"As the Democrat leadership and their media minions try to convince America that town hall protesters are an angry mob organized by conservative organizations, they completely ignore the efforts by Obama supporters at such gatherings.
The following video shows how members of Organizing for America -- the new iteration of the presidential candidate's campaign group Obama for America -- passed out pro-healthcare reform signs and leaflets before Rep. Kathy Castor's (D-Fla.) now infamous town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida, last Thursday."
But people who oppose the HCR are accused of astroturfing? I wonder if being locked out, knowing that people supporting HCR were allowed in made people a bit angry?
"From a townhall attendee: Kathy Castor's union thugs beat up a guy (in the green shirt - evidence 3:21) and shut the doors to prevent the opposing opinions from being heard. She then proceeded leave, not taking any questions, because "she couldn't hear." Translation: she doesn't have answers 'cause she hasn't read the House bill.
There are other videos of citizens who accidentally made it into the hall through the back door before the event because people thought they were union. Castor's constituents were basically banned from the event because they picked a small venue and stacked the audience beforehand."
Nancy and the Astroturfers
And what about this woman who was arrested for joining in on beating Kenneth Gladney? First she says to him, "Get down here, black man." Then she attacks him hours later, and is arrested, and she says she works for Congressman Russ Carnahan. (And now the left is trying to smear him like they did Joe the plumber.)
This was the scene when I arrived at Stout Street Clinic in downtown Denver. Nancy Pelosi is to pay a visit to the clinic within the hour. About 200 people opposed to Obama’s healthcare agenda braved the mile high Denver sun and high temperatures to show their opposition. Their signs indicate that they are well aware that they have been vilified and targeted in an Oval Office astroturfing campaign designed to discredit their opposition.
First let’s look at the messages and faces of these hardy dissenters. Take a close look so you can compare them to the community organizers who will soon enter the scene and harass them. These citizens have been described by the Democratic National Committee in an ad as “angry mobs organized by desperate Republicans and their well funded allies.” Continue here for the rest of this story.
We have seen some shouting matches at the events, and personally, I am not into shouting. But if people are being locked out, and are being treated how they were at Cantor's townhall, who can blame them. Oh, the media has ignored that protesters have been slapped, too.
Protesters are being called teabaggers, racist, un-American, Nazi's, liars, mobs, etc. Democrats have said they are too well dressed to be grassroots, that they are showing up wearing swastikas, that they are astroturf movements, etc. They have been called angry mobs! Are you a member of the mob?
Protesters have been assaulted. And they have had thugs show up at their homes in the middle of the night. And they are being screamed at by members of Congress.
Why are the Democrats even holding these townhalls. We keep hearing about how they have the majority. If they want this so bad, why don't the Democrats just vote and be done with it? If Democrats truly, truly care about accomplishing health care reform, shouldn't their yea vote be more important than their reelection? Why don't they have the votes?
And why doesn't the media report on the violence, yelling, mob behavior, threats and the astroturfing that has come from the left?