’ recent townhall event roared their approval when he said he opposed a single payer system. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs-jsHxc_zY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Townhall Downfall: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Only Wants To Meet With Obamacare Supporters

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has been telling his constituents that he would not be hosting any townhalls this summer. But then on August 11th, he sent a blast email to the Obama administration controlled Organizing for America announcing a “roundtable” at Ohio State in Columbus on August 12th. Check out … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Admits Obamacare Will Fund Abortions

    The New York Times and FactCheck.org both claim that Obamacare will not allow taxpayer funding of abortion. As this townhall video shows, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) disagrees: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTYvK4h44RU[/youtube]

    Townhall Downfall: Astroturf Doctors?

    You may have seen yesterday’s video of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) speaking on her cell phone while a cancer survivor spoke to her about health care reform. Well now comes news that the pro-Obamacare voices in the crowd were not entirely legitimate. A primary care physician identified as Dr. … More

    Townhall Downfall: The Real Astroturfers Exposed

    At an August 5th press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called the protests at this summer’s townhall’s “phony” and held up a swatch of Astroturf to illustrate his point. But as the hundreds of videos from around the country demonstrate, there is nothing fake about opposition to Obamacare. … More