WARNING: Please be smart, careful and bring cameras when attending Obamacare town halls (swastikas optional)… But, don’t let any thugs keep you away.
The Obama website is asking supporters to attend Obamacare town halls during the August recess to counter the massive wave of opposition to government takeover of the health care industry:
Organizing for America, “a project of the Democratic National Committee,” has even sent a flyer by e-mail to its campaign list that the DNC wants people to hold as they outshout anyone else in the room.
The nation’s largest federation of labor organizations has promised to directly engage with boisterous conservative protesters at Democratic town halls during the August recess.
In a memo sent out on Thursday, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney outlined the blueprint for how the union conglomerate would step up recess activities on health care reform and other topics pertinent to the labor community. The document makes clear that Obama allies view the town hall forums as ground zero of the health care debate. It also uses the specter of the infamous 2000 recount “Brooks Brothers” protest to rally its members to the administration’s side.
“The principal battleground in the campaign will be town hall meetings and other gatherings with members of Congress in their home districts,” reads the memo. “We want your help to organize major union participation to counter the right-wing “Tea-Party Patriots” who will try to disrupt those meetings, as they’ve been trying to do to meetings for the last month. …
(Remember the hooligans – many of them Republican Congressional staff – who harassed Florida vote counters in 2000? We can’t let that happen again!).”
A showdown between unions and grassroots conservative organizations could make for an August full of fireworks, with even more dysfunctional town hall meetings. The AFL-CIO is planning to target 50 “high priority districts,” in addition to organizing telephone town hall gatherings.
More… Paul in Houston adds this:
If they’re going to pull THIS crap, I strongly recommend documenting (with video, as much as possible) all of the occurrences you can, and then going viral with it.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin- Thug life: Enter the unions