Update, 10:30 PM: People’s Press Collective has released its first coverage (with plenty of telling photos) of the meeting in Brighton: Perlmutter “immediately went into a roped-off area of the portico, announced heâ€™d be there for two hours, and then retreated to the even more isolated alcove with a half-dozen (apparent) constituents and bodyguards. At which point he was taunted by the non-Democrats in the crowd for being a coward for hiding in the portico â€” and yes, it was blatantly obvious that that is what he was doing: isolating himself in a controllable space so as to avoid having to interact with the crowd directly. While the crowd was vocal (on both sides) for the first 45 minutes or so, there were no obvious altercations, nor was there anything that even remotely approached the â€œintimidationâ€ or â€œmob scenesâ€ or â€œriotsâ€ the media and Nancy Pelosi and the like have been wringing their hands over this past week. The only danger Perlmutter was in was the danger of having his delicate ears stung by the contemptuous shouts of certain of his constituents.
For all the talk on the left about the opposition to the collectivization of healthcare being an â€œastroturfâ€ campaign orchestrated through and bought and paid for by greedy insurance corporations and the GOP, the evidence was overwhelmingly in favor of the opposite being the case: the left at this rally was clearly orchestrated and provided resources to support the effort….” (Go here to read and view the rest) — From an event earlier this week in Longmont, Ari Armstrong introduces us to the organized “mob” who want more freedom, and not more government, in their health care. Great videos. Check them out.
It looks like the unions got the “right-wing mob” they were hoping for at Ed Perlmutter’s Brighton townhall meeting today. Complete Colorado has pictures of what is reported as 200-300 people in attendance. Pro- and anti-Obama Care forces both appeared to be out in significant numbers. Hopefully, there will be more coverage to come.