The idea that the average American citizen does not know how to take care of him/herself, and must follow, without question, any and all policies of the Obama administration, and anyone who doesn't is a racist. Peaceful protesters are likened to rowdy hordes, individuals who question their representative at a round table discussion are deemed traitors, any person who holds traditional beliefs of any kind is branded a fanatic, and most disgracefully brave war veterans are labeled as extremists.
Some examples of Average American Derangement Syndrome:
-The Democratic National Committee wrote, "Republicans and their allied groups...are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional districts across the country."
-The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, stated, "They (protesters) are carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare."
-Jennifer Crider, spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, stated, "Conservative activists don't want to have a conversation. They want to disrupt."
-Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia and president of the freshman Democrats in Congress, stated that right-wing groups are moving the healthcare debate to "a dangerous level" by using false facts to create anger. He said, "When you look at the fervor of some of these people who are all being whipped up by the right-wing talking heads on Fox, to me, you're crossing a line. They're inciting people to riot with just total distortions of facts."
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