Skip to comments.Nearly 2,000 Show Up to 500 seat Town Hall meeting in Maryland (Post Pics here!) (Update at #180)
Posted on 08/10/2009 7:19:45 PM PDT by icwhatudo
(Towson Maryland)-After the office of Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin admitted to receiving over 1,600 RSVP's for its health care Town Hall, they must have been surprised at the more than 2,000 citizens that showed up according to witnesses and University Police.
An urgent request to the AFL-CIO for forces to "counter" those opposed to healthcare was able to result in the a large group of supporters in line hours before the doors opened but was not able to counter the voices of those locked out of the meeting.
Sign carrying protesters both for and against the health care bill took up positions on both sides of the road in front of the event with a core group of about 50 supporters being opposed by nearly 300.
The supporters were approximately 15 red shirt wearing "Progressives of Maryland" and another group of about 15 yellow shirt wearing union members. The remainder of the group was made up of aging hippie types and young college students.
For Maryland, an extremely liberal state, the turnout was amazing for the conservative movement. They countered the typical 2-4-6-8 cheers of the union members (read from script sheets) with "All we are saying, is pay your own bills" sung to the tune of the Beatles "All we are saying is give peace a chance" while the crowd swayed back and forth.
Other good repeated chants were:
Astroturfers! Astroturfers! (When pre-made signs were being handed out by the union members. They also handed out mini-American flags that were quickly abandoned which led to cheers of "What happen to the flags? Did they burn your hands?"
USA for Us! Canada for You!
Pay your bills!
Just say No!
Thats not a hybrid! (When one of the few supporters of the liberals honked from a huge SUV. Most people driving by were honking and waving to the conservatives)
Shave your legs! (You had to see the other side to understand-lol)
"Sha na na na-Sha na na na-Hey Hey Hey-Goodbye!" (When each group of supports left. Each group seemed to come together and leave together.
The union chant of "What do we want-HEALTHCARE! When do we want it-NOW!" was countered by yelling "Our Money" just after they chanted "What do we want?!"-LOL
Supporters dwindled down to about 5 at 9pm with at least 100 still on the opposition side. At one point the 100 cheered for the remaining 5 for showing such determination after their union friend left. (The Union members leaving brought chants of "No Overtime! No Overtime!"
A severe thunderstorm ended the fun.
My recommendation for arrogant Congressman that refuse to hold townhall meetings is for the voters to hold their own townhall meetings without the arrogant creeps there. Have the event videotaped and put it on the net and use it come election time.
Is this the second time in two hundred amd fifty years that patriotic mostly Christian Americans have protested thusly?
The union knuckledraggers do not have a dog in this fight. They are the ones who should be locked out! Boycott union products!
There were many black protesters on the conservative side including a republican candidate for a Maryland office. One black man called Obamacare an "abomination " as he was interviewed by Fox news (The horned rimmed glass reporter-Orielly's guy?)
"What do we want?"
"'OUR MONEY!" - Priceless!!!
They cannot ignore the turnouts at these Townhalls and the fervor of the common citizens.
"All we are saying, is pay your own bills"
Saw a clip of one of the Obama deathcare supporters on Greta’s show on Fox. She said it was a “right” to have government healthcare...on the back of someone else’s labor? Glad you had such a good turnout!
Is it my imagination or are most of the protesters that the union thugs are slapping around women?
“All we are saying, is pay your own bills”
That song just stumped the left. They had no reply and seemed dumbfounded that a favorite tune of their was being used against them. Picture a huge crowd waving back and forth and singing this to the leftists across the street. It was surreal...
Griff Jenkins was covering it and reported on the Towson event, both on Sean’s show and on Greta’s.
Seems like Maryland, one of the Original Thirteen, still has that 1776 Spirit after all!! ;-)
was countered by yelling
"Our Money" just after they chanted "What do we want?!"-LOL
Great story! And knowing how stupid they are - and how all this comes down to them with talking points - they'll probably do the same chant at all the "townhalls" - and we can be ready!
Thanks for sharing.
bookmark for later pics
Great news - thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the inside report, it looked and sounded great!
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