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Fear factor: Who's afraid of Obama?

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
We referenced the Rep. Bob Inglis town hall, in which he gets booed for telling people to turn off Glenn Beck, in First Thoughts this morning.

Here's the video [hat tip: Newsbusters via TV Newser]:


Inglis is clearly frustrated, trying to get control of the meeting. Note the shouts of "I'm afraid of Obama" and "We're all afraid of Obama ... he's a socialist." (Lots more at the Newsbusters post about what Inglis said in a follow-up interview, including that Walter Cronkite "would've been fired on the spot" had he called the president racist. And: "The America that Glenn Beck seems to see is a place where we all should be fearful, thinking that our best days are behind us. It sure does sell soap, but it sure does a disservice to America.")

And catch this line from OK-1 Rep. John Sullivan [hat tip: Tulsa World via ThinkProgress]:

"This is a scary time in Washington. It's a very frightening time. I see Barack Obama is creating an enemies list of people who oppose this miserable health care plan. I think that's frightening. That's from a guy that can't even show a long-form birth certificate. I think we all ought to be prepared to fight that." He added, "Everyone demonizes the other side. We need to all sit down and focus on these vital issues. That's the only way we can address these very, very tough issues."

The so-called "enemies list" is apparently a reference to the White House soliciting "fishy" information on health care, so it can knock it down.