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?