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    Tea baggers heads are exploding all across the country it seems.

    "Tea party" protesters gathered outside the Scottsdale offices of Rep. Harry Mitchell on Saturday to protest federal health-care reform and what some called a "socialist" restructuring of the United States.

    The protesters were enraged by the Democratic congressman's Friday announcement that he would vote "yes" on legislation to overhaul the nation's health insurance system, adding to crucial momentum to party leaders trying to muster enough votes to pass the bill in the House of Representatives.

    "This is not about health care; they want to change the fundamental structure of America," said Morton Mitchell, of Fountain Hills. "This is just the beginning. They want to make America a socialist state."

    The so-called "tea partiers" rallied at the intersection of Camelback and Scottsdale Roads for more than three hours, waving U.S. flags and holding signs denouncing Mitchell and "Obamacare."

    Several were also there to campaign for former conservative talk radio host J.D. Hayworth, who is trying to unseat Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary, though the state "tea party" organization has opted not to endorse Hayworth.

    Motorists who passed the demonstrators throughout the day sounded their horns in support. About 150 people gathered at the intersection for the rally.

    "The noise level is so high I've got to cover my ears sometimes," said Suzanne James, of Tempe. "Harry is done for."

    Judy Hoelscher, of Phoenix, carried a sign, saying, "Tar and feather Harry Mitchell."

    The self-described "angry conservative housewife" said she is particularly alarmed by a mandate in the bill requiring that most people purchase health insurance or face a fine.

    "You're being forced to buy a product. That's unconstitutional," Hoelscher said. "The end result will be single-payer, government-run health care."

    "Tomorrow Glenn Beck's army of zombie retirees are marching on Washington in protest of, well, everything. It's the Million Moron March.." - Bill Maher

    by AZ RedWingsFan on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 08:40:26 PM PDT

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