Photocredit: John Shinkle
Oh lordy, it was torch and pitchfork time last night, at Jim Moran’s town hall in Reston, VA. He was immediately met with jeers and catcalls when he mentioned the “public option”, and it went downhill from there:
Yes, that’s Howard Dean sitting there, reticently.
You have to like his opening comment, but again, not a warm reception for him, either, even with half the audience astroturf:
I think at this point, these town halls have outlived their purpose. These Dems go out and repeat the official talking points, (read lies), and they expect the audience to sit there, quietly and respectfully with their hands on their laps.. But when people see what the Dems are doing as an existential threat, they refuse to “go along to get along”. Their voices will be heard.
Many thanks to Leah, for sending me those videos.
Smitty, from The Other McCain claims ownership of the “really loud guffaws” you can hear in the videos. His thoughtful post on the event, here.
A caller to the Rush Limbaugh Show says that the audience was more like an 80/20 split – Astroturf to Protesters. Obviously, the passion was on the protest side.