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What is Becoming of Us???

I’m sitting here listening to a caller by the name of Katie Abram on Glenn Beck’s radio show.  She was one of the citizens who spoke out at a town hall meeting with Senator Arlen Specter.  Since then, she has been undergoing threatening phone calls and e-mails. Her father’s business has been harassed as well. She was crying and upset because those who oppose her consider her to be a “trouble maker” and apparently cannot put up with contrary opinions. She was not discourteous to Senator Specter. She did not belittle him. She merely expressed her opinion and now she’s being subjected to harassment, almost torture really, by people who are one step removed from being subhuman garbage.

Here’s a video of an interview that also shows a brief snippet of what she said at the meeting.

Now see the shameful way she is treated by MSNBC host Larry O’Donnell. In this video, Abrams says that she heard Obama say on TV that he is a proponent of a single-payer healthcare system and that it would take five or ten years to move from employer-based coverage to the single-payer system. O’Donnell interrupts her and claims that Obama never said that. The problem is that he did say that. Okay…He didn’t exactly say that. He actually said it would be ten, fifteen, or twenty years until we moved to a single-payer system. My bad.

Then the snooty O’Donnell asks Abrams if her parents are on Medicare or will be moving to Medicare and would she want them to turn down Medicare because it is also a single-payer system and socialist program. As if what her parents do reflects on her stance against the single-payer system.

Then notice that he tries to make her feel guilty because she said that she didn’t get interested in politics until a couple of years ago. He brings up the fact that she’s 35 years old and that she lived through 9/11 and wonders why she’s interested now when that was a much bigger event than this. Also notice toward the end of the video how he’s trying his best to entrap her…Good grief…This guy is a real piece of work.

But getting back to the harassment…What is wrong with people? Is a different opinion now considered so politically correct that the person offering it must go through hell because they exercised their right as a free American to speak out?

This same thing happened to the opponents of Proposition 8 in California. Those folks were harassed mercilessly in some cases. A web site was even erected with a map showing the names and locations of people who opposed the new law. You can read my story on that travesty here.

I know what some of you are thinking…This happens on the other side, too, right? Absolutely. It seems much more virulent on the left these days, though. Why is that? Or am I just imagining it because of my own preconceived notions? Regardless, it’s wrong. I don’t understand it whether it originates from the left or from the right. It’s just plain wrong.


One Response

  1. Unbelievable. The culture war is going to turn into something more tangible soon. And it shouldn’t be that way but guys like this MSNBC clown and the leftist loons who can’t win the war of ideas are pushing towards that end.

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