I just got back from Obama’s kabuki threater town hall meeting at Portsmouth High School. I didn’t have a ticket so I hung out outside. I’d say the crowd was split 60% opposed and 40% for the bill. The police kept each group cordoned off on either side of the road that leads into the high school parking lot. Ironically, ObamaCare supporters were on the left side and those against it were on the right.
As the time approached 1:00 p.m. we received word that Obama had entered the high school through a back entrance. Can’t have any photos of the motorcade passing by thousands of protesters, now can we?
The crowd in support of ObamaCare was made up of the AFL-CIO, the SEIU, Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace – to name a few. 95% of the signs on that side were glossy, campaign style numbers which read “HEALTH CARE NOW!” and had the AFL-CIO credit in small print at the bottom. Conversely, on the side against ObamaCare the signs were almost 100% hand-made. The ObamaCare supporters were bused in – I heard there were seven. Those opposed to ObamaCare drove themselves and had to walk quite a distance to get to the high school. Believe me, I was one of them.
So you tell me who is astroturfing and what is being staged.
She looks like really menacing, huh?
Queen Nancy will finds this very un-American.
More angry mobsters! They look really scary.
This group came down from Maine.
Definitely snitch list material.
The man on the right is a doctor who opposes ObamaCare.
It’s hard to read, but that sign says “NEW HAMPSHIRE AFL-CIO” – AKA the PinkyRing Brigade.
This is Joe from Portsmouth. No union or ACORN funds for his sign.
This Pam from Manchester, NH. She is one of the coordinators for the New Hampshire 9/12 Project.
This one is sure to give the vapors to the editorial staff at the L.A. Times.
More pictures to come!
Update: Linked on Instapundit. Thanks!