Tea Party and Birthers Join Forces To Disrupt and More

Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , , ,

What began as annoying disruptions at democratic town hall meetings by factions of the tea party and birther movments combined, have now gone violent. Last week, a protester hung an effigy of freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) outside his district office, and after a June 22 town hall meeting was disrupted by an "unruly mob" of tea party activists, Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) had to be escorted to his car by police.

But now according to Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the president of the freshman Democratic class has revealed that "at least one freshman Democrat" has already been "physically assaulted at a local event." Connolly warned that conservative groups had taken things to a "dangerous level":

"When you look at the fervor of some of these people who are all being whipped up by the right-wing talking heads on Fox, to me, you’re crossing a line,’ Connolly said. ‘They’re inciting people to riot with just total distortions of facts. They think we’re going to euthanize Grandma and the government is going to take over."

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was invited to a preperation meeting for one of these protest by a co-worker who mistook some of my right leaning positions to mean that I was a raging righty. Needless to say, I was shocked by the rampent racism within the group and how the
N WORD was used in reference to the President and the Attorney General.

House Democratic leaders have a strategy for countering protesters attempting to disrupt Members’ town-hall meetings on health care over the August recess: Do nothing. In light of how ugly these events are getting, I think that may be the best course of action. I could never imagine going to a Republican town hall meeting to dispupt it, and God only knows that during the Bush years, there was ample reason to do so. If anything, perhaps it's time for legislation that will still allow for protest outside, but if you want to go inside the meeting, you must live in the voting district of that meeting.

I have seen the same man protesting a three different townhall in three different states. He is not there to protest, but to prevent the people who live in that district from even having a meeting. There are always 3 or 4 protestors who sit in different corners of the room to give the appearance that they do not know each other, and are just concerned locals.

During my frightening experience at a preperation meeting, one man in attendance suggested that people follow counter protesters (Lefty's) back to their cars and try to snap a picture of thier license plate. He cliamed to have a friend at the DMV and that "we can find out where these
"fuckers" live."

This guy was most likely bullshit, but I can feel something growing as the days go by. As I surf the net, I stumble across the most rediculous websites and blogs that are made to look like local TV satations or Newspapers.

They give them headers like Local Action 9 News. or Live At 5 On 5. The stories are so rediculous, but you have to wonder if there are actually people who might believe them. Stories such as:

President Leads Police on Drunken Vehicle Chase after White House Beer Party

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was arrested for DUI this afternoon after taking a Harvard professor and a Cambridge police officer on a harrowing barhopping tour and subsequent high-speed police chase through the city. What started as a beer picnic outside the Oval Office to clear the air over the president’s embarrassing comments last last week after the arrest of Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates turned ugly, when Obama, having quaffed one Bud Light and four plastic bottles of water in 15 minutes, stole a Secret Service SUV and demanded Gates and Sgt. James Crowley continue their party throughout the District of Columbia.

Smells Like Revolution Folks!