Since when is peaceful political dissent a crime in America? Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) declared that town hall dissenters couldn't be legitimate because they were well dressed. To Senator Boxer, political dissent requires that you not bathe, forget to cut your hair or groom yourself and wear rags.
The state-run media is trying to respond to the surge in conservative (not necessarily Republican) political activism without getting the point. (H/T Red) - NBC hired Jenna Bush to do some spots on the "Today Show". Note to NBC: George Bush does not speak to the political concerns of America. We want LESS GOVERNMENT and George Bush didn't get it either. We want the Federal Government to do what it is Constitutionally mandated to do and NOTHING MORE than that. Let the States decide what is best for their individual constituents. If they're not all the same - GOOD. We do not want a nanny state.
John McCain did not speak for us in the last election. He's so out of tune with what we are protesting that I don't think he has a clue. I don't dislike Sen. McCain personally, but it's time for him to retire.
The political elite in Washington DC does not have their finger on the pulse of what America wants, because in their smug view of the world we couldn't possibly NOT WANT THEM.
Do I (a humble blogger) speak for America? No, I obviously don't. However the political dissent in this country will increase. The people who protest will be increasingly well dressed, will bathe and will groom themselves. The protesters will have signs they make themselves and they won't be bussed in by unions. They will demand political justice. They will not tolerate the ObamaNation's concept of a socialist utopia.
Take a look around, because the town hall meetings are only the beginning. No matter how many thugs you hire, no matter how many "Officer Wesley Cheeks-style cops you bring", no matter how you spin up the state-run media to demonize average Americans who are concerned about keeping their republic, we will be there.
Something else to keep in mind. WE ALL VOTE.