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The Alinskyite Congress

Wednesday, August 19, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Senior Democratic Congressmen Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak have sent an outrageous letter to Bruce Bodaken, Chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California, which I will read at the start of today’s show, and link when it is available online. It demands a mountain of information on executive compensation as well as premium rates etc, all by September 4. This letter is a straightforward bit of bullying –an attempt by Waxman and Stupak to silence any segment of the private sector that might be inclined to fight back against the takeover of American medicine by the federal government. It is intended to make the health insurance industry fear opposing any part of the Obama-Pelosi scheme to remake American health care.

This is McCarthyism of the left, pure and simple, and another huge piece of evidence as to why the American people are right to be extremely concerned about the hard left lurch by the Obama-Pelosi Democrats and their tactics of intimidation.

UPDATE: Here’s the WaPo story on the letters. Here’s one example of the letters that went out.

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