UPDATE: Blue Dog Democrat contact information can be found HERE.
Dear Readers: Before heading to Disneyland for my birthday today, I wanted to quickly post a few items of interest related to the July 11th Healthcare Tea Party rally in San Diego from which I just returned. I meet many wonderful patriots, including a couple of fellow Democrats at the event.
The first agenda item is that we can add this San Diego rally to the tally of Tea Party victories. Approximately 12 Soros-funded, Obama-embracing agitators counter-protested. This is in contrast to the 200 citizens demonstrating in favor of of free market oriented solutions to our healthcare issues. Here is a glimpse:
One of the most interesting people I met today was Dr. Joanna Bryant, an emergency room physician who has a frontline view of what is happening in the trenches of the American medical system. Her husband, also a doctor, originally hails from Canada. The quote that I used for my title today stems from something Joanna shared with me — how the Canadians have been brainwashed into not seeking healthcare services when need.
“The Canadian doctors told my mother-in-law that the emphysema she had would kill her before her cancer did,” explained Joanna. “She didn’t seek cancer treatment as she said that she didn’t want to be a burden to the system. She died recently. I don’t want my son’s generation to be brainwashed like this.” Here is a picture of Joanna and her patriot son:
In a related, but humorous, take that reinforces Joanna’s point, HERE is a LINK to a video via Hot Air from the Sam Adam’s Alliance on Healthcare Rationing 2015: Health rations and YOU!
I couldn’t do justice to all the wonderful information and experience I had at this event in one short post, so I will be providing updates as I can through this week.
I met two fellow Democrats, Tim and Diana. They were passing by the rally, and though they didn’t like Obama’s current proposals, they were hesitant to join in — until they head my speech, where I indicated I was a Democrat. They left very excited to have met us, and wanted to join the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition. I think it is safe to say that all Democrats do not view Obama as their savior. (MUT’ Note: There was a citizen trying to gather signatures for Mason Weaver to run for Congress; he was very respectful when I said no, I would not sign, as I was a registered Democrat and needed to do a detailed look at each candidate. Yes, it is SAFE to be a Democrat at a Tea Party).
One of the canards tossed at Tea Party’s is that they are nothing but white republicans trying to get back power. Here is something for the Diversity Police to ponder. Here is a picture of the 12 Obamacare supporters (forgive the quality; one of my fellow agitators promises to have video up shortly featuring this group of miscreants):
Here are some of our speakers and participants:
Keynote speaker Mason Weaver:
Former Canadian, and current patriotic American Claudia Busath — who literally fled her native country for her life (her story will be posted in a later blog).
A young doctor and his lovely wife, who I met as I was leaving the area to race home for the Disneyland trip. We exchanged emails, and they will provide much needed information and insights for future events and action items.
It was wonderful meeting a great group of patriots who consider themselves American first, with any other description being entirely secondary to the important matters of the day.
Two last points:
One last note: I gave a shout out to our Admired Patron, Michelle Malkin, today during my speech. I appreciated deeply the links she gave to this humble site last week, and allowing us to spread the message in a larger sphere: