MO Rep. Jeff Roorda Calls Activists “Teabaggers” and Goes Juvenile on House Floor

Unbelievable. Of course, what do you expect from a guy who got fired for taping a meeting with his boss. (h/t @JBellfield) From Springfield reporter Chad Livengood:

Also:

Will Jeff Roorda issue an apology for his juvenile behavior on the House floor?

*Roorda’s contacts:

Phone: 573-751-2504 (in Jefferson City)

Fax: 573-522-2557

I’m getting reports that citizens are already calling and asking for an explanation and apology.

Reiterating the Fact That the Majority OPPOSES Fauxcare

Polls apparently are lie tellers when they go against the left. Lie tellers!

Why Rush Through a Bill That Nobody Supports?

Pew: More people now generally oppose the health care reform proposals in Congress (47%) than favor them (34%).

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating on health care below 50%

More Disapprove Than Approve of Obama on Healthcare

Support Slips for Health Plan – WSJ.com

Rasmussen: 54% would prefer no bill to current ObamaCare proposals

WSJ/NBC poll shows ObamaCare fading

CBS poll: Obama hits another new low on health care

50% Oppose Health Care Reform – Rasmussen Reports

Gallup: Opposition to big government growing rapidly

Gallup: 80% satisfied with health care, 61% with insurance

Pollster.com: More Oppose Health Care Plan
Mixed Views of Economic Policies and Health Care Reform Persist: Overview – Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

53% Now Oppose Congressional Health Care Reform – Rasmussen Rep

Opposition to Health Care Reform Grows – Polls | AP …

More Polling SHows the Majority Continue to Oppose Obamacare

Scott Rasmussen: Health Reform and the Polls – WSJ.com

CNSNews.com – Public Opinion Sours on Health Care Reform, Polls Show

CNN Poll: 61% of Americans Oppose Senate Health Care Bill …

Poll: Majority favor abortion funding ban – CNN.com

McCaskill’s approval rating weakens as health-care votes loom

More in U.S. Say Health Coverage Is Not Gov’t. Responsibility

Majority of Americans Oppose HCR – ALL POLLS:

The above includes data from September – even spring. (*Apropos of Twitter: I provided links so you could click them and scroll down for the data.)

This from DECEMBER:

Rasmussen Reports

Gallup

NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl

Associated Press/GfK

CNN/Opinion Research

Quinnipiac

ALL HEALTH CARE POLLS

Obama’s slipping approval rating is directly related to his push of unpopular legislation:

Obama’s 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

Public Policy Polling: Deep Divisions on Obama

Majority of Americans Oppose Obama Policies

Obama Job Approval Down to 49%

Obama Quarterly Approval Average Slips Nine Points to 53%

National (US) Poll * December 9, 2009 * Obama Approval Falls To …

Poll: Obama personal popularity at new low | Washington Examiner
Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group

As Obama’s Approval Rating Sinks, His Hubris Grows

Poll: ObamaCare continues to destroy Harry Reid

Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17

Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth – WSJ.com

Polls show President Barack Obama’s approval rate dropping

Second poll shows Obama approval rating at 47 percent – – POLITICO.com

Obama Approval Rating Drops to New Low – Polls | AP …

Obama’s approval rating plunges a shocking 15 points after less …

Approval Ratings Drop for Obama on Health Care, Other Issues …

Any government, any elected official that would push through one of the largest, most unpopular pieces of legislation in history is a TYRANT.

Scozzafava’s Tiger Beat Article, Warning for Conservatives

I very nearly laughed out loud at the sad little dog and pony show that is this WaPo article on Dede Scozzafava. Wait – I hear a tiny violin playing in the background.

“Oh, someone left chocolates for me!” she said, picking up a present from her aunt and uncle. Her GOP family has been less supportive. And she warns that what happened to her will happen to candidates like her.

Exactly, so be warned, all you liberals who will pose as Republicans and run on a Democrat platform!

In the summer, Scozzafava and her husband, Ron McDougall, a local labor leader, retreated to their summer house at the end of a dirt road on Sylvia Lake. The place has no TV reception — a good thing, she said, given all the attack ads against her funded by the Club for Growth, the anti-tax group backing Hoffman. Still, she wasn’t entirely isolated. She heard through friends that Palin insinuated she had been “anointed” by a “political machine” because county chairs handpicked her as the nominee. Beck denounced her as “ACORN-supported” and an “Obama-Lite Republican.” Former House majority leader Dick Armey’s group FreedomWorks mobilized against her. She said she heard conservative robo-calls in the district describing her as a “child killer,” a “lesbian lover” and a “homo.”

“It was organized,” she said.

Remember how easy it was to get the robo call Scozzafava had rushed out to record for Bill Owens? Funny, I never heard of such a robo call smearing her as such. Had it existed it would have been posted on liberal blogs far and wide. Good grief, do politicans really think people are that stupid?

Her aide rang to say former governor George Pataki, who had encouraged her to run, was going with Hoffman.

The next day, she tried to keep her spirits up at events, but the betrayal by Pataki, who is mulling a Senate run, stung. Around 6 p.m., she and her husband pulled over at a Stewart’s convenience store on the rainy drive home from her Watertown campaign office. An aide called with dismal poll numbers. For hours, they sat, with Scozzafava staring at the windshield wipers going back and forth. Her husband counted the people using the convenience store’s ATM to pass the time. Mostly, she just cried.

That night at the lake house, sleep wouldn’t come, and she leafed through old Newsweeks without processing the words and prayed for perspective. At 7 a.m. on Halloween, her spokesman left her a voice mail: What did she want to do next? She called back hours later on the way to campaign headquarters and told him to draft a statement announcing her withdrawal from the race.

Soon after, triumphant releases rolled out of conservative press offices. Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, immediately transferred the party’s financial support over to Hoffman, who placed no condolence call.

“One man who did call me was Bill Owens,” she said. “He didn’t ask for an endorsement, he just said, ‘I hope you’re doing okay.’ “

And even though she said during the campaign that she was a true Republican, a pro-abortion/spending/Obamacare/cap-n-tax Republican whatever that means, Bill Owens calling the woman who basically won the election for him (it was the least he could do, come on) was all it took to start the ball rolling towards an endorsement.

What I find positively comedic, is the shameless way the Democrats used this woman (you can’t be liberal and say that this woman was selected locally while also saying that she was used by the GOP, no worky). I”m embarrassed for her. They make her sound like some tween at a Miley concert.

Unbeknown to Scozzafava, the kindly gesture was the first salvo in a White House-orchestrated initiative to win her endorsement. “I did speak to her because she’s a friend,” said June O’Neill, former chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Party, who became the White House’s in-district point person. “And she had just made the difficult decision to pull the plug on her own campaign.”

According to a White House official with knowledge of the courtship, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel assigned the mission to his political director, Patrick Gaspard, who months earlier floated the idea in the State Assembly of Scozzafava running as a Democrat and now asked allies to console her.

At Gaspard’s request, Andrew Cuomo, the state’s attorney general, rang her up and told her that he, too, had known the political depths. In 2002, his insurgent primary challenge for governor collapsed, but now, he told her, he was on top again.

“You’re probably the next governor,” Scozzafava said she told Cuomo.

After she hung up, another incoming call. “It’s Chuck Schumer,” she mouthed to her husband.

And then they both girl-shrieked and were all LIKE OMG.

White House operatives practically skipped up to New York in order to secure an endorsement for one of their own. She must be high, entertaining the idea of running on a GOP again, ever, in the future, after wasting the $1 million that the Republican party spent on her bid by endorsing a Democrat.

Those conservative forces now descend on Florida, where former House speaker Marco Rubio, who on Monday received the endorsement of the Club for Growth, might shove aside centrist Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once on John McCain‘s short list for running mate. And Scozzafava has a warning.

“There is a lot of us who consider ourselves Republicans, of the Party of Lincoln,” she said, her face now flush. “If they don’t want us with them, we’re going to work against them.”

Really? We knocked you off the ticket once and rattled the party, we’ll do it again.

Why Rush Through a Bill Nobody Supports?

(Alternately titled: Use This the Next Time Someone Says That You’re Wrong About the Majority Opposing HCR)

Yes, nobody supports it:

Pew: More people now generally oppose the health care reform proposals in Congress (47%) than favor them (34%).

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating on health care below 50%

More Disapprove Than Approve of Obama on Healthcare

Support Slips for Health Plan – WSJ.com

Rasmussen: 54% would prefer no bill to current ObamaCare proposals

WSJ/NBC poll shows ObamaCare fading

CBS poll: Obama hits another new low on health care

50% Oppose Health Care Reform – Rasmussen Reports

Gallup: Opposition to big government growing rapidly

Gallup: 80% satisfied with health care, 61% with insurance

Pollster.com: More Oppose Health Care Plan
Mixed Views of Economic Policies and Health Care Reform Persist: Overview – Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

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53% Now Oppose Congressional Health Care Reform – Rasmussen Rep

Opposition to Health Care Reform Grows – Polls | AP …

The majority of Americans DO NOT WANT this “health care reform.” Let’s stop calling it that – it’s not about health care, it’s about the expanse of government power under the guise of “health care” and they’ll exploit the circumstances of people in order to play off their emotions and push through a bill that gives the government the ability to fine you – don’t disagree, I’ve actually read this thing, make sure you have, too – for choosing to NOT go on the public option. It’s all right there, listed as a way to control costs. Don’t believe me? Read CBS:

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If they can “fine” you for not choosing what they define as a “right,” just imagine if we get a crazy right winger in there who chooses to fine you for say … not carrying a firearm and exercising your Second Amendment rights.

This is a sorry, pathetic attempt at needed reform. Democrats REFUSED to include tort reform or any allowances for portability, two things any serious legislators would have included, especially as they cut costs. The CBO said that tort reform would save us $54 billion annually in health care costs! But the Democrats were afraid to derail their gravy train, as Howard Dean explained:

Spineless.

Anyone who’s read this bill sees it for what it is. It sickens me that anyone would waste an opportunity to actually do something with reform. Dems barred Republicans from amending anything in the house; they’ve had the audacity to blame the GOP for being “obstructionists” when they, the Democrats, HAVE THE MAJORITY. It shows you just how screwed up this government takeover OH, I mean this health care reform is when the Democrats themselves are at war over it.

I refuse to go on government health care and I SURE AS HADES refuse to be un-Constitutionally fined for not going on it, either.

KILL THE BILL.