Putsch Comes to Shove: Health Care Meetings Devolving to Chaos (Updated)
A health care reform group has sent out a memo on how to deal with protesters who "seek confrontation," which Gathering of Eagles NY characterizes as a "dirty tricks playbook"...
Pirate's Cove mocks a wussy Democrat Congressman for bailing on a town hall because he got one little death threat. John Boehner promises Democrats a "very, very hot summer." American Power is excited: "Now the Democrats are totally freaking out!"
Other relevant headlines: "Recapping the Pelosi Swastika Reports," "Town meeting disruptions and cultural fascism," "You better not say anything bad about THE GREAT OBAMA or his ideas!" "Kristalnacht Town Meetings," etc.
Too bad they're not having one of these things in New York -- we've still got some whistles and bandanas left over from Tompkins Square '88.
Update: Ha! Anthony Wiener put one over on us, holding an alleged Town Hall with only a couple hours' public notice, drawing only codgers interested in the $2 lunch. "There were none of the shouting protesters who've halted town-hall forums elsewhere," says a disappointed New York Post.