...but we can't?
Tonight on Greta Van Susteren I saw that supporters of Obamacare came out in force at a townhall meeting for Sen. Arlen Spector in Pennsylvania. And did those supporters of the President's health care policy show up at the meeting spontaneously? NOT! They were bussed in by your favorite community organizer organization and mine: ACORN.
But wait! Hasn't the political Left spent the last few weeks screaming against organized protests? Haven't liberal politicians been saying that organized protests are illegitimate, astroturf, to quote one well-known leftist politico? Yes, that's exactly what the Left's been saying, loud and clear. But now that people are organizing for Obamacare organized protests are A-ok. Liberal hypocrisy at work.
The truth, people, is that most demonstrations are organized and that's alright. All groups--liberal, conservative, religious, secular, you name it--are free to rally their troops to make their voices heard. It's called freedom of speech and it's the American way. It's the American way when we do it, and it's the American way when they do it. There is no clause in the Constitution that says free speech is only for the Left. Memo to Nancy Pelosi.
The effort to demonize, discredit, and smear the sometimes raucous opponents of Obamacare is not only shameful but also a threat to one of our most cherished and fundamental liberties. The liberal politicians and their party who are leading this charge should be ashamed of themselves. Those who disagree with any of Obama's policies are Americans too and have the same rights as Obama's devotees.
They can organize but we can't? Not in my America!