This has been bugging me for a few days, ever since I saw the clip of this woman with the Bible on Countdown. It’s featured in the DNC’s new “Mob” ad:
As a bible-raised former evangelical, I can attest that there is no way that woman is a real evangelical conservative. Any fundamentalist worth his salt would notice that she’s holding a New American Standard Bible. Pfft! It may as well be a Playboy magazine. If you go to a sword drill with anything but a King James, you are unarmed, my friend.
As for the ad, I think the DNC gets it right, or more right than Olbermann did on Countdown. He focused on the fact that these people might have been carpetbaggers, and that they’re following a script, all in an effort to make the effort seem fake.
However, as some have pointed out, progressive groups fund organized protests, as well, and all organized protests operate under some sort of strategic guidelines.
The DNC ad zeroes in on the real key here, which is that these protesters are knuckleheads doing the bidding of bozos. Lee Stranahan sums it up well, too:
Something else about these protesters: They each have a great, healthy set of lungs. It’s easy to shout down healthcare reform when you’ve already got yours. Kinda like protesting food stamps with a Twinkie in each hand.
I think the best way to deal with them at town hall meetings is to bring them up onstage, hear what they have to say. In short order, Americans will remember why they voted these jokers out in November.