Skip to comments.The Etiquette Czar's Rules for Patriotic Protest
Posted on 08/14/2009 2:09:45 AM PDT by kingattax
The White House press office is now Miss Manners' office. President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, took to the television airwaves this week to criticize congressional town hall protesters for "yelling." Gibbs' underling, Bill Burton, chastised voters not to "disrupt" and "scream." Instead, he advised America to engage in a "spirited debate about health care, a real vigorous conversation about it."
What constitutes "spirited"? How do they define "vigorous"? When does forceful dissent become intolerable disruption? Herewith, the Obama Etiquette Czar's Official Rules for Patriotic Protest. Keep this guide with you at all times to avoid being flagged by the Democratic politeness monitors.
-- No shouting. Congressional representatives cannot sell Obamacare with mobs of unruly senior citizens and small-business owners interrupting to press them on specific sections of the bill. Limit your objections to a library whisper and only challenge your lawmakers with hushed, dulcet tones. Otherwise, you will scare them, and they will be forced to hide behind teleconference calls, sick children at hospitals or union bosses
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
I love Michelle, but I hate townhall.com. It is cluttery and garish, and the type is always gigantic, and I hate pop-ups.
Leftists screaming at conservatives and Republicans, who burst into tears and run home to their mommies.
Agree with you about Townhall.com. I've never yet successfully opened one of their pages -- it inevitably crashes every browser I've got, from Netscape 4.77 to Firefox 2.0.0.x (all running under Win 98), and most usually my session as well.
They don't need junked-up pages to convey ideas. Just look at FR and American Thinker.
“I think he has been moved by what we've seen on television,” Gibbs said, adding that the president was particularly affected by images of women braving the crackdown “to speak out and be heard.”
“We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran,” Obama told reporters when asked about the Iranian election during an event at the White House.
Reform to me means -->
1. tort reform,
2. doctors and hospitals not making up the cost of voluntarily treating indigents, layabouts, and illegal aliens by adding or inflating charges to my bill.
3. elderly, mentally ill, and disabled AMERICANS ONLY covered
4. government the hell out of my life.
6.) Free valium
This is typical Alinsky tactics. They want to "debate" the issue because they want to talk us, literally, to death.
"No" is a legitimate response. If they won't listen to that, "HELL, NO!" is also appropriate.
"ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"
lol maybe we should act like acorn members.
I try to avoid the place too. It's like being hit by a cyclone, windows coming open and stuff blowing around and ads flying in your face.
Didn’t Obama tell us to “Get in their face”?
President Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, took to the television airwaves this week to criticize congressional town hall protesters for “yelling.”
You should be thankful that is all that the America people are doing with your bosses attempts to destroy their Country...
There is no debate — they are NOT listening. Watch the interview Greta Van Susternen (sp.) had with Sheila Jackson Lee last night about using a cell phone when a citizen was politely asking a question. Not only did she NOT admit she was wrong, listen to what Greta was saying (it was perceived as extremely rude and discounting), she “jammed” Greta and wouldn’t let her get a word in edgewise.
And nobody needs all those buttons to change the font size, etc., etc.
I think the page was designed about ten years ago, when the theory was, if it can move, blink, pop up, crawl down the screen, etc., it should.