In two minutes flat, she delivers a powerful pitch for conservative health care reform — and it's as convincing a pitch as any I've ever heard.
Surrounded by dozens of astroturfers sporting identical "Healthcare Not Warfare" stickers at Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey's town hall meeting on August 31, Catherine Bragg unleashes years of pent up frustration at her arrogant representative.
If you've seen the video before, pay close attention to the lady in white sitting behind Ms. Bragg. She's an ObamaCare supporter wearing all the appropriate astroturf flare, but in spite of her efforts to suppress a smile, she nods approvingly to Bragg's impassioned speech!
Conservatives in the crowd gave Catherine Bragg a rock star reception.
Says Bragg: "...the response was overwhelming. And I'll be honest with you, when I started to speak — I live in a very liberal community — I expected opposition. I thought I would have gotten tomatoed. And instead what I got was this rush of energy through my body from people saying, you go, girl, basically, and it only fueled my fire. And then when I finished speaking, and I turned around, like you said, there was a rock star finish."
Be careful O-bots, if you watch this video, you just might decide you care about tort reform...
Now an ObamaCare skeptic?
CATHERINE BRAGG, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: My name is Catherine Bragg, and I am from Nevato, California. I'm also a small business owner. Right now, 90 percent of the businesses in the United States help support this -- this financial system that we have in place, small businesses like myself.
BRAGG: Thank you! Thank you to everybody out there! This room is full lot of a lot of small businesses and entrepreneurs. And our concern is, is that we do right now play by the rules. We pay our taxes and we help out in every way we can by being productive every day!
BRAGG: Now, the problem I have is that both sides of the political aisle have tried to put reformation on health care out there for years, and nobody has done anything until today and now it's being rammed down our throats!
BRAGG: Now, I have contacted your office in the past when I've opposed anything, and I get back the standard e-mail that says, Thank you for your support!
BRAGG: That's a bunch of bull! When I speak in opposition, I expect respect! We've called your office and your staff has told us that you know best when I oppose it! Now, right now in California, as a small business owner, I could use tort reform!
BRAGG: As a small business owner, I could use competition! There are 1,300 insurance companies in the United States and six of them -- I can only use six in California! If you open it up to competition, like I experience in my business -- competition makes me better! And in the end, I do not try to overcharge anybody! I don't try to gouge anybody! If you let the free market system work, everybody can have insurance! Thank you!
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Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (video)