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Why are they calling them Anti-Reform rallies?

The people that I know that are attending these rallies are not anti-reform, just anti-government-reform. Do you feel that this is an unfair representation of what these rallies are really about (anti-government control and anti-tax and spend)?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • They have no clue what these people really want. They want to make all people opposed to HR3200, against all forms of reform. So, more Dems can yell about us "not cooperating" and have an excuse to rush this through without feeling guilt. Typical Political Stupidity.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 8:18 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Spin

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • The libs named it that. No its not a fair assessment.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:22 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • It's propoganda. The termanology is meant to get the supporters rilled up. It's just like BO changing the wording from health care reform to health care insurance reform.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:37 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Shaking my head over the language. And I just went back to my NPR memo on the subject:

    "But please, if at all possible, avoid "reform," unless you are quoting someone who is saying "reform" or you are talking about a specific plan that includes the word reform.

    Neutral terms include those in the first paragraph above. Some other suggestions: restructuring, reorganizing, transforming, modifying, etc., depending on the context. You can also refer to "the health care debate," "the health care issue," etc. These are not all inclusive lists of possible terms. The point is to be value-neutral."

    I expect another memo to come out shortly to include "anti-reform rallies" which is actually a horrid phrase anyway.


    Answer by gdiamante at 8:43 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • That's just inflammatory plain and simple.

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:08 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • If they are so pro-reform, why haven't their been any PRO-REFORM rallies with IDEAS and SOLUTIONS?

     If they are not about the President specifically why are there so many disgusting signs about him that have nothing to do with health care?

    and why invite a so call man of God that prays for the President to get KILLED?

    Why so many Fox and Friends?

    If you don't want government to reform it, then who? The government represents the people, and we are pissed


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • You must be dense anon :51. Every conservative I know wants reform, just not with government running the damned thing when all is said and done. Some of us think it makes more sense to break reform in to several smaller understandable bills and let the people discuss and debate those bills before they are voted on and signed.

    Seriously, if what you are getting from the whole protest issue is the rhetoric you listed above, then you are getting your news from as biased a source as you claim those that do when they watch Fox and Friends. 


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on Sep. 11, 2009