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OBAMA activists to invade Town Halls - email proof
Email Blast from Organizing for America ^ | 8/5/09 | Forwarded by Ibleedred

Posted on 08/05/2009 3:00:50 PM PDT by Ibleedred

--- On Wed, 8/5/09, Organizing for America wrote:

From: Organizing for America Subject: Thanks! Can you bring a friend? To: XXXXX@XXXXXX.com Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 3:49 PM

(Name Withheld) --

Thanks for answering the President's call and committing to attend a local event this month to build support for insurance reform. We'll be in touch very soon with more details for what you can do in your area...

(Excerpt) Read more at operationembarrassyourcongressman.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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To: Bryanw92

...with 20 rd. mags for spray & pray.


51 posted on 08/05/2009 3:23:32 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Bryanw92

That answers that question. I tried that sideways angle once at gun range and had to wear a splint for a week.


52 posted on 08/05/2009 3:23:46 PM PDT by indyhome
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To: mel

I think it is a matter of “how” to fight not “if” we will fight. Most conservatives I know follow the laws of our land and try to live within those laws. The democrats do not.....they make their own laws. I also do not think this is a fight we can win by voting them out...that takes too long. This is a fight that must be meet right now, before it is too late. We especially need a good leader.


53 posted on 08/05/2009 3:24:18 PM PDT by maeng ( b)
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To: dusttoyou
Democracy for America is the nation's largest progressive political action community.


James H. "Jim" Dean is chair of Democracy for America (DFA), the nation's largest political action committee based in Burlington, Vermont.

DFA was founded in 2004 after the presidential campaign of Dean's brother, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Jim Dean has raised money, given speeches, and organized for DFA in his home state of Connecticut Connecticut.

Jim Dean frequently appears on various media outlets and programs, including “Meet the Press, and "Air America Radio."

54 posted on 08/05/2009 3:26:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Frantzie

Democrats may rachet this up to fighting in the streets. Just a reflection of the sort of people we have in the white house and the city they all come from.


55 posted on 08/05/2009 3:26:48 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: maeng

It dang well better be different this time! I for one am sick of just some of us willing to back up our convictions without fear of conviction (in the libs eyes)!


56 posted on 08/05/2009 3:28:06 PM PDT by mkcc30 (Their lying tongues will become their nooses.)
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To: Ibleedred

I was just thinking of the worst case scenario, the sort of fighting that erupted in 1968. Then I realized that the sort of people responsible for 1968 are now in the whitehouse.


57 posted on 08/05/2009 3:28:39 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Ibleedred
There will be violence perpetrated by ACORN / Obama goons & blamed on the “Brooks Brothers” protesters. Janet Napolitano will use this a pretext to start arresting anyone who voices their contrary opinion.I pray I am wrong but it's coming folks and it could be bloody.
58 posted on 08/05/2009 3:28:42 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Noumenon

If not now, when?


59 posted on 08/05/2009 3:28:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Ibleedred
here's what I think: I think there are people all over the world, seeing what's happening in America, and hoping like hell that we'll put a stop to it.

And I think they'll help.

60 posted on 08/05/2009 3:29:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: iloveluci

Thanks I will keep these and use against them.


61 posted on 08/05/2009 3:29:05 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Ibleedred

These left wing goons had better be careful who they pick a fight with. These people at these townhall maeetings are in no mood for a bunch of ACORN activists getting in their faces. This could get ugly.


62 posted on 08/05/2009 3:29:24 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Islander7

WTH? Why is he/she a troll? For making a funny comment?


63 posted on 08/05/2009 3:29:46 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: sinanju
They will turn out some rent-a-mobsters, don't worry. They will be nasty hard core paid ACORN types. They will send in Americorps stooges on taxpayer time.

The reason they have had no real supporters out there is because the rat constituency already has all the healthcare they need--welfare medicaid users, union thugs with goldplated insurance plans, gubbermint employees ditto. They don't need to lift a finger--they gots theirs and Obammy ain't gonna take it away fum dem, no way!

64 posted on 08/05/2009 3:29:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NativeNewYorker

Been to a couple of Tea Parties. I suspect the libnutz have also seen who is there and its unlikely any of nobamas Acorn crew are going to show up caring to be cannon fodder.

These libs are going crazy with reality rushing back to meet them. Nutiness is a true sign of despiration and they are getting very nutty.


65 posted on 08/05/2009 3:30:40 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - PALIN 2012)
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To: Ibleedred

I have been predicting this the last several days


66 posted on 08/05/2009 3:30:44 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Ibleedred
The left usually enjoyed a free ride when they protested Republican policies, as was painfully clear during the 8-years of the Bush administration. Now, it's Democrat politicians and the leftist 'Messiah' Obama who is being protested for his freedom-robbing 'health care reform' proposals.

The left is flustered by this surge of grass-roots opposition to what they probably assumed was a slam-dunk deal. Falsely claim a health care 'crisis', ram through a bill that hides the dreary details and then say they actually did something good for America.

The leftist Democrat's anger and frustration at average Americans employing their constitutionally-protected prerogative in a democratic society to speak out to their elected representatives in a public forum on a congressional bill that, if passed, would seriously erode their freedom to choose doctors and treatments they, the public, disagree with is ironic.

The Democrats fear of average Americans catching on to the boondoggle this 'health care reform' bill would be is manifested by their ridiculous attempts to pretend, as they lie to the camera, that the opposition to ObamaCare is really just insurance companies and 'extreme' right-wing radio talk show hosts 'sending' people to these Town Hall meetings to 'sir up trouble'. How insulting to the average American trying to get his congressional representative to listen to him on this very serious issue.

It's long been obvious that leftist Democrat politicians don't care one whit what their constituents want if it isn't what the hard-left Democrats want. They no longer even pretend to 'serve the public' but clearly think the taxpayers exist to serve them and their harmful plans to bankrupt this nation and with monstrosities such as health care 'reform', usurp our freedoms, piece by piece, bill by bill, vote by vote.

They can be stopped. The time is now and this is the battle that must be fought. With Chicago-style thugs in the White House and a president that had read his Saul Alisky handbook, it could get ugly. I expect arrests and claims of 'threats' to Democrat congressmen to justify shutting down dissent from average Americans. The public hearings will cease and a vote will be rushed through in the senate. It should fail. Once they have this 'reform' in place, it will only get worse. I expect the senste will water down the bill to make it seem more reasonable. Then, a few months later, the rules will quietly be changed to get exactly what the leftists wanted all along; a single-payer health care system with heavy restrictions on medical services for the elderly and other rationing schemes. It will cost 10 times the projected amount, as these things always do. Health care will be compromised for many and no one will really be happy with it. Too bad. It will be 'THE LAW" and you WILL obey! You'll also have nowhere else to go for health care because the private insurance companies will get out and/or be forced out of the business within a year or two of this bills implementation.

I think Americans are catching on to the negative aspects of this health care 'reform' and making their voices heard. Democrats don't want that! They will, first, try to intimidate and mock the protestors, then shut them out and ignore them, claiming they were just 'tools' of the insurance companies, etc.

They can be defeated. This is still a democracy. I pray it remains one.

67 posted on 08/05/2009 3:32:11 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Do not go gentle into that good night)
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To: autumnraine

As things stand, it will take a military coup followed by a short, intense and bloody civil war to set things straight in America. This is dictated by the nature of our enemies.


68 posted on 08/05/2009 3:32:13 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: dusttoyou

76% WTF?


69 posted on 08/05/2009 3:32:48 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Noumenon

They’re looking to make an example out of somebody, be careful. Alinsky tactics— some agitator appearing as one of the people may really do something bad. It’s a firekeg


70 posted on 08/05/2009 3:40:24 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: Ibleedred

well, if their feeling froggy......leap


71 posted on 08/05/2009 3:45:06 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chris37

Well and accurately said, sir.


72 posted on 08/05/2009 3:46:00 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: 1000 silverlings

Beck is now warning daily to be careful - he said it’s as if everybody has nitroglycerin in their shoes and is jumping up and down.


73 posted on 08/05/2009 3:46:28 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: taxtruth
It seems like they want war in the streets.

They really don't want to go there.

74 posted on 08/05/2009 3:46:52 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Only feces and dead fish go with the flow.)
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To: Ibleedred

We can take ‘em. They expect us to fold just because they show up. Be prepared for a fight.


75 posted on 08/05/2009 3:47:32 PM PDT by tbpiper (Obamacare + The Elderly = Shovel Ready Projects)
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To: Biggirl
It looks like the LEFT WILL BRING ON THE A SECOND CIVIL WAR.

Democrats started the last one too.

76 posted on 08/05/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Only feces and dead fish go with the flow.)
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To: Ibleedred

It’ll be easy to spot them, by their Bolshevik commissar clothing. They should be videotaped, like the New Black Panthers were.


77 posted on 08/05/2009 3:48:33 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Noumenon

“Be very careful. They are looking for a confrontation.”

This may become inevitable.


78 posted on 08/05/2009 3:49:13 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Centurion2000
Horst Wessel. They need to create a Horst Wessel for their movement. Kennedy's pending death isn't enough. They need a martyr for the cause.
79 posted on 08/05/2009 3:51:10 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
This may become inevitable.

It IS inevitable. War is coming. But better at a time, in a place and according to manner of our choosing.

80 posted on 08/05/2009 3:51:40 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: kcvl

This is war!


81 posted on 08/05/2009 3:52:26 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: GVnana

That’s a creepy symbol. It looks like an “angel” carrying the logo, with the ghostlike souls of the people and the country behind it. It should be a red devil instead.


82 posted on 08/05/2009 3:52:50 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: taxtruth

“It seems like they want war in the streets.”

Don’t put it past them. That’s exactly what Charles Manson wanted in their summer of terror. It’s all part of the 60’s anti-war, left wing, overthrow government playbook - stir up trouble to cause a breaking point. It’s coming people, stock up and load up. That’s what they want . . . but I’m not sure they know what’s coming if all hell breaks loose.


83 posted on 08/05/2009 3:57:16 PM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: GnuHere

A right wing racist 88 year old with Alzheimer’s and a rant-filled diary in his car, and conveniently suicided


84 posted on 08/05/2009 3:59:22 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: tbpiper

>We can take ‘em. They expect us to fold just because they show up. Be prepared for a fight.

We can take em?? Hell. We’ll wipe them out. Why do you think they want to take away the 2nd Amendment?


85 posted on 08/05/2009 4:00:43 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free America52

” but I’m not sure they know what’s coming if all hell breaks loose. “

Do you??

Those of us who remember the Summer of ‘68 know what destructive power the Leftists have at their beck and call...

we’re NOT going to be fighting the ‘parlor pinks’ - we’re going to have our hands full with Obama Supporters for whom violence is second nature...

Are you ready to face that??


86 posted on 08/05/2009 4:04:41 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: coconutt2000
"Obama did say something like this was going to happen in one of his speeches. He doesn’t respect dissent, criticism, or competition."

Or facts and logic.
87 posted on 08/05/2009 4:10:04 PM PDT by ljco (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Noumenon
Give them a confrontation. Lets stop backing down every time the liberals bring out their goon squads. Let these thugs, and the ones running the white house, know we will not be intimidated.
88 posted on 08/05/2009 4:11:35 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Dallas59
Bullies!

They're not used to us fighting back, are they.

sw

89 posted on 08/05/2009 4:12:31 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (United We Stand)
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To: sinanju
Actually, they are making plans, but they are totally in the dark as usual! The DUmmies are making posts like this over some alleged "freshman Democrat congressman" (Al Franken?! Or maybe Arlen Spectre, LOL) was ASSAULTED! I SAY, ASSAULTED!!! by one of 'us' 'paid lobbyists for the insurance companies incited to violence by the right wing extremist talking heads on Faux News'--bwahahahahahahahahaha!! Here's a sample, please note the unintended IRONY in this post by "My Rep" over at the DUmp:

I really am at the boiling point with these paid protesters. What's next, are they gonna start dressing alike (brown shirts, black shirts, that kind of thing). We really need to start getting our guys to go to these events to counter and shout down these maniacs, only our anger will be real and not manufactured. Are we just to sit on the sidelines and let these professional thugs derail any real legislation in Congress, physically attack our elected members of Congress, and silence public discourse. They are going to let this country descend into chaos. And that is our problem, we always just stand on the side lines and watch and say "Oh, look at them. They're so stupid, nobody is listening to them. They're just having a temper tantrum." People have thought this way time and time again in other countries, shrugging off the frenzied rabble instigated by manufactured falsehoods. And look what happened to them. "It can never happen here." Well, yes, IT CAN!

I think I really understand now why most of the founding fathers were afraid of the people at large. A person is usually a smart, considerate and well meaning individual. People, however, can be a stupid, murderous rabble of thugs ready and willing to believe the most fantastical tales told to them by a charismatic talking head, whether they be in a black uniform spewing hatred through a microphone, or in a suit on a 24 hour network spewing hatred. We have had this problem with the average lot of rural minded Americans (not necessarily living in rural areas) since Andrew Jackson was elected president because he wore a uniform, fought in a bunch of wars, and was the kind of guy you wanted to have a hard cider with. The same thing happened with William Henry Harrison. Emulating Jacksonian principles, he dressed up in his war regalia, drove around in a log cabin, and accused his opponent Van Buren (ironically Jackson's chosen successor) of being some East Coast elitist dandy who rode around in English coaches. And you guessed it, Harrison won...and died 30 days after inauguration because he was to (sic) manly to put on a coat in sub zero temperatures.

Sadly, what is playing out before us is just another continuation of a long, sad story in American politics. But we have a choice now, we are greater in numbers and we have the power to fight back, and we must.


I misplaced my memo, can anyone remind me where I'm supposed to go to pick up my big check full of buckaroos from the insurance company??? Being an insurance lobbyist causing manufactured anger at town hall meetings AND a mom to 1 year twins is SOOOOOOOO tiring, sometimes I forget important things like that! ;-)

/sarc
90 posted on 08/05/2009 4:13:09 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: sinanju
Why do people assume, even on FR, that all the people at these townhalls or even at the tea parties, are Republicans? Or all Conservatives. They are not. A lot of them are Democrats. They are people who have read the bills, unlike Congress, and don't like what they see. Some of them are there because this is not what they voted for. To think otherwise is ideological, and not everyone is.
91 posted on 08/05/2009 4:17:45 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: navyguy

Study the battle of Athens, Tennessee—1945, I think.


92 posted on 08/05/2009 4:19:19 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: rfp1234

You want creepy, check out post #37 on this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2308218/posts


93 posted on 08/05/2009 4:22:58 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: taxtruth

They’re going to get it at the rate they’re going.


94 posted on 08/05/2009 4:24:50 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

That makes sense.


95 posted on 08/05/2009 4:26:54 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: dusttoyou

Sure, I support “reform”.

It ain’t working now. Get rid of it.

That’s the only kind of reform I support.

Those morons. This isn’t really about health care reform because reform implies fixing something that is broke, and the government isn’t trying to fix Medicare and Medicaid. This is about imposing a new, draconian system of control on us in the name of health care.


96 posted on 08/05/2009 4:30:13 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: pillut48

Yknow that is my intuition too. He’s falling so far so fast, hard to see how he could hang on till 2010 when we get our power back & run the country for him like Newt did for Bubba.

But I get a vibe that this guy is so bad, he won’t be able to hang on to power.

Something is coming, the BC, impeachment, something.


97 posted on 08/05/2009 4:31:07 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: luvEastTenn; navyguy
Study the battle of Athens, Tennessee—1945, I think.

1946. Battle of Athens

98 posted on 08/05/2009 4:31:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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DUmmies Making Plans To Stifle American's First Amendment Rights at Town Hall Meetings

Here

How do we counter pro-insurance hecklers at Democratic town-hall meetings?

Edited on Tue Aug-04-09 10:57 AM by derby378

Ever since proud2BlibKansan shared her experiences, I've been wondering how we could do this. It'll take a determined, collective effort, but here's some ideas I have:

Organize a small squad before the town-hall meeting. Everyone in the squad should show up at the meeting with a large, hand-held sign promoting health care reform. Poster-board size should be fine, but no smaller.

The squad should immediately take up a position in front of the hecklers once they are identified. Form a chain in front of them. When the hired guns from Big Insurance start trying to shout down the Democratic legislator, everyone on the squad holds up their signs to block the hecklers from view of the audience and anyone with a camera. Respond with a chant of your own, something like "Two, four, six, eight, fix it now before it's too late!" or something like that.

It is important to block the hecklers at all times. When they move, you move. Shield them from the audience, and especially shield them from any media or video bloggers. Deny them their 15 minutes of fame on YouTube.

Prepare to get jostled by the hecklers. Wear durable long-sleeved shirts and blue jeans or something that provides similar coverage. Elbow and knee pads may also come in handy along with some decent gloves. No sandals - you never know when your feet may be "accidentally" trod upon.

Keep the mood in your squad upbeat and positive - this is about reforming health care. Don't engage the hecklers any more than absolutely necessary. Let them shoot the finger at you; it only means you're pissing them off. Don't start a fight with the hecklers - keep it non-violent and let the cops maintain order. If the hecklers somehow start a fight with you, however, make sure you finish it.

Any other thoughts?


Here

Town Hall Disrupters - THESE TACTICS CAN BE COUNTERED Please Forward This Information

Updated at 2:34 PM

Edited on Tue Aug-04-09 01:38 PM by Hissyspit

How To Stop The Disruption Tactics: This link to a DKos diary describing a successful disarming of the GOP and corporate lobbyist-sponsored teabagger/brither/disrupter stooges, unlike the Pennsylvania and Green Bay meetings, has been posted by DUer Joanne98. If you are an organiazer or know contact information for guest speakers and town hall organizers, PLEASE forward this diary to people who can make use of the information:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

These tactics can be ameliorated and these persons can be controlled and called out, so that true democracy, not hooliganism, can take place with regards to fixing the mess that is health care in the U.S., and without behavior on our part that the media can misrepresent. We can take the high road.

Here is a samplings of the description of the meeting from the diary:

5. People entered single file, signed in, and filled out a name tag. This simple measure helped set an orderly tone to the meeting.

6. The local police were present inside and out, in force. The Congressman didn't call them, nor did DANI. Our meeting was at a library. The Library staff got wind of the Tea Baggers and called the police well in advance. DANI officers were loath to go heavy. But, the police presence proved crucial to success. DANI just got lucky. Don't leave this element to chance.

- snip -

9. Written questions went directly to Visclosky's staffer, not to DANI members or officers. Do not stand between the people and their representative.

10. And then in opening remarks, I blew the Tea Baggers' cover. Roughly, it went like this

Meetings like this one continue a democratic tradition more than 2500 years old, that of the ancient Greek "Ecclesia." The term means "those called out"—called out to discuss and decide civic matters, and to defend their ancient Greek city-states, to defend their democracy. And you all were called out by notices in the local papers, radio stations, by e-mail and internet, to discuss Health Care Reform and Clean Energy with our Representative tonight.

So know this: efforts to disrupt and thwart public discourse on civic matters are profoundly anti-democratic. But, that's an obstacle we face tonight. It's public knowledge that groups known as Tea Baggers intend to disrupt and thwart the public discourse on Health Care Reform in meetings like this during this month's Congressional Recess. They want Democracy to fail. So, let's face this obstacle together.

The Tea Baggers' instructions are also public knowledge. If some people stand up, shout out and sit down; if some try to rattle us and the Congressman; if some pretend numeric superiority; if some try to stifle intelligent debate; then we can compare that behavior to the Tea Baggers' instructions and draw our own conclusions.

That was my "appeal to first principles" of Democracy. Karen Kroczek followed by laying down the law: unruly behavior would not be permitted. Period. Violators would be escorted out of the meeting. End of story. The police presence inside lent credibility.

In addition, those with sympathetic media contacts, such as The Rachel Maddow Show, please forward the diary (or Joanne98's link or this thread) to them, as well. No matter your particular views on the state of health care reform, there is no other recourse but to counter the fear tactics and lies that are being used against an open, learned and fair discussion of possible health care reform, and it is an ongoing effort to deal with them. In part, these tactics are intended to promote the false idea that the majority of Americans do not want health care reform.

Also, please post any additional information here that you think helpful. On a related note, information to counter Health Care Reform lies is here (euthanasia hysteria) and here (talking points on House bill) and http://www.slate.com/id/2220222 /">here (legislation guide).

99 posted on 08/05/2009 4:31:59 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Dallas59

God what I would pay for a chance to Taser them.


100 posted on 08/05/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
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