Update: It’s not the SEIU, but I just received an email from the AFL-CIO with the heading “Right-Wing Mobs in Brighton”, saying “All across the country, a small group of radical right-wingers are intent on disrupting congressional town hall meetings in an all-out effort to stop real health care reform. We need your help now to make sure our voices are heard over the unruly mob.” Only my fellow, freedom-loving citizens in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District can help fulfill their expectations. Though we also can show them who is vocal but civil.
You didn’t think the Left was going to let members of Congress sit down and listen quietly to the very serious concerns of their constituents about the proposed government health care takeover … did you? In an insightful Wall Street Journal column today, Peggy Noonan acutely notes about the increasingly heated battle over health care reform that “the Democratic response has been stunningly crude and aggressive.” (H/T The Daily Blogster)
The escalation of the Left’s attack against activated, concerned citizens includes dispatching SEIU union thugs to some of the townhall meetings to harass and incite physical violence — documented in St. Louis and Tampa, so far. If this keeps up, how long before the phrase “purple shirts” enters the American lexicon?
While we’re on the subject, will SEIU henchmen be on hand for Ed Perlmutter’s one-and-only public event this Saturday in Brighton?
As of now, President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have shown no willingness to stop and listen. Instead they have taken the unwise approach of being on the perpetual attack — simultaneously summoning informants and suggesting that average Americans are either corporate stooges or Nazi sympathizers. The Democrat leaders’ steadfast, single-minded pursuit of socialized medicine and desperate Alinsky-ite tactics — which already have started to backfire — will make for a “long August” (as Noonan suggests) and maybe worse.
Meanwhile, my fellow freedom-loving Americans need to keep at it: stand up, speak out, demand answers, persuade, and spread the word on behalf of patient-friendly, free market reforms, and against Obama Care.