Wake up, Democrats – the angry crowds aren’t real


Jeers and taunts drowned out both Specter and McCaskill on occasion Tuesday. President Barack Obama was treated more respectfully at his town hall meeting in New Hampshire.

“You’ll be gone, by God the bureaucrats will still be here,” one man told Specter at a session in Lebanon, Pa.

“If they don’t let us vent our frustrations out, they will have a revolution,” Mary Ann Fieser of Hillsboro, Mo., told McCaskill at her Missouri health care forum. McCaskill admonished the rowdy crowd, saying “I don’t understand this rudeness. I honestly don’t get it.”

The reason you don’t get it is because these people came over from FOX News and the Rush Limbaugh show, mixed in with some Dick Armey astroturfing to boot. They’re not real. They don’t represent America. They represent the 20% of Americans who still call themselves Republican, who still think George Bush did a bang up job. They’ve been told to disrupt your sessions, and like the good mindless lemmings they are, they’re doing just that. There is no logic behind it. They’re rude, boorish far-right extremists who will never accept a Democrat as a legitimate elected official. The sooner the Democrats realize what they’re up against, the better. But this kind of reaction only feeds the impression that these crowds are real. They’re not.

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