A very liberal news site reports that Obama health care proponents were out in bigger measure at the Grand Junction townhall than those against the administration's health care plan. The same report mentioned that the President's Organizing for American (OFA) "were out in full force." In other words, Grand Junction, CO, considered a fairly conservative community, found themselves innundated with Obama organizers.OFA offered free drinks, snacks, a concert and...free signs supporting Obama health care - for everyone. Amazing that the Huffington Post would admit this. OFA morphed into being when the campaign ended and the Obama presidency began. The campaign energy of the Obama minions became Organizing for America. The organization is a function of the DNC, according to their website, but Barack Obama announced its origination. Think about this again. Obama has a townhall in Grand Junction. Organizing for America (OFA) shows up in big numbers and feeds the crowd, entertains the crowd, and provides the townhallers with Obama support signs, yet the Republicans are accused of "calling out the mob" since the townhalls began. One ad says:
...desperate Republicans and their well-funded allies" are trying to "destroy President Obama."CNN called Democrats and Republicans who showed up opposing this health care plan "health care plan "hecklers." Yet OFA shows up with snacks and entertainment, and provides the signs! After crowds took Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to task over specific language in the health care bill, Specter told the AP this:
The RNC denyed any involvement in the growing movement of disgusted and madder-than-hell citizens who are furious about this contemptible legislation. Conservatives abhor the idea that we need an organization behind us to express our opinions. We grab a friend or two and show up. The DNC deploys the buses, loads up the food, drink and musicians. They hook-up the trailer full of signs and head out. Without the goodies, who would come?
"I think that a fair amount of the activity was orchestrated. I think a fair amount of it was involved individuals who came without being orchestrated. But it was a battleground," Specter told The Associated Press.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that he thinks the anger some of the congressmen have experienced is manufactured.