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AFP, Civitas host rally against federal healthcare ruling

An overflow crowd in a ballroom at the Crabtree Marriott on Saturday rallied to carry on the fight against the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health-care plan that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday.

The “Hands off My Healthcare” rally was co-sponsored with the Civitas Institute. Sponsored by Americans for Prosperty, the group heard U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.; Jason Rink, executive director of the Foundation for a Free Society and the author of a book on Ron Paul; Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, and Dallas Woodhouse, state director of AFP.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling is not the end of this health care battle,” said Woodhouse. “Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina is committed to continuing the fight for real patient-centered reform instead of President Obama’s flawed, unaffordable, government-centered plan.”

The rally and phone bank is part of the instant assault against the Supreme Court ruling, which includes a $1 million TV ad buy in North Carolina. AFP says there is a $9 million campaign in North Carolina and about a dozen other states that includes advertising and grassroots work.


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Only AFP would hold its "grassroots political rally for the common man" in the ballroom of a hotel...

Tea Party whining it's way to irrelevance

Americans for Prosperity was founded by  fat cat fascist-corporatists such as the Koch Brothers to further  their goal of taking ALL political power from the people and turning it over to people like themselves.

Super rich fascists have plenty of cash for medical care, so they don't want to pay any tax that might be used to keep someone else alive or healthy. Their motive to repeal health care reform is pure selfish greed.

The Tea Party folks are wannabe anarchists that fall for corporatist propaganda hook line an sinker. It's pretty pathetic if you think about it.

Anyway, of course, the anarchists have no plan to reform health care. After all, they want to tear the entire government down, all of it, maybe except for the police and the military.

And the corporatists of have their standard reform package, "Pay cash up front like us or die 'cuz we don't care'.

I am surprised they get as much publicity as they do, but they pay for a lot of it  and many of the wingers are very loud, true activist,  radicals.

However, I am thinking people are starting to see through their fake anger and staged protests like this one.

The radicals are getting boring and on their way to irrelevance if you ask me.


yeah, lots of disinformation going around

"OK, here comes the Tea Party misinformation campaign once again."

As opposed to the disinformation that your side has put out for 3 years?  Seriously.... how many lies, or if you like, inaccuracies, have been told to get us to this point?  Tell me -- why were these negotiations, promised to us on CSPAN by some guy somewhere, always behind closed doors? 

"It's not a tax"

"Illegals won't be covered" (that one was stopped by one man yelling out "you lie")

"I have read the entire bill" followed by "I totally understand this bill"

"You can keep your doctor"

"It won't ballon the deficit"

"This will lower your premiums"


Pot, meet kettle.  Jeez. 

Read more here:

Love how Elmers represents us.

She is a nurse. Her husband is physician.  Another politician representing herself and not representing those that put her in office. Hopefully those citizens will send her back home in November.

Is Chief SCOTUS Justice John Roberts a Socialist Now, Too?

OK, here comes the Tea Party misinformation campaign once again.

Did AFP mention that small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees will not be mandated to provide health insurance?

Did Civitas mention that 96% of small businesses in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees?

Did Rep. Renee Ellmers mention the Tea Party-captured U.S. House has already voted to repeal Obamacare, but has done nothing to replace the popular consumer protections against insurance company abuses?

No, of course they did not.

Ellmers and the Tea Party will beat the drum of "repeal and replace" from here to November.  But they have already voted to repeal, and the Tea Party is not serious about fixing health care at all.  Their solution is to scream "socialism" and "death panels."  Soon, they will start labeling Justice John Roberts as "executioner-in-chief."

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