From CNN's Rick Sanchez (via DKTV):
CNN’s Rick Sanchez and Democratic Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett discuss the right-wing’s strategy of posing as houligans to disrupt town halls on health care reform:
From MSNBC's Keith Olbermann:
From MSNBC's Chris Matthews:
Here's a collection the bought & paid for Health Insurance Industry's mob outrage - as far as I'm concerned, the newest one involving Sen. Chris Dodd, is the most vile (h/t to ThinkProgress for many of the Town Hall videos):
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) (from TPM via My Left Nutmeg):And, in case you are wondering if calling these protests "bough & paid for" is hyperbole: Industry-Backed Group: Yes, We're Disrupting Health Care Town Halls:
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX):
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA):
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI):
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI):
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH):
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD):
Yesterday, I reported that the anti-health care reform group Conservatives for Patients Rights was enlisting tea party protesters to attend and disrupt health care town halls hosted by members of Congress in their regions.
Today, CPR--which is headed by disgraced hospital executive Rick Scott, and has enlisted the message men behind the Swift Boat campaign--has acknowledged their behind-the-scenes role in the outbursts.
Spokesman Brian Burgess tells Greg Sargent that CPR is distributing "town hall alert" flyers to people on its mailing lists and is reaching out to third party groups via online list serv.