EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Democrats Organizing to Actively Disrupt Rep. Paul Ryan’s Townhalls
One of the leading opponents on Congress of the Democrats’ healthcare plans is Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Over the next two weeks, he will have a series of townhalls in his district to talk about healthcare.RedState has obtained an email showing the Democrats and Barack Obama’s own Organizing for America are working to actively disrupt Paul Ryan’s townhalls.In the email, Democrat activists Kelly Gallaher sends out a series of instructions for activists, telling them to keep them secret.She writes that “the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Organizing for America, and Community for Change are wroking together to promote attendance at these sessions.”At each session there’ll be a 4 page brochure on “Organizing for Health Care”; “information on why Paul Ryan’s health care plan is wrong”; “Contact information for Ryan, Feingold, Kohl and [Organizing for America]“; and other items.She adds “if we encounter official resistance to our table, we will have bags to carry all the same information. The rally signs may not be allowed in the actual meeting place.” Why would there be official resistance? Well, this is a townhall for a Congressman, not a rally for Organizing for America.The stated goal is “to overwhelm each session with reform supporters.But it’s not just that.On August 27th, Congressman Ryan is going to have one townhall in Racine, WI, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ms. Gallaher writes, “For the Racine session, which runs until 2:30, we have reserved the room until 5pm, so the session can continue with or without Paul Ryan. (That is a bit of secret, so don’t tell Paul Ryan!)In other words, they are going to try to drum up some bad PR for the Congressman — all using Barack Obama’s own horde of volunteers.The best way to combat this is to show up yourselves. Get all the details from Kelly Gallaher’s email.