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On November 6, the SC Senate's Select Committee held it's third hearing on H-1301, an act to "Nullify Obamacare" in South Carolina.  Progressives in Charleston, SC had a week to mobilize for this hearing and the benefit of reports on what had gone on in the previous two hearings in the more conservative upstate and Columbia, the state capital.  In Columbia, progressives tarried outside the meeting room, missing the opportunity to get seats and sign up to speak and were largely frozen out of being heard.  
This mistake was not repeated in N. Charleston.  Liberals came in determined to force the discussion to the facts and realities of the law in a state where medicaid expansion was denied to a quarter of a million desperate people.  Progressives dominated the room, having twice as many speakers as the Tea Party.  Several Republicans also spoke against the law, seeing it as another distraction and a possible source of more expensive litigation by a state that has already wasted millions on voter suppression litigation.

In this clip, Tea Party member Mike Rose, first outlines the tea party's 8 point plan to destroy healthcare reform in South Carolina, including using an interstate compact, already passed by several red states to carve out an "Obamacare Free Confederacy" within the Dis United States of America.  Immediately thereafter, one of our progressives tears his head off and demonstrates to the Tea Party that we did not come to "educate" them, but to make sure they could see the nature of the contest they are committed to.

The described portion of this video starts at 41 minutes in, but the entire video is informative.  If the Tea Party hasn't described it's future plans for your red state to you yet, this is something you need to watch in full, and part two of the video, on YouTube s well.

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    William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through www.wjhamilton.com

    by wjhamilton29464 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 11:37:00 AM PST

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    down to a more manageable length.

    I think what people need to understand is that the lust for power can only be satisfied by discomfiting as many people as possible.
    Generous, caring and sharing people find that difficult to comprehend. When they confront apparently illogical behavior (depriving people of goods they don't even want for themselves), they rationalize that there must be a good reason. That people in public office are simply mean-spirited does not occur to them.

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