Nancy Snyder says she kept quiet when abortion was legalized and prayer in schools was eliminated. Not this time.
“They did it for prayer, they did it for abortion, and they’re not going to do it for our health care,” the 70-year-old nurse from Philipsburg, Pa., said Wednesday as she and her husband Robert, 74, a retired coal miner, waited in a long, snaking line for Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter’s town hall meeting.
“We’re not standing back this time,” Snyder said.
Instead, the Snyders and many Americans like them are adding their voices to a populist backlash evident in the taunts, jeers and rants at lawmakers’ health care forums around the country in the past week and a half. The contentious sessions highlight the difficulty for President Barack Obama and the Democrats as they push for a comprehensive remaking of the nation’s health care system.
“You have awakened a sleeping giant,” one woman told Specter at a town hall meeting he held Tuesday in Lebanon, Pa. Read Much More
Yes I agree that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Obama administration has awakened a sleeping giant that is growing larger each and every day that the Democrats has cotton in their ears. Come 2010 these Democrats will reap what they sow and get removed from congress by this giant made up of Americans from all walks of life, including some from all the political parties many protesting for the first time.