Skip to comments.The Best Chronicle of a Protest EVER
Posted on 08/08/2009 12:31:52 PM PDT by jessduntno
Denver photojournalist El Marco was at the event and has an amazing pictorial essay detailing how Pelo-cchios Astroturf brigade had to be coached by professional organizers including several day laborers who didnt speak English and couldnt tell what the signs they were holding read. And they accuse Tea Party folks of being puppets?!
(Excerpt) Read more at lookingattheleft.com ...
Thanks for posting.
All across the country, legislators coming to their home districts in attempt to sell the health care plan to constituents are being met with fierce opposition:
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was confronted by self-described Democrats who accused their representative of lying about health reform and protested, Why would you try to stuff a health care plan down our throats in a couple days when the president took six months to pick a dog for his kids?
In Mehlville, Mo., protesters lined up around the block of the Bernard Middle School gym where Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., had planned a public forum. When hundreds were left standing on the street, they remained outside into the evening. Eventually, a man reportedly assaulted one of the protesters, leading to six arrests, including a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.
Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., has called off further events after a June 22 event he held in Setauket, N.Y., in which protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the bailout of the auto industry.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., got an earful, too especially on the health-care issue.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., heard from a very well-informed veteran to the enthusiastic applause of those gathered.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., also heard from the crowd when he made a gaffe by saying the work needs to be done fast.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., tried to explain at a town hall that people dont know how much theyre already paying to cover the uninsured, but his reasoning was drowned out by protesters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited a Denver, Colo., clinic for the homeless to raise support for Obamas health care plan, only to be met by streets lined with protesters opposed to the measure.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-TX, went out to meet constituents, only to be met with protesters shouting in opposition to the health care bill, Just say no!
At a health care town hall event in Syracuse, N.Y., in July, police were called in to restore order, and at least one heckler was taken away by local police.
Close to 100 sign-carrying protesters greeted Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla., at a late June community college small-business development forum in Panama City, Fla.
Danville, Va., anti-tax tea party activists claimed they were refused an opportunity to ask Rep. Thomas Perriello, D-Va., a question at a town hall event and instructed by a plainclothes police officer to leave the property after they attempted to hold up protest signs.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., was chased by a crowd saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The constituents of Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., unable to access their representative through a town hall meeting, created a video charging that Tanner has met with Michael Moore and Fidel Castro, But he wont meet his constituents in the 8th District to talk about health care.
The biggest source of protests are the health-care bill, the $787 billion economic stimulus package and the cap-and-trade legislation. Theyre also angry about Barack Obamas refusal to release his birth certificate to prove he is a natural born citizen and constitutionally eligible to serve in the White House.
El Marco bump!
Hey Albion Wilde-
An El Marco bump back at ya.
P.S. That’s me getting wacked by the moonbat in el Marco’s pics. (Wish you would have been there - she wouldn’t have had a chance. Hahaha)
Thanks,...that will come in handy !!!
Really EXCELLENT bump!
This is Laura Avant. She has a degree in social working science, is a substitute teacher, and has been unemployed for seven years. She is taking names for a petition and when I asked her how she found out about the event she said My organizer called me. I said Youre kidding. She said, No, look: hes right there (-pointing to the guy with the bullhorn) hes from Organizing for America.
So, these people are at this location because of a direct call from the President of United States!
TOWN HALL MEETINGS BY STATE AUGUST, SEPTEMBER:
Notice the Pro-ObamaCare people....all carrying 'manufactured' signs from - healthcareforamericanow.org
Take a gander whos on their supporter's list - (ACORN & MOVEON.ORG are the ones that really stick out!)
This is very good, thanks for linking.
BTTT - excellent photo journal.
Great article. Thanks for posting!
I think slowing down the action is VERY effective...in the future, I will be armed with a still camera to get the kind of shots that are here; they capture the despicable maneuvering and thuggery (like grabbing signs) that SHOULD end in an assault charge on these mutants.
Look whos on the healthcareforamerica.org bankrolls = http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/who_we_are/
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Nursing
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Student Association
American Nurses Association
National Abortion Federation
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Physicians Alliance
National Womens Health Network
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
BIG BUMP Everyone should see this! Thanks!
Great series on the Marxists and their ilk.
Great post! Fascinating look at the true actics of the left -we need to pass this on.
Great list! Mind if I steal it?
If they continue ripping down our signs, I suggest we start shoving the sticks up their asses.
You can take one look at the signs and it is immediately apparent that the signs of the right are all home made and the signs of the left are printed up and distributed by the DNC or one of their puppet organizations. Conclusion: the lefties are all paid. Just like back when we were protesting the income tax in Tennessee, the “pro-income tax” people would all arrive at 9 a.m. and leave at 4 p.m. when their shift was over.
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That was great! I also sent a “fishy” email signing up email@example.com to receive info from www.healthcareforamericanow.com (the website on the lefties signs), and encourage everyone else to do likewise.
I'm thinking of going down to the corner and pick some up to go the next dem town hall, so they can thank the congress member in person.
Excellent chronology of Soviet-style protest tactics, organized by the Democratic Party and paid for by all of us. Bookmarked and pinged.
This one is worth passing along — I.T.
I went to the link and read the post (took two tries to get through). It was a great article!
The “rubber chicken” lady trying to muffle the bullhorn gave me an idea- Someone should take along a bullhorn to these protests (I looked, and they are available for a very reasonable price on Ebay), along with a box of foam earplugs (which are available everywhere). Simply hand out earplugs to everyone, and then, when an “organizer” shows up with a bullhorn, stand directly in front of him and debate him at top volume!
I live deep in the heart of Texas, so I’m not likely to have the chance to use this idea (we had *one* counter protester at our tea party in April), but if somone would like to try it, I will be glad to buy a bullhorn and have it shipped to you (limit of one- I’m poor :)
Her next stop was my neighborhood and I didn’t find out til just now!?!?!?
Missed out on a gift opportunity.
Their “senior organizer” wouldn’t have been happy competing with me.....
Clip his mic cord and tell him he can have an appointment in 6 months, at which time I’ll provide some electrical tape.
Is your cat bowing to the great one?
Was only half listening last night, but someone on Hannity said if anyone gets hurt he could be held legally liable.
to your list
Rep Chris Murphy got 200 people to oppose him at Simsbury on Wednesday in Connecticut
Rep Joe Courtney held a small townhall meeting filled with out of state Union workers and supporters who did not live in his district at the Woodstock Town Hall on Thursday.
Go ahead, but I wish I could remember where I got the list.
Will do. Not “my” list though. I can’t remember where I got it.
I usual make pdfs and bookmarks but I didn’t this. Darn it!
The cat is saying, "I'm not worthy!" to Dinah Lord, who sparred with an aggressive leftist and a lying reporter at a recent Tea Party.
What spirit; and some of the best signage! Speaking of those that are 'original' of course; as opposed to the authentic 'community organizing elements'. Never heard of these groups! Just want to chant to these 'inauthentics'; the 'old' chant. . .I know you are - but what am I!/lol/sigh. . .
That said; can only say: 'to the Good Guys!
You are the 'light' of America!'.
The MSM media; only have to take the 'word' out of their own collective mouths. . .and put our name on it. Yep; Joe and Mary; with their 'Organizer'. . .
Would ask how these people and the MSM that support them; sleep at night. We already know the answer, of course. Those who 'suck blood' - do not. . .
Bump to the very top! Get this out to your buddies! Just Wow!
Laura Avant, of the Denver Neighborhood Volunteers for Change, is an unemployed social worker who believes the system could be vastly improved.
Her 17-year-old granddaughter has never had health insurance, and her father _ Avants son _ hasnt had it for 18 years.
I see it as a social justice issue, she said.
Laura Avants Experience
Adams County 50 School District
(Primary/Secondary Education industry)
September 2005 Present (3 years 11 months)
Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
Our Steering Committee includes: ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for Americas Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Childrens Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Womens Law Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote and Working America.
Health coverage that is affordable for every person, family, and business.
Coverage with premiums and out-of-pocket costs based on your ability to pay.
Equity in health care access, treatment, research, and resources to people and communities of color and stronger health services in low-income communities.
Who supports HCAN?
Health Care for America Now and its principles for reform are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.
Supporters of Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
(link below will give you a list of your state supporters)
A.Philip Randolph Institute
AEACAR Ed Association
Arkansas Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
Central Arkansas Labor & Trades Council
In the Valley Consulting
Mi Burrito Mexican Restaurant
Park Hill Florist
SEIU Local 100
UFCW Local 2008
Young Democrats of Faulkner County
CHOICE Hot Springs- Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma
Pinal County Democrats
LW Heating Air, Inc.
Social and Art Club
Arkansas Public Health Association
Saint James United Methodist Church
Union Baptist Church
Preach the Word
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
Thanks for the ping. I think RAT tactics will become more and more violent.
Thanks for the ping!
Great pics of this event!
have both gone viral, they've been pciked up by several political websites including Hotair.com.
Darn good photo essay.