8.12.2009

AmericaBlog: White House Knee-Caps Pelosi, Defends GOP Mobs

KNancy Pelosi & Steny Hoyer recently wrote a Op Ed in USA Today, that included this spot on assessment of the town hall thugs disrupting question & answer time with threats & intimidation:

“These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.”
And what does President Obama do? As John Aravosis describes it, the White House knee-caps Pelosi, defends GOP mobs:
I shouldn't be surprised, yet still I continue to be. When the Democratic Speaker of the House is being attacked by the right-wing noise machine - attacked for criticizing the GOP mobs who are shutting down the Democratic health care rallies - you defend her if you're a fellow Democrat. You don't throw her under the bus and defend the teabagging mob.

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[...] Pelosi was right. And the White House is wrong. It is un-American for Republican special interests to send fake mobs to disrupt the Democratic process. To stop citizens from being able to meet with their elected officials.

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Republicans think freedom of speech means they get to speak, and you get to shut up. Siding with the mobs against Pelosi is just terribly tacky, and terribly unfortunate.

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