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Tens of thousands outraged over “Obamacare”

Not just thousands, but tens of thousands of Americans marched up to the Capitol yesterday to voice their upset over Obama’s “outrageous” health care plan.

Some of the more colorful demonstration pieces showed the president as the Joker, just like the famous — or infamous depending on your political perspective — posters to hit telephone poles and random walls in California last month. Of course, they feature Obama with eyes blacked-out, face chalk white and a bludgeoned, bloody red smile spread across his cheeks. Below the Photoshop likeness came “SOCIALISM” and “FASCISM” on some signs.

Other signs read “One nation under plunder,” “Obamacare makes me sick,” “Go Green Recycle Congress” and “I’m Not Your ATM” — and let’s not forget voices that chanted things like, “Enough, enough” and “We the People,” “You lie, you lie!” and my personal favorite, “Pelosi has to go.”

Thousands protested Obamacare.

According to AOL News, many of the protesters got the push for this movement from the recent tea parties held to discuss similar dissatisfaction, just a more generalized one in how the entire country is being run… Into the ground in my opinion.

Complaints heard were nothing out of the ordinary.

How can we afford this when our country’s more than $11 trillion in debt?

What about the elderly? I heard coverage for them isn’t going to stretch past a certain age. Who’s right is it to put worth on a human life based on age?

Why would I want to put the most important aspect of my life — my health — in the hand’s of someone else? Especially the government’s?

Aren’t there more important items to spend our money on right now? Granted, our current health care system isn’t the greatest, but no one’s dying in the streets because they can’t get health care.

And what about future generations? How will they afford to pay the debt this plan will incur?

All legitimate questions, I believe.

Something positive this protest has accomplished, no matter what side of the political fence you sit, is demonstrate the fact that some Americans do care about what goes on in this country and what policies are being implemented or trying to be implemented.

For a while there I was beginning to believe no one would stand up to this sickeningly sweet idea of butterflies and unicorns, this dream world idea, and a country that can live happily with the government paying for everything for its people. Does that mean we don’t have to work anymore too?

It’s about time people started to stand up for freedom.

Though I could pull some positives out of this event, as it’s always refreshing for me to see the American people exercise their right to free speech, however, I also found some serious flaws.

Being one day after this most serious event, taking into consideration just how many people were there, and allow me to reiterate — tens of thousands — I found it interesting just what type of coverage this massive protest rally received from the liberal news media.

The St. Petersburg Times, one of the largest newspapers in the U.S., gave this event a single string of biased words on the front page, “Angry foes of Obama policies rally in D.C. See page 4.”

Flipping to page four, a long piece details not the rally itself, but stories from real people with health care horror stories, most of which on why they can’t afford health care and all the misery they’ve suffered as a result.

Any tidbit of information about one of the largest rallies on the nation’s Capitol discussed the “anger” demonstrated on Obama’s wonderful health care initiative.

Oh the disgusting bias.

I’ve been in college studying journalism for the past four years of my life. I don’t know if my school’s different than others, but I was taught that the main function of the press was to alert the public in an unbiased manner, the news, the truth, essentially, just as it happened. I don’t even know what to call this. It’s certainly not journalism though and it makes me sad.