While Democrats take umbrage at Republicans’ spontaneous tea parties and revolt against high spending, the Democrats have no problem loudly announcing that now they will get their Union friends involved to break up the parties.
The following comes from Patrick White
In the week since the House began its own break, several town hall-style meetings have been disrupted by noisy demonstrators. These episodes have drawn widespread media attention, and Republicans have seized on them as well as polls showing a decline in support forPresident Barack Obama and his agenda as evidence that public support is lacking for his signature legislation.
Also Thursday, the AFL-CIO announced plans to mobilize labor activists to attend town hall meetings in 50 congressional districts this month to counter the conservative protesters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was greeted by about 200 demonstrators at an event in Denver, about half supporting the Democrats, and half opposed.
About 20 protesters gathered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Thursday to let Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy know they oppose the health care plans in Washington. They carried signs saying: “Obamacare Seniors beware! Rationing is here,” and “If socialized medicine is best … why didn’t Ted Kennedy go to Canada?” Motorists honked as they drove by.
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Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Thursday the group, which will keep working over the August break, is making progress.
But even the usually optimistic Baucus says it’s not a done deal.
“If Republicans aren’t there, it could get to the point where some time after the recess … Democrats may have to go in a different direction,” Baucus said after the group returned from a meeting with Obama at the White House.
“I hope not,” Baucus added, “but we have to face facts.”