“Did you happen to notice (in your 2nd link in your article) the set-up that Penny McCrimmon – Central Baltimore County Democratic Club provided for the folks they wanted to counter you all?Here it is (emphasis mine):

From: Penny McCrimmon
To: Penny McCrimmon
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 9:56 AM
Subject: FW: More Info: Senator Cardin’s Health Care Town Hall Meeting- Tea Baggers

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSE!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew I could count on my fabulous Obama volunteers. Here is the information you requested. Also, from the most influential Political Club in the State, the Central Baltimore County Democratic Club (CBCDC), they’ve stepped up to the challenge and are sponsoring a pre-meeting rally.

A Republican Friend (who says the Republicans just don’t get it) told me that the few Republican Legislators that we have in the State are sponsoring the “Tea-Baggers” by paying for their transportation to this event. I’m resending my initial email. Click the link below to RSVP to Senator Cardin’s Office. They need to know how many will attend. Also, first come, first seated.

Senator Benjamin Cardin’s Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Monday, August 10, 2009, 7 pm
Harold Kaplan Concert Hall
Cross Campus and Osler Drives
Towson, MD

The Central Baltimore County Democratic Club will hold a pre meeting Rally at 5:30 pm
Harold Kaplan Concert Hall
Co-sponsors are the following Unions: SEIU, AFL-CIO, MSTA, UFCW. Progressive Maryland and ACORN are also sponsors.

Penny McCrimmon

So, here’s what their plan was; in print, from their own people, for all to see…

Cardin is holding a public town hall. At 7pm. Everybody may attend.

First come, first seated.

In order for Cardin’s staffers to pack the room with ObamaCare supporters ahead of the peasants who disagree with ObamaCare, the Central Baltimore County Democratic Club sponsors a pre-meeting rally.

In the same meeting hall. An hour-and-a-half before Cardin’s town hall.

So, the SEIU, AFL-CIO, MSTA, UFCW, Progressive Maryland and ACORN were the “first come, first seated” and any seats not already filled by the ‘pre-meeting rally” attendees were left for the peasants.

Talk about AstroTurfing a meeting!”