Rep. John Campbell adds “Tea Bagger” to his “Birther” credentials – with Updates

The Glenn Beck wing of the conservative right held another Tea Party in Washington DC today and Rep. John Campbell (R-Orly Taitz) is there backing up Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-Minn) as one of the leading tea-baggers on Capitol Hill.

(see the yellow button/that’s campbell!).

Honestly, supporting birther legislation and advocating a “do nothing” approach to healthcare reform while voting to bailout an industry that’s contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars is not what a responsible member of the House does.

Campbell may have some explaining to do to seniors in Orange County who are members of AARP.  The group threw the weight of its 40 million members behind HealthCare reform. And the AMA backed the HealthCare reform bill in the Senate today too.  Read about it here.

From the story:

The AARP, the nation’s largest organization of older Americans, is a nonpartisan group that advocates for people 50 and older. The AMA, historically an opponent of health care reform, is considered one the nation’s most influential doctors’ advocacy groups.

“I want to thank both organizations again for their support, and I urge Congress to listen to AARP, listen to the AMA and pass this reform for hundreds of millions of Americans who will benefit from it,” President Obama said at the White House.

The backing of those two groups comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, oversees final changes to the $1.1 trillion health care bill. The measure likely will come to a final vote Saturday.

Read the House health care bill (PDF)


According to Politico: “Palin/Bachmann 2012,” came a shout from the crowd.” and

“While the Party of No holds a rally to once again say no, our health insurance reform bill was endorsed by the AARP and the AMA, and on the House floor, we are debating bipartisan legislation to create jobs by extending unemployment benefits and extend the first-time homebuyer tax credit,” Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said. “We are continuing with our job or passing legislation that will help the American people.”

From the same political article……

One sign read: “Obama takes his orders from the Rothchilds,” a reference to theories of Jewish world dominance centered around the prominent Jewish family of Rothschilds.

From Matthew Iglesias via ThinkProgress : “There are all kinds of nutty people in the world, but these kinds of things are the wages of a conservative leadership and media that’s consistently tried to drum-up opposition to health care reform not by opposing things that are actually in the bill, but with demagogic opposition to completely fabricated provisions.”

This photo of the rally ran on Daily Kos:

Bachmann's teabaggers

  2 comments for “Rep. John Campbell adds “Tea Bagger” to his “Birther” credentials – with Updates

  1. Steven
    November 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, so he’s officially come out of the tea-bagger closet? I didn’t figure Campbell as that type of Republican. Guess I was wrong!

    Who knew he was so afraid of the teabaggers and Orly Taitz?

  2. November 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Did I mention here… no I believe I haven’t, but your AARP comment reminded me: Campbell told my pal Allan Beek he wants to discontinue Medicare. I hope Beth can use this.

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