(For those without ready video: the 1000+ demonstrating against health care rationing at the Tuscon Recess Rally [Giffords*] made their own; the 200 demonstrating for it were generally handed them at about the same time that they got their juice and bagels)
…is illustrative of two things: first, all the creativity and energy seems to be flowing through the folks who are trying to stop health care rationing. The folks brought in to astroturf support for it are… dull**. Second: screaming names at these people doesn’t seem to be stopping them; they instead look like they’re using the insults as a reminder of why they keep going out there to say their piece. Which is as good a reason as any to conclude why they’re not going away.
While I am not of course privy to the thoughts of the President, I suggest that perhaps this is not the community he thought that he’d be organizing once he took office…
*Jesse Kelly continues to campaign aggressively in AZ-08; as I mentioned here, if there’s somebody else in the AZ GOP that wants to get the nomination in that district he or she had better get started.
**Even the antiwar protesters at least had their Giant Puppet Displays, although I suppose it’s hard to make apotropaic poppets when your opposition cruelly refuses to give you a leader for you to demonize.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.