DNC goes nuclear: Mobs of right-wing extremists are attacking our health-care town halls! Flashback: Obama tells cultists to “get in their faces”

posted at 7:25 pm on August 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Fortuitously timed, coming as it does just one day after we revisited some of the left’s greatest hits in demonizing Bush, McCain, Palin, etc. They’re like the proverbial guy in spectacles who sucker-punches you and then shrieks when you move to retaliate about not hitting a man wearing glasses. Such delicate flowers they are:

Statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse on the Republican Party and Allied Groups’ Mob Rule: The Republicans and their allied groups – desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill – are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.

However, much like we saw at the McCain-Palin rallies last year where crowds were baited with cries of ‘socialist,’ ‘communist,’ and where the birthers movement was born – these mobs of extremists are not interested in having a thoughtful discussion about the issues – but like some Republican leaders have said – they are interested in ‘breaking’ the President and destroying his Presidency.

These mobs are bussed in by well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests who are desperately trying to stop the agenda for change the President was elected to bring to Washington. Despite the headline grabbing nature of these angry mobs and their disruptions of events, they are not reflective of where the American people are on the issues – or the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful discussions taking place around kitchen tables, water coolers and in homes.

The right wing extremists’ use of things like devil horns on pictures of our elected officials, hanging members of Congress in effigy, breathlessly questioning the President’s citizenship and the use of Nazi SS symbols [Heaven forbid. -- ed.] and the like just shows how outside of the mainstream the Republican Party and their allies are. This type of anger and discord did not serve Republicans well in 2008 – and it is bound to backfire again.

I added the boldface in case the media’s unclear on which words the DNC wants them to emphasize when they’re reading this release on air. Needless to say, this is the left’s pitiful — and ironic, given the lip service paid above to “thoughtful discussion” — strategy to win the ObamaCare debate by framing the GOP as stone-cold nuts before its own message machine gets rolling during the recess this month. Already today, we’ve had Axelrod whining on MSNBC about “fearmongering” (more irony!), Boxer fretting about people in suits “storming” the town halls, and smilin’ Dick Durbin lamenting that “tea baggers” are trying to turn the meetings into “free for alls.” Isn’t that what the left did for years in public meetings about the war, asked Jake Tapper of Gibbs earlier today. You’ll find the answer below. But before you watch, courtesy of Greenroom all-star Karl, a few talking points for the left to use as their “thoughtful discussion” goes forward:

* People who want Congress to take more time debating healthcare are shutting down debate.
* Pres. Obama says the time for talk on healthcare is over, but his critics are trying to shut down debate.
* Harassing and threatening the families of AIG employees is awesome; razzing Representatives and Senators is totally bogus!
* Asking Representatives and Senators to read bills before voting on them is killing democracy.
* Sen. Specter saying “we have to make judgments very fast” is awesome. Booing him for saying so is shutting off debate.
* Healthcare protesters are thugs shutting off debate; antiwar protesters are “rowdy.”

Not “thugs,” Karl. “Mobs” and “extremists.”

Update: I can’t believe I forgot this golden oldie from the campaign trail last September. Thanks to Omri Ceren for reminding me.

The feistier, more sarcastic tone came as worried Democrats urged Obama to get tougher and show more passion. Obama has tried to assure donors and voters that he’s been schooled by Chicago politics…

In Elko, Obama tried to anticipate his critics and called on the crowd of about 1,500 to sharpen their elbows, too.

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

“And if they tell you that, ‘Well, we’re not sure where he stands on guns.’ I want you to say, ‘He believes in the Second Amendment.’ If they tell you, ‘Well, he’s going to raise your taxes,’ you say, ‘No, he’s not, he’s going lower them.’ You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case.”


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Also, back in June 2008, Obama quoted the movie The Chicago Way in a speech:

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night. “Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

CP on August 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Yeah, those “mini-riots” pimped by the bribed press juxtaposing “rabid” constituents against astroturfed legislators . Plan A.

Plan B: White House attacks the Drudge Report for disseminating Obama’s record. Witness the White House Contingency Defense at work, paid for by you.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 9:16 AM

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night.

Typical black guy.

Akzed on August 5, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Oh, it’s coming. Wait till they pass this thing using “Reconciliation”. There will be a revolution. Peaceful? Don’t know. Sweeping? Yes.

marklmail on August 4, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Actually, that is exactly what they intending to do. I listened to the local liberal radio in Houston and they interviewed Harry Waxman about his cap and trade and the health care bill. He was asked if he was worried about a watered down verion of the bill passing with no public option.

He literally said that they wanted to get a bill passed, any bill, and that once they got it in reconciliation that they could “do whatever they want.”

It’s in their archives, http://archive.kpft.org/ It’s Democracy Now Tuesday, August 4, 2009 5:00 pm. The actual conversation is around 32:00 and goes until about 36:00. He said Pelosi has decreed that there will be a public option and that the president will be there during reconciliation and they will write the bill they want.

That’s why none of them care if they read the bill. They all know that it doesn’t matter what bill they pass.

psychofilly on August 5, 2009 at 9:30 AM

do you think the Congressmen who have a long list of townhalls during the summer will stick to their schedules?

kelley in virginia on August 5, 2009 at 7:59 AM

Looks like they are already addressing the problem of debate and dissent “mobs” attacking at the town halls.

(via gateway pundit/instapundit)
http://www.haloscan.com/tb/gatewaypundit/8984300468478780387/


Cash For Clunkers Protesters Forced Out at Carnahan Speech (Video) …Update: Carnahan Snuck Out the Back Door

The White House said today that they’re not worried about the protesters.
…They’re so not worried that they’re locking them outside.

How is that for open debate,transparency,and Freedom of speech.

How progressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Sounds familiar doesn’t it? All we have to do is look at the fate of Venezuela to see our future folks. We’ve seen this movie before, we know how it ends, the Marxist incrementalism soon overwhelms the nation that does not fight.
elduende on August 4, 2009

That’s what I’ve been saying too. Right now the part where the marxist government destroys the economy is taking place.

Every good marxist/communist powerhouse needs to start out in dire straights with bread lines, desperation, and people in need of a savior.

Hopefully the citizens of this country will demonstrate the “exceptionalism” that has been our history and was elequently described by our last true patriot leader…Reagan.

I am beginning to wonder if this “transformation” that Barry promised will go down without a fight once and for all proving the left wing point that Americans are just like everyone else, no better, but sometimes worse.

Now that the manufacturing and prodution part of our economy has disappeared over the last couple of decades, the marxist government in power has siezed the remaining wheels of our engine (banking, financial, housing, automotive). If we let them take over and control our health care, it is all but finished. That SHOULD be the symbolic nail that signals it is time to act. This much power unchecked and unprotested WILL lead to complete authoritarianism and the first two ammendments to our constitution will be next.

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Hey Bambi how about calling the networks and setting up another scam press conference.

bluegrass on August 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM

The tree of liberty needs watering

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM

CP on August 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM
!

Obama “contingency” plan
Focus on building the domestic compliance thug force.

Curtail missiles and delivery system for national defense, see Brian T. Kennedy @ Wall Street Journal.

A political ally of John Bolton, Mr. Kennedy is president of the Claremont Institute and a member of the Independent Working Group on Missile Defense. From Bolton’s address: “Diplomacy is a tactic, not a policy. The international proliferation of WMD is the most serious threat we face today.”

Obama “wins” international agreements by giving up his position, his position comprising OUR national security. We are his fodder for international trade.

Domestically, Obama won’t give an inch. He is taking our lives and the lives of our posterity, offering us slavery.

Be heard and hold to your unalienable Rights.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Locked out!

How is that for open debate, transparency, and Freedom of Speech.

How progressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:36 AM

In the works: need not apply, need not vote.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Of course the Obama administration has been losing the message control battle and knows that his base is not fired up to support him.

Little to no participation in the move on,acorn,and other liberal efforts to go to these town halls and counter against the Tea Party movement.

Obama knows that anger and hate motivate liberals like nothing else so they have to turn us all into a bunch of crazy right wingers attacking the superior liberals in mobs of drooling,knuckle dragging frenzies.

This is certainly not good news for Obama:

(via instapundit)

Drudge Driving More YouTube Hits Than WhiteHouse.gov

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/08/04/drudge-driving-more-youtube-hits-than-whitehousegov/tab/print/

That video has only 329 views, though that count hasn’t budged in a few hours. The Naked Emperor video, in contrast, has been viewed more than 400,000 times since Sunday.

As everybody knows,the White House’s rebuttal to the Drudge/Emperor video was weak and unable to disprove the fact that Obama wants government control,single payer,health care eliminating any competition.

Obama’s desperation and deceitfulness is more evident and transparent to the American people everyday.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM

In the works: need not apply, need not vote.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM

That will be a serious error and underestimation of the American people and how much they value their Freedoms and Liberties.

We are not Chicago.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Keep it up, Bamster. When mainstream America “gets in your face”, you won’t even know what hit you.

petefrt on August 5, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM

A good rainmaker needed.

Noah Curry: We don’t believe in rainmakers.
Bill Starbuck: What DO you believe in mistah? Dyin’ cattle?

Wishes and Rainbows have consequences.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM

John Bolton, “Don’t bet against America.”

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Check this Dem ad out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTBkxvBq88&feature=player_embedded

Tazz 55 on August 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 9:38 AM

America, land of the free, home of the brave.

Enact our nation’s renaissance. Shred Gore’s false doctrines. Defend our unalienable rights. Get back to work drilling, refining, inventing, producing manufacturing, prospering, and halt the progressive government’s power to defeat our nation as those “serving” in our government dismiss our Constitution while driving us into bankrupt enslavement to Marxists.

The majority of Americans would vote for candidates on that platform, hands down.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Tazz 55 on August 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Yes. Call the GOP.
Tell them you’ve had enough of Obama’s thugs and the DNC Chicago mob.

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM

http://www.telegram.com/article/20090805/NEWS/908050419/1116

Dissent in Massachusetts!

DLEW on August 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM

The majority of Americans would vote for candidates on that platform, hands down.
maverick muse on August 5, 2009

Without a doubt..!!

But instead we have a Republican Party that fears running these type of people because the MSM and Hollywood will oppose/slime them and Keith Olbermann might whine.

I tell you, The GOP RHINOS have become spineless, perverted, punks who are enabling the marxists.

The only hope now is at the grassroots…one of those color coded revolutions. There has never been a more fertile time for people like those here at HA to affect real “change”

Goodeye_Closed on August 5, 2009 at 10:45 AM

The REAL final effect of ObamaCare, and mandatory “death counseling”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs&feature=related

Jeff from WI on August 5, 2009 at 10:47 AM

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Yep! And ask for the DNC’s phnoe number!

Better yet the DNC’s number is 202-863-8000

jdkchem on August 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Both sides are hypocrites when it comes to vocal dissent and disruptive protest tactics. When the Left does it, the Right says ‘liberals are thugs’. When the Right does it, the Left says ‘conservatives are violent extremists’.

It’s all pretty silly at this point.

EarthToZoey on August 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM

A tale of 2 parties – When I called the GOP I actually talked to a human. Call the dnc and you get a human who sends you directly to voice mail.

jdkchem on August 5, 2009 at 11:04 AM

EarthToZoey on August 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Did Bush ever call protesters thugs? Did the GOP ever run an ad calling anyone who disagreed with them extremists?

jdkchem on August 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM

I’m going to speculate that they’ve launched internet attack dogs as well – if there’s anyone from DFW they have infiltrated myfoxdfw.com – and there are a lot more people who are easily swayed by Obama than there are here.

If we still have independently written history books in a few years, this administration will look worse than Nixon.

Doppleganker on August 5, 2009 at 11:25 AM

jdkchem on August 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Come on. That’s pure strawman.

You know and I know that BOTH sides of the major parties — from top to bottom in the ranks — call each other petty names and accuse each other of “unreasonable” strong-arming. I’ve also seen the Left be accused of ‘astro-turfing’ movements by the likes of MoveOn and the Obama campaign and other groups. So, I see no problem with insurance lobbies teaming up with some conservatives that share their private business defense. The major hypocrisy comes from many outlets of the media that are treating this like it’s anything new.

As long as the protesting is non-violent, I say people of both sides should be able to vent their frustrations and advocate their points of view. I much prefer civil debate, but sometimes you’ve got to shout to make your voice heard.

EarthToZoey on August 5, 2009 at 11:51 AM

How about Tancredo at UNC?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ7vcgQjkDQ

OxyCon on August 5, 2009 at 11:55 AM

It’s all pretty silly at this point.

EarthToZoey on August 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Ahhhhhh…the old “everybody does it” defense. BULL!

Protesters are protesters (see tea parties and the GOE)

Thugs are thugs (See ACORN and NBP’s). I will tolerate the first but not the second.

If you can’t see the difference then your judgement and perception are faulty.

Fighton03 on August 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Fighton03 on August 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Of course there are differences. That doesn’t negate that both sides are guilty of cheering or jeering at disruptive protest tactics.

For example:

Liberals and war protesters or Cindy Sheehan, for instance. When they disrupted hearings and meetings, conservatives called them ridiculous, rude, buffoons, etc…

Conservatives and anti-abortion protestors at Sotomayor’s hearings or these citizens shouting at the town halls, for instance. When they’re disrupting, the liberals call them the same names.

So, yes, you’re right there ARE differences that exist in certain cases, but the fact remains that both sides are guilty of hypocrisy when people make “disruptive” gestures of protest.

Also, it should be clear that I’m not condemning these town hall protestors in any way. I’m defending them 100%.

EarthToZoey on August 5, 2009 at 12:11 PM

This is soooo ridiculous. These eggheads must honestly think we’re stupid. Lord knows, they don’t give us enough credit to be able to COUNT.

They’ve got a filibuster-proof congress. They could have passed any crap they wanted. But they didn’t. And that’s because they KNOW these protesters are REAL.

THEY’RE AFRAID OF THE WRATH OF THEIR OWN CONSTITUENCIES.

If they were confident in the bill and their voter’s support for it, if they were confident that the opposition was just an astroturfed mob… they’d have simply passed the damn thing last week without Republican cover.

Murf76 on August 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” hussein said.

Oh Please…….Bring it On!

BigMike252 on August 5, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Where do I join one of these highly organized right wing extremist mob groups that pays 10,000 angry voters to take a bus across the state (or country) to complain about government run everything?

Where?

desertdweller on August 5, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Dear mister Gibbs, my anger is not falsely manufactured.

aceinstall on August 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 9:53 AM

John Bolton, “Don’t bet against America.”

maverick muse on August 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Great choice!!

I have incredible respect for Bolton.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 3:02 PM

The Onion
BREAKING: GOP Warns Healthcare Bill Would Only Inflate Costs of Defeating Obama in 2012

Constantine on August 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM

If you can’t see the difference then your judgement and perception are faulty.

Fighton03 on August 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM

You sir have a voice of sanity.

Where do I join one of these highly organized right wing extremist mob groups that pays 10,000 angry voters to take a bus across the state (or country) to complain about government run everything?

Where?

desertdweller on August 5, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Makes two of us.

Chaz706 on August 5, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Oh hell, the Onion is lampooning Obama?

Okay, I am calling it. Obama is deader than a possum on a country road with a bunch of rednecks driving their farm wagons. Deader than a Jihadi in a room full of Marines.

He’ll be FAILBlog material by the end of the year.

Pelayo on August 5, 2009 at 3:32 PM

This whole mob theme they are using is going to backfire on them in a big painful way. People can see quite clearly the folks making the complaints and the protesters are just normal, well informed people, like the guy in the Air Force hat shorts and tee shirt.

And the veteran quoting the constitution. The libturds absolutely hate it when the electorate doesn’t agree with them. They had comfort and ease in their previously insulated little lives inside the beltway, but that life is gone forever.

It disappeared during the fight against amnesty for illegal aliens as I said at the time. The Genii is out of the bottle. We live in the information age. The electorate will become better and better informed. As a consequence, libturd control is going to erode very quickly.

They don’t react to well to criticism. Their first response is to make personal attacks on the complainer, to attempt to smear and or discredit them.

dogsoldier on August 5, 2009 at 3:42 PM

“Former Community Organizer Condemns Community Organizing”: http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/08/former-community-organizer-condemns.html

Mervis Winter on August 5, 2009 at 5:42 PM

We are attending one locally tomorrow, sponsored by Obamabots and the SEIU.

Isn’t it strange, though: Our representative offered us a “telephonic town hall” but the thugthizzles get her live. Well, we’ll be there. What the creeps don’t understand, is that they won’t be able to tell us apart from the Chicago Jesus supporters, cuz we’ll all be dressed in our Obama Tee Shirts! I’m certain that Mizz Boxer will approve of our attire, yes?

Key West Reader on August 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Also, back in June 2008, Obama quoted the movie The Chicago Way in a speech:

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said in Philadelphia last night. “Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

CP on August 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Careful Obambi, you can bring the few guns you have….we’ll show you how to use them.

Fighton03 on August 5, 2009 at 7:05 PM

Manufactured anger? What does Gibb think that emotions are assembled on an assembly line? Idiot Gibbs! We are mad because we READ THE BILL!

njpat on August 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM

We are attending one locally tomorrow, sponsored by Obamabots and the SEIU…. that they won’t be able to tell us apart from the Chicago Jesus supporters, cuz we’ll all be dressed in our Obama Tee Shirts! I’m certain that Mizz Boxer will approve of our attire, yes?

Key West Reader on August 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Please post here tomorrow night and let us know how things went.

Red State State of Mind on August 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

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