Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hoodlum in the House--er, Town Hall

Here's a great Rachel Maddow segment about the staged disruptions of Democratic representatives' town hall meetings around the country.

These organized mobs remind me of Mussolini's black shirts. After the Brooks Brothers riot in Florida (2000), I can't say I'm completely surprised, but it still does amaze me that a major political party and its allies are willing to stoop this low.

I guess the only antidotes are intense blogger pressure on the media to report on the groups involved and their leaked strategy memo, and large crowds of people genuinely interested in rational public discourse.

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