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“Well-Dressed” People Storm Town Hall Meetings

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 5:29 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Sen. Barbara Boxer describing the “organized” Tea Partiers who are “hurting our President” and want to “change the Congress”:

I think she’s right that they want to change Congress.


83 Responses to ““Well-Dressed” People Storm Town Hall Meetings”

  1. Peasants can’t afford Armani suits.

    bill-tb (365bd9)

  2. It’s rather amusing to hear all of these ‘conspiracy’ theories coming from the left! It just seems so….so, desperate.

    Dana (57e332)

  3. Barbara Boxer, no water, no electricity, broken prison system, bankrupt state budget …. Is there anything that Californians do right?

    nk (46c97b)

  4. In the kindest of terms: No kidding, Babs.

    PatriotRider (37b91c)

  5. BTW Babs, you’re an idiot.

    PatriotRider (37b91c)

  6. And a commie one at that.

    PatriotRider (37b91c)

  7. I hope no one called her “Ma’am” or boy would they be in trouble.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  8. Well said Babs, the Brooks Bros Miami riot. Remember it well.

    Where are they now

    [Comment released by DRJ.]

    spart (3095d8)

  9. Well-dressed protesters. Hmmm, could they be successful people, the people who would wind up being robbed of their money to pay for the lazy ones?

    I remember how decent people derided Vietnam era protesters as the great unwashed. Now, according to Senatrix Boxer, it’s bathing and taking care of personal grooming and wearing decent clothes which makes your opinions invalid.

    The Dana who has a job (474dfc)

  10. reminds me of the 60s when the protestors stormed campus offices and crashed board meetings with the idea of creating a disruption. made conservatives _livid_, back then. how rude!

    mamund (9a5de7)

  11. mamund, you’re right….interesting how history repeats….now, conservatives are acting just like those liberals did then….at least in your opinion….

    then again….maybe they’re just protesting something they believe is wrong, just like libs did then….

    Hope the protests today are successful, too….

    reff (ee9f7a)

  12. Smoking jackets?

    Dan Collins (d54019)

  13. Actual tax payers. Egads!

    JD (c40e14)

  14. Nothing like enemies of the people gnashing and thrashing to demonstrate our efforts are making positive progress for justice and liberty. When all the corrupt liberals can do is lie about your actions and try to banish them it demonstrates they have nothing against the truth of your words. The liberal gravy train is coming off the tracks before it even made it around one turn. Talk about epic fail.

    Ray (3c46ca)


    Consider yourselves warned.

    JD (c40e14)

  16. Smoking jackets?

    Comment by Dan Collins — 8/5/2009 @ 6:06 pm


    59 seconds, and not one word she uttered was true. Really – she cleared those well-dressed, rowdy protesters by invoking Ronald Reagan’s name? Really? File that under ‘too good to check.’ Sounds like a Clinton / Biden / Harkin story – they have told it for so long, they actually believe it.

    carlitos (4216d6)

  17. Somebody should crash that server for

    Like an email saying BIG BROTHER one million times and like a billion emails.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  18. Apparently I’m going to have to dig up my “car-repair” clothes to protest Health Care Reform.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  19. The Democrats – the party of diversity and tolerance of others. Unless, of course, you disagree with them. Then they demonize you. This is a convenient diversion away from the real issue of healthcare reform. Because they know that’s a battle they will lose with the American people. So they resort to demonizing rational law abiding taxpayers.

    next to Maxine Waters, Boxer might be the stupidest person in Washington.

    eddieb (a0ee4c)

  20. Boxer-“Let them eat cake.”

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  21. Boxer is stupid.

    Obama is also slow on his feet.

    Just the way it is.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  22. I have an idea. Have everyone show up to the next protest in fezzes. Or with turbans.

    Actually the turbans would be a better idea. Their heads would explode for fear about being called anti-Muslim (or anti-Sikh).

    Or else anti-Muslim sentiments would suddenly become chic, cool, and a “muscular reflection of modern realpolitik infused geopolitical realism.”

    Eric Blair (204104)

  23. Hmm… every time Obama has pushed health care “reform”, he’s been well dressed.

    That means he’s insincere, right? To be on the safe side, I think I’ll find a lot of Obama quotes on MSNBC, CNN, etc. and report them to

    malclave (4f3ec1)

  24. Is there any topic that shart is not aggressively dishonest about?

    JD (3ab713)

  25. I guess in Obama’s “New America” only those who look like 60’s hippies are allowed to voice an opinion.

    Zoltan (14e24e)

  26. After watching a number of video clips from various town hall meetings, Boxer’s ‘well dressed’ judgement becomes even more ludicrous and desperate. It’s apparent from the clips that these angry protesters are not dressing for the occasion and instead found their weekend grubbies sufficient.

    If I can’t trust Boxer’s fashion sensibilities, how can I trust her with anything else?

    Real People Don’t Change Congress!

    Dana (57e332)

  27. Those fucking employed tax payers are such fucking scum bag Republicans.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  28. I thought they were all wearing giant swastika costumes or whatever it was that Pelosi was rambling about.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  29. BTW, can’t we finally find someone who can run against this twit? She keeps drawing nobodies as opponents and it’s really discouraging. You’d think even a dead person could beat her, but she keeps winning and winning….

    What’s Arnold doing? Say what you want, but even a centrist is better than this airhead.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  30. Brooks Brothers suits with giant swastikas on the back. That whole rant was a bald-faced lie. An unblinking lie.

    JD (3086d2)

  31. Kevin Murphy @ 7:12 p.m.

    Yes! Assemblyman Chuck Devore

    (Tom McClintock is presently tied up elsewhere).

    Dana (57e332)

  32. I can’t remember when the Dems actually represented the middle class of this country – it was before Carter, that’s for sure.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  33. Barbara Bouncer,
    who thought that overdraft protection was a taxpayer provided perk that never had to be repaid.
    Some have called her dumber than a brick,
    but that’s being disrespectful to bricks,
    which actually do something.

    AD - RtR/OS! (d614d2)

  34. I just emailed “flag” from my real email with a bunch of smartass comments. Fuck those motherfuckers if they don’t like it. If carlitos disappears from this site, blame it on the man. Troof to powder.

    carlitos (4216d6)

  35. From teh Twitter:

    Me: Boxer’s next attack: “My colleagues tell me these so-called protesters don’t reek of patchouli.”

    Mary Katharine Ham: “I am reliably informed that the so-called ‘protests’ are big on VFW ball caps and low on sandalwood. I call foul.”

    Lori Z: “I’ve just been informed that the female so-called ‘protestors’ have shaved legs AND wear bras. Fishy!”

    Me: “Have you seen the video of these so-called protesters? Not a single drum circle in sight. Not. One.”

    Lori Z: Right Wing nutty nut so-called “protestors” using full and coherent sentences? That’s crazy talk. I call foul!

    StickeeNotes: Boxer has a point. If we want to be taken seriously some female protesters are going to have to flash the cameras.

    Me: Our female protesters aren’t sufficiently unattractive to make the exhibitionism authentic.

    Lori Z: Wait a ‘tic … so-called female “protesters” that LOOK like women? You expect me to believe that? Astroturfers!

    Karl (ade276)

  36. Karl, you are one psyque puppy.

    AD - RtR/OS! (d614d2)

  37. Karl, I gave a big thumbs-up to the protesters by Daley plaza. As usual, the union goons were better organized and thus had better representation. However, the “you think health care is expensive NOW, just wait until the government runs it” billboards were good, and a few cuties on that side. Err, astroturf.

    carlitos (4216d6)

  38. Why do y’all always bag on turf?

    And we all know that real Astroturfers wear Canali.

    JD (355e34)

  39. Babs seems to be groveling, asking the media to check it out for themselves. What’s up with that? She makes way too much money to grovel.

    And what type attire does she consider appropriate for protesters? It befuddles me.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  40. Is it safe to assume that Babs was wearing an off-the-rack pantsuit not by a designer?

    JD (355e34)

  41. Another word for “changing congress” is Democracy.

    I swear if Boxer is elected to another term I am going to nuke the state from orbit.

    It’s the only way to be sure.

    kinlaw (10252f)

  42. Clarification on #41:

    Boxer will be safe in DC.

    This is not a death threat.

    It will be punishment for the people of the state of Cal for electing her again.

    Can’t be too careful what with the Obamessiah’s internet goons watching you.

    kinlaw (10252f)

  43. Yep. You can report on other Americans, but you cannot wiretap people in contact with Hamas.

    Makes sense, right?

    Because the real question is: how do those Hama-contactees vote, and to which party do they donate cash? Much more fundamental.

    Eric Blair (204104)

  44. You have been warned …

    How f*cking creepy is that?! Can you imagine the outrage had Bush done that?

    JD (4217af)

  45. kinlaw .. maybe they will go easier on you if you go ahead and report yourself.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  46. It should be “” or “quisling@whitehouse.gove” or “” or “”

    But the real address should be: “”

    Sigh. Jonah Goldberg should write a second book.

    Eric Blair (204104)

  47. My email to

    You creepy f*cking dirty little socialists had better fail fail fail.

    JD (9f4ff6)

  48. Does Barabara Boxer think that she is fooling anyone with the 7 shades of blonde highlights?

    JD (06cd1d)

  49. Barbara Boxer is a living tribute to the incompetence of California Republicans in fielding adequate candidates for the Senate. Her success is their eternal disgrace, until they finally pick someone capable of beating the dunce.

    M. Scott Eiland (5ccff0)

  50. It will be punishment for the people of the state of Cal for electing her again.

    Punishment?! Whaddya call the ridiculous semi-bankrupt condition of California state government and the recent ruling of federal judges requiring that the state release thousands of prisoners?!

    All of this originating from liberalism — oh, excuse me, progressivism — gone off the deep end, reflected in the politics of both a majority of California’s legislators and the judges who in their twisted minds believe the state’s prisons aren’t humane and wonderful enough.

    Too many California voters for at least 15 years have believed voting with a leftward tilt made them and their part of America somehow so sophisticated, advanced, lovely, decent, caring and civilized. So now they now are reaping what they sowed.

    Mark (411533)

  51. Mary Katharine Ham apparently tracked down the left’s bogus astroturfing accusations. A must read:

    Typical dishonesty and document doctoring from our friends on the left.

    h/t HotAir

    daleyrocks (718861)

  52. “I swear if Boxer is elected to another term I am going to nuke the state from orbit.

    It’s the only way to be sure. Clarification on #41:

    Boxer will be safe in DC.

    This is not a death threat.

    Comment by kinlaw — 8/5/2009 @ 8:34 pm”

    kinlaw, you should have no problem as the threat has to be credible. IE., do you have the means to carry out supposed threat. Example, I am going to chop her fucking head off with a sword, but having been an amputee and having no arms, is the threat credible?

    So it is assumed that you most likely do not have a nuke, so therefore it impossible for the threat to be credible. But if you do have a nuke, please let me know where you acqired it, I have a couple of ideas where they would be extremely useful. BIG LOL.

    peedoffamerican (e8d91a)

  53. “…And what type attire does she consider appropriate for protesters? It befuddles me…”

    Urban Camo is currently in style; though the secret is in proper accessorization.

    AD - RtR/OS! (d614d2)

  54. I think proper accessories includes botox needles and highlights.

    JD (3ab713)

  55. next to Maxine Waters, Boxer might be the stupidest person in Washington.

    Yes, but Maxine is the meanest.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  56. Dana (#31), I’d rather have someone who can beat Boxer than some I like. To beat Boxer, you need name recognition statewide. I don’t care who (I’d vote for my old tennis shoes over Boxer), but I want to win.

    She smeared Herschensohn to win the first time, then beat two guys who never got started (Fong and Jones). It’s like cannonballs into a mud fort.

    However we put up has got to grab attention on day one, and cannot be someone fighting last year’s campaign. It’s going to be a lot easier to win on the economy than social issues — which oddly will work against Boxer since social issues are her strength in California. Certainly not her steel-trap mind.

    I’d like to find someone besides Arnold (although I like the “new” Arnold better), but I’m at a loss. Maybe some corporate god like Otellini wants to run.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  57. so, to be taken seriously at a townhall meeting in boxer’s tiny, tiny head, you can’t be too well dressed? how does that mesh with what happens when other ‘progressive’ demonstrators crash conservative meetings – grungy, dirty, poorly dressed, filthy language? could this be the new definition of stupid??? move over forrest – ‘stupid is as stupid does.’

    we just do it with a bit more class than the normal trash-talking liberal.

    ktr (e4fcbd)

  58. My email to ….

    The previous Administration can not wire tap conversations of US Citizens talking to Al Qaeda but we are A-OK to report our fellow citizens when they protest controversial legislation?

    You may not think yourselves totalitarian but you sure act it lots more than the previous Administration.

    Grow up. Not every day is Carnival. Not every body admires you like a demi-god.

    Hope and Change indeed.

    Plus, dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Right?

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  59. “change the Congress”.

    The greatest faux pas of them all. How dare we!!

    Techie (482700)

  60. Greatest punishment would be first to elect a GOP senator to take her seat, second would be investigate Boxer from one financial end to the other and put all the details in public. I wonder if she’d die of embarassment, or in prison because the accumulated minimums for her financial crimes?

    PCD (02f8c1)

  61. My wife had her on a flight once (she’s a flight attendant), and of course she was in 1st class. Her fellow attendant accidentally spilled one drop of coffee on Sen. Boxer’s pantsuit, to which she immediately freaked out and started swearing at the attendant for a good long while. Keep in mind that my wife’s a lifelong lib, but everyone in that cabin (including the other passengers) hated the Senator’s guts after that one. Dignity. Class. Concern for the “little people.”

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  62. You know what would really be cool? A bunch of us dressed in Brooks Brothers suits carrying red ink smeared big assed puppet heads of Reid and Pelosi.

    It makes me tingle just thinking about it!

    BJTexs (a2cb5a)

  63. If you think it is hard to beat her in an election, I dare you to try and get an appointment to speak with her. I am talking about repeated attempts over the past 2 years.

    I have been told that with 35 million people in California, there is no way she has time to talk to everybody. I guess us common folks just don’t count? I wonder exactly how big the check has to be before she will deign to speak with the ones who actually pony up the tax money that pays for her salary, gold plated retirement, premium health care, etc?

    Jay Curtis (8f6541)

  64. Then Boxer wonders why someone would want to shoot her.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  65. Ammo is currently too valuable to be used on such low-priority targets.

    AD - RtR/OS! (17ce54)

  66. Actually, those protestors are zombies, Babs. They were too trusting and now they’re paying the price–and they’re coming after you! Bwaaahaaaa!

    Patricia (48ec63)

  67. Dmac, that is a classic example of The Few versus The Many. Boxer is one of The Few.

    That is why The Few can say very bizarre things and still feel justified. Like attack CEOs for traveling by private jet, and then buy themselves three private jets.

    Some might call it hypocrisy. But instead, it is necessary because of how important people like Boxer are, and how much she does for others. Like your wife’s colleague who spilled a drop of coffee on her.

    The Few and The Many.

    I also think that the progressive Left suffers from extreme psychological projection: they tend to accuse the Right of things that they themselves do.

    Eric Blair (204104)

  68. Of course the proof this is all “organized” and not an actual, grassroots expression of real opinions and beliefs to the representatives they elected is that these people are “well dressed.” Because a true grassroots protest must involve grass stains on the worn knees of the shabby clothes of the downtrodden. And large puppets. (Naked, middle-aged protesters inflating their scrotum are still optional. I hope.)

    Wesley M. (484c54)

  69. This is my email to the gubmint.

    You want “fishy”, I got fishy right here!

    The lefty pols have absolutely no idea what to do when they themselves experience negative protests. They just don’t believe that it can possibly happen to them.

    I think that goes back to the difference between the left and the right – the right thinks the left is wrong, the left thinks the right is evil. Like that asshat who believes that the right should be exterminated.

    Vivian Louise (c0f830)

  70. As for Boxer, I long for the days when California sent senators like S.I. Hayakawa to the Senate.
    He was generally a harmless old guy who fell asleep during the Senate debates.

    In contrast to Boxer, he did no damage.

    Mike Myers (674050)

  71. You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but it can sure give you a good idea of it’s market value. The Democrat Entitlement Merchants, DEMs for short, can drum up a crowd of professional victims, government wards, and slackers at the drop of a bus token, except in New Orleans in hurricane season. It’s the same old DEM political character asassination template, Alinsky/Axelrod update. Disagreement with DEMs gets you denigrated (racist!), demonized, and dehumanized, with a side of snide. It’s past time to clean out Congress and to impose term limits. Why should Americans be subjected to 50 years of the likes of Byrd, Boxer, Pelosi, Waters, Frank, Reid, ad nauseum? Let us fix that.

    twolaneflash (931ca0)


    This really burns me up. Remember the OUTRAGE over TIPS ?

    JD (72046a)

  73. i sent one asking them to investigate the lies robert gibbs is spewing.

    if this means i’m on their s£$”-list, so be it!

    ktr (e4fcbd)

  74. You all have been warned.

    JD (e6edba)

  75. JD, does that mean I should activate the motion sensors, release the gators into the moat, and take my weapon off safety here at the castle? Let. Them. Come.

    twolaneflash (931ca0)

  76. But not before I put on a clean shirt and tie.

    twolaneflash (931ca0)

  77. Yes. Don’t forget the concertina wire. I have some left over, if you need some.

    JD (959071)

  78. I think she’s right that they want to change Congress.

    – DRJ

    Truer words have never been spoken!

    Change we all need! The sooner the better.

    TC (24d9fa)

  79. No, you see, to Babs “protestors” are the skuzzy little sorta-bearded “anarchist” dweebs that always show up, stinking of Patchouli, to support any Statist dem they can find.

    mojo (8096f2)

  80. I sent the following e-mail to flag:

    Dear sirs, I have noticed some fishy information about the health care bills. Here is one site:

    They are spreading rumors of violence.

    Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.), president of the freshman Democratic class, warned that right-wing groups are taking things to “a dangerous level” by manufacturing anger based on false information.

    “When you look at the fervor of some of these people who are all being whipped up by the right-wing talking heads on Fox, to me, you’re crossing a line,” Connolly said. “They’re inciting people to riot with just total distortions of facts. They think we’re going to euthanize Grandma and the government is going to take over.” […]

    Connolly said he spoke to at least one freshman Democrat who was physically assaulted at a local event. [emphasis added]

    Now, I haven’t seen any reports as to who this Democratic lawmaker is, or whether the run-in was filmed or photographed. For that matter, we don’t know just how serious the confrontation was — there’s a qualitative difference between a shoulder-check in a hallway and taking a swing at someone — or whether it prompted a police report.

    I think rumor mongering like this should be investigated.

    Michael Kennedy MD

    Hope and Change!

    Carly Fiorina is 4 points behind Boxer in a California poll. She hasn’t even announced.

    Mike K (addb13)

  81. Connolly is your usual dhimmirat political hack. He bankrupted Fairfax county and now is doing the same in Congress. I suppose he saw people attired in nazi attire too.

    Soros is well pleased with his minions.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  82. California sure is a goofy state, after all, you can thank them for people like Reagan and Nixon. Well, enjoy watching your mindless, obese, stained t-shirt wearing, 60-something neo-con buddies scream their lungs out about the “death panels” and “impact on the deficit”. Sure, these idiots didn’t care about the billions-per-month cost of the Iraq escapade, but now that money is being spent on our own country, well, that’s just unacceptable. By the way, Glenn Beck is mentally unstable, and when he eventually has a breakdown and commits suicide on air, I’m sure you’ll probably make some excuse for him to look like a hero.

    Thomas Jackson is an idiot (50c6c9)

  83. […] mobs of a small number of rabid right-wing extremists funded by K Street lobbyists” while an upper-class toff in the Senate lamented the number of “well-dressed people” storming the “town hall […]

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