The new liberal take on the scores of Americans showing up at town hall meetings and protests about health care reform is that those questioning the president’s plans are plants from insurance companies and are “too well dressed” to be genuine.
Today the Democratic National Committee began running this ad:
The crap this ad is spewing is enough to make anyone vomit. First, it portrays the tea party protesters as “angry mobs.” Second, it completely ignores the fact that Republicans were not in control during the last eight years — Democrats have had control of Congress since 2006. And we can’t forget that then-Sen. Obama voted for, and applauded, federal budgets.
And let’s just ignore the fact that the Democrats’ health care reforms are tanking in the polls. Those poll takers must be part of the angry mob, too.
Well, I’m proud to be part of the “mob,” especially if that means asking my elected officials questions, making sure they know I disagree with the direction they’re taking the country and standing for what I believe in.
Where was the DNC ad during the 2006 May Day immigration protests? Where they not “organized” using a “playbook?” Or does the criticism only apply to citizens who actually possess a legal right to vote?
Then there was my senator, Barbara Boxer, on “Hardball” last night.
Let me get this straight. Conservative protesters aren’t to be taken seriously because they dress well? If you’re wearing a tie, you’re part of mob?
And note that Boxer recounts her experience with well-dressed protesters — when she was asked by Al Gore to go to Florida as a proxy protester herself.
Talk about being out-of-touch.
Democrats are all for practicing democracy if you don’t speak English, can’t get a job and don’t know how to operate a shower. But if you’re employed, practice good hygiene and follow the law, you’re part of a “mob” hell-bent on hurting the president.
Barbara Boxer needs to be retired to San Francisco.
Tea party organizers take note: No showering a week before a protest, put away the razors and be sure to shop at a thrift store before showing up. Otherwise, Democrats want nothing to do with you.
So, how then do you dress for a protest?
Michelle Malkin has compiled a gallery of “authentic” grass-roots activists. Of course, my favorite is the “less is more” selection.