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Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care reform have been accused of contriving their protests with paid help at town halls and other events.
But it was pro-reform forces who were drumming up more traffic Monday in downtown Phoenix as both sides of the debate geared up for Obama’s speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Hundreds of protestors on both sides of the health issue lined up along downtown streets Monday morning. Labor unions were heavy on the pro-Obama side with members of the Service Employees International Union, National
The blare of megaphones rose with the sun in downtown Phoenix Monday as hundreds of protestors from all over the political spectrum called for President Barack Obama to take action on myriad issues.
The crowds got louder as the president’s arrival neared, and tempers flared as people with different views passed each other on the streets.
Originally posted by nickoli
Looks like they're throwing in the towel, just reported on Fox News.
I think the way that the left has handled this with their deceitful tactics has hurt them badly. Possibly enough to insure the rest of his term he can continue sightseeing on our dime because he is about to turn into a lame duck prez unable to get anything done.
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Originally posted by The Killah29
As for not trusting your president, if the american people dont trust and back his policies, I don't mean you have to back everyone of them, most not all, then he will seem weak to the other leaders and that in turn will make him and your counrty seem week to the rest of the world and america will lose it's standing on the world stage. And I'd doubt you'd want that now right?
Originally posted by vor78
Jimmy Carter being Exhibit A.
With that, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs launched the first press gaggle of the Obama presidency to be held in Mr. Gibbs’ private office. Only a select few reporters were invited – well, more like 50, per Gibbs deputy Bill Burton, who sent out the emails early Friday. About 20 showed up for the 9:45 a.m. session. No TV cameras. Krispy Kremes on the table, courtesy of Margaret Talev of McClatchy News Service.
With the exception of John McCain (R-AZ), Max Baucus (D-MT) received more money than any other current member of Congress from both the health insurance and the pharmaceutical industries. For the 2006, 2008 and 2010 election cycles, Baucus received $213,400 in contributions from health insurance companies and $229,520 from the pharmaceutical industry. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus is one of the primary architects of health care reform in Congress.