Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Obama Uses Terrorist-related Term "Chatter" to Describe Town Hall Protesters

In addition to his attempt to reassure the American people that the postal service is a model of government-run programs and health care will be no different, Obama included this sly shot at the groups protesting government health care as congressmen hold town halls around the country.

From USA Today:
"For all the chatter and the yelling and the shouting and the noise, what you need to know is this: If you don't have health insurance, you will finally have quality, affordable options, once we pass reform," he said. "If you do have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or a government bureaucrat gets between you and the care that you need."
You might recall that the term "chatter" is used to describe the intercepted communications between terrorist organizations. Since 9/11 any changes in the amount of "chatter" have been reported across all the major news networks.

In the minds of the American people, the term "chatter" has become associated with terrorist organizations. For the president to use this term to describe the legitimate dissent of a significant group of Americans represents yet another faux pas in this President's ever-growing list of gaffes.

Or it could be a calculated move by the leader of the Democratic party? It wouldn't be out of character for the left. Speaker Pelosi and Rep. Hoyer referred to the dissenting Americans as "un-American." The White House itself requested that Americans turn each other in to the government if they hear anything "fishy" even in "casual conversations."

What do you think? Was this a calculated shot at the town hall protesters or was it just a terrible choice of words?

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