This was posted to my facebook page. It sums up the fix we are in. The writer, Lisa, describes what ordinary Americans are confronting. These folks must encouraged to push back, to be unafraid against the left bots. It is a full frontal assault on all Americans. It's not Obama's Deathcare, it's everything.
"For the first time in my life, I'm afraid of my government. My mom is 73. I have four kids. We've been looking at this legislation. I'm disabled and uninsured but tthis is insane. Tonight, four different people came at me at once on Twitter. I think they were with http://www.facebook.com/l/;MoveOn.org. They act like just "regular people" asking "innocent questions" about health care, but there were four people. I mean, Chinese water torture is not so bad compared to this. They are not just "regular people" asking "innocent questions". They wouldn't stop. Wouldn't let up. What bothers me is that so many people in America have never been involved in politics before and now want to be involved but they aren't tough enough to handle these tactics. It's getting serious in America. I can take it,,,, but what about all the newbies to politics?? That's why I fear my gov't......because I don't know if the people are awake enough to do what needs to be done.....and that is to start shouting from rooftops."
This is the protest that Obama received when he went to Raleigh yesterday. It was blocks long. The natives are restless.
Obama's motorcade going to Raleigh Town Hall Meeting, hundreds of protesters 4 blocks long.
Atlas reader Erik took some snaps, "I made the posters and my sister went to Kinko’s to get them printed and took her kids to a good old fashioned protest":
UPDATE: Like I said the natives are restless:
Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.
On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.
“I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent decision to suspend the events in his Long Island district. “There is no point in meeting with my constituents and [to] listen to them and have them listen to you if what is basically an unruly mob prevents you from having an intelligent conversation.”
In Bishop’s case, his decision came on the heels of a June 22 event he held in Setauket, N.Y., in which protesters dominated the meeting by shouting criticisms at the congressman for his positions on energy policy, health care and the bailout of the auto industry.
Within an hour of the disruption, police were called in to escort the 59-year-old Democrat — who has held more than 100since he was elected in 2002 — to his car safely.
“I have no problem with someone disagreeing with positions I hold,” Bishop said, noting that, for the time being, he was using other platforms to communicate with his constituents. “But I also believe no one is served if you can’t talk through differences.”
Bishop isn’t the only one confronted by boiling anger and rising incivility. At a health care town hall event in Syracuse, N.Y., earlier this month, police were called in to restore order, and at least one heckler was taken away by local police. Close to 100 sign-carrying protesters greeted Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) at a late June community college small-business development forum in . Last week, Danville, Va., anti-tax tea party activists claimed they were “refused an opportunity” to ask Rep. Thomas Perriello (D-Va.) a question at a town hall event and instructed by a plainclothes police officer to leave the property after they attempted to hold up protest signs.
The targets in most cases are House Democrats, who over the past few months have tackled controversial legislation including a $787 billion economic stimulus package, a landmark energy proposal and an overhaul of the nation’s health care system.
The American people voicing their opposition, so what do the Democrats do? Stop having town hall meetings. That says it all.