Good Morning, Fellow Un-American Mobsters

Monday, August 10th, 2009 11:25 am by Neal

Not so thrilled about ObamaCare? If you’ve attended one of the many town hall meetings to discuss this issue with your Representative, well, you’re un-American according to Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer.

‘Un-American’ attacks can’t derail health care debate’ By Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer:

In the meantime, as members of Congress spend time at home during August, they are talking with their constituents about reform. The dialogue between elected representatives and constituents is at the heart of our democracy and plays an integral role in assuring that the legislation we write reflects the genuine needs and concerns of the people we represent.

But wait? This grand pontificating on “the dialogue between elected representatives and constituents” rings hollow considering what Jonah Goldberg points out:

if Pelosi and Hoyer had their way, these townhalls would be delivering a fait-accompli because the Democrats, starting with Obama, wanted their partisan version of health care reform to be made law before the August recess. If they had won, there would be no debate, civil or otherwise, right now because they would have steamrolled the opposition already. So what are they complaining about?

Back to Princess Pelosi and Hoyer:

However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. …

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.

Uh-huh. My how things change when the shoe is on the other foot.

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