The Democratic Party is panicking, lashing out like a cornered animal, all because its effort to take over the health care industry is coming apart like so much wet toilet paper.
Nancy Pelosi (pictured), who will get her own bound volume in the annals of asininity, has outdone herself.
When asked by a reporter whether the protests at various town hall meetings represented legitimate grassroots opposition or were manufactured "Astroturf" stunts, she replied, "I think they're Astroturf. You be the judge. They're carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health.
This is a pas de trois of dishonesty, slander and idiocy.
Not only is Pelosi lying when she says protestors are bringing swastikas to these town halls, not only is she suggesting that American citizens are Nazis for having the effrontery to get in the way of ObamaCare, but she's also saying that the alleged swastikas are obvious proof that these protests are manufactured by slick P.R. gurus.
Sen. Barbara Boxer insists the protests are fake because the protestors are too "well-dressed.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says this is all "manufactured anger" because the protestors -- he calls them the "Brooks Brothers Brigade" -- are too tastefully appointed to be authentic protestors. Apparently only filthy hippies can petition government.
Brooks Brothers suites indeed. Every video clip shown in the news show average Americans, mostly in casual clothes conducting a serious protest against a 1,000 page bill few have read and they fees is being crammed down their throats.