March 26th, 2010
08:39 AM ET
8 years ago

Health care backlash


Filed under: Health care
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. dan smith

    The real backlash is going to come in November when We vote out every Liberal Communist that voted for this Bill.

    March 26, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  2. dan smith

    Why isn't Obama in prison yet for violating the Constitution and his oath of office?

    March 26, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  3. Tony in Maine

    The Republican base.

    And those who say not are ignoring video from this past weekend that shows Congressional Republicans cheerleading the crazy ones.

    March 26, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  4. Willy Brown

    Awl, the progressives are the victim of their own debacle. Most likely done by a left wing kook but the media with the air of the current administration want to hang this on the Americans in the Tea Party because they are afraid of them.

    March 26, 2010 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  5. Practical Democrat

    Republicans are encouraging and then exploiting teabaggers and traditional racist groups who are co-opting the anti-Obama campaign as a 'softer', more politically acceptable form of racism. Republicans are showing these hate groups how to mask their outright racism and twist it into a more news-friendly 'political protest'. Is it working?

    March 26, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  6. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    If you read Charles Krauthamers column this whole Obama bankrupting of the country begins to make more sense. It explains also why he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his "potential." He is going to turn us in to a week, effete socialist state like Europe. No wonder Castro is praining him for his passage of health care, and he seems to be taking lessons on media from Hugo Chavez. He is a slimeball, corrupt European dictator wannabe, bent on destroying this country.

    March 26, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  7. Kenneth

    Stay strong Democrats. Always remember that the good things in your life go quietly, while the bad things go kicking and screaming. The status quo is fighting hard like a bad addiction and we're going cold turkey. Stay strong!

    March 26, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  8. It's time for another change!

    While Democrats have blown the trust of the people by their corruption and greed, attacks and threats should never be condoned. Just as reprehensible perhaps are the way the Democrats are trying to take a political advantage on this by accusing specific opponent groups, while having no proof whatsoever. It makes one wonder if some "attacks" are fabricated for political gain.

    March 26, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  9. THE TRUTH

    THIS is a shame wrong dirty and just plain stupid

    of all the low down dirty tricks this is the low of low that dems do this for sympathy trying to blame tea partyers for this what a ploy

    March 26, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  10. hadid

    Obama's election seem like a squirt from an exterminator's nozzle, all pests and insects are running around screaming and making frighting noises.

    March 26, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  11. judy clay

    Um, do you think you can update this story to reflect that the gunshot at Cantor's Richmond office was a random event. Richmond police have made that clear. Please correct.

    March 26, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  12. Kevin in Ohio

    There are fringe elements on BOTH sides that will resort to violence.... unfortunately, the "mainstream media" seems focused only on right-wing extremists. But historically, the left has been guilty as well.... much more than the right. Bill Ayres is but one of countless examples.

    The tea party people I know are normal, everyday people. They have learned from the left that protest is a means to get the attention of politicians in Washington, and a means to increase debate. Those that fail to listen to the voices of the people are destined to lose in November.

    March 26, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  13. David

    To be fair on threats: Need to start with representative Stupak being the first to be threatened by liberals. It worked, he changed sides, so now it starts to be prevalent! The ones who started it now complain!
    (and the media is biased to ignore some threats and use others).

    March 26, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  14. NVa Native

    "backlash – a sudden, forceful backward movement; recoil."
    Corporate News Network, try as you might to continue to be a conservative water boy, this is not in any way a "sudden" reaction.

    Everybody knew the wacko right wing "fringe that is now the majority" would continue to react like selfish pubescent schoolyard bullies.

    March 26, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  15. sam, LITTLETON.CO

    Cantor is a LIAR! There was no bullet shot at his window? get it straight Media, just don't report untruths, GET THE FACTS!!!!

    March 26, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  16. Brink

    Get the FBI on these cases and have the Justice Department put these people away. There is no place for this in a democracy.

    March 26, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  17. Raj

    This is nothing more than selective outrage meant to deflect the attention from the horrendous bill we have crammed down our throat. Congressman are threatened all the time and only Democrats stoop low enough to make it a politcal football.

    March 26, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  18. Voted4HealthCare

    Choosing optimism–great job, Dems! Passing health care for our country AND the fixes this week. Impressive achievement.

    March 26, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  19. j

    The Republicans are responsible for the mass hysteria over health care and when people realize that all of the scary things the Republicans have said will happen don't happen then maybe reason will return.

    March 26, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  20. dan smith

    Wait till november that's when the real backlash is going to take place. We will not forget about all the democrats that violated the constitution in order to further their own Communist agenda.

    March 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |