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A history of anti-government rage and violence – Salon.com slide show

“Like Obam’ss healthcare plan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal for Social Security was met with an outpouring of overblown conservative rhetoric. In addition to claiming that the program would destroy private pensions, conservative lawmakers tarred the plan as “socialist” and even claimed it smacked of dictatorship. Sen. Daniel O. Hastings, R-Del., declared that Social Security would “end the progress of a great nation and bring its people to the level of the average European.” Roosevelt's scheme passed and went on to become one of the most popular government programs in American history.”

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Op-Ed Columnist – The Rage Is Not About Health Care – NYTimes.com

“THERE were times when last Sunday’s great G.O.P. health care implosion threatened to bring the thrill back to reality television. On ABC’s “This Week,” a frothing and filibustering Karl Rove all but lost it in a debate with the Obama strategist David Plouffe. A few hours later, the perennially copper-faced Republican leader John Boehner revved up his “Hell no, you can’t!” incantation in the House chamber — instant fodder for a new viral video remixing his rap with will.i.am’s “Yes, we can!” classic from the campaign. Boehner, having previously likened the health care bill to Armageddon, was now so apoplectic you had to wonder if he had just discovered one of its more obscure revenue-generating provisions, a tax on indoor tanning salons.”

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Bush Administration’s First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified

From: Bush Administration’s First Memo on al-Qaeda Declassified.

“Former President Bill Clinton on Fox News, September 22, 2006:

CLINTON: And I think it’s very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn’t do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush’s neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right-wingers who now say I didn’t do enough said I did too much — same people.”