Some protestors are more equal than others

This is hilarious given some of the union thuggery taking place against independent Americans at various Town Hall meetings around the country.  From Jake Tapper @ABCNews:

Supporters of President Obama formerly signed up as members of “Obama for America” received an email today from Mitch Stewart, the director of the group’s current incarnation, Organizing for America, to show up at town halls and congressional offices as a counter to the protestors against the president’s health care reform push.

Painting the protesters as “Insurance companies and partisan attack groups…stirring up fear with false rumors about the President’s plan,” Stewart’s email tells supporters whom their member of Congress is and even provides information about town hall meetings they may be holding.
But Brian Walsh of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said, “It’s interesting to see the President’s political machine calling on his supporters to use their Constitutional right to free speech when the White House spent the last week criticizing others for doing the exact same thing. Republicans agree that every American should have the right to voice their opinion in a calm, respectful manner but after the ‘astroturfing’ rhetoric from the Democrats this week, it’s hard to ignore the hypocrisy in this mass email.”

Truly, some of those meetings have gotten fairly unruly. But what do you expect when then government is threatening to take so much away from us?  It feels like this scene from Saving Private Ryan.. (starting at 2:44, until 3:20)

NO, the other side are not Nazis… I’m not implying that characterization nor do I support the use of that characterization by anyone… I’m just relying on the scene and its drama in and of itself to convey how this feels.


2009 is the new 1984

More Hope and Change from Dear Leader…

On Monday, White House director of new media Macon Phillips posted a note on the White House web site complaining of “disinformation about health insurance reform.”  “These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation,” Phillips wrote.  “Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help.  If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to”

Linda Douglass, head of communications for the White House Office of Health Reform, says the White House is “not compiling lists or sources of information” on opponents of health care reform.  But if “fishy” information is indeed collected, as Phillips’ request suggested, the laws involved mean that the information obtained by the White House could not only be secret but permanent. A dissident database, in whatever precise form it ultimately takes, could be around for a long time to come.

So, turn in your neighbors, folks, if they disagree with any political policy and are spreading around their ideas… it’s for the greater good.  After all, who needs to argue and defend their ideas when you can just snitch on the messenger to the Federal government?