“Is something happening here?” asks Scott Johnson. Yes. What it is ain’t exactly clear. But there’s no denying the phenomenon. Crowds of opponents to the government’s health care plan showed up yesterday in Austin and Bastrop to confront Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D). The Travis Monitor has been covering the story here.
Something similar happened in Philadelphia.
The Left can fool itself into thinking this is some kind of Astroturf campaign. But I have been hearing normally calm, quiet, peaceful Republicans contemplate political violence. That’s not likely to happen. But there’s deep sincerity and intensity of feeling behind these protests.