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Lawmaker Labels Obamacare Foes Racist

A quick trip around Hannity's America...

Say What?

One Democrat thinks she's discovered the roots of all the opposition to the president's health care plan: racism.

Representative Diane Watson explained her theory at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles:

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REP. DIANE WATSON, D-CALIF: So, remember, they are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first president who looks like me fails. And I want you to know, people look at the United States as a country that has changed its ways and has elected someone from Kenya and Kansas. I'll put it like that.

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You know, Watson sounds a lot like Fidel Castro, who said the same thing just last week. But you know what? She'd probably take that as a compliment. Here's what she had to say about the Cuban dictator:

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WATSON: You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro. But he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met.

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I'll bet. He was also a murderer.

It takes a real genius to come up with a race-based theory like that.

Changing Her Tune

In addition to being called racist, town hall attendees have also been subjected to a ridiculous double standard by Democrats. (You know, the party that has encouraged MoveOn.org and Code Pink for years?)

They're now discouraging people from speaking their minds, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is the latest elected official caught trying to silence one of her constituents.

Take a look at this video which shows her encouraging a security guard to remove a retired New York City police officer from a town hall.

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UNIDENTIFIED TOWN HALL ATTENDEE: Are you even from New Hampshire?

(YELLING)

REP. CAROL SHEA-PORTER, D-N.H.: Well, thank you. And I certainly do hope that you can be a little quieter.

UNIDENTIFIED TOWN HALL ATTENDEE: Don't put your hand to me, OK?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let's go.

UNIDENTIFIED TOWN HALL ATTENDEE: You don't have to put your hands on me.

(APPLAUSE)

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That's quite a drastic change in attitude from the congresswoman elected back in February 2005. Before she was elected, Shea-Porter was tossed from a George W. Bush event in New Hampshire. She told her story to anyone who would listen, claiming a man viciously ejected her out of the building, saying, "It was like a drunk being thrown out of a bar."

So I guess it's true: Washington really can change people.

Tale of Two Obamas

President Obama returned from his vacation on Martha's Vineyard only to find out that things have gotten worse for him in the polls. And to put his historical fall from grace into perspective, take a look at his approval rating exactly seven months ago today.

According to Rasmussen's daily tracking poll, 63 percent of those polled back in January approved of the president while 34 percent disapproved. Fast forward seven rocky months later and the president's approval rating now stands at 46 percent and his disapproval rating has skyrocketed almost 20 points to 53 percent.

Don't worry, the president plans to clear his head when he goes back on vacation this Wednesday to Camp David.

What a life.

Czar of Crazy

Obama science and technology "czar" John Holdren has made headlines for the crazy environmental policies that he advocates. Well, it turns out he also has a strange fixation with population control, and has contemplated something frightening in terms of a means of achieving it.

In a 1977 text book co-authored with environmental activists Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wondered how "population control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution."

He also argued that, "A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men. This, of course, would be feasible only in countries where the majority of births are medically assisted. Unfortunately, such a program therefore is not practical for most less developed countries."

Yes, that's really a shame, isn't it?

If this is the sort of thing that Holdren published for the public to read, one can only imagine the sort of advice he's giving the president in private.

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