Senator Calls Two Thirds Of Americans Opposing Health Bill “Right-wing Militia Racists

Steve Watson
Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today called opponents of the Obamacare bill lunatic extremists during a floor speech, failing to account for the fact that in every leading opinion poll almost two thirds of Americans fall into that category.

“They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. Whitehouse commented, adding “The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militias and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one.

Whitehouse cited an editorial by The relatively unknown Manchester Journal Inquirer in which the editor described the Republican party as being “dominated by the lunatic fringe, adding that it “has poisoned itself with hate.

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