Foxnews.com is reporting that the White House is vowing to 'punch back twice as hard' to defend Democrats from criticism should they support Obamacare.
In a counseling session on how to handle disruptions by concerned citizens, senators were told to emphasize issues such as insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions as their polling numbers show it's a winner. They feel this could sway independents, women, seniors, and rural voters. Evidently, they haven't stepped out of the ivory towers long enough to learn WE DON'T WANT IT.
Harry Reid (D-NV) has accused the Republican party of organizing these disruptions. Evidently, he doesn't think we're smart enough to speak our minds on our own.
"These are nothing more than destructive efforts to interrupt a debate that we should have, and are having," Reid said Thursday. "They are doing this because they don't have any better ideas.
They have no interest in letting the negotiators, even though few in number, negotiate. It's really simple: they're taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongerers ... and insurance rackets."
Hey Harry! What about all the libs who interrupted debate time and again when Bush was president? How is what the American people doing now any different? I forgot...it's different when you're a conservative or libertarian. We're just a bunch of redneck racists according to Murtha. Did that statement sit well with you?
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. You know...the way ACORN bussed in people to protest AIG executive bonuses AT THEIR HOMES. At least we respect privacy enough to take it to taxpayer-funded property.
White House aides David Axelrod and Jim Messina traveled to the Capitol for their presentation to Democratic senators. Senators saw videos of disruptions at events held by House members, and were told to organize their events more carefully as well as work with labor unions and other friendly groups to generate enthusiasm.
Messina, the deputy White House chief of staff, also said any advertising attack would be met with a bigger response, these officials said.
"If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard," Messina told senators, according to two people in the room.
"It's a challenge, no question about it, and you've got to get out there and make the case," Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., said afterward. "This is not the time for the faint-hearted."
You're right, Mr. Dodd, because WE THE PEOPLE are going to fight this with everything we have. And should you choose to ignore us, start scanning the want ads.
Folks, we've got them on the ropes, and they don't know whether to crap or go blind. The Dems are meeting during the August recess to get their ducks in a row so that in September, they're loaded for bear. KEEP SPEAKING no matter how dreary the outlook is. It's our only chance.