North Carolina Residents Gear Up For Obama Health Care Address

North Carolina residents will have a close-up view of President Obama's speech to Congress about how to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Hundreds of people were expected Wednesday night to watch the speech at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. It's part of an event sponsored by conservative watchdog group Americans for Prosperity, which is skeptical of more government involvement.

Pro-Obama forces nationwide and in North Carolina are holding "watch parties" at homes and restaurants to view the speech.

North Carolina Hospital Association executive director Bill Pully will watch the address from the gallery of the House, where the joint session is being held. Pully was invited by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Sep 9, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    Lavon still hasn't come on with a comment? Someone that knows Lavon, please go over to his house, and take a spatula and pry his lips off the TV screen. Tell him its OK, that Obama is gone off the air.
  • by Abe Location: NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    Barry is a product of the corrupt political machine in Chicago. His tax cheater friends who must think that privileged people like presidential appointees are exempt from paying their taxes. In Chicago it must be some kind of unwritten law as so many of them coming to Washington are astounded by having to pay income taxes to the US Govt. But where you or I would probably get a jail sentence for not paying, all these people get is a tiny bit of bad publicity from the mainstream media, if any at all. No jail time nothing. Then they get a job like Van Jones could have gotten. I wonder how many back taxes he owes?
  • by Veto Location: NYC on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    Even Gov. Pataki knows Obama is out to destroy America. Eight years after the worst-ever terrorist attack on American soil, the man who was governor of New York at the time, George Pataki fears that President Obama has weakened U.S. security. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV today, Pataki says: “There is no question in my mind he is jeopardizing our security. You cannot turn terrorists loose, return them back to where they came from, and not expect them to engage in that activity again. Obama is to give the terrorist a chance to attack us again. I guess he just wants to free his Muslim brothers.
  • by Sgt. Cash Location: US Army,NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 06:14 PM
    Wolfgang is right if you want Government health care join the Military.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    Get a job get health care. The American people do not want the Public Government Run healthcare that Obama keeps trying to ram down our throats with lies, distortions, predictions of impending doom and gloom and crisis scare tactics .Americans don't want government run health care. Which they correctly conclude will destroy the best health care system in the world. Let's fix our present system, and make it better not destroy it as Obama is proposing with his big government, socialistic world view mentality, 5 out of 6 American haves good health insurance already by there employers . I am self employed I have great health insurance. It is also tax deductable. Why would I want Army health care again. I think the people on welfare, and illegal immigrants all ready get free government health care.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Sep 9, 2009 at 05:52 PM
    Lavon's idol, the dog faced President is on now. I tried watching for a few seconds, but had to get up and leave the room, or else I would have puked on the rug.Another hour of prime time tied up with lie after lie after lie!No one fell for his lies in August, why would they now?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 9, 2009 at 03:50 PM
    Dear Mr Obama, the country has no more money. Credit cards are full and there is no more income to pay for it. Time to stop, thank you.
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