As one blogger put it, "Change...
... itâ€™s happening right before your eyes.
All the labels and name calling coming from the
Whitehouse and the Liberals in Congress have come to fruition.
It started with Joe the Plumber. Then, anyone who was watching was not really
surprised at how Sara was treated. And when the Whitehouse
started asking for info on "fishy" emails and web pages ... again, no surprise.
Neither is the current situation a surprise to anyone who has been
paying attention to who Obama really is.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER (AP) â€“ 13 hours ago
WASHINGTON â€” Top White House officials counseled Democratic senators Thursday on coping with disruptions at public events on health care this summer, officials said, and promised the party and allies would respond with twice the force if any individual lawmaker is criticized in television advertising.Â [Check out the HCAN Playbook, here.]
Still, Obama and congressional leaders are now doing EXACTLY what they are accusing the Republicans of doing: stacking townhall meetings with left-wing supporters. As noted in The Atlantic: "The Service Employees International Union says it's working to turn out its members at town-halls in states where it has a presence, coordinating with members of Congress to orchestrate turnout. (I mentioned earlier that the AFL-CIO will be doing that with a new, targeted campaign.) SEIU was working on town-hall turnout already, along with the rallies and phone banks it has planned across the country for recess, but conservative protests have led to a greater focus on ramping up town-hall presence specifically, in addition to the rest of the program."
In a post on CNN, the author notes that "liberal groups are sending supporters detailed instructions on strategies to counter what they call organized disruptions of congressional town halls -- events that have become new front lines in the fight over President Obama's health care proposal."
So, Obama and the Democrats accuse concerned citizens of being part of some right-wing effort to create an "angry mob," yet they are doing the same thing. The report continues:
OFA (Organizing for America) sent its e-mail list a message Thursday that pointed to the protests as a fresh hurdle that called for a concerted push to contact members of Congress in response. "The goal of these disruptions is for a few people to get a lot a media attention and hijack the entire public discourse," wrote executive director Mitch Stewart. The message identifies the lawmaker who represents the specific congressional district of the e-mail recipient, and provides contact information.
A new campaign by the group also asks supporters to make their presence felt at town hall meetings. "Our congressional representatives are back home this month, and they're facing more and more pressure from special interests on health insurance reform. It's critical that we get out there and show them where we stand," says an OFA e-mail. ... and there's more.
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He who walks with wise men will be wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm...
Keeping these things in mind, there is another issue
on the horizon; we must not
forget the union involvement here,
at people's homes,
and in Whitehouse policies
when it comes time again
to contemplate Card Check.
Remember this when EFCA comes up
again for consideration.
Vote no. Yell no.
Give a bigTown-Hall NO to EFCA /Card Check.
NO to the Employee Free Choice Act
NO to Card Check
Why swell their heads and give them leave to swell more people's noses?
Why give them even more power than they already have?