Hat Tip to Hot Air.
Nancy Pelosi fatuously accused town hall meeting protesters of ‘sporting swastikas’ thereby labeling them as Nazis. Steven Pearstein from the WaPo and Paul Krugman from the New York Times called them ‘political terrorists’ and ‘racists’, respectively.
The Obamabots are scared. They don’t like it when citizens push back. Dissent in the age of THE ONE will not be tolerated. Obama’s edict of “You know why? Shut up, that’s why”, will be followed or he’ll sic his media dogs on you.
From Peggy Noonan:
……And so the shock on the faces of Congressmen who’ve faced the grillings back home. And really, their shock is the first thing you see in the videos. They had no idea how people were feeling. Their 2008 win left them thinking an election that had been shaped by anti-Bush, anti-Republican, and pro-change feeling was really a mandate without context; they thought that in the middle of a historic recession featuring horrific deficits, they could assume support for the invention of a huge new entitlement carrying huge new costs.
……What has been most unsettling is not the congressmen’s surprise but a hard new tone that emerged this week. The leftosphere and the liberal commentariat charged that the town hall meetings weren’t authentic, the crowds were ginned up by insurance companies, lobbyists and the Republican National Committee. But you can’t get people to leave their homes and go to a meeting with a congressman (of all people) unless they are engaged to the point of passion. And what tends to agitate people most is the idea of loss—loss of money hard earned, loss of autonomy, loss of the few things that work in a great sweeping away of those that don’t.
People are not automatons. They show up only if they care.
What the town-hall meetings represent is a feeling of rebellion, an uprising against change they do not believe in. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204908604574334623330098540.html
Oh, that also includes siccing SEIU thugs (Service Employees International Union) on people who don’t goosestep to THE ONE’s program:
From Red State:
Early reports coming in from Florida indicate the hastily scheduled townhall with (Democrat U.S. Rep ) Kathy Castor ended badly, as predicted, because of SEIU thugs.
The event was conveniently held in a forum where only 250 people could fit. 1000 people showed up. SEIU members were given reserved seating that took up at least half of the 250 seats. As people came in who visibly oppose the Democrats healthcare plan, SEIU members barred access to the room.
Some say they were barred because they are against President Barack Obama’s agenda to change the current health insurance system.
Democrat event organizers slammed one senior citizen into the wall as he and his wife tried to enter. The couple were opposed to Obamacare and made it known.
Kathy Castor, for her part, showed up, spoke briefly, then fled the scene claiming it was not really her event.
After she fled, she issued a statement saying she was ‘heartened’ by the actions of the union thugs:
Castor is “heartened” by union thugs who assaulted people exercising their freedom of speech.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the way dissent will be treated in the age of THE ONE.
Remember when ‘dissent’ was ‘patriotic’? Hillary does:
That little rant was recorded when GW was President. I wonder how the Hildabeast feels now that she’s working for an administration that wants to censor all debate during his socialist regime.
A comparison of ‘acceptable protest’ during GW’s tenure and the current regime, from Ace of Spades.
Obama doesn’t want ‘the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking’, he wants them ‘to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess’:
Then you need to shut the hell up Obama. That includes Frank, Dodd, Waters, Pelosi, and Reid, because the mess you’re creating will take decades to un-fuck.
There’s certainly been a lot of change, hasn’t there? Not many Obama voters are believing in it.
The more he and his lackeys insult grassroots Americans and stomp on the 1st Amendment, the more obvious it is that they plan on destroying this country.
The jack-booted tactics on the part of the socialist-in-chief will continue until he’s either impeached or kicked out of office.